History Lesson on Voting Rights: It 's Not 1965

While the public is rightly focused on the Biden administration's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, House Democrats chose again to focus on their own reelections. Today, it was a hearing on H.R. 4, the so-called John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The only problem: the bill contains no text for the committee members to even review:

Yet Democrats are going to vote on this bill, not realizing how the history of the Voting Rights Act is actually against them:

Laughably, Rep. Cohen wasn't finished showing how hypocritical Democrats are.  Even Democrats' allies unintentionally showed how voting rights history cuts against Democrats. 

Rep. Cohen’s history lesson was unintentional.  Rep. Johnson's history lesson, however, was intentional and effective.

Southern Democrats in the early 1960s ran a racist voting system.  But Democrats need to remember it's no longer 1965, it's 2021.  Racism in the United States unfortunately still exists.  However, Democrat-instituted poll taxes and literacy tests of the 1965 South are long gone.  The Republican-led effort to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat is the right approach.