Is Obama’s legal team imploding due to New Black Panther voter intimidation case?

That’s the question the Washington Times is asking in an editorial, due to fast moving developments in just the past week:

The case involves paramilitary-garbed Panthers caught on videotape (which was backed by copious testimony) engaged in what observers say were intimidating and racially charged activities outside a Philadelphia polling booth on presidential Election Day in 2008. Even though a judge was ready to enter a default judgment against the Black Panthers, based on a case brought by career attorneys at the Justice Department, the Obama administration suddenly decided last spring to drop three of the four cases and punish the final one with an incredibly weak injunction.

Controversy, accompanied by continued administration stonewalling, has ensued ever since.

The new developments last week were as follows:

First, a Web site called “Main Justice” reported on Wednesday (and we have since confirmed) that the Justice Department has, for now, ordered two key career attorneys not to comply with a subpoena about the case issued by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The commission, by law, has explicit power to issue subpoenas, and the law mandates that “all federal agencies shall cooperate fully with the commission.” The Justice Department, however, is citing internal regulations stemming from a 1951 case to support its order to ignore the subpoena.

One of the attorneys, J. Christian Adams, has been advised by his personal attorney, former South Carolina Secretary of State Jim Miles, that failure to comply with the subpoena could put him at risk of prosecution. “I can’t imagine,” Mr. Miles told The Washington Times, “that a statute that gives rise to the power of a subpoena would be subjugated to some internal procedural personnel rule being promulgated by DoJ.” In short, the department is stiffing the commission and unfairly putting its own employee in a legal bind.

Second, that same day, the two Republican House members with top-ranking jurisdiction over the Justice Department, Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia and Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, issued a joint statement calling Justice Department delays “a cover-up,” and “a pretense to ignore inquiries from Congress and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.” At a hearing on Thursday, Mr. Smith said that “continued silence by the Justice Department is an implied admission of guilt that the case was dropped for purely political reasons.”

Third, at the same hearing, Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, accused Justice Department Civil Rights Division chief Thomas Perez of not being “truthful” while under oath, to such an extent that “there are people who have gone to jail” for such a level of purported “dishonest[y].”

There’s more go read the whole thing.

Another major scandal for the MSM to whitewash or ignore.

Previously:

Why Would The DOJ Dismiss The Charges Against The New Black Panthers?

Voter Fraud/Intimidation Reports

The My Barack Obama Community Blograge

Radicals, Terrorists And Tyrants Of The World Root For Obama

New Black Panther Party Endorses Obama

Share

The Official Media Matters Response To Obama’s Safe School Czar’s Porno Reading List For Kids Scandal

I was curious to see how the left was going to defend the indefensible – The shocking GLSEN reading list recommended for schoolkids, that Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit posted on his blog, Friday.

It didn’t take long for them to find an angle, as weak as it is:

Anti-gay right advances new smear that DOE official Jennings promoting “Child Porn in the Classroom”

Because being appalled and outraged that GLSEN,(the group founded and once led by Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar”) promoted “fisting” at at least one gay pride conference geared to school children makes you “anti-gay”.

Because being appalled and outraged that Obama’s choice for “Safe Schools Czar” is a man who has publicly expressed admiration for an  infamous, militant, pro-NAMBLA homosexual, makes you “anti-gay”.

Because being appalled and outraged by GLSEN’s promotion of a sick, twisted, pornographic reading list for schoolkids, makes you “anti-gay”.

Riiiiiight.

Gays everywhere should be highly offended by the insinuation that unless you approve of children having sex, you’re “anti-gay”, as if all gays are pedophiles.

So how do they excuse a reading list that includes  books that graphically chronicle the sexploits of  six year olds,  thirteen and fifteen year old boys with older men, 12 year old boys having sex to Christian music etc…?

GLSEN is apparently absolved because they recommend that adults review the books before the kids read them:

GLSEN: “We recommend that adults selecting books for youth review content for suitability”

As Baker acknowledged, in describing its BookLink section, GLSEN states in red type: “All BookLink items are reviewed by GLSEN staff for quality and appropriateness of content. However, some titles for adolescent readers contain mature themes. We recommend that adults selecting books for youth review content for suitability. The editorial and customer reviews listed at Amazon.com often provide information on mature content.” From the section:

Of course, this assumes that the adults choosing these books for children would be responsible parents. That is not always the case, as of course, they know. Some adults might be radical teachers with agendas parents would find abhorrent:

these are the books that GLSEN’s directors think all kids should be reading: gay kids should read them to raise their self-esteem, and straight kids should read them in order to become more aware and tolerant and stop bullying gay kids. Through GLSEN’s online ordering system, called “GLSEN BookLink,” featured prominently on their Web site, teachers can buy the books to use as required classroom assignments, or students can buy them to read on their own…

What jumped out at me in the GLSEN disclaimer is that they admitted that, “All BookLink items are reviewed by GLSEN staff for quality and appropriateness of content.

Seriously? The eleven books that the independent research team read ,were chosen at random, and every. single. one. of them had highly objectionable, and profoundly inappropriate  content.

Epic, epic fail, Media Matters. Shame on you.

RELATED:

Who’s funding GLSEN?

Michelle Malkin looks into GLSEN’s sponsors. Heed them well. (I’m glad I already hate Pepsi).

UPDATE: Eastman Kodak stands by GLSEN

MORE:

Gay Patriot came out (no pun intended!) over two  months ago for Kevin Jennings to resign. His thoughts on the current controversy, here.

He agrees with me that Kevin Jennings is an embarrassment to gay people.

Media Matters does not help matters at all if their goal is to promote tolerance for gays when they defend theindefensible.

UPDATE II:

Red Alerts reports on the Pedophile community’s not surprising longstanding and enthusiastic support of GLSEN.

Why Do Pedophiles Rally Around GLSEN?

I would add…Why does Media Matters rally around GLSEN?

UPDATE III:

Heh. Apparently Andrew Breitbart has been goading the pedophile enablers at Media Matters on Twitter. Good for him.

UPDATE VI:

See what I mean?:

California Junior High Principal Apologizes For Not Warning Parents About Pro-Homosexual Program for 8th Graders

The parents didn’t even know what was going on until the second to third day of a three day workshop. They had no chance to review the materials.

Previously:

An Open Letter To Obama From A Mother, Re Safe School Czar Kevin Jennings

Deesgusting!:Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar” Kevin Jennings Promoting Child Porn In Classroom Through GLSEN Reading List

Zombie Takes Media Matters To Task On “Safe School Czar” Kevin Jennings

Why Does Obama Have A Known *Pervert Gay Activist (I changed my mind again)PERVERT For His “Safe Schools” Czar?


Share

Video: Harry Reid Makes Idiotic Health Care Reform/Slavery Analogy

Dingy Harry Reid has been dingier, but this insulting idiocy is right up there among his most shameful moments:

I guess we’re all racists for opposing ObamaCare:

UPDATE:

Michelle Malkin says:

Shhh! Don’t confuse Reid with history while he’s playing the race card!

Ed Driscoll:

Harry Reid: The Evil Of Banality

Ed chronicles Dingy’s greatest hits.

Share

ACORN Investigation Will Lead To The White House Part II

A couple of days ago I posted a video of IA Rep Steve King, saying that any ACORN investigation will lead to the White House.

His comment was made last week at a forum attended by “a handful of House Republicans”, sponsored  by Rep. Darrell Issa, California and Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas.

They accused the Obama administration of covering up criminal activities committed by ACORN, saying that the president has used the group as an illegal political tool to help himself and other Democrats get elected. And even in the wake of the scandalous ACORN sting videos, there’s no reason to believe that this practice will end:

“The current administration is fast becoming, in reality, the war room of ACORN’s political machine,” said Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican. “I am concerned that the era of corruption promulgated by ACORN and protected by the White House is just the beginning.”

The top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said ACORN has engaged in “illegal, partisan activities designed to help individual Democratic members.”

Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said Mr. Obama’s past ties to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) will “taint any conclusions” by any Justice Department probe into the group.

***

Republicans have pressed the Justice Department and the FBI to conduct a comprehensive investigation of ACORN. They are upset that the Democrat-controlled Congress hasn’t launched its own probe.

Although Congress cut off federal funding to ACORN, the Obama Justice Dept recently concluded that the government should pay for ACORN contracts (with the executive branch!)  that were in place before Congress passed the law.

RELATED:

Read Jesse Hathaway of Athens Runaway‘s expose ACORN’s “OHIO 2007-08 Political Plan”, which includes OH Sec of State, (and US Senate candidate) Jennifer Brunner’s ties to the group. His conclusion:

What does this all mean? It means that not only are some of the most influential “Blue Dog Democrats,” the so-called “fence-sitters” that are fiscally conservative and have all our best interests in mind… really are dyed-in-the-wool socialists. It means this infestation isn’t just a Washington phenomenon, there are ACORN agents in the Statehouse in Columbus, too.

It means that we can chatter about on our blogs and tweet about it all we want, but until we vote out the creeps that ACORN had kiss the ring, it matters for naught.

With the 2010 election season looming, we’re going to need more than “a handful of congressional Republicans” on the case.

Also RELATED:

Shocking?: Report Paid For By ACORN Exonerates Them

Previously:

Massive Voter Fraud In Ohio, Likely

Obama, Acorn, Voter Fraud, and Scrubbed Website Posts

Judge Rules Ohio Sec. Of State Breaking Federal Election Law

ACORN Link Dump

Are Former SDS Radicals Trying To Steal This Election?

Palin Calls On Obama Campaign To Release Communications It Has Had With ACORN

Where Is Attorney General Michael Mukasey?

ACORN’s Bizarre Ad

House GOP Target ACORN

Share

Video: Danny Aiello Slams Holder And Obama For NYC Terror Trials

He says the decision to grant the terrorists a civilian trial is killing him:

“We don’t have to continually prove that we have the best system of government by allowing these pigs….these animals…that killed so many of our people – to give them our rights.…it’s just not right”.

Danny Aiello = Patriot.

Share

John McCain v.s. Max Baucus: Sparks Fly On Senate Floor

Oh, this is beautiful. Why didn’t Johnny Mac have this much fire in his belly during the ’08 campaign?

See  Weasel Zippers for a more complete video of the exchange, including what precipitated McCain’s outburst.

The above video is from the Saturday Senate floor debate. Go to Hot Air to watch Senator McCain breathing fire again on Sunday, as the Dems huddle with President Prissypants, and refuse to allow Republicans in on the discussion.

It’s nice to know Republican Senators are standing strong:

The Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said his party would not bow to pressure from Mr. Reid.

“The majority leader believes that somehow if we stay in on weekends, Republicans are going to blink,” Mr. McConnell said. “I can assure him we are not going to blink. The longer we discuss this with the American people, the more unpopular it becomes.”

Indeed, Republicans appeared to relish the debate.

“A fight not joined is a fight not enjoyed,” said Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona.

Again! Where was this feisty Teutonic warrior during the 2008 campaign?

RELATED:

Number 5 on Michelle Malkin’s Democrat bribe list is big labor:

Via Houston Chronicle, Goodies for labor tucked away in health bill:

While higher-profile aspects of health care reform drew attention, pro-union legislators slipped a variety of big benefits for labor into the proposed legislation. Quietly tucked among the proposals’ thousands of pages, these provisions have avoided much scrutiny.

One provision epitomizes the nature of this ploy. According to research firms, unions are woefully short of funds to pay their retirees’ anticipated insurance claims. Thus, under the House resolution, union leaders who have mismanaged these plans for their members could receive up to $10 billion in taxpayer-funded bailout money, innocuously referred to as a “reinsurance program.”

Unfortunately, this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

Under the proposed public option, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius would wield tremendous discretionary authority to regulate participating health care workers. She and various federal panels, where the unions would have guaranteed seats, would take the lead in recommending health care policy. Thus, labor would have considerable influence over decisions affecting most doctors, nurses and patients.

The House resolution establishes a scenario that would effectively exclude non-union employers from eligibility to work on program-funded contracts. It also requires participating health care providers to pay wages and benefits that have been collectively bargained or that union-friendly appointees determine are competitive. This is plainly a move toward coerced unionization. With guaranteed seats at the table, unions are poised to control many newly formed oversight posts and/or committees, formed in connection with new employer mandates and cooperative health care associations.

Yet another provision would establish lucrative state training partnerships that contain little or no opportunities for non-union employee organizations. Provisions in Senate proposals would exempt union-negotiated health care plans from taxes on “Cadillac” health plans.

These features all encourage more unionization. The unions know that under Canada’s nationalized system, union membership among all health care workers is 61 percent, compared to just 11 percent in the U.S.

Increasing membership similarly in this country would swell labor’s coffers with as much as another $2 billion in dues.

In fact, Senate proposals include language that could force home health workers into unions. Disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and former California Gov. Gray Davis used this approach to repay political debts to the SEIU in their states. They reclassified state-reimbursed home health contractors as state employees, thus forcing them to pay union dues. Again and again, it is apparent that these union-friendly proposals have nothing do with improving our health care system.

Share