Consider for a moment, these headlines:
Tea Party Activist lashes out at Blacks: “You’re going To Have To Kill Some Niggas…and their Babies!”
Tea Party Activist Proudly Proclaims: “I Love Fightin’ Me Some Niggas!”
Imagine further that all of these offenses were caught on tape, and were not a figment of some Dem strategist’s Alinkyfied imagination.
What if a Tea Party affiliated election official was discovered to have canceled ballots cast by white black voters. He stuffed the ballot box with illegal ballots supporting his preferred black white candidates. He deployed teams of notaries to roam the countryside and mark absentee ballots instead of voters. He allowed forced assistance in the voting booth, to the detriment of white black voters. He threatened 174 white black voters by declaring that if they tried to participate in an election, he might challenge them and not let them vote.
Wow. Can you imagine the hue and cry? The wailing and gnashing of teeth? The howling from the lapdogs just from MSNBC’s prime time line up, alone? Forget about the NAACP passing some lame resolution condemning “Tea Party Racism”…they would be calling for these miscreants’ heads on pikes.
The double standard in the MSM, and among Dems, and the NAACP is almost too much for a reasonable person to bear.
There was breathtaking silence about the Black Panther case in the MSM (outside of Fox) until Media Matters could come up with a sufficiently confusing and obfuscating meme for them to work with.
It was clear from the beginning that this was not a case of voter intimidation against anyone who might vote for John McCain. As many observers noted on that day, no matter how badly those two New Black Panters were behaving (and the police were called and responded), it’s a HEAVILY DEMOCRATIC PRECINCT. As blogger Ben Smith noted way back then, “You don’t typically intimidate your own voters.”
But solid reporting from Media Matters and Adam Serwer of The American Prospect ought to put this nonsense to rest (it won’t, but it should). The charges against the New Black Panthers were downgraded by the Bush Department of Justice:
This means that the case was downgraded to a civil case 11 days before Obama was inaugurated, 26 days before Eric Holder became attorney general, and about nine months before Thomas Perez was confirmed as head of the Civil Rights Division.
“You don’t typically intimidate your own voters.”
They were there to intimidate white voters, and poll watchers, (to maximize illegal votes according to lifelong Democrat, Civil Rights Attorney, Bartle Bull).
But I love this idea that if you live in a mostly Dem, (or mostly Repub?) district, it’s okay to intimidate some of the voters. FAIL.
“The charges against the New Black Panthers were downgraded by the Bush Department of Justice”.
And your point is?
Apparently Dave Weigel, and other dweebs on the left, are running with this new meme as well. Gabe, at AoSHQ, responded with lawyerly precision:
To the Left and Dave Weigel (BIRM), this somehow means that Obama flunkies couldn’t have been responsible for circular-filing the case in May 2009. Well, the obvious flaw with this line of reasoning is that it was the dismissal of the civil case that caused an uproar and started the US Commission on Civil Rights sniffing around.
The Left wants to change the story to something about a criminal case against the hate-stick wielding racialists playing thug for a day at a polling place. Well, that’d be nice (who doesn’t love folks who brandish hate-sticks?), but that’s not what the story was about.
The Washington Times broke this on May 29, 2009 (note for idiot Leftists: that’s after Obama was inaugurated and after Perrelli joined Justice):
Justice Department political appointees overruled career lawyers and ended a civil complaint accusing three members of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense of wielding a nightstick and intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling place last Election Day, according to documents and interviews.
It was always about the civil complaint, right from the beginning. Adam Serwer is, well, an artard who wants to change the story. And Weigel uncritically repeats this Lefty meme as if it proves something.
Can you imagine these hacks running interference for the “racist teabaggers” I described at the beginning of this post?
I can’t either.
DrewM at AoSHQ enjoys the fallout: The Rise And Fall Of The Left’s New Black Panther Strawman UPDATE: More Lefty Collateral Damage And Bonus Adam Serwer
Frank Ross Big Journalism: Blackout: MSM Continue to Bash Tea Party, Ignore New Black Panthers
Confederate Yankee: NAACP Considers Resolution Decrying Racist Elements in NAACP Movement
Big Journalism: A Tale Of Two Racists, Courtesy Of the New York Times
Gateway Pundit: FOX News: Tea Party Preempts ‘Racist’ Resolution, Condemns ‘Bigoted’ NAACP —-Nice!