Mark Levin wonders – where’s the outrage!
“The President doesn’t have the power to set a policy of non enforcement that is a statute that is an enforcement statute!”
“We have a President who usurps congressional authority, who institutes by fiat a complete change in policy, and dealing with what is in fact citizenship in this country – because that’s what we’re talking about, nobody blinks an eye!”
The PJ Media report Levin referred to, via Newsbusters: Not News? Holder’s Justice Department Stuffed with Leftist Appointees
Hillyer asserts that the Pajamas Media expose finds that every political appointee is very political. (Maybe this shouldn’t be shocking — except the media presented it as a dangerous Christian-right conspiracy when the shoe was on the other foot). They began with the Civil Rights Division:
So far, those five sections in the Civil Rights Division have hired 70 lawyers. According to Pajamas, every single one – has boasted a resume full of ideologically leftist connections.
These people were members of groups like “Queer Resistance Front,” “Intersex Society of North America,” and of course People for the American Way. Their published essays focused on issues such as “Genital Normalizing Surgery on Intersexed Infants” and on arguing that providing material support for terrorism isn’t a war crime. They, or those promoted, have histories of extracurricular activities that include getting arrested at a World Bank protest, going on a hunger strike while chaining oneself to an oak tree and doing advocacy work for “the rights of incarcerated native Hawaiians to dance the hula and perform Hawaiian chants and rituals in privately owned prisons in Arizona.” A large number of them have donated significant campaign funds to Barack Obama, and some to other liberal candidates.
Not a single one has a single affiliation with any group seen as right of center. Actually, according to Pajamas, none is even apolitical. Instead, all are definitively liberal.
Hans von Spakovsky goes into detail. For example, Obama appointee Anna Baldwin “served for three years as field coordinator for Equality Florida, where she “coordinated lobbying and state legislative policy work on behalf of Florida’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities.” Meanwhile, in her undergraduate days at Harvard, she was a member of the “Queer Resistance Front” and was frequently covered in the Harvard Crimson for her radical antics.” Her Equality Florida activism was funded in part by the Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus.
The difference between Bush appointees like Monica Goodling and Obama appointees like Anna Baldwin is that conservative Christians scare the pants off liberal reporters, and “queer resistance” activists strike them as agreeable advocates for justice. But the average newspaper reader or TV viewer is receiving a grossly distorted picture: Bush appointees were rigidly religious and ideological, and Obama’s appointees are so solid and “normal” that no one’s looking into their backgrounds at all.
When Congress gets back from their August break, they are going to have to deal with this.
And the new administration in 2013 is going to have some major housecleaning to do.
Center For Individual Freedom: Holder Justice: No Conservatives Need Apply:
According to every outlet of the establishment media, it was a near-earthshaking scandal when the Bush Justice Department rejected some applicants for “career” (officially non-political) jobs because the applicants were too liberal. “The entire Justice Department and all Americans were harmed” screamed the Washington Post. The New York Times, in high dudgeon, wrote that “the strength of American democracy depends on our ability to be shocked by abuses like these — and to punish them appropriately.”
We all remember this, right? It was hyped up to be the scandal of the century. It’s all we heard about for about a year.
The Post and the Times were crying crocodile tears. It wasn’t hiring bias to which they objected; it was merely conservative hiring bias that bothered them. Neither they nor any other establishment news organ seems the slightest bit perturbed now that, thanks to Pajamas Media, it is abundantly clear that the Obama Justice Department’s liberal hiring is far more politicized than anything the Bushies even dreamed of.
Despite deliberately weeding out hard leftists for some positions, the Bush Civil Rights Division hired as many as two dozen known liberals for career positions. No such reciprocity has come from the Obama DoJ. When I was at The Washington Times, we broke the story (in this editorial) that a whole slate of 16 new hires or promotions consisted of nothing but liberal activists. Again, if these are “career” slots in which political considerations are not supposed to prevail, it stands to reason that at least a reasonable percentage of the hires would lean right. But not here.
That Washington Times report was the tip of the iceberg. Now Pajamas Media has analyzed the hiring in five – count them, five – differentsectionsofDoJ. So far, those five sections in the Civil Rights Division have hired 70 lawyers. According to Pajamas, every single one – every single one, every single one, every single one – has boasted a resume full of ideologically leftist connections.