PA Rep and Police Union President Voice Profound Opposition to Obama’s Radical DOJ Nomination (Video)

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Up is down, down is up, wrong is right, right is wrong. Only in Obama’s America would the DOJ persecute the Little Sisters of the poor – but appoint a cop killer’s attorney to top civil rights position. Up with the defenders of  killers…down with the defenders of life.

Adegbilem spent the last decade engaging in extreme racial politics as the Legal Defense and Education Fund of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

He is an opponent of criminal-background checks by employers, and a supporter of extreme racial-hiring quotas. But it’s his work trying to free the unrepentant cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, that has the hundreds of thousands of law enforcement officers represented by the National Fraternal Order of Police appalled that the president would appoint him to a top spot in the Justice Department.

Chuck Canterbury, President of the National Fraternal Order Of Police sent a hard hitting letter to the president, expressing “extreme disappointment, displeasure and vehement opposition” to Adegbile’s nomination.”

In another scathing letter to the President, PA Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick wrote, “Respectfully,  I could not be more incensed and confounded by the nomination of Mr. Debo Adegbile as the next Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice,” Fitzpatrick opened the letter. “Under Mr. Adegbile’s leadership, non-profit attorneys were recruited to defend convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Jamal’s cold-blooded murder of Officer Faulkner is not in doubt. The efforts of those attorneys perverted the justice system and have made a mockery of the jury’s verdict and the court’s sentence.”

“A shameless ‘cottage industry’ of money and promotion has arisen from Jamal’s heinous act which continues to torture Officer Faulkner’s widow and family,” continued Fitzpatrick. “This nomination is a direct affront to the thousands of law enforcement officials who serve in harm’s way to protect our families, and the communities who rely on their service and sacrifice.”

Last night, Megyn Kelly had on both men to talk about Obama’s nomination of the radical attorney, Debo Adegbilem to be the nation’s top civil rights lawyer.

Kelly asked Fitzpatrick what it said about the nominee that he would involve himself in the case of unrepentant cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Fitzpatrick said, “his attorney’s, at the conclusion (of his trial overturning the death sentence) attended a rally in the city of Philedelphia and said they could not have been prouder than  to have the opportunity – not to represent justice, not to fight for the constitution, but to represent Mumia Jamal.  And the fact that they chose to insert themselves in this 33 year old case, pretty much tells you everything you need to know about this nominee and about the administration’s committment to constitutional and civil rights of victims and of police officers.”

PhillyMag.com asked, Was Obama Wrong to Nominate Mumia Lawyer Debo Adegbile to DOJ?

 

Of course, lawyers represent bad people all the time, right? Canterbury addresses that point as well:

We are aware of the tried and true shield behind which activists of Adegbile’s ilk are wont to hide–that everyone is entitled to a defense; but surely you would agree that a defense should not be based on falsely disparaging and savaging the good name and reputation of a lifeless police officer.

Certainly any legal scholar can see the injustice and absence of ethics in this cynical race-baiting approach to our legal system.

Meanwhile, Maureen Faulkner, the widow of the police officer whom Abu-Jamal was convicted of gunning down, went on Fox News to express her disgust at the nomination:

In Adegbile’s corner, there are 75 organizations that have signed on to a letter to the United States Senate, urging the senators to confirm the nomination. Those organizations include everyone from the AFL-CIO to the National Center for Transgender Equality to the National Bar Association.

The poll shows 75% of respondents agreeing with the Republicans, the Police Union and Faulkner’s widow.

22% agree with Obama and the transgender community, AFL-CIO and Bar Assoc that it ain’t no big deal –  lawyers represent bad people all the time. Another 3% say Adegbile should be given a medal because Mumia’s innocent.

Previously: 

Slain Officer’s Widow: Obama’s Nomination of Cop-Killer Mumia’s Attorney “Like Spitting On All Our Officers”

The Council Has Spoken!! This Weeks’ Watcher’s Council Results

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

Even taking into consideration the normal high level of quality in both the Council and Non-Council entries, this was a tough call for the Council voters with some exceptional pieces to choose from, and the close vote tally reflects it.

For instance, we had a tie this week in the Council category which I, as Watcher have to break.

A few entries this week weighed in this week on the attack by ObamaCare on Catholic institutions, but top o’ the stack was Bookworm Room’s Solidarity with the nuns — a tipping point moment?     Aside from being an excellent dissertation in its own right, it captured a moment in time that is going to be interesting no matter which way things eventually go,and she did it superbly.

With a very different kind of piece, we also had Joshuapundit with Al-Qaeda Wins A Major Victory Over The Iraqi Army , my somber analysis of what’s going on in Iraq and why,  as al-Qaeda’s black  flag flies over the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi and  the Iraqi Army we spent hundreds of millions of American taxpayer dollars to train and equip retreats decimated back towards Baghdad.

A very easy choice for me to make this time, and Bookworm’s piece is unquestionably the winner.

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 Here’s a slice:

Remember back in 1980 when something happened in Poland that seemed little but had enormous consequences?  That was the year that Lech Walesa started to lead the Gdansk shipyard workers.  Their trade union eventually led in a straight line to the Soviet Union’s downfall.  From a trade union, those shipyard workers morphed into an enormous, non-violent protest against the Polish government (a Soviet proxy).

When the Polish government blinked, people throughout the former Soviet Empire realized that the Communist monster was weakening and could be challenged.  Aided by Reagan’s, Thatcher’s, and Pope John Paul II’s moral support, as well as political and financial aid from Western countries fighting in the Cold War, communist bloc citizens suddenly had real hope — not the phony stuff Obama and his media acolytes socialists have always peddled, but real hope that the decades they’d spent imprisoned in their own countries were finally ending.

Let’s call the Solidarity movement a tipping point.

For reasons best known to itself, the Obama administration has seen fit to wage war against these ladies:

 

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These gals, of course, are the Little Sisters of the Poor. For more than 150 years, this order has been serving the elderly poor. And when I say “serving,” I mean that. They aren’t just conduits for funds. They go out every day and work amongst the elderly poor, especially the ones who are sick and alone. As you can see from the picture above, the little sisters are mostly elderly themselves. They are grandmotherly types whose deep and abiding faith carries them to places most people don’t even think about. And to the extent they do think about them, they cut a check to charity or, when they’re paying their taxes, try to minimize the pain by saying, “I guess it helps fund Medicaid.”

Being good Catholics, the Little Sisters were in the forefront of groups refusing to abide by the Obamacare mandate that they provide insurance for their employees that includes contraceptives and abortifacients. Aside from the fact that the nuns don’t need either contraceptives or abortifacients, to the extent that they might hire a receptionist or accountant, they weren’t about to condemn their immortal souls by providing those services for her either.

The Obama administration, recognizing that this was a fight it couldn’t win, came up with an illusory compromise: Religious institutions can sign a slip of paper saying that they won’t buy those “benefits” for their employees. However, their insurance company must still provide those same benefits for employees. In that way, said the administration, the nuns weren’t violating their consciences.

Nuns, however, are not as stupid as the Obama administration seems to think they are. They understand that, if their insurance company must provide those benefits, someone needs to pay for them — and that’s going to be the insured. In other words, even though the nuns will no longer directly pay for contraceptives and abortifacients, they will still indirectly pay as the insurance company hikes their fees to pay for unidentified “sundries.” Whether the nuns pay directly, or the insurance company pays on their behalf, the nuns are still paying.

Much more at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Sean Davis writing in The Federalist  with a piece that was just  classic, Sorry, Comrade, But You Didn’t Just Discover The Secret To Making Communism Worksubmitted by The Glittering Eye. It’s a classic,hilarious take down of one of the new breed of totally ignorant proto-communists via an expensive Eastern liberal arts college writing in Rolling Stone about how Soviet-style communism is the cure for what ails us. I was reminded of a great line in Ernst Maria Remarque’s classic novel All Quiet On The Western Front where the old peasant soldier, Kat dismisses the ignorance of some of the upper class townspeople the German soldiers run into to th eyouger soldiers  by saying, “It’s their upbringing that made them stupid.”

On such stupidity do the Castros, Arafats, Lenins and Maos depend, like vampires need blood. Amust read.

Here are this week’s full results. Only The Mellow Jihadi was unable to vote this week, but was not  affected by the 2/3 vote penalty:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week! Don’t forget to tune in on Monday AM for this week’s Watcher’s Forum, as the Council and their invited guests take apart one of the provocative issues of the day and weigh in…don’t you dare miss it. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!

Trey Gowdy: Sebelius “In Over Her Head” – “Should Have Been Gone A Long Time Ago”

Wednesday, Rep Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee sent a letter to HHS Kathleen Sebelius suggesting the secretary may have perjured herself when she appeared before Congress and demanding an explanation for the false and misleading statements she made about the security risks present on HealthCare.gov.  He also requested the documents and communications that were made in preparation for Sebelius’s congressional appearances after October 1, 2013.

Yesterday, Rep. Gowdy went on America’s Newsroom on Fox to discuss allegations that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius lied to Congress about Obamacare rollout. Gowdy told host Gregg Jarrett, that “Sec Sebelius has always had a complicated relationship with the truth.”

“Lying to a television camera or a reporter is one thing”, he explained, “lying to a committee of Congress is a crime. No matter how unpopular we are, you still can’t lie to a committee of Congress.”

He went on to discuss the areas Chairman Issa is concerned about, how Sebelius has been trying to prevent Congress from getting documents that would prove the case that she lied, and her  basic competence. When Jarrett asked if she should be fired, Gowdy replied, “if you want to go back in a time machine to two years, ago – yes. He can’t get anyone else confirmed because that person’s going to have to answer the questions that she won’t answer.”

He concluded, “I don’t know if you heard her testify about the HHS Contraception Mandate, but she’s in over her head. She doesn’t know the law, and she doesn’t know health care. So how you can oversee the rollout of a takeover of 1/6 of the economy when you don’t know the law and you don’t know healhcare – you’re just going to have to ask her boss but I thought she should have been gone a long time ago.”

Today, House lawmakers are set to vote on a proposal designed to address potential security breaches on the HealthCare.gov Website. The measure would “require the Obama administration to notify Americans within 48 hours if their identity is compromised” via the Obamacare website.

Darrell Issa took to the House floor, this morning to voice his support for the bill, making the case that  HealthCare.gov did not meet any definition of a secure website.

The bill overwhelmingly passed the House.

The House overwhelmingly passed a bill to impose new security requirements on President Barack Obama’s health care law as Republicans maintained an election-year focus on the contentious program and its troubled rollout.

The vote Friday was 291-122 for the measure that Republicans said would address potential data breaches, though they offered no examples in which personal data had been compromised through the government website. There were 67 Democrats who joined with Republicans to back the measure.

The bill was the first of several targeting “Obamacare” this year in the GOP-led House. Republicans see the law’s woes as paying political dividends in November’s midterm contests and vow to be relentless in highlighting what they consider a disastrous law.

The administration opposes the bill, which stands no chance in the Democratic-led Senate.