DOJ Will Not Charge Officer Wilson With Civil Rights Charges in Ferguson Shooting

George Soros spent $33 million of his own hard earned money, hoping to spur civil action – yet no civil action appears to be forthcoming.

So after many months of stoking the flames of racial division, Eric Holder’s DOJ is quietly preparing a legal memo recommending that no civil rights charges be brought against the white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., who shot and killed Michael Brown.

Nevermind that the last five months of protesting was over nothing – what was the point of all this talk about imposing police reforms on police departments about then? If a grand jury and now the most radical, race-obsessed DOJ in our nation’s history, found  that Officer Wilson did nothing wrong, what exactly needs to be reformed?

Via The New York Times: 

That would close the politically charged case in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The investigation by the F.B.I., which is complete, found no evidence to support civil rights charges against the officer, Darren Wilson, the officials said.

A broader civil rights investigation into allegations of discriminatory traffic stops and excessive force by the Ferguson Police Department remains open, however. That investigation could lead to significant changes at the department, which is overwhelmingly white despite serving a city that is mostly black.

The state authorities concluded their investigation into Mr. Brown’s death in November and similarly recommended no charges.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., has said that he plans to have it done before leaving office, probably in the next month or two if his successor is confirmed.

You realize of course, that if this uber-racialized DOJ couldn’t bring civil charges against Officer Wilson, there was never any kind of case to begin with.

Sen. Menendez: Obama Admin Sounds Like It Gets “Talking Points Straight From Tehran”

During the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Iran nuclear sanctions, Wednesday morning Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) stunned the political world with this observation:  “The more I hear this administration and it’s quotes, the more it sounds like talking points straight from Tehran.”

Via The Washington Free Beacon:

Menendez has led the Democratic caucus against Obama’s calls for Congress not to add more sanctions to Iran. Obama maintains that more sanctions may foil negotiations with Iran to end their nuclear program. Senate Republicans and a number of Democrats disagree, saying that sanctions will motivate Iran to cut a deal or face economic ruin, and that the sanctions would not be implemented unless Iran walked away from the negotiating table.

Menendez asked United States Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken a great rhetorical question for which he had no answer: “They get to cheat…in a series of ways, and we get to worry about their perceptions?”

Woof! That powerful Israel lobby must really have their hooks in this guy.

Interesting aside:

Back in December, Senator McCain led the opposition to the confirmation of the “abysmally ignorant” Blinken as the country’s No. 2 diplomat.

“This individual has actually been dangerous to America and to the young men and women who are fighting and serving it,” said the veteran senator, who will be chairman of the Armed Services Committee in the new Republican-led Senate.

Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, the current chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, defended Blinken as eminently qualified. Blinken’s resume also includes time as a senior foreign relations committee staff member.

 Another interesting aside:

It has been reported that Obama’s closest advisor – who happens to be Iranian – has in the past led  “secret talks” with Iran on their nuclear program.

Video: Boehner Invites Netanyahu To Address Joint Session of Congress

Speaker of the House John Boehner invited Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress on February 11, and Bibi has accepted. Boehner explained his decision to invite Netanyahu to speak before Congress in a press conference, Wednesday morning. Boehner said,

Boehner tells CNN that he did not consult the White House, and denies “poking anyone in the eye”.

Talk about your “sick burns.” I imagine this move that comes only one day after President Won’s SOTU, wiped that smug smile off his face.

Jeff Dunetz (Yid with Lid) writes, “you could almost hear the smack across the bow of the Obama administration Wednesday morning…”

Usually these things are scheduled along with an already scheduled foreign leader/POTUS meeting. This however was done without any corresponding Presidential meeting, or even a consultation with the White House or State Dept.

The invitation is meant to be a direct attack on President Obama’s Iran policy according to Boehner’s prepared remarks this morning to the House Republican conference.

You may have seen that on Friday, the president warned us not to move ahead with sanctions on Iran, a state sponsor of terror. His exact message to us was: ‘Hold your fire.’ He expects us to stand idly by and do nothing while he cuts a bad deal with Iran. Two words: ‘Hell no!’ … we’re going to do no such thing. So today I will announce that I am inviting the Prime Minister of Israel, a great friend of this country, to address a joint meeting of Congress next month. And I am specifically asking him to address Congress on the threats posed by radical Islam and Iran. America and Israel have always stood together in shared cause and common ideals, and now we must rise to the moment again. Let’s send a clear message to the White House – and the world – about our commitment to Israel and our allies.

The invitation for Netanyahu to speak to lawmakers on Feb. 11 comes hours after the President declared in his State of the Union address, he would veto any sanctions legislation.

SEE ALSO:

 Ace: Boehner Invites Binyamin Netanyahu to Speak To Congress on Iran Nuke Program, After Obama Threatens Veto on Iran Sanctions; White House, Get This, Gets Girlishly Snitty

 

 

Watcher’s Council Nominations : When The Going Gets Weird, The Weird Turn Pro Edition

Unbelievable. Simply unbelievable.

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

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*Virginia Right’s Tom White continues to ascend! This week, an original song of his was featured on John Stossel’s FOX show. It starts about 5 minutes into this segment:

*This week, Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion, Seraphic Secret, The Pirate’s Cove and The Gates Of Vienna earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (mandatory, but of course your e-mail address won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out on Wednesday morning

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week….

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Video: The Won Taunts GOP Over His Presidential Wins

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It was one of the first things that came out of Obama’s mouth upon meeting Congressional Republicans in January of 2009:

The top congressional leaders from both parties gathered at the White House for a working discussion over the shape and size of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan. The meeting was designed to promote bipartisanship.

But Obama showed that in an ideological debate, he’s not averse to using a jab.

Challenged by one Republican senator over the contents of the package, the new president, according to participants, replied: “I won.”

Six years later, after spending much of Tuesday’s State of the Union (hypocritically) calling for civility in politics, President “Won” was unable to resist the temptation to  taunt Republicans again over his two election victories.

Via The Washington Times: 

Mr. Obama issued a broad call for “a better politics” that began with common principles, and said his agenda isn’t political, pointing out “I have no more campaigns to run.”

That drew rousing applause from the GOP side of the aisle, which had sat on its hands as Mr. Obama had ticked off partisan proposals he wanted to see, and threatened vetoes of bipartisan bills Republicans are trying to pass. The applause was too much for Mr. Obama, who punctuated his declaration that his campaigns are over by saying, “I know, because I won both of them.”

Behold, your president:

History is not going to judge this man harshly, at all.

The left is wildly applauding the unpresidential behavior – which is your best indication that it was wildly inappropriate.

 

The reduced number of Democrats who were in the room, clapped and cheered enthusiastically. The Democrats who were voted out of office,  sulked darkly at home.

SEE ALSO:

Twitchy: Not A Cult: Media and celebrity fanboys love Obama’s SOTU

Weasel Zippers: Obama Bashes “Constant Fundraising” In SOTU Speech… Immediately Asks Dem Supporters For Donations…

The Right Scoop: “We’re Americans YOU JERK!” — Mark Levin tells Obama he can ‘STICK IT’ after reading SOTU excerpt