Obama administration under fire on transparency

From the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department official in charge of submitting sensitive government files to political advisers for secretive reviews before they could be released to citizens, journalists and watchdog groups complained in emails that the unusual scrutiny was “crazy” and hoped someone outside the Obama administration would discover the practice, The Associated Press has learned.

Chief Privacy Officer Mary Ellen Callahan, who was appointed by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, complained in late 2009 that the vetting process was burdensome and said she wanted to change it, according to uncensored emails newly obtained by the AP. In the emails, she warned that the Homeland Security Department might be sued over delays the political reviews were causing, and she hinted that a reporter might find out about the vetting. The reviews are the subject of a congressional hearing later this week and an ongoing inquiry by the department’s inspector general….

Callahan is expected to be a central witness during an oversight hearing Thursday by the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee. Anticipating the hearing, the department announced internally Monday that any further political vetting of information requests will be completed within 24 hours. The congressional investigation into government transparency under President Barack Obama is among the earliest by Republicans since they won control of the House and targets one of the first pledges Obama made after he moved into the White House.

Good for Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee for bringing this to light and pursuing it. Political control and delay of Freedom of Information requests is simply unacceptable, particularly from an administration that claims to believe in government transparency.

Among other things, the hearings that begin Thursday will focus on how emails regarding the FOIA process at Homeland Security had been heavily censored before being released to the AP seven months ago. (The quotes cited above are taken from uncensored versions of those same emails, presumably obtained by Issa’s committee and leaked to the press.)

As the AP reports:

“The (newly leaked) emails also raise doubts about whether the emails previously released to the AP were properly censored. “The government should not keep information confidential merely because public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed or because of speculative or abstract fears,” Obama said shortly after he took office….

The government censored Callahan’s email that described the “crazy” scrutiny by political advisers. It also censored another email by associate FOIA director William Holzerland, who told Callahan in September 2009 that the political reviews were “bananas!” Also censored were complaints by Papoi, the former deputy, that the political reviews were “meddling” and, together with “constant stonewalling” by the department’s top lawyers, causing delays in the agency’s open records department.

The administration claims that the emails were censored properly, “under a provision in the Freedom of Information Act allowing the government to withhold passages that describe internal policy-making deliberations.” Issa apparently doesn’t buy it, and I don’t either. This is how government is supposed to work, one branch keeping another in check, forcing it to obey the law and keep its promises to the American people. If the hearings prove embarrassing to the Obama administration and force it to handle FOIA requests more straightforwardly in the future, that can only be a good thing.

– Jay Bookman

630 comments Add your comment

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 29th, 2011
11:59 am

Uh oh…

Jay, your usual detractors are going to crap their pants after reading this one…

Midori

March 29th, 2011
12:00 pm

SoCo – got the popcorn ready? :lol:

Adam

March 29th, 2011
12:02 pm

Hey look, he criticized Obama! I guess that means he will get behind anything Obama does, right? ….

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 29th, 2011
12:02 pm

Midori

Just brewed a fresh pot of coffee. :)

Midori

March 29th, 2011
12:04 pm

LOL, SoCo!!

me too!!!! :lol:

Adam

March 29th, 2011
12:06 pm

Oh wait, I know. It’ll be “well you are against him on this but not on Libya/whatever-thing-I-feel-like-inserting.” Just watch… popcorn ready :D

Palin fan

March 29th, 2011
12:09 pm

Once again it shows that Obama is a liar.

My guess is that the emails may expose his allegiance to Muslimism and show that he is not an American citizen.

You liberals can’t handle the truth!!!

Adam

March 29th, 2011
12:10 pm

Ok gotta admit, didn’t see that one coming. (shovels popcorn)

Keep Up the Good Fight!

March 29th, 2011
12:10 pm

Why you libs have lost all credibility. This has got to be a sneaky trojan horse and all cons know that Obama is your God and can do no wrong…..[snark]

Except when Obama is wrong….

ty webb

March 29th, 2011
12:12 pm

Good one Jay! Cheers!

Soothsayer

March 29th, 2011
12:19 pm

The obscene wars of aggression, the obscene profits of the offshoring corporations, and the obscene bailouts of the rich financial gangsters have left the American public with annual budget deficits of approximately $1.5 trillion. These deficits are being covered by printing money. Sooner or later, the printing presses will cause the US dollar to collapse and domestic inflation to explode. Social Security benefits will be wiped out by inflation rising more rapidly than the cost-of-living adjustments. If America survives, no one will be left but the mega-rich. Unless there is a violent revolution.

Alternatively, if the Federal Reserve puts the brake on monetary expansion, interest rates will rise, sending the economy into a deeper depression.

Washington, focused on its newest war, is oblivious to America’s peril. As Stiglitz notes, the costs of the Iraq war alone could have kept every foreclosed family in their home, provided health care for every American child, and wiped out the student loans of graduates who cannot find jobs because they have been outsoured to foreigners. However, the great democratic elected government of “the world’s only superpower” prefers to murder Muslims in order to enhance the profits of the military/security complex. More money is spent violating the constitutional rights of American air travelers than is spent in behalf of the needy.

The moral authority of the West is rapidly collapsing. When Russia, Asia, and South America look at Europe, Australia and Canada, they see American puppet states that contribute troops to the aggressive wars of the Empire. The French president, the British prime minister, the “president” of Georgia, and the rest are merely functionaries of the American Empire. The puppet rulers routinely sell out the interests and welfare of their peoples in behalf of American hegemony. And they are well rewarded for their service. One year out of office former British prime minister Tony Blair had a net worth of $30 million.

In his war against Libya, Obama has taken America one step further into Caesarism. Obama did Bush one step better and did not even bother to get congressional authorization for his attack on Libya. Obama claimed that his moral authority trumped the US Constitution.

It should be painfully obvious to all but the most intellectually challenged that electing different “puppet” has no effect on those who pull the strings. Obama is simply GWB’s third term.

Left wing management

March 29th, 2011
12:24 pm

My imagination or are things moving a little less brisk here, what with the über-liberal AJC columnist actually criticizing Obama?

SwamiDave

March 29th, 2011
12:24 pm

Agreed Jay & I support the same transparency expectations from leaders with whom I do agree.

Avoidance of political embarassment does not an equivalency to national security make.

-SD

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 29th, 2011
12:28 pm

LWM

You’re spot on. I didn’t think this one would grab legs and run like the other’s generally do. I don’t think there’s much that the resident conservatives can say if they’re not criticizing Jay or the Democratic Party. I’m just watching to see what really happens.

carlosgvv

March 29th, 2011
12:29 pm

“sensitive Government files”

Darn that burdensome old vetting process for our sensitive Government files. And heaven forbid that Homeland Security should actually be sued!
We are a free and open country and as such, all of our affairs are an open book to the world. We know other countries appreciate our liberal no secrets policy and would never dream of using it against us. And, of course, world peace is just around the corner. Kumbya Kumbya Kumbya

Keep Up the Good Fight!

March 29th, 2011
12:29 pm

LWM…well dangnabbit, someone has to defend Obama for the right wingnuts to know how to attack…….it throws them off when the left agrees Obama has it wrong.

Jay, why is it you have not posted anything on that Egyptian cobra loose in the Bronx Zoo? Secretly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood? You must answer my post because I am the most important poster here as shown by my poll of 1. Oh and what no graph? [more snark]

godless heathen

March 29th, 2011
12:29 pm

If ____ takes the _____ ____ ____ and _____ then _________. No official other than ______ will ___ have _____ from _________ of this administration. However, _______ after consulting with ________ believed it to be true that after______ then ____.

Note: This post has been cleared by the white House.

ty webb

March 29th, 2011
12:31 pm

okay, soco…it goes both ways, silence from his critics as well as from his apologists.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 29th, 2011
12:32 pm

LMAO @ godless!!!!!!!!!

AmVet

March 29th, 2011
12:32 pm

That’s it! I’m canceling my AJC subscription.

All you ever do jay, is bash Obama and the Democrats!

heathen, hysterical.

You guys should be thankful you have GWB II in the Half-White House!

USMC dawg

March 29th, 2011
12:33 pm

Bravo Jay!

That is a truly HONEST article and I applaud you.
It doesn’t matter if it is Nixon, Bush, or OBAMA, corruption and illegal dealings that lack transparency are bad for ALL of us.

Thank you for today’s article, Jay.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 29th, 2011
12:33 pm

ty

I thought Jay was an apologist?

ty webb

March 29th, 2011
12:35 pm

no, jays a leftist who throws us racist conservatives(neo-cons, for amvet) a bone every now and then. I was referring to the amens, or lack thereof, from the peanut gallery.

Midori

March 29th, 2011
12:37 pm

where is everybody?? :lol:

md

March 29th, 2011
12:37 pm

Kind of hard to debate a topic that most agree on……..goes against the format.

Kind of like saying “babies are adorable”………….now debate it.

AmVet

March 29th, 2011
12:38 pm

“…who throws us racist fake/non-conservative conservatives(neo-cons, for amvet)…”

Tough love ty, but you’ll be better men for it…

ty webb

March 29th, 2011
12:38 pm

…oh well, I guess i should be happy that I haven’t read the words “racist witch hunt” with regard to these hearings…yet. Hey, pass the popcorn.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 29th, 2011
12:39 pm

ok ty….

md

Agreed!!!! I’m not making much noise on this one because of my connection to DHS. I’m recusing myself.

AmVet

March 29th, 2011
12:40 pm

Hey md!

Some babies are more adorable than others!

(Jokingly said in the EOI role.)

godless heathen

March 29th, 2011
12:40 pm

I’ll give PrezBo a bit of a pass on this one. I think he has handlers in his administration that have something of an entitlement mentality and The President is probably mostly unaware of that this is going on, what with all his traveling and all. NTL, he needs to get on top of it and can some arses.

md

March 29th, 2011
12:40 pm

Let’s go back to the Obama is against removing Qaddafi but the UN says we are there to protect the folks from Qaddafi………that is an interesting circle…………sounds like more than the 8 year Iraq debacle to me……….or the “small investment” Jay eluded to last night.

Kamchak

March 29th, 2011
12:40 pm

Cons didn’t say anything about transparency when w opened the Office of Strategic Influence.

RB from Gwinnett

March 29th, 2011
12:41 pm

Hey Jay, don’t know if you noticed, but he attacked a middle eastern country without provocation or discussing it with congress too. While I appreciate your extremely isolated criticism of Obama, it does seem to be of a pretty minor point considering all the other campaign promises he’s broken.

Do you ever wonder what your posts would look like if you held Obama to the same standard you held Bush to?

Moderate Line

March 29th, 2011
12:41 pm

AmVet

March 29th, 2011
12:32 pm
That’s it! I’m canceling my AJC subscription.

All you ever do jay, is bash Obama and the Democrats!

heathen, hysterical.

You guys should be thankful you have GWB II in the Half-White House!
+++++
Wow! Jay writes one article bashing Obama over one issue he now Jay is vindicated. Joke!

md

March 29th, 2011
12:42 pm

“Some babies are more adorable than others!”

And some are just plain ugly………..but adorable…….

Jimmy62

March 29th, 2011
12:43 pm

Don’t forget, he also said he’d put the healthcare deliberations on CSPAN, then refused to let CSPAN film it, and had secrets meetings when decisions were made. Not just not transparent, but also straight out lying about it.

Congrats to Jay for actually criticizing the administration about something.

I think the political quote of the year should be “I can’t eat an iPad!”

Real Scooter

March 29th, 2011
12:44 pm

I can’t believe Jay is being so disrespectful.What is this world coming to? :grin:

Keep Up the Good Fight!

March 29th, 2011
12:44 pm

md…ugly babies? That is the Republican end…turn the baby over, we’re judging by the face.

andygrdzki

March 29th, 2011
12:47 pm

Hate to burst ya’lls bubble, but this is nothing new….. Has been going on in DC for years……
Both parties have done this…. And we think this is important today… why?

AmVet

March 29th, 2011
12:47 pm

Moderate, bashing?

I used the word jokingly. You cons use it religiously. And almost always incorrectly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2y8Sx4B2Sk

Keep, you made me think of my grade school days!

Wanna match? Your face and my ___!

I heart kooks

March 29th, 2011
12:50 pm

Be honest for once Jay. The transparency debate ended years ago when he refused to show us his non-existent birth certificate, college transcripts or health records.

If you were being honest you’d say he is underfire for being a typical lib liar who went around war to start a war while he was on vacation playing golf.

But please Jay, do not allow silly things like facts to get in your way now.

md

March 29th, 2011
12:52 pm

“turn the baby over, we’re judging by the face.”

Been around a long time……seen a few where one can’t tell the difference.

Nature has a way of being cruel…………….

Joe the Plumber Too

March 29th, 2011
12:52 pm

Good blog Jay, I think there are quite a few things that need to be looked into in this administration. I would like to know more about the mexico weapongate and just who knew what and when, since barry and his puppet eric are claiming no knowledge.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

March 29th, 2011
12:54 pm

AmVet……to quote PeeWee….. I know you are but what am I? :P

I heart kooks

March 29th, 2011
12:55 pm

*who went around CONGRESS

Jonas

March 29th, 2011
12:57 pm

ah the religious right and the governmental left. Both groups prefer living in an opaque world so their lives and thoughts can remain simple and unconstrained by the real world.

2 for 2 Mr. Bookman- many kudos to you

andygrdzki

March 29th, 2011
12:57 pm

FROM MSNBC……

From NBC’s Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Ali Weinberg
*** Necessary, realistic, and unsatisfactory: President Obama’s speech on Libya last night was necessary, realistic, and unsatisfactory. NECESSARY because, nine days after the military campaign began there, he needed to update the American public on its status, aims, and future (arguably this should have happened at the start). REALISTIC because while he said U.S. intervention was needed to avert a humanitarian crisis, it had to be limited and multinational to avoid repeating the mistake of Iraq. And UNSATISFACTORY because it pleased very few, which in retrospect shouldn’t be too surprising given how complex and fluid the Middle East is right now. Despite all the backseat driving (Obama should have acted earlier! He shouldn’t have acted at all! He should have gotten Congress’ approval first!), the president will ultimately be judged by voters how he’s navigating these difficult waters — not by every paddle stroke, but rather by if the boat eventually gets to shore safely.

NBC is getting ready to back Clinton for President………

Mick

March 29th, 2011
1:01 pm

Freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose…

Joe Cool

March 29th, 2011
1:03 pm

But, But, But Jay,
I Thought You Couldnt Say Anything Bad About The Messiah. Wheres Ole Peadawg Today…lol

Granny Godzilla

March 29th, 2011
1:05 pm

This is a good thing.

As good a job as President Obama continues to do, continual improvement
is a very good thing.

If they are doing it wrongly, face it and fix it.

OH and did you see Trump couldn’t produce his legal birth certificate? Too funny.

Joe Cool

March 29th, 2011
1:09 pm

“OH and did you see Trump couldn’t produce his legal birth certificate? Too funny”

But, But, But I Thought His “Keepsake” Birth Certificate Was Legal…lol.
I Didnt See His Parents Name On It, His Race….
Dammit, I Need To See Some Footprints Too :-)

carlosgvv

March 29th, 2011
1:11 pm

Granny – “If they are doing it wrongly, face it and fix it”

Does that also apply to letting 12 million illegals into the country? Or is this one “wrong” where your kind Christian compassion says it’s ok to break the law and look the other way?

Dave

March 29th, 2011
1:11 pm

While the world continues to implode under the “fearless” watch of our hapless leader, the worst Presidency in world history grows even more embarassing.

Have any other President began a war while hitting off the ladies tee?

Mick

March 29th, 2011
1:12 pm

Trump is a clown who thinks very highly of himself…

moonbat betty

March 29th, 2011
1:12 pm

but Bush did it too!

Del

March 29th, 2011
1:16 pm

I agree with Jay, Darrell Issa is a good man and we’re fortunate to have him in Congress.

Granny Godzilla

March 29th, 2011
1:17 pm

carlosgvv

March 29th, 2011
1:11 pm
Granny – “If they are doing it wrongly, face it and fix it”

Does that also apply to letting 12 million illegals into the country? Or is this one “wrong” where your kind Christian compassion says it’s ok to break the law and look the other way?

Actually yes it does, there is a huge problem with our immigration policies – I have yet to see anyone say things are all hunky dorey – the problem remains how best to handle it…how best to face it and fix it.

There are those who would just kill them all dead and others who’s give away the store. Personally, I think there is a middle ground.

The Obama administration has been more active on this than any past administration – more deportments, more employers made to face the music, but the “I hate Obama more than I love America crowd” can’t get over their personal issues long enough to calm down and
see the truth

Mick

March 29th, 2011
1:17 pm

Bush should not be the standard any president would be measured against..

Granny Godzilla

March 29th, 2011
1:19 pm

Dave

March 29th, 2011
1:11 pm
While the world continues to implode under the “fearless” watch of our hapless leader, the worst Presidency in world history grows even more embarassing.

Have any other President began a war while hitting off the ladies tee?

Could be worse, he could holler “Mission Accomplished” in a cod piece

Mick

March 29th, 2011
1:21 pm

Ive seen issa on bill maher and he seems like someone who has some common sense. I am troubled a bit by the story of how he made his fortune. There are some strange twists and turns on how arrived there…

George W

March 29th, 2011
1:21 pm

Mick….Trump is a clown who is worth $2.9 Billion…..what are you worth? And who is the clown?

Joe Cool

March 29th, 2011
1:21 pm

“I agree with Jay, Darrell Issa is a good man and we’re fortunate to have him in Congress.”

You’re Overreaching There My Friend

Kamchak

March 29th, 2011
1:22 pm

Darrell Issa sent $2 million to recall Gray Davis thinking he could buy the governor’s seat on the cheap.

He was leading a field of 200 potential candidates until Arnold announced.

Issa got on tv and cried like a baby when he pulled out of the recall election.

George W

March 29th, 2011
1:22 pm

Mick…..you are right Bush was much greater.

Joe Cool

March 29th, 2011
1:23 pm

“Mick….Trump is a clown who is worth $2.9 Billion”

But Where Is His LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE?

Mick

March 29th, 2011
1:23 pm

georg

So wealth makes you somebody? I’m talking about his image. By the way, trump was the recipient of a nice inheritance, so his wealth was not built from the ground up. Money, does not make a man…

Guy Incognito

March 29th, 2011
1:24 pm

U r right SoCo…………..

Please pass the toilet paper

Mick

March 29th, 2011
1:25 pm

**you are right Bush was much greater.**

You’re in some thin air on that one…..

George W

March 29th, 2011
1:25 pm

Mick….not saying it does….I was just simply stating that before you call someone a clown you should look at your own character.

George W

March 29th, 2011
1:25 pm

Mick….nope breathing just fine.

JohnnyReb

March 29th, 2011
1:26 pm

No surprise here. Janet got her butt burnt just after Obama went into office on a paper that was released without proper vetting. You young minds will remember the details. Plus, this IS the administration who WAS ignoring the judge on Obamacare; refusing oil drilling permits to US companies while issuing one to a Brazilian company, and biggest of all – not prosecuting the Black Panthers for Voting Rights violations.

Granny Godzilla

March 29th, 2011
1:26 pm

George W

March 29th, 2011
1:21 pm
Mick….Trump is a clown who is worth $2.9 Billion…..what are you worth? And who is the clown?

Nice folks understand money does not make the man….character does. How much was Saddam worth? Hozni? Muammer? Bernie Madoff?

Wonder what Emmet Kelly was worth?

Mick

March 29th, 2011
1:27 pm

georg

I’m fine with my character….what about you? This birther pr is a clownish stunt, OK?

George W

March 29th, 2011
1:27 pm

Here goes Granny again with her “evin boogymen rich” hahahahaahah stay poor my friend.

George W

March 29th, 2011
1:28 pm

Mick….it could be easily resolved.

Del

March 29th, 2011
1:29 pm

Last night was Obama’s “mission accomplished moment”, however there appears to be a snag in the coalition’s willingness to take the lead, so he was somewhat premature in bragging about the hand off of American military leadership to NATO. I wonder about all that Marine Corps infantry being deployed to the Med.

Mick

March 29th, 2011
1:29 pm

It already has been resolve except for the fools parade…

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 29th, 2011
1:30 pm

Good for Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee for bringing this to light and pursuing it. Political control and delay of Freedom of Information requests is simply unacceptable, particularly from an administration that claims to believe in government transparency.

Agreed. This’ll be one of those issues where the arguments switch sides, probably. Each side arguing 180 degrees, from their usual position.

Granny Godzilla

March 29th, 2011
1:30 pm

and biggest of all – not prosecuting the Black Panthers for Voting Rights violations

ho,ho, ha ha ahhaa, chuckle, tee hee

screen cleaner please.

George W

March 29th, 2011
1:30 pm

Granny….why didnt he prosecute “His people”?

George W

March 29th, 2011
1:32 pm

Mick….really? Prove it.

Granny Godzilla

March 29th, 2011
1:33 pm

George W

March 29th, 2011
1:27 pm
Here goes Granny again with her “evin boogymen rich” hahahahaahah stay poor my friend.

OH NO!! George W doesn’t think Saddam, Hozni, Muammer and Bernie Madoff were bad guys! Who’d a thunk it? As patriotic as he claims to be and he doesn’t think Saddam is evil? And on top of that
Saddam has so much more melanin than George W you’d think he’d be on our resident racist’s list…..

Mick

March 29th, 2011
1:33 pm

hd

Found another video of that tsunami you posted from a street level view. Just unbelievable…
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2011/mar/14/tsunami-kesennuma-video?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3486

Mick

March 29th, 2011
1:34 pm

georg

Disprove it?

ByteMe

March 29th, 2011
1:34 pm

I wonder how long this particular “process” has been going on at DHS. Who originated the idea that FOIA releases need to have a political minder in the process?

Inquiring minds want to know….

George W

March 29th, 2011
1:34 pm

Granny….Did I say that? You sure assume alot to be the mediator of this page. What a sham.

JohnnyReb

March 29th, 2011
1:34 pm

Granny – Eric Holder should be thrown out over the Black Panther thing. If it was reversed with whites interferring at a polling place, and a white AG not prosecuting, Jessie, Al, and gang would be marching in the streets. The incident is indicative of the Obama administration as a whole.

ByteMe

March 29th, 2011
1:35 pm

The racists make boring commenters.

Granny Godzilla

March 29th, 2011
1:35 pm

George W

March 29th, 2011
1:30 pm
Granny….why didnt he prosecute “His people”?

Oh please inform us why? Please lay out all the details. How many scarey dusky looking fellows were there? Who was intimidated?
Who filed suit? What was the outcome of the suit? How scared are you of the new Black Panther party? Or just Blacks or Just panthers?

Joe Cool

March 29th, 2011
1:36 pm

“why didnt he prosecute “His people”?

What Denzel Say In Training Day…. ” You Wanna Go Home, Or you Wanna Go To Jail”

Granny Godzilla

March 29th, 2011
1:37 pm

George W

March 29th, 2011
1:34 pm
Granny….Did I say that? You sure assume alot to be the mediator of this page. What a sham.

Sam the sam? What about the Pharoahs? Are they evil too?

Granny Godzilla

March 29th, 2011
1:37 pm

Oh hell….Sam the Sham…you wooly old bully….

George W

March 29th, 2011
1:37 pm

Mick….Ok….no birth certificate, why would a man change his name from Barry Soetoro to Barack Hussein Obama….where are pictures of his childhood…..how was he able to pay for college…..why is his biography full of how he wants to complete his fathers (muslim)dreams….

George W

March 29th, 2011
1:38 pm

Granny…you tell me….I never said anyone was evil….you assume that if they are rich they are evil……simple minds I tell ya….simple minds.

George W

March 29th, 2011
1:39 pm

Did you guys see where there are more black men in prisons today than were ever held in slavery?? WOW great work!!

JohnnyReb

March 29th, 2011
1:39 pm

ByteMe, please identify the racists? Would that be Obama, Holder, or libs who post here that think any objection from a white about a black is racist.

Granny Godzilla

March 29th, 2011
1:40 pm

JohnnyReb

March 29th, 2011
1:34 pm
Granny – Eric Holder should be thrown out over the Black Panther thing. If it was reversed with whites interferring at a polling place, and a white AG not prosecuting, Jessie, Al, and gang would be marching in the streets. The incident is indicative of the Obama administration as a whole.

We should further prosecute that guy cause you were intimidated by a video? Why not file a civil suit if they scare you?

George W

March 29th, 2011
1:41 pm

Granny supports the black panthers……”Thugs for Thugs” Great motto!

Joe Cool

March 29th, 2011
1:41 pm

“Did you guys see where there are more black men in prisons today than were ever held in slavery??”

That Must Be Your Line Of the Day, Because Didnt You Post That Downstairs. Stuck On Repeat Huh Dude.

Granny Godzilla

March 29th, 2011
1:42 pm

George W

March 29th, 2011
1:38 pm
Granny…you tell me….I never said anyone was evil….you assume that if they are rich they are evil……simple minds I tell ya….simple minds.

But Saddam was rich? Doesn’t that make him a saint in your book?

I suggest Trump is YOUR Messiah.