Watchdog says Black Panther case handled correctly

From The Washington Post:

The Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has concluded an investigation finding that politics played no role in the handling of the New Black Panther Party case, which sparked a racially charged political fight.

After reviewing thousands of pages of internal e-mails and notes and conducting 44 interviews with department staff members, the OPR reported that “department attorneys did not commit professional misconduct or exercise poor judgment” and that the voter-intimidation case against the Panthers was dismissed on “a good faith assessment of the law” and “not influenced by the race of the defendants.”

The OPR investigation was launched at the request of U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, Republican of Texas and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Here’s the guts of its findings, as related in a letter to Smith from OPR Counsel Robin Ashton:

blackpanthers

In a sane world, that would be that. Unfortunately, we do not live in a sane world. We live in a world in which too many people have too much invested in feeling themselves the downtrodden victim of the black man to let this foolishness die.

– Jay Bookman

384 comments Add your comment

Granny Godzilla

March 30th, 2011
12:53 pm

“Watchdog says Black Panther case handled correctly”

Why of course it was.

Such incredible silliness, with more to follow below I guess….

hahaha!!!

March 30th, 2011
12:56 pm

So……an office inside the very department that is being accused of obvious racism says they themselves did a wonderful job?!?!?! Hahahahaha!!!!

As usual Jay, thanks for the laugh!!!

Forrest Gump

March 30th, 2011
1:00 pm

Sorry I ruined your Black Panther party….

Kamchak

March 30th, 2011
1:00 pm

We live in a world in which too many people have too much invested in feeling themselves the downtrodden victim of the black man.

Help! I’m being repressed!

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 30th, 2011
1:02 pm

In a sane world, that would be that. Unfortunately, we do not live in a sane world. We live in a world in which too many people have too much invested in feeling themselves the downtrodden victim of the black man to let this foolishness die.

If this were Game Seven of the World Series, that would be the curveball that would be a call strike three with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 30th, 2011
1:03 pm

By the way….

If any of you feel repressed by me, I’m not doing it intentionally. :)

Call it like it is

March 30th, 2011
1:03 pm

Well lets see………nah nevermind not worth it…..this blog should end in 3…..2…….1……………..

DebbieDoRight

March 30th, 2011
1:04 pm

Ok…..let’s wait for all the “colorful” comments that’ll be coming soon. In 5, 4, 3, 2,1………….

Peadawg

March 30th, 2011
1:05 pm

Oh goody…I can count too. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. See!

@@

March 30th, 2011
1:07 pm

jay, I’ve always seen the Black Panthers as your team’s problem. The GOP doesn’t pigeonhole people.

The Black Panthers are like birds of prey….crapping all over the black community.

Again…it’s the public perception thingy.

DebbieDoRight

March 30th, 2011
1:08 pm

Hi SoCo!! Well at least you didn’t repress those Tigers in the Iron Bowl.

PS: I’m sorry for that, but I just HAD to peck at you with that one. Please forgive me. Bad Debbie Bad, Bad, Bad. :sad:

DebbieDoRight

March 30th, 2011
1:09 pm

@@ the new BPP have no political affiliations.

Deep Throat

March 30th, 2011
1:13 pm

Debbiedo @@ the new BPP have no political affiliations
What a crop of sh–

@@

March 30th, 2011
1:14 pm

Debbie:

@@ the new BPP have no political affiliations.

But according to the DNC, African Americans belong to them by an overwhelming majority. In other words, they like to claim blacks as theirs. It’s they (the DNC) who ties ‘em up with a colored ribbon.

Paul

March 30th, 2011
1:15 pm

There was a great deal of controversy over this. However, the Office of Professional Responsibility did a thorough job of examining all the material and interviewing all necessary witnesses.

This should be the end of it.

jm

March 30th, 2011
1:15 pm

Just for clarity’s sake….. so it’s now ok for the KKK to show up outside of polling locations?

Boy, they’ll be thrilled to hear this.

DebbieDoRight

March 30th, 2011
1:15 pm

DeepThroat (my what a moniker!! One is almost tempted to ask the obvious question “How deep…”) – can you prove otherwise?

WOW

March 30th, 2011
1:15 pm

Cool, so I guess the left will have no problem when Robert Byrd KKK types show up with wooden crosses at polling stations.

So Bookman is fine with Black Panther bigots showing up with billy clubs to intimidate voters.

George W

March 30th, 2011
1:16 pm

Interesting Jay….so someone can break the law and then not be prosecuted because they are “his people” Interesting.

I wonder how the left would feel if it was the KKK in front of a voting center.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 30th, 2011
1:16 pm

Deb

You might not wanna watch HBO tonight then….

In an HBO special airing Wednesday night, four former Auburn football players will say they received cash from boosters, according to the Sports by Brooks website.

http://www.ajc.com/sports/ex-auburn-players-tell-891151.html

People are getting their panties in a bunch over much of nothing. The NBPP is in no way affiliated with the original, nor are they representative of the “Black” community.

Jimmy62

March 30th, 2011
1:16 pm

Gee, what a surprise, the OPR counsel, a Holder appointee named to the office in December 2010, long after all this started, said there were no problems. She was put in that very position to make this very decision. He never would have appointed anyone who wasn’t going to whitewash this. Are you really that naive, Bookman?

I wonder what an actual outsider without a stake in this would think. The OPR takes their marching orders from Holder, who is never going to criticize the left wingers in then Justice Department.

This is like if we let Osama Bin Laden choose who investigated 9/11.

Sorry, if a person is standing outside a polling area with a bat and military-looking clothes, that right there is intimidation even if he never moves. I bet if I went and did the exact same thing at a poll in south Atlanta, there would be a very different result. Several people within th Justice Department have stated publicly that they will ONLY push voting rights cases when it involves minorities being oppressed or intimidated. In other words, if you’re white, they don’t care and won’t help. This whitewash is bull.

jconservative

March 30th, 2011
1:17 pm

What is all the noise about? I have never heard of this case.

Are we talking about some case from the 1960’s?

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

March 30th, 2011
1:18 pm

Well, if this ain’t a disgusting case of libruls covering the butts of other libruls, I don’t know what is. Everybody knows if you see one of Those People near a polling place he’s only there to try and keep you from voting. The fact that you can’t see his gun or club don’t have nothing to do with it. I know good and well that White people never, ever kept people from voting in the whole history of this country. Now we got Those People trying to keep good White people from voting and the libruls say they’re pure as the driven snow. What a disgusting pile of steaming crap that is.

WOW

March 30th, 2011
1:18 pm

“In an HBO special airing Wednesday night, four former Auburn football players will say they received cash from boosters, according to the Sports by Brooks website.’

Yep, the only problem is HBO didn’t say any of it was actually real. I saw the HBO special and no one is named in the piece.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 30th, 2011
1:18 pm

I wonder how the left would feel if it was the KKK in front of a voting center.

Don’t they have to stand in front of a voting center in order to enter and vote? They can stand anywhere they so choose. That’s the thing about free speech in America. They can even stand in a pile of dog sh*t if they choose to do so. Depending on which candidate they’re backing, I might even stand there with them.

DebbieDoRight

March 30th, 2011
1:18 pm

But according to the DNC, African Americans belong to them by an overwhelming majority. In other words, they like to claim blacks as theirs. It’s they (the DNC) who ties ‘em up with a colored ribbon.

I must be missing something in my interpretation of what you’ve just said. AA’s as a whole, (race) has nothing to do with BPP’s being part of the DNC.

Jay

March 30th, 2011
1:19 pm

Sorry guys.

The Bush Justice Department made the decision that this was too insignificant to deserve criminal prosecution, so go take it up with them if you have a problem.

jewcowboy

March 30th, 2011
1:20 pm

@@,

“The GOP doesn’t pigeonhole people.”

Thanks @@ for the laugh…I needed it after the past 2 weeks. That was quite funny.

WOW

March 30th, 2011
1:20 pm

“too many people have too much invested in feeling themselves the downtrodden victim of the black man to let this foolishness die.”

You mean like Jesse, Al and many other bigot racist democrats blaming everything on whitey, Jay? You mean like Cynthia Tucker who gets paid by COX Communications for writing articles about how white people keep black people down?

same thing?

March 30th, 2011
1:20 pm

So people seem upset that these folks were carrying bats and wearing military style clothes…however the Tea Partiers are patriots for bringing guns (legally, I might add) to their rallies?

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 30th, 2011
1:21 pm

Several people within th Justice Department have stated publicly that they will ONLY push voting rights cases when it involves minorities being oppressed or intimidated. In other words, if you’re white, they don’t care and won’t help.

Hmmmm, then there’s only a few years until you can do that. Whites will no longer be majority in the US coming fairly soon. Just think, now whites can qualify for the minority protections that they despise so damned much now. I can’t wait to see an entire race flip-flop on minority protection. The one question is how much of a percentage will flip-flop?

George W

March 30th, 2011
1:21 pm

Southern….you are right no voter intimidation was done right?

WOW

March 30th, 2011
1:21 pm

“The Bush Justice Department made the decision that this was too insignificant to deserve criminal prosecution, so go take it up with them if you have a problem.”

LOL!!!!! That’s your defense, Jay? Bush would have had one month to investigate before the Kenyan Marxist, as you call him, shut it down.

Granny Godzilla

March 30th, 2011
1:21 pm

I love how Andrew Serwer over at the Washington Post put it:

To sum up: The New Black Panther tale — a years-long journey into the fevered right-wing imagination that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and led to no shortage of scurrilous accusations of racism against the first black president and attorney general — was a colossal waste of time and taxpayer resources.

In the past, the OPR has not hesitated to excoriate the Justice Department. In 2008, it found that the Justice Department’s political leadership had broken civil service laws by prioritizing partisan affiliation in its hiring practices. OPR also determined in 2009 that the political leadership of the Civil Rights Division under Bush had done the same.

Of course, it was those very same disgruntled Bush partisans, hired during an era of politicization at the Department, when the leadership exchanged racist emails and talked openly about purging liberals from the division who provided the fuel for the baseless accusations of anti-white racism that have dominated the conservative media for the past two years. After the Justice Department changed hands, the cause was picked up by the conservative dominated U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Like the civil rights division itself, under Bush the agency that once laid the groundwork for the civil rights legislation of the 1960s became a corrupted partisan instrument, narrowly focused on “toppling” the Obama administration with a flawed voter intimidation case framed in conjunction with a Republican political operative.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

March 30th, 2011
1:21 pm

Cool, so I guess the left will have no problem when Robert Byrd KKK types show up with wooden crosses at polling stations

Someone is showing their ignorance on what a good faith assessment of the law means based on the actual facts and not some fake poutrage.

George W

March 30th, 2011
1:22 pm

Same…..please show a picture of a video of a tea party supporter with a gun at a demonstration.

I can post the video of the black panthers (fools)

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

March 30th, 2011
1:23 pm

The Bush Justice Department made the decision that this was too insignificant to deserve criminal prosecution, so go take it up with them if you have a problem.

Well, I might of knowed. Here comes the “Bush done it” excuse. The only good President this country has had in 10 years, and the libruls got to blame everything on him.

Kamchak

March 30th, 2011
1:23 pm

jm

March 30th, 2011
1:24 pm

SoCo 1:18 – it’s illegal to publicly advocate for a candidate or position within a certain distance of every polling place. they were clearly in violation of this.

maybe its too insignificant to prosecute. but if the shoe were on the other foot, I doubt it would be “too insignificant”

AmVet

March 30th, 2011
1:24 pm

Throat, one of my pet peeves is when people misunderestimate using words and phrases correctly.

The phrase is crock of sh–. Not crop, ya hayseed…

Poor, misunderstood cons.

They don’t have the testicular fortitude to understand why, or even acknowledge that they are, pretty much a whites only party…

Deep Throat

March 30th, 2011
1:24 pm

jm, its only politically correct for a minority, a person of color , an illegal alien to get all the safe passes, they keep getting the get out jail free cards from the left.
I’ll give anybody respect, but I expect the same in return, I’m a white male, I have friends from a vast mixture of ethnicity’s and back grounds, I DO NOT support the KKK and what they are about and I DO NOT support the Black Panthers and what they are about.

WOW

March 30th, 2011
1:24 pm

Racist New Black Panthers advocate killing whites & their babies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSuiSIWRn7s&feature=related

Libertarian

March 30th, 2011
1:24 pm

Since the NBPP is mad with Obama now, I guess that means they will be backing a Republican candidate for president? :-)

Guy Incognito

March 30th, 2011
1:24 pm

“New Black Panther Leader Malik Zulu Shabazz: Obama Works for White Man”

I guess DDR is right. I’m sure the BPP members will be voting R next time around

WOW

March 30th, 2011
1:25 pm

New Black Panther Racist Rant and Killing All Cracker Babies?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV2E-4h7fow&feature=related

Guy Incognito

March 30th, 2011
1:25 pm

Libertarian

You’re too quick 4 me

DebbieDoRight

March 30th, 2011
1:25 pm

SoCo you’re talking about this?

In this 2004 photo, Auburn’s Stanley McClover picks up coach Tommy Tuberville after they defeated Louisiana State in Auburn on Sept. 18. In an HBO special, McClover reportedly will say that during his recruiting process he got $500 in a handshake from LSU, other money handshakes from Auburn and Michigan State, and sexual favors from Ohio State.

That was in 2004 Jeesh!! 2004, 2010, see the difference? BTW I’d be more worried about Jim Tressel giving “favors” to freshman!! I can just see him, in that red vest and tie, him and that big ugly buckeye standing on the corner, coercing young, vulnerable men with favors while they call him “daddy”. Shiver. That’s enough to make anyone very, very afraid.

Deep Throat

March 30th, 2011
1:25 pm

Amvet go back to work greeter.

George W

March 30th, 2011
1:25 pm

AmVet…..”a whites only party”…..your ignorance is bliss!!

Jimmy62

March 30th, 2011
1:27 pm

Same thing: Just to fill in your third grade education, there are things called voter intimidation laws which are supposed to prevent people from intimidated voters with baseball bats at polling places. You want to intimidate voters anywhere else, like say a political rally, go ahead. There’s no law against that.

Two different situations, two different sets of laws. Not hard to figure out.

SoCo: The question is whether only minorities should have their rights protected, or everyone. Holder and his Justice Department seem to feel only minorities’ rights get protected, the rest of us just have to deal. It doesn’t matter who is minority or majority, the law should be executed the same. There was this whole separate but equal thing that we got rid of long ago, but Holder has brought it back in this peculiar form.

mm

March 30th, 2011
1:27 pm

This is just another case of some Fox News fake outrage about a non-issue. The polling place these guys were standing around at was in a very black district. Exactly who were they intimidating?

The wingies hate when their fake stories are shown for what they really are. BS.

AmVet

March 30th, 2011
1:28 pm

Now, now boys, play nice.

FOUR black US Representatives in 80 years.

You’re doing a heckuva job, cons…

George W

March 30th, 2011
1:29 pm

mm…..”a very black district” hmmmm the government should look into this and see about taking their city rights away……similar to Sandy Springs and Dunwoody eh? clown!

Granny Godzilla

March 30th, 2011
1:29 pm

jm

March 30th, 2011
1:29 pm

Good grief. This has all just gone too far. I’m for equality as far as the eye can see.

But we’ve got folks suing the state for letting a city incorporate itself on the grounds that it violates civil rights (because the racial makeup isn’t ok with them), while some folks can go intimidate voters? Boggles the mind.

HDB

March 30th, 2011
1:30 pm

same thing?

March 30th, 2011
1:30 pm

Ok George W – here’s the link, and the beginning of the text…

http://coloradoindependent.com/45261/from-the-liberty-file-hot-tea-and-warm-guns#

Who brings a gun to a tea party? Lots of attendees at a Tea Party on Saturday in Alamagordo, N.M., for example.

Notes on the event from the New Mexico Independent:

About 300 people attended an anti-Obama rally in Alamogordo Saturday, and many of the protesters showed up at the rally armed with holstered hand-guns and loaded assault rifles.

Protesters cited a number of issues for the event, including the health care reform in Congress, taxes, gun rights, allegations that Obama is not an American citizen. One attendee cited his displeasure with what was described as an international police organization that will take control away from local police departments as a result of a recent Obama secret directive.

Those gathered to protest said they brought their guns because they wanted to draw more attention to the event, because they wanted to exercise their Constitutional Rights, to show responsible gun ownership. One protester threatened armed insurrection if steps are not taken to restore “Constitutional” governance.

Mick

March 30th, 2011
1:30 pm

Is there any issues where obama is not partnered with the bogeyman?

George W

March 30th, 2011
1:31 pm

HDB….ok good picture……For the record I do not condone that behavior.

Deep Throat

March 30th, 2011
1:31 pm

Amvet the name caller, the agitator, the i— fill in the blank

@@

March 30th, 2011
1:31 pm

I won’t be pulled into jay’s race baiting, so last comment on this thread.

Unfortunately, we do not live in a sane world.

No we do NOT. We live in a world where elitist politicians (dems) lay claim to a segment of the American electorate based solely on their color. It has very little to do with the people themselves.

We live in a world in which too many people have too much invested in feeling themselves the downtrodden victim of the black man to let this foolishness die.

We also live in a world where a group of elite politicians (dems) feel themselves to be the champions of the black community…believing that blacks can never become champions in their own right.

Gimme a break. Subversive racism–the worst KIND in my opinion.

Goodbye.

Jimmy62

March 30th, 2011
1:31 pm

Granny: The OPR might have done a good job in the past, but Holder appointed the counsel in December, and he did it specifically so she would be in place for this case. Who cares about their record previous, they were under a different leadership, one not hand-picked by Holder to protect his view of things.

And Jay, there were specific reasons why this wasn’t tried as a criminal case, but that doesn’t mean the dude is innocent. That’s like saying a criminal is innocent because the case was moved to a different jurisdiction to get fresh jurors. A change of the law someone is tried on doesn’t make them any more innocent than a change in venue. Your logic is off today.

jm

March 30th, 2011
1:32 pm

Harry Reid is starting a government shutdown.

md

March 30th, 2011
1:32 pm

“In an HBO special airing Wednesday night, four former Auburn football players will say they received cash from boosters, according to the Sports by Brooks website.”

And one of them is fingering Ohio St………that should make the Tressel debacle even more interesting.

AmVet

March 30th, 2011
1:32 pm

ONE black US Senator is 110 years.

Republican diversity.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

March 30th, 2011
1:32 pm

Holder and his Justice Department seem to feel only minorities’ rights get protected, the rest of us just have to deal.

What a crock! Daily, prosecutors and others exercise their discretion about which cases to pursue on a variety of issues. It has long been demonstrated that often minorities have been treated differently than the majority and that the treatment is adverse to minorities.

Granny Godzilla

March 30th, 2011
1:33 pm

Jimmy 62

“he did it specifically so she would be in place for this case.”

Proof please?

Kamchak

March 30th, 2011
1:33 pm

…so last comment on this thread.

:roll:

Mick

March 30th, 2011
1:34 pm

jm

Maybe a government shutdown is going to be caused by the repubican house unrealistic demands….

AmVet

March 30th, 2011
1:34 pm

carlosgvv

March 30th, 2011
1:34 pm

“In a sane world, that would be that”

In a sane world, after 50 years of Civil Rights progress, you would not still have people complaining about how much racism they encounter every day and compairing themselves to slaves. So, don’t look for the professional victims to ever go away. Not now, not ever, never.

George W

March 30th, 2011
1:35 pm

AmVet….sounds like you need to get your people to rise up…..only one black senator….hahaha

jm

March 30th, 2011
1:35 pm

Mick 1:34 – wrong. Reid is blocking Senate DEMOCRATS from passing a budget that could be sent to the House.

WOW

March 30th, 2011
1:35 pm

“And one of them is fingering Ohio St”

Wonder if his finger smells.

Anyhoo, LSU and Michigan State are also named but the bottom line is that no one is named in the video. McGlover and others have changed their stories several times.

HDB

March 30th, 2011
1:35 pm

George W
March 30th, 2011
1:31 pm

Didn’t think you did; the problem is that THAT is the face of the Tea Party….and the selective animus that they bring forth speaks volumes! As I’ve asked countless times: If the Tea Party is against massive government spending, where were they when the nation got BUSHwhacked??

ragnar danneskjold

March 30th, 2011
1:35 pm

What a shock. The government says the government was right to dismiss charges for a crime captured on video. Overlord logic.

Granny Godzilla

March 30th, 2011
1:36 pm

Oh and Jimmy62…

I think her appointment was more a response to the whole Monica Goodling fiasco don’t you?

AmVet

March 30th, 2011
1:37 pm

George, how come you aren’t posting about all matters racial at Ms. Tuckers, these days?

(Just kidding. I know, Granny got you banned.)

A laugh riot…

md

March 30th, 2011
1:37 pm

“This is just another case of some Fox News fake outrage about a non-issue. The polling place these guys were standing around at was in a very black district. Exactly who were they intimidating?”

I do have to wonder if the same video was produced from an all white district where whites were holding billy clubs in front of a handful of black voters if we would have the same outcome……..

In my opinion, we still have a long way to go…………..

Jay

March 30th, 2011
1:37 pm

What absolute nonsense from @@:

“We live in a world where elitist politicians (dems) lay claim to a segment of the American electorate based solely on their color. It has very little to do with the people themselves….

We also live in a world where a group of elite politicians (dems) feel themselves to be the champions of the black community…believing that blacks can never become champions in their own right.”

In other words, the overwhelming majority of black voters don’t make the decision on their own to support Democrats, they are somehow “laid claim” to by the Democrats? It has very little to do with the people themselves?

How does that work exactly?

George W

March 30th, 2011
1:38 pm

Yep these are the kind of fools that we all should invite over for dinner! Hide the nice silver!!!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f89_1265819772

jm

March 30th, 2011
1:38 pm

Mick 1:34 – if you need more info, though you’ll never see the light…..

“House Republicans have grown increasingly frustrated that Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the majority leader, has failed to bring the Senate Democrats’ proposal to the floor.”

From the LA Times.

I’ve got a hard core Democratic buddy (hell I used to be a Democrat) who works on public policy. He and I have been arguing about the deficit and who’s responsible for months. He was up in DC this past week. He’s come to the conclusion the Dems are stopping progress on cutting the deficit, and said even he’d vote Republican at this point (sans palin, bachmann, huckabee, etc.)

George W

March 30th, 2011
1:38 pm

AmVet…..yep keeing brining up a subject that you know nothing about!! Oh wait you do that with every post.

Deep Throat

March 30th, 2011
1:39 pm

Amvet ONE black US Senator is 110 years
is what , you criticize and it comes back to bite, HA–HA—HA !
What ? SO you are not perfect either ?

George W

March 30th, 2011
1:39 pm

Deep…..great post….he is a coward!

HDB

March 30th, 2011
1:40 pm

@@
March 30th, 2011
1:31 pm

The other side of your coin is thus:

“We live in a world where elitist politicians (Republicans) lay claim to a segment of the American electorate based solely on their color (white). It has very little to do with the people themselves.

We live in a world in which too many people have too much invested in feeling themselves the downtrodden victim of the black man to let this foolishness die.

We also live in a world where a group of elite politicians (Republicans) feel themselves to be the champions of the white community…believing that only whites SHOULD become champions in their own right.

Gimme a break. Subversive racism–the worst KIND in my opinion.”

jm

March 30th, 2011
1:40 pm

Jay 1:37 – you haven’t been listening to Neil Boortz at all eh? :)

By the way, have all the liberals sent in their NPR donations? They might need them. Fund drive ends this week.

Granny Godzilla

March 30th, 2011
1:40 pm

AmVet

March 30th, 2011
1:37 pm
George, how come you aren’t posting about all matters racial at Ms. Tuckers, these days?

(Just kidding. I know, Granny got you banned.)

A laugh riot…

WAIT UP THERE AMVET BIG FELLA……A small correction…
George W got himself banned…..why do we keep seeing bloggers who do stupid vile things and then when they are called out – sure they did it but if they hadn’t been caught it would be ok????

DebbieDoRight

March 30th, 2011
1:41 pm

Wow: So Bookman is fine with Black Panther bigots showing up with billy clubs to intimidate voters

That’s just the thing, no voters were intimidated. Not one voter complained NOR, when questioned, claimed that they felt intimidated.

GeorgeW: Interesting Jay….so someone can break the law and then not be prosecuted because they are “his people” Interesting

What are you talking about?

Jimmy62: Sorry, if a person is standing outside a polling area with a bat and military-looking clothes, that right there is intimidation even if he never moves. I bet if I went and did the exact same thing at a poll in south Atlanta, there would be a very different result

I double dog DARE you to try it!! (There! That should do it!)

Wow: You mean like Cynthia Tucker who gets paid by COX Communications for writing articles about how white people keep black people down?

Could you perhaps name one article that she’s written that says that? I’ll wait.

DT: I DO NOT support the KKK and what they are about and I DO NOT support the Black Panthers and what they are about.

Neither do a lot of people. And……..?

George W

March 30th, 2011
1:42 pm

Granny…..why dont you call out AmVet for his vile remarks as well…..hmmmmm i wonder?

WOW

March 30th, 2011
1:42 pm

“In other words, the overwhelming majority of black voters don’t make the decision on their own to support Democrats, they are somehow “laid claim” to by the Democrats? It has very little to do with the people themselves?”

Because race baiting bigots like Jesse and Al have had the bully pulpit for years telling black people who to vote for.

Remember the famous words of the great Atlanta bigot himself: Maynard Jackson: If he’s black, vote black.

What race of people are the poorest in the country? Blacks.

What party do blacks vote for overwhelmingly? Democrats.

What race is more likely to be sent to prison for rape, murder and theft? Blacks.

If the African-American race didn’t vote for Democrats, we’d never see a Democrat in office.

jm

March 30th, 2011
1:42 pm

BTW – rumor mill, Bachmann is trying to position herself for VP slot. She and Rubio are going to have to wrestle over it.

Mick

March 30th, 2011
1:43 pm

jm

Nice spin but reid needs something realistic to work with…

jewcowboy

March 30th, 2011
1:43 pm

jm,

“He’s come to the conclusion the Dems are stopping progress on cutting the deficit, and said even he’d vote Republican at this point ”

I have 100 Republican friends that say they would rather have Obama President than Palin, Bachmann, Huckabee, etc….they also have jet packs.

George W

March 30th, 2011
1:43 pm

WOW……..wow hahahahah

mm

March 30th, 2011
1:43 pm

“No we do NOT. We live in a world where elitist politicians (dems) lay claim to a segment of the American electorate based solely on their color. It has very little to do with the people themselves.”

Nice try. Actually, blacks vote for dems because the repukes p*ss on them everytime they are in the majority. Just like they are doing now.

And the repukes are p*ssing on the hispanics oo. There goes that vote as well.

Next year the only people voting for repukes will be old white senile farts like the ones on this blog and young white jerks who think they are going to be rich because they vote republican.

The wingnuts have really overreached this time thinking they had some kind of mandate.

Granny Godzilla

March 30th, 2011
1:45 pm

George W

March 30th, 2011
1:42 pm
Granny…..why dont you call out AmVet for his vile remarks as well…..hmmmmm i wonder?

just did

He’s a real man and he can take it without melting.

AmVet

March 30th, 2011
1:45 pm

Granny, it’s called being a member of the Party of No personal Responsibility!

For the childish and oblivious, the fact segued off of the first one.

There has been exactly ONE black Republican US Senator, ever.

Spin away on that one ballerinas.

But never let it be said that you GOPers are not multi-dimensional.

You can also boast NO black governors in the past 138 years.

Yep, as I asserted, pretty much, whites only…

George W

March 30th, 2011
1:45 pm

mm…..And the repukes are p*ssing on the hispanics oo. There goes that vote as well.

If attempting to enforce immigration laws is p*ssing….then fine……keep paying for our southern neighbors that are taking your jobs!!! hahahah

George W

March 30th, 2011
1:46 pm

Granny……haha right…….