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

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Normal

March 30th, 2011
2:32 pm

I posted this earlier this morning, but for those who didn’t see it…well, it Is interesting…

Mar 30, 1870:
15th Amendment adopted
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Following its ratification by the requisite three-fourths of the states, the 15th Amendment, granting African-American men the right to vote, is formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution. Passed by Congress the year before, the amendment reads, “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” One day after it was adopted, Thomas Peterson-Mundy of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, became the first African American to vote under the authority of the 15th Amendment.

In 1867, the Republican-dominated Congress passed the First Reconstruction Act, over President Andrew Johnson’s veto, dividing the South into five military districts and outlining how new governments based on universal manhood suffrage were to be established. With the adoption of the 15th Amendment in 1870, a politically mobilized African-American community joined with white allies in the Southern states to elect the Republican Party to power, which brought about radical changes across the South. By late 1870, all the former Confederate states had been readmitted to the Union, and most were controlled by the Republican Party, thanks to the support of African-American voters.

In the same year, Hiram Rhoades Revels, a Republican from Natchez, Mississippi, became the first African American ever to sit in Congress. Although African-American Republicans never obtained political office in proportion to their overwhelming electoral majority, Revels and a dozen other African-American men served in Congress during Reconstruction, more than 600 served in state legislatures, and many more held local offices. However, in the late 1870s, the Southern Republican Party vanished with the end of Reconstruction, and Southern state governments effectively nullified the 14th and 15th Amendments, stripping Southern African Americans of the right to vote. It would be nearly a century before the nation would again attempt to establish equal rights for African Americans in the South.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/15th-amendment-adopted

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

March 30th, 2011
2:33 pm

Don’t push your luck, George.

Well, I got hauling to do but it sure would be fun to stick around and see if George W. can match LA/Grand Forks/WOW, etc. for most times banned from a blog. After awhile we’ll replace “Banned in Boston” with “Banned by Bookman.”

DebbieDoRight

March 30th, 2011
2:33 pm

Can one liberal on the blog please just admit that what the NBPPs did was wrong?

They were wrong. They did it to create controversy and it worked.

jt: What the feds are doing to these guys is a disgrace.It IS institutionalized racism. But you keep impowering them.(democrat lawyers).
Remember, there are more blacks in prison now than EVER were slaves, thanks to your Uncle Sugar daddy.

The feds are screwing them by HIRING them in a time when there’s a DEPRESSION? Well, I know a lot of unemployed people who’d line up for that screwing….just saying. And about the blacks in prison part, uncle sugar and dem lawyers part……well……..did you remember to take your pills today? Just asking.

George W

March 30th, 2011
2:33 pm

HEY GUYS JOE COOL IS OBSESSED WITH ME…….haha isnt it cute!!

Normal

March 30th, 2011
2:34 pm

AmVet

March 30th, 2011
2:13 pm

One of my favorites AmVet… :)

Keep Up the Good Fight!

March 30th, 2011
2:34 pm

jm…that link was to the direct record of 2010 voter initimidation claims against King Street Patriots.

George W

March 30th, 2011
2:35 pm

Debbie…..”people who’d line up for that screwing”??? Really!?!?! Where? haahha

getalife

March 30th, 2011
2:35 pm

Keep Up the Good Fight!

March 30th, 2011
2:35 pm

You may know King Street for their recent “True the Vote” fiction with Not-So-Breitbart as speaker………

The Teleprompter Caliphate of Socialist Union thugs - Bingo!

March 30th, 2011
2:35 pm

“How many soldiers did you……”

Host, its your move. For all the marbles.
For all the credibility of this newspaper.

carlosgvv

March 30th, 2011
2:36 pm

do you really believe that

I told you something you did not want to hear and you reacted in a typical liberal knee-jerk way, just as I knew you would. Calling me names does not invalidate anything I have said and will NOT make it go away.

Paul

March 30th, 2011
2:36 pm

Deep Throat

“Amvet why do you think so many take exception to you?”

Displaced frustration over not being able to make a reasonable counter to his points?

WOW

March 30th, 2011
2:36 pm

“A huge percentage of the time, I just ignore the posters here who I don’t value.

It infuriates them.”

What’s really sad is the fact that Vet actually thinks we conservatives care what he thinks. The only thing that infuriates other posters is that fact that you consistently use racist language towards white people and Jay accepts it.

Actually Vet, most of us feel sorry for you.

“It is much ado about nothing.”

So it’s ok for black people to be racists. Got it.

“If no one feels intimidated, if they aren’t making threatening motions, then they are within their rights to be there.”

I love hypocritical left wingers.

“What in the world are you talking about???”

mm, Granny never ever ever makes any sense.

TaxPayer

March 30th, 2011
2:36 pm

All I know is that every time SoCo posts that graphic of head in hand, I start feeling another bout of repression coming on.

jm

March 30th, 2011
2:36 pm

Keep – not very apparent, and I have no clue who the King Street Patriots are…

Joe Cool

March 30th, 2011
2:37 pm

@ TY

I say that because on 2 seperate occassions YESTERDAY Lil Georgie interjected some talk re: “blacks” and some figures.

In the 1st blog, he posted it (which had nothing to do with the topic), but since no one bit on his baiting, he decided to wait until the NEXT topic Jay posted (which again, had NOTHING to do with race at all) to repost his same drivel, which would lead one to try and understand this facination or obsession about such.

Paulo977

March 30th, 2011
2:38 pm

KeepUpthe
GoodFight
“has long been demonstrated that often minorities have been treated differently than the majority and that the treatment is adverse to minorities” Why do we have to keep on reminding the society that this is true?

Jay

March 30th, 2011
2:38 pm

jt, unless I’m missing something, those links don’t say what you claim they say. For example, you allege that 80 percent of black Americans with a job are employed by government. But the federal report that you cite says that black Americans make up just 17.3 percent of the federal workforce, not that far out of line with their share of the overall population.

Again, I could be missing something. Where does that 80 percent number come from?

DebbieDoRight

March 30th, 2011
2:38 pm

Tom Sowell sees hope for the African-American community in the new Census data

Praise Jesus!! Tom Sowell sees hope!!!

md: Check the definition of testimony………maybe we can help you understand it

a. A declaration by a witness under oath, as that given before a court or deliberative body.
b. All such declarations, spoken or written, offered in a legal case or deliberative hearing.
2. Evidence in support of a fact or assertion; proof.

Hope that clears that up……………

md

March 30th, 2011
2:38 pm

Funny how some (granny and ddr) just ignore evidence because it doesn’t jive with their preconceived ideas. Heresay DDR?

It’s right here, read it for yourselves:

http://www.usccr.gov/NBPH/04-23-2010_NBPPhearing.pdf

Amazing what talking points can do to an individual………..threats were made……period.

Harry Callahan

March 30th, 2011
2:38 pm

AmVet

March 30th, 2011
2:27 pm

“jewcowboy, don’t worry about it brother.”

“Regarding the endless personal attacks, etc, by a very small minority, as I noted earlier, it always sorts itself out in the long run.”

Harry Callahan

March 30th, 2011
2:39 pm

AmVet

March 8th, 2011
3:39 pm

“jm, go f your sorry self. “

Keep Up the Good Fight!

March 30th, 2011
2:39 pm

jm….I am sure you dont knwo who they are…Fox does not talk about them much. Maybe you’ll enjoy their handywork in falsifying posters at an event. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_AGWD7QT70

Mr_B

March 30th, 2011
2:39 pm

“that was a pretty useless link, but all voter intimidation should be prosecuted. And I’m not a “right winger”
You are correct sir. It’s just in this case, no one was intimidated.

stands for decibels

March 30th, 2011
2:40 pm

late to this one, but…

After reviewing thousands of pages of internal e-mails and notes and conducting 44 interviews with department staff members

J.C. on a pogo stick, how many teacher or police salaries could’ve been funded by what was likely spent on this absurd sop to the nation’s wingnuts?

Guy Incognito

March 30th, 2011
2:40 pm

I believe jt’s 80% figure comes from any gov’t position, not just fed. Also, gov’t schools must be included

Jay

March 30th, 2011
2:41 pm

As to George W., he also posted this gem the other day:

“hmmmm what else can you take from teh 60’s? Segregation was strong, gays were limited to virtually no rights, abortion was murder……hmmmm you are right I kind of liked those days.”

so yes, it’s pretty darn clear where he’s coming from, without even getting into his history on other AJC blogs.

Harry Callahan

March 30th, 2011
2:41 pm

“If no one feels intimidated, if they aren’t making threatening motions, then they are within their rights to be there.”

So if the Klan shows up at a polling place in a black neighborhood, that’s OK by you, as long as they don’t make any threatening motions?

jm

March 30th, 2011
2:41 pm

Jay, ever hear of that “broken windows” theory of policing?

These guys just broke the window. Next we’ll have people voting twice and thinking that’s ok (already happens sadly), then a variety of other things.

The 2012 election will probably be very sad to watch in many ways, no matter who wins.

Harry Callahan

March 30th, 2011
2:42 pm

“You are correct sir. It’s just in this case, no one was intimidated.”

So if the Klan shows up at a polling place in a black neighborhood, that’s OK by you, as long as they don’t make any threatening motions?

jm

March 30th, 2011
2:42 pm

Keep 2:39 – before you accuse me of being glued to Fox, you might go get some facts rather than just lobbing insults

Deep Throat

March 30th, 2011
2:43 pm

Paul, Paul, Paul , I did not know you were the Amvet, I did know several people posted with different names but I did not expect that from you.

Harry Callahan

March 30th, 2011
2:43 pm

“J.C. on a pogo stick, how many teacher or police salaries could’ve been funded by what was likely spent on this absurd sop to the nation’s wingnuts?”

So if the Klan shows up at a polling place in a black neighborhood, that’s OK by you, as long as they don’t make any threatening motions?

Liberals are so funny………..

AmVet

March 30th, 2011
2:44 pm

Redneck and Normal,

Good times in the asylum.

Niiice Paul.

Sometimes I feel like Randall P. McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Other times?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZPE82q2qoQ

George W

March 30th, 2011
2:44 pm

Jay….POST THE REST OF THAT POST……You left out the sarcasm near the end. Great work…..

md

March 30th, 2011
2:44 pm

“I sure hope these rabid demands for voter intimidation include these reported cases….should these not be investigated fully and completely? Are the right wingers appalled that these accusations of intimidation were looked into by the local clerks office and that no further action was taken?”

I get the sense that you posted that in defense of this case……….

Last I checked, wrong was wrong………regardless which “side” it comes from.

Joe Cool

March 30th, 2011
2:44 pm

@ Georgie

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzZZZZZZ (=|
Dont be mad you got called out.

DebbieDoRight

March 30th, 2011
2:45 pm

GeorgeW:Debbie…..”people who’d line up for that screwing”??? Really!?!?! Where? haahha

You’re silly! :)

Taxpayer: All I know is that every time SoCo posts that graphic of head in hand, I start feeling another bout of repression coming on.

You’re silly too!! :)

George W

March 30th, 2011
2:45 pm

Joe….not mad…smiling all day every day.

Harry Callahan

March 30th, 2011
2:45 pm

Jay, would you like to weigh in on Bill Maher’s use of vulgarities to attack Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann on HBO? Or is that just like the Black Panther’s thing, it’s OK as long as the victims are conservatives?

George W

March 30th, 2011
2:47 pm

Harry….you are spot on.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

March 30th, 2011
2:47 pm

jm…did not accuse you of being glued to fox nor did I sling any insults but interesting that you find a statement that “Fox does not talk about them much” to be an insult. I don’t blame you for misinterpreting a statement abot Fox to be an insult.

Harry Callahan

March 30th, 2011
2:48 pm

I surmise from the positions taken on this blog by the usual lib suspects that it’s OK for the Klan to show up at polling places in black communities, as long as they don’t make threatening motions or engage in verbal intimidation. Do I have that right?

ragnar danneskjold

March 30th, 2011
2:48 pm

Dear Jay @ 2:38, I don’t know, but I share your doubt on the 80% number. While I suspect the percentages for black unemployment and black self-employment and black state employment are probably higher than for the population as a whole, I still don’t see it approaching anywhere near 80% of the total black population. Still, the real number is probably out there, or calculable from DOL data. Surely there is some econ grad student out there who wants to run the numbers.

jm

March 30th, 2011
2:49 pm

Um jay, why are me Lee Atwater comments getting banned?

md

March 30th, 2011
2:49 pm

“testimony is a solemn attestation as to the truth of a matter”

Truth isn’t restricted to court Deb……………

Jay

March 30th, 2011
2:49 pm

Harry, I think Maher’s language was vile. I gave up watching him a long time ago for just that reason. He’s a left-wing Coulter — they’re friends, you know — and I have no use for either.

DebbieDoRight

March 30th, 2011
2:49 pm

md – 201 pages!!! Good grief, just tell us what page you are citing man and be done with it!! No one in their right mind is going to through 201 pages of legal mish mash if they don’t have to!!!

jm

March 30th, 2011
2:49 pm

Jay, there’s a certain named that’s banned by the technology? Lee?

Joe Cool

March 30th, 2011
2:49 pm

“So if the Klan shows up at a polling place in a black neighborhood, that’s OK by you, as long as they don’t make any threatening motions?”

NOPE, Never okay!
But they know they’d get their bed sheet wearing azzes handed to them.

Harry Callahan

March 30th, 2011
2:49 pm

Hello? Can I please get a liberal to respond to the Klan question?

stands for decibels

March 30th, 2011
2:50 pm

I think I get Harry’s point now.

Two doofuses calling themselves the New Black Panthers somehow equals a century of domestic terrorism against African Americans.

jm

March 30th, 2011
2:50 pm

Jay, Lee A-t-w-a-t-e-r is banned? Huh?

HDB

March 30th, 2011
2:50 pm

jt
March 30th, 2011
2:21 pm
“Remember, there are more blacks in prison now than EVER were slaves…”

Have you ever thought that the reason that occurs is that they have been TARGETED?? Incidents like this occur DAILY!!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/supreme-court-rules-against-exonerated-death-row-inmate-who-sued-prosecutors/2011/03/29/AF8tZPwB_story.html

Jay

March 30th, 2011
2:50 pm

No, jm, there’s a certain four-letter combination in Atwater that the BlueNose finds objectionable.

md

March 30th, 2011
2:50 pm

“You are correct sir. It’s just in this case, no one was intimidated.”

I suggest you also read the testimony in my link…………….Mr Hill stated under oath that the poll watchers had been intimidated…

Harry Callahan

March 30th, 2011
2:51 pm

Joe Cool

March 30th, 2011
2:49 pm

“So if the Klan shows up at a polling place in a black neighborhood, that’s OK by you, as long as they don’t make any threatening motions?”

“NOPE, Never okay!”

Then I assume you can tell me why that would be any different from the New Black Panther incident?

jm

March 30th, 2011
2:51 pm

Jay 2:50 – well that’s totally whack. Hell, everyone should be able to roast Lee Atw-ter for what he did.

Lord rest his soul.

ragnar danneskjold

March 30th, 2011
2:52 pm

Correction @ 2:48, total WORKING black population – I think that was the claim.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

March 30th, 2011
2:52 pm

md… I agree. So why is it seemingly that neither the Republican state of Texas nor the DOJ investigating? Why do we not hear about the rage about these claims of initimidation? Could it be that the King Street Patriots are really tea partiers?

md

March 30th, 2011
2:52 pm

“md – 201 pages!!! Good grief, just tell us what page you are citing man and be done with it!! No one in their right mind is going to through 201 pages of legal mish mash if they don’t have to!!!”

I’m not the one that called it heresay……………….either read it or go on believing your falsehoods………

Harry Callahan

March 30th, 2011
2:52 pm

“stands for decibels

March 30th, 2011
2:50 pm

“I think I get Harry’s point now. ”

No, clearly you don’t, but I have gathered from your posts on this blog that reasoning and critical thinking aren’t your strong suits.

AmVet

March 30th, 2011
2:52 pm

“Jay, there’s a certain named that’s banned by the technology? Lee?”

jm, I too discovered that recently. So I got resourceful and just renamed him A$$water.

Fortunately for his ardent fans, the name Karl Rove is still OK with the evil censoring bot…

jt

March 30th, 2011
2:53 pm

Jay–considering that blacks suffer an unemployment rate close to 20%. (see link) The prison industrial complex takes another unproportional bite out of the population. The high percentage of unwed mothers that are stay at home, , the above figures of non-proportional government hires, and the latest census figures, with my trusty TRS 80 and extrapolation………….over 80% work for the government.(not that I trust any government figure). The situation is probably worse.

I am not necessarily saying this is bad. Merely stating one reason why blacks overwelmingly vote democratic.

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t02.htm

Granny Godzilla

March 30th, 2011
2:53 pm

md

nice try, but that link does not include the testimony of Larry Counts….

. So did you actually ever see the Black Panthers?

A. No I never seen them…

—————————-
Q. Did you ever become aware – and I know I asked you this but let me run through it – did you become aware that members of the New Black Panther Party were outside?

A. No….

—————————–
Q. did anybody from the Republican Party come in and speak to you during election day?

A. No.

Q. Let me be specific. There is a tall gentleman who was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. His name is Chris Hill. Did he come in and speak to you?

A. Not that I recall, no.

Q. I’ll be explicit. If Mr. Hill is on videotape saying that he spoke to you and you indicated that you were afraid, you don’t recall any statement like that to Mr. Hill.

A. No. I had no reason to be afraid.

————————————
Q. And you never heard anybody inside the election room say that there are two members of the Black Panther Party outside?

A. No. Nobody was, you know. Communicating or talking about no Black Panthers on the inside.

——————————-
Q. Mr. Counts I only want you to refer to the photo at the bottom of the scene.

A. I ain’t never seen those two guys.

Q. OK just to be explicit so it’s in our written record, there appear to be two members of the – - I won’t even say that they are members of the New Black Panther Party — but the two gentlemen there in dark black uniforms and one of them has a nightstick. You don’t recall seeing either one of those gentlemen on election day. Is that right?

A. No…

—————–
Q. did you see any voters turned away at the polling site?

A. No.

Q. Did anybody who came in to vote indicate that they were concerned or worried about their safety?

A. No.

My previous link had embedded links to the transcript….

jm

March 30th, 2011
2:53 pm

I guess I can thank the BlueNose for stopping that four letter word (and others) though…..

AmVet

March 30th, 2011
2:54 pm

So that’s the deal, Jay?

LOLOLOLOLOLOL!

This dumb farmboy would never have figured it out!

Keep Up the Good Fight!

March 30th, 2011
2:54 pm

Harry, poor thing…everyone ignoring your silly comments because we all know the KKK has the legal right to protest in a black community or a jewish Chicago community. That is the 1st Amendment. They do not have the right to initimidate voters in any community.

Next

ty webb

March 30th, 2011
2:55 pm

now now Jay. Coulter can also be pretty rough on her opposition, but Maher can’t hold a candle to her wit nor her intellect. Maher thinks he can say anything, and because he’s on HBO he can add the f-word to it and it’s comic genius. Both are rather adept at generating PR and that sells.

jt

March 30th, 2011
2:55 pm

HDB

You are preaching to the choir.
I am aware of Federal institutionilized Racism.

md

March 30th, 2011
2:56 pm

“So why is it seemingly that neither the Republican state of Texas nor the DOJ investigating? Why do we not hear about the rage about these claims of initimidation? Could it be that the King Street Patriots are really tea partiers?”

Have to ask them……..

Not on the right blog………(so ask Jay)

Who knows………..

George W

March 30th, 2011
2:56 pm

Granny….Lie Lie Lie Lie

George W

March 30th, 2011
2:57 pm

AmVet…..farmboy….hmmmm hardworking, earns a living and provides for others. I kinda like that name.

Let me see if I can think one up for you….

come on Jay!

March 30th, 2011
2:58 pm

Yes, where IS your outrage over a comedian like Bill Maher making offensive jokes about Palin and Bachmann?? This seems like cutting edge news – a comedian mocking a politician????

Harry Callahan

March 30th, 2011
2:58 pm

Keep Up, poor thing…everyone ignoring your silly posts because we all know you are a typical liberal hypocrite, and know damn well that it would be plastered on the news 24/7 and would be Priority #1 of hte Justice Dept if the KKK attempted any such thing…

DebbieDoRight

March 30th, 2011
2:58 pm

md: testimony is 2. Evidence in support of a fact or assertion; proof.

THAT is considered testimony. It is made and/or affirmed in a legal context; as this case is legal in its bearing, just by saying something is “truth therefore testimony” is absurd.

Harry C: surmise from the positions taken on this blog by the usual lib suspects that it’s OK for the Klan to show up at polling places in black communities, as long as they don’t make threatening motions or engage in verbal intimidation. Do I have that right?

No you’re wrong. If you would’ve taken the time to read the posts that were posted earlier (by both cons and dems); you would’ve seen we’ve already been over that one. It makes no sense to go over it again just because you came in late to the conversation and are too lazy to read what was previously posted.

jm

March 30th, 2011
2:59 pm

AmVet 2:52 – thanks for the tip. If only my mind was more in the gutter than it already is, I probably would have figured it out without Jay’s help….

Granny Godzilla

March 30th, 2011
3:00 pm

George W

March 30th, 2011
2:56 pm
Granny….Lie Lie Lie Lie

transcript, transcript, transcript

Harry Callahan

March 30th, 2011
3:01 pm

“Yes, where IS your outrage over a comedian like Bill Maher making offensive jokes about Palin and Bachmann?? This seems like cutting edge news – a comedian mocking a politician????”

I’m pretty sure that if Rush Limbaugh used those terms to describe Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama there would be a Congressional Hearing by the end of the day, and he’d be off the air in 24 hours.

BUt you can pretend there’s no double standard all you wish, just as you are doing with the NBP thing…we understand…

George W

March 30th, 2011
3:01 pm

Transcript doesnt make it truth….just ask Barry Bonds.

AmVet

March 30th, 2011
3:02 pm

Regarding farmboys and speaking of fellow Jayhawks, on this date in 1932, one of my very greatest heroes, Amelia Earhart, becomes the first woman to make a solo crossing of the Atlantic.

ragnar danneskjold

March 30th, 2011
3:02 pm

Funny, Usually Censors Know That Hardly Ever Can Evading Notes Slide Over Readers. Unless creating an acronym.

1811/1801 - 0311/0317

March 30th, 2011
3:02 pm

Can anyone say WHITEWASH (no pun intended) !

Joe Cool

March 30th, 2011
3:02 pm

“Then I assume you can tell me why that would be any different from the New Black Panther incident?”

Honestly, 2 black dudes in fatigues wouldnt make me initially notice them, because i dont know what this NBP is suppose to look like.
Yet, if i saw two white dudes dressed in their mommas finest bed sheets I think i’d readily identify them and what their purpose was.

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

March 30th, 2011
3:02 pm

Is this a case of Americans getting dumber or getting wiser?

“SHOCK POLL: 43% Don’t Know Obama’s Religion…”

1811/1801 - 0311/0317

March 30th, 2011
3:03 pm

George W:

Don’t you know people NEVER lie under oath? Just ask Clinton.

Kamchak

March 30th, 2011
3:04 pm

Bill Maher is a faux populist douchebag asshat always on the lookout for a running mob to jump in front of and say, “Wait, where are you going? I want to lead you.”

Silly cons didn’t mind being lead by him during his Politically Incorrect campaign.

George W

March 30th, 2011
3:04 pm

1811…..no kidding!

getalife

March 30th, 2011
3:04 pm

The welcher is back.

I will be good Jay but your trolls are lame and boring.

Just sayin.

Harry Callahan

March 30th, 2011
3:05 pm

So…question for you libbies who are telling us there was no evidence to support charges against the New Black Panthers, and it was all hearsay…

How did you feel about the Anita Hill accusations against Clarence Thomas?

Jay

March 30th, 2011
3:05 pm

Harry claims:

“we … know damn well that it would be plastered on the news 24/7 and would be Priority #1 of the Justice Dept if the KKK attempted any such thing….”

Actually, Harry, your assertion has already been tested and proved false. Back in 2006, a group of anti-immigrant Minutemen showed up at a polling place and began interrogating and trying to intimidate Hispanic-looking voters. One of the Minutemen even had a handgun strapped to his hip.

Did that become a huge media cause celebre, as you claim? Did the decision of the Bush Justice Department not to pursue criminal or civil charges become a national scandal on Fox News?

The answer to both questions is no.

stands for decibels

March 30th, 2011
3:06 pm

What I learned from Harry today:

Two doofuses run off a polling station because locals found them annoying = a century of domestic terrorism against millions of Americans.

this place is a font of in-fro-mayshun!

George W

March 30th, 2011
3:06 pm

Jay….interesting video on Sharia Law….yes it if Fox News and Bill but watch and think about it.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=76d_1301500529

Harry Callahan

March 30th, 2011
3:06 pm

“SHOCK POLL: 43% Don’t Know Obama’s Religion…”

Obama doesn’t know his religion, why should anyone else?

George W

March 30th, 2011
3:07 pm

jay can you post video of the minutemen at the poling station?

JohnnyReb

March 30th, 2011
3:07 pm

Several good posts countering Bookman, including the observation the Justice Department has concluded the Justice Department handled the case correctly with no racial bias.

You can write it, talk it, debate it till the cows come home. I saw the video. Two panthers in the wrong place at the wrong time breaking voting rights laws. And, based on the stellar individuals involved having demonstrated their agendas in other videos, it makes it extremely difficult absence the race card to conclude they did nothing wrong. If you believe they did nothing wrong, we have ocean front property in Arizona for you.

As to “too many people have too much invested in feeling themselves the downtrodden victim of the black man…” That one is right up there with historic ridiculous statements. Even white supremacists blame white men, not blacks, for the overreach in laws ending discrimination. I have yet to meet someone who feels a victim of the black man.

Personally, I try to treat everyone equal, but I must admit to being extremely weary of the race card and its standard actors such as Jessie, Al, et al.

Harry Callahan

March 30th, 2011
3:07 pm

Jay @ 3:05…

So you’re OK with the Minuteman incident, just as you’re OK with the Black Panthers incident?

TaxPayer

March 30th, 2011
3:07 pm

DebbieDoRight,

I was trying to be silly with my post but I don’t know about GeorgeW.

jm

March 30th, 2011
3:08 pm

Jay 3:05 – but it dern sure well should’ve been prosecuted.

Uh....

March 30th, 2011
3:08 pm

Wasn’t Rush just on the air this week making fun of Michelle Obama’s wight? What a real man, mocking the wife of someone with whom he disagrees politically.

Anyhoo, when do the hearings start????