Monday | August 24, 2009
FRIDAY’S HEADLINES IN THE NEW YORK TIMES Included A CHARGE BY GOVERNOR PATTERSON THAT HE IS THE VICTIM OF RACISM IN HIS QUEST FOR ELECTION TO A FULL TERM.
And he follows this outrageous charge with a statement that President Obama is next.
This is nothing more than a desperate attempt to play the race card when there is no argument that as governor , he has done nothing to want the voters of New York state to re-elect him!
Thus he joins the ilk of many notorious race baiters like Obama’s pastor for twenty years. The Reverend Wright!
But clouded by the propaganda of this type tripe and the health care smears going out of the White House and Congress about anyone who dares oppose Obamacare. Is the fact that our justice department has been taken over by reverse racists who refuse to obey the Rule of Law.
The following is an excerpt from Saturdays Patriot Post that explains the preferential treatment the radical group Black Panthers is being afforded.
The outstanding example of this cynical manipulation of justice is how a case against the New Black Panthers, which the Department of Justice described as a “black super-racist organization,” has been quickly and quietly shelved with minimal attention to the law and the Constitution.
The evidence is right there on the videos recorded Election Day, 2008, when uniformed members of the Black Panthers showed up at a Philadelphia polling station, one of them wielding a billy club. They shouted insults and made threats: “Cracker, you about to be ruled by a black man,” one of the Panthers informed a voter. Two Republican poll watchers, a black couple, were called traitors to their race — an accusation that will be familiar to any white Southerner who stood up for simple decency back in the bad old days.
Thank goodness for modern technology, which can make any citizen with an iPhone and its camera a crusading reporter. When all this made the Internet, not even the Obama administration’s Justice Department could ignore what had happened on Philadelphia’s streets. Particularly after the department’s own investigation revealed that the New Black Panthers had called for “300 members to be deployed” at various polling places across the country.
So early this year, the Department of Justice proceeded to file a complaint against the Black Panthers, and specifically against the stormtroopers who were captured on video. So far, so fair.
A lawyer and survivor of many a legal battle for civil rights, Bartle Bull, filed an affidavit in support of the Justice Department’s complaint. He characterized the incident in Philadelphia as “the most blatant form of intimidation I have encountered in my life in political campaigns in many states, even going back to the work I did in Mississippi in the 1960s.”
But the Black Panthers didn’t even bother to respond to the charges — as if they were above the law. And maybe they are. Because after a court had ordered a default judgment against them, including one of their national leaders, the Justice Department caved. It dropped all charges against the Panthers except one, and that one was settled with a light tap on the wrist. The department got an injunction forbidding a member of the Panthers, identified as one Samir Shabazz, from brandishing a weapon at a polling place through November 15, 2012. How’s that for a tough defense of Americans’ right to vote without risking intimidation?
There doesn’t seem to be any explanation for this perversion of justice except the Panthers’ political pull with this new administration. This case is no longer about the Black Panthers so much as it is about a newly politicized Justice Department. At some point the career lawyers in the Justice Department’s civil rights division changed their minds about pressing charges — or had their minds changed for them. By whom? Why? Those questions need answering. Under oath.
Why hasn’t there been a greater sense outrage, betrayal or just disgust at the administration’s handling of this case? My theory: Because none of this comes as a surprise. What else could be expected when The People in their wisdom elect a president of the United States who’s a product of Chicago’s machine politics?
H. L. Mencken said it: “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.”