Barak Looks After His Own

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  1. OldRegular

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    THE WASHINGTON TIMES:
    Obama Administration Ignores Voter Intimidation


    Imagine if Ku Klux Klan members had stood menacingly in military uniforms, with nightsticks, in front of a polling place. Add to it that they had hurled racial threats and insults at voters who tried to enter.

    Now suppose that the government, backed by a nationally televised video of the event, had won a court case against the Klansmen except for the perfunctory filing of a single, simple document — but that an incoming Republican administration had moved to voluntarily dismiss the already-won case.


    Surely that would have been front-page news, with a number of firings at the Justice Department.

    The flip side of this scenario is occurring right now. The culprits weren’t Klansmen; they belonged to the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. One of the defendants, Jerry Jackson, is an elected member of Philadelphia’s 14th Ward Democratic Committee and was a credentialed poll watcher for Barack Obama and the Democratic Party when the violations occurred. Rather conveniently, the Obama administration has asked that the cases against Mr. Jackson, two other defendants and the party be dropped.

    The Voting Rights Act is very clear. It prohibits any “attempt to intimidate, threaten or coerce” any voter or those aiding voters.

    The explanation for moving to dismiss the case is shocking. According to the Department of Justice: "These same Defendants have made no appearance and have filed no pleadings with the Court. Nor have they otherwise raised any other defenses to this action. Therefore, the United States has the right ... to dismiss voluntarily this action against the Defendants." In other words, because the defendants haven't tried to defend themselves, the Justice Department won't punish them.

    By that logic, if a murderer doesn't respond to the charges, he should be let free. That's crazy.

    The Obama Justice Department did take one action against one of the four defendants: It forbade him from again "displaying a weapon within 100 feet of any open polling location" in Philadelphia. Given that it already was illegal to display a weapon at a polling place and that he was not even enjoined from carrying a weapon at polling places outside of Philadelphia, it is hard to see what this order accomplished.

    To read the entire editorial in The Washington Times, go here.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/may/29/protecting-black-panthers/
     
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    I don't know the merits of this, nor if it is an accurate reflection of events. Maybe so, maybe not. But I place no stock in The Washington Times, as it is a "Moonie" paper with a political agenda. To give it the assumption of truth, is like trusting a rabid vegan to recommend a good barbeque joint.
     
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    It seems pretty accurate. The event was well-covered. You can even see reports from several sources on YOUTUBE.
     
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    Obama Rpotects Black Panthers

    The flip side of this scenario is occurring right now. The culprits weren't Klansmen; they belonged to the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. One of the defendants, Jerry Jackson, is an elected member of Philadelphia's 14th Ward Democratic Committee and was a credentialed poll watcher for Barack Obama and the Democratic Party when the violations occurred. Rather conveniently, the Obama administration has asked that the cases against Mr. Jackson, two other defendants and the party be dropped.

    The Voting Rights Act is very clear. It prohibits any "attempt to intimidate, threaten or coerce" any voter or those aiding voters.

    The explanation for moving to dismiss the case is shocking. According to the Department of Justice: "These same Defendants have made no appearance and have filed no pleadings with the Court. Nor have they otherwise raised any other defenses to this action. Therefore, the United States has the right ... to dismiss voluntarily this action against the Defendants." In other words, because the defendants haven't tried to defend themselves, the Justice Department won't punish them.

    By that logic, if a murderer doesn't respond to the charges, he should be let free. That's crazy.


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    This behavior we're seeing from the president doesn't surprise me. First he nominates a racist Supreme Court Justice, now he's protecting the Black Panthers. While I don't like the Ku Klux Klan, The Aryian Brotherhood, or Skin Heads, I'm willing to bet that he won't offer protection for them either. Its not like any of those hate groups need protection anyway.
     
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    Nothing the abortionist in chief does surprises me, except he didn't nominate himself to the supreme court. That surprised me.
     
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    Merged 2 threads. LE
     
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    Surprise everyone, Surprise! Look what MP said! Surprise! Surprise! :applause::applause::smilewinkgrin::applause:
     
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    No news there. Cult leader Sun Myung Moon owns and runs the Times. Surprising (or maybe not) that you <pa edited - LE>.

    :sleeping_2::sleeping_2:

    Sleep tight OR & Rev. Moon!
     
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    Trying to derail this thread MP? Face it; your hero "bho" is a Fascist and a racist.
     
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    Typical name calling.
     
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    I called your abortionist hero “bho” a Fascist and racist. You had previously compared me to the heretic Moon so don’t pretend piety MP.
     
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    I did no such thing, and you know it. I questioned why you hold Moon's propaganda rag out as a reliable source.
     
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    "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts."- Daniel P. Moynihan
     
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    Don't let MP derail the thread because he doesn't like the content.
     
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    Now you go and show you haven't been keeping up. I said it may or may not be true. However I do not trust the Moonies to be a legitimate news source. Maybe you do. I do not.
     
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    You falsely assume that those who work for the Washington Times are moonies in an attempt to smear them just as you did me.

    You probably don't trust Fox either, just CNN and MSNBC.

    The fact is that the Obama Attorney General dismissed charges after they had been convicted and these arrogant jack booted thugs, as one liberal civil rights advocate named them, did not even show up for trial.

    I say again Obama is looking after his own.
     
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    everyone employed by the washington times is a moonie? got a source that says that?


    he doesn't trust any news agency thats says anything negative about obama and his behavior.
    but of course as we've been told, obama does nothng wrong and gets crucified.
     
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    That is not my assertion. However, the owners set the agenda. For example, I used to work at a news organization that was owned by Christian Scientists. They forbid us to report any medical stories.


    You have no idea what or whom I trust. I have criticized the President myself for several things, so you speak without knowledge. Best to remain silent about what others think unless you actually know.
     
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    no, I speak knowing whats been claimed on here.

    advice I am sure you will eventually begin to follow yourself.

    You said the moonies were not a legetimate news source, how do you know the writter of this article is a moonie, you don't know, knowledge you don't have, yet you make comment about it. your comment assumes everyone there is a moonie and therefore nothing can be trusted.
    of course if it were about bush you'd be posting it as fact yourself.
     

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