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Friday, October 29, 2010


The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has released its report on its findings relative to the handling of the New Black Panther Party case involving the voting rights section of the Civil Rights division of the Department of Justice. The report not only finds that high level officials in the Department were involved and tried to cover it up.

Via the Washington Post:
The Justice Department has tried to hide the involvement of high-level political officials in the dismissal of a controversial voter-intimidation lawsuit against members of the New Black Panther Party, a federal commission concluded in a draft report.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights said the department's reversal in the case, which drew criticism from conservatives, indicates that its Civil Rights Division is failing to protect white voters and is "at war with its core mission of guaranteeing equal protection of the laws for all Americans.''
Recently, Darrell Issa was quoted as saying there is "not a chance" of impeaching Obama. If this case of ignoring voter intimidation coupled with a subsequent cover-up reaches to the White House, Issa better start changing his tune. Moreover, of all the things the Obama administration could be investigated for, the case of the New Black Panther Party should be at the top of the list.

Floyd Brown of the Impeach Obama Campaign is doing interviews on this very thing.


U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) led the House floor in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance back in 2002 and clearly omitted the words 'under God.' A blogger was able to find footage of this event and it managed to go viral. Perhaps even more amazing than McCollum omitting those two words while appearing adamant and indignant while doing so is how she has reacted to the fact that she actually omitted those two words. In a press release, she actually blamed conservatives.

First, here's the video from 2002:

Now for the Press Release:
October 26, 2010 -- McCollum Honors Pledge of Allegiance and “One Nation Under God"

Congresswoman condemns radical right-wing agenda of hate, intolerance and racism

St. Paul, MN -- Congresswoman Betty McCollum honors and respects the Pledge of Allegiance and believes the United States is one Nation under God. She has led the Pledge of Allegiance on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives numerous times as can be seen in these video links.

Conservatives are using an eight year old video clip to incite hate, racism, and intolerance among Tea Party Republicans. This right-wing effort to call into question Congresswoman McCollum's Christian faith, her belief in God, and her patriotism is blatantly anti-American and all too similar to the extremists who earlier this year mailed a soiled American flag to her Congressional office and threatened the Congresswoman with violence.

Congresswoman McCollum rejects this radical agenda and condemns the extremist tactics behind this poisonous political exploitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
The site that originally posted the video from 2002, Norcalblogs, is reporting that McCollum staffers are posting comments on his site and one of the arguments - if you can believe this one - is that McCollum didn't say "Under God" because she was taking a breath.


h/t to Gateway Pundit


U.S. Rep. from Texas, Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Houston) is apparently trying to leverage two things in her favor while reaching out to Attorney General Eric Holder - she's black and she's a Democrat. Perhaps she was further emboldened by how the New Black Panther Party case of voter intimidation was handled by Holder's department. Lee is calling on Holder to send people to her district to monitor what she is calling instances of voter intimidation. I'm not making this up.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) is asking the Department of Justice to investigate whether tea party groups are intimidating black and Hispanic voters in her district.

Jackson Lee has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to send poll monitors to her district on Nov. 2 to make sure the King Street Patriots, a local conservative voter turnout and tea party group, aren’t stopping people from voting.

“Many of these incidents of voter intimidation have been occurring in predominately minority neighborhoods and have been directed at African-Americans and Latinos,” she said in the letter. “It is unconscionable to think that anyone would deliberately employ the use of such forceful and intimidating tactics in 2010 to undermine the fundamental, constitutional right to vote.”
The Politico article goes on to say that the King Street Patriots are openly welcoming such visits. In fact, in light of what was revealed last week, Lee may be overplaying her hand as there are written accounts from poll watchers in her district that she herself was electioneering at voting booths in her district.

Via Liberty Pundits:
Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Houston) violated election laws when, on Tuesday, October 19 [corrected: date was wrongly noted as the 18th], she entered into Acres Home Multiservice Community Center, walked to where the voting booths were looking for the poll watchers, greeted voters there, and then found and confronted the poll watchers before being directed to, and then asked by, the presiding judge Bernard Gurski to leave the area.
Let's get this straight. An elected official is electioneering at polling stations within her district, is asked to leave for violating the law, and then that same elected official complains to the U.S. Attorney General that voter intimidation is taking place.

Huh? It gets better. Lee apparently tried to confront the alleged voter intimidation first hand while electioneering illegally at the polling station:
While this occurred, the poll watcher heard Lee loudly say to the crowd in the voting area,”I’ve heard a lot of complaints about voter intimidation by poll watchers. I am not going to allow voter intimidation.”

The poll watcher started writing the incident down.

Lee then went to the poll watcher and asked,”What’s your name? Who do you represent?”

A poll watcher is not allowed to speak in the polling area, so directed Congresswoman Lee to the presiding judge. The poll watcher said that Congresswoman Lee indicated that she wanted names to report to the Department of Justice for voter intimidation.
Perhaps we are witnessing some unintended consequences for the leadership of the Justice Department after they so egregiously dropped voter intimidation charges against the Black Panthers. A U.S. Representative allegedly breaks election laws and is attempting to intimidate those who upheld those laws through the U.S. Department of Justice.

We're about to see if Eric Holder has any limit at all to how low he'll go.

h/t tot Gateway Pundit
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