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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Liberal Writer who Lost Daughter in Lockerbie Bombing Slams Obama

When Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988 one of the 259 deaths was that of Theodora Cohen. She was the son of a very liberal writer named Richard Cohen, who went to great lengths to get the vote out for Obama in 2008. Seeing Gadhafi brought to justice is something Cohen has wanted desperately for more than 20 years.

Via Investors Business Daily with big h/t to American Thinker:
In calling for the imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya, various American politicians and others have mixed their historical metaphors to make their point. They cite America's refusal to stop the genocide in Rwanda and our tardy response to the slaughter of civilians in the Balkans.

However, Libya is — or has been — different. This is a civil war of some kind — the people vs. the government. No genocide has been ordered and no genocide has yet been carried out. Libya is not Rwanda. Libya is not the Balkans.

But it could be. And to preclude that possibility it would be productive if the Obama administration got its marbles out of its mouth. Its pronouncements thus far have been all over the lot: Gadhafi must go ... but not if he really doesn't want to.
Whether he is conscious of it or not, Cohen pumps up Reagan and slams Obama for the very same reasons conservatives do both. Obama is weak and Reagan was not.
It remains urgent to get Gadhafi's attention and let him know that the U.S. will not permit him to slaughter his opponents as Saddam did the Shiites and Kurds — to the everlasting shame of the inert George H.W. Bush.

Obama and Gadhafi are a mismatch. The president is a thinker; Gadhafi is a killer. Unless Obama and the West do something, there's a bloodbath coming. Just ask the Cohens. Gadhafi killed their daughter.
As American Thinker rightfully points out, a liberal only seems to ultimately discover these truths when they have skin in the game.

Another aspect to the Libyan crisis that many on both the left and the right seem to be overlooking is that regardless of how bad Gadhafi is, the alternative to him would likely be far worse.

Anyway, read it all.

UPDATE: The poster below may be correct. A similar comment was posted by one of the American Thinker posters. If Thier is incorrect about this very important claim, which is inherent to his argument, it is a major oversight. I have submitted an inquiry to American Thinker in an effort to clarify. Thanks to AJTerra10 for bringing this forward. Stay tuned.

Eric Holder Tells City of Dayton that an 'F' = Passing

If you work for the Eric Holder Justice Department, you have to operate from a premise that says a minority who fails a test he / she must pass to become a police officer in Dayton, OH is a victim of bias. Holder's solution? Dayton must lower the passing grade to the equivalent of an 'F' in order to compensate for this bias.

Via Dayton's News:
DAYTON -- The Dayton Police Department is lowering its testing standards for recruits.

It's a move required by the U.S. Department of Justice after it says not enough African-Americans passed the exam.

Dayton is in desperate need of officers to replace dozens of retirees. The hiring process was postponed for months because the D.O.J. rejected the original scores provided by the Dayton Civil Service Board, which administers the test.

Under the previous requirements, candidates had to get a 66% on part one of the exam and a 72% on part two.

The D.O.J. approved new scoring policy only requires potential police officers to get a 58% and a 63%. That's the equivalent of an ‘F’ and a ‘D’.
The first question I have is, 'Why is the DOJ involved in a local matter at all?' Then again, doesn't this intrusiveness only serve to reinforce the claims of both J. Christian Adams and Christopher Coates? The two attorneys (Adams resigned to testify against the DOJ), testified under oath that there was a policy inside the DOJ that said voting rights cases that involved black defendants were not to be pursued.

After all, blacks are Holder's 'people.' Why not lead them down the path of least resistance?

The City of Dayton should not cave to this intimidation and should fight the DOJ in the public arena. If Arizona garnered the majority of public support in its battle with the Feds, imagine how much support a city in Ohio would get.

h/t Daily Caller

Video: Rep. Steve King on Stopping the $105 Billion Snuck into Obamacare

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is not giving up the fight on de-funding the $105 Billion that was snuck into Obamacare to fund it over the next ten years. The point is very well taken and something that every Republican elected this past November on the 'Repeal / De-fund' Obamacare platform should give serious consideration to.

Rep. Steve King says House Republicans should stick together and vote against any long-term spending agreement that doesn’t block funding for President Barack Obama’s health care law — even if it leads to a government shutdown.

And if that doesn’t work, he says, they should try it again when it’s time to raise the debt ceiling this spring.

“We’ve just got to dig in,” King said in an interview for the POLITICO series “Health Care Reform: One Year Later.” “This is the hill to fight on. This is the time to do it.

“You know that they’re like Santa’s elves in there, 24/7, energetically implementing Obamacare to get it in place, so they can expand this dependency class in America and get the roots of that malignant tumor down so deep that we can’t get ahold of it and pull it out,” King said. “That’s why I think we need to do it now.”
A little bit later in the POLITICO piece...
Now, King and Michele Bachmann of Minnesota — who has been sounding alarms about “secret” funding in the law — are trying a new tactic to knock it out. They’re rounding up signatures from other House Republicans for a letter to the GOP leadership warning that they’ll vote against any spending agreement that doesn’t shut down those funds — roughly $105 billion in appropriations that are automatically provided in the law.

“The more people that will sign on to a letter that will say that, the more there are, the stronger our position is and the more likely our leadership is to take that position, adopt it as their own and argue for it with Harry Reid and President Obama,” King said in the POLITICO interview.
It's hard to say how much support Bachmann and King have because they're not releasing the names of the members who sign their letter. Nonetheless, any freshman Republican elected as a direct result of the Tea Party influence will have betrayed their mandate less than three months into their first term unless he / she sides with King and Bachmann.

House Appropriations Committee chairman Hal Rogers (R-KS) seems to be throwing cold water on the idea though, saying that the funding issue is part of an appropriations bill, not an authorization bill. Once again, the Republicans insist on finding ways NOT to do something while the Democrats do whatever they want. It's one thing to refuse to do something that blatantly violates a law or rule; it's another thing entirely to refuse to do what's right when, at minimum, the issue in question is a gray area. Rogers was one of the members of the House leadership to whom the letter from Bachmann and King was addressed.

Here is part of the interview with King:

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