In a truly surprising move, the Senate has blocked the nomination of Debo Adegbile to the DoJ’s civil rights division. Adegbile is an NAACP lawyer who represented Mumia abu-Jamal, a Black Panther convicted of murdering Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.
The Senate filibustered President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division, with seven Democrats joining Republicans Wednesday in arguing his past history defending a convicted cop-killer made him the wrong man for the job.
The defeat of Debo P. Adegbile, who as a lawyer for the NAACP filed a brief arguing that former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal’s murder trial was tainted by racism, is a major blow to Mr. Obama. It comes even after Democrats changed the rules last year to overcome filibusters with just 50 votes — but on Wednesday Majority Leader Harry Reid couldn’t even muster all of his own troops.
It is inconceivable to me the “president” would nominate an NAACP lawyer who vigorously fought for a member of the Black Panthers, and claimed abu-Jamal’s conviction was tainted by racism. Everyone deserves representation, but if Adegbile’s go-to defense is racism, how impartial will he be at the leader of the civil rights division?…
Oh, I’m sorry, did I write “moves troops?” I meant to write Russia has invaded Ukraine, and they did so with all the bells and whistles; the types you usually see on armored personnel carriers.
Meanwhile, the United States does nothing.
Ukraine accused Russia of staging an “armed invasion” of Crimea on Friday as the ex-Soviet state’s ousted leader prepared to emerge defiant from five days of hiding after winning protection from Moscow.
Unidentified armed men were patrolling outside of Crimea’s main airport early Friday while gunmen were also reported to have seized another airfield on the southwest of the peninsula where ethnic Russians are a majority and where pro-Moscow sentiment runs high.
Not to worry; Secretary of State Seabiscuit is on the case:
US Secretary of State John Kerry attempted to relieve diplomatic pressure that has increasingly assumed Cold War overtones by announcing that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had assured him that Moscow “will respect the territorial integrity of Ukraine.”
They have already disrespected Ukraine’s territorial integrity. You know, with the invasion! Now what is the commander-in-chief going to do about this? Fly off to a fundraiser? Play a round of golf? What?
UPDATE: Well, I was half right. While Russian troops were landing in Crimea, Obama was declaring “Happy Hour” at a DNC fundraiser.
The Sochi Olympics are over, and Russian President Vladimir Putin is wasting no time intimidating his enemies.
Armed men seized the regional government headquarters and parliament in Ukraine’s Crimea on Thursday and raised the Russian flag, alarming Kiev’s new rulers, who urged Moscow not to abuse its navy base rights on the peninsula by moving troops around.
“I am appealing to the military leadership of the Russian Black Sea fleet,” said Olexander Turchinov, acting president since the removal of Viktor Yanukovich last week. “Any military movements, the more so if they are with weapons, beyond the boundaries of this territory (the base) will be seen by us as military aggression.”
This is the problem with electing a feckless, spineless, incompetent man President of the United States. Obama’s threats mean nothing to a former KGB agent. As a result, Russia (along with Iran and North Korea) feels free to threaten its neighbors with impunity.
Oh, and completely unrelated: Putin arrested over 200 protestors the day after the Sochi closing ceremonies, and a Russian spy ship docked in Havana yesterday.
The vice-president is back, now with 50% more idiocy.
Vice President Biden said new voter ID laws in North Carolina, Alabama, and Texas were evidence of “hatred” and “zealotry” during a Black History Month event.
The ruling struck down a provision of the law which required certain jurisdictions with a history of voting suppression to clear any changes in their voting laws with the Justice Department. The court said Congress could update the pre-clearance formula, but lawmakers have been unable to agree on new standards.
Now before you read on, keep this in the back of your mind: Obamacare applicants must provide proof of identification. You need to show a valid photo ID to enter Eric Holder’s workplace; the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building.
The gown Michelle Obama wore to this week’s state dinner is rumored to be worth over $10,000. The woman wears a $10,000 dress while her husband’s economy is swirling the toilet, but the Republicans are out of touch?
The dress first lady Michelle Obama wore at [Tuesday] night’s state dinner was the topic of discussion last night on CNN. One guest thought the cost of the dress was close to $10,000.
“Some people might call it periwinkle and it’s got this sort of jet bodice and everything, and I think it’s really pretty. But a dress like that from Mrs. Herrera could potentially run up to almost $10,000.”
Another guest on CNN last night thought the cost was about $12,000. “Well, by the way, I think that dress probably cost around $12,000. But that’s just my guess,” said Sally Quinn.
The worst part is the dress isn’t even flattering. I’m not trying to be snarky here, but look at her face. It seems as if she’s had some work done, but sadly, it hasn’t improved her features.
The best thing about Barack Obama’s second term? He’s not even pretending anymore. Worse still, he’s flaunting his insolence in front of world leaders now.
Via the pool report: At 4:45 POTUS and President Hollande walked out from a portico and strolled in Front of your pool with Leslie Bowman, president of the Monticello Foundation. Looking at a terrace she said that Jefferson loved to admire the landscape from there. POTUS said that he’d like to take a look and seemed delighted to “break the protocol”.
“That’s the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want” he quipped, walking to the terrace with his guest and Ms. Bowman. Pool now in the mansion as the leaders will come and visit Jefferson’s study.
The comment came around the time the White House announced it would be delaying the Obamacare mandate for some businesses unilaterally.
So this jackass crafts Obamacare, gloats when it becomes law, then breaks the law at every turn. Why wouldn’t he brag about doing whatever he wants when there is no one to stop him?
The Washington Free Beacon published excerpts from the memos of Hillary Clinton’s closest friend, Diane Blair. The excerpts show Clinton as a cold, calculating woman; in other words, there are few surprises.
On May 12, 1992, Stan Greenberg and Celinda Lake, top pollsters for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign, issued a confidential memo. The memo’s subject was “Research on Hillary Clinton.” Their conclusion: “What voters find slick in Bill Clinton, they find ruthless in Hillary.”
The full memo is one of many previously unpublished documents contained in the archive of one of Hillary Clinton’s best friends and advisers, documents that portray the former first lady, secretary of State, and potential 2016 presidential candidate as a strong, ambitious, and ruthless Democratic operative.
Of course, when you get down to brass
balls tacks, Hillary Clinton is the same woman both conservatives and liberals have despised since 1992:
…When [Bill] Clinton finally admitted to the relationship [with Monica Lewinsky] after repeated denials, Hillary Clinton defended her husband in a phone call with Blair. She said her husband had made a mistake by fooling around with the “narcissistic loony toon” Lewinsky, but was driven to it in part by his political adversaries, the loneliness of the presidency, and her own failures as a wife.
Typical liberal thinking. No one ever takes any personal responsibility. Shame on you, conservatives; YOU forced Bill Clinton to get a hummer from a fat chick!
Fry cook Darnell Summers appeared on Google Hangout with Barack Obama – is this a thing, because it sounds ridiculous – to whine about his hours being cut because of Obamacare. Naturally, the results were typical of a president who cares about voters solely on Election Day.
During a Google Hangout session on Friday, fry cook Darnell Summers told President Obama that his hours were cut due to the Affordable Care Act. “We were broken down to part time to avoid paying health insurance,” he said. Summers explained that he makes $7.25 an hour and has been on strike four times seeking a wage increase. “We can’t survive, it’s not livin’,” he said.
The president responded by urging states to increase the minimum wage. “I am working to encourage states, governors, mayors, state legislators to raise their own minimum wage,” Obama said.
The president did not address Summers’s comments about the healthcare law.
Of course he didn’t, because 1) he could not defend his ridiculous healthcare law, and 2) he doesn’t give a rat’s ass about Mr. Summers’ problem. Worse still, the “president” throws out a ludicrous argument about raising the minimum wage, which would cause businesses to lay off more workers, and make Mr. Summers’ problems worse.
You probably cannot keep it; at least according to the CBO.
Obamacare will push the equivalent of about 2 million workers out of the labor market by 2017 as employees decide either to work fewer hours or drop out altogether, according to the latest estimates Tuesday from the Congressional Budget Office…
The scorekeepers also said the rollout problems with the Affordable Care Act last year will mean only 6 million people sign up through the state-based exchanges, rather than the 7 million the CBO had originally projected.
But over the long run, Obamacare will eventually catch up and by 2020 only about 30 million people will be without insurance coverage — down from 45 million. That will mean about 92 percent of U.S. residents without guaranteed access to Medicare will have insurance coverage.
That sounds like a pretty good trade off. Sure, at least two million people will lose their jobs, but 15 million more will have insurance coverage; coverage they will never be able to afford. Note also there will still be 30 million people without insurance coverage. So much for Obama’s promise to cover every single American.
The First Lady is requesting donations to help the Democrats defend Obamacare. Is defending approved legislation now “a thing?” If so, I would like to raise money to defend leftists’ abortion rights.
First lady Michelle Obama is seeking $10 donations to protect Obamacare, her husband’s troubled health insurance system:
“Earlier this month, because of what you did, it became illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against the up to 129 million Americans living with pre-existing conditions. Young Americans are able to stay on their parents’ health care plans as they get on their feet, and we can now know that our insurance companies won’t put lifetime caps on our coverage.
That happened because you organized, you talked to your friends and neighbors, and you chipped in what you could, when you could, to elect Barack and a Congress who supported his agenda.
Today, I’m asking you to do it again. So before Barack gives his State of the Union address tomorrow, chip in $10 or more and help protect Obamacare.”
It’s bad enough the “president” is endlessly campaigning; now this shrew has to join in? I’d like to know where these donations are going, because I suspect they are lining this family’s pockets.