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White House to shift civil rights efforts

September 1st, 2009 . by TexasFred

White House to shift civil rights efforts

WASHINGTON - Seven months after taking office, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is reshaping the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division by pushing it back into some of the most important areas of American political life, including voting rights, housing, employment, bank lending practices and redistricting after the 2010 census.

As part of this shift, the Obama administration is planning a major revival of high-impact civil rights enforcement against policies, in areas ranging from housing to hiring, where statistics show that minorities fare disproportionately poorly. President George W. Bush’s appointees had discouraged such tactics, preferring to focus on individual cases in which there is evidence of intentional discrimination.

To bolster a unit that has been battered by heavy turnover and a scandal over politically tinged hiring under the Bush administration, the Obama White House has also proposed a hiring spree that would swell the ranks of several hundred civil rights lawyers with more than 50 additional lawyers, a significant increase for a relatively small but powerful division of the government.

The division is “getting back to doing what it has traditionally done,�? Mr. Holder said in an interview. “But it’s really only a start. I think the wounds that were inflicted on this division were deep, and it will take some time for them to fully heal.�?

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White House to shift civil rights efforts

I have been called a RACIST by a few individuals because of my views on how to handle the huge influx of illegal invaders to this nation. Those few individuals have no idea what a REAL racist looks like. I would suggest they look no further than Washington, D.C. If you want to see exactly what racism looks like, look at Barack Hussein Obama and his Attorney General, Eric Himpton Holder, Jr., the 82nd and current Attorney General of the United States.

I have to say, the racism I see today is perpetrated by those that claim to be the victims of racism. Yet every man, woman and child in this United States is given the exact same opportunity to excel in ANY field of endeavor in which they wish to participate.

You can truly be anything you want to be in America, the only thing that stands in your way is your own degree of willingness to accept failure. Case in point, Eric Holder and Barack Obama.

How can the 1st black POTUS and the 1st black AG sit there and say that there is not a wide open opportunity for ALL people?

The agency’s critics cite the downsizing of a voter intimidation case involving the New Black Panther Party, an investigation into whether an Arizona sheriff’s enforcement of immigration laws has discriminated against Hispanics, and the recent blocking of a new rule requiring Georgia voters to prove their citizenship. (Under the Bush administration, the division had signed off on a similar law requiring Georgia voters to furnish photographic identification, rejecting criticism that legitimate minority voters are disproportionately more likely not to have driver’s licenses or passports.)

The dropping of the case against the Black Panthers in the voter intimidation charges was one of the most blatant acts of preferential racial treatment I have ever seen. Black Panthers, armed with night sticks, stood menacingly at the entrance of a voting station(s)? I saw the video of this, it was sheer intimidation tactics. And that is not a crime worth prosecuting? Voter intimidation can’t be enforced and proven? Oh, but wait, the AG is black too.

Surely there’s no racial preference at work is there? :?

An Arizona sheriff’s enforcement of immigration laws has discriminated against Hispanics? Well, let’s just think about this for a moment. Are there any other large ethnic groups trying to enter the USA illegally? Would it be discriminatory to enforce those same immigration laws if we had a sudden influx of illegal invaders from Poland?

There was the recent blocking of a new rule requiring Georgia voters to prove their citizenship. Personally, I have NO problem with voters in THIS nation being identified and CONFIRMED as being real, ie; legitimate American citizens that are entitled to vote in OUR elections! Anyone that objects to showing identification or citizenship confirmation as a requirement of voting must have, in MY opinion, something that they are trying to hide. Voter irregularities or fraud perhaps?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder described the United States Wednesday as a nation of cowards on matters of race, saying most Americans avoid discussing unresolved racial issues.

In a speech to Justice Department employees marking Black History Month, Holder said the workplace is largely integrated but Americans still self-segregate on the weekends and in their private lives. SOURCE

And that’s a crime? It’s against the law for Americans to self-segregate?

“Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and I believe continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards,�? Holder said. SOURCE

And again I point out Holder himself, and his boss, Barack Obama, and I say, the only racism I am seeing is their own.

Most of this brouhaha is not nearly as much about racial equality as it is the attempt to lay blame on the Bush administration. That’s an effort the Obama administration is making on any number of fronts, Blame Bush.

This Civil Rights Division thing is, in MY opinion, one of the bigger HOT BUTTON issues they can come up with, and one that Obama and Company feel may help to turn around Obama’s rapidly falling poll numbers. And I am fully convinced, Obama WILL do whatever is necessary to salvage his presidency, up to, and including a manufactured crisis and a declaration of Martial Law.

The root of the problem is this, political popularity and CONTROL, and if Obama fears that he is losing, or has lost control of America, he WILL resort to desperate measures to regain that control!

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25 Responses to “White House to shift civil rights efforts”

  1. comment number 1 by: Silver Fox

    The race card is quickly becoming his last card and I’m beginning to think it will NOT work this time—it has been played in too many ways already. You are correct Fred, the biggest racist in this country is the slippery “man from Kenya or maybe Hawaii” named Barack Hussein Obama.

  2. comment number 2 by: HoosierArmyMom

    Under the Bush administration, the division had signed off on a similar law requiring Georgia voters to furnish photographic identification, rejecting criticism that legitimate minority voters are disproportionately more likely not to have driver’s licenses or passports.)

    Indiana is trying to pass a similar law. You see, in the Hoosier state anyone can go to the license branch, fill out a form, bring a birth certificate, SS Card, and a piece of mail to show you live here, and get a photo ID for about S10-15. So much for it being unfair to those who do not have a driver’s license or passport. But the Dems were fighting our passing the requirement tooth and nail. Their Shuck and Jive is truly amazing. I guess you can’t vote dead people as easily if they have to show photo IDs.

  3. comment number 3 by: Doc Roy

    Fred, here in good ‘ole Colorado all you have to have to register to vote is a utility bill with some name on it, preferably yours. Talk about shredding the system.

  4. comment number 4 by: extex_cop

    I think someone is trying to stack the deck…just how many ‘Race Cards’ does this deck have? I guess a better question would be….How many race cards are there going to be in this deck????
    I’m not sure this country will ever get back to what our Founding Fathers started or had in mind when they wrote The Constitution….that is if we don’t get this Administration under control. Jimmy Carter is going to look like a saint compared to Obama after he runs this country into the ground.

  5. comment number 5 by: Patrick Sperry

    Damn Roy! I had to come up with a certified birth certificate!

    This whole thing looks like racism to me. Against whites that is…

  6. comment number 6 by: minuteman26

    With every action these Marxists bastards are taking they are ensuring civil war within our borders. A war they may be itching for. This civil war will also be a race war because most blacks are too stupid to see what Obama is trying to accomplish at their expense. However what they are overlooking is that we outnumber them by a large margin and that we’re pissed and not going to put up with their crap any more. Bring it on and get your popcorn ready! Time to run the illegals out and hang the Commies; especially the ones in govt.

  7. comment number 7 by: Always On Watch

    In a speech to Justice Department employees marking Black History Month, Holder said the workplace is largely integrated but Americans still self-segregate on the weekends and in their private lives.

    So, Holder wants to put a stop to private decisions.

    Damn, this is one bold administration — for all the wrong causes.

  8. comment number 8 by: Silver Fox

    To hell with making it easier to vote—bring back the poll tax, the literacy test, and the property ownership requirement, and raise the voting age back to 21. Only tax-payers should be allowed to vote!!! This would get us out of the mess we are in!!!

  9. comment number 9 by: TexasFred

    If the voting age is raised to 21, then the minimum age of military service needs to be raised to 21 as well… If they can’t vote, they can’t serve, and vice versa…

    If a person can serve this nation, carry a rifle and maybe DIE in the process, we, at the very least, need to let them vote and drink a few LEGAL beers…

    I was a TAX PAYER at the age of 16, so, that part doesn’t really hold water for me…

    Poll Tax?? Well, OK… Literacy test?? That works too…

    Property ownership, not so much… Do you think there may be some Americans that are literate, tax paying renters??

  10. comment number 10 by: Silver Fox

    You make some good points Fred, actually I would make exceptions in the case of servicemen and I support lowering the drinking age to 18—thats what it was when I was a young man-I survived. As for property owners and non-property owners—I don’t believe non-property owners should be allowed to vote on questions of involving property tax and also people who cannot read or write english—well I have a problem with them voting. We have a one size fits all now and that is dangerous.

  11. comment number 11 by: TexasFred

    One thing I agree with, 100%, if they can’t read and write, and SPEAK English, NO VOTE…

    An American citizen, LEGAL citizen, should be allowed to vote on any and all issues, otherwise, we become a discriminatory hierarchy much similar to Not-So-Great Britain…

    18 should be THE magic number, we agree on that too, but you see, I can’t *make an exception* just because they are military… We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights. If it’s good for 1 18 year old, LEGAL U.S. citizen, it’s good for ALL 18 year old, legal U.S. citizens…

    My solution for non-English speaking ILLEGALS involves a lot of blood and bullets… :twisted:

  12. comment number 12 by: Silver Fox

    I would never agree to letting non-property owners vote for more property taxes—-that stinks and is repugant. They don’t have a dog in the fight and will almost always vote to soak the property owner. I love to deer hunt and don’t like the idea of city-slickers outlawing that. I own guns and don’t like the idea of liberal pansy’s telling me I can’t own my Desert Eagle. Common sense has to come into play at times. Everything isn’t spelled out in the Constitution. Rights now granted to the Federal government or to the states are reserved for the people to paraphrase the 10th.

  13. comment number 13 by: Silver Fox

    A correction on the above—”rights not granted” I put now.

  14. comment number 14 by: TexasFred

    So, you’re saying that non-property owners are NOT on the same page as property owners? And that in essence, all men are NOT create equally? Property owners are smarter than non-property owners?? Is that correct?

    I don’t own a home… I DID own a home, and 15 acres, but we lost it when I had 2 heart attacks and 2 emergency heart surgeries, I had everything insured but ME, and we took bankruptcy… It was a necessity… I was a business owner too, pretty successful if I do say so myself.

    I am really shocked to find out that I am NOT qualified to vote on a property tax measure…

    And you see, I also believe that EVERYTHING is spelled out in the constitution, and spelled out quite well, the vision of the framers was astounding… And this isn’t about hunting and the 2A, this is about equality…

  15. comment number 15 by: Silver Fox

    Fred, you misunderstood, I sold my house in FL when I retired and decided to rent here in Mississippi, found a nice rental property half a block from my sisters house—great location. Voting in property tax elections has nothing to do with IQ’s to me, an this is just a personal opinion, I should not have the right to raise his taxes while not raising mine simply because I rent. Its easy for a man who doesn’t smoke to vote to raise taxes on those who do—its easy for a man who doesn’t drink to raise taxes on a man who does—its easy for a man to support a draft if he has no sons of draft age—I’ve nothing against renters as I fall into that group as you do. I don’t smoke, but am shocked at the way smokers are treated—taxes,taxes and more taxes imposed by those who don’t smoke. Many locations do have laws that prevent non-property owners from voting in property tax elections—thats how it is here, I don’t know about your area.

    You did your job tonight—beginning to feel like I wrote a long post, but I enjoyed the exchange. I generally paint with a wide brush, but had to get out the fine one this evening—suppose I needed that.

  16. comment number 16 by: TexasFred

    Silver Fox, it’s always good to have a tete a tete like this with an extremely articulate person… And it seriously took my mind off of some very worrisome business I have been going through… :P

  17. comment number 17 by: HoosierArmyMom

    “Damn Roy! I had to come up with a certified birth certificate!”

    Well Patrick, it seems just to vote you had to meet a requirement that Obama got a “free pass on” in running for POTUS. Isn’t that a trip!

    TF, you just went to the top of my prayer list again. God Bless you friend.

  18. comment number 18 by: TexasFred

    Thank you HAM!! :)

  19. comment number 19 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    Ladies and gentlement of the jury, check your melanin at the door.

    The highest count receives the Lifetime Free Pass.


  20. comment number 20 by: Katie

    The race card has been played so often that it is worthless now. And dear Henry “Skip” Gates destroyed the idea of “White Guilt”.
    The whole issue of race is wearing thin, polls show it is, & the Black Community will learn that one fast enough.

  21. comment number 21 by: extex_cop

    Well….I didn’t think I had a dog in this fight…but he showed up.

    I can agree with several people in this blog and Fred has a lot of good points…but…and I maight add it’s a very big BUT.

    If we give all men equal right to vote on any issue that pops up…some of those issues don’t cover them. I agree with Silver Fox…if you don’t own property then you don’t need to be voting on my taxes. If every man younger (18) or old ( over 21 ) get the same right…then that shold apply to every man in this country legal or not. Don’t get me wrong….I don’t want them voting, but can we take it away because they are not citizens….after all they live here. Frankly educattion should be a main factor in voting…to me an illiterate is going to have problems voting on issues he does not understand…so should he be kept from voting. My grand father never made it oout of the fifth grade and could barely read and only write his name…..but yet he voted and fought in the tranches in Franch during WW1.

    There is a line that has to be drawn allowing people to vote and others not. I drive through Rowlett now and then and buy things there…but does that give me the right to vote in their elections.

    Rights are earned…..not just given…if you don’t believe that…then go down to the DMV and demand they give you a CDL…you have the right to have it after all. No…you have a right to earn it. An 18 yr old going in the armed service earns his right to vote on things that may one day effect his life. Property owners shold be the only ones voting of issues concerning property taxes…you don’t own property at the time of voting…you don’t vote,

    Do we allow pilots to fly us i planes after they turn 80???…NO…we have restrictions and laws that cover things so some of them out there can not force our ways and beliefs on others just because we feel we have the right too.

    Frankly I think everyone needs to take an IQ test to get a card to vote with….so if you are not smart enough to pass or score a resonable and acceptable number…you are out until you can. Giving an idiot a ballet is like giving a child a gun when he knows nothing about. The end results are going to be bad. Lines should be drawn and rights should be earned. This is not to say you can not get those rights…because every man is equal to try.

    Sorry for long post

  22. comment number 22 by: averageamerican

    What is getting overlooked is that renters do actually pay property taxes—through their landlords. I own my home but I still see it this way.

    Send every GD illegal HOME! Why should we be supporting their asses with free medical, free education, free everything else. I don’t care if they have been here for 20 years and never broke another law, they are breaking the law just being here! Our politicians may never fix this crap. The dems want to make them legal for their votes and the republicans want to keep them for the cheap labor. Sheriff Arpeio(spelling) is a HERO!

    Fred, you are exactly 100% correct about NObama and Holder being racists. There may still be racist whites in America, but I guarantee there are at least twice as many black racists. NObama, Holder, Rev Wright, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters, Charlie Rangel, Duval Patrick, Henry Louis Gates, every damn body in ACORN, and all the rest that feel whitey “owes” them something.

  23. comment number 23 by: Longstreet

    Allow me to toss this one into the mix: What about allowing retarded adults to vote? They do in my state.
    They are allowed “assistance” in the voting booth.

  24. comment number 24 by: Silver Fox

    Nothing like a little friendly arm wrestling amoung buddies, only thing—no one brought the beer!!!

  25. comment number 25 by: Patrick Sperry

    Friendly arm wrestling is one thing SF…