January 14, 2010

In subject matter order…

This story hasn’t exploded yet, but it’s been on simmer for a long time. There’s a huge scandal brewing at the Justice Department about how U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s office handled those civil rights lawyers who dared to bring action against those members of the Black Panthers intimidating and harrassing voters at a Philadelphia precint last November:

Attorney General’s staff ordered career lawyers, civil servants not political appointees, not to comply with legal subpoenas from the US Civil Rights Commission also llawful requests from Congressmen investigating this mysterious dropping of a voter intimidation case involving the New Black Panthers.

Then the AG has the career lawyers transferred.

I believe this is a story with legs and the state-run dino-media won’t be able to avoid it forever.

I’d like to think there’s a chance Martha Coakley could lose the election for Ted Kennedy’s old Senate seat next Tuesday, but you have to be realistic. This is, after all, Massachusetts, and the pols and their union cronies will do whatever it takes to put her over the top. This analysis tells you all you need to know just how uphill a battle Republican Scott Brown faces:

SEIU head Andy Stern, who we have noted is the most frequent visitor to the White House, has led his union’s furious fight for government-run health care.

In an interview last year, Stern said: “We try to use the power of persuasion first. If it doesn’t work, we use the persuasion of power.”

And you’re about to see that power put on full display.

Pat Robertson is a fool. Here’s an idea, Pat: go crawl back under the rock you came out of, you washed-up hateful old coot. Talk about giving Christianity a bad name…

This, from the man who promised “the most transparent administration in history” and who promised no less than eight times that he would have healthcare negotiations broadcast on C-SPAN. Guess not:

What was expected to be a morning meeting with the president on health care turned into all-day, intense negotiations with Democratic leaders trying to find compromise on differences over House and Senate health care bills…

Senior congressional Democratic sources told CNN that the White House is pushing them hard to move quickly to resolve differences on a broad range of issues. The president and his top aides are being more aggressive than ever before in trying to broker a deal…

Now that’s transparency foy you! The hubris on display by this President is positively jaw-dropping. Well, he did promise to change the way Washington worked. And how.

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