From the Washington Times:
President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division was blocked by bipartisan Senate opposition Wednesday in an emotional postscript to the long-ago murder of a Philadelphia policeman and the legal help his killer received.
The vote against advancing Debo Adegbile toward confirmation was 47-52, shy of the majority needed under new procedures Democrats put in place late last year to overcome Republican stalling tactics.
In this case, though, to the dismay of civil rights organizations and the White House, Democratic desertions played a decisive role in the outcome. Eight members of Obama’s party joined all 44 Republicans in preventing a final vote.
Obama swiftly condemned the action. In a statement, he called it a “travesty based on wildly unfair character attacks against a good and qualified public servant.”
Naturally, Barack Obama, good leftist that he is, no doubt supports Adegbile’s efforts to assist Wesley Cook aka “Mumia Abu-Jamal,” a hero to those who share his contempt for racist, imperialistic Amerika. Sadly, for President Payback, this time he didn’t get his way.
The Washington Times article also contains this little gem, describing another brilliant insight from another radical leftist, Illinois’ senior senator, the pudgy huckster, Dick “Our Troops are Like Nazis” Durbin, also speaking in support of the vicious, cold-blooded cop killer:
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., noted that a Founding Father, John Adams, “made the very unpopular decision to represent a British solider on the eve of the Revolutionary War.”
Perfect. We all remember from our history classes when John Adams attended rallies in support of British soldiers who shot Americans, right? It’s ridiculous.
This statement by national embarrassment Durbin, as well as Eric Holder’s whining about the “dangerous precedent” set by holding the defendants they represent against attorneys, is part of the on-going deception that is the entire Obama regime; that is, the pretense that he is just another democrat who may be more liberal than others, but agrees with the basic framework of our Constitution. Wrong. He despises the document of “negative liberties,” and he wants to “transform” and “remake” it to redress the racist sins of this country. There is a DRAMATIC difference between someone like John Adams, who believed fervently in the rule of law, and someone like Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and all their little mini me’s like Debo Adegbile, who believe in the that the ends justify the means when it comes to their grand vision of a socialist paradise on American soil.
Please note that this thing isn’t over. This character’s nomination could be brought up again, after the 2014 election. Stay vigilant, fellow patriots.