(3) Whether we should call DOJ’s subsequent actions a “cover-up” as Jonathan says or not, DOJ certainly did a very poor job explaining its actions.
And it is only from the OPR report that one can get a clear sense as to the bona fide dispute among those at DOJ over how to handle the case.
Oh, skip the crap — an attitude that needed to be smacked down, and smacked down hard. New Hampshire MUST be anti-Semitic, because we don’t have very many Jews.
I appreciate it that you, at least, got the point I was trying to make with Matthew Shepherd.Cases like NBPP and the case in Mississippi (as well as NVRA cases requiring cleaning up of voter rolls) were of greater priority to the Bush Administration than to the Obama administration. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J. Yeah, in the grand scheme of things the number of voters at that one polling place that may have been intimidated is miniscule compared to the total votes cast in Philly and Penn.(5) Some on the right hoped to use the controversy over NBPP to paint the Obama DOJ as politicized and to make a scandal out of a legitimate difference in opinion over DOJ prosecutorial priorities and prosecutorial discretion. However, what those two NBP members were doing is clearly proscribed.If you’d like to really pursue how the ejudication went down, here’s the link… Some folks are afraid of the elastic in their underwear.. There was nothing exceptional about it that merited federal attention — but it did. The only reason you don’t think this is small potatoes is because you, like Adams and so many others, think this is a useful way to scare white people. @mantis: I’d have the same problem with the Klan at my polling place.Because of what it represented — a type of attitude that needed to be confronted. So there’s no racial component here, and hanging out in front of a voting place while armed and asserting just who better win the election is no big deal. More, ‘cuz they claim to represent me and my interests, and I take that personally. And you know it would, if you were honest for a moment. (1.1% black, according to latest census.) And don’t you get tired of substituting statistics for facts?And what many of us right leaning folks find disconcerting is the seemingly overwhelming tendency of the comment section to draw OTB into a John Cole like loss of gyroscope.There is a spectrum, and there is a center of that spectrum. Most other writers here are where Doug lies, or slightly to left (excepting Dodd).I thought the conservative ideal was toughness and self-reliance, rather than victim hood (in this case, can’t vote because two comically dressed guys are hovering around the booth). Of course, that’s assuming the picture is of the gentlemen in question, and not just some stock photo or clip from a B-movie.When a hypothetical flash mob of minority teens descends upon a solitary polling precinct somewhere in a white neighborhood in a major US city, it, too, will be treated as ‘small potatoes’ by the Govt-sponsored Media Complex, if the Obama Regime, with Eric “Americans are Racial Cowards” Holder continues as the ersatz Attorney General at the helm of the US Civil Rights Commission. I’m sure that he understands how it feels to be ‘small potatoes’ in the bigger scheme of things.(4) The decision of how to handle the controversy does provide a window into the shift between the Bush and Obama administrations over how to handle claims of voting rights violations against non-minority voters. Before joining OTB, he wrote at Below The Beltway, The Liberty Papers, and United Liberty Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook Was I wrong before, or does Pennsylvania election law allow electioneering within 10 feet of the door?The DOJ has limited resources and needs to prioritize. No, I didn’t much care for King Minister Shamik Shabazz, aka Maurice Heath, standing around by the door. Relying upon a leftist blog that uses leftist sources to confirm your left leaning biases?