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On Tuesday night, I spoke in Austin, Texas, at a rally organized by True the Vote.  It took place on the grounds of the LBJ Library on the campus of the University of Texas.  The rally was in response to Eric Holder’s announcement at the same place two hours later of a concerted Justice Department effort to oppose virtually every electoral integrity measure promoted by Constitutional conservatives and Republicans.

Holder’s announcement will have profound partisan results in the 2012 election because of his professed unwillingness to enforce laws to prevent voter fraud.  Indeed, tonight he made clear his opposition to these laws, such as voter ID and even the requirement to register to vote in advance of an election.

Holder announced broad opposition to voter identification requirements and a ramped up effort to enforce voting registration laws in welfare agencies.  He didn’t make any announcements about enforcing Section 8 of Motor Voter to ensure dead people don’t populate the roles.  He also said that voter fraud “isn’t a huge problem,” perhaps marking the first time the nation’s chief law enforcement downplayed criminal behavior.  Of course that is in vogue in this administration, starting with the New Black Panther dismissal and now with Fast and Furious.

In opposition to Holder, I spoke, as did a group of inspiring patriots starting with Catherine Englebrecht of True the Vote.  Anita Moncrief, Reverend C. L. Bryan, George Rodriguez (head of the San Antonio Tea Party) and Adryana Boyne, national director of VOCES Action followed.  Boyne’s speech defending Texas voter ID may be the first time I heard the policy defended in Spanish.  Moncrief, though, had the line of the night — that “Al Sharpton has a platinum race card.”

Holder laid down markers which will excite his base and disturb law abiding citizens.  He supported restrictions on political speech which will criminalize campaign falsehoods.  He vowed hyper-scrutiny of voter integrity laws such as voter ID and vowed to run states like Texas through a nasty gauntlet on redistricting.  If this doesn’t send a signal to Texas and South Carolina to pull their voter ID laws out of Justice and go to court, nothing else will.  Also in attendance was Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez, a starring character in my book Injustice.

Holder brought along his puppy, Charlie Savage of the New York Times, from whom we can expect glowing sycophantic coverage of Holder’s announcement at any minute at the New York Times website.  Savage is the same reporter who covered purported politicization at the Bush Justice Department.  For this he won a Pulitzer Prize.

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Impeach Holder and DOJ Officials for DOJ Lies

December 10th, 2011 - 7:17 am

This week in front of the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder doubled down, then tripled down, on Fast and Furious. He dug in, fought back, and pretended nothing is systemically wrong inside his Justice Department. Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) even accused him of potential contempt of Congress, a crime (2 U.S.C. 192).

Holder’s testimony was not merely shameful, it was a maturing manifestation of a lawlessness which I first warned about in July of 2010 when I testified about the New Black Panther dismissal. Small acts of lawlessness have given way to larger ones.

In the radio and television interviews I do, I am often asked, “What can be done about Holder and the DOJ?” Until now, I have responded that becoming educated about the DOJ and urging your congressman to action is best. But circumstances have changed, and you as an American can do something about it.

Holder’s brazen display before the House Judiciary Committee signals that the Justice Department is in deep trouble.   It is time for Eric Holder to go. It is time for his Chief of Staff Gary Grindler to go. It is time for Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer to go.

The list shouldn’t end there. The swirl of corruption also taints Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich, who managed the production of the false letter to Congress about Fast and Furious. It also taints Tracy Schmaler, the truth-challenged head of the Office of Public Affairs who disassembles the truth to the public on so many issues I have lost count.

The Constitution provides two avenues for just this circumstance.  One is found in the First Amendment and the other in Article II, Section 4.

This coming Tuesday, Eric Holder is coming to Austin, Texas, to make a major announcement about voting rights.  Most likely, it will involve opposing election integrity efforts like voter identification requirements in Texas and South Carolina.  It will have a direct impact on the 2012 election.  His appearance at the LBJ Library will be met by True the Vote, which will hold a counter-rally to which all of America is invited.  It is at 4 p.m. on the grounds of the LBJ Library.  Here is the flyer with more information.  The First Amendment gives citizens the right to petition their government for redress of grievances.  Use it.

But the Constitution provides more tools to undo the rot at DOJ.  Article II, Section 4 allows executive branch officers to be impeached. This includes Holder, Breuer, and Weich.

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There is a eye opening article over at the American Spectator by Arnold Trebach.  I say that not just because he mentions Injustice.  It is the story of a man who cried with joy at Obama’s inauguration, and then watched racial rot and corruption devour the administration, most obviously with the New Black Panther dismissal.

“Like so many others, I found myself actually weeping at the wonder and the hope that filled American hearts during the Inauguration ceremonies. And  like so many others I have almost cried since that day, but for other  reasons. . . . The sad truth is that our president has  flunked every racial test he has taken  . . . Anti-white and anti-Semitic thugs are flourishing in this spineless atmosphere — even though we Americans had every right to expect Mr. Obama to deal with them harshly. All of which brings us  back to the New Black Panther case. Remember that one?”

 

On December 13, embattled Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Austin, Texas to deliver a speech at the LBJ Presidential Library.  There are signs that Holder’s speech may well trumpet an impending objection by the Justice Department to either the Voter ID law passed by South Carolina or Texas.  If so, such a speech would mark a stunning politicization of law enforcement by the Justice Department.  The Attorney General doesn’t usually turn the enforcement of Section 5 into political hay.  Here’s how the LBJ library website teases Holder’s speech:

Nearly half a century since President Johnson signed the landmark Voting Rights Act into law, Attorney General Holder will discuss the importance of ensuring equal access to the ballot box and strengthening America’s long tradition of expanding the franchise.

But there are more clues that something big may be afoot.

I spoke with Anne Wheeler, the Communications Director at the LBJ Library.  She told me that DOJ has told her “this will be a major policy speech about Voting Rights Act enforcement.”  This characterization came from one of Holder’s ”senior aides,” according to Wheeler.  Also, Wheeler tells me that DOJ Press Harpy Tracy Schmaler is involved in setting up the “major policy speech” at the LBJ Library.  With Schmaler’s involvement, any amount of politicized mischief from DOJ is possible.

If DOJ objects to Texas or South Carolina Voter ID in the next few days, the coordination with the political and public affairs staff at Justice will speak volumes about the politicized rot at DOJ.  It means that a coordinated roll out of an objection that blocks a voter integrity measure in Texas or South Carolina will have occurred.  Holder’s speech is being written now, undoubtedly.  Is the objection already done, and sitting on ice until the political parade can march in Austin?

The build up to Holder’s speech is yet one more ominous warning sign for Texas and South Carolina. But it isn’t too late.  They could literally fax a letter to the DOJ Voting Section withdrawing the Voter ID submission and rain on Holder’s political parade in Austin next week.  They could go to federal court to seek preclearance, instead.

I reserve the right to be wrong, of course.  Perhaps Holder really is travelling to Austin to announce some new Voting Rights Act event, but I doubt it.

We may be about to witness the most crude form of politicization of law enforcement powers.  We may be about to witness the Attorney General of the United States whip the President’s base into a frenzy by trumpeting his exercise of federal power to block election integrity measures in Texas or South Carolina before the 2012 election.

If that’s what Holder does in Austin, the Obama campaign should at least reimburse the taxpayer for Holder’s (and probably Schmaler’s) travel to Texas next week.

Bring in the Blue Helmets to Crush Voter ID!

December 6th, 2011 - 7:49 am

If you needed any more proof that the NAACP has jumped the shark, consider this.  The NAACP has issued an urgent plea for help to stop voter identification requirements in next year’s Presidential election.  To whom?  The United Nations of course.

The NAACP is specifically targeting Voter ID laws passed in Texas and South Carolina.  Next week, Attorney General Eric Holder will speak in Texas.  Expect news soon of a Justice Department objection to these Voter ID laws under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

From the UK Guardian:

The largest civil rights group in America, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is petitioning the UN over what it sees as a concerted effort to disenfranchise black and Latino voters ahead of next year’s presidential election.

The organisation will this week present evidence to the UN high commissioner on human rights of what it contends is a conscious attempt to “block the vote” on the part of state legislatures across the US. Next March the NAACP will send a delegation of legal experts to Geneva to enlist the support of the UN human rights council.

Texas and South Carolina submitted their voter ID laws to the Eric Holder run DOJ.  Federal Court remains an option to make it more likely the laws will be approved.  Once an objection is interposed, the deck is stacked against them.

The NAACP was once relevant and important.  In 2011, as I note in my book Injustice, the NAACP uses the noble history of the organization in ways that provide intellectual cover for criminal wrongdoing in our elections.

The quintessential civil rights group, the NAACP, is a thoroughly different creature today than the eminent organization that led the nation in fighting lynching and supporting legal equality—it is now almost indistinguishable from the galaxy of organizations that comprise the racial grievance industry. . . .  The NAACP is also a voter fraud denier, and there are no signs it will change its view even though a local NAACP executive committee member, Lessadolla Sowers of Tunica, Mississippi, was found guilty in April 2011 of ten counts of absentee ballot fraud.  In her photograph at the NAACP website, Sowers is sporting an “Obama for President” button on her blouse.

This quote barely scratches the surface of the NAACP election malfeasance that I expose in Injustce.  Here are just a few more.  NAACP employees interfered with the voter intimidation lawsuit against the New Black Panthers.  The NAACP held a rally in support of Ike Brown, the first black man found liable of violating the Voting Rights Act by discriminating against white voters.  The NAACP interfered with the efforts of Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann to ensure clean elections in Wilkinson County, Mississippi.  It goes on and on and on.

That this once important and noble organization is now asking the United Nations to oppose election integrity measures demonstrates their shameful fall from relevance in the starkest possible way.