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Blocked: Debo Adegbile as Mumia Abu Jamal 2.0

March 6th, 2014 - 3:55 am

Yesterday Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department failed 47-52. It didn’t take long for left-wing media to claim Adegbile was rejected … (drum roll) … because America is a racist country. Such a claim puts him right there in a class with Mumia Abu Jamal as a supposed victim of American structural racism.

These people just cannot stop viewing the world through the lens of race.

Wrote the reliably bitter Andrew Cohen at the Atlantic:

The Senate’s rejection of Adegbile, in the fashion in which it occurred, demonstrates how much work is left to do on civil rights in America. In a month, Debo Adegbile went from being a man poised to fight against America’s deep racial divide to being a victim of that divide.

I appeared on The Kelly File on Fox News last night to explain why Debo Adegbile’s rejection has the left so angry — including the president. They view the world like Debo does, through the lens of race. They are upset because a radical who shares their racialist views won’t get the chance to have a high-paying government job from which he can impose those views on the rest of America.

Cohen and others pop in Mumia tapes from the 1980s to explain Adegbile’s defeat: America won’t give a fair shake to anyone of color; America is bad; America has original sin. On and on.

Adegbile is now a man in rare air among the left — a man wronged because of his skin color, just like Mumia was.

This episode and the fallout show how important it was to defeat Adegbile. A price must be paid for judging people by the color of their skin and not the content of their character. People like Cohen and Adegbile will never be able to stop doing that, yet thankfully, the Senate did yesterday.

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"Debo Adegbile went from being a man poised to fight against America’s deep racial divide"

By deepening it?

PS. Great work as usual. You are a real treasure for PJMedia.
45 weeks ago
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The good news is that in the future lawyers will decline to represent unsympathetic bad guys for fear of being forever tarred for doing so. This is true victory for victim's rights. Excellent reporting Mr. Adams.
46 weeks ago
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Oh, please. It would help if he didn't sympathize with him.
45 weeks ago
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Yep, that's exactly what is happening in Georgia. The lawyers who defended voter ID (unsympathetic bad guys to many) are being blocked in a Senate confirmation for a federal judgeship. That's how it goes. When you take on certain clients, you become associated with them. When you take on the client, AND then raise money off that client, AND say that client represents a victim of a type of oppression that doesn't exist, then that lawyer REALLY runs the risk of doing themselves damage. You can read about the Georgia case here, assuming you are an equal opportunity advocate for Wronged Lawyers: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/01/obama-judicial-nominees-congressional-black-caucus-blue-slip

And Karl, you might try posting at some PJ articles besides mine. Otherwise it looks a bit stalkery.
46 weeks ago
46 weeks ago Link To Comment
Please accept my apologies. For whatever reason your posts really hit a nerve. I'll endeavor to respond more productively in the future.
46 weeks ago
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Denying someone his or her right under the Sixth Amendment in no way enhances anyone else's rights.
46 weeks ago
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He's being sarcastic. No-one's rights would have been denied.
45 weeks ago
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wow bipartisan support to kill this nominee, and what happens when the senate does something with bipartisan support, B.O. gets mad.
46 weeks ago
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I stand in disbelief when I hear the leftist whine that a black person cannot get a break. Look at the White House. There resides a "man" who was elected twice precisely because he is black.
46 weeks ago
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The entire Civil Rights Division of the DoJ needs to be scrapped. It's beyond repair.
46 weeks ago
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Megan Kelly has the best show on Fox News.
46 weeks ago
46 weeks ago Link To Comment
Debo's still getting in, because of that stupid trick that allowed Harry "Satan" Reid to change his vote in order to make sure that Debo can be re-nominated again and again and again.

If if he never gets through the Senate, Barack the Sun King will just appoint him through executive means.
46 weeks ago
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For a period of time Mumia was practically a god to the extreme left and limousine liberals alike, not just here in America but internationally. He represents the views of the street thug and black nationalism. He declared himself to be a political prisoner whose only crime was fighting injustice. At his original trial he was so disruptive and violent in his demeanor he frightened the jury and caused his lawyer no end of grief. He had to be removed from the courtroom. The people who support him, like Adegbile and Obama, are the remnants of a vicious, extremist and virulent left which has no place in our government.
46 weeks ago
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Ever see the "Fry Mumia" tee shirts?
45 weeks ago
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Unfortunately, the vicious, extremist and virulent left is controlling our government and many of our social and cultural institutions.
46 weeks ago
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Again, Dims push a racist radical that would support their grand vision and paint him as a kind, loving uncle who will look after all peoples rights equally. True believer racists that equal rights only belongs to one race and not all Americans.

More importantly, Dems run for cover. Dim policies and elites are so removed and disconnected from the wishes and best concerns of Americans.

Dims continue to find they can't vote for their establishment elites Dims and policies....because they will be voted out.

The ones not up for election care less about what their populations wants or what happens to them.

Dims/Lips/Progs stand for nothing except themselves.
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