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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.
20 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.
20 weeks ago
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Oh, please. It would help if he didn't sympathize with him.
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Well I guess in the current atmosphere the GOP would have blocked John Adams because he defended the British soldiers who perpetrated the Boston Massacre.
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I think this has been covered; the difference is in the attitude.
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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.
20 weeks ago
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Please accept my apologies. For whatever reason your posts really hit a nerve. I'll endeavor to respond more productively in the future.
20 weeks ago
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Denying someone his or her right under the Sixth Amendment in no way enhances anyone else's rights.
20 weeks ago
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He's being sarcastic. No-one's rights would have been denied.
20 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.
20 weeks ago
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"The racialist left anoints yet another victim."

Why say "racialist left", instead of "racist left"?

They may not think your are really serious if you do that.
20 weeks ago
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How many times must I post this comment (now going on 3 years). A racialist is one who uses race as a means to achieve an end, even if they have no animus in their heart for the other race. A racist is one who has animus or hatred in their heart. There is a vast difference between the two if you think about it a bit. I can identify the former; I do not have the tools in most cases to read someone's soul and what lurks there.
20 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.
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The entire Civil Rights Division of the DoJ needs to be scrapped. It's beyond repair.
20 weeks ago
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Megan Kelly has the best show on Fox News.
20 weeks ago
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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.
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