Ed Driscoll

Meanwhile, Back at the Justice Department

At the Washington Times, Quin Hillyer explores “Obama’s pattern of rigging the rules:”

Barack Obama learned from Saul Alinsky‘s manual that the most essential tactic for expanding power is to make opponents abide by the rules while never enforcing the rules against one’s allies. That’s exactly what his Justice Department and other executive departments are doing in case after case, all aimed at rigging the deck in favor of the political left.

That’s what the accompanying column by Eric Eversole is all about. Military voters are thought to tend rightward. The Obamites at Justice – such as Rebecca Wertz, the deputy chief of Justice’s Voting Section, whose remarks to the National Association of Secretaries of State were referenced by Mr. Eversole – are thus encouraging secretaries of state to seek waivers so they can avoid taking more steps to protect military voting rights. This is an affront to every one of our servicemen abroad, and it should not be allowed.

Rigging the deck is also what the abandonment of a voter-intimidation case against New Black Panthers members is all about. Indeed, one of the lawyers reported to have helped scotch the Black Panther case, Spencer Overton, also is said to have played a big role in crafting Justice’s policy encouraging the waivers that could hamper military voting.

More on that here.