Democrats poised to push through nomination of Mumia Abu Jamal devotee Debo Adegbile.
On Monday we will learn a great deal more about what sort of party the Democrats are in 2014. Senator Harry Reid will move the nomination of the brazen race radical Debo Adegbile to the floor of the Senate for a vote. Adegbile is the President’s nominee for the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the Justice Department, one of the most powerful appointments in the executive branch.
We will learn if Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) share the values of their constituents, or the values of the radical secularists in the administration. While at the NAACP, Adegbile authored a brief to strip members of the Hosanna Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church of the right to practice their faith and appoint ministers of the church as they saw fit. Adegbile argued to the Supreme Court that Christian churches shouldn’t continue to enjoy the same constitutional protections of the “ministerial exception” as churches had for centuries. He argued that the government should have a say in church theology and who could be a minister of a Christian church.
Adegbile didn’t want churches to enjoy the full and free exercise of religion. The United States Supreme Court rejected Adegbile’s arguments, 9-0.
Church attendance in North Carolina and Arkansas is among the highest in the nation, and Hagan and Pryor should reject Adegbile, just as every member of the Supreme Court did.
Adegbile also has a racial history entirely hostile to the values of citizens of West Virginia, Montana, Alaska and Louisiana. Citizens in those states believe in school discipline and not deciding who gets admitted to college based on an applicant’s skin color.
Yet, Adegbile has aggressively pushed a fringe racial agenda and would use the power of the Justice Department to do so if Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), John Walsh (D-MT), Jon Tester (D-MT), Mark Begich (D-AK) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) vote for him Monday afternoon.
While at the NAACP, Adegbile fought against school discipline. He argued that more black children were being disciplined compared to their percentage in the population, so naturally school discipline must be racially discriminatory. At the Justice Department, if he is confirmed, expect him to litigate this nutty idea using the heavy boot of the federal government.
If Adegbile is confirmed, schools will be afraid to punish unruly children and more students who need order in their lives will experience chaos.
Adegbile has also fought to keep a woman out law school because she is white. Abigail Fisher was denied admission to the University of Texas simply because she is white, and Debo Adegbile has worked hard at the NAACP to keep her out. He has filed legal briefs with the Supreme Court and managed a nationwide litigation campaign to support racial discrimination in education.
If the Senators from West Virginia, Montana, Alaska and Louisiana vote to confirm a man who has fought to judge people by the color of their skin, and not the content of their character, they will not be representing their constituents.
Last week, the Republican Senator from Pennsylvania and the African-American Democrat District Attorney penned a joint Wall Street Journal editorial – The Justice Nominee and the Cop Killer. The cop killer to whom they refer is Mumia Abu Jamal – black panther, murderer, and hero to the left.
A stack of national police organizations also oppose Debo Adegbile’s nomination over his representation of Abu Jamal, including the Fraternal Order of Police.
Debo Adegbile voluntarily chose to help Mumia in his efforts to escape the death penalty for murdering Philadelphia police officer Danny Faulkner. Jamal murdered Faulkner in cold blood, and then turned his America hating rhetoric into celebrity status. Like Debo Adegbile’s NAACP, Jamal rants on public radio about structural racism in America.
Mumia, so the fable goes, was prosecuted because he is black. Because he is black, he could not get a fair trial, he will tell you.
It is precisely this racially paranoid rot that attracted Adegbile and his NAACP to Mumia’s cause.
As Senator Toomey and District Attorney Seth Williams wrote:
But it is one thing to provide legal representation and quite another to seize on a case and turn it into a political platform from which to launch an extreme attack on the justice system. When a lawyer chooses that course, it is appropriate to ask whether he should be singled out for a high-level national position in, of all things, law enforcement.
Adegbile and his NAACP raised money off of the leftist murderer's celebrity. Adegbile and the NAACP did more than represent the murderer in court, they allied with his racial grievances.
So what will Pennsylvania’s other Senator do? Will Democrat Bob Casey side with the man attracted to helping a cop killer, or, will he side with his constituents and vote against Debo Adegbile’s nomination?
We will find out this coming Monday at 5:30 when the vote on Adegbile’s nomination reaches the floor of the Senate. Just 20 years ago, nobody with Adegbile’s radicalized race history would even be nominated. The Clinton administration had the sense to pull the nomination of Lani Guinier, a crackpot who was nominated for the same office as Adegbile.
Amazingly, Guinier’s primary sin was to advocate for race quotas in hiring. She didn’t attack Christian churches and didn’t represent unrepentant black panther cop killers. She didn’t have anywhere near the radicalized record of Debo Adegbile.
So Monday we will learn whether any pockets of sanity exist among Senate Democrats, or whether the values of the folks back home no longer matter in 2014.
UPDATE: After this article was published, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced his opposition to the Adegbile nomination.
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