Skip to comments.DOJ Employee Contempt for Mississippi Citizens on Facebook
Posted on 04/30/2012 6:00:37 PM PDT by Kaslin
PJ Media has obtained Facebook postings from Department of Justice Voting Section employees demonstrating contempt for the states for which they have oversight authority under the Voting Rights Act, including for voter ID approval. One such posting demonstrates open contempt for Mississippi, a state which recently passed a photo voter identification law. The same Voting Section employees have the power to approve the law.
On her Facebook page, Voting Section supervisory civil rights analyst Stephanie Celandine Gyamfi says about the people of Mississippi:
Disgusting and shameful. Hey, that should replace the state motto: Mississippi: Disgusting and Shameful. . . forget the Magnolia State motto.
(Hans von Spakovsky also has this PJ Media story about Gyamfi: “The Justice Department Condones Perjury Again“)
The DOJ inspector general is conducting a wide-ranging investigation of Civil Rights Division employee bias against conservatives and other misconduct, including the perjury matters in von Spakovskys article. Sources say no remedial action has yet been taken for any of the employee misconduct in the Civil Rights Division.
Shortly, Mississippi will have to decide whether to submit its photo voter identification law for approval to Eric Holders Department of Justice Voting Section where Gyamfi reviews such submissions. Employees of the Voting Section view southern states with, at best, skepticism and, at worst, as demonstrated in this Facebook posting, with contempt. As I write in my book Injustice:
Voting Section visits to the deep South are seen by some as expeditions to alien territory. Anyone who questions this simplistic worldview must be a racist, if not an outright Klansman.
When I worked at the Voting Section, other attorneys openly expressed the view that travels to the South made them uncomfortable, including the white attorneys. They viewed southerners as oppressive and bigoted.
Why do the personal biases or bigotry of DOJ lawyers matter? They matter because states such as Mississippi, Texas, and South Carolina are subject to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. This law requires covered states to submit all election changes to either the DOJ or to a federal court for approval.
The contempt that DOJ Civil Rights Division employees have for southerners manifests in public policy — whether skepticism toward legislative motives in enacting voter ID, or, as I experienced firsthand, unwillingness to protect whites in Mississippi who were the victims of racial discrimination by black officials.
If states make the mistake of submitting election changes opposed by the NAACP, such as voter ID, to Gyamfi, these DOJ employees will hunt for evidence that racial bias motivated the change. And they will see racial bias where few do. The biases of the DOJ employees toward southerners, like the one shown in the Facebook posting, will manifest in concrete DOJ decisions. The biases, for example, will view election integrity measures to instead be a sinister scheme to return to Jim Crow.
As former Democratic Congressman Artur Davis said this past weekend at the True the Vote summit, a drivers license is not a billy club. A photo ID is not a fire hose.
Hopefully, this particular Facebook posting will give southern states like Mississippi and Alabama a taste of what they are up against if they submit voter ID to the DOJ. Even if Holder is run out of office in November, career staffers wielding enormous power will do the front-line factual investigations that even Romney political appointees will struggle to overcome.
Speaking of which, truth-challenged Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez is at it again. He recently gave a speech in which he said the Obama administration now allows Voting Section employees like Gyamfi to “express their opinion” about Section 5 submissions. This whopper was used to portray the Bush administration review of voting changes as heavy-handed. Perez refers to the 2005 fight over Georgia voter ID.
The Left has created the myth that fellow PJ Media columnist Hans von Spakovsky, in collusion with then-Voting Section Chief John Tanner, muzzled Voting Section employees, including Gyamfi, and approved Georgia voter ID over the reasoned objections of [leftist] career staff. What Perez fails to mention is that other career staff, including line attorney Joshua Rogers, also recommended preclearance along with Tanner.
Hence, when Perez says that career staff may again voice their opinion, he is not telling the truth. They could always voice their opinion. After the inauguration, the Holder Justice Department implemented a new rule on Section 5 submissions when Christopher Coates was the section chief. The new Obama rule permitted multiple written recommendations on any given Section 5 submission to reach the political appointees, instead of a unitary Voting Section recommendation. The new rule was designed in the short-run to circumvent Coates, and in the long run, to foil a future Republican appointed section chief in Voting.
In January, the Romney administration must revoke this policy so as to avoid a constant cackle of leftist obstructionism in the Voting Section, designed to blunt the results of the November election and provide fertile material to be leaked to the media as in the Georgia voter ID fight in 2005. And most of all, unlike the current occupant of the office, the Romney-appointed assistant attorney general for civil rights needs to tell the truth about the policy and why it matters.
Mississippi ping. (Please ANYONE feel free to use this list anytime. I do not have a copy right on it)
I am the real racist here....lol
DD...I am pretty sure you have called me that before..lol
like I care...really
calling someone racist on a conservative forum should be as bannable an offense as actually being one
now both of you go to time out
* it should be noted that over the past 12 years I have been here...the most shrill race baiters...with a few notable exceptions...eventually get zotted...not for race baiting but for letting the cloak down and letting it slip they are really liberals or professional provokers here just for that...to shame the forum
Mississippi ping. (Please ANYONE feel free to use this list anytime. I do not have a copy right on it)
“Please ANYONE feel free to use this list anytime. I do not have a copy right on it”
Will do. I tend to err towards caution, believe it or not.
Who makes government IDs? Government employees, often SEIU members. If Government IDs are required, the SEIU will just make as many millions of extra people as they need, and have them issued absentee ballots. In some ways it will be easier this way to steal an election- previously when they wanted to get an extra vote in they would have to match it (normally after the polls close, and the poll watchers have gone home) with a voter who had not voted. With millions of extra people voting by absentee ballot, they have the entire campaign season to create extra absentee votes.
One prudent approach would be to require voters to thumbprint their ballot, and so mark their thumbs. That way any false ballot would provide legal evidence of their crime, if they voted twice. Most people would be a little shy about giving a prosecutor evidence of a felony, and such evidence could be checked for years afterwards.
Another would be to demand a non-government ID to an account with at least 500$ in it. That way people created out of nothing cost at least 500$, and welfare voters would at leaast get paid for committing a felony, and the crooks would have to pay that much for each false vote.
This is for both of you...and the rest of the forum.
Mississippi NAACP leader sent to prison for 10 counts of voter fraud
It’s less than a year old, but is pertinent to this thread.
There, actually, is voter fraud in Missippy, and ACORN types are involved.
Thank you so much for the ping, WKB. I’ve missed them. ;o)
“Mississippi ping. (Please ANYONE feel free to use this list anytime. I do not have a copy right on it)”
LOL! I would use it but I’m in a time zone where it’s hard to be able to use it...in a timely manner.
IOW...someone done beat me to it. ;o)
“* it should be noted that over the past 12 years I have been here...the most shrill race baiters...with a few notable exceptions...eventually get zotted...not for race baiting but for letting the cloak down and letting it slip they are really liberals or professional provokers here just for that...to shame the forum”
My goodness, wardaddy!
You are certainly the sophisticated fella, aren’t you?
Sophisticated, highly intelligent...can spot a lib from a mile away.
Good on ya’.
Their masks are slipping...
Pretty typical, when called on your racism you attack. No honor or integrity.
Apparently I can get zotted for challenging openly racist statements. Racism is pretty blatant here and rarely gets deleted. Are you changing the official rule on it?
That attack was undertaken by the same guy who today is telling me I am a racist ~ for what?
Is it for posting something on this thread?
My goodness I know some of the people referenced in the materials to which other posters have pointed!
I don't think it makes you a racist to know someone.
Nice try mailman.
The first response I posted to said “Pic says all that needs to be said”
So I asked “Whats the pic say?”, to which Ken H never responded. He did later respond by trying to divert attention attention away by asking if I used demographics when choosing where to live. uawiyah chose to admit he knew her and she’s scum so that justifies racism.
Then wardaddy attacked me and suggested I should be banned.
None of which really addresses the point of kaslin’s thread which was to point out this atrocious behavior by a govt employee.
She is guilty and so are you for trying to protect her.
Where am I trying to protect her? hmm?
The answer to racism is not to judge people based on the color of their skin.
I’m done with ya, go sort some mail and cash your govt check.
I"ve told you, you live in too narrow an environment ~ and you err in applying your own bigotry to anything said about this particular community.
I did not know about that case.
I wonder what ever happened in this case...
Are you nuts?
I did no such thing. I suggested somewhat tongue in cheek that folks here who use the race card to thwart frank discussion about any racial discourse should be banned same as real racists. Even though I said you had called me racist in the past I did not call for your zot nor did I ping JR who has more important fish to fry at the moment I would imagine.
In fact as a rule I don't ping JR as a tattletale period. I only ping him if it's to him and about him...and rarely...I get the feeling arguments here about who is racist or not are tiresome.
I don't hit the abuse button often....maybe 15 times in 12 years...several for ironically over real 'Kill All The Ni%%ers" racism or anti Jew stuff...or extreme south bashing...or crazy stuff like threats or profound cursing...worse than my own
I actually love you driftdiver...I imagine you as some old greek guy in the 1950s diving off Tarpon Springs for sponge...you're just personal on race for whatever reason...we can just fight it out...without JR... now settle down and don't be dramatic...i know you are not a gurl
So I asked Whats the pic say?, to which Ken H never responded.
You never addressed that question to me. You addressed it to 'Figment' in post #3.
He did later respond by trying to divert attention attention away by asking if I used demographics when choosing where to live.
Fair question, given your pontifications and accusations of racism. Why don't you answer it?
Societies and cultures can be no more nor no less than the people from whom they flow. I see what civilisations-South Africa makes a perfect example-whites have created and maintained, and I see what societies -ie Detroit, or again South Africa which stem from blacks, even with the “head start” of having functioning infrastructures in place.
You can't even bring up the statistics-the “hate facts”-without getting shut up again.
But there's no doubt that there will be yet another egregiously racial event-against whites-again, more and more, building like a snowball, until the only ones left who refuse to see will be crushed by the lies they chose to ignore.
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