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Itís Politics Over Conscience For Most Democrats
Flopping Aces ^ | 03-10-14 | Warren Beatty

Posted on 03/10/2014 4:40:16 PM PDT by Starman417

adegbile

Why was the Senate vote to not confirm Debo Adegbile a surprise? Because it was about politics, not about Adegbile. To be specific, 46 of 54 Democrats in the U.S. Senate voted politics, to confirm Adegbile. That means that 46 Democrats (and one independent who caucuses with Democrats) demonstrated where there real priorities lie. And it means that seven Democrats voted their consciences.

If ever proof that Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) are political hacks was needed, this is it.

The Senate, by a 47-52 vote (8 Democrats joined 44 Republicans - Reid's eighth "no" vote, as you will see, doesn't count), rejected Adegbile for the position of head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Adegbile is the first Obama nominee to be rejected under the new Senate procedures approved in November 2013, that require only a majority of senators present agree to proceed to a vote on most presidential nominees. The decision by seven Democrat Senators to reject calls from the White House and Democrat party leadership caused a rare split in the Democrat caucus because Democrats normally follow party politics and votes in lockstep on Obama's nominees.

The fact that Adegbile was rejected is not surprising. An aide to one of the Democrat senators who voted against the nomination said that several Senators were very upset with Obama for moving ahead with the Adegbile nomination. What IS surprising is that seven Democrats actually let their consciences, rather than politics, be their guide when voting. Eight Democrats voted against confirmation. Reid initially voted in favor of confirmation, but later switched his vote to "no", giving him the right as Senate leader to bring up the nomination again. So Reid was playing politics rather than voting his conscience.

Debo Adegbile is a piece of human debris if there ever was one. While working for the NAACP, he served as the in-house voting rights expert for the Legal Defense Fund. While there, he filed a defense brief and became co-counsel in 2011, for Mumia Abu-Jamal, another piece of human debris, who was convicted for the 1981 execution of Philadelphia policeman Daniel Faulkner. There were four witnesses to Abu-Jamal's murder of Faulkner, and he even confessed to/boasted about the shooting. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund helped Abu-Jamal get his death sentenced overturned and has represented him at various times since. And, the NAACP has said that Abu-Jamal is a "symbol of racial injustice."

Democrats like to say that Adegbile's involvement with the Abu-Jamal case was limited. But extent of involvement is not at question - motivation is.

Politics once again rears its ugly head. First, Obama (or someone in Obama's administration) nominated Odegbile. That was bad enough. Then 46 of 55 Senate Democrats (and one independent) voted to approve Adegbile. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) "the second-ranking Democrat in the chamber, said he was 'very disappointed' that Adegbile's nomination was defeated even after direct appeals from Obama's administration to members of their own party."   [emphasis mine, higlightting the role of politics]  

Durbin continued:

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: adegbile; deboadegbile; mumia; obama

1 posted on 03/10/2014 4:40:16 PM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

Yep. No conscience ANYWHERE IN THE DEM PARTY!


2 posted on 03/10/2014 4:49:38 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: Starman417

I do not think it is politics over conscience for most Democrats, because, outside of a very small minority, their IS no conscience in the Democrat party, so it is strictly communist type politics for them.


3 posted on 03/10/2014 4:55:57 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Starman417

That is true. Unfortunately, the same can be said for most Republicans.


4 posted on 03/10/2014 5:12:43 PM PDT by Jean2
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