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The Vetting: Cassandra Butts - Bell Devotee, Obama Advisor, Judicial Scout
Breitbart.com ^ | 3/15/2012 | Charles C. Johnson

Posted on 03/15/2012 7:22:28 AM PDT by mojitojoe

The story of Cassandra Butts is an important example of how Critical Race Theory and its adherents continue to shape President Barack Obama's worldview and his administration.

At Harvard Law School from 1988-1991, Butts was one of the student advocates of Professor Derrick Bell’s strike for "faculty diversity." She was also a fast friend of Obama’s, whose career she has helped to promote from the halls of the Harvard Law Review to the White House.

Her role in the Obama White House is not a mystery. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. noted on MSNBC on January 22, 2009--shortly after Obama's inauguration--that Butts is “a dear, dear friend of the president” who “will watch his policy back,” and “will be willing to sort of reach out into Washington and sort of delve deeper and try to find some serious public policy answers.”

But just what sort of “policy answers” does Butts support? Her relationship with her mentor, Bell, yields some answers.

It was Butts who invited Obama to speak in front of the audience in that now infamous 1990 video in which Obama hugged Bell (Remnick 213), and it is Butts who is apparently pictured next to Bell at that rally. Bell thanked Butts in the forward to Bell’s controversial 1992 textbook, Race, Racism and American Law, for contributing research and editing. Obama later taught Bell’s texts in his own course on racism and the law at the University of Chicago Law School.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: butts; cassandrabutts; criticalracetheory; derrickbell; elenakagan; ericholder; gildadaniels; rhondacarter; sandrabutts
Throughout, Obama remained very close to Butts, as he had been since law school. According to David Remnick, author of The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama, the future president “engaged in [the affirmative action debate] with some passion at the [Harvard] Law Review” (Remnick 215). While at Harvard, Butts wrote a critique of an anti-affirmative action book, The Content of Our Character, by black conservative Shelby Steele, which ran in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review in 1991. Obama, according to Remnick, helped Butts with the piece, even though she was the general editor of the review.

The two shared a circle of friends, as Politico noted in 2008, and a vision for how the world worked. As she later told the Chicago Tribune on January 17, 2008, Butts and Obama would spend time together “just sitting around and talking about how we were going to change the world...How do you take this thing we’re learning in law school and make a difference on the issues we care about?”

Despite the supposed permanence of racism, Butts soon found a welcome home for her views in the Democratic Party and in liberal Washington think tanks.....

During that New Black Panther Party scandal, Butts was also front and center in White House meeting with key Department of Justice officials, according to The Washington Times.......

Butts also worked with the Holder DOJ to stop anti-fraud voter I.D. laws, which she had long opposed at the Center for American Progress, providing intellectual heft behind the controversial policy that still remains a centerpiece of the Obama administration's agenda, legally and politically..........

Crucially, at the White House, Butts was trusted to put Obama’s stamp on the judiciary. According to The Washington Post, she “spent lots of time” filling 69 vacant judicial spots...........

Butts was not the only practioner or supporter of Critical Race Theory in the Obama administration. There was also Preeta Bansal, who served as Obama’s General Counsel at Office of Management and Budget and Senior Policy Advisor until 2011. Bansal is also a leader at the American Constitution Society (ACS), a group that, contrary to its name, believes in a “living Constitution” and supports radical critiques of the document. Bansal even co-authored a 1988 Yale Law Review article with none other than Bell himself; the article that suggests white racism was at the heart of the Reagan Revolution.

1 posted on 03/15/2012 7:22:39 AM PDT by mojitojoe
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To: mojitojoe

Obama has admitted more than once that he hung out with radicals, socialists Marxists and other revolutionary types in his college days. So why is anyone surprised? His mother was a Marxist as were his maternal grandparents and supposedly the Kenyan sperm donor that was his father. He has known nothing else from cradle to today. Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayres, literally everyone that he has associated with since he was potty trained was a radical and Anti-American.


2 posted on 03/15/2012 7:32:51 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: mojitojoe

What we’re gonna do right here is go back, way back, back into time.
When the only people that existed were troglodytes...cave men...
cave women...Neanderthal...troglodytes. Let’s take the average
cave man at home, listening to his stereo. Sometimes he’d get up,
try to do his thing. He’d begin to move, something like this:
“Dance...dance”. When he got tired of dancing alone, he’d look
in the mirror: “Gotta find a woman gotta find a woman gotta find a
woman gotta find a woman”. He’d go down to the lake where all the
woman would be swimming or washing clothes or something. He’d look
around and just reach in and grab one. “Come here...come here”.
He’d grab her by the hair. You can’t do that today, fellas, cause
it might come off. You’d have a piece of hair in your hand and she’d
be swimming away from you (ha-ha). This one woman just lay there,
wet and frightened. He said: “Move...move”. She got up. She was a
big woman. BIG woman.

Her name was Bertha. Bertha Butt. She was one
of the Butt sisters.

He didn’t care. He looked up at her and said:
“Sock it to me sock it to me sock it to me sock it to me sock it to me
sock it to me sock it to me sock it to me!”. She looked down on him.
She was ready to crush him, but she began to like him. She said:
“I’ll sock it to ya, Daddy”. He said: “Wha?”. She said:
“I’ll sock it to ya, Daddy”. You know what he said? He started it way
back then. I wouldn’t lie to you. When she said
“I’ll sock it to ya, Daddy” he said “Right on! Right on! Hotpants!
Hotpants! Ugh...ugh...ugh”


3 posted on 03/15/2012 7:41:48 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: freedumb2003

LOL! There is a little pattern beginning to emerge. o bama had a tranny nanny named Turdi, now Sandra Butt..... just sayin..


4 posted on 03/15/2012 7:44:14 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Don Corleone

We aren’t surprised, but you would be surprised how many people aren’t news junkies and since the MSM won’t report anything, they don’t have a clue. Remember the videos during the last election when o bama voters didn’t even know that Palin wasn’t his VP choice or who Pelosi was? You seriously think many of them know this in depth “stuff”?


5 posted on 03/15/2012 7:46:39 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: mojitojoe

I don’t know anything about Cassandra Butts however the name reminds me of one of my favorite subscriber names from my customer service days: Ophelia Knox.


6 posted on 03/15/2012 7:49:14 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: mojitojoe

When I first heard Breitbart talking about his upcoming vetting of obunghole at CPAC, I was encouraged that we would see some good stuff to help defeat this POS in November. So far, I have been unimpressed with the show. We already know about the scum obunghole has/had as associates. The rest of the sheep don’t seem to know or care about what has been released recently. Unless there is a smoking gun, say obunghole denouncing whitey in his own words, I really don’t see any legs to this story.


7 posted on 03/15/2012 8:11:04 AM PDT by hdbc (1/20/13 End of an Error.)
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To: hdbc

Any relation to Seymour Butts?

Sorry, need a bit of levity. Admin, do your thing.


8 posted on 03/15/2012 8:20:52 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: mojitojoe

I can only imagine what a conversation between these two would sound like just sitting around chewing the fat:
1) Hey, how’s your stash holding up. I read Saul’s new book last night, Far out man.
2) How do you suppose we can achieve our goal of reparations
from whitie. Not sure yet, pass the doobie.
3) Doesn’t the U.S. suck. Got anymore coke left.
4) I am dedicating my life to bring whitie down, far out.
5) I so admire Castro, Mao, and Karl Marx. I am into them also.


9 posted on 03/15/2012 8:32:50 AM PDT by spawn44
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To: mojitojoe

Cassandra Q. Butts

10 posted on 03/15/2012 8:36:03 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

>>Any relation to Seymour Butts?<<

Cousin is Anita Mann who works at Sofa King. Also cousin to Mike Hunt...


11 posted on 03/15/2012 8:43:06 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: mojitojoe

There is a positive result of Obama’s winning the presidency. He has clearly disclosed the rot that has set in in this nation.
Only village idiots think communism is a viable form of government. Adherents of that philosophy should be met with finger pointing, snickers and laughter at every appearance.


12 posted on 03/15/2012 9:03:52 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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13 posted on 03/15/2012 10:32:40 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


14 posted on 03/15/2012 10:32:59 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: eCSMaster

She looks like Moochellie.


15 posted on 03/15/2012 10:52:32 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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The Vetting: Cassandra Butts - Bell Devotee, Obama Advisor, Judicial Scout

A lot of important information in the article and # 1.

Good find, mojitojoe.

16 posted on 03/15/2012 12:39:06 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: eCSMaster

Never heard of a man named Cassandra before O.O


17 posted on 03/15/2012 12:51:45 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: mojitojoe
At Harvard Law School from 1988-1991, Butts was one of the student advocates of Professor Derrick Bell’s strike for “faculty diversity.” She was also a fast friend of Obama’s, whose career she has helped to promote from the halls of the Harvard Law Review to the White House.

http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/tocn-mla000572-students-occupy-dean-s-office-at-harvard-law-school

VIDEO at link (MO, bottom right, at .08 mark???)

Students occupy Dean’s office at Harvard Law School

1:00:17: Visual: Shots of Harvard Law students studying their textbooks as they occupy the Dean’s office in the administration building of Harvard Law School. Most of the students are African American. Marcus Jones reports that 50 Harvard Law School students marched into the administration building in the afternoon; that most of the students are African American; that many of the students wore black as a show of solidarity.

Date Covered

05/10/1988

http://gratewire.com/topic/students-occupy-deans-office-at-harvard-law-school

In May 1988, Harvard Law students, borrowing from Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals,
and foreshadowing the Occupy movement of 2011, occupied the Harvard Law
School’s dean’s office. The students were supporting Professor Derrick
Bell’s demand that the law school hire professors on the basis of race.

One of the students “dressed in black” and occupying the dean’s
office appears to be Michelle Obama (Harvard Law ’88). Here is a link
to the grainy video. (lower right at about ten seconds in, wearing white Keds):


18 posted on 03/15/2012 1:57:36 PM PDT by maggief
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To: eCSMaster; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; opentalk; RobinMasters; mojitojoe; SunkenCiv; Clintonfatigued; ...
"Cassandra Q. Butts"

What does the "Q" stand for? Maybe Quota Queen?

19 posted on 03/15/2012 1:59:36 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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20 posted on 03/15/2012 1:59:57 PM PDT by maggief
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To: EQAndyBuzz

IIRC, Seymour wrote the best seller, “Under The Grandstands”.


21 posted on 03/15/2012 2:02:25 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: mojitojoe
Butts began her time in Washington as legislative counsel to Sen. Harris Wofford of Pennsylvania, and assistant counsel to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. She went on to serve as both deputy director and general counsel of the Democratic Policy Committee under then-House Minority Leader Gephardt, a position she described to The Washingtonian in September 2001 as being “Gephardt’s eyes and ears.” As Gephardt’s expert on information technology and judiciary issues, she became the Democratic Caucus’s counsel during the Clinton impeachment hearings. She also advised Gephardt in his 2004 bid for the presidency.

This nit wit Commie Pinko loves hitching her wagon to losers. Wofford got his clock cleaned by Santorum, Gephardt lead the House Rats to a crushing defeat in '94 and now she is with a President that can't get above 45% in approval polls. This broad is the kiss of death for politicians.

22 posted on 03/15/2012 2:25:06 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: maggief

I have scrutinized the stills from that video, enlarged them, messed around with them and I can’t be 100% certain but I am almost positive that is MO.


23 posted on 03/15/2012 4:41:55 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: mojitojoe

On the video, the hand movements with those ultra-long forearms are telling (00:11) ... and, of course that chin/jawline.


24 posted on 03/15/2012 5:35:52 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Yes, and not only are her arms long, they are extremely odd, EXTREMELY! Her wrists and forearm are very oddly shaped and so thin they almost look as if she had polio or something, but her upper arms are big. The woman in the video has the same very unusual, almost deformed looking, arms.


25 posted on 03/15/2012 6:15:26 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks justiceseeker93.


26 posted on 03/15/2012 6:47:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.)
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


27 posted on 03/15/2012 8:20:08 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Bikkuri

“Never heard of a man named Cassandra before O.O”

My thought, exactly.


28 posted on 03/16/2012 12:27:14 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: justiceseeker93

Maybe “ Quotalicious”...


29 posted on 03/16/2012 11:58:14 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: justiceseeker93

Maybe “ Quotalicious”...


30 posted on 03/16/2012 11:58:14 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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