Skip to comments.Identity Politics Recruiting at Holder’s Justice Dept.
Posted on 09/28/2012 2:33:28 PM PDT by jazusamo
Ever since PJ Medias blockbuster Every Single One Series documented the radical partisan lawyers hired as career civil servants in the Obama DOJ, many have asked me how this is accomplished. One way is that only attorneys are hired who have resumes which have obvious ideological histories. The Every Single One series provided the public copies of these resumes. They are filled with cues that were used in the hiring process to exclude some and include others.
But Eric Holder is also personally furthering the cause of ideological hiring. One way Holder is accomplishing this goal is by recruiting from within identity politics organizations. PJ Media has obtained an announcement from the DOJ internal intranet stating:
On August 23rd Attorney General Eric Holder deliverred [sic] remarks at the annual Lavender Law Conference in Washington D.C. The conference marked this years largest minority recruiting event in the nation, bringing together hundreds of legal practitioners and law students from across the country.
The event included multiple representatives from the Department of Justice, including five U.S. Attorneys, who were introduced by the Attorney General as strong LGBT allies: Melinda Haag, from the Northern District of California; David Hickton, from the Western District of Pennsylvania; Amanda Marshall, from the District of Oregon; Steve Wiggington, from the Southern District of Illinois; and Robert Pitman, from the Western District of Texas.
Here is the program for the Lavender Law conference Holder attended. Some events included Building a Queer-Friendly Legal Academy: Accomplishments and the Road Ahead Sponsored by Patton Boggs LLP, Religion-based Arguments Against Legal Protections for LGBT People and LGBT Issues from an African-American Lens Sponsored by Greenberg Trauig LLP. Notable is the pervasive sponsorship of the event by large law firms.
Lets get something straight, pun unintended: there is nothing wrong with hiring gay lawyers. The better question is whether the government should be actively recruiting people based on involvement in an identity politics group. Rest assured, there is no discrimination within the DOJ toward gay, black, or for that matter, transgender lawyers. So the standard excuse that pervasive discrimination demands such steps does not apply here. (See also the in-house version of Lavender Law, DOJ Pride.)
Other high level Department of Justice officials have attended events from other left-leaning organizations to recruit. Each year the Civil Rights Division sends lawyers to other conferences around the country, such as the NAACP conference, to recruit lawyers and law students. These identity politics recruitment efforts have the intentional effect of funneling particular sorts of applicants toward DOJ jobs. Be assured that Holder and his gang arent recruiting at conferences sponsored by the NRA. So the ideological hiring program at Holders DOJ is done through recruitment at identity politics organizations combined with hiring people who include involvement with ideologically correct groups on their resumes.
That’s a man (on the right,) baby!
Well, when you think about it, hiring gay attorneys in the DOJ is actually a cost-saving measure for us taxpayers. They can chain them to their desks and have them work longer hours since they don’t have to go watch little Tommy’s piano recital, etc. Like Rendell said about Nappy. See, Holder is looking out for us after all, lol. /s
no matter....the “real” conservatives just can’t vot for Romney...they are voting for obammy and his Iran/muslim administration, his homosexual, racist justice dept, his hate for all Christians and especially white Christians, and his over $100,000 a yr taxpayer paid dog car for his pooch....
FAST and FURIOUS. BLACK PANTHER COVER-UP. WITHHOLDER is missing in action. HIRING ANTI AMERICAN FREAKS AND COMMUNISTS to destroy this country he’s on it like a pack of wolves on a moose carcass. How we got duped into having this crowd run this country is a story to teach our children so it never happens again. For now we must give this regime and its communist hires a square boot in the rear end come November.
I just hope that Romney has the balls to fire the whole stinking corrupt bunch.
The usual practice is "go along to get along" Washington is that the miscreants in a previous administration might be allowed to resign, but they are never prosecuted or punished in any way.
That practice must cease, forthwith.
The Obama administration has been a lawless administration. Absent pardons, Holder and his cronies must be prosecuted. If pardoned, they must nonetheless be exposed.
The highly corrupt Clinton administration escaped punishment, thanks to the "new tone. But Clinton's and, e.g., Sandy Berger's forgiveness set the stage for an even more corrupt Democrat regime.
If the Republic is to be salvaged, public servants must be held accountable!
Do you hear me, Mitt Romney and the GOP-e?