Skip to comments.Black lawmakers to go after Obama: Lack of diversity in his federal judicial picks.
Posted on 01/26/2014 6:39:53 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) plan to publicly rebuke President Obama over a lack of diversity in his federal judicial picks.
The lawmakers are organizing a Capitol Hill press conference as early as this week to decry what Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) called the appalling lack of African American representation among Obama's nominees, particularly in the 11th Circuit, which includes Georgia, Florida and Alabama.
The Democrats also contend several of Obamas nominees have championed policies that either discriminate against minorities, or are just plain racist. We have very grave concerns [with certain nominees] given disparities that are particularly common in the South, Norton said Thursday in a telephone interview.
The outcry is a rare public split between Obama and his staunchest allies.
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Maybe they’re not far enough Left.
Does lack of diversity include asians?
“Lack of diversity”, by which they mean not all black appointments, not making the ruling judiciary “more diverse” fast enough.
The BASTARD has not picked one Asian, Indian, Eskimo, Russian, Swede, or Nigerian. He is clearly a racist colorphobe....
True. I despise these slime bags more every day.
Whatever he might be, he ain't no brothuh...
The CBC is being racist themselves, with a statement such as this: “Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) plan to publicly rebuke President Obama over a lack of diversity in his federal judicial picks. “
They’re insisting that, affirmative action needs to be invoked to promote people to important positions, such as judges. Affirmative action is itself, racist, since it looks to promote people via the color of a person’s skin, while a much more qualified person might have to be skipped.
Affirmative action is a way of admitting that, those promoted aren’t capable of making it on their own, which says that, they’re less capable than the whites or Asians or Indians who otherwise were either better educated or smarter or both. That should be an insult to those getting “promoted” or assigned to their positions.
Affirmative action might have been a bit needed to correct some of the injustices of the past, but, by now, there is no longer a need for it. Now, it’s just reverse discrimination, and racist.
This is funny; even his own base is going after him now.
Jeeze, based on what I see from TV and movies all the judges are minorities or even better Black women! The last time I saw a white judge in a movie was a remake of Miracle on 34th St.
What is Obama???
Let’s give Obozo a break, maybe he just can’t find enuff Amish that can read.
Dog, meet your fleas.
Obama’s ancestors have nothing in common with black America. They were never slaves but rather kidnapped and sold Africans to slave traders who resold them mostly to Arabs, but also to the American continents - North and South - and to Asia.
Left fighting left. Popcorn time to watch who can limbo lowest.
He could appoint only Blacks and they’d still claim it was biased, because they weren’t authentic.
Is there a way to actually please Blacks in American today? I doubt it.
The rank and file Black probably isn’t concerned with this though, because they actually have a life.
You get the activists and they sit around focusing on who done them wrong 24/7/365.
“.....The focus will likely be on Georgia, where most within the Democratic delegation including Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights icon have been up in arms since Obama named a handful of nominees for the federal bench just before Christmas.
One of them, Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boggs, had voted years ago as a state legislator to keep the Confederate battle emblem a prominent part of Georgia’s state flag a move to preserve one of the most vicious symbols of hate and white supremacy in the country’s history, Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.), a CBC member, charged earlier this month.
Another nominee, Atlanta lawyer Mark H. Cohen, helped to defend Georgia’s voter ID law, which the Democrats say is designed to discourage the participation of poor and minority voters at the polls.
You tell me, how can you have the Justice Department fighting the voter ID, voter suppression law in Texas and at the same time put on the court for life the man who defended that same law in Georgia? Scott asked, referring to the DOJs lawsuit against Texass new voter ID law.
Reached by phone Friday, Cohen declined to comment, citing the ongoing nomination process. Boggs did not respond to a similar request.
A third pick, DeKalb County State Court Judge Eleanor Louise Ross the only African American in the group has raised the Democrats’ eyebrows for a different reason.
Most of us never heard of her, don’t know anything about her, Lewis said earlier this month, and I understand she’s a Republican..................
Gee, Eleanor Norton Holmes (D-DC), the old marxist hag from NY City, is heard from again, and ignored as she should be.
DC really knows how to elect govt officials, doesn’t it? The Marion Barry “Help Yourself to the City Treasury and Kickbacks School of Political Corruption is the political guideline for Democrats.
So much more to expose if we ever get an honest political leader here.