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Black lawmakers to go after Obama: Lack of diversity in his federal judicial picks.
The Hill ^ | 01/27/2014 | Mike Lillis

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 Obama’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alabama; blackcaucus; blackkk; diversity; dogmeetyourfleas; florida; georgia; obama

1 posted on 01/26/2014 6:39:53 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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Maybe they’re not far enough Left.


2 posted on 01/26/2014 6:40:57 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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Does lack of diversity include asians?


3 posted on 01/26/2014 6:46:25 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Lack of diversity”, by which they mean not all black appointments, not making the ruling judiciary “more diverse” fast enough.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 6:47:43 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SeekAndFind

The BASTARD has not picked one Asian, Indian, Eskimo, Russian, Swede, or Nigerian. He is clearly a racist colorphobe....


5 posted on 01/26/2014 6:48:08 PM PST by foundedonpurpose
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To: foundedonpurpose
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.

6 posted on 01/26/2014 6:50:21 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: SeekAndFind
When are the blacks gonna figure out that Obama isn't "one of them"?

Whatever he might be, he ain't no brothuh...

7 posted on 01/26/2014 6:55:52 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


8 posted on 01/26/2014 6:57:43 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is funny; even his own base is going after him now.


9 posted on 01/26/2014 6:58:33 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: adorno

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.


10 posted on 01/26/2014 7:08:57 PM PST by ABN 505
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To: ABN 505
you forgot ...


11 posted on 01/26/2014 7:12:11 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: okie01

What is Obama???

A JAMF

Jive
Ass
Mother
F ker


12 posted on 01/26/2014 7:21:47 PM PST by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: dsrtsage

Let’s give Obozo a break, maybe he just can’t find enuff Amish that can read.


13 posted on 01/26/2014 7:22:41 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama Trouble;
Don't start none, won't be any..

14 posted on 01/26/2014 7:25:56 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dog, meet your fleas.


15 posted on 01/26/2014 7:37:00 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


16 posted on 01/26/2014 8:08:49 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Left fighting left. Popcorn time to watch who can limbo lowest.


17 posted on 01/26/2014 8:21:30 PM PST by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


18 posted on 01/26/2014 9:32:32 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero, and John Kerry is a mock-puppet!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“.....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 DOJ’s lawsuit against Texas’s 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.”.................


19 posted on 01/26/2014 11:52:43 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


20 posted on 01/27/2014 12:22:26 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: SeekAndFind

Wonder how it would work if I told my local HR office.. “Hey I need black, red & yellow to even out the diversity field. Make that a pregnant black lesbian, an Islamic yellow guy if you can find one and a Native-American Indian who likes the Redskins... I miss anyone?”


21 posted on 01/27/2014 2:32:30 AM PST by maddog55
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To: SeekAndFind; foundedonpurpose; M. Espinola; TigerLikesRooster; blam
That is not thw worst of it . . . Obama is a total fraud:

Barack Hussein Soebarkah ? Indonesian Passport !

Videos on Obama's Indonesian Passport

22 posted on 01/27/2014 3:56:39 AM PST by ex-Texan (The Time to "Wake Up" is Over !)
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To: maddog55

Just find one crippled, Mexican, lesbian, midget and you’ll be set.


23 posted on 01/27/2014 4:36:10 AM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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