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Statement from the President on the Senate’s Failure to Confirm Debo Adegbile
The White House ^ | 03-05-2014 | Barack Obama

Posted on 03/05/2014 1:31:49 PM PST by PaulCruz2016

The Senate’s failure to confirm Debo Adegbile to lead the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice is a travesty based on wildly unfair character attacks against a good and qualified public servant. Mr. Adegbile’s qualifications are impeccable. He represents the best of the legal profession, with wide-ranging experience, and the deep respect of those with whom he has worked. His unwavering dedication to protecting every American’s civil and Constitutional rights under the law – including voting rights – could not be more important right now. And Mr. Adegbile’s personal story – rising from adversity to become someone who President Bush’s Solicitor General referred to as one of the nation’s most capable litigators – is a story that proves what America has been and can be for people who work hard and play by the rules. As a lawyer, Mr. Adgebile has played by the rules. And now, Washington politics have used the rules against him. The fact that his nomination was defeated solely based on his legal representation of a defendant runs contrary to a fundamental principle of our system of justice – and those who voted against his nomination denied the American people an outstanding public servant.


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: adegbile; barackobama; deboadegbile; obama

1 posted on 03/05/2014 1:31:49 PM PST by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

“President Bush’s Solicitor General”

Is he the guy who defended DC in the Heller case?


2 posted on 03/05/2014 1:33:43 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

A few Dems are going to get blackmailed.


3 posted on 03/05/2014 1:34:22 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: PaulCruz2016

So now Bush is good? This bunch is a travesty.


4 posted on 03/05/2014 1:35:03 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: PaulCruz2016

To be fair to him, Arlen Specter sprung a murderer and then spent two decades sitting in the US Senate.


5 posted on 03/05/2014 1:35:42 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: PaulCruz2016
RE :” His unwavering dedication to protecting every American’s civil and Constitutional rights under the law – including voting rights – could not be more important right now.”

Oh noes, who will sue states for passing voter ID laws?

Jim Crowe??

6 posted on 03/05/2014 1:35:58 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: PaulCruz2016

Just why can’t Obama accept he lost this?


7 posted on 03/05/2014 1:36:50 PM PST by SIRTRIS
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To: PaulCruz2016
In other words, Obama took more time to issue an admonishment of those who failed to confirm his Marxist friend than he spent trying to save our people in Benghazi.
8 posted on 03/05/2014 1:38:00 PM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: ColdOne

His rejection is Bush’s fault!


9 posted on 03/05/2014 1:38:39 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: liberalh8ter

Post of the day!!! Heck of the year!


10 posted on 03/05/2014 1:39:25 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: demshateGod

Yep. Paul Clement.


11 posted on 03/05/2014 1:40:38 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SIRTRIS

Everything is “In yo face, chump!” with this guy. This isn’t done yet, I think. Next recess.


12 posted on 03/05/2014 1:41:34 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: PaulCruz2016

I would rather he was voted down for some other reason other than defending a cop killer. I haven’t been following the facts.

So what? Everybody is entitled to a legal defense. Either the best they can buy, or the best the state can provide or the best that just volunteer.

I don’t care if he killed 30 cops and ate all their livers with Fava Beans and a Chianti, we shouldn’t be taking this against the lawyer who was hired, appointed, volunteered or otherwise became the defense lawyer.


13 posted on 03/05/2014 1:46:01 PM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: SIRTRIS

Obama lose? Get real! I figure “Dear Leader” will just appoint Debo Adegbile anyway. “I’m president I can do what I want!”


14 posted on 03/05/2014 1:46:34 PM PST by FiddlePig
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To: PaulCruz2016

a good and qualified public servant
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Id hate to see his idea of a bad one...


15 posted on 03/05/2014 1:51:48 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: PaulCruz2016

F U, Barry. You belong in a cell with Jamal


16 posted on 03/05/2014 1:51:50 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: PaulCruz2016

As a lawyer, Mr. Adgebile has played by the rules. And now, Washington politics have used the rules against him.
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OK well I would think that someone who “has played by the rules” would expect others to do the same...


17 posted on 03/05/2014 1:54:37 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: PaulCruz2016
Feel the burn Hussein! Taste the sweet pain of defeat and rejection.
18 posted on 03/05/2014 1:54:40 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: SIRTRIS

——just why can’t Obama accept he lost this?——

He has a narrcisstic personality disorder ....they think if they lost a battle, someone cheated or bent the rules....

There is no way possible at least in his mind, that he picked a bad nominee....


19 posted on 03/05/2014 1:56:26 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Viennacon

Hussein didn’t get the NSA memo?

Congress knows he’s a fraud (forged BC; 7 stolen SSNs), and once the public finds out from Arpaio/Zullo’s (Spring 2014) press conference, the jig is up.


20 posted on 03/05/2014 1:56:43 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

If he had a son he would be defended by Debo Adegbile .


21 posted on 03/05/2014 1:59:49 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: PaulCruz2016

black, black everywhere....don’t whites have civil rights, too


22 posted on 03/05/2014 2:02:46 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: PaulCruz2016

It was not a failure, they just told yhou NO.


23 posted on 03/05/2014 2:05:19 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Sacajaweau

Only if you are a white democrat.


24 posted on 03/05/2014 2:07:54 PM PST by Toespi
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To: demshateGod

Well remember that Reagan gave (with)Holder his first federal appointment. This affirmative action produces some bad outcomes.


25 posted on 03/05/2014 2:08:52 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

I don’t care if the guy rescues puppies.
He has tried for years to free cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.
That alone means he should NEVER have a position of authority over Americans!


26 posted on 03/05/2014 2:17:30 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: PaulCruz2016

What next, will Obama appoint lawyers who defended Citizens United to DOJ civil rights division...they followed the rules too!


27 posted on 03/05/2014 2:18:19 PM PST by RginTN
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To: PaulCruz2016

The fact that his nomination was defeated solely based on his legal representation of a defendant runs contrary to a fundamental principle of our system of justice

Nonsense. That you tried to have a man appointed that spent years trying to free the most hated criminal in American jails, a multiple times convicted Cop Killer, because that man is black, was a slap in the face to ALL AMERICANS...


28 posted on 03/05/2014 2:21:44 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: liberalh8ter
In other words, Obama took more time to issue an admonishment of those who failed to confirm his Marxist friend than he spent trying to save our people in Benghazi.

Bears repeating.

29 posted on 03/05/2014 2:22:05 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: PaulCruz2016
Bless His Heart! ...he never got told NO!


30 posted on 03/05/2014 2:26:49 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Usagi_yo

He wasn’t actually defending Abu-Jamal. The original conviction occurred in 1982. In 2009, Adegbile filed an amicus curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in 2009, arguing that the conviction was invalid because of racial discrimination in jury selection.


31 posted on 03/05/2014 2:30:36 PM PST by rwa265
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To: PaulCruz2016

Remember: Obama lies.


32 posted on 03/05/2014 2:31:09 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Usagi_yo

The guy voluntarily went to bat for the cop killer. Nobody hired him if I remember correctly.


33 posted on 03/05/2014 2:35:08 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: PaulCruz2016
The fact that his nomination was defeated solely based on his legal representation of a defendant runs contrary to a fundamental principle of our system of justice

So a fundamental principle of our system of justice is that I can't judge someone based on the company he or she keeps.
34 posted on 03/05/2014 2:36:29 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: PaulCruz2016
By this rejection Obama illustrates that Republicans really are racists..."American’s civil and Constitutional rights under the law – including voting rights..."
35 posted on 03/05/2014 2:49:44 PM PST by Rudder
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To: rwa265; smokingfrog

I’ve read up on the case and the appeals.

It seems as if both Debo Adegbile and Mumia Abu-Jamal are both extremely well connected Leftists, and I would gather that a lot of lobbying had been going around for Mumia — based on his ‘in prison’ achievements — which seem to be more leftist drivel.

I wouldn’t have voted for Debo Adegbile either, but just because of his leftist leanings and one sided civil rights views. But the fact that he did Lawyerly work (as a lawyer I may add) would have never been a condideration.

The Thousand Angry Irishmen argument — Some day you or somebody you’re close to may be charged with some crime and have ‘A thousand Angry Irishmen’ calling for your head.


36 posted on 03/05/2014 4:27:07 PM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Are you sure it’s just not his name? I think it’s just because of his name.


37 posted on 03/05/2014 4:36:31 PM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

STFU.


38 posted on 03/05/2014 4:44:40 PM PST by Inwoodian
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To: liberalh8ter

BINGO !!!


39 posted on 03/05/2014 4:51:31 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: PaulCruz2016

Ah, go cry to your mommy, dear leader.


40 posted on 03/05/2014 6:47:19 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: PaulCruz2016

I don’t understand why we need a “Civil Rights Division” under the Department of Justice.


41 posted on 03/05/2014 6:53:31 PM PST by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Are we not men? We are Debo!


42 posted on 03/05/2014 6:53:49 PM PST by windsorknot
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