1. Not a surprising move from a liberal in congress.
2. Why is the lawyer representing the GOP a liberal?
Via Daily Caller:
Self-avowed liberal law professor Jonathan Turley is representing the House GOP in its lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s implementation of Obamacare and at least one House Democrat wants him punished for it
Turley, a George Washington University law professor, is also a frequent media commentator on political issues. Despite describing himself as a political liberal, he’s long been harshly critical of Obama’s use of executive power and said he’d jumped at the chance to represent the House GOP in the lawsuit against unilateral changes to the Affordable Care Act in its implementation.
Now that Turley’s working for the GOP, Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Robert Brady wants to ban him from speaking out any issue of executive authority — which Turley’s based much of his career on — for years.
Of course, no relation to any of the rest of the arson committed by ‘protesters’, according to the Rev. Carlton Lee, who himself has been a Ferguson protester.
The Missouri church where Michael Brown’s father was baptized over the weekend was torched Monday night — but the pastor does not think the arson was part of the fiery violence that erupted elsewhere in the community.
The Rev. Carlton Lee told NBC News that he believes Flood Christian Church was targeted because he has repeatedly called for the arrest of Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed teen but was not indicted by a grand jury.
“I’m very vocal in regards to the Michael Brown case,” said Lee, who has participated in rallies and press conferences with Michael Brown Sr.
The lib media continues to stoke racial strife.
Keep stoking that flame, Obama.
OBAMA: I hope you don’t mind, because obviously there’s a lot of stuff in the news, I actually need to begin by saying a few words about what happened over the past day. Not just in Ferguson, Missouri, our neighbor to the south, but all across America. As many of know, a verdict came down — or a grand jury made a decision yesterday that upset a lot of people. And as I said last night, the frustrations that we’ve seen are not just about a particular incident. They have deep roots in many communities of color, who have a sense that our laws are not always being enforced uniformly or fairly…
No reason to think Sharpton isn’t still acting as Obama’s official race baiter in Ferguson.
Via NY Post:
The Rev. Al Sharpton is the White House’s man on the ground in Ferguson.
The 59-year-old Sharpton has become a key adviser to President Obama on race issues, according to Politico, and is acting as his liaison in the racially charged St. Louis suburb, where the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown led to days of riots.
Sharpton arrived at the protest site in Ferguson three days after the shooting and quickly began briefing the White House.
“There’s a trust factor with The Rev from the Oval Office on down,” a White House official told Politico. “He gets it, and he’s got credibility in the community that nobody else has got. There’s really no one else out there who does what he does.”
While in Ferguson, Sharpton met with the Brown family and reported back directly to Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama’s closest aides.
Sharpton was directed to find out specific information, including what the Brown family wanted from the White House, Politico reports.
According to MSNBC’s legal analyst Lisa Bloom, the word “charged” is a “racially tinged offensive” term.
BLOOM: This issue about charging, which I find to be a racially tinged offensive word in and of itself, but I would have asked him, what exactly does that mean? At one point he says Mike brown took a step forward.
Last night, as the carnage began in Ferguson, the Mayor of the city reportedly begged for the National Guard from the Democratic Governor, Jay Nixon. But deployment was delayed until this morning. One has to wonder about the delay, given that the reaction was predictable, and the Guard has been mobilized for a while.
According to CNN:
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles on Tuesday slammed how the National Guard was deployed in his city. “The decision to delay the deployment of the National Guard is deeply concerning. We are asking that the governor make available and deploy all necessary resources to prevent the further destruction of property and the preservation of life in the city of Ferguson,” Knowles told reporters.
The Missouri Lt. Governor claims had the National Guard been properly deployed last night, the lootings and burning of businesses wouldn’t have occurred. He actually asks “Is the reason that they were not deployed, because Obama or Holder asked you to keep them out?”
HT: Right Scoop
You got me, I was the person who torched Little Ceasars last night.
Last night, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch laid blame on the “24-hour news cycle” for impeding justice in the grand jury case surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown. Now, a member of the 24-hour news cycle has turned around and blamed “bloggers” for causing an outsized amount of “commotion” in Ferguson. […]
“OK, here’s the thing that people at home should understand,” Lemon began. “So there is this outrage that everyone thinks is out there. Most of that outrage is coming from the Internet and social media.”
The host went on to explain that “the people who are actual protesters” are mostly “peaceful.” He said, “They have a beef and they are being peaceful about it. And they aren’t the people who are out there causing the commotion every day.” Instead, he pointed to “bloggers and people who are trying to make a name for themselves, people who want you to follow them on Twitter, or follow their blog, or follow them on live stream” as the ones causing problems.
“These were bloggers and as many people are calling them, ‘outside agitators,’” Lemon said, referring to the people who disrupted the press conference. “That’s where the commotion is coming from.” So while it may look to outsiders that “everyone here is pissed off and angry or what have you,” he said, “It’s the people who are online who are taking things out of context. Those are the people who are really creating the stir.”
Who will protest the death of this man?
Via Daily Mail:
A man has died during the Ferguson riots just yards from where Michael Brown was shot dead.
Residents on Canfield Drive said that DeAndre Joshua, 20, was shot whilst in his car though police at the scene refused to confirm any details.
DeAndre’s grandmother Renita Towns said that ‘somebody killed him’ during the carnage.
CAIR continues its liberal outreach.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/25/2014) – The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for a “national action” to address issues of racism in the aftermath of a Missouri grand jury’s decision to not indict a police officer who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager who was shot to death in August.
CAIR also questioned the “problematic” grand jury process that resulted in a failure to indict the officer.
In a statement, CAIR said:
“The tragedy in Ferguson makes it imperative that Americans of all races and backgrounds initiate national action to address the issues of systemic racism and police profiling that the shooting brought to the surface.
“We question the problematic conduct of the prosecutor’s office in the grand jury process as demonstrated by showing unprecedented deference to the officer, a potential criminal defendant.
“We urge all Americans to contact their elected officials to urge passage of the End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA) and any similar legislation that addresses unconstitutional actions by American law enforcement. We once again call on the Department of Justice to complete its independent investigation of the killing of Michael Brown in a transparent and thorough manner. CAIR is also concerned about any militarized response of law enforcement to peaceful protesters in Ferguson or in other cities nationwide.
“If any good is to come of this heartbreaking incident, it will be in the recognition that many Americans still feel the impact of institutional racism and that there is still much work to do to create a society in which people ‘will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.’
Bad news for Mike Brown’s supporters who’ve been hyping federal charges since the grand jury decision was announced last night.
Via WaPo (October 31st):
Justice Department investigators have all but concluded they do not have a strong enough case to bring civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., law enforcement officials said.
When racial tension boiled over in Ferguson after the Aug. 9 shooting, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. traveled to the St. Louis suburb to meet with city leaders and protest organizers in an effort to bring calm. He assured them that the federal government would open a civil rights investigation into the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. But that investigation now seems unlikely to result in any charges.
“The evidence at this point does not support civil rights charges against Officer Wilson,” said one person briefed on the investigation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case.
Justice Department officials are loath to acknowledge publicly that their case cannot now meet the high legal threshold for a successful civil rights prosecution. The timing is sensitive: Tensions are high in greater St. Louis as people await the results of a grand jury’s review of the case.
Even better, Blimpy then claims the people rioting were “righteous.”
The scummiest of all scumbags is in Ferguson today.
Via Washington Examiner:
MSNBC host Al Sharpton slammed Wednesday the prosecution’s handling of the grand jury. “I’ve never seen a prosecutor hold a press conference to discredit the victim,” he said during a Brown family press conference.
Sharpton described the prosecution’s decision to release the grand jury’s decision at 8 pm as “irresponsible” and “provocative.”
He also said that he and other civil rights leaders have called an emergency meeting in Washington, D.C. next week to discuss boycotts, marches and demonstrations.
Sharpton likened the follow-up to the case to Rodney King.
“Before you think this is over, remember what happened in Rodney King,” he said, vowing not to give up in the face of a defeat in the legal system.
Alternate headline: Obama’s base turns on him.