I was originally going to title this post “Of Mice And (States)Men,” except the apparatchiks with which it deals more closely resemble wharf rats and statesmen not at all. There’s Eric Himpton Holder — the first African-American attorney general and the first sitting cabinet official in 225 years to be cited for contempt of Congress — and his boss, Barry Soetoro — the first African-American president, and the only one of any ancestry ever to hold office under an alias. Unfortunately, both have proved themselves to be hyphenated first and American second. Neither can refrain from dealing inappropriately with matters of race, so much so that it’s rather surprising they haven’t yet made plans to investigate the Kentucky Derby. The latest instance of executive branch interference occurred in the cause célèbre case of the late Trayvon Martin. Soetoro, aka Obama, claimed at first that the deceased could be the son he never had; now we learn that he thinks he was Trayvon Martin — at least when he wasn’t hanging ten on the North Shore …
Trayvon Martin, the president said, could have been him 35 years ago. That would have been Barack Obama at age 17, then known as Barry and living in Honolulu. He had a bushy Afro. Hoodies were not in style then, or often needed in balmy Hawaii. His customary hangout outfit was flip-flops, called “slippers” on the island, shell bracelet, OP shorts and a tee … (David Maraniss/Washington Post)
My, how times have changed. Obama’s own alma mater once took another president to task for similar executive interference. From the Harvard Crimson, August 4th, 1970:
President Nixon may have freed Charles Manson — not by an act of executive clemency, but by one of errant stupidity.
Defense attorneys for Manson, Leslie Van Houten, and Susan Atkins — who face charges of murder stemming from the mass killings last August of actress Sharon Tate and six other persons — moved for a mistrial yesterday after learning that Nixon had said that Manson was “guilty, directly or indirectly, of eight murders without reason.”
Trial Judge Charles N. Holder denied the motion pending an official version of the Nixon remarks, but a defense attorney said the judge was “alarmed” at the report.
… In Los Angeles, defense attorney Paul Fitzgerald told reporters, “If we’re going to have the chief executive of this nation categorically or un-categorically speculate on people’s guilt, we ought to abandon this court system …”
Of course, not everyone in those days condemned Manson’s ‘family’ values:
“Dig it! First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them. They even shoved a fork into the victim’s stomach! Wild!”
Who said it? The infamous communist Bernardine Dohrn, who, with her equally infamous hubby Billy Ayers, helped launch Barack Obama on the road to the White House.
In the mid-1990s, Dohrn and Ayers hosted meetings at their Chicago home to introduce the budding politician Barack Obama to their neighbors during his first run for the Illinois State Senate.
Family values, Alinsky-style — black and white and Red all over. Meanwhile, other enemies of America are ecstatic over the actions of Barack Obama’s Injustice Department:
… the Muslim Brotherhood groups in America are rubbing their hooves in glee: The Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued a press release saying that it “welcomed” the Justice Department’s “review” of the Zimmerman case. The Hamas-CAIR thugs identified themselves as “civil rights advocates” – yeah, and I’m the queen of Sheba. Their agenda is plain: stop jihad profiling. (A President-Sanctioned Lynch Mob/WND)
Even the fair-minded mullahs of Iran have gotten into the act, demanding “justice” for Trayvon, which probably means having George Zimmerman stoned to death by Al Sharpton and all the members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
In Obama’s America, everybody is guilty of something. Even if they’ve been proved innocent.
- Barack Obama is not registered to vote in D.C., but Barry Soetoro is! (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com)
- America: Land Of The Hyphenated Man (johnmallardo.wordpress.com)
- Who is Barack Hussein Obama, or is it Barry Soetoro? (homelandsecurityus.com)
- Obama’s Department of Justice Organized anti-Zimmerman Race Riots (Atlas Shrugs)