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President Obama on Wednesday called it a “travesty” that the Senate had failed to confirm Debo Adegbile, his nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.

“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,” said Obama in a written statement.
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“Mr. Adegbile’s qualifications are impeccable,” he continued. “He represents the best of the legal profession, with wide-ranging experience, and the deep respect of those with whom he has worked.”

The Senate voted 47-52, falling short after six Democrats joined every GOP senator present in opposing his selection. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., changed his vote to “nay” to allow him to reintroduce the nomination in the future.

Adegbile’s nomination sparked controversy, with conservatives opposing him over his one-time defense of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer.

Obama cited Adegbile’s support for voting rights legislation and said he was needed at the helm of the Civil Rights Division.

“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,” said Obama.

The Supreme Court last year struck down key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, and a number of states are passing new voter ID laws they say are needed to prevent electoral fraud. Democrats counter that the new laws are intended to keep minority voters from the polls.


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Obama Lashes Out: Rejecting My DOJ Nominee Is A ‘Travesty’
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 03:39:02 PM »
Excerpted from BRIEFING ROOM: Obama on Wednesday blasted the Senate’s rejection of Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division as a “travesty,” accusing lawmakers of succumbing to “wildly unfair character attacks against a good and qualified public servant.”

The Senate knocked down Adegbile’s nomination Wednesday in a 47-52 vote, with seven Democrats defecting.

The defeat came after Republicans and members of the law enforcement community criticized Adegbile for his work on an NAACP defense team that assisted in helping to commute the sentence of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981.

In a scorching statement, Obama said that Adegbile’s qualifications were “impeccable” and cast the defeat as politically motivated.

“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,” Obama said.

Obama said Adegbile represented “the best of the legal profession” and that his personal story was the embodiment of what the American dream could offer “for people who work hard and play by the rules.”

“As a lawyer, Mr. Adgebile has played by the rules,” he said. “And now, Washington politics have used the rules against him.”

Attorney General Eric Holder said he was “disappointed” in the vote, adding that Adegbile’s nomination should have been considered “wholly on the merits.”

“His record was either misunderstood, or intentionally misrepresented for the sake of politics,” Holder said.

“Our legal system hinges on the fundamental ideal that every accused individual has a constitutional right to counsel. It is a very dangerous precedent to set for the legal profession when individual lawyers can have their otherwise sterling qualifications denigrated based solely on the clients that their organizations represent.” Keep Reading

http://patdollard.com/2014/03/obama-whines-rejecting-my-doj-nominee-is-a-travesty/

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Re: Obama Lashes Out: Rejecting My DOJ Nominee Is A ‘Travesty’
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 03:43:34 PM »
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  a good and qualified public servant

That statement right there is a travesty. This whole administration is a travesty.


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Re: Obama Lashes Out: Rejecting My DOJ Nominee Is A ‘Travesty’
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2014, 03:44:32 PM »
If you look up travesty in the dictionary you will see a photo of Obama.


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Re: Obama: Senate's failure to confirm DOJ nominee is a 'travesty'
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2014, 03:46:03 PM »
Let him moan and groan. This is going to happen more often in the near future. Those democrats want re-elected.

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Re: Obama: Senate's failure to confirm DOJ nominee is a 'travesty'
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2014, 08:34:49 AM »
If you look up travesty in the dictionary you will see a photo of Obama.

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Re: Obama Lashes Out: Rejecting My DOJ Nominee Is A ‘Travesty’
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2014, 08:41:08 AM »
If you look up travesty in the dictionary you will see a photo of Obama.

If you misspell that and look up transvestite instead, you'll probably get the same picture.
“[Euthanasia] is what any State medical service has sooner or later got to face. If you are going to be kept alive in institutions run by and paid for by the State, you must accept the State’s right to economize when necessary …” The Ministry of Fear by Graham Green (New York: Penguin Books [1943] 2005, p. 165).


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