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Bobby Jindal Gets A Much-Needed History Lesson After Eric Holder Insult
Posted: 03/07/2014 3:51 pm EST Updated: 03/07/2014 9:00 pm EST

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice's public affairs staffers think Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) could use a history lesson on the civil rights movement.

On Friday, the day after Jindal compared Holder to segregationist Alabama Gov. George Wallace at the Conservative Political Action Conference, DOJ employees mailed Jindal a copy of a book by civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). They inserted a yellow sticky note on page 199, where Lewis writes about Vivian Malone, one of the first African-Americans to integrate the University of Alabama, who walked past Gov. Wallace that day.

Malone is Holder's late sister-in-law, a fact that Holder has mentioned in countless speeches throughout his five years as attorney general, including as recently as Wednesday.

"Worth a read," the note to Jindal says.



"This should help the governor brush up on his history the next time he invokes the Civil Rights Movement," Kevin Lewis, a DOJ spokesman, told The Huffington Post.

In his speech, Jindal said that Holder and DOJ were "trying to stand in the schoolhouse door to prevent minority kids, low-income kids, kids who haven’t had access to a great education, the chance to go to better schools." He was speaking about the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division's legal dispute with Jindal over Louisiana's school voucher program, which DOJ believed may have violated decades-old school desegregation orders.

DOJ initially filed a motion to enjoin the school vouchers program, but later backed off. The agency is now just seeking detailed information about the racial composition of public schools. The federal judge in the case has also expressed concerns that the school vouchers program is taking away money from public schools.
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So here we have a black socialist intentionally missing Jindal's point about how Democrats, 50 years on, are still standing in the way of black people's dreams.

And here we also have the dependably obdurate HuffPo mocking Bobby Jindal for pointing out how Progressives now stand in the doorway of human progress, pretending they are helping those who they only intend to rule.
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So here we have a black socialist intentionally missing Jindal's point about how Democrats, 50 years on, are still standing in the way of black people's dreams.

And here we also have the dependably obdurate HuffPo mocking Bobby Jindal for pointing out how Progressives now stand in the doorway of human progress, pretending they are helping those who they only intend to rule.

~LOL~ I "almost" put Huff Post in the title.........
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Malone is Holder's late sister-in-law, a fact that Holder has mentioned in countless speeches throughout his five years as attorney general, including as recently as Wednesday.
So he's been trying to ride her coattails all these years?
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