Pajamas Media talks about the latest scandal at the Justice Department of the United States:
Friday was a very bad day for the people responsible for the Keystone Kops operation protecting military voting rights inside the Justice Department. The three ranking members of the House of Representatives with oversight over military voting issues and the Justice Department sent a devastating letter to Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez. The curtain has been pulled back, and the DOJ spin that they are doing everything they can to protect military voters has become a laugh line.
Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith, Armed Service Committee Ranking Member Buck McKeon, and Elections Subcommittee Ranking Member Kevin McCarthy all joined forces to describe the clownish DOJ enforcement tactics in the letter. The problem for Eric Holder is that in just a few weeks, these three will probably shed the title “ranking member” and replace it with “chairman.”
Military ballots were required to be sent by September 18 under federal law. Some states, such as New York, received an extension to October 1. Despite these hard deadlines, nearly a third of states have failed to comply with the law. Military ballots have not been sent and in some cases this means our soldiers overseas are going to lose their right to vote. The public is beginning to see why.
It is hard to no exaggerate the partisan, racial oriented unAmerican tactics that have been demonstrated by the Justice Department under Eric Holder. During the last election, members of the Black Panther Party stood outside a polling place, in uniform, with weapons, obviously intimidating voters who were trying to enter to vote. Not only did the Justice Department refuse to prosecute this obvious violationof Federal law, but a former lawyer for the justice department has testified that he was ordered not to prosecute voting rights cases against white people. Only intimidation agaisnt black people will be investigated.
It is bad enough that the government of the United States has taken a racist, partisan attitude towards our ballot box, but there is nothing, whatsoever, about this in our major media outlets. The American public has little knowledge of what is going on in its highest levels. If it were not for the internet, and for Fox News, we would hear nothing about this at all.
Shame on us. Shame on us ALL for allowing ourselves to be blinded by those who should leading us and keeping us informed. We have no one to blame but ourselves. Democracies cannot function without an intelligent, educated, informed citizenary. We cannot let this stand.
There are less than three weeks to go before November. Remember this, when you go into the voting booth.