America's first black president spoke with a bluntness that perhaps could only come from a member of Africa's extended family.
'No country is going to create wealth if its leaders exploit the economy to enrich themselves, or if police can be bought off by drug traffickers,' he said
'No business wants to invest in a place where the government skims 20 percent off the top, or the head of the Port Authority is corrupt. No person wants to live in a society where the rule of law gives way to the rule of brutality and bribery.
He would do well to remember this occasionally. Do you see this photo? This is one of three "New Black Panthers" who intimidated voters in a Pennsylvanian precinct last November. They were quoted as saying, "You're about to be ruled by the Black Man, cracker" and were cited in a "civil complaint accusing three members of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense of wielding a nightstick and intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling place last Election Day, according to documents and interviews."
Our Attorney General, Eric Holder has dismissed two defendants cases and merely "prohibited the third from bringing a weapon to a voting place in the future."
So, even with witnesses and video and affidavits in court, from CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEYS who were there no less, these thugs walk off with no punishment, no admonitions, no nothing.
Bartle Bull, the civil rights attorney going WAY back who was there as a certified poll watcher, said of this debacle:
It IS outrageous. And Eric Holder is now going to turn his laser vision on G.W. Bush as a War Criminal. Go figure.
"In my opinion, the men created an intimidating presence at the entrance to a poll," he declared. "In all my experience in politics, in civil rights litigation and in my efforts in the 1960s to secure the right to vote in Mississippi ... I have never encountered or heard of another instance in the United States where armed and uniformed men blocked the entrance to a polling location."
Mr. Bull said the "clear purpose" of what the Panthers were doing was to "intimidate voters with whom they did not agree." He also said he overheard one of the men tell a white poll watcher: "You are about to be ruled by the black man, cracker."
He called their conduct an "outrageous affront to American democracy and the rights of voters to participate in an election without fear." He said it was a "racially motivated effort to limit both poll watchers aiding voters, as well as voters with whom the men did not agree."
Eric Holder is ALSO the Man who got Marc Rich a free pass. "Holder has expressed some regret over his handling of the Rich pardon, stating "I wish I had done some things differently with regard to the Marc Rich matter. Specifically, I wish that I had ensured that the Department of Justice was more fully informed and involved in this pardon process", and called his own actions a "mistake."
He also gives us this gem:
"Though the nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards," Holder said.
"Though race-related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we average Americans simply do not talk enough with each other about race."
May I just say, it's EASY to be brave with a nightstick in your hand and backed by several friends. Americans try to have open dialogues about race on a daily basis, but those who disagree with the MSM and Politically Correct Crowd are then labeled as racists, thereby completely shutting down the conversation. So, AG Holder, you tell me, who's the coward?
Here's a few luminaries you may begin to scrutinize:
William J. Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Edward Kennedy, Christopher Dodd, Albert Gore, Jr., Jay Rockefeller, Madeleine Albright, Robert Byrd, John F. Kerry, Hillary Clinton
These brave brave people all over the years claimed to KNOW that Saddam Hussein either had weapons or was actively purposefully attempting to acquire weapons of mass destruction but when one man and his administration finally stood up and took us to war over this (Thanks U.N. for all your help there), they all backtracked and claimed they were wise oracles that tried to reign in the Cowboy who should now be brought up before a World Court as a War Criminal.
Way to go, America. There is no way any nation in this world is ever going to come to our defense or assistance when our own PEOPLE do not defend Her.
And YOU, Mr. President, you as a "leader" in the government, long before you became President, helped your cronies "exploit the economy to enrich themselves" , and YOUR Government Administration will be skimming well above the 20% mark so tell us why any business WOULD begin or build under your control? Tell us what they could possibly hope to gain?
And you have the (yes I'm gonna use the word) AUDACITY to tell Africa off?
Oh BTW: Countries DO NOT build wealth. People build wealth. Countries tax wealth. Were you not awake in College?