In Dreams From My Father, Barack Obama said:
“To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society’s stifling conventions. We weren’t indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated.
But this strategy alone couldn’t provide the distance I wanted, from Joyce or my past. After all, there were thousands of so-called campus radicals, most of them white and tenured and happily tolerant. No, it remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.”
Nothing has changed! He still hangs out with fringes of society and appoints many of them to positions of authority.
He is now considering leftist radical Thomas Perez for Secretary of Labor.
Thomas Perez, the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ, is a racialist and an open borders proponent.
An internal watchdog report just released by the DOJ’s Inspector General, Michael E. Horowitz, harshly criticized his department while under his leadership. Perez blamed it on Bush but the report shows clearly that the racialism is a serious problem in the department. The report states that “the politically charged atmosphere and polarization within the Voting Section continued even after the 2009 change in the Division’s leadership.”
While there was insufficient evidence of clear wrongdoing, the report states that the the high level of “mistrust and polarization” in the department puts enforcement of voting laws and redistricting at risk of improper handling. Since 2009, cases of white victims were ignored and the cases taken up were “traditional” civil rights cases on behalf of racial or ethnic minorities who have been the historical victims of discrimination.”
One former attorney, J. Christian Adams, claimed bias in the New Black Panthers case but the case was dismissed. He resigned as a DOJ lawyer because he was told that they would only be litigating cases in which the defendants are minorities.
The DOJ report exonerates Adams.
Perez was the head of the votings section when the New Black Panther’s case was dismissed on May 15, 2009:
The 258-page report can be read at this link A Review of the Operations of the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division
Perez led the administration’s racial alarmists against voter ID laws in South Carolina but was shot down by the U.S. District Court for the D.C. Circuit. Similar cases he litigated have been struck down in Arkansas, Florida and New York. [WaPo]
He is a believer in quota systems which have been rejected by the SCOTUS. One bill he supported, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA), was intended, allegedly, to ban discrimination by employers against LGBT’s. It would set quota systems though Perez denied that but how else could employers prove they are not biased?
In other cases, he has harassed the police and fire departments, demanding that quotas be put in place. He took on one case initiated by the DOJ in 2007. In that case, he said that black firefighter applicants who fail by as much as 70% must still be admitted to the fire academy.
In February 2011, Perez demanded damages for rejected applicants who scored 25 or higher on the 85-question exams. Taxpayers would be forced to pay compensation for incredibly under-qualified applicants solely because of their minority status. They would be hired with the seniority they would have earned had they been qualified. [Washington Times]
Perez is an open borders proponent. He has conducted a witch hunt against Sheriff Joe Arpaio despite findings that he has not violated the law but enforced it, something this administration refuses to do.
He also took the lead against Arizona’s SB 1070 which was a valid interpretation and enforcement of federal law.
Perez was President of Casa de Maryland, a radical pro-illegal immigration advocacy group. He supported benefits for illegals from “in-state tuition discounts for illegal alien students to driver’s licenses. Casa de Maryland opposes enforcement of deportation orders, has protested post-9/11 coordination of local, state, and national criminal databases, and produced a ‘know your rights’ propaganda pamphlet for illegal aliens depicting federal immigration agents as armed bullies making babies cry.”
Even while serving in the DOJ, he has volunteered for Casa de Maryland and has received donations from George Soros’ Open Society and Hugo Chavez’ CITGO. [Fire Andrea Mitchell] This is a conflict of interest.
If he is given the position, don’t be surprised if illegals have rights that the rest of us don’t.
In the next video, Thomas Perez refuses to say the DOJ will not criminalize speech against any religion. It’s not a hard question unless you plan to criminalize Christians who speak out against gay marriage:
[We needed Rand Paul to filibuster this guy]
Read more at Michelle Malkin