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Protector Of Black Panthers Picked To Head Labor

From a cheering Associated Press:

Justice official to be nominated to top Labor slot

By SAM HANANEL and JIM KUHNHENN | March 18, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to fill yet another second-term Cabinet vacancy, President Barack Obama is set to nominate Thomas Perez, an assistant attorney general, to be the next secretary of labor, the White House says.

If confirmed by the Senate, Perez, who has been head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division for 3½ years, would take over the Labor Department as Obama undertakes several worker-oriented initiatives, including an overhaul of immigration laws and an increase in the minimum wage…

In choosing Perez, the son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Obama would be placing an already high-ranking Hispanic official in a Cabinet slot. Perez, a lawyer with a degree from Harvard Law School, would replace Hilda Solis, a former California congresswoman and the nation’s first Hispanic labor secretary.

Apparently, ‘once you go Hispanic you can never go back.’

Perez’s nomination has been expected for weeks, and comes with vigorous support from labor unions and Latino groups…

Because they know he can be trusted to enforce the laws without prejudice.

But a newly released report by the Justice Department’s inspector general is likely to provide fodder for Republicans who say the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has been too politicized.

The report, released last week, said Perez gave incomplete testimony to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights when he said the department’s political leadership was not involved in the decision to dismiss three of the four defendants in a lawsuit the Bush administration brought against the New Black Panther Party.

That is to say, he lied.

The report also concluded that Perez did not intentionally mislead the commission and that the department acted properly…

So he lied by omission.

Lynn Rhinehart, general counsel at the AFL-CIO, said the report shows that Perez, who was first hired by the civil rights division as a career attorney under President George H.W. Bush, restored integrity to the voting rights program at the Justice Department.

Because until Perez took over there were no civil rights in this country.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, March 18th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Protector Of Black Panthers Picked To Head Labor”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Thomas Perez, I recommend adding to your reading list BEING WHITE IN PHILLY

    What’s that? DHS at my door? I only suggested a reading of …….

    (bam bam bam)

  2. Petronius says:

    Thomas Perez is Holder’s enforcer and hatchet man inside DOJ. Sort of like Don Corleone’s Luca Brasi, except that Perez doesn’t work on his own –– he has his own gang of lawyer-thugs at his command.

    Perez is an old-time Bolshevik leg-breaker from way back; threats, legal bullying, intimidation, blackmail, and political extortion are all in a day’s work for him.

    Perez may very well be the most ruthless criminal in Nerobama’s criminal regime –– which is saying quite a lot.

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    Criminal Justice
    Ponder on that!

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