Eric Holder to investigate “racist” parade float
Eric Holder’s Department of Injustice has not seen any reason to investigate Dianne Feinstein’s allegations that the CIA illegally accessed the Senate Intelligence Committee’s computers, the NSA spying scandal, the IRS targeting scandal, and the Black Panthers voter intimidation case–to name just a few off the top of my head–but just when it seems as if there is nothing the top law enforcement agent in the country is willing to investigate Eric Holder has finally found a worthy cause.
During an Independence Day parade in Nebraska there was a parade float with a caricature of Barack Obama standing in front of an out-house. The out-house was labeled as Barack Obama’s presidential library.
Here is a picture of the offending float:
How this is racist I am not sure; it is clearly intended to show what the creators of the float feel about Barack Obama’s policies and has nothing to do with his skin color. Is it disrespectful of the office? Yes, but since when does the first amendment only protect non-offensive speech?
But apparently Eric Holder feels differently: he has announced he will be sending a team to Nebraska to investigate the parade float.
The U.S. Department of Justice has sent a member of its Community Relations Service team to investigate a Nebraska parade float that criticized President Obama.
A Fourth of July parade float featured at the annual Independence Day parade in Norfolk sparked criticism when it depicted a zombie-like figure resembling Mr. Obama standing outside an outhouse, which was labeled the “Obama Presidential Library.”
The Omaha World-Herald reported Friday that the Department of Justice sent a CRS member who handles discrimination disputes to a Thursday meeting about the issue.
Also at the meeting were the NAACP, Norfolk mayor Sue Fuchtman and the Norfolk Odd Fellows, which coordinated the parade.
So, if I am reading this situation correctly, the Federal government can target its political opponents using the might of the IRS and that is not worthy of an investigation, but when political opponents dare to criticize the president it cannot be tolerated and must be investigated.
Somehow I do not think that was what the Founders had in mind when they wrote the first amendment…
You need to think about this and let it sink in: the Department of Injustice is investigating, and could prosecute, somebody just for opposing the president. If that does not send a chill down your spine I don’t know what will.