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Obama wins re-election: Your reaction
- “Why USC and not a black college, Dr. Dre?”, More Likely, Why Should Dr. Dre do this when the Traditional Black colleges have failed?
- Both Candidates for Mayor of Los Angeles Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti have the Endorcement of Past and Present Black Elected Leaders who are deceitful, hypocrites, and most of all a disgrace to the essence of what it means to be elected officials!
- The Only Individuals Fooled by Obama are Morehouse College Graduates and Other Uniformed Individuals who Respect this Charlatan. President Barack Obama is a liar and a disgrace to the Office of the Presidency!
- Unlike far too many U.S. born Black leaders or other prominent Blacks, other ethnic groups are less likely to betray his or her own community, heritage, trash a career, or be so un-American, deceitful, dysfunctional, and/or treasonous!
- Makia Smith you definitely have more sense than many Black elected officials, black lawyers, multiple members of the Congressional Black Caucus, many Black police officers, and misguided Black nationalists!
Beats Me Why Better Than 90% of the Black Community Voted For Obama, When It Will Still Be Business as Usual
President Barack Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus have shown no interest or duty to even recommend that Clarence Thomas be Impeached and/or other issues to where U.S. born blacks are egregiously violated by the wrongful and illegal acts of government. Of What Value is it for any U.S. born black to vote for Barack Obama?
Op-Ed: What Nov. 6 means for the Supreme Court, If Romney wins, we can expect a frighteningly conservative high court. A victory for Obama could mean a liberal majority for the first time since 1969. by Erwin Chemerinsky, November 3, 2012
“Op-Ed: McManus: The likely winner – gridlock, Can either President Obama or Mitt Romney break the partisan logjam in Congress? Probably not.” bNovember 4, 2012
Article 2 - The Executive Branch, Section 1 - The President “The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.”
Article I - The Legislative Branch, Section 2 - The House
Article I - The Legislative Branch, Section 3 - The Senate
“……The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.”
Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.
by Erwin Chemerinsky October 30, 2012
The future of the Supreme Court is the forgotten issue in this year's presidential election. This is surprising and disturbing because a president's picks for the federal judiciary are one of the most long-lasting legacies of any presidency. There is a sharp contrast between the types of individuals that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney would place on the Supreme Court and the lower federal courts, yet neither is saying much about it.
Recent history powerfully shows the importance of presidential elections to Supreme Court decision-making. Imagine that Al Gore or John Kerry had been elected president and one of them, rather than George W. Bush, had been able to replace William Rehnquist and Sandra Day O'Connor in 2005. The high court likely would not have found a right for corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money in elections in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission (2010), or a right of individuals to own and possess guns in District of Columbia vs. Heller (2008), or upheld the federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act in Gonzales vs. Carhart (2007).
By contrast, if John McCain had been elected in 2008 and replaced David H. Souter and John Paul Stevens, the court surely would have upheld Arizona's restrictive immigration law, SB 1070, in Arizona vs. United States (2012), and there would be six votes on the court to eliminate affirmative action in Fisher vs. University of Texas, which was argued on Oct. 10.
COMMENTARY AND ANALYSIS: Obama vs. Romney
There certainly is the possibility for a vacancy on the Supreme Court during the next presidential term. Four justices are in their mid- to late 70s: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 79; Antonin Scalia and Anthony M. Kennedy are both 76; and Stephen G. Breyer is 74. Although it is conceivable that none of these justices will leave the bench in the next four years, most think that one or two vacancies are likely.
The stakes are potentially enormous. For example, Romney has expressly said that he wants to see Roe vs. Wade overturned, while everyone expects that any Obama nominees to the court would vote to affirm it and keep a constitutional right to abortion. On the current court there are four sure votes to overturn Roe: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr. If Romney were to be president and able to replace Ginsburg or Breyer, there would be five votes to overrule Roe, and once more, women in many states would be left to choose between an unwanted pregnancy and an unsafe, illegal abortion.
On the other hand, if Obama is reelected and has the opportunity to replace, say, Scalia or Kennedy, there would be a liberal majority on the court for the first time since 1969. It is likely that these justices would reconsider Citizens United and undo the devastating effect that this decision has had on our political system in allowing unlimited corporate expenditures in elections. There surely would be a majority to allow marriage equality for gays and lesbians, though this may already exist if Kennedy is willing to join the four liberal justices in finding such a right.
Although much less visible, presidential elections also determine the composition of the lower federal courts. The vast majority of cases are never heard by the Supreme Court. Last year, the high court decided only 65 cases out of almost 10,000 petitions for review. In the overwhelming majority of cases in federal courts, it is the appeals courts that get the last word. Federal district court and court of appeals judges also have life tenure and often remain on the bench for decades. There has been a huge difference between Democratic and Republican appointees in areas such as individual liberties, civil rights and access to the courts.
So why are the candidates ignoring this issue? Their advisors probably have told them that voters don't care, or at least that it is unlikely to matter to the crucial undecided voters. But this may well be creating a self-fulfilling prophecy because voters won't care unless the candidates choose to make the composition of the courts an important election issue.
But I have seen that audiences do care greatly about the future of abortion rights, the corrosive effects of money in politics, the rights of gays and lesbians to marriage equality and so many other issues that are decided by the courts. All this and so much more will turn on who picks the next Supreme Court justices.
Erwin Chemerinsky is dean and professor of law at the UC Irvine School of Law.
Copyright © 2012, Los Angeles Times
"Eric Holder has been one of the best DOJ heads we've seen, fighting for our civil rights when it comes to sentencing and discrimination" by LaMonica Peters
.....and flocks of birds fly backwards against a strong tail wind too.
Attorney General Eric Holder is best known for directing the "Fast and Furious" operation, the operation that has resulted in the death of U.S. citizens and other individuals killed or maimed by military weapons that Eric Holder et al provided for the Mexican drug cartel and other violent drug cartel organizations, etc.
Perhaps this is the problem, in that U.S. born black men, women, and our own elected black leaders:
1. Do not read and have no respect for the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, etc., etc.
2. Do not respect the oath of office or even know what the oath of office means or represents.
"Sentencing and Discrimination" are not Constitutional protections and are not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, any State Constitution, or the "Bill of Rights."
“A conversation between President Obama and the black community” Published on Jun 7, 2012 by drboycewatkins.
When petitioned to create opportunity to reduce high employment for U.S. blacks or when petitioned to competently uphold the rule of law, the Constitution, his sworn duty to respect his oath of office for blacks violated by government typically BO responds with worthless diatribe such as "put on your marching shoes, stop complaining, stop crying, etc., I want you to go see Reverend Al Sharpton, trashes or ignores valid petitions for redress, etc., etc"....all while Barack "the Magic Negro/Illegal Alien bootlicking" Obama bends over backwards, uses his executive privilege influence, and circumvents Congress to promote the "Dream Act" for millions of illegal aliens, illegal aliens being individuals that no elected official is sworn under oath and mandated by law to protect and serve.
CNN i-Report: Help me please. "I want to know why the votes from our soldiers overseas didn't count?" by By heyyyou
First and Foremost, "Thank You" to all past and present Veterans of all the branches of service for your unselfish and great sacrifice to protect and defend this nation, and U.S. citizens or legal immigrants.
The answer to your question is President Barack Obama actually has contempt for the troops, American Citizens, and the "Oath of Office".....and the majority of the soldiers who vote would not be voting for Barack Obama.....thus trashing or ignoring your votes as honorable veterans would help to insure President Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney.
CNN-iReport: "Our Current Media Platform" by By Cm520
"There was a time when it was a newspaper or newscasters primary objective to give impartial and unbiased reporting. the truth, and only the truth. Now news is about making a buck or should I say many dollars whether the truth wills out or not. A reader can no longer trust a news writer to give the truth of a story. There has become a rule to make sure within every story to weave the paper or newsroom bias into the story in order to sensationalize the story for the public." by Cm520
There are good as well as much, much, less than worthwhile information published by the media. Items (1) and (2) are on the good side of journalism.
(1) " Conservatives on the High Court........have failed to recognize that civil suits for money damages, including class actions, are essential to ensure that injured individuals gain recovery and that future misconduct is deterred. People wrongly convicted should have access to federal courts to gain redress. Constitutional rights are meaningless if there are no courts to enforce them.............No principle is more basic to our constitutional system than that a person who has been hurt deserves his or her day in court.....Congress can and must act to remedy many of these injustices. The Supreme Court needs to believe this again, and to act accordingly." as published in the article entitled, " "The Supreme Court Closes the Door to Justice" LA Times, by Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, UC Irvine School of Law.
(2)"Insisting on honesty as the only policy, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that public employees can be punished forlying, even when they merely deny an accusation that later turns out to be true”.
“ ….Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. 'An employee who is asked about possible wrongdoing has only two responses:Tell the truth or say nothing”. (LA Times, January 22, 1998)
"Dr. Boyce: Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the Black Agenda – It’s Time for a Unified Front" bowatkin.
One particular comment:
"I have to agree with you here. You have not mentioned what Obama has done for the black community- which is considerable. I am sure that you speak for us as well, but please acknowledge some of the good things that Obama and any other candidate has done for AA’s, too." by Deborah.
"You have not mentioned what Obama has done for the black community- which is considerable".
And flocks of birds fly backwards against a strong tail wind too!
"Some of you blacks are straight idiots. You vote for a man, don’t state your demands but expect change! Numbers don’t lie, 1 in 4 black babies are aborted=genocide, 46% of black folk drop out of high school, the unemployment rate is 14% for blacks vs 7% for whites and blacks males make up 35% of the prison population. Keep in mind we’re only 13% of the U.S population. You d**n right I expect Obama to address those issues, especially being a black male. Black folk need to hold this negro feet to fire and demand change by any means necessary!" by Enlightened Blackman.
Indeed, Enlightened Blackman.
U.S. born blacks must have more than a few screws loose in the "old noggin" for voting for Barack Obama and continuously aligning with the Democratic Party, when both Barack Obama, the Obama Administration, and the Democratic Party have contempt for U.S. born blacks.
Why The Black Caucus Looks The Other Way On Immigration-By Joe Guzzardi on May 9, 2003.
Illegal Aliens, Homosexuals, and misfits have "Buck Dancing Al Green Singing Talking Down to U.S. born black men" Barack “the Magic Negro” Obama, the Obama Administration, and the Democratic party serving them.....while U.S. born blacks receive nothing but empty promises and further oppression.
CNN-iReport: "Head scratcher" by mcmbr
"Reaction to the election? Head-scratcher. Much like the POTUS here in this picture. Jobs are worse than when he took office. According to the Economist more than 15% unemployment when you count those who stopped looking. Gas is doubled. Unemployment in Black America is worse than 4 yrs ago. Broken promise upon broken promise from both his campaign and inauguration speech. He promised to cut the deficit in half. It's grown by more than $6 billion. He promised to add jobs; it's taken 4 years to get back to where we were once he took office. He is now caught in a lie about Benghazi: we now know there were multiple live video feeds from State Dept, and CIA, in addition to multiple attacks leading up to 9/11/12."
I'm at a loss too, and really don't understand why 93% of the black electorate who voted, voted for Barack Obama. This must have been based on Obama's skin color, and not because of Obama's competency as an elected official.
I'm U.S. born, and black, and with good reason I didn't vote for Barack Obama.
The next four years, could very well be "Hell on Earth".
Oath of Office: "I, (President, Supreme Court Justice, Congressperson, Assemblyman, Mayor, City Councilperson, Judge, ), during such times as I hold the office, I, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States (the Constitution of the State of California, Maryland, Illinois, etc., etc.), against all enemies foreign (terrorist enemies of the U.S., illegal immigrants, un-American or un-Constitutional anything and everything, etc.) and domestic (treasonous individuals or organizations, any Police Chief who condones this and the Police Chief's rogue police officers, unethical or criminal elected officials or public servants, illegal aliens or his or her advocates, un-American anything and everything), and that I will bear true faith and allegiance, to the Constitution of the United States , (State Constitution), and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter."
When petitioned to create opportunity, or to address the high unemployment problem of U.S. born blacks or when petitioned to competently uphold the rule of law, the Constitution, his sworn duty to respect his oath of office for blacks violated by government, typically BO responds with worthless diatribe such as "put on your marching shoes, stop complaining, stop crying, etc., I want you to go see Reverend Al Sharpton,
…..trashes or ignores valid petitions for redress of grievances, etc., etc"
....all while Barack "the Magic Negro/Illegal Alien bootlicking" Obama bends over backwards, uses his executive privilege influence, and circumvents Congress to promote the "Dream Act" for millions of illegal aliens, illegal aliens being individuals that no elected official is sworn under oath and mandated by law to protect and serve.
Lies Don't Keep Us Safe. Keeping Us Safe Requires Respect for the Rule of Law and the Constitution. The government's argument is untenable. “The government cannot, under any circumstance, affirmatively mislead the court” by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney
“ …….Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. 'An employee who is asked about possible wrongdoing has only two legal choices: Tell the truth or say nothing”. (LA Times, January 22, 1998.)
........"Tell the Truth or Say Nothing" also applies to any U.S. President, Congressional office holder, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, U.S. Attorney General, court official, court clerk, Deputy City Attorney, Judge, elected official, lawyer, journalist, etc.