Only the most egregious double-standards in the establishment media have kept this from becoming a big story: The Obama/Holder Civil Rights Division at DoJ has gone so far in politicizing the hiring of supposedly non-political “career” attorneys as to shock the conscience. I actually first broke this story nearly 11 months ago while at The Washington Times, but all credit now goes to Pajamas Media for doing the incredibly painstaking work of going much, much further in documenting the abuses. Here, from my column today at CFIF, note this:
So far, those five sections in the Civil Rights Division have hired 70 lawyers. According to Pajamas, every single one – every single one, every single one, every single one – has boasted a resume full of ideologically leftist connections. These people were members of groups like “Queer Resistance Front,” “Intersex Society of North America,” and of course People for the American Way. Their published essays focused on issues such as “Genital Normalizing Surgery on Intersexed Infants” and on arguing that providing material support for terrorism isn’t a war crime. They, or those promoted, have histories of extracurricular activities that include getting arrested at a World Bank protest, going on a hunger strike while chaining oneself to an oak tree and doing advocacy work for “the rights of incarcerated native Hawaiians to dance the hula and perform Hawaiian chants and rituals in privately owned prisons in Arizona.” A large number of them have donated significant campaign funds to Barack Obama, and some to other liberal candidates.