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July 16, 2010

Conservative Member Of Civil Rights Commission Charges Republicans On Panel Of Playing Politics With New Black Panthers Case

Abigail Thernstrom is a conservative member of the Civil Rights Commission who has been saying for months that there's not much there there when it comes to the New Black Panther Party case.

Now she's accusing the other Republican members of the commission with political motives for pursuing the case.

“This doesn’t have to do with the Black Panthers; this has to do with their fantasies about how they could use this issue to topple the [Obama] administration,” said Thernstrom, who said members of the commission voiced their political aims “in the initial discussions” of the Panther case last year.

“My fellow conservatives on the commission had this wild notion they could bring Eric Holder down and really damage the president,” Thernstrom said in an interview with POLITICO.

She says there's not an ugly race based motivation behind the dropping of the charges, just a difference in interpretation of the relevant statute.

Given the new liberal friendly storyline that's now on the table, I imagine a lot of people who get their news from the MFM and have never heard of this case are about to get an earful of it.

It's funny to see how this case is constantly dismissed as a one off even by a small group of kooks. If the two guys in question had been KKK members, do you really think the 'unimportant nut balls' excuse would be employed? Yeah, neither do I.

Still, it's going to fall to the Republicans on the Commission and whistle-blower J. Christian Adams to come up with something more. Given the Obama administration's unwillingness to cooperate with the Commission, this is probably going to have to wait until January (assuming Republicans win the House and have the power to subpoena officials).


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