Monday, November 10, 2014

Obama's Attorney General nominee

Regarding the record of Loretta Lynch, Mr. Obama's nominee to succeed Eric Holder as Attorney General, the Wall Street Journal notes:
She has been a member of Eric Holder’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys, and as such should be questioned about his policies. These include his use of race as a political cudgel—especially in law enforcement. Mr. Holder has used “disparate impact” theory to coerce settlements from banks and other businesses based on statistics but no proof of discrimination. A federal judge recently threw out the Administration’s disparate-impact rule in housing, and the Supreme Court is hearing a separate legal challenge. 
As a prosecutor Ms. Lynch has also been aggressive in pursuing civil asset forfeiture, which has become a form of policing for profit. She recently announced that her office had collected more than $904 million in criminal and civil actions in fiscal 2013, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Liberals and conservatives have begun to question forfeiture as an abuse of due process that can punish the innocent.
Sounds like she's a pro at statistical coercion, seizure and wealth redistribution. And she's has insider familiarity with Holder's racially charged policies.

Ms. Lynch seems a perfect fit for the Obama's administration. But that's not synonymous with being good for America.

Ms. Lynch seems someone chosen to continue with Obama era business as usual, and to keep the administration's  misdeeds under wraps than she was chosen to represent and carry true justice for the wider interests of all the American people.

Make a point to contact your senators. Lynch deserves a thorough vetting.

Meanwhile, the Obama team has built their pitch for a Lynch confirmation around her race and gender, whipping up political and media excitement for the first African American woman attorney general.

How many senators may be too afraid of being called racist and sexist if they demand anything beyond a cursory review of Lynch's record or other aspects of her suitability to serve in the post she's been nominated for?

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