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Saturday, March 8, 2014

When Democrats Disappoint!


The Un-Magnificent Seven!
When Democrats Disappoint Suck!




A letter to Heidi Heitkamp and others who blocked Obama’s nominee

http://on.msnbc.com/1lgNUMo

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY, 3/8/14, 2:40 PM ET






Senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Debo Adegbile testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Jan. 8, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
PHOTO BY ALEX WONG/GETTY

Senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Debo Adegbile testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Jan. 8, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

On Wednesday, we saw a twist in Senate Republicans’ efforts to block presidential nominees from federal posts. This time, the blockade was made possible not just by Republicans, but by seven Democrats as well.

They voted against the nomination of Debo Adegbile to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division, which is, of course, responsible for ensuring fair access to the ballot. They voted “no” despite Adegbile’s credentials as a preeminent civil rights attorney, one who took the defense of the Voting Rights Act all the way to the Supreme Court last year.
And my letter today is to one of those U.S. Senators: Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota.

Dear Senator Heitkamp,
It is me, Ari.
Here is how you explained your vote:
“I was very concerned about a nominee who would face such staunch opposition from law enforcement officers from day one.”
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The is so important we must add a bit more perspective. Melber mentioned "falling for a smear campaign:" (parahparased) Watch and listen as Chris Hayes, MSNBC ALL In, delineated the campaign and the futility of Democrats who serve at the whims (fear, manipulation and obstruction) of the GOP. Of course, congressional districts matter, but what we have are seven Dems who voted against the nominee, and serve the social and political Right.

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