Audio: Former DNC finance chair gives most pathetic defense of New Black Panthers voter intimidation attempts evah

Posted by: ST on July 9, 2010 at 8:56 am

Yesterday on my way home from work, and after doing some grocery shopping, I listened to Sean Hannity’s 4 PM segment. The issue up for discussion at the top of the hour was whether or not the Obama administration was playing racial politics with the 2008 New Black Panthers voter intimidation incident in Philadelphia. A refresher:

In emotional and personal testimony, an ex-Justice official who quit over the handling of a voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party accused his former employer of instructing attorneys in the civil rights division to ignore cases that involve black defendants and white victims.

J. Christian Adams, testifying Tuesday before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, said that “over and over and over again,” the department showed “hostility” toward those cases. He described the Black Panther case as one example of that — he defended the legitimacy of the suit and said his “blood boiled” when he heard a Justice official claim the case wasn’t solid.

“It is false,” Adams said of the claim.

“We abetted wrongdoing and abandoned law-abiding citizens,” he later testified.

The department abandoned the New Black Panther case last year. It stemmed from an incident on Election Day in 2008 in Philadelphia, where members of the party were videotaped in front of a polling place, dressed in military-style uniforms and allegedly hurling racial slurs while one brandished a night stick.

The Bush Justice Department brought the first case against three members of the group, accusing them in a civil complaint of violating the Voter Rights Act. The Obama administration initially pursued the case, winning a default judgment in federal court in April 2009 when the Black Panther members did not appear in court. But then the administration moved to dismiss the charges the following month after getting one of the New Black Panther members to agree to not carry a “deadly weapon” near a polling place until 2012.

“[U]ntil 2012” – when President Obama is up for re-election. Then, apparently, it’s ok to carry a weapon and dress in a paramilitary uniform while standing menacingly in front of a polling place. As long as you are a black militant liberal, of course.

Anyway, back to Hannity – he had two guests on to talk about this issue. Black conservative Erik Rush and former DNC finance chair Michael Brown. From almost the start it was clear that Rush and Hannity were not going to be able to say very much because Brown, shockingly, actually defended “what the New Black Panthers were trying to do” in 2008. His defense? They were there to give black voters in urban communities a sense of “protection” to counter “the police officers” who were there on behalf of … President Bush … to “intimidate black voters.” The NBP’s presence at that polling location had nothing whatsoever to do with trying to scare off white voters, you see.

No, I’m not kidding. That is exactly what Brown said. In just a few short breaths, this guy – while condemning the filth that has come out of the mouth of one of the New Black Panthers in question on the issue of “killing cracker babies” (more here) – managed to accuse President Bush and policemen all over this country of being in cahoots on wanting to intimidate black voters in certain areas on election day 2008, and said the New Black Panthers who were “stationed” at that polling place in Philadelphia were “just trying to protect black voters.”

I told The Right Scoop about what I heard and he, in turned subscribed to and listened to the Hannity broadcast in question, and graciously captured the 13 minute segment on audio. Click here to listen. Just when you think you’d heard it all.

I wonder if Brown would be offering up the same “defense” if white “crackers” had been dressed in paramilitary unis and openly carrying weapons while standing menacingly in front of polling locations where high concentrations of black people vote? I doubt it. I also wonder if Brown is well-versed in history enough to know that on the issue of intimidating black voters at the polls, that is is DEMOCRATS who have the most lengthy and disturbing history of trying to intimidate black voters at the polls – through various means, including violence that dates back to the 1800s?

Somebody buy this disgraceful moral relativist/apologist a clue, please. Several of them. Oh, and welcome to “post-racial” America, everyone.

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16 Responses to “Audio: Former DNC finance chair gives most pathetic defense of New Black Panthers voter intimidation attempts evah”


  1. mike191 says:

    The more you hear democractic Party members speak, the more abusive civil discourse becomes.Mr. Browns,cacophony in the light of an obvious crime ,is contempuous and insulting.

  2. Digusted says:

    Scary that people know so little history and opine with so few facts at hand. Some activists are frightening because they exemplify the saying, “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.”

  3. PE says:

    Democrat partisans, and people of the Obama administration persuasion, cannot admit that a sob is a sob regardless of race, creed, color, or political stance.
    These partisans find it to their benefit to be enemies of this country, therefore they will readily refute logic in favor of propaganda. They have been evil, they are evil, and, given a big enough base of harkening morons, they will continue to be a force for evil.

  4. JadedByPolitcs says:

    I listened to that CRAP as well. He did absolutely SAY that he supports what they were doing just not in that kill cracker context. He is along with them a sleazy POS and for Americans who hold their Country dear to their hearts they must consign themselves to the FACT that the Democrat Party is the Party of HATE, RACISM and SOCIALISM. The sooner a 60% majority get to that understanding the quicker WE can get OUR Country back from these anti-American haters!

  5. Tex says:

    Too bad Michael Brown never studied American history at any of the schools he attended. If he had, he would have learned it was the Republican Party that abolished slavery (over the objections of the Democratic Party) and the Democratic Party that created the Klu Klux Klan as a paramilitary wing of their party in an attempt to continue some form of slavery in the South after the Civil War for over 100 years. The History Channel also recently had a very good program on both these very issues last week.

  6. Sefton says:

    Rhetoric like this is only going to increase as we get closer to November.
    It’s pull out the stops on Alinsky tactics on all fronts by these people for the next 3 months.

  7. chewydog says:

    They were there to give black voters in urban communities a sense of “protection” to counter “the police officers” who were there on behalf of … President Bush … to “intimidate black voters.”

    Hmm…I didn’t know LSD was still a popular drug.

  8. Brontefan says:

    So what is their excuse or Brown’s explanation of why the Black Panthers are promising to attend the Glenn Beck 8/28 rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington? What noble cause will they be defending there? This is all crap and Brown–the Obama administration–etc. all know this. This is, unfortunately, the Overton Window. Why more Americans aren’t outraged is a mystery to me unless it is all about REVENGE, like the Rev. Wright stated in his sermons.

  9. Jo says:

    They gonna stick it to the WHITE MAN. It IS all about revenge and a giant chip on the collective shoulders of blacks who blame all of their ‘culture’s’ problems on whites. This is an outrage and yet another example of the OBAMINATION we are currently living in but NOTHING will be done to keep it from happening in 2012 and they will do anything for O-Bambi to stay in power including encouraging the ‘Black Panthers’ to intimidate, threaten and spew their racist hatred and trying to grant sweeping amnesty to all potential illegal alien voters.

  10. Nice Deb says:

    Here’s the thing. That is what The Black Panthers themselves were saying just prior to the election. Recall that a white supremacist plot to kill Barack Obama had been uncovered in TN in the days before the election. That set the Black Panthers into a paranoid lather. Here is the Shabazz directive from 11/1/08, (which he now distances himself from):

    “We will not allow some racists and other angry whites, who are getting upset over an impending Barack Obama Presidential victory to intimidate Blacks at the polls. Most certainly we cannot allow these racist forces to slaughter our babies or commit other acts of violence against the Black population, nor our Black President. We must organize to counter and neutralize these threats using all means at our disposal. This is a great time for our people and we must ensure that peace prevails for our people.”

    “We love Barack Obama, he gives our people great hope and light for advancement! Every President America has had has been a white man, now the Black Man must be given his time to rule. Obama is a man of justice and a leader who wants to do right. We warn you, leave Barack Obama alone and leave our babies alone because Black People are a spiritual people and a people who are trying to do right and we will not hesitate to take up our legal rights of self defense, this case in Crockett County Tennessee is not isolated. ON ELECTION DAY, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4th, We will be at the polls in the cities and counties in many states to ensure that the enemy does not sabotage the black vote, which was won through the blood of martyrs the of our people”

    Black Power!

    So then on election day, they positioned themselves at some polls and intimidated white voters…without any sense of irony.

    Video: NBPP Leader Malik “Zulu” Shabazz Lies and Spins Throughout Megyn Kelly Interview

  11. ruralcounsel says:

    So if RTKBA, Open Carry advocates, Tea Party members, Minutemen and other assorted conservative groups decide to stand outside polling places in November, the hypocritical SOB’s like Michael Brown won’t have a problem with “protecting” the voters? The media won’t throw a tizzy fit about voter intimidation?

    This is exactly why thinking Americans no longer believe the powers that be, either political or media. I’m becoming a fan of contrarianism…if the MSM reports something or the Administration speaks, it probably isn’t true or is badly flawed in research, facts, or presentation.

  12. EveningStar says:

    When the Republic fails to show justice equally then the people will lose confidence in their govt. & that is not good.

    I can only suggest everyone read that new book out that has Americans in a small town that finally stand up to tyranny & ends up starting the 2nd American Revolution. Hey, the same issues are there (continual foreign wars, high taxes, corrupt govt & bureaucrats). Could be our hometown & citizens. Anyway, it’s a great read.

  13. I heard something not to dissimilar on the Laura Ingraham show the other week. I was just as amazed as you were.

  14. Carlos says:

    Any defense of such tactics, be they from the KKK or the “black arm of the KKK,” the NBPP, is pathetic, as is anyone who espouses or encourages them (like Mr. Holder).