ELDER PATRIOT – Senate Democrats will use today’s confirmation hearing for Jeff Sessions to further their drive to divide Blacks from mainstream America. This is both dangerous and irresponsibly reckless and Democrats know this. In fact, it is all that is left for the discredited political party in an effort to salvage at least a segment of their constituency – no matter how disingenuous or libelous their tactics may be.
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions record over his half-century of public life qualifies him as a civil rights leader in every sense of the word but the fact that he is Donald Trump’s appointee to be our next Attorney General means he will face totally unsubstantiated charges that he is a closet racist.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York intends to revive the unsubstantiated claims made thirty years ago by a black co-worker that Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy relied on to torpedo Session’s appointment to the federal bench. It was as disgusting as Kennedy’s later takedown of Robert Bork’s Supreme Court nomination that relied again on the unsubstantiated claim of Anita Hill. Kennedy’s reckless disregard for uncovering the truth about both appointees irresponsibly destroyed the reputations of two good men and deprived America of two potentially great jurists.
Kennedy only wanted some conservative scalps in order to put a political thumb in the eye of the popular president Ronald Reagan and to enhance his personal image as a defender of civil liberties and he resorted to libelous slander to accomplish his political goal. As Kennedy did then so Schumer plans to do now.
Famed civil rights attorney Barry Kowalski has described Sessions as having an “unequivocal commitment to the prosecution of criminal civil rights cases” during his time as southern Alabama’s U.S. attorney. Sessions stood at the vanguard of the great civil rights battles throughout modern history.
While he was a U.S. attorney Sessions led the fight to desegregate Alabama’s schools. He also insisted on keeping the trial of the Ku Klux Klan member who killed a random black teenager in the Alabama courts because he was intent on seeking the death penalty.
Sessions also led the effort to award the Congressional gold medal to civil rights icon Rosa Parks. Sessions also introduced a resolution to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, perhaps America’s greatest literary effort addressing racial inequality.
Sessions also has been the Senate’s leading advocate, many times standing alone, against immigration declaring that, “Immigrants and other minority groups are the ones that are suffering the most from excessive immigration and this flawed trade policy of ours… “A nation owes its first obligation to its own citizens… “But our current immigration policy advantages the citizens of other countries over our own. Undeniably, one of the groups most hurt economically by unjust immigration policies are African-American citizens The long-term large-scale importation of foreign labor has substantially eroded wages in the black community.”
During less political times civil rights leaders hailed Sessions as the single member of either house of Congress – Republican or Democrat – for his tireless efforts on behalf of Black Americans.
As Breitbart reported earlier this week:
“As U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow has explained, Sessions ‘has done more to protect the jobs and enhance the wages of black workers than anyone in either house of Congress over the last 10 years… Of all the Senators and public officials that I’ve dealt with, I cannot think of anyone who has been more devoted to issues related to wages and employment levels of all Americans, but particularly black American workers.’
“Senator Sessions has been a leader in the fight for preserving American jobs and ensuring opportunities for African American workers,’ civil rights attorney and founder of the Black American Leadership Alliance, Leah Durant, told Breitbart.”
With arguably the most pro civil rights record among members of either party in Congress, Sessions has earned the endorsement of the most prominent African American leaders – Democrats included – in Alabama.
With his five-decade record defending the rights of Black Americans why would they be lining up to block his nomination you ask? After all, if elections have consequences it’s clear that this one has given them a champion. So why are they lining up against the Alabama Senator?
The answer is Democrats – especially Black Democratic political leaders – need African American voters’ near unanimous support to get elected and nothing guarantees that more than helping them believe there are White bogeymen seeking office with the sole intention of putting them back in chains.
That is why Schumer has taken the unprecedented step of scheduling a sitting Senator as a witness to oppose Sessions. He is the race-baiter from New Jersey, Corey Booker who, when he isn’t fanning the flames of racism, may be the most intellectually dishonest Senator in recent years.
That is why Rep. John Lewis of Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District is being rolled out to brandish his civil rights bona fides before trashing Sessions with innuendo and unsubstantiated claims for being a racist.
That is why Al Sharpton – who has made a career out of egregiously resorting to race-baiting that has resulted in death to innocent bystanders, owes the IRS millions in back taxes, and who libelously ruined the reputation and career of Steven Pagones when he falsely and maliciously accused him of raping a young black girl but remains free to spew his racial divisiveness whenever the Democratic leadership pulls his puppet strings and demands the he do their dirty work – is promising 100 days of civil unrest even before President-elect Trump takes office.
Expect Senate Democrats to conflate Sessions tough stance on immigration with having a racist streak that puts him at odds with the interests of Blacks and Hispanics. The truth is African Americans and Hispanics share the economic pain that every other American suffers from immigration, only disproportionately so.
The Democrats have chosen to walk a very fine line by attacking Sessions in this manner. Sessions will be confirmed and, along with President Trump, will prove to America’s minority communities over the next eight years that conservatism really works is in their best interests.
Schumer knows that he is embarking on a perilous strategy but desperate times call for desperate measures.