Obama’s Race War Against Police and Firemen

by Ben Johnson

Michael Savage once wrote, “Liberalism is a mental disorder.” Not only are the passions that animate left-wing policies and reverse racism irrational; they are life-threatening. The most jarring example is Barack Obama race war against police and fire departments everywhere from the heartland to Ground Zero.

Last month Obama’s Justice Department forced the city of Dayton, Ohio, to lower standards for hiring police and firemen, allegedly because not enough minorities passed. The Dayton Daily News reports that time is of the essence vital, since recent retirements “have left public safety forces near all-time lows.” Nonetheless, the Obama administration stepped in to keep police off the streets until he could saddle them with unqualified co-workers. Under the deal Dayton cut with Eric Holder’s department, city officials would hire people who scored as low as 63 percent on one section of the test and 58 percent on another – a failing mark on any conventional grade curve. The 748 people who passed the test will soon be joined by 258 new, incompetent public servants. No one will know one group from another except their HR department and the people whose lives they fail to save.

Even the local NAACP – which, as its name implies, can usually be counted on to support any policy that advances the interests of “colored people” – thinks Obama and Holder have gone too far. Dayton chapter President Derrick Forward has said, “The NAACP does not support individuals failing a test and then having the opportunity to be gainfully employed…If you lower the score for any group of people, you’re not getting the best qualified people for the job.” (In reality, the NAACP regularly supports these kinds of actions, but at least Forward does not.)

Most of us agree that the middle of a gunfight or an engulfed building is no place for on-the-job training. We’d prefer an expert. Not racial extortionists in the Obama White House.

The administration’s legal assault on Dayton would be regrettable enough if it stood alone. However, it is but one front of Barack Obama’s race war against police and firemen.

A Full-Scale War on Safety

The most outrageous and underexposed targets of the PC grenade-throwers has been the people who rushed to save lives at Ground Zero on 9/11. More than 90 percent of minorities pass an exam administered by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), ten percent more than the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission considers adequate. If less than 80 percent of minorities pass a test, the EEOC automatically assumes the test is “racist.” That does not enter into this department – but Holder decided to hustle the department, anyway. According to the DoJ, this test is “racist” because while 90 percent of blacks and Hispanics pass it, even more whites do. The Washington Times reported, “On Feb. 28, Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, submitted a proposed order for damages for rejected applicants who scored 25 or higher on the 85-question exams.”

Although nearly five percent of fire department positions are vacant, the Obama administration is again holding things up until the department agrees to its blackmail terms.

His officials demand the FDNY hire people who got 29 percent of the questions right, compete with back pay. New hires would also have seniority over those who had been hired after they flunked and have been working ever since.

It comes as no surprise those who are keeping the police from defending law-abiding citizens around the country are the same bureaucrats involved in the most lawless, racist excesses of the last two years.

The Black Panthers’ Allies Target New Honkies

The FDNY’s nemesis, Thomas Perez, may have perjured himself during hearings before the Civil Rights commission in May when he testified that there had been no “political leadership involved in the decision not to pursue” the Black Panther voter intimidation case. Judicial Watch subsequently reported it discovered significant political involvement.

This case’s lead attorney is Loretta King, whom Obama appointed Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Justice Department whistleblower Christopher Coates testified that King “does not support equal enforcement” of the law, instructed him to stop asking job applicants if they would be willing to apply the law equally to all races, and “had been highly critical of the filing and civil prosecution of” a 2005 case against blacks in Mississippi who discriminated against whites.

The Black Panthers’ top advocates have joined forces to wage warfare against “the pigs.” So has Obama.

Obama Promised an “Activist Attorney General”

Barack Obama has led these actions, as he promised in a 2001 public radio interview. Obama told his interviewer, Gretchen Helfrich, that real change requires an “activist” executive branch and warned “without an activist Attorney General’s office and Justice Department that is able to come in and provide just the sheer resources that are required, many of these changes just don’t take place.” Now that these resources are at his disposal, he regularly harasses the law-abiding while protecting law-breakers.

The president has led the way in combating the police rhetorically. When national media asked him about Henry Louis Gates in 2009, Obama declared that while did not have “all the facts,” he nonetheless condemned Cambridge police for “acting stupidly.”

By appointing Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, Obama assured his presumption against the police – and testing standards – is enshrined on the High Court. Sotomayor twice ruled against New Have fireman Frank Ricci in the case Ricci v. DeStefano. Ricci was one of 19 white or Hispanic fireman denied promotions after they passed the test with flying colors. The pre-Sotomayor Supreme Court overturned her decision. Her supporters then tried to destroy Ricci’s reputation in the media.

The Ricci decision reflected Sotomayor’s racialist judicial activist philosophy. As a longtime head of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (now LatinoJustice PRLDEF). Sotomayor said she was proud of the organization’s “cases attacking civil service testing.” The “attack” in question targeted the New York Police Department. In the 1980s, the PRLDEF found too few minorities could pass the exam to receive a promotion, so Sotomayor branded it “racist.” Eventually, PRLDEF’s PR forced the police to replace it.

She similarly ruled in 2006 case Hayden v. Pataki that New York’s law barring convicted felons from voting until they are released from prison or complete parole is racist and thus unconstitutional, although societies have disenfranchised criminal felons since ancient Greece.

His second court nominee, Elena Kagan, similarly worships at the altar of Affirmative Action. These nominees will fight Obama’s racist battles long after he is gone.

No Quarter on the Culture Wars

Obama’s unjustified and aggressive shakedowns of the nation’s emergency personnel should underscore how deeply committed he is to racial extortion and how animated he is to destroy traditional sources of masculine, working class power. It is the same spirit that caused Robert Reich to declare the administration must assure stimulus funds do not benefit “white male construction workers.”

They should also force Americans to see how implacable are the advocates of “racial justice.” In practice, testing standards for class promotion, college or union admittance, civil service or public safety jobs are dumbed-down to the point that almost everyone passes – and the professional racial grievance industry is still not satisfied.

Obama’s war should be seen for what it is – a war on achievement, where those capable of passing the test, running a business, or performing a public service are held hostage until they siphon off part of their earnings and authority to those who cannot.

The envy, covetousness, and racism of the administration would be disturbing enough directed against any industry, but Obama’s special object of ire seems to be police, firemen, and – if one includes the “persecuted minority” of homosexuals and transgender people – the military. These are the forces that maintain public order, rescue the imperiled, and take dangerous offenders off the streets. These forces should demand the highest standards of their employees, because they are the ones upon whom our lives depend.

Obama’s war is a war against us all.

About Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson is the editor of several conservative websites. A seasoned journalist, he has broken a host of news stories of national importance and written sizzling editorials that started the nation talking. A former talk show host, he has been a guest on The Michael Savage Show, Nothing But Truth with Crane Durham, Crosstalk on VCY America, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, The Bob Dutko Show, and scores of local programs. The Managing Editor of FrontPage Magazine (2004-2010) and previously its Associate Editor (2003-2004), he is the author of three books. He maintains his own website, TheRightsWriter.com, which you can view here. You can contact him here.
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20 Responses to Obama’s Race War Against Police and Firemen

  1. James T says:

    The United States can survive an idiot like Barack Obama. I am not sure we can survive having 60 million idiots who voted for him.

  2. Cochise111 says:

    You write of this discrimination against whites as if it is new. It's been occurring for a quarter century not just in employment, but in university admissions as well. I think whites should start screaming "discrimination" in professional sports. Perhaps then people would take notice.

  3. TaterSalad says:

    Now we all know why the Obamameister did not get truly involved in the Wisconsin debt crisis bill and the Unions. Obama has his "own plan" and it is, by far, jumping over the heads of all bills and affirmative actions decisions already in place. Why have a Union when, with the stroke of a pen, He gets "his people" as Eric Holder says, jobs that they normally would not be able to apply for because of little education. Pathetic!

  4. Floyd, you corrected me once for flying off the handle, but Obama

    and Holder have clearly crossed the line into the criminal zone. Two

    things must happen concurrently: (1) Congress must raise Obama’s

    eligibility issue while (2) preparing articles of impeachment. And, why

    aren’t these two hoodlums brought up on criminal charges for racial

    discrimination and tampering in civil matters of a state where they

    have no jurisdiction? I will be discussing this with my legal team to

    sort things out. I suggest that all active Patriots do likewise. I know

    that this Usurper loves to provoke & intimidate – that’s his specialty,

    but let us reverse the tactics & use them on him! If we ho-hum this,

    he will do it again. How can Americans let this POS continue without

    a challenge? I don’t give a damn if he’s black. He’s a racist and a demented

    excuse of a man – so is Holder – & they must be stopped! Enough!!

  5. donjusko says:

    Obama, that guy is a thorn in me. One man couldn't be smearing all these different fronts, the man is a raciest and all for dumbing us down. Stand up to this lier with me. Impeach him now, he is not good for this country. Audit the Fed and put this guy out to dry. No more nuclear power plants either. They are not safe and they STILL have no proper way to dispose of spent uranium. The first plant should never have been built and we should start disabling them and concentrate on cold fusion.

  6. Dointo says:

    I remember a Family Guy episode very similar to this scenario: You know the one where Peter forms a new society where the people pick a job out of a hat, weather or not they're qualified? What a joke! Is Obama trying to make a mockery of our beloved country? It seems as though he already has (not protecting our southern borders, not enforcing our laws against illegals as well as, wanting to issue them drivers licenses without ID, gay marriage, gays in the military, wanting free abortion without consent of underage children's parents, not enforcing our laws, etc.) and to many US citizens dismay, many of our government officials just goes with the flow. Thank God for those who don't! Obama is a disease and it can be lethal if we don't vote him out along with the rest of the trash.

  7. Eddie says:

    I remember years ago teachers in California wanted Ebonics to be a language. Might as well add pig Latin. Anything to skate the blacks through the system. It’s no ones fault but the parents. It all starts at home. Seems the generations of blacks get dumber and dumber a academically. The vast majority have no interest in education. They spell the way they pronounce words like cuzin (cousin). look at Crowder from the Miami dolphins. He asked if they speak English in England. What a joke!! yet they skate him through college. In my old neighborhood in canarsie brroklyn. We had 2 high schools that flurished academically. Since all the whites moved out when we grown, got married. 20 years later these 2 schools have closed their doors because of attendance. Canarsie is now all black. But it’s the white mans fault the majority of blacks are illiterate. Their diction alone you can’t understand what their saying. I had a grown man who is black ask me how to spell wife. I told wives lol when writing a letter to his wife. Now we lower the standards o who is smarter a

    Than a first grader. Put peoples lives in danger just to employ them. Hell no that is an injustice to the lives that need to be saved. even Jesse Jackson and al sharpton are tryingto this day to speak English. I laugh when I hear them try to pronounce a word that is more than 2 syllables. no free rides for dumb, dumbs.

  8. al003 says:

    When 'We the people elect a fool, then we must expect foolish decisions to be made'. It is common logic, this is how the real world works. When someone has no experience at anything in life – you do not pick this person to make decisions for a nation.
    Obama could not qualify to be a dog catcher – give me a break. Are we all completely stupid.

    • Bentouami says:

      aloo3, I agree. The main issue now is "will this dangerous man be reelected"? If he is, then we will all have the opportunity to experience real "suffering".

  9. kenny1801 says:

    Didn't NOBAMA have to CHEAT to STEAL his ELECTION????…Just goes to show you that SOME PEOPLE cannot make anything of themselves WITHOUT LYING and CHEATING!!!…NOBAMA'S A PERFECT POSTER CHILD FOR CROOKS and LOW LIFES the WORLD OVER!!!!

    • jb80538 says:

      DAMN right he cheated to steal the election. He's not even a legal citizen. WHy else does he spend so much time, energy and money concealing the facts? The fraud needs to be removed from office not by impeachment because that is reserved for legal citizens. He needs to be brought up on criminal charges for fraud. Removed from office along with Biden, Pelosi, Ried and many others that knew of the fraud before the election.

  10. Edwardkoziol says:

    What did anyone expect from Obuma the man is a half breed who hates the white side of him.So for him to tell that pillar of justice Eric Holder to go after the people who are white and passed a 6th grade test is no surprize.I'm sure the good citizens of Dayton want stupid people like that in an important job,some of these illiterates can't spell their own name.Holder hasn't the balls to buck Obuma he's just another DAN.

  11. This is addressed to all Americans, and my fellow Americans in the

    African-American community in particular. DON’T let this Halfbreed

    in Chief divide us. Think! Mao practiced “divide & conquer” and Obama

    is using this tactic to drive a wedge between the races as well! Think!! I

    grew up in the sixties. I saw Martin Luther King in real time. I lived

    through the civil rights movement. I survived Vietnam and everything

    else since. I served with The Brothers in the Marine Corps, and had

    friends in the black community, men and women, and still do! Obama

    claims to be black, when actually he’s a mutt who’s half white and half

    black. He doesn’t care about American blacks or whites, but is exploiting

    his dark skin to appeal to your emotions. Don’t let him do that. Obama

    and Holder are domestic enemies both of whom are on other’s payroll

    to foment discord between the races. We must pull together, as Americans

    united to get this phoney Usurper out of the Oval Office. Sit down and

    think what he is trying to do to us! Many of my brothers died to preserve

    our Republic. I don’t know about you, but I’m not going to stand by

    while this fraud tries to pull the American people apart. Stand together and

    we will put these thugs in prison where they belong. Think!!!

  12. billmc972 says:

    I retired after being a Police Officer for 30 years. My opinion is that there should be a standard test with no exceptions. You hire the best of the best whether they are white,black,mexican or any other race.If you drop the terst requirements you are only going to get idiots and criminals. We don't need an idiot like Obama telling a Police Dept that they need to change their test just to hire more idiots like him. If I was the city manager I would tell Obama and Holder to go POUND SAND AND KEEP THEIR NOSES OUT OF OUR BUSINESS. When I'm was out on the street I depended on the other officer's to know their jobs because one day my life would depend on them doing their job.

    • RedTulie says:

      billmc972: that's exactly what I thought: show them the door and tell them to get the he** out of there. Who do these creatures think they are? What's it going to take for people to stand up to these traitors anyway?

  13. Dayton should be calling in the Sheriff and run the trespassers out of town. Zero & Co have no rights to interfere.

  14. Raymond says:

    As you know, the Homosexual Lobby is moving fast and furious to carry out its anti-family agenda.

    California is now pushing SB 48, innocently called the “Fair, Accountable, Inclusive and Respectful Education Act” or FAIR Act.

    But there is nothing fair, accountable, inclusive or respectful about it!

    If passed, SB 48 would force school boards, teachers, and textbooks to teach all public school children in grades K-12, to regard Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Americans as positive role models.

    Sponsored by a homosexual activist, California State Senator Mark Leno, SB 48 comes on the heels of six other school homosexual indoctrination laws already on the books.

    And teachers would not be allowed to simply remain silent on LGBT role models, nor would parents have the right to exempt their children from the objectionable curriculum.

    Sadly, the radical Homosexual Agenda includes enticing boys and girls — even as young as Kindergarten to embrace the homosexual, bisexual, and transsexual lifestyles as normal and healthy.

    You see, the Homosexual Lobby wants to use the schools to further dull the moral compass of younger generations who will dutifully dismantle our religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, free enterprise, property rights, the Boy Scouts, and everything else you and I hold dear.

    All in the name of fairness, of course.

    Well, I know that you’ve had enough of immorality disguised as fairness.

    These homosexual indoctrination laws are nothing less than an in-your-face violation of our children’s innocence.

    They are an attack on our children’s natural God-given sense of what is good and wholesome.

    Sadly, public schools are no longer a safe place for boys and girls.

  15. BarryMuldreySr says:

    Obama and his administration believe they are entitled to defy the law; selectively/unfairly/unequally apply the law; and unilaterally create new law that is unconstitutional. This is just another instance of this behavior. Our failure to exercise civil disobedience in response to such federal governmental behavior is tantamount to approving it. The people of Dayton must recall and remove from office the local officials who made deals and approved the demand to lower test scores. Citizens elect their officials to serve, protect, and provide for their health, safety and property rights. The local officials have, by approving the lowering of test scores, jeopardized citizens' health, safety, and property rights. They must be removed from office, and the federal mandate must be affirmatively repudiated by Dayton. Dayton must assert that, on the grounds of constitutionality, Dayton has priority over the federal government in protecting the health, safety and property rights of its citizens. Typically, the federal government uses extortion — the threat of withholding federal funds — to force local governments to submit. This must be addressed in the Courts, when the federal government litigates Dayton's civil disobedience. If we fail to fight this fight, we fail to protect ourselves, our children, grandchildren from incremental destruction of the Constitution, and acceptance of tyranny. People of Dayton, it is time for action!

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