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    Democrats Refuse to Take Back Charges of Racism over Lynch Nom

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    Washington (CNN)Democrats refuse to retract their accusations that the voting delay on Loretta Lynch's attorney general nomination is racially motivated, despite GOP protestations otherwise.

    The two-time U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York would be the first African-American woman to serve as attorney general, but Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to delay a vote on her confirmation by the full Senate until the chamber completes consideration of sex trafficking legislation.

    Lynch, who was nominated in November, has waited longer for a vote in the full Senate than the past five nominees to the post combined, her supporters say. In a press conference aimed at pushing McConnell to schedule a vote on Lynch, House Democrats touted her qualifications and the bipartisan vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee to send her nomination to the full Senate.

    Repeating charges laid out by other Democrats earlier in the week, several said they believed her race was one reason for the hold up.

    "If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck and it is clear to me that there is hidden racism rampant in the House and the Senate," said Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida. "Let's call it what it is. I mean, I know it's not comfortable to talk about it, but that's what it is."

    Those remarks followed comments Wednesday by Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the chamber, who said Republicans were asking Lynch to "sit in the back of the bus" when it comes to the Senate calendar. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus also said Lynch's race was playing a role in the delay.

    The accusations, which have angered Republicans, come as the GOP is aiming to expand its appeal to attract more minority voters heading into the 2016 presidential race.

    New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney cited several "isms" involved in the current standoff -- obstructionism, feminism and sexism. She noted the battle over the Senate bill was about issues of importance to women, since the legislation had broad bipartisan support until Democrats discovered it contained a provision that would prevent the use of victims compensation funds for abortions.

    Republicans have repeatedly said race is not a factor in the delay and that it is up to Democrats to allow a vote on the trafficking bill.

    "It has nothing to do with race whatsoever," said Sen. John Hoeven, R-North Dakota. "What the Republicans are working on right now on the floor is trying to pass the human trafficking legislation."

    A procedural vote to end debate on the bill failed for the third time on Thursday.

    Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona took to the Senate floor earlier in the day to blast Durbin for his "back of the bus" comments, calling them "totally inappropriate."

    "Such inflammatory rhetoric has no place in this body and serves no purpose other than to further divide us," McCain said. "I think he owes this body, Ms. Lynch and all Americans an apology."

    McCain noted that Durbin helped hold up the nomination of an African-American woman, Janice Rogers Brown, to a federal appeals court in 2005. The nominee was eventually confirmed after members struck a deal.

    "The senator from Illinois voted against the historic nomination. I would never suggest, even with veiled rhetoric, that Judge Rogers Brown's race was the reason for the senator from Illinois' opposition to her nomination," McCain went on to say. "He should extend that same courtesy to me and my colleagues."

    Durbin, who spoke on the floor immediately after McCain, did not apologize.
    When in doubt: play the race card. Anyone else think this lends further credence to the the whole race baiting debate that has been going on recently?
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    Re: Democrats Refuse to Take Back Charges of Racism over Lynch Nom

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    When in doubt: play the race card. Anyone else think this lends further credence to the the whole race baiting debate that has been going on recently?
    They need something to complain about. Hell, if they actually paid attention to her previous actions and stances, most of them wouldn't confirm her either. Good thing for her Dems are only trained to say Yes Mr. Obama and not actually read or think.
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    Re: Democrats Refuse to Take Back Charges of Racism over Lynch Nom

    of course hey pulled the race card... it's easier than thinking.

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    Re: Democrats Refuse to Take Back Charges of Racism over Lynch Nom

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    When in doubt: play the race card. Anyone else think this lends further credence to the the whole race baiting debate that has been going on recently?

    Say what you will about democrats, but spineless republicans will vote her in.

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    Re: Democrats Refuse to Take Back Charges of Racism over Lynch Nom

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    They need something to complain about. Hell, if they actually paid attention to her previous actions and stances, most of them wouldn't confirm her either. Good thing for her Dems are only trained to say Yes Mr. Obama and not actually read or think.
    Like what? What actions and stances make her unfit, besides being nominated by Obama?
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    Re: Democrats Refuse to Take Back Charges of Racism over Lynch Nom

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Like what? What actions and stances make her unfit, besides being nominated by Obama?
    Her defense of asset forfeiture without a conviction for one. Another, she is like Holder, a crusader for "black justice" that seems to blame the justice system for the number of blacks in prison, not the individual criminals.
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    Re: Democrats Refuse to Take Back Charges of Racism over Lynch Nom

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    Her defense of asset forfeiture without a conviction for one. Another, she is like Holder, a crusader for "black justice" that seems to blame the justice system for the number of blacks in prison, not the individual criminals.
    Well, we know it couldn't possibly be the system. It's perfect.
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    Re: Democrats Refuse to Take Back Charges of Racism over Lynch Nom

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
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    When in doubt: play the race card. Anyone else think this lends further credence to the the whole race baiting debate that has been going on recently?
    So republicans try and pass a bill that every one agrees is a good idea, but they put in a poison pill so they can claim democrats are against stopping human trafficking, and then they hold up an important nomination out of spite because denmocrats did just what they tried to make them do, and what do you comment on? A few people who claim racism? Really, that is the important part of all this to you?

    For the record, I doubt race was a motivating factor in this for republicans. It is just generally being a douche like normal that is the motivation, and screwing people over in order to try and score political points.
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    Re: Democrats Refuse to Take Back Charges of Racism over Lynch Nom

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    Democrats refuse to take back racism charges
    Democrats refuse to take back charges of racism over Lynch nom - CNN.com

    When in doubt: play the race card. Anyone else think this lends further credence to the the whole race baiting debate that has been going on recently?
    GOOD! It's about damn time the Democratic party showed a spine against those assholes.

    By the way. I get a kick now every time that conservatives whine about Eric Holder. All they have to do is let this fully-qualified candidate in, and Holder goes away!
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    Re: Democrats Refuse to Take Back Charges of Racism over Lynch Nom

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So republicans try and pass a bill that every one agrees is a good idea, but they put in a poison pill so they can claim democrats are against stopping human trafficking, and then they hold up an important nomination out of spite because denmocrats did just what they tried to make them do, and what do you comment on? A few people who claim racism? Really, that is the important part of all this to you?

    For the record, I doubt race was a motivating factor in this for republicans. It is just generally being a douche like normal that is the motivation, and screwing people over in order to try and score political points.
    A few people, the 2nd ranking democrat in the senate is hardly just another person. Why is is so unimportant that such repugnant language can be used by the leaders of our government ?

    You act like democrats have never held up a nomination to score political points not to mention blocking a legitimate nominee by calling them sexist and racist

    This type of holier than thou hypocritical rhetoric is exactly why people like Durbin can spew their vile hate speech without fear of repercussions because they know no matter how far they cross the line democrats will fall in line to defend them.

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