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Meet J. Christian Adams (Updated)

Filed under: Civil Liberties,Obama — DRJ @ 1:04 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

PowerLine introduces us to J. Christian Adams, the DOJ whistleblower in the Black Panther case, and Fox News’ Megyn Kelly interviews Adams:

Kelly’s follow-up interview with Adams will air today. I’ll try to add it later.


UPDATE 7/2/2010: PowerLine has part 2 of Kelly’s interview.

37 Responses to “Meet J. Christian Adams (Updated)”

  1. Oh sure, a white male. I can imagine that his “Knapsack of White Privilege” was positioned below him just out of camera range.

    JVW (09db4f)

  2. Damn that Bush for politicizing the DofJ!

    AD - RtR/OS! (1ed577)

  3. And the reaction he’s going to face is predictable. He will be demonized in personal terms. Chicago rules.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  4. So if this were a bunch of Democrats dressed in their best whites telling blacks to get lost, and Bush said don’t prosecute … HAHA, I bet that would be no problem.

    bill-tb (541ea9)

  5. I suppose that they won’t take this seriously until someone gets hurt, or killed.

    AD - RtR/OS! (1ed577)

  6. bill-tb, one of these days you might just grow up enough to actually care about histo-facts regarding racism and civil rights. But then again, liberals have a very difficult time growing up or caring about facts.

    John Hitchcock (9e8ad9)

  7. What…. threatening to give passersby wood shampoos is construed to be voter intimidation?!?!

    They just need to toughen up… one man… one smote.

    GeneralMalaise (9cf017)

  8. JH, I think you mis-read bill-tb. He was being sarcastic to point out the hypocrisy and is not a liberal.

    Stashiu3 (44da70)

  9. “Now you will see what it is like to be ruled by a black man, cracker!”

    Obviously well-intentioned, upstanding, club-carrying individuals… people, please… can’t we all just get along?

    GeneralMalaise (9cf017)

  10. I wonder if the “poll watchers” are connected to somebody Big.

    Patricia (160852)

  11. I’d say probably connected to the Notorious Biggie Smalls, but the man be dead.

    GeneralMalaise (9cf017)

  12. The guy with the stick looked kind of skinny to me. Wonder what he would have looked like with that stick shoved up his bottom. Black Panthers are not invincible.

    Zelsdorf Ragshaft III (9ae093)

  13. I guess one of them is an elected Dem of some sort.

    Patricia (160852)

  14. Perhaps Mayor Daley could demonstrate his rifle-insertion technique with a few members of the NBPP?

    AD - RtR/OS! (1ed577)

  15. Damn that Bush for politicizing the DofJ!

    Comment by AD – RtR/OS! — 7/1/2010 @ 1:38 pm

    What is your point exactly? That this never happened?

    Notwithstanding Tanner and Palmer’s statements, accounts from several other witnesses provide additional evidence that political and ideological affiliations were factors in Schlozman’s hiring decisions throughout his tenure in the Division. An Appellate Section attorney whom Schlozman had recommended be hired into the Honors Program in the fall of 2004 told us that Schlozman told him that he was hoping to free up some slots in the Appellate Section for “good Americans.”

    Several attorneys in the Division also told us that Schlozman was open about his disdain for and lack of trust in the attorney staff of the Division. Appellate Section Chief Diana Flynn told us that in conversations with her, Schlozman alternately referred to the Appellate Section lawyers hired during prior administrations as “Democrats” and “liberals,” and said they were “disloyal,” could not be trusted, and were not “on the team.” Flynn said Schlozman pledged to move as many of them out of the Division as he could to make room for the “real Americans” and “right-thinking Americans” he wanted to hire.
    We concluded that Schlozman inappropriately used political and ideological affiliations in managing the assignment of cases to attorneys in the sections of the Division he oversaw. According to Section Chiefs Flynn, Cutlar, and Palmer, Schlozman placed limitations on the assignment of cases to attorneys whom Schlozman described as “libs” or “pinkos,” and he requested that “important” cases be handled by conservative attorneys he had hired. In addition, Schlozman expressly inquired about the politics of Cutlar’s nominees for performance awards.

    AJB (d64738)

  16. Damn that Bush for politicizing the DofJ!

    Comment by AD – RtR/OS! — 7/1/2010 @ 1:38 pm

    What is your point exactly? That this never happened?

    LOL, yeah, that’s basically his point, or at least that the outrage over that normal exercise of executive power is hilariously less corrupt than what we’re seeing today.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  17. To JVW: “Knapsack of White Privilege” was written 1n 1988.(stated at the end of page 7) What was true 22 years ago is Not so True Today. Thankfully. All racism is evil, including reverse racism.

    t k rose (3d1187)

  18. Imagine this 2 Klansmen standing in front of a white polling place on holding a club. 2 democrat black female polling judges accuse them of intimidating voters. How much media coverage would that get? You think the media is not racist?

    chicagobob123 (0ceefa)

  19. This guy is a patriot. We have to support him and stand up against this unjustice.

    Mike (f31863)

  20. Anyone know where Adams went to law school?

    eric (3296f0)

  21. Media Matters has an exhaustive list of reasons Adams’s case doesn’t hold up. 9 out of 10 of their claims are that he’s a conservative, therefore he can’t be telling the truth. They actually repeat the same sentence but rephrase it several times. They also note that he wasn’t at the scene of the crime… like 100% of prosecutors.

    One of the other points they have is that some unnamed civil rights advocate they promise is a conservative too called this small potatoes.
    Another of Media Matters’s points is that the DOJ obtained a judgment before dropping the case. Obviously, the latter judgment point bolsters the case for Adama and is in conflict with the idea this was small potatoes. It’s clever, I guess, to restate the proof this is a serious problem as though it’s evidence there is no problem.

    OJ Simpson was not guilty because despite DNA evidence and physical evidence and opportunity and motive and history, he wasn’t guilty.


    So some lawyer at DOJ who was a political appointee gets a judgment against this criminal who wants to kill white babies and waves a weapon around a polling station, and this lawyer’s case falls apart because he is a republican. Doesn’t matter that in the Court of law, his case met the burden of proof, that he has a lot of evidence, or that we’re seeing more and more evidence that these are violent racist thugs.

    No, Media Matters is going to drive the point home that you should never respect a Republican as a human being. They are morally stunted slime and it’s OK to do to them what this Democrat Black Panther did and wants to do.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  22. The case was downgraded from criminal to civil, not dismissed, and that occurred on Jan. 7, 2009, that would be one and a half weeks before Barack Obama became President, and three weeks before Eric Holder was confirmed as AG. Still, apparently, they are the responsible parties in this case. Those dang crafty socialists, they must have overthrown the Bush Administration without anyone knowing! God help us!

    Michael Zellmer (9133b9)

  23. No, Michael, this case was pursued properly as a civil case by the Bush administration because that’s just how these cases are typically handled.

    You’re parroting a talking point. Everyone and their dog has heard and rejected it.

    The problem is not that the case was pursued as a civil case. the problem is that Holder has a policy of not prosecuting civil rights cases if the perpetrator is a minority. They want to stick to a definition of civil rights case they call ‘traditional’, defined as white people being the defendant.

    That’s sickening.

    And when Holder got his judgment against these violent nasty racists, in a particularly extreme case of voter intimidation that is proven to have kept voters from exercising their right to vote, he dropped the case entirely.

    There’s your problem, and blaming it on Bush is absolutely ridiculous. Holder and Obama ARE the responsible parties in this case because they threw out a proven and extreme example of voter intimidation because their administration is simply racist.

    Pretending this has something to do with the decision to handle the case under the civil law is covering for voter intimidation. What in the hell is wrong with you that you want to cover for these thugs?

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  24. Michael Zellmer – Might want to check that talking point. It’s already been walked back by the guy at American Prospect who originated it, much to the embarrassment of every lefty who picked it up and repeated it without thinking it through.

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  25. Also, if democrats are really outraged the the DOJ didn’t pursue this as a criminal matter: they still can blame Obama for that.

    Obama ran on a platform of setting right what Bush did wrong, after all, and this was an extremely recent case of thugs trying to get Obama elected by scaring people away from the ballot box. He could have easily pressed this as a criminal matter.

    I don’t see an argument why pursuing the case as a civil matter is the wrong way to go, though. It’s certainly not the basis of Adams’s complaint.

    So what we have here is a strawman pretend Bush who downgraded a critical civil rights abuse case in some major way that isn’t really explained by the democrat… and Obama can’t even live up to that standard because he wouldn’t pursue this case, even after the work has been done, criminally or civilly!

    Obama is president now, and he has to take responsibility for everything his administration screws up or corrupts. Doesn’t matter if Bush did it too (which he didn’t).

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  26. I feel sorry for Chris Coates and J. Christian Adams. I am a former attorney from the Housing Section and my time overlapped with both of them at the Justice Department. We attended happy hour on G Street together often. They would routinely talk about 9/11, their anger against Muslims, their belief that all Black attorneys were affirmative action hires. Chris Coates always talked about his contempt for women in leadership positions -even white women.

    Chris Coates and J. Christian Adams are two of the most racist and sexist people that I have ever met. As a white male, I would sit back like a fly on the wall and listen to their views. But, I don’t share them. Chris Coates is racist and sexist. J. Christian Adams is racist.

    Chris Coates and J. Christian Adams have no credibility. I feel sorry for them. I hope that other white men will distance themselves from this. I am a conservative but they give the conservative movement a bad name. Their rhetoric is transparent.

    Larry Beck (8d84c8)

  27. There’s a video, Larry. Of two thugs with black uniforms and nightsticks. In front of a polling place.

    But thank you for the astroturf.

    nk (db4a41)

  28. I saw the video. But I want to share what I know PERSONALLY about Chris Coates and J. Christian Adams. Conservatives get a bad name because of people like this. They are racist pure and simple. Even Abigail Thernstrom on the Commission is creating distance from their lies.

    Larry Beck (92438d)

  29. Why did you continue to spend “happy hour” with two of the most racist and sexist people you’d ever met? And why would you sit back without protest?

    Leviticus (30ac20)

  30. This whole screaming leftist at Adams and Coates was as predictable as nishidiot being kwazy, shooter typing too much and saying too little, or hooten being a douche. F#ck you, Larry Beck you lying damn Moby liar.

    JD (179c7a)

  31. If they were indeed as racist as you say, of course. Are we supposed to just take your word on that?

    Plus, nk’s right – there’s video. I’ll take the video.

    Leviticus (30ac20)

  32. Anyone care to take a bet on the percentage of honest assertions in Larry Beck’s comment? The over/under is 15%. I take the under.

    JD (179c7a)

  33. Something else I know from our happy hour talks: Chris Coates is under investigation for tax evasion between 1999-2004. He is wasting tax payer dollars and looking for a get quick rich scheme. He makes decent, conservative, hard-working tax-paying white men like myself look bad. Time to expel racists like Chris Coates and J. Christian Adams from our ranks.

    Larry Beck (218f7f)

  34. hahahahahahaha…

    Go away, dude.

    Leviticus (30ac20)

  35. “Larry Beck” you lying sack, you need to do better than that to actually sound authentic to this crowd. Too many highly educated professionals here. Too many people who actually research the facts here. For instance, Christopher Coates spent much time in the ACLU and has been given awards by NAACP, neither group having any ties to Conservative value structures.

    You have been weighed and measured, moby, and you have been found wanting.

    John Hitchcock (9e8ad9)

  36. Don’t forget your Link Card at the Jewel counter, Lady Beck.

    nk (db4a41)

  37. JD, I’d take the “under” if you put it at 9 percent.

    John Hitchcock (9e8ad9)

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