The Dems are whinging over the Bush Junta’s recess appointment of Hans A. von Spakovsky:
Democratic critics say Hans A. von Spakovsky is an odd fit for his new job at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Then the fucking Democrats should have made sure that their fucking leadership kept the fucking Congress in fucking session, as was done in November of last year and May of this year. They knew damn well how Bush likes to use recess appointments to ram into place new juntists.
During Senate confirmation hearings to determine whether von Spakovsky would sit on the FEC, former civil service employees at Justice submitted a letter condemning his actions on voting rights. The letter said von Spakovsky acted as a de facto voting section chief from 2003 to 2005, “furthering partisan interests.”
“We have never seen a political appointee exercise this level of control over the day-to-day operations of the voting section,” the letter said. Von Spakovsky steered the department to adopt “voting rights policies not seen before, pushing to curb minor instances of election fraud by imposing sweeping restrictions that would make it harder, not easier, for Democratic-leaning poor and minority voters to cast ballots.”
I have no sympathy for the Democratic Party. None. This is just the latest in a long list of examples underscoring how unfit the party is to protect basic civil rights for Americans, and the hand-ringing being done now doesn’t wash; they blew it, and the American people just might pay the price.