This week, the Senate, by a slim margin assured by opportunist Democrats up for re-election, rejected the nomination of Debo Adegbile, another radical Obama nominee, to head the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department.
The feckless Democratic senators who broke ranks with his royalness are probably responding to the latest polling data showing that Obama has reached his all-time low for job performance approval. The Fox News poll found that just 38 percent approve of the president's job performance and that 54 percent disapprove. Prior to this poll, his worst rating was 40/55 percent in November 2013.
I happen to believe that Democrats are going to get a drubbing like they haven't seen for years, possibly even worse than 2010, because of Obama and despite the intramural struggles within the Republican Party.
For multiple reasons, Obama's disastrous performance hasn't backfired on him directly — apparently typical of his whole life of taking credit for meager achievements and avoiding responsibility for his failures. But though he manages to always be out of the room when blame is being assessed, he still sports long reverse coattails, such as in 2010, which was a referendum on him personally, largely because of Obamacare.
Back then, Obamacare was just a gazillion-page bill on a blackboard waiting to be implemented by bureaucratic vultures hovering over the dying body politic of freedom. Now it is a live parasite choking the life out of our health care system and squeezing dry our checkbooks. Even if Obama gets a personal exemption for his unconscionable fundamental transformations, he is toxic for those associated with him. We'll see whether this disingenuous dissent by a few Democratic senators to save their own skins will even work. If voters are smart, it won't, because these same people have enabled this man's dismantling of the American dream every step of the way and his radicalization of every department within his reach.
For radicalization is precisely what Obama's nomination of Adegbile was all about. Obama picked Adegbile to replace another radical, Tom Perez, who was confirmed as secretary of labor without one Republican vote.
One would think that the president of the United States, the nation's chief officer to ensure that our laws are faithfully executed, would at least pretend to have a passing interest in — or even a superficial loyalty to — law enforcement. But not this president. It apparently doesn't bother him at all that Adegbile went out of his way to go the extra mile on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who killed police officer Daniel Faulkner in cold blood in the presence of four witnesses in 1981 and later boasted about it.
It obviously didn't bother Obama that his brazenly controversial nomination outraged the law enforcement community and severely upset the victim's widow, Maureen, whose lobbying efforts against the nominee likely led to his narrow defeat.
For as soon as Obama got word that the legislative branch dared defy him, he issued a typically truculent statement, calling the rejection a "travesty based on wildly unfair character attacks against a good and qualified public servant." Obama's conjoined twin, Attorney General Eric Holder, added, "It is a very dangerous precedent to set for the legal profession when individual lawyers can have their otherwise sterling qualifications denigrated based solely on the clients that their organizations represent."
Sorry, Messrs. Obama and Holder, it's about way more than that. It's about your ongoing attempt to politicize the Justice Department with perhaps technically qualified lawyers but those who want to implement an agenda that grossly violates any commitment to partisan neutrality and justice. For decades, liberals have been infesting executive departments across the board with leftist activists trying to advance leftist policies through the misuse of their assigned positions.
Former Justice Department attorney J. Christian Adams wrote that Adegbile hails from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, a group dedicated to pushing "a radical racial agenda including attacks on election integrity measures, opposition to criminal background checks for hiring, and racial hiring quotas for state and local governments." Adams linked to a legal brief Adegbile filed on behalf of the Black Student Alliance at the University of Texas at Austin maintaining that a white applicant was rightly denied admission to the University of Texas School of Law simply because she is white.
This is where Obama is taking the country. This is what this nomination was about. The Senate's rejection of Adegbile sets no precedent about whom lawyers may represent, but Adegbile's voluntary and zealous representation of the convicted cop killer was not about defending the downtrodden. It was about aligning with a leftist cause celebre years after he was in legal jeopardy for a crime he committed — the glorification of someone who actually bragged about a coldblooded murder and became a hero of the wicked left.
I hope this is a portent of further setbacks for this in-your-face president.
David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His latest book, "The Great Destroyer," reached No. 2 on the New York Times best-seller list for nonfiction. Follow him on Twitter @davidlimbaugh and his website at www.davidlimbaugh.com. To read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.