I get what Legal Insurrection is doing, here, and I support it as a valid attempt to shame – but it’s not going to shame the shameless, i.e., Media Matters for America. What it hopefully might do is help warn off people who mistakenly feel that MMFA is something else besides a deeply cynical, race-baiting group that likes to lie and scare people into supporting it.
Oh, and MMFA is made up of hypocrites. Cowards for hiding from this story, too. But then, that’s why they’ve always been strictly B-list. And no, I’m not going to tell you who the A-list is, either. They’d jump for joy for the free advertising from a RedState front-pager.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have – wait for it, wait for it! – written a letter to the administration asking why the White House has put itself on the hook for spending 1.5 billion on one of Sen. Blanche Lincolns farm relief causes while not being able to find 1.2 billion to pay the 1999 Pigford settlement to minority farmers*.
“The current hardships experienced by other farmers should not trump hardships placed on African Americans and Native Americans by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the past,” they wrote.
The lawmakers say that Obama should also take administrative action to pay $3.4 billion the federal government promised to settle claims that it mismanaged Native American trust funds. Elouise Cobell is the lead plaintiff in the case against the Interior Department.
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