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Is DOJ ‘Community Organizing’ Occupy Activists at the RNC?

August 30, 2012

What are uniformed field representatives of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Community Relations Service (CRS) doing assisting Occupy/anarchist activists outside the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa?


Exclusive video captured by Breitbart News during Occupy/anarchist demonstrations outside the RNC Tuesday shows CRS field representatives, wearing DOJ logo polo shirts and hats, conversing with Occupy protesters.

In one case, a CRS representative and protester are seen to high-five each other.

CRS representatives are also seen relaying specific instructions to the activists about the location of prearranged buses that were apparently taking them to their next scheduled demonstration.

CRS’s mission, as expressed on its website, is to be a “‘peacemaker’ for community conflicts and tensions.” CRS was created as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as a conflict resolution body dealing specifically with community uprisings over racial issues. Its jurisdiction was later expanded as part of The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, signed into law by President Obama, which lists the areas in which the CRS can act as including issues of “race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.”

The purpose of CRS is to mediate in ongoing disputes–not to foment them, or to become participants. However, there is evidence that the Obama administration may be using CRS as a quiet community organizing force.

Read more at Breitbart

(ht/Michelle Malkin for alerting us to what was not for public consumption and swept under the rug…


RNC Rules Fight – After Action Report:

First let me say thank-you, thank-you to conservatives everywhere who spoke up and started a national firestorm over this issue. If you’re like me, you know just how important it is to the future of the conservative movement.

With the Rules meeting itself, the first problem was attendance. Many, many of our supporters simply didn’t make it there do to buses that were up to an hour late to pick them up, (Morton Blackwell of Virginia had this problems). Many of them who didn’t make it would have been additional signatures to our petition. But they started the meeting anyway, introducing a motion to ratify the final report of last Friday with the exception of the rule 16 compromise language taking out candidate veto power over delegates. This final motion passed.

As the meeting was going on, we were circulating our minority report petition. At one point, the male delegate from Massachusetts snatched it out of the hands ot the lady from North Dakota, refusing to give it back after repeated demands, resulting in a shoving match when the delegate from Colorado came to her defense.

After the final vote was over, according to party rules, we had one hour to file our minority reports, and, according to Rules, they have to be filed with either the committee chair, secretary, or convention secretary. Of course, after the meeting, they were no where to be found.

We continued to pick up signatures after the meeting, getting up to 24 for our Rule 12 minority report… but 4 shy of what would have been needed. Again, many people simply weren’t there. Others had their arms twisted. And others, as I learned, were simply “replaced” on the committee by their delegations.

On the Rule 16 issue, we had enough – IF we could have submitted something on paper – but again, no one there…or to be found. So our only option was to re-submit, via email, the pdf of what we submitted last Friday. We emailed this to Sunnunu and the convention secretary. The problem however would have been that it had 29 signatures, but since Friday, 2 members asked to have their names removed, so it would have been a no-go.

After the vote on the convention floor, it occurred to me that we probably should have just told everyone to “vote no” on the rules entirely…and yell “division” to force a head count…if the rules failed, a new motion substituting the old rules may have been in order… but hindsight is 20-20.

The upside is that as a result of shining a light on what was going on and alerting everyone to it, we were able to force a compromise to get the worst part of the proposed changes removed, (the change that would let campaigns have veto power over delegates).

The downside is that all of the rest of the garbage went through, (i.e. letting the RNC change the rules between conventions, removing a March proportionality rule that will result in a massive front-loaded national primary in 4 or 8 years, forcing some caucus/convention states to bind delegates against their own rules and state law, etc..).

Worst yet, due to the RNC’s new power to change the rules, the [genie] is out of the bottle and, who knows, a proposal for candidates to have delegate veto power may yet be in our future.

This whole debacle verifies what I call “Drew McKissick’s unified theory of political power” – Those who get involved and stay involved have the power. Even idiots eventually get promoted up the chain to their level of incompetence if for no other reason that there is so much apathy that “somebody” has to fill xyz position and “hey, this guy always shows up, give it to him”. And there you go.

The takeaway for conservatives is this:


Yes, those boring old precinct meetings matter. Going to county party meetings matters. Running for delegate matters. Who your delegates pick for Platform and Rules Committees REALLY MATTERS. Show up…support good people who can’t be bullied.

Right now we have a campaign – or many campaigns – to win this November. And conservatives should do everything they can to win. But after Election Day remember, the candidates represent the party, not the other way around.

Keep the heat on, and keep them honest. This shook people up. Keep them that way.

Thanks again for all of the support. You have no idea how much it meant.

Drew McKissick
Delegate, SC

We will continue watching this story for further developments and posting updates as they become available… STAY TUNED!

  1. August 30, 2012 11:20 pm

    Mitt has electrified the crowd with a barrage of zingers… each one better than the next.

    Well done. Off to a good start as the official nominee to beat Obama.
    Paul Ryan is the perfect counterpart for Mitt Romney. Wise choice.

  2. nomobama permalink
    August 31, 2012 2:30 am

    Hi Ladies.

    A lot of good content here tonight. Actually, there’s always good content found here. Are you ever going to return to Hi44? I think that you are missed over there. I know I miss you. Wbboie asked confloyd to contact you and ask for you to return, Mrs. Smith. Both you and basil added so much there. I will continue to return here as I visit different sites that I like to read.

  3. nomobama permalink
    August 31, 2012 3:42 am

    This is off topic, but since you mentioned Valerie Slumlord Jarrett recently, I just found this comment on the judicial watch website with regards to an older story about her ties to corruption in Chicago. Although the story was already a few years old, the following comment was made just recently at the end of July. I hD heard of her slumlord ways in the past, but not of the connection to the olympics, nor her pocketing of rent subsidies. Creepy she-devil.

    FinaBiscotti Sun, 07/22/2012 – 2:08AM
    The VIOLENCE in Chicago – at the time that The Obamas as Party Animals – made use of THREE US Govt. Aircrafts for their friends, family and associates – to travel to Denmark – to lobby for the Olympics in Chicago.

    It was also exposed at that time of Obama’s White House Advisor Valerie Jarret as Queen of the SLUMLORDS – allowing the housing projects that she owns – to deteriorate, having people live in squalor conditions – because Jarret intended to build the stadium for the Olympics on the property of the housing projects.

    Valerie Jarret had a purpose for the deteriorating conditions of her housing projects – that she planned to have condemned as a “quick-fix” to building the stadium on the property of her housing projects.

    In the exploitation of the inner city poor, blacks and minorities, Obama has no concern that Valerie Jarret receives rent subsidies from the federal government – that she has been “pocketing” for YEARS – ignores FAIR HOUSING laws – when as a Slumlord Valerie Jarret fails to provide housing Free of vices and defects – forcing the inner city poor, blacks and minorities to live in squalor conditions – while Obama turns a blind eye to Valerie Jarret DEFRAUDING the federal government.

    Valerie Jarret should be PROSECUTED for choosing to be a SLUMLORD –
    and prosecuted for “pocketing” the rent subsidies.

  4. August 31, 2012 8:30 am

    I thought Rubio was great.

  5. August 31, 2012 8:33 am

    Clint crazy-like-a-fox Eastwood.

  6. August 31, 2012 8:37 am

    Romney’s amazing acceptance speech

  7. August 31, 2012 8:38 am

    My favorite Mitt line:

    President Obama promised to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet. MY promise…is to help you and your family.

  8. August 31, 2012 8:39 am

    Good find nomobama. I had heard about that.

  9. August 31, 2012 8:43 am

    Oh, B TW, thanks, Nomobama. I was banned from Pink. I can’t login although I tried re-regestering, using a different password, using the computer generated password, no dice. After several days and many hours of attempting to get back online over there I gave up.

  10. nomobama permalink
    August 31, 2012 12:14 pm

    Hi basil. Did you try reregistering using a new email address?
    Do you still believe that there were two different admins? I don’t think so, but I read comment the Mrs. Smith, and some others believed otherwise. Mrs. Smith was able to get back on by using Mrs. Smith1, or something like that. I guess I understand if you still didn’t want to go back because being blocked from posting is a pretty good slap especially after being part of a community for so long.

  11. August 31, 2012 12:48 pm

    Hey, nomobama.

    Yes, I tried everything and it was very time consuming so I finally just gave up. I have no idea of why the problem occurred but it is what it is and I am not one to beg.

    I have found a new home here. Come back and visit anytime!

    BTW, what did you think of Mitt, Marc and Clint?

  12. August 31, 2012 4:08 pm

    Mitt’s wonderful introduction video

  13. August 31, 2012 4:59 pm

    I am ROTFLMFAO! I heard about this but here’s a great pic. The empty chair in the Clint monologue had its own a teleprompter!

    Hehehehehehe. Could be photoshopped but man this is funny.

  14. August 31, 2012 5:22 pm

    Wow! Is this true?

    The Obamas Already Preparing for Move to Hawaii in January 2013: Hyde Park neighbors talking about Chicago house being sold soon.

    Read more

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