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“Republican” Senate Must Block Barack Obama’s Radical Neighborhood Engineering

FUNDING FOR LIBERAL D.C. POWER GRAB MUST BE ZEROED OUT … It’s been exceedingly difficult (if not impossible) for the “Republican-controlled” U.S. Senate to lift a finger in opposition to the perpetual, radical overreach of the administration of president Barack Obama.  This sorry state of affairs (which we predicted last November) mirrors the chronic appeasement…

FUNDING FOR LIBERAL D.C. POWER GRAB MUST BE ZEROED OUT …

It’s been exceedingly difficult (if not impossible) for the “Republican-controlled” U.S. Senate to lift a finger in opposition to the perpetual, radical overreach of the administration of president Barack Obama.  This sorry state of affairs (which we predicted last November) mirrors the chronic appeasement of the U.S. House of Representatives – which has been bending over for Obama for the last five years.

Weak …

One area where the U.S. Senate must take a stand, though, involves Obama’s “neighborhood engineering” scam – a.k.a. the so-called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” regulation.  Promulgated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), this new regulation would effectively put the federal government in charge of local zoning laws all over the country – allowing Washington, D.C. to mandate the construction of low-income housing in the middle of high-rent neighborhoods.

You know, like Hillary Clinton‘s hometown …

Anyway, we reject this regulation for a whole host of reasons – most notably its usurpation of local autonomy absent a compelling constitutional rationale.  If anything, this regulation is anti-freedom – striking at people’s right to live where they want.

“Obama’s AFFH rule seeks to radically reinvent local zoning laws in the United States – reengineering America neighborhoods based on racial and ethnic quotas,” wrote our friend Rick Manning of Americans for Limited Government this week in an oped published by Fox News.

Manning’s oped was co-written by former Cincinnati mayor and HUD undersecretary Ken Blackwell.

Are they right?  Damn straight …

In fact a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling – Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project – expressly forbade the government from imposing precisely such mandates “based solely on a showing of statistical disparity.”

Not only that, the Court specifically warned against using these “disparate impacts” to dictate race-based housing mandates.

“Courts should avoid interpreting disparate-impact liability to be so expansive as to inject racial considerations into every housing decision,” the court concluded, adding that such considerations must be “properly limited in key respects to avoid serious constitutional questions.”

Beyond its constitutional questions, the regulation is also inherently racist – presuming that black people are incapable of upwardly mobilizing themselves to live in upscale neighborhoods and that white people are … well, the devil.

Thanks to the efforts of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona, the U.S. House stripped funding for this regulation from a Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill that passed earlier this year.  Now this appropriation is before the U.S. Senate, and it’s up to “Republican” leader Mitch McConnell to see that his chamber follows suit and cuts funding for this nonsense.

Will he?

We certainly hope so … in fact we’re hoping U.S. Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina will play a lead role in convincing McConnell to do just that.  Say what you want about Scott, but he’s never been one to kowtow to political correctness involving so-called “black” issues.  Which is why he would be ideally positioned to argue not only against this regulation – but against a president who has been an unmitigated disaster for black Americans.

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40 comments

Pappy O'Daniel December 7, 2015 at 10:49 am

I used to truly enjoy FITS as the Tip of the Spear in the alternative news department. Not so much anymore. The articles and incessant pandering have made this site virtually irrelevant. I do come back every few days in hopes that excellence has returned. Alas, I am perpetually disappointed. Will, I think this has run it’s course.

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tomstickler December 7, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Will could improve by not allowing “guests” with phony handles to post. At least the small bother of obtaining a valid Disqus profile would slow down some of the trolls and would prevent trolls from spoofing trolls.

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The STruggle Is Real December 7, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Not all of us are bad, just pogo.

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euwe max December 7, 2015 at 10:56 am

yeah..yeah..yeah… obama, the prince of darkness.. what’s new?

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1/2 off sale December 7, 2015 at 12:45 pm

Well, more so the “Prince of Half Darkness”.

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Soft Sigh from Hell December 7, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Like that “Prince of Insufficient Light” in the Dilbert comic strip.

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HUD Participants December 7, 2015 at 11:03 am

So, this means the law affects all newly built neighborhoods, right? No exceptions? This isn’t limited in scope whatsoever, correct?

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idiotwind December 7, 2015 at 11:17 am

yes! this is a totally real threat to america and not some crackpot made-up bucket of steam like everything else that shithead manning endorses.

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Bible Thumper December 7, 2015 at 11:29 am

The Rubio mistress scandal was supposed to break wide open in the major media as soon as 48 hours. It’s been 120 hours. What’s the hold up? Facts!!!

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Nikki December 7, 2015 at 11:56 am

I mean, who makes claims about people having affairs and never backs it up?
Weird?

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Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 12:38 pm

I have to say Thumper, I always hoped his hot Latin blood would do him in, but it looks like this is a false alarm.

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Bible Thumper December 7, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Does that say something about you or our society that we would wish misfortune on political opponents? The Hillary email scandal is nothing unless they find secret information got into the possession of a foreign government or enemy, but I hope that is not what happened. So far there is no evidence of that.

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Oppression December 7, 2015 at 12:51 pm

“Does that say something about you or our society that we would wish misfortune on political opponents?”

Politics is all about who gets to control who, using the government.

I have no idea why it is surprising to you that people get nasty about it.

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Bible Thumper December 7, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Who said I was surprised? I wouldn’t even say I was disappointed. That would imply expectations of better.

Politics – the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area, especially the debate or conflict among individuals or parties having or hoping to achieve power.

The hope is that the purpose of achieving power is to serve the public and that they would pursue that power honestly.

Oppression December 7, 2015 at 1:02 pm

“The hope is that the purpose of achieving power is to serve the public and that they would pursue that power honestly.”

That a pipe dream. A false paradigm.

“Who said I was surprised?”

Point taken, however your question seems naive.(no offense)

So I assume you had higher expectations than what human history has shown should be the case, ie., surprised.

Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 1:55 pm

I don’t wish it on him, I just think he’s a fake as an 8-dollar bill.

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Bible Thumper December 7, 2015 at 2:02 pm

Anyone who supports Fast Track in this populist anti-free trade environment is less likely to be a fake than the others.

Being for fast track is bad politics, but good policy.

He also makes less personal attacks on his opponents, which is contrary to the popular wisdom.

Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Not really. People get upset, forget, upset forget. He’s betting the folks forget, but he pockets a ton of contribution money. I just don’t trust him.

Bible Thumper December 7, 2015 at 2:45 pm

There is business money on both sides.

Mom December 7, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Will Folks is just jealous because Rubio is so hot. ;-)

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Saul Goodman December 7, 2015 at 11:29 am

Pogo, I would like to represent you in your lawsuit against anonymous libelers here, please call me. I can get around the whole “standing” issue as I note here at the end:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPd67CEL54E

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J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 11:35 am

I am not planning on suing anybody and I already have an attorney.Thank you.

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Saul Goodman December 7, 2015 at 11:39 am

Are the claims that you are a child molester and/or have settled such a case against you untrue?

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J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 11:51 am

The claims on FitNews that I am a pedophile and molested my son are false.

I have never had to settle a claim that I am a child molester.

You are playing a dangerous game my friend.

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Saul Goodman December 7, 2015 at 11:52 am

Why is it dangerous to ask you a simple question?

Bottom line is, if you’re not guilty, then I’m not the attorney for you.

J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 11:53 am

Not interested.Thank you.

Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Well that’s good. I don’t think anyone actually ever thought you were.

Just Asking Questions? December 7, 2015 at 2:34 pm

“I have never had to settle a claim that I am a child molester.”

So no one has come forward with formal charges against you as of this time?

Slippin' Jimmy December 7, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Frivolous lawsuits are probably how he gets by day after day of doing nothing but bugging everyone here instead of finding a job. At least, I am guessing it supplements his welfare.

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erneba December 7, 2015 at 11:47 am

There is a reason for “statistical disparity,” and it is not a constitutional problem, it is an economic/cultural reality. Some people exceed , some don’t, the government can not be the arbiter for rectifying economic differences.

Attempts at social engineering through the Courts have long past the point of guaranteeing every citizen in this country equal protection under the law. Now, the left, using the judicial system are out to make everyone equal, in all aspects of their lives, and that will not happen. Economic growth, people willing and trying to excel, and casting aside certain believes will serve them well.

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vicupstate December 7, 2015 at 12:08 pm

You got any examples of how the judiciary is equalizing society by fiat? They certainly aren’t succeeding, as disparity is higher than it has been in 100 years.

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erneba December 7, 2015 at 12:19 pm

First of all, that is not what I said, and it does not deserve a response. And Thank you, I knew some one would come on here trying to conflate “basic human rights” which were needed and justified back in the sixties, with this current tom-foolery that the Obama administration is trying to get passed.
“judiciary is equalizing society,” in all aspects of human endeavors is not the Supreme Court’s responsibility.

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vicupstate December 7, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Actually that is what you said:

Now, the left, using the judicial system are out to make everyone equal, in all aspects of their lives, and that will not happen.

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erneba December 7, 2015 at 12:31 pm

I stand by that statement, it pertains to THE LEFT using the courts to attain economic equality. They would in a minute, if given the opportunity. This about the LEFT achieving results through the courts.

Superfly December 7, 2015 at 12:21 pm

I’d like to have zoning laws in my city to prohibit Grand Turd from moving in. Is that legal? I don’t live in a trailer park, and he probably can’t get through the gate, but just in case he wins the lotto, don’t want him moving in.

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jimlewisowb December 7, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Speaking of Political Correctness there is BREAKING NEWS FROM CANADA

The Royal Canadian Mint has just announced they are going to remove the Polar Bear from their $2 coin in view of the Bear’s demise due to global warming.

In order to maintain the highest level of political correctness, Canada will replace the Polar Bear with two Gay Deer.

The coin will now be called “ two fuckin’ bucks”

Buck Farack

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Bible Thumper December 7, 2015 at 1:01 pm

UnBearable

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idcydm December 7, 2015 at 1:23 pm

“Barack Obama’s Radical Neighborhood Engineering”…damn don’t tell me Obama is trying to put an engineer and a choo choo train in every neighborhood.

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Lone Ranger December 7, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Will got his thrill

On Capitol Hill

Believing still

He could appeal

Congress’ arrogant will

By trying to kill

Obama’s executive thrill

As a black racist shill

But Will forgot

That Congress’ rot

Which law forgot

Said Constitution…not

Was created by snots

Like Grahamnesty hots

Putting dykes on the Court

‘Cuz he’s such a good sport

But we have to report

And it makes a retort

Will will come up short

Because you see

What’ll take his glee

Is he’ll have to see

He’s scratching the flea

Who voted…Grahamnesty

And fleas deserve

To swerve in the curve

And crash and burn

For their ignorant turn !!!

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