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Opposition To Barack Obama’s “Neighborhood Engineering” Intensifies

A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE “SURRENDER CONGRESS” TO TAKE A STAND … As crunch time nears on efforts to shut down one of U.S. president Barack Obama‘s most radical, overreaching social experiments, a key member of the U.S. Senate is signaling his opposition to the Washington, D.C. power grab. U.S. Senator…

A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE “SURRENDER CONGRESS” TO TAKE A STAND …

As crunch time nears on efforts to shut down one of U.S. president Barack Obama‘s most radical, overreaching social experiments, a key member of the U.S. Senate is signaling his opposition to the Washington, D.C. power grab.

U.S. Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina – who is no stranger to bucking the politically correct status quo in the nation’s capital – is reportedly joining the ranks of those opposing the so-called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” regulation.

This onerous regulation – promulgated by Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – would effectively put the federal government in charge of local zoning laws all over the country.  This would allow Washington, D.C. to infringe upon one of the most fundamental liberties we have left – the right to live where we want.

Sources familiar with Senator Scott’s thinking tell us he disagrees with the HUD rule and has asked his office to investigate it – likely as a prelude to public hearings before the Banking, Housing and Urban Development committee (of which Scott is a member).

Scott reportedly supports recent court rulings which have discouraged findings of “discrimination by data” – and wants to see a rule based on such findings eliminated.

That’s excellent news ….

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling – Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project – expressly forbade the government from imposing racial 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.”

Indeed … never mind the fact that “neighborhood quotas” are inherently racist against the black Americans they demean and the white Americans they demonize.

Earlier this year, the U.S. House of Representatives – led by Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona – stripped funding for this Orwellian nonsense from a Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill.

That measure is currently being taken up by the Senate, and Scott’s opposition is likely to embolden more GOP Senators to support the House defunding language.  How come?  Well, not to put too fine a point on it but Scott is black – and his opposition to race-based social engineering like this puts a major crimp in the traditional liberal spin supporting such measures.  It might also help spur U.S. “majority” leader Mitch McConnell into taking the appropriate action regarding this appropriations bill – a.k.a. adopting the House language.

Let’s hope that’s what happens …

More to the point: This is a golden opportunity for the “Surrender Congress” to finally stand up and tell the Obama administration (which has been a disaster for black Americans, by the way) that the era of GOP appeasement is over.  We’ve been arguing in recent months that Congress must radically reinvent itself – that its members must rediscover their backbones and start reasserting their power over the purse as a way to check executive overreach.

Again, let’s hope that’s what happens here …

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35 comments

erneba December 8, 2015 at 8:03 pm

Obama is overlooking opportunities while concentrating on trivialities, and the Republicans seem to be aiding and abetting him on these ventures.
Our economy is on the slide, Obamacare could wreck our economy, the Middle East is ready to blow up, terrorists attacks, gave Iran the ability to get the bomb,etc., and he is concerned with local zoning laws.
Do you think he could replace “local zoning” with “radical Islam.”
No, he won’t, and the Republican Congress needs to stop funding his follies..

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GOP December 8, 2015 at 9:02 pm

Trump supporter? Sucks to be you.

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erneba December 8, 2015 at 10:12 pm

So, “Sucks to be you,” is the most intelligent response that you have in defense of the worst President since Jimmie Carter.
That is really good, sport.

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Jack December 9, 2015 at 11:38 am

I thought we were discussion Obama. I did not realize we were discussing Dubya.

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nitrat December 9, 2015 at 8:16 am

Totally delusional…so, yeah, probably a Trump supporter.

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Daniel Boome December 9, 2015 at 9:55 am

And you’re more worried about the weather than you are terrorism….sigh

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erneba December 9, 2015 at 5:36 pm

I love keeping them stirred up. It has been a good two days.
They get totally warped when you don’t speak well of their feckless leader. And my pet troll, fred, even showed up for the love fest.
Hi Fred,
Sit, Fred, Sit,
And no sniffing everyone’s crotch.

fred farkel December 9, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Hey Boy complete and utter bull shit. You and your ilk just can’t stand that President Obama is our leader, Commander and Chief and is doing a good job, and would do a lot better if the conservative repubs would work with him. In regards to ” neighborhood engineering” the conservative had done a wonderful job in gerrymandering, but why should “neighborhood engineering” bother a boy like you that hails from Chesterfield County. Hell you lived with and next to white trash, Mexicans, and poor people. Betcha they were better folks than you. So get over it.

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jimlewisowb December 8, 2015 at 8:08 pm

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80,000 criminals in over 85 prisons,
plus 450 idiots in Congress and a group that call themselves Politicians
oh, and one wino who lives in a cardboard box behind the Git’nGo

The IRS stated that the response given was unacceptable.

The man’s response back to the IRS was…. “Who in the hell did I leave out?”

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Rocky Verdad December 8, 2015 at 10:20 pm

According to Flip – he left out me.

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J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 11:19 pm

lol…WTF? Never got out of Ohio today.My attorney calls the Lexington County(SC) Clerk of Court at 4:45 P.M. to find out if ALL of Irmo,SC is in Lexington County,SC and the very polite lady doesn’t know?

My attorney is prepared file a defamation lawsuit by Friday in the Lexington County State Court of Common Pleas against unknown persons posting on the FitsNews website under “anonymous” names and we are still figuring out WHERE to file?

Sweet Jesus.Trump had a better day than I did! :)

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Helpful Hints December 9, 2015 at 8:14 am

“Never got out of Ohio today.”

Of course you didn’t. You never leave the house because of your addiction to FITS. You are on here 24/7.

How was the $20,000 mobile home you were looking at yesterday? Did the owner shoo you off the property when he realized you were going to try to pay with your EBT card?

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mamatiger92 December 9, 2015 at 8:25 am

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……..

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Lone Ranger December 8, 2015 at 8:09 pm

All hail Rip-The-Flag-WITHOUT-Your–Vote-Haley’s-Tim Scott who thinks he’s cool and it’s funny

That he ONLY represents OTHER blacks and of course white folk who are sending him money !!!

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idcydm December 8, 2015 at 8:27 pm

Another down vote for up voting yourself.

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Lone Ranger December 8, 2015 at 8:47 pm

idcydm worked for Haley and Tim Scott because he said I figga
If voters keep electing them–in no time–SC wil be run by… !!!

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idcydm December 8, 2015 at 8:55 pm

You missed one.

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Tazmaniac December 9, 2015 at 10:09 am

What are the chances of a third dullard equal to GT and Flip? Like lottery type odds?

Racist Dr. Seuss December 9, 2015 at 8:17 am

What’s with the rhyme time bullshit, Terry?

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k2 December 8, 2015 at 8:09 pm

Idiots

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Lone Ranger December 8, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Joe-I-Lie-To-Conservatives-And-Rip-Patriots’-Flag-Wilson said he’s got his head up RINOs Boehner and Ryan and thinks you’ll give him a pass

But what Joe doesn’t know is that Tea Train’s on the go and next year we’ll reward the RINO (and OTHERS) by handing every one of them their… !!!

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idcydm December 8, 2015 at 8:27 pm

One down vote for up voting yourself.

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shifty henry December 8, 2015 at 11:11 pm

Are we allowed to do that? News to me!

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shifty henry December 8, 2015 at 11:12 pm

ha! ha! ha!

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Bob Dole December 9, 2015 at 8:16 am

I am imagining someone saying they like their own comment, but in the third person. Bob Dole comes to mind. Also, Sic Willie.

Tazmaniac December 9, 2015 at 9:55 am

Like a kid with a new toy!

shifty henry December 9, 2015 at 11:13 am

(chuckle)

Manray9 December 8, 2015 at 10:58 pm

Zoning? This is South Carolina — do we have zoning? Oh, yes, those are the phoney rules dictated by the developers to the politicians who take their money. Just look around Greenville.

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RogueElephant December 9, 2015 at 8:00 am

You are dead on. The contractors and developers buy the politicians, they pass the zoning and building code laws. Then sit back and collect money. Crooked as it can be. Also another example of Agenda 21.

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Jack December 9, 2015 at 10:03 am

The description of this regulation is once again Fox level propaganda. The regulation does not give control of zoning to the Federal Government. What the regulation says is if a city wants HUD money for subsidizing housing it must place the housing in areas with good schools, public transportation and job opportunities. It cannot place the housing in the worst part of town in the worst school district. As they have done in the past. If a city does not like the regulation, the answer is simple. Don’t take HUD funds. Don’t allow developers to put HUD projects in your city. No money no problem.

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The Colonel (R) December 9, 2015 at 11:55 am

Picture caption.

Senator Scott: “And now that we’ve heard from the white dude with the ugly tie, we’ll hear from the white woman with the ugly face…”

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Mom December 9, 2015 at 6:34 pm

Since when did it become the governments job to decide where we live?

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D_the_FactMan December 9, 2015 at 7:23 pm

Having studied the rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) extensively while preparing 23 pages of comments on it to HUD, I can categorically state that this article is pure fiction. There is absolutely nothing in the AFFH rule that would prohibit anybody from living where they wish to live. I know that some right wing authors have totally misread the 77-page rule. But some, like the author here and the GOP Congressmen he quotes, have created straw men that do not and never have existed. It’s small wonder they can’t identify the specific provisions of the AFFH rule to which they object. These corrupt politicians are just making this up to play the George Wallace-Richard Nixon pro-segregation bigotry card.

The only race-based social engineering going on is the extreme, often apartheid-like levels of racial and economic segregation in most American metropolitan areas. I’ve conducted enough studies on housing demographics and the history of segregation in America to realize that there is nothing remotely natural about how so many of our metropolitan areas are as racially segregated as South Africa was under apartheid. My research has consistently found that far fewer higher income and middle class African Americans live in predominantly white neighborhoods with plenty of housing they can afford than would be expected in a genuinely free housing market that is not distorted by the housing discrimination that produces this social engineering. The AFFH rules clarify the rules under which HUD has been operating for decades and contain absolutely nothing in them that would prevent anybody from living where they want to live. It’s exclusionary actions of local governments and the discriminatory practices of the real estate industry that prevents people from living where they want to live.

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