I’ve been working in the conservative movement for over fifteen years and I’ve learned that there are doers and then there are the people who go on TV to take credit for the doers’ work. Hans von Spakovsky is a doer (and I’ve seen many lawyers and “political strategists” go on TV and take credit for his work).
Von Spakovsky is a lawyer who was appointed by President George W. Bush to the Civil Rights division of the Department of Justice in 2005 and later nominated to the Federal Election Commission, serving from 2006-2007. The nomination was ultimately withdrawn after accusations from Senate Democrats that von Spakovsky politicized his role at the DOJ and would do the same at the FEC. Given that we now know the Obama Administration has not only used the DOJ, FEC, and IRS as political arms of his Administrations, the false accusations against von Spakovsky are particularly laughable.
Along with National Review's John Fund, von Spakovsky has coauthored the new book, Obama's Enforcer: Eric Holder's Justice Department. Senator Ted Cruz said, "Obama’s Enforcer catalogues the abuses of power at the Department of Justice under Attorney General Holder: rather than honoring its long history of bipartisan fidelity to the law, the DOJ has become an unapologetically partisan institution that aides and abets this Administration’s lawlessness and contempt for the Constitution.”
All Americans, reporters in particular, who care about the rule of law, should read the explosive and infuriating Obama's Enforcer. As Ann Coulter said, "The truth cannot be delivered with Novocain."
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