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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
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Date:  August 12, 2008
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Obama's Notorious North Carolina Supporters

One of the important lessons that should have been learned from the Duke case is that voters should NOT reward politicians who play the race card and/or pander to racial voting.

With prominent North Carolinians John Edwards, Elizabeth Edwards and Mike Nifong all strongly supporting Obama and the black bloc vote all but unanimous for him, North Carolina is supposed to become a blue state instead of a red state this year.

Heaven forbid!

Remember the Duke case?

One of the important lessons that should have been learned from the Duke case is that voters should NOT reward politicians who play the race card and/or pander to racial voting.

In "Duke case: Political scandal and opportunity," posted on December 20, 2006, I wrote:

"The expression 'politics reared its ugly head' did not originate with the Duke case, but it does explain how an incredible gang rape claim made by an ex-convict stripper (Crystal Gail Mangum) against three members of the 2005-2006 Duke University Men's Lacrosse Team (Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and David Evans, aka the Duke Three) was treated as true by the politically desperate Durham County, North Carolina District Attorney (Michael B. Nifong), even to the point of denying an outstanding lawyer whom he had known for more than a quarter of a century (Kirk Osborn) the opportunity to present evidence exonerating his client (Reade Seligmann) and instead obtaining indictments of three innocent young men attending Duke University in Durham from a compliance grand jury by presenting a story that he subsequently revised (by cutting the time of the alleged gang rape from about thirty minutes to ten minutes top to try to circumvent Mr. Seligmann's irrefutable alibi evidence and withholding from the grand jury DNA evidence contradicting Ms. Mangum's claim that she had not had sexual relations for a week and showing DNA from multiple males in her and on the panties she had worn at the party at which she allegedly was gang raped)."

I acknowledged that "[p]olitical scandal is bipartisan," of course, but that fact did not diminish the disgrace referred to as the Duke case or the importance of the lessons from the Duke case.

Team Obama wants you to forget the Duke case, where the real victims were nearly all white, the villains were blacks or white who pandered to the worst impulses of blacks, and the scandal and disgrace involved Democrats.

In "The Duke case is a DEMOCRAT scandal," posted on October 17, 2006, I explained:

"60 Minutes' never mentioned during is two-part segment on the Duke case broadcast last Sunday night that the Duke case is a Democrat scandal. But, IT IS! Durham County, North Carolina is a Democrat bastion; Durham County's appointed District Attorney Michael B. Nifong is a Democrat; the North Carolina Governor (Michael Easley) who appointed Mr. Nifong is a Democrat; and North Carolina Attorney General (Roy Cooper) who has not intervened in the interests of justice, is a Democrat."

The fact is that Attorney General Cooper did not become involved until after Nifong himself asked Attorney General Cooper to take over the prosecution. (The case had to be won in the courtroom of public opinion before Nifong could be forced aside and it was.)

Long before that, it had become obvious that (1) the Duke case was baseless (that is, none of the Duke Three had committed any of the felonies on which Mr. Nifong had them indicted by a grand jury that was misled by Mr. Nifong), (2) Mr. Nifong had engaged in egregious prosecutorial misconduct in the Duke case (that is, he had refused to consider evidence of innocence before seeking indictments and he had ordered a photo identification procedure that violated local, state and federal guidelines, to give two examples), and (3) Mr. Nifong, in Ed Bradley's words, had "played up the racial aspects of the case" while waging a "hotly contested election campaign...in a city with a large black population" (that is, Mr. Nifong had used the Duke case to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat to keep his job by playing the race card and manipulating enough black votes to win a plurality of the votes, first in a Democrat primary and then in the general election in 2006.

Unfortunately, the biased mainstream media usually does not highlight Democrat disgraces. (Example: When Ted Stevens, a Republican United States senator from Alaska, was indicted, his party affiliation was emphasized repeatedly, but when Kwame M Kilpatrick, Democrat mayor of Detroit and the first African-American in Michigan's history to lead a party in the state legislature, was arrested for a bail violation, his party affiliation was not a prominent part, or even any part, of the story.)

North Carolina's John Edwards, a one-term United States senator, the 2004 Democrat presidential candidate and a two-time Democrat presidential hopeful, finally has been exposed as an adulterer and a liar, thanks to The National Inquirer, not the mainstream media.

Edwards' wife, cancer-afflicted fellow Democrat Elizabeth, is understandably being very sympathetically portrayed by the mainstream media as a victim. But, unfortunately, little, if anything, critical is being said about her enthusiastic support of her husband's campaign despite her knowledge of his adultery and her passionate, but hypocritical, promotion of him as a family values candidate.

And then there is the one and only Mike Nifong, the chief villiain of the Duke case, who spent much of a Saturday morning last month canvassing for presumptive 2008 Democrat presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.

"He's the right man at the right time," said Nifong. "We need to get him elected."

Local Obama spokesman Paul Cox insisted that Nifong "has no official role in the campaign and was not recruited by the campaign" and "simply showed up as a volunteer."

Full disclosure: Senator Obama, in a written response to a constituent, said that an "independent inquiry is needed" into the conduct of Nifong, but Nifong, a fellow politician, apparently recognized that as something Obama needed to do as a politician and did not hold it against Obama, or forgave him. (Remember, Obama's spiritual mentor, Rev. Jeremiah A. "God damn America" Wright. Jr. publicly explained that Obama is a politician and does what a politician has to do and it was THAT disclosure--not Wright's outrageous anti-American, anti-white statements--that finally made Obama separate himself from Wright, a separation Obama previosuly had described for him as like a separation from the Black community (which his wife Michelle wrote in her college senior thesis is "first and foremost" for her) or his own white grandmother.

For Obama, Mike Nifong faithfully went door-to-door.

That's reason to vote for McCain. Who needs more?

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

Gaynor's email address is gaynormike@aol.com.


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