March 29, 2009

Investor’s Business Daily Editorial –

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Investor’s Business Daily Editorial

Sour grapes over the MALDEF radical Obama threw under the bus

The open-borders crowd is angry the president ditched its radical choice to run the nation’s civil-rights division. And it’s blaming this paper for his “faintheartedness.” — Obama was expected to appoint Thomas Saenz as his top civil-rights cop at the Justice Department, where he would have had power to investigate issues related to illegal immigration…

In fact, Saenz’s former employer, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, or Maldef, was founded by three self-described “radical” Chicanos, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

One of them is Mexican-American Mario Obledo, who in 1998 made the following racist statement on a Los Angeles radio show, as confirmed by

“We’re going to take over all the political institutions of California. California is going to become a Hispanic state, and if anyone doesn’t like it, they should leave. They ought to go back to Europe.”

That same year, Maldef honored Obledo at a California banquet celebrating his years of leadership.