Brian Beutler May Be On To Something . . .
I received this RT in what I consider my "Democratic Party Shill" Twitter Account, LOL!
Seriously, I've never read TPM, so these guys Brian Beutler and Josh Marshall are just "names" to me. And I've never even heard of Perry Stein. Anyway, here's the RT.
At any rate, I missed Harry Reid's performance this past Sunday, so I didn't realize that he was posturing as though he would support the Justice Department looking into filing a "civil rights" case against Zimmerman, until I read this RT earlier today.
So now, what I heard yesterday on Julie Mason's "The Press Pool," makes sense.
David Corn, I believe he's the Editor of Mother Jones, was on with Julie--in full damage control mode, offering "cover" for the Justice Department. And Corn's an attorney, so he may be correct in his assessment. I'm not arguing that, one way or the other.
All that I knew before I read this RT, was that in less than a day (heard this on Mark Thompson's radio program--MIP, or Make It Plain), well over 200,000 signatures have been gathered on a petition directed to the Justice Department.
BTW, everyone else here may already know this, but I didn't know that an individual could "text" a petition signature. But according to Mark, you can.
I could be wrong, but I suspect that even more than the shoddy implementation of the PPACA, this turn of events has the potential to greatly impact the outcome of the midterm elections.
We shall see . . .
[Sidenote: If anyone is having a problem posting a "Tweet" or flickr image--like I've had using the Windows 7 OS--you can create your blog post in "Old School HTML," then change to "Full HTML" before publishing your post. This has worked for me.]