Pigford's Players Signal Bigger Scandal Worthy of Investigation
Pigford, as Andrew Breitbart clearly well knew, was a nexus point of power for the institutional Left. It is yet another program through which the Left exerts its control over people, expanding government while dividing Americans along racial lines.
Much has been written about President Barack Obama's exploitation of this program to get elected in 2008 when he was facing doubts from the black community in certain swing states who were, at that time, leaning towards supporting Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.
Obama is but one of many front men in Pigford, though. Attorney General Eric Holder, of gun-walking Operation Fast and Furious and New Black Panther Party voter intimidation fame, has his fingerprints on the Pigford story, as does Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Interestingly, with all of the cabinet turnover Obama has had heading into his second term, two of the very few cabinet secretaries who have agreed to stay on for Obama’s second term are Vilsack and Holder.
Then there is the involvement of leftwing players like Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ). Menendez is often a player on the front lines of the left, and his political importance to the Democratic Party and the institutional left is evidenced by how vociferously George Soros-funded organizations like Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) defended him amid recent scandals. Menendez is an integral part of the left's push for immigration reform and is the new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee.
A major reason why, as with many scandals, a thorough investigation into Pigford has been resisted is because of the high-level players Pigford encompasses. This gets into their heart, and has the potential to severely damage the institutional left where it would hurt them the most: by taking out several of its principals.
Congressman Steve King (R-IA) is vowing a complete investigation of the Pigford scandal, and on Breitbart News Sunday this weekend, Breitbart News CEO Larry Solov called for full congressional hearings into the matter.
Andrew Breitbart was clearly ahead of his time on this issue, as he was on so many others. And given the facts now coming to light that proved him right on Pigford, a congressional investigation appears to be in the works. The left is in trouble.