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Who is the coward?
Power Line ^ | February 19, 2009 | Paul Mirengoff

Posted on 02/19/2009 11:17:47 AM PST by yoe

Attorney General Holder has called America "a nation of cowards" when it comes to "things racial." According to Holder, "average Americans" are afraid to "talk enough with each other about race."

By using the word "cowards," Holder has gotten himself some attention, at least for today. That's ironic because his (long-winded speech) is 99 percent content free.

To add to the irony, in the one place where Holder introduces a little content, he demonstrates that he has no interest in genuine dialogue, and reveals himself to be a "coward" on "things racial."

Here is Holder on the crucial issue of "affirmative action" (a coward's name for race-based preferences):

There can, for instance, be very legitimate debate about the question of affirmative action. This debate can, and should, be nuanced, principled and spirited. But the conversation that we now engage in as a nation on this and other racial subjects is too often simplistic and left to those on the extremes who are not hesitant to use these issues to advance nothing more than their own, narrow self interest.

So in one breath, Holder calls for a frank discussion of race, rather than the normal polite talk that evades tough issues; in the next breath, he attempts to rule out of the debate positions that he finds "extreme" while demonizing those who hold them. In the one instance where Holder is willing to be specific, we learn that his real complaint is not the absence of candid discussion, but rather the articulation of positions he doesn't like.

We have plenty of problems as a nation. I doubt that insufficient discussion of race is one of them. But if it is, Holder's mindset is part of the problem, not part of the solution.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhodoj; blackhistory; censure; democrats; ericholder; holder; holdertruthfile; pc; racebaiting; racism; whiteysfault
Holder is recognizing and saying that Political Correctness corrupts. Mr. Holder seems a little squeamish on the subject of race himself. Lift the censure of speech imposed by PC and get on with the discussion, whatever it is by calling a spade a spade. No tippy toeing around for fear of being insensitive. Mr. Holders roots are in Barbados not Africa for starters.
1 posted on 02/19/2009 11:17:47 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

This guy is damn nuts!!!!


2 posted on 02/19/2009 11:19:30 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: yoe

This bastard called me a racist coward. I am offended. I want payment for damages. What? I don’t qualify because of the place of birth of my grandparents?


3 posted on 02/19/2009 11:19:58 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism is a serious mental disturbance)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

I am amazed that people in such a priveleged position, afforded them through this wonderful country....would attack the very fiber that put them in such prosperity.


4 posted on 02/19/2009 11:21:07 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: yoe
Does he live in a black neighborhood and send his kids to Public schools there?

We know that Obama would have none of that.


The black shirts are feeling the power.
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5 posted on 02/19/2009 11:21:44 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: yoe

Alan Keyes responds to Holder:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2188749/posts


6 posted on 02/19/2009 11:22:25 AM PST by EternalVigilance (The protection of unalienable rights is the sworn duty of all, at every level of government.)
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To: yoe

Hey Obama!....your appointments are racists! Why is he calling Americans cowards? What the hell are you doing Zero? Your bunch of nutty appointments and you can go to hell!


7 posted on 02/19/2009 11:22:50 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

What did we do in November when we allowed this crew to take over? I will never talk to anyone about race as it becomes a monologue, not a dialogue. If I were to say anything nagative, I would be called racist etc. I just want to live and be left alone.


8 posted on 02/19/2009 11:23:29 AM PST by AZFolks
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To: yoe

We’ve got our first affirmative action President.

What’s the problem?

(The stock markets heading back up yet?)


9 posted on 02/19/2009 11:23:49 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: yoe

A nation of cowards enacted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. But what do I know?


10 posted on 02/19/2009 11:24:09 AM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: yoe

Holder’s comments are not appreciated out here in the heartland.

I would suggest Holder get in his Escalade and cross the Hudson river or the Potomac and look around the rest of the US. He will be shocked at how inaccurate his comments are.

He is what I call an “Urban Redneck”. No common sense. No experience outside of the city he lives in. Just another “urban cracker”.


11 posted on 02/19/2009 11:24:59 AM PST by texmexis best (uency)
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To: Enterprise

A nation of cowards established a Martin Luther King holiday. But what do I know?


12 posted on 02/19/2009 11:25:04 AM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: yoe
We are cowards for not discussing racial issues?? Yet he will lead prosecutions and lawsuits of those white males and others that discuss ‘racial issues’ on the job by taking a position offensive to those higher on the victim hirarchy. many of us are forced in to sensitivity/diversity classes trained to shup up to keep HIM from lawsuits. How did federal courts allow destruction of our first amendment rights in the workplace??.
13 posted on 02/19/2009 11:25:36 AM PST by sickoflibs (Keynesian Economics : "If you won't spend your money WE WILL!")
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To: yoe

Related...

http://exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/2009/02/quote-of-week_19.html


14 posted on 02/19/2009 11:26:09 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: yoe

A country preoccupied with one race’s notions of race will lose the race.


15 posted on 02/19/2009 11:27:15 AM PST by AmericanVictory
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To: yoe
What could be more cowardly that a race of people who refuse to assimilate into the greatest nation that ever existed in the history of the world? A nation that has bent over backwards to make ammends for the way they were treated in the age of black slavery, and afterward.

They (many of them) will always be slaves of one kind, or another.

16 posted on 02/19/2009 11:28:26 AM PST by G.Mason
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To: traderrob6

...and this one:

http://josephandhisbrothers.blogspot.com/

Colonel, USAFR


17 posted on 02/19/2009 11:29:11 AM PST by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: yoe
There is no other nation on earth that discussions race more than this country.

But ok, I'll bite...let's discuss Asians.

Whatdayamean NO!?

Yeah...that's what I thought....

18 posted on 02/19/2009 11:30:07 AM PST by tsmith130
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To: yoe
[ Attorney General Holder has called America "a nation of cowards" when it comes to "things racial." ]

America is also afraid of using the 2nd amendment as it was intended to be used.. Instead the 2nd is identified for hunting or target practice.. NOT revolt..

Americans might have become cowards.. at least the ones Not in the military.. Pure genius getting all the Americans with any courage out of America into Iraq and Afganistan.. That way no revolt could happen.. Only cowards remain.. Eric Holder might seeing only the tip of a cowardice iceberg.. Cowardice toward race may be only a symptom..

Brilliant really.. Preparation for a coming President for Life.. and the socialist coup..

19 posted on 02/19/2009 11:30:30 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: yoe

He is just reparations-agenda tweaking:

gay = happy = homosexual

coward = fearful = racist


20 posted on 02/19/2009 11:32:11 AM PST by donna (We live in this fog of political correctness, where everything is perpetual deception.-John Hagee)
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To: yoe

We are seeing what the left really thinks. They hate themselves and this country.


21 posted on 02/19/2009 11:35:29 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism is a serious mental disturbance)
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To: yoe
Holder's comments are just so insane. He calls average Americans "cowards" because they don't sit around "talking about race?" C'mon. This is beyond silly. I'm a conservative Republican with men in my family tree who fought in the Civil War and the Revolutionary War. I have black friends (and it's embarrassing to even have to write that) and when we get together, which we do often, I can assure you we do not talk about race. We talk about our families, our jobs, current events, and of course talk about the childhood we spent together and the fun we had together.

I guess Holder wants me to feel cowardly about all that. He can stuff it.
22 posted on 02/19/2009 11:36:49 AM PST by fleagle ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. -Winston Churchill)
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To: yoe

He seems to be speaking double speak.
Is he the coward?
Is he saying self segregation on the weekends is a bad thing?
If so, is it something that needs addressing through government?
If so, what does he propose?

Why doesn’t he just spit it out?
What is to be done?

Where’s the ‘candid’ discussion on his part?


23 posted on 02/19/2009 11:37:00 AM PST by Lorianne
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To: yoe
Eric Holder's role in the pardons of BLA (Black Liberation Army) comrades/Weather Underground members, Susan Rosenberg and Linda Evans (Brinks Truck robbery and triple murder):
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2165052/posts

Eric Holder, Bill Clinton, Wright's 'Black Liberation' "church", and the pardons of 16 members of the Puerto Rican Marxist terrorist group FALN:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2165024/posts
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"Fraunces Tavern is a restaurant and museum in lower Manhattan, New York City. It was built on the site of a former building which played a significant role in pre-Revolutionary activities, and in which, on 4 December 1783, General George Washington bade farewell to his officers at the end of the Revolution, before returning to his home, Mount Vernon."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraunces_Tavern
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"During the 1970s and 1980s, FALN members set off at least 138 bombs in five major U.S. Cities. Six Americans were killed in those attacks. One of those bombings, in January 1975, was at the historic Fraunces Tavern in lower Manhattan while patrons were at lunch. The explosion killed four and injured more than 50."

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/05/bill_hillary_and_the_faln.html
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"Between 1974 and 1985 the FALN (Puerto Rican Armed Forces of National Liberation) organized 120 terrorist bombings in the United States. Many Americans were killed in those bombings, and many more were crippled. In 1983, another Puerto Rican terrorist group known as the Macheteros, attacked and robbed a Wells Fargo armored car in Connecticut. The Macheteros intended to use the money to finance a terrorist campaign against the United States. Working under the cover of Puerto Rican nationalism and claiming to act on behalf of the 'oppressed people of Puerto Rico,' the FALN and the Macheteros are nothing but Communist revolutionaries. Both groups were organized by Fidel Castro's secret police. The ultimate goal of the FALN and the Macheteros is the creation of an independent Marxist-Leninist dictatorship on the island of Puerto Rico."
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=19760

24 posted on 02/19/2009 11:43:59 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Enterprise
A nation of cowards established a Martin Luther King holiday. But what do I know?

And Black History Month. Don't forget that.
25 posted on 02/19/2009 11:50:50 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (There ought to be one day -- just one -- when there is open season on Senators --- Will Rogers)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

“And Black History Month.”

And, thank GOD, that month is more than half over for ‘09.

When is White History Month?


26 posted on 02/19/2009 11:54:39 AM PST by MayflowerMadam (I feel much better since I gave up hope.)
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To: yoe
Anyone who denigrates Americans, who have unselfishly sacrificed blood, sweat, tears, lives & treasure for other Americans, countries and people around the world no matter their color, creed and/or nationality for decades, is a LYING PUNK! Or maybe Holder wasn't taught about the American Revolution, Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean War, Viet Nam War, just to name a few, where he went to school.
27 posted on 02/19/2009 11:57:10 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: yoe

Afraid to talk about race? Hell, all I hear at work is NASCAR, NASCAR, NASCAR. I wish the dang race fans would shut up once in awhile!


28 posted on 02/19/2009 11:58:48 AM PST by CrazyIvan (If you read only one book this year, read "Stolen Valor".)
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To: yoe
I have read various commentaries on Holder's speech.

This one Nails It.

29 posted on 02/19/2009 12:02:33 PM PST by happygrl (BORG: Barack 0bama Resistance Group: we will not be assimilated)
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To: yoe
Holder is a bigoted ass.

Nam Vet

30 posted on 02/19/2009 12:04:26 PM PST by Nam Vet (This space for rent............Hard currency only)
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To: ETL

Thanks for setting the record sraight.


31 posted on 02/19/2009 12:06:02 PM PST by happygrl (BORG: Barack 0bama Resistance Group: we will not be assimilated)
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To: yoe

Frank talk about race:

I doubt any white person with a history like Holder’s could have become Attorney General.


32 posted on 02/19/2009 12:06:09 PM PST by freespirited (Help save humanity. Cure the RINOvirus.)
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To: yoe

Holder is a brazen hate monger of the most despicable variety.

People like him should be banished from the country instead of being rewarded.


33 posted on 02/19/2009 12:19:00 PM PST by bestintxas (It's great in Texas)
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To: happygrl
Thanks for setting the record straight.

I was just pointing out what a treasonous dirt bag the guy is. I don't pay much attention to anything these losers say on a daily basis. I try to skip pass the BS and get right to the heart of the matter.

34 posted on 02/19/2009 12:21:17 PM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: yoe

Yes, Mr. Holder, we’re all cowards, in fact I come from a long line of cowards.

1809 Elias Harris Kimbrell born, Boone Co. Ky. volunteered with the Union Army at age 54.

1849 June 11, James Kornelius O’Neal born Bradley Co., Ar. 6/30/1918 Served with the Union 1864-65

1865 Feb. Blackburn O’Neal (Union) killed in action at Ft. Lewisburg, Ar.

Andrew Kimbrell, fought for the Union.

And that’s just a few of them.


35 posted on 02/19/2009 12:26:54 PM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: yoe

How about leadership by example, not empty oratory. He’s just going out of his way to say “Hey look at me, I’m black, I’m black!” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said something about judging people by their character, not the color of their skin.


36 posted on 02/19/2009 12:27:26 PM PST by Ranger Warrior
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To: yoe

Gotta love it Both Obama’s Ivy League undergrad, Ivy League Law, Eric Holder Ivy undergrad and Ivy Law. Let’s see, three African American Ivy’s and he is bitching about racism. I was looking at his resume and didn’t see any Military service. Could that be due to a streak of cowardice or just another Lib loathing the Military?


37 posted on 02/19/2009 12:36:32 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: yoe

“According to Holder, “average Americans” are afraid to “talk enough with each other about race.”

He’s absolutely right. In any discussion about race, the minute a participant quits spewing mindless left-wing hyperbole, they’re called a racist, a bigot and worse. If they’re at work, their job may be in jeopardy, and if they’re on a college campus, their education is finished. It takes alot of courage to speak the truth about race these days; ask Ann Coulter, Charles Murray, Rush, Hannity and everyone else who’s been singled out by the hate-mongers on the left.


38 posted on 02/19/2009 12:52:20 PM PST by Spok
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To: Enterprise

and a Nation of Cowards died for the freedoms we all enjoy.
Now, these Socialists want to flush them down the toilet because nah nah nah nah nah, they have the power.


39 posted on 02/19/2009 1:35:18 PM PST by FreedBird
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To: yoe
Someone hiding behind thousands of armed minnions, laws which would permit him to call down the full weight and fury of the mightiest government on the planet on mere citizens like me for even voicing a threat against him, calls us all cowards?

Bwahahahahaha! > spit! < whatever,( feline characterization of Mr Holder removed to preserve the rest of the post)!.

Sheesh.

40 posted on 02/19/2009 10:55:07 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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