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Holder's "cowards" remark draws anger
The Washington Times ^ | 2/20/09 | Jennifer Harper

Posted on 02/20/2009 8:18:01 AM PST by lakeprincess

Americans spelled it out in black and white.

The public discourse on race relations rattled with mixed emotions after Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s bold assertion that the U.S. is a "nation of cowards" when addressing the realities of the ethnic melting pot.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: anger; bhodoj; blackhistory; brinks; democrats; ericholder; faln; holder; racial; remarks; susanrosenberg; weatherunderground
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1 posted on 02/20/2009 8:18:02 AM PST by lakeprincess
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To: lakeprincess

Actually, I agree with Holder. We ARE a nation of racial cowards. Just look how we cower and snivel every time JJ or Big Al play the race card. Look how we refer to islam as the “religion of peace” when they’re a bunch of homicidal barbarians. Look how we are afraid to identify black perps as black perps, especially when they attack whitey.

We ARE a nation of cowards, just not in the way Mr. Holder meant.


2 posted on 02/20/2009 8:18:54 AM PST by lafroste (gravity is not a force. See my profile to read my novel absolutely free (I know, beyond shameless))
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To: lakeprincess

You got your discussion, moron.


3 posted on 02/20/2009 8:19:04 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life Capitalist American Atheist and Free-Speech Junkie)
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To: lakeprincess

(That was directed at Holder, btw, not anyone here.)


4 posted on 02/20/2009 8:19:49 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life Capitalist American Atheist and Free-Speech Junkie)
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To: lakeprincess

Holder the race pimp is out pushing his product.


5 posted on 02/20/2009 8:19:54 AM PST by DManA
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To: lakeprincess

I’m a 90% disabled combat VET but a coward, and he’s a hero because he can talk on a microphone about race. Got it.


6 posted on 02/20/2009 8:20:37 AM PST by Red6
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To: Darkwolf377

I wish wish wish you could edit after you post. My motto is Ready! Fire! Aim!


7 posted on 02/20/2009 8:21:23 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs—partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs…
There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who do not want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.

-Booker T. Washington


8 posted on 02/20/2009 8:21:57 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (A democrat will break your leg, then hand you a crutch and take credit for your being able to walk.)
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To: lakeprincess; All

Hey Holder, there are still far more whites than blacks in this country. Do you REALLY want to light that fire?


9 posted on 02/20/2009 8:22:07 AM PST by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: lakeprincess

The race whining is over, Holder. You got your socialist into the White House, so just shut up now.


10 posted on 02/20/2009 8:22:28 AM PST by Allegra
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To: lafroste

You got it.


11 posted on 02/20/2009 8:23:15 AM PST by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: lafroste

Bingo!! Institutional racism is well accepted and tolerated in hiring, contract awards, politics, and every civil discourse imaginable across the country. Ironically, anybody that objects to these racist practices are shouted down as racists and bigots. Orwellian speak?


12 posted on 02/20/2009 8:23:20 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Freedom's Precious Metals: Gold, Silver and Lead))
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To: lakeprincess
If a non-black person even acknowledges that the concept of race exists, he/she is immediately branded a racist.

A black person, however, can say any vile, racist thing that enters their empty little head and if anybody mentions it, the person taking note is the racist.

See how that works?

13 posted on 02/20/2009 8:23:39 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Only after disaster can we be resurrected." -- Tyler Durden)
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To: lakeprincess

I don’t understand how a black man who would need body guards if he stepped into the ghetto can stand there and claim white Americans are racists. I’m not a racist - I am equally afraid of white, black, latino, and asian thugs!


14 posted on 02/20/2009 8:24:42 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Computer says No..... Carole Beer)
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To: lakeprincess

Why would I want to talk to idiots?


15 posted on 02/20/2009 8:25:06 AM PST by The Toll
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To: lakeprincess

really?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=cowards

24 posts and counting


16 posted on 02/20/2009 8:26:25 AM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
Frederick Douglass


18 posted on 02/20/2009 8:28:33 AM PST by RaceBannon (We have sown the wind, but we will reap the whirlwind. NObama. Not my president.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

We’ve been treated to the reality of black to white racial hatred for the past couple of years that Barry has been running;

we’ve been treated to disproportionate crime, bloodshed, illegitimacy, economic inefficiencies and whining for decades;

and now we’re called “cowards” for not talking about race issues.

He may be right. It’s time we grew spines, stood up and had a really honest discussion about a CULTURE which is self-destructive, societally destructive, and a big drag on the rest of us.


19 posted on 02/20/2009 8:28:40 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: lakeprincess

Holder is a simpleton who is worthy of nothing but derisive laughter.


20 posted on 02/20/2009 8:28:41 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: Red6

Thank you,Red6.


21 posted on 02/20/2009 8:28:50 AM PST by unkus
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To: Red6

Thank you for what you have sacrificed for me and my family. May God bless you.


22 posted on 02/20/2009 8:28:56 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: lakeprincess

Dear Eric:

Go to the Gettysburg Cemetery, gaze out upon a few of the graves of the 400,000 who drained their blood into the soil to free the slaves, and make your “Holder’s Gettysburg Address.”

Tell it to the Honored Dead.

....if you’re not too much of a coward.


23 posted on 02/20/2009 8:28:57 AM PST by cookcounty (Impeach President dOOm!)
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To: lakeprincess

Perhaps if the Democrats discontinued the practice of reminding Blacks they’re different and putting them down at the drop of a hat with fake apologies following... then Blacks might think they’re just like everyone else... because it must be tough to go around with a chip on their shoulders all the time... when prompted to do so by the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson...


24 posted on 02/20/2009 8:28:59 AM PST by xtinct ("There's a sucker born every minute." P.T. Barnum)
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To: Darkwolf377

Republicans would have to be absolute fools to take Holder’s bait.
Let the Democrats gather ‘round and have a big happy racial circle jerk among themselves.


25 posted on 02/20/2009 8:29:36 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: lakeprincess

26 posted on 02/20/2009 8:29:39 AM PST by Troll_House_Cookies (Ironically, Chancellor Obama's first re-education camp will be in Alaska.)
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To: lakeprincess

Holder the Coward who never wore the uniform.


27 posted on 02/20/2009 8:30:42 AM PST by pabianice
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To: Lancey Howard

I agree. He should be ignored and left to dangle in the wind.

His type of speechifying finds justification in ANY response—if agreement, he can say “See, I’m speaking for many,” while if it meets with disagreement, he can say “See, I told you this kind of thing is too much for these cowards.”

Just leave him there with the crickets chirping.


28 posted on 02/20/2009 8:31:45 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life Capitalist American Atheist and Free-Speech Junkie)
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To: lakeprincess

Hey Holder,

It takes strength to say nothing when you know “protected classes” are given favorable treatment because of their skin color for employment, promotion, and training. That they are protected by special laws, and have special entitlements.........

It takes professionalism to enforce policies and support leaders you know are unqualified and indignant.

It takes moral corage to still treat all people with dignity and respect.

But don’t piss on my head and tell me it’s raining.


29 posted on 02/20/2009 8:32:07 AM PST by Red6
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To: lakeprincess

Notice how black responses from the DOJ were all overwhelmingly positive about this incendiary remark? From the black perspective, calling the rest of us cowards was preaching to the choir. Calling Holder a crook is racist. Calling him a corrupt attorney is racist. But him calling us cowards is just ‘telling the truth’.

Rush was right. With a black president, the racist hustlers are now MORE likely to make everything about race because they are all out of business if the convention wisdom sinks in that America electing a black dude means that racism ISN’T such a big deal.


30 posted on 02/20/2009 8:33:41 AM PST by bpjam (Tell your Rep/Senator to Google: Marjorie Mezvinsky. Yes, it's a threat.)
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To: lakeprincess
These bigots won't be satisfied until they are dancing around the pike impaled skulls of white men.

31 posted on 02/20/2009 8:34:08 AM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: lakeprincess

Guilt-ridden white liberals are the real cowards.


32 posted on 02/20/2009 8:34:22 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: xcamel

24 different news accounts, too


33 posted on 02/20/2009 8:34:26 AM PST by RaceBannon (We have sown the wind, but we will reap the whirlwind. NObama. Not my president.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

i m a publik scewl teechur. I always read To Kill a Mockingbird with my seniors and package it with a research paper. We discuss the “n” word because it is used in the book. Of course the consensus is that blacks can say it and whites can’t (we are 49% minority). Also, they claim that the “a” at the end is different from the “er”. A white student came up with a simple but brilliant example. He told a black student to pretend to be blind. He then said that he was going to greet her with the word. Finally he said that in order to be offended, she (the black student) would have to ask him what his race is.


34 posted on 02/20/2009 8:34:33 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Red6

Someone should have asked Holder how he talks to white people about race.


35 posted on 02/20/2009 8:34:52 AM PST by baltoga
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To: Red6
Thank you for your service. It is appreciated.

Semper Fi!

36 posted on 02/20/2009 8:36:34 AM PST by SERE_DOC (Today's politicians, living proof why we have and need a second amendment to the constitution.)
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To: lakeprincess

I’m just sure that Holder is out there courageously and vigorously defending his statements!


37 posted on 02/20/2009 8:36:38 AM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Bingo! It is going to come back to bite this Administration and the Congress — how do they think ZERO got elected? Blacks do not have the numbers to elect a President and even then I know a lot of Blacks that did NOT vote for Obama because he had ZERO experience thus the name ZERO.

Throwing this in the faces of white Americans is not going to gain Holder or ZERO one thing except a disgust that is growing by the day at this Administration and their lack of class. Our problem is that we pay taxes!


38 posted on 02/20/2009 8:36:44 AM PST by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Sam Bradford Heisman! LetsGetThisRight.com RED STATE Oklahoma Republican)
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To: DManA

Right. It’s the ultimate race-card. Played by the AG. To distract from and confuse the main issue in front of us all, like a giant rampaging...elephant...which is the systematic rip-off of the American taxpayer.


39 posted on 02/20/2009 8:37:34 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: lakeprincess

The real cowards are those who hide behind the mantle of “victimhood”, taking no personal responsibility for their failures and shortcomings. Holder, show us you really have learned from experience and your mistakes and grow a figgin backbone!


40 posted on 02/20/2009 8:37:34 AM PST by downtownconservative (Intelligence sans reason is vainglorious pulp)
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To: lakeprincess
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

41 posted on 02/20/2009 8:41:09 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: GeorgiaDawg32

“There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who do not want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.”

Sounds a lot like what the Medicine/Drug Cartels do to us...


42 posted on 02/20/2009 8:41:17 AM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: lakeprincess

I’m not a coward. I’m just sick and tired of hearing racism,racism,racism. “Wolf” has been cried for much too long.


43 posted on 02/20/2009 8:58:25 AM PST by SonnyBubba
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To: lafroste

A minority, 13.4% of the US population gets 100% of the voice.


44 posted on 02/20/2009 9:01:43 AM PST by Toespi
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To: goodwithagun

Smart kid you got in your class.


45 posted on 02/20/2009 9:01:51 AM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 (I homeschool because I have seen the village and I dont want it raising my children.)
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To: goodwithagun

Be sure that you give that student extra credit for using logic and common sense.


46 posted on 02/20/2009 9:02:17 AM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: lakeprincess

Yes, it will be cowards like us who will run you and your buddies out of town. I am not a coward and I am WHITE and I am SICK AND TIRED OF YOU INNER CITY PEOPLE ACCUSING ME! If you want to be respected YOU HAVE TO GIVE RESPECT. Any child know this. I hope you have a short time in your position.


47 posted on 02/20/2009 9:28:24 AM PST by Pilated
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To: lafroste
We ARE a nation of cowards, just not in the way Mr. Holder meant.

Your statement was beautifully illustrated by the "tribute" on AMC to Blazing Saddles. I noticed the "N" word was bleeped from the movie. Some "tribute".

It was as if a huge hole was cut out of the Mona Lisa (maybe too much hyperbole, but this movie is a comedic masterpiece).

48 posted on 02/20/2009 9:32:40 AM PST by Night Hides Not (Don't blame me...I voted for Palin!)
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To: Red6

Thank you for your service FRiend.


49 posted on 02/20/2009 9:39:30 AM PST by ex91B10
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To: lakeprincess

Why shouldn’t they be cowards? Everytime a white guy speaks out about race he gets FIRED.


50 posted on 02/20/2009 9:58:09 AM PST by Conan the Conservative (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the hippies.)
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