Skip to comments.Holder's "cowards" remark draws anger
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.
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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.
You got your discussion, moron.
(That was directed at Holder, btw, not anyone here.)
Holder the race pimp is out pushing his product.
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.
I wish wish wish you could edit after you post. My motto is Ready! Fire! Aim!
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 wrongspartly 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
Hey Holder, there are still far more whites than blacks in this country. Do you REALLY want to light that fire?
The race whining is over, Holder. You got your socialist into the White House, so just shut up now.
You got it.
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?
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?
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!
Why would I want to talk to idiots?
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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.
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.
Holder is a simpleton who is worthy of nothing but derisive laughter.
Thank you for what you have sacrificed for me and my family. May God bless you.
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.
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...
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.
Holder the Coward who never wore the uniform.
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.
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 dont piss on my head and tell me its raining.
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.
Guilt-ridden white liberals are the real cowards.
24 different news accounts, too
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.
Someone should have asked Holder how he talks to white people about race.
I’m just sure that Holder is out there courageously and vigorously defending his statements!
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!
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.
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!
Eric Holder, Bill Clinton, Wright's 'Black Liberation' "church", and the pardons of 16 members of the Puerto Rican Marxist terrorist group FALN:
"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."
"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."
"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."
“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...
I’m not a coward. I’m just sick and tired of hearing racism,racism,racism. “Wolf” has been cried for much too long.
A minority, 13.4% of the US population gets 100% of the voice.
Smart kid you got in your class.
Be sure that you give that student extra credit for using logic and common sense.
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.
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).
Thank you for your service FRiend.
Why shouldn’t they be cowards? Everytime a white guy speaks out about race he gets FIRED.