Skip to comments.Eric Holder: Black Panther Party Case Focus demeans "my people."
Posted on 03/01/2011 11:08:40 PM PST by T.L.Sink
Attorney General Eric Holder finally got fed up with claims that the Justice Department went easy in a voting rights case against members of the Black Panther Party because they are African American. Holder's frustration became evident during a House Appropriations hearing when Rep. John Culbertson (R-Texas) accused the Justice Department of failing to cooperate with a Civil Rights Commission investigation into the handling of the 2008 incident in which Black Panthers in intimidating outfits and wielding clubs stood outside a polling place in Philadelphia. Holder seemed to take personal offense at a comment Culbertson read in which a Democratic activist called the incident the most serious act of voter intimidation he had witnessed in his career.
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Well Mr. Holder, a handful of “your people” who acted lower than a wart on a grasshopper’s toenail has been given a grand pass by you. If you don’t get the public indignation, you aren’t just tone deaf, you’re just plain deaf.
Not one of yours, John?
This is real?
Who are “his people”?Sounds like “HATE SPEECH”.
I never imagined there could be a worse Attorney General than Janet Reno.....
Does he mean Black Panthers?
Holder is a disgrace to his position which he has betrayed. His “people” are supposed to be Americans who deserve equal protection. He has failed in an epic fashion.
I get the connection to “my people”, and there are circumstances where the emotional locution is acceptable and meaningful, but for the Country’s attorney to engage and apply such personal matters on behalf of the citizens and the Constitution is an injustice to the office he’s been appointed.
I had heard something just briefly on the local radio about Holder’s statement. But I had assumed at the time that “my people” was a reference to the people who work at the Justice Department - i.e. Holder was defending his department.
I certainly got that one wrong. /obvious.
notre dame law professor says House should investigate obama..
From the article: “’I would disagree very vehemently with the notion that theres overwhelming evidence that that is in fact true,’ Holder replied.”
He didn’t “disagree very vehemently” that “this,” i.e., that race had infected the decision-making process (”There’s clearly evidence, overwhelming evidence, that your Department of Justice refuses to protect the rights of anybody other than African Americans to vote.”) was true. He “disagree[d] very vehemently with the notion that theres overwhelming evidence” that such racism on his part was true.
Holder may be a racist POS, but he’s not an idiot, so his parsing here was certainly intentional. Thus, he’s not arguing that the DOJ’s actions aren’t racist, but rather that there isn’t enough evidence that they are.
Wow, sounds like someone playing CYA, doesn’t it?
“I never imagined there could be a worse Attorney General than Janet Reno.....”
Neither did I. We were clearly wrong...
Holder’s record and his selective inaction, compounded by those remarks identifying “his people”, at the very least should illicit calls for his resignation from members of the GOP.
Holder’s classless and amateurish remarks are further evidence that B.Hussein Soetoro’s is the least prepared, least mature, and least competent administration this nation has ever seen. They cannot seem to avoid embarrassing themselves almost daily. Its to the point where Soetoro’s administration is an embarrassment on a global scale. How far respect for this great nation has fallen under Barry.
He’s the Bamster’s Stedman. It’s all about the melanometrics.
How come nobody ever gets up in their faces and tells the truth?
Leftards used to say “speaking truth to power” just before they started lying their butts off; isn’t there anyone not on the left who has the stones to disagree with a despicable lying scoundrel?
What, are they all afraid he’ll send hit men around?
Isn’t the implication that “his people” are different from “other people”? How on earth can the head of the justice department get away with making such a distinction?! Apparently justice is not blind in the Soetoro administration.
Odd that both Obama and Holder are half 'white' and half a mixture of other races.
Well, we know that Holder's people aren't anyone who wanted to vote against obama.
A bizarre, yet frightening, piece of honesty.
sorta like how so many Nazis were homosexuals
low self esteem....resentful of whites who don't really accept them...and most blacks. either
truth be known....the vanguard of black liberationists are mulattoes
Didn’t the Department of Justice change their logo and slogan just 6 months ago?
This socialist, globalist progressive administration shows more hatred for the Founding Fathers and the links to English law. Founding Fathers believed in “Laws of Nature and Natures God”.
So what is the new DoJ slogan? “The common law is the will of mankind issuing from the life of the people”. Of course “God” had to be removed by the socialists.
The old DoJ motif was the American Flag as the backdrop with a full-color emblem of a full-color American Eagle carrying a full-color US Flag.
So what is the new DoJ motif? A all-black background with an all-gold emblem of a gold American Eagle carrying a gold US Flag.
Not that there is anything to read into that.. Just sayin..
You mean like your attacks that Bush lied us into war?
Thanks for the reference. It’s not PC to says but the fact is that no actual birth certificate has been produced. Recently that liberal Gov. of Hawaii announced he would go into the records and produce the document he said he had seen. Well, he came up with NOTHING.
Right - he’s trying to cover up what’s obviously spin by deliberately engaging in ambiguous and vague phraseology.
Did you post that on the wrong thread? This isn’t a birther topic.
By “my people” I think he meant asses.
“Hes the Bamsters Stedman. Its all about the melanometrics.”
LOL! Thank you!
I needed that. ;o)
Right - it’s bad enough when an incompetent president appoints and surrounds himself with capable people. Good advisors can be helpful But here we have the worst of both worlds - an incompetent president surrounding himself with other incompetents!
“Holder may be a racist POS, but hes not an idiot, so his parsing here was certainly intentional.”
Yep...the only thing he could fall back on is “parsing”. I’m so sick and tired of our government officials being spin doctors...IOW, liars.
“Thus, hes not arguing that the DOJs actions arent racist, but rather that there isnt enough evidence that they are.”
There is where I disagree with you. There is ample video evidence that intimidation, in fact, occurred.
Sometimes, what you see is what you get.
He’s concerned about “his people”...and not the rule of law, or the American people.
Good point and good question. My guess is that his fellow libs are just closing ranks and spouting the party line and hoping they can bluff their way through to 2012. Maybe they’re afraid of being called racists if they criticize him!
Interesting article coming from a well renowned university and professor. Thanks for posting the link.
Good points. It’s sad but DOJ has become so politicized that it will take years for it to recover - if ever.
That is a very clear admission that his Justice Dept. administers the law based on race and not on Constitutional principles. There is no backing away from a statement like that.
Based on nothing? Nothing but eyewitnesses and photos?!
I agree. Too many things have been said and done that have now formed a pattern. It’s not just one or two things but many in the aggregate that have now given us a clear picture of what this regime is and stands for.
I don’t know if there are any criminal statutes that would cover a situation like this but it is so blatantly unethical that lawsuits based on harm to civil rights ought to be slam dunks against this DoJ now. The broad pattern that has now been starkly revealed can be worked by almost any defendant brought to court by a Federal prosecutor. There is no excuse but gross incompetence for any attorney to lose to the DoJ now.
He acts like he got into office without earning the votes, therefore he has no respectful accountability to it. I wonder how that could happen? /S
Very true, but more disgraceful is 0bummer's willingness to retain him as AG in the face of his (Holder's) blatant racism. incompetence, and betrayal of "his people," the American people.
Rep. John Culbertson (R-Texas) is not an idiot either but obviously holds his manhood cheap because he did not call Holder on this obvious evasion.
“Holder is a disgrace to his position ....”
Holder is a coward when it comes to talking about race issues.
Of course I could be wrong because I’m just a typical white
There were several warnings when Holder was nominated that his performance was as predictable as the movement of the hands on a clock!
Well I guess white folk, yellow folk and brown folk who are Americans are not going to get justice In Holders Amerika.
Anyone surprised that this administration stands with thugs, racist bigots, and their ilk.
The idiot has as good as just resigned with that statement.
The Lawyer of al Qaeda and Every Murderer of Americans.
On terrorists, Justice recused"
AG Eric Holder's clients (the REAL reason for the transfer - to free them):
o Saad Al Qahtani
o Mohammed Zahrani
o Achraf Salim ("Sultan") Abdessalam
o Abdul Rahman Abdul Abu Ghityh Sulayman
o Musaab Omar Al Madhwani
o Jawad Jabbar Sadkhan (Al Sahlani)
o Majid Khan
The Al-Qaeda Bar (Big Law Firms Line Up to Represent Terrorists)
"Some of the nation's wealthiest and most powerful law firms have donated hundreds of
millions of dollars in free legal services to terror suspects at the Guantanamo Bay prison.
Their work, bolstered by left-wing activists groups, has helped to free, or force the
transfer, of hundreds of al Qaeda suspects to third countries. Some have gone back to
terrorism and the job of trying to kill Americans.
The work of big American law firms on behalf of al Qaeda is drawing new attention since
Attorney General Eric Holder decided this month that Khalid Sheik Mohammed, who
orchestrated the murder of over 3,000 9-11, is coming to New York City for trial. Holder
was a partner at Covington & Burling, which in 2005 gave one its attorneys an award for
aiding 17 Yemeni suspects at Guantanamo."
A list of 10 of the largest American legal firms representing Guantanamo terror detainees:
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Shearman & Sterling
Allen & Overy
Convington & Burling
Dorsey & Whitney
Holland & Hart
Hunton & Williams
So we have to go back and cite history when we decide on which laws to enforce?
If the blacks had trouble voting years back in the past, that gives them the right to intimidate now?
Of course that is the way with blacks. Every time they get in trouble it’s because someone screwed over their race 200 years ago. They deserve a pass. It’s BS and it’s getting old.
Nothing says anarchy quite like a ruling elite that decides on its whim whether to prosecute the laws as written. And then, only to protect some of the people that it favors.
Is it clear what he meant by “my people”, DOJ employees or black people?
They are both very odd. One has ears like “Dumbo”and the other has the countenance of a ferret..