Skip to comments.Holder sees 'racial animus' in opposition
Posted on 07/13/2014 10:17:38 AM PDT by Rockitz
Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday he and President Obama have been targets of a racial animus by some of the administrations political opponents.
There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me [and] directed at the president, Holder told ABC. You know, people talking about taking their country back. There's a certain racial component to this for some people. I dont think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there's a racial animus."
Holder said the nation is in a fundamentally better place than we were 50 years ago.
We've made lots of progress, he said. I sit here as the first African-American attorney general, serving the first African-American president of the United States. And that has to show that we have made a great deal of progress.
But there's still more we have to travel along this road so we get to the place that is consistent with our founding ideals, he said.
He also stood by his controversial comments made during Obamas first year in office, in which he said the U.S. was a nation of cowards when it comes to race.
I wouldn't walk away from that speech, Holder said. I think we are still a nation that is too afraid to confront racial issues, rarely engaging one another across the color line [to] talk about racial issues.
The attorney general also pointed to Republican efforts to enact stricter voter ID laws in southern States as evidence that more needed to be done to protect minority rights. Republicans have maintained the efforts are designed to prevent voter fraud, while Democrats say instances of fraud are exceedingly rare, and far outpaced by the minority population that does not have identification that would be unable to vote.
Holder called the laws political efforts designed to make it more difficult for groups that are not supportive of those in power to have access to the ballot.
Who is disproportionately impacted by them? Young people, African Americans, Hispanics, older people, people who, for whatever reason, aren't necessarily supportive of the Republican Party, Holder said, adding that this notion that there is widespread in-person voter fraud is simply belied by the facts.
Holder said the Justice Department was planning legal challenges of new voting laws in Ohio and Wisconsin. It has previously filed suit in Texas and North Carolina.
I'm attorney general of the United States.
I will not allow people to take away that which people gave their lives to give, and that is the ability for the American people to vote, Holder said.
He meant to say he sees a racist a hole in the mirror. blame his meds.
...and your boss, too.
If one held no racist views before obamas election, it would be hard to hold those same views now that they have seen the racial animosity that obama and holder try to instigate at every move.
Race card flipper
Yo Holder! If you and pResident Zero would FOLLOW the LAW and do your damned jobs, nobody would notice the color of your skin. Most of us couldn’t care less in any case.
However, YOUR OWN ACTIONS have earned our animus; not your color.
This from the most racially divisive AG in recent memory. This guy has a racial chip on his shoulder the size of (fill in the blank).
New Black Panther Party voter intimidation dismissal anyone?
When a Bigot like Holder says “it seems to me”, he just proves who and what he really is.
Grow up you foolish little twit.
Gee....I’d call REFUSING to prosecute BLACK on WHITE crimes either as a HATE crime, OR a regular crime, racial animus.
Go blow it up another tree, Holder. We aren’t taking any more white guilt trips out here.
The citizens of this country will not allow those who are not citizens or are otherwise voting illegally (multiple times) to assume the rights reserved to citizens in exercizing the right to vote.
Holder is an acidic racist so there’s no reason to doubt this story.
Holder the arch-criminal once again proving his ignorance.
The truth is that the Founders specifically didn't put a right to vote in the Constitution because they didn't want imbeciles and parasites to be enfranchised.
The right must not only reform voting regulations to eliminate voter fraud but should be actively seeking to disenfranchise the gibsmedat army at every opportunity.
I'd start by declaring all current voter registrations expired and having the citizenry re-register, no Motor Voter and all Federal agencies prohibited from participating in the re-registration effort.
A national Voter card that only verifiable citizens will be issued.
>> There’s a certain racial component to this for some people.
Like all the a-holes are Holder’s side that hate Allen West for example?
“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail”
I prefer Marxist animus.