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No, Mr. Holder, This Has Nothing to Do With Race
Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | David Limbaugh

Posted on 07/15/2014 4:42:41 AM PDT by Kaslin

Attorney General Eric Holder once again played the race card -- this time on national television, in an interview on ABC's "This Week," claiming that he and President Obama have been targets of "a racial animus" by some of the administration's political opponents.

"There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me (and) directed at the president," said Holder. "You know, people talk about taking their country back. ... There's a certain racial component to this for some people. I don't think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some, there's a racial animus." Reminded of his comments during Obama's first year as president that the U.S. is a "nation of cowards" on race, he refused to back down.

At this point, I don't know whether we're seeing the outworking of the gigantic racial chips on Holder's and Obama's shoulders or we're seeing just another despicable example of the two engaging in community organizing by branding their political opponents as racists.

These two have continually engaged in the politics of division, alienating Americans against one another on the basis of race, gender, age, religion, geography, income and every other conceivably exploitable category. By portraying themselves as victims and conservatives as bigots, they seek to intimidate conservatives from pursuing their agenda, divert attention from their own policy failures and keep the pot stirred on imaginary problems as cover to advance the remainder of their unpopular statist agenda.

Sorry, Mr. Holder, but it seems that we talk about race all the time and that you and President Obama just won't let it go. If there is cowardice on this issue, it's from those who refuse to let their actions speak for themselves and insist on injecting false allegations of racism into the mix to vilify opponents and avoid a discussion on serious issues.

These accusations are irresponsible and destructive to the national fabric. It is a great disservice to minorities, non-minorities and the national interest if we can't discuss the damaging effects of President Obama's policy agenda without fear of being accused of one of the most reputation-shattering offenses that exist.

When we talk about taking America back, we mean that quite literally. Though I can't formally speak for others, I can tell you that millions of people correctly believe (based on Obama's promises to fundamentally transform America, his partial fulfillment of that promise and his obsession with completing its fulfillment) that America is in a rapid, dangerous decline -- a decline that must be reversed, lest America be forever changed into something the Founding Fathers never envisioned.

President Obama openly derides the notion of American exceptionalism. He has constantly apologized for America's alleged transgressions. He "writes us up" before the United Nations, complaining to Third World anti-American, civil-rights-abusing nations that we are the ones who have an egregious record on civil rights.

Under his administration, we are witnessing the deliberate decline of our military and defense capabilities at the precise time that his policies are empowering global terrorism and Middle Eastern unrest and making a stronger, not weaker, military more imperative.

He is undermining Israel, our main ally in the region, impairing Israel's essential effort to rally international support for its right to defend itself against unprovoked Islamic violence and aggression.

He is orchestrating the false narrative of a Republican war on women, which is based on a series of lies and distortions so preposterous that it would be dismissed outright if someone in his position were not fueling it. The only war being waged on this issue is by his administration, and it's a war against the religious freedom and conscience of Christians.

He is also waging war against the American dream, discouraging self-reliance and promoting government dependency and the metastatic expansion of the welfare state, which is deeply harming the people it purports to assist. No nation, even America, can remain great if people are encouraged to see themselves as victims, to shun industriousness and to blame others for their plight.

Under his rule, more people are out of work than ever before in our history, and his economic policies -- because they are anti-business, anti-capitalism and punitive of success -- are making matters worse.

His administration has unleashed administrative agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, to further harass and harm businesses in the name of environmentalism, and he is destroying the greatest health care system in history.

The president lies to our faces with liberal media protection and impunity, on vitally important issues such as Obamacare, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, immigration, voter identification, Iraq, the Department of Veterans Affairs, guns, life, "contraception," the economy, the border invasion, the Internal Revenue Service scandal, and -- yes -- race.

Obama is presiding over the least transparent administration ever, grossly usurping legislative authority and driving this nation into guaranteed bankruptcy; it's only a matter of time.

Yes, we must take the country back before it's irretrievably lost. But what worries me more than Obama, Holder and the rest of this administration is that Americans re-elected him and far too few fully realize the danger his policies pose to our prosperity and our liberty.

No, Mr. Holder, we conservatives do not talk in code. This isn't about race; it's about restoring the American dream. We genuinely pray that we can take our country back and begin the long road to healing and reigniting America's most exceptional greatness.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: 0bama; abcnews; ericholder; race

1 posted on 07/15/2014 4:42:41 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

LBJ, Carter, Clinton, Obama.

With each successive democrat after Kennedy, the lies got bigger and bigger.

It doesn’t have anything to do with race. It has everything to do with political party and the deepening of the War Against America being waged by Democrats.


2 posted on 07/15/2014 4:46:15 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Kaslin

What Holder feels is that if you don’t lower the bar and hold he and his boss to a lower level of competence you’re a rascist.


3 posted on 07/15/2014 4:50:04 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Kaslin

The attorney general is not supposed to be a political animal. He’s simply supposed to enforce the laws of the land. These comments are a disgrace from a man in his position....even if they were true....and they are not.


4 posted on 07/15/2014 4:52:32 AM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: Kaslin
I disagree with those that say, Obama is our first black president and Holder is the first black AG. Obama is the first black’s president and Holder is the first black;s AG.

The ironic irony is; they have done more damage to the blacks in this country that 200 years of slavery and 100 years of Jim Crow.
In my opinion they both rank down there with the black guy that was the first owner of black slaves in North America.

5 posted on 07/15/2014 4:55:38 AM PDT by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Phillip Nolan by the day.)
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To: Kaslin

Yo!

Yo’ RACE CARD done beeen de-clined!


6 posted on 07/15/2014 5:10:24 AM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE, mohamuud a PEDOPHILE, sharia is POISON.)
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To: Kaslin

He is setting up a legal maneuver. Once it becomes about “race” the burden of proof is on the accused.

So if he says that only racists disapprove of Obama and the DOJ, he can start prosecuting those who disapprove on hate crimes.

The trial balloon is the float makes in Nebraska. If/when they get charged with some sort of hate or civil rights crime, then you can expect a move against all who disagree.


7 posted on 07/15/2014 5:30:09 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Kaslin

I wish someone would ask Mr. Holder if he opposed Bush policies and why his opposition shouldn’t be labelled “race-based”.


8 posted on 07/15/2014 5:32:50 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: greatvikingone

Will they every loose that race card crap?


9 posted on 07/15/2014 5:33:54 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: greatvikingone

Will they every loose that race card crap?


10 posted on 07/15/2014 5:33:54 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: DaveA37
Will they every loose that race card crap?
Well, every loose race card is subject to being lost or discarded. Race cards should always be tightly fastened down lest they cause inadvertent injury.

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11 posted on 07/15/2014 5:38:36 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (The fool is always greater than the proof.)
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To: Kaslin

pattern of NOT ENFORCING THE LAW BASED ON RACE..... “MY
PEOPLE”

PURE RACIST...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5P-aEU8EdI

holder and obumbler both engage in overt racism.... that’s racist


12 posted on 07/15/2014 5:45:55 AM PDT by zzwhale (u)
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To: Kaslin

They simply can’t wrap their pea brains around the fact that we think they’re evil and downright demon-possessed. This ain’t a black vs. white thing. It’s a good vs. evil thing.


13 posted on 07/15/2014 5:46:58 AM PDT by afsnco
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To: Kaslin


14 posted on 07/15/2014 5:50:51 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: DaveA37

For some people, not achieving the power or success they want causes them to think it is because of their race/sex/whatever. Sometimes it is.

But often these people have a worldview where the ONLY reason others oppose them is because of such things. They can not see that dissent may be because the other parties do not agree with their ideas.


15 posted on 07/15/2014 6:01:50 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Kaslin

He knows it, David...

It’s just that it has WORKED so well in the past, and still does to a certain extent.


16 posted on 07/15/2014 6:02:36 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Tupelo

Maybe you miss their true aim - it’s not pro-black,

it’s anti-Christian and anti-White.

They really don’t care about blacks, this is about punishing people, not rewarding people.


17 posted on 07/15/2014 6:04:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: samtheman
LBJ, Carter, Clinton, Obama.

With each successive democrat after Kennedy, the lies got bigger and bigger.

And starting with JFK, giving aid and comfort to the enemy has gotten bigger and bigger for the demonicrats.

18 posted on 07/15/2014 6:10:00 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: redgolum
He is setting up a legal maneuver. Once it becomes about “race” the burden of proof is on the accused.

For a generation or more the Race Card has been used to trump all facts and rational discussion.

Holder is just trying to inculcate feelings of white guilt by playing the Race Card in an effort to cut off any more valid criticism (and investigation) of the criminal Obama administration,

"Hey Look! Over Here - A Racist !!

But the Race Card and charges of racism have been overplayed to the point they don't have the impact they once had.


19 posted on 07/15/2014 6:17:39 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Iron Munro

Legally they do.

Once the charge of a civil rights or a hate crime is made, that individual’s life is over. Employers will not hire them, and people will move to limit contact with them.


20 posted on 07/15/2014 6:19:32 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Iron Munro

This is an old game, just played a little differently. In the old Soviet Union, dissidents were labeled “mentally ill”. Same game - do not criticize Party Secretary.


21 posted on 07/15/2014 6:40:29 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: Fred Hayek
This is an old game, just played a little differently. In the old Soviet Union, dissidents were labeled “mentally ill”. Same game - do not criticize Party Secretary.

Good point - same strategy, different tactic, same result.


22 posted on 07/15/2014 6:43:39 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Kaslin

They’re enemy islamists. I don’t care what damned color they say they are.


23 posted on 07/15/2014 7:03:28 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Kaslin

It has nothing to do with race. It has everything to do with a lying, incompetent felon who uses the Constitution for toilet paper.


24 posted on 07/15/2014 7:33:48 AM PDT by anoldafvet (Close the border!!!)
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To: anoldafvet

You are 100 percent correct


25 posted on 07/15/2014 7:35:27 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: samtheman

I didn’t think I’d ever see the politician who lied as much as Slick Willy. I was wrong. Bill Clinton would occasionally tell the truth. King Barack seems genetically incapable of ever telling the truth.


26 posted on 07/15/2014 7:43:19 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Kaslin

Holder’s nuts.


27 posted on 07/15/2014 8:07:50 AM PDT by GOPJ (A ship once out of port is hard to capture:know this now before it is too late. - Solon)
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To: samtheman

Kennedy didn’t lie?

FDR didn’t lie? What about Social Seccurity? A Ponzi scheme from the very start, and he cannot fail to have known it.

Democrats lie. It’s like breathing to them.


28 posted on 07/15/2014 8:50:05 AM PDT by chesley
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To: chesley

I said with the possible exception of Kennedy and Truman. I didn’t mention FDR, just assumed we all know who he is and what he did.

I shouldn’t have said “exception” for Kennedy though, you’re right about that.

But maybe Truman?


29 posted on 07/15/2014 2:36:17 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

Sorry, the way I interpreted it was that Kennedy was the last D that didn’t lie (more than is normal for a pol).

Truman, I don’t know about. He was a Dem and FDRs vice, so that’s points against. But off the top of my head, I can think of no specifics.

I threw FDR in there on my own. I could have gone back to Wilson. My point was that they have to lie to get elected, and then get their Hell-spawned programs thru.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.


30 posted on 07/15/2014 5:59:29 PM PDT by chesley
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To: chesley

No problem. You were definitely right to call me out on Kennedy. At the very least he was a Clinton in his personal life. Sorry to say I don’t know history well enough to say one way or another about his policies. Clearly he bungled the bay of pigs but didn’t he also push through a significant tax decrease?


31 posted on 07/15/2014 6:15:29 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

Kennedy proposed the tax cut, but it was Johnson who pushed it through Congress.


32 posted on 07/15/2014 6:16:45 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Publius

Thanks. I guess I’ve got some reading to do.


33 posted on 07/15/2014 6:18:44 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: chesley

He did. Which is OK. But as you say, he had great difficulties keeping it in his pants.

He screwed the Bay of Pigs. he secrewed the Cuban Missle Crises.

Still, I don’t think that he particularly wantedt to destroy the USA. Or maybe he just didn’t have the chance.


34 posted on 07/16/2014 6:08:44 AM PDT by chesley
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