Skip to comments.Itís Not Because Youíre Black, Mr. Holder
Posted on 07/17/2014 5:03:34 PM PDT by MacNaughton
In his Sunday interview on ABCs This Week, Attorney General Eric Holder showed with crystal clarity that he is an ugly, contemptible demagogue. Theres a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, thats directed at me [and] directed at the president, he said. You know, people talking about taking their country back. ... Theres a certain racial component to this for some people. I dont think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some theres a racial animus. So, since Mr. Holder insists on pretending that hes too stupid to understand the very simple fact that every single 1 of his critics can quite easily cite a lengthy list of very legitimate reasons to denounce him in the strongest possible terms, lets play along, shall we? Lets explain to the poor, bewildered Attorney General whyfor reasons having nothing whatsoever to do with racemany Americans say they wish to take their country back.
First, a few words about Holders disgraceful track record in the years before he joined the Obama administration: For example,
he was a key figure entrusted with the task of vetting the Clinton administrations 176 last-minute pardons in January 2001. The beneficiaries of those pardons included former Weather Underground members Susan Rosenberg (involved in a deadly 1981 armed robbery) and Linda Evans (who was in possession of 740 pounds of dynamite at the time of her arrest in 1985).
Holder played a particularly significant role in Clintons infamous pardon of the billionaire financier Marc Rich, a fugitive oil broker who had illegally purchased oil from Iran during the American trade embargo, and had then proceeded to hide more than $100 million in profits via dummy transactions with off-shore corporations. Rich later renounced his American citizenship and fled to Switzerland to avoid prosecution for 51 counts of racketeering, wire fraud, tax fraud, tax evasion, and the illegal oil transactions with Iran.
Holder was also intimately involved in President Clintons August 11, 1999 pardon of 16 members of the FALNa Marxist-Leninist Puerto Rican terror group that was active in the U.S. during the 1970s and 80s, when it detonated nearly 130 bombs in military and government buildings, financial institutions, and corporate headquarters located mainly in big U.S. cities.
In 2004 Holder filed an amicus brief on behalf of al Qaeda terrorist Jose Padilla, who had been dispatched to the U.S. by Osama bin Laden and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed to carry out a post-9/11, 2nd wave of terrorist attacks. By Holders reckoning, Islamic terrorists like Padilla have a right to be treated as criminal defendants, not enemy combatants, if they are not captured on a traditional battlefield.
When Barack Obama in 2007 asked Holder to join his presidential campaign as a legal adviser and strategist, Holders law firm was, at that very moment, representing 18 Islamic terrorists who were being detained in Guantanamo Bay.
In 2008, Holder argued that the Second Amendment did not protect an individual right to keep and bear arms, but only protected government militias rights to guns.
Holder has repeatedly maintained that the worlds most dangerous terrorists should be tried in civilian courts rather than in military tribunals that permit prosecutors to bring more evidence to bear.
In December 2009, Holders Department of Justice (DoJ) elected to Mirandize the so-called Christmas bomber, a Nigerian-born al Qaeda operative who had tried to blow up a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines jet with explosives hidden inside his underwear. Informed of his right to remain silent, Abdulmutallab promptly chose to exercise it.
On Election Day of 2008, 2 members of the New Black Panther Party menaced white voters with racial slurs and threats of violence at a Philadelphia polling place. Bartle Bull, a former civil rights attorney and campaign aide to the late Robert F. Kennedy, called it the most blatant form of voter intimidation he had ever seen. In 2009 the Obama administration inherited a lawsuit that the outgoing Bush administration had brought against the perpetrators, and when the defendants failed to answer the suit, a federal court in Philadelphia entered a default judgment against them. But the Holder Justice Department responded by suddenly dropping the charges.
When testifying before the House Judiciary Committee in May 2010, Holder refused to acknowledge that radical Islamic beliefs might have played a role in motivating several recently attempted terrorist attacks against U.S. interests: (a) the aforementioned underwear bombing aboard a plane; (b) Major Nidal Malik Hasans NOV 2009 shooting of 13 fellow U.S. soldiers in Fort Hood, TX; and (c) Faisal Shahzads attempted car bombing in NYCs Times Square on 5/01/2010.
In JUL 2010, Holders DoJ released the former Marxist terrorist Marilyn Buck from prison, where she was serving an 80-year sentence that began in the 1980s. Buck had: helped the Black Liberation Army member and convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur escape from prison in 1979; helped the BLA acquire weapons and ammunition; participated in the deadly 1981 Brinks armored-car robbery; and played a role in a number of big-city bombings. Explaining the rationale for Bucks release, Justice Department officials said that Buck had expressed a dramatic change from her previous political philosophy.
In an OCT 2010 meeting that was arranged by the chief of the Justice Departments Public Integrity Section, Holders DoJ asked IRS official Lois Lerner to help the Department build criminal cases against conservative nonprofit groups that were conducting political activity. This was part of the massive IRS political-targeting scandal that eventually began to make headlines in May 2013. When news of the scandal broke, the DoJ selected an avowed political and financial supporter of President Obama to head a criminal probe into the matter.
When AZ enacted a 2010 law deputizing state police to check the immigration status of criminal suspects, Holder, without even having read the bill, spoke forcefully against it and indicated that the federal government might challenge it. Eventually, Holders Justice Department filed suit against AZ to block key portions of the law from taking effect. By NOV 2011, the DoJ would file similar suits against 3 additional states that likewise had passed laws designed to stem the flow of illegal immigration.
In 2011 Holders Justice Department pushed to maximize Democratic voter turnout for the 2012 elections by filing motor voter suits across the country, complaining that state agencies had not been circulating voter-registration forms in welfare offices. By contrast, the DoJ made no effort to enforce another section of the law requiring states to purge voter rolls of dead persons and ineligible felons. In fact, the Department demanded that FL discontinue a purge it had already begun. When the state refused to comply, the DoJ filed a lawsuit.
Holder has consistently opposed efforts to pass voter-ID laws designed to combat voter fraud. Asserting that such laws have the effect of disenfranchising nonwhite minorities, whom Holder obviously views as too feeble-minded to do something as simple and as inexpensive (actually, its free) as procuring a government-issued ID card, the Attorney General once asked: Are we willing to allow this eraour erato be remembered as the age when our nations proud tradition of expanding the franchise ended?
An exhaustive PJ Media report reveals that, without exception, every attorney hired by the Civil Rights Division of Holders DoJ has a leftist or Democrat activist pedigree. Similarly, the American Spectator notes the unprecedentedly naked politicization of DoJs Civil Rights Division, as evidenced by the fact that every one of the 100+ people the Division has hired for supposedly non-political civil-service positions are demonstrably liberal activists.
In the fall of 2011, controversy arose over Holders role in endorsing Fast and Furious, a program which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms (ATF) had administered during 2009-10. In that initiative, the ATF sold some 2,500 guns to straw purchasers in the U.S. who agreed to subsequently smuggle them into Mexico and put them in the hands of cartel leaders, who supposedly were to be arrested at some subsequent point. The entire Fast and Furious operation ended with only 20 indictments of straw purchasersall of whom were already familiar to U.S. authorities from the outset. Moreover, the program was linked directly to 2 weapons found on the scene where U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered in AZ in DEC 2010. By the fall of 2011, the weapons that had been transferred as part of Fast and Furious had been used in at least 200 murders in Mexico. They also had been identified at 11 additional crime scenes in the U.S.
When questioned under oath during a Judiciary Committee hearing on 5/03/2011, Holder indicated that he had known nothing about Fast and Furious until about APR 2011. But soon thereafter, evidence surfaced demonstrating conclusively that Holder had been aware of the operation since at least JUL 2010. In 2011 the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform issued a subpoena instructing Holder to turn over all internal Justice Department documents related to the Fast and Furious program. As of late JUN, 2012, DoJ had supplied fewer than 8% of the 80,000 documents the congressional investigators sought, and had blocked 48 of the 70 Justice Department officials who were involved in Fast and Furious from testifying. House Republicans continued to pressure Holder to turn over the remaining documents, but he refused. Eventually he became the 1st U.S. Attorney General ever held in contempt by a chamber of Congress, when the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to hold him in both criminal and civil contempt.
Detecting racism virtually everywhere, Holder laments that students of color are disproportionately likely to be suspended or expelled from schoola state of affairs that is, quite simply, unacceptable. These unnecessary and destructive policies must be changed, he demands. It doesnt occur to Holder that disparities in school expulsion rates could possibly be due to something other than subliminal racism.
Similarly, Holder has announced that the Justice Department, in an effort to reduce racial bias in the criminal-justice system, will begin collecting racial data about stops, searches, and arrests made by police. [The] overrepresentation of young men of color in our criminal justice system is a problem we must confront, says Holder. Racial disparities contribute to tension in our nation generally and within communities of color specifically, and tend to breed resentment towards law enforcement that is counterproductive to the goal of reducing crime. Clearly, Holder has chosen to ignore the mountains of evidence demolishing the notion that Americas criminal-justice system is racist.
In APR 2012, Holder delivered a speech at the 14th annual convention of Al Sharptons National Action Network. In the course of his remarks, he thanked Sharptonone of the most dishonorable racists in living memoryfor your partnership, your friendship, and your tireless efforts to speak out for the voiceless, to stand up for the powerless, and to shine a light on the problems we must solve. Stating that he felt honored to be included in Sharptons gathering, Holder praised those in attendance for having been on the front lines of our nations fight to secure security, opportunity, and justice for all.
In May 2013, it was learned that Holders DoJin blatant violation of its own ruleshad secretly obtained the records of all calls which had been routed through some 20 separate Associated Press (AP) telephone lines in APR and May of the previous year. Moreover, even some personal phone lines belonging to AP staff were subjected to DoJ surveillance.
A week later, it was revealed that the DoJ had also: seized the phone records of Fox News reporter James Rosen; used Rosens security badge to access records tracking his movements at the State Department; obtained a search warrant to access Rosens personal emails; seized the phone records of Rosens parents; and targeted 2 more Fox News staffersreporter William La Jeunesse and producer Mike Levine.
And all this is really just the tip of the iceberg.
So rest easy, Mr. Attorney General, your critics displeasure with you has nothing at all to do with your being an African American. Its entirely due to the easily demonstrable fact that you are a certifiable menace to our country. Doesnt that make you feel better?
At this point in time "What's the Difference?"
The author forgot to mention that he was up to his neck in the Waco Massacre and sending Elian Gonzales back to Cuba.
I am convinced you stink because you are not
doing the job, for the excruciating amount of
You wail about dah po’ white trash d’at don’t like
duh gov’mint, but you play dah homeboy w’id
Yo’is duh bi-ased one, who is s’posed to be doin’
ALL duh law, tuh all’us, an’yo’ aint!
A true Homo Sovieticus.
He’s barely black. He’s sorta beige. He’s getting all this opposition all because of prejudice against Slightly-Pigmented-Americans!
Who ever paid for those crimes? Everybody involved was promoted. Congress and the POTUS are the problem. No moral compass and a dedicated bunch of hedonists are running the show. A major housecleaning is in order. Shrink the FedGov down.
Holder says it’s because he is black. He lives, and breathes his blackness as the cause of all his woes. Give the guy the fact that in his mind it’s because he’s black. He won’t have it any other way.
The Race Card is turned down and denied by more “folks” with each passing day. It is now next to worthless. The race baiters still don’t leave home without it.
He needs to get on national TV with his whining & then have someone of note come right out & tell him what the problem is. And then replay the show for about a month,every day.
Holder eta l screams it’s because he’s black.
Complicit lapdog media reports such.
Kardashian watchers take the bait hook line and sinker.
Case closed. Onward with the destruction.
BS! Holder is as anti-white as they come. He protects the black panthers and is constantly advocating for 'his people'. Whites need to quit being so chicken s**t about it.
‘Who ever paid for those crimes? Everybody involved was promoted.’
In the Waco Massacre the Branch Davidians paid both during the bar b q and afterwards in court for the survivors. If you remember the excuse for going in that last day was that there was child sexual abuse going on. So really Holder and Reno would say “It was for the children.”
They won’t get by with what they did, if not in this life then I am quite sure God will see to it in the next.
At the time I thought it was a test run to see if Americans would put up with it. We did, I hope we learned the lesson that there is no mercy in the Feds makeup. It can work both ways.
I can’t photoshop.. but if I could.. I’d turn that photo in to the cover of dumb and dumber..
Mr. Holder is a criminal in every sense of the word. He has repeatedly demonstrated his contempt for the law, and has consistently shown that in his mind, the law is not blind, it is color blind!
I respect and admire Allen West.
I respect and admire Dr. Ben Carson.
I respect and admire Thomas Sowell.
I respect and admire Clarence Thomas.
I respect and admire Alan Keyes.
I respect and admire Larry Elder.
I respect and admire Willie Lawson.
I respect and admire Bob Parks.
I respect and admire Frederick Douglass.
I respect and admire David Webb.
I respect and admire Walter Williams.
I respect and admire Alveda King.
I respect and admire too many pigmented folks to name here.
I love these people because of the content of their character, their goodness.
I love their love of America which I share with them.
Eric Holder, while he shares the pigment of those above, I loathe and detest him because he lacks their character attributes.
Holder is a serial liar, a Marxist, and a racist who gutlessly hides behind the race card when confronted with his incompetence and dishonesty.
Amazing list. Holder thinks we don't like him because he's black? That thought shows Holder's totally out of touch with reality... add that one to the list. Crazy enough to think it's the color of his skin...
Not to mention that most of the animosity directed at him is not because those who sneer in his direction perceive that he is Black. It is because of his obsession with his Blackness that he acts the way he does. What other head of DOJ ever stated publicly that he need to take care of his people and was pointedly talking about race? He is an unbalanced cog in the nuthouse that Obama has surrounded himself with.
I agree and feel the same way about Elian Gonzalez. Clinton killed the America I knew. Obama’s doing something to the corpse.
I have always said that without Clinton there could have been no Obama. Clinton lowered the bar so low that it allowed this monster to step over it. That people would even consider another Clinton tells me that their minds are non-functional.