HOW MANY RACE CARDS ARE IN ERIC HOLDER'S DECK?
July 16, 2014
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.
Holder told his host and audience,"[T]here's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me (and) directed at the president. 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.
Since taking office as Barack Obama's Attorney General, Holder has been the President's mouthpiece on all things race. Obama never mentions racial disparities, or racism as a whole. All the dialogue about race has been delegated to Holder.
Holder has said in the past that he wanted an honest dialogue about race and he claimed that "we" (meaning white America) were cowards because "we" didn't want it. Since February, 2009 Holder's argument come down to calling America (i.e. White America) racist and disagreeing with him and the President proves it. What Holder wants for America to agree with him that we are truly racist.
The terms of a debate (or dialogue as he calls it) is to allow Holder to call us names and we sit silently while he walks off into the night. He wins because we are not allowed to rebut. As Greg Gutfelt said Monday on Fox News, The Five, Holder has never had the debate, has never debated the issue, he "smears you, then clears you."
I have lost count of the many times the Attorney General has played the race card, but the Washington Examiner's Byron York said it is well over 125 times since 2009.
Holder's latest pursuit for the truth to prove rampant racism is his department's order to investigate a float in a fourth of July parade in Norfolk, Nebraska. The float in question included a zombie-like mannequin in overalls standing in front of an outhouse labeled “Obama Presidential Library.” This caused some of Norfolk's citizens to cry racism.
Holder to the rescue!
Was the float in poor taste? Sure. Was it tacky? Oh yeah. Funny? That's in the eye of the beholder, I guess. I found it a bit too weird myself. But racist? I'm not seeing it. I see political satire. You don't like it? Write a letter to the editor. Come on, people.
Anti-Obama political satire is not only frowned upon in Obama's America, it's considered possibly criminal, because the Holder Justice Department - which refuses to properly investigate the IRS targeting of American citizens - actually saw fit to send an DOJ emissary to the town to investigate a stupid parade float.
To Eric Holder and President Obama simply disagreeing with the Administration is racism and to them one needs to look no farther for the proof than to the Tea Party, and by extension any patriot.
As it's grown in influence and power, the Tea Party movement is increasingly being attacked by fearful liberals looking for ways to paint it as racist. One of their favorite lines of late is that the desire to "take the country back" is actually veiled bigotry, even a call to return to institutionalized racism. Considering how many liberals used this phrase during the Bush 43 administration, however, this is yet another case of media liberals throwing stones from a glass house.
Taking Eric Holder's lead, Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart said on Monday's "Morning Joe" "We're talking about the extreme portions of the tea party movement and they're overwhelmingly white. Those are the folks that are saying I want my country back. And it does have that tinge of I want my country back from them." The word racism was never mentioned, but the implication was clear.
No word yet on whether Capehart and every other media personality to parrot this line of attack also think racism animates Howard Dean, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, James Carville, Paul Begala, Nation editor in chief Katrina vanden Heuvel, and liberal talker Thom Hartmann. All have used the phrase "take our country back" or some form of it in electoral rallying cries.
And that is almost always the context in which the "take our country back" line is used: as an attempt to rally political supporters in the run-up to an election.
Another WaPo columnist, Richard Cohen, recently decried "all this talk about 'taking back America' (from whom?)."
A Huffington Post columnist claimed that "The idea perpetuated by the Tea Party movement to 'Take back our country!' from [insert non-white male here] is no more than racism in drag."
Even "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm managed to expose the racist "secret agenda" of the Tea Party, represented in "the whole idea we need to take back America."
So we have the standard: saying you want to take the country back is racist, because…well…I'm not really sure why.
So there you have it. The President wants the racial divide to grow, his Attorney General Eric Holder is more than willing to promote the divide and their "tow-the-line" minions in the media chant the racism mantra loud and long.
After sixty-six months of race baiting and race card playing, one would think America has tired of it. Polls are showing that this tactic is starting to grow old. But will enough of America ever come to the place to when they hear the cries of racism from our black leaders they regard it as Chicken Little and his cry of the falling sky?
I think there is hope, but it won't come from the Lame Scream Media.
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