US Attorney General Eric Holder dares to mention elephant in living room

Monday, July 14, 2014

Good morning:

The Washington Times, a conservative rag if ever there was one, reports that United States Attorney General, Eric Holder, dares to mention the elephant in living room.

Attorney General Eric Holder threw down the race card and said on national television that at least some of the political resistance that he and President Obama face is due to the color of their skin.

“There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Mr. Holder told ABC News. “You know, people talking 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.”

The Washington Times is reporting this statement because it wants to show that Holder is a scandalous and unhinged race-baiter.

We can figure that out because the article is linked by video to a report that he was hospitalized Thursday for shortness of breath and feeling faint.

We know he is not unhinged, of course, because his statement is an understatement.

I say this because racism in this country is a raging infection consuming this nation. That should be readily apparent to anyone with eyes to see and we should be having a national dialogue about what we need to do to end it.

The right-wing-hate-machine, which specializes in denying reality and mocking the reality-based world, laughably claims that we live in a post-racial society and that is but one example of why they so disgust me.

Do not misunderstand. I am not a fan of Eric Holder. I disagree with his decisions not to prosecute the war criminals and the Wall Street banks. My opposition has nothing to do with race.

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9 Responses to US Attorney General Eric Holder dares to mention elephant in living room

  1. MKX says:

    IMO, it is time for a fight. So bully to Mr. Holder.

    Sadly, I feel too many white people will either embrace the views of the Reich Wing or be too afraid to stand up to them.

    However, getting 30% of white people to take a stand would scare the piss out of these people.

    Face it, a bully will never fight, unless the odds are 3:1.

    And the “fight” does not have to, nor should it ever, involve violence.

    Just no longer silently tolerate their stupidity or mean spirited opinions.

  2. Whenever anyone accuses me of “playing the race card,” I respond that I couldn’t play the card if there weren’t so damn many of them in the deck.

  3. crazy1946 says:

    In a 2008 essay published in Harper’s Magazine, historian Thomas Frank linked the Times to the modern American conservative movement, saying:
    There is even a daily newspaper—the Washington Times—published strictly for the movement’s benefit, a propaganda sheet whose distortions are so obvious and so alien that it puts one in mind of those official party organs one encounters when traveling in authoritarian countries.

    • Yep, I used to live in the DC area during HS and summers during university. That rag was purchased at some point by the right wing authoritarian Reverend Sun Myung Moon and his Unification Church.

      He died in 2012. Don’t know who or what owns it now.

      • Malisha says:

        It really doesn’t matter who technically “owns” it; it is an organ of the right-wing crazies.

      • MKX says:

        It has always been a Right Wing fear rag since I moved to DC in 1985.

        When Reagan was president, they used to always claim that the Commies in Nicaragua were only a few hundred miles from where “we live”.

        I can not respect any person who either states or believes crap like that.

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