Monday, July 14, 2014
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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