Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holder Throws Race Card at Opponents

There is a constant in the public comments made by Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama - both attempt to cover up their failings due to incompetence and throw the race card at the audience. Oppose this president's policies? You must be a racist. Question Attorney General Holder on his participation in the Fast and Furious operation? You must be a racist.

This is gutter politics and it is not helpful to the public discourse. It further points to the Obama administration's desire to flame the fires of class warfare.

All of us were subjected to the constants taunts of race baiting politics as Barack Obama ran to be the first bi-racial President of the United States. Hardly a victim of harsh circumstances, Obama was raised in comfortable settings and even adopted by his step-father. He seems to have changed his legal name back and forth - as opportunism struck in his professional and scholastic life - and then his wife Michelle added fuel to the race baiting as she said Barack was a potential victim of random violence as a black man simply fueling his gas tank at a service station. She even stated without shame that she was only just then - in 2008 - proud of America because her husband was a real contender to be President.


So, carrying on with this leadership from the top of the ticket, minions like the Attorney General, also a black man and in a top position in government, enjoys stating without hesitation that any questioning of his professional decisions is racism from his opponents. Recently Holder said the following about being held accountable for his department's operation known as Fast and Furious:

Attorney General Eric Holder accused his growing chorus of critics of racist motivations in a Sunday interview published in the New York Times. When reached by The Daily Caller Monday morning, the Department of Justice provided no evidence to support the attorney general’s claims.

Holder said some unspecified faction — what he refers to as the “more extreme segment” — is driven to criticize both him and President Barack Obama due to the color of their skin. Holder did not appear to elaborate on who he considered to make up the “more extreme segment.”

“This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him,” Holder said, according to the Times. “Both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.”

President Obama thinks the Tea Party is promoting a "subterranean agenda" to block his agenda.

In May 2010, he told guests at a private White House dinner that race was probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right-wing activists in the anti-incumbent “Tea Party” movement that was then surging across the country. Many middle-class and working-class whites felt aggrieved and resentful that the federal government was helping other groups, including bankers, automakers, irresponsible people who had defaulted on their mortgages, and the poor, but wasn’t helping them nearly enough, he said.

A guest suggested that when Tea Party activists said they wanted to “take back” their country, their real motivation was to stir up anger and anxiety at having a black president, and Obama didn’t dispute the idea. He agreed that there was a “subterranean agenda” in the anti-Obama movement–a racially biased one–that was unfortunate. But he sadly conceded that there was little he could do about it.

Those opposing Barack Obama and Eric Holder's policy decisions are not racially motivated. There are real questions to be answered and anyone in such high positions of trust in our government are required to answer them. Obama's lack of executive leadership and prescription to failing economic policies and Holder's incompetence in the office of Attorney General are not above questioning. By anyone, especially taxpayers who pay their salaries.

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