Eric Holder: ‘Critics Don’t Like Me Because I’m Black’

It wasn’t the disastrous Fast and Furious gunrunning operation that armed the Mexican drug cartel and led to the death of a border patrol agent that has led conservatives to call for Eric Holder’s resignation. Nope. Nor was it the fact that Holder’s office inexplicably refuses to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and his decision to sue Arizona over its sensible law to check the legality of people living in the state.

In reality, Eric Holder is under undue scrutiny because he’s a black man. And his boss, Barack Obama, also takes the heat because, he too, is a black man.

So says the Attorney General anyway: “This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him,” he told the New York Times, “both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.”

Holder labeled these critics the “more extreme segment,” which, as the Times describes them as, consists of Republican officials, conservative bloggers, and media commentators.

The Sunday front-page story was designed to dismiss the growing calls for Eric Holder to step down as mere partisan politics and “Washington gotcha” games; “A Partisan Lightning Rod Is Undeterred,” reads the article’s headline. According to the Times, Holder has no intention of resigning before the 2012 election, but he is currently unsure if he’ll remain attorney general if Obama were to win November.

Holder’s comments drew sharp criticism from Congressman Steve King, who has gone head-to-head with the attorney general in House Judiciary Committee hearings.

“This administration has far more racial marks against it than the people they accuse,” he told HUMAN EVENTS. “They [Holder and Obama] have racial bias within them.”

King noted that it was Eric Holder’s Justice Department that “refused to bring actions against certain parties if the end result would disadvantage a minority group,” a discriminatory policy that was exposed by Christian Adams, a lawyer with the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and author of Injustice.

Or how about the Justice Department’s actions against the town of Kinston, North Carolina?  Here we had Holder’s office block an election where voters overwhelmingly decided to abolish political party labels for candidates running in future elections. The reasoning from the Obama administration, as Rep. King recalled, was because without party labels, blacks wouldn’t get elected.

There would be no slot in the voting booth tagged “Democratic,” suggesting that black candidates and voters will always be committed followers of whatever the DNC line of the day is.

“Removing the partisan cue in municipal elections will, in all likelihood, eliminate the single factor that allows black candidates to be elected to office,” said Loretta King, who led the Justice Department’s civil rights division at the time.

And who could forget President Obama interjecting himself in the mistaken arrest of his Harvard Professor Henry Gates, mouthing off to the television cameras that the arresting officer James Crowley acted “stupidly.”

“Obama was pro Gates and against officer Crowley because he perceived it as a race issue,” argued King.

 King says that such “racial politics” works successfully by Democrats against a lot of his Republican colleagues because they are, rightfully so, “sensitive to the charges of being called racist.”

And as a result, “Democrats have played race-based politics their entire political careers.”

But if Holder and the Democrats want to find racial politics at play, perhaps they should look to none other than the halls of their own Congress, claims King.

“The Congressional Black Caucus should be called the self-segregated caucus.”

The Iowa congressman says that it is unlikely that Holder will be impeached. King doesn’t want Holder to resign until Congress can get to the bottom of his exact involvement in the deadly Fast and Furious operation.

“Someone at ATF [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms] had to know that those guns were going to kill Mexicans,” added King. “What if the guns were approved to kill African Americans?” King asked rhetorically.

“Was race a factor [at the ATF]? I don’t know.”

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  • RogueGovt

    After leftists get done abusing citizens’ rights, stealing their money, misappropriating funds, paying off cronies, bungling foreign policy and the like, they always claim they are the actual victims. Pathetic, and not believable. http://tinyurl.com/7vnrd4v

  • no_libs

    HA! So I suppose only Black people voted for Obama!? Right Eric?

    What was that sir?

    Oh.   uhhhhh, maybe you ought to just step down Mr AG, this job is waaaaay over your head.

  • joedoakes202

    If he followed the law any conservative would like him.

  • rebelyell4

    Where’s his office? Somebody need to sneek over to the entrance and place a small “whites only”sign right in front. Bet he’d finally investigate something.

  • Guest

    Holder is Black???

    I thought he was just a fascist liberal ideologue.  He is a socialist / communist / greedy elitist money grubber who believes he is somehow entitled to more than the rest of humanity.  He lusts after and craves power.  B ut Black?  What has that got to do with anything?

    Unfortunately for him, he is a spiritually unsophisticated servant of the devil.

    But Black…I would never even consider skin color, or is that race, that is what liberal drones do.  They started the KKK, and they are the party of neo-nazis, plain and simple. 

    Tell me again why it is acceptable to have Robert Byrd, the Klansman elected time after time, without so much as a squeal from the liberal left?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IYYUQXMJ2TXOUD3C3UNFCAWFCQ Dan the TEA Man

    Holder’s action to let the Philly New Black Panthers off the hook marked him as a racist. I don’t want to hear ANYTHING from his lying mouth about racism! Pot, meet Kettle.

  • no_libs

    Right on Bro!

  • H. Johnson

    Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. was born in the Bronx, New York, to one parent with roots in Barbados and another with roots in New Jersey. He is only half black and definitely not even a little African.  His current problems appear to be a result of his difficulty with telling the truth and the general incompetence he has demonstrated in his current position, as opposed to his skin color or his heritage. If race/skin color is a factor at all, it appears to be mostly on the part of Mr. Holder who seems to have a bone to pick with Caucasians. His record speaks for itself. The congress has just cause to remove this person from office. If they allow his charges of racism to sway them, they are as guilty as he is.       

  • surewewill

    When all else fails,  play the race card.  It works!   Sad that so many believe that lie constantly. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-R-Compton/1848475256 Robert R Compton

    Dissocial personality disorder.
    It is characterized by at least 3 of the following:
    1.     Callous unconcern for the feelings of others and lack of the capacity for empathy.
    2.     Gross and persistent attitude of irresponsibility and disregard for social norms, rules, and obligations.
    3.     Incapacity to maintain enduring relationships.
    4.     Very low tolerance to frustration and a low threshold for discharge of aggression, including violence.
    5.     Incapacity to experience guilt and to profit from experience, particularly punishment.
    6.     Markedly prone to blame others or to offer plausible rationalizations for the behavior bringing the subject into conflict.
    7.     Persistent irritability.
    Just sayin …

  • kbTexan

    “The further the monkey climbs up the pole, the more you can see his butt.”

    Is that a racist statement or not?

  • justsaynotosocialism

    Critics don’t like you because you are an anti-American pig.

  • 1_Eddie_1

    You are not alone!

  • confedgal

    All wrapped up in a bow and placed under the tree.

  • confedgal

    All wrapped up in a bow and placed under the tree.

  • WideRanger

    I would like to know what makes you think Holder and Obama are more professional than
    Sharpton or Jackson?  He said people were mad at him because he is black. Well, he is black, and may be African, but he is no American as I see it. So, I guess he is partly right…I am mad because he disses our country, our flag, and our troops, and because he is black and plays the race card freely!
    Merry Christmas to all!

    What you do today determines who you are tomorrow!–

  • Anthony Stanley

    Reno was universally despised and she was as white as an albino.  Holder’s contempt for the Constitution is the reason he’s hated.

  • Anthony Stanley

    Obama is NOT a black American.  He is an Afrcan with White blood.  Blood that he despises.  The Kenyan can return to his homeland ASAP.

  • eingriff

    A big problem with Obama and Holder is that they give blacks a bad name.

    This is especially unfair in the case of Obama, who claims to have had a black birth father, so as to be half Negro, when in fact he did not. DNA analysis will show it’s biologically impossible for Obama to be what he claims, the son of a Negro father and a Caucasian mother. His original birth certificate will probably show that his father was white, his mother native Hawai’ian.

    Some want to believe they elected the first African American President, even though they did not.

    Others want to believe that Obama is half Negro because they are biased against blacks and look to him to confirm their prejudice.


    I don’t like you Eric Holder, because you are a lying, racist bigot!  You are mostly yellow because you demand that NONE of the cases against any black, especially the New Black Panthers, to go forward!
    You and your stinking ilk’s underhanded “Fast and Furious” debacle caused the death of a Border Patrol Agent to go unpunished!  You and the rest of the progressive socialists main goal is to strip “We the People” of our right to keep and bear arms so we will be defenseless against a tyrannical government!

  • Buck864

    If  I am not mistaken Mort, this was even after those Black Panthers were allready found guilty in court, and he let them off.

  • Guest

    If the truth were known Conffegal, most of those people in 2008 that voted four Bummer, were not votes for him, but votes against Bush becasue they hated him. Lets Pray that most of the vortes in 12 are a gainst Obummer, because he sure   has given we  Americns enough reson the hate him in  these first three years.
    Gof help up is he gets  back in.

  • Buck864

    Well Spoken Stratosaurus, with I could have said it.

  • Stratosaurus

    j. edgar holdup as the attorney-corporal was okay for about a month because he didn’t say anything.  Then in March ’09, he had the utter audacity to say that the United States is “fundamentally a nation of cowards”.  That pretty much told me where things were going to go.

    And ya got more guts than I do — I served five in the Navy, but you couldn’t convince me to be an LEO for ANY amount of money.  My hat’s off t’you, sir.  Thanks

  • 1_NKEN17

    And a racist black at that.