The attorney general has become nothing more than a political tool in his absurd claim that policy opposition to President Obama has a "racial animus" as reported by ABC News:
"There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me [and] directed at the president," Holder said. "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."
Apparently, the attorney general simply can’t imagine that anyone could oppose Team Obama for any legitimate reason. Over the last six years the American people have suffered under the most incompetent administration since Jimmy Carter and the most corrupt one since Richard Nixon. Returning soldiers have died waiting for medical care from the Veterans Affairs, and political opponents have been targeted for enforcement action by the IRS. There's a lengthy list of compelling grievances under the Obama administration about which the good citizens of the United States have a right to complain, and yet in Eric Holder's myopic world he sees only race.
Ironically, to the extent that race has been a factor for Obama, it's been used to prop up his Presidency. Indeed, some affirmative action-style voters propelled him into the White House because they wanted to see the first black President, and now they squelch criticism because they want the first black President judged as a success. However, by any objective measure, Barack Obama was not qualified for the White House, and his Presidency has been a disaster.
The cheap invocation of "racial animus" by Eric Holder cynically dishonors the real civil rights struggles from decades ago. There once was racial hatred in the United States suffered by real victims like Rosa Parks and Emmett Till, and now there's just race paranoia in Washington, D.C. suffered by cheap politicians like Eric Holder and Barack Obama.
Eric Holder once claimed that America was "a nation of cowards" for refusing to discuss race, and yet the real coward is the attorney general who refuses to see beyond race in discussing the public outcry against President Obama.
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