West to Holder: It’s not about your color, it’s about your competence

posted at 4:50 pm on December 19, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Attorney General Eric Holder told The New York Times this weekend that “the more extreme segment” of his Fast and Furious critics are motivated by — you guessed it — racism. But Florida Rep. Allen West will have none of it.

In remarks to The Daily Caller, West interpreted Holder’s shameless rhetorical tactic as a sign of desperation — and called him out for his non-race-related incompetence:

“I think this is absolutely the last card in the deck, and that shows how weak their ground is,” West said in a phone interview. “But, what that means is they want to make white individuals afraid of continuing to put the pressure on Eric Holder because they don’t want to be seen as racist, and that is something that we have got to move beyond.”

West said Holder can’t logically assign race as a motivation behind the criticisms for his handling of Operation Fast and Furious. “What Fast and Furious has to do with is misleading the Congress and the American people about what you knew about this program, and if you did not know anything about this program, then who’s in charge of the Department of Justice?” West said. “It has nothing to do with your race — it has everything to do with competence, with your character and with your ability to lead the Department of Justice.”

West said Holder’s use of race as a way to attack his critics is “the most insidious thing I ever heard.”

“I grew up in the United States military and it’s not about your color, it’s about your competence, it’s about your abilities to execute a mission,” West said. “If your commanding officer turns heat on you, it’s because you have failed to achieve the mission and I think what we’re doing is we’re looking at something that was a very horrible program — this Operation Fast and Furious.”

It’s not about your color, it’s about your competence. What a great lesson for us all!

That Holder himself wanted to introduce race to this equation — that he was the first to bring it up as a possible motivating factor behind the investigations into Fast and Furious and the 60 congressional calls for his resignation — suggests he’s afraid to be judged by his competence alone. That shows Holder at least has some kind of clue. After all, that he can provide no explanation as to how he came to preside — with or without knowledge — over an operation that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Mexicans and U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry doesn’t make a good case against calls for his resignation.


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So does that mean Glenn Beck is racist when he says that there is a “white culture.” Or is there no such thing as “culture” in your world either?

libfreeordie on December 19, 2011 at 7:15 PM

You know this is just a fallacious argument. In other words to state there is a white or black culture does not equal believing someone should think a certain way based on their skin color. Heck this comment of yours only cements the reality of your racism. You’re implying that a member of a “culture” thinks one way. Thanks again. I am tingly all over.

CW on December 19, 2011 at 7:29 PM

man I waited 2 years to comment here…and see we got an OWS’er named lib_wants_it_for_free too..
I am honored :)

dmacleo on December 19, 2011 at 7:31 PM

We of course ended up on the cutting room floor.

Dude’s got standards I see./

Cool story though.

CW on December 19, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Lt. Col Awesome McAwesomeness

MaxSplinters on December 19, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Dr. Keith Ablow did a little psychoanalyzing of Eric on Lou Dobbs tonight. In a nutshell, there is no good alternative. Either he cynically pulls the race card for political gain, or he actually believes people are criticizing him because of his race.

Buy Danish on December 19, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Holder is toast. Obutthead will eventually throw him under the bus and blame it on the evil gun-toting Republicans. Then he’ll go on yet another O-vacation and spend even more of our money. And Baba-Wawa will interview Holder on The View and everyone will feel sorry for him.

infidel4life on December 19, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Were Holder competent, he would be the first in teh Won’s administration or the D’rat party for that matter. Col. West is correct in “calling out” Holder. As an embarrassment to people, Holder is a prime example. As an embarrassment to “people of color” (as D’rats loosely define that phrase), Holder and Obama have done worse than thirty years of carpetbaggers.

Holder and Obama have failed so badly that their only recourse will be to politically organized violence, once again. Problem for D’rats this time is conservatives are better organized and armed.

Caststeel on December 19, 2011 at 7:49 PM

It’s not about your color, it’s about your competence

say it loud, say it proud!

bumper sticker time

cmsinaz on December 19, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Just a reminder, the Attorney General’s historic job is to cover the president’s a$$.

There is no way, never, to cover all the lies and deliberate anti-constitutional policies of this administration. Holder is way above his competence.

Caststeel on December 19, 2011 at 7:57 PM

As a black man Holder *should* be more cognizant of the way the War on Drugs has devastated inner city areas, like Washington, D.C. where he has lived for years.

libfreeordie on December 19, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Wow, does that mean a white man who lives in DC couldn’t have the same level of cognizance? What does skin tone have to do with recognizing the devastation illegal drugs has wrought on our nation?

herm2416 on December 19, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Need another shovel?

Del Dolemonte on December 19, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Crackin’ me up, Del. Dang, how many shovels do you have?

Gang-of-One on December 19, 2011 at 8:00 PM

wow. step out for a few minutes and see what ya miss?

Tim_CA on December 19, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Holder is absolute shameless scoundrel. If he had a shred of decency and any respect for the office that he serves, he would resign, without being prompted by Obama.

Still, the more they make these frivolous charges of racism, the more they neutralize the power of those kinds of accusations.

ghostwriter on December 19, 2011 at 8:06 PM

“IT’S NOT ABOUT YOUR COLOR, IT’S ABOUT YOUR COMPETENCE.”

cmsinaz on December 19, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Thought a little amplification would be appropriate. Just to get over the repetition of LSM.

Caststeel on December 19, 2011 at 8:08 PM

It is abhorrent to me that we have such an unabashed racist as Attorney General of the United States of America.

His shameful racism would never be tolerated in a white Attorney General.

We are living through the most degrading political times in my life.

cane_loader on December 19, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Still, the more they make these frivolous charges of racism, the more they neutralize the power of those kinds of accusations.

ghostwriter on December 19, 2011 at 8:06 PM

This. The ol’ card canard is lookin’ pretty tattered, these days.

Flotsam Jetsome on December 19, 2011 at 8:10 PM

I would have more respect for Holder if he would be honest and tell us who he really is:

“Say It Loud; I’m Black and I’m Proud”

cane_loader on December 19, 2011 at 8:12 PM

when can the impeachment proceedings go forward ?

worst.attorney general.ever

sadsushi on December 19, 2011 at 8:12 PM

No wonder the democrats never want even one black off the reservation. He is clean, articulate, honest, respected, accomplished, black, and oh my God , he is a conservative republican. Now the cat is out of the bag, anybody with those qualities can be elected to congress. Well, if he runs in a white district. Those same qualities would be suspect in a democrat, they would say he is not black enough.

dunce on December 19, 2011 at 8:14 PM

I sure hope the GOP nominee is not tempted to pick West as VP. He is too inexperienced, and that would make it look like shameless racial pandering for the black vote. It might even increase black turnout for 0bama.

We need an experienced VP, to show the GOP means business.

Playing racial games against Democrats is a loser. They’re too experienced at it.

cane_loader on December 19, 2011 at 8:16 PM

How I love West. His credentials deny criminals like holder the abilty to utilize the race card.

Fast and Furious has killed hundreds of Mexicans and at least one American border guard. Eric Holder admits that more deaths will happen due to his program. This has nothing to do with race and everything to do with the incompetency of the current adminstration. Eric Holder should be frog marched out of his office. As should his jug-eared boss.

Happy Nomad on December 19, 2011 at 8:17 PM

libfreeordie on December 19, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Ezra? Is that you, dear?

Key West Reader on December 19, 2011 at 6:18 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHA! +++++++1

herm2416 on December 19, 2011 at 8:17 PM

dunce on December 19, 2011 at 8:14 PM

D’rat qualities? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Or maybe just a maroon.

Caststeel on December 19, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Issa should introduce impeachment proceedings against Holder immeidately. The evident that he is playing with Congress is too strong.

And, it would tempt 0bama to jump in and say “Congress acted stupidly” – and show 0bama as the racist he is.

I think the potential downside for 0bama of impeachment outweighs the potential downside for the GOP.

cane_loader on December 19, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Wow, does that mean a white man who lives in DC couldn’t have the same level of cognizance? What does skin tone have to do with recognizing the devastation illegal drugs has wrought on our nation?

herm2416 on December 19, 2011 at 7:59 PM

LibFreeonYourDime is as racist as they get. That is quite clear.

We need an experienced VP, to show the GOP means business.

Playing racial games against Democrats is a loser. They’re too experienced at it.

cane_loader on December 19, 2011 at 8:16 PM

I very much doubt West would be picked.

CW on December 19, 2011 at 8:21 PM

We of course ended up on the cutting room floor.

Dude’s got standards I see./

Cool story though.

CW on December 19, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Yeah, we weren’t entertaining enough, as it was before the game and we hadn’t had a chance to hit the beer stand yet. Had he got to us later we would have given him better answers. Pity he didn’t save that material for his later series about Baseball.

NewsBusters has been picking Burns’ agenda apart for years. With Video Evidence, to boot.

Del Dolemonte on December 19, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Actually, it’s about your worldview.

It stinks.

Cleombrotus on December 19, 2011 at 8:23 PM

It’s sad that it still takes a black man to say this for people to pay attention and give the sentiment any legitimacy. The day people sit up and take notice when someone of a different race says something like this and don’t think “Well, they could be a racist” will be the day I look forward to.

Laserjock on December 19, 2011 at 8:23 PM

Just a little hint of how Obama and his regime will be willing to divide this country by race, income level, age, and sex as long as it means the Left hangs on to the power they have craved for so many years.
Ends justifies the means. Same reason Fast and Furious was brought to life to begin with. They just figured they would maintain both Houses of Congress for more years than they did so there wouldn’t have been a serious investigation if F&F blew up. Dare I say Holder figured he could “whitewash” anything embarrassing because the media certainly wouldn’t have been an issue either.

chickasaw42 on December 19, 2011 at 8:25 PM

I’m a drive by commenter at this point…all, I want to say it, this the same crap that’s been coming out of every left wing nut job black or white for 30 plus years and it’s REALLY OLD. Jesse “hi-jack” Jackson would be a real preacher if he hadn’t jumped on the “race card” when he did, now his a bullsheet millionaire, just as Shrapton and all the others including Holder and HugObama. They didn’t increase the black vote with hateful racist rhetoric but it sure got the minds of young and dumb college students and Mexican minorities.

Odopy and his entire administration are feel good, liberal, Marxist, racists.

oldernslower on December 19, 2011 at 8:26 PM

I wonder if it ever occurs to these people that they might be making it harder for a black person to be elected or appointed to a high office. Since there is no way to criticize them once they are in office without being called a racist, why take the chance?

Night Owl on December 19, 2011 at 8:39 PM

…Heck this comment of yours only cements the reality of your racism. You’re implying that a member of a “culture” thinks one way. Thanks again. I am tingly all over.

CW on December 19, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Heck, this back and forth is more fun than watching Sarah Palin clubbing fish!

Gang-of-One on December 19, 2011 at 8:42 PM

It’s not about his color. It’s about his competence AND his character.
Which is criminal.

sablegsd on December 19, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Mr West needs to step down from the black caucus. Last I counted there were 52 registered card carrying Socialists on that committee and he still stays on board. He needs to step down and not associate with that race mongering socialist group he frequently meets with.

DanaSmiles on December 19, 2011 at 8:59 PM

It’s sad that it still takes a black man to say this for people to pay attention and give the sentiment any legitimacy. The day people sit up and take notice when someone of a different race says something like this and don’t think “Well, they could be a racist” will be the day I look forward to.

Laserjock on December 19, 2011 at 8:23 PM

I’m a white guy and I’ll say it all day long; grievance-mongers be damned. I’ve been reading quite a bit of the not-so-recent writings of (admittedly conservative by today’s standards) American black authors recently. The courageous men and women who actually dealt with the evil institution of slavery and its dysfunctional aftermath in America in the handful of decades immediately following the Emancipation Proclamation were doers, not whiners, and did their utmost to nurture black Americans into becoming productive, nay, indespensable citizens so as to earn the respect of their fellow citizens not of their melaninastic persuasion. Folks like Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver would shout down so-called “Civil Rights Leaders” like Sharpton, et al.

Flotsam Jetsome on December 19, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Well, using Eric Holder’s apparent logic on race: Brian Terry was white, and those Mexicans are, you know, just Mexicans, so what’s the big deal?

Holder is a malignant black bigot, and he has no business being Attorney General for the United States.

RebeccaH on December 19, 2011 at 9:14 PM

If OBAMA is in over his head,HOLDER in in over his a$$ !!!!

tomyj1 on December 19, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Need another shovel?

Del Dolemonte on December 19, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Crackin’ me up, Del. Dang, how many shovels do you have?

Gang-of-One on December 19, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Archie Bunker Reference.

Del Dolemonte on December 19, 2011 at 9:39 PM

He is too inexperienced…..

Really? And you think the bloviating Magic Negro with the ever ready TelePrompTer has more to offer than a career, combat experienced soldier who served his country for 22 years…is to be dismissed as “inexperienced”? So…what experience did the Magic Bloviator have before he sat his useless tush in our WH? Yes..our WH….was it his “Present” votes? Was it his superior academic records that NO ONE HAS EVER SEEN YET? Huh? Was it his distinguished service as a “LAW REVIEW” editor? So…where’s the Law Review articles…opinions?

West…like CAIN..is an authentic American black man…born ( both ) in Atlanta…both parents hard working folks. Not like the pansy, sissified, metrosexual…Obummer. ( Ever see any chick come out and say he was the best she ever had? )

Obama…born of a Kenyan citizen…and a doper, hippy screwball of a mother. That’s what Black Americans want to use as an example to emulate?

Rather than two men who walk the walk? And with WEST…knows how to deal murdering, islamist, jihadist terrorism. Bullets….that’s what works. In Illinois where Obummer’s from…IT”S ILLEGAL to OWN a GUN.

Gimme a break. Obummer can’t even butter his own bread.

Twana on December 19, 2011 at 9:41 PM

Well said congressman. Thank you for your service.

straytrooper on December 19, 2011 at 10:00 PM

This the same guy who threatened to kill/shot a gun at the hand of a handcuffed detainee? Talking about competence?

Rainsford on December 19, 2011 at 10:24 PM

This the same guy who threatened to kill/shot a gun at the hand of a handcuffed detainee?

I can tell…that a weeny, scurrilous, nonsensical , asinine barb like that…tells me you’ve never…been at the wrong end of an AK47…an IED or seen your comrades dies in your arms….or picked up their body parts to send home.

No…you twerps think combat has “rules”…Yeah…you silly swells think that there should be..ROE’s…yea…nice rules to look up in a field manual when your ass is getting nicked and targeted by an enemies weapon. Yea….you silly loons think that….the shooter should “wound” the enemy…rather than kill the enemy…just as he intends to do to you.

Listen…stick to your NYT’s idea of an infantry…combat and tell your silly friends what combats like while you’re sucking down at Starbucks.

Meanwhile…men whos shoe bottoms you’re not qualified to view…will do their jobs for unappreciative, silly, selfish dweebs like you….they’ll stand that wall. While you pick your nose.

Twana on December 19, 2011 at 10:48 PM

This the same guy who threatened to kill/shot a gun at the hand of a handcuffed detainee? Talking about competence?

Rainsford on December 19, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Competence is kowing how to get the job done.

The guy spilled his guts and lives were saved, Gumby.

Cleombrotus on December 19, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Cleombrotus on December 19, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Thanks…how I detest these easy chair morons…and quislings.

As a former soldier…I say thanks.

Twana on December 19, 2011 at 10:54 PM

If race is an issue, then what is it that Mr. Holder has against these Mexican people??????

ted c on December 19, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Again, so congressmen and the Daily Caller are racists for making Eric Holder a wee bit uncomfortable. How racist is it to turn a living Mexican into a dead Mexican? 200 times over?

You were saying, Mr. AG???

ted c on December 19, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Rainsford on December 19, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Shift Change, I see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOSuhxFo76o

Del Dolemonte on December 19, 2011 at 11:29 PM

It is not mentally healthy for the Attorney General of the United States to have a persecution complex, nor is it mentally healthy for him to think he is an African-American when he is obviously mostly white. I am 1/8 Swedish and don’t go around calling myself The Swede, let alone babble on about how I am being persecuted because I’m Swedish. Somebody needs to get a big butterfly net and a white coat that fastens securely in the back. As to actually being racist, Holder does not seem to care one wit about all the hundreds, so far, of Latinos he has killed with his Merchant of Death International Gun Running Crime Spree. Maybe their complexions were too dark for light-skinned EriK Holder.

VorDaj on December 20, 2011 at 12:56 AM

It is not mentally healthy for the Attorney General of the United States to have a persecution complex, nor is it mentally healthy for him to think he is an African-American when he is obviously mostly white. I am 1/8 Swedish and don’t go around calling myself The Swede, let alone babble on about how I am being persecuted because I’m Swedish. Somebody needs to get a big butterfly net and a white coat that fastens securely in the back. As to actually being racist, Holder does not seem to care one wit about all the hundreds, so far, of Latinos he has killed with his Merchant of Death International Gun Running Crime Spree. Maybe their complexions were too dark for light skinned EriK Holder.

VorDaj on December 20, 2011 at 12:58 AM

It’s not about your color, it’s about your competence
say it loud, say it proud!
bumper sticker time
cmsinaz on December 19, 2011 at 7:55 PM

lol

tacodawn on December 20, 2011 at 1:06 AM

Perhaps its time to start and over / under on Eric (i.e. when will he go). I’m saying its May 2012. Though I think he should have went many yesterdays ago.

CharlieCA on December 20, 2011 at 1:44 AM

when a “man” uses the race card, he has nothing else to say. all of these leftist were educated by the people
kruschev new would help bring down capitalism. mccarthy was right as the files have proved, and these idiots have the reins of the wagon in their hands and are driving us over the cliff.

tm11999 on December 20, 2011 at 6:14 AM

This the same guy who threatened to kill/shot a gun at the hand of a handcuffed detainee? Talking about competence?

Rainsford on December 19, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Nay, get your facts straight…. he shot the gun into the sand next to the terrorist’s head….and then promptly went to his CO and confessed.
Sent to Iraq in 2003, West’s battalion settled in a town north of Baghdad named Taji. West received a tip about a forthcoming ambush. At the behest of interrogators, he questioned an Iraqi detainee, a policeman who had been covertly assisting the enemy. Finding the man uncooperative, West took him outside and discharged his Beretta 9mm service pistol close to the man’s head.

The man became very talkative. The ambush was averted and two insurgents arrested.

West reported the incident to his superiors immediately…. http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/simpson/100908

Other thoughts about this issue:
http://www.military.com/NewContent/0,13190,Weisman_110303,00.html

avagreen on December 20, 2011 at 6:24 AM

Again, so congressmen and the Daily Caller are racists for making Eric Holder a wee bit uncomfortable. How racist is it to turn a living Mexican into a dead Mexican? 200 times over?

You were saying, Mr. AG???

ted c on December 19, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Careful! You’re talking too much sense here.

avagreen on December 20, 2011 at 6:26 AM

This the same guy who threatened to kill/shot a gun at the hand of a handcuffed detainee? Talking about competence?

Rainsford on December 19, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Except for getting your facts wrong, yes, West’s competence saved American lives. At the expense of his career.

It is what true leaders do, waterditch.

BigAlSouth on December 20, 2011 at 7:03 AM

Time for Holdeer and the Obummer regime to go. Impeach them all, from the top down. Then on to ‘House’ cleaning in the Congress. DC has been allowed to rot and fester for too long and we the people need to take it bacc.

soghornetgunner on December 20, 2011 at 8:32 AM

If it is about race, it must be that Holder is an Affermative action Attorney General. And he proves affermative action does not work…

cjt1957 on December 20, 2011 at 8:33 AM

What I like about Col. West is that he doesn’t shy away from going out after blithering idiots like Eric Holder when he claims that his failures are really nothing but racial hatred.

The fact of the matter is that there is plenty of good reasons to stand against Obama or Holder without race EVER entering into the equation. Were it that our nation’s problems were so small that race was a critical factor in who holds leadership positions! In fact the opposite is true. If Holder were a white conservative male, he’d already be forced from office by the President. That he is still AG after a string of offensive and possibly criminal acts including not prosecuting armed thugs from intimidating white voters, F&F, and laundering Mexican drug cartel money is only because he is a black liberal serving under a black President who has a warped view of race in America.

Happy Nomad on December 20, 2011 at 9:10 AM

So Holder is vying for the title of the Democrat’s leader of the KKK, like the old days.

tarpon on December 20, 2011 at 9:27 AM

So this is what Eric Holder meant when he said he wanted a dialog in this country about race? The tenth time his blinding incompetence is held up for all to see, he whips out the race card!

Russ in OR on December 20, 2011 at 9:43 AM

Yawn. The stupid liberals have played the race card so often that it’s become meaningless.

Samantha on December 20, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Col. West is STILL my choice for the Republican presidential candidate.

oldleprechaun on December 20, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Col. West is STILL my choice for the Republican presidential candidate.

oldleprechaun on December 20, 2011 at 10:00 AM

As VP candidate he would give the Republican du jour at least some conservative street cred.

swinia sutki on December 20, 2011 at 10:31 AM

Holder is absolute shameless scoundrel. If he had a shred of decency and any respect for the office that he serves, he would resign, without being prompted by Obama.

Still, the more they make these frivolous charges of racism, the more they neutralize the power of those kinds of accusations.

ghostwriter on December 19, 2011 at 8:06 PM

These people do not have any respect for the offices they hold. They hold them for one reason only, to promote their own agenda and the means justify the end. I had a sneaky suspicion, several Novembers ago, that this country would soon resemble Zimbabwe. That has proven to be the case. Long ago a poster here tagged Obama as Ogabe….how very true.

jb34461 on December 20, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Colonel, Senator, Mr. President…. Whichever you’re most comfortable with.

Chicost84 on December 20, 2011 at 11:10 AM

So basically Holder is saying because he is black everyone must look past his incompetence.

GunnyRet03 on December 20, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Rep, not Senator…. My bad

Chicost84 on December 20, 2011 at 11:12 AM

Twana on December 19, 2011 at 10:48 PM

Nice takedown. Thanks.

I stick by my original prediction that holder will never resign or even be asked to do so. As it turns out, he’s the only one who can demand an investigation into himself. A rather cozy position to be in, dontcha think? Oh sure, the president could also do so, but does anyone here think he will? Of course not. And don’t bother thinking the next president (in either 2013 OR 2017) will bother with it either. Too divisive. That’s what we were told after clinton vacated the office, remember?

Nope, holder is here to stay. No one will ever face consequences for this. History is my guide. Remember, a close aide to Nixon went to prison for possessing ONE FBI file. clinton had over 900 of them, and to this day no one has ever paid a price. Hell, no one even knows who hired the guy who took the files in the first place. Let’s move on to something that will eventually pay off, shall we?

runawayyyy on December 20, 2011 at 11:44 AM

Chicost84 on December 20, 2011 at 11:10 AM

His correct rank was Lt Col

jb34461 on December 20, 2011 at 11:51 AM

This the same guy who threatened to kill/shot a gun at the hand of a handcuffed detainee? Talking about competence?

Rainsford on December 19, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Listen up dipstick, both of my Sons serve in the Marine Corps. I hope they are always as lucky as the Men who served under Col. West to have a COMPETENT LEADER.

Now run upstairs. I think mommy is calling.

JusDreamin on December 20, 2011 at 12:15 PM

His correct rank was Lt Col

jb34461 on December 20, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Yes, but the proper term of address can be either ‘Lt.Colonel’ or ‘Colonel’.

It’s the same as generals being called ‘General’, rather than ‘Brigadier Gen.’, ‘Major Gen.’, ‘Lieutenant Gen.’; or calling a five-star ‘General of the Armies’.

Solaratov on December 20, 2011 at 1:17 PM

Please – let’s all stop using the left’s term, “race card” which to the average-unsophisticated voter means little and appears deceptively as a minor or neutral observation. The correct term is the “race weapon” which is the exact reason Obama was selected from among the myriad of leftist puppets the leftist/media could have created as a messiah for the idiots to vote for.

The Race weapon is but one of the many they have in their political correctness arsenal.
The GOP’s best weapon is saying – “us too.”

Don L on December 20, 2011 at 1:53 PM

libfreeordie on December 19, 2011 at 5:26 PM

I’m cool with that — for every former slave…

affenhauer on December 20, 2011 at 5:39 PM

runawayyyy on December 20, 2011 at 11:44 AM

Sad but true. Holder might suffer an “Official Rebuke” from Congress…that’ll be good for about what, maybe 4 – day news cycle. But don’t expect to see much more traction than that.

It’s an election year, and while i expect to see a more strenuous attack on Obama in general (as compared to McCain in 08), and a few of his policies (MAYBE someone will bring up TARP, but i think it’ll be Iran & the GM bailouts).

The issues, the ones with real meat on them, like calling on Holder to resign over F&F and FIRE anyone else that had major management over it at DOJ & ATF, will not be touched by anyone in the race, let alone the GOP Leadership. Not enough starch in their spines yet…at least for this crop.

That’s why, after 2012, the base had better start looking at more EFFECTIVE leadership for the rank and file and decide if we’re going to be a party of ideas or just Democratic-Lite…which tastes like tofu…which tastes like ^$@!

* – Apologizes to tofu lovers…maybe. :o)

BlaxPac on December 20, 2011 at 6:56 PM

West is someone I could get excited about. I hope he considers a run in 2020.

dukecitygirl on December 20, 2011 at 10:30 PM

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