Holder: Can you believe the way the Attorney General of the United States was treated yesterday?

posted at 7:21 pm on April 9, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

The almost textbook outrageously-outraged followup to Holder’s confrontation with Louie Gohmert during a House hearing on Tuesday. Ugh.

I am pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and lasting reforms, even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted ugly and divisive adversity. And if you don’t believe that, you look at the way — forget about me, forget about me — you look at the way the Attorney General of the United States was treated yesterday by a House Committee. It had nothing to do with me, forget about that. What Attorney General has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What President has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?

“It had nothing to do with me”? Well, actually, it one hundred percent had absolutely everything to do with you — and not because of the reason (hint: rhymes with “bassist”) you’re rather unsubtly implying, either. It might, however, have had something to do with the fact that your department within the Obama administration has ‘unprecedentedly coordinated a scandalously failure of a deadly gunwalking operation that you’re still trying to downplay and dismiss while continuing to obfuscate the investigation thereof by refusing to hand over all of the relevant documentation. “What attorney general has ever been treated this way”? Wrong question, “buddy.”


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Hey, you don’t wanna go there, buddy.

RandallinHerndon on April 10, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Eric Holder is Obama’s Stedman.

OrbeaRider66 on April 10, 2014 at 8:54 AM

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Nutstuyu on April 10, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Huck Folder

Nutstuyu on April 10, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Yeah, I remember John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzalez, and George W. Bush being treated so wonderfully in DC. /

This guy is such a miserable jacka$$.

changer1701 on April 10, 2014 at 9:03 AM

No, I can’t believe it! Holder got away with murder. Literally.

Fenris on April 10, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Gosh! They were treating that AG as if they didn’t respect him!

smellthecoffee on April 10, 2014 at 9:10 AM

I can believe the Attorney General of the United States got treated that way, and I also believe it’s about g**d*** time he did. Eric Holder is as crooked as the day is long, and if this were a just world, he’d be serving time.

RebeccaH on April 10, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Never mind how he treated a congressman while under oath in the capital. Apparently he feels comfortable enough in his position to be able to threaten a congressman. He left off the ‘or else’ and that his title is Black Attorney General. This is playing the very subtle race card against Gohmert.

Kissmygrits on April 10, 2014 at 9:16 AM

the last five years have been defined by significant strides and lasting reforms, even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted ugly and divisive adversity.

Can you believe he said this? Holder presides over the most politicized, corrupt Justice Department in American history – and he serves the most corrupt, divisive president ever. The whole gang belong in orange jumpsuits.

TarheelBen on April 9, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Obviously, this whole crowd is all mentally ill, accompanied by strong delusions It must be something this crowd is drinking with their water. LSD, or just plain derangement.

Or, maybe it’s the brand of pot they are smoking? Synthetic?

avagreen on April 10, 2014 at 9:17 AM

*sorry. Cat keeps walking on keyboard and I posted b/f getting to correct post.

avagreen on April 10, 2014 at 9:21 AM

…his title is Black Attorney General.

Kissmygrits on April 10, 2014 at 9:16 AM

So you’re saying he’s a bagman. Agree.

Fenris on April 10, 2014 at 9:23 AM

What AG has been treated this way? What AG has been so deliberately, defiantly lawless as this?

Hiding behind the race card? What a craven coward is he. Belongs in jail.

petefrt on April 10, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Obama and Holder are common criminals in uncommon positions of power.
Of course they shout “racism” at any criticism- it’s their ‘keep out of jail’ card.
And, thanks to a corrupt Media, they are indeed “untouchable” and have a free hand to do whatever they please.

The Republicans are cowered by the Media into inaction, trying to keep a low profile before what they think will be a favorable election in November.

justltl on April 10, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Can you believe the way the Attorney General of the United States was treated yesterday?

No. He should have been wearing chains and broad pinstripes

Willys on April 10, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Sad truth to this entire situation is, Obama and his entire posse of hoodlums are really the racists. Their total mode of operation is with race in mind before all else. Obama and his nasty wife personify this behavior and encourage it with all their underlings.

They have left such a stench in their path that it will take a generation to ever see a another black occupy the presidency again. Instead of showing dignified and conscious leadership, he once again established a mindset of division of the races that will take another 50 years to over come. All the upstanding blacks in this nation must be shaking their heads in embarrassment to what he has done to undermine all the advances they’ve made since the 60′s.
Goes to show you that picking a black for the sake that he is just that, black, and nothing more than an empty suit this country is stuck with for another 2+ years, has proven to be one of the worst follies ever.

gunter on April 10, 2014 at 9:32 AM

What AG has had to endure this?

So Holder was in a coma during the Bush years huh?

Remember when the left got all wee wee’d up over a hispanic AG nominee? Or got the vapors over the routine letting go of lawyers in the DoJ by the AG?

gwelf on April 10, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Which other AG ran guns to mexican drug lords?
Which other AG refused to prosecute government corruption?
Which other AG lied to a judge about a reporter being a terrorist threat to get approval for surveillance?

gwelf on April 10, 2014 at 9:37 AM

This is just a prelude to the same thing we’ll hear from Elijah Cummings: “Look at what these people are doing to a corrupt black man!”

gwelf on April 10, 2014 at 9:38 AM

People are finally getting fed up with the government…look at what’s happening in Nevada…

PatriotRider on April 10, 2014 at 9:47 AM

He clings to his office knowing full well the only reason he hasn’t been forced to resign is because of his race and expects respect?…

Pest on April 10, 2014 at 9:49 AM

I am pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and lasting reforms rampant corruption and overt anti-white racism, even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted ugly and divisive adversity Congress attempting to learn about our criminal activities and expectations that we follow the rule of law.

There, Eric, fify, you filthy liar.

maryo on April 10, 2014 at 10:06 AM

He clings to his office knowing full well the only reason he hasn’t been forced to resign is because of his race and expects respect?…

Pest on April 10, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Also true for Obama.

MaiDee on April 10, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Hey Holder! If you think that was bad, think how you will be treated in Marion. That is where you are heading, ya know. Maybe not now, but after you are out of office. You have a lot of crimes to pay for.

Old Country Boy on April 10, 2014 at 10:20 AM

I think the question is what other attorney general has been such a race hustling clown? And why would any attorney general address a group headed by the Race Pimp Tawana Sharpton?

Whitey Ford on April 10, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Let’s rephrase the question: “Can you believed how the DOJ and office of President have been treating U.S. over the last 6 years?

MSGTAS on April 10, 2014 at 10:32 AM

“WAAAAAAAAAAH!

I should be able to obstruct justice without criticism!!!!!111″

- Eric Holder

Good Lt on April 10, 2014 at 10:49 AM

This is playing the very subtle race card against Gohmert. Kissmygrits on April 10, 2014 at 9:16 AM

A. It ain’t all that subtle.

B. It’s all they got.

Akzed on April 10, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Whaaaaaaa….
Whaaaaaaa….

(sniff) (sniff)

Aaaaa…tchooooo…
(dries eyes)

Quit whining like your boss and act like a man you pathetic POS!

Pelosi Schmelosi on April 10, 2014 at 10:52 AM

It’s a dangerous game that they are playing.
They are creating enemies- seething enemies. Listen to Gohmert at the end of the confrontation – not necessarily his words but his voice and body language.
They are forcing their enemies into a tight corner while poking, prodding and mocking them.

justltl on April 10, 2014 at 10:59 AM

What group of Americans citizens has ever had to deal with such a lawless, bigoted, untalented political hack as AG?

I believe the answer is only- us.

Marcus Traianus on April 10, 2014 at 11:01 AM

I used to teach people in the Air Force who worked for me about respect, there are two different kinds. The first is the respect for the position or office, the second is earned respect of which they have none.

Sven on April 10, 2014 at 11:02 AM

They are doing the same to the general population, although at the moment only a small segment realize it.
And again, tyrants and criminals believe themselves to be untouchable and invincible, right up until the moment when proven otherwise.
A dangerous game.

justltl on April 10, 2014 at 11:05 AM

His “…buddy” comment should have bought him 24 hours in the hole for contempt- on the spot.

Spartacus on April 10, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Racist whiner

Schadenfreude on April 10, 2014 at 11:11 AM

When someone talks of self in the 3rd person, I begin to doubt their sanity, and suspect there’s some hot air blowing out of all their orifices, including a huge amount out of both ears. ⊙.◎)

avagreen on April 9, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Bob Dole says “Bob Dole approves this message”.

dentarthurdent on April 10, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Alinsky loved the concept of using a group’s own rules and standards against them.
Obama and Holder love abusing the system while being protected by the ‘rules’ of that very system.
The ability to play the race card, for example, depends on the inherent goodness and non-racist nature of the very people against whom the race card is played.
It is a very cynical and evil tactic.

justltl on April 10, 2014 at 11:15 AM

So by all means, keep poking and prodding the sleeping bear, Eric and Barack.

justltl on April 10, 2014 at 11:18 AM

The arrogant, socialist, pig, ought to be in prison.

ultracon on April 10, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Umm, John Mitchell maybe.

GreenBlade on April 10, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Respect is earned, not granted by decree. If Holder wants respect he should start acting like an Attorney General instead of a political hack with an agenda. Justice is suppose to be blind, not politically stupid.

savage24 on April 10, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Chicago preacher James Meeks dumps Dems, backs GOP gubernatorial candidate

The choir sang hallelujah as the congregation of 15,000 clapped and sang along. Reverend James Meeks ratcheted up the intensity of his speech. “Man looks at the outside,” he shouted rearing his head back. “But God looks at your heart! Are you with me here?”

Judging by the response, Meeks had the faithful at Salem Baptist Church hanging on his every word.“One hundred percent with Reverend Meeks,” said parishioner Eugene Harris outside the mega-church on Chicago’s fiercely Democratic South Side.

Meeks is careful not to preach politics from the pulpit. That doesn’t mean he does not have a political side. This former state senator is active as a leader in Chicago’s African-American community and also has considerable political clout.

This gubernatorial election he is not throwing that clout behind the Democrat, incumbent Governor Pat Quinn. Instead, Meeks is lining up behind Bruce Rauner, the wealthy Republican businessman from Chicago’s predominantly-white North Shore.

“The Democratic party just assume always that 97 percent of the African-American vote will go to the Democratic party. If that assumption is true, they never have to work for our vote,” Meeks said.

‘Our schools are still broken and getting worse. We’re last in employment or business. Our neighborhoods are deplorable,” says Meeks. “And we still get the same promises from the Democratic party, but we don’t get any deliverable. I think it’s time we should look at another candidate.”

Chicago political analyst Thom Serafin says few Republicans have been able to win statewide in Illinois without collecting 20 percent of the city vote. To do that, a candidate must win a significant portion of the African-American vote. Serafin believes Meeks can deliver. “He understands what it means to turn out the vote here in the city. He is well respected,” he said.

Serafin also believes Meeks can avoid a backlash for breaking ranks with the big Democratic machine in Chicago, because he came up from the street and proved his mettle, both in politics and at the pulpit.

“If you are going to challenge Reverend Meeks, you better have both feet planted on the ground. There aren’t too many people that are able to do that here in this city,” says Serafin.

Resist We Much on April 10, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Whiney little kid.

TerryW on April 10, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Can you believe the way the Attorney General of the United States behaved yesterday?

dentarthurdent on April 10, 2014 at 11:54 AM

“When policemen break the law, then there isn’t any law — just a fight for survival.” – Billy Jack (1971)

If the Administration refuses to enforce the laws and makes up their own and refuses to participate in legitimate investigations of real crimes…you have tyranny.

xmanvietnam on April 10, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Gee. It was just the other day that I was commenting about wondering what the beginning of a revolution here would look like. Looks like Holder just tried to fire the first shot – and it’s going to be along racial lines (at least in the beginning.)

That’s a shame. I would have welcomed all colors to ‘my side’ because we do have a common cause.

Tsar of Earth on April 10, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Yeah, I remember John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzalez, and George W. Bush being treated so wonderfully in DC. /

This guy is such a miserable jacka$$.

changer1701 on April 10, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Yes, this.

History just gets in the way of the current outrage du jour.

RI_Red on April 10, 2014 at 12:31 PM

So, if one went back through the post-Civil War era, up through the 1920s probably, would one find a US Atty Gen speaking at, say, a Klan rally?

‘Cause for Holder to show up at a Sharpton confab ain’t much better.

JEM on April 10, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Respect is earned, not granted by decree. If Holder wants respect he should start acting like an Attorney General instead of a political hack with an agenda. Justice is suppose to be blind, not politically stupid.

savage24 on April 10, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Another good one. You guys are on fire today.

RI_Red on April 10, 2014 at 12:33 PM

The brothers of the Mystic Knights of the Sea Lodge nodded in agreement.

Mason on April 10, 2014 at 1:12 PM

If he thinks it’s not about him, wait until he sees the contempt citation. Check the name, Eric.

IndieDogg on April 10, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Obama Admin Scrubs Holder’s Remarks About He And Obama Facing Racism From House GOP…

Resist We Much on April 10, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Goebbels wet his entire grave, again.

Schadenfreude on April 10, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Arrogance, plain arrogance in the most ever transparent Administration. I am waiting for all the criminals to be released into the streets after Obie gets out his Pardon Pen.

Krupnikas on April 10, 2014 at 1:41 PM

That’s the signal to attack him harder.

cimbri on April 10, 2014 at 1:41 PM

That’s the signal to attack him harder.

cimbri on April 10, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Go see Drudge. He does have devil-eyes.

Schadenfreude on April 10, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Huck Folder

Nutstuyu on April 10, 2014 at 8:58 AM

And his Pucking Funk

Schadenfreude on April 10, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Teleprompted whimpering? A tyrant thug crying “victim” is so disgusting.

onomo on April 10, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Lie, stonewall, obfuscate, and make counter-accusations.

Rinse and repeat.

Alphabaker on April 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Go see Drudge. He does have devil-eyes.

Schadenfreude on April 10, 2014 at 1:49 PM

To me, they kind of look like crazy CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow eyes…..

dentarthurdent on April 10, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Well, boo hoo hoo!

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Such whining. Pathetic.

francesca on April 10, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Is there any doubt at this point that Holder will rile up minorities to the point of riots to cover up his misdeeds? I don’t know who I’m more disgusted with Holder or the stupids who are willing to riot and be killed to cover up for a guy who is one of the biggest crooks ever to hold the office. I say put him in jail and bring out the National Guard. Its time to trim the tree of liberty.

neyney on April 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM

I believe I dislike Holder more than I do his boss. As chief law officer this man has done great, great damage to this country.

The two of them together have ruined the race relations in this country. Before Obama ran for office, I never thought about “race” but not anymore. They just can’t leave that crutch at the door.

I. am. sick. of. it.

jazzuscounty on April 10, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Fitting as it was to find Eric Holder speaking in front of a “No Justice” sign, his whining about how poorly he’s been treated compared to other attorneys general, and therefore that there must be some racism involved, is pathetic, even by his lowly standards. (Imagine complaining about “divisive” tactics while sitting next to Al Sharpton!)

Andrew has already covered some of this, but back in January 2009, when I was trying to convince people that Holder should not be confirmed because he was unfit to be attorney general and would prove to be a disaster, I asked how he would have fared under the Democrats’ Gonzales standard — the “if he’s not dishonest, he’s incompetent” test — on the basis of which they ran Alberto Gonzales out of town. It’s still a question worth asking. If the Gonzales standard had been applied to Holder, he would not have gotten the job, much less kept it as long as he has.

Schadenfreude on April 10, 2014 at 5:48 PM

““Forget about me [specifically]. Look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee,” Holder told the crowd. “What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?””

Poor widdle Ewic! Everyone is being so MEAN and, and…and, well – MEAN – to me and Obwama, saying we’re so nauwty!!

Oh, we better call them a Waaaaa-mbulance quick!

Seems to me that they’re getting far gentler treatment than they deserve, and ought to have been out of office if not in jail LONG ago.

What other modern day attorney general was held in contempt, and still refused to comply with Congressional oversight? What other attorney general has the gall to call all American citizens cowards, only a few weeks after he took office? What other attorney general implemented our laws arbitrarily, in a racially biased fashion, and with little regard to Constitutionality? Refused to investigate an organization because of his close ties to it’s radical leaders (ACORN)? Refuses to finish prosecution of people already convicted of voter intimidation, just because the perpetrators were black? What other attorney general refuses to investigate solid evidence of voter fraud? And what other president assigns the attorney general to investigate himself, said attorney general then refuses to recuse himself and refuses to appoint a special prosecutor?

And anyone who’s been paying attention could create a vastly longer list regarding the egregious, lawless, and even race baiting behavior of Obama.

And let’s not even get into how egregiously Bush and Condi Rice were treated by the Democrats.

If anything, rather than being treated poorly, these two have been treated with kid glove and gotten off far easier than deserved – including in the exchange Holder is expressing such faux (or delusional) outrage over.

They are both utter disgraces to the office they hold.

Thanks, Obama and Holder, for turning America into a Banana Republic in only 5 short years. I never thought it would be possible for this sort of blatantly corrupt behavior in such high offices to occur in America.

Rational Db8 on April 10, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Ding dong the witch is dead!

Cruella Sebelius is resigning.

Resist We Much on April 10, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Look at it this way he actually said, “I won’t prosecute my people”, it changes the story a little huh?

mixplix on April 10, 2014 at 7:13 PM

You earned it, Eric.

kjatexas on April 10, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Childish persecution complex. Take your toys and go home Eric.

You’ve been treated no worse, and arguably much better than Ed Meese, John Ashcroft, and Janet Reno, and dozens of other AGs, so buck up and stop whining or get out.

s1im on April 11, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Actually I agree with Holder on this. I have no idea why he isn’t in prison where he belongs.

pwb on April 11, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Eric, I won’t forget about you until you are in an orange jumpsuit and belly chains, which is exactly the treatment you deserve. You have made an absolute mockery of the Office of the Attorney General of the United States and it will take years to undo the damage you have done.

Lammo on April 12, 2014 at 1:48 AM

If you weigh what he deserved against what he got, Mr Holder fared rather well.

TimBuk3 on April 13, 2014 at 11:20 AM

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