Eric Holder, America’s chief law enforcement official, tries to spark racial hatred

posted at 3:21 pm on July 14, 2014 by Noah Rothman

The Obama administration long ago cultivated a sense among its defenders that lingering American racism inspires most of its critics, but it was Obama’s supporters in the press who elevated the practice of accusing conservatives of racial animus to farcical virtuosity.

It was Obama’s boosters in the liberal blogosphere, many of whom found microphones for their agitation on networks like MSNBC, who invented the art of detecting “dog whistle” racism. For those unfamiliar, this is the ability to decode supposed appeals to racial solidarity that only a professional can ascertain. While these coded claims are rarely perceived by their alleged targets, they are easily identified by our modern augurs.

The instinct among Obama supporters to invent imagined racism and denounce it with a fervor equal to that of the inquisitors evolved into parody during the 2012 election. Words like “golf,” “apartment”, “Chicago,” and “urban” became synonyms for African-Americans and for President Obama, thus rendering any subject of discussion including those words base and scornful.

As is the carnival barker’s wont, the sequel to this act had to be even grander, more spectacular than the last. So words like “PGA tour,” “angry,” “kitchen cabinet,” and “IRS” were added to the mix of words which only a professional “dog whistle” detector could assess to be signals designed to activate imagined white supremacist sleeper cells.

It was former Democratic National Committee spokeswoman Karen Finney who insisted that “welfare” must join the ranks of banned words with a racially tinged history. “Study after study has shown, very recently even, that Americans – we tend to associate welfare programs with black people,” Finney said at the time. “So, if you didn’t know that, then shame on you. If you did know that, then shame on you.”

“What the Republicans are doing is diabolically clever,” practiced Washington Post racism decoder Jonathan Capehart agreed. “They are, I believe, playing subliminally to racial fears and racial resentments.”

In a display which resulted in his firing, former Politico reporter Joe Williams and a contributor with NBC’s The Grio insisted that conservative commentators who dare mention the name of Obama’s former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, were the modern equivalent of the Klan. “It’s a claxon. It’s an air raid siren. It’s a call to arms,” Williams insisted.

MSNBC host Chris Matthews outdid the lot when he suggested the fact that Obama even drew an opponent in 2012 was a disturbing indication of the country’s, and Mitt Romney’s, racial anxiety.

The reelection of the president did not quiet the insistence that racism exists today in forms undetectable to those who are not trained mediums, but liberals have made such a joke of this practice that only a narrow audience of true believers still enjoy the performance.

A recent Pew Research Center poll revealed that only 27 percent of the public believes racial discrimination is the “main reason why blacks can’t get ahead.” That figure is inflated by the fact that 80 percent of “solid liberals” agreed with this assertion – 49 points greater than any other group within the Democratic coalition.

What’s more is that this playact is losing its novelty. When public figures make unquestionably racially tinged statements, the usual cast of characters who are our trained racism detectors display a transparent fear for their livelihoods.

In the wake of racially insensitive comments made by former LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling and Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, Capehart, one of the most accomplished “dog whistle” decoders, warned that calling out this manner of overt, obvious racial rhetoric was less valuable than the work he does.

“The harder reaction to have and the harder conversation to have is with our friends, and co-workers, and strangers, frankly, about all of the little — the small, the more nuanced ways racism rears its ugly head,” he added, résumé in hand.

It is in this light that recent comments made by Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, should be viewed. Holder, who recently implied in a speech before an audience of African-American supporters that Republicans in Congress treated him as harshly as they would any other official in the Obama administration because of his skin color, fanned the flames of racial hatred again in a recent interview with ABC News.

Asked about a statement he made years ago when he said America was a “nation of cowards” on the issue of race, Holder defended his remarks. “I think we are still a nation that is too afraid to confront racial issues,” he said.

The attorney general lamented that it is rare to witness engagement “across the color line [to] talk about racial issues.” He did little to acknowledge his own role in that condition, exemplified by an comment he made minutes before in which he implied that some who oppose him and the president are racists.

“There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Holder told ABC. “You know, people talking about taking their country back. I can’t look into people’s hearts, look into people’s minds, but it seems to me that this president has been treated differently than others… 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.”

For most, this is a joke. The meme that the bipartisan notion of “taking the country back” is somehow racist was long ago debunked. As the brief history lesson above demonstrates, however, no one is listening to this nonsense beyond the cult of true believers. Those for who racism is a religion – ubiquitous and unfalsifiable – nod in agreement at Holder’s self-aggrandizement. All others roll their eyes.

It is natural and right to be incensed over the attorney general’s statement here, but a 30,000 foot view suggests there is even more reason to take heart in his remarks. Only those liberals Democrats the party desperately needs to turn out in the fall are inspired by this rhetoric; that desperate need is met with increasingly desperate tactics. A glance at the polls suggests it will not be successful.

American comity and continuously improving race relations are stronger than one presidency, no matter how committed it is to tearing the country apart.


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Noah is racist too?

faraway on July 14, 2014 at 3:26 PM

More & more he reminds me of Damon Wayans Angry Black Comic on SNL.

roy_batty on July 14, 2014 at 3:27 PM

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.”

Playing the race card shows how desperate you are. Don’t you have a book to burn or something.

Oil Can on July 14, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Ah yes. The head of the Department of Social Justice, playin’ the role.

Meople on July 14, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Obama, Holder, and all like them are the true racists.

rlwo2008 on July 14, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Holder is just doing what GOP did in Mississippi.

the_nile on July 14, 2014 at 3:29 PM

No rope for you Eric. Not feeling nearly as charitable as I was when I did the chop.

Bmore on July 14, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Schad

Have you seen this?

Brat on July 14, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Good stuff. Lying under oath about Fast and Furious isn’t racist. The Redskins are racist. (Well, they were when George Preston Marshall ran them.)

cbenoistd on July 14, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Holder told ABC. “You know, people talking about taking their country back. I can’t look into people’s hearts, look into people’s minds,

so I’ll just make inflammatory comments about them and make sh!t up. After all, even though they have the same animosity towards the Clinton’s, Harry Reid, Ted Kennedy and all the white democrats, their hatred for me and my boy Barry has to be racism.”

Flange on July 14, 2014 at 3:32 PM

I guess Eric missed the memo that said how the Race Card no longer works for $h!t.

Must have been one of Lerner’s “lost” emails.

Meople on July 14, 2014 at 3:32 PM

A recent Pew Research Center poll revealed that only 27 percent of the public believes racial discrimination is the “main reason why blacks can’t get ahead.” That figure is inflated by the fact that 80 percent of “solid liberals” agreed with this assertion – 49 points greater than any other group within the Democratic coalition.

So how on earth did Obama ever become President?

Bitter Clinger on July 14, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Eric holder is a true racist.

jukin3 on July 14, 2014 at 3:34 PM

A glance at the polls suggests it will not be successful.


Noah must get paid by the word count
… his summary took 11 words … the whole of his post could easily be covered in two paragraphs ~ 150 words.

Total for this post – 1,046

PolAgnostic on July 14, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Is it possible to discuss facts with a racist? Just because I obviously hate black people can we just discuss the facts that surround an issue anyway?

Capt Blasto on July 14, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Holder race baiting and failing good times.

sorrowen on July 14, 2014 at 3:38 PM

MSNBC host Chris Matthews outdid the lot when he suggested the fact that Obama even drew an opponent in 2012 was a disturbing indication of the country’s, and Mitt Romney’s, racial anxiety.

He actually said that?

HAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Bishop on July 14, 2014 at 3:38 PM

He’s a repulsive demagogue.

celtic warrior on July 14, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Seriously? why is there a Black Caucus, or is it time for a White Caucus to offset the racism by blacks

HAGGS99 on July 14, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Remember this jackhole’s track record of corruption and racism were well-known at the time of his confirmation. No one should be surprised that he perverted the DOJ into a corrupt political tool, turned the Civil Rights Division into a cesspool of racists, and became the first attorney general and first sitting cabinet member to be held in both criminal and civil contempt of Congress.

Here are your 19 Bend Over Republicans who voted yes on Holder. Some disappointing names on the list in addition to the usual suspects:

Alexander (R-TN)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)
Chambliss (R-Ga)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)
Isakson (R-GA)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lugar (R-IN)
McCain (R-AZ)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Sessions (R-AL)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (R-PA)
Voinovich (R-OH)

novaculus on July 14, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Holder is just doing what GOP did in Mississippi.
the_nile on July 14, 2014 at 3:29 PM
That has turned out well for the GOP ;)

sorrowen on July 14, 2014 at 3:41 PM

The Race Card is the most rapid-fire, all purpose, over used and abused, ad hominem and vapid weapon of smear, mass deception, diversion and greed ever conceived by man. It is a weapon under which the most wild eyed and feeble minds are severely crouched and can be played with the greatest of ease by even the most reason and integrity challenged, and in fact, was designed especially for use by them. It is void of justice. It is void of liberty. It needs no footing in rationality. It resembles a witch hunt and is, in plain and clear fact, similar to a lynching. At times it is the last refuge of hate filled and money and power hungry scoundrels and at other times the first as they attempt to mass murder intellect, justice and freedom of speech. It has no expiration date. It doesn’t even appear to have a half life. There are those who theorize that it may continue to exist indefinitely in some form even after time itself has come to an end.

Anyone who actually thinks that opposition to Barack Obama and his policies, and his serial mendacity and calumny, makes someone a “racist” is mentally ill to the point of near insanity and so filled with hate and slander, they can’t even see straight, let alone think straight. Anyone who makes that claim but does not actually believe it is a liar and a smearier and a verbal lyncher. If I lived to be a million years old, literally a million years old somehow, I do not think I could possibly think of anything STUPIDER than “If you don’t support Barack Obama and all his policies and believe everything he tells you, you are a racist!!!” It just does not get any more mind numbingly STUPID than that and is all but a signed confession by Obama’s most witless, and classless, and lynch mob like zombie sheeple goose steppers that they can not rationally and honestly defend their intellectually feeble and failing Fascist demigod, the Pathological Lying Mad Pharaoh. It is intellectually utterly rock bottom pathetic..

VorDaj on July 14, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Eric Holder and President Obama are just two more names to ad to the list of liberals whom should never ever be placed in a position of power. For they have abused that power in ways that will take many years for us to discover.

supersport667 on July 14, 2014 at 3:42 PM

novaculus on July 14, 2014 at 3:39 PM

No, that’s pretty much the entirety of the Roll Over Caucus.

This is EXACTLY the reason why I say, IF the (R)’s win control of the Senate in November, nothing at all will change. And they will still rubber stamp whatever Obama wants.

That’s how they roll.

Meople on July 14, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Eric will have to go a long way to keep up with his bosses shoving blacks to the back of the bus to make way for his invasion of immigrants.

meci on July 14, 2014 at 3:43 PM

If we had an honest Attorney General, Obama’s reign of lawlessness would be impossible.

Tar and feathering was invented for corrupt officeholders like Holder.

ConstantineXI on July 14, 2014 at 3:45 PM

More & more he reminds me of Damon Wayans Angry Black Comic on SNL.

roy_batty on July 14, 2014 at 3:27 PM

I was thinking “Handi-Man”

BobMbx on July 14, 2014 at 3:45 PM

novaculus on July 14, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Graham’s on the list? What a shocker. It’s a good thing I live in Trey Gowdy’s district.

bandutski on July 14, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Thank you Eric Holder for the textbook demonstration of ‘Projection’.

Athos on July 14, 2014 at 3:46 PM

novaculus on July 14, 2014 at 3:39 PM

That is what is known as a vaccine vote.

“I can’t be racist…see…I voted for a black guy”

BobMbx on July 14, 2014 at 3:46 PM

“There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Holder told ABC. “You know, people talking about taking their country back. I can’t look into people’s hearts, look into people’s minds, but it seems to me that this president has been treated differently than others… 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.”

A-yup

Newtie and the Beauty on July 14, 2014 at 3:47 PM

What else does this RAAAACIST pos got?

Pelosi Schmelosi on July 14, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Holder is just doing what GOP did in Mississippi.
the_nile on July 14, 2014 at 3:29 PM
That has turned out well for the GOP ;)

sorrowen on July 14, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Exactly , if its ok that GOP calls republicans racist , why is it wrong that Holder does?

the_nile on July 14, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Dead children on the banks of the Rio Grande and Holder pulls out the race card…

… Remember to keep voting for Democrats people, they truly are our superiors.

Seven Percent Solution on July 14, 2014 at 3:49 PM

My test for racism speech is simple: flip the races.
Whatever they are saying, imagine they are saying it about white people. Now, imagine how it would be received by the PC media.

Guess what? There are a LOT of racists out there.

Tard on July 14, 2014 at 3:50 PM

One fine day our president, Barack Obama, decided to play a game of golf in his favorite urban paradise, Chicago.
Since he was in Chicago he decided to crash in the apartment of his good friend, Rahm Emmanuel.
Rahm, trying to make conversation, asked Barack about the recent IRS scandal. Barack, being the thin-skinned petulant man-child he is got angry and began shouting about gun toting, bitter clingers.
Rahm, a little taken aback at Barack’s pique, went to the kitchen cabinet to get a glass so he could pour Barack a Scotch.
As he handed him the glass, Rahm said, “why don’t we play tomorrow, the PGA Tour is on now, you’re in no condition to play.”

Charlemagne on July 14, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Chicago-Southside Residents Go Off On Obama Over Amnesty: “Worst President Ever Elected”

On Friday evening residents from Chicago’s Southside held a protest in front of the Chicago Police Department against the intolerable violence plaguing their communities and sounded off on President Obama for paying favor to illegal aliens crossing the southern border. Residents also called for the resignation of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy for their failure to effectively handle the city’s violence epidemic.

The president’s handling of the illegal invasion in Texas prompted residents to call him out for ignoring the current state of Chicago, where 120 people have been shot and at least 26 killed so far this July.

“Barack will go down as the worth president ever elected, Bill Clinton was the African-American President,” one resident said, in response to the president’s performance on the job, “President Barack needs to pay attention to Chicago, if he can not pay attention to Chicago and the African-American community, he needs to resign.”

Another compared the current state of Black-American life to that during slavery, saying, “Today, if you look at the time that we were brought here as slaves 400 years ago, we got the same results today.”

The recent shooting of Jasmine Curry, a pregnant mother of five on Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway, prompted the residents to organize the demonstration. Curry’s father, Pierre Curry, attended the event and addressed and spoke of the pain he has endured after losing his first born daughter after losing a son as well, less than one year ago.

Curry said, “I’d like to tell the young peoples [sic] out here, especially young African-Americans, I’d like to tell the world, Mr. President, congress, senate, aldermen, governor, the mayor–losing a child is something else, losing something that God gave to you, and some fool in the street took it, he didn’t have a right to take my son or my daughter from her five kids. And if anybody knows something, anything, man up,” he then asked for prayers before breaking into tears.

Resist We Much on July 14, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Dude, you could be Edgar Winter’s brother….

I’d still despise you….

ToddPA on July 14, 2014 at 3:54 PM

My test for racism speech is simple: flip the races.
Whatever they are saying, imagine they are saying it about white people. Now, imagine how it would be received by the PC media.
Guess what? There are a LOT of racists out there.
Tard on July 14, 2014 at 3:50 PM

You meant “saying it about black people,” yes?

Newtie and the Beauty on July 14, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Holder is just doing what GOP did in Mississippi.

the_nile on July 14, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Which is why Cochran must lose – even to a democrat.

Zomcon JEM on July 14, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Holder has never heard of Alberto Gonzales?

gwelf on July 14, 2014 at 3:56 PM

The Race Card is the most rapid-fire, all purpose, over used and abused, ad hominem and vapid weapon of smear, mass deception, diversion and greed ever conceived by man.
VorDaj on July 14, 2014 at 3:41 PM

IMO it’s just a chicken sheeeet, reflexive way of responding to criticism that requires no intellectual though whatsoever. But what do expect from a bunch of liars and low-IQ doooshbags who still support that p-u-t-z in the WHouse…

Pelosi Schmelosi on July 14, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Read about Critical Race Theory, then filter everything Holder and Obama do through that lens.

Tater Salad on July 14, 2014 at 3:57 PM

BTW, nice rant against Palin you F*cking D-bag….

Damn, this woman is the most Irrelevant Politician
I’ve ever seen…

ToddPA on July 14, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Obama and Holder are commies.

That’s why we hate them and their policies.

It wouldn’t matter if they were white, Asian, native American, hispanic or what.

It is the policies STUPID.

However, using racism all the time proves that they are the real RACISTS.

txdoc on July 14, 2014 at 4:03 PM

This is why they have to invent new words and courses of study at Universities, because the Race Card is no longer working.

Things like Socio/Economic Injustice and the like. Income Inequality is a big one too, but my favorite one is Environmental Injustice. The way that one works is if you cant pin peoples problems on something that actually is real, you just make up an excuse, and the Left is doing it big time now.

They know they are losing people because they wear out and over use words and phrases like “racist” by using them 24/7 and people are no longer listening to them and not giving them the angry responses that the Liberals want from them.

Not a month goes by without me seeing some new “injustice” invented in the newspaper that is somehow holding some minority back.

Johnnyreb on July 14, 2014 at 4:05 PM

“I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there’s a racial animus.”

So just so I’m clear on the ‘outrage’ here – do Noah and others feel
that ‘for none there’s a racial animus’ is correct?

Seems he made a fairly measured and perfectly logical remark.
And the measured response here, is to (ironically) ramp it up and sell it as ‘sparking racial hatred’…

What is it about race ever being mentioned or considered that sets the right/some cons into such a tizzy?
It’s the new PC.

verbaluce on July 14, 2014 at 4:06 PM

what a lot of words to basically say nothing more than ‘black people are scary’.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on July 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Ah yes, an election must be coming up. Time to play the tattered, worn out, over drawn, whining race card.

I’ve been called a raaaciiist so many times in the last 6 years, heck I’m starting to think maybe I am. I know I don’t suffer fools, liars, thieves, phonies, crybabies, idiots or Marxists anywhere near as much as I used too.

old school on July 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Dude, you could be Edgar Winter’s brother….

I’d still despise you….

ToddPA on July 14, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Never speak ill of Johnny Winter in my presence. Never.

M240H on July 14, 2014 at 4:09 PM

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.”

Playing the race card shows how desperate you are. Don’t you have a book to burn or something.

Oil Can on July 14, 2014 at 3:28 PM

I think he’s checking out a mobile racist outhouse in Nebraska.

wifarmboy on July 14, 2014 at 4:11 PM

what a lot of words to basically say nothing more than ‘black people are scary’.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on July 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Why do you think black people are scary?

the_nile on July 14, 2014 at 4:12 PM

i’m not sure how, but i’m sure it’s racist to call fro his impeachment.

WaldoTJ on July 14, 2014 at 4:12 PM

democrats are the cause of the problems that blacks have…but blacks keep voting for them so the government plantation must be too good to leave….such a shame

crosshugger on July 14, 2014 at 4:14 PM

My test for racism speech is simple: flip the races.

Tard on July 14, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Flip is considered offensive to Filipinos. Any while we’re at it, don’t bean is offensive to Mexicans.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 4:14 PM

i’m not sure how, but i’m sure it’s racist to call fro his impeachment.

WaldoTJ on July 14, 2014 at 4:12 PM

That’s simple.

1. First black president has whites seething to see him sitting in the Oval Office. They’ve been attacking the man and not the ideas from the very beginning in ways whites never would with a white President.

2. Removing the black President from office has been a dream of whites since 2009 and was the root cause of the Tea Party Movement.

3. Removing a black from office essentially repudiates all the small gains made by minorities since the 1950s.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 4:18 PM

What is it about race ever being mentioned or considered that sets the right/some cons into such a tizzy?
It’s the new PC.

verbaluce on July 14, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Because that’s all he ever has? Maybe that’s why.

Johnnyreb on July 14, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Eric Holder, America’s chief law enforcement official, tries to spark racial hatred

I’d say he is doing a pretty good job (at spreading racial hatred).

zoyclem on July 14, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Nat George on July 14, 2014 at 3:52 PM

I agree with your post, but…

the sooner we can get back to the business of this country moving forward.

Nat George on July 14, 2014 at 3:52 PM

…perhaps it would be better to move back to the principles that this country was founded on.
I know you didn’t mean it this way, but when I hear “move forward” I just hear the left-wing saboteurs who have over-used the term in their quest to make their destruction of America’s traditions and moral principles seem more positive to the masses.

Sterling Holobyte on July 14, 2014 at 4:25 PM

The ACORN nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.

unclesmrgol on July 14, 2014 at 4:26 PM

So just so I’m clear on the ‘outrage’ here – do Noah and others feel
that ‘for none there’s a racial animus’ is correct?

Seems he made a fairly measured and perfectly logical remark.
And the measured response here, is to (ironically) ramp it up and sell it as ‘sparking racial hatred’…

What is it about race ever being mentioned or considered that sets the right/some cons into such a tizzy?
It’s the new PC.

verbaluce on July 14, 2014 at 4:06 PM

He says it’s not the main cause so why mention it? Over and over again.

If it’s not the main cause then why didn’t he instead address the main cause?

And of course the media runs with this stuff. The MEDIA loves to portray opposition to Obama’s regime as racist. And this just fuels it.

And it’s historically inaccurate. It’s laughable for Holder to say that Obama is the subject of special animus when the previous president was so reviled by the left he was burned in effigy and an assassination fantasy movies were made. The left went totally crazy over Bush. And the left also went crazy over several of Bush’s AG’s including Gonzales.

gwelf on July 14, 2014 at 4:27 PM

…IF the (R)’s win control of the Senate in November, nothing at all will change. And they will still rubber stamp whatever Obama wants.

That’s how they roll.

Meople on July 14, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Agreed. The party’s may change but the outcome will still be the same–the dissolution of the republic. We’re almost there now…

zoyclem on July 14, 2014 at 4:27 PM

There is a huge racial grievance industry out there, worth billions of dollars a year to those that make a living from it. They can’t let “racism” die, because then they are out of a job and they are incapable of making such a fine living any other way.

“There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Neqro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Neqro to lose his grievances, because they do do not want to lose their jobs.”

– – Booker T. Washington circa 1901

slickwillie2001 on July 14, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Pigford. Is that a racist word too?

J.B. Say on July 14, 2014 at 4:28 PM

My parents (white middle class Kansans) taught me that all men were equal in the eyes of God. They taught me that there was no room for bigotry in our house, that it was wrong to view the races as separate.

I thought they were right.

Turns out things weren’t all that simple.

Demonized on July 14, 2014 at 4:29 PM

MATTHEWS: “They keep saying Chicago by the way, have you noticed? They keep saying Chicago. That’s another thing that sends that message – this guy’s helping the poor people in the bad neighborhoods, screwing us in the ‘burbs.”

HIELEMANN: “There’s a lot of black people in Chicago.”

TarheelBen on July 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM

verbaluce on July 14, 2014 at 4:06 PM

He says it’s not the main cause so why mention it? Over and over again.

If it’s not the main cause then why didn’t he instead address the main cause?

And of course the media runs with this stuff. The MEDIA loves to portray opposition to Obama’s regime as racist. And this just fuels it.

And it’s historically inaccurate. It’s laughable for Holder to say that Obama is the subject of special animus when the previous president was so reviled by the left he was burned in effigy and an assassination fantasy movies were made. The left went totally crazy over Bush. And the left also went crazy over several of Bush’s AG’s including Gonzales.

gwelf on July 14, 2014 at 4:27 PM

This is how it works in Trollworld, gwelf…
Race-baiting, racist AG brings up race for about the umpteenth time.
We remark that the Race Card is played out.
We “mentioned” race, so in the typical racist libtard’s mind, we brought up race; so we are racists.

Got it?

CurtZHP on July 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM

what a lot of words to basically say nothing more than ‘black people are scary’.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on July 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Why do you think black people are scary?

the_nile on July 14, 2014 at 4:12 PM

I’m not sure but it must mean he’s white cuz only white people are rascists, right Kochhead?

Closet Optimist on July 14, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Dude, you could be Edgar Winter’s brother….

I’d still despise you….

ToddPA on July 14, 2014 at 3:54 PM

-
Indeed.

diogenes on July 14, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Holder is the biggest racist in the USA.

obama is the second biggest.

The HA trolls are the third biggest racists in America.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 4:32 PM

This is how it works in Trollworld, gwelf…
Race-baiting, racist AG brings up race for about the umpteenth time.
We remark that the Race Card is played out.
We “mentioned” race, so in the typical racist libtard’s mind, we brought up race; so we are racists.

Got it?

CurtZHP on July 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Makes a lot of sense

gwelf on July 14, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Black residents of Chicago slam Obama over preferential treatment for illegals…

‘Will go down as worst president’…

PAPER: Dems’ immigration push aliening white working class… DEAD CHILDREN WASH UP ON BANKS OF RIO GRANDE…

‘BORDER CONTROL’ AGENT: DISEASES COMING IN WE HAVEN’T SEEN IN DECADES…

Leaked Data Shows 10-Fold Increase In Obama’s Asylum Approvals…

27,000 illegals found in non-border county…

FLASHBACK: AZ Rancher Warned: ‘They’re Coming to Your Town’…

UPDATE: Korans, prayer rugs, Urdu dictionary found along border…

Migrants cross through designated ‘environmental areas’ to avoid capture…

Rise up blacks and other legal minorities.

obama, Holder and co., from the left to the right, all hate you.

They also hate the middle class and all the taxpayers of America.

All traitors, go to Hell.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 4:33 PM

The Land of Men and Holder is the biggest thug. He keeps obama using the constitution as his ‘guideline’.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Eric Holder, America’s chief law enforcement official, tries to spark racial hatred

TWO MORE YEARS!
TWO MORE YEARS!
TWO MORE YEARS!

But, something tells me that regardless of the elections, this same nonsense will continue in some form.

“The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.”-attributed to a well-known (national) Socialist

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 14, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Holder must walk on water. no one’s ever criticized him for doing a lousy job before now.

“What the Republicans are doing is diabolically clever,”

Would that it were true.

formwiz on July 14, 2014 at 4:35 PM

So just so I’m clear on the ‘outrage’ here – do Noah and others feel
that ‘for none there’s a racial animus’ is correct?

Seems he made a fairly measured and perfectly logical remark.
And the measured response here, is to (ironically) ramp it up and sell it as ‘sparking racial hatred’…

What is it about race ever being mentioned or considered that sets the right/some cons into such a tizzy?
It’s the new PC.

verbaluce on July 14, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Obviously there are still race-obsessed people in America. The evening line-up of MSNBC comes to mind. And yes, there are still white people prejudiced against blacks. The Klan is still around, for instance.

But Holder isn’t talking about the Klan, or the people who inhabit Stormfront. He’s talking about Republicans in Congress, he’s talking about conservatives across the country, he’s talking about people who oppose him and Obama on the basis of policy. He can’t accept that opposition, because it would mean he would have to take it seriously and engage it on the basis of evidence and reason. Instead, he simply labels them “racist,” and that dispenses with them.

THAT is what drives conservatives crazy.

Athanasius on July 14, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Race hustling is the last refuge of a lefty political hack …

Whitey Ford on July 14, 2014 at 4:38 PM

I’ve been called a raaaciiist so many times in the last 6 years, heck I’m starting to think maybe I am. I know I don’t suffer fools, liars, thieves, phonies, crybabies, idiots or Marxists anywhere near as much as I used too.

old school on July 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

That’s simple.

1. First black president has whites seething to see him sitting in the Oval Office. They’ve been attacking the man and not the ideas from the very beginning in ways whites never would with a white President.

2. Removing the black President from office has been a dream of whites since 2009 and was the root cause of the Tea Party Movement.

3. Removing a black from office essentially repudiates all the small gains made by minorities since the 1950s.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Funny…

1. Lie. The Lord and Savior started out with ~ 70% approval rating. Uh, that had to include at least a few whities.

2. Lie. The Tea Party got it’s start before the Lord and Savior took office. It was in response to GW Bush bailing out the liars and thieves on Wall Street.

3. Removing a corrupt Lord and Savior, should it ultimately prove to be true, is the proper and righteous thing to do. He has already proven to be in violation of the Constitution by the SCOTUS on several occasions 9-0. That includes one black man, one Jewish woman, one Latina that agreed he has a habit of breaking the law.

old school on July 14, 2014 at 4:39 PM

What is it about race ever being mentioned or considered that sets the right/some cons into such a tizzy?
It’s the new PC.

verbaluce on July 14, 2014 at 4:06 PM

It’s been a constant accusation by the left, Obama’s minions, and the media for the past six years. Have you been living under a rock? We’re constantly told that any criticism of Obama is because of the color of his skin. It’s been ripping this country apart – and most Americans are pretty sick of it.

Even two ex-presidents, Carter and Clinton, stated publicly that all opposition to Obamacare was really a reaction to a black man being in the White House.

TarheelBen on July 14, 2014 at 4:40 PM

That figure is inflated by the fact that 80 percent of “solid liberals” agreed with this assertion – 49 points greater than any other group within the Democratic coalition.

And I am certain that the vast majority of these “solid liberals” are white liberal hypocrites who live in lily white neighborhoods and gated communities and make sure that blacks will not come anywhere near their neighborhoods…

mnjg on July 14, 2014 at 4:41 PM

I could understand the DOJ sending a member of its Community Relations Service team if the “zombie” was wearing a hoodie.
Then it would simply be a followup to the Trayvon Martin “Terminal Stupidity” Tour.

J_Crater on July 14, 2014 at 4:42 PM

What is it about race ever being mentioned or considered that sets the right/some cons into such a tizzy?
It’s the new PC.

verbaluce on July 14, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Because you f***ing low IQ white liberal morons talk about race 24/7 and accuse Republicans of being racists where in fact the biggest racists in the country are you f***ing white liberal morons… You f***ing hypocrites… You live in lily white neighborhoods and gated communities and make sure that blacks will not come anywhere near your neighborhoods but yet accuse your opponents of being racists… Anyway we do not give a f*** with whatever you call us…

mnjg on July 14, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Always with the race card leftists. Why not the philosophical card?

Bmore on July 14, 2014 at 4:43 PM

This administration came to life by way of “racial politics”. It’s the only way it’s survived.

GarandFan on July 14, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Why play the race card?
libfreeordie on May 4, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 4:45 PM

What is it about race ever being mentioned or considered that sets the right/some cons into such a tizzy?
It’s the new PC.

verbaluce on July 14, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Duhhhh, what is it about race always being mentioned?

You destroyed real racism. Congratulations, fools.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 4:47 PM

To hold obama and Holder to a lower standard, which the D-rats do, is the ultimate form of racism.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 4:47 PM

What is it about race ever being mentioned or considered that sets the right/some cons into such a tizzy?
It’s the new PC.

verbaluce on July 14, 2014 at 4:06 PM

I can only speak for myself. As a Southern Man I have been accused of being a racist my whole life. Just for being Southern. If your side wanted an honest debate they would never mention race, except in the actual instance of such a thing. Instead knowing that your political and philosophical belief system is not shared by the vast majority of non leftists, i.e. Americans, your side race baits.

Bmore on July 14, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Schad

Have you seen this?

Brat on July 14, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Good for her…now, for all the other obama-phone-ladies…maybe there is hope.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Oh and verbaluce, I saw your reply to ajacksonian. I didn’t think you considered his comment serious when I read your reply. It is why folks treat you so here. You never seem to answer in a complete, timely and honest fashion.

Bmore on July 14, 2014 at 4:50 PM

old school on July 14, 2014 at 4:39 PM

You’re applying fact and logic to my comments. Neither are part of this discussion. The race industry would have you believe that there have been no advancement in racial relations from when Southern governors stood in the doorways of schools to prevent blacks from entering, there were snarling police dogs to greet the marchers from Montgomery when they ended up at the Edmund Pettis bridge, and there were unwritten rules about where Jews and blacks could live.

I’ve often wanted to find out just when blacks consider them co-equal with whites in America and not a victimized minority. If a black in the Presidency isn’t the litmus test than what is?

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 4:50 PM

I helped more blacks and other minorities than did obama.

You leftist racists can all go to Hell.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Noah is racist too?

faraway on July 14, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Of course he is, I saw him doing a jadapose just the other day. Horrible man, that Noah.

lul

abobo on July 14, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Holder is the biggest racist in the USA.

obama is the second biggest.

The HA trolls are the third biggest racists in America.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 4:32 PM

I’d quibble with the order but yes.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 4:53 PM

What is Holder doing in London or is it an old picture?

EnglishRogue on July 14, 2014 at 4:53 PM

do Noah and others feel
that ‘for none there’s a racial animus’ is correct?

A more accurate and “measured” description would be “for a vanishingly small and utterly insignificant number of people on the Right, there is racial animus.”

Seems he made a fairly measured and perfectly logical remark.
verbaluce on July 14, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Please, I am dying to know how you can find logic in Holder use of an utter non sequitur; i.e. substituting racial animus for ideological and philosophical differences.

It is as though you are unable to comprehend the fact that conservatives find Holder’s actions and beliefs in complete contempt; we have virtually no opinion on his skin pigment, except when said pigment is used to debase and derail legitimate critisism.

As you have done right here.

But please- are you capable of acknowledging that conservatives have genuine differences with Holder that are unrelated to his skin pigment?

Dolce Far Niente on July 14, 2014 at 4:54 PM

I helped more blacks and other minorities than did obama.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 4:52 PM

No offense friend but when you keep score of who you’re helping by race then you are, in fact, a racist. The reality is that if you helped ANYBODY outside of the Democrat donor circle then you helped more blacks and other minorities than did Obama.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 4:56 PM

re: Athanasius on July 14, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Exactly. At this point, the charge of “racism” has become a ‘dog whistle’ for “I can’t/won’t debate you on the facts, because that would totally obliterate my position.”

Rusty Bill on July 14, 2014 at 4:59 PM

My take.

kingsjester on July 14, 2014 at 5:02 PM

You know what? Eric Holder is right: we are a nation of cowards because we don’t talk about race.

We don’t talk about the out of wedlock birth rates in the Black community.

We don’t talk about the criminal statistics for young Black males.

We don’t talk about the the chances of these same males getting a good education or making out alive from decaying communities.

We don’t talk about a culture that seems to foster victimization and dependency instead of independence and hard-work.

As a Black man, I loathe this kind of crap. I know that that plenty of people have it rough, rougher than I ever had it growing up. I was blessed to have two college-educated parents and pretty much never wanted for anything in life. They taught me about racism (and I saw it at times), but never let me dwell on it. While many kids wanted to play sports and bank on that, my father taught me it was never a guarantee for success.

I’ve made mistakes, but I am man enough to admit that they were mine and mine alone. A man of character admits to that. No one in the world would mistake Eric Holder or his boss for those types.

Sorry for the rant, but I’ve had it up to here with it.

Indefatigable on July 14, 2014 at 5:02 PM

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