Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Fire Eric Holder

According to Politico:
Attorney General Eric Holder finally got fed up Tuesday with claims that the Justice Department went easy in a voting rights case against members of the New Black Panther Party because they are African American.
Holder was being confronted in a hearing on this issue by Rep. John Culbertson (R-TX) who suggested strongly that Holder was refusing to prosecute what appears to be a fairly open-and-shut case of voter intimidation because the intimidators  were black. Indeed, it's tough to arrive at any other conclusion. So Holder tried to evade the issue once again and turn the tables on Culbertson:
"Think about that," Holder said. "When you compare what people endured in the South in the 60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans, and to compare what people were subjected to there to what happened in Philadelphia—which was inappropriate, certainly that…to describe it in those terms I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line, who risked all, for my people," said Holder, who is black.
In other words, since black voters were intimidated in times gone by, it's perfectly okay if they do the intimidating now. This gives a whole new dimension to the pre-1965 "separate but equal" doctrine. Is this retribution, or what?

Eric Holder has racially polarized the Department of No-Longer Justice to a breathtaking degree. It is astonishing that in 2011, America's chief law enforcement officer has demonstrated, time and again in word and in deed, that the law will be enforced unequally on his watch. If a white attorney general were to play such a game with African-Americans or even hint at it, he'd be toast before the day was out. What makes Holder any different? Rhetorical question of course.

Holder needs to be fired right now. Pronto. There's no place for racism in the Department of Justice. And Eric Holder had ought to know this better than anybody else. But rather than rise above the fray, he's chosen to play the race card in an astonishing manner by institutionalizing reverse discrimination as a key policy of the Obama administrations Department of justice.

2012 can't come fast enough.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amen to that!