Sunday, March 6, 2011

Quote of The Week

"Think about that,"...."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,"

Eric Holder, Attorney General, United States.

This comment was made in testimony before Congress in which AG Holder was trying to defend the Justice Department's handling of the NBPP case of voter intimidation in Philadelphia in 2008.

I don't have a lot to say about this. Just reflect on the irony of the statement, especially thinking of the bolded portion above.


LASunsett said...

He's a racist. This entire administration has set back any advances made in the area of race relations, 50 years.

What more needs to be said?

FairWitness said...

So AG Eric Holder doesn't think he needs to enforce laws unless the violations committed victimize black people. Can you imagine what would have happened had the previous 3 AG's taken a stand like that? If John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzales or Michael Mukasey had NOT pursued voter intimation charges against blacks... the outrage, hew & cry would have been enormous. Not only would the AG's have lost their jobs, but President Bush would have been impeached.

Nice to know where white Americans stand with AG Eric Holder. He spits on us. We're scum to him, not worthy of anything but his utter contempt and virulent hatred.

And President Obama, who is half white -- BLOODY HELL!!!! -- feels the exact same way.

How did we get here??? And where is the outrage?

Why the hell didn't Texas GOP Rep. John Culberson, who Holder directed his comments at, IMMEDIATELY call Holder on his OUTRAGEOUS remarks and demand his resignation right then and there?

Now that would have made some news. Just imagine if someone in that hearing before the House Judiciary Committee actually had some courage? Holder is unfit to serve and NOBODY in that room came to our nation's defense.

Does anyone in Washington DC do their job? I am so disgusted!

Ticker said...

"Why the hell didn't Texas GOP Rep. John Culberson, who Holder directed his comments at, IMMEDIATELY call Holder on his OUTRAGEOUS remarks and demand his resignation right then and there?"

One of two reasons: 1. he is a coward or 2. he realized that any retort would be a waste of breath.
Take your choice!

Brooke said...

Ticker, I am going with a waste of breath!

Brooke said...

BTW, SO glad to see that Holder considers 'his people' NOT to be AMERICANS.

Euripides said...

It's not Holder's racism that bothers me so much as the current administration's refusal to defend laws they don't agree with. It eats at the very concept of rule of law. Heck, if I could pick and choose which laws I'll defend, I'll first give up paying any attention to that traffic ticket....

The same problem arises when the President and Holder agreed to no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) because they thought it was unconstitutional. In essence, they've taken over the role of the judicial branch.

Scary stuff.

Ticker said...

Euripides, no one in this administration understands or respects the "rule of law" if they even do know of it.

Total disregard of such is the "scary stuff" for sure.

Chuck said...

LA, but he's sticking up for "his" people.

Fair, imagine Ashcroft talking about his people? We would have had riots

Ticker, since he's a modern Republican I would go with coward

Brooke, I would think the AG would think all Americans were his people

Euripides, welcome. They are effectively setting up a dictatorship when they decide which laws to defend