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    Saturday Night Card Game (Eric Holder’s race card play was “just words”)

    Saturday Night Card Game (Eric Holder’s race card play was “just words”)

    At the Saturday Night Card Game, a man’s words are his words.  Words matter.

    And you can’t take them back.  The players have a long memory, almost as long a memory as the internet.

    And so it has come to this (emphasis mine):

    But Mr. Holder contended that many of his other critics — not only elected Republicans but also a broader universe of conservative commentators and bloggers — were instead playing “Washington gotcha” games, portraying them as frequently “conflating things, conveniently leaving some stuff out, construing things to make it seem not quite what it was” to paint him and other department figures in the worst possible light.

    Of that group of critics, Mr. Holder said he believed that a few — the “more extreme segment” — were motivated by animus against Mr. Obama and that he served as a stand-in for him. “This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him,” he said, “both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.”

    And this (via HotAir):

    [The allegation that Holder played the race card] … is a complete distortion of the attorney general’s comment. His comments both in the article and elsewhere made clear that he believes much of the criticism launched against him [is] unfortunately the typical Washington gotcha game. A simple reading of those comments show he was referring to how he is identified with the president given their close relationship and all they share in common, including their ideology. The position of the attorney general has been a target for partisan attacks, and, given the critical work that this attorney general is doing at the Department of Justice, it’s no surprise that some are engaging in such tactics. His critics rightly view the attorney general as a progressive force, and, given our current political environment, there will be those who use any opportunity to score political points.

    You cannot take back the words, Mr. Holder.  Because words matter.

    You played the race card, Mr. Holder.  Your words were not just words, they were “just words.”

    (I’ll preempt the comments about Obama stealing the line from Deval Patrick, here’s the link.)

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    Unfortunately when these folks play dumb, they are quite believable.


     
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    GrumpyOne | December 25, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Holder is a national embarrassment period. A contemptuous little man that has little of substance to say and whines when saying it.

    Just another part of an insignificant administration by an insignificant individual…

    Caucasian Americans need not worry that Eric Holder is bias in favor of blacks. Like three attorney generals before him, Holder’s Department of Justice covers up the government murder of Larry Neal, a disabled black man who was secretly arrested for 18 days in 2003 and killed under circumstances Memphis Shelby County Jail and the USDOJ refuse to disclose. In fact, Larry’s survivors are stalked online and in person, censored, and persecuted for requesting open disclosure and accountability regarding Larry’s death and for advocating to decriminalize mental illness in America. That Change would negatively impact prison profiteers. I assure whites that Eric Holder oversees the plantation with zeal. Police brutality against African Americans and deaths of blacks in custody are frequently denied the investigative and corrective measures that follow dog abuse. Attorney General Holder even ignores Freedom of Information Act requests about my brother’s lynching, despite the president’s Executive Order regarding such requests. Larry was a harmless, lifelong schizophrenic heart patient who irritated police in their enforced role as psychiatric caretakers that followed Larry’s release from 20 years of psychiatric inpatient care. White supremacy is safe when justice is entrusted to officials who blatantly disregard a black citizen’s right to life and his family’s right to due process of law regarding a wrongful death, then allow or facilitate crimes against the victim’s survivors to prevent public disclosure. In fact, there has been an “elite integration” among black and white decision makers who almost unanimously agree that Americans of no race deserve the protections afforded under the United States Constitution. For more information, see one of numerous letters I have posted to Attorney General Holder about the secret arrest and murder of Larry Neal at my FreeSpeakBlog: “Open Letter to President Obama” at this link – http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/open-letter-to-president-obama-from.html and Google “Cochran Firm Fraud.”

    Obama had previously showed his racism when he critized the police for doing their job.


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