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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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    Cassandra Lite | December 24, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    “His critics rightly view the attorney general as a progressive force.”


    That, more than the shameful race thing, is what we have to worry about.

    LukeHandCool | December 24, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    In the beginning … he called us a “nation of cowards” for being reluctant to talk about race all the time.

    Now, under fire on an issue that has absolutely nothing to do with race … he throws down the race card.

    Who is the coward?

    ^ ^
    this above nails it.

    I have a pretty mixed family, some are black, and oh yea, they were disgusted to see that Holder played the race card. Holder is a coward, he really is, I don’t ever remember Gonzales whining and moaning about being attacked while he was the AG because he was hispanic.

    Holder is a coward, if he keeps this up, he’ll be competing with Al Sharpton as America’s premier race baiter.

    Barry’s a pro at race baiting, look what he said about Bill Clinton. And Hillary as well.

    BarbaraS | December 24, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    He and the rest of the dims will use anything to squirm out of this debacle. Notice how the buck no longer stops at the head of the line. It seems they can’t find someone to bite the bullet for them this time. He and obama don’t seem to understand that while they might get away without prison time but a subordinate would not.

    Is my memory faulty but weren’t these same tactics of using the office of the aG and the AG himself to “get” a president when Gonzolez was AG? They can do it to us, but heaven forfend that we do it to them. OTOH, Gonzolez did nothing wrong but the flak was so bad he resigned to shut the media and the dims up. Holder and his office and perhaps even the president, however, are responsible for the death of a border guard and several hundred Mexicans. No one has even mentioned the fact that in arming the drug cartels they were also amring Iranians, Hamas and Hezbollah since it has been proven that these terrorists have joined the Mexican druge cartels. I find it hard to believe that obama knew nothing about any of this. I doubt Holder makes a move without obama’s permission.

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