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Eric Holder Plays Race Card

December 19, 2011 by  

Eric Holder Plays Race Card

The New York Times published an interview with Attorney General Eric Holder over the weekend that many people have said was written in defense of the embattled AG.

According to a report in The Daily Caller, Charlie Savage — the Times author of the Holder piece — made use of factual inaccuracies as “a defense of Holder from his chorus of critics.”

Despite the fact that Holder’s office was provided with multiple briefings and memos about Operation Fast and Furious by top Justice Department officials, Savage wrote (without attribution) that there are no “documents or testimony” to support allegations that the AG knew of the gunwalking tactics used  in Operation Fast and Furious.

Savage also printed a Holder quote in the Times piece that sheds light on the AG’s view of why many members of Congress have called for his immediate resignation. Holder said it was not only political rivals but “also a broader universe of conservative commentators and bloggers” that were playing Washington “gotcha games.”

“This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him,” Holder said, “both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.”

Republican Representative Allen West told The Daily Caller on Monday that Holder’s use of the race card as a way to attack those who are criticizing him is “reprehensible.”

“I think this is absolutely the last card in the deck, and that shows how weak their ground is,” West said in a phone interview. “But, what that means is they want to make white individuals afraid of continuing to put the pressure on Eric Holder because they don’t want to be seen as racist, and that is something that we have got to move beyond.”

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • http://deleted Claire

    Oh please. Holder did a lousy job. Now he is crying “wolf.” Well, too bad. He should take a hike. He is grasping at straws now, trying to put the blame on anyone and everyone but himself. Begone with him. The entire lot of politicians that are in office should be taken to task and held accountable.

  • hoser

    Holder gets picked on because he’s corrupt, stupid, lazy and completly inept. Can we see his college transcripts? Probably sitting next to Obama’s….

  • hoser

    Is Holder an Affirmative Action Hire? Just asking….

  • APN

    The question should be just what “race” card is he playing??? Is he in fact a “African-American”??? I mean we all know that Obama is not an “African-American” and he appears to be a half-white as well.

    When will these DUMB progressives ever learn that the race card no longer works in America? We have been past this issue for DECADES!!!

    Next Subject!!

  • newspooner

    Eric Holder reminds me of Robert Kennedy. Both were terrible as Attorney General.

  • http://liberyalearts john p.

    HOLDER AND OBAMA BOTH WERE IN ON FAST AND FURIOUS . THIS WAS A SURE
    WAY TO GET RID OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT .THIS WOULD BE ICING ON THE
    CAKE .FOR OBAMA AND HIS RE-ELECTION .I KNEW IT WAS COMING WITH
    HOLDER AND THE BLACK CARD . OBAMA HAS USED IT WHEN HE PUT A STOP
    TO THE TRIAL OF ACORN . HE NEW THE PEOPLE WOULD LEARN OF HIS
    CORRUPTION WITH THE BLACK PANTHER AND ACORN .JUDICIAL WATCH COT
    HUD GIVING MONEY TO ACORN BY ORDERS OF OBAMA .THIS BUM HAS GOT TO GO.

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