Playing the Race Card to Obscure Murder

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Yesterday, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his failure to provide subpoenaed documents to the Congressional Committee investigating the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. Mr. Holder thus becomes the first sitting cabinet member to be held in contempt. Seventeen Democrats joined 238 Republicans in voting aye, 65 Democrats and two Republicans voted nay, and one member voted present. One hundred Democrats refused to vote and left the chamber in protest, including Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). The walkout follows days of accusations by the American left that the contempt vote has racial underpinnings.

Racial arsonist Al Sharpton led the way. In a column for the Huffington Post, he accused House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) of engaging in a “political witch hunt” during which Attorney General Holder was “spoken to and mistreated as if he were a child, and reminded that despite his esteemed position, he can and would be profiled,” wrote Sharpton. “AG Holder was in essence ‘stopped & frisked’ without probable cause, and after he cooperated, he was made an example of. What Issa just showed us is that no matter what our stature in this world, someone can easily try to ‘put us in our place.'”

Mr. Sharpton then reiterated the lie that “Fast and Furious was created under the Bush Administration.” We now know it’s a lie because the Justice Department itself was forced to retract Eric Holder’s sworn testimony that Bush administration Attorney General Michael Mukasey had been briefed about the program. The DOJ claimed Mr. Holder “inadvertently” made the charge. This marked the second retraction made by the DOJ, the first being a Feb. 4, 2011, letter to Congress inaccurately stating that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives–which ran Fast and Furious–“makes every effort to interdict weapons that have been purchased illegally and prevent their transportation to Mexico.”

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also injected race into the issue. “They’re going after Eric Holder because he is supporting measures to overturn these voter suppression initiatives in the states,” Pelosi told reporters during her press briefing on June 22nd. “This is no accident, it is no coincidence. It is a plan on the part of Republicans.” Apparently that “plan” was in place long before the DOJ attempted to overturn photo voter ID laws passed in states such as South Carolina and Texas. Those particular “voter suppression initiatives” were upheld by a 6-3 Supreme Court ruling in 2008, when the Court held that photo-ID requirements were both constitutional and necessary to protect “the integrity and reliability of the electoral process,” according to liberal Justice John Paul Stevens

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews also insisted that citing Mr. Holder for contempt had a racial undercurrent. After noting that the 2010 election giving Republicans control of the House gave them their “real prize” of “subpoena power,” Matthews wondered out loud if going after Mr. Holder was “sort of stop-and-frisk at the highest level? Go after the attorney general, get him to empty his pockets, stand in the spotlight as long as they can and see if anything happens?”

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  • Larry

    You can bet a lot of the Dems that cut and run were doing so as an arse covering exercise, so that when the terrorist general goes down they can say they didn't vote against the contempt citation.

    • Chi Comm Ammo

      Hey Larry…….if you haven't noticed, YOUR President is a BLACK man! Now get out there and buy another 10,000 rounds of cheap IMPORTED FMJ ammo like all the other God-fearing, patriotic Americans. Sieg Heil !!
      Faithfully yours,

      Chi Comm Ammunition Company – "The People's choice!"

      • PDK

        This is not about God-fearing, patriotic Americans, this is about Eric Holder, the AG and his conducted illegal gun walking operation.

        Eric shows his anti-American, anti-white, racist thug in a suit mentality every day he contempts congress. If he were white, republican or named Nixon, he would be out by now or faceing charges in court that would ultimately land him in jail.

        He is lucky he is black. He is lucky he is a liberal democrat.

        One and done! Nobama 2012, vote republican. Thank you.

        • Dennis Metz

          I was shocked clinton the first time but I told myself if loser Clinton won a second term that America is done. and sure enough it proved out . I was totally shocked that obummer vomit won a first time but this county will votes a racist thug in just for his race
          again Muslims and Jews in Israel will be at war with each other for ever and so will blacks

      • Looking4Sanity

        We've ALL noticed. And I'm glad you know the lay of the land. You won't be surprised when TSHTF.

      • pagegl

        Another dumb leftist attempts a smarta$$ reply; Larry was talking about Holder not Obama. It doesn't matter if Obama or Holder were black, white, brown, yellow, red, or eff'ing paisley. The problem is both, although they love to blather on about this nation being one of laws, have absolutely no problem about subverting the law and then lying about it. This administration has abused the laws of this land way more than Nixon ever considered. That is the problem.

    • Dennis Metz

      that is just their way of making a racial statement, everyone is scared to death that blacks will call them racist. we really need a white caucus to get things done

  • Jim

    You would think the Mexican government would now be for the wall at least to protect their own citizens from being murdered by Mexican gangsters with American guns.

    Doesn't seem to dawn on the Mexican government that a protective barrier protects not only the US from drug lords but protects Mexican citizens from drug lords.

    Let the drug lords use semi submarines

  • Steve Chavez

    IT'S ALL ABOUT RACE and the Congressional Black Caucus are the racists! After they walked out of the chamber without voting, which should not be allowed in the first place no matter what the vote is, they gathered together in front of the microphone. STRANGE IS IT THAT ONLY BLACK PERSONS WERE THERE? That's as sickening racist as it gets.

    Not all BLACKS support Holder because they only remind themselves of Martin Luther King's Dream turned NIGHTMARE and to judge a person NOT BY HIS SKIN! The CBC only judges by a person's skin therefore spitting on the person they idolize.

    Why is it that when a BLACK PERSON CRITICIZES OBAMA, HOLDER, OR ANY BLACK, THAT WE ARE IN SHOCK and then imagine the shock of race hustlers like Sharpton and the CBC when they see it and then start shouting real racial slurs like "Oreo/Uncle Tom/House Slave"?

    Obama, the Uniter, has become the biggest Divider!

    • Looking4Sanity

      Spot on, Steve. We've got a Democrat Senate that hasn't passed a budget in three years. We've got Democrat Congress critters walking out en mass and ignoring their oath of office and obligation to their constituents as well as their country in the interest of saving their own sorry @$$e$. We've got a lawless, racist AG and POTUS who are able to lie with apparent impunity. And we've got a Constitution and legal system shredded beyond recognition.

      The prisons should be overflowing with the afore-mentioned criminals…but that will never happen. America has big problems. Dare I say insurmountable problems? Our society is suffering from irreconcilable differences. That never ends well.

  • Steve Chavez

    Google "Mexican officials seek extradition of Fast and Furious." You will find many articles of Mexican officials angered by the arming of drug lords who then murder at will, kidnap and the behead and hang from bridges, and terrorize cities like Juarez. (I used to visit Juarez from Albuquerque at least twice a year and I haven't been there in four years. The Army came in and things got worse but now the Army is gone and people are now walking the streets and hanging out in the central square but there are still warning for Americans to not go there so I won't. On the bridge over the border are several signs warning not to bring guns and if you go into the interior, they will tear your car apart looking for guns.)

    • Steve Chavez

      IN COLUMBUS, NEW MEXICO, the mayor, police chief, and nine others have pleaded guilty to gun-running too but they did so because they DIDN'T WANT TO BE EXTRADITED TO MEXICO.

      HOLDER does not want to be extradited to Mexico either. Was HILLARY CLINTON IN ON THIS TOO since it is she, allowed by Obama, who is going to vote for the UN Small Arms Treaty therefore spitting on yet another Constitutional right? DOES IT ALL LEAD TO OBAMA AND BLACKS ON THE COMMITTEE ARE COVERING UP FOR THE "FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT"?

      • pagegl

        It is entirely possible that Holder is stonewalling like crazy and doesn't mind the contempt charge because if it does come out that he was behind F and F and is removed from office the Mexicans might try to extradite him.

  • Mach1Duck

    Attorney General Holder is seeking impersonal reasons for personal failure.

  • rdf1967

    The lip service from this Administration, from Holder (forced into a letter to family that went to press before received by them); Napolitano (attended funeral and assured family she would get to the bottom of it) never ever talked to Holder – cough cough and her agent was killed but rarely shows up in coverage (Zapata); Clinton (Her NSC staff Kevin O'Reilly took keen interest in asking about op and then commenting on despicable flow chart of gun flows as "very interesting"; and Holder, whose top deputies all have their respective hands in the mess – Ogden, Grindler, and Breuer; DOJ personnel in AZ – Burke, Hurley and Cunningham; to ATF personnel who managed the op ("We did not walk guns") – would be an embarrassment to any law-abiding person. Obama has surrounded himself with fools who belong in jail for criminal operation.

  • Spider

    For what other reason is the Black Caucus supporting Holder other than the fact that he is Balck? Why did Colon Powell (a staunch conservative) support Obama? Isn't this the very definition of racism? This is just Jim Crow in reverse.

  • mrbean

    Non-Representation without Authorization. Dah attawnay genral beez a brutha, an weez no gontaw let dem cracka repuplicans do him comptemptable. yassah. yonowatahmsayon'

    • Ghostwriter

      Your "Amos n' Andy" routine is still unfunny. Nor is it enlightening in any meaningful sense. Not only THAT,it obscures any meaningful criticisms you might have.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    So a hundred Democrats walked out, great trick, charge Holder daily, now if they will only keep

  • pagegl

    Why haven't any of the leftists raised hell about the crimes against humanity that were probably aided and abetted by the fast and furious program?

    • Dennis Metz

      the left is all about murdering millions of people, they hate Israel and Jews and of course whites
      but they focus everything on one killing a po little black boy kilt by a awful white Hispanic. they have white christens tied over a barrell they use their christen against them. like a thief telling a law abiding citizen he can not check his house to see if he has the stolen goods. blacks love to preach hate an murder and so does Muslems and soon enough they will be one and the same

  • marios

    Couple days ago black gang's bullet killed one black seven year old girl in Chicago. Al Sharpton stirred the black mobs to innocent (I am sure by all evidences) Zimmerman because he was "white Spanish" but when each week blacks killed blacks and very often black kids it is OK for him. Rahm Emmanuel rethorically asked "Who raised you?" applying to black criminals. Who? Rahm Emmanuel himself, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Democratic party with their predators politic playing racial cards for decades, Republican party under Pres. Lincoln liberated black slaves but Democratic one slaved them trying to keep them be dependable to government, to fake reverend Al Sharpron, etc. We are witnesses of Great country degradation by all Democrats efforts.

  • hajid

    “political witch hunt”? come on "sharp split tongue", it's your word and where does it come form? That word didn't appear anywhere in this case except from you, unless you think Holder is a "witch", you won't use the word.
    After the left racists legalized murdering babies, legalize murdering others is not far from reality!

  • Dennis Metz

    IT'S ALL ABOUT RACE and the Congressional Black Caucus are the racists! After they walked out of the chamber without voting, which should not be allowed in the first place no matter what the vote is, they gathered together in front of the microphone. STRANGE IS IT THAT ONLY BLACK PERSONS WERE THERE? That's as sickening racist as it gets.

    that is all blacks can do we whites have given them everything , they have the black caucus to scare us and get their way millions of whites have been programmed to think that we owe them something for their color. but be honest what has being around blacks ever really done for whites? other than make our schools haven for bulling and raping little white girls and bulling everyone
    any sane person can see what has happen to large cities such as detroit and memphis where whites fled to get away from blacks they forced integration on us to no end if blacks hate whites so much why do they force integration. if you look at genetics you will quickly find find no matter what couple you match up black male withe woman or vice versa you get more blacks and democrats to have affirmative action. do you think that has any bearing on how someone choses a mate/?

  • Jim

    He who plays by the race card may get his clock cleaned by the race card.

    Calling some one a racist is slander.

    To slander or liable some one is an actionable offense for which a law suit is a proper remedy.

    He who points his finger and calls some one a racist has three finger pointing back at him and a thumb at god.

  • BFM

    What the Repub led Congress should do every single day while in session is open each day with a prayer and moment of silence in respect for Agent Brian Terry and Agent Zapata. Every day… forever, if necessary.

    They should announce that they will continue to do this every single day until those responsible persons in the Justice Dept are held accountable.

    Let the Dems cry racism and try to poo-poo that one…

  • Larry

    Sharpton has to keep stirring the race pot or he will be out of a job. Dems keep stirring the race pot to stir the blacks and gain sympathy for their party. They should realize the race card has about run it's course.

    • BS77

      IF Sharpton's IQ was one point lower, he would be a houseplant.

  • mrbean

    Yassah, awl dah lites dun be out in DC an awl dah bruthas an sistas fun SE goes tah shopping in dah dark. Yassah, and mugg dah white peoples beez easy pickins' cause dah ol fogies beez out on dar porches cause dah air condition beez off. Yassah, dis beez dah tim dah lootin and robbin whitey, yonowatahmsayin'…..metttt….metttt…..mettttt. Kzzzzzzzz..kzzzzzzzz.

    • Foolster41

      racism is not welcome here. People like you are only helping Holder and others prove their false point.

      • mrbean

        That is exactly what is going on in DC chump!

        • Foolster41

          People talking in silly stereotypical and racist accents?

  • amused

    Why ? Maybe on acounta they didn't aid and abett "crimes against humanity ". Maybe it's because they know that in Arizona anyone can buy a giun and transfer it to anyone with any risk of arrest ? Maybe because although it was a botched operation , no one actually sough to commit " a crime against humanity " [as the republican SCREEDS suggest ]. And maybe you see it that way simply because you got rocks in your head ….yea that's it .

  • _MUNG_

    At this point, I advocate for Holder to be sodomized! He has repeated refused to obey his boss, the people of the USA. Are we going to sit iddly by and let these ********** rape our nation? The thing about Holder is that he does not even think he is in the wrong! He thinks because he is the first black atty gen, that no one can touch him. I never really cared about Obama rerligion because he is on trial all the time and every one knows what he is up to. The Holders of the world fly under the radar. no one knows who he is except smart conservatives here and on sites like free republic. I am pretty sure Holder is a muslim, which explains his natural tendancy to be a tyrant! He should be trown in jail and let the worst of the worst have their day with him. ha!

  • Jim_C

    So, who wants to bet this turns out to be a charming little exercise in political kabuki rather than a substantial scandal that will "rock" Eric Holder? Anyone? I'll be happy to come back and admit I was wrong.