Holder Says Civil Rights ‘Under Renewed Threat’ From Conservatives


In an address to the National Council of La Raza convention in Las Vegas on Saturday, Attorney General Eric Holder told the Hispanic advocacy group that the gains of the Civil Rights era were coming “under renewed threat,” and touted the administration’s efforts in protecting the rights of minority groups and immigrants.

“Many of you know this firsthand – and have felt the impact of division, and even discrimination, in your own lives,” said Holder in his address, according to prepared remarks released by the Justice Department.”

The attorney general pledged that the civil rights advocacy group would “never have a more committed partner than the United States Department of Justice” and touted the administration’s record on those issues.

In particular, Holder highlighted the Supreme Court’s ruling last week striking down much of Arizona’s law targeting illegal immigration.

In a 5-3 ruling, the court rejected most provisions of the law, but let stand a key measure allowing police to check the legal status of those stopped on suspicion of committing unrelated offenses.




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199 comments on “Holder Says Civil Rights ‘Under Renewed Threat’ From Conservatives
  1. ElizabethMC says:

    Here in liberal Massachusetts, you have to prove you’re a resident of this state to apply for private insurance.,,,and I mean with DOCUMENTS.
    How do liberals determine that it should be more onerous to obtain basic health insurance than it is to vote?
    Liberals know this is all about the allowing of illegal voting. That’s the only way they can win.

    • Victor Magilke says:

      You are right on Elizabeth. We are required to show an ID for everything in our state. Particularly anything state or government related.

  2. Noob says:

    The rights of God fearing white people are under attack by Holder.

    • Victor Magilke says:

      Eric Holders comment, ” white Americans can’t complain about discrimination, they haven’t suffered enough,” is abominable.

  3. Noob says:

    Actually, you Holder, and your queer buddy Obama are the dividers of this great nation.

    • Victor Magilke says:

      You are on the money on the queers, Noob. What a disgusting President and Attorney General we have. They speak of civil rights. They are the violaters of civil rights for white Americans. Eric Holders comment, ” white Americans can’t complain about discrimination, they haven’t suffered enough,” is abominable.

  4. mcdonald says:

    Eat it, Holder. You are such an arrogant A—H—-. And, we can thank the idiot prez. (no capital letters for this fool) and the Democratic Congress for allowing you to cheat, lie and steal from the American citizens.

  5. AmericaFirst says:

    Is this the best you can come up with? Hey you baby killers….where’s the civil rights for the 50 million babies you libtruds murdered.

    • chas says:

      Yeah amen to that!! And if we do not get this false health care repealed immediately 50 million of us elderly will be euthanized under the same idealogy that the do gooder bleeding hearts have had over womens rights. These globalists already are trying to figure out a way to reduce the world population to their standards of excellence. And those standards of theirs have no place for a great Nation like America (hopefully still is)
      I cannot understand how a democrat can sit in a Christian Church knowing what The Democrat Party has done to God’s Commandments
      Jimmy Carter comes to mind. Of course he graduated from the Naval Academy and then as President nearly destroyed our defense capabilities. Go figure —-these liberals are mentally deranged.

  6. Rights of American Voters are Under Attack by Eric Holder! He wants non Americans to be able to vote, by not having Voter ID. He does not what dead voters purged from voter registration list, so they can be resurrected from the Dead and Vote! He is diluting our votes by doing so! You have to show ID to buy liquor, get a drivers license, buy cigarettes, board a plane and for many more reasons, less important than insuring the integrity of our Elections! Eric Holder needs to be impeached or voted out of office along with Obama in 2012! He is a disgrace to the Important Position he holds!

    • Doris says:

      Add to the list of things that require a photo ID: LOOK at a model apartment that you are considering renting!!!!!!!!! My spouse & I just went to look for an apt. for our son who is returning to the U.S. – and, in order to even LOOK at a model to see if it met his needs, we had to produce a photo ID. Shocked me, since I hadn’t looked for an apt in at least 25 years, BUT, it makes the Dumocrats looks even MORE ridiculous to say that having a photo ID is to burdensome for one who wants to vote!!!! You can’t LIVE in this country without a photo ID!

      • blaineiac says:

        Yes you can, if you’re an illegal alien and live off the grid and under the radar. That’s why the “progressive” dems want them to vote w/o ID – they can vote early and vote often, and dream of getting the free handouts and green cards the “crooks” in government promised them! (and keep dems in power forever, God help us!)

        • An American says:

          I had to show a picture ID to recycle a “bag of tin cans” at the Recycle Center!! I couldn’t believe the one, but I have nothing to hide so no problem. Regarding the Illegal Immigrants,they are why every State is going Bankrupt! California alone pays out around 6 billion dollars a year to support these people. That is WRONG. But your right, the corrupt Dumocrats stay in office by giving the Illegals everything so they can buy their vote. We have to STOP them. Its too bad we have to wait until November.

        • Dor says:

          The 50% of us that pay taxes are being ripped off to the tune of 338 BILLION dollars per year, and that number will continue to rise as they continue to keep flowing across the border and reproducing at their current rate.

    • Dan Williams says:

      We have one last chance in November Cousin Jerry!

    • Sparky says says:

      Holder wasn’t elected O baaama appointed him along with the rest of the czars

    • Carrie says:

      AMEN to that! That man has got to go, he is bad, bad, bad news! I know for a fact that illegal immigrants use id’s from deceased people. I caught employees doing that and of course when I confronted them about it, they never came back to work again. Holder is just trying to make sure Obama has every vote he can get , legal or not. Shows you what kind of President we have. Great example for a leader of such a great nation:(

  7. jong says:

    I guess Holder forgot that the Court upheld the heart of the matter. And if it was such a defeat for Arizona why did Obama have a temper tantrum about it

    • Doris says:

      Jong – DumBO has temper tantrum’s all the time. He fried his brain on THC and has the emotional stability of a 2 year old!

  8. Doc says:

    Holder, obummer, piglosi and their ilk are the biggest threat to freedom this country has ever seen. The soonest they are removed from office the better.

    • oldcoyote says:

      They are doing exactly what they are told to do by their zionist puppetmasters.

      • wayne74467 says:

        Anti-semetic troll.

      • Mike6 says:

        Did you know that Eleanor Roosevelt visited the Red training camps in the South that trained the civil rights workers? Later they trained the Alinsky community agitators like Obama and were partly funded by the American Communist Party.
        I don’t know if Eleanor was a closet pinko or just a victim of FDR’s womenizing. In his last days, President Roosevelt was in bed with the beautiful Luca Page Mercer and not his wife, and poor Eleanor was told about his death only after Lucy had gone home.

    • An American says:

      It looks like you can now add Justice Roberts to that list. These people will go down in history in SHAME for the BETRAYAL of the TRUST we the American people gave them.

      • Rachel Guess says:

        Actually, after having read several articles on the opinions of the SCOTUS ObamaTAX, I think Roberts is getting a bad wrap.

        The majority opinion states that the ONLY way Obamacare is Constitutional is IF it is a TAX, however Roberts also states that just because it IS a TAX, does not make it Constitutional. With this comment, Robert’s is waving a giant red flag and saying PAY ATTENTION PEOPLE!!!

        With this decision Roberts has accomplished three things:

        1. He has limited the scope of federal powers under the Commerce Clause, which liberals have been claiming for years to be unlimited, and
        2. He is CLEARLY telling us that Obamacare is an UNConstitutional TAX. He is doing it in the only way he can because as a SCOTUS Chief Justice he is required to be unbiased, but he is clearly stating that there are legal grounds to challenge the ObamaTAX.
        3. He expanded taxation powers to include taxing for NOT doing something, which I believe he knows is well beyond the scope of Constitutional taxing powers (ie taxation without representation) and he is even hinting that it should be challenged in a court of law.

        Article 1 Section 7 REQUIRES THAT ALL TAXES ORIGINATE IN THE HOUSE. Since SCOTUS has said that either it is a TAX or it is UNConstitutional, even though King Obama keeps saying otherwise, it is a TAX. However the ObamaTAX bill ORIGINATED IN THE SENATE, IN VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITUTION AND IS A USURPATION OF CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORITY.

        Justice Roberts is TELLING us that the ObamaTAX is illegal and that if it is ever applied it should be challenged in a court of law. It should be an easy win to have the ObamaTAX overturned if it ever gets that far.

        • Honeyjdy says:

          They are just nuts!!! Trying to divert everyone attention so they may not pay attention to what is really going on.

        • GW says:

          Reading the messages I received, I do feel the Chief Justice had a strategic plan, and I HOPE it works.

        • budman says:

          Rachel: Oh, I have been paying attention and you need to understand what Robert’s did was kick the can down the road and violated his oath of office. Robert’s did not have the authority to change the wording from penalty to tax. That is the Job of Congress and what he did was judicial activism.
          He quite possibly thought he was being clever in placing the burden of repeal back on the Congress if he believed some parts should remain.
          What the Supreme Court was aware of and hinted at by Justice Ginsberg was Congress failed to insert the clause in the Health Care Bill to the effect “if any part of the bill is ruled unconstitutional, the other parts
          remain”. Therefore, it was ruled constitutional by changing one word
          and they violated the law. The Supreme Court can only rule on the merits and cannot change wording to suit the ruling. Their only option was to rule it unconstitutional. This was clearly a shameful action by the Supreme Court.

        • I think he did this to avoid the riots in the streets that Obama wanted, and deprived him of his opportunity to declare martial law. Now he is busy defending his “new taxes” that will fall mostly on the middle class. I think Roberts knew he was delivering a hot potato to Obama, probably too hot for him to handle. I think what he did borders on genius.

        • June Gagnon says:

          Chief Justice Roberts is also telling US – -we got “what we voted for” and WE CAN CHANGE IT!

      • MidnightDStroyer says:

        Even Benedict Arnold’s reputation doesn’t even come as a close rival to these radicals…

      • Any more of this BS and we wont have a history, we will just be history.

  9. rayray says:

    What a lying POS this guy is. He needs to be impeached and/or thrown in jail.

    • exbuckeye says:

      Maybe we could get him to take a vacation in Mexico and one of the drug
      cartel (with a ‘US Govt. fast and furious’ gift will solve our problems for us!!
      Take the big o along with him.

      • REVDR says:

        lol One can only dream. That is what I call poetic justice, sweet.

      • Joeboxer says:

        A friend of mine says, “Don’t look for justice this side of heaven.” But I want to see justice meted out while I”m still alive, and I want justice brought to all the thugs and criminals in O’Bumble’s house of cards. It would be sweet to see them in leg irons….all of them.

      • Truegrit says:

        Cant we just let John Hinckley out of prison and give him some of those left over guns from operation Fast & Furious……..

    • What we al realy need to pay attention to is that he is speaking at a national la razza convention. Thats some scary crap right there. They are worse than the black panthers cause they hide behind a sweet smile while they cook your tacos. At least the black panthers will come out and say it boldly that they hate whitey so they are a notorious enemy. These la razza’s are back stabbing snakes. Go to your local mexican chamber of commerce meeting and see how many you have there.

  10. we the people who are the real government,expected you holdup the head racist and your racist boss ovomit/devil.are the real threat to we the people,you can try to divide and conquer,but mr head racist,it won,t work,we the people see right thru you racist talk.you and your ineligible communist boss.are about as low as scum can be.god bless ron paul,sheriff joe and cold case posse,chuck norris,brian terry,you remember him mr racist holdup,he,s the border guard that got murdered under your watch,with fast and furious.brian terry and family,and all american veterans/citizens.one nation under god

  11. rwkwilliam says:

    Holder and Obama could not or would not tell the truth even if their life depended on it.

    • jb80538 says:

      Ther truth to them is what they say at the time.

      • tlc1532 says:

        Yes, and wait a second or two, and they will say the opposite of what they just said. Sheisters all!

        • colleenf says:

          Boy do ya’ll ever have it pegged right on!

        • Sparky says says:

          And they will claim they didn’t say it and blame it on George W.Bush who is much more American than the present Free loader in the white house

      • Rachel Guess says:

        Case in point would be the ObamaTax. From the very beginning he said it wasn’t a tax, however the administration’s lawyers successfully argued before the Supreme Court and it IS a TAX, and the Justices not only agreed but said it is ONLY Constitutional IF it IS a TAX. Now that the case has concluded, Odumbo et al are back to trying to claim that it is not a tax. Typical liberal mentality.

  12. FSHNT21 says:

    Seems this scumbag forgets (conveniently) that he’s tasked with upholding the Constitutional LAWS of this country and not just the one’s that his boss thinks will bring him more votes.
    Justice will be servied when he and his boss hear the jail door slamming behind them…

    • Tiger716 says:

      FSHNT21…you really think that’ll happen? I’d love to see it, for sure, but I just don’t think this DOJ has the brass ones to do what’s right. Those clowns’ll get away with it because of their race. We sure wouldn’t want to hold those poor black men accountable for their crimes. If you think that’s a racist remark, too bad. Its the truth and most people now know it.

  13. jbeach says:

    All American citizens benefit when the law is enforced and illegals of any nationality are brought to justice.

  14. coconuisse says:

    It sure is a good thing that this jester to the throne of Obama will do nothing to enforce any laws on the books UNLESS the crime APPEARS to involve a disturbance of his radical political beliefs, isn’t it?

  15. Joe Uzer says:

    The only “rights” that Holder is worried about are *his* “rights” to his cushy Federal job.
    Holder, obama, reid, pelosi, rangel, rockefeller, bloomberg, and all the rest of the socialists who want to destroy our republic need to be put out of office.
    I also suggest that all of them be stripped of their wealth and holdings then deported to one of the third-world socialist stinkhole countries that they seem to want the U.S.A. to be.