Holder Claims 'Fast and Furious' Criticisms are Racially Motivated

Buried in a recent New York Times profile of Attorney General Eric Holder is this revealing tidbit:

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.”

So, to sum up, the Justice Department willing gives thousands of guns to Mexican criminal gangs; this results in the deaths of two U.S. law enforcement agents (one of whom, Jaime Zapata, was Hispanic) and dozens of Mexican nationals; the Justice Department stonewalls and misleads in the ensuing investigations; and now Eric Holder claims that criticism of his conduct is fueled by racism? Right.

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66 comments on “Holder Claims 'Fast and Furious' Criticisms are Racially Motivated
  1. emjay98 says:

    Racism is truly the excuse overused by this black scoundrel (Eric Holder), trying to make himself the victim. That is a generalization to make anyone finding fault with Fast and Furious, rascist. It has nothing to do with skin color , but the dangerous actions taken by f this Attorney General. Our general population as well as the Mexican population, are the true victims in this lawless scheme. Arm the Mexican cartels!!!!! There can be no legitimate reason for this foolhardy venture.

  2. heylittlefox says:

    Psssst, hey Eric, the race card is as worn out as "but Bush!" You'd better find a new excuse.

  3. Eddie B says:

    My innocuous comment WOULDN'T go through……Who's in control of this site…HOLDER!?

  4. Eddie B says:

    OK….I'll try again….here goes…..IS THAT YOUR LAST CARD…. HOLDER?!?!

  5. David says:

    It amazes me that all these supposed "brilliant" intellectual over educated Ivy schooled "lawyers" keep getting into positions of authority. Dictating their self rightous elitist class warfare on the country from the bastions of liberal higher education. Only to be condensed and resort to playing the race card!

    • Doug Rodrigues says:

      That's the problem with Big Government: Too many liar….ahhh….lawyer politicians in position of making judgements. Holder functions as a politician for Obama and very little, if any, function as an AG prosecuting crime.

  6. SEAN MURRY says:

    Holder is full of it he knows what happen the crook should be on trial.

  7. Pete0097 says:

    Oh and like the media didn't go after Richard Nixon for the Watergate break in? I don't care about race, I want the most qualified person doing the job. Holder obviously must be one of the ones that were promoted DUE to race. Too bad he didn't go to my alma mater. They didn't lower their standards to admit anyone (not even rich alumni). Not enough smarts, no admission. Holder must be up against the ropes since he has to use the race card. Sooner or later, the truth will come out.

  8. Californian says:

    Holder seems has more trouble brewing, seems when he was an assistant US attorney in Oklahoma, he authorized the FBI to let Timothy Mcvay attain the chemicals for making his bomb that killed 169 innocent victims. It is now coming forth that Fast and Furious maybe another instance where he found his position to authorize an illegal government program that went terribly wrong.

  9. J J says:

    Why is the race card always used by this administration? They are perfect only in their own eyes and their arrogance will not let them see that they do make mistakes. And this was a really big one!!! I pity these guys when they stand before God and try to explain what they did.

  10. Kevlar Linc says:

    Years ago, when my grandfather caught me hypocritically calling my sister something for which I was just as guilty, he said: "It takes a thief to catch a thief!" Eric Holder can be justifiably accused of being a "racist" because of statements he has made and some of his actions as attorney general. That he is resorting to the race-card defense is shameful.

  11. guest says:

    Excepting obama is Kenyan-American???? lol but, hey, go for it Holder, after all you have a hyphenated label too. The rest of us are just Americans, legal, most US born.

  12. Kathy says:

    I agree with all of these posts. holder and obama are less than two-year olds when it comes to taking responsibility. I, too, am sick of that worn out excuse of racism. It seems they do the things they do just because they can claim racism even if their words and deeds are not only horrific, but bent on sending this country deeper into communism.

  13. guest says:

    obama and his crew certainly put the real "light" on these Ivy schools. Glad my son decided not to go to Harvard.

    • Doug Rodrigues says:

      Obama had an advantage: It's is suspected that Obama attended college as a Foreign Student, and that is the reason why he spends money to keep his records sealed.

  14. Tolhurst1941 says:

    I don't care what color he thinks he is; He needs to be fired immediately and tried for treason and lying. Race has nothing to do with one being a crook.
    Nothing like this would happen if we had an honorable President like Ron Paul in office.

  15. Scot says:

    Really?!? Just when we thought they beat the race card to death, Holder comes up with another one! So Holder, you and Obama can break the laws and deal in the most corrupt scandals in U.S. history, and the only reason you're being attacked is because of your skin color? Actually Holder and Obama, I believe it's just the opposite. I believe you've gotten away with murder due to your skin color, and now people are sick of it, and want both of you OUT! Evil can win battles, but in the end, good will win the war.