When one hears the title US Attorney General, it should inspire trust, honor, and integrity. Unfortunately, as with many things associated with the current administration, traditional adjectives do not apply. What was billed as the “most transparent administration in history” has become the most racist debacle in recent history.
In only 3 years, the Obama administration has managed to propel racism to a level that harkens to the Civil Rights era. What started out as a meme on class warfare has quickly escalated to a race war with dire consequences. At the heart of the controversy is Attorney General Eric Holder.
Only 5 months into his new role under Barack Obama, Holder dismissed what should have been a default case against 3 members of the Black Panther party for voter intimidation. When told that dismissing the case was an assault on voting rights, Holder defended his actions by saying comparing the incident to earlier civil rights action “does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line, who risked all, for my people”. Instead of applying the law equally to all, Holder took it upon himself to dismiss the case against “his people”.
Soon to follow would be lawsuits against South Carolina and Texas for their new voter ID laws. When defending his actions against the 2 states, Holder claimed the law would “disenfranchise minority voters”. There are currently 14 states with voter ID laws on the books. Will Holder sue all of them?
Earlier this year, at a meeting hosted by 100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc., Holder attacked school administrators for disciplining students on the basis of race. The Daily Caller reports that Holder’s claim of racial disparity in school discipline was based on statistics pulled from a flawed study, statistics Holder manipulated to fuel another story on the mistreatment of minorities.
The latest race-based incident involves the shooting of a black teenager, Trayvon Martin. In addition to Obama wading into the fray by stating Trayvon “could be my son”, the case has been tried in the court of public opinion by both traditional and social media with no respect to due process. The New Black Panther Party has escalated the race war by putting a bounty on the other party in the tragic incident, George Zimmerman. While the special prosecutor tries to determine the facts of the case, Holder remains silent as the militant NBBP publicly touts a reward for Zimmerman, “dead or alive”. Spike Lee added to the hysteria by tweeting an incorrect address for Zimmerman’s parents, forcing an elderly couple to temporarily leave their home in fear. Numerous death threats against Zimmerman are easily found on social media outlets Twitter and Facebook, with no apparent consequences. Where is Holder??
There are additional incidents of improper and possibly illegal dealings within Holder’s Department of Justice, and the examples listed above only capture Holder’s racist behavior during his current tenure. Whether they rise to an impeachable offense can only be determined by Congress. They do serve as a clear reminder that Eric Holder has the responsibility to be a just and fair Attorney General for ALL Americans, not just “his people”.