Eric Holder: Race-baiter
Published: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 8:55 p.m.
"Race-baiting” is “the act of using racially derisive language, actions or other forms of communication in order to anger or intimidate or coerce a person or group of people.”
Once upon a time in the United States, it was used by whites to incite blacks, whose incitement then was used as an excuse by whites to further oppress, attack and even kill them.
But in the modern era, the unsavory paradigm has turned even more perverted, too often employed by black “leaders” with black audiences to manufacture outrage against mythical oppression and discrimination.
Think of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Jeremiah Wright.
And think, too, of Eric Holder, the attorney general of the United States.
Speaking last week to delegates at the NAACP convention in Houston, Mr. Holder likened voter ID laws to “a poll tax” that takes America back to its Jim Crow days.
Never mind that free identification will be provided to any voter who doesn't have and/or can't afford it — and never mind that those still without IDs can cast provisional ballots — Holder says the Obama administration “will not allow political pretexts to disenfranchise American citizens of their most precious rights.”
Yet it is Holder who uses the political pretext of race-baiting to undermine the very franchise he's sworn to protect.
And yet again, Eric Holder shows his unworthiness for his position. So once again, we call on him to resign.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Pirates sign free agent pitcher Volquez
- Man who died in Spring Garden fire identified
- Pirates make inquiry into former Cy Young winner Johan Santana
- Starkey: NHL stuck in stone age
- Arizona officer living in U.S. illegally resigns
- McCutchen proposes to girlfriend on DeGeneres show
- Police: Driver fell unconscious before Seton Hill bus crash
- West Overton plans ‘Homestead Holiday’
- 30-year prisoner relieved to be free
- Norvelt to begin new holiday event
- Steelers defense’s rapid decline looks similar to that of Steel Curtain’s