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July 13, 2014 - 2:14 pm

Attorney General Eric Holder told ABC News that “vehemence” in opposing the president and his policies is indicative of racism.

In other words, it’s OK to oppose the president. Just don’t do it too intensely if you want to avoid the racist tag.

The Hill:

“There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Holder told ABC. “You know, people talking about taking their country back. … There’s a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there’s a racial animus.”

Holder said the nation is in “a fundamentally better place than we were 50 years ago.”

“We’ve made lots of progress,” he said. “I sit here as the first African-American attorney general, serving the first African-American president of the United States. And that has to show that we have made a great deal of progress.

“But there’s still more we have to travel along this road so we get to the place that is consistent with our founding ideals,” he said.

He also stood by his controversial comments made during Obama’s first year in office, in which he said the U.S. was a “nation of cowards” when it comes to race.

“I wouldn’t walk away from that speech,” Holder said. “I think we are still a nation that is too afraid to confront racial issues,” rarely engaging “one another across the color line [to] talk about racial issues.”

The attorney general also pointed to Republican efforts to enact stricter voter ID laws in southern States as evidence that more needed to be done to protect minority rights. Republicans have maintained the efforts are designed to prevent voter fraud, while Democrats say instances of fraud are exceedingly rare, and far outpaced by the minority population that does not have identification that would be unable to vote.

Holder called the laws “political efforts” designed to make it “more difficult” for “groups that are not supportive of those in power” to “have access to the ballot.”

“Who is disproportionately impacted by them? Young people, African Americans, Hispanics, older people, people who, for whatever reason, aren’t necessarily supportive of the Republican Party,” Holder said, adding that “this notion that there is widespread in-person voter fraud is simply belied by the facts.”

It takes a truly self-absorbed man to think that the level of emotion engendered by opposition to public policies is somehow indicative of race hatred. But from Holder’s point of view, it makes perfect sense. Obviously, the president’s policies are good for the country. Obviously, the only reason to oppose them is because you don’t like the president’s race. Obviously, the madder you are at the president, the bigger the racist you are.

Obviously.

Holder’s delusions about the opposition have been exposed before, as evidenced by his repeated contentions that voter ID laws are meant to suppress the black vote. But to define racism as a measurement of how strenuously the opposition opposes his policies is absurd beyond belief. If passionate opposition is to be an indicator of one’s tolerance for other races, what does that say about blacks who go off the deep end when opposing the policies of a white politician?

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in nearly six years of having Eric Holder as attorney general, it’s his racial double standards. That last question is moot.

So the next time you go to a demonstration against President Obama, please remember to keep your emotions in check. And don’t scowl too much. And don’t scream too loud.

Be nice. Our AG will thank you for it.

Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.
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Holder's portrait on DrudgeReport reveals what a truly creepy man he is. And, I believe, he really believes that stuff. He is a true believer. This is very bad for the US of A.
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It's not racism; if Hussein and Holder were Swedes, they'd still be worthless scum.
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Yeah, we know. White people, tens of millions of them, are racists, cuz Holder reads minds. It's never occurred to that dingbat how easily he accepts the idea of racial cultural failure when it comes to whites as much as he decrees the same racial cultural failure an impossibility when it comes to blacks. That's not a logical mind, but one of a racial bigot and a moron.
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Strange how Holder never equates opposition to Obamas policies as having anything to do with the policies.
Something about that mans brain just isn't working right.
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When you have zero integrity, the race card is all you have left.
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I certainly recall Holder claiming that criticism of George W. Bush from "his people" was the result of racism. Yeah, I remember that throughout the 2001-2008 period.
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To be honest, I paid so little attention to any of obutthead's appointees that I did not realize that holder was black. It wasn't until I started hearing so much BS from the twerp that I started paying any attention at all.
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Holder is a coward. If he believes any particular members of Congress or other prominent Americans are acting against him and Obama because of racism, he should provide their names and provide proof of his claims. If he is not willing to do that, he should stop making groundless accusations. Yes, there are many individual Americans who are racists—black, white, and Hispanic—but they are not on the national stage and are not able to affect any government agenda.
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Basically, no matter what color you are, you better shut up while we take away all your other civil rights.

And stop complaining, we know what is better for you racists who object to Pelosi and Reid.
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What does one expect from this piece of trash--he cannot defend so he uses the eternal race card. Getting old Holder, your words have no value; your integrity has no value; your priorities have no value. The ones who are racist here is you and your sidekick POS thug POTUS.
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Holder is also delusional about who holds power in this country. He claims to be concerned about giving a voice to “groups that are not supportive of those in power” -- as though he doesn't know who controls the presidency, the Senate, the bureaucracy, the media, the education establishment, etc.

In fact Holder and his ilk are abusing the power in their hands to attack and suppress and silence "groups that are not supportive of those in power."
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No, Mr Holder. YOUR ASSUMPTION that opposition to Obama's policies is racism (assuming that we oppose because of the color of his skin) is a racist fundamental assumption.
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It seems they are mind readers on the left. In the Florida 2000 Presidential election they knew which candidate the voter meant. Even if the voter didn't vote for either. Amazing!
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In many cases the voter ostensibly voted for two candidates for president -- but only for the Republican in down-ticket races. The physical and statistical evidence adds up to a scenario of political operatives taking large bunches of ballots and overpunching them for Gore; and/or taking large bunches of blank ballots and punching many at once, thus ending up with all those dimpled and hanging chads.
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“I sit here as the first African-American attorney general, serving the first African-American president"
That says it all, serving the president, not the people!
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