You have to give Attorney General Eric Holder credit...I mean, here is the single most undistinguished person to ever hold the position of AG, a man who spent most of his career as little more than Bill Clinton's sock puppet, one of the few Americans who has set free dedicated terrorists to attack and kill more Americans, and he's telling us we're "a nation of cowards?" This from The Swamp:
Eric Holder, the nation's first African-American attorney general, addressed the employees of the Justice Department on the occasion of Black History Month today with an assessment that, on matters of race, America remains "essentially a nation of cowards,'' in some ways not much better than it looked 50 years ago.Hard to believe, huh? As an average American, I'd love to talk to A.G. Holder about race. Here's what I'd say: "We have a black President...there is one coward in the room, bubba, and it's you. Who arranged for rich boy Marc Rich to walk? Who drafted the paper to release the FALN terrorists, who didn't even ask for pardons? Who has spent his entire second-rate legal career trying to pretend the Second Amendment doesn't exist?" Hope and change...what a load of crap!
Look around the shopping mall on a Saturday, he suggested - one of the "race-protected cocoons'' where segregation persists.
Provocative words from the administration of the first African-American president, Barack Obama, one who campaigned not as a black man but as an agent of "change,'' yet who nonetheless presented the United States with an historic test - the election of a black president. During the campaign, Obama directly confronted the question of race with an address calling for fulfillment of that "more perfect union.''
"Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and I believe continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards," said Holder, a former federal judge whom Obama made the nation's chief law enforcement officer.
"We, as average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race,'' said Holder, urging people of all races to use Black History Month as a platform for honest discussion of racial matters, including disparities in health care, education and income.