Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Holder Says U.S. a "Nation of Cowards" about Race; Let's Start With a Moratorium on Democrats Calling Republicans Racist

Democrat Obama's controversial new Historic First Black Attorney General Eric Holder has opened his mouth.

The Associated Press today reports (link) that "[i]n a speech to Justice Department employees marking Black History Month, Holder said '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.'"

We've seen so many Democrats, black and white, time and time again shout "racist" at anyone who disagrees with them or offends them, whether it's about illegal immigration, welfare reform, teenage unmarried mothers, crime rates among young black men, the federal budget, rational mortgage lending standards, educational standards reform, school vouchers, seeing a co-worker with a book about the evils of the KKK that happens to mention the KKK in its title, under-representation of blacks in sports (other than in those sports where blacks are overrepresented), etc., etc., etc.

Here's an example, just from today (link). John Hinderaker at PowerLine reports:
Today's silliest controversy relates to this cartoon in today's New York Post, in which Sean Delonas uses the bizarre case of the crazed chimpanzee who attacked a woman and had to be shot to comment harshly on the Democrats' "stimulus" package. Readers of the Huffington Post and--who else?--Al Sharpton construe the cartoon as a possibly racist attack on President Obama. Civil rights activist Al Sharpton called the cartoon "troubling at best given the historic racist attacks of African-Americans as being synonymous with monkeys." ... A story about the cartoon on the liberal-leaning Huffington Post Web site drew hundreds of reader responses, many calling the cartoon racist and insensitive. Sam Stein, a columnist for the site, wrote that "at its most benign, the cartoon suggests that the stimulus bill was so bad, monkeys may as well have written it. Most provocatively, it compares the president to a rabid chimp. Either way, the incorporation of violence and (on a darker level) race into politics is bound to be controversial." There are several problems with this critique. Most obviously, Obama didn't write the "stimulus" bill. If anyone is being called a chimp, it is Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Beyond that, one can only marvel at the Democrats' new concern for civility in political discourse. After all, while this cartoon had nothing to do with Obama, we do have a lot of experience with people referring to a President of the United States as a "chimp." That was President Bush, of course, for whom "chimp" was one of the liberals' favorite epithets…. Graphic depictions of President Bush as a chimpanzee were legion….
Yes, by all means, we should speak frankly, honestly, and fairly on all issues, including those that might touch on race. But Holder, apparently, thinks all this "racist" invective has nothing at all to do with a reluctance he might sense in some white peoples' speech. Holder thinks he has the moral high-ground, but this is same Holder, of course, who, among other things, orchestrated the disgraceful, detestable Clinton pardons of terrorists for political gain among Puerto Rican voters. What an ass.

John M Greco