Eric Holder

Holder: Obama and I Are Being Criticized Because We’re Black

By on 7.14.14 | 3:13PM

In a stunning statement, Attorney General Eric Holder told ABC News over the weekend:

“There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Mr. Holder told ABC News. “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.”

Eric Holder is the first black attorney general serving under the first black president. He went on to defend controversial remarks he made in a speech during his first year in that position:

Mr. Holder also dug down in his comments he made years ago when he called the United States a “nation of cowards” on race, The Hill reported.

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Holder Speaks at Segregated School

By 5.20.14

On Saturday last, the attorney general of the United States spoke at a segregated school. He spoke, without a trace of irony, as the nation celebrated the 60th anniversary of Brown v. The Board of Education, which, to quote the Washington Post, “ended — legally at least — racial segregation in public education.”

Meanwhile, out in Topeka, Kansas — whence the Brown case originated — First Lady Michelle Obama participated in a Brown celebration by lamenting exactly the kind of school at which Holder was speaking. “Many young people in America,” said the first lady, “are going to school with kids who look just like them.” Certainly that was true where Holder spoke: The student body, according to a report in Forbes magazine, being 87 percent black. Just 1.8 percent of the student body is white, with the remainder divided among Latinos, Asians, and Native Americans.

And what was it the attorney general said? Again according to the Post: 

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Just Stay Home, Michelle and Eric

By on 4.24.14 | 2:58PM

In a span of less than two hours, we have two delicious news stories of similar flavor:

Michelle Obama scraps graduation speech after protests

Holder cancels speech, appearance in OKC amid angry protests

Isn't it wonderful to finally hear of protests against prominent liberals coming to speak at schools and elsewhere?

I realize that the opposition to Mrs. Obama wasn't political as much as logistical, but it's still great to see someone tell her "no, thanks."

And as for Eric Holder, he should be the subject of his own organization's investigation rather than running the place.

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Eric Holder Oversteps

By on 4.11.14 | 11:51AM

Eric Holder has overstepped his boundaries and the U.S. Sentencing Commission is not pleased.

Last month Holder was invited to the Commission’s meeting regarding a proposed amendment to reduce drug trafficking sentences by two levels. The Commission was not informed, however, that the night before their meeting at around 11 p.m., Holder had already acted.

“[Holder] ordered all of the assistant U.S. attorneys…to argue for the two level reduction…before the commission had acted and before Congress had the opportunity to vote,” Commissioner Ricardo Hinojosa said.

Although the Commission passed the amendment unanimously, Hinojosa said he was “surprised at the attorney general’s steps taken to deal with this reduction outside the legal system.”

Hinojosa explained that the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 gives the Commission the right to suggest and pass sentencing guidelines or amendments to existing guidelines for Congress. Then, Congress has the legal right to discuss, alter, or vote down said suggestions.

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Let’s Join Forces With Eric Holder

By on 3.13.14 | 12:16PM

When it comes to prison reform, Eric Holder might just have a point. Skeptical? Read these two quotes:

You want to talk about real conservative governance? Shut prisons down. Save that money. Stop the recidivism rates—lower them. That’s what can happen with these drug courts.

This overreliance on incarceration is not just financially unsustainable, it comes with human and moral costs that are impossible to calculate.

The first quote comes from Republican Governor Rick Perry, and the second from Attorney General Eric Holder.

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Eric Holder’s Arizona

By 2.27.14

Eric Holder’s liberal chickens are coming home to roost in Arizona. And in a West Hollywood gay bar. The Los Angeles Times is helping. While a Harvard student demands an end to academic freedom. All of this in the name of the religion of liberalism.

Let’s start with the attorney general of the United States, who has made it abundantly clear that a state attorney general who doesn’t like his or her state’s gay marriage law doesn’t have to enforce it.

Fox News reported Holder’s decision this way:

Attorney General Eric Holder has given the nod to his state counterparts that they do not have to defend laws against constitutional court challenges if they consider them discriminatory — effectively giving the green light for states to stop defending bans on gay marriage.

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