COMMENTARY | Attorney General Eric Holder is a man of little shame. While politicking at the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), encouraging the members to “get out the vote” he issued an incredible warning, according to the Washington Examiner. Holder’s misguided progressive ideals apparently do not include and adherence to actual facts. During his address to the CBC, Holder employed the scare tactics so often used by President Barack Obama and warned the lawmakers that civil rights were under attack in America.
According to Holder’s comments republished by the Washington Examiner, there is a “drumbeat” of citizen concern that for the “first time in their lives” the successes of the civil rights movement “hang in the balance.” Perhaps First Lady Michelle Obama should have warned her pal that comments which include the phrase “for the first time in my life” can come back to bite the speaker in the fanny.
Holder followed the far-left party line and even insinuated racist motivation lurks behind South Carolina’s voter identification law. Only in the misguided minds of liberals could proving your identity be tantamount to racism. Presumably Holder does not accuse the checkout girl at his local grocery store of racial bias when he has to show his driver’s license to pay for his food by check. Part of Holder’s duties as a CBC guest speaker involved “educating” pastors on what they are permitted to say while pushing for a high black voter turnout, the Washington Examiner reports.
CBC Chair Emanuel Cleaver remarked during the event that President Barack Obama will garner 95 percent of the African American vote, according to MSNBC. Cleaver’s statements appear far more racially biased than a responsible voter identification law. It is beyond presumptuous to assume that black voters are incapable of intellectually reviewing each candidate’s vices and virtues and casting a ballot for the man who will steer the country onto a prosperous path. When Hillary Clinton was running against Obama in the Democratic primary, all female voters did not vote for her like mindless sheep simply because they shared the same type of reproductive organs.
The brainwashing of CBC members by Holder and Cleaver may not be as difficult a chore as one might imagine. A video clip published on The Daily Caller captured interviews with members who believed that fast and furious was a movie and not a recent national scandal which involved Holder.