One high-level member of the Obama Administration has had enough. Attorney General Eric Holder has begun calling these attitudes for what they appear to be. Holder has also started to push back.
On April 8, while testifying before a House panel, Holder took on Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas. Gohmert took a dig at Holder’s past contempt of Congress charge stemming from the Fast & Furious operation.
Holder, like most of us does not appreciate cheap shots dredging up the past. He warned Gohmert he was on shaky ground.
Gohmert “I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight.”
Holder: “You don’t want to go there, buddy. You don’t want to go there, OK?” “You should not assume that that is not a big deal to me,” Holder added, pointing a finger toward the congressman. “I think it was inappropriate. I think it was unjust. But never think that was not a big deal to me. Don’t ever think that.”
Gohmert was persistent. “There have been no indications that it was a big deal, because your department has still not been forthcoming in producing the documents that were the subject of the contempt, I don’t need lectures from you about contempt.”
“And I don’t need lectures from you either.” Holder responded.
Holder was apparently so agitated he could not sleep it off.
The next day in New York During a speech at a National Action Network event, Holder referred to the previous experience with Congressman Gohmert. Holder revisited the treatment of himself and the Obama Administration as a whole.
“Forget about me [specifically]. Look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee.” Holder told the crowd.
“What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?”
Answer: Only you Mr. Holder, and Barack Obama.
Mainstream media outlets have tapped danced around the difference between this administration and those of the past. That difference that is hard to ignore. To be honest, race is the only difference between this administration and those before it.
While the Obama Administration is not over run with minorities, the major players are Black. The mere fact that the head honcho is Black has never sat well with a lot of folks.
The irony of a Black President magnifying racism instead of transcending it is a truism that pipe dreamers pretend does not exist. Well it is as real as the transparent air we all breathe.
Every since the Administration’s inception in 2009 there has been some entities, such as Congress to name one, and a myriad of groups and people hell bent on stripping the key players in the Obama Administration of the power that would make them effective at their respective positions. There continues to be threats of violence, calls for impeachment, and blatant incompetency by some of the administration’s own entities. The behavior of some Secret Service agents on several occasions makes one wonder about their embedded attitude toward this President. The misfires Obamacare encountered were so wrought with incompetency, for a while that incompetency screamed sabotage. How about the Governors across the country that are defying the law by not snubbing Obamacare? Yes those Governors.
The first lady, and the Obama girls have been the blunt of disrespectful and hate laced rhetoric. History cannot produce another President’s wife and kids that have been the source of such cruelty and hatred. There are those that will attack anything Obama centric or related. Moreover, they attack it without a reason.
Even the dictionaries get in on defying the fact Obamacare is a reality. I can’t speak for them all, but some still suggest it’s two words while some suggest its one word. GOP and opposing antagonists will embrace this inconsistency as a suggestion that it is neither, because it is not working.
If anyone that thinks the color of the President is not an issue, is not being realistic. – Charles Rangel
That folks, says it all. I rest my case.