What a despicable creature our new Attorney General is [emphasis mine]:
"Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards," said Holder, nation's first black attorney general.
Race issues continue to be a topic of political discussion, Holder said, but "we, as average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race."
"It is an issue we have never been at ease with and, given our nation's history, this is in some ways understandable," Holder said. "If we are to make progress in this area, we must feel comfortable enough with one another and tolerant enough of each other to have frank conversations about the racial matters that continue to divide us."
You know, I have a few suggestions where Mr. Holder can put his opinions, and none of them would be too kind, and might not be looked too kindly upon here.
Here was Holder's "inspiration" for why he believes Americans are cowards:
Holder cited that speech [on race relations] by Obama [last year] as part of the motivation for his words Wednesday, saying Americans need to overcome an ingrained inhibition against talking about race.
I reviewed that speech last year, the one where he "threw grandma under the bus" and didn't end his association with the abominably racist Rev. Jeremiah Wright (that came later). I found that speech remarkably hollow, full of superficial platitudes and demogoguery. And it made me angry when Obama played the race card last year when his poll numbers were falling at the end of June ("And did I mention he was black?") and July ('He doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.'").
Bill Kristol observed:
The only part of the speech that made me shudder was this sentence: “But race is an issue that I believe this nation cannot afford to ignore right now.”
He also made this prescient statement [emphasis mine]:
But we won’t make progress if we now have to endure a din of race talk that will do more to divide us than to unite us, and more to confuse than to clarify.
The American people have seen for years the grievance-mongers, Jesse Jackson, Sr., Al Sharpton, ACORN, along with outright racists like Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, and the New Black Panther Party, who have done much to damage race relations, and do so without any ramifications (Wright is still never referred to as a racist by the mainstream media). Obama himself used the race card during the campaign, and was never called for doing so.
Now we have the Attorney General, someone whose own record isn't clean when it comes to enforcing the law, daring to chastise all of the American people, the vast majority of which have long since worked together well in the business world, regardless of race, for what, not hanging out together? What's he going to implement, forced integration? Make all of us talk about it?
It's bad enough Holder was too stupid to actually understand the law when he recommended Marc Rich be pardoned for tax evasion. Now he's just being a specious jerk. As Kristol mentioned, all it does is continue to divide us.