TAPPER: You’ve said we’re a nation of cowards because we don’t talk
freely and openly about race. So in that spirit, let me give it a
shot. Do you think the Arizona immigration law is racist?
HOLDER: Well, I don’t think it’s necessarily a good idea…
TAPPER: Do you think it’s racist?
HOLDER: I don’t think it’s racist in its motivation…
What’s annoying is that he’s so bloody rare for doing this.
At any rate, it is nice to see that Attorney General Holder reads Rasmussen, which put out a poll yesterday that clearly had a say in crafting Holder’s response:
Fifty-five percent (55%) of Colorado voters favor a law like the one just adopted in Arizona that authorizes local police to stop individuals they suspect of being illegal immigrants, according to a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state. Thirty-five percent (35%) oppose such a law.
But also as is found nationally, 55% of voters in Colorado are at least somewhat concerned that this intensified effort to identify and deport illegal immigrants will end up violating the rights of some U.S. citizens. Forty-three percent (43%) do not share this concern. This includes 33% who are Very Concerned and 20% who are Not At All Concerned.
And if you’re a Left-leaner who is currently fuming over the fact that the White House is trampling all over your nice, dirty narrative, I say this unto you: welcome to the permanent campaign!
*I encourage everybody to read AG Holder’s comments in full.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.