But this latest attempt to smear AG Holder is as amusing as the rest of the revelations from this crew. They have video of then US Attorney Holder in 1995 (serving the District of Columbia) making a speech about his thoughts on how to curb gun violence amongst young people.
Holder was addressing the Woman's National Democratic Club. In his remarks, broadcast by CSPAN 2, he explained that he intended to use anti-smoking campaigns as his model to "change the hearts and minds of people in Washington, DC" about guns.
"What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that's not cool, that it's not acceptable, it's not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we changed our attitudes about cigarettes."
So he wasn't talking about a government intrusion into constitutional rights. He was talking about affecting the culture that makes it cool to carry and use guns on the streets of D.C. Of course this crew uses the scary word "brainwashing" to describe what Holder is suggesting. Its as if that were something bad. One is left with the idea that young black people in Washington D.C. killing each other is something these folks would rather not see impeded. I know that's harsh, but what else do we make of this kind of nonsense?
In the end I am once again encouraged to hear about the history of wisdom and commitment coming from people in the Obama administration. Our Attorney General has been fighting the good fight on these issues for decades.