Sunday, June 17, 2012

Why I'll CONTINUE to have AG Holder's back

Immediately following the 2010 midterms when Republicans gained a majority in the House, I started the page up at the top of this blog titled DOJ Watch after writing an article titled Why I'll have Attorney General Eric Holder's back. In it I cited a prophetic New York Times article.
When the Obama administration wakes up next month to a divided capital, no cabinet member will be facing a more miserable prospect of oversight hearings and subpoenas than Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr...

Mr. Holder is a particularly juicy target because he presides over issues that have served as recurrent fodder for political controversy — including using the criminal justice system for terrorism cases, and federal enforcement of civil rights and immigration laws.
Of course that prediction has come true. AG Holder is now facing the possibility of contempt charges from Rep. Issa's committee and the blog The Daily Caller (yes, the same one that is now praising their reporter for his disrespect towards the President) has made it their mission to bring down the Attorney General.

For weeks now I've been thinking I should write something about all this. But honestly, getting into the content of all the crap that's being thrown around is just something I haven't been interested in doing. Part of me is feeling guilty though because this man deserves defending.

Today I found the answer to that dilemma in a blog post by Brown Man titled Senatory Cornyn, Eric Holder is Not Your Nigger (I'll apologize now for the language - but sometimes these kinds of words speak the truth).
Eric Holder is not your nigger.

He is not going to play the role of the servile coon you and your ilk fantasize about, not going to bow or scrape or say “yassa Boss”, and he damn sure isn’t going to smile in your face and tell you what you want to hear. This man has testified NINE MOTHERFUCKING TIMES ON THE SAME MOTHERFUCKING TOPIC and you chump change, "wish this were Whitewater" motherfuckers want to act like Holder is holding out on you?

Eric Holder is not your nigger.

He is a grown ass man who has probably forgotten more shit than you and the top five members of your staff combined can remember, but you wouldn’t know that, because you can’t believe that even now black people who rise to the top in America have to know their shit backwards and forwards. Unfortunately for you, the shit he knows backwards and forwards is the law of the land, the same one you have to obey like everybody else. So what is this about, really? Because from where I sit, and white folks with good sense sit, and every Latino in the country who is not motherfucking Cuban sits, this looks like you can't make the president do what you want, so you will abuse your subpoena authority with the next ranking black man in the Obama administration.
Yep, that about nails it. To give these allegations any time or thought misses the point that is being made here.  Not only is AG Holder pushing every button these people have on voting rights, civil rights, and immigration...he's the "next ranking black man in the Obama administration." That, my friends, is the threat these people are responding to. And its why I will say proudly that "I have AG Holder's back!"


  1. Great share! Thanks for writing about this here. I admire Eric Holder so much for his strength, intelligence, character and his fortitude in not jumping across that table and slapping the racist caca out of that bunch of teapotty bigots. I wish I could do that for him & I do "have his back" as should every other American.


  2. I'm feeling you, smartypants.

    you are absolutely on point.

  3. Eve'nin', Ms. Pants

    yes, ma'am - yes, MA'AM.

    THIS IS the deal.

  4. SP,


  5. You referenced something the other day in one of your posts that Joan Walsh said about not being able to understand why such blatant disrespect is shown to President Obama. Well, Brown Man's words explain it. There it is. There is your answer, Joan Walsh. People like John Cornyn and Neil Munro and all the rest of them fundamentally do not believe black people are equal to white people and therefore do not have the capacity to feel or think on a par with white people. They are conditioned to believe black people are inferior and that speaking to them disrespectfully like they would never talk to a white person is okay, because they don't have human feelings, only white people do. And I don't know how you finally overcome this sorrow except shouting Brown Man's perfect words in the ear of every John Cornyn and Neil Munro and Joe Wilson every damn day until they finally get it. The only other way is having more money than they do.

  6. Bravo Smartypants. Yes our AG most definitely deserves defending and publicly so! Thanks for saying publicly what needs to be said. Even some commenters on ProObama blogs were recently calling AG Holder "timid" and "chicken@#$" for purportedly not doing enough in their esteemed (but clearly uninformed) opinion on the ongoing voter suppression attacks across the country. Your posts about AG Holder as well as your DOJ Watch link are invaluable tools to dispel these tired racist and illogical notions that people of color are inherently inferior and just plain incapable. It strikes me that AG Holder, like our President, are cut from the same cloth; steadfastly and calmly doing their all to try and make this a better country for everyone in spite of the unprecedented disrespect and obstructionism. As an AA woman and lawyer I couldn't be prouder of both "top ranking black men in the administration". I will continue to have both their backs (and FLOTUS' and SLOTUS' and VP Biden' and the rest of the Obama Adminstration!)