Attorney General Eric Holder, who famously declared that America is "a nation of cowards" on matters of race, has announced that he'll file yet another lawsuit against Arizona if their attempt to stem the tide of illegal Mexican immigrants focuses on people who look Mexican.
Using the same powerful "anti-profiling" logic that requires wheelchair-bound grandmothers to be strip-searched in airports, Holder wants to make sure that Arizona's police completely ignore a person's ethnicity and language when considering whether or not the person might actually be a Mexican who is here illegally.
This is the same Eric Holder who was recently thanked by the New Black Panthers for his role in throwing out the infamous voter intimidation case in which armed, uniformed Black Panthers threatened white voters to help ensure Barack Obama's election. According to one Department of Justice official, the mood in the Attorney General's office is that it's now "payback time" for white citizens to suffer.
So maybe when it comes to race, we're not actually a nation of cowards. We're a nation of people in fear of an out-of-control Attorney General.
from Chip Bok: Thought this was a parody when I first saw it. NASA chief, Charles Bolden, says Obama’s foremost charge to him is to help Muslim nations feel good about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering. Here’s the whole interview on Al Jazeera. And here’s Charles Lane in the Washington Post with more links.