Ah yes, the infamous allegation of racial targeting. It seems to be a favorite of the Obama administration. It's pretty much their fallback position whenever things go kerplunk. (Which, in case you haven't noticed, happens a lot.) Take for example the most recent controversy, this time involving Attorney General Eric Holder.
After a heated courtroom exchange with Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) last Tuesday, in which Holder refused to surrender DOJ documents, he gave a speech in front of Al Sharpton's National Action Network Annual Convention (NAN) and credited himself with "making great strides in the face of ugly adversity." Here's a snippet from Holder's speech. Try not to get nauseous as you read.
"I have been proud to stand alongside you in supporting efforts to advance the cause of justice that has always been at the center of this, this administration's work. I am pleased note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and lasting reforms even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted ugly adversity. And if you don't believe that, look at the way...forget about me...look at the way the Attorney General of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee. Had nothing to do with me - what Attorney General has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What President has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?"
Excuse me while I go vomit. I have not the slightest bit of sympathy or pity for Eric Holder, who obviously believes that he and President Obama are somehow victims of racial hatred and "ugly adversity." (I'm not sure how being interrupted and intensely questioned qualifies as racism, but whatever.) He was presumably, well, obviously referring to Gohmert, considering the other Republican representatives at the hearing were either polite, silent or indifferent. Gohmert challenged Holder. He made him uncomfortable. How dare he?
Holder standing before Sharpton's all-black audience the following Wednesday and claiming to be a victim of racism is about as pointless as Richard Simmons lecturing on the benefits of Spandex. The audience was made up of fanatical, all-black, left-leaning, liberal Obama supporters who already believe that the president and his administration are racially targeted by white Americans anyway. In actuality, the only thing Holder managed to achieve from his speech was to drum up racial grievances and controversy coming into the midterm elections. (Which was obviously his goal, considering how well it worked in 2012.)
What really irks me though isn't just the Obama administration's use of (alleged) racism as a political tool, it's how weak and pathetic it makes them look. Honestly, it's embarrassing for America. When Holder says things like this, he just ends up looking like a whining child who's upset that he can't get his way because the big, bad, mean 'ol white guys on Capitol Hill are picking on him. Give me a break. Grow up, act your age and do your job. (It's no wonder he has a 23% approval rating.)
The same goes for President Obama (who also spoke at NAN that day). You're the most powerful man on the face of the planet. You could order a nuclear strike and wipe any country off the face of the Earth with a single command and yet you're out there spewing divisive racial rhetoric? Someone please explain to me how this man's mind works. Don't we have bigger concerns as a country? Like terrorism? The economy? The job market? The Avengers sequel? This racial bickering and divisiveness makes us look like a joke on the world stage. We'll never advance one iota as a nation as long as we have a president and an administration hellbent on keeping us divided along racial and political lines.
Finally, and maybe more importantly, Obama's and Holder's speeches at NAN aren't fair to the black individuals in the audience. (And, really, the black community as a whole.) Think about it. How would you feel if someone told you that they cared about you and then turned around and merely used you as a means to an end? We've all been there. Am I right? Whether it was a bad dating relationship, a friendship that went sour, an estranged family member. In a way, I almost feel sorry for the people in that crowd. I wonder if they know they're being played.
But that's a debate for another time and another post. Right now I need to find some Pepto-Bismol.