The pressures of life will always reveal the resolve in people. Hell, my counselor can tell you that, if it weren’t for that pesky confidentiality clause. But in the arena of politics and public service, one’s resolve is usually on display in front of the cameras. Enter Attorney General Eric Holder and his grueling questioning from the other day.
HOLDER: I think what we promised to do is to provide you and your staff with, uh —
GOHMERT: Sir, I’ve read you what your department promised and it is inadequate, and I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight, so
HOLDER: You don’t want to go there, OK?
GOHMERT: I don’t want to go there? About the contempt?
HOLDER: You should not assume that is not a big deal to me. I think that it was inappropriate, I think it was unjust. But never think that was not a big deal to me. Don’t ever think that.
Outraged, Holder ran to Al Sharpton’s National Action Network to air his grievances about the encounter. He stated that Congress was “launching “unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive” attacks on him and the Obama administration.”
Holder went on to say, “You look at the way the Attorney General of the United States was treated yesterday by a House Committee. It had nothing to do with me. Forget about that. 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?” Holder asked.
Now, before you run the statement of “unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive” through your mind’s eye, I invite you gaze upon the following picture.
See, this is where I defend PR Agents and their profession. Mr. Holder, if you want to denounce the ugliness and the divisiveness of the Republicans, you might not want to do it at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. In fact, you might not want to give that speech when the cameras catch you not 5 feet away from a man who’s launched several “unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive” verbal attacks that have altered or destroyed people’s lives
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Perhaps Louie Gohmert should have called Holder a White Interloper, Greek Homo or Punk Faggot, and then he would have to give this speech at the National Action Network about being called names right in front of the man who made these terms so popular. Oh the things I would pay to see.
The fact that Holder reacted like a fainting southern belle at the first sign of heated criticism makes me suspicious of Holder’s intentions of getting to be bottom of the truth. The notion that the treatment Holder received is unprecedented is laughable on its face in light of how previous attorney generals have been treated in the past.
Take former Attorney General Janet Reno and her treatment in the handling of the Waco Texas incident. For the sake of disclosure, she is the attorney general in recent history that is responsible for the most deaths of American citizens. Democratic Representative John Conyers gave her a thorough public lashing when she was called to testify on the Waco debacle.
One might surmise that Representative John Conyers is Anti-Woman?
Did Janet Reno perform then perform impromptu performance of the Vagina Monoluges about how the attacks on her as Attorney General were unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive?
Or take the attacks against former Attorney General John Ashcroft by then potential presidential hopefuls:
Democrat Rep. Dick Gephardt – “In my first five seconds as president, I would fire John Ashcroft as attorney general.”
Democrat Rep. Dick Gephardt recently said, “In my first five seconds as president, I would fire John Ashcroft as attorney general.”
Democrat Senator John Kerry – “When I am president of the United States, there will be no John Ashcroft trampling on the Bill of Rights.”
Husband of the Year/Democrat Senator John Edwards – ”We can not allow people like John Ashcroft to take away our rights and our freedoms,”
Or, if you will, Senator Patrick Leahy questioning Alberto Gonzalez…
Eric Holder may have gotten his feelings hurt at the hearing, but to whimper and wail in front of Al Sharpton about unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive attacks is more than we should have to bear. No doubt during Holder’s speech, Al Sharpton was counting dancing race cards in his head instead of reflecting on the damage some of his own rhetoric has caused.