Thursday, March 08, 2012

Holder: Not 'Rule of Law,' But "Rule of Holder"

I thought Holder couldn't be any worse.

I was wrong.

Last month, in an appearance at Columbia University, his alma mater, Holder made a jarring statement in support of racial preferences, saying he "can't actually imagine a time in which the need for more diversity would ever cease." "Affirmative action has been an issue since segregation practices," he declared. "The question is not when does it end, but when does it begin. . . . When do people of color truly get the benefits to which they are entitled?"

.....But to have an attorney general of the United States say that the force of government must be used, forever, to enshrine into law what used to be called "reverse discrimination" is for him to say that American law will always put skin color above other considerations - and pick winners accordingly.

This is not the rule of law as most Americans understand the very concept, and it certainly violates every reasonable notion of equal justice under the law.  --AmSpec quoting John Fund

Holder's disgusting and condescending racism is beyond the pale.

4 comments:

Deekaman said...

Buy more ammo.

Jim said...

Fund is shamefully misconstruing Holders remarks. You can watch the discussion starting at the 45 minute point

can't actually imagine a time in which the need for more diversity would ever cease.

The discussion here was about the value and need for diversity. He was NOT suggesting that there would never be a time where affirmative action would "ever cease." He was saying there would always be a value in and need for diversity.

The question is not when does it end, but when does it begin.

This line was in regards to Justice O'Connor in the Gruder case asking "when does [affirmative action] end". Holder says the question is "where does it begin" as in when do we start the clock for when the movement starts when considering how long is enough time for affirmative action to be fully realized. The clock didn't begin with the end of slavery or the end of segregation. So "when did the effort start" is very relevant to "when will it end".

When do people of color truly get the benefits to which they are entitled?

This is the WORST. It's actually an inaccurate quote...it is NOT what Holder said. He actually said regarding the effort to rectify unfair racial practices:

"We are dealing with a relatively small period of time in which African Americans, other people of color have truly had the benefits to which they are entitled." That is, the benefits of full citizenship to which ALL people are entitled. He's not talking about affirmative action.

I find Fund as a conservative relatively sane, but this column is very dishonest. But I understand it is grist for you Holder haters.

Dad29 said...

Holder has a pattern of practice which is well-established. He's a hack racist statist.

So your defense of him is nice, but utterly irrelevant.

Jim said...

Then so is your original post.