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Racial Politics Thicker Than Justice

Barracuda67 Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 8:20 PM
A quick question for Ms Parker, using the same logic she applied in the article: When Boehner and others walked out on a contempt vote in 2008, the object persons of the vote were white. So,......was Boehner along with the other white Republicans making it a racial issue? I ask because NOWHERE in the article is Cleaver or ANY member of the Black Caucus quoted mentioning race!!! Cleaver is quoted as being critical of "partisanship." So, it seems that Ms. Parker concludes WITH NO EVIDENCE that the Black Caucus is racializing an issue SIMPLY because they are Black and walked out. Well, Boehner is white and he walked out. Was he racializing the issue?
When the House voted last Thursday to find Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress, members of the Congressional Black Caucus walked out.

Why is the Black Caucus trying to make this about race?

It’s about Holder’s refusal to turn over Justice Department documents requested by the House Oversight and Government Committee in its investigation of the “Fast and Furious” operation.

“Fast and Furious” was a “gun-walking” operation conducted by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). ATF would allow known smugglers to purchase arms from dealers in Arizona with...