Katie Pavlich

When you have no facts to base an argument on, pull the race card. That's the worn out tactic of civil rights "leaders" like Rev. Al Sharpton and NAACP President Ben Jealous who are fully defending Attorney General Eric Holder in his handling of the Fast and Furious scandal while leaving the family of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry smothered in the dirt. Last week Nancy Pelosi made the ridiculous argument that the only reason Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa is investigating Operation Fast and Furious and proceeding with a full House contempt vote on Thursday is because Republicans want to suppress the vote of minorities and Holder is the person who "prevents that from happening." 

“They’re going after Eric Holder because he is supporting measures to overturn these voter-suppression initiatives in the states,” she told reporters.

Now, Sharpton, Jealous and others are also running with that argument.

First of all, two can play the race game. If Holder and his race card cronies like Sharpton want to play the race game, let's play. Let's talk about the 300+ dead Mexicans as a result of the Holder Justice Department's Operation Fast and Furious. Even Holder is willing to admit more innocents will be murdered as a result of this program. Second, the Attorney General can be replaced, Holder isn't the only guy who can "prevent" what Nancy Pelosi sees as the suppression of the minority vote. In fact, you could argue Obama is keeping Holder around to sue states for Voter I.D. laws while turning a blind eye to voter fraud. Third, this isn't about voting, this is about getting to the bottom a bloody scandal that President Obama, Eric Holder, Nancy Pelosi and now Rev. Al and others are more than happy to cover up. Liberals are trying desperately, as they always do, to turn Holder into the victim here, when he isn't a victim at all, he's the problem. They're also trying desperately to throw out a distraction like voting that has nothing to do with the Fast and Furious scandal in order to take as much attention away from the facts as possible. Fact: Holder received multiple Fast and Furious memos dated July and August 2010, yet says he only knew about the program for a "few weeks" in May 2011. Fact: Holder has changed his testimony over and over again under oath. Fact: Holder refused to turn over more documents related to the program. Fact: Documents Holder has turned over are either partially or completely redacted. Fact: Holder's number two man at DOJ, Lanny Breuer, approved six Fast and Furious wiretap applications, yet Holder still claims his senior officials knew nothing of the program while it was active. Fact: Holder claims he ended Fast and Furious. The program ended in December 2010, yet he says he didn't know about the program until May 2011. Fact: Eric Holder, who is black, is one of the most powerful men in the world.



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