Daily Archives: February 18, 2009

Holder says we are “a nation of cowards”

“Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and I believe continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards,” Holder said.


Attorney General Eric Holder makes remarks commemorating African American History Month, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, during a ceremony at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

I just cannot tell you how angry this statement makes me.

We have been cowed down to a position of defense because every time and any time any body tries to say any thing that can even remotely be construced to be about race, we are called racist.  And I heard someone, when this was brought up say, well, just don’t worry about it.

Don’t worry about it?  A person can lose a job and a reputation if they say the wrong thing.  And who the hell knows what the right or wrong thing is to say today in this era of political correctness.  Yes, you can lose a job, you can lose a career, you can find yourself on tv groveling and crying and begging for forgiveness.  And for the most part there is no forgiveness.

In fact, Al Sharpton is right now this very day pissing and moaning about some cartoon, of all things, demanding that people be fired.  See what I mean?


So then to be called a nation of cowards because we just might say “I won’t touch the subject”…..is infuriating.

And what you want to bet somebody will come on here and blast me for saying even this much about it.

So maybe we are a nation of cowards because we don’t stand up and tell Al Sharpton and others of his ilk to just STFU and that includes Mr. Holder.

Posted:  02.18.09


Filed under Barack Obama, Human Interest, politics