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President Obama would not have used the “language” Holder used in calling us all cowards

Well, I read a headline that I thought indicated Obama was maybe reprimanding Eric Holder for his “nation of cowards” comment, but then I saw that he was not.  He is actually agreeing with him.

Here’s what he said:

President Obama, in an interview published Saturday, sought to clarify Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent controversial comments calling America a ‘nation of cowards’ when it comes to race relations.

“I think it’s fair to say that if I had been advising my attorney general, we would have used different language,” Obama told the New York Times aboard Air Force One on Friday. “I think the point that he was making is that we’re oftentimes uncomfortable with talking about race until there’s some sort of racial flare-up or conflict, and that we could probably be more constructive in facing up to the painful legacy of slavery and Jim Crow and discrimination.”

New York Times

So, as usual, any time anybody wants to have a conversation about race, you can be sure it is to once again point out that we must “face up to the painful legacy of slavery and Jim Crow and discrimination.”  And this is precisely why whites don’t want to talk about it.  It’s not a two-way conversation, but only another opportunity to punish us for what happened before we were born.

It is unfortunate that President Obama would feel it necessary and appropriate to bring up slavery and Jim Crow – NOW.  In 2009!

Here’s another take on the subject.

Posted:  03.08.09


Filed under Barack Obama, Human Interest, politics, President Barack Obama

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