Tuesday, June 26, 2012

When the Going Gets Tough, Play the Race Card

As Capitol Hill heats up in regards to the ATF gun-running scandal, Fast and Furious, a failed operation where thousands of guns were illegally sent into the hands of Mexico’s drug lords, costing over 300 Mexican lives and the death of one U.S. Border Patrol Officer, Attorney General Eric Holder has been much less that cooperative when it comes to admitting his and the Obama Administrations role in the scandal or in supplying subpoenaed documents to Congress.

Barack Obama compounded the situation recently by invoking “Executive Privilege,” and raising more than a few eyebrows across the nation.

“Lying to Congress is a crime. We have every right to see documents to say, ‘did you know, when did you know, what did you know,’ including even the president,” says Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-Ca.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Issa adds, “There cannot be executive privilege over criminal cover-up or cover-up of crime.”

By all indication, Obama & Holder’s backs are up against the wall as more is discovered on this obvious cover-up, leading even foreign press to begin comparing it to the 1973 Watergate scandal that brought about the resignation in disgrace of then Republican President, Richard Nixon.

With the invoking of ‘Executive Privilege” looking like it is backfiring, what else would we expect this “post-racial” administration and Democrats to do but begin playing the race card to deflect attention away from what may be criminal activities by the Obama Administration.

The Hill tells us “Dems seek to recast Holder furor as GOP effort to suppress votes” where we read, “Democrats are seeking to portray the Republican contempt motion against Attorney General Eric Holder as an assault on minority rights.”

It doesn’t matter that the Obama Administration screwed up royally with this operation and people, including an American Border Patrol agent died or that Congresses voting to hold Eric Holder in contempt of Congress by stonewalling on answering with subpoenaed documents has nothing to do with voting. No, it is protect Obama, circle the wagons and play on White Guilt by misrepresenting efforts to get to the truth of the Fast & Furious scandal as an effort to suppress minority voting rights.

Almost on cue, an email was received by respected Civil Rights Activist turned Democrat Political Hack, John Lewis claiming,
“I’ve been marching and preaching and fighting for voting rights for over 50 years. Today, we’re seeing a deliberate and systematic effort on the part of Republican officials to prevent minorities, seniors, the young, and the poor from casting their ballots.”

Of course, Lewis is first claiming efforts by Florida’s Governor Rick Scott and Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker are “trying to steal this election even before it takes place” by attempting to purge voter rolls of illegal aliens, deceased people, felons who lost their voting rights, dogs & cats and other family pets as “racist.”

But the email ties right into the race card efforts as we read of Al Sharpton scheduling a Tuesday, June 26, 2012 press conference to discuss “the effect that placing Holder in contempt of Congress would have on his ability to protect the rights of black and Hispanic voters, homeowners and immigrants.”

That Holder and the Obama Administration just may be covering up a heinous crime is of no concern; just play whatever it takes to protect the administration, experience showing that playing the race card works best.

Nancy Pelosi (D. Ca.) chimes in with her own version of the race card saying,
“it is no accident that Republicans are pressing for a contempt vote at the same time the DOJ has ramped up efforts to stymie voter ID laws. Democrats argue the laws prevent black and Hispanic voters from casting their ballots, while the GOP says they help prevent voter fraud. They’re going after Eric Holder because he is supporting measures to overturn these voter-suppression initiatives in the states.”

Democrats, who notoriously cry “voter fraud” whenever one of theirs loses a close election depend on votes cast by illegal voters to remain in power. They have no problem demanding ID be shown to enter one of their events, or to vote in union elections, or even be able to board any aircraft for travel, but squawk at calls to ensure our Presidential election is determined by legal votes only.

Are we to believe the Justice Department will collapse and be ineffective should Eric Holder rightfully be found in contempt of congress Thursday? Was any consideration of crippling the Justice Department given as the newly installed Democrat Senate Majority unmercifully go after Bush’s Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in 2007?

There was no worry there of racial motivation, even though Mr. Gonzales is Hispanic.

No, this is just the usual circle the wagons and create controversy to deflect attention away from another Democrat scandal, just as we saw late in the Clinton Administration with the roll out of Monica Lewinsky and the GOP took the bait, going after Clinton for a sex scandal that was excused by Democrats and losing sight of the bigger picture of several scandalsinvolving the Clinton’s.

The American people must stick to our guns and not fall for this ploy. Expecting answers on a failed operation that by all indication was a deliberate attempt to undermine our constitutional rights is not racist. It is Just for congress to demand and expect answers over this despicable act.

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