In his Sunday interview on ABC’s This Week, Attorney General Eric Holder showed with crystal clarity that he is an ugly, contemptible demagogue. “There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me [and] directed at the president,” he said. “You know, people talking about taking their country back…. There’s a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there’s a racial animus.” So, since Mr. Holder insists on pretending that he’s too stupid to understand the very simple fact that every single one of his critics can quite easily cite a lengthy list of very legitimate reasons to denounce him in the strongest possible terms, let’s play along, shall we? Let’s explain to the poor, bewildered Attorney General why—for reasons having nothing whatsoever to do with race—many Americans say they wish to “take their country back.”
Holder was a key figure entrusted with the task of vetting the Clinton administration’s 176 last-minute pardons in January 2001. The beneficiaries of those pardons included former Weather Underground members Susan Rosenberg (involved in a deadly 1981 armed robbery) and Linda Evans (who was in possession of 740 pounds of dynamite at the time of her arrest in 1985).