COMMENTARY: Obama and Holder Team Up Against GOP

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  •  President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder are speaking out, pushing back, and mocking Republicans who are threatening to sue Obama and impeach Holder. It’s refreshing and inspiring to watch two of the most powerful black men in the nation working together as a political tag team to openly criticize misguided Republicans who are bent on suing Obama and blocking the President’s legislative agenda.

    Obama and Holder have taken the high road for the past few years, largely ignoring Republican low-blows, snide remarks, disrespectful racial jokes, and downright lies. But today, it appears that Obama and Holder are fed up with the GOP’s relentless, irresponsible and racially-motivated browbeating and public ridicule.

    “There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me [and] directed at the President,” Holder told ABC last week. “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.”

    Holder, who constantly faces calls of impeachment by Republicans, also stood by his controversial comments made during Obama’s first year in office, in which he said the U.S. was a “nation of cowards” when it comes to race.

    “I wouldn’t walk away from that speech,” Holder said. “I think we are still a nation that is too afraid to confront racial issues,” rarely engaging “one another across the color line [to] talk about racial issues.” And as House Republicans prepare to sue the President this month for what they see as an excessive use of executive authority in the Affordable Care Act, Obama mocked the GOP leadership.

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    1. I am actually glad to see the President and AG speaking out. I totally understand why they had to retrain themselves until now. But now that their tenure in these roles are coming to and end within the next couple of years, I hope they continue to expose these racist, obstructionist for who they are. These last 5 plus years have taught me so much about his country. I will never look at it the same. I completely understand what our parents and grandparents fought for in the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s. Given how things are in this country today, I can only imagine how much worse they were back then… Please keep it up Mr. President and Mr. AG…

    2. @Carolinasistah…you mentioned you are a Bible-thumping black woman so I would like to invite you to read the following information and please use your Bible to reference the sited Scriptures (God doesn’t have anything to do with politics and he sent His son, Jesus Christ to show us how we would do the same):

      THE Gospel writers describe several events in Jesus’ ministry that brought him face-to-face with politics. For instance, shortly after Jesus’ baptism at about the age of 30, the Devil offered him the position of world ruler. Later in his ministry, a crowd wanted to make him their king. Still later, people tried to turn him into a political activist. How did Jesus react? Let us consider these events.

      World ruler. The Gospels state that the Devil offered Jesus rulership over “all the kingdoms of the world.” Think of how much good Jesus could have done for suffering mankind if he had wielded the power of a world ruler! What politically oriented individual sincerely concerned with mankind’s advancement could resist such an offer? But Jesus refused it.—Matthew 4:8-11.

      King. Many of Jesus’ contemporaries were desperate for a ruler who could solve their economic and political problems. Impressed by Jesus’ abilities, the people wanted Jesus to join the political process. What was his reaction? Gospel writer John states: “Jesus, knowing they were about to come and seize him to make him king, withdrew again into the mountain all alone.” (John 6:10-15) Clearly, Jesus refused to become involved in politics.

      Political activist. Note what happened days before Jesus was put to death. Disciples of the Pharisees, who favored independence from the Roman Empire, joined by Herodians, members of a political party favoring Rome, approached Jesus. They wanted to force him to take a political position. They asked if the Jews should pay taxes to Rome.

      Mark recorded Jesus’ response: “‘Why do you put me to the test? Bring me a denarius to look at.’ They brought one. And he said to them: ‘Whose image and inscription is this?’ They said to him: ‘Caesar’s.’ Jesus then said: ‘Pay back Caesar’s things to Caesar, but God’s things to God.’” (Mark 12:13-17) Commenting on the reason for Jesus’ response, the book Church and State—The Story of Two Kingdoms concludes: “He refused to act the part of a political messiah and carefully established both the boundary of Caesar and that of God.”

      Problems such as poverty, corruption, and injustice did not leave Christ unmoved. In fact, the Bible shows that he was deeply touched by the pitiful state of the people around him. (Mark 6:33, 34) Still, Jesus did not start a campaign to rid the world of injustices, although some tried hard to get him embroiled in the controversial issues of the day.

      • Thank you for taking the time to write that response. I’m not understanding the point you are trying to make. I agree completely with the Word of God, so there is nothing there I would argue against.

        Yes, Jesus had a specific ministry and the devil and men failed to get Him to do anything contrary to what His Father sent Him to accomplish, which was to die for the sins of the whole world and deliver all who received Him the gift of eternal life. Praise God!

    3. Black biggotry and racism is alive and well. Blacks hate European Americans, Jews, Asians, Hispanics, police, Republicans. Blacks are tought this hate from their grand parents, and negro churches, radio, television, and negro websights.

      • Are you Black? Were you raised by Black parents? I am Black. I was raised by Black parents. I was never taught to hate anyone, including White people. I was taught to be careful and alert to certain things that might come from others who hate me.

        You paint Blacks with a very broad brush and you’ve already failed in your assessment because I, a Black American woman, don’t match your assessment.

    4. These words of insult and bigotry only underscore the racism that Holder elequently stated. The act of denying racism is , in fact; racism itself. So keep proving Obama and Holders point by calling them ungodly names that only a minorrity challenged and juvenile name calling person would take the time to do. Disagreeing is one thing. Using vile adolescent terms is uncalled for. But then, that is the racism they are dealoing with. Deny it if you like. But your words expose you

      • I agree with you on your assessment of the racism apparent in those who debase even the names of those they hate. These are those who do hate this president and AG because they are black.

        They are not our concern because they are so few it’s negligible. We shouldn’t waste time on trying to stop them because their ignorance is too readily apparent.

        But I take exception that you attacked my faith, which is a strong component of who I am and of what I believe. The reason there is no such thing as ‘separation of church and state’ (does not exist in the U.S. Constitution) is because a person’s deeply held beliefs are never separate from their person. This is the reason that the Constitution ‘protects’ religious beliefs – the very thing you say is separate from government.

        I am in God and He is in me. I do know Him intimately. But it is His written Word that has the answers for everything we meet in life. When I quote Him, I know it is right because He says it, not because I said it.

    5. Obammy and penis holder have spent their entire time in office teaming up against the American dream, the American way and the American tax payer. Penis holder is the most racist “person” to ever hold that office. If it were up to him black on white crime would not only be decriminalized but it would be encouraged. I say sue and impeach them both.

      • There it is! That’s the ‘racism’…it shows in your words.

        Even if you despise these men’s actions, they are still men, worthy of the same respect you want towards others. To attack their names is a way for you to demonstrate that you don’t see their humanness and worth, and in my eyes, you’re wrong.

    6. I know AG Holder and Mr. Obama only find out what’s going on from the news they watch on MesNBC, however a legitimate news organization would have informed them that Democratic Senators, Representatives, and Governors also have some deep concerns with his administration.

    7. Since some here want to quote the bible and act like God only works from their vantage point, Jesus himself said when you knock on the door and they dont let you in, the shake the dust off your feet.
      Obama & Holder have kocked , banged, scraped, kicked, rang the doorbell until the batteries have worn out and the GOP, Tea Party, Evangelicals, or more precisely demongelicals simply have refused to open the door. No one is orking against the establishment, the establishment is, was, and always has been working against them. Obama is right to mock them and show them up for who they really are. If anyone thinks the GOP is righteous, they need to back to Salvation 101 ‘cuase God aint in that.
      If your Faux news watchin and quoting pstor told you that and you believe it, then you will have missed the blessing. The lessing of good sense.

      • I am a God believing, Bible-thumping black woman because it is there that I see truth.

        I’d like to see your evidence that Obama and Holder have done all they can to work with Republicans. And if your idea of ‘working with’ is desiring a certain outcome, that’s not mine because it’s not God’s.

        I’m commanded to go to my brother, sit down with him/her, and work things out. I haven’t seen any of that with this president nor this attorney general. But if you can show me different, I would like to see it.

        • It’s interesting thatr you see yourself and felt the need to respond. Bible thumping, I have no doubt. It is exaclty that thought process that made the founding fathers seperate church & state. No one is praying for a certain oucome, especially not me. Only that the american people, not the politicians get a fair shake. For you to say It is not Gods? How do you know ( or anyone for that matter. that is a statment no one should ever, ever make. The fact that you wnet there shows a gluttonous amount of self righteousness the enemy would be proud of. As for showing evidence of Obma being concilliatory, he has done that way, way too long, and If you havent seen it be now. You Never Will.

    8. God bless you Mr. President & Mr. Holder, the depth oh hatred is so deep in America. Most republican are hateful, cowards kkk members that cannot deal with the fact that we have a Black President.

      • And not just republicans either. the hate on Obama is so deep you got folks here actin like the butler Stephen from the movie Django.

    9. Wow, the haters are up early today! I support the President, he has had the hardest uphill battle since his election and re-election because of these morons in Congress who don’t really care about the average citizen – just their wealthy donors.

      You go Mr. President!!

    10. One more thing. Black people have historically stuck together — a collective effort to overcome adversity. Where we make our mistake is being a collective when what or who we’re supporting is wrong.

      God has been our buckler and strength in the past because we were fighting a righteous cause (civil rights). But when we’re wrong, we lose God’s blessing and instead incur His neglect.

    11. Teaming up huh? Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. JFK, RFK, MLK, Malcolm X, and any number of others.

      I pray for Obama & Holder but they cannot win working AGAINST the establishment. Smart leaders learn their opponents and become skilled at influencing them. This devious manipulation of law will backfire on them. They will not be blessed in deception or respected in a fight.

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