“You hear some of them … ‘Sue him! Impeach him!” Obama recently told backers in Austin, Texas, imitating his critics. “Really? Really? For what? You’re going to sue me for doing my job?” “So far this year, Republicans in Congress have blocked every serious idea to strengthen the middle class,” Obama said in his weekly address. “Lifting the minimum wage, fair pay, student loan reform – they’ve said no to all of it,” “And that’s when I’ve acted this year to help working Americans on my own – when Congress won’t act. I’ve taken actions to attract new jobs, lift workers’ wages, help students pay off their loans and more.”

But the Republican plan “is not to do some of this work with me – instead, it’s to sue me,” the President said. “That’s actually what they’re spending their time on. It’s a political stunt that’s going to waste months of America’s time. And by the way, they’re going to pay for it using your hard-earned tax dollars.”

And the president offered Republicans in Congress a “better idea.” “Do something,” he said. “Do anything to help working Americans. Join the rest of the country. Join me. I’m looking forward to working with you.” Nobody in the White House really believes the president will be working with congressional Republicans any time soon. They know Republicans would prefer to stall Obama’s legislative agenda – even it if benefits their own constituents – just to stick it to the President. It borders on lunacy. Meanwhile, Holder also criticized Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) lawsuit against Obama.

“It’s a more, I think, a political gesture than a truly legal one,” Holder told ABC. “Filing a lawsuit against the President that has no basis is not going to improve the quality of life for the American people.” Holder also took a shot at former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who has called for the impeachment of Obama.

“She wasn’t a particularly good vice-presidential candidate,” Holder said. “She’s an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why.”

I’m glad to see Holder and Obama fighting the good fight against narrow-minded Republicans. The president and Holder only have a year-in-a-half left to help improve the quality of life for African-Americans and citizens of color and, thankfully, these two influential black men are not going out quietly.

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22 thoughts on “COMMENTARY: Obama and Holder Team Up Against GOP

  1. Babyboomer on said:

    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. Wawa on said:

    @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. Thomas on said:

    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. Timekeeper on said:

    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. bootlip on said:

    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. Timekeeper on said:

    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.

      • Timekeeper on said:

        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. stephanie on said:

    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.

    • Timekeeper on said:

      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. Cynic13 on said:

    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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