Skip to comments.Eric Holder: "Make America Great Again" Mindset Is Rooted In Fear Of Future
Posted on 09/16/2018 9:10:27 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
Saturday at the Human Rights Campaign national dinner, former Attorney General Eric Holder gave his perspective on the president's "Make America Great Again" slogan. ...
"Every time I hear that phrase I wonder when exactly do they have in mind? What decade? What year?"
"Certainly it was not when people were enslaved," the first black attorney general said. "Certainly, it was not when segregation was the law of the land. Certainly, it was not when women were disenfranchised. Certainly, it was not when the LGBT community was routinely stigmatized."
He added: "This sort of thinking, this Make America Great mindset is not only flawed, its rooted in fear. And it favors an imagined past over a realistic future."
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
Because Libs ALWAYS double down on violence and stupid, they don't know when to let go, or when to let good-enough things to sort out themselves. It is always their way or they will burn it all down.
Make America Safe Again: Lock this clown up for fast and furious. MASA!!!
We just needed a leader with more than a red line and a magic TelePrompTer.
Whats with this liberal talking point, of asking, when was America great?
Then no matter what someone might say, they say that was a bad time because of this or that.
For example, if you say the ‘50s were a great time, they say that Jim Crow laws were still in effect, so that wasn’t a good era. If you say the ‘60s were a good era, they say women’s rights were not yet secured. If you talk if the ‘70s or ‘80s, they will say that homosexuals were in the closet, so that was also a bad time.
To the liberals, any past time period is denigrated as having been a bad era for (fill in the blank) grievance group.
America was founded to give power to the individual over the sovereign... erics Utopia is his ruling class as the new sovereigns... making America great again is returning public servants to just that... public servants, not rulers.
To Liberals, NO time is a “great” time for America...and never will be. If it were, they would cease to be effective.
You know it, and I know it. Eric Holder and other liberals all know it.
To them, America was never great. Evah.
Obamas self-reverential "comeback" speech was crammed with revisionism.....helped himself to Holder's stash, I guess.
Valerie musta burned the midnight oil trying to paper over Obama's most egregious acts. The most jaw-dropping contention was backtracking his record on free speech: I complained plenty about Fox News, the scandal-ridden Obama explained, but you never heard me threaten to shut them down, or call them enemies of the people.
N-o-o-o-o, Obama didnt do that....he just unleashed the full force of the DOJ, in the person of AG Eric Holder to pounce on Fox reporter James Rosen ......
AND to intimidate Rosen's family.
Holder and Obama issued a court order for Fox News reporter James Rosen's emails,
labeling Rosen a criminal "co-conspirator" under The Espionage Act.
The Justice Department did more than seize a Fox News reporters emails while suggesting he was a criminal co-conspirator in a leak case it did so under one of the most serious wartime laws in America, the Espionage Act. It is now well known that the Obama justice department has prosecuted more government leakers under the 1917 Espionage Act than all prior administrations combined - in fact, double the number of all such prior prosecutions. But as last weeks controversy over the Obama DOJs pursuit of the phone records of AP reporters illustrated, this obsessive fixation in defense of secrecy also targets, and severely damages, journalists specifically and the news-gathering process in general.
New revelations emerged in the Washington Post that are perhaps the most extreme yet when it comes to the DOJs attacks on press freedoms. It involves the prosecution of State Department adviser Stephen Kim, a naturalized citizen from South Korea who was indicted in 2009 for allegedly telling Fox News chief Washington correspondent, James Rosen, that US intelligence believed North Korea would respond to additional UN sanctions with more nuclear tests - something Rosen then reported. Kim did not obtain unauthorized access to classified information, nor steal documents, nor sell secrets, nor pass them to an enemy of the US. Instead, the DOJ alleges that he merely communicated this innocuous information to a journalist - something done every day in Washington - and, for that, this arms expert and long-time government employee faces more than a decade in prison for espionage.
The focus of the Posts report is that the DOJs surveillance of Rosen, the reporter, extended far beyond even what they did to AP reporters. The FBI tracked Rosens movements in and out of the State Department, traced the timing of his calls, and - most amazingly - obtained a search warrant to read two days worth of his emails, as well as all of his emails with Kim. In this case, said the Post, investigators did more than obtain telephone records of a working journalist suspected of receiving the secret material. It added that court documents in the Kim case reveal how deeply investigators explored the private communications of a working journalist.
But what makes this revelation particularly disturbing is that Obama's DOJ, in order to get this search warrant, insisted that Fox's Rosen - a journalist - committed serious crimes. The DOJ specifically argued that by encouraging his source to disclose classified information - something investigative journalists do every day - Rosen himself broke the law. Describing an affidavit from FBI agent Reginald Reyes filed by the DOJ, the Post reports [emphasis added]:
Reyes wrote that there was evidence Rosen had broken the law, at the very least, either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator. That fact distinguishes his case from the probe of the AP, in which the news organization is not the likely target. Using italics for emphasis, Reyes explained how Rosen allegedly used a covert communications plan and quoted from an e-mail exchange between Rosen and Kim that seems to describe a secret system for passing along information. . . .
However, it remains an open question whether its ever illegal, given the First Amendments protection of press freedom, for a reporter to solicit information. No reporter, including Rosen, has been prosecuted for doing so.
Under US law, it is not illegal to publish classified information. That fact, along with the First Amendments guarantee of press freedoms, is what has prevented the US government from ever prosecuting journalists for reporting on what the US government does in secret. This newfound theory of the Obama DOJ - that a journalist can be guilty of crimes for soliciting the disclosure of classified information - is a means for circumventing those safeguards and criminalizing the act of investigative journalism itself.
These latest revelations show that this is not just a theory but one put into practice, b/c the Obama DOJ submitted court documents accusing a journalist of committing crimes by doing this.SNIP
Holder can only think in identities.
And Eric the Holder is a bigoted, racist commie.
Holder’s idea of a good future in America looks a lot like the Great Depression.
If that’s the future he thinks we don’t want then he’s probably right for the first time in his life.
Damn black power black panther anti-white scum.
I never liked that guy. What a dill weed. Assume that the only thing missing from Ebola-era America is the racism. What a putz.
MAGA is rooted in RESPECT for our Constitution and the Foundation of this country, dependent on God and a virtuous people, to sustain our Freedoms.
MAGA recognizes the superiority of Capitalism over Socialism and of a Merit based system over one that undermines the motivations of individuals to do their best.
Why should conservatives -- indeed, ALL Americans worthy of the name -- not fear it?
Here they go again- projecting! Criticism of ‘Make America Great Again’ is rooted in fear because they fear that America is onto the liberals for destroying what was once a great country with their idiotic liberal policies- They know Trump tapped into something many many great Americans have been silently feeling for decades now- that liberals are destroying what was once a great country- and the left are scared that there may be a liberal dry spell in government for quite some time as a result- so what do they do? Yup- project!- Attack the successful- attack the character of the one who’s actually making America great again
While it’s true America has always been great- it’s also true that we have become less great under liberal leadership- and Trump is making us More Great again! And the left are scared- their criticisms are rooted in fear!
Actually, America was great when segregation was the law of the land, because it was in the process of being eliminated. A long slow process that began with the abolition movement in the mid 1800s and culminating with the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 60s. Throughout that entire period, the American people were more religious, had better manners, supported the military, revered hard work and family values.
Martin Luther King was a great man, and the Civil Rights Act being signed into law was a good thing. But ever since then, American culture has hit the skids. If you go back and watch old movies, the way Americans spoke even 60 or 70 years ago sounded so much more refined than the way people talk and today.
Going from Obama’s reign, the future looked like
* Quality of health care continuing to slide because of Obamacare
* Jobs and wages getting worse because of illegal immigration
* Christians continuing to be sued/fined for their beliefs. And no doubt churches would be sued next (e.g. for not marrying gay couples)
* Females being able to get males kicked out of school with an accusation but no due process
* Iran getting nukes. NK continuing to build nukes and missiles
* Trade getting more and more unbalanced
* Billions of dollars going to poor countries because of climate change
And dozens of other things that can cause legitimate fear.
Not sure sure we can identify the exact date when America became great,but it was surely before Holder came on the scene.
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