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Holder's Chutzpah (Thomas Sowell on Eric Holder)
Creators Syndicate ^ | May 31, 2012 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on 05/31/2012 12:54:56 PM PDT by jazusamo

Attorney General Eric Holder recently told a group of black clergymen that the right to vote was being threatened by people who are seeking to block access to the ballot box by blacks and other minorities.

This is truly world-class chutzpah, by an Attorney General who stopped attorneys in his own Department of Justice from completing the prosecution of black thugs who stationed themselves outside a Philadelphia voting site to harass and intimidate white voters.

This may have seemed like a small episode to some at the time, but it was only the proverbial tip of the iceberg. The U.S. Attorney who was prosecuting that case — J. Christian Adams — resigned from the Department of Justice in protest, and wrote a book about a whole array of similar race-based decisions on voting rights by Eric Holder and his subordinates at the Department of Justice.

The book is titled "Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department." It names names, dates and places around the country where the Department of Justice stopped its own attorneys from pursuing cases of voter fraud and intimidation, when it was blacks who were accused of these crimes.

If Mr. Adams is lying, he has taken a huge risk in citing individuals by name and quoting them directly. Yet, despite the fact that most of those he accuses are lawyers, apparently no one has sued him. Moreover, Adams has also testified under oath before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, on the racial double standard at the Department of Justice, when it comes to voting rights.

What Attorney General Holder has been complaining loudly about, and launching federal lawsuits about, are states that require photo identification to vote. Holder calls this blocking minority "access" to the voting booths.

Since millions of black Americans — like millions of white Americans — are confronted with demands for photo identification at airports, banks and innumerable other institutions, it is a little much to claim that requiring the same thing to vote is denying the right to vote. But Holder's chutzpah is up to the task.

Attorney General Holder claims that the states' requirement of photo identification for voting, in order to prevent voter fraud, is just a pretext for discriminating against blacks and other minorities. He apparently sees no voter fraud, hears no voter fraud and speaks no voter fraud.

Despite Holder's claim, a little experiment in his own home voting district showed how easy it is to commit voter fraud. An actor — a white actor, at that — went to a voting place where Eric Holder is registered to vote, and told them that he was Eric Holder.

The actor had no identification at all with him, either with or without a photo. He told the voting official that he had forgotten and left his identification in his car. Instead of telling him to go back to the car and get some identification, the official said that that was all right, and offered him the ballot.

The actor had the good sense not to actually take the ballot, which would have made him guilty of voter fraud — and, being white, he would undoubtedly have been prosecuted by Eric Holder's Department of Justice.

But the actor had made his point. When a white man with no identification can go to a voting site, impersonate a black man who lives in that district, and get his ballot offered to him, then it is far too easy to commit voter fraud.

Does not Attorney General Eric Holder understand that? Of course he understands it! The man is not stupid, despite his other failings.

Holder's pooh-poohing of voter fraud dangers, and hyping the "threat" of denying minorities "access" to the voting booth, are completely consistent with his drive to (1) maximize the number of votes by black Democrats and (2) spread as much fear as possible among minorities that they are under siege, and that the Democrats are their only protection and salvation.

It is a political protection racket, with payoffs in votes.

Nor can Holder's boss, Barack Obama, be unaware of voter fraud. After all, he comes from Chicago, where voting officials refuse to discriminate against dead people.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corruption; democrats; holder; obama; sowell; thomassowell; voterfraud; voterid
Outstanding piece by Dr. Sowell!
1 posted on 05/31/2012 12:55:03 PM PDT by jazusamo
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2 posted on 05/31/2012 12:58:06 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

It’s so very easy to correctly criticize the obvious lack of honesty and intellect in both the Obama-dork and the Holder-felon. One might label me a racist. Sorry, folks, they’re at the bottom of the moral and intellectual barrel -whether they be white or black.


3 posted on 05/31/2012 1:00:37 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: jazusamo; All

A + ONCE AGAIN !!


4 posted on 05/31/2012 1:04:05 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Da Coyote
You're so right about both and you're not racist for stating it.

Both blatantly ignore existing law as well as out right break them with impunity.

5 posted on 05/31/2012 1:06:05 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

bttt


6 posted on 05/31/2012 1:17:56 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: jazusamo

For quite a long time now, it seems that the race that subjugates blacks more than does any other, is the black race itself.


7 posted on 05/31/2012 1:26:31 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More (OxBAMA!!'s name is all caps as sarcasm to indicate a lack of respect, as he does not deserve it)
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To: jazusamo
"When a white man with no identification can go to a voting site, impersonate a black man who lives in that district, and get his ballot offered to him, then it is far too easy to commit voter fraud."

The voter rolls don't describe the registrant, but I can't imagine that the poll worker didn't know who the AG was - being a super high profile resident Rat from that district.

Holder knows that a major bundler in Spain is now counting the votes for national elections. So, it really doesn't matter if some "typical white guy" steals Holder's local vote, because they have the keys to power and all future elections. That's what they're protecting.

8 posted on 05/31/2012 1:28:35 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Da Coyote; jazusamo; stephenjohnbanker

It’s not racist to observe that Obama and Holder are racist. Thomas Sowell is black, after all, and a genuine American black person, too - born in Gastonia, just the other side of Charlotte from where I live - not a foreign Marxist.


9 posted on 05/31/2012 1:41:46 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice that I'm being subtly ironic!)
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To: Da Coyote
It’s so very easy to correctly criticize the obvious lack of honesty and intellect in both the Obama-dork and the Holder-felon. One might label me a racist.

Well, let's see. You and Sowell both applied the same rule to black officials that you would to white ones, and you got a very discouraging answer, that both men appear to be liable to society's rebuke for malfeasance in Holder's case and either malfeasance or misprision of the same by the _resident.

Ergo, racism analysis yields test result

RACISM = FAIL

Guess you're not a racist.

George Orwell, who was a convicted Leftist as a young man in the 1930's, got his face pushed into the mud-pie of how Communism ("high Communism" that is, the grown-up version) really works when he foolishly volunteered for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War. Besides being nearly killed (and was maimed for life, rendered unsuitable for British service in World War II, except for some Home Guard duty), he got a faceful of how Communists bent, used, and abused words and the truth "operationally", eg. when they went after their labor-syndicalist allies (show trials, executions, the whole nine yards).

Ever afterward, Orwell was a demon on correct and precise use of language and sparing use of rhetorical figures like simile and metaphor, instead talking about things as they are and calling everything by its right name.

10 posted on 05/31/2012 1:53:57 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Tax-chick

Americans must have their head in the sand, not knowing the criminal behavior of these two.


11 posted on 05/31/2012 2:14:51 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Americans are uninformed or otherwise misinformed by the MSM.


12 posted on 05/31/2012 2:16:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: jazusamo

I wonder when the lefties are going to realize they are second class citizens in the eyes of their leaders.


13 posted on 05/31/2012 2:17:53 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Most people don’t read FR. But even before that, I read National Review, American Spectator, Southern Partisan, Wall Street Journal, and other informative periodicals.


14 posted on 05/31/2012 2:21:57 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice that I'm being subtly ironic!)
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To: jazusamo
Attorney General Holder claims that the states' requirement of photo identification for voting, in order to prevent voter fraud, is just a pretext for discriminating against blacks and other minorities.

Is Eric Holder simply representing himself when he makes such a remarkable and unsupported assertion? He is quoting the Democrat playbook and pandering.

What evidence does he have to justify that the requirement for voter ID discriminates? Such a claim is utter nonsense! He has to know better!

15 posted on 05/31/2012 2:23:07 PM PDT by olezip
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To: Tax-chick

I started reading NR in 1968 at the age of 14. I wasn’t at all pressured to read it. My dad had a subscription to it, and.....well....there it was : )


16 posted on 05/31/2012 2:25:08 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Anoreth

I subscribed in the mid-80s after reading it in the college library for a while. I used to read it to Anoreth when she was a baby, 1991, to help her fall asleep.


17 posted on 05/31/2012 2:28:42 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice that I'm being subtly ironic!)
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To: jazusamo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5p70YbRiPw

Holder’s ballot given to James O’Keefe - - the ‘white guy’...


18 posted on 05/31/2012 2:31:20 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: olezip
As the top law officer in the country you can bet he knows better.

It's really pathetic when he says voter fraud is not a problem. He's carrying Obama’s, union thugs and Democrat's water for them and knows it's a lie.

Until photo ID is required to vote and voter lists are purged of dead registered voters the voter fraud problem will not get any better and he and his crooked friends know it.

19 posted on 05/31/2012 2:34:27 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: GOPJ

Thanks, that video is proof positive of the problem and our lying idiot AG said it was an aberation.


20 posted on 05/31/2012 2:39:59 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Yet again, Dr. Sowell knocks it out of the park.


21 posted on 05/31/2012 2:41:04 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: jazusamo
Holder wouldn't know vote fraud if it hit him in the head with a billyclub.


22 posted on 05/31/2012 2:59:35 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: jazusamo

Great essay, great comments! Thank you.


23 posted on 05/31/2012 3:23:58 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: jazusamo
Dr Sowell should have been one of the most famous individuals in this country. I can't get enough of his writings. Common sense, honesty, integrity, intelligence, insight, name anything good, this man has it. I discovered him in 1984 and to this day can't understand why his name isn't on the tip of everyone tongue. But, once you step back and look and what we have for media, justice and representation, if it doesn't change this election, the US of A will be the US of crap.
Obama should be impeached and Holder should be in jail for their actions.
If the 40%+/- represents Obama’s favorability, we have a tragically long way to go.
Make plans now if Obama wins. What next???
24 posted on 05/31/2012 3:39:12 PM PDT by bramps (Newt was the one, but Romney will do.)
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To: jazusamo

“Of course he understands it! The man is not stupid, despite his other failings.”

IOW, he’s guilty.


25 posted on 05/31/2012 3:40:22 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: jazusamo

“Outstanding” is right on the mark jaz. Thanks for the ping.


26 posted on 05/31/2012 4:20:01 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jazusamo
I suspect that Holder already has a signed pardon from Obama in his pocket
27 posted on 05/31/2012 4:40:54 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: oldbrowser
Don't forget that Holder is a long-time bag-man for the demon-rat party. He was the fixer who engineered the Marc Rich pardon, something that career justice dept lawyers during the Clinton administration strongly objected to.

Mark

28 posted on 05/31/2012 6:45:53 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: jazusamo

Excellent column! Holder has committed crimes in office. Stopping the prosecution of the New Black Panthers who were intimidating voters, and his involvement in Fast & Furious are two instances which come to mind.


29 posted on 05/31/2012 7:34:04 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
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To: Da Coyote; stephenjohnbanker; deweyfrank; uncommonsense; Tax-chick; lentulusgracchus; freekitty; ...

video of the ‘white guy’ getting Holder’s ballot ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5p70YbRiPw


30 posted on 05/31/2012 8:37:59 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: jazusamo

It is a political protection racket, with payoffs in votes.

Nor can Holder’s boss, Barack Obama, be unaware of voter fraud. After all, he comes from Chicago, where voting officials refuse to discriminate against dead people.


31 posted on 05/31/2012 8:55:22 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: jazusamo
Sowell hit the nail on the head!

The Obama Administration is creating jobs there as well! Stone carvers have been hired and will carve a new title on the building.

DEPARTMENT OF JUST US!

32 posted on 06/01/2012 4:18:49 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: george76

You’ll enjoy this, george:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5p70YbRiPw


33 posted on 06/01/2012 5:32:48 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: bramps
and Holder should be in jail for their actions.

He should have been gone after when Bush was elected to office in 2000. He is a corrupt politician and gave the green light and approved of the money transfer when he recommended a pardon for Mark Rich. Why the R's did not raise holy hell when BO choose him for AG is why so many R's voted for BO, to prove they are not racists!!

34 posted on 06/01/2012 7:38:33 AM PDT by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: GOPJ; Da Coyote; stephenjohnbanker; deweyfrank; uncommonsense; Tax-chick; lentulusgracchus; ...

Fast & Furious

BUMP


35 posted on 06/01/2012 10:12:38 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: GOPJ

Thanks


36 posted on 06/01/2012 12:16:56 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Tax-chick; Da Coyote; jazusamo; stephenjohnbanker
It’s not racist to observe that Obama and Holder are racist. Thomas Sowell is black, after all, and a genuine American black person, too - born in Gastonia, just the other side of Charlotte from where I live - not a foreign Marxist.
No, but he was a Marxist, in the 1950s. He was a “good negro” (as the polite term then was) in the fifties, until he studied the effect of the minimum wage and realized that socialism was a con.
He loves to recommend good books, but when asked what books he liked when he was young he is embarrassed, realizing that he was a “skull full of mush” (as Rush would put it) when he was young.

37 posted on 06/01/2012 12:44:14 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion; Tax-chick; Da Coyote; jazusamo

Well then, he has more than made up for his youthful indescretions : )


38 posted on 06/01/2012 12:49:35 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; conservatism_IS_compassion
I was astonished when I learned that some years back, I suppose because he had been in the Marine Corps.

When he realized it and changed his position it was because he has an analytical and open mind and I certainly admire him for admitting it, he has talked of it a few times in the last several years also.

39 posted on 06/01/2012 1:04:15 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: LucyT

There’s a ‘fast and furious’ comment in this that’s a hoot - it’s ‘the white guy’ getting Eric Holder’s ballot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5p70YbRiPw


40 posted on 06/01/2012 1:58:51 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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I don’t think that Dr. Sowell “was a Marxist” as much as that he was a student of Marxism, in his graduate-student years. He realized, being a great mind, that it was an erroneous theory.

He mentioned in his memoir that when he was teaching a graduate seminar in Marxist thought, well on in his career, students observed that they could not deduce his personal opinions from the courses. He told them that this was as it should be, since the course was not about him, but about “Marxist thought” as it exists, written, in history.


41 posted on 06/01/2012 6:52:30 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice that I'm being subtly ironic!)
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To: Tax-chick

” I don’t think that Dr. Sowell “was a Marxist” as much as that he was a student of Marxism, in his graduate-student years. He realized, being a great mind, that it was an erroneous theory.”

I would tend to agree with this. Marxism is intellectually contemptible.


42 posted on 06/04/2012 10:14:34 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Marxism is a form of religious belief disguised as social-science. To the extent that economics is a "science," in any way comparable to physics or chemistry, it is in the collection of data and the analysis of cause and effect. Economics, at its best, describes. *This* cause generally produces *that* effect. In *this* situation, producers and consumers tend to do *that*.

Once a so-called science goes past saying, "This is what exists," or "This is what happens when ...," and gets into the realm of what is right, what is just, what should happen, it is not longer "science" in any way, but philosophy or religion. Again, when a cause/effect relationship is posited but proves not to function in reality, true science rejects the hypothesis. Pseudo-science claims the relationship is true, but that the experiment "hasn't really been tried."

Dr. Sowell is firmly grounded in bedrock reality: "Economics is the allocation of scarce resources with multiple uses." Incentives and constraints, choices and trade-offs ... the real world that honest people know they are living in.

43 posted on 06/04/2012 10:27:06 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice when I'm being subtly ironic!)
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To: jazusamo

In order to attend a meeting on the fifth floor of the Justice Dept, the floor on which Holder’s ofc is located, one must produce a PHOTO ID. It is required to be admitted. But to vote? Nah.


44 posted on 06/04/2012 10:34:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Tax-chick

” Once a so-called science goes past saying, “This is what exists,” or “This is what happens when ...,” and gets into the realm of what is right, what is just, what should happen, it is not longer “science” in any way, but philosophy or religion. Again, when a cause/effect relationship is posited but proves not to function in reality, true science rejects the hypothesis. Pseudo-science claims the relationship is true, but that the experiment “hasn’t really been tried.”

Dr. Sowell is firmly grounded in bedrock reality: “Economics is the allocation of scarce resources with multiple uses.” Incentives and constraints, choices and trade-offs ... the real world that honest people know they are living in. “

BUMP


45 posted on 06/04/2012 10:42:14 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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