By John W. Lillpop
Thanks to the new, but decidedly not conservative, Republican majority in the US Senate, Loretta Lynch has been confirmed, and is now ‘serving,’ as Attorney General of the United States.
The good news is that Eric Holder is no longer directly obstructing justice while on the payroll of the US government; the bad news is that Ms. Lynch is likely to be justice as radical and problematic as Holder.
To put the Eric Holder six-year occupation of the DOJ in perspective, one must recognize that in a just and genuinely transparent society, Holder would leave Washington, D.C. bound in handcuffs and ankle bracelets, & transported via armored truck, or government drone, to a maximum security federal facility for the criminally insane, where he would spend the rest of his days enduring the bitter fruits of his crimes.
Holder’s lack of integrity and prejudice for “his people” were obvious early, when he dismissed charges against members of the New Black Panthers who were charged with intimidating voters during the 2008 election.
That action set the tone for the Obama administration, which had promised to usher in a “post-racial” era, but which has instead made worse and exacerbated racial tensions.
Holder’s other crimes, far too numerous to list individually, include participation in, and cover up of, the scandalous “Fast and Furious” gunrunning scheme, a ploy designed to embarrass 2nd Amendment patriots, but which backfired miserably into a major expose of corruption and crime in the Obama administration.
For his Fast and Furious stonewalling, Holder was issued a “Contempt of Congress” from the US House of Representatives, the first and only such pejorative issued to a sitting Attorney General.
You see, the AG is supposed to enforce, rather than obstruct, the law; a not-so-subtle distinction that Holder never quite mastered.
Holder further disgraced his high public office of trust in the case of Lois Lerner, the IRS ‘professional’ who deliberately manipulated IRS resources against conservatives in an unlawful attempt to inject “Nixonian” tactics into the play book of the ‘most transparent’ administration in history.
As noted in history books, Richard Nixon was forced to resign the presidency for, among other things, his misuse of IRS resources for political purposes.
By contrast, Eric Holder has successfully shielded Barack Obama from the hungry jaws of justice for a similar abuse of power against conservatives.
Among his more hostile acts was Holder’s racially motivated misbehavior in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting and riots, where DOJ encouraged and supported criminals in the “Hands Up! Don’t Shoot” fraud, crimes that could have wrongly convicted white police officer Darren Wilson of murder.
The fact that black fraud merchants in Ferguson were on a mission to destroy a white police officer seemed to escape the attention of Holder as he pursued his bitter rebel-rousing rhetoric against white law enforcement.
Of course, Holder views his six-year stint at DOJ in a much more favorable light. In fact, as reported at the reference, Holder believes that history will see his term as the “Golden Years” of DOJ:
I think 50 years from now, maybe even sooner than that, people will look at the work you all did and say this was another golden age. There’s a long line of excellence in the United States Department of Justice, but every now and again, at an appropriate time; a group comes along that is worthy of special recognition. And you all are in fact one of those groups. I am proud of you. I am proud of you.”
A “golden age,” Mr. Holder?
How so, in an age in which the Attorney General was held in contempt of Congress? An age in which the Attorney General refused to prosecute an IRS manager who willfully used the IRS against political opponents of the president?
An age in which the Department of Justice was more of an advocacy for blacks (Your People) than an independent, unbiased instrument of justice for all Americans?
“Golden Years,“ for whom, Mr. Holder?
Those who would use government to oppress and prosecute political enemies? Who use government to illegally run guns in order to discredit those who choose to respect the terms of the 2nd Amendment? To those who defy Dr. Martin Luther King’s call for a color-blind system of justice based on the need to atone for a perceived legacy of discrimination?
Golden Years, Mr. Holder?