Bush declares executive privilege 6 times, no problem. Obama declares executive privilege once, and it's blacks have no privileges.—
DR (@pollbuster) June 20, 2012
Attorney General Holder grossly tried to push that narrative himself today, during the first part of the contempt hearing being held over Operation Fast and Furious. Morally bankrupt Democrats don’t seem to understand that people dying due to a government operation that put guns into the hands of Mexican criminals is serious.
No, no. It’s racist!
Also racist is questioning why the President would invoke executive privilege on something about which he claimed to know nothing.
And his fellow travelers were at the ready to run with it.
Wow. Here come all the dems saying that Republicans are being racist with fast and furious. Really?????—
LT Cosenza (@luis_cosenza) June 20, 2012
Not an AG Holder fan but glad that PBO invoked his `first` executive privilege to thwart this bullshit `black man` hunt by Issa.—
Rock ☯ (@Rokslyde) June 20, 2012
Claiming executive privilege on Fast and Furious documents has conservatives almost as blind with fury as President being Black.—
Alan Eggleston (@AlanEggleston) June 20, 2012
The POTUS isn't "hiding" behind executive privilege. He's trying to end this witch hunt of the 1st black AG.—
Michele (@haymakers) June 20, 2012
Let me guess: exerting executive privilege is now a problem because black Presidents are doing it? Predictable.—
Kayla R. W. (@KayDubzHU) June 20, 2012
No, honey. Predictable is the tiresome and offensive throwing out of the race card.
Also predictable? The media helping to push that reprehensible false narrative.
Heh. The media really is a parody waiting to happen!
Satire, yes, but that kind of remark would not be surprising from Don Lemon, who has a habit of race-baiting. And then blaming icky conservative blogs and Twitter users.
Facts are hard. Mr. Lemon never learned that lesson, evidently.
Bigot, heal thyself. Let’s see what he will say about this. Will he call racism the “elephant in the Rose Garden” like he did when President Obama was interrupted?
Chris “leg tingles” Matthews actually does whip out the race card immediately.
Brian Terry’s family would like to know why you are revoltingly using his death to play the race card, Mr. Matthews.
More from the Washington Examiner:
MSNBC host Chris Matthews, a former Jimmy Carter aide, suggested that the congressional investigation into Attorney General Eric Holder’s handling of Operation Fast and Furious is motivated by racism.
“I don’t want to start too much forest fire here but it is my instinct: is this ethnic?” Matthews asked San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown last night. “It smells like it to me and I think there is a disdain on the part of some Republicans . . . that do talk down to the president and his friends,” Matthews added.
Brown, earlier in the segment, had already accused Issa of “leading a lynch-like mob” against Holder.
Holder made the same accusation in December. “This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him,” Holder told the New York Times, “both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.”
And earlier today, a CNN article treated the assertion that the contempt hearing was just to “embarrass the President” as fact.
Disgusting. Once again, Leftists are using minorities for a political end. While doing so, they are grossly diminishing true acts of racism by crying racist-wolf incessantly and tossing out the race card willy-nilly. If everything is racist, then nothing is. Members of the media are not just complicit; they are active perpetrators.
Post-racial doesn’t mean that everything in the entire world should be about race. People have died. This government operation was deadly. The investigation of Operation Fast and Furious is about truth and justice. Try a little of that sometime, Leftists and your buddies in the media.
Update: Roland Martin weighs in as well.
This shameful attack on Attorney General Eric Holder by Rep. Issa is pathetic. This isn't about principle. It's pure politics—
(@rolandsmartin) June 20, 2012
As did MSNBC’s Al “blood on his hands” Sharpton.