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Lauded in First Lady Michelle Obama’s keynote speech for “outstanding contributions to our nation,” Attorney General Eric Holder was presented with the Congressional Black Caucus’s Chair Award at the Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner Saturday evening at the Washington Convention Center in the nation’s capitol.
“The Phoenix Awards Dinner pays tribute to the legacy and achievements of extraordinary individuals who positively impact the African-American experience,” the ALC 2012 brochure advises. That makes the inclusion of filmmaker (and prominent Obama financial backer) George Lucas as the group’s honoree for “the highest standards of dedication, ability and creativity” all the more curious, but at least puts to bed the “progressive” phantom menace of Jar Jar Binks being “a Rastarfarian Stepin Fetchit,” or at least recognizes it’s more politically advantageous to forget that and emphasize “I voted for Obama because he’s black” Jedi master Mace Windu’s exhortation to “Wake the [snip] up, Vote for Obama!”
Partisan Black Caucus ignores Fast and Furious, honors Holder as 'role model'
Attorney General Eric Holder was awarded the Congressional Black Caucus’s Chair Award last Saturday at the Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, DC. In her keynote speech for the event, First Lady Michelle Obama gushed over Mr. Holder’s “outstanding contributions to our nation.”
Contributions? Does that include Operation Fast & Furious, the government gun walking scheme that allowed 2,000 guns to land into the hands of already dangerous Mexican drug cartels? These guns are linked to the deaths of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and over 300 Mexican citizens. Hundreds are still missing and have recently been found in Colombia. Mr. Holder has not held anyone in the Department of Justice accountable.
The inspector general’s report on Fast & Furious said Mr. Holder did not have previous knowledge of the operation, but even if that is true, it suggests complete incompetence on his part. Mr. Holder and the Old Media claimed it vindicated him, but IG Michael Horowitz said over and over in his hearing that his report did not vindicate Mr. Holder. If anything, it shows he should not be the attorney general.
Congressional Black Caucus Honors Eric Holder
You pretty much have to admit that Holder is "out of the ordinary." And a lot of people are saying (or complaining) that he's doing everything he can to help "African-Americans."
“The Phoenix Awards Dinner pays tribute to the legacy and achievements of extraordinary individuals who positively impact the African-American experience,” the ALC 2012 brochure advises.