Pardon the sarcasm of this post, but when one of the most corrupt, racist, statist, blundering Attorney Generals in recent history tells a media outlet that the “single failure” of his tenure at the Justice Department is failing to pass new gun control legislation, the snark gets off its leash, rips off its muzzle, and proceeds to do a tap dance on the fetid carcass of what used to pass for integrity in Washington DC.
Yes, you read that right.
Operation “Fast and Furious” that funneled thousands of guns illegally purchased in the United States to murderous Mexican drug cartels? Not a fail.
Refusal to prosecute a clear case of voter intimidation by members of the New Black Panther party on racial grounds? Not a fail.
Hiring lawyers who represented al Q’aida operatives? Not a fail.
Involvement in the IRS targeting scandal? Not a fail.
Lying about subpoenas for phone records targeting Associated Press reporters? Not a fail.
But the inability to enact yet more laws that violate the rights of peaceable Americans? Holder considers this the only failure of his tenure as Attorney General.
In the interview, Holder was asked if the United States was “a nation of cowards” when it comes to guns, a reference to a statement he made in 2009 that the U.S. was a nation of cowards when it came to discussing race relations.
“I don’t think we are a nation of cowards. But I think that members of Congress need to have a little more backbone and stand up to what is a distinct minority even within, for instance, the NRA, and do the kinds of reasonable things that the American people simply want to have happen,” he said.
And by the way, since when does the Justice Department “enact” any type of law?
The Justice Department, according to its own website, “is responsible for enforcing the law and defending the interests of the United States; ensuring public safety against foreign and domestic threats; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; punishing those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.”
Nope. Not seeing enactment of the laws anywhere in that job description. Basic politics classes in high school taught me that Congress is the government entity that writes legislation. So we can only assume that Holder’s plaintive whimpering comes from the fact that he failed to pressure, trick, cajole, and bully Congress into violating Americans’ rights.
And he considers this is “single failure” while in office!
Don’t be modest, Mr. Holder! You’ve failed much, much more than just this one single time!