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Barack Obama’s former Attorney General Eric Holder went on MSNBC on Thursday to tell host Rachel Maddow that protesters needed to be “in the streets” getting arrested in the political fight over voting laws.
Holder is now in the dog house for a couple of reasons.
One, for sending yet another confusing message during a so-called “deadly” Delta variant.
Eric is now calling on all of Rachel Maddow’s viewers to take to the streets.
He’s not only asking them to go protest, he’s asking people to get themselves arrested, too…During a “pandemic,” Eric? Really?
Eric is also under fire for using that all-too-familiar “radical” language that you know he loves…telling people to “fight.”
Fight and get arrested, huh?
Those sound to me like two big ol’ dog whistles for BLM and Antifa.
I am sorry, but you have to wonder why a man so high up in leadership of the Dem Party, would use a time like this – where there’s a supposed “pandemic,” and so much angst and division, to tell millions of people watching, to take to the streets and fight, and get arrested.
Not to mention, the hardship it will place on police, who are already being defunded by Dems.
Whether he meant it as a dog whistle or not, many radicals who love taking to the streets and fighting, and who hate cops, will see it that way.
Those comments were very radicalized at worst, and irresponsible at best.
Here’s what he said:
“What do you make of the direct action strategy that is being brought by voting rights advocates?” Maddow asked. “Obviously, Vice President Harris and President Biden are very much in support of the reforms like The For the People Act, and they’ve advocated for it. We know that. We’ve heard all the speeches. We know their position.”
“Yet you’re seeing increasingly relentless focus by moral leaders getting arrested at the Senate office building, at the Supreme Court, at the White House,” she added. “We’re expecting this summer of direct action on voting rights to accelerate to where there will be considerable civil disobedience outside the White House, people trying to set off a moral alarm here. What do you make of that strategically, as someone who has been a target of that in the past and someone who knows the people being targeted by these activists?”
“Power concedes nothing without demand,” Holder replied. “We too often underestimate the power we have as regular American citizens by marching, by protesting, by raising our voices. That’s a really important part of the thing that I’m leading, The National Democratic Redistricting Committee. We have a big advocacy campaign to get American citizens involved in this fight. If we make our voices known if we demand the kind of change, the fair change we’re seeking, I think it will help in the process.”
“Raising the consciousness of people by demonstrating, by getting arrested, by doing the things that ending segregation,” he continued. “If you asked people back in the 1950s, do you think marching, demonstrating will bring down a system of American apartheid? You probably would have said, no, that won’t happen. We shouldn’t lose faith right now. We shouldn’t lose faith. Citizens can make a change. Citizens need to be in the streets. Citizens need to be demonstrating. Citizens need to be calling representatives to demand the kind of change that will make this country more representative, make our democracy more fair.”
Eric Holder is known for his fiery and inappropriate comments.
Again, he’s famous for his dog whistles.
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