This commentary was written immediately after viewing Face the Nation Sunday, July 11th. The Editor has been busy as Publicity Chairman for a National Junior Girls Golf Tournament.
I don’t know about you, but I just viewed Attorney General Eric Holder being questioned by CBS Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer, and my blood pressure rose substantially. Again I witnessed another example of a government official spinning his political agenda, and not answering the simple questions posed by the host.
Holder danced around several very direct questions about the long ago announced closing of the Guantanamo Bay facility, and now spins the official line that the delay is due to the failure of Congress to fund a new facility. That is simply a lie, because the delay is due to the subject’s political sensitivity, and the Obama Administration is trying to plot an acceptable alternative. With money short, why spend more money when we already have the prisoners in a secure facility?
More shocking were Holder’s answers to questions about his inflammatory words that Americans should be ashamed about their position on RACE. Here we go again with another black man complaining about RACE and calling for an extended discussion and dialog. I have got an answer for Holder’s concerns about RACE…How about just suggesting that everyone black, white, red, brown, and yellow follow the Ten Commandments?
Let us all stop all the double talk and make it simple. We will never move forward effectively until we stop all the political spinning and RACE baiting. Accountability continues to be ignored as a foundation to solving the big issues of the day. The pronouncements emanating from the politicians and the lawyers resolve nothing and represent little or nothing to solving the pressing issues of the day. I do not hear Holder calling for support and adherence to the Golden Rule in the black community, and it makes me wonder exactly what his real objectives are? I suggest Holder’s motivations are odious.
I believe that black leaders such as Barack Hussein Obama, Eric Holder, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Vernon Jordan, and the new NCAA President Benjamin T. Jealous are playing a very Machiavellian hand when they play the Race Card to drum up votes. Instead of calling out the Tea Party movement as RACISTS how about challenging the black/minority groups to clean up their act? It is time to denounce their devious gamesmanship, and denounce their ploy of transference.