So who is this fresh contender for the brass ring? Here are some hints: He has served in government, in a fairly high capacity, in fact. He has a very high opinion of himself and an equally low opinion of white people. He is known for an act of unparalleled bumbling in his role in government that has led to numerous deaths. He should have been prosecuted for a number of shenanigans he committed, but the corrupt president who appointed him refused to see justice done.
His name? Eric Holder, former Attorney General under Barack Obama, and he reportedly has his eye on the White House in 2020.
Holder told Yahoo News in an interview that he has been motivated by Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 presidential election to get back into the spotlight.
“Now is the time to be more visible,” he declared. “Now is the time to be heard.”
I would humbly disagree, suggesting that now is the time for Holder to crawl back under a rock while President Donald Trump works feverishly to undo the damage that he, his boss, and Democrats in Congress did over the last eight years.
Via Fox News:
Eric Holder, the Obama-era attorney general who delighted in sparring with congressional Republicans and has since joined the anti-Trump ‘resistance,’ said in an interview he’s planning to become “more visible” – and reportedly could be considering a 2020 presidential run.
Yahoo News reported that Holder is mulling a bid and stepping up his public appearances.
“Up to now, I have been more behind-the-scenes,” Holder told Yahoo News. “But that’s about to change. I have a certain status as the former attorney general.… So I want to use whatever skills I have, whatever notoriety I have, to be effective in opposing things that are, at the end of the day, just bad for the country.”
"Now is the time to be heard": Eric Holder sparks rumors of 2020 presidential run pic.twitter.com/FnJalUUZcT
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) June 21, 2017
It would be interesting to see which of his credentials Holder would run on. Would he boast about having been held in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents related to the “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation? Maybe he would brag about having lied under oath to Congress by claiming never to have been involved in attempts to prosecute reporters, despite personally approving an application for a warrant on Fox News’s James Rosen as a potential co-conspirator in espionage.
Or he could fire up audiences at whistle stops by recalling how he threw out convictions of members of the New Black Panthers for voter intimidation purely in the interests of race.
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh isn’t all that worried about a potential Holder run, however.
“Come on, come on, come, bring it on,” Limbaugh taunted on his radio program. “Black Lives Matter seeking the White House? Bring it on.”
Meanwhile, Holder has been trying to strengthen his progressive mala fides in the liberal cesspool we know as California.
He’s been tasked with leading that state’s anti-Trump efforts, serving as “outside counsel” to the state’s legislature, which is heavily controlled by Democrats, in an effort to “resist any attempts to roll back the progress California has made” by Trump’s administration.
Surely, the Democrats can come up with someone a little more worthy of the highest job int he land than an old Obama sidekick. But here’s hoping they don’t.
Cross-posted at the Mental Recession