Chris Matthews says criticisms of Holder over "Fast and Furious" are due to racism

Chris Matthews (at 6:38): “I don’t want to start too much forest fire here but it is my instinct: is this ethnic Mr. Mayor?”Willie Brown: I think that it has some ethnic flavor to it.  It will be interpreted by some in that vein.  And yYou have to be very careful in a Democracy that you don't give people the opportunity to make that case factually.  And what DI is doing is in fact giving some individuals the opportunity to make that case . . . . Matthews: Well I just do it because it smells like it to me. . . .
Matthews isn't the only one making this claim.  Al Sharpton has made a similar claim here

Holder also made the claim to the New York Times: "This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him, both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we're both African-American."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why NOT play the race card if it works? Spineless non-black politicians often back off in the face of this charge, and soft headed white voters, afraid of ever being on the wrong side of an issue due to race, go along with it.

6/28/2012 2:44 PM  

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