Eric Holder Forgets Americans Have Long Memories - Gets Creamed for Gun Control Post


It should be a joke.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder, the Obama administration cabinet officer who attracted almost more controversy than the president himself during his six years heading the Justice Department, decided to weigh in this weekend on what he thinks of the country’s gun laws.

And he found out that many Americans have long memories — too long for Holder’s taste, probably.

In a Twitter post on Sunday, Holder let his feelings known about the many people — including President Donald Trump  — who cited mental illness as part of the reason for the two mass shootings over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

For Holder, of course, individual responsibility – or lack thereof – had nothing to do with what happened. Like a good liberal, he saw only one solution – more state control of the population.

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“Mental health? That’s the go-to place for people who want to change the status quo,” Holder wrote in a Twitter post on Monday. “Changing our insane gun laws is the place to start.”

Maybe Holder thought Americans don’t remember his tenure in office, when a “gun-walking” operation conducted under Holder’s leadership, ostensibly aimed at catching major firearms traffickers, got so far out of hand that one of the weapons involved in it ended up being used to murder United States Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010.

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It’s true that Operation Fast and Furious was just one the many scandals of the Obama White House that never got the media attention it deserved, but it really stood out among the others.

For one thing, it was the reason the United States House of Representatives voted in 2012 to hold Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents being sought about the operation. The first time a sitting U.S. attorney general had been held in contempt by the House.

And as Politico reported at the time, 17 Democrats joined the Republican House majority of the time to make that vote happen.

So it’s safe to say that for many Americans with solid memories — particularly those Americans who value the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution — Holder isn’t exactly a go-to authority (as he might put it) when it comes to gun laws.

And the social media response to his post showed it.

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That last one cut to the chase.

When it comes to scoring cheap political points, Democrats and liberals really do know no shame. They’ve proven it over and over again, most recently with the blatant politicization of the weekend’s massacres in El Paso and Dayton.

It was the kind of politicization he was happy to pile onto with his own tweet attacking the country’s “insane gun laws.”

For a man with Holder’s past, a tweet like that is a joke. But there’s nothing funny at all about it.

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Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro desk editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015.
Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015. Largely a product of Catholic schools, who discovered Ayn Rand in college, Joe is a lifelong newspaperman who learned enough about the trade to be skeptical of every word ever written. He was also lucky enough to have a job that didn't need a printing press to do it.