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Senate confirms Holder as first black AG

February 2nd, 2009 . by TexasFred

Senate confirms Holder as first black AG

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eric Holder won Senate confirmation Monday as the nation’s first African-American attorney general, after supporters from both parties touted his dream resume and easily overcame Republican concerns over his commitment to fight terrorism and his willingness to back the right to keep and bear arms. The vote was 75-21.

Holder’s chief supporter, Sen. Patrick Leahy, said the confirmation was a fulfillment of civil rights leader Martin Luther King’s dream that everyone would be judged by the content of their character.

“Come on the right side of history,” said Leahy, D-Vt., chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

Holder becomes the only black in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet. Three other African-Americans were named to top administration positions, but are not Cabinet secretaries.

Holder was a federal prosecutor, judge and the No. 2 Justice Department official in the Clinton administration. Even his critics agreed that Holder was well-qualified, but they questioned his positions and independence.

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Senate confirms Holder as first black AG

The MOST dangerous man that the gun owners of the USA face, Eric Holder, was confirmed as Attorney General today. Holder is as anti-gun as it gets. It is MY opinion that Holder considers himself to be some sort of crusader on a quest, or a mission from God. Holder is, without a doubt, the worst choice that Obama could have made and the most despicable conformation that the Senate has made to date.

I have got to offer huge KUDOS to BOTH of my Senators, John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison. The BOTH voted NAY on the conformation of Holder. You can see how YOUR Senator voted HERE and I hope you see a NAY beside your Senators name!

If your Senators name is on this list in the YEA column, then YOU and your state has some serious work to do. I can’t do it for you, only YOU and the residents of YOUR state can get the job done. We have made a serious effort here in Texas, we TELL our Senators what we want from them, we don’t sit back and hope they do the right thing, we demand it of them and if they don’t, they KNOW that Texas voters will NOT think kindly of them come election day.

Both of my Senators voted for the Wall Street bailout, Hutchison was a supporter of the Immigrant Dream Act, and she still has to answer for that when she comes home to run for Governor. No one gets a pass, there are NO free lunches. We still have the Stimulus Package vote coming up, both of MY Senators are indicating they will oppose it, I certainly hope so, I have made my feelings well known to both. As well as the likely consequences if they don’t vote against it.

I am doing all I can do here in Texas, I hope you are in your state, I hope you are burning up the email inbox in your Senate and Congressional members office. YOU are the only one that can get it done, and this nation needs ALL the good people and help it can get! And I hope you will vote OUT any RINO that stood FOR this piece of shit Eric Holder!

EDIT TO ADD: The headline stresses the fact that Holder is black. I don’t give a damn if he’s lily white or green with purple polka dots, this guy is the biggest danger in the Obama cabinet!

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9 Responses to “Senate confirms Holder as first black AG”

  1. comment number 1 by: TexasFred

    And just so everyone knows, I just sent 2 letters of congratulations, one to Sen. Hutchison and 1 to Sen. Cornyn.

    I blast em when I feel they have done the wrong thing and praise em when they do what I consider to be the right thing!

    Fair is fair, I hope folks will do that for their elected officials…

  2. comment number 2 by: BobF

    Both of my senators voted for Holder. I expected McCaskill to as she was one of Obama’s main supporters but to have Kit Bond vote for Holder is unconscionable. He’s supposed to be a Conservative with a good record on gun rights. But then, when I wrote him on some issues concerning military retirees he never answered me, not even a form letter from a staffer.

  3. comment number 3 by: Patrick Sperry

    Wyoming voted Freedom. I love my new state.

    I vote for bringing back good old fashioned horse whipping followed by tar and feathering for any elected official that forswears their oath to our Constitution!

  4. comment number 4 by: TexasFred

    Proud Texas Democrat, your words will NOT be seen here, this is NOT an Obama cheering section, take your garbage elsewhere…

  5. comment number 5 by:

    I am actually furious at Judd Gregg he was supposed to be a conservative and now at the worst possible time he goes all rino on me (And Yes I did write letters expressing my feelings on Holder to both of my sentors and to my congressman asking him to express the will of his constituents on thisi matter) especially since we have that lying bitch Jeanne Shaheen (Wrote her too even though that was a waste of paper) that replaced Sununu on the “I hate bush” all democrat vote. I am going to make sure that the ambush rino Gregg will be getting a tall nastygram from me. We have too many ExPtriated Massholes in this state now and they are turning it into North Annex of Massachusetts, Teddyland II Grrrrr.

  6. comment number 6 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    Fornicalia: Boxer and Feinstein. Do the math.


  7. comment number 7 by: cary - Botan Ichihara

    McCain and Kyl both voted for him.

    The gun owners in Arizona will not be happy about this.

    Looking into my crystal ball, I see two new senators in the next cycle…

  8. comment number 8 by: Doc Roy

    Holder is one of those politicians who goes by the credo: the plunk is for me and not for thee. In other words he is a bone fide crook. He joins the Sec of Treas, Richardson, Daschle—among others.

  9. comment number 9 by: TexasFred

    Imagine that, John McCain voted FOR Eric Holder…

    Imagine that…

    I told each and everyone of you that read this blog, McCain is a traitor to the Republican party, he is NOT a Republican, he is NOT a Conservative, he IS a RINO at best, a total poser at worst, one that is long past ANY usefulness…