Why Did Eric Holder Play the Race Card on ABC News

Desperate times call for desperate measures. As the crisis at the U.S. border rages on, Obama is beginning to lose support from some Democrats and black voters.

A few border state Democrats are speaking out against Obama over his refusal to visit the border to witness the gravity of the situation and black voters are increasingly frustrated with the president’s performance and priorities.

Dissention in the liberal ranks would be extremely damaging for the Democrats in the upcoming election especially if black voter turnout is low.

In an attempt to rally the black voting base, Attorney General Eric Holder dealt the race card in an interview on ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” Holder talked about discrimination and “racial animus” directed at himself and President Obama, making them out to be the victims.

From ABCNews.go.com:

“There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Holder told ABC.


“You know, people talking about taking their country back. … There’s a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there’s a racial animus.”

Holder doubled down on his race card scheme by complaining about voter ID laws and stressing how such laws harm minority voters.

“Who is disproportionately impacted by them? Young people, African Americans, Hispanics, older people, people who, for whatever reason, aren’t necessarily supportive of the Republican Party,” Holder said, adding that “this notion that there is widespread in-person voter fraud is simply belied by the facts.”

Holder’s race card antics are shameless and appalling because he is trying to play upon the emotions of black Americans to drive them to the polls. The sad truth is the black community is disproportionally suffering under President Obama’s leadership and repealing voter ID laws will have no impact on the plight of black Americans.

As Holder knows, you need photo identification to enter the Department of Justice building.

Holder playing the race card during these trying times is a sign of sheer desperation.