Eric Holder Out, Special Prosecutor to Follow?

Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning at long last. Good riddance.

(If President Obama wants to stay the course, I would suggest Al Sharpton as a replacement.  Nobody can frustrate legal process like Big Al.  Sharpton effortlessly dodges lawsuits and tax collectors. He’s got the kind of legal experience that makes him a perfect fit at the Justice Department.)

Holder is the legal ringleader for today’s Democrats and their noxious culture of corruption. After being held in criminal contempt of Congress in June 2012 -- the first such citation against a sitting attorney general in American history -- for a while he has been just a few steps away from being impeached in the House of Representatives. Now it appears he will never be tried in the Senate for the high crimes and misdemeanors he has committed against the American people.

If there is any justice, after the Obama era mercifully draws to a close, Holder will be prosecuted for a litany of abuses that have been ably documented by J. Christian Adams in Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department and by John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky in Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department.

But don’t hold your breath waiting for justice to be done.

Like President Barack Hussein Obama, Holder knows he is immune from criticism because he is black. Holder possesses an ugly combination of creepy self-righteousness, cockiness, hatred of country, and racist contempt for white Americans that make him the darling of the activist Left and the mainstream media which refuses to report on his many, many misdeeds.

Holder is an invaluable member of the Obama cabinet because he knows where the bodies are buried. Chances are he buried those bodies. He is not We the People’s lawyer but instead serves as a personal consigliere, or mob lawyer, to the highest elected gangster in the land, President Obama. And he will never cross the capo di tutti capi. He will bend and twist any statute into pretzels, torture any legal precedent into docility, and intimidate and persecute anyone who gets in his way.

Like all the other identity politics-focused neo-Marxists in the Obama administration, Holder is obsessed with race.

This psychopathology presents itself prominently more or less every time Holder makes a speech. Instead of thinking of himself as an unhyphenated American, Holder speaks of “my people,” when referring to blacks. And although Americans talk about race constantly and often to the point of nausea, Holder thinks more needs to be said. Because most Americans don’t share his race-based resentments and sense of racial entitlement, they are bad people in this view. This helps in part to explain his infamous claim that America is “a nation of cowards” on race.

First and foremost, Holder is a whiner. When in trouble, he hides under a tarpaulin-sized race card. He bristled when lawmakers dared to question him in various congressional hearings. When he got into hot water for withholding documents on the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, his arrogance burned ever so brightly.

“What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?” he asked disingenuously.

Holder hates conservatives with a passion.

He calls conservatives “defenders of the status quo, afraid of the future, and content to allow to continue to exist all but the most blatant inequalities.” They “put the environment at risk for the sake of unproven economic theories, to play to the fears of our citizens, and not to their hopes, and to return the nation to a time that in fact never existed.” The hallmarks of the “conservative agenda” include “social division, mindless tax cutting, and a defense posture that does not really make us safer.”

Holder is a terrible person who has no business being in public life.

Matthew Vadum (website) is an investigative journalist in Washington, D.C., and author of the ACORN/Obama expose, Subversion Inc.: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Ripping Off and Terrorizing American Taxpayers.  Follow him on Twitter. E-mail him at matthewvadum [at]