Eric Holder

MAGA Bomber


cjones10282018

After bombs were delivered to two former presidents, a former presidential candidate, a former CIA director, and other officials, the very first thing Republicans did was…make themselves the victims.

Republicans, who have been accusing Democrats of not having anything to run on except hatred for Donald Trump, have been campaigning on fear. Some GOP candidates have accused their opponents of supporting terrorists and even of being terrorists. They’re screaming about a caravan of refugees seeking asylum, who are still about 3,000 miles south of our Border, and describing them as an “invasion.” They say they’re creating jobs while Democrats create mobs.

Donald Trump has spent three years calling the media “fake news,” and over the past year has called them the “enemy of the people.” At a rally this week, he praised a Republican congressman for body slamming a reporter. He’s encouraged his supporters to rough up protesters at his rallies, promising to pay their legal bills (he doesn’t pay his own legal bills). He’s called the press “horrible people” and his political opponents “evil.” He defended Nazis and white supremacists at a rally where they killed a woman. He has yet to hold a rally where a “lock her up” chant didn’t break out, including last night’s rally after the attempted bombings.

Each of the bombing targets, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Democratic philanthropist George Soros, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, former Attorney General Eric Holder, former CIA director John Brennan, and the offices of CNN, have been harshly criticized by Trump.

Despite all this violent and hateful rhetoric, Trump sycophants are making the argument that a Democrat sent the bombs as a campaign tactic for the midterms. Based on that logic, Sheldon Adelson is financing the caravan and Republicans have been screaming at themselves and interrupting their own dinners.

Since none of the bombs exploded (and there may still be more out there), they argue that the bombs were fake and Democrats and the media are making too big of a deal out of it. These are the same people who freaked out and defended the arrest of a Muslim elementary student for bringing a homemade clock to school.

Even though he issued a statement and spoke at his rally about unity (try not to laugh), Trump has yet to call this incident “terrorism.” Even if the bombs were fake, even if it was just a bomb threat with a phone call, it’s still terrorism. Terrorism is designed to incite fear and panic. Basically, it works like Trump’s mouth.

There were typos on the envelopes. Each bomb’s return address belonged to a district office of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, which received Eric Holder’s bomb after it was returned. Some bombs had a parody of an ISIS flag meme that’s really popular in places like 4chan. The bombs contained shrapnel and were put together with tape. The bomb delivered to CNN was meant for Brennan, though he’s an analyst at MSNBC. If anyone needs to send me anything, I’m at Breitbart.

It is highly unlikely the sender or senders are Democrats trying to embarrass Trump. The bomb maker was probably wearing a MAGA hat while constructing his devices.

At his rally last night, Trump criticized the media for being negative. But, the most negative coverage the media reports is what’s coming from Trump’s mouth.

Trump and Republicans claim they create jobs while Democrats create mobs. But this week, Some Republican was creating bombs.

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Black Tape


cjones12222014

On Saturday a deranged lunatic killed two New York City police officers while they were sitting in their car in Brooklyn. Earlier in the day the same psychopath shot his girlfriend in Baltimore. After shooting the policemen he killed himself.

Now on the news and social media I see a lot of right wing rhetoric blaming the protestors, President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, NYC Mayor De Blasio, Al Sharpton and others for inciting this crime. NYC police officers turned their backs on the mayor at a news conference. The president of their union said the mayor and others had blood on their hands.

That’s just more lunacy.

This shooter incited himself. He did not need protesters voicing opposition to a very real problem on police abuses to incite him.

I do not think the police actions have earned them to be assassinated. But while right wing rhetoric say protesters have figurative blood on their hands, many police officers have literal blood on their hands. They’ve killed many black men and even children and a system is in place where they investigate themselves with very little consequence except for public outrage.

The police put themselves on a higher pedestal than those they police. Look at the police reaction in Brooklyn on Saturday. They closed down blocks, sent out officers in military, swat and riot gear, closed down subway stops, and had a helicopter circling above the neighborhood. Is that how they react when an officer kills a man suspected of selling loose cigarettes?

These same people who blame the protesters rushed to defend Sarah Palin of inciting the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Palin had posted cross hairs on Giffords Congressional district. Go figure. Of course Giffords wasn’t out abusing her authority to encourage being shot. Palin also stated “don’t retreat…reload.” Imagine the outrage if Sharpton had said such an inciting statement.

Cops don’t deserve to be shot down or assaulted in any way. They do deserve our respect and thanks for doing a dangerous job from which they may not come home from after each shift. They also deserve scrutiny and accountability. Saying as such and even being angry at them does not make anyone liable for the actions of lunatics.

If this man was incited to shoot cops then who or what incited him to shoot his girlfriend?

Good Riddance


A big shout out and thanks to my friend and D.C. resident Kathy Mannix (who does exceptional work for the charity Cartoons and Cocktails which benefits student journalists and oppressed cartoonists in violent regions) for pointing out that this cartoon made The Washington Post Saturday. Thanks, Kathy.

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cjones09262014

As soon as news came out that Attorney General Eric Holder will be resigning the tweets from Republicans were fast and furious.

Congressman Darrell Issa, that gem of a public servant who’s wasted so much tax-payer money on fruitless investigations, tweeted that Holder is the most divisive Attorney General ever.  It’s divisive when you push for American progress.  It’s divisive if you push for gay marriage or at least move the government away from restricting it.  It’s divisive if you want equal treatment for all.  It’s divisive if you fight against anti-voting laws.  It’s especially divisive if you would like to see the police in this country stop pulling people over for driving while being black and being shot for being black.
The most ridiculous thing (OK, these are Republicans and it’s hard to find what’s MOST ridiculous) is that anyone who points out racism gets labeled by the right…

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Good Riddance


cjones09262014

 

As soon as news came out that Attorney General Eric Holder will be resigning the tweets from Republicans were fast and furious.

Congressman Darrell Issa, that gem of a public servant who’s wasted so much tax-payer money on fruitless investigations, tweeted that Holder is the most divisive Attorney General ever.  It’s divisive when you push for American progress.  It’s divisive if you push for gay marriage or at least move the government away from restricting it.  It’s divisive if you want equal treatment for all.  It’s divisive if you fight against anti-voting laws.  It’s especially divisive if you would like to see the police in this country stop pulling people over for driving while being black and being shot for being black.
The most ridiculous thing (OK, these are Republicans and it’s hard to find what’s MOST ridiculous) is that anyone who points out racism gets labeled by the right as race-baiters.  If you point out a cop shot an unarmed black kid then your’e the racist for going there.  White Republicans really care about race when they feel a white person is being mistreated by a minority or the press.  Sometimes I don’t know if I should laugh or smack myself in the forehead.
President Obama didn’t really press race issues during his first term unless you want to count the Beer Summit.  He’s our first black president and with that I’m sure he didn’t want to be labeled as just a black president.  Eric Holder was the man on the forefront of pushing against discrimination.
Republicans will point out how he was held in contempt by Congress.  They’ll point at the fake scandals they created and try to slur Holder’s record for it, and judge his successor the same.  But history is going to show that Eric Holder as a pioneer who worked to move this country forward.
He’s been labeled by the Right as an activist Attorney General.  I’m glad he was.