Eric Holder for President in 2020?

Eric Holder, left, the former U.S. Attorney General. (Photo: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

When I first heard that former Attorney General Eric Holder may be running for president in 2020 I thought it was fake news, for sure. But upon reading his interview with Yahoo published a few weeks ago and realizing that it may, in fact, be true, I threw up a little in my mouth. It was that bile-colored, acidity puke that burns on the way up the esophagus and leaves you with that unmistakable vomit taste on your teeth and tongue.  No fun.

“Now is the time to be more visible,” said Holder, in that aforementioned interview. “Now is the time to be heard. … I thought, frankly, along with everybody else, that after the election, with Hillary Clinton as president, I could walk off the field. So when she didn’t win, I thought, ‘We’ll have to see how this plays out.’ But it became clear relatively soon — and certainly sooner than I expected — that I had to get back on the field and be in effective opposition.”

You can read that comment in any number of ways, but it was explicitly framed by Yahoo as “Eric Holder joins the anti-Trump resistance — and mulls a presidential campaign of his own,” which leads one to believe that it ain’t no joke. Yeah, I’ll go ahead and wait for you to finish vomiting, too.

My beef with Holder is he is basically the black male version of Hillary Clinton. Like crooked Hillary, he is tied to at least one major scandal that resulted in the death of an American. I’m of course referring to the ATF gunrunning operation known as Fast & Furious that sent approximately 2,000 firearms south of the border and into the hands of known Mexican drug cartels.

The premise of the probe was insane, a skeleton crew of ATF agents was supposed to track each individual gun as it left the possession of a straw purchaser and headed into the war-torn streets of places like Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez (Both cities made the 2017 Top 50 Most Violent Cities in the world list). But that whole “tracking” part of the operation never happened.

What did happen is that really bad guys got easy access to rifles and a U.S. Border Patrol Agent named Brian Terry was killed in 2010. At the crime scene, two Fast and Furious guns were recovered (For the record, when it comes to keeping tabs on arms in foreign countries, our government doesn’t have the best reputation. Cough, cough. We lost track of a $1,000,000,000 in weapons and equipment in Iraq.)

Folks can debate the extent of Holder’s involvement in Fast and Furious at the administrative level (when did he realize that it was an utter catastrophe and how long did he allow it to continue after he knew it had gone south?) but what they can’t debate is that he stonewalled a congressional investigation into the matter. Instead of complying with the subpoena put forth by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to turn over all documents relating to the operation, Holder ducked and dodged (Hmmm, sound familiar? Sound like someone’s approach to her deleted government emails on her private server?) until the House had no choice but to slap him with criminal contempt in 2012. That’s right. Holder, the nation’s top law dog, got the historic distinction of being the first A.G. held in criminal contempt by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Holder avoided prosecution. He was bailed out by Obama who invoked his “executive privileges,” aka get-out-of-jail-free card, to save his buddy from facing any real heat (Funny, not unlike how former FBI Director James Comey decided that EmailGate didn’t rise to the level of a chargeable offense). You would think that this embarrassment, which ultimately caused Holder to step down as A.G., would’ve been enough egg on his face to keep him from ever entering the political arena, but, again, like Hillary Clinton, there is no shame to his game.

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The parallels to Hillary don’t stop there, though. In addition to their refusal to take responsibility for what were clearly criminal acts, they’re both rabidly anti-gun. They’re both functionaries of the deep state and, since we’re being honest, they both have the personality of a wet blanket.  I guess that last observation isn’t all that relevant but I figured I’d throw it in.

Holder’s long history of opposing the Second Amendment goes all the way back to his stint as a U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, where he, while addressing the Woman’s National Democratic Club, talked about wanting to “really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way,” much in the same way that people think about cancer sticks cigarettes.

“What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we’ve changed our attitudes about cigarettes,” Holder said back in 1995.

Two things are striking about that statement. The obvious, his antipathy for one’s right to keep and bear arms. And the less obvious, his deep state agenda. As Paul Helinski argued in an excellent opinion piece on the Holder comment when it was released back in 2012, Holder sees minorities (gays, women, blacks, etc.) not as people who need to be encouraged to embrace their fundamental rights and freedoms but as mere voting blocks that can be pandered to and ultimately manipulated into supporting the nanny-state.

Telling blacks and gays and women and young people that it’s not cool to carry a gun is tantamount to preparing them for victimhood. Yeah, “it’s not cool to carry a gun.” You know what really isn’t cool? Being unarmed and defenseless in the face of real danger, i.e. being gang raped by street thugs or gunned down by drug dealers. That’s not cool!

Like Hillary, Holder continues to perpetuate the lie that big brother will be there to save you in your time of need. Whatever it is you need — security, healthcare, food, housing, education, etc. — Uncle Sugar’s got your back. What they don’t tell you is that the price of Uncle Sugar’s generosity is the loss of your individual freedoms. Government dependency is modern day slavery.

Nevertheless, the Uncle Sugar Gravy Train Express bromide was enough to get Hillary the popular vote in the 2016 election. With demographics shifting to favor Democrats in the future, there’s little to suggest that that argument will be any less appealing three years down the road as it was last year. Couple that with the fact that the mainstream media has gone full tilt in its attempt to vanquish Trump and the path to a Holder presidency isn’t all that improbable.  Point being, don’t sleep on this guy…  Now, if you’ll excuse me,  I’m feeling queasy again.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • BIGKIELBASSA July 14, 2017, 1:04 pm

    And Rosie O’ Donald as his running mate ? Or maybe Whoopi Goldberg ? Next thing this boy will be doing is giving guns to Isis supporting Muslims he wants to,let into America . All while trying to take ours away . Go figure . A communist at heart . Screw Holder & his boyfriend Bloomberg.

  • Phred July 12, 2017, 6:13 pm

    I sure hope so. He would be weaker than The Hilary Witch was.

  • WT July 11, 2017, 9:09 pm

    That’s what we need ANOTHERDUMASS I voted for this egotistical rich ASS HOLE ! Which is as bad as OBAMAAAA

  • Scott Hateslibs July 8, 2017, 9:06 pm

    A guy who should’ve stood trial, been found guilty and been executed for his many, many crimes against this country now contemplates running for president so he can complete the destruction of all we hold dear, the destruction directed by supreme evil overlord Soros and left incomplete by the equally evil but (fortunately for us all) imbecilic Obama. When in the name of all that’s holy will Jeff Sessions start doing the job he was hired to do and bring the criminals from the past administration and their cohorts to justice? Put me on a jury judging Holder, Obama, Soros, Lynch, Clinton, Schumer, Warren, Franken … man, the list is long … and you’ll get a fistfull of convictions, and the subsequent, well-deserved sentences that will send them to their Maker to answer for their crimes against humanity. A guy can dream, right? All we’ve gotten from Sessions’ Justice Department is a special prosecutor to investigate …? Imaginary crimes committed by … REPUBLICANS. It would seem that our beloved “friends” across the aisle are above reproach, would it not?

  • Greg Hundley July 8, 2017, 3:15 pm

    We have been thru enough. FUCK these leftist assholes. We are right in the mist of keeping our country on what it was founded for. The whole Obama administration has done nothing but lied to US ( America. ) For the sake of our children and their children and the children of America right on down the line, we need to keep the trash in the trash can’s where it belongs. Our children deserve the freedoms that we had that we grew up with and not for them to be imposed by these leftist socialist groups.

    • Greg Hundley July 8, 2017, 3:19 pm

      Oh and one more thing if broke ass California wants to walk away from the United States let the broke ass state walk away from the United States that means no federal money no federal protection not anything from US. No federal anything not even water from other states that he drinks in the United States

  • max mcClendon July 8, 2017, 2:32 pm

    Thought Eric Holder was teaming up with Anthony Weiner….
    They are going on the ballot as ” WEINER-HOLDER”

  • Andrew N. July 8, 2017, 1:02 am

    Holder was found in Contempt of Congress. They should prosecute it as a felony, and that solves that little problem!

  • John Dow July 7, 2017, 6:17 pm

    “Eric Holder joins the anti-Trump resistance…”

    Errr, he’s been part of the resistance since Jan 17.

  • Tom July 7, 2017, 3:59 pm

    You have to be frickin’ kidding me. Didn’t we have enough of this guys crap along with the miserable crap OBAMA put out. Why would someone bother to vote for this guy. He is another terrorist as far as I’m concerned. I said from the beginning that OBAMA was a terrorist so, you can see where he would nominate other terrorists to be his cabinet. I think my expectations were proven fairly well. I really find it hard to believe the Democrats can’t see this crap for what it really is. You couldn’t really expect OBAMA to call his brothers what they are. What is wrong with these people? Someone needs to give them a clue to what is really going on in the world. They seem to just put their heads in the sand. Hell, 80% of voters on the democratic side of the isle voted purely for color reasons. You can tell that just by watching a few interviews with them before and after those two elections. People need to wake up and smell the BS.

  • Jake July 7, 2017, 1:47 pm

    No need to mince words. Holder is communist filth. His wife owns abortion clinics. He hates the United States described in the Constitution. He has been hired to help California become independent of US law. He is exactly why the 2nd Amendment was written by the Founders. There it is.

  • Larry July 7, 2017, 1:45 pm

    I hope that big turd of misery does run. I further hope that the Dems are so stupid as to vote for him in the Primaries. I think it would be a great thing for America & the US Constitution & the Presidency to defeat this POS so badly that it sets an all time record bitch slap to all the gun grabbing, Constitution violating, freedom taking Leftist Marxists in our country!

    • Altoid July 8, 2017, 2:37 pm

      Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.
      The America – hating leftist / communist jerk may just win.

  • David Keith July 7, 2017, 1:11 pm

    If you’re trying to make a joke, it’s a bad one.

  • eric July 7, 2017, 12:40 pm

    do that and you might as well bend over and kiss your ass goodbye. he is another bought and paid for moslim, soros puppet,

  • Mister Ronald July 7, 2017, 12:13 pm

    I think this is a very good choice for the Democraps. He has no baggage and would make as good a President as Hitler was in Germany.

  • Paul July 7, 2017, 12:12 pm

    No, No, and hell no!

  • bjg July 7, 2017, 11:45 am

    If Joe Stalin were still alive, the democrats would run him for President.

    • Roger July 8, 2017, 11:07 am

      If Joe Stalin WAS alive……not “were”. Remember subject-verb agreement from fourth grade??

  • Steve Hughes July 7, 2017, 11:31 am

    Bring that lying, stinking, thieving, multiple-FELON on…! If he hasn’t been already locked up for 20 years or so, we’ll expose him for the Obama II mega-disaster we ALL know he’ll be. All one needs to do is have a moderately close look at his time under The Obamanation and/or what’s happening under him in Chicago today. This slimy monster has NO chance.

    • Pseudo July 8, 2017, 5:14 am

      I like that word “obamanation”. It gets my vote for new word of the year. I hope the definition for it includes “POS.”

  • PaulWVa July 7, 2017, 11:28 am

    There is a really good chance the Liberals would actually run this clown. He’s a known racists, like his buddy Osama, and a criminal like Hillary so he should fit right in. With him in the WH we would soon be in an all out race war. With Holder leading the way. Obama started it and set the stage for him to continue.

  • stengel July 7, 2017, 11:28 am

    You’ve got to be kidding!

  • Robert July 7, 2017, 11:27 am

    Just what we need, another crooked racist that hates white people and loves illegals and terrorists

  • TheOldPhart July 7, 2017, 10:55 am

    Let’s see now . . . Weiner for President, Holder for Vice-President, and Hillary for Secretary of Corruption . . . Hm-m-m-m that sounds like a ticket that would appeal to the leadership and the voters of the Democrat party. Quick, someone send Soros an E-Mail and ask the stupid SOB to send the dumb bastards a hundred million just to kick things off.

  • Maha July 7, 2017, 10:46 am

    Unless the Democratic Party heeds the advise of former Bill Clinton Campaign operatives and move away from the Leftists, Holder very well could wind up being in the Primaries, at the very least. Anyone not voting for him will be labeled a racist, and and any mention of his criminal behavior as AG will be overlooked by the Leftist media.

  • MikeB July 7, 2017, 10:42 am

    Well the Dems used up their bleeding heart white conservative vote with Bozo so Holder will be a non factor in 2020.

  • Big George July 7, 2017, 10:04 am

    How ’bout eric holder for PRISON 2017-2067!!

  • Charles Kimberl July 7, 2017, 9:23 am

    Eric Holder running for President? This will be great for laughs. The arrogance of this crooked bastard. He reminds me of Butch Reno running for Governor of Florida after her Elian Gonzales debacle in Miami.

  • Eric Equis July 7, 2017, 9:16 am

    What is it with these establishment democrats always wanting to put notorious criminals on their ticket/ WTF?

  • Charles Kimberl July 7, 2017, 9:12 am

    Holder will be great for a laugh. It reminds me of Butch Reno running for Governor of Florida after her Elian Gonzales debacle. He doesn’t stand a chance in hell, crooked bastard.

  • joefoam July 7, 2017, 8:42 am

    If any ordinary unconnected citizen did half of what Holder did they would be sitting in prison. So much for equal justice under the law.

  • YouMadBro? July 7, 2017, 8:33 am

    That’s why Trump’s DOJ should be opening investigations into ALL of obama’s scandals & hillary’s too. Obama used the DOJ, IRS and others for political purposes. Trump should use the DOJ to drain the swamp.

  • David Welsh July 7, 2017, 8:09 am

    And Holder Your Nose refused to do anything about the black panthers intimidating voters at the Philly polls.

  • Jay July 7, 2017, 7:50 am

    Better chance at prison!

    • Fulton July 7, 2017, 12:05 pm

      It would seem that way until you remember that a Muslim fraud with a forged and stolen identity usurped the office of POTUS for 8 years.

  • singleshotcajun July 7, 2017, 7:44 am

    The 2020 Dem ticket should be Anthony Weiner and Eric Holder………………..Weiner Holder.

  • Long Haired Biker July 7, 2017, 6:36 am

    Oh hell no! Why isn’t that bitch in prison for obstruction of justice and gun running (F&F) to Mexico? HolderForPrison2020 or sooner.

  • DRK July 7, 2017, 6:31 am

    Do not forget that due to Holders interference in the KSM trial he insured KSM could not be sentenced to death for 9/11 planning and in fact might get out of jail some day – he did Obama’s & Hillary’s bidding/covering well.
    Also Holder refused to try the three blacks with clubs for Voter Intimidation by the New Black Panther brothers.
    Holder was the very first AG to ever have articles of Impeachment drawn up against him by Congress (H.Res.411 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)) that was dropped when he resigned; but Holder did set a new milestone for all future USAG’s in being the first ever AG to be found in “Contempt of Congress” on June 28, 2012.

    Holder is not a leader except for the downfall of USA principals & laws and the America way of life. He’s a socialist.

    • DRK July 7, 2017, 7:25 am

      With a vote from Congress finding Holder in “Contempt of Congress” due to negligence in executing the law I do not understand how Holder was not dis-barred. As this went directly against his abilities and even ethics to practice law. Just found Holder is a member of the New York State Bar – that explains a lot.

  • Sandman July 7, 2017, 6:24 am

    That half breed moron has about as much chance of being elected as I don. He is only capable of screwing up a gang fight.
    BUT! That said–the black community will do just like they did in the “ZEROs” case–elect him because he’s black–not because he is qualified.
    It a payback on “WHITEY” BECAUSE OF SLAVERY! Too bad they are not smart enough to realize slavery is alive and well in our country–its called “WELFARE” and the BIG MASSA id the Dumbocrat party who are keeping them enslaved–the sad part is they love being slaves.
    Isnt it funny that someone 1/2 black and 1/2 white always seem to claim they are BLACK–it anyone knows the answere to that please reply.
    This is not a racist rant but it is the truth and I will be called a rasist for posting it–oh well–the truth hurts

    • Jij July 7, 2017, 1:16 pm

      The Scots were first imported slaves in this country as the British the Scots that battle near Inverness to rich English men in the colonies, So Africa and to the Aussies/, long before the Brits sold Africans to New English businessmen.
      The civil war had little to do with slavery as it was in its ending stage but all about states rights.So the illegal obama touting the aeissues and slavery while trying to make us all slaves as he, holder and clinton destroy the USA , that was their gae all along and all should be tried for treason crimes against the citizens of this county.

  • LARRY E TOOMEY July 7, 2017, 5:40 am

    I hope he does run I need a good laugh.

  • Cadeyrn July 5, 2017, 10:51 pm

    Don’t forget it was Eric Holder’s Department of Justice that pushed Operation Choke Point to deny financial services to gun shops of every kind forcing many (and at least two I know of personally) out of business. In conjunction with the FDIC, they placed lawfully operating, federally licensed gun dealers into the same category as pornographers, drug dealers, online gambling, and “Dating Services.” He is not just hostile to gun rights. He is a true enemy of freedom.

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