There are very few contemporary or historical organizations as racist as congressional race-based caucuses.
Congress voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder, a black man, in contempt of Congress. The final tally was 255 Yays, 67 Nays, and 1 Present. There were 109 legislators who did not vote, demonstrating their racist-walking technique in front of a salivating media.
The Congressional Black Caucus was in a high state of exigency. After a hastily convened emergency congregation called by the Black Caucus, they strategized their walkout of the House chambers before the non-race-based, and non-caucus members voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
Before the vote, they circulated a draft form letter pleading for support from other ideologues who believe that there are two sets of laws in this country: one for Caucasians, and one for Blacks and various other races. The letter was only privy to certain race-based caucuses such as the Black Caucus, Hispanic Caucus, Asian Pacific Caucus, and an honorary member of this elite group of skin color sectarians, the Progressive caucuses, by virtue of their moral turpitude, of course. And there was one special copy of the letter reserved for any Caucasian female who could come forward and manifest that the House Republicans contempt vote against Holder was a vast conspiracy of secret special interest money, a nationwide scheme to suppress the black vote, and suffocating something or other. But, she also had to believe that there is a congressional district in Heaven.
We write to urge you to stand with us in the pursuit of justice for the Attorney General of the United States of America, Eric H. Holder, a black man. In its history, the United States House of Representatives has never held a white United States Attorney General, or any other Cabinet official, in contempt.
Instead of focusing on job creation, spending taxpayer money, destroying healthcare, and other critical issues in the best interest of minorities, before this Congress, we have been asked to engage in a political stunt on the floor of the United States House of Representatives. Our constituents elected us to do real work, not to engage in meaningless partisan activity, such as writing letters like this, and our planned walkout of Congress.
Over the past 15 months, Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice have cooperated with the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s requests for information on “Fast and Furious,” an unfortunate operation that we want you to believe began under the Bush Administration in 2009, one year after Obama was elected, and, in fact, was terminated by Attorney General Holder without his ever knowing of its existence, something a white Attorney General could not accomplish. The Department has made extraordinary efforts to accommodate Congress by turning over almost 8,000 of the requested 80,000 documents–including all the documents that relate to the tactics in this investigation and the other flawed investigations that occurred in Arizona during the Bush Administration in 2009, one year after Obama was elected. The Attorney General also participated in a bicameral meeting in a good faith effort to satisfy the Committee’s information requests by suggesting that he would never turn over the documents to a program that he will not admit existed before or after he closed it down. While the Attorney General has advised House Republicans that he is willing to work with them in attempting to reach an agreement that would exonerate him of lying, fabricating, and stonewalling, the Republican Leadership is instead rushing recklessly to a contempt vote because he is black.
Contempt power should be used sparingly, carefully, and only in the most egregious situations involving non-black persons, but never against a black person because that would be considered racist. The Republican Leadership has articulated no legislative purpose for pursuing this course of action other than when Eric Holder perjured himself during congressional questioning. For these reasons, we cannot and will not participate in a vote to hold a black Attorney General in contempt. We adamantly oppose this partisan attack and refuse to participate in any vote that would tarnish the image of Congress or of an Attorney General who has done nothing but work tirelessly to protect the rights of black American people. We must reflect upon why we are elected and for our constituents to reflect upon why they voted for us, and choose now to stand up for justice.
We call upon all defective and racist members of Congress to stand with us during a press conference–while our colleagues are performing what they were elected to do–on the Capitol Building steps during this appalling series of votes to discuss our nation’s most significant priority–talking about creating jobs and spending money. At this critically important time in our nation, we must work as colleagues rather than political enemies.
If you believe that negative comments about Barack Obama or Eric Holder are racist, then please join us on the Capitol Building steps to capture some airtime.
Stumbling onto the Capitol steps, reeking of Strawberry Hill and Mentos, blouse soaked with sweat, clutching a crumpled copy of the letter from the Congressional Black Caucus, Nancy Pelosi stated, “These very same people who are holding him in contempt are part of a nationwide scheme to suppress the vote. They’re closely allied with those who are suffocating the system: unlimited special interest secret money.”
The heel of Pelosi’s shoe broke off, she tripped, and grabbed the microphone as her posterior met the cement, and she started again defending Holder, “Instead, let us tie the hands of the person who is assigned to make sure that the American people have the right to vote… and that their vote is counted. It is all tied together. Don’t forget, they’re going after Eric Holder because he is supporting measures to overturn voter suppression initiatives in the states. This is no accident, it is no coincidence. It is a plan on the part of the Republicans. These folks want a plutocracy where instead of the choice of the many the checks of the very few determine the outcomes of elections. It is connected. It’s clear as can be. It’s not only to monopolize his time, it’s to undermine his name.”
At this juncture, the wine, Mentos, and euphoria of having her name on the letter got the better of Pelosi. Her bloodshot eyes crossed, she sighed, looked to the heavens, and started mumbling about Ted Kennedy and the healthcare mandate, “I knew that when he left us he would go to heaven and help pass the bill.”