Earlier this week Obama’s former Attorney General Eric Holder broke with the noted sentiment expressed by Michelle Obama that “When they go low, we go high,” saying instead “No, when they go low, we kick ’em.”
Holder’s revision of the mantra was praised by frustrated progressives tired of seeing Republicans play the dirtiest forms of politics imaginable and watching the Democrats fail to respond with any effective counter-measures, seemingly unaware that they are in an apocalyptic fight for the soul of our nation.
President Trump, naturally, responded to Holder’s comments with the kind of hypocritical reply that you’d expect from someone who has urged crowds at his campaign rallies to “Knock the crap out him, would you? I promise you, I will pay your legal fees.”
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“He better be careful what he’s wishing for,” Trump told Fox News. “That’s a disgusting statement for him to make.”
Trump seemed to be issuing a threat, calling Holder’s comments “dangerous.” Dangerous for Republicans, perhaps, if Democrats finally begin fighting back with the level of intensity that they should.
Given how outraged Republicans have gotten when public anger at their horrendous policies and actions spill over into verbal confrontations at public restaurants, these privileged creatures seem not to be able to take what they dish out themselves on a daily basis.
Holder clarified his remarks for a president either too dim to interpret them properly or too cynically adversarial to care.
Ok, stop the fake outrage. I’m obviously not advocating violence. (In fact, when I was AG violent crime in the US was historically low.) I’m saying Republicans are undermining our democracy and Democrats need to be tough, proud and stand up for the values we believe in – the end.
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) October 11, 2018
It’s hard to argue with anything Holder says in his tweet. Let’s hope that all the tough, proud Democrats in the country stand up for the values they believe in by making it to the polls next month and voting those destructive Republicans out of office.
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