So, Why Did Holder Resign Now?
I’m reading the speculations pursuant to Attorney General Eric Holder’s seemingly sudden decision to resign his position. They range from speculation about his health to his low approval rating to his becoming too much of a liability for Obama to keep around. I disagree with those thoughts.
Another speculative thought is that Holder wants to leave immediately because he fears being locked into the rest of Obama’s term. I disagree with that also. And I certainly disagree with the idea that he’s going to be prosecuted for Fast and Furious and is thus being jettisoned to protect Obama.
I disagree with that idea because, if he were going to be prosecuted and there would the be potential for splash back on the Oval Office, Obama could simply place Holder under the White House protective umbrella. Not to mention that John Boehner would be expected to work no less diligently to ensure Holder is never prosecuted than he did during the previous rounds Congressional investigations into Holder’s role in Fast and Furious.
I also doubt Holder is leaving because he doesn’t want to be locked into the rest of Obama’s term. Obama has approximately two years left in his term. Holder has been a government lawyer since the Clinton administration, in which he was Deputy Attorney General. It’s what he is and what he does. He has shown no desire to leave before this, so why bail now when there is approximately a year left?
At present, I see a couple possible explanations for his resigning at this time. The first has to do with Bob Beckel’s glib, yet matter-of-fact comment that the Democrats have an October surprise in store for Republicans.
Obama’s goal of “fundamentally transforming America” has never changed and I believe Holder plays an integral role in Obama’s accomplishing same.
Obama isn’t fighting for his life, he is working to calcify his place in neo-Leninist history. He is working to turn America into the image of Lenin and Alinsky and he is almost there. Holder’s resignation has been in the works for at least two months which coincides with the events in Ferguson, Missouri. And the political adage of “never let a crisis go to waste” is fitting in the scenario I am entertaining.
Holder is already assured of raking in huge speaking fees and a senior position at a public policy institute or left-wing Ivy League University. That leaves two other possibilities, both of which are fraught with peril but not beyond the realm of possibility.
There’s always the possibility of Holder being named to the be next United Nations Secretary General. However, that is a position Hillary Clinton has long coveted. Even though Ban Ki-Moon’s term doesn’t end until December 2016. And the prevailing wisdom of many is that the position will go to Hillary Clinton. But what if her health is significantly worse than we are being led to believe? That said few persons in positions to know believe Hillary will enter the next presidential race, and I place myself among them, but there are those of us who believe she desperately wants the UN position.
That said, it could be very interesting if Holder were to be named the new UN Secretary General position if, in fact, Hillary actually wants it. Especially after what Obama did to her in the 2008 presidential campaign.
There of also exists the possibility that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg will step down for health reasons and that would open the door for Obama to appoint Holder to that position. Not that his being placed in nomination for said position, if that were to happen, wouldn’t cause one epic spitting match because of the criminal allegations and accusations of outright racial bigotry attributed to Holder. However if that were to happen, any Republican dissent would result in national cries of “white racism” for refusing to confirm a black man to the High Court – his condemnable record notwithstanding. And the last thing Republicans want is a national race war brought about because of Holder.
But those two possibilities are easily postulated. There is another possibility that isn’t as easily postulated that concerns me the most.
All things considered, I do not believe Holder’s resignation, especially at this specific moment in time, is an accident or by chance. I believe it is more than that. We need to watch this very carefully.[adsanity id=11817 align=alignnone /]
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here