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 Continue reading "Eric Holder Slams ‘Fake Outrage’ Over His ‘Kick ‘Em’ Comments: I Was ‘Obviously Not Advocating Violence’"
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah recalled a previous era of the show when the titular current host offered scathing criticism of, historically, one of the shows favorite targets. Of course, we are talking about right-of-center Fox News and last night host Trevor Noah effectively pointed and laughed at Fox News conservative talent’s hyperventilating at former Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent comments. In a clip that’s been aired on Fox News repeatedly, Holder updated Michelle Obama’s famous axiom of “when they go low, we go high” with a different response: “we kick them. After airing that clip, Noah then showed a clip of Sean Hannity’s response: “We kick them.” Really? This is the top cop under Barack Obama, from hope and change to kick ’em on the ground?” Noah replied, “Can we just acknowledge that by saying they’re going to get kicked, Sean Hannity and his friends are accepting that Continue reading "Trevor Noah Ridicules Conservative Criticism of Eric Holder: ‘Fox News Phony Victims Unit’"
Following his comments that Democrats need to “kick” when their opponents “go low,” former Attorney General Eric Holder received some perhaps unexpected support from the other side of the aisle on Fox News. During Thursday night’s broadcast of The Five, host Greg Gutfeld pushed back on the idea that Holder was instructing his fellow party members to get physical. That was just after President Donald Trump told the network the remarks were “disgusting” and “dangerous” earlier in the day. “I don’t believe he was inciting violence,” Gutfeld said. “He was basically saying you have to fight harder. Having said that, accusations of incivility don’t bug me at all. I think incivility is actually pretty good because it reduces the chance for violence. If you’re uncivil with each other, it might mean you might not punch.” On Wednesday, footage began circulating online of Holder at a Georgia Democratic campaign Continue reading "Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld Defends Eric Holder: ‘I Don’t Believe He Was Inciting Violence’"
Former attorney general Eric Holder is lashing out at the critics objecting to his recent comments about rejecting civility in American political discourse. Holder turned heads yesterday through the posting of a video during which he remade Michelle Obama‘s famous slogan. “When they go low, we kick ’em,” Holder said in the video. Even though the former AG said in the same speech that he wasn’t actually calling for inappropriate or illegal behavior, President Donald Trump and other critics have still had plenty to say about the remarks. As such, Holder released a statement on Twitter on Thursday — saying his words were part of the broader point he was making in his speech:
dvised being uncivil, saying the time to be civil to Republicans is after destroying them, while Holder, playing off advice from the former First Lady herself, stated: “when they go low, we kick ’em.” But in a live appearance on NBC’s Today on Thursday, Michelle Obama pushed back. Democrats have long used the phrase “politics of fear” when criticizing Republicans, but that is how Michelle Obama essentially characterized the point of view espoused by Clinton and Holder, not to mention Rep. Maxine Waters, when she said this morning that “fear is not a proper motivator. Continue reading "Michelle Obama Rebukes Hillary Clinton’s Uncivil Advice for Liberals: Fear Is Not a Proper Motivator"
Hours after initially condemning former Attorney General President Donald Trump for saying “When they go low, we kick ’em,” President Donald Trump followed up with an ominous remark — saying that the nation’s former top cop “better be careful what he’s wishing for.” In a phone interview with Fox & Friends Thursday, the president made his remark after video of Holder’s comment was played. “He better be careful what he’s wishing for,” Trump said. “That I can tell you. He better be careful for what he’s wishing for. That’s a disgusting statement for him to make.” Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy asked Trump what he meant. The president didn’t elaborate much further — only launching into a general defense against charges he encouraged violence at rallies. “For him to make a statement like that is a very dangerous statement,” Trump said. “You know, they talk about us. Continue reading "Trump Defends Charges He’s Encouraged Violence, Says Eric Holder ‘Better Be Careful What He’s Wishing For’"
President Donald Trump weighed in on recent remarks made by his former 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder. This week, Clinton told Democrats that they “cannot be civil” with Republicans until they take over the House and/or the Senate and Holder rebuked former First Lady Michelle Obama‘s saying of “when they go low, we go high,” changing the expression to “when they go low, we kick them.” When asked by Fox News anchor Shannon Bream about how critics point to him as the root cause of the incivility in America, Trump says he didn’t “think so.” “My rallies have been very peaceful and even at the beginning when there seemed to be conflict, they sent paid people to disrupt our rallies,” Trump said. “And when you do that, you know, bad things happen. But they were the ones that started everything. So noo, it Continue reading "Trump Rips Eric Holder For His ‘When They Go Low, We Kick Them’ Remark: ‘It’s a Disgrace’"
On Wednesday night, Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich slammed the Democratic Party for the lack of civility that has been expressed in recent weeks. Sean Hannity began the segment by listing several examples of incivility from the left, citing the protest confrontations of Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Florida Attorney General Pat Bondi, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), the Democrats’ “abandonment” of due process and the presumption of innocence during the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and citing remarks made by Hillary Clinton––who said Democrats “cannot be civil” with Republicans––as well as former Attorney General Eric Holder, who said “when they go low, we kick them.” The former House Speaker responded with a pretty grim analogy. “Well, what you’re seeing the emergence in a very weird way of a brown shirt Continue reading "Newt Gingrich Calls Democrats the ‘Brown Shirt Party’ in Response to Protests, Remarks By Clinton and Holder"