During an interview with Playboy magazine, former Vice Present Dick Cheney accused President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of “playing the race card” to deflect from their failed policies.
“To say that we criticize Barack Obama or Eric Holder because of race — I just think it’s obviously not true,” Cheney explained.
“My view of it is [that] the criticism is merited because of performance — or lack of performance, because of incompetence. It hasn’t got anything to do with race.”
While Cheney cited no specific examples, it does not take a rocket science to come up with examples of both Obama and Holder using race to avert attention away from the fact that they royally suck at their respective jobs.
Remember, for instance, how President Obama tried to excuse the pitifully low labor force participation rate on racism?
Cue Brian Carey:
The reason that the labor force participation rate is low is because African-American who have criminal backgrounds can’t find work. And why do so many African-American men have criminal backgrounds? Because racist law enforcement agencies target them unfairly, of course.
Remember also how Eric Holder said that he sees “racial animus” in any and all opposition to his and Obama’s failed policies?
The former vice president also blasted Obama for his mismanagement of both the Mike Brown shooting and the subsequent race riots that rocked Ferguson, Missouri.
“It’s always a tragedy when there is a death involved and so forth,” Cheney said, “but it seems to me it’s a clear-cut case that the officer did what he had to do to defend himself.”
The problem is that both Obama and Holder acted for months as if Mike Brown was some sort of victim — and as if Officer Darren Wilson had unjustifiably executed Brown in a fit of racist rage.
The whole case in fact had nothing whatsoever to do with race. Instead it had everything to do with “an individual who conducted himself in a manner that was almost guaranteed to provoke an officer trying to do his duty.”
Unfortunately, simply making this factual statement puts Dick Cheney at the risk of being called a racist yet again.
Regardless, Cheney also asserted that Barack Obama is “the worst president in my lifetime, without question — and that’s saying something.”