March 2, 2017
So, I guess he’s coming back already.
Former President Obama is getting ready to jump back into the political pool, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.
Holder said he has been talking with Obama about different ways to help the new National Democratic Redistricting Committee, according to Politico. Obama asked Holder to be chairman of the group last year.
“He’s ready to roll,” Holder told reporters at a briefing.
Obama and other top Democrats are focusing efforts on state-level races and ending the reconfiguring of voting districts through the politically-laded process known as gerrymandering – a combined effort to end “Trump-ism” and help their party regain control of Congress and legislatures across the country.
Politico reported that the group seeks to direct resources into winning certain state elections, push ballot initiatives for nonpartisan district-drawing commissions and wage legal wars to existing maps.
By accomplishing their goals, the group hopes it would put Democrats at a better advantage in state legislatures and the House of Representatives.
Holder said the fight will be more difficult with Jeff Sessions running the Justice Department. He added that the decision to throw out a challenge to voter laws in Texas was “disheartening.”
“This is really a battle for our democracy,” Holder said. “The notion that people are denied their ability to cast a meaningful vote … is inconsistent with who we say we are, inconsistent with what we say our democracy is about.”
Actually, it’s our democracy – white peoples.
And it’s a republic.
My ancestors – the people who founded this republic – owned your ancestors as farm equipment.
I know that you know that, Eric, because I’ve seen you talk about it on a number of occasions. Don’t take the name of people you hate, our people – people who owned you after they shipped you in from a jungle where you were running around naked like an animal – and use it for your agenda against us.
Never forget, Eric. This is who you are.
We made you into something better. You should be thanking us for it.
Obama coming back?
Doesn’t really matter.
He can’t run for anything of relevance, and all this does is prevent a fixed new Democrat party from forming. The best thing for the Democrats would be for him to do the respectful thing that all other presidents do and remove himself from politics. But he’s too much of an attention whore.