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Is Eric Holder President Obama’s repressed black alter ego?

For some black liberals, President Obama still isn’t black enough – and his speech Friday night about the George Zimmerman verdict proved it. That’s what Attorney General Eric “Nation of Cowards” Holder is for.

In a piece published in Salon Friday, “Obama’s safe, overrated and airy speech,” race-fixated  author Rich Benjamin criticized Obama’s comments on Zimmerman as being insufficiently outraged at the idea that the justice system would actually work the way it was designed to do – starting with a presumption of innocence and ending with a verdict that the prosecution hadn’t proved its case.

obamaholderThe real response, Benjamin writes, the real “black” answer to the jury’s verdict was something like Eric Holder’s blatantly pandering speech to the NAACP onTuesday in Orlando. In that speech, Holder suggested he would bring the full prosecutorial machinery of the federal government to bear on an acquitted man, and renewed his call for Florida and other states to do away with self-defense laws that had nothing to do with Trayvon Martin’s death.

“Some of us have an Inner Child. Others have an Inner Ni**er,” Benjamin writes (without asterisks). “Is Holder the president’s conscience? Or his Inner Ni**er?”

(This is the way black liberals are talking on websites like Salon — without using asterisks. White liberals aren’t. And we can just forget the obvious question of what would happen if a white writer had asked that on National Review — with or without asterisks.)

Benjamin explains by lauding Holder for, among other things, the 2009 speech in which he accused the United States of being a “nation of cowards” when it comes to race. In a way, maybe he was right. After all, the nation Holder was referring to is so cowardly that it had just historically – and stupidly – elected a manifestly unqualified, philosophically dangerous man to the world’s most powerful office based largely on the color of his skin.

The Holder comment is the kind of talk libs like Benjamin would like to hear from the president of the United States: baseless, accusatory and inflammatory. The kind of talk to expect from an attorney general who thinks of blacks as “my people” (to the exclusion of all other citizens), who thinks only white people can be guilty of voting rights violations, who thinks a jury’s verdict is insufficient in a case where it runs counter to his own race-based idea of “justice.”

Salon’s Benjamin is so race-obsessed that in 2009 he  published a book called “Searching for Whitopia,” where he explored why “more and more whites are living in small towns and exurban areas that are predominately, even extremely, white.” (Here’s a hint: Detroit.)

Yet he feels free to use the most explosive racial slur in the English language to describe – approvingly – the behavior and statements of the country’s highest law-enforcement official.

“The Secret Service calls the president ‘Renegade,’ his agency nickname,” Benjamin concludes. “It seems, these days, that Holder is the real renegade. The country’s Rogue Negro. And the president’s repressed Black Id.”

Maybe he’s right. Obama just isn’t “black” enough for him.

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