Are you ready for the empire to strike back?
According to a report this week from Yahoo News, former Attorney General (and current Barack Obama best-buddy) Eric Holder is getting ready to expand his anti-Trump operations…possibly in advance of a run for the presidency in 2020. Holder, who is already working behind the scenes with California to challenge some of Trump’s immigration policies in court, said Tuesday that he wanted to use his political celebrity to battle Trump on an even larger platform.
“Up to now, I have been more behind-the-scenes. But that’s about to change. I have a certain status as the former attorney general. A certain familiarity as the first African-American attorney general,” Holder told Yahoo News. “There’s a justified perception that I’m close to President Obama. So I want to use whatever skills I have, whatever notoriety I have, to be effective in opposing things that are, at the end of the day, just bad for the country.”
Holder told Yahoo that he was inspired by Hillary Clinton’s loss in November to keep fighting for the agenda that he and Obama worked to build while in Washington.
“I thought, frankly, along with everybody else, that after the election, with Hillary Clinton as president, I could walk off the field,” Holder said. “So when she didn’t win, I thought, ‘We’ll have to see how this plays out.’ But it became clear relatively soon — and certainly sooner than I expected — that I had to get back on the field and be in effective opposition.”
Yes, we’re sure that Holder and Obama really adopted an unbiased wait-and-see attitude when Trump won the election. We’re sure they haven’t been scheming since before January to find ways to fight Trump and defend the liberal agenda in every way possible. Yes, that sounds totally believable.
The Yahoo article doesn’t directly quote Holder as saying he wants to launch a bid for the White House, but they say his friends and associates believe he may be considering such a move. If he is, we are quite confident that it will be nothing less than Obama Redux. And using the 2020 platform, we are certain that Obama would be out there on the stump constantly, pushing for “his guy” to become the Democratic nominee and restore the many aspects of his failed agenda that Trump has made mincemeat of by then.
Fortunately, Holder doesn’t have a tenth of Obama’s charisma, so we can’t say we’re particularly concerned. And if the best the Democratic Party has to offer so far is Holder and Elizabeth Warren, we’re not sure Trump has much to worry about when it comes to a full eight-year stay in the White House.