Wingnuts react to Holder resigning: "Black Panther... Race-Baiter... Mullah"

The right comes unhinged as the Attorney General prepares to step down. Here's the best of the worst on Twitter

Luke Brinker
September 25, 2014 10:20PM (UTC)

Two things were instantly predictable once we learned that Attorney General Eric Holder is stepping down: first, that conservatives would denounce anyone President Obama appoints to replace him as a liberty-loathing, terrorist-coddling radical, and that the news would bring out the stupidity and bigotry of conservative Twitter.

It took all of a few seconds for the latter prediction to bear out. Linking to a post in which he argued that controversies engulfing Holder did significant damage to the Obama administration, founder Erick Erickson called the outgoing attorney general “Obama’s cockblocker”:


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Others gleefully seized the opportunity to bring up the Black Panthers again:

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In a painful reminder of how rabid right-wingers can’t do humor, many tried their hands at predicting #EricHoldersNextJob:


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The derp is deep, but as Katie Halper pointed out, the reactions at least reinforced a few things about right-wing Twitter:


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Of course, Holder’s departure generated speculation about who would be next to helm the Justice Department – a perfect opportunity to engage in some pre-emptive sexism and xenophobia:

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“I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one,” Voltaire once quipped, 'O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.” Holder appears to have shared Voltaire’s prayer.

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