“Poor Eric Holder: He’s taking all this unwarranted flak just to protect Obama”
Nothing conservative / classically liberal / constitutionalist / concerned American citizens do is ever, ever what it seems: instead, there’s a vast, racist, right-wing conspiracy (most recently and infamously carried out by southern Democrats nearly a half-century ago, so deep goes the roots of the conspiracy) that seeks always and forever to take power from goodly, well-intentioned progressives by any means necessary — and to do so based on nothing substantive, but rather because conservative / classically liberal / constitutionalist / concerned Americans, who don’t really care about policy, or dead Border Patrol agents, or dead Mexican civilians, or arming drug cartels while simultaneously suing states for trying to police their borders, simply want to keep the brothers down, or keep women down, or keep undocumented workers down, or keep gays down, or dirty the air and water, or turn their backs on the autistic, or cut Granny off at the knees, stuff her in a chair, then throw her over a cliff.
That is, conservative / classically liberal / constitutionalist / concerned American citizens — defined as those who don’t support the progressive agenda being implemented by a President who sold himself as a healer and a pragmatic centrist — are evil, haters, unthinking thuggish dullards clinging to their guns and religion who care nothing about the kind of fundamental change necessary to make our nation great, but would rather take us backward to the time when people were free to destroy the environment or make massive sums of money, denying others their fair share.
This is the belief of the people who right now rule over all of us: they are partisans who dismiss all criticism as invalid, coming as it does from such racist, misogynistic, xenophobic fundamentalist haters — and in so doing, have given themselves the permission not to take blame for any of their actions. Responsibility is thus rationalized away, and putative intentions mean everything, including the tyrannical, authoritarian impulse to let the ends justify the means.
Because the goodly gooders stand against conservatism and classical liberalism and constitutionalism, they are standing against evil. And by standing against evil, they are inherently, and by dint of their political leanings, good.
It follows, then, that attacks on them are attacks on goodness, and who would attack goodness solely for being good? Evil haters. So fuck ‘em if they don’t want to get with the progressive program.