As heard on #MSDNC: Attorney General Holder “is the Moses of our time”

Posted by: ST on May 30, 2013 at 5:40 pm

First, we poor schlubs were informed that President Obama was a modern-day Jesus who would heal our souls and calm the oceans. Now we find out our embattled Attorney General is a “today”‘ version of … Moses  – via Mediaite:

In an elaborate effort to exonerate the members of President Barack Obama’s Justice Department of any wrongdoing in relation to the scandal surrounding the sweeping subpoenas of the communications records of journalists, an MSNBC panel implied that the administration was the subject of persecution. During the discussion, MSNBC contributor and Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson said that Attorney General Eric Holder, himself a victim of an elaborate right-wing effort to smear him, is “the Moses of our time.”

Dyson opened the segment by insisting that Fox News Channel journalist James Rosen, whose movements were tracked, his phone records and those of his parents logged, and his personal emails searched by the DOJ, is no victim. “You can be a co-conspirator without being a target of investigation,” Dyson said.

MSNBC host Martin Bashir erupted at this notion, exclaiming how it has “stripped bare” the claims of some who have said that the Justice Department investigating Rosen as a willing conspirator in an effort to violate the Espionage Act was slightly heavy-handed.

Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC contributor and editor of The Grio, added that the Obama administration has been perfectly transparent about the scandals involving the DOJ and the IRS, to the point of informing the press of their existence in the first place.

Later in the segment, asked by Bashir if Holder should resign as attorney general, Dyson agreed that he should step down… “off of that plateau where he resides in high principle, and whip some heads.”


“What he should understand is that he is the chief lawgiver of the United States of America, so to speak – he’s the Moses of our time, and at least for this administration,” Dyson continued.

The Obama admin: The most Biblical administration evah?? #HeadDesk

Lean Forward  - MSNBC

”Lean Forward” – a toned down version of MSNBC’s ”behind the scenes” motto which is, appropriately: ”Bend Over.”

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8 Responses to “As heard on #MSDNC: Attorney General Holder “is the Moses of our time””


  1. ALman says:

    . . . “the chief lawgiver of the United States of America.”

    Enlighten me please. When ITH*LL did this happen? The “chief lawgiver”?

  2. Adolescent sophistry such as the assertion that one can be “a co-conspirator without being a target of investigation” is simply a distinction without a difference. And these guys are paid for these cheap stabs at journalism?

    It is as despicable a statement as saying Benghazi is a “Republican fabrication”. There are four innocent Americans lying unnecessarily in their graves. The hurt, loss, and suffering their families will endure are injustices they will carry to their own graves. Death is not a “fabrication”.

  3. LoopTheLup says:

    Personally, I would have gone with some other Biblical epithets for them. Like Rehoboam. Or Herod.

  4. Lorica says:

    Moses killed an Egyptian that was suppressing his kinsman. Holder illegally monitored multiple persons because he is a hardcore communist who wants to bring the joys of the polit-bureau to the US. Big difference D**k nose. – Lorica

  5. sniperpitbull says:

    As the old saying goes in Boston,”Even Don Zimmer knew when it was time to take the pitcher out.”

    Holder has to go-like yesterday!

    And when the Dear Leader says, “I have all the faith & confidence in Eric (the feckless) Holder (or anyone else for that matter)” You know that it’s time for a wise person to do two things; pack your bags & freshen up the CV.

    Of course whether Eric & the Dear Leader can do the math on this one remains to be seen.

    Well boys & girls, here’s hoping Eric does right thing and quits. But guys like him & the Dear Leader all too often let their elephant egos overload their hummingbird brains.

    Well fellow patriots, here’s hoping!

  6. Chris in N.Va. says:

    I’m thinking Ozymandias-on-the-Potomac is more akin to Pharaoh and Holder-of-the-bag(currently) would be like Pharaoh’s sorcerer advisers (whose staffs Moses’ swallowed whole).

    Their emperor-worship cult is unraveling at the seams and they are desperate to maintain their death-grip on power.

  7. Liz says:

    Seriously, how did these people get on TV speaking to the nation with false authority? I am stymied.

  8. Carlos says:

    Well, there is one almost-similarity:

    Moses was chosen by his God, who had a plan for freeing His people.

    Mr. My People was chosen by his god, who has a plan for enslaving everyone.

    Big difference.