You may think that the Fast and Furious scandal is about the Department of Justice intentionally permitting the illegal sale of firearms to Mexican drug cartels, resulting in hundreds of Mexican deaths and the murder of one US law enforcement official. You might also think that there is something of a coverup underway, inasmuch as Eric Holder has strung out Rep. Darrel Issa's committee, refusing to produce subpoenaed documents for the better part of two years. You may even believe that the sweeping assertion of executive privilege by the president the other day adds a faint aroma of Nixon to the air.
You would be wrong. This is really all about Republicans attacking Mr. Holder because they want to prevent him from impeding state efforts to suppress the vote in this November's election. In a word: Racism. Got that?
Don't believe me? Listen to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi explain it for you in her usual winning style.