Holder vs. Congress

June 28, 2012

As you probably know by now, the House of Representatives will vote this afternoon to determine whether U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is in contempt of Congress for obstruction of the Oversight Committee’s Fast and Furious investigation.

While those on the left are trying to spin this vote as election year politicking, the fact remains that it was Mr. Holder’s choice to refuse to produce requested documents for more than a year, stonewalling on every demand. Of course he ended up hiding under the umbrella of that ultimate refuge, President Obama’s grant of Executive Privilege.

For me, this is the very last straw. Some naifs are comparing Fast and Furious to Watergate, but there is no comparison. As Iowahawk so eloquentlyput it, F&F is “Watergate with toe tags.” If Holder had anything to do with it, he should be immediately fired and promptly prosecuted for the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Then he should be deported to Mexico to be tried for the murder of the 300 or so Mexican citizens who died because of this program.

But it’s not just that.

This man has been a problem from the moment he took office. This is a man who claims to believe that requesting a photo identification in order to vote is racist, and yet requires photo id to be presented when people come to see him.

This is a man who accused America of being cowards because we were afraid to talk about race.

This is a man who refers to African Americans as “my people“, disregarding the fact that he is the A.G. for the entire country, not just one segment of its population.

This is a man who refused to win a prosecution against members of the New Black Panther Party for voter intimidation, choosing instead to simply drop the case and walk away.

In short, it really doesn’t matter how Congress votes today.

For most of America, Eric Holder is already beneath contempt.

Stoutcat


EXPOSED: Former SEIU Official’s Alleged Plan To Destroy America’s Economy?

March 22, 2011

For those of you who have thought conservatives have been over-reacting to Barack Obama’s ongoing tied-at-the-hip relationship to unions – specifically – SEIU: Sit down, shut  up and LEARN!

It’s an event that will undoubtedly cause Eric Holder to have to bury his head at least two feet below “See-level” (using union thugs to shield him, no doubt).

According to Business Insider, The Blaze and Glenn Beck,  former SEIU officer Steve Lerner has been caught on audio tape (recorded at in a closed session at a Pace University forum last weekend) detailing a secret plan that is designed to:

  • Nuke the Stock Market
  • Destroy JP Morgan-Chase
  • Destabilize our economy
  • Create the conditions for a change in government and a “redistribution of wealth”Watch the video. Note specifically, the comments of Steve Lerner that begin at about the 4:45 mark:

A copy of this tape has been forwarded to the Justice Department. Of course, the head of the Justice Department is Obama appointee Eric Holder who, in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” program last December, said that the prospects of domestic terrorism keeps him up at night:

“What I am trying to do in this interview is to make people aware of the fact that the threat is real, the threat is different, the threat is constant. The threat has changed from simply worrying about foreigners coming here, to worrying about people in the United States, American citizens — raised here, born here, and who for whatever reason, have decided that they are going to become radicalized and take up arms against the nation in which they were born.” 

May I suggest, Mr. Holder, that not all terrorists use guns. Governments can be toppled using many different types of weapons and economic terrorism is one of them. May I also suggest, Mr. Holder, what you have here is nothing less than a conspiracy in motion to do just that: Use economic terrorism to bring down the government of the United States.

Nothing less than a full, public investigation, resulting in whatever criminal charges or, perhaps, charges of treason apply will be accepted by the American public.

Pardon my choice of words, but the you-know-what has just hit the fan, Mr. Holder. If you do anything to try to spin or lessen the preception of this clear and present danger, you are in violation of your oath of office.

To ALL Americans: The message of the American public to the Justice Department needs to be clear and united:

“Do your job, Mr. Holder.  Do. Your. Job.

Gerry Ashley 

  Read more at the Business Insider


Andrew McCarthy Says “No Thanks” to A.G. Holder

May 1, 2009


UPDATE: Via Sissy Willis, here’s Andrew McCarthy, in his own words, expounding on the necessity of his refusal to play ball with A.G. Holder. Thanks, Sissy!

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Holy cow, if there ever was a must-read article, this is it.

Former federal prosecutor Andrew J. McCarthy respectfully declines Attorney General Holder’s invitation to participate in a round table discussion described as “part of an ongoing effort to identify lawful policies on the detention and disposition of alien enemy combatants—or what the Department now calls “individuals captured or apprehended in connection with armed conflicts and counterterrorism operations.” And what the rest of us call terrorists.

Here’s why he’s declining, and he’s absolutely correct.

Whatever the good intentions of the organizers, the meeting will obviously be used by the administration to claim that its policy was arrived at in consultation with current and former government officials experienced in terrorism cases and national security issues.  I deeply disagree with this policy, which I believe is a violation of federal law and a betrayal of the president’s first obligation to protect the American people.  Under the circumstances, I think the better course is to register my dissent, rather than be used as a prop.

Moreover, in light of public statements by both you and the President, it is dismayingly clear that, under your leadership, the Justice Department takes the position that a lawyer who in good faith offers legal advice to government policy makers—like the government lawyers who offered good faith advice on interrogation policy—may be subject to investigation and prosecution for the content of that advice, in addition to empty but professionally damaging accusations of ethical misconduct.  Given that stance, any prudent lawyer would have to hesitate before offering advice to the government.

The policies that the Obama administration is enacting are setting appalling precedents which are already having a chilling effect on the desire to participate. And really, they won’t actually be listening to anyone’s input, of course. As Mr. McCarthy so ably points out, it’s all about being able to say they sought “bipartisan support” before doing what they had decided to do anyway.

Consistent with that hyperbolic rhetoric, the President began his administration by promising to close the detention camp within a year.  The President did this even though he and you (a) agree Gitmo is a top-flight prison facility, (b) acknowledge that our nation is still at war, and (c) concede that many Gitmo detainees are extremely dangerous terrorists who cannot be tried under civilian court rules.  Patently, the commitment to close Guantanamo Bay within a year was made without a plan for what to do with these detainees who cannot be tried.  Consequently, the Detention Policy Task Force is not an effort to arrive at the best policy.  It is an effort to justify a bad policy that has already been adopted: to wit, the Obama administration policy to release trained terrorists outright if that’s what it takes to close Gitmo by January.

It’s a long piece, but a joy to read. Please do yourself a favor and read the whole thing.

Stoutcat


It’s Massachusetts, What Did You Expect?

February 23, 2009

 

Of course, MA Governor “Coupe” Deval Patrick is defending the indefensible. By which I am referring to U.S. AG Eric Holder’s comment last week that America is a nation of cowards. The Boston Herald reports:

Patrick, Massachusetts’ first black governor, said that while not every judgment people make about each other is based on race, race continues to be a factor in many personal decisions, from where a person lives to which church they attend.

Patrick said that’s the message he thought Holder was trying to make during the attorney general’s controversial speech to hundreds of Justice Department employees marking Black History Month, in which he said, “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and I believe continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards.”

Thanks for explaining that to us, Coupe! So we are a nation of cowards because “not every judgment people make about each other is based on race”? We must view everything in our lives through a race-based lens in order to be brave?

What a bunch of crap. What happened to Dr. King’s idea of judging people on the content of their character, rather than the color of their skin? Nah, if everyone did that, Coupe would be out of a job!

Stoutcat