H/T to Carl Tate
Believe me, I am no fan of Eric Holder. I feel that he never should have gotten the job as Attorney General. The Department of Justice has a bad habit of looking at everything on a color bar instead of justice. The entire purpose of our justice system in this country is give equal rights to all.
Since Holder has taken over lawsuits against states to firm up their voter rolls have been dropped. By law, every state across the union is supposed to update their voter registration rolls in order to get the money that the federal government gives them to help cover the costs for all federal level elections. The department filed these suits against states that were not keeping up with their end of the bargain when Michael Mukasey was heading the department. They were summarily dropped when Holder took over. The evidence of how the department of “civil rights” is anything but. While most of the people in this department are career lawyers, it still is a statement of the people who are running the department when eyes are closed to what they are doing. Free and fair elections cannot happen if we don’t have trust that the states are doing what they should be doing when it comes to removing ineligible voters off the rolls.
As much I would like to think that Eric Holder is going to be convicted of perjury, I just don’t see it happening. What Eric Holder actually said was that he wasn’t aware of anyone wanting to prosecute reporters. While it may be a parsing of words, there is a big difference being investigating a person and charging a person with a crime.
The real thing that should be investigated is who is the person who misled the courts? By AG Holder’s own testimony, they never had any intention of charging James Rosen with a crime, they just wanted some information that they could get no other way. Someone stood in front of judge and asked for phone and email records of a private citizen who they never had any intention of prosecuting. Not only that, they went judge “shopping” to find one that would allow them not to notify his employers and called him a flight risk. This person should be fired for cause, therefore giving up all rights to the federal benefits, and also be barred from practicing law, ever again.
Now, I do think that since Eric Holder’s signature is on the paperwork he can no longer be trusted by Americans to do what is fair and just. If President Obama had any sense he would ask for the resignation of his attorney general. Moving forward the citizens of this country deserve to have someone at the helm of this department that they believe is doing the work of the office, giving citizens the belief that our justice system is doing its job, upholding the law without regard to political beliefs, race, color, or creed. The amount of power this department used to go after one person is exactly what our founders warned us against and tried to protect us from.
The AG of the US is facing contempt of congress charges and I see Piers Morgan is talking to the founder of Smashing Pumpkins Way to go
Here is an exchange I had with a reporter:
Him: House panel approves contempt citation; why does it feel like it will be an interesting edition of The Five today ?
Me: maybe you should ask yourself why your employer has not covered this much. Did you know that their r people who don’t even know?
Him: it is sort of alarming how many folks have barely covered a case that resulted in a federal agent getting gunned down
Gee ya think? Parents had to bury their child. They deserve answers
For those not following the complexities of all of it, it just looks like more of our broken politics
NBC News Anchor Brian Williams on today’s vote for contempt charges against AG Holder in the fast and furious debacle.
Hey Brian, did you ever stop to think that one of the reasons that people aren’t “following the complexities” of it is because news organizations like yours doesn’t report on it? Just a thought.
It is the same old story with President Obama. Bash Bush whenever you feel you score some cheap political points. This is nothing new, this interview comes from 2007. While I do understand that communications with a president must be breached only in certain circumstances, as they need to be able to get advice without those advisors thinking they could end up in jail for what they say. This is a very different set of circumstances. Holder and President Obama have repeatedly claimed that his knowledge of “Fast & Furious” has been minimal. If he had no knowledge, there shouldn’t be communications that need to be protected.
What is Holder hiding and why? Keep digging Congressman Issa, keep digging. The family of that dead agent have the right to the truth. They buried their child.
“Mr. Holder. How come you can never say my sons name. You never have. All i ever hear you say is ‘i didnt find out or I cant say’ Im actually tired of hearing your double talk in answering questions. What a joke you are. You know my son was a real AMERICAN, a WARRIOR, and a HERO, who was also protecting COWARD POLITICANS like you.”
Josephine Terry, Proud Mom of slain border patrol agent Brian Terry.
I hope that the Terry family finds some peace once this investigation comes to an end.
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”That is a complete distortion of the attorney general’s comment. His comments both in the article and elsewhere made clear that he believes much of the criticism is launched against him are unfortunately the typical Washington gotcha game. A simple reading of those comments show he was referring to how he is identified with the president given their close relationship and all they share in common including their ideology. The position of the attorney general has been a target for partisan attacks, and given the critical work that this attorney general he is doing at the Department of Justice, it’s no surprise that some are engaging in such tactics. His critics rightly view the attorney general is a progressive force, and given our current political environment, there will those who use any opportunity to score political points.”
A spokesperson from the defense department regarding charges of AG Holder using the race card during an interview with The New York Times.
In case you need a reminder, here is his quote:
“This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him, both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.”
Hmm, his quote sure sounded about race to me. But, at least they admitted he was a “progressive”. I guess that is progress.
“We need election systems that are free from fraud, discrimination and partisan influence.”
Eric Holder on voting rights.
Yes, we do need elections free from fraud. Asking for an ID will be a big step in that direction.
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When high-ranking officials of the United States government will not read legislation of any kind but choose instead to impetuously criticize those who are standing guard over liberty, we, as a nation are in a world of hurt.
Attorney General Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and Assistant Secretary of State P. J. Crowley have sheepishly confessed to not reading the Arizona Immigration Law (SB1070).
As the video I created will show, there are rebellious dissidents within our borders and within our institutes of higher learning who openly call Americans “frail, racist white people who want to keep us out of this country.”
If, as proponents claim, there are six billion people at the forefront of the revolutionary movement known as La Raza, then yes, we must enforce our long-established immigration laws.
Ron Gochez menacingly warned, “There are more than forty million of our people north of the Rio Grande…there are over forty million potential revolutionaries north of the border inside the belly of the beast. They know we are La Raza, we are professionals, we are educators, we are revolutionary students.”
How truly astonishing it is that the Mexican government and its people believe that the United States exists solely to benefit them. How bewildering it is that this president does nothing to dissuade Calderón from arrogantly preaching to the good people of this nation or allowing Mexico’s president to regard America as its cash cow.
Mr. Obama, put your golf clubs and your community organizer mindset aside and stop emasculating the nation you purport to protect and, for God’s sake, stop being an imbecile.
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It’s official: the world has gone topsy-turvy.
1) Attorney General Eric Holder has questioned the constitutionality of Arizona’s immigration law and said it “has the possibility of leading to racial profiling.” But he hasn’t read it.
See Glenn Reynolds.
2) The NY Times has been barred, by the White House, from speaking to Elena Kagan’s brother.
The New York Times received permission on Tuesday from Hunter College High School in Manhattan, Elena Kagan’s alma mater, to observe a constitutional law class there taught by her brother Irving. We thought it would be intriguing to watch the give and take between Mr. Kagan, who is known as a passionate and interactive educator, and his students on his first day back after witnessing his sister’s nomination in Washington.
Mr. Kagan, who is also a Hunter alumnus, did not have a problem with the idea, a school spokeswoman said, but she added that all media requests now had to be given final approval by the White House. The times were tentatively set: there was either an 8:52 a.m. class or a 9:36 a.m. class on Wednesday. “I thought it would have been great,” said the spokeswoman, Meredith Halpern.
But when presented with the idea, the White House balked.
Joshua Earnest, a White House spokesman, said that the administration was “uncomfortable with the idea at this time.” [. . .]
A formal proposal has been submitted to the White House, which the administration requested. They asked that it outline the intent and goal of the article in significant detail.
Wouldn’t it be interesting if Kagan’s brother, or cousin, also suddenly mum, chose to go over the head of their White House minders and talk to the press anyway?
3) There’s a bill before Congress that will mandate tracking the body mass index of all children, ages 2 – 18.
The Healthy Choices Act–introduced by Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee–would establish and fund a wide range of programs and regulations aimed at reducing obesity rates by such means as putting nutritional labels on the front of food products, subsidizing businesses that provide fresh fruits and vegetables, and collecting BMI measurements of patients and counseling those that are overweight or obese.
Choice has become the dirtiest of dirty words. But Big Brother is only trying to make our lives easier:
At a press conference last week to announce the introduction of the bill, Kind emphasized it would help “busy American families.”
“Making the healthy choice the easy choice for our families is essential to ensuring our quality of life,” Kind said. “I am pleased to work on legislation that helps provide the opportunities that meet the needs of busy American families.”
RedState’s Dan McLaughlin comments:
Let’s leave aside the many methodological problems with BMI as a measurement of obesity (such as the fact that muscular, athletic males are almost always classed as obese). The bill requires federal taxpayers to lay out yet more money to create yet another intrusive apparatus for tracking and storing information that, for example, your 16 year old daughter might regard as rather personal . . . .
Read the rest.
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Over at Memeorandum a headline caught my eye:
Can anyone explain to me why Holder is loading up the Justice Department with lawyers who have made their careers advocating for terrorists? Seems indicative of a mindset within the administration that is out of step with the American people.
Read the post here.