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Issa takes step toward holding Holder in contempt of Congress
The Daily Caller ^ | February 14, 2012 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 02/14/2012 3:02:45 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel

On Tuesday Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House committee on Oversight and Government Reform, took a major step toward holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his failure to provide subpoenaed documents and other information about Operation Fast and Furious.

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To: elvis-lives

The central difference is that Iran-contra and Watergate were Republican “scandals”. F&F is a minor Democrat scandal where only one American was murdered with a USG supplied weapon. Nothing to see here.

41 posted on 02/14/2012 4:07:30 PM PST by Afterguard
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To: Bronzewound

I will second that. I remember all the times during Clinton’s 8 years that everyone fluttered around all excited “we got him now” and he would slither out of it.

Then the congressional hearings occurred over BATF scandals, among many others, and I heard the same “we got them now”

In the end nothing happened to anyone and nothing will happen this time either.

These people could call a press conference and commit any crime they chose on live TV and nothing would happen to them. Nothing. Exhibit (A) Marion Barry.

42 posted on 02/14/2012 4:13:27 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

43 posted on 02/14/2012 4:39:02 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at
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To: Clay Moore
You are right, of course; and I was right here, fluttering with you, all through the Clinton years and since. I won't get fooled again.

I must say, the highest level of blame goes directly at the media, simply for what they choose NOT to cover. Their complicity is sickening. In these recent times, many days go by when I cannot tune in to the daily political scene. I've lost all but the merest spark of hope and choose to spend what little time I have left trying to enjoy a day here and there.

I've, written, called, faxed, and made my voice heard everywhere I can, and the representatives who are supposed to be on the Constitution's side just lie down. How can one just watch it happen over and over again?

44 posted on 02/14/2012 4:48:07 PM PST by Bronzewound
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To: Bronzewound
the media sure jumped on Iran-Contra way back in the Cronkite Age

they sure dont want to handle this Fast and Furious though

Oh well, even Iran Contra as big as they made it resulted in a lot of indictments, a few convictions and a little bit of jail time, all pardoned

I dont expect much Congressional oversight to come from this one at all

45 posted on 02/14/2012 5:04:21 PM PST by KTM rider
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To: ptsal
Not that it made any difference, but I had to get it off my chest. I wrote to Issa and told him I don't now what Boner is up to, but to please stand up for the rule of law. I asked him to be a patriot no matter what the cost. To be a man who would rather die on his feet than live on his knees. Those were my exact words...
46 posted on 02/14/2012 5:07:42 PM PST by Anti-Hillary (Under Romney's Governorship, MA. was the birthplace of gay marriage & socialized medicine in America)
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To: Afterguard

I was referring to the typical back and forth between the WH and Congress. I guess during Watergate something like a subpoena was a bit unique so it made headlines. Now it is so common that it barely gets a mention- even on the internet.

It doesn’t help that we are dealing with people who have no sense of shame so trying to embarass them is futile.

47 posted on 02/14/2012 5:11:10 PM PST by elvis-lives
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To: Jonty30
This would be a good thing, if he Boehner doesn’t get in the way.

I agree with you. It's time for cry baby Chicken Little to step aside and let a real man do his job.

48 posted on 02/14/2012 5:26:36 PM PST by 41Thunder (The SUPPLY of Government is GREATER than the DEMAND of the people)
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To: bvw
"Pony it up NOW! IMMEDIATELY! We will wait not one day longer!" I had hoped that this "Watergate with a body count" would be the scandal that would bring down this administration, but as things continue along, I find myself becoming increasingly cynical.

We'll likely see Holder held in contempt and the "Obama" administration held to account for this right around the time that "Obama" reveals the truth about his past.

49 posted on 02/15/2012 2:22:34 AM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

I don want any more articles on Issa is going to consider holding him in contempt,is taking steps to cite Contempt,maybe ,he might, Just do it or STFU!

50 posted on 02/15/2012 4:40:21 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

JFK’s Presidency ended in 1963. Fifty years later he is STILL considered a great man and great president by many.

Yet he was debauched, all a myth, vicious, ruthless, unfaithful, predatory.

The complete liar, incompetent and adulterer Clinton is held in high esteem by many.

FDR’s Presidency ended in 1945. The great majority of establishment historians consider him a great man and a great President. In his case there is some reality to his claims of greatness — FDR’s surmounting of his lifetime handicapping polio is awesome. His aid to Fortress Britain, and even to the Soviets was great. His management of the war, good to VG, but not great.

51 posted on 02/15/2012 7:11:27 AM PST by bvw
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To: Anti-Hillary

Issa has pretty good staff in DC and have seemed willing to listen when I visited their office.

52 posted on 02/15/2012 2:29:28 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

good ...

53 posted on 02/15/2012 4:55:37 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Fast Moving Angel.

54 posted on 02/21/2012 6:43:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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