Skip to comments.We've Given Them Ample Opportunity
Posted on 06/27/2012 9:48:18 AM PDT by CaroleL
This morning, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced that the House of Representatives will proceed with a contempt of Congress vote tomorrow against Attorney General Eric Holder. Neither the announcement nor the expected outcome is a surprise. Republicans have the votes to make it happen and even some Democrats may support the charge that Mr. Holder's withholding of documents regarding the Fast and Furious gun smuggling operation rises to the level of contempt. But what is striking is that the words Speaker Boehner chose to summarize the situation are so applicable to so much about the Obama administration. "We're going to proceed," he said. "We've given them ample opportunity to reply."
With regard to the economic recovery, a newly inaugurated President Obama himself defined how much time would be enough to turn things around saying, "If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one term proposition."
His $821 billion stimulus bill was given ample time to deliver the promised results. But instead the unemployment rate spiked and three years later still remains above the 8 percent that the spending spree was supposed to prevent us from reaching.
President Obama's foreign policy based on engagement (remember "we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist"?) has been given ample time to improve our international standing.
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