Skip to comments.Holder Puts Obama in a Double Bind
Posted on 12/10/2011 5:55:34 PM PST by DBCJR
Rep. James Sensenbrenner: Tell me what's the difference between lying and misleading Congress, in this context? Attorney General Eric Holder: Well, if you want to have this legal conversation, it all has to do with your state of mind and whether or not you had the requisite intent to come up with something that would be considered perjury or a lie.
-- Exchange from a House hearing on the Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning sting. ... Such is the case with Eric Holder, who turned in a snappish, hair-splitting performance in his latest round of testimony before congressional Republicans irate over his agencys handling of a gunrunning sting in the Southwest. ... He also played martyr, invoking red-baiting Sen. Joseph McCarthy to attack his chief inquisitor, Rep. Darrell Issa, asking if the California Republican had no shame. Holder did worse than in his last round of questioning and he will likely do worse the next time as he visibly chafes at being badgered by Republicans who he believes are only interested in political gain. The problem for Holder is that the underlying case and initial response from his department look just dreadful. The more he bristles, the more attention will come to the botched sting. But as the pressure builds from the right, liberals are rallying to Holders defense. He is an increasingly revered figure on the left for not just what they see as his victimization by Republicans but also his status as the liberal conscience of an administration so many liberals have found wanting....
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Their friends in the media are looking for a new story to take this off the front page as soon as they can find it.
Funny thing about the "liberal conscience"-- telling gun store owners to sell arms to criminal gangs who then use the guns to murder federal agents and innocent Mexican citizens.
I guess it's like Robert McNamara-- who in his own memoir stated that he sent men off to die in a war in Vietnam that he believed was unwinnable all in the interest of keeping the Great Society on track. What's 58,000 U.S. combat deaths to Liberals?
Hey Holder.....you sick son of a bitch.....drop the martyr act. It ain’t working, son.
You should be clamped in irons and frog-marched off to jail.
Impeach the racist Socialist bastard!
“Well, if you want to have this legal conversation, it all has to do with your state of mind and whether or not you had the requisite intent to come up with something that would be considered perjury or a lie. “
That is NOT what I was TAUGHT about LIES and TRUTH when I was growing up. Did he just make that up?
Isn’t he really saying, all you have to do is to never admit you lied, and that makes it ok and legal.
Yes he will get him, and it is getting fun to watch Holder squirm, at times it seems like Issa and the others would like (well if they had a popgun, which of course is not allowed in there and they would never do such a thing), to stand up and put one between that mans eyes while saying SHUT the hell UP.
Robert McNamara sent men off to die but made sure his son never went to Vietnam.
“Depends on what “is” is.”
Impeach the racist Socialist bastard!
Well said, Old Sarge.
And while we’re at it, do the same to that Marxist/Muslim sob in the White House!
Watching Holder dodge and evade reminds me so much of Billy Jeff parsing the meaning of “is”.
And yet, on the CNN website, there’s no shortage of outrage from the left at the way this idiot is being questioned.
We truly need to physically separate from those who desire cradle to grave socialism, and let them experience all that a worker’s paradise has to offer.
Bambi's Attorney Genital Holder has him by the balls and will bring him down.
The only "sting" that's been botched is the GOP trying to catch H0lder.
Holder knows the longer he stonewalls Issa the more this will look political
Holder also has a silent MSM media giving him lots of wiggle room by basically not asking the really tought questions
In the end Issa will win, but I wonder at what cost
The second rule of keeping out of jail when you are under oath is to keep your mouth shut.
Eric is the top lawyer in the country, and he does not know the first two rules.
Part of the Kennedy myth is that JFK was going to pull out of Vietnam once he was re-elected, but never told LBJ—so the later escalation was all LBJ’s fault. But that means that Kennedy was willing to let men die in Vietnam for his own political gain, lest “losing Vietnam” threaten his re-election.