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Barack Obama rejects calls for Eric Holder to resign
Politico ^ | 8/12/11 | Josh Gerstein

Posted on 08/12/2011 5:43:49 PM PDT by Nachum

President Barack Obama has forcefully rejected calls for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over a controversial federal law enforcement operation that allegedly allowed hundreds of guns to flow to Mexican drug cartels.

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) and the National Rifle Association have called for Holder's resignation over "Operation Fast and Furious," the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives investigation that monitored suspicious gun sales. Several of the weapons have been recovered from drug gangs in Mexico and two guns were found at the scene of the shooting death of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent last December.

However, when asked at a roundtable with Spanish-language print media on Monday whether Holder should quit, Obama said flatly, "No."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
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"He was kind of uncomfortable with the question, I'd say," one of the journalists on hand, Antonieta Cadiz of La Opinion, said.

Yep. Capt. Queeg-Obama knows right where those strawberries are....

1 posted on 08/12/2011 5:43:57 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 08/12/2011 5:45:45 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Marxists out!!

Force the reds back under the rocks they crawled out from!!!

There's no justice, its just us.

3 posted on 08/12/2011 5:52:01 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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4 posted on 08/12/2011 5:54:28 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Nachum

If Obama is backing him, Holder’s got problems. Think about Obama’s track record. He’s touted a lot of companies, many of which subsequently went bankrupt. What sports team has he picked that didn’t go on to defeat? He backed Libya’s rebels who have been getting their butts kicked ever since. Based on O’s record, it looks like Holder’s days are numbered.


5 posted on 08/12/2011 5:54:37 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Nachum

There’s a campaign coming up. If ever there was a time to hold the media and 0bama to account it is NOW. It is up to his opponent to hit him on this constantly with the corruption and dictatorial moves. Day in and day out bring it up. Campaign issue waiting to be exposed.


6 posted on 08/12/2011 5:59:39 PM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded
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To: Nachum

I don’t want Holder to resign because that would pretty much end “gunwalker” and provide Obama with a firebreak.

Far better that Holder hang on, embattled and embittered, lashing out at his enemies as he paints himself into a corner with his own words.

He’s dirty. Everyone knows he’s dirty, including Obama. Letting him resign and scurry off into well-paid obscurity is far too good for him.


7 posted on 08/12/2011 6:00:52 PM PDT by Ronin (Obamanation has replaced Bizarroworld as the most twisted place in the universe.)
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To: Nachum

Translation: Obama will pardon him if need be.


8 posted on 08/12/2011 6:03:07 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Rome2000

Social justice. It’s the new ends justify means alternative to constitutionally assured justice.


9 posted on 08/12/2011 6:03:35 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Fantasywriter

Its good hes being asked, Holder is going to face questions about NOT prosecuting kids who were attacking white people, gun running, murder of an American agent, by holders guns, not answering subpoenas from the house committee’s. It goes on and on, I really like how rats slithering around, are furious about it.
payback is a bitch. Ask your liberal cousin, neighbor, or the know it all across the street.


10 posted on 08/12/2011 6:07:21 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: MestaMachine

no surprise ping


11 posted on 08/12/2011 6:12:32 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Nachum

I’d rather see him hauled off in handcuffs, with his leg-irons mated to Obama.


12 posted on 08/12/2011 6:14:22 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Nachum
However, when asked at a roundtable with Spanish-language print media on Monday whether Holder should quit, Obama said flatly, "No."

More than a little significant that the first public question was by the Spanish-language media.

13 posted on 08/12/2011 6:21:02 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: reefdiver

Obama’s reign is tottering. It was easy to prop him and his corrupt, radical minions up when Obama still had good poll numbers. Now that he’s as popular as the IRS it’s a different story. Not to mention that his enablers and supporters are getting tired and disillusioned. Obama had a good run but he’s losing it fast. Issa can’t investigate forever. Sooner or later he’ll have to act, and that will be the beginning of the end for O.


14 posted on 08/12/2011 6:28:07 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Nachum
He is making the same mistake as President Bush did.....keeping garbage way past the expiration date. Remember Rumsfield the biggest disaster possible for the 2006 election. Than 3 days later he was out....
15 posted on 08/12/2011 6:33:55 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Nachum

Expect a special prosecutor.


16 posted on 08/12/2011 6:44:10 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Nachum

I want O’bummer to run again and win reelection. His short time in the limelight has done more to further a Republican cause than any other person to date. Sure we have to clean up his messes faster than he creates them but that causes gridlock with other socialist agendas. Of course, with O’bummer’s assistance, Congress has to be purge of Democrats along with some Rhinos next election to get back to square one but it is a start. We can always thank O’bummer later using impeachment.

As far as Holder goes, when the rank and file begin turning in heads of State then you know where there is smoke there is fire.


17 posted on 08/12/2011 6:55:58 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Ronin

Exactly that.


18 posted on 08/12/2011 7:04:22 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Nachum

Holder knows to much.


19 posted on 08/12/2011 7:12:56 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Ronin

I’d like to agree with you, but these people are too slick.

There have been a number of decisions that warranted Holder’s firing and nothing has become of it.

Let’s just get rid of him. He’s gonna be a rich man no matter what. He’ll probably even get a spot in the next democrat administration.

But he can do less damage if he’s out of there.


20 posted on 08/12/2011 7:34:16 PM PDT by FatherFig1o155 (Still fighting the fight: njconservative.wordpress.com/)
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To: All

Why is it only Spanish-language media can get away with asking about Gun Walker?


21 posted on 08/12/2011 7:41:59 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Nachum

I would suggest that Eric “the bigot” Holder and the rest of the group be escorted to the border for extradition to Mexico for conspiracy to murder, gun running, drug running, etc.


22 posted on 08/12/2011 8:14:44 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Nachum
Hang tough there, 0bammy!

He can't afford to lose Holder because anyone else in the AG seat would immediately find mountains of evidence to put The Won in prison for a long time.

23 posted on 08/13/2011 9:00:17 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Nachum

Obama will protect Holder at all costs .. he has to. God help Obama if Holder goes down the tubes .. he will take the Won with him.

If I were Holder I would be afraid if shaving in the morning now. he may have an accident ...


24 posted on 08/13/2011 2:06:56 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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