Skip to comments.Eric Holder, Obama’s albatross
Posted on 10/10/2011 5:05:37 PM PDT by bkopto
President Obama says that he has complete confidence in Attorney General Eric Holder. Thats good news for Republicans. Pick almost any unnecessary, losing battle in Obamas first term, and his hapless attorney general is at the center of it.
If not for the fact that so many of Holders decisions harm national security, he would be a political dream come true for the GOP delivering up reliably disastrous controversies for the president every few months.
Many of these debacles stem from Holders failure to do due diligence: He failed to consult the intelligence community before giving the Christmas bomber a Miranda warning; he failed to read the memos in which career prosecutors explained why CIA prosecutions were a legal dead end; he failed to consult New York officials about trying Mohammed in their city; he failed to conduct even a cursory review before pushing Obama to announce the closure of Guantanamo; he failed to read the Arizona immigration law before publicly opposing it. One such failure is a mistake; this many is a pattern of gross incompetence.
Given his record of stumbling into one foreseeable and avoidable controversy after another, it is amazing Holder is still at his post. Come January 2013, it is unlikely he will remain there regardless of who wins the election.
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Holder is not an albatross for Obama,he is his only protection, Holder goes then soon after so does Obama!
"hey Steadmen, you gonna take this?...this is all your fault.....how far you gonna fall on this sword?...speak up maaan"
Big wow, the WP says that about him, you know he’s baaad news.
There are two things that tickle me about this article:
First, it appears in The Washington Post.
Second, Eric Holder is one of the most visible alumni of Columbia University, and they featured him in the alumni magazine about a year ago. Their celebratory article about this nitwit is yet another example of how clueless Columbia’s faculty and administration are.
I’ve got money that says the Kenyan will pardon Holder for being an accessory to murder (FnF).
Holder will be gone by Christmas
The Stanford alumni magazine last year had a brown-nose article about that idiot slumlord Valerie Jarrett. The alumni orgs have all drowned in the Kool Aid.
there seems to be two views.
from White House insider;More importantly at the moment though is Fast and Furious. The Solyndra thing was an unexpected surprise. Had nothing to do w/that but happy to see it out there. If it continues to get attention from the public thats great. The more the merrier when it comes to scandals against this administration. I continue to see Fast and Furious as the much bigger deal for this White House though. That has everyone running interference at a level only seen when something very big and very dangerous to a president is hovering over an administration. You keep asking about Issa. At this point I dont know. Information has been effectively shut down from his office. That either means a deal has been struck and some stooge will take the fall, or they are preparing to go all in on this thing. A Watergate type moment. At this point its one or the other. Holder has openly insulated himself and the president. Doing it so openly means hes either very confident or very afraid. I am hoping its fear that is motivating him to cover his tracks right in front of everyone. Been told there is a memo, or was a memo, tying Fast and Furious directly to some kind of proposed gun control legislation or plan. Not certain how developed it was. Something that was pending . The memo is a direct link between the program and the gun control issue. An entire coordinated effort that required people to be killed. It is being talked about, but I have not seen it or spoken with anyone who has. So who knows? If it does exist and if Issa or someone comparable to him has it, then it implicates the administration at an entirely new level of corruption here. Were talking about people marching on the White House and throwing them out on their ass. Either way, if Fast and Furious is to break out completely against this White House, it needs to happen soon, so we will have our answer either way.
Let us pray the albatross becomes a stool pigeon.......
Remember their lame attempt at propagandizing this? Didn’t last long did it.
Obama is Obama’s albatross. His political appointees are the nation’s albatross.
thanks, for the post. :)
Barack Hussein Obama = America’s albatross
I wouldn’t pay too much attention to the fact that this is “The Washington Post” dissing Holder, because in fact this piece is simply opinion from Marc Thiessen who is a well-known conservative thinker and writer.
If and when we see similar sentiments coming from the WP editorial board, then that will be worth some raised eyebrows...
Ill take that bet Obie can only pardon for federal crimes not state ones....
Presidents can only issue pardons for Federal crimes, not State crimes. And they can't issue pardons for international crimes. Mexico can indict him and demand extradition. Obama won't be able to do squat to stop that.
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