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Eric Holder, Obama’s albatross
Washington Post ^ | Oct 10, 2011 | Marc A. Thiessen

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. That’s good news for Republicans. Pick almost any unnecessary, losing battle in Obama’s first term, and his hapless attorney general is at the center of it.

If not for the fact that so many of Holder’s 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.

SNIP

Many of these debacles stem from Holder’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; castaway; cia; clinton; dea; dhs; doj; ericholder; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; hillary; hillaryclinton; holder; ice; issa; obama; statedept

1 posted on 10/10/2011 5:05:44 PM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto

Holder is not an albatross for Obama,he is his only protection, Holder goes then soon after so does Obama!


2 posted on 10/10/2011 5:09:48 PM PDT by big bad easter bunny (Cain 2012)
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To: bkopto

"hey Steadmen, you gonna take this?...this is all your fault.....how far you gonna fall on this sword?...speak up maaan"

3 posted on 10/10/2011 5:10:47 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: bkopto

Big wow, the WP says that about him, you know he’s baaad news.


4 posted on 10/10/2011 5:11:20 PM PDT by izzatzo (Palin2012, she's one of us.)
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To: bkopto

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.


5 posted on 10/10/2011 5:13:44 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: bkopto

I’ve got money that says the Kenyan will pardon Holder for being an accessory to murder (FnF).


6 posted on 10/10/2011 5:14:01 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: bkopto

Holder will be gone by Christmas


7 posted on 10/10/2011 5:15:47 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: paterfamilias

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.


8 posted on 10/10/2011 5:17:19 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: big bad easter bunny

there seems to be two views.


9 posted on 10/10/2011 5:18:50 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: paterfamilias
"this nitwit" The truth of this characterization explains a lot. "The comment, "failure to do due diligence", will not explain away the stupidity.
10 posted on 10/10/2011 5:20:10 PM PDT by Banjoguy (The U.S. Government has become a criminal enterprise! None of us are safe.)
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To: ken21

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 that’s 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 don’t 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 it’s one or the other. Holder has openly insulated himself and the president. Doing it so openly means he’s 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. We’re 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.


11 posted on 10/10/2011 5:23:47 PM PDT by big bad easter bunny (Cain 2012)
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To: bkopto

Let us pray the albatross becomes a stool pigeon.......


12 posted on 10/10/2011 5:30:29 PM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: big bad easter bunny

Remember their lame attempt at propagandizing this? Didn’t last long did it.


13 posted on 10/10/2011 5:31:40 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: big bad easter bunny

thank you.


14 posted on 10/10/2011 5:34:01 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: bkopto

Obama is Obama’s albatross. His political appointees are the nation’s albatross.


15 posted on 10/10/2011 5:45:08 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: big bad easter bunny

thanks, for the post. :)


16 posted on 10/10/2011 5:46:51 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: bkopto

Barack Hussein Obama = America’s albatross


17 posted on 10/10/2011 6:00:48 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: paterfamilias

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...


18 posted on 10/10/2011 6:35:48 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: bkopto

Ill take that bet Obie can only pardon for federal crimes not state ones....


19 posted on 10/10/2011 6:36:07 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: bkopto
I’ve got money that says the Kenyan will pardon Holder for being an accessory to murder

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.

20 posted on 10/10/2011 6:39:36 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Problem w that is it gives a lot more credence to this story, something obama has been downplaying. Damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t.


21 posted on 10/10/2011 6:49:32 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Michael.SF.

“Holder will be gone by Christmas”

It’s Fitzmastime. It’s Fitzmastime!


22 posted on 10/10/2011 7:25:35 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (I am a Cainiac)
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To: paterfamilias

I would replace clueless with communist and that goes for most of academia.


23 posted on 10/10/2011 7:45:10 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: paterfamilias

Obama is also an alumnus of Columbia University, or so they say.


24 posted on 10/10/2011 8:09:23 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Lurker

Thanks for the correction. That is good news.


25 posted on 10/10/2011 8:11:39 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: bkopto
Albatross my a$$... Holder has a long history of being a political "black bag man," someone with no conscience, incapable of shame, able to look you right in the eye and continue to lie to your face, even when you know he's lying, and he knows you know. But also knows that he's got protection from on-high, so he doesn't care.

Given the people Obama's surrounded himself with, Holder is quite an asset, not an albatross.

Mark

26 posted on 10/10/2011 8:20:38 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: bkopto
Albatross my a$$... Holder has a long history of being a political "black bag man," completely amoral, someone with no conscience, incapable of shame, able to look you right in the eye and continue to lie to your face, even when you know he's lying, and he knows you know. By psychiatric standards, he might be considered a sociopath. But also knows that he's got protection from on-high, so he doesn't care.

Given the people Obama's surrounded himself with, Holder is quite an asset, not an albatross.

Mark

27 posted on 10/10/2011 8:23:24 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: paterfamilias
Hasn't Columbia repeatedly hosted and feted "Im-a-nut-job" from Iran?

Mark

28 posted on 10/10/2011 8:25:12 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: paterfamilias
Hasn't Columbia repeatedly hosted and feted "Im-a-nut-job" from Iran?

Mark

29 posted on 10/10/2011 8:25:25 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: livius
Their celebratory article about this nitwit is yet another example of how clueless Columbia’s faculty and administration are.

Upper West Side ping.

30 posted on 10/10/2011 8:39:27 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: MarkL

“Hasn’t Columbia repeatedly hosted and feted “Im-a-nut-job” from Iran?”

Twice. I personally know 3 alumni donors who have cut them out of their estate planning for that very reason.


31 posted on 10/11/2011 6:39:19 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: bkopto

They are going to need more than Holder lying about when he found out about the program for him to be gone.

Just IMO. Obama’s inner circle won’t be disbanded unless they find Holder’s name on the documents authorizing the sale of the specific weapon used to kill the border patrol agent.

That won’t happen. These guys are too smart/shifty for that to occur.

Unfortunately I also think Issa has already given Holder too much time to get his ducks in a row as far as a defense. There’s some serious smoke here but they won’t get anywhere - or at least put me in the category of believing something will happen only when I see it and not before.


32 posted on 10/11/2011 6:49:21 AM PDT by MikefromOhio
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