Skip to comments.Sarah Palin: Fire Eric Holder
Posted on 11/10/2011 12:37:33 PM PST by American Dream 246
Its tempting to get distracted with the horse race aspect of electoral politics during a primary season. But as pundits talk about whos up and whos down in the 24 hour news cycle, we must keep our eye on the ball with the Obama administration. They rely on distraction to skirt responsibility, but were going to hold them accountable for their corruption and incompetence.
When the stories about Operation Fast and Furious first broke, it sounded too crazy even for this administration.
Why would any government official with an ounce of common sense think its a good idea to facilitate the smuggling of thousands of guns into the hands of violent Mexican drug cartels? Thats what Operation Fast and Furious did.
You might think Eric Holders Department of Justice was setting up a sting operation in which our federal agents would swoop down and arrest the bad guys the minute the guns traded hands. But thats not what happened. Eric Holders DOJ had American gun dealers sell weapons to straw purchasers tied to drug cartels without actually following the movement of the guns as they were then sold to Mexican drug lords. They apparently thought this so-called gun-walking operation would help them chart the path of gun smuggling, but they didnt have a plan to actually control the weapons movements as the guns were allowed to walk into Mexico. All Holders DOJ did was arm violent criminals. What manner of fools do we have working in this administration? Whats next? Supplying nuclear weapons components to the Iranians so we can track their activities?
Fast and Furious isnt just your typical government incompetence. This is a deadly tragedy. U.S. border agent Brian Terry was gunned down with weapons connected to Holders debacle. At least 200 Mexican citizens were also killed by criminals using Fast and Furious weapons. We can only imagine how many more people will be murdered by criminals our government armed.
When an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives blew the whistle on this operation, the DOJ leaked sensitive information about him to the press. This week, the former U.S. Attorney for Arizona, who was ousted in the wake of the scandal, admitted to being the leaker.
And where is President Obamas Attorney General Eric Holder in all of this? When did he first know about the operation? In his testimony to the House Oversight Committee on May 3, 2011, Holder stated, I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks. But the DOJs own documents prove that Holder had been receiving briefings on Fast and Furious for nearly a year before that date. In other words, our governments top law enforcement official, Eric Holder, lied to the American public. He finally admitted this week to the Senate Judiciary Committee, In my testimony before the House committee [on May 3], I did say a few weeks. I probably could have said a couple of months. What I said about a few weeks was inaccurate based on what happened.
When the nations highest law enforcement official lies to the American people, he must go.
And if he claims that he didnt lie, then how else do we explain this situation? Hes either lying or hes so grossly incompetent and lazy that he didnt read important life and death briefings from his deputy attorney general and didnt know about this deadly operation run by people under him. So, which is it? Incompetent, lazy, or lying? No matter which explanation fits, he needs to go.
Holder conceded this week, I have ultimate responsibility for what happens in the department. He can prove it by resigning. And if he refuses to resign, then President Obama with whom the bucks ultimately stop can prove that he respects honesty, transparency, and accountability in his administration by firing Holder.
I stand with the members of Congress who are calling for Holders resignation. I stand with the family members of Brian Terry who are demanding transparency and accountability. Mr. President, where do you stand?
- Sarah Palin
P.S. It can be argued that some elements of this scandal give the appearance of perhaps being intended to be used to infringe on our Second Amendment rights. I invite our President to correct concerned Americans if theyre wrong on this.
The hell with being fired... he sould be in prison !!!
Could we finally wake up and send millions of letters to Sarah to ask her to reconsider? She is the only sane voice out there.
What a big contrast we have between Palin and the choices left.
If OBummer was his own man and wanted to make a few brownie points, he’d fire this guy in a heartbeat and then have him strung from a yardarm. I suppose the powers that be find this a useful distraction, somehow.
It does sound crazy doesn't it? Arming a murderous drug cartel in a friendly foreign country with thousands of firearms. Sounds a lot like state-sponsored terrorism doesn't it?
Worse Than Gunwalker? State Dept. Allegedly Sold Guns to Zetas
Phil Jordan, a former CIA operative and one-time leader of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administrations El Paso Intelligence Center, claims that the Obama administration is running guns to the violent Zetas cartel through the direct commercial sale of military grade weapons:
Jordan, who served as director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administrations El Paso Intelligence Center in 1995, said the Zetas have shipped large amounts of weapons purchased in the Dallas area through El Paso.
Theyve found anti-aircraft weapons and hand grenades from the Vietnam War era, Plumlee said. Other weapons found include grenade launchers, assault rifles, handguns and military gear including night-vision goggles and body armor.
More about State Department involvement...
has sources claiming Obamas man in the State Department, (former) Deputy Secretary of State Jim Steinberg, was the State Department operative who helped Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and the Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General David Ogden formulate the strategy that led to the tactics used in Operation Fast and Furious.
A little more than two years later, it was announced that Steinberg's time in the Obama State Department was over. From the New York Times, 30 March 2011:
Mrs. Clinton heaped praise on Mr. Steinberg, describing him as an indispensable partner. On every foreign policy challenge, big and small, he has helped formulate our policy and oversee its execution, she wrote. Mr. Steinberg, she said, played Oscar to Jack Lews Felix, referring to Jacob J. Lew, her other deputy, who left earlier this year to become Mr. Obamas budget director.
Want to read even more about State Dept. involvement? ...
If she truly stand’s with Brain Terry’s family, why did she not try to get elected and fire Holder herself?
Now she is just another irrelevant blogger badmouthing the government in the blogosphere.
She was the only candidate who would have really worked to undo the democrat’s corruption, but now that will not happen.
Better yet, bombard him with so many lawsuits that he can’t attend to his AG responsibilities.
Then fire him.
But don’t drop the suits.
If she was irrelevant you wouldn’t be posting about her on a thread about her facebook post. You are consistent though. Consistently a nattering nabob of negativism.
Yes and in before Palin-hata’s
“Now she is just..... “
That wonderful lady will never be a “just” to me.
Fire? Hell, imprison!
Well, may be less hatred against her and her family would have helped? May be if the teaparty that she fought so much for have been on her side in August and September, that would have helped? She must be as disgusted about the voters that she did not see in her camp than we are for her not running. So don’t put everything on her back. Go to hotair and see how despicable the insults against her are/were.
Speaking of irrelevant bad mouthing, mirror, meet face.
To God’s ears...
I don’t care what you or Stringalong Sarah think. You are both irrelevant to me.
Fire Holder hell, this convict needs jailtime and a scratchy rope.
Yes, Sarah is so irrelevant you just had to respond? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My, my, getting a little snippy are we? Maybe you need to sit in the corner..........for a couple of weeks.
Nobody rants and raves about irrevelant people.
Palin had the power, and dare I say, the momentum to make a difference. But she chose not to fight.
That was her right, of course, to put family above politics. But every choice has a downside. Anything she says now carries much less weight, with me at least.
Dang, that IS funny!
I still cannot understand the Left and even the Right’s hatred of a mother of 5 and a former Governor.
I will not waste keystrokes on the double-standard of the written, televised and internet press, it’s is clear, but why the hatred of someone who really hasn’t done anything other than resigning, to the negative?
I am still astounded at how Mrs. Palin is a lightning rod.
Well, Hell’s Bells, you’re so darned relevant Sarah never had a chance. LOL
I will never be able to forgive the GD Marxist media in this country for doing everything in their power to destroy this fine, patriotic woman.
That was my point that the others missed.
Any freeper could have written that, and we all could come to harmonious agreement about the content.
Palin was the only one in the very unique position of being able to actually provide some justice to Brian Terry’s family.
Now, she merely comes across as one of those armchair quarterbacks who complain about the government but never bother to vote or get active in it.
Speaking of namecalling, John the Baptist called the Pharisees a “brood of vipers”.
I’m a fan of name calling in the circumstances where the label truly fits.
Good...then maybe Sarah can raise some holy hell about Zero/Soetoro/Shabaaz’s Keystone decision today...
Yes. As you can tell, I am very disappointed in her withdrawing from the race. And so I do take her less seriously now.
But I certainly understand why she did it.
That would make you a liar. If Palin was irrelevant, you wouldn't be on the thread.
Take your petty pouting elsewhere, totally anonymous poster. You do a lot of Palin bashing because God and her family led her to her decision not to run.
She who abandoned America speaks. She better get back inside, before the death threats start again.
FireProsecute, Convict, and Imprison Eric Holder
Just last week, she raised the same amount of money for the Florida GOP in one single appearance to obama’s for the Florida Democrats in his many appearances!
Irrelevant you say?
Palin did not take herself out of the fight. She just changed her battlefield.
Did you see what happened to Herman Cain for the past 2 weeks. While some people want to blame the current crop of candidates, you can bet the DNC and RNC had their fingers in this smear. The permanent political class has had since the election of 2010 to prepare for their assaults on conservative candidates because they have to destroy us to survive. Every candidate we run from President, to Senator, to Representative to dog catcher can expect to receive some degree of the Palin/Cain treatment.
Any freeper could have written that post? Would over 3 million people read it? Would it be discussed in the news and in the blogsphere? Would a freeper spend their time flying around this country making appearances, speeches and endorsements while at the same time being spit at, called the most vile of names, have their children threatened? And would that freeper never lose the smile on their face? This is going to be the dirtiest, nastiest election cycle ever. It is the fight Sarah is preparing to fight on the front lines.
Conservatives have got to stop eating their own. We have the Media, DNC and RNC to do that. This time the fate of the nation really is at stake. You can either support Sarah as she tries to help us keep the House and take the Senate, or you can stab her in the back.
That is way out of line.
She said She was not going to run. We can’t make her. If she ran I have no doubt she would win. But we can’t make her. So now what?
Now, explain to me what the Florida Going On Progressive party is going to do about the fact we have a racist and fascist POTUS and AG.
She could have held Obama and Holder accountable for their crimes. Not one of these other GOP candidate clowns will bother even IF they get elected.
Complaing about Obama/Holder and making the hollw claim to “stand with” Brain Terry’s family when she can do NOTHING about the gunwalker crime makes her look like just another blowhard, empty politician.
I just read your posting history.
I, for one, appreciate your curmudgeonly orneriness. It doesn’t much matter to me who you’re in favor of for the GOP nominee, but by all appearance, Palin is still supporting the conservative cause, still raising plenty of bucks for T.E.A. Party candidates, and still speaking plain truth to those who will listen, and there are plenty of folks on FR and elsewhere who listen.
IOW, she’s helping the right people get elected to attempt to squelch the completion of the fascist takeover. Granted, she might have had all the marbles, or might have lost to Zero... unknown. Fact is, she’s on the right side, at the right time, and we need all the help we can get. If we can’t stuff the congress with right thinking folk, we’re even more screwed if the Zero regime stays in power... hence, I support her efforts, even if she is working in the correct direction in a diminished capacity.
BTW, it took me a few years to figure out why there were ‘Impeach Earl Warren’ billboards down the highways when I was a kid. But I figured it out. From your posts, so have you. So, I’ve gotta ask: Why do you see Palin’s involvement as a negative in the struggle to help rid the republic of fascists?
You sound like a jilted lover. Or a troll.