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Issa, Boehner at odds over holding Holder in contempt of Congress
The Daily Caller ^ | 04/27/2012 | Matthew Boyle -

Posted on 04/27/2012 9:54:00 AM PDT by george76

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa has drafted a 48-page contempt of Congress citation for Attorney General Eric Holder over Operation Fast and Furious. It now appears Issa is currently moving forward without the support of House Speaker John Boehner.

Holder’s Department of Justice has provided only about 7,000 pages worth of the more than 70,000 pages of documents Issa has subpoenaed related to Operation Fast and Furious.

Issa and many others on Capitol Hill have threatened for months that they’ll hold Holder in contempt without actually doing it. This 48-page contempt citation is the first official step in moving forward with contempt proceedings.

To actually effectively hold Holder in contempt, Issa would need House GOP leadership to play ball. At this point, it appears as though House Speaker John Boehner is only partially in his court.

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1 posted on 04/27/2012 9:54:03 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Boehner is a sapinless pussy and apparently an AVID Obama supporter! SPIT!


2 posted on 04/27/2012 9:55:10 AM PDT by MagUSNRET (I have always been proud of my country, it is my government that I am ashamed of!)
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To: george76
House Speaker John Boehner is only partially in his court

Boy . . . I tell ya' this jackass has to go. I'm so fed up with this jerk being afraid to tell Obama to go to hell with funding Planned Predators, de-funding Obamacare, and now refusing to let this go through. How in the hell do we get rid of this worthless, useless, spineless ba$tard?

3 posted on 04/27/2012 9:57:04 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: LucyT; MestaMachine

Boehner has not called for Holder’s resignation, nor has he been vocal about Fast and Furious save for a few times saying he backed Issa’s push for accountability


4 posted on 04/27/2012 9:57:39 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Boner is a useless RINO and needs to be removed from office ASAP


5 posted on 04/27/2012 9:58:21 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: george76
Unfortunately boehner understands it will accomplish nothing at all except give the dims and the administration something else to call the GOP racist over.
6 posted on 04/27/2012 9:59:32 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: george76

Boner doesn’t want to lose any of his beloved golf partners...


7 posted on 04/27/2012 10:02:00 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: laweeks
"How in the hell do we get rid of this worthless, useless, spineless ba$tard?"

Damn! Watch Out!

If Boehner should happen to see this sort of comment, you know-the tears thing.

8 posted on 04/27/2012 10:03:04 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: george76

WTF? FUJB! So his true colors (Bohner) continue to show. He is way worse than a RINO!


9 posted on 04/27/2012 10:03:47 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: MagUSNRET

Boehner is all you said, quite content to an Obama win in November so long as he can retain his own career and enriched retirement.

What a slug.


10 posted on 04/27/2012 10:07:15 AM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: george76

As always, in the case of finding complicity in un-lawful engagements, the use of the “National Security Issues” as a Defense will be invoked, and the contemptable Democrats will walk free. It happens EVERY time.


11 posted on 04/27/2012 10:07:42 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: george76

Boehner is apparently Trent Lott II.


12 posted on 04/27/2012 10:09:45 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: george76
Bonehead is a wimp and should be kicked out of the Speakership. He is worthless.
13 posted on 04/27/2012 10:10:55 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Logical me

These guys don’t want to play contact politics. All they want is to recognized as in charge or in line to or whatever.


14 posted on 04/27/2012 10:14:48 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: george76; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; ...

Somebody has boehner’s number. Wonder what his price was.


15 posted on 04/27/2012 10:15:09 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: george76
Issa, Boehner at odds over holding Holder in contempt of Congress

No need to read further to learn who is taking which position.

16 posted on 04/27/2012 10:15:31 AM PDT by Will88
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To: cuban leaf

” Boehner is apparently Trent Lott II.”

YES!!


17 posted on 04/27/2012 10:15:40 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: george76
"Thanks for covering my back, John. Without you, I would be in real trouble this reelection."


18 posted on 04/27/2012 10:16:10 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: cuban leaf

Chances are that it is ROMNEY who is behind Boehner’s reluctance, or wobbly stand until which time Romney weighs in on what goes forward and what does not.

The article quotes MITT ROMNEY as being FOR the resignation of Eric Holder. We will find out whether he means that or not.

It’s ROMNEY, as the presumptive nominee, who will determine where this goes on this potential contempt citation against Holder.

He is the defacto leader of the party and the Speaker of the House is not going to buck his direction on ANYTHING going forward.


19 posted on 04/27/2012 10:17:51 AM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: MestaMachine; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot

” Issa, Boehner at odds over holding Holder in contempt of Congress”

Been posting this for months..


20 posted on 04/27/2012 10:18:01 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: MagUSNRET
I despise boehner every bit as much as I do obama... he is a major problem in the US gooberment.

LLS

21 posted on 04/27/2012 10:23:34 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: george76

22 posted on 04/27/2012 10:27:37 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: laweeks

> “ How in the hell do we get rid of this worthless, useless, spineless ba$tard? “

Answer: by continuing to grow the Tea Party numbers so that they can elect a Speaker that is of their philosophy.

Boehner knows that he is toast if the TP gets larger. So he and the establishment must fight the TP for their political survival.

In other words, Civil War within the GOP is playing out. This is why the GOP establishment backs Romney because that is where the funding is to fight the TP influence. For Boehner to keep his job and all establishment members to keep their perks, they need $$$ and the RINO donors are the $$$ that is available to them.

But Boehner and Romney and so many other establishment types can easily fool you by looking you in the eye and saying everything your conservative mind wants to hear. They are very deceptive except when it’s time to vote, then it becomes clear what they are.


23 posted on 04/27/2012 10:28:35 AM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: george76

To “Go Along To Get Along” RINO crowd does it once again.


24 posted on 04/27/2012 10:32:00 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: MestaMachine

Neutered panstwetting Republicans are just as much the enemy as Dems.


25 posted on 04/27/2012 10:32:54 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: george76

It has been widely reported here at FR that Boner commanded Issa to put the Fast and Furious investigation on hold. Although of course you won’t read about any of this in the media.

So, this is nothing new. . . .

Except that Issa has evidently been preparing a 48-page contempt of congress citation, and is now publicly talking about bringing it forward.

This could be a defining moment. There’s no doubt that Boner will order Issa to cease and desist, on pain of losing Boner’s support. OTOH, if Issa refuses to oblige, and goes ahead with it, will Boner be able to stop the momentum that will produce? He certainly will if he can. Much depends on whether the conservatives in congress decide that it is time to revolt against Boner, who has basically been working for Obama ever since the last election, despite all those Tea Party victories.

Boner must go. But that will only happen if a large majority of Republican congressmen finally agree that it is time to throw him out of his leadership chair. This could be an important enough issue to produce such a result.

We’ll see.


26 posted on 04/27/2012 10:34:29 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: george76

Does this worthless POS have a conservative challenger in Ohio dist 8? How about any Republican challengers? Boener should be on everyone’s “replacement target” list. Does he have a Rat challenger? It would be worth it to support anyone who runs against him, even a Dem.


27 posted on 04/27/2012 10:35:40 AM PDT by matthew fuller (Mitt Romney is the supreme exemplification of the word SMARMY.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

And until now, we, (Free Republic,) are the only ones who have been posting it. If we don’t get a new speaker, nothing is ever going to be resolved.


28 posted on 04/27/2012 10:38:42 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: george76

Please Ohio, remove Boner.


29 posted on 04/27/2012 10:39:32 AM PDT by crosshairs (As long as there is evil, "Coexist" is impossible.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Been posting this for months..

But this time Issa will get really, really, really, really mad. As many of us posted here after the 2010 wave, that Boehner would do everything he could to marginalize the TEA Party and would in general be worthless to the cause.

The lessor of two evils never reduces evil. But hey they have the coveted (R) beside their name so they must be better than the hated (D)

30 posted on 04/27/2012 10:40:28 AM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: george76

Boner obviously has a closet full of skeletons in which he can be blackmailed over.


31 posted on 04/27/2012 10:40:45 AM PDT by crosshairs (As long as there is evil, "Coexist" is impossible.)
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To: little jeremiah

Singing to the choir, LJ.


32 posted on 04/27/2012 10:41:34 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: crosshairs; All

” Boner obviously has a closet full of skeletons in which he can be blackmailed over.”

Sure looks like it.


33 posted on 04/27/2012 10:42:39 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: crosshairs
Please Ohio, remove Boner.

He is not the only one, there are about 4 more just like him in line to move up, their bench is deep.

34 posted on 04/27/2012 10:46:05 AM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: matthew fuller

McConnell in the Senate is no better. Imagine, if Romney wins and the Republicans capture the Senate, the lineup will be Romeny, Boehner and McConnell. Does anyone really believe these three will fight to repeal Obamacare or balance the budget? Will these three cut the fraud in Social Security disability or food stamps? Will these three slash the Education, Energy, HHS, HUD, Labor, and Agriculture departments?

It will be business as usual, just as it was during the eight years of George W. Bush. Plus every night the media will be screaming the Republicans are killing babies, mistreating women, and discriminating against minorities while polluting the air and water. Like Bush, Hastert and Frist these three Republican “leaders” will lie down without a fight.


35 posted on 04/27/2012 10:46:41 AM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: itsahoot

“Boehner would do everything he could to marginalize the TEA Party”

Sorry. The tea party congressional reps marginalized themselves when they accepted romney money and boehner’s bait and switch.


36 posted on 04/27/2012 10:48:00 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: george76

My plan is to vote out every incumbent; both in the primary and in the general election. In my case I will be voting out a RINO (LoBiondo) but he deserves to be voted out. I have written him several times and I have never received an answer. I’d sooner have a rookie congressman even if he’s a RAT. If everyone does this they just might get the message who their boss is.


37 posted on 04/27/2012 10:51:06 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Trent Lott and the antics of the Republicans is the reason I am no longer a republican. They are spineless. It’s really just a good ol’ boy thing. I wouldn’t be surprised if Boehner and Pelosi are regular lunch partners.


38 posted on 04/27/2012 10:56:25 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: RitaOK

It will be interesting to follow Romney on this issue.


39 posted on 04/27/2012 10:57:27 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: george76

Boehner clearly has no stick.

Seriously, what is with him? Why is he so soft on an administration that has so clearly acted in every way to weaken this country, both internally and externally? More to the point, why do House Republicans tolerate this milquetoast?

Time for Boehner to go.


40 posted on 04/27/2012 10:58:12 AM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: MestaMachine

“Somebody has boehner’s number. Wonder what his price was.”

His family? His retirement?

His money or his life?


41 posted on 04/27/2012 11:04:00 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: george76
The puppet is secure.


42 posted on 04/27/2012 11:07:12 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: clamper1797

Could not agree more.


43 posted on 04/27/2012 11:09:24 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: george76

As they did with Clinton, the GOP thinks the Secret Service sex problem is what Americans care about more than government gun running to Mexican cartels and the murder of Mexicans and Border Patrol.


44 posted on 04/27/2012 11:25:25 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: cuban leaf

We need term limits.


45 posted on 04/27/2012 11:26:35 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: george76

Boehner will try to stop this due to simple cowardice & the Democrats will help due to being dirty murderously corrupt bastards. In the end nothing will happen no matter how many people are killed including Federal LEO’s. Gives you something to think about don’t it.


46 posted on 04/27/2012 11:27:38 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: skimbell
"How in the hell do we get rid of this worthless, useless, spineless ba$tard?"

We might start with the people in Ohio who voted for him.

47 posted on 04/27/2012 11:28:31 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: Cicero

” This could be a defining moment. There’s no doubt that Boner will order Issa to cease and desist, on pain of losing Boner’s support. OTOH, if Issa refuses to oblige, and goes ahead with it, will Boner be able to stop the momentum that will produce? He certainly will if he can. Much depends on whether the conservatives in congress decide that it is time to revolt against Boner, who has basically been working for Obama ever since the last election, despite all those Tea Party victories.”

We will be watching


48 posted on 04/27/2012 11:29:34 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: MestaMachine

I know... Just thinking of the neutered panswetting Rs makes me want to projectile vomit my guts out.


49 posted on 04/27/2012 11:59:02 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: clamper1797

Time for real conservatives to take over the house. These RHINOS are cowards just collecting their bennies.


50 posted on 04/27/2012 12:12:20 PM PDT by Busko
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