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Democrats’ Support for Holder Collapsing
newsmax.com ^ | 8 May, 2012 | Martin Gould

Posted on 05/10/2012 7:46:17 AM PDT by marktwain

Cracks have started to appear in the wholehearted Democratic support for embattled Attorney General Eric Holder as he faces possible contempt hearings for refusing to hand over papers relating to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal.

Three House Democrats and one Senate candidate have added their voices to the growing clamor for Holder and his Justice Department to come clean on the scheme that allowed thousands of guns to fall into the hands of violent Mexican drug cartels.

The move comes the day before congressmen will be given the opportunity to vent on their feelings in the case in a “special order” session which is expected to result in a concerted Republican call for Holder to quit or be fired.

The three congressmen, Nick Rahall of West Virginia, Gene Green of Texas, and Ron Kind of Wisconsin, were among 31 Democratic representatives who signed a letter last summer urging the Justice Department to cooperate with investigations being spearheaded by Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California and Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa.

But they are the first to say that Holder and his department have failed to live up to the expectations they expressed in the letter which was sent to President Barack Obama in June last year. “I know there’s embarrassment at ATF, and I know this program is not just under President Obama,” Rahall told The Washington Times. “It was going on previous to that, but they ought to deal with it. They ought to clean it up and make sure that doesn’t happen.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; corruption; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; fraud; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; holdertruthfile; ice; murdergate; obama
Still trying to spin it as "Bush did it". It is not working with the new media.
1 posted on 05/10/2012 7:46:20 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

The bus has been started and it has Holder's name on it.

2 posted on 05/10/2012 7:49:58 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: marktwain

West Virginia and Wisconsin Rats . . . they are finally admitting the massive “chink” in the Rat armor. I feel a landslide of epic proportions coming.


3 posted on 05/10/2012 7:53:06 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: KarlInOhio
Democrats supported a mayor caught selling crack cocaine, stood behind a legislation who's boyfriend was running a gay prostitution out of his basement, and lied for a President with a credible rape charge against him.

Do you really think there anything that offend these folks, well - other than finding a conservative jay walking?

4 posted on 05/10/2012 7:53:40 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: marktwain

As well they should fold...they do not want to go down with him. Sooner or later Holder will be shown for the criminal he is...and those who supported him through this will be made to look the fools at best, made to look like they were part of the coverup and attempts to miscarriage justice at worst.

Either way, unless the get away from him now, the stink, stench, and mud will cling to them and bring them down and they are beginning to see this.

ERIC HLDER AND FAST AND FURIOUS
http://www.jeffhead.com/fandf.htm


5 posted on 05/10/2012 7:53:54 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (wwwOh ...now I see..dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: GOPJ
Do you really think there anything that offend these folks, well - other than finding a conservative jay walking?

Offend? No. Find as a negative in polling? Yes. Holder goes under the bus when this gets traction in the general public. If some Democrats are getting wobbly, then they fear this is getting traction.

6 posted on 05/10/2012 7:58:31 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: KarlInOhio

7 posted on 05/10/2012 8:02:50 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: marktwain

I am starting to sense a deal being made by the communist democrats.... holder and napolitano’s heads, and leave fubo alone.......


8 posted on 05/10/2012 8:06:20 AM PDT by joe fonebone (If you vote for the lesser of two evils, you are still voting for evil.)
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To: KarlInOhio

What they fear most is losing their seats....they are from where? West Virginia, and Wisconsin. If one of these Rats was from Califoria or Massachusettes, then I would take notice.

The more Barry keeps the issues off the economy, deficit and foreign policy, which he is doing, the better it is for him. If public support wanes more, say he drops to 40% in the reelection polls, then you will see his real support begin to vanish, the MSM. They do not wish to be on the losing side...right now they are content to ride the train but if the train looks like it is going off the tracks, expect them to jump off. In their eyes, RINOey is a better fit for them then riding Ozero down to defeat. Were the opposition not him, say Palen or Perry or Gingrich; they would ride Odummy all the way to hell.


9 posted on 05/10/2012 8:09:19 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: marktwain

Dems in troubled areas would act like they care but all smoking mirrors. Look if Corizine can get away with $1.2B heist and Obama $1.2T+ with his stimulus’ there is no justice.


10 posted on 05/10/2012 8:09:44 AM PDT by THE_RAIDER (I'm supposed to be more angry about what Romney does with his money than what Obama does with mine)
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To: marktwain

If Republicans are smart, they would not make a move now but keep Holder in the headlines to capitalize on Holder’s activities in the coming campaign.


11 posted on 05/10/2012 8:14:58 AM PDT by monocle
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To: marktwain

If Republicans are smart, they would not make a move now but keep Holder in the headlines to capitalize on Holder’s activities in the coming campaign.


12 posted on 05/10/2012 8:14:58 AM PDT by monocle
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To: marktwain

The Bush administration stopped the operation when it was clear it wasn’t working. As a diversion (?) Holder is pursuing Sheriff Joe Arpaio on trumped up civil rights issues on immigration...ICE has been instructed NOT to do their job by Holder’s office...Sheriff Joe see’s enforcing the law a duty not a political whim. Holder’s behavior to the Issa-Grassley hearings is criminal....Holder must be relieved of his job ASAP if we are to have laws in America that mean what they say.


13 posted on 05/10/2012 8:16:19 AM PDT by yoe
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To: marktwain

Now now, they’re just killing the Mexicans, that Americans are too lazy to kill.


14 posted on 05/10/2012 8:20:22 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Mouton
Were the opposition not him, say Palen or Perry or Gingrich; they would ride Odummy all the way to hell.

Aint that the truth!


I wish the R bots would wake up and realize he's just another lying sack of.....

15 posted on 05/10/2012 8:23:58 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: marktwain; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; ...

Holder’s bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down....Ping.


16 posted on 05/10/2012 8:45:54 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine; marktwain; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; ...

I’d be very surprised if they throw him under the bus...

He’s in a very key position for them, and he’s the perfect little fascist for the job.


17 posted on 05/10/2012 8:53:35 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: monocle
"If Republicans are smart, they would not make a move now but keep Holder in the headlines to capitalize on Holder’s activities in the coming campaign."

Additionally, wait until after the elections and if Romney is elected, have the DOJ under a new AG proceed with prosecution of Holder and cohorts for malfeasance in office including any violations of criminal statutes.

18 posted on 05/10/2012 8:54:38 AM PDT by Old Badger (Don't bother me! I still like Palin because she will tell like it is! (Newt too!))
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To: monocle

“...If Republicans are smart,...”

...and have a set of balls...

There...fixed it for ya.

But...”If Republicans are smart,” is the operative phrase there.


19 posted on 05/10/2012 8:55:57 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: MestaMachine

Rats usually abandon ship at the dock...


20 posted on 05/10/2012 9:00:38 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: RatRipper
West Virginia and Wisconsin Rats . . . they are finally admitting the massive “chink” in the Rat armor. I feel a landslide of epic proportions coming

WV and WI are two states where it is becoming increasingly obvious that support for the administration has slipped. In WV, the assault on the coal industry, power generation, and the local economy has opened eyes, and if that isn't enough to damn the Obamites, the latest 40+% primary vote for a Felon over Obama pretty much tells the tale.

In Wisconsin, support for Walker also shows which way the wind is blowing.

Given those indicators and the recent 'coming out' of Obama supporting 'gay marriage' (far more unpopular than the media would have us believe), and I think this is just the beginning of dissociation from the criminal acts of the administration in order to keep up individual chances of reelection.

21 posted on 05/10/2012 9:08:31 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: KarlInOhio

I never was big on buses. Now, dominoes are another story...


22 posted on 05/10/2012 9:21:40 AM PDT by KGeorge
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To: KarlInOhio
The bus has been started and it has Holder's name on it.

Based on the dark greasy looking little cloud in that picture, I submit that the bus has already run down Holder.

He just doesn't know it yet.
23 posted on 05/10/2012 9:29:16 AM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: marktwain
Just sent this to Rance and the boys (via email so as to save them the postage -- SINCE THE COUNTRY'S BROKE!).

Most of you who have ever voted Pubby probably get these things. I hope to God you don't actually send these elitist clowns any $$$. Better to give it directly to YOUR local guy and work in his campaign if he's an improvement over the incumbent. Sending it to the NRC is right up there with sending it to the DNC, Move-On.org or ACORN.

Might I suggest that you send your next "Survey" form back in similar fashion? Perhaps if the "money" dries up and they get a few million of these, they just might get the picture -- but don't hold your breath.

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24 posted on 05/10/2012 9:54:40 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Dick Bachert

LOL! You mad, bro?


25 posted on 05/10/2012 9:56:00 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Mouton
What they fear most is losing their seats....they are from where? West Virginia, and Wisconsin. If one of these Rats was from Califoria or Massachusettes, then I would take notice.

West Virginia has a rat governor, two rat senators, and a rat-controlled state legislature where the Senate is 28-6 rat, and the House is 65-35 rat.

And West Virginia just gave 40% of the Dem Primary vote to a Texas prison inmate in preference to Obama. West Virginia must worry them.

26 posted on 05/10/2012 11:20:37 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: marktwain

27 posted on 05/10/2012 12:37:28 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: marktwain

Holder isn’t going anywhere.
He and obama are fully dependant on each other.
Mutual assured destruction.


28 posted on 05/10/2012 12:43:09 PM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: Billthedrill; Dick Bachert

You would be mad too if you were in the GA-4th. Trust me, I was for a couple years, too.


29 posted on 05/10/2012 1:54:31 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: NFHale

Hale!

The guy who’d replace him, West, was a John Walker Lindh/terrorist lawyer. He was/is involved in the Kuwata goings on.

That said, Holder should be thrown in jail forever. Waco, Elian, Ruby Ridge, and now this hideousness.


30 posted on 05/10/2012 1:58:05 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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Boehner has come out in support of Issa’s F&F investigation...
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/10/boehner-gives-full-support-to-issa-investigation

I may actually have to make an edible hat.


31 posted on 05/10/2012 2:07:01 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

Yo Boots!!!

They never fail to find the lowest common denominator over there on that side, do they....

This should be called “The No Dirtbag Left Behind” admin.


32 posted on 05/11/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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