Skip to comments.Is this the end of Eric Holder’s games?
Posted on 06/20/2012 5:15:16 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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This one is easy,
The House will have their vote, Holder (and obama) will ignore it, the MSM will either ignore it or cite it as more political noise by Republicans. Republicans will use it in fund-raising letters. Democrats will use it in fund-raising letters. Holder will still be attorney general in December. If Romney wins his AG will do nothing about it.
Republicans have no follow-up plan.
For my edification - what IS the next step after a contempt vote?
Is there no law enforcement avenue available other than impeachment?
In 2007 or 2008 the Pelosi/Conyers judiciary held similar votes on contempt of GWB WH officials for refusing to testify to them under oath.
The next step is to refer the case to AG Holder for prosecution, in this case they will send him his own House indictment. Then he ignores it. Then Republicans do nothing,
This Boehner House session scores huge points in ‘talk’, but low grades in ‘results’.
Lets see what opinion polls do two weeks after the vote. We got an election coming up and Romney has not moved up in the polls after two bad weeks for Obama and then his late week amnesty announcement.
I would like to see Romney grab a microphone and a camera and make a very public statement -
“If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about. What is this administration hiding, and why?”
Throw the onus on them to “come clean”. Over and over and over again.
We all know the Left’s take on guns.
Here you have a Leftist president covering for a guy who was involved in (evil) gun running.
Yep, that’s right, he was (EVIL) gun running. As THE PRESS would describe them if some guy on the street had committed a crime with them, “FULLY AUTOMATIC LARGE MAGAZINE MILITARY MACHINE GUNS!”
Here’s what the entire Left had to say about that, “ “.
Lefties, “BEST PRESIDENT EVER!” Oh that’s right, he wasn’t vile enough for them. He didn’t follow through with what he promised.
One can only imagine what the Left would really like to back for president.
Don't hold your breath. He will do that when he explains what he would do with Obama’s amnesty order as/if POTUS, and what programs he would cut funding from, etc.
You have faith in him?
As for Nixon...
At least there was no gun running involved.
At least there were no dead law enforcement officers.
At least there was a citizen in the Oval Office.
At least Nixon had personal documents...
At least we know where Nixon was born.
“...You have faith in him? ...”
I Didn’t say that.
I said, I’d like to see it happen.
If I was a politician, I’d waste no time in throwing the searchlight back on the other side, and hammer that talking point until it made their noses bleed.
But yeah, you’re right...I’m not going to hold my breath on it. If the next step is to go the AG, and Holder IS the AG, then this is a circle jerk at the end of the day.
But the good thing is, it shines a light and points a finger, and some people who aren’t paying attention might wake up a little.
“...We all know the Lefts take on guns...”
Yeah, ultimately it’s TO take all guns.
Good luck with that...
We knew at least on two points Holder lied under oath - 1) he testified he did not talk to Obama about F&F; 2) he retracted claim on Bush AG
Roger Clemens just went through 'lying to Congress under oath'. Eric Holder as AG did just that. Who in DoJ is going to prosecute that? We know Holder definitely will not.
That is my point. Holder is running the show. Republicans in the House know this.
Yep, my patience for Republicans getting NO results but lots of talk is long gone. And usually after much noise they manage to lower their own opinion polls and raise Obamas. Drama does nothing for me.
Example : Lindsey Graham on CBS Sunday saying that Obama's amnesty executive order is illegal really pissed me off. That RINO's phoniness really gets to me.
And Nixon was a staunch anti-communist
Very well said.
Now which representatives can we contact to insist they do their job? It’s in a committee right now, correct?
The democrats & media couldn't help but play right into his hands, because they couldn't leave the charges unanswered - they'd go over the top, as usual.
And as inept as he's proven to be, the electorate is very much in the mood to find Obama guilty of something.
The main difference is that those under GWB refusing to testify were WH advisors(Rove was one) , not confirmed officials like Holder who must testify.
Conyers called them in to set a perjury trap for them but they refused to come.
“Im Still Screwing Around (ISSA) and Boner are idiots”
Its over when the tan man cries.
I don't know what Tea leaves you are reading but Romney will do nothing, say nothing, so I will avoid the hypotheticals about what would happen if he did.
If the committee votes for contempt of congress, I believe it first goes to the entire house so contacting your local rep would be proper.
” The AG still had to testify under oath, but my point is the AG will just ignore the referral/indictment. “
In fact this thing has gotten much bigger in the media since this thread began.
Hope springs eternal.
And this SHOULD lead to questions as to why the government which had stopped claiming that guns sold by American gun dealers were turning up at Mexican crime scenes would suddenly start funneling guns to the very drug cartels that were committing all the murders.
The two scary things about this whole mess are:
1) That there were only a few government agents willing to come forward and become whistleblowers. The rest were willing to sit back and watch the government allow the arming of drug cartels who would be committing untold numbers of murders.
2) That the ministry of propaganda, which within my lifetime has morphed from an independent press, keeping an eye on the government to help "keep it in line," to nothing more than a bunch of enablers, actively working towards the reelection of an imperial ruler.
” Theyre trying. Gotta give Issa a lot of credit. Hes fighting Boehner and others in his own party, “
He sure is!!