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Black caucus to stage walkout during Holder contempt vote in House (NOT racist)
The Hill ^ | 6/27/12 | Jordy Yager

Posted on 06/27/2012 5:18:12 PM PDT by Libloather

Black caucus to stage walkout during Holder contempt vote in House
By Jordy Yager - 06/27/12 06:57 PM ET

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) plan to stage a walkout during Thursday’s vote on whether to place Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

The CBC is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday to discuss the details of the walkout and is planning to circulate a letter to House Democrats requesting that they join them on the Capitol steps for a press conference during the contempt vote.

The move comes less than 24 hours before the House plans to vote for the first time in history to hold a sitting attorney general in contempt of Congress for not complying with a congressional subpoena. Holder is the first black attorney general in U.S. history.

The walkout is reminiscent of a similar move made by Republicans in 2008 during a Democratic-led vote on whether to hold two senior staffers in President George W. Bush’s administration in contempt of Congress.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) — then the minority leader — led the walkout with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) following closely behind him. Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is the sponsor of the contempt resolution against Holder.

“The House floor is the scene of a partisan, political stunt,” said Boehner at the time. House Democrats have been expressing similar comments about the Holder contempt measure.

On Wednesday evening, in a last-minute effort to stop the vote, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) hand-delivered a letter to Boehner signed by 65 Democrats who asked the Speaker to cancel the contempt resolution.

“The House Leadership’s actions are destructive election-year politics pure and simple," said Jackson Lee in a statement.

The House Rules Committee reported the contempt resolution on Wednesday along party lines, designating 2 hours and 20 minutes of time for floor debate on Thursday.

Issa has led Congress’s investigation of Operation Fast and Furious, a program that might have contributed to the killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010.

At the center of the dispute is a letter that the Justice Department sent last year to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) stating the agency does everything in its power to stop guns from going into Mexico. Ten months later, the DOJ took the rare step of withdrawing the letter because of false information.

Issa subpoenaed Holder for documents related to the DOJ letter, but the attorney general has refused to fully comply.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; black; brianterry; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; house; ice; jaimezapata; liberalloons; murdergate; obama; racist; terry; zapata
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Hussein's and Holder's devious plan backfired and blew up. It's too late to cry anything. Indict the bassturd.
1 posted on 06/27/2012 5:18:21 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Thursday’s shaping up as a real bitch for Obama.


2 posted on 06/27/2012 5:19:44 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Libloather
What do you call it when people discriminate based on skin color?

Anyone? Buehler?

3 posted on 06/27/2012 5:21:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Libloather

This tribal behavior impresses no one on the outside. This is about right & wrong.


4 posted on 06/27/2012 5:21:20 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Libloather

Don’t care what they do, race card expired.


5 posted on 06/27/2012 5:21:54 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Libloather

Why don’t they really protest and resign??? Why isn’t there a congressional white caucus???


6 posted on 06/27/2012 5:22:10 PM PDT by bramps (Newt was the one, but Romney will do.)
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To: skeeter

Indeed—Merely draws attention to the complete disregard for the law by the CBC.


7 posted on 06/27/2012 5:25:51 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: Libloather
Black caucus to stage walkout during Holder contempt vote in House (NOT racist)

Why isn't there a Congressional White Caucus?

Then they could walk out when the New Black Panthers reps take the floor (NOT racist).

8 posted on 06/27/2012 5:25:51 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Libloather

While they (the CBC) are gone, the House should vote to make Jefferson Davis’s birthday a national holiday. LOL.


9 posted on 06/27/2012 5:26:44 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Libloather

Let em walk and hopefully keep on walking.


10 posted on 06/27/2012 5:26:44 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Libloather
Expect Camera HOG Queen Sheila Jackson Lee to be front & center.

Expect the MSM to give her plenty of face time to cry Wasism!

11 posted on 06/27/2012 5:28:29 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Libloather
The Koolaid Kommissars are out in force tonight whitewashing mass murder.


13 posted on 06/27/2012 5:29:30 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Libloather

A black caucus is racist in reality...
The KKK in black face...


14 posted on 06/27/2012 5:29:54 PM PDT by hosepipe
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To: Libloather
"We all goan walk out 'n' s**t in sol-darety wif ah brutha..."

Disgusting racist bastards. If Holder was white, this wouldn't be happening and they.....and WE......f***ing well know it.

Black liberals no longer have a place in Washington, DC. They need to be banned Constitutionally. They're idiots.

15 posted on 06/27/2012 5:29:54 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Libloather

16 posted on 06/27/2012 5:31:39 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Libloather

Of course the actual “act of walking out on the vote”
is not RACIST.

But of course, just talking about it is.


17 posted on 06/27/2012 5:32:12 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Libloather

Hopefully they’ll keep walking - into the Potomac!


18 posted on 06/27/2012 5:32:31 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Libloather

First and foremost, there shouldn’t be a “black caucus.”. It is racist to the core. Secondly, we have had to listen to Blaxene Waters spew her venom for years. Thirdly, if this happens they should be censored.


19 posted on 06/27/2012 5:32:50 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Libloather

So can we have a Congressional White Caucus meeting while they’re out?


20 posted on 06/27/2012 5:36:21 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: RightOnline

“Black liberals no longer have a place in Washington, DC. They need to be banned Constitutionally.”

A big amen. Unfortunately, black elected officials are not ready to lead and that is because they are incapable of making decisions for the greater good of all people. They can not get beyond the color of their own skin and their judgement is skewed because of that one basic fact. Case in point, Obama.


21 posted on 06/27/2012 5:38:47 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
>"What do you call it when people discriminate based on skin color? "

If they're any shade of commie red, they call is social justice, or some other fuzzy feel good shyte.

22 posted on 06/27/2012 5:39:12 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Libloather
You do realize that there isn't a dimes worth of difference between any of the Washingtonians, and that they put on this show for us chumps every election cycle in a battle to be the ones to control the money they extort at gunpoint from American citizens and corporations, right?

There will be nothing coming from DC other than more extortion and limits on freedom, and it really doesn't matter which party is in control.

23 posted on 06/27/2012 5:43:29 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: Libloather

Shades of the fleebaggers from Wisconsin except they kept going until they reached Illinois .


24 posted on 06/27/2012 5:43:38 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Libloather
Anytime is a good time to play the race card for them. Are they trying by their actions to incite riots if they make it about race instead about rule of law? Are they even on the same planet? What part of the absolute refusal to comply with Issa’s demands make it about race?
25 posted on 06/27/2012 5:44:27 PM PDT by lula ( We cannot afford 4 more years of the Won!)
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To: Libloather

Why don’t the Dems just start their summer vacations early and not bother coming back. If the Republicans had any balls, they’d trip them while they were on their way out.


26 posted on 06/27/2012 5:44:29 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Libloather

Let the race pimps go outside and throw their tantrum. Who needs them anyway? They are all just sorry excuses for human beings.


27 posted on 06/27/2012 5:44:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America! The big pinata!)
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To: Libloather
So the CBC thinks Holder is innocent just because of the color of his skin...

...whadda bunch of racists!!!

28 posted on 06/27/2012 5:45:09 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Like Bill did Monica Lewinsky, Obama is "Riding Dirty" on America.!")
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To: publius911

“Why isn’t there a Congressional White Caucus?”

I’ve been wondering that a LOT lately.


29 posted on 06/27/2012 5:46:36 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Libloather

Gosh!
I hope the National Black Caca don’t all walk out at the same time!!!
The House floor might tip over!


30 posted on 06/27/2012 5:48:43 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Libloather

For some reason I don’t think that Rep Allen West will be joining them. Look for his “Yea” vote on contempt vote.

The “racists” won’t like it, but Allen is a patriot.


31 posted on 06/27/2012 5:49:19 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: Libloather

Get the F OUT and DON’T come back. America will be better for it.


32 posted on 06/27/2012 5:50:04 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: tumblindice

Quite honestly, I didn’t know I had a pimp hand. But now that I do, I’m damn sure gonna use it.


33 posted on 06/27/2012 5:54:09 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

Well good, they can just keep on walking!


34 posted on 06/27/2012 5:55:55 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Libloather

BY walking out “in protest”, years from now after the truth comes out and some of them face re-election, they don’t have a vote in favor or against that could be used against them.


35 posted on 06/27/2012 5:58:56 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Libloather
The walkout is reminiscent of a similar move made by Republicans in 2008 during a Democratic-led vote on whether to hold two senior staffers in President George W. Bush’s administration in contempt of Congress.
Let's see...that would be White House Counsel Harriet Miers and chief of staff Josh Bolten from the firing of United States attorneys.

I would have walked out too. US attorneys serve at the pleasure of the POTUS, don't they?

Why didn't anyone complain when Clinton "fired all 93 U.S. attorneys"?

What a drag it is remembering all of this old stuff and dragging it up all of the time.

36 posted on 06/27/2012 5:59:08 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Libloather

Yeah, show the world how racist you are.


37 posted on 06/27/2012 5:59:47 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (54,000,000 0bama's people on welfare and food stamps?)
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To: Libloather

Who needs them? Not me for one.


38 posted on 06/27/2012 6:03:43 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Thursday’s shaping up as a real bitch for Obama.

Yeah. Ain't it cool?

39 posted on 06/27/2012 6:14:03 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Let the race pimps go outside and throw their tantrum. Who needs them anyway?

Exactly, let them leave, so the the adults can get down to some serious work.


40 posted on 06/27/2012 6:25:53 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Libloather
"There are two races of people. The decent and indecent"

Viktor Frankl

FMCDH(BITS)

41 posted on 06/27/2012 6:30:29 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Who really are the racists? These are politicians that can barely function on the street. Elected to be the fools of the socialists and communists.


42 posted on 06/27/2012 6:43:32 PM PDT by Busko
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To: nolongerademocrat

Lets hope they don’t come back.


43 posted on 06/27/2012 6:45:52 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: Busko

What can I say? A bunch of sociopaths.

Term limits is the only solution. We just sacked a 5 term Alcoholic Republican. He’s missed 690+ votes.

His excuse? I was in rehab.


44 posted on 06/27/2012 6:49:30 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Libloather

We all know how Maxine Waters, Sheila jackson Lee, Charlie Rangel, and their Muslim part Keith Ellison, feel about white people.

They hate us with a passion.

In their view, nothing, no matter how illegal it is should be prosecuted against a black.

Their walking out is no surprise and is really humorous. I hope the rest of the House laughs at them when they go. They are only showing their racism.


45 posted on 06/27/2012 6:57:18 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Libloather

I wonder if caucus has the same root as Caucasian. I wonder if they would have changed their group name if they’d known the two words have the same root.

Hmmmm.


46 posted on 06/27/2012 6:58:14 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: rogue yam
The carom shots are gonna be something else..
47 posted on 06/27/2012 7:03:32 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Libloather

This reminds me of the pep rally that the DEMOCRAPS held outside the Capital Building to celebrate the IMPEACHMENT of Wiiilllllllleeeeeeeee Clintoooooooooooooo!


48 posted on 06/27/2012 7:03:50 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: All

49 posted on 06/27/2012 7:04:31 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Libloather

Can some post the article below?

In NYTimes Caucus, report:

Dems are calling to NOT vote on contempt and instead .... talk about more gun control. (Yes - literally)

I’m relatively new here, posted something earlier, so Mods won’t allow a second post w/in 24 hrs for a newbie. But I think it belongs ... Thanks!

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/27/democrats-want-to-stop-holder-vote-and-debate-tougher-gun-laws/


50 posted on 06/27/2012 7:13:17 PM PDT by skeama
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