Skip to comments.Obama eyes Gov. Deval Patrick to replace Eric Holder at Justice
Posted on 05/16/2013 8:31:30 AM PDT by raccoonradio
Tipsville . . .
Sneed is told that Attorney General Eric Fast and Furious Holders days are numbered.
Sneed hears President Barack Obama, who is this/close to Holder, has set his sights on Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick as a possible replacement when the heat dies down on the latest hot-button scandals to hit the U.S. Justice Department, said a top White House source.
Last year, Holder became a hot button over a congressional probe of the sale of government guns to drug cartels.
This time its the double whammy of an IRS scandal and the U.S. Justice Departments seizure of Associated Press reporters phone records which has caused a media uproar.
The president will wait until the heat dies down and a little time has passed beyond that before he does anything to Holder because Holder is a close pal, and thats a big deal in the White House, said a top Dem source. Holder is also a close buddy of Obamas senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, the source said. Obama knows a change has to be made, but he wants Holder to leave with his reputation intact.
◆ Cool under fire: Patrick, who hails from Chicago and will not run again for governor next year, got high marks for the way he handled the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath.
◆ Translation: The president will chose either Patrick, who has been a great governor, or Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano, although Patrick is in the lead, the source added. Obama would have to replace Napolitano, but Patrick would be available.
What a perfect replacement, if it happens.
Patrick was instrumental in the mortgage meltdown.
IF Patrick "Mini Me" is picked, the acting gov would be Lt Gov Tim Murray, whose late night accident and coverup pretty much doomed his own gubernatorial hopes.
The Obama Way: Double down on stupid.
Whites Need Not Apply.
Not another politician out of the Chicago machine!
...”he (Obama) wants Holder to leave with his reputation intact.” - article
Waaaaaay too late
Maybe Billy Bulger is available?
And the cover ups continue.
This is why resignations in this administration have no beneficial impact. They’re all soldiers in the same army. One goes down and there are easily found (and abominable) replacements.
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
Coupe DeVal did SH*T!
In case Obama doesn't.... then.....
He needn't worry.
Holder's reputation is locked in historically.
Most Corrupt Attorney General ever.
Is Patrick particularly short? Dukakis is about 5 1/2 feet tall, I think.
Patrick’s voice sounds almost identical to Rod Blagoyevich...
minus the swears. A few yrs after 9/11 a wimpy sounding Patrick likened the 9/11 incident to a “failure of human
LOL.....Has anyone told Holder he’s gone....that’s right he knows nothing
You’re not going to get anything else.
Obama is not going to appoint anyone that isn’t a stand in for himself.
But Patrick’s past is just perfect for that standin requirement - using race bating to force banks to make loans to people who couldn’t and had no intention of paying them back.
Instituted martial law, received no backlash from the media or the public.
That's exactly what this Administration is looking for in leadership.
Oh gad. Gag me with a Howitzer 105. He has been a dismal failure.
No way can we even hope for someone worth a damn!
Don’t quit your day job just yet, Deval.
Unless Obama agrees to special prosecutors on all 3 of these scandals I expect that whomever he nominates is going to be filibustered from now till the cows come home.
Holder and Patrick: Dumb and Dumberer.
Yeh, that’s one hell of a nomination.
The “source” says he’s a great governor. Yeah great at
raising taxes, coddling illegals, etc.
Patrick was elected after a 16 yr run of RINO governors—
Bill Weld, Paul Cellucci, Jane Swift, Mitt Romney (who only served one term and took no salary). In the past the Commonwealth had other GOP govs like John Volpe and Frank
Sargent...but we also had Mike Dukakis. (Then there was Ed King, a Dem but fiscal conservative IIRC and I think he even
changed over to GOP later)
The devil and the deval. Interesting.
Obama is stupid enough to bring this guy into DOJ.
Maybe but I think Whitey’s bro is nearly 80—think he was born in ‘34, or was in ‘32...let me check:
...yup ‘34, as I suspected. So he would be 80 next year, no spring chicken. Has a nice pension from the Commiewealth too.
Mr. Holder....Pick up the pink phone please....
Seems logical for the American Hater BenGhazi Hussein Obama.
Deval Patrick sought and brought
eloquent rapists to Massachusetts.
He can now seek out the finest and strongest terrorists
to be armed and shepherded
(and if necessary protected)
to America NATIONWIDE.
Which in Obama Land is perfect. You get to play the race card on why the filibuster is in play and you get that nominee's department to run unfettered while with out leadership.
I was at Logan Airport a few months ago. A recorded greeting with Patrick’s voice is enabled when people step on the moving walkway. It is grating to say the least. But in front of me were two black guys, one not knowing about Patrick and so he made a comment. The other person mentioned Patrick’s race and the first person said “He’s a brother? No brother talks like that.”
Yeah, I heard Howie say he is just scrimping by though....
Patrick shut down the public transit system AND told people not to drive not just in the wake of the bombings, but also during the blizzard in Feb. (oh great, I’m told if I drive I could face a $1000 fine and/or a year in jail, and public transit is closed—how the hell do I get home from work?)
Patrick is another in a long line of the beige bolsheviks that David Axelrod specializes in getting into power so that he and his Chicago gangster-marxists can control. He’s Obama v0.9 - the trial run.
>>In a decision that ends a three-year dispute between Bulger and top Massachusetts politicians and gives him a pension of about $196,000 a year, the Supreme Judicial Court said that Bulger correctly included the $2,419 housing allowance as income when he applied for a pension after more than four decades of work for the state.
The dullard-in-chiefs is such a constitutional scholar that he believes this would make Justice blind again.
What? Hank Jonson not considered?
Confirmation hearings would be great. Assuming that the GOP would use them to grill Patrick on the Black Panthers case and other violations of the 14th Amendment by the Civil Rights Division.
Not sure if Obama (or more correctly Obamas handlers) are dumb enough to give the GOP that kind of opportunity and platform.
Coup d’val....wow. Not much difference between and him and Holdup so don’t expect many changes.
Who backfills in Mass??
Yeah, that will do nicely in this most transparent administration in our country's history.
Whites Need Not Apply
= = = = = = = = = = = =
If “WE” ever get a White, Male, Straight, Christian, NON PC President I am sure when he picks an ALL WHITE cabinet etc, not caring who is eligible or available etc, he can just say “Well, Whites have been under represented these last few years, actually long before BO, so I am just trying to ‘even’ the playing field”.
Nothing will be said or noted by ANYONE. /sarc/
Funny how when Nixon ‘fired’ Archibold Cox, a bumper sticker popped up “IMPEACH THE COX SACKER” which, by early 1970’s ‘standards’ was risque - to say the least, and did garner a lot of ‘snickers’.
Patrick fundraises in a radical mosque in Roxbury
“Several of its leaders past and present do have ties
Civic leaders like Menino and Patrick supported the mosque
“to celebrate the opening of the Islamic Center”—Gov Patrick
—MUSLIM ACTION WITH GOVERNOR PATRICK
RECOGNITION OF OUR PRESENCE, OUR PAIN, AND OUR POWER
(5:50 into the video)
‘The governor agreed to these radical demands and accepted
What? No crooked white lawyers?