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Obama eyes Gov. Deval Patrick to replace Eric Holder at Justice
Chi Sun Times ^ | 5/16/13 | Michael Sneed

Posted on 05/16/2013 8:31:30 AM PDT by raccoonradio

Tipsville . . .

Sneed is told that Attorney General Eric “Fast and Furious” Holder’s 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 it’s the double whammy of an IRS scandal and the U.S. Justice Department’s 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 that’s a big deal in the White House,” said a top Dem source. “Holder is also a close buddy of Obama’s 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.”


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: ag; bho44; bhodoj; cultureofcorruption; devalpatrick; holder; irscommissioner; irsscandal; next; obamascandals
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1 posted on 05/16/2013 8:31:30 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

What a perfect replacement, if it happens.

Patrick was instrumental in the mortgage meltdown.


2 posted on 05/16/2013 8:32:35 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...
Howie Carr list ping.

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.

3 posted on 05/16/2013 8:32:46 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

The Obama Way: Double down on stupid.


4 posted on 05/16/2013 8:32:50 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: raccoonradio

Whites Need Not Apply.


5 posted on 05/16/2013 8:33:09 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Pray THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA will be delivered from the evil unGODly forces)
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To: MrB

Not another politician out of the Chicago machine!


6 posted on 05/16/2013 8:34:06 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: raccoonradio

...”he (Obama) wants Holder to leave with his reputation intact.” - article

Waaaaaay too late


7 posted on 05/16/2013 8:34:43 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: raccoonradio
"Welcome Back Dukakis" (Howie's Coupe Deval site is down btw)

8 posted on 05/16/2013 8:34:46 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Maybe Billy Bulger is available?


9 posted on 05/16/2013 8:35:15 AM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: raccoonradio

And the cover ups continue.


10 posted on 05/16/2013 8:35:30 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: raccoonradio

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.


11 posted on 05/16/2013 8:35:49 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: raccoonradio
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.

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!

12 posted on 05/16/2013 8:35:56 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: raccoonradio
Obama now desperately trying to throw overboard anyone he can so it doesn't come up to him!

In case Obama doesn't.... then.....

In the United States, the House of Representatives may impeach the President, Vice-President, Federal judges (including Supreme Court justices) and other "civil officers," such as cabinet members. Congress has chosen to interpret "civil officers" as anyone the President appoints.

Source: here

13 posted on 05/16/2013 8:36:59 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: raccoonradio
he wants Holder to leave with his reputation intact.

He needn't worry.

Holder's reputation is locked in historically.

Most Corrupt Attorney General ever.

14 posted on 05/16/2013 8:37:00 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: raccoonradio

Is Patrick particularly short? Dukakis is about 5 1/2 feet tall, I think.


15 posted on 05/16/2013 8:37:18 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: DannyTN

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
undertstanding” etc.


16 posted on 05/16/2013 8:37:29 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

LOL.....Has anyone told Holder he’s gone....that’s right he knows nothing


17 posted on 05/16/2013 8:37:59 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: DannyTN

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.


18 posted on 05/16/2013 8:38:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: raccoonradio
got high marks for the way he handled the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath

Instituted martial law, received no backlash from the media or the public.

That's exactly what this Administration is looking for in leadership.

19 posted on 05/16/2013 8:38:23 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: raccoonradio
"The president will chose either Patrick, who has been a great governor..."

Oh gad. Gag me with a Howitzer 105. He has been a dismal failure.

20 posted on 05/16/2013 8:39:02 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: raccoonradio

No way can we even hope for someone worth a damn!


21 posted on 05/16/2013 8:39:31 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: raccoonradio

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.


22 posted on 05/16/2013 8:39:49 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: raccoonradio

Holder and Patrick: Dumb and Dumberer.


23 posted on 05/16/2013 8:40:14 AM PDT by Prolixus (Summum ius summa inuria.)
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To: raccoonradio; Revolting cat!
SAVE THE DECK CHAIRS!!!


24 posted on 05/16/2013 8:40:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Yeh, that’s one hell of a nomination.


25 posted on 05/16/2013 8:40:57 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

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)


26 posted on 05/16/2013 8:41:16 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

The devil and the deval. Interesting.


27 posted on 05/16/2013 8:41:44 AM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: raccoonradio
“Free ‘em all Deval” in justice. Perfect!
28 posted on 05/16/2013 8:43:22 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: MrB
Patrick prefers pedophiles in the serious jobs closest to him.

Obama is stupid enough to bring this guy into DOJ.

29 posted on 05/16/2013 8:43:44 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: llevrok

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.


30 posted on 05/16/2013 8:43:45 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Mr. Holder....Pick up the pink phone please....


31 posted on 05/16/2013 8:44:18 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: raccoonradio

32 posted on 05/16/2013 8:45:02 AM PDT by PLD
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To: raccoonradio

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.


33 posted on 05/16/2013 8:45:26 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I expect that whomever he nominates is going to be filibustered from now till the cows come home.

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.

34 posted on 05/16/2013 8:45:32 AM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: raccoonradio

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.”


35 posted on 05/16/2013 8:46:29 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: raccoonradio

Yeah, I heard Howie say he is just scrimping by though....

:-)


36 posted on 05/16/2013 8:46:51 AM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: dead

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?)


37 posted on 05/16/2013 8:47:19 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

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.


38 posted on 05/16/2013 8:48:24 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything. Bolshies' gonna bolsh.)
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To: llevrok

Globe 2006:

>>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.

http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2006/11/10/sjc_allows_bulger_pension/


39 posted on 05/16/2013 8:49:12 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Iron Munro

The dullard-in-chiefs is such a constitutional scholar that he believes this would make Justice blind again.


40 posted on 05/16/2013 8:49:33 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: raccoonradio

What? Hank Jonson not considered?


41 posted on 05/16/2013 8:51:18 AM PDT by BO Stinkss ( I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


42 posted on 05/16/2013 8:51:24 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: raccoonradio

Coup d’val....wow. Not much difference between and him and Holdup so don’t expect many changes.

Who backfills in Mass??


43 posted on 05/16/2013 8:52:14 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: raccoonradio
The same POS that said on local radio ....we have the freedom of speech. I wish we didn't, but we do.

Yeah, that will do nicely in this most transparent administration in our country's history.

44 posted on 05/16/2013 8:52:21 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: raccoonradio

Hysterical!


45 posted on 05/16/2013 8:53:15 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: Ted Grant
First time I ever heard/saw Patrick speak was after the the Boston Bombing. I swear, my Gaydar started going off Big Time!
46 posted on 05/16/2013 8:53:36 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Whites Need Not Apply
= = = = = = = = = = = =
HEE HEE!

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’.


47 posted on 05/16/2013 9:01:49 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: ConservativeStatement

Patrick fundraises in a radical mosque in Roxbury

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xz9xb2_massachusetts-governor-deval-patrick-fundaising-in-radical-mosque_news#.UZUBoLWTgXQ

“Several of its leaders past and present do have ties
to terrorism...”
Civic leaders like Menino and Patrick supported the mosque
project

“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
the money’


48 posted on 05/16/2013 9:03:50 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: MrB

What? No crooked white lawyers?


49 posted on 05/16/2013 9:04:04 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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