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Johnny Isakson: I regret Eric Holder vote
Politico ^ | June 4, 2013 | by Tal Kopan

Posted on 06/04/2013 7:28:53 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) is calling his vote to confirm Attorney General Eric Holder “the worst vote I ever took in the United States Senate,” saying Holder should resign in light of recent scandals.

“I did my due diligence, turned out I was wrong. And everything that’s happened since that has proven I was wrong. … It’s ruined his credibility in terms of being attorney general,” Isakson said. “Something’s going to come to a head, because this is very serious business.”

Isakson was one of 19 Republicans in the Senate who voted with Democrats to confirm Holder.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: 113th; bho44; bhodoj; failure; holder; isakson; justice

1 posted on 06/04/2013 7:28:53 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Johnny Isakson: I regret Eric Holder vote”

Too little — too late, Johnny.


2 posted on 06/04/2013 7:30:06 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Johnny Isakson knew Holder burnt children,
broke into the Columbia office, and was a liar and worse.

That makes HIM an accomplice BEFORE THE FACT.


3 posted on 06/04/2013 7:30:38 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I did my due diligence, turned out I was wrong

Three words. Marc Rich pardon. That was reason enough to reject Holder and it was hardly a deep secret.

4 posted on 06/04/2013 7:30:45 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sorry, not buying it.

Holder’s rap sheet from the Clinton Administration was
LOOOOOOONG and well-known. No excuse for ANY Pubbie who
voted aye.


5 posted on 06/04/2013 7:30:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Polyxene

What a chicken-fluck.


6 posted on 06/04/2013 7:30:58 AM PDT by Student0165
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Stupid is as stupid does, Johnny — frog and scorpion.

You’re dumber than a box of rocks if you didn’t know Holder slaughtered Americans before his current tenure.

FU Johnny Isakson!


7 posted on 06/04/2013 7:32:40 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yet he will be back tomorrow voting for Marco Rubio (et al) and his illegal immigrant capitulation bill.

Johnny, you are out if I have anything to do with it. Screw you drunk.


8 posted on 06/04/2013 7:33:29 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What a weasel. He didn’t know that Holder was Reno’s go-to guy when the women and children in Waco were burned to death? When Elian Gonzalez was kidnapped by DOJ thugs from his uncle’s closet and sent back to Fidel Castro?

Obviously, the worst vote the conservatives in GA cast was voting for someone so ill-informed. He should be primaried ASAP.


9 posted on 06/04/2013 7:35:26 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“It’s ruined my credibility in terms of being senator,” Isakson said.

Fixed it for you, Johnny.


10 posted on 06/04/2013 7:36:26 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I regret your vote too, senator.

It’s really too bad for the rest of us that you, much like the rest of your party, is so staggeringly stupid.


11 posted on 06/04/2013 7:37:36 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well, Johnny it wasn’t rocket science.


12 posted on 06/04/2013 7:39:14 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Our side seems to allow the Democrats their ‘creature appointments’ all too often.

John McCain never voted no on a SCOTUS appointee until a couple of years ago.

Their mindset is that the president deserves who he wants.

NO, he doesn’t! He deserves a decent qualified person that will be good for the nation. That’s all.


13 posted on 06/04/2013 7:39:24 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were Iviolated...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Predictable dope. He was probably button-holed by Lindsey Graham in the cloak room with words along the lines of “the president deserves to have who he wants in office. You should vote for Holder (even though the democrats had 59 votes at the time).”


14 posted on 06/04/2013 7:39:28 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Can you shout RINO, RINO, RINO!!! Get rid of him.


15 posted on 06/04/2013 7:39:28 AM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

careful what you ask for. as soon as holder resigns, there will be a huge outcry to move on, and to call the case closed, that obama will end up skating.


16 posted on 06/04/2013 7:41:51 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: cotton1706

“the president deserves to have who he wants in office” stupidest premise I have ever heard regardless of president or party affiliation.


17 posted on 06/04/2013 7:43:00 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It is good to learn from your mistakes.

It is much better to learn from the mistakes of those who came before you.

Too bad we see too few of either in Washington.

Isakson says “I did my due diligence”.

Oh really?

Holder had already shown himself to be a charlatan, a racist and a bender of the law when nincompoops like Isakson voted to approve his nomination as Attorney General.

Anyone who knew Holder’s past and listened to his words knew he was a slime-ball who would use the power of his office to further the leftist/racist aganda, get payback and subvert justice.

Yet they voted to make him Attorney General.

They are not excused from the damage Holder has done just because they are gullible or stupid.


18 posted on 06/04/2013 7:43:24 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; blueyon; LucyT; pax_et_bonum; autumnraine; maggief; Silentgypsy; thouworm; ...
Think he reads Free Republic?

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise. Thanks.


19 posted on 06/04/2013 7:44:20 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Iron Munro

“They are not excused from the damage Holder has done just because they are gullible or stupid.”

They saw how well Big Media defended their racist god’s defense:

“We’re portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots. It’s actually closer to us being idiots.”


20 posted on 06/04/2013 7:48:17 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Congress should have know that Holder covered up OK city items, Waco, Clinton crimes, pardons, etc. Congress knew better.


21 posted on 06/04/2013 7:48:44 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Shut up, Johnny. And take your lifetime benefits with you.

A-hole.


22 posted on 06/04/2013 7:56:02 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Something’s going to come to a head,”

Senator Blutarsky, Please report to the Senate floor!
“Bluto: See if you can guess what I am now.
[puts a scoop of mashed potatoes in his mouth and hits his cheeks with his fists and spits it out]
Bluto: I’m a zit. Get it?”


23 posted on 06/04/2013 7:57:15 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He can just add that to his vote to give ILLEGALS amnesty soon. Maybe some will believe him in 2 years.


24 posted on 06/04/2013 7:58:47 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Resolute Conservative

“the president deserves to have who he wants in office”

Well that’s Lindsey Graham’s usual line. Except of course when he decides to hold one of President Bush’s nominees for years because of a torture memo.


25 posted on 06/04/2013 7:59:26 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Senate Eric Holder supporters

Alexander (R-TN) Bennett (R-UT) Bond (R-MO) Chambliss (R-Ga) Collins (R-ME) Corker (R-TN) Graham (R-SC) Grassley (R-IA) Gregg (R-NH) Hatch (R-UT) Isakson (R-GA) Kyl (R-AZ) Lugar (R-IN) McCain (R-AZ) Murkowski (R-AK) Sessions (R-AL) Snowe (R-ME) Specter (R-PA) Voinovich (R-OH)

26 posted on 06/04/2013 8:00:29 AM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: Polyxene
Too little — too late, Johnny.

************

Learn your lessons, Johnny....

DO NOT VOTE WITH /FOR THESE LIBERAL PR*CKS EVER AGAIN....

You'd best think ahead, son....

Immigration "reform"...
The inevitable redux on Gun-grabs...
Budgets & debt ceiling....

Nothing THE DIM-DHIMMI-DEMS want to accomplish will be good for the country...
Simplifies your homework....

Take heed...

27 posted on 06/04/2013 8:01:28 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How about another supposed conservative Jeff Sessions who said “he was sure that Mr. Holder would be “a responsible legal officer and not a politician.” “

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/03/us/politics/03holder.html?_r=1&;

Has this idiot recanted his vote?


28 posted on 06/04/2013 8:02:50 AM PDT by bestintxas (Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
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To: MestaMachine

FLASHBACK:

http://cbs11tv.com/national/Eric.Holder.attorney.2.919893.html

Jan 28, 2009
Senate Panel Approves Holder Nomination For AG

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he supports Holder’s view that the country needs to interrogate terrorism suspects based on American values.

“I am confident this new attorney general will have a balanced approach and I look forward to working with him. I know he’s made mistakes and so have I,” Graham said.

//

http://www.thestate.com/local/story/871483.html

Tuesday, Jul. 21, 2009
USC to get new business building
Funds will come from leasing current building to Department of Justice

An estimated 250 Justice Department employees working in different locations near Washington, D.C., will be relocated to Columbia over an unspecified period.

Graham said U.S. taxpayers will save $42 million by having Justice Department employees working in South Carolina, which has lower costs than Washington.

“It was almost too good to be true,” Graham said of the plan. “But it proved to be true.”

Graham, a Republican, praised U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Deputy Attorney General David Ogden, both of whom were appointed by President Obama, a Democrat.

“I can’t thank Eric Holder and David Ogden enough,” Graham said, adding they offered their support for a leasing plan that was initiated during the administration of George W. Bush.


29 posted on 06/04/2013 8:08:12 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I regret my Johnny Isakson vote in the 2004 general election. It was the only time in my life that I ever voted for him. If I had it to do over again, I would have written in the name of the candidate I supported in the primary - Herman Cain.

Johnny Isakson epitomizes what ails the Georgia Republican Party.

30 posted on 06/04/2013 8:09:10 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: treetopsandroofs
I say to Isakson and others like him:
"Okay - you screwed up. Now are you just going to whimper about it?
Or are you going to be man enough to get out in front, put everything on the line, and work hard to correct the asinine mistake you made and the damage you have done to the country?"


31 posted on 06/04/2013 8:09:26 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: dirtboy

Don’t forget the FALN terrorists’ pardons:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/23/eric-holder-and-the-faln/


32 posted on 06/04/2013 8:14:59 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh come on Johnny. Its probably not your worst vote. It would take a year to calculate your worst vote out of all the really really bad votes you have made.

Of course the vote for amnesty you are getting ready to make will eclipse confirming Holder.


33 posted on 06/04/2013 8:18:39 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Regret it?

Well FIX IT, a$$hole!

Begin the process to IMPEACH HOLDER!

34 posted on 06/04/2013 8:19:31 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("God bless Planned Parenthood"- B.H.Obama, 2013)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Johnny, you can’t claim that you did your due diligence and that you’re now sorry for your vote.

Sorry, Johnny, but that just doesn’t make sense.

If you had apologized for not doing your due diligence, I could accept your apology, understanding that you are not worthy of your office.

But, having researched and voted “yes”, you are a willing accomplice.

Apology not accepted.


35 posted on 06/04/2013 8:47:26 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: pax_et_bonum

Isakson is a complete incompetent moron. It is an embarrassment to the Senate that he is there...if the losers in the senate can be embarrassed. Anyone with one functioning brain cell could have foreseen that the commie, holder, would forever be a commie.


36 posted on 06/04/2013 8:53:01 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

You must be right because anyone with even one functioning brain cell can see the ridiculousness of this “apology” statement.

I think he’s trying to placate angry constituents.

:-)


37 posted on 06/04/2013 9:03:16 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: MestaMachine

I regret Isakson.


38 posted on 06/04/2013 9:08:19 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey Senator, pull your head out of your ass.

YOU created this mess.

We ALL knew about the FALN Terrorist and Marc Rich Pardons.

That was public knowledge from the Clinton Days.

Who the heck do you think you are kidding.


39 posted on 06/04/2013 9:12:26 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Does he base every vote on which way the wind is blowing, iow which way the cool kids are voting?


40 posted on 06/04/2013 9:15:22 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“I did my due diligence..."

No, you didn't. We knew what Holder was before he was nominated to the post. You just chose not to listen to us and look at Holder's record, but instead did what McConnell told you to do.

41 posted on 06/04/2013 9:17:18 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey Johnny ... regret voting to bring the gun control bill up in the senate? You will.


42 posted on 06/04/2013 9:18:50 AM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I'm not fooled, Isakson. You knew damned well what you were voting for.

I guaren-damn-tee ya you would NEVER vote to remove Holder or Obama.

43 posted on 06/04/2013 9:21:10 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Every white Republican is so scared to death of being called a “racist” they would have voted for confirmation for Mugabe if he was here.

They have REALLY got to get over being afraid of the race card. That fear is KILLING us.


44 posted on 06/04/2013 9:50:32 AM PDT by Student0165
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