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Gowdy: Obama will fire Holder if Fast and Furious threatens his re-election...
Daily Caller ^ | May 11, 2012 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 05/12/2012 8:24:19 PM PDT by upchuck

South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, one of the most outspoken Congressional critics of the Operation Fast and Furious scandal, said Thursday that he thinks President Barack Obama may end up firing Attorney General Eric Holder before the election.

“Oh, I think the thing that drives 99.9 percent of all elected officials is very easy to put your finger on,” Gowdy said in an interview with NRA News’ Ginny Simone. “It starts with a ‘re’ and ends with ‘election.’”

“I think that if he [Obama] believes that the Attorney General has become something of an albatross, and is impacting his ability to carry some swing states, Eric Holder will be in the private practice of law quicker than you say Marc Rich,” Gowdy said.

Rich is the billionaire commodities trader who was under federal indictment for illegally making oil deals with Iran during the hostage crisis in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Holder ultimately facilitated President Bill Clinton’s pardon of Rich on Clinton’s last day in office.

Gowdy said that he, Rep. Darrell Issa and others pushing for accountability on Operation Fast and Furious will not stop until they get all the answers.

Gowdy also said he and Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz had privately discussed how they think they would be similarly aggressive with a Republican administration in regards to Fast and Furious. However, Holder has not complied with an Oversight Committee subpoena, and his defenders have criticized Republican efforts to go after the Attorney General.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; murdergate; obama

1 posted on 05/12/2012 8:24:29 PM PDT by upchuck
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To: gitmogrunt; jeannineinsd; Qwackertoo; upchuck

Trey

Gowdy

Ping!

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This is a NEW ping list. Join now before the price goes up :)

2 posted on 05/12/2012 8:26:40 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: upchuck

NO WAY IN HELL.

Those two are linked together tighter than ticks.

It is a mutually assured destruction type relationship.


3 posted on 05/12/2012 8:28:17 PM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: upchuck

4 posted on 05/12/2012 8:28:45 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah c<meth. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: upchuck

For too many officials, it’s an ego trip thing. Even the money and the votes is but a means to the ego trip.

Barack Obama is a big bag of proud pretense. (This is a trap that can ensnare any of us, to be honest about it. We must be careful not to dwell in glass houses if we throw stones. But it is particularly notable played out in Barack’s life.)

I wonder if God ever looks at Barack and muses on what Barack could have been. Something that we might never have heard of until the coming of glory. But God gave Barack the choice.


5 posted on 05/12/2012 8:29:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: Texas resident

How far do they go back, just curious?


6 posted on 05/12/2012 8:30:51 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: upchuck
"Barack Obama may end up firing Attorney General Eric Holder before the election..."

Bring it on....

7 posted on 05/12/2012 8:33:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: upchuck

He’s right on the elected officials, They will kill their own mother to be re elected.

They will do what ever is necessary to be re elected. Every one of them...


8 posted on 05/12/2012 8:33:18 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: reefdiver

In order for Obama to fire Holder he would first have to give Holder a pardon and provide him with a good job with one of his rich backers.

Obama cannot afford to just fire Holder. Holder knows where the bodies are buried. His instructions came from the White House and Obama knows it.

There is one other option. The Ron Brown option. Holder had best watch his back and have some good evidence held in security in case of his accidental death.


9 posted on 05/12/2012 8:47:25 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: upchuck

I have admired prosecutor Trey Gowdy for a long time on one of my favorite TV show “Forensic Files”. Then I saw him on C-span
on some congressional hearing as a congressman, and recognized that face immediately! I hope he has bigger future in politics, a great man to have on your side.


10 posted on 05/12/2012 8:58:52 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will rot your gut more than anything else.)
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Trey Gowdy...good guy, no doubt.

I don’t like his nose though.


11 posted on 05/12/2012 9:37:13 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: combat_boots

The Debt Star!


12 posted on 05/12/2012 9:45:42 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: upchuck

Obama likely supported the effort from the start, may even have ordered the operation


13 posted on 05/12/2012 11:25:05 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: upchuck
how yah doing chuck. ;-)
hope the golfin'/fishin' good!

14 posted on 05/12/2012 11:36:27 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: upchuck

And fire his damned self in the process!


15 posted on 05/13/2012 12:24:02 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: HiTech RedNeck
>"But God gave Barack the choice."

The same choice as Pharaoh?

I think he is one of the few not self damned. No chance, no choice.

16 posted on 05/13/2012 3:22:28 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks upchuck.


17 posted on 05/13/2012 3:52:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: upchuck

No can do. Holder’s one of the people who have the goods on Barry. Now, I can imagine Holder might have and accident like Ron Brown did if he becomes too much of a liability.


18 posted on 05/13/2012 4:07:09 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: upchuck

Obama getting panicky. May make Holder an offer he can’t possibly refuse.


19 posted on 05/13/2012 4:31:16 AM PDT by BusterBear
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To: upchuck

Not a chance. Incompetence and corruption are resume enhancers for socialists like holder/obama.


20 posted on 05/13/2012 4:39:09 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: upchuck

Upon exiting 1600 penn ave can you imagine the pardon list


21 posted on 05/13/2012 4:42:25 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: ronnie raygun

I can hold my nose and put up with the pardon list. Just as long as he exits.


22 posted on 05/13/2012 5:52:09 AM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: upchuck

Hard to see how he could separate himself sufficiently without some key people suffering fatal “accidents”. Way too late in the game to just be noticing something’s wrong, so it will likely not happen. I would bet Holder resigns for “personal” reasons (like wanting to continue sucking air) before he is fired.


23 posted on 05/13/2012 5:56:05 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: upchuck

Bfl


24 posted on 05/13/2012 8:13:19 AM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: Texas resident

Agreed. Firing Holder just makes The O look like a shuck and jive colored boy looking to save his own hide. He’d lose anyway.


25 posted on 05/13/2012 9:26:23 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: rawcatslyentist

This gets into the whole sticky wicket of the Arminian vs. Calvinist debates. I try to keep an open mind on that issue as both sides make good points from the bible, and God himself easily has multiple dimensions of causality to work with, not simply the time stream in which we live. (For just one example, our sins falling upon the “past” event of Jesus dying on the cross.) The Pharoah narrative is interesting, since part of the time it is “God hardened Pharoah’s heart” and the rest of the time it is “Pharoah hardened his own heart.” By normal literary standards, the former could well be a way of describing how Pharoah reacted to his knowledge of what the God of the Hebrews was doing in Egypt’s midst.

But anyhow, whether Barack burned his own bridges with God or they were burned for him, this would have been well before he entered politics. A Christian Barack might not even have been involved in politics at all, for all we know.


26 posted on 05/13/2012 1:28:09 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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