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DiabloViejo
06-24-2012, 01:25 AM
Republicans Outraged as America Ignores Their Sham Eric Holder Contempt Vote
By: Jason Easley / June 20, 2012
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Republicans spent an entire day trying to get America interested in their sham Eric Holder scandal, and surprised no one by finding the AG in contempt.

By a vote of 23-17, the committee voted to send a contempt report to the full House. While that sounds like a big deal, it really isnít when you consider if Eric Holder is found in contempt by the House, the person who will determine if Holder gets prosecuted will be Eric Holder.

This was the Republicans next to last gasp attempt to try and drum up a scandal to attach to the Obama administration before the November election. The right wing media has been pushing Fast and Furious for years only to be met with a collective yawn by the American public.

The only scandal here is that so called fiscally conservative Republicans have no qualms about wasting taxpayer money on a fishing expedition which they hope will provide the evidence they need to defeat President Obama in November.

Attorney General Holder has earned the wrath of the right for his aggressive pursuit of stand your ground laws, and voter ID cases. AG Holder has been vigilant in his protection of voting rights, much to the dismay of Republicans.

The corrupt and smarmy Darrell Issa is engaging in election year politics at its dirtiest level. House Republicans knew that Obama would assert Executive Privilege over the emails that they want. (They knew this because George W. Bush did the same thing in 2001.) The truth is that the Republicans donít care about the facts surrounding Fast and Furious.

Republicans kept screaming to America about what a sad day for democracy this was, and they were right. It was sad that the majority on a committee would abuse their power in this way. It was sad that they thought the American people were so dumb as to fall for a contrived scandal like what the Republicans were pushing.

Even the media didnít bite on this one. Issa was probably hoping for wall to wall cable coverage, but his big moment wasnít even large enough to make it on to C-SPAN or C-SPAN 2. Issaís big score was shuttled off to C-SPAN 3, and the cable news networks gave the vote itself scant live coverage.

In short, even the media was bored by such overtly partisan hackery.

The whole thing was more predetermined than Wrestlemania. When Rep. Dennis Kucinich asked Chairman Issa if he was prepared to go to court to test the Presidentís claim of Executive Privilege over the emails, which Republicans on the committee claimed were vital evidence, Issaís answer indicated that he was planning to find Holder in contempt without the evidence.

The House Oversight Committee found Holder in contempt without even seeing the evidence that they claimed was essential. That is how much of a rigged game this was.

The whole investigation has been nothing, but a giant political con. Republicans are desperate for a scandal to attach to Obama, but they have been so shallow and transparent in their tactics that everyone knows what they are up to.

It isnít working. No one cares, but Issaís political fishing trip will continue to waste taxpayer dollars until the November election.

Where thereís smoke, thereís fire. But the only smoke being generated here is coming from the tax dollars being burned by Issa and his desperate band of partisan hacks.

Gayle in MD
06-24-2012, 08:28 AM
More Repiglican waste of time, money, and bravado, all for their politicizing by using slander, denial, lies and drama.

Unbelievable that a former arsen, car thief, scumbag like Issa, can gain enough power in the Repiglican Party, to head anything.

Watching that scumbag was really repulsive. Same thing with the Repiglicans, rude, nasty, full of hate, as usual.

The Repiglican schedule from now until January, is only two full days a week!

PIGS!

G.

Soflasnapper
06-24-2012, 09:26 AM
I agree, but I'm wondering about this quote:

When Rep. Dennis Kucinich asked Chairman Issa if he was prepared to go to court to test the Presidentís claim of Executive Privilege over the emails, which Republicans on the committee claimed were vital evidence, Issaís answer indicated that he was planning to find Holder in contempt without the evidence.

The House Oversight Committee found Holder in contempt without even seeing the evidence that they claimed was essential. That is how much of a rigged game this was.

I don't follow the reasoning here. Of course, they didn't get the e-mails, which they were seeking, which were withheld by Holder. That is the CAUSE (among other docs sought) for the contempt vote, not a fatal flaw in their pursuit of this matter.

Or I'm missing something. What do you take that to mean?

Update: upon reflection, Holder offered to let the committee chairman and others take a look at some of the requested documents in camera, so to speak-- able to look at them, but not get copies. I believe that is what is referred to. They declined a look-see, probably fearing that would make any later contempt finding hard to understand.

And these developments ARE hard to understand. Why would Holder offer them a look at them, but say they cannot get copies? The principle of the thing? Keeping copies from them under privileges should also mean they cannot see them, I should think.

Gayle in MD
06-24-2012, 10:30 AM
My understanding is that there were names that he did not want made public.

Additionally, he has already made a full accounting by giving them everything that he can legally give to them.

This is nothing but a witch hunt, anyway. He is flollowing the law, and also, I don't recall any mention of giving themm documennts underr the camera, but I do recall him stating that he would be glad to meet with them, and try to answer any further questions, or go over any documents thatt he can legally share.

Where were they when Gonzo used "I don't recall" what was it? One hundred and eight-seven times?

Cheney, under oath, 76 times, I don't recall?

Rove, refusing to even show up for months, and then when he did, stonewalling!

Repiglicans have plenty of gall!

G.