This whole situation just proves that being appointed to a cabinet-level
position doesn't make a crook any less of a crook. And it's about
time that SOMEONE in Washington started doing what they're paid to do, and
demanding some accountability there. This should have happened long ago, and is
just more proof that emperor Obama has no clothes on after all. But he will
always have his defenders, because some are either unwilling or incapable of
seeing obvious truth.
But selling weapons to our enemies a cocaine to Americans made Ollie North a
Hero. Perhaps Eric should use the "I don't remember, I can't
recall defense, seemed to work for republicans in the past.
This Congress inspires contempt, that's why they have record low approval
ratings. All they want to do is a political hackjob to distract people from the
fact they've done jack squat to help create jobs.
As has been stated above, when Obama used the executive privledge he implicated
HIMSELF! He is the owner of this scandal and has henseforth and forever become
Holder's partner and co-conspirator in this cover-up scandal! Its the law,
ask any lawyer!
Its surprising to me that the contempt charge took this long. The committee has
been beyond patient with Holder.Even some Demos. are voting for
contempt. THAT FACT alone should indicate there's nothing
"partisan" about the contempt charge.
@ OneAmerican, the gunwalking program started in 2006, then named "Operation
Wide Receiver". Who was President then? But here's the deal. I
don't personally blame Bush, and you should not personally blame Obama, for
stuff the ATF did. How to address this issue is the question, and Issa is more
about political points while Holder has tried to balance the interests of law
enforcement personnel. But Issa and his supporters are not interested in truth,
nor in the concerns of national security and law enforcement agencies and
people. Example: The Plame mess, where Bush people as high up, at least, as
the Vice President, a normally very secretive bunch, revealed the name of a CIA
operative and jeopardized her as well as many others with him she worked over
the years. Why? They had a thin-skinned political hissy fit. Believe the
political propaganda all you like, but having worked for a Republican Senator
and in other political capacities, I know a canard when I see one.
To my Idaho critics (above), may I guide your attention to an investigative
piece by Fortune called "The truth about the Fast and Furious scandal",
June 27, 2012? Yes, some honesty would be appreciated. Republicans
want to blame Obama for the recession that Bush gave us, the auto bailout that
Bush gave us, the Wall Street bailout that Bush gave us, the stimulus that had
its impetus under Bush and so forth. Yet the Republicans never take
responsibility for their actions, which when they go wrong, blame on the guy
they handed the mess to. This is a manufactured "crisis", one that Issa
is exploiting, just as he said he would do when he took over his chairmanship.
If he really wanted to resolve it, he should have accepted the
Administration's offer to give him everything except that material they
were barred by law from giving, such as grand jury testimony. It's a game,
folks, one the GOP has been playing ever since they announced they would do
everything they could to ensure the failure of the newly elected President.
That's party over country by any measure.
Obama should come clean on Fast and Furious ASAP. He should admit that the whole
thing was a mistake and fire Holder. Let Holder be the fall guy and get this
over with before the election gets any closer. Instead he has chosen to play a
delay game hoping that this will smolder under the radar until after the
election, or people will lose interest. That fact that he's defending
Holder just draws more attention because whether it's true or not, people
will assume that where there's smoke there's fire.
Esquire, your inability to research this issue and instead fall directly back on
the old line of "It's BUSH's fault" destroys your credibility
at the get-go. Had you informed yourself, you would know that HOLDER HIMSELF has
stated that the BUSH administration had nothing to do with Fast and Furious (to
prevent perjuring himself after having made the same claim you did) If your
position were the correct one, we would have had ALL tens of thousands of
documents at the beginning because the current administration will stop at
nothing to lay the blame of all their problems at the feet of George W. Bush.
It's immature, and it definitely is not leadership. An administration who
has no problem with leaking security secrets at the behest of our allies and at
the risk of national security would have NO problem making documents available
if they implicated Bush. They don't. However they likely implicate Holder
and very possibly Obama. THAT is why they are stonewalling. Eric Holder is the
poster boy for this administration. A dose of intellectual honesty would be
just what the doctor ordered.
@ Esquire. You have just identified one of the major differences between
liberals and conservatives! Liberals will support thugery, cover-ups,
malfeasance and dishonesty among their own! If you doubt that, ask yourself what
if Holder was a Republican?
This is all politics over a Bush administration program and documents that
cannot be provided under law. The Administration offered all non-protected
materials and Issa said no. It's a game, not public service, and and Holder
is the whipping boy. The Republicans will stop at nothing, even on stuff they