Time To Leave For Holder *Open Thread*

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It is a bit curious that, in the very beginning of a major offensive by the United States against Islamic radical terrorists, the Attorney General, Eric Holder, has decided to call it quits. Oh, just from his government work, not from “the work,” which is a bit of an unnerving comment to make given his track record, especially considering he targeted my state (SC – and my home state of NC too, come to think of it) as part of his “work.” Yikes.

There is some speculation that the timing of Holder’s resignation is an attempt to get a Lame Duck Senate to vote for his replacement, assuming that the Republicans will take over the Senate for 2015. I can certainly see that being a major justification for Holder’s leaving now, though it raises questions about just who will replace Eric Holder.

But what is even more disconcerting, and TELLING, is who one of Obama’s (and Holder’s) advisers is for this replacement choice. That would be Al Sharpton. Or, “Al Charlatan,” as many, including some Blacks, call him. And why? Because he has been on the wrong side of many cases many times, and who regularly incites racial division in stark contradiction to the words of the man with whom Sharpton worked half a century ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. From the Daily Caller:

Activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton is talking to the White House about who should replace Eric Holder as attorney general.

“We are engaged in immediate conversations with the White House on deliberations over a successor whom we hope will continue in the general direction of Attorney General Holder,” Sharpton said in a statement Thursday, referring to his civil rights organization National Action Network. Holder announced his resignation Thursday. The White House did not immediately name a replacement. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

That should strike fear into the hearts of many of us, at least those of us who see Holder’s actions as AG with clear eyes. More on that below.

Another supposition is that this unusual timing might be because of the recent ruling that the DOJ must release the documents regarding “Fast and Furious.” Since Sharyl Attkisson is the one who broke “Fast and Furious,” it seems only fitting to go to Attkisson for more on this ruling:

Calling the government’s arguments for “even more time…unconvincing,” a federal court has ordered the Justice Department to turn over a list of withheld Fast and Furious documents by Oct. 22. Attorney General Eric Holder had sought a delay until the day before the midterm elections.

Separately, Obama administration officials revealed that Holder intends to announce his resignation this afternoon.

Judicial Watch sued the Justice Department in September of 2012 over its refusal to turn over public documents related to the Fast and Furious gunwalking case. The conservative watchdog group is seeking all of the documents that President Obama ordered withheld from Congress on June 20, 2012 under executive privilege. It was the first time, and is the only time, the president has exerted executive privilege to withhold documents. The privilege was exerted even though the Obama administration has steadfastly claimed the White House and Holder had no knowledge of or involvement in the gunwalking strategy used by Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents under the Department of Justice in Fast and Furious. The agents allowed thousands of assault rifles and other weapons to “walk” into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

The Vaughn index due Oct. 22 must specifically identify each withheld document, describe the exemption claimed and explain how disclosing it would violate the claimed exemptions. The House of Representatives is fighting a separate lawsuit against the administration for its refusal to release documents but it’s the Judicial Watch lawsuit that has prompted the order for release of the index. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Thank heavens for Judicial Watch, and for Sharyl Attkisson. I am sure we are all waiting anxiously to see what the Vaughan Index reveals. We should know pretty soon.

As for those of us who see Holder clearly, it should not be surprising that there are some on the Left who do not. One such person is Chuck Todd of MSNBC who made one of the most laughable statements about Eric Holder I have ever seen or heard:

Wow – Holder is “non-political”?? Todd, really – just go ahead and admit you are trying to suck up to Obama for actually asking him a real question recently on “Meet the Press.” I knew you were going to be groveling back some way, but to make such a patently absurd statement about THE most political AG this country has ever had, diminishes any credibility you might have ever had. (Seems I am not the only one who thinks this is what Todd is doing. American Thinker has an article on much the same train of thought.)

So, let’s hear from someone who is in the “reality-based community,” Jonah Goldberg:

Now THAT is a far more accurate assessment of what Eric Holder has done while heading up the Department of Justice. But no one summed up Holder’s role as AG of this country better than Judge Napolitano as a member of the “Fox All Stars” Thursday night. From Real Clear Politics:

[…] BRET BAIER: Judge, look back, if you would at Eric Holder. Obviously, he’s very controversial. Republicans have said numerous things about him. He’s also been censured by the House over Fast & Furious. Thoughts about his career as he gets ready to end it as attorney general.

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO: Every time that Barack Obama has bent, broken, avoided or evaded the constitution or federal law, Eric Holder has been at his side cheering him on, providing intellectual cover, and purporting to give him legal advice, authorizing what the president wanted to do. From allowing the president to kill Americans, from allowing the Americans to spy on Americans, from personally authorizing the invasion of privacy of our colleague James Rosen, from seizing property from people who weren’t even charged with crimes, Eric Holder has been behind all of it. He is probably the least faithful to the constitution of any president in modern times, and he doesn’t regret any of it. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

And there you have it. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Good riddance to AG Holder, though I am a little worried about who will replace him. I have to pray he or she will not be as unfaithful to the Constitution as Holder has been…

Thoughts? Comments? This is an Open Thread!

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41 Responses to “Time To Leave For Holder *Open Thread*”

  1. HELENK3 Says:

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/66295

    the anti-tribute to eric holder

  2. HELENK3 Says:

    http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/09/25/hannity-exclusive-dem-congressman-debates-benghazi-annex-security-team

    dem congress critter twisting and turning, squirming and worming

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Thanks so much for this. I had wanted to see this guy telling these brave American heroes that they were liars. Jackass. UGH.

  3. HELENK3 Says:

    http://weaselzippers.us/200787-pelosi-to-congressional-black-caucus-upset-over-holders-resignation-let-us-salute-him/

    yeah I have a very unladylike salute for him. it involves my middle finger

  4. HELENK3 Says:

    http://rare.us/story/eric-holder-in-1995-we-need-to-brainwash-people-into-disliking-guns/

    holder in 1995

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I recall him having made that statement – it really speaks to his mindset, doesn’t it? And makes whatever additional “work” he wants to do that much more disturbing.

  5. HELENK3 Says:

    http://politics.suntimes.com/article/washington/does-fitzgerald%E2%80%99s-record-make-him-ag-front-runner-or-long-shot/thu-09252014-903pm

    another name in the mix as a replacement

  6. HELENK3 Says:

    http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2014/09/what-they-said-when-alberto-gonzales.html

    then and now what a difference party makes

  7. HELENK3 Says:

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/holder-civil-rights-work/2014/09/26/id/597120/

    holder plans to keep up the damage until he is out of office

  8. Katherine B Says:

    Have you seen the reports about a woman being beheaded in Oklahoma by a recently fired employee of her company who was a convert to Islam? This guy apparently stabbed the woman first and after killing her went on to attack another woman. He was stopped by the CEO, a reserve police office, who shot the guy. So now I’m not sure what is more startling to me. This kind of horrible violence here in the U.S. or the fact that some of the main stream media are actually reporting it. Statement from the President to follow – just don’t hold your breath. In this case the victims were white and the perp was black and a Moslem.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Oh, My. GOD. Are you kidding me with this?? Holy crap, Katherine. This is just startling. Just SMH. Wow…

      Thank heavens for the CEO. No telling how many more women might have been killed by this lunatic.

      And yeah, not holding my breath for Obama to speak out. Not bloody likely, is it?

      I am stunned that the MSM is actually reporting this, but it seems they are. At least ABC News is: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11124701/Woman-beheaded-in-Oklahoma.html

      • cindyindie Says:

        Cuz–Can you believe it?!! Okies aren’t gonna stand for this!
        They have a terrific, caring governor, too.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          No, I really can’t, Cuz. It is just staggering, but I guess it was also a matter of time, sadly. Truly disturbing.

          So glad Okies have such a good governor in Mary Fallin. I imagine she won’t gloss over this like someone else we know (I am trying to remember who said this today abt Obama’s speech, but basically it was that we are not at war with Islam, but Islam is at war with us, which is what Obama never points out. If I remember, I’ll post the link.).

      • cindyindie Says:

        And don’t forget the Democrats’ mantra:
        Islam is GOOD, Tea Party BAD

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          Isn’t it amazing how they have described their fellow citizens across the aisle as terrorists, but dance around labeling radical Islamists who commit heinous acts terrorists. Just astonishing.

          And yes, the Tea Party is just EVIL – those Constitution/small government loving people. How dare they… Ahem.

    • cindyindie Says:

      Katherine—Thank God the CEO, Mr. Vaughan had a gun and knew how to use it, or more people would have been killed.

  9. cindyindie Says:

    ABC, CBS and (drum roll, please!) NBC—all reporting on beheading in Moore……..Oh, they grow up SO fast. 🙂

    • Katherine B Says:

      Nothing on the NY Times website, though.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Dang – what got into THEIR water?? 🙂

      And yes – good thing Mr. Vaughan knew what he was doing. And Nolan will have to stand for his crimes. (Someone at Facebook mentioned that they were sure this would be called, “Workplace violence.” Uh, yeah…)

      • cindyindie Says:

        Cuz——and Nolan is black and he beheaded a white woman, correct? Well, then I’m sure Eric Holder is breaking his fanny to rush down there to evaluate whether or not there were Civil Rights violations.. Because, ya know, that’s what he lives for…
        HA!!!

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          That is correct. And yeah, I am sure Ol’ Eric is hopping right on down there. Just like he did for the other young man who was killed by a jihadist recently. Oh, wait…

          Ahem.

          Good one, Cuz!

  10. HELENK3 Says:

  11. HELENK3 Says:

    THIS IS SCARY AS HELL

    http://moonbattery.com/?p=50771

    as part of his sentencing Dinesh D’Souza forced to undergo therapy

    • HELENK3 Says:

      http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/26/dinesh-dsouza-prosecutor-floated-as-possible-holder-replacement/

      it gets better.
      we no longer have a dept of justice in this country. it is a dept of crime

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      What the HELL??? Therapy for WHAT, being a Conservative?? That is just insane. What in the HELL has happened to our country?!

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Therapy my withered old ass, this is nothing less than an attempt at re-education. The liberals are getting truly frightening in their obsession with being PC – well their brand of PC anyway. ‘

      It works this way in their world; they get to say anything they want to say and conservatives or other normal, decent people have to speak only when spoken to and say only approved words. And of course, all words are subject to approval by the PC Police made up entirely of liberal ideologists. That will be the world we pass to our children if we do not do something soon.

      The people most surprised to find themselves in a totalitarian country will be the ordinary Dems who hadn’t a clue what their party was doing but voted for them anyway. In their case stupidity is it’s own punishment. The rest of us don’t deserve it.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Marge, another friend mentioned that it was like the re-education camps to send him to therapy. It is truly disturbing, isn’t it?

        You know, back in the day after reading The Handmaid’s Tale, I thought it was going to be people like conservatives who were going to engage in so much control over us, mind and body. Seems I was wrong, wrong, wrong abt that. It is pretty obvious who is trying to control us and make us think a certain way while having the government take over the most important aspects of our lives. Turns out, not the Conservatives…

        Great sign, too – that sums it up!

  12. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    In light of the recent comment abt anti-Semitism in Europe, I thought you all would appreciate this article: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/09/25/germanys_jewish_problem_angela_merkel_anti_semitism_europe

  13. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Seems Lt. Col. West is none too thrilled that Sharpton would have anything to do with picking a new AG: “It’s unconscionable that Al Sharpton has this level of influence with the White House, and everyone knows his history, so he has no credibility whatsoever,” said West.

    “To be able to make a statement like that, and also be on a news network, that’s very concerning,” he added, noting Sharpton hosts his own show on MSNBC.

    Link:http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/26/allen-west-unconscionable-for-sharpton-to-aid-search-for-holder-successor-video/

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      The fact that anyone, anywhere pays any attention at all to Sharpton is more than concerning. It is repulsive! The same AA people who call Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Ben Carson, Allen West, and Tim Scott, to name just a few, “Uncle Toms” for daring to think for themselves follow this corrupt individual.

      Some may even watch his television program, although that seems hard to believe. It might work as background noise because the few clips I’ve seen are mostly incomprehensible. But then among many AAs he’s black, he blames everything in creation on white people and he incites to riot. He’s their kind of man!

      Over the last few generations the liberals have told the AA community that they are victims. And many, if not most have embraced that idea. It’s so much easier than being responsible for yourself.

      And watch out women, the liberals are trying, and mostly succeeding to do the same to you!

  14. HELENK3 Says:

    http://americanthinker.com/2014/09/what_a_high_school_coed_can_teach_us_about_getting_in_a_liberal_college_professors_face.html

    this story started my day off just right

  15. HELENK3 Says:

  16. HELENK3 Says:

    http://gotnews.com/ferguson-muslim-activist-threatens-violence-shrugs-oklahoma-beheading/

    guess since they have friends in high places they feel free to threaten Americans

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      UGH. This is exactly what we knew would happen when the laws only apply to certain segments of the population and not across the board.

      Thank you SO much, AG Holder, for your assistance in dividing this country even further, and empowering people to think they are above the law.

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        Thank the rest of the government too. After all they have abdicated their primary job, keeping the country and it’s people safe, for protecting illegals who sneak across our borders and chastising those of us who they acuse of Islaophobia.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          Yes, so, so true, Marge – the entire gov’t bears responsibility for caring more abt being politically correct that protecting the citizens whom they are SUPPOSED to serve…

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