Monday, February 6, 2012

Look Into My Eyes And Believe

This past week, Attorney General Eric Holder appeared again before the House Oversight Committee. During that hearing, he attempted to hypnotize the Republican majority members into ignoring the 500 pound gorilla in the room (Operation Fast and Furious) and instead to concentrate on Holder’s many accomplishments in office.

This was a new tactic for Holder, since mounting evidence seemed to disprove his claim that he knew nothing about the operation. Apparently, Republicans are not highly-susceptible to the new Mesmer’s intense gaze. Rep. Ann Buerdle (R-New York) chose instead to produce a video of the earlier testimony of the family of murdered Border Agent Brian Terry. Terry was shot down by Mexican cartel members using weapons purchased during the Fast and Furious fiasco.

Buerdle simply couldn’t be charmed by Holder’s hypnotic eyes and sleep-inducing voice. After showing the video, she asked Holder: “How many more Border Patrol agents would have to die as a part of Operation Fast and Furious for you to take responsibility?”

Holder was unable to dodge the question entirely, but continued his previous pattern of refusing to use Brian Terry’s name, preferring to refer to him as “the Border Agent” or “that Agent” so he didn’t have to admit that a real human being had been brutally murdered as a result of Holder’s negligence and incompetence.

Having failed to hypnotize the Republicans, he did seem to have hypnotized himself. Never mind “that agent.” The real victim of Fast and Furious is Holder himself, with Republicans unfairly piling on. The Democrats pleaded with him not to answer Buerdle’s questions. He even ignored the sage wisdom of the Al Gore defense: “I didn’t do it, and I’ll never do it again.” Holder simply launched into a tear-jerking “poor me” performance.

Says Holder: “You know I should be held accountable for certainly my role in whatever I did or didn’t do in connection with the supervision of Fast and Furious. But, yeah, I’m Attorney General of the United States, and I should also be held accountable and perhaps even given some credit—imagine that—given some credit for the things this Justice Department has done under my leadership whether it deals with national security, revitalizing antitrust, revitalizing civil rights enforcement efforts, so one has to balance all of these things.”

OK, Mr. Attorney General, let’s look at a few of your accomplishments. In the voting rights arena, you dismissed already-proven charges against Black Panthers who intimidated white voters at the polls in Philadelphia. But on the other hand, you have used your power under the Voting Rights Act to quash redistricting in North Carolina and Texas because it might favor Republicans. In at least one of those cases, under an Act of Congress designed solely to eliminate racial discrimination, the vast majority of the voters are black in the district in question. You chose to prevent the redistricting because the locals wanted to make partisan Democratic offices into nonpartisan offices.

As for religious freedom, you have thrown your full support behind the HHS Secretary’s requirement that Catholic institutions provide free birth control and abortifacient drugs despite the strong objection of the Catholic Church. And that is merely one facet of your perpetual defenses of the unconstitutional mandates of Obamacare. In your pursuit of legalization of unconstitutional power-grabs by the Obama executive branch and its monomaniacal czars, you have written Article One and the Tenth Amendment out of the Constitution entirely.

There are even indications, unproven so far, that Fast and Furious was expanded on your watch to accomplish the goal in which it did ultimately succeed. You forgot the likely and foreseeable but unintended consequences. The indication is that you approved the operation for the purpose of getting weapons into the hands of criminals so you could then pass massive gun-control legislation to stop the sales of weapons that you and your boss don’t want in the hands of mere American citizens. Even I don’t believe that you intended for “that agent” to be murdered, but that was the result nevertheless.

Here is more of Holder’s “poor me” recitation: “I’m not claiming to be a perfect person or a perfect attorney general. I get up every day and try to do the best job that I can. I have faith in the people that work in the department, and you know that kind of question [referring to Buerkle’s grilling], I think is frankly, and again respectfully, I think that’s beneath a member of Congress.”

And so you see, dear reader, that the real villain here is Buerkle (and her Republican colleagues). After all, the AG was just doing his job and was only following orders. Seems we’ve heard that somewhere before. I should also add that Eric Holder is the last person on earth who should be deciding what is “beneath” a member of Congress. His standards are not those of a decent and fair-minded official of the law, but rather the street thuggishness of a Chicago South Side politician who will attempt to achieve his agenda by any means necessary.

18 comments:

Tennessee Jed said...

Apparently, Holder has hypnotized the lame stream media. It's not they don't care . . . they do. BUT, they care that he not be held accountable or have any stink slop over onto B.O.'s re-election efforts. And besides, he is just doing well deserved payback for all the years it was the other side suppresin . . .

Well, I could go on, but we get your drift. Personally, I am very tired of the fact: Nixon was forced out, Stolen elections always seem to go Dem., Clinton skates, and his guy gets to steal incriminating documents while Libby gets convicted. Hey, I was o.k. with John Mitchell getting taken down, but Holder will play keep away, and probably will slip the net. Not only that, but he is probably wiping hard drives and shredding paper as we write.

Patti said...

the entire administration is despicable. their mere names cause my lip to curl in disgust.

Dear God, I pray without ceasing that we may sweep the house clean come January.

T-Rav said...

Arrogance, thy name is Holder. Seriously, when has an Attorney General been this petulant, presumptious and self-pitying? House Republicans should go forward with their talk of contempt charges.

StanH said...

This creep is emblematic of the entire Barry administration, ‘60s radicals and their spawn. I expected no less when he ascended to the throne of the Imperial Federal Government, dragging that ilk with him, as promised so many years ago. Oh, it will not change until these radicals are swept from the field, both sides of the aisle.

tryanmax said...

Typical leftist defense. Good intentions cancel out bad actions, don't they? Boy, I wish I could use that defense. "Yes, I shot him. But I meant to give him a hug."

LawHawkRFD said...

Tennessee: That's a pretty good brief history. I'm still angry about the railroading of Scooter Libby. As for Holder, I'm not so sure he's going to get away scot-free. But I don't foresee any major criminal prosecution either. Perhaps he'll end up among the ranks of the disbarred along with Bill Clinton.

LawHawkRFD said...

Patti: I know exactly what you mean. I practically fall over the furniture trying to get to the remote to change channels whenever one of those slick liars shows up.

"Pray without ceasing." 1 Thessalonians, 5:17

LawHawkRFD said...

T-Rav: He manages to be arrogant and pathetic all at the same time. Quite an accomplishment. I think there was good reason for the Democrats to try to keep Holder from talking. Each time he does, he digs the hole a little deeper. Contempt may yet be in the offing.

LawHawkRFD said...

Stan: I keep wondering when they'll start wearing flowers in their hair, donning tie-dyed teeshirts and dropping acid at fundraisers. Perhaps at his next hearing, Holder will give the committee his rendering of kumbaya.

LawHawkRFD said...

tryanmax: I was thinking more along the lines of "Sure, I killed a few people, but I made the trains run on time."

StanH said...

That would be Wednesday’s at the Whitehouse, except they leave out the flowers, that was just for show, back in the day. Scott McKenzie couldn’t be reached for comment.

LawHawkRFD said...

Stan: Gee, thanks. Now I'm stuck thinking about San Francisco again.

rlaWTX said...

oh yeah, let's 'try' this: "Yes, I shot him. But I meant to give him a hug."

RE: "Next stop, Israel, where she will suggest the Jews replace the Torah with the Koran which is a much newer document." doncha know, Law, new is always better...
unless it just wasn't "done right" the first time (or 2nd time, or 3rd time) like communism/fascism

LawHawkRFD said...

rlaWTX: "All new and improved, and completely re-packaged." I think the liberals watch too much television, and actually believe those ads.

AndrewPrice said...

I'm glad Issa is keeping up the pressure on Holder. Hopefully he will succeed.

LawHawkRFD said...

Andrew: I have all my fingers and my eyes crossed for that.

Individualist said...

After brokering the Rich pardon along with 400 plus others at the end of Clintons last term in office I know that Holder should never be allowed near the halls of Congress or the White House again.

Itsays a lot about the democratic party that they would make this guy Attorney General.

As to the rest after, what do yiou expect when you give power to a crook.

LawHawkRFD said...

Indi: No argument here.

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