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Confirmed – Republican Leadership Fears Going After Eric Holder Over Fast and Furious

May 15, 2012

While Congressman Darell Issa continues to push for a contempt charge against Obama Attorney General Eric Holder over the failed and deadly Fast and Furious gunrunning operation, information is now leaking regarding how fearful the Republican leadership is in going after Holder.

Excerpt from Newsmax:

Issa Still Wants Contempt Citation for Holder

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is renewing his effort to drum up bipartisan support for a contempt of Congress resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder, despite little enthusiasm from GOP leaders.

…a GOP aide suggested to Roll Call there is also concern that going after Holder, the first black attorney general under the first black president, could create a racial backlash against Republicans.

“Especially after Trayvon,” this aide told Roll Call, in a reference to the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.



My thinking is, the Republicans  are as DIRTY as the Democrats… and They do not want to risk the exposure of Obama because he will BLOW the WHISTLE and expose their part in the Corruption helping Obama STEAL the Primary from Hillary Clinton…  thusly, going UN-vetted by the DNC  or the RNC electing an ineligible candidate to the highest office in the land. The US Presidency! There isn’t an HONEST man in Congress or in the WH.


  1. May 15, 2012 5:58 am

    Couldn’t resist!
    Gay Obama

  2. May 15, 2012 8:17 am

    All Good News:

    democrat1 @His44
    May 14th, 2012

    Barack Obama, the Great Deceiver

    Again and again, Obama has shown his true colors. It isn’t simply that Obama lied. Politicians lie. But there are norms for political lying. The depth and dependability of Obama’s misrepresentations constitute a difference in kind.

    His pattern of grand promises producing at-best-in-name only and at worst outright bait and switch was well established by his 2008 campaign. Some close observers pointed out his past legerdemain, for instance, his misleading account of his years in New York, his record of fronting for finance and real estate interests in Chicago, his promise to bring a state-wide health care program to Illinois, which in the end was walked back to a mere study. And there were more decisive tells in 2008: the high level of Wall Street funding for his campaign, the inclusion of neoliberal “Chicago boys” in his economics team, his reversal on FISA after promising to filibuster it, which gave retroactive immunity to telecoms for aiding and abetting illegal wiretapping, and his whipping for TARP.

    Obama didn’t make compromises necessary to lead effectively. He entered office with majorities in both houses and a country eager for a new direction. He has repudiated or retraded every pledge he made. He promised transformational leadership, and instead emulated Wall Street, devising complex programs that to sell average Americans short and reap his funders handsome rewards in the process. Rather than elevate his fellow citizens, Obama’s transactional focus and neoliberal philosophy have kicked the struggling middle class down the road greased by the right.
    The ugly facts about how Obama has governed are beyond dispute. Numerous writers have set forth well documented bills of particulars against him, including “‘Lucy’ Obama and His ‘Charlie Brown’ Progressives” to “21 reasons why I will not vote for Obama in 2012” or “Obama’s Scandal List” (304 items long in 2009). And that’s before you get to the even longer list of despairing or outraged assessments on specific policy beats, such as this blog’s criticism of his coddling of the financial services industry, his failure to address festering problems in the housing market, his long-standing commitment to cutting Social Security and Medicare, and his refusal to address widening income inequality.

    …. Obama, who sees the Great Communicator, Ronald Reagan, as his most important role model, is the Great Deceiver.

    article by Yves Smith

  3. May 15, 2012 8:22 am

    May 14th, 2012

    Edward Klein’s book, “Amateur” seems to be the beginning of unraveling of Obama

    Richard Cohen in Washington PostObama himself has “a reputation for being cold at small gatherings.” “I just don’t think he likes us,” one fundraiser is quoted as saying.
    Last week I asked a member of the Senate if he knows of anyone who really knows Obama. He said he does not.

    Washington is thick with stories about Obama’s insularity and distance. We hear how he does not listen to criticism — he sometimes just walks out of the room — and how he sticks to a tight circle of friends. …..

    The best that can be said for Obama is that he treats everyone with about the same degree of distance. One important Democrat used the term “cuckoo-clock events” to refer to White House receptions where Obama robotically appears, says a minimal amount of words and then disappears. He does not mingle — or, if he does, it is as little as possible. Bill Clinton, in contrast, was the host from hell. The party never ended.
    There are real consequences to Obama’s odd approach to politics. He is not much loved by his own party. He may be respected — he’s clearly smart and impenetrably calm — but you hear few expressions of warmth. The base that the president is now engaged in securing should already be in his thrall. That it is not is partly a reflection of the president’s emotional distance and his lack of political passion.

  4. May 15, 2012 8:27 am

    May 14th, 2012

    New Obama Book Shocker: Kennedys and Obamas at War — Caroline Considers Obama a ‘Liar’

    Despite endorsing Obama in 2008, JFK’s daughter Caroline now considers Obama a “liar,” according to a family source in Edward Klein’s new book on Obama called “The Amateur.”

    Caroline’s past support for Obama, which was mirrored by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, caused a riff in the family. In fact, Klein writes of an incident where Bobby Kennedy Jr. got in his uncle Ted‘s face over Ted’s support for the president.

    Some of the Kennedy’s diminishing support for the president is due to the Obamas snubbing several members of the Kennedy family on multiple occasions — one that sent Ethel Kennedy on a furniture-turning rant.

    But despite the tension, both families know the Kennedys have no one else to support, and that “really pisses [Caroline] off.”

    Back in 2008, Caroline Kennedy — the only surviving child of former President John F. Kennedy — delivered a rousing endorsement of Barack Obama. “I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them,” she wrote in the New York Times back then. “But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president — not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans.”

    But if you believe the explosive new book on Obama by Edward Klein, “The Amateur,” that sentiment has given way to pure animosity.

    According to the book, the Kennedys used to be split about their support for Obama. The case for him was championed by the late Senator Ted Kennedy along with Caroline. Those opposed, and who supported Hillary Clinton, included Robert Kennedy Jr. (Bobby), son of the former Attorney General, and his sisters — Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Kerry Kennedy.

    “There had always been tensions at Kennedy family gatherings — fist fights and overturned tables were not unheard of — and this event was no exception,” Klein writes in an advanced copy obtained by The Blaze. That “event” was a meeting in 2009, which featured a whose who in the Kennedy family, including Ted. The family figurehead, a family source tells Klein, tried to propose a toast to Obama twice, and Caroline joined in. But not everyone was happy about it: the night included a finger-pointing argument between Bobby and Ted, and Bobby even got so angry he broke his fluted glass after squeezing it too hard.

    That scene is significant if only for its juxtaposition with what’s happening now: the Kennedy family’s support, Klein writes, isn’t as pronounced now. Caroline, for example, has undergone a transformation after several snubbings by the Obamas. One in particular — where a vacationing Obama refused to meet with her despite her home being in the vicinity near Martha’s Vineyard — “had turned into an insult.”

    Klein then quotes a family member who notes the transformation:

    “Through these [spies that the Kennedy family has in the Obama administration] and other people, Caroline hard back that there was a lot of nasty shit being said about the Kennedys by the president and Michelle,” the family member continued. “There were catty remarks about how badly the Kennedy women dressed, and how their houses were shabby and threadbare. Caroline got the impression that most of this negativity was coming from Michelle, who didn’t want the Kennedys to be part of the administration for fear that they would have too much influence over the president.”

    That same family member continues in the book: “Gradually, Carline began to change her tune and side with Bobby and Kathleen [Kennedy Townsend] against the Obamas. Unlike Jackie, who was completely a-political, Caroline is a liberal with a capital L. When Obama didn’t raise taxes to balance the budget, Caroline marked him down. In her eyes, he‘s a mess because he doesn’t follow the liberal bible on politics. More important, Caroline discovered that the Obamas didn’t give a damn about her support. […]

    Then comes the money quote:

    “It really annoyed Caroline when comparisons were made by the media between Michelle and Jackie. Caroline had a word for such comparisons; she called them ‘odious.’ She really got annoyed. And when she began to fall out of love with the Obamas, love was replaced by outright scorn. Now she says things about Obama like, ‘I can’t stand to hear his voice any more. He’s a liar and worse.’” [Emphasis added]

    Ethel Kennedy, “the matriarch of the family,” similarly felt scorned, according to Klein. He tells a story of her invitation — extended to the First Family — being ignored by the Obamas. She got so upset “that she went on a rampage inside her house, cursing the president and turning over furniture.”

    And to top it all off, Caroline, the family source tells Klein in the book, believes “that as a loyal Democrat, she has nowhere to go, no one else to possibly support except Obama.”

    Ethel, for cripes sakes- you made a dumb mistake- don’t compound it by making a STUPID mistake. Vote for the Republican… we’ll get rid of him too in 4yrs..

  5. May 15, 2012 8:27 am

  6. May 15, 2012 8:43 am

    Michelle Obama vs. Oprah? New Book Claims Jealousy (and Fatness) Made Them Grow to ‘Despise’ Each Other

    New York Times bestselling author Edward Klein’s controversial new book “The Amateur” is already making major headlines, even before its official release.

    From the allegation that Bill Clinton called Obama an “amateur” to the possibility that Jeremiah Wright was offered $150,000 to keep quiet until after the 2008 election, the book is almost impossible to ignore.

  7. May 15, 2012 8:49 am

    Book: Obama Team Tried to Pay Rev. Wright $150K to Keep Quiet Until After 2008 Election

    Rev. Jeremiah Wright said members of Barack Obama’s team tried to buy his silence until after the 2008 election, according to a new book.

    “The Amateur,” author Edward Klein’s unauthorized biography of Obama, has been making waves with explosive claims that former President Bill Clinton called Obama an “amateur” and encouraged Hillary Clinton to quit her secretary of state post and run against him in 2012.

    The New York Post on Sunday published a conversation between Wright and Klein, the latest tidbit to come from the book. In it, Wright said once his fiery sermons surfaced during the 2008 campaign, he received an email asking him not to preach until after November:

    “Who sent the e-mail?” I asked Wright.

    “It was from one of Barack’s closest friends.”

    “He offered you money?”

    “Not directly,” Wright said. “He sent the offer to one of the members of the church, who sent it to me.”

    “How much money did he offer you?”

    “One hundred and fifty thousand dollars,” Wright said.

    Wright said he was also visited by then-Senator Obama himself, who wanted to meet in secret.

    “And one of the first things Barack said was, ‘I really wish you wouldn’t do any more public speaking until after the November election.’ He knew I had some speaking engagements lined up, and he said, ‘I wish you wouldn’t speak. It’s gonna hurt the campaign if you do that.’

    “And what did you say?” I asked. “I said, ‘I don’t see it that way. And anyway, how am I supposed to support my family?’ And he said, ‘Well, I wish you wouldn’t speak in public. The press is gonna eat you alive.’

    “Barack said, ‘I’m sorry you don’t see it the way I do. Do you know what your problem is?’ And I said, ‘No, what’s my problem?’ And he said, ‘You have to tell the truth.’ I said, ‘That’s a good problem to have. That’s a good problem for all preachers to have. That’s why I could never be a politician.’

    “And he said, ‘It’s going to get worse if you go out there and speak. It’s really going to get worse.’

    The White House has already pushed back against Klein’s claims about Obama and the Clintons. White House spokesman Eric Schultz accused Klein of making up facts to sell more copies, while a spokesman for Bill Clinton called excerpts from the book “totally and completely false” and said Klein was “a known liar.”

    Klein has said the facts in his book are sound.

  8. May 15, 2012 9:09 am

    The White House has already pushed back against Klein’s claims about Obama and the Clintons. White House spokesman Eric Schultz accused Klein of making up facts to sell more copies, while a spokesman for Bill Clinton called excerpts from the book “totally and completely false” and said Klein was “a known liar.”

    Klein has said the facts in his book are sound.

    Was Bill smilin’ when he gave the comment? wink-wink

  9. May 15, 2012 5:20 pm

    Love the Newsweek parody!
    Sad about the GOP’s fear of going after Holder. Racial McCarthyism strikes again.

    I met a young college grad a few years ago who did not know anything about McCarthyism.
    I couldn’t believe he had gotten thru school without even hearing about it, but now I think I know why. It’s a great way to bully people, so why educate people about it? Sorry, feeling cynical today!.

  10. May 15, 2012 9:50 pm

    Well fear is a cover word, GUILT is more like it-

    The reason for their continued silence does have to do with fear-

    FEAR of prosecution! They are as guilty as the Democrats for taking bribes and owned By Big Corporations!,

    Congress made a pact with the Devil…… In the WH…

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