If you want to see the true face of the Obama administration, you need look no further than the president’s embattled attorney general, Eric Holder. By turns whiny, shifty, obfuscatory, petulant, insulting and arrogant, Holder has become a fixture before congressional investigating committees, fending off one Obama scandal after another, while proclaiming that he — the nation’s top cop — doesn’t know anything about anything and highly resents any implication that he does. Indeed, all the Obama scandals — the murderous gunrunning scheme called Fast and Furious, the secret monitoring of the Associated Press and Fox News reporter James Rosen
Holder survives for a number of reasons: A. He knows where the bath house pictures are located. B. he has a pardon/ get out of jail free card waiting in White House. C. He doesnt care how big a lie or egregious an action - refer to point B.
If Obama believes Holder is a threat to him, he will be thrown under the bus just like his grandmother. Obama is confident in his polularity with his base and believes they will be loyal to him no matter what. Obama loves Obama more than Holder. Therefore, Holder will be sacrificed if necessary.
Agree with #3 Just want to add I´m waiting for the "Republicans Hate Women Defense" to protect Hitlery and Lerner. Holder is the Tom (Godfather) Hagen of this Administration, Obama is going to need a Sicilian as Sonny Corleone would say.
These groups Blacks and women wanted to be brought into the political process as equals, (they said) how are they doing?
Holder survives for one reason is that close to half he country agrees with is thug tactics being used to protect Obama. People develop opinions based on what they hear in the news. if the media doesn´t condemn various actions take by Obama and his henchmen,then they don´t develop an opinion and things slide because people aren´t sure they´re doing wrong.
A lot of this depends in what era you were born in and got an actual education. Textbooks are being re written all the time by leftists,in a major brainwashing effort on up and coming people. It´s just like having an easy way into college so professors can reward you with good grades if you agree with him for get failed because you believe in old America.You are targeted,abused and blackballed. if you believe in God or the Constitution which the left deems unsuitable for a government live by,then you´re a social outcast.You need to roll into the group think to get by.
Buying into group think comes back to haunt you because the real world rejects most of it,so you´re unemployable.Then you owe 1000´s of dollars in student loans,with no job skills to pay them back. Instead you vote dem year after year hoping for forgiveness.We have to bring foreigners in to do jobs the colleges fail to teach.
Asians have managed to survive group think and keep their eye on the ball to get educated because it´s part of their bringing up.They could say they´re pro gay or climate change just to get along without really believing the crap.American liberal students are happy just attending binge drinking parties.
The affirmative action program has run amuck in this country.
Washington DC is filled to over/flowing with incompetent black personnel and so holder the courage/less will keep his job. No one will take him seriously -- but -- he´ll draw his taxpayer´s pay check and smile smugly at the cameras.... It´s the democratic way -- remember janet reno? She survived because she was a woman in comfortable shoes....
It´s revealing to see Holder on candid video, from the side while walking and not just straight on while under official Capitol Hill scrutiny. His eyes dart here and there, justifiably worried someone is going to take him out, which would be beyond well deserved. He can´t believe what he´s gotten away with for how long and is ready for the worst. Ah those self fulfilling prophecies sometimes come true.
If Holder is treated like any other public figure and forced to pay for his transgressions (and they are many), there is a fear that politics and positions of power will not be ´safe´ for any black person. Fifty odd years of ´progress´ will go down the drain. This fear keeps the establishment turning a blind eye towards this excrescence. He will go only when 0bama goes.
He has survived so far because he thinks and acts like Obama himself. Whether driven by racial injustice or just pushing a liberal agenda, he actually believes the end justifies anything, even the illegal.
Until last week, the MSM has done a good job of protecting him and by extension his boss. But dont think for one minute, if the worm turns and things start to close in on the WH, that Holder won´t be sacrificed. In fact, I think that is why he is still there. He can absorb all the outrage with no harm to Obama. Then after most of the fury is spent, letting him resign will lance the boil. Then, O can plead how sad he is, but he is all about "Justice and the American Way". sickos ...all of them.
#5 nails it. Obama is confident in his polularity with his base and believes they will be loyal to him no matter what.
Those are the low information voters. Give them what they want not what they earn and they will follow him to the end of the earth, especially if they take it away from someone they are envious of. Obama has turned selling envy into an art form. How do you educate those people - now a majority of our country.
#13 This will not matter when it comes to O, but according to the UN Charter, the Secretary General may not come from a country on the Security Council. I believe this is why we always have some tinpot dictator from an unheard of country as UN Secretary General..
A thug with little regard for the Constitution or the laws of this country is not going to appoint someone of integrity to oversee him, but will give the job to a likeminded individual who will aid him in carrying out his agenda. Identical ideologies supercede all other requirements.
I have been studying the transcript of the recent New York Times interview of President Barack Obama. It is a remarkable document—remarkable not for the facts it contains, but for the way it reveals the mentalities of the participants. Remarkable, too, in so far as the transcript allows a curious reader to see, in detail, how journalism is manufactured. Through a process of extraction, distillation, production, transportation, and marketing no less sophisticated than the global supply chain that brings Southeast Asian textiles to your neighborhood big-box store, a rambling, snobbish, and platitudinous discussion between three well-compensated Washingtonians
Accused mass murderer James “Whitey” Bulger has to decide today whether he’ll take the witness stand and try to reshape his reputation, a judge told his defense lawyers, adding that Wednesday night’s defense photo dump convinced her that the answer will be yes. With Bulger’s lawyers still coy on the subject, Judge Denise J. Casper said they must either put him on or rest after their last witness is called today. However, Casper added she believes his lawyers tipped their hand Wednesday night when they filed 20 photos with the court, documenting Bulger’s youth, showing him with a priest and pets,
Here we go again, processing peace in the Middle East. Processed peace is no more peace than Velveeta is cheese, but it beats suicide bombing and killing children. So let the Kerry Games begin. Neither the Israelis nor the Palestinians actually expect to accomplish much, but autumn in Washington can be very nice, with warm days and cool nights, and the restaurants are good. Not a bad place to spend the next eight months, pretending to negotiate “a diplomatic breakthrough to end more than a century of conflict,” as one optimist puts it. Jaw, jaw is always better than war, war,
As the Weiner campaign itself bumps up the spectacle of a campaign in disarray, The New York Times has a look at just how involved the Clintons have been in helping — and protecting — Huma Abedin. Abedin, described in the paper as a "beloved surrogate daughter to the Clintons," took a lot of public heat recently for her decision to stand by her husband in a press conference addressing the new round of sexting allegations. It´s no secret that Hillary Clinton is something of a model for Abedin — both as a wife who stayed with her husband
During his speech on the economy last month in Galesburg, Illinois, Barack Obama suggested Washington should stop focusing on an “endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals.” He repeated the line about “phony scandals” in another speech on July 25 and in his weekly address on July 27. Obama, whose approval rating has been falling since the spring, has been rocked by months of scandal coverage. His administration’s strategy to change the subject, it seems, is to channel its inner Holden Caulfield. White House press secretary Jay Carney kicked things off a few days before Galesburg
Shortly after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, in November of 1963, a Gallup poll found that 52% of the American public believed that the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was part of a conspiracy. In the fifty years since, that figure has climbed closer to 80%. You can understand why. It’s painful to accept that an American president was cut down by one small, half-crazy guy with a mail-order rifle who could easily have been stopped in any of a dozen different small ways—but wasn’t. No wonder Norman Mailer called the assassination “the largest mountain of mystery
Mitt Romney may have been right about Russia: Last summer, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee declared in a speech that Russia is our “greatest geopolitical foe.” In a debate soon after, Barack Obama mocked that notion. “Governor Romney, I’m glad that you recognize that al-Qaida is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia, not al-Qaida,” Obama said, teeing up one of the debate’s most often repeated lines: “The 1980s, they’re now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know,
House Democrats face a conundrum in 2014: They can’t run with the president, but they don’t want to run without his campaign organization either. On the surface, vulnerable Democrats in conservative districts will likely be aided by President Barack Obama’s absence from the ballot in 2014. But in some districts, Democrats will miss the president’s campaign organization and robust turnout operation. “The reality is that there are a handful of districts around the country where the president’s campaign was a hindrance rather than a help, and in those particular races the Democratic candidate will be far better off
Is it time for the GOP to start ignoring Obama and concentrating on Hillary? After all, Peggy Noonan has informed us that most of the country is tuning him out already. Well, not quite. As Daniel Henninger pointed out the other day, there’s plenty of damage our increasingly authoritarian president can yet do in his remaining time in office. But because of the extra-constitutional power grab Henninger describes, it is all the more imperative that Hillary Clinton not step into Obama’s shoes for eight years, cementing policies and programs never voted on by the Congress or approved by the public.
“Friendship” was the main course during Hillary Clinton’s lunch with President Barack Obama this week, according to an Obama spokesman, but no one could have blamed Clinton for ordering a small side of I-told-you-so. Much of the bombastic campaign rhetoric from 2008 — think “3 a.m. call” — proved as ephemeral as the thousands of half-melted “Hillary” candy bars Clinton’s staff handed out on Super Tuesday five years ago. But some of Clinton’s most memorable ‘08 shots at Obama have had resonance far beyond the short shelf life of the standard campaign hit parade:
What is a city for? Ever since cities first emerged thousands of years ago, they have been places where families could congregate and flourish. The family hearth formed the core of the ancient Greek and Roman city, observed the nineteenth-century French historian Fustel de Coulanges. (Snip) But more recently, we have embarked on an experiment to rid our cities of children. In the 1960s, sociologist Herbert Gans identified a growing chasm between family-oriented suburbanites and people who favored city life—“the rich, the poor, the non-white as well as the unmarried and childless middle class.”
Pop quiz. With whom is the U.S. presently at war? At any other time in our nation’s history most Americans could have readily answered that question. Great Britain. Mexico. Spain. Germany. North Korea. North Vietnam. Iraq. Even college students who couldn’t name the vice president or their state’s governor would know who their non-college-material buddies were being sent overseas to kill or be killed by. These days the world is a bit more complicated. There are the easy answers: the Taliban. Al Qaeda. Then the waters get a bit murky. One might justifiably ask if America is at war with Syria,
Mark Levin, who hosts one of America´s top radio talk shows and is considered by supporters to be the people´s pundit on the Constitution, is rallying his 8.5 million-strong audience to demand an historic convention of state governments to halt the "oppressive power" of the federal government. The author of two New York Times bestsellers on the threats to the Constitution, Levin hopes his latest, "The Liberty Amendments," out mid-August, will spark the state lawmakers to tap a rarely used Constitutional provision to institute measures that would brake President Obama´s use of executive orders, bar thousand-page laws and
The former commander of special operations in Northern Africa told a closed-door briefing today that he was largely detached from events the night of the Benghazi attack as he was traveling at the time. The testimony of Col. George H. Bristol, USMC, Former Commander, Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command Africa, had been eagerly anticipated by members of Congress. Originally, lawmakers had been told by the Defense Department that he had retired — the actual date is Aug. 1, an “administrative error” according to the Pentagon — and that they didn’t have
FORNEY, Texas - George Zimmerman, the former Florida neighborhood watch leader cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was pulled over for speeding in North Texas on Sunday, CBS DFW reports. According to the station, Zimmerman was armed when officers pulled him over on Highway 80 in Forney, east of Dallas. (Snip) The officer reportedly did not recognize Zimmerman, who was driving a Honda pickup. Zimmerman told the officer he was armed and was then told to put the weapon in his glove compartment, according to the station.
Arizona Sen. John McCain was the Republican Party´s 2008 presidential nominee and he still wants the keys to the Oval Office. But he is beginning to sound more like a fan of likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "She´s a rock star," he said in a newly released interview. "She has, maybe not glamour, but certainly the aura of someone widely regarded throughout the world," he added in a reference to her work as secretary of State. McCain, reportedly trying to win back his reputation as a GOP maverick, was asked by the New Republic
Serial sexter Anthony Weiner’s wife partly blamed herself last year when her horndog husband confessed to her that he was at it again. Friends and family told People magazine that Huma Abedin was kicking herself at the time for bailing out of couples counseling and focusing more on their newborn baby boy. But, thanks to a new round of joint therapy that continues even now, the couple was able to put the relapse behind them. “They really became a unit, and she feels much closer to Anthony now,” a relative told the magazine. That’s a long way from how Abedin
Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller.
Colin Powell has admitted to exchanging ´very personal´ emails with a Romanian diplomat but denies having an affair with the much younger woman after a hacker threatened to release their intimate messages. The 76-year-old retired general told the Smoking Gun that he met Corina Cretu, 45, roughly 10 years ago when she was working as an assistant to the president of Romania. She is now a member of the European Parliament. ´After I left the Department of State in January 2005 we stayed in touch via email,´ he told TSG.
Sen. John McCain — a Democrat? There was confusion Wednesday after the Arizona Republican mistakenly strolled into President Obama’s meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol. The room full of Democrats — who happened to be meeting in the same room where the Senate GOP usually holds their weekly policy luncheons — erupted in applause and laughter as the former Republican presidential candidate made his entrance. As McCain, 76, walked out of the Dem-filled space, reporters pressed him as to why he stepped foot in the room.
In preparation for the release of Oscar-bait film The Butler, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, and director Lee Daniels (Precious) sat down with Parade magazine. The film chronicles a butler (Whitaker) who works in the White House through seven administrations. Winfrey plays the butler’s wife. In the interview, Winfrey explained her sadness that so few Americans know about the history of the civil rights movement: “They don’t know diddly-squat. Diddly-squat.” She then said of the historic use of the n-word, “I always think of the millions of people who heard that as their last
If we learned anything about Barack Obama in his first term it is that when he starts repeating the same idea over and over, what´s on his mind is something else. The first term´s over-and-over subject was "the wealthiest 1%." Past some point, people wondered why he kept beating these half-dead horses. After the election, we knew. It was to propagandize the targeted voting base that would provide his 4% popular-vote margin of victory—very young voters and minorities. They believed. He won. The second-term over-and-over, elevated in his summer speech tour, is the shafting of the middle class. But
In her first speech since taking over the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy came out swinging Tuesday and promised to ramp up the aggressive climate change agenda laid out by President Obama.(snip)“Can we stop talking about environmental regulations killing jobs? Please, at least for today,” she said during remarks at Harvard Law School. “We need to cut carbon pollution to grow jobs. We need to cut carbon pollution to strengthen the economy. Let’s talk about it positively. Let’s approach this as an opportunity of a lifetime. There are too many lifetimes at stake.”
[Video] Ouch. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie turned down an offer by Sen. Rand Paul to join him for a beer and bury the hatchet in their ongoing -- and very public -- feud. "I´m running for re-election in New Jersey. I don´t really have time for that at the moment," Christie said in an interview on a local radio station. The New Jersey governor said if he finds himself in Washington, "I´ll certainly look him up." But he added: "I don´t suspect I´ll be there anytime soon. I´ve got work to do here."