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Gunrunner: Eric Holder testifies in front of the Congress

December 8, 2011

  Today Eric Holder had his much anticipated appearance before the Oversight Committee and there were a few interesting aspects that I am going to write about in this one post.

  Darrell Issa fired the opening salvo, mentioning that Fast and Furious was being used as a tool to implement gun control regulations:

This administration is more interested in building data bases, in talking about control, than controlling the flow of guns they had control over. …[Fast and Furious] was not an accident. This project was failed and flawed from the beginning.

The president has said he has full confidence in this attorney general. I have not confidence in a president who has not terminated those…who knew enough to stop this program. …Mr. attorney general, the blame must go to your desk. Why haven’t you terminated the many people involved?

  Powerful comments by Darrell Issa indeed, he calls into question the integrity of both Eric Holder and Barack Obama for not holding the people they claim are the ones responsible for Fast and Furious accountable. Why is it that nobody who is responsible for fast and Furious has been fired, while others within the department who were involved have actually been promoted? Could it be that both the Attorney General and the president are not being truthful about what they knew and when they knew it? Are they the ones responsible for Fast and Furious?

   Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner certainly does not feel that Eric Holder has been truthful to this point and he made it perfectly clear when he told Eric Holder to either come clean or face the possibility of impeachment.

You know, the thing is, is that if we don’t get to the bottom of this — and that requires your assistance on that — there is only one alternative that Congress has, and it’s called impeachment,” he said. “It is an expensive and messy affair. And I don’t want to go this far
  It is about time that someone mentioned the possibility of impeaching Eric Holder and needless to say Eric Holder was not happy about this, stating once again that nobody in the Justice Department has lied, to which  Sensenbrenner replied, “why was the letter withdrawn,” in reference to the FACT that the Justice Department withdrew a letter to the Congress because it contained lies.

  Eric Holder then responded that the letter was withdrawn because it contained “inaccuracies” to which Sensenbrenner shot back, “what’s the difference between lying and misleading Congress, in this context?”

  This is what Eric Holder had to say to that question:

 it all has to do with your state of mind and whether or not you had the requisite intent to come up with something that would be considered perjury or a lie

  According to the highest ranked law official in the nation lying is nothing but a state of mind. This actually sounds quite a bit lie that episode of Seinfeld when Jerry wanted to beat a lie detector test and asked George for advice. George told Jerry that a lie wasn’t a lie if you believed what you were saying. In other words he was saying that if you convinced yourself that a lie was the truth it actually was the truth. That is basically what Eric Holder is saying. Of course we have already learned that Eric Holder perjured himself when he testified before the Congress earlier.

  In light of all of this Eric Holder still tried to turn the tables on the Oversight Committee by claiming that the Committee was turning Fast and Furious into a “political sideshow” even though Fast and Furious was a politically motivated attempt at winning public support for gun control laws and reiterated his belief that the United States still needs to clamp down on the second amendment:

we must move forward and recommit ourselves to our shared public safety obligations

Eric Holder’s arrogance was on full display with that one comment alone; to think that he can still be calling for more gun control laws when his department and the Obama regime is responsible for providing weapons to the drug lords is almost inconceivable.

  The only true way to provide for the public safety obligations that Eric Holder mentioned we must remove this criminal regime from power.

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20 Comments leave one →
  1. Jim permalink
    December 8, 2011 8:21 pm

    Throw all the bums out!

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  2. Phillip Cleary permalink
    December 8, 2011 8:31 pm

    The longer Holder stays in office the closer to the elections we are. Congress should take it’s time and impeach him slowly.

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    • December 8, 2011 9:15 pm

      Yes, a very good point. Let this drag out until just before the election. But it must be ended before the election just in case the Democrats win because they will end this if they have the chance to.

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  3. lou222 permalink
    December 8, 2011 8:41 pm

    I watched it, expected what I saw, but I watched anyway. What an arrogant piece of work AG Holder is. Going back and forth, between Dem and Rep, you could tell without even looking at them, which party they were from. I am sure the Dems had their talking orders from the Administration. I did hear a few good questions thrown at him, but he was so arrogant that he made it look like it was their fault this happened in the first place. I think he felt like they were wasting his time. I was sure hoping for more than what happened today. He was trying to make it look like we need stricter gun laws so this can never happen again, not that he (or this administration) had anything to do with it in the first place. I think the committee will play hell getting him back in the hot seat, again. I felt that 5 minutes was not long enough for the questioning, since he knows how to draw his answers out so he doesn’t have to answer too many questions. I guess it all boils down to it being a matter of opinion as to if they did anything wrong. Surely we could not hold any of THEM accountable for what happened. It sounds like peoples lives that were taken, meant nothing to them. I know it did to their families. People were used for collateral damage, it appears. I can’t remember the last time I saw this much lack of remorse for such a horrendous act as I did today. I almost wish I had not watched it because it solidified my feelings about this administration. I saw a total lack of compassion and much contempt coming from the other side of the table. We are in serious trouble.

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    • December 8, 2011 9:17 pm

      I didn’t have the chance to see it but from what I have read it played out exactly as you have described. The arrogance of this man trying to play the role of the victim of some sort of witch hunt is astounding. He is willing to place the blame anywhere but where it really belongs–with himself.

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  4. December 8, 2011 10:29 pm

    First off lets get one thing clear. To extend the title of “top cop” to Eric Holder is like extending the title of “Commander In-Chief” to Barack Obama. Neither are up for the job that those titles entail – they don’t have the integrity or experience.

    As a former law officer I can tell you I would not want a back stabber like Holder in my car – or anywhere near me. He is a liar and a self-serving liberal dilettante whose only concern is his own well being.

    But that seems to be the Modus operandi of this administration – self aggrandizement, lies and deflection. Just my opinion….WM

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    • December 8, 2011 10:35 pm

      I agree 100%, Eric Holder and Barack Obama are only conserned about themselves and promoting their radical agenda and really don’t give a damn about the law.

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    • lou222 permalink
      December 9, 2011 7:34 am

      William, Obama and Holder give “corrupt” a new name, don’t they? I would never put integrity in the same sentence with either of them. You called it correctly.

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  5. December 9, 2011 2:47 am

    How is it this clown still walks the street a free man? Any of us would be rotting in jail for doing just a fraction of what Holder has done.

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    • lou222 permalink
      December 9, 2011 7:32 am

      RJ, this is a new “era” in what is acceptable or not. Guess we have crossed over the line of right and wrong. We need them out of office before there is no fixing this mess.

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      • December 9, 2011 8:24 pm

        This regime has no concept of right and wrong, only the end justifies the means.

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    • December 9, 2011 8:23 pm

      Hopefully he will be rotting in jail before all is said and done because that is where this criminal belongs.

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  6. bunkerville permalink
    December 9, 2011 10:20 am

    I love it. We are back to “it depends what the meaning of “is” is”. Ditto to the comments.

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    • December 9, 2011 8:25 pm

      Exactly, Holder learned from the master didn’t he?

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    • lou222 permalink
      December 9, 2011 11:34 pm

      B, this quote comes to mind after watching the exchange on the tube:

      I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”
      – Friedrich Nietzsche

      Can we believe otherwise??? All we get is one lie after another. Call it a half-truth or a mis-speak or an inaccuracy, it is and always will be a LIE.

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      • December 11, 2011 8:04 am

        That is a great quote and that is how I honestly feel about everyone in the Obama regime.

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      • lou222 permalink
        December 11, 2011 11:37 am

        In a perfect world we could expect to elect people into Congress that would run the country smoothly, as we have asked and we could go about worrying about our day to day problems. We do NOT have that world, so we set aside things we should be dealing with to deal with this mess. What a big screw up this government has become, huh?

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  7. Joseph Pelikan permalink
    December 15, 2011 9:57 am

    Empeach Holder and Obama Now. There both Lying Crooks.

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