Jun 21 2012
Well the pure-as-the-driven-snow Obama administration has pretty much lost the election with their “transparently” dumb efforts to hold onto power past the 2012 election. After years of claiming the President “knew nothing” about Fast & Furious, Obama has to bogusly claim Executive Privilege in order to cover up for either himself, AG Holder or both.
What everyone knows now is that the Fast & Furious gun walker debacle that led to a lot of dead people (including two border patrol agents) has the Obama administration’s finger prints all over it. And they are in a heap of legal hot water. Why else take the political hits of a Contempt of Congress vote? I mean it has to be really, really bad to go this route. If this is the best of their options, just wonder what the down side options look like…
So what does Congress have on Obama and Holder? We know it has something because as Issa’s committee narrowed their document requests (raising the stakes for team Obama) Holder and Obama became more and more desperate. So desperate they orchestrated a media display that was as transparently staged as it was foolish.
On Monday Holder pretends to go down to Congress to negotiate a resolution – which sounds like he tried to get amnesty for more delay. Knowing full well it was not going to fly, he heads back and shoots off his prepared (and coordinated) letter to Obama on Tuesday right before the committee vote on contempt, asking to cover up all the after-the-fact gun walker details (which is why Executive Privilege will not stand since it covers prior deliberations, not how to cover up past deeds). The entire drama was was planned and resembled a plot from a horrible, low-budget movie.
I have one request for the GOP on this – make public the evidence you have in hand. It is no secret Rep. Issa and Sen. Grassley have copies of the smoking gun files they requested. Even Holder and Obama know this. Which is why they called the GOP bluff. We don’t need any more staged drama. Get this out now and don’t play any more procedural games.
It won’t matter anyway, because Obama and Holder now have some new optional campaign themes heading into November:
“Elect us and we’ll bring you more investigations and likely impeachment hearings!”
“You think the rules did not matter in our first term? Wait to you see our 2nd when we have no more elections to worry about!”
I mean really, this is their plan? Americans will vote them out just to end this mess! There will be no focus on jobs and the econmy. Now a second term can only be about saving Holder’s and Obama’s butts. And it is clear America is not interested in saving their butts, or seeing how many more laws this inexperienced bunch are willing to ignore.
Come on GOP – let loose the evidence so we can move on to discussing our new future with Team Romney.