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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:41 AM

Looks like right-wingers are going after Eric Holder.

It's just a poll, but this is how it begins.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is facing calls to resign from Republican members of Congress in recent days. They accuse him, among other things, of stonewalling congressional investigators on the botched "Fast and Furious" gunrunning sting and refusing to investigate recent national security leaks. One of his GOP critics, Texas Sen. John Cornyn, also faulted Holder for challenging Florida's effort to purge non-citizens from its voting rolls. Holder rejected the resignation calls, accusing Republicans of trying to score political points. Is Holder failing to meet his obligations as attorney general, or is he the victim of a partisan witch hunt? Is he too political, or just unafraid to take on issues that others in his position would avoid? Is he a liability or an asset for the Obama re-election campaign? Talk about it!


http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/todaysbuzz/os-todays-buzz-should-eric-holder-resign-061912,0,7960702.story

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Reply Looks like right-wingers are going after Eric Holder. (Original post)
Baitball Blogger Jun 2012 OP
Wounded Bear Jun 2012 #1
Baitball Blogger Jun 2012 #2
JustAnotherGen Jun 2012 #3
Baitball Blogger Jun 2012 #4
TBF Jun 2012 #5
JustAnotherGen Jun 2012 #9
spanone Jun 2012 #6
hughee99 Jun 2012 #7
yardwork Jun 2012 #8
uponit7771 Jun 2012 #10

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:43 AM

1. Apparently, his memory is too good.

Otherwise, I can't think of much that Holder has done to piss off RWers. Can't think of much he's done at all.

I guess his current investigation of voter fraud in Florida might be it, but he hasn't exactly been hard-balling anybody.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:48 AM

2. They're just going to chip away at his people to put in their own.

I would say that's how they got Clinton, except Clinton intentionally put Republicans in places where they could help the right-wingers destroy him. Can't think of the chappie's name off the bat.

And then there was Janet Reno. As strong as she was it was tough for her to overcome Waco.

I think they know they can't take Obama out with a direct blow, so they're looking for the weak links. Not that Holder is weak. Just that they are going to test everyone, eventually.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:13 AM

3. I think

His office's recent investigations in Florida are a strong indicator of what his office would begin to lead on November 6th - if the exit polls don't match the votes.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:49 AM

4. If I were support Obama for any one reason, it would be this one.

Florida is in bad need of an investigative enema.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:52 AM

5. I have been critical of Holder but I

will give a few points back if he is investigating Florida. That is good news.

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Response to TBF (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:18 AM

9. Me too

But - I also think . . . if the Right leadership is boxer bunching over this - like they did Shirley Sherrod and Van Jones - and we've learned what stellar people they are . . .

Then this probably just railroading on the Koch Brother's part.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:55 AM

6. two dirty words...darrell issa

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:57 AM

7. If Holder were a repukes appointee with the same record, Dems would be going after him

Holder has done (or has NOT done) many things that would lead one to call for his resignation.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:01 AM

8. The left doesn't like him either. Maybe we could all go after Holder and meet in the middle.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:20 AM

10. It's Because of FLORIDA...nothing else, squash him and keep racist VID laws

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