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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:04 PM

Boehner: House will go ahead with contempt vote

Source: strib

Speaker John Boehner says the House will move forward with a contempt of Congress vote Thursday against Attorney General Eric Holder over the botched gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious. The White House said Republicans are seeking to score political points.

The Ohio Republican told reporters Wednesday that last-minute talks with the White House about releasing documents had failed to avert the vote. President Barack Obama has asserted executive privilege to keep the documents secret, but Republicans say there's no basis for that.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday that the public would view the vote as "political theater" and "gamesmanship."

The issue has political implications this election year. The National Rifle Association is keeping score, prompting some Democrats to join Republicans in voting for contempt. Such a citation would not cause the release of more documents on the operation, in which guns were allowed to "walk" from Arizona to Mexico in hopes they could be tracked.


Read more: http://www.startribune.com/politics/160558855.html

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Reply Boehner: House will go ahead with contempt vote (Original post)
azurnoir Jun 2012 OP
maddezmom Jun 2012 #1
Baitball Blogger Jun 2012 #2
LynneSin Jun 2012 #4
Baitball Blogger Jun 2012 #10
Brigid Jun 2012 #17
LynneSin Jun 2012 #3
madrchsod Jun 2012 #7
cstanleytech Jun 2012 #8
madrchsod Jun 2012 #5
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2012 #6
sdfernando Jun 2012 #9
slackmaster Jun 2012 #13
clang1 Jun 2012 #11
DearAbby Jun 2012 #12
DallasNE Jun 2012 #14
Brigid Jun 2012 #18
bemildred Jun 2012 #15
DCBob Jun 2012 #16
Brigid Jun 2012 #19
BootinUp Jun 2012 #20
Carla in Sequim Jun 2012 #21

Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:06 PM

1. bloody assholes

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:11 PM

2. Watch and learn Democrats.

This is how you do it. The next time you get a majority, make sure to screen out the Liebermans from leadership positions.

I hate to say it, but it's up to the pundits like Chris Matthews to make points for the Democrats.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:15 PM

4. This vote will have about as much impact as Clinton's impeachment

It'll make the GOP happy and the rest of the country won't give a shit.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:24 PM

10. They're pandering to their voters. I realize that.

But it's also just one more thing to confuse the undecideds as the Republican minions sell the idea that Obama is the most corrupt president ever. Yeah, I already heard that one from a close friend. When I asked her for details her comment was, "Well, it's something you're passionate about." As if she didn't have the time to go deeper than a cocktail conversation.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:40 PM

17. You should have seen Rev Al . . .

And that journalist from FORTUNE Magazine a few minutes ago.

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:14 PM

3. HOW ABOUT GOING AHEAD AND VOTING ON SOME BILLS THAT WOULD CREATE JOBS!!

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:16 PM

7. ya right...they want a full blown depression just before the election

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:19 PM

8. You probably have better odds of winning the lottery compared to the republicans actually helping

the american people by doing something like casting a vote that would help to create jobs especially after they made it clear years ago that their only goal was to see that Obama was a one term president and a good economy wont help them achieve that goal.

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:15 PM

5. the boner raises his ugly head...

knowing full well there`s absolutely nothing he can do.

meanwhile people are still looking for jobs and people still can`t afford a doctor. did he notice that obama is leading in ohio ?

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:16 PM

6. The words to describe how I feel about republican scum hasn't yet been invented. n/t

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:23 PM

9. OK so if they do vote him in contempt

someone help me out here cause I don't remember and I don't have time to research...can the President issue a pardon on this?...I'm thinking no as a separation of powers issue, but not 100% sure.

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:02 PM

13. Only one person has actually served jail time after being cited for contempt in the last 40 years

 

EPA official Rita Lavelle, for lying to Congress during the Superfund hearings.

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:24 PM

11. Tyranny

 

The progression continues.....





Makes me think, if people don't WAKE UP..... They may eventually have it better in Egypt, than WE DO. Think about that.
IN EGYPT, THEY HAVE AT LEAST DONE SOMETHING ABOUT THEIR PROBLEM. NOW WE NEED TO HELP THEM AND CLEAN OUR OWN HOUSE. PERIOD.


DON'T YOU PEOPLE SEE THIS? HOW CAN YOU NOT?


IT IS PLAIN AS DAY TO ME.

ALL OF YOU, EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON THIS BOARD, NEEDS TO WATCH PRESIDENT OBAMA'S CAIRO SPEECH, AGAIN, AND OVER AGAIN AND OVER AND OVER...... THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND...HE UNDERSTANDS, WHY DONT YOU?












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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:29 PM

12. Shit John...Tell us something we don't already know

GOP, from day one has held this Attorney General and President in contempt. What else is new, got a bead on those Jobs...LASER FOCUS Remember?

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:24 PM

14. Just Today Fortune Magazine

Came out with a report that basically said this story is much ta-do about nothing. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/

Without the NRA there would be no story.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:46 PM

18. Ms. Eban was just on Rev. Al's show.

It was pretty devastating for the GOP.

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:29 PM

15. We already know that Boehner can't count. nt

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:31 PM

16. so..

I dont think anybody cares except for the House Rethugs.

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:49 PM

19. Dear Speaker Bonehead:

You do know what's coming up in November, right?

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:40 PM

20. Fuck You Boner!

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:22 AM

21. With all the bad press this is getting

including the Fortune article, I had, for one tiny second, thought the speaker would perhaps look at this again and put off the vote.

Yeah, I know, this is the jerk who slapped the president's hand every time he reached out...but.

So, in my opinion, there is one reason for it. As many as 30 yellow(I will never again use the word blue) dogs voting with them. The 'along party lines' argument becomes moot. Any dino vote is a vote for Romney. I am disgusted.

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