In the discussion thread: Holder Contemp Issue = AWESOME OPPORTUNITY FOR MAJOR PUBLIC BACKFIRE AGAINST THE REPUKES ! [View all]
Response to RBInMaine (Original post)
Thu Jun 21, 2012, 04:55 AM
Savannahmann (3,891 posts)
3. Really? You see opportunity?
Here is what I see. I see Issa going to the courts to compel Holder and President Obama to turn over the documents. I see it bouncing it's way up the court levels in an expedited manner. I see more and more news coverage as it does.
I see it being in the Appeals court level, looking to wards the Supreme Court about October or so. I see the American people informed of this step by step in the papers and on the nightly news. I see Lawyers for the Republicans maintaining that the Nixon precedent clearly shows that this is a violation of the Executive Privilege principle.
I see the American People being told week after week, month after month, that President Obama is acting like Nixon. I've already seen Drudge photoshop President Obama's eyes into Nixon's face. I see us losing the election because we were stupid in how we handled this mess. I see us potentially losing even the Senate as this link between Obama and Nixon is made on hundreds of campaign commercials and talk radio and TV News.
But you see opportunity. Good. Tell me how John the undecided voter will see through this. Tell me how weeks and months of the big lie Obama = Nixon won't affect anyone. I'm glad you love it. Because this is a huge disaster. It was a trap, one we walked into with our eyes open, all the while telling ourselves that Issa wouldn't dare. The Rethugs wouldn't dare. They dared. Do you think they'll stop now? Even the Rethugs that don't support it just have to stand back when asked and say "I think we should leave this to the courts. That's the proper forum for this to be played out." And we lose another voter here, and there.
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