DoJ Went Judge-Shopping for Judge Who Would Approve Secret Warrant?

Third time's a charm?

The link is to Gateway Pundit, and he links to Ryan Lizza at the New Yorker. (Lizza is admirably aggressive on these issues and, IMHO, should be white-listed as far as any boycott.)

The new documents show that two judges separately declared that the Justice Department was required to notify Rosen of the search warrant, even if the notification came after a delay. Otherwise: “The subscriber therefore will never know, by being provided a copy of the warrant, for example, that the government secured a warrant and searched the contents of her e-mail account,” Judge John M. Facciola wrote in an opinion rejecting the Obama Administration’s argument.

Machen appealed that decision, and in September, 2010, Royce C. Lamberth, the chief judge in the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, granted Machen’s request to overturn the order of the two judges.

Holder's gonna make it all right, thought. As Step One in Making It All Right, he has let it be publicly known that he now feels a "creeping sense of remorse" when reading the search warrant he already read and signed years ago.

This Daily Beast article is incredible, and seems to represent a Crisis Communications firm's response to the scandal. Eric Holder really, really wants you to know he's sorry... even though he didn't do anything wrong.

Here are some representative quotes:

Holder’s Regrets and Repairs

by Daniel Klaidman

How the attorney general feels about his own role in the Fox News case—and how he plans to prevent it from happening again. By Daniel Klaidman.

But for Attorney General Eric Holder, the gravity of the situation didn’t fully sink in until Monday morning when he read the Post’s front-page story, sitting at his kitchen table....

Kitchen table! Why, he's Just Like You!


Holder knew that Justice would be besieged by the twin leak probes; but, according to aides, he was also beginning to feel a creeping sense of personal remorse....


By week’s end, Holder knew he had to be proactive in stemming the criticism and restoring the department’s credibility with the press. He and his advisers began exploring ways to reform the Justice Department’s internal guidelines for investigating leaks to safeguard the media against overly intrusive tactics....

I'll bet. A mafia don just called me and said he was feeling "remorse" and was exploring ways to reform LCN's "internal guidelines" for extortion and theft.



As one of Holder’s advisers put it, the message was: “Look we get it. We understand why this is so controversial, and we’re ready to make changes to find the right balance.”

...

But sources close to the attorney general says he has been particularly stung by the leak controversy, in large part because his department’s—and his own—actions are at odds with his image of himself as a pragmatic lawyer with liberal instincts and a well-honed sense of balance—not unlike the president he serves. “Look, Eric sees himself fundamentally as a progressive, not some Torquemada out to silence the press,” says a friend who asked not to be identified.

...


To begin the process of recalibrating that balance, Holder is initiating a dialogue with representatives of major media organizations. Invitations go out today, with the first meeting taking place possibly as early as this week. Holder’s aides say he is encouraging a no-holds-barred conversation with the goal of updating and strengthening DOJ guidelines. But Holder’s own personal soul searching has already begun, with, among other things, the question of why he signed off on an affidavit that in retrospect he believed may have crossed the line.

A Listening Tour. How novel.

I really get it, guys. I feel a growing sense of remorse. I think that something bad may have happened.

Next comes...


As an explanation, if not a justification...

Which is in fact an attempt at a justification, explaining that poor Eric Holder was "besieged" by demands for leak investigations from the CIA 'n stuff.

Then the writer explains that Eric Holder just might be too dedicated to his job.


Holder, his aides say, believes there may also be a cultural factor at the root of his decision. Prosecutors tend to have a somewhat insular mindset, not always able to see clearly beyond the walls of their cases. They are often dogged investigators, trained to vacuum up as much evidence as possible to sustain convictions in courts of law. That sometimes means taking maximum advantage of every law and procedural rule. It also can mean seeing every activity of those in their sights through a more sinister lens than may be justified.

...

Perhaps the most significant structural flaw in the current system, however...

Oh thank God, The System is to blame. For a moment I was afraid this Crisis Communications Firm's defense of Holder would forget to blame The System instead of its client.

...is that the fox is guarding the henhouse. Prosecutors whose main interest is catching and convicting leakers call the shots on how aggressively to pursue reporters as part of their investigations. That is why, Holder believes, there is ultimately no better solution than passing a media-shield law that would place those decisions in the hands of an independent federal judge. But until then, Holder will be the judge—a little more experienced, and perhaps a little wiser.

Hilarious. It ends on such an optimistic coda -- well, he screwed up, you know, but now he's got all this Wisdom he'll be using to protect us. Lose-Win, but accent on the Win.

I think the article should have stopped much earlier, after this sentence in the fourth paragraph:


DOJ officials, realizing the issue could turn into a press feeding frenzy, went into damage-control mode.

That is really the only news here. All the rest of this, about remorse and "internal reviews" and wisdom, is jut details.

It's all about damage control. And about nothing but that.

Posted by: Ace at 11:13 AM



Comments

1 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 11:14 AM (/PCJa)

2 Sh*t status: loose.

Ace, close your tags.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 11:15 AM (/PCJa)

3 Sweet mother of pearl, it's not noon again. Guess Ace had a great weekend.

Posted by: Austin in TX at May 28, 2013 11:18 AM (lKVc4)

4 Is it sad that I had to read this:

A mafia don just called me and said he was feeling "remorse" and was exploring ways to reform LCN's "internal guidelines" for extortion and theft.

several times before I figured out LCN = "La Costa Nostra?"

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 11:19 AM (/PCJa)

5 Smirky? Yes the Sheriff does Smirk a lot o ye citizens of Zimbabwe...

Posted by: Clemenza at May 28, 2013 11:19 AM (3GuQx)

6 Holder's going, it is just a matter of when.

As noted elsewhere, the sudden decision by the Lt. Governor of Massachusetts to take a position in Worcestor is a move by the state Dems to hand-pick a successor to Gov. Deval Patrick, widely seen as an AG pick.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at May 28, 2013 11:19 AM (zA7Zp)

7 Upon reflection, I'm starting to feel kinda terrible about what happened in your mouth.

Posted by: USA at May 28, 2013 11:20 AM (VIaw0)

8 I'm feeling a creeping sense of remorse for what just happened in your mouth. Lessons learned.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at May 28, 2013 11:21 AM (Ihnyc)

9 he was also beginning to feel a creeping sense of personal remorse....

Funny how that only began to creep as the story became public.

Strange sort of beast, this Holder's Personal Remorse (Bullshittus magnus). I imagine it's a type of weasel.

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 28, 2013 11:21 AM (irlNU)

10 I really don't know what to say about this.

On the one hand, did we really expect anything else? It's really pathetic to me how much of the media is busy covering for TFG & Cartman's assault on them.

Vichy Media indeed.

On the other hand, I'm appalled that it's happening and (even more so) that it might work. When the "victim" (and people see All Media as One Voice, so any media outlet covering for TFG is just the same as if Fox News themselves said: "No, that's alright. You go ahead") says "Oh, no, it's all good," people are less likely to get upset about it- and more likely to forgive if they're already upset.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 11:22 AM (/PCJa)

11 Ya know, it's hard top see it in the midst of war but thinking back, maybe I went a little too far.

Posted by: Der Fueher at May 28, 2013 11:23 AM (Hx5uv)

12 Pipe down, racists!

Posted by: Eric Holder at May 28, 2013 11:23 AM (q4QfH)

13 I agree with Brandon that Holder's going, but I just cannot see that chinless weasel falling on his sword for TFG.

I'd like to think that in the end he cry's like a baby to Issa and brings the whole house of cards tumbling down...


Stop looking at me like I'm a nut. I said I like *thinking* that.

Posted by: Bayou City at May 28, 2013 11:23 AM (8yWf/)

14 So he didn't have this remorse while going from judge to judge to judge until he found one sympathetic. Noooo.....remorse kicked in when the feces hit the oscillating blades.

Posted by: Tami at May 28, 2013 11:24 AM (X6akg)

15 Can someone explain how DOJ gets to go to multiple judges on the same issue? Does this happen often? Does DOJ tell the second judge what happened with the first judge?

Posted by: USA at May 28, 2013 11:25 AM (VIaw0)

16 I'm starting to notice (well have been noticing for a while) that the liberal mindset seems to be "we need a law to stop ourselves from doing this bad shit."

PrezBo and Holder (who PrezBo appointed) are all upset it came to this, why only if they had a law that would have stopped them from doing this very very bad thing. Yes a law would have set them straight. Now let them tell you what such a law would look like.

Alternatively, they could hold themselves to their own "internal standards" (which we know are just lies to appease the populace, but the LIVs may not know this.)

No, that won't work, it must be a law, there is no morality for these folks outside the law (and even then, only to the letter of the law not it's spirit.)

And you see it elsewhere too, Nanny B wants laws to stop us from eating to much, etc. etc. etc.

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at May 28, 2013 11:25 AM (mHwvc)

17 "But for Attorney General Eric Holder, the gravity of the situation didn’t fully sink in until Monday morning when he read the Post’s front-page story, sitting at his kitchen table.... he got caught!"

Posted by: Nighthawk at May 28, 2013 11:25 AM (OtQXp)

18 “Look, Eric sees himself fundamentally as a progressive, not some
Torquemada out to silence the press,” says a friend who asked not to be
identified.

A Fundamentalist Progressive yet NOT a Torquemada out to silence the press and oppress his opponents? I should so fire his ass.

Posted by: Bronco Bama at May 28, 2013 11:25 AM (hHgxI)

19 This Joo Rosen, he's lucky he's not in Gitmo.

Posted by: Dick Durbin at May 28, 2013 11:25 AM (Cs2tJ)

20 Eric better not go on any diplomacy junkets to Croatia for a while.

Posted by: SpongeBob Saget at May 28, 2013 11:25 AM (epxV4)

21 Answer: Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and Holder's conscience.

Question: Name three things that don't actually exist.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 28, 2013 11:26 AM (Hx5uv)

22 So this is what every single deceitful abuse of power has come to:

We provided Horrible Customer Service.

We are Very Sorry.

We'll be reviewing Our Policies and having discussions regarding Management Styles.

One Size. Fits. All. Cookie. Cutter. Responses.

This Administration has NOTHING but brazen contempt for you, me, and anyone else that would dare call them into question. The Burning Times Approacheth

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 28, 2013 11:26 AM (tWmgi)

23 Good God, these people are shameless. And I use the term people hesitantly.

Posted by: Arms Merchant at May 28, 2013 11:26 AM (5RUlF)

24 I'd like to think that in the end he cry's like a baby to Issa and brings the whole house of cards tumbling down...
Stop looking at me like I'm a nut. I said I like *thinking* that.


Okay, everyone, I agree with Bayou- let's take a moment and fantasize...
...
...
...
Nice, wasn't it? No back to the real world.

I don't think Cartman is going anywhere. He knows where too many of the bodies are buried. The only possibility for him throwing himself on his sword is if TFG somehow knows of some truly (perception of) integrity destroying skeleton's in Holder's closet.

Basically, SCOAMT would have to be able to say, "You can fall on your sword and go quietly into academia, or I can release X which will completely destroy you and any credibility you may have. Think you can bring me down? Try that when no one would believe you if you told them the sky was blue."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 11:27 AM (/PCJa)

25 Eric Holder, I like the cut of his jib.

Posted by: Marc Rich at May 28, 2013 11:27 AM (l3RZ9)

26 I want everyone to know my investigation of myself is coming along swimmingly. I've asked myself the hard, pointed questions and gotten the hard, pointed answers that I'm know for. I've administered oaths and interviewed the appropriate witnesses: me, myself, and I. Finally, I'm getting to the bottom of my actions and to my surprise it is looking like I'm guilty of caring too much. I think at this point I'll need to issue myself a verbal reprimand and maybe a week-long suspension with pay. It is tough medicine to administer to myself but I can't let myself get away with this.

Posted by: Eric Holder at May 28, 2013 11:27 AM (SzAZ7)

27
Wait a minute, wasn't this deluge of DOJ actions at root all about the WH being pissy because whatever was "leaked" stole the thunder on something for which they wanted to beat their own tom-toms? IOW, a really high-minded Constitutional point-of-view?

This is just too rich...


Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at May 28, 2013 11:28 AM (JXtHh)

28 I'd like to think that in the end he cry's like a baby to Issa and brings the whole house of cards tumbling down...

NOT. GONNA. HAPPEN.

He's going to double down with Issa, while he makes nice in the press. That way he can rehabilitate himself while sticking it to that mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, cousin-humpin' bumpkin.

That's how he sees it....that's how he's going to play it.

The American people are not his constituency. The press is.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 28, 2013 11:28 AM (sbV1u)

29 The three coolest things in the world: Michelle's well-toned arms, Ruemmler bitchin' shoes, and Holder's conscience.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 28, 2013 11:28 AM (Hx5uv)

30 No, that won't work, it must be a law, there is no morality for these folks outside the law

But, but, but...

Aren't these the same people who turn around and tell us we "can't legislate morality?" You're not suggesting they're simply amoral people are you? I refuse to believe it!

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 11:29 AM (/PCJa)

31 Eric Holder's questioning of Eric Holder seems to have reaped tremendous rewards: a creeping sense of remorse and coffee dates with all the WH reporters. I await the breathless reportage of Eric Holder's reenactment of his journey to awareness; will the actual kitchen table be there?

Music swells; fade out.

Posted by: PJ at May 28, 2013 11:29 AM (ZWaLo)

32 He can't get away with this!

He has to go on Barbara Walters!

Posted by: USA at May 28, 2013 11:29 AM (VIaw0)

33 Holder is a former campus radical- he should not be anywhere near a government job, least of all one with such immense power to break the law, like Attorney General

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 28, 2013 11:29 AM (8sCoq)

34 You know who Holder sounds like? The abusive husband or boyfriend who feels remorse because his wife/girlfriend made him beat her to death...that's who.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at May 28, 2013 11:30 AM (W3ww6)

35 I can't wait for the inevitable musical that has Eric Holder performing a stirring rendition of 'Who Am I?' from Les Miserables whilst sitting at his Kitchen Table, doing all of that Soul Searching.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 28, 2013 11:31 AM (tWmgi)

36
Is it sad that I had to read this:



A mafia don just called me and said he was feeling "remorse" and
was exploring ways to reform LCN's "internal guidelines" for extortion
and theft.



several times before I figured out LCN = "La Costa Nostra?"

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 11:19 AM (


Don't feel bad, I'm italian and had no clue what it meant.

Posted by: Berserker at May 28, 2013 11:31 AM (FMbng)

37 Translation: Holder feels really bad about not finding anything to charge Rosen with, especially after all that work getting access to his phones, etc. and getting the judge to let him keep snooping for years. Holder also feels really bad about getting caught. Holder will be sure to not get caught in the future.


Posted by: Lizzy at May 28, 2013 11:31 AM (0qqnb)

38 Have you seen my killer stiletto heels? They are to die for.

Posted by: Eric Holder at May 28, 2013 11:31 AM (SzAZ7)

39 You know who Holder sounds like? The abusive husband or boyfriend who feels remorse because his wife/girlfriend made him beat her to death...that's who.

---

Eric Holder : the country :: Ike Turner : Tina Turner

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at May 28, 2013 11:31 AM (zA7Zp)

40 Stop me before I wiretap again!

Posted by: Eric Holder at May 28, 2013 11:31 AM (aGWGv)

41 You know who Holder sounds like? The abusive husband or boyfriend who feels remorse because his wife/girlfriend made him beat her to death...that's who.

He sounds like every sociopath who blames everyone and everything except for himself when something bad happens. And, note, this is only "bad" because they got caught. Just like aforementioned abusive spouse/SO, they're only sorry because they know that saying that is their only possible ticket out of trouble. If there were another way out of trouble, they wouldn't be "sorry" at all.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 11:31 AM (/PCJa)

42 I want everyone to know my investigation of myself is coming along
swimmingly. I've asked myself the hard, pointed questions and gotten the
hard, pointed answers that I'm know for.

***

I've attached electrodes to my testicles.

Posted by: Barney Frank at May 28, 2013 11:31 AM (Hx5uv)

43
The Egyptian filmmaker is a political prisoner. And this abuse of the Espionage Act is Wilsonian as well.

Obama's wrongdoings have highlighted how lucky we've been as a nation abuse of power wise compared to nearly any other nation. Even gentle Canada tried to hammer Mark Steyn.

Posted by: Beagle at May 28, 2013 11:32 AM (sOtz/)

44 Liberals, "finding the right balance" for the past 100 years. Sort of like the balance Monty Python's wise Knight used to determine that the lady was a witch. That was a very fine balance in that case.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at May 28, 2013 11:32 AM (71LDo)

45 So Eric Holder is having an Albert Speer moment. How sweet.

Posted by: Leeotis at May 28, 2013 11:32 AM (P/D0i)

46 Things got a little out of hand. It's just this war and that lying son of a bitch Johnson and...I would never hurt you. You know that.

They should have saved time and just put up this quote.

Posted by: Decaf at May 28, 2013 11:32 AM (WAXiM)

47 That was a very fine balance in that case.

And a bloody big duck.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 11:33 AM (/PCJa)

48
The only statement that matters: "restoring the department's credibility with the press."

Not righting wrongs, not "restoring the department's credibility" with the American people.

They need the press to not be mad at them anymore. It's the Ike and Tina story, plain and simple. Ike didn't mean to hit Tina so hard, but gosh darn it, sometimes she just MAKES him get that angry, but baby, believe him, it won't happen again!

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2013 11:33 AM (TOk1P)

49 There is no distinction between the way that this and the Benghazi and IRS scandals are being handled, "Oh...., well perhaps we should have been more discerning, sensitive.., etc., etc, BS, BS,...., but now let's move on."

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 28, 2013 11:33 AM (aDwsi)

50
“Look, Eric sees himself fundamentally as a progressive, not some Torquemada out to silence the press,” says a friend who asked not to be identified.

What Prog/Com wants any of the freedoms of the Constitution?

When will the LIV's start to understand that Progs want the destruction of our country?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 28, 2013 11:33 AM (0HooB)

51 Klaidman is a weasel that embarasses other weasels, the Daily Basilisk is really over valued at a dollar.

Posted by: Admiral Marcus at May 28, 2013 11:33 AM (Jsiw/)

52 ...is that the fox is guarding the henhouse"

Wait a minute...is this some underhanded subliminal way of blaming Fox News?

Posted by: Dr Van Nostrand at May 28, 2013 11:34 AM (r1nae)

53 I have sinned.

Posted by: Eric "Jimmy Swaggart" Holder at May 28, 2013 11:34 AM (Hx5uv)

54 So now we can call Holder a "remorseful creep" without any retribution?

Posted by: Tea Party Wannabees at May 28, 2013 11:34 AM (71LDo)

55 Holder was "neutral, leaning toward favorable" to grantingMarc Rich's pardon. I'm sure some cool cash has helped his "creeping sense of remorse" over that one. Steadman's a dirtball.

Posted by: spongeworthy at May 28, 2013 11:34 AM (r5w1L)

56
But, but, but...



Aren't these the same people who turn around and tell us we "can't
legislate morality?" You're not suggesting they're simply amoral people
are you? I refuse to believe it!

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 11:29 AM (/PCJa)


Heh,This is one of those rare places where Obama could (constitutionally) carry out his "will" (again we know it's fake, but that's us.)AG is a cabinet level position, Obama could simply say "act as though that shield law had passed, hold your office to a high burden before getting warrants against press organizations." (I'd note unlike the executive attempt to create a DREAM act, this would represent a closer adherence to the 1st amendment, rather than rampant lawlessness.)Instead his cabinet level officials do things the Bush Administration backed off on, then claim "why if only a law had reigned us in, a Law I supported by the way."Strangely the press never questions this. There was a moment where they asked why he didn't get that law passed on '09 when he had both houses, but no one says "wait, you don't actually need a law to apply a greater burden of proof before pursuing warrants for Press records..."

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at May 28, 2013 11:34 AM (mHwvc)

57 Hug it out Eric

Posted by: phoenixgirl....in Maui at May 28, 2013 11:35 AM (rymCg)

58 "The only statement that matters: "restoring the department's credibility with the press."

Not righting wrongs, not "restoring the department's credibility" with the American people."

Because they honestly believe that members of the press are the only victims with a legit right to be worried here. If you're Joe Q. Public from the Midwest, you're still just a paranoid wingnut if you pay this any mind.

Move along, Peasant. No abuses of power to see here.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 28, 2013 11:36 AM (tWmgi)

59
34 and 39 -

Ok, so we're all using the same basic analogy. Which just means the two of you are right thinking kinds of people!

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2013 11:36 AM (TOk1P)

60 41
You know who Holder sounds like? The abusive husband or boyfriend who
feels remorse because his wife/girlfriend made him beat her to
death...that's who.
---------------
I reiterate, the Democrats are manifestly a collective case of Abused Wife Syndrome.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 28, 2013 11:36 AM (aDwsi)

61 The American people are not his constituency. The press is.
Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 28, 2013 11:28 AM (sbV1u)


Spot on. Evident in this quote Ace put up:

Holder knew he had to be proactive in stemming the criticism and restoring the department’s credibility with the press.

Posted by: Decaf at May 28, 2013 11:37 AM (WAXiM)

62 Will. a few beers in the Rose Garden fix this?

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 28, 2013 11:37 AM (Hx5uv)

63 Holder is plausibly denying any further creeping sense of remorse.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows you never wear white shoes after Labor Day at May 28, 2013 11:37 AM (xw77v)

64 AllenG,

I guess I wasn't being clear as to what I meant by "falling on his sword". I meant that I can't see the weasel sacrificing his own ass for TFG. IOW a noble act (as he sees it). You know: "The president knew nothing of it".

Not that TFG has something on him and could force him to do it.

Posted by: Bayou City at May 28, 2013 11:38 AM (8yWf/)

65 Who woke ace at this ungodly hour?


#hacked

Posted by: eleven at May 28, 2013 11:38 AM (KXm42)

66 If DOJ can shop until it gets the answer it wants, why not just do away with the whole process?

Posted by: USA at May 28, 2013 11:38 AM (VIaw0)

67 On a related note, Jim Goad's "Progressive Dictionary": http://takimag.com/article/the_progressive_glossary_jim_goad#axzz2UbJrRdJj

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 28, 2013 11:38 AM (aDwsi)

68 Hey, c'mon fellas. It's not like he was running guns to drug lords or anything.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows you never wear white shoes after Labor Day at May 28, 2013 11:39 AM (xw77v)

69 This Administration has NOTHING but brazen contempt
for you, me, and anyone else that would dare call them into question.
The Burning Times Approacheth


Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 28, 2013 11:26 AM


Will America EVER wake up and hold Choom Boy, his consigliere, caporegimes and buttonmen responsible for their flagrant avoidance of the Consitution, their felonies and immoral behavior?

Or will we yammer on about being "fair" to President Historic First© and play Sgt. Rock of the Internet ("bring it on, Barky!" "let it burn!") while the crew of traitors and thugs in D.C. get their way?

Right now, I feel contempt for Issa -- as well as Boner, Bitch McConnell, Rubio and the rest of the Usual Suspects -- who had a chance to do something right for the country and has dropped the ball at every opportunity.

A good and total housecleaning could save us. The consequences of sitting on our asses and whining timidly will be unimaginably bad.

Posted by: MrScribbler at May 28, 2013 11:39 AM (mHrip)

70 You people don't understand. They're doing this because they love the middle class so much.

Posted by: Body Builder at May 28, 2013 11:39 AM (DrC22)

71 65 Who woke ace at this ungodly hour?


#hacked

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The Ewok, who was using his teeth.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at May 28, 2013 11:39 AM (zA7Zp)

72
35 I can't wait for the inevitable musical that has Eric Holder performing a stirring rendition of 'Who Am I?' from Les Miserables whilst sitting at his Kitchen Table, doing all of that Soul Searching.
Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 28, 2013 11:31 AM (tWmgi)


The pathos of said scene would be turned up to eleven if, in an Amtrak train going by, VP Joey Choo-Choo sung his question of "What drama is being played out around that kitchen table that I see?"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at May 28, 2013 11:40 AM (oPVx2)

73 66 If DOJ can shop until it gets the answer it wants, why not just do away with the whole process?

TFG is on it.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows you never wear white shoes after Labor Day at May 28, 2013 11:40 AM (xw77v)

74 I don't see Holder going away. Like I stated the other day, it's the perfect setup.

He's the sheriff of the town, and Obama is the Mayor, and they are brothers. Not going to turn on each other. Oh, and there is the Shinbone newspaper to explain away any 'problems' they may have caused.

Posted by: HH at May 28, 2013 11:40 AM (XXwdv)

75 "Nation of Cowards"

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at May 28, 2013 11:41 AM (qwK3S)

76 This whole thing could be straightened out if Holder just had everybody at the justice department wear black uniforms with Sam Browne belts. Then we would know where we stand.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 28, 2013 11:41 AM (Hx5uv)

77 Holder should've been in cuffs after Fast-N-Furious. The fact that he's not after all the fit that has hit the shan tells me Holder's going nowhere. He knows where the bodies are buried and both Obama and Holder are covering each other. If Holder decides on his own that he has a better, legally-protected and higher-paying gig on the outside, that's when he'll leave. Otherwise, the MFM will design a Squirrel! Machine and turn it into overdrive and the Administration will skate.

I have zero faith that the Democrats have any honor, that the Republicans have enough balls, and the Voters have enough brains to see justice done. Just bring on SMOD.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at May 28, 2013 11:41 AM (eHIJJ)

78 Wait, why are we boycotting the New Yorker?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Mmmm. Blondies. at May 28, 2013 11:41 AM (VtjlW)

79 Restrain yourselves. I just love me too much, and it's burdensome.

Posted by: Eric Holder at May 28, 2013 11:41 AM (UzPAd)

80 A Listening Tour.


Beer Summit!

Meh. L. I. B.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 28, 2013 11:42 AM (KvM9d)

81 patrick was reelected in your state, and is lined up to replace Steadman, what was the question again?

Posted by: Admiral Marcus at May 28, 2013 11:42 AM (Jsiw/)

82 When Holder didn't sweep the brothers off the porch in West Philly, I knew this wouldn't end well.

Posted by: tony redenzo at May 28, 2013 11:43 AM (DUfN3)

83 >He's the sheriff of the town, and Obama is the Mayor, and they are brothers. Not going to turn on each other.



Ah got it! We'll send MONGO!

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 28, 2013 11:43 AM (8sCoq)

84 Let me see now.

A a series of soul searching meetings with a crypto marxist to reach a common understanding of the 1st Amendment,

or

A neck stretching scaffold with a rope that doesn't nearly reach the floor.

That's a tough call.

Can we do both?

Posted by: ontherocks at May 28, 2013 11:43 AM (aN0ql)

85 No, we're giving Lizza a waiver, sort of like with Obamacare.

Posted by: Admiral Marcus at May 28, 2013 11:43 AM (Jsiw/)

86
It's about damage control?

The whole damn Obama administration and media are colluding in operating the largest ad agency/PR firm the world will ever see.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 28, 2013 11:43 AM (yVBJI)

87
Off topic but all of a piece with this gangster administration......

Remember when Obama said "if you like your health care plan, you can keep it".............

Well, in today's NYT, in an article entitled, "High-end health plans scale back to avoid Cadillac tax", here's a lovely quote:

".......an executive at the benefits consultant HighRoads, agreed that the tax appeared to be having the intended effect. “The premise it’s built upon is happening,” she said, adding, “the consumer should continue to expect that their plan is going to be more expensive, and they will have less benefits. ”

Gee, who could have seen that coming!!!


Posted by: Boots at May 28, 2013 11:43 AM (oG66P)

88 Either that or we'll work up a #6 on 'em!

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 28, 2013 11:43 AM (8sCoq)

89 May he have creeping remorse for the rest of his days.

And diarrhea. Searing, painful, flaming napalm diarrhea.

Posted by: wisenheimer at May 28, 2013 11:44 AM (JTsUr)

90 A neck stretching scaffold with a rope that doesn't nearly reach the floor.

I prefer the long drop method, myself.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 11:44 AM (/PCJa)

91 The pathos of said scene would be turned up to eleven if, in an Amtrak train going by, VP Joey Choo-Choo sung his question of "What drama is being played out around that kitchen table that I see?"

Followed by Lois Lerner's touching mime scene, "The Fifth I Take."

Posted by: George Orwell what knows you never wear white shoes after Labor Day at May 28, 2013 11:44 AM (xw77v)

92 Followed by Lois Lerner's touching mime scene, "The Fifth I Take."

I needed that chuckle.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 11:45 AM (/PCJa)

93 Eric Holder help
Serve me dried cum soup mustache
I taste wonderful.

Posted by: SCOAMF at May 28, 2013 11:45 AM (9sjmH)

94 We all know that Eric Holder is a lying bastard unfit for our prisons.

Posted by: Steve Jobs at May 28, 2013 11:46 AM (e8kgV)

95 68
Hey, c'mon fellas. It's not like he was running guns to drug lords or anything.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows you never wear white shoes after Labor Day
-------------
"Machen appealed that decision, and in September, 2010, Royce C.
Lamberth, the chief judge in the Federal District Court for the District
of Columbia, granted Machen’s request to overturn the order of the two
judges."

This Machen fellow deserves a closer look. Aren't his fingerprints on Fast and Furious also? I believe that it was Machen who decided that Holder should not be prosecuted for Fast and Furious.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 28, 2013 11:46 AM (aDwsi)

96 Assembling a bipartisan 'blue ribbon' to spend months reviewing what happened, publishing a detailed report, issuing recommendations, and then finally.....nothing.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 28, 2013 11:46 AM (0qqnb)

97 Up next: Eric Holder's rendition of 'Amazing Grace'.

Posted by: RolandTHTG at May 28, 2013 11:46 AM (QM5S2)

98 Ole Eric is experiencing relative remorse. I think I saw that equation in some book somewhere. It envolves completely removing the heat out of things. I'm sure he's seen it too.

Posted by: Soona at May 28, 2013 11:46 AM (tY0y0)

99 ".......an executive at the benefits consultant HighRoads, agreed that the tax appeared to be having the intended effect. “The premise it’s built upon is happening,” she said, adding, “the consumer should continue to expect that their plan is going to be more expensive, and they will have less benefits. ”

Gee, who could have seen that coming!!!

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Not the unions, who are about to get slammed over this.

IIRC, a lot of them have gold-plated health plans that they won't be able to afford under the new rules and are just now figuring out that they won't be exempted by Obama.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at May 28, 2013 11:46 AM (zA7Zp)

100 several times before I figured out LCN = "La Costa Nostra?"



Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 11:19 AM (


Don't feel bad, I'm italian and had no clue what it meant.


Posted by: Berserker at May 28, 2013 11:31 AM (FMbng)

I'm Sicilian and didn't get it either.

Posted by: Tami at May 28, 2013 11:47 AM (X6akg)

101 Of course left unspoken, but made implicitly clear in the aricle is that like Sanford America owes it to Eric "my people" Holder to let him remain in power as part of the cathartic healing process. Nobody in this administration is ever to blame for anything in away requiring removal since we got Van "Vanta Claus" Jones removed. The Bill of Rights should just go ahead and get put in a time capsule and vault since we're not using it anymore.

I'm pretty sure President Camacho will need a napkin in the future.

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 28, 2013 11:47 AM (5KWaP)

102 I might feel a creeping sense of remorse were Eric Holder to spend the rest of his life being raped in prison. But I also might not.

Posted by: Stu-22 at May 28, 2013 11:48 AM (k4bdL)

103 Nothing will happen to any of the people involved in all the scandals until after the 2014 election. If Republicans and conservatives are outraged enough to come out and vote in bigger numbers then in 2012 then heads will start to roll in 2015.

Until then it will be one snow job after another.

Posted by: Decaf at May 28, 2013 11:48 AM (WAXiM)

104 57. Hey, it's before 6!!!
Why are you up?

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 28, 2013 11:48 AM (wNsNP)

105 97
Up next: Eric Holder's rendition of 'Amazing Grace'.


Posted by: RolandTHTG at May 28, 2013 11:46 AM (QM5S2)

"...Was Lost but Now I'm Found Out..."

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 28, 2013 11:48 AM (tWmgi)

106
90 -

Scaffolds and long drops? You people are too nice.

Low hanging branches and lamp posts. Tie the rope around the neck, throw the other end around the branch/post. Pull. Don't let go until the kicking and squirming stops.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 28, 2013 11:48 AM (TOk1P)

107 They'd threaten the Daily Beast to get that kind of fawning coverage...

...if they had to.

Posted by: zsasz at May 28, 2013 11:49 AM (MMC8r)

108 Citizen Joker: How can youwire-tap innocent Fox News reporters like that?
Eric Holder: It's easy. You just don't lead them as much. You see, anyone that reports news, isFox News. Anyone that tells the truth, is well disciplinedFox News. Ain'ttyranny hell?

Posted by: Full Metal Tyranny at May 28, 2013 11:49 AM (r/GCE)

109
a murderer has more wisdom after his first kill ... even more after his second and even more after his third ...
luckily we have a name for that wisdom ... serial killer ...

Posted by: JeffC at May 28, 2013 11:49 AM (A3tpD)

110 is this scandal something that you think the average citizen cares about ?

Posted by: occam at May 28, 2013 11:49 AM (BrkDN)

111 106
90 -

Scaffolds and long drops? You people are too nice.

Low hanging branches and lamp posts. Tie the rope around the neck, throw the other end around the branch/post. Pull. Don't let go until the kicking and squirming stops.

---

A Western-style one isn't bad either.

Put him on a horse, tie him to a branch or lamppost, then spur the horse.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at May 28, 2013 11:50 AM (zA7Zp)

112 Scaffolds and long drops? You people are too nice.

I'm a fan of the long drop because of its propensity to decapitate.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 11:50 AM (/PCJa)

113 6 Brandon in BR,

Steadman'll be like Uncle John Reno and leave only when he decides to go. The AG position is the chief enabler of mule shennanigans and a pissed off AG can destroy Chief jackass. Holder either gets made a kajillionaire like Gorelick or plans his own exit.

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 28, 2013 11:50 AM (5KWaP)

114 One has a feeling that they felt the same way that the left felt when they crowd sourced the 30K Sarah Palin e-mails and found nothing.

Traces him for nearly 3 years and found nothing that can be used to smear or even blackmail. Very clean family man who loved his parents and just doing his job the best way he can do it.

Posted by: Trevor (@TJexcite) at May 28, 2013 11:50 AM (CdeLs)

115 #1 You can say that again.

Posted by: Freak Out! at May 28, 2013 11:50 AM (3z04s)

116 I'm not sure Fox News is covered by the First Amendment.

Posted by: Dick "Dick" Durbin (Dick- Illinois) at May 28, 2013 11:51 AM (OWjjx)

117 Eric Holder will steal your heart as a poor black child elevated to the perils of high legal society in Lois Lerner and Loew's musical fairy tale "My Fair A. G."

Posted by: George Orwell what knows you never wear white shoes after Labor Day at May 28, 2013 11:51 AM (xw77v)

118 110 is this scandal something that you think the average citizen cares about ?

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No, but it is something that the gatekeepers at the MSM are nervous about.

That may be enough to get play for some of the other scandals that the average person WOULD care about.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at May 28, 2013 11:51 AM (zA7Zp)

119

Posted by: occam


Get back under the stairs.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 28, 2013 11:51 AM (0nyYS)

120 The whole damn Obama administration and media are colluding in operating the largest ad agency/PR firm the world will ever see.
Posted by: soothsayer at May 28, 2013 11:43 AM (yVBJI)


And all pro bono.

Posted by: Decaf at May 28, 2013 11:51 AM (WAXiM)

121 And all pro bono.

Oh, don't think there's nothing in it for the Media.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 11:52 AM (/PCJa)

122 Of course, today comes word that Obama is nominating THREE judges to the DC court.

Posted by: Baldy at May 28, 2013 11:52 AM (tyDFN)

123 Neither Holder nor 0bama have ever regretted anything they have ever done.
I am not fooled.

Posted by: Dave at May 28, 2013 11:52 AM (rLWJ8)

124
this is the DOJJ

Department of Jive-ass Justice

Posted by: soothsayer at May 28, 2013 11:52 AM (+7i2c)

125 is this scandal something that you think the average citizen cares about ?

Posted by: occam at May 28, 2013 11:49 AM (BrkDN)


Possibly. Attacking the press is at least associated with criminal despots and Nixon in people's minds, so it may break through.
But then..."Fox". So there's that. The LIVs are getting harder and harder to read.

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at May 28, 2013 11:52 AM (mHwvc)

126 * crickets *

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 28, 2013 11:52 AM (GQ72I)

127 20 spongebob saget,

He even favors Ron "whoops" Brown a bit...

Yup the LCN comparison is a pretty valid model for Mule SOP.

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 28, 2013 11:52 AM (5KWaP)

128 This would be less aggravating if Holder had not lied similarly in the past.

Recall his testimony in his confirmation hearings when he lied about having any knowledge of Marc Rich prior to his review of the pardon request. He testified this way because knowing Rich's specific crimimal doings in the past would have been an indictment on Holder's incompetence or dishonesty.

Of course it was revealed after his testimony that not only did he know who Marc Rich was prior to the pardon request, it was his office that he was in charge of that was leading the prosecution of Rich.

That guy is what scum sucking scum look down on because he is a scummier scum sucker.

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2013 11:52 AM (m2CN7)

129 Until then it will be one snow job after another.

Sounds like my kind of party....what, wait.....you said snow job? Oh, never mind.

Posted by: William Jefferson Clinton at May 28, 2013 11:53 AM (OWjjx)

130 When Congress makes a law respecting thefreedom of speech, am I the only one who sees a problem with that?

Posted by: Beagle at May 28, 2013 11:53 AM (sOtz/)

131
Disappointed that Royce Lamberth is the judge allowing all this shit. Wasn't he the judge back in the day (whenever the fuck that was) who was all about getting to the bottom of the Clintoon Administration's shenanigans? The name sounds familiar, but I am too lazy to Bing this morning.

Fuck, I hate Holder and Obama. You were all thinking it.

Semi-OT from the Department of Shit That Will Always Piss Me Off: Pic on the front page of the NYT that I saw when trapped this morning on queue for coffee was of course a Memorial Day Pic. Widow and Son decorating the Arlington headstone of the Lost Father/Husband, who passed at 32 in Iraq.Description of the pic mentions name of the Hero, Widow, and of course that Obama spoke at the cemetary, but I guess they didn't have room to mention the Son's name. All Sychophant/All The Time, is the NYT. Spit.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 28, 2013 11:53 AM (03IDC)

132 James C. Goodale was the 37-year-old chief counsel for The New York Times in 1971 when it published a leaked version of a secret government study of U.S. policies in Vietnam that came to be called the Pentagon Papers.

Now 79, he sees similarities in the way the Nixon and Obama administrations have battled with the media.

“We've come full circle, with respect to national security and the First Amendment,” he said. “Nixon was bad on that; Obama is catching up.”

Posted by: Daniel Ellsberg at May 28, 2013 11:53 AM (e8kgV)

133 Extending my analogy, if the press continues to ignore the abuses of Obama and Holder, then they are the battered women who bail their men out of jail so they ate free to murder them. I do not feel sorry for the "battered" press, by selling out their allegiance to one party instead of remaining neutral, they have enabled the monsters who are abusing them.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at May 28, 2013 11:54 AM (W3ww6)

134 What's "IIRC"? But don't get any bad ideas about me. I can use it. I'm smart. All I want is respect.

Posted by: Soona at May 28, 2013 11:55 AM (tY0y0)

135 The below average ones are the people dodging the issue. Average people know a shitweasel when they see one.

Posted by: lincolntf at May 28, 2013 11:55 AM (ZshNr)

136
The NYT article on health care "reform" gets better:

"The changes can be significant for employees. The hospital where Abbey Bruce, a nursing assistant in Olympia, Wash., worked, for example, stopped offering the traditional plan that she and her husband, Casey, who has cystic fibrosis, had chosen. Starting this year, they have a combined deductible of $2,300, compared with just $500 before. And while she was eligible for a $1,400 hospital contribution to a savings account linked to the plan, the couple is now responsible for $6,600 a year in medical expenses, in contrast to a $3,000 limit on medical bills and $2,000 limit on pharmacy costs last year. She has had to drop out of school and take on additional jobs to pay for her husband’s medicine. .....The union representing her, a chapter of the Service Employees International Union, has objected to the changes. Her employer, Providence Health Services, says it designed the plans to avoid having employees shoulder too much in medical bills"The only good part of the upcoming health care hosing will be watching libs and union members and all the other commies squeal when they figure out the really rich are not affected at all by this.

Posted by: Boots at May 28, 2013 11:55 AM (oG66P)

137 Disappointed that Royce Lamberth is the judge allowing all this shit. Wasn't he the judge back in the day (whenever the fuck that was) who was all about getting to the bottom of the Clintoon Administration's shenanigans? The name sounds familiar, but I am too lazy to Bing this morning.

---

From what I have heard, he was one of the guys who ruled that Nixon had to turn over his tapes in the 70s.

This should be the kind of guy who would not appreciate being made a fool of by Steadmon.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at May 28, 2013 11:55 AM (zA7Zp)

138 Wasn't Holder charged with Contempt of Congress? Whatever happened with that?

Posted by: HH at May 28, 2013 11:55 AM (XXwdv)

139 Obama would quite spying on us if we just stopped making him mad.

Posted by: Battered MFM at May 28, 2013 11:56 AM (OWjjx)

140 What's "IIRC"? But don't get any bad ideas about me. I can use it. I'm smart. All I want is respect.

"If I recall correctly."

Or, for our Oklahoma morons: "I seem to recall..."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 11:56 AM (/PCJa)

141
136 had lines and spaces when I hit post. I don't know where they went!

Posted by: Boots at May 28, 2013 11:56 AM (oG66P)

142 Neither Holder nor 0bama have ever regretted anything they have ever done.I am not fooled.
Posted by: Dave at May 28, 2013 11:52 AM (rLWJ


You're right, they just regret that they have been sprung.

Posted by: Decaf at May 28, 2013 11:56 AM (WAXiM)

143

Another words, Holder is going anywhere even though he is a criminal, just like his boss.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 28, 2013 11:57 AM (XYSwB)

144 Eric only hits me because he loves me too much.

Posted by: Neal Marx, Newsman at May 28, 2013 11:58 AM (SzAZ7)

145 138
Wasn't Holder charged with Contempt of Congress? Whatever happened with that?


Posted by: HH at May 28, 2013 11:55 AM (XXwdv)

He feels 'remorseful' about it....

Feeeeelings.....nothing more than feeeeeelings.

Posted by: Tami at May 28, 2013 11:58 AM (X6akg)

146 31 Eric Holder's questioning of Eric Holder seems to have reaped tremendous rewards: a creeping sense of remorse and coffee dates with all the WH reporters. I await the breathless reportage Lifetime Movie Network miniseriesof Eric Holder's reenactment of his journey to awareness; will the actual kitchen table be there?
--------------

fixt

Posted by: Largely Irrelevant Assault Citizen Anachronda is Trapped in California at May 28, 2013 11:58 AM (xGZ+b)

147 Wasn't Holder charged with Contempt of Congress? Whatever happened with that?

***

Nothing will happen unless the DOJ prosecutes or, in other words, nothing will happen.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 28, 2013 11:59 AM (Hx5uv)

148 Well that is what liberals do, they act like children as adults: If mommy says no, you next go to daddy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 28, 2013 11:59 AM (9Bj8R)

149 I'm only the AG or the DOJ. I have only worked in these type of govt positions a relatively short time. (forget clintons administration). It was an accident when Obama called other citizens enemies of his. I really was just trying to find His enemies!

Not my fault it took multiple times to find a judge that agreed with my effort.

also running guns, making sure they landed in the right types of cartels hands was a mistake , not My fault!

what is my fault? helping win elections! see that is all i was trying to do, help the citizens of america make the Right choice.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2013 11:59 AM (nqBYe)

150 It's cool, everyone. Don't you know that Bin Laden felt remorse when he read about all that happened on 9/11in his morning paper while sitting by a camel dung fire. He should have never been persecuted.

He's Sorry, You Guys

Posted by: DangerGirl @deadlyestrogen at May 28, 2013 11:59 AM (P1Tw6)

151 We should note that the "appeal" to Lamberth isn't actually an appeal. Appeals from U.S. District Courts go to the Circuit Courts of Appeal. The Chief Judge of the District Court has no more power than any other District Court Judge. He just has added administrative responsibilities. So Machin essentially went to three different judges hoping to get one to sign the warrant, and he finally found one to do it. This is odd in and of itself because most rules of procedure require the party making a request of the court to state affirmatively whether a previous request to another judge was made and the disposition of that request. I don't know if that happened in this case.

Posted by: JoeShmoe99 at May 28, 2013 12:00 PM (xamKk)

152 It would have been better if Holder got a little better series of meetings and understandings before the Senate committee that approved his appointment as AG.

Especially with his history of WH Pardon Me for Bucks Rear Exit Livery Service in another scandal prone administration.

Go figure.

Posted by: ontherocks at May 28, 2013 12:00 PM (aN0ql)

153 This article sounds like it was written by a 12 year old girl Explaining away a bad performance of Justin Beiber.

Posted by: Mr Pink at May 28, 2013 12:00 PM (vjyqV)

154 Well, now. Axelrod weighs in to say he doesn't like the press I intimidation, sort of. Crisis management firm weighs in to say that Holder, hardest working AG ever, personally regrets some of the stuff he's done. Listening tour is a go.

What next? James Rosen invited over for beers?

IRS starts up a new service to help 501 c 4's get rapid approval?

EPA, OSHA and DOL send out apology letters to the Vandersloots?

Kiss, kiss....all ok now? This manipulative shit makes me ill.

Posted by: MTF at May 28, 2013 12:00 PM (fCw1i)

155 Yeah, Eric Holder is sorry. Like everyone else in the 21st century liberal camp, he's sorry he got caught.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 28, 2013 12:01 PM (DuH+r)

156 my job as the Head of Dept of Justice is to make sure the Right Americans are assisted in their hopes of change.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2013 12:01 PM (nqBYe)

157 146 31 Eric Holder's questioning of Eric Holder seems to have reaped tremendous rewards: a creeping sense of remorse and coffee dates with all the WH reporters. I await the Lifetime Movie Network miniseriesof Eric Holder's reenactment of his journey to awareness; will the actual kitchen table be there?

The kitchen table will be propped with worn children's toys, a collection notice from the bank, and a photo of his mom.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows you never wear white shoes after Labor Day at May 28, 2013 12:02 PM (xw77v)

158 Nothing will happen to any of the people involved in all the scandals until after the 2014 election. If Republicans and conservatives are outraged enough to come out and vote in bigger numbers then in 2012 then heads will start to roll in 2015. Until then it will be one snow job after another.
Posted by: Decaf at May 28, 2013 11:48 AM (WAXiM)


-----------------------------------------------


We only know of these three particular scandels. Who knows how much wrongdoing is still at work in this regime. I'm sure it would be mind boggling.

Elections? Just my opinion, but I believe the fix is already in for 2014 and 2016. These people will now stop at nothing to achieve total control.

Posted by: Soona at May 28, 2013 12:02 PM (tY0y0)

159 any doubt that the Dems would, if they ever could, pass a law that the 1st Amendment only protects "Qualified Journalists"? -- and F. U., Durban, maybe we need to also rethink people pleading the fifth Amendment in front of Congressional committees; after all, "We need to ask 21st century questions about a provision that was written over 200 years ago.” (quote from the Daily Caller)

Posted by: mallfly, uncertified journalist at May 28, 2013 12:02 PM (bJm7W)

160 It's much like a report, they wrote four years ago, cheering his pro bono work, prosecuting CIA interrogators, it came to nothing,

Posted by: Admiral Marcus at May 28, 2013 12:03 PM (Jsiw/)

161 This article sounds like it was written by a 12 year old girl Explaining away a bad performance of Justin Beiber.
Posted by: Mr Pink at May 28, 2013 12:00 PM (vjyqV)


Hahaha

Posted by: Decaf at May 28, 2013 12:04 PM (WAXiM)

162 We earned Eric's pimp hand by bad whoring.

Posted by: Neal Marx, Newsman at May 28, 2013 12:04 PM (SzAZ7)

163 Posted by: Boots at May 28, 2013 11:55 AM (oG66P)


Just read that United Health will not 'participate' in the Calif Health Care Insurance Exchange...

Which means they won't put resources into getting Doctors and such signed up in California....

BUT.... they took over Tricare for us Retired Military folks...

So... yeah... I'll keep my Tricare..... I just won't be able to find a Doctor if I need one...

/facepalm

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 28, 2013 12:04 PM (lZBBB)

164
Wow, who knewthey even had kitchen tables installed in those high-tech, secret under-volcano, accessible-only-by traveling-miles-underwater-in-a-submarine-through-lasers-on-their-frickin'-heads, shark-infested waters?
Soundslike "somebody" needs to get to work updating the Barrel.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 28, 2013 12:04 PM (03IDC)

165 I see that you are engaging in Public Discourse.

Papers, Comrade. Papers.

Posted by: Dick Durbin at May 28, 2013 12:04 PM (tWmgi)

166 158 Soona,

Yup...I'll crawl on broken glass in 2014 but honestly if amnesty passes coupled with how weak the Ohio AG was on fraud I'll probably take the SS John McCain's Ass out for a spin

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 28, 2013 12:05 PM (5KWaP)

167 Then the writer explains that Eric Holder just might be too dedicated to his job.

Ah, the Job Interview Gambit.

"My biggest flaw is that I just care too too much."

Posted by: AmishDude at May 28, 2013 12:05 PM (T0NGe)

168 Where's that quote about how you can't rule over an innocent man?

I'm not innocent in the eyes of the law anymore--even though I have committed no crime.

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 28, 2013 12:05 PM (VjL9S)

169 Posted by: Mr Pink at May 28, 2013 12:00 PM (vjyqV)

I love this place.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 28, 2013 12:05 PM (O6Tmi)

170 12 year old girls and college kids go soul searching, 50 something year old men fuck up and get caught.

Posted by: Mr Pink at May 28, 2013 12:05 PM (vjyqV)

171
“Look, Eric sees himself fundamentally as a progressive, not some Torquemada out to silence the press,” says a friend who asked not to be identified.
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Don't worry, we'll visit a few judges and we'll find one who will let us check Ryan's email to ensure this leaker is identified.

Posted by: Eric Holder at May 28, 2013 12:06 PM (SO2Q8)

172
This is odd in and of itself because most rules of procedure require the party making a request of the court to state affirmatively whether a previous request to another judge was made and the disposition of that request. I don't know if that happened in this case.

Rules? Procedures?

Shirley, you jest. Teh Law is whatever they say it is. Penumbrellas, and all that shit.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 28, 2013 12:06 PM (0HooB)

173 163 Romeo 13,

You should be happy we still pay you retirement comrade...

// SecDef Duh

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 28, 2013 12:06 PM (5KWaP)

174 This article sounds like it was written by a 12 year old girl Explaining away a bad performance of Justin Beiber.

No, it was like he flipped off the audience and she's apologizing for that.

Posted by: AmishDude at May 28, 2013 12:06 PM (T0NGe)

175 Elections? Just my opinion, but I believe the fix is already in for 2014 and 2016. These people will now stop at nothing to achieve total control.
Posted by: Soona at May 28, 2013 12:02 PM (tY0y0)


I don't think so, they're on notice now and will not be able to pull that off again.

Posted by: Decaf at May 28, 2013 12:06 PM (WAXiM)

176 mallfly of course they want to.

and pass laws that only make the 'other' pay taxes.
and make sure conservatives are not allowed to assemble without paying extraordinary fees.

while allowing their team ows progressive to eat off taxpayer funds , not pay fees or fines for behavior and damages.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2013 12:07 PM (nqBYe)

177 Soooo....

We have an EMO Attorney General.... yeah... that will strike fear in the hears of Law Breakers!

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 28, 2013 12:07 PM (lZBBB)

178 This is all pretty innocent, guys. This is not so much a crime as the DOJ just kind of horsing around.

Think of this as Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Creeping Sense of Remorse.

The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew also make guest appearances to talk about varying levels of quality in customer service and how it probably doesn't make a great deal of difference (at this point, at least).

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 28, 2013 12:08 PM (tWmgi)

179
Collusion.

That's today's word.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 28, 2013 12:08 PM (+7i2c)

180 Perhaps the Judge Lambert had issues he didn't want revealed, we don't know but we do know the tactics the administration has used for years.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2013 12:08 PM (nqBYe)

181 Ben linked a great article earlier this morning that explains why citizens so gullibly persuade themselves, again and again, that Obama and his minions really intend no great harm.

http://bit.ly/17hwj3r


Voters just want to believe in their leaders! No matter what lessons to the contrary they learn.

Posted by: MTF at May 28, 2013 12:09 PM (EXemq)

182 12 year old girls and college kids go soul searching, 50 something year old men fuck up and get caught.

Posted by: Mr Pink at May 28, 2013 12:05 PM (vjyqV)


I think that's backwards.

Posted by: EC at May 28, 2013 12:10 PM (GQ8sn)

183 Unfortunately Holder's creeping sense of remorse was completely blown away by his marching sense of marxism and his trotting sense of totalitarianism.

Too little too late in any but a comic sense.

Posted by: ontherocks at May 28, 2013 12:10 PM (aN0ql)

184 I don't know why everyone is getting so worked up about this. Just a local crime story.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 28, 2013 12:10 PM (g1DWB)

185
It looks like it's Ted Cruz's turn in the media's barrel.

Funny how they all manage to gang up on specific Republicans to demonize. It seems almost...choreographed.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 28, 2013 12:10 PM (SljXf)

186 I felt really, really bad about whacking Big Pussy. Really, I did. Had a weird dream about it and everything.

Posted by: Tony Soprano at May 28, 2013 12:11 PM (7ObY1)

187
From Newsbusters:

"Klaidman launched the abuse on Team Bush: "Americans are historically a
tough lot. But the policies and rhetoric of the Bush-Cheney years,
which set the tone for the current GOP attacks, are infantilizing: be
very afraid, we're told, and let the government take care of you. The
tough-guy bluster has led to a permanent state of anxiety – and a slew
of counterproductive policies, from harsh visa restrictions to
waterboarding. Our politicians rail about apocalyptic threats while TSA
officers pat down toddlers at the airport."


Now, this same Klaidman and his magazine are selling Obama with
tough-guy bluster about Obama killing terrorists with one hand behind
his back. The schizophrenia is unbelievable."


Seems this Kalaidman fellow has taken a fifth of Obama-aid seriously.

Posted by: LC LaWedgie at May 28, 2013 12:11 PM (2iU3x)

188 18--- “Look, Eric sees himself fundamentally as a progressive, not some
Torquemada out to silence the press,” says a friend who asked not to be
identified.
----------------------
That's all. The alpha and omega.
The way the Left thinks.
If you are a Progressive, anything goes, as long as it helps the Movement.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 28, 2013 12:11 PM (C8mVl)

189 185
It looks like it's Ted Cruz's turn in the media's barrel.

Funny how they all manage to gang up on specific Republicans to demonize. It seems almost...choreographed.

---

Fredo McCain sold him out.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at May 28, 2013 12:11 PM (zA7Zp)

190 I do have a question on Journalists.

Why have AP stepped back and FOX seems to be the only issue now?

wouldn't it help our argument to say this administration didn't just go after FOX but also other news issuers not related to the LIV as rightwingnuts?

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2013 12:12 PM (nqBYe)

191 Voters just want to believe in their leaders! No matter what lessons to the contrary they learn.

So how come it's only Democrats who get the benefit of the doubt but Republicans are electorally punished at the earliest opportunity?

Posted by: Decaf at May 28, 2013 12:13 PM (WAXiM)

192 I don't think the law allows you to apologize to get out of perjury.

Posted by: polynikes at May 28, 2013 12:13 PM (m2CN7)

193 Btw notice Obama escapes any mentioning for appointing a man to high office who fucking needs to go soul searching and grow in office instead of someone that can do the job on day one?

And yet somehow all the "fuck ups" and "my bad" moments all magically by a fucking huge coincidence help Obama politically or punish his enemies. I mean wow what are the mother fuckin odds, Holder should play powerball.

Posted by: Mr Pink at May 28, 2013 12:13 PM (vjyqV)

194 Why have AP stepped back and FOX seems to be the only issue now?


The MFM is doing their best to ignore the AP and other non-Fox spying to make it seem like it's been limited to just Fox. The real truth is much more unforgiving and they don't want to make it harder on themselves to repair the damage done.

Posted by: EC at May 28, 2013 12:14 PM (GQ8sn)

195 --- “Look, Eric sees himself fundamentally as a progressive, not some
Torquemada out to silence the press,” says a friend who asked not to be
identified.


Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows you never wear white shoes after Labor Day at May 28, 2013 12:14 PM (xw77v)

196 I don't think so, they're on notice now and will not be able to pull that off again.
Posted by: Decaf at May 28, 2013 12:06 PM (WAXiM)


------------------------------------------------------


As I said. We only know of these 3 or 4 scandels. I'm sure they have Plan B or even Plan C in operation as I type. They've been planning this for a long time. Plus, they've got hundreds of billions of our dollars to make sure it happens. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Soona at May 28, 2013 12:15 PM (tY0y0)

197 I can't help but notice that we're getting fed the 'Heavy Is The Head That Wears The Crown' routine an awful lot.

Would anyone care to pull this Administration aside and kindly explain that the job isn't nearly as stressful when you aren't committing crimes and endlessly lying to the American People about them.

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that an Orwellian Laser-Like Focus on your Enemies doesn't poll well with the public.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 28, 2013 12:15 PM (tWmgi)

198 Funny how they all manage to gang up on specific Republicans to demonize. It seems almost...choreographed.

They don't really need to. They're all about the betes noires. Look at how Obama attacked Rush Limbaugh out of the blue.

Posted by: AmishDude at May 28, 2013 12:15 PM (T0NGe)

199 Meanwhile, from the State Department, John Kerry knows what to blame for violence in the Middle East:

"People in Israel aren’t waking up every day and wondering if tomorrow there will be peace because there is a sense of security and a sense of accomplishment and of prosperity.”

Jews. All they care about is money.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 28, 2013 12:15 PM (Hx5uv)

200 It looks like it's Ted Cruz's turn in the media's barrel. Funny how they all manage to gang up on specific Republicans to demonize. It seems almost...choreographed.
Posted by: soothsayer at May 28, 2013 12:10 PM (SljXf)


It's almost as if there was some secret cabal of journolistas.

Posted by: Decaf at May 28, 2013 12:16 PM (WAXiM)

201
willow,
I am not sure the AP angle is dead, just that Rosen was actually named in a criminal conspiracy. Everything is going to be revisited when something new comes out.

Posted by: Beagle at May 28, 2013 12:16 PM (sOtz/)

202 100
several times before I figured out LCN = "La Costa Nostra?"

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 11:19 AM (
Don't feel bad, I'm italian and had no clue what it meant.

Posted by: Berserker at May 28, 2013 11:31 AM (FMbng)
I'm Sicilian and didn't get it either.


Posted by: Tami


Sheesh, you guys. I'm a pasty Skandi and I got it. I recommend some pasta therapy.

Posted by: pep at May 28, 2013 12:16 PM (YXmuI)

203 >>Plus, they've got hundreds of billions of our dollars to make sure it happens. Just sayin'.
Posted by: Soona at May 28, 2013 12:15 PM (tY0y0)
Keep it up and you may need to change your nic to Latah
























Posted by: ontherocks at May 28, 2013 12:17 PM (aN0ql)

204 I don't see what the big deal is. Three and a half years and this crew will be gone and someone else will be doing it. What's the point?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 28, 2013 12:17 PM (FRGoU)

205 So what are they saying about Cruz now? Last I heard they were stuck on the "belligerent" and "bully" storylines.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 12:18 PM (/PCJa)

206 No one is sorry until they get caught. Funny how that works.

Posted by: mh53j at May 28, 2013 12:18 PM (WNPsY)

207
146 31 Eric Holder's questioning of Eric Holder seems to have reaped tremendous rewards: a creeping sense of remorse and coffee dates with all the WH reporters. I await the Lifetime Movie Network miniseriesof Eric Holder's reenactment of his journey to awareness; will the actual kitchen table be there?

The kitchen table will be propped with worn children's toys, a collection notice from the bank, and a photo of his mom.


Don't forget the stalker. Gotta have a stalker on Lifetime. It's their trademark.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 28, 2013 12:18 PM (IDSI7)

208 Fredo McCain sold him out.

***

The good news: McCain went to Syria.

The bad news: He came back.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 28, 2013 12:18 PM (Hx5uv)

209 Posted by: Mr Pink at May 28, 2013 12:13 PM (vjyqV)

I think the moment you successfully get the public to believe that a man sits in a church pew for 20 years but doesn't hear a word being spoken from the pulpit, you've set a foolproof benchmark for this kind of situation.

Sad, but just sayin'.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 28, 2013 12:18 PM (tWmgi)

210 The real truth is much more unforgiving and they don't want to make it harder on themselves to repair the damage done.


Posted by: EC at May 28, 2013 12:14 PM (GQ8sn)

repair?
is that meant as falling back as with the team progressive ?
that there are acceptable kinks to being on the team,or a few broken eggs is understandable while allowing the administraion to strip other americans of the rights they don't appreciate?
looks grim if so. not that we didn't already know they will throw anything away to be winning .

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2013 12:19 PM (nqBYe)

211
Rush just said Obama and the media are one and the same.

No shit, right. But it's good to remind ourselves of that fact every day.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 28, 2013 12:19 PM (gtTDa)

212 Good news - Coloradoans are trying to recall some of the anti-gun politicians who pushed through the gun bills earlier this year.

http://tinyurl.com/p5sppc8

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at May 28, 2013 12:19 PM (YYJjz)

213 The good news: McCain went to Syria.
The bad news: He came back.


Well, it was a 50/50 proposition.


*- this comment comes pre-denounced for your convenience.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 12:19 PM (/PCJa)

214 No way Obama is going down. His minions...maybe.

But...if Obama is stupid enough to defend Holder...

Posted by: sexypig at May 28, 2013 12:19 PM (dZQh7)

215 That is why, Holder believes, there is ultimately no better solution than passing a media-shield law





Which will conveniently define "the media" who will be the only ones with 1A protections.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 28, 2013 12:19 PM (9Uq0z)

216 Beagle, I hope you are correct.

Posted by: willow at May 28, 2013 12:20 PM (nqBYe)

217

Ted Cruz is now (literally) The Face of the Republican Party -- unhappy, unsmiling, mean, etc.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 28, 2013 12:20 PM (NNTrd)

218
--- “Look, Eric sees himself fundamentally as a progressive, not someTorquemada out to silence the press,” says a friend who asked not to beidentified.

Torquemada didn't see himself as a bad guy either.

Am I the only one who laughed on reading that the "friend" didn't want to be identified? He doesn't want the IRS sicced on him any more than anyone else does.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 28, 2013 12:20 PM (IDSI7)

219 Which will conveniently define "the media" who will be the only ones with 1A protections.

This. Beware Greeks Democrats bearing gifts.

The "Media Shield Law" is no such thing- we already have that: it's called the First Amendment. It's a "media definition law" so that (unapproved) bloggers, radio hosts, etc. can conveniently be called "not part of the Press."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 12:21 PM (/PCJa)

220

Which will conveniently define "the media" who will be the only ones with 1A protections.


Remember waaay back when, when the Constitution was understood to apply to all Americans?

*sigh* I miss those days...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 28, 2013 12:22 PM (0HooB)

221
That is why, Holder believes, there is ultimately no better solution than passing a media-shield law











Which will conveniently define "the media" who will be the only ones with 1A protections.

***

And magically transforming Barky into a reformer for freedom of the press.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 28, 2013 12:22 PM (Hx5uv)

222 Ted Cruz is now (literally) The Face of the Republican Party -- unhappy, unsmiling, mean, etc.

Soooooo, a good veep?

Posted by: pep at May 28, 2013 12:22 PM (YXmuI)

223 The "Media Shield Law" is no such thing- we already
have that: it's called the First Amendment. It's a "media definition
law" so that (unapproved) bloggers, radio hosts, etc. can conveniently
be called "not part of the Press."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 12:21 PM (/PCJa)

The New and Improved (read: More Fascist) Fairness Doctrine.
YAY!

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 28, 2013 12:23 PM (tWmgi)

224 I don't think the abused wife analogy works for the press. Remember that the MSM and Obama are on the same side.
It's an inside fight to assert ultimate power. The press MADE Obama and has sustained him. Without them, he is nothing. They are the top dog.

This AP (and even Fox) thing disturbs them because he and Holder are forgetting who is REALLY the boss. Their push-back is just a reminder to him that they CAN destroy him.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 28, 2013 12:23 PM (C8mVl)

225 Am I the only one who laughed on reading that the "friend" didn't want to be identified? He doesn't want the IRS sicced on him any more than anyone else does.

Actually I found it rather odd- like maybe it was made up. Not the quote was supposed to be in favor of Holder. "Oh, he sees himself as such a nice guy! He's really disappointed in himself!"

People who say that don't normally mind being identified. The fact this person does either a) means they do not exist or b) suggests that naming them would hurt the credibility of the story. If, for instance, that "friend" were Chinless Holder himself.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 12:24 PM (/PCJa)

226

the 'conservative' Amnesty ad is on right now on Rush

Posted by: soothsayer at May 28, 2013 12:24 PM (+7i2c)

227 “Look, Eric sees himself fundamentally as a progressive, not some
Torquemada out to silence the press,” says a friend who asked not to be
identified.


They think themselves incapable of evil because of their good intentions.

Posted by: AmishDude at May 28, 2013 12:25 PM (T0NGe)

228 Unforced error. New investigation: The panel is looking at a statement Holder made during a back and forth with Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) about whether the DOJ could prosecute reporters under the Espionage Act of 1917.

Johnson lobs a softball and Holder swings at his own teeth.

Posted by: USA at May 28, 2013 12:25 PM (VIaw0)

229 224 Margarite de Ville,

You're correct from the media PoV....

Obama's corect from the historic one...media's about to find out they've outlived their usefulness

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 28, 2013 12:25 PM (5KWaP)

230
@216
willow
OTOH, AP might well let it go for access. But if AP lets it go that itself is a story for other reporters. Given the recent track record of "extreme- right conspiracy wingnuts" being correct, this has to be an emotional time for them.

Posted by: Beagle at May 28, 2013 12:25 PM (sOtz/)

231 Am I the only one who laughed on reading that the "friend" didn't want to be identified? He doesn't want the IRS sicced on him any more than anyone else does.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 28, 2013 12:20 PM (IDSI7)


Yes, it is amusing that even their friends are afraid of them. On the other hand, it could be an authorised leak and the friend had to say it to maintain deniability.

Posted by: Decaf at May 28, 2013 12:25 PM (WAXiM)

232

"paid for by Americans For A Conservative Direction"

what a joke -- they think we're stupid idiots

Posted by: soothsayer at May 28, 2013 12:26 PM (gtTDa)

233 Picture on Drudge of the huge disappointment from New Jersey (and I do mean huge) all back slappy and hand shaky with The Won.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 28, 2013 12:26 PM (Hx5uv)

234 They think themselves incapable of evil because of their good intentions.





Posted by: AmishDude at May 28, 2013 12:25 PM (T0NGe)

Indeed.

Good Intentions > Unintended Consequences

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 28, 2013 12:26 PM (tWmgi)

235
This. Beware Greeks[/s Democrats bearing gifts.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 28, 2013 12:26 PM (IDSI7)

Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 28, 2013 12:27 PM (IDSI7)

237 That is why, Holder believes, there is ultimately no better solution than passing a media-shield law

Willie Sutton advocating an anti-bank-robbing law.

Posted by: AmishDude at May 28, 2013 12:27 PM (T0NGe)

238


Tami at May 28, 2013 11:58 AM (X6akg)




Tried to find a version of William Shatner singing "Feelings" for
you, but couldn't, alas. But I did come up with Hasselhoff cranking out
"Hooked on a Feeling", so enjoy. Suddenly, this post feels both much
gheyer and not quite as depressing as it did a few minutes ago. YMMV.





http://tinyurl.com/fr37u

Posted by: Sharkman at May 28, 2013 12:28 PM (03IDC)

239 225 Allen G,

If Holder can investigate Holder I'm pretty sure Holder can help the press with bacground checks on Holder....

Holder, Holder & Holder through the looking glass

Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 28, 2013 12:28 PM (5KWaP)

240 what a joke -- they think we're stupid idiots




Hi there.

Posted by: John McCain at May 28, 2013 12:28 PM (zGxXs)

241 Navyjoe

Lol!!! I'm an early bird... Was up @ 3am local time sat out on the lanai and watched the waves just got back from a walk to get my coffee....

Posted by: phoenixgirl....in Maui at May 28, 2013 12:28 PM (rymCg)

242 soothie relax.

that ad by Zuckerberg is on practically every break on conservative radio. I am pretty sure ad rates on those stations are pretty cheap; maybe Mark even gets a nice deal on such a buy.

they aren't swaying anyone

And Cruz is not some kind of monster - not ugly - not scary - no grumpier than you or I, heh heh heh

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 28, 2013 12:28 PM (2up3Q)

243 Picture on Drudge of the huge disappointment from New Jersey (and I do mean huge) all back slappy and hand shaky with The Won.

Serious question: was Chris Christy always just a NIMBY Democrat calling himself a Republican, or was he really Conservative (by a New Jersey definition, at least) and then turned to the dark side?

Because his (teachers') union busting ways could just be a form of NIMBY- "Hey, I'm all for Unions and y'all getting a paycheck even though you don't deserve one. Just not in my back yard."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 12:28 PM (/PCJa)

244 Whaddya expect? The press to Ashcroft him? Come on.

Posted by: The littl shyning man at May 28, 2013 12:28 PM (Z7zLk)

245
People who say that don't normally mind being identified. The fact this person does either a) means they do not exist or b) suggests that naming them would hurt the credibility of the story. If, for instance, that "friend" were Chinless Holder himself.

Well, since Holder was charged with investigating himself, he probably is his own "friend" who was quoted.

We should call this The Sybil Administration.

I wonder who we're dealing with today? I can't keep up with the dysfunctional personalities without a scorecard.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 28, 2013 12:29 PM (0HooB)

246
I don't think the abused wife analogy works for the press. Remember that the MSM and Obama are on the same side.

It's an inside fight to assert ultimate power. The press MADE Obama and has sustained him. Without them, he is nothing. They are the top dog.

This AP (and even Fox) thing disturbs them because he and Holder are forgetting who is REALLY the boss.


Soros FTW.

The press is just the agitprop arm. Obama is the spokesmodel. Soros, and others like him, call the shots.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 28, 2013 12:29 PM (IDSI7)

247 It was so touching when Christie and Obama took a walk on the beach and finally held hands. But I still think they should have a chaperone at the prom.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows you never wear white shoes after Labor Day at May 28, 2013 12:30 PM (xw77v)

248 I feel a creeping sense of remorse about a chick I banged years ago who I never really liked.

Posted by: steevy at May 28, 2013 12:30 PM (9XBK2)

249 Someone probably already said this, but... That stuff in your mouth? I am feeling a sense of creeping remorse over that. Next time, I won't do that. Prolly.

Posted by: Miss Scarlett with a GUN!! at May 28, 2013 12:30 PM (GhSTE)

250 Picture on Drudge of the huge disappointment from New Jersey (and I do mean huge) all back slappy and hand shaky with The Won.
Posted by: WalrusRex at May 28, 2013 12:26 PM (Hx5uv)


There may not be a hug and a kiss but Obama is reaching for Christie's ahem, nether regions.

Posted by: Decaf at May 28, 2013 12:30 PM (WAXiM)

251 And Cruz is not some kind of monster - not ugly - not scary - no grumpier than you or I, heh heh heh

It's not my description of Ted Cruz, it's the media's.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 28, 2013 12:30 PM (SljXf)

252 229...media's about to find out they've outlived their usefulness
Posted by: sven10077@sven10077 at May 28, 2013 12:25 PM (5KWaP)
-------------------
In the very long run, possibly, but not now.
Right now the MSM is THE power.
Without them, Obama is nothing.
They decide. They rule.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 28, 2013 12:31 PM (C8mVl)

253 What about the sealing-unsealing-inexplicable resealing of the court records, the "inexplicable resealing" happening after it was ordered that the records be unsealed? And they made certain that the records stayed sealed until after the election. What about that? It's dropped completely off the radar. It fits with Teh One's long-established modus operandi when it comes to sealed court records at election time.

Posted by: Goebbels was a piker at May 28, 2013 12:31 PM (Iuj+2)

254 Because his (teachers') union busting ways could just be a form of NIMBY- "Hey, I'm all for Unions and y'all getting a paycheck even though you don't deserve one. Just not in my back yard."

NIMBY. I remember him defending his choice for a judgeship -- a Muslim terrorist-defending lawyer.

He got really pissy and self-righteous about it. "These people need defending too."

Fair enough, but the lawyer who seeks out these cases doesn't have to be made a judge.

Christie's a starfucker.

Posted by: AmishDude at May 28, 2013 12:31 PM (T0NGe)

255 It's not my description of Ted Cruz, it's the media's.


The problem is it really doesn't work. Ted Cruz is pretty well constantly smiling (at least, in the vids/pics I've seen).

That worked with McCain in '08, because McCain really looked that way. His smiles looked forced, not matter how genuine they were. Not so with Cruz.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 28, 2013 12:32 PM (/PCJa)

256 As I recall, it used to be like 90 days after a secret surveillance/tap ended fruitlessly, they were supposed mail the target a postcard saying:

"oh, BTW, the taps on your phone aren't there anymore, have a nice day"

I blame the post office.

Posted by: @PurpAv at May 28, 2013 12:32 PM (/gHaE)

257 I am very upset at what I did and will give myself a severe talking-to.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pirate Scum of Umbar at May 28, 2013 12:32 PM (hLRSq)

258 And of course, you smart morons beat me to it by nearly 250 comments. :-( I never get the crown.

Posted by: Miss Scarlett with a GUN!! at May 28, 2013 12:33 PM (GhSTE)

259
It's gonna be so funny when Obama's returns to New Jersey later this year...to support Christie's Democrat opponent.



Posted by: soothsayer at May 28, 2013 12:33 PM (OZ9Xn)

260 It's not my description of Ted Cruz, it's the media's.

He's got to be "mean" because he's not stupid. At least, according to Harvard Law, and that seems to be the gold standard these days. Dershowitz, of all people, speaks highly of him.

Who the hell has meaner moments than Obama, anyway?

If he were a conservative, he'd be destroyed as a passive-aggressive bitch.

Posted by: AmishDude at May 28, 2013 12:34 PM (T0NGe)

261 I'm a little worried though about Rubio dating Chuck Schumer. Chuck will try to get to third base before Marco puts his corsage on.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows you never wear white shoes after Labor Day at May 28, 2013 12:35 PM (xw77v)

262 It's gonna be so funny when Obama's returns to New Jersey later this year...to support Christie's Democrat opponent.

Even Obama won't bother. Maybe Biden will -- don't want to completely demoralize the base -- but Christie will run away with it.

Posted by: AmishDude at May 28, 2013 12:35 PM (T0NGe)

263 He didn't read it at the kitchen table.He read it taking his morning shit(probably wipes his ass with Constitution tp).

Posted by: steevy at May 28, 2013 12:35 PM (9XBK2)

264
The media's vilification of Republicans does indeed work. They achieve in making certain outspoken Republicans toxic.

See: Sarah Palin.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 28, 2013 12:35 PM (NNTrd)

265 Just as a reference: Has OJ found the real killer yet?

Posted by: Soona at May 28, 2013 12:36 PM (tY0y0)

266 >>“Look, Eric sees himself fundamentally as a progressive, not some
Torquemada out to silence the press,” says a friend who asked not to be
identified.

Two things wrong with this. First, I don't want the AG to be viewing himself as anything other than the chief law enforcement officer of the country. I'm not naive enough to think that politics never enters into this office but it should never be a defining characteristic. Just enforce the laws as they are written, I don't need a progressive interpretation of what they mean.

Second, liberals are the most intolerant people on the planet. Torquemada may have used slightly more harsh techniques but he was no more a totalitarian. But it would take self-awareness for a liberal to realize this and they are almost uniquely unself-aware.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 28, 2013 12:36 PM (g1DWB)

267 I'll never forget Brian Dennehey as Torquemada in

"The Inquisition: What's It Good For, If Not Spying On Your Enemies, Eh?"

Posted by: Fritz at May 28, 2013 12:37 PM (UzPAd)

268 It's gonna be so funny when Obama's returns to New Jersey later this year...to support Christie's Democrat opponent.
Posted by: soothsayer at May 28, 2013 12:33 PM (OZ9Xn)


We've got to get our jollies where we can, it's just a shame that it has to be for someone on our side.

Posted by: Decaf at May 28, 2013 12:37 PM (WAXiM)

269 LOL Rush is reading this now.

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262© at May 28, 2013 12:37 PM (UU0OF)

270 267 I'll never forget Brian Dennehey as Torquemada in

"The Inquisition: What's It Good For, If Not Spying On Your Enemies, Eh?"

Did you know Steven Seagal played The Rack, without makeup?

Posted by: George Orwell what knows you never wear white shoes after Labor Day at May 28, 2013 12:40 PM (xw77v)

271 Posted by: Soona at May 28, 2013 12:36 PM (tY0y0)



And has Holder finished his investigation of "Fast and Furious"?



Posted by: HH at May 28, 2013 12:40 PM (XXwdv)

272
Now Rush is playing Bob Dole's comments.

My question is answered. We are as stupid as the Left thinks we are.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 28, 2013 12:41 PM (+7i2c)

273 I'm a little worried though about Rubio dating Chuck Schumer. Chuck will try to get to third base before Marco puts his corsage on.
Posted by: George Orwell


That is a complete implosion. For a man smart enough to get himself elected to the Senate you would think he would be smart enough to keep away from career limiting relationships.

Posted by: Decaf at May 28, 2013 12:41 PM (WAXiM)

274 265 Just as a reference: Has OJ found the real killer yet?
Posted by: Soona at May 28, 2013 12:36 PM (tY0y0)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

No but he set up a website to collect clues:

"www dot Orenthal Backslash Ron Backslash Nicole"

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at May 28, 2013 12:43 PM (SzAZ7)

275 Now Rush is playing Bob Dole's comments. My question is answered. We are as stupid as the Left thinks we are.
Posted by: soothsayer at May 28, 2013 12:41 PM (+7i2c)


Bob Dole is not the Republican Party, he used to be.

Posted by: Decaf at May 28, 2013 12:44 PM (WAXiM)

276 not some
Torquemada out to silence the press


Torquemada believed his red hot pokers were doing God's work too.

Posted by: @PurpAv at May 28, 2013 12:45 PM (/gHaE)

277 "But for Attorney General Eric Holder, the gravity of the situation didn’t fully sink in until Monday morning when he read the Post’s front-page story, sitting at his kitchen table...."

Perhaps keeping a box of cornflakes handy at his deskwould help him not accidently shit all over the Constitution?

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 28, 2013 12:45 PM (b9fEe)

278 I wonder, if when Holder was reading the paper at his kitchen table, he glanced over at the empty chair next to him...

Posted by: HH at May 28, 2013 12:48 PM (XXwdv)

279 "La Costa Nostra?"

COSA ("thing") not costa.

LCN = "Our thing," or more loosely translated, "This thing of ours."

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at May 28, 2013 12:51 PM (7ObY1)

280
At first I liked Lamberth but he's become a rubber stamp for the DOJ. We don't need an autopen in his position.

Posted by: Ed Anger at May 28, 2013 12:57 PM (tOkJB)

281 If the prog/lib set told the LIV that the Kardashians thought destroying the country was hip, the LIV would be all for it.

Most presidents, no matter how bad they have been, would, if they had to fire a Holder, would replace him with an apolitical careerist. Our guy won't, wouldn't see any reason not to appoint another corrupt hack, and would know there's nothing anybody can do about it. Our guy is different from the preceding presidents, and he differs differently.

Posted by: Richard Aubrey at May 28, 2013 01:11 PM (dmbXR)

282
Has there ever been a Tyrant who saw themselves as the tyrant they were?
Has there ever been a criminal of any kind who didn't believe they were completely misunderstood and justified in what they did? IF only the accuser could see it from their point of view...
The most sickening thing about this whole thing is that Obama/Holder may get away with it all. Because they are black. Because.
We could well end freedom of the press because of white guilt over slavery.
Slave's revenge I guess.
Nobody wins if Holder and Obama are not held accountable for the concerted efforts to influence that election.

Posted by: petunia at May 28, 2013 01:24 PM (DAcBA)

283 Any statement about a black man that includes word kitchen is racist.

Posted by: no good deed at May 28, 2013 01:52 PM (mjR67)

284
Much as I despise Holder this Daniel Klaidman character is even worse.

I can’t believe he’s passing as a reporter. The article reads like an ad company’s press release.

The last paragraph is especially nauseating, especially this:

“But until then, Holder will be the judge—a little more experienced, and perhaps a little wiser.”


Barf!

Posted by: wyntre at May 28, 2013 01:59 PM (MrQiL)

285 Orin Kerr over at Volokh seems unimpressed by the "judge shopping" allegation/interpretation:

http://www.volokh.com/2013/05/28/notice-for-e-mail-warrants-and-the-james-rosen-case/

Posted by: Y-not at May 28, 2013 02:43 PM (5H6zj)

286 if his hubris was a mountain you could not climb it if superman was your sherpa

Posted by: anthony at May 28, 2013 03:02 PM (R0gfw)

287 Judge shopping or not, FBI Agent Reginald Reyes lied when he took it before the Federal Magistrate. Reyes evidently prepared the affidavit for the search warrant, then he lied when he implicated Rosen in a co-conspiracy that did not exist, facts relating to the alleged conspiracy, flight risk, etc, these were not merely embellishments, but outright lies.

Without these lies, I doubt any magistrate would have signed the search warrant and they (DOJ FBI) knew that. Not only does the case agent fill in the affidavit, but he also has to raise his right hand and swear the contents contained in the affidavit are true and correct to the best of his knowledge.
Agent Reyes gets his search warrant based on lies which were condoned by the DOJ and AG Holder himself since he had to sign off on it to begin with.
There is no doubt Eric Holder should be fired ASAP by Obama, that will not happen. He should be jailed for lying to congress.
Agent Reyes should be fired from the FBI, however I seriously doubt that will happen. Let an ordinary citizen lie to an FBI agent and that citizen will wind up in jail.
Obama and his corrupt administration are shaking apart the very seams of our Republic and most on the left do not seem to mind, what a sorry state of affairs our country is when about half the citizens are oblivious to what they are doing, or simply do not care and look the other way.

Posted by: dell temple at May 28, 2013 04:29 PM (nLi6F)

288 I find it rather obnoxious that Eric Holder used to work as a Defense Attorney for a few GITMO prisoners and now he's 'spying' on one of OUR reporters?!?!?! What ever happened to vetting an employer prior to hiring? Did Odrama know something we didn't know or was it just the fact that Holder represented some inmates that Odrama feels 'so sorry for'?
I also may, yes, I said 'may', have an answer as to why 'no one knows why Odrama wasn't notified by anyone regarding the phone taps, emails etc..... IT'S BECAUSE HE ALREADY KNEW ABOUT THEM!!!!!!

Posted by: Joanne9108 at May 29, 2013 05:22 AM (l6Pb6)






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