Unless you listen the the Teri O’Brien Show, or similar broadcasts dedicated to exposing the Left, you haven’t heard much, especially lately, about Operation Fast and Furious, Attorney General Eric Holder’s botched effort to create a gun-running crisis so that the Obama administration could ride to the rescue with more gun control laws. It’s been over a year since Border Agent Brian Terry was murdered by a Fast and Furious gun, and no government official has been held accountable, although Mr. Terry’s mother accurately referred to Holder as a “coward” and a “joke.” Eric Holder continues to stonewall requests for information from Cong. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), using the ridiculous excuse that he is investigating himself. Too bad Richard Nixon never thought of that. He learned the hard way, and his experience resulted in a political truism: it’s not the crime, it’s the coverup. Over the weekend, The Hill reported that Tea Party members in Speaker John Boehner’s home district are putting the heat on him to force Holder’s hand.
Now even some democrats won’t speak up for the President’s man. From the Daily Caller:
A spokesperson for Boren, a conservative Democrat who is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, said the congressman had “no comment” on whether he still has confidence in Holder.
This is the first time a Democrat has openly refused to support Holder as 120 congressmen, three senators, two sitting governors and all major GOP presidential candidates demand his resignation.
Boren was one of 31 Democrats who signed a letter to President Barack Obama on June 3, 2011, asking him to direct the Justice Department and Holder to provide all information and documents related to Fast and Furious to congressional investigators.
Obama and Holder have apparently ignored the request from Boren and his colleagues, and are still withholding more than 70,000 pages of lawfully subpoenaed documents from House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa and Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley. Holder has, however, provided the documents to the DOJ’s internal Office of the Inspector General.
The other 30 Democrats who signed that letter did not immediately respond to TheDC’s requests for comment.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi also didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about whether she continues to have confidence in Holder. It’s unclear if she does.
Holder’s conduct in office, from claiming a law that he admitted never reading was unconstitutional, to refusing to enforce voting rights laws against black defendants (and saying that those who criticize his racist handling of the case are demeaning “his people“), to his statement that America is “a nation of cowards” on the issue of race, has been an embarrassing disaster, and he deserves to be, at a minimum, fired, and possibly prosecuted.
Given Holder’s record, and with Obama’s approval rating tanking, it’s tempting to think that he will soon send Eric packing to some cushy ambassadorship thousands of miles away, at least until after the election. I don’t think so. Don’t underestimate the degree to which Barack Hussein Obama is fiercely committed to those who share not only his radical leftist, but also his racialist, point of view, particularly Eric Holder. He won’t let the Man tell him to fire an equally “historic” public official, at least not unless he’s absolutely convinced that he will lose the election unless he does so. For now, I’m sure he’s hoping to keep Holder in place to fight the voter ID laws that are might stop some of their voting blocks (illegals, dead people, dogs) from voting.
Ironically, he may be correct about that race coward accusation, since but for Barack Obama’s ability to skillfully exploit white guilt, he would never have been elected.