Holder: There’s no room for politics in justice

posted at 1:20 pm on June 21, 2011 by Jazz Shaw

Michael Goodwin catches Attorney General Eric Holder in an unscripted moment talking about the importance of keeping dirty, nasty old politics out of the judicial process. It’s an admirable sentiment, but sadly one which this administration has had a few… well, let us just say, “issues” living up to.

There he goes again.

“Politics has no place — no place — in the impartial and effective administration of justice,” Attorney General Eric Holder thundered last week. “Decisions about how, where and when to prosecute must be made by prosecutors, not politicians.”

As usual, Holder sees “politics” as the evil motive of any body who disagrees with him…

It’s a laughable idea, especially when you get a load of his audience. He was speaking to the American Constitution Society, which Politico describes as a “liberal lawyers’ group.” No politics there!

The case in question centers on two Iraqi nationals in Kentucky who are accused of participating in attacks on American troops in Iraq. Apparently, even after the epic failure of the administration in moving KSM’s trial to the Big Apple, Holder is moving to try them in civilian courts in the Bluegrass State.

Now, on the one hand, I can’t imagine these guys doing very well in a Kentucky court, but that doesn’t obviate the obvious problems we would run into if we start this entire circus all over again with new starring clowns. Besides, Holder may have bigger fish to fry in the near future in terms of politics and the inviolate rule of law. If he winds up having to go after some of his own department in the Gunwalker case, the real test of how true he is to ignoring partisan politics is yet to come.

Discuss.

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And he said this with a straight face?

coldwarrior on June 21, 2011 at 1:22 PM

ROFLMAO! LOL! LOL! Stop it, Eric! LOL! LOL! I…haha…guess you’ll be arresting yourself in the Fast and Furious probe!!! LOL! LOL!

cartooner on June 21, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Holder may have bigger fish to fry in the near future in terms of politics and the inviolate rule of law. If he winds up having to go after some of his own department in the Gunwalker case, the real test of how true he is to ignoring partisan politics is yet to come

or the NBPP case for that matter…

ted c on June 21, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Unless it works for me, that is

ding ding ding

Eric ‘everything is political’ Holder

cmsinaz on June 21, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Everything on the Left is “truth”, everything on the right is “political”.

JimK on June 21, 2011 at 1:26 PM

“Politics has no place — no place — in the impartial and effective administration of justice,”

When he says “politics” he means Republican politics. His view, the Democrat/Progressive view, is his default “norm” and therefore, not political.

I’m angry at myself for understanding this.

Fallon on June 21, 2011 at 1:27 PM

There is this threshold of self awareness that some people can move past in their partisanship after which they stop realizing that they are being partisan. It generally involves demonizing their opponents.

Count to 10 on June 21, 2011 at 1:27 PM

This preposterous remark is in line for “Whopper of the Year”

Just mind-boggling that this despicable political tool, perhaps the most politically corrupt and utterly incompetent Attorney General in the history of the country, feels confident enough with the press he cans say something like this and not fear mockery in the media from coast to coast.

novaculus on June 21, 2011 at 1:27 PM

Eric Holder is, without question, the most corrupt AG that I think has ever served in office. I think the only reason Obama keeps him where he is is because Holder truly fits the bill as being a useful idiot.

pilamaye on June 21, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Wow. Just wow.

Where do they FIND these “people?”

RedNewEnglander on June 21, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Black Panthers have no place in the quest for justice, Mr. Hypocrite.

search4truth on June 21, 2011 at 1:28 PM

This all part of the Obama plan to destroy the foundations of this country and replace it with a Marxist utopia.

csdeven on June 21, 2011 at 1:28 PM

JimK on June 21, 2011 at 1:26 PM

+1

cmsinaz on June 21, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Racism however, is a-ok.

Holder didnt prosecute the New Black Kittens due to skin color… so technically he is correct, though a criminal all the same.

And in the bizarre world of AA Cabinet hires, Holder just reopened the Civil Rights Division… which will privide “his people” cover for their blatant racism in policy and law making.

Good thing the wife has .000001% black on her side and we thought about farming one day.

Odie1941 on June 21, 2011 at 1:29 PM

and not fear mockery in the media from coast to coast.

novaculus on June 21, 2011 at 1:27 PM

he won’t get any flack from this lsm…

cmsinaz on June 21, 2011 at 1:30 PM

“My people…”

Seven Percent Solution on June 21, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Holder is successfully making Janet Reno appear highly competent.

cyclown on June 21, 2011 at 1:33 PM

The New Black Panther Party couldn’t be reached for comment.

Cicero43 on June 21, 2011 at 1:34 PM

“The lady doth protest too much…”

petefrt on June 21, 2011 at 1:35 PM

But ideology, no problem with that.

John Deaux on June 21, 2011 at 1:37 PM

The is no room for Holder at Justice.

zmdavid on June 21, 2011 at 1:38 PM

“My people…”

Seven Percent Solution on June 21, 2011 at 1:30 PM

yep. nice work.

ted c on June 21, 2011 at 1:39 PM

I can’t imagine these guys doing very well in a Kentucky court

Especially if Raylan Givens is assigned to that court…

I R A Darth Aggie on June 21, 2011 at 1:39 PM

Hey…

… I’ve got a great idea!

Let us elect Barack Hussein Obowma as President of the United States…!

… Who’s with me?!?!

Seven Percent Solution on June 21, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Cowards!

faraway on June 21, 2011 at 1:41 PM

The little smiley guy at the page bottom is scaring me

faraway on June 21, 2011 at 1:42 PM

The Department of Injustice.

kingsjester on June 21, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Sure Eric, Sure:

(Michelle Malkin) Reminder: Another zealot waiting in ATF wings

Insert witty screen name here on June 21, 2011 at 1:45 PM

He’s a criminal, pure and simple.

HomeoftheBrave on June 21, 2011 at 1:46 PM

ROFLMAO! LOL! LOL! Stop it, Eric! LOL! LOL! I…haha…guess you’ll be arresting yourself in the Fast and Furious probe!!! LOL! LOL!

cartooner on June 21, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Since “cartooner” said it all, I can just keep laughing at the absurdity of Eric Shabazz Holder — or his boss, Osama Obama, who is equally complicit in treasonous, America-hating activity — making such a ridiculous statement.

It’s a sad commentary that there are a few lib flatliners out there who will take such words at face value and continue to support the felons in the Obama regime.

MrScribbler on June 21, 2011 at 1:47 PM

First Obama, now Holder, claim to not be “political”.

99.9% of Obama and admin. are liars. It’s their entire MO.

Schadenfreude on June 21, 2011 at 1:47 PM

The is no room for Holder at Justice.

zmdavid on June 21, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Beg to disagree. Not sure if it’s 6×6 or 8×8, haven’t been in one in years but that’s where he belongs.

nwsseeker on June 21, 2011 at 1:48 PM

It’s a tough situation, but they do manage to squeeze in politics after filling up on racism.

Hening on June 21, 2011 at 1:49 PM

Beg to disagree. Not sure if it’s 6×6 or 8×8, haven’t been in one in years but that’s where he belongs.

nwsseeker on June 21, 2011 at 1:48 PM

or just a 2×4…./

ted c on June 21, 2011 at 1:51 PM

If we don’t take a stand now against the Left and fight them on every one of their fronts, if we can’t find a candidate with th stamina and fierceness to fight them on every front, we’re finished. These vermin need to be exposed and put away for a long time — they need to be exiled in humiliating disgrace from every hall of power they infect.

rrpjr on June 21, 2011 at 1:51 PM

or just a 2×4…./

ted c on June 21, 2011 at 1:51 PM

That’ll work as well.

nwsseeker on June 21, 2011 at 1:53 PM

The last few weeks, as the Obama administration’s stock has dropped through the floor with the realization that the capture of Osama Bin Ladin wasn’t enough to lift their popularity with the people, it seems like all their crookedness is getting second looks.

This looks like another thread pulled in their weave of corruption. I am fascinated by how incredibly criminal they’re ACTING.

This isn’t to make any statement about whether they’re actually stupid or corrupt- at least not really. My point is the between statements like this and the emerging mess with the buying of the financial sector in the WallStreet Dome Scandal, the lethal, incompetent and pathetic Gunwalker Fiasco and the ridiculously stupid push to some insane Constitutional “Ghadafigate Warped Powers Seration” Crisis – It seems like the entire administration is burning while Rome fiddles.

I actually think it’s almost at some sort of tipping point where the whole thing explodes into a giant freaking mess.

WashingtonsWake on June 21, 2011 at 1:56 PM

I won’t be happy until this thing is perp walked in an orange jumpsuit to GiTMO.

NTWR on June 21, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Holder: There’s no room for politics in justice

…and that’s why Eric Holder resigned today, and deported himself to Cuba.

/daydream>

landlines on June 21, 2011 at 1:58 PM

I won’t be happy until this thing is perp walked in an orange jumpsuit to GiTMO.

NTWR on June 21, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Along with Napolitano and higher.

Schadenfreude on June 21, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Holder isn’t going anywhere near “Gunwalker” because he’s probably involved.

GarandFan on June 21, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Eric Holder is, without question, the most corrupt AG that I think has ever served in office. I think the only reason Obama keeps him where he is is because Holder truly fits the bill as being a useful idiot.

pilamaye on June 21, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Yep, I see a frogmarch in the future of the idiot Holder.

slickwillie2001 on June 21, 2011 at 2:09 PM

The Wall Street Dome scandal won’t be touched either. And the impending Constitutional Crises with Obamney Care and War Power Seperation could actually end up requiring Justice Dept. Investigation and comment – I doubt he has any credibility to comment there either. It seems to me that the entire administration is just fray’ding away.

WashingtonsWake on June 21, 2011 at 2:11 PM

I wonder if someone in ATF will crack and release some revelatory emails, audio recordings or signed documents that push this up the foodchain a bit. The president going against his attorneys also suggests other cracks that might leak information to create Obama’s new Frogmarch Army

WashingtonsWake on June 21, 2011 at 2:13 PM

“Politics has no place — no place — in the impartial and effective administration of justice,” Attorney General Eric Holder thundered last week. “Decisions about how, where and when to prosecute must be made by prosecutors, not politicians.”

“Now, if you’ll excuse me, you cowardly, racist, imperialist crackers, I’ve got some polling place video footage that I need to ‘contextualize’ down the rabbit-hole. Peace!”

rvastar on June 21, 2011 at 2:17 PM

99.9% of Obama and admin. are liars. It’s their entire MO.

Schadenfreude on June 21, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Taqqiya?

NTWR on June 21, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Eric Holder. Making Janet Reno look good since 2009.

johnboy on June 21, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Discuss.

You mean, “disgust.”

disa on June 21, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Taqqiya?

NTWR on June 21, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Yes, libs and Muslims have a lot in common.

disa on June 21, 2011 at 3:08 PM

His words:

“Politics has no place — no place — in the impartial and effective administration of justice,” Attorney General Eric Holder thundered last week.”

His actions:

“Justice has no place — no place — in the impartial and effective administration of politics,” Attorney General Eric Holder thundered last week.”

mrt721 on June 21, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Black Panther case, totally not political in nature.

Nope.

Not at all.

ButterflyDragon on June 21, 2011 at 3:17 PM

I used to just call him Dick H______, but this is far better:

Weiner-Holder 2012

Sweet_Thang on June 21, 2011 at 3:29 PM

First Obama, now then Holder, claim to not be “political”.

Sweet_Thang on June 21, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Eric Holder is a disgrace.

Murf76 on June 21, 2011 at 3:43 PM

The current administration is delusional if they actually think people are going to believe this bullsh*t. We used to lock such people up, for their safety and ours. Now we elect them to high office…

Rusty Bill on June 21, 2011 at 3:48 PM

We used to lock such people up, for their safety and ours. Now we elect them to high office…

Rusty Bill on June 21, 2011 at 3:48 PM

…and exile them to Washington so they wont live in OUR neighborhood!!

landlines on June 21, 2011 at 4:02 PM

“Politics has no place — no place — in the impartial and effective administration of justice,”

Tell that to the Black Panthers you gave a pass to.

disa on June 21, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Holder: There’s no room for politics in justice

Shouldn’t the next line been, “Therefor I resign.”

Slowburn on June 21, 2011 at 5:46 PM

“Politics has no place — no place — in the impartial and effective administration of justice…”

Tell that to the Black Panthers you gave a pass to.

disa on June 21, 2011 at 5:20 PM

The idiot Holder reserves a speshul form of justice for “his people”.

slickwillie2001 on June 21, 2011 at 5:49 PM

It’s a laughable idea, especially when you get a load of his audience.

Go ahead and laugh….I’m grinding my teeth into little nubs.

Tim_CA on June 21, 2011 at 6:11 PM

I’ll bet the man actually believes what he says.

TimBuk3 on June 22, 2011 at 1:30 AM