Quotes of the day

posted at 10:49 pm on June 20, 2012 by Allahpundit

The Fast and Furious investigation has finally handed House Republicans a prize they’ve long sought: a legal smackdown of the Obama administration.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was able to show skeptical conservatives that his spine could stay stiff under pressure from President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder by locking arms with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on a contempt of Congress vote Wednesday. There was no daylight — at least publicly — between Boehner and Issa, a dynamic the White House was desperately seeking.

But the victories could come with a cost. House Republicans’ hot pursuit of Holder doesn’t exactly line up with Mitt Romney’s message, which he wants to keep focused on the economy. And Obama’s campaign wants to tie Romney to what he considers an extreme Republican majority…

“I didn’t want this to be a campaign issue,” Chaffetz told POLITICO in an interview, “but it should go to the courts right away. What are we waiting for? We’ve been waiting since December 2010. There are those that think it’s taken too long to get to June 2012.”

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Unfortunately, Chairman Issa has rejected all of these efforts to reach a reasonable accommodation. Instead, he has chosen to use his authority to take an extraordinary, unprecedented and entirely unnecessary action, intended to provoke an avoidable conflict between Congress and the Executive Branch. This divisive action does not help us fix the problems that led to this operation or previous ones and it does nothing to make any of our law enforcement agents safer. It’s an election-year tactic intended to distract attention — and, as a result — has deflected critical resources from fulfilling what remains my top priority at the Department of Justice: Protecting the American people…

The American people deserve better. That is why, I will remain focused on, and committed to, the Justice Department’s mission to protect the rights, safety, and best interests of my fellow citizens and to stand by my brave colleagues in law enforcement.

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Chairman Issa should file suit in federal court in DC and seek expedited action. There is no need for Senate action. The use of this procedure has been acknowledged by the Congressional Research Service in a 2007 study. Further, a privilege log should be sought by Issa and ordered produced immediately by the court, in camera inspection done promptly by the judge, and a final order entered compelling production of all documents for which no legitimate reason justifies Executive Privilege.

Yes, some documents may be covered by EP, but the blanket attachment of that label flouts the law and the Constitution, and harms the legitimate assertion of EP by Presidents of either party in the future. The Constitution is far too important to be subject to the caprice of this President and an AG who, on its face, wants to be free from scrutiny about why he testified falsely before a Committee of Congress.

Executive Privilege is a very important implied executive power, used in various forms since the presidency of George Washington. Therefore, it’s misuse and abuse, to cover-up wrongdoing, conceal embarrassing information, or advance a political agenda, diminishes the ability of future presidents to assert it legitimately.

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“It’s clear that this is nothing more than a political witch hunt to distract from the fact that Republicans in Congress have no interest in focusing on what we need to focus on, which is jobs and the economy,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”…

Wasserman Schultz … claimed Republicans were taking advantage of the issue to distract from voting on two major pieces of legislation this summer involving transportation and student loan interest rates.

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Even with his fawning press, [President Obama] will pay a price for this one. He knows this, meaning that the documents now to be withheld must be dynamite. They have to show either that Holder knew what was going on with Fast and Furious and approved it, or that he directly committed perjury in his Congressional testimony, or both. I just can’t see any other explanation for such a risky move.

Wasn’t the Washington Post just covering big time the 40th anniversary of Watergate? I wonder how much coverage this one will get.

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President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege in the “Fast and Furious” scandal is the latest in a series of recent reminders that an incumbent president is not to be underestimated. He has substantial powers at his disposal, even when he’s wounded by a sluggish economy…

It goes in line with the president’s unilateral expansion of his discretionary authority in immigration cases, the undeclared cyber war against Iran, or the use of drones in attacks on terrorist targets, even U.S. citizens. Congress has ceded power to the White House in the last 30 years, and Republican and Democratic presidents have not hesitated to exploit the situation. In an election year, as Mitt Romney is discovering, an incumbent like Obama can stage an impressive display of presidential forcefulness…

The Republicans want more documents. It is a slow summer on Capitol Hill. A farm bill counts as major legislation. The House Republicans will take advantage of Obama’s claim of privilege to shake their fists in fury, and fill the Congressional Record with savage innuendo. But unless they bend, they’re not getting the documents.

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Brown, earlier in the segment, had already accused Issa of “leading a lynch-like mob” against Holder.

Holder made the same accusation in December. “This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him,” Holder told the New York Times, “both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.”

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Dang, I just partied too hard in the 80s. I swear I’ve forgotten more songs/groups than I remember.

Good tune.

4Grace on June 21, 2012 at 3:23 AM

lolz..Pretty much sums it up for a lot of us!!..:)

PS..Good tune Axe..:)

Dire Straits on June 21, 2012 at 3:30 AM

Dang, I just partied too hard in the 80s. I swear I’ve forgotten more songs/groups than I remember.

What 70′s for me I’m afraid.

Bmore on June 21, 2012 at 3:32 AM

I still have no idea what this song was about.

Axe on June 21, 2012 at 3:26 AM

I also played this one way too much.

4Grace on June 21, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Axe on June 21, 2012 at 3:26 AM

Almost as confusing as this one..Do you know what this is??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on June 21, 2012 at 3:35 AM

3:33 Time to turn in.

Good Night All.

Bmore on June 21, 2012 at 3:37 AM

4Grace on June 21, 2012 at 3:26 AM

Two thumbs up for Cheap Trick..Awesome!..:)

Dire Straits on June 21, 2012 at 3:37 AM

Night Bmore!

Axe on June 21, 2012 at 3:37 AM

Check that 3:37

Bmore on June 21, 2012 at 3:37 AM

Night, B!

4Grace on June 21, 2012 at 3:38 AM

4Grace on June 21, 2012 at 3:33 AM

I thought this one was their best!..:)

Dire Straits on June 21, 2012 at 3:39 AM

Bmore on June 21, 2012 at 3:37 AM

Later..Enjoyed it!..:)

PS..Good tune..:)

Dire Straits on June 21, 2012 at 3:41 AM

I thought this one was their best!..:)

Dire Straits on June 21, 2012 at 3:39 AM

Yes! Good one. Most of their stuff was simple, yet very catchy. IMO

4Grace on June 21, 2012 at 3:42 AM

4Grace on June 21, 2012 at 3:26 AM

Two thumbs up for Cheap Trick..Awesome!..:)

Dire Straits on June 21, 2012 at 3:37 AM

I know. And isn’t it interesting that 4Grace linked the opening act and not the marquee? Hmmmm …. maybe History hath been making quiet judgements? :)

Though, at the time, I was “waiting for a girl like you” more or less constantly :) I was also a jukebox hero more than I’m going to admit.

I wore this out, too.

Axe on June 21, 2012 at 3:45 AM

One more tune and I’m off to bed.

Night!!

4Grace on June 21, 2012 at 3:47 AM

night 4Grace!

Axe on June 21, 2012 at 3:50 AM

I wore this out, too.

Axe on June 21, 2012 at 3:45 AM

Oh, yeah. I wore out their first few albums (actually 8-tracks. LOL)

That was one of those mandatory “windows down at all times” while playing Rush at full volume. AND singing along. :)

4Grace on June 21, 2012 at 3:52 AM

Night, Axe.
Night, Dire.

4Grace on June 21, 2012 at 3:52 AM

Axe on June 21, 2012 at 3:45 AM

Moving Pictures LP was classic..Awesome song..Great drum solo!..:)

Dire Straits on June 21, 2012 at 3:56 AM

4Grace on June 21, 2012 at 3:52 AM

Later..Enjoyed it!..:)

PS..We will spin PG some other day!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 21, 2012 at 3:57 AM

*lol — I could totally do that job. Johnny who?

Axe on June 21, 2012 at 3:58 AM

Axe on June 21, 2012 at 3:57 AM

Awesome tune..:)

PS..Later..Enjoyed it!..:)

Dire Straits on June 21, 2012 at 4:00 AM

I’ll follow you out. It’s your fault it’s 3 in the morning, you know. It was that **** Twisted Sister that busted my night :)

Night Dire.

Axe on June 21, 2012 at 4:03 AM

wow, and here I thought you were one of the more intelligent ones around here

DBear on June 20, 2012 at 11:34 PM

I understand that you’re incapable of answering rationally, but I’ll ask anyway because it’s fun to: why do you believe it is that Leftists like you are so joyless and disconnected from good humor?

Since I’m at it, I’ll also ask you, do you believe that Brian Terry’s and Jaime Zapata’s families, and the ATF agents’ union, are suffering from the “fake outrage” Rachel Maddow speaks of regarding the F&F scandal?

Bizarro No. 1 on June 21, 2012 at 4:52 AM

The “ATF agents’ union” I mentioned is more precisely called the National Border Patrol Council…

Bizarro No. 1 on June 21, 2012 at 5:11 AM

And these same folks like Rachael Maddow will shortly find themselves bemoaning the terrible polarization in this nation that Bush caused….
What absolute degenerate people those media leftists are. They are the Trojan horse wordsmiths united against America as a free nation.

Don L on June 21, 2012 at 5:33 AM

In an election year, as Mitt Romney is discovering, an incumbent like Obama can stage an impressive display of presidential forcefulness…

Just imagine how “forceful” he’d be if he was reelected and didn’t have to worry about his poll numbers and campaign funding.

Flora Duh on June 21, 2012 at 6:19 AM

Morning Moaning Joe watchers.
Can you believe it? I have NEVER seen such an obvious plan probably hatched hours ago to completely white-wash “Fast and Furious”. John Heilemann and Joe Scarborough are disgusting feigning that they have “no idea” what this is all about.

Willie Geist’s conscious seems to have gotten the best of him and FINALLY raised his head long enough to say “the agent’s name who was killed was Brian Terry” before looking down at his feet again.

Watch their repeat of the opening segment for 15 minutes if you could stomach it at 7 am central. Your jaw will drop.

Willie Geist just might be fired for veering off script.

Marcus on June 21, 2012 at 6:21 AM

OmahaConservative on June 20, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Praying for a complete and speedy recovery for your friend OC.

Flora Duh on June 21, 2012 at 6:24 AM

GoodMorning peeps,according to MJ,
all Sting Operations do go bad….
….uh huh!!

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 6:26 AM

Three pages of “comments” about music ?

Come on people. Can we stick to the topic?

stenwin77 on June 21, 2012 at 6:41 AM

Marcus on June 21, 2012 at 6:21 AM

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 6:26 AM

Something these talking heads seem to be avoiding:

WHO authorized Operation Fast and Furious?

WHAT was the intended purpose of the operation?

WHEN did the boy king first learn of the operation?

WHY would the boy king invoke executive privilege if he and Holder have nothing to hide?

Flora Duh on June 21, 2012 at 6:41 AM

My take.

kingsjester on June 21, 2012 at 6:43 AM

Marcus on June 21, 2012 at 6:21 AM

holy macaronies…..they must have gotten an email from Valerie…not know what F & F was all about????i can see the rest of the crew but not Joe himself, what an idiot

DESPICABLE

thanks for taking the 1st segment for us….
___________________________________________________

morning to you and canopfor and flora

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 6:44 AM

Three pages of “comments” about music ?

Come on people. Can we stick to the topic?

stenwin77 on June 21, 2012 at 6:41 AM

Nope. Never have on QOTD. Kwitcher’bitchin…

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 6:45 AM

kingsjester on June 21, 2012 at 6:43 AM

KJ, i knew you wouldn’t let us down, another good one…read it folks

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 6:46 AM

The Headlines from MJ!
_______________________

C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition
Published: June 21, 2012

WASHINGTON — A small number of C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey, helping allies decide which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and Arab intelligence officers.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/world/middleeast/cia-said-to-aid-in-steering-arms-to-syrian-rebels.html?pagewanted=all

Blacks Miss Out as Jobs Rebound in New York City
Published: June 20, 2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/nyregion/blacks-miss-out-as-jobs-rebound-in-new-york-city.html

Holder’s Many Privileges
Obama invokes the arguments of the Bush Justice Department.
June 20, 2012, 7:26 p.m. ET

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303768104577462361786619208.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

Fed Warns of Risk to Economy
Central Bank Extends Bid to Lower Long-Term Rates, Stands Poised to Do More
Updated June 21, 2012, 12:28 a.m. ET

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304765304577478580861436906.html?mod=WSJ_economy_LEADStoryTop

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 6:47 AM

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 6:46 AM

Thank you, ma’am. O/T: I wrote one on SCOTUS this morning.

kingsjester on June 21, 2012 at 6:48 AM

The Perils of Palin……idiot JS!!

Avoiding the perils of Palin
By JOE SCARBOROUGH | 6/20/12 10:39 AM EDT
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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77634.html

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 6:51 AM

what a crock….john heilman says that the lsm wouldn’t palinize a rob portman or a tim pawlenty, they would be safe picks…

PUHLEEZE, it doesn’t matter who mitt picks, they are going to get palinized big time….

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 6:51 AM

If they say that they’re “safe” picks…we don’t want ‘em.

kingsjester on June 21, 2012 at 6:52 AM

cmsinaz: Morning. I was SO furious watching that segment. You must see Scarborough and Hielemann acting like they’ve never heard of it.

Gee, you’d think they just might play extended clips of that Republican South Carolina Congressman on the committee who laid it all out perfectly.

That bald goon Jon Hielemann who is supposed to be some expert on everything politics and he happily sits there and plays completely stupid. What a hack you are.

Marcus on June 21, 2012 at 6:53 AM

kingsjester on June 21, 2012 at 6:48 AM

excellent, going there now…

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 6:51 AM

dear leader’s little gop puppet

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 6:53 AM

kingsjester on June 21, 2012 at 6:43 AM

Nailed it again KJ.

Marcus and cmsinaz of course they’re going to act as if this is all “news” to them.

How else are they going to explain to their dumbed-down viewing audience (present company excluded) why they haven’t reported on an investigation of this magnitude that’s been going on for over a year?

Flora Duh on June 21, 2012 at 6:53 AM

kingsjester on June 21, 2012 at 6:52 AM

yup

Marcus on June 21, 2012 at 6:53 AM

infuriating….i’ll try to listen in at the 8am hour

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 6:55 AM

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 6:26 AM

Something these talking heads seem to be avoiding:

WHO authorized Operation Fast and Furious?

WHAT was the intended purpose of the operation?

WHEN did the boy king first learn of the operation?

WHY would the boy king invoke executive privilege if he and Holder have nothing to hide?

Flora Duh on June 21, 2012 at 6:41 AM

Flora Duh:GoodMorning,all good points!:)

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Flora Duh on June 21, 2012 at 6:53 AM

good point, learning it along with the rest of their lackeys…

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 6:56 AM

Flora Duh on June 21, 2012 at 6:53 AM

Like libfree and our other Trolls, they’re shoveling as fast as they can, ma’am.

kingsjester on June 21, 2012 at 6:56 AM

Marcus on June 21, 2012 at 6:53 AM

infuriating….i’ll try to listen in at the 8am hour

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 6:55 AM

cmsinaz:Excuses OverLoad,and GoodMorning:)

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 6:57 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/opinion/a-pointless-partisan-fight.html?_r=1&hp

NYT fails to mention Brian Terry or 200 dead Mexicans. Casts REpublicans as merely looking for a fight.

sad

ted c on June 21, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Who wrote this crappy apologetic post anyway?

Barf!

Sherman1864 on June 21, 2012 at 6:58 AM

ICYMI, Michelle Malkin is coming up during the next hour of Fox & Friends. 7 a.m. I believe.

Flora Duh on June 21, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Ugh,my manners,GoodMorning Marcus,KJ,
and stenwin77:)

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 6:59 AM

Howdy, canopfor!

kingsjester on June 21, 2012 at 7:00 AM

KJ-good one on scotus…
Flora Duh on June 21, 2012 at 6:41 AM

Flora Duh:GoodMorning,all good points!:)

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 6:55 AM

that would mean they would actually have to report the news…

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 6:57 AM

gotta defend dear leader

ted c on June 21, 2012 at 6:58 AM

gotta defend dear leader

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 7:01 AM

oopsie on the blockquotes….

*gets a cup of coffee*

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 7:02 AM

Flora Duh on June 21, 2012 at 6:58 AM

she did an awesome job on hannity last night

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Who wrote this crappy apologetic post anyway?

Barf!

Sherman1864 on June 21, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Good morning sunshine!

If you’re not familiar with QOTD, Allahpundit tirelessly & courageously scours the innerwebz searching out snippets of articles from various sources.

He then, with his own widdle hands, assembles them all together in one thread so people like you can get your jolly’s by calling them “crappy apologetic post.”

Aren’t you going to thank him for it?

Flora Duh on June 21, 2012 at 7:04 AM

NYT fails to mention Brian Terry or 200 dead Mexicans. Casts REpublicans as merely looking for a fight.

sad

ted c on June 21, 2012 at 6:58 AM

ted c: The Progressives are circling the MSM Wagons around
Hopey and Holder-Holding Out:)

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Is Holder still trying to protect his butt-buddy, the Sleezy-Preezy, or has he figured out yet that he’s the only one looking at jail time? Has Holder received a promise (cough, cough, spit) from Turdboy that he will get a presidential pardon after the election? Something is keeping him loyal and it damned sure isn’t “honor”.

SKYFOX on June 21, 2012 at 7:07 AM

Syrian fighter jet lands in Jordan
Posted June 21, 2012 20:43:48
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Map: Syrian Arab Republic
A Syrian fighter jet made an emergency landing at a military air base in neighbouring Jordan on Thursday, a government official said.(More…)

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-21/syrian-jet-makes-emergency-landing-in-jordan/4085176

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:08 AM

ted c: The Progressives are circling the MSM Wagons around
Hopey and Holder-Holding Out:)

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:04 AM

The best part is that if the MFM and Progressives had just let this go through a regular set of news cycles back when it was breaking and didn’t try to cover for Obama/Holder then it would be OVER BY NOW. By trying to run out the clock they ran it out to summer, the perfect time for Congressional theater as nothing else is really on to capture an audience.

Amazing that anyone thought this one was going away. Unlike Watergate it has a body count. And unlike the Lewinsky affair the stains from this one are in blood.

ajacksonian on June 21, 2012 at 7:09 AM

Update: Syrian state television named the pilot as Colonel Hassan Hamada – @Reuters

Submitted 4 mins ago by editor

Syrian pilot of MiG-21 fighter jet asks for political asylum in Jordan, government minister says – @Reuters

Submitted 7 mins ago by editor

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:11 AM

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Good morning and thank you.

kingsjester on June 21, 2012 at 6:56 AM

Of course, they all get their talking points from the same place.

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 7:04 AM

I rarely watch Hannity. I’m pretty sure I can find a video of her appearance at The Right Scoop, I’ll have to check it out.

Flora Duh on June 21, 2012 at 7:15 AM

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:04 AM

yes indeedy

ajacksonian on June 21, 2012 at 7:09 AM

+1

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 7:15 AM

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:11 AM

whoa

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 7:16 AM

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:04 AM
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The best part is that if the MFM

jacksonian on June 21, 2012 at 7:09 AM

jacksonian:Lol,Mother F Media!

Good point,no smok’n cigars,and IBD nails it!:)
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Obama’s Executive Privilege Has The Stench Of Cover-Up
Posted 06/20/2012 07:01 PM ET
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http://news.investors.com/article/615584/201206201901/obama-asserts-fast-and-furious-executive-privilege.htm

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:19 AM

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 6:45 AM

Wow. I was moderated…

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:20 AM

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 6:51 AM

dear leader’s little gop puppet

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 6:53 AM

cmisinaz:The Last of the Gullible,er,Faithful!:)

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:21 AM

Thanks for the prayers, everyone…

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:22 AM

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:22 AM

keep us posted

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 7:24 AM

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:20 AM

b******. :O

Lime in the Coconut on June 21, 2012 at 7:24 AM

Wow. I was moderated…

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:20 AM

OmahaConservative:*Looks around*,*turns on Anti-Radar unit*,
*sets up Ban Hammer Scramble Device*

———————————:)

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:24 AM

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:19 AM

good linky

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:21 AM

heh

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 7:24 AM

Today just might be the day that ObamaCare get’s struck down! The SCOTUS likes to roll out big news on Thursdays. I’m hoping that the game changes (for the better) once again today.

MJBrutus on June 21, 2012 at 7:24 AM

keep us posted

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 7:24 AM

Very frustrating to not be able to visit. Wish I could think of something to do for his wife June. He did get up and walk yesterday…

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:26 AM

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:11 AM

whoa

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 7:16 AM

cmsinaz:Can you imagine the Jordanians Air-Force thoughts!:)

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:26 AM

Syrian pilot of MiG-21 fighter jet asks for political asylum in Jordan, government minister says – @Reuters

Submitted 7 mins ago by editor

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:11 AM

My plane! — I think it’s out of gas or something. The windshield wiper. Can’t hear you — crrrrsssrrrsss — radio seems — crkkkkkssssss — broken. Will have to land in Jordan. Happen to have suitcase, so should be fine.

Lime in the Coconut on June 21, 2012 at 7:26 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/opinion/a-pointless-partisan-fight.html?_r=1&hp

NYT fails to mention Brian Terry or 200 dead Mexicans. Casts REpublicans as merely looking for a fight.

sad

ted c on June 21, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Byron York just sent a tweet contrasting the article you linked to with this NYT editorial from 2007:

Defying the Imperial Presidency

Here’s the last paragraph.

It is not too late for President Bush to spare the country the trauma, and himself the disgrace, of this particular constitutional showdown. There is a simple way out. He should direct Ms. Miers and Mr. Bolten to provide Congress with the information to which it is entitled.

Flora Duh on June 21, 2012 at 7:27 AM

Over the long haul the biased and politically aligned MFM has done a great service to the Right by acting as fierce pitbulls to its politicians and attacking them on everything. The weak and incapable get slowly weeded out and those with stronger heart and commitment take their place.

Their protection and lack of scrutiny on the Left has allowed it to degenerate so that any sort of action be it personal or political gets accepted which lowers the standard of acceptability and puts softer, weaker and less capable individuals in the forefront as their ‘leaders’ and rank’n’file.

By not doing their job you won’t see the likes of Tip O’Neill ever again. Nor an LBJ-like figure when he was in Congress, not President. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have no stronger people behind them on the back bench to replace them. While on the Right we cannot but wait for the removal of Boehner and Mitchell to get some people with strong convictions and knowledge of the process into place to start doing the job that Congress is given to do.

Protecting Obama and Holder is just the tip of an iceberg of the unfit, the uncaring, and those who just do not have the intelligence to actually be effective in anything but destruction and decay. You cannot cure stupid. But you can vote it out of office. The March of the Leftist Morons is about to end and, unlike zombies, they don’t even know enough to search for brains.

ajacksonian on June 21, 2012 at 7:29 AM

when asked by moaning joke to take an “objective” view of fast and furious, john heilman took the reins. what a diffuse and meaningless rant this supposed scribe laid out.

they truly are apologists for the white house. to them its just a “botched” operation.

renalin on June 21, 2012 at 7:29 AM

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:26 AM

that’s good…i hear ya though,prayers are the first step for sure,

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 7:31 AM

Today just might be the day that ObamaCare get’s struck down! The SCOTUS likes to roll out big news on Thursdays. I’m hoping that the game changes (for the better) once again today.

MJBrutus on June 21, 2012 at 7:24 AM

MJBrutus:Either Hopey Care,or ruling on Arizona Immigration!
And,GoodMorning:)
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http://www.scotusblog.com/

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:32 AM

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:26 AM

hmmmm

Flora Duh on June 21, 2012 at 7:27 AM

dang hypocrites…shameful

renalin on June 21, 2012 at 7:29 AM

did they mention bush or election year ploy?

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 7:33 AM

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:11 AM

My plane! — I think it’s out of gas or something. The windshield wiper. Can’t hear you — crrrrsssrrrsss — radio seems — crkkkkkssssss — broken. Will have to land in Jordan. Happen to have suitcase, so should be fine.

Lime in the Coconut on June 21, 2012 at 7:26 AM

Lime in the Coconut:Lol,I wonder why his destination wasn’t Isreal!:)

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:35 AM

For those that might not have MSNBC Channel,heres da Online Streaming
Linky!

http://www.zahistation.com/watch-msnbc-news-live

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:37 AM

That is why, I will remain focused on, and committed to, the Justice Department’s mission to protect the rights, safety, and best interests of my fellow citizens (as long as they’re black) and to stand by my brave colleagues in law enforcement (as long as they’re not Border Patrol or ICE agents).

Fixed it for you, Holder.

AZCoyote on June 21, 2012 at 7:38 AM

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:37 AM

Thanks good bud. I ditched Cox Cable because of your linky to FNC via Zahi last year…

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:40 AM

they truly are apologists for the white house. to them its just a “botched” operation.

renalin on June 21, 2012 at 7:29 AM

More than that, a local Dem pundit here hopped on the “witch hunt” theme and declared that the only reason why the GOP did this was because they are so desperate to have something to attack Obama on during this election they have to pull the trigger on contempt charges because Obama is so squeaky clean.

Nevermind this election is about the economy and not the character of the jug-eared Kenyan. Nevermind this does distract from the election. It was the right thing for the GOP to do no matter what the fools on MSNBC think. I don’t know how anybody can watch that crap and according to their ratings I am not alone in that emotion.

Happy Nomad on June 21, 2012 at 7:41 AM

Joe Scarborough is comical thinking when he has something important to say he has to scream it. What a lout. You know everybody there hates him.

If Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich were the nominee you know Joe would go on and on and on and on what a brilliant politician Mitt Romney was and what a devastating lost opportunity for the Republicans he wasn’t nominated.

Marcus on June 21, 2012 at 7:41 AM

just heard a caller on bill bennet’s show…..

the only dead people that the dems care about are the ones that vote

PERFECT

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 7:42 AM

Lime in the Coconut:Lol,I wonder why his destination wasn’t Isreal!:)

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Because Israel might not have taken the chance that he wasn’t playing some con and looking for a chance to drop a payload over their country perhaps. Being shot down on your way to defect would have to suck.

Betenoire on June 21, 2012 at 7:43 AM

Marcus on June 21, 2012 at 7:41 AM

yepper

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 7:44 AM

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:37 AM

Thanks good bud. I ditched Cox Cable because of your linky to FNC via Zahi last year…

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:40 AM

OmahaConservative:Good stuff,when we switched internet/tv provider,
I lost it as well:)

While I’m at it,heres Online Radio,and all
talk/conservative talk,and every thing else!:)

http://tunein.com/

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:44 AM

200-300 Mexicans killed, 2 American Law Enforcement Agencies…and the Libs are treating like some political dirty trick.

Their hypocrisy knows no bounds.

kingsjester on June 21, 2012 at 7:45 AM

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Because Israel might not have taken the chance that he wasn’t playing some con and looking for a chance to drop a payload over their country perhaps. Being shot down on your way to defect would have to suck.

Betenoire on June 21, 2012 at 7:43 AM

Betenoire:Fully agree,the Syrian jet probably would’ve got near
Isreal by 100 miles,and I wouldn’t blame Isreal,if they
took him out!

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:47 AM

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:44 AM

Kewl. Bookmarked…

OmahaConservative on June 21, 2012 at 7:47 AM

http://tunein.com/

canopfor on June 21, 2012 at 7:44 AM

Love that link! Thanks!

Lime in the Coconut on June 21, 2012 at 7:50 AM

color me surprised, the arizona republic editorial calling out holder and dear leader on this little executive privilege sideshow…

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 7:50 AM

Their hypocrisy knows no bounds.

kingsjester on June 21, 2012 at 7:45 AM

indeed

cmsinaz on June 21, 2012 at 7:51 AM

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