Yep: Eric Holder to stay on as Obama’s attorney general

posted at 1:01 pm on November 13, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

For a moment there, I was tempted to write that I am flabbergasted by the level of brazen contemptuousness that Obama & Friends somehow rarely fail to display, but on second thought, no — hardly anything that they do surprises me anymore. They do this stuff all the time: Instead of gently learning their lessons and backing away from mistakes, failures, and consequences, they just forge right on ahead with them, audaciously plowing through like nothing is the matter, so we’re all eventually forced to stop being outraged and just get on with it. Billions of taxpayer dollars lost on the government’s venture-socialist, crony “investments” in green energy? More, please! Trillions in stimulus over four years giving us the same unemployment rate we started with, but after countless more joined the welfare rolls? We clearly just haven’t spent enough. Mind-numbing mismanagement (and that’s just what we’ve been able to prove it was) from the leader of the Department of Justice leads to the deaths of at least two Americans and countless Mexicans? He deserves a second shot, obviously.

Anybody else might have just the tiniest inkling of shame and use the opportunity of typical second-term cabinet reshuffling as an opportunity to just bow out gracefully, but no — no quitting while they’re behind for these guys. The NY Post reports:

President Obama is holding on to Eric Holder as the nation’s top law-enforcement official, The Post has learned.

The newly re-elected president asked his controversial attorney general to stay for the second term, and Holder has agreed despite enduring a firestorm of criticism from Republican lawmakers.

“I don’t know if everyone in the White House wants him [Holder] to stay, but the important guy does, and that’s all that matters,” said one person briefed on the matter.

So not only is President Obama considering pretty much promoting Ambassador Susan Rice to Secretary of State after they sent her out to spin tall tales about “videos” and “spontaneous protests” after four Americans died in the 9/11/12 attacks in Benghazi (although, perhaps that level of committed dutifulness is precisely what Obama’s looking for), but now he’s re-upping the tenure of an attorney general who has — at best – proven his utter incompetence in running his department and that he somehow managed to stay miraculously uninformed about major but apparently pointless and ill-conceived gunwalking operations. Why don’t you just give America a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it, while you’re at it?


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It is easier to burn documents when you have the keys to the office.

esnap on November 13, 2012 at 2:11 PM

It looks like Holder has become the new J. Edgar Hoover. Just how many files does he have on political foes?

SC.Charlie on November 13, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Probably staying on to investigate 2012 voter fraud.

BKeyser on November 13, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Forget Fast and Furious……… Forget the Benghazi debacle that occurred on September 11, 2012. Sexual indiscretions trump the real serious matters all the time.

SC.Charlie on November 13, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Do you always contradict yourself this way?

Chip on November 13, 2012 at 1:39 PM

in your head? all the time.

sesquipedalian on November 13, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Huh?

No you’re not even making sense.

Okay genius – explain how the trends Aren’t towards national decline.

Start with how we’re not heading towards bankruptcy with trillion dollar deficits.

Then explain how everything is going to be OKAY with entitlements.

And finally explain how reaming the rich will ever skyrocketing taxes won’t destroy the economy.

Explain that please – we’re all ears.

Chip on November 13, 2012 at 1:23 PM

we’re not anywhere close to bankruptcy. deficits don’t matter. entitlements will be reformed.

sesquipedalian on November 13, 2012 at 1:29 PM

What’s the problem – can’t you explain this?

entitlements will be reformed

Really? Why bother since ‘we’re not anywhere close to bankruptcy.’

Chip on November 13, 2012 at 2:18 PM

There’s an entire social justice agenda, black preference agenda, and several coverups to shove right up our asses, still. Anyone who thought Holder was walking away from that is a moron.

rayra on November 13, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Ah, ending with a reference to “Princess Bride.” Awesome.

BigWillieStyles on November 13, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Who IS that goofy Sesquip fool?

Nana on November 13, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Criminals have to stay together i guess..this is freaking insane..if there was truly any justice with this administration, both Obama and especially Holder would of been impeached or in jail by now

sadsushi on November 13, 2012 at 2:31 PM

sesquipedalian on November 13, 2012 at 1:15 PM

spare everyone the clueless act.

Christien on November 13, 2012 at 1:21 PM

sesquipedalian on November 13, 2012 at 1:40 PM

you’re not even making sense.

Chip on November 13, 2012 at 2:18 PM

It’s not an act.

farsighted on November 13, 2012 at 2:38 PM

deficits don’t matter

sesquipedalian on November 13, 2012 at 1:29 PM

There’s that problem Obama worshipers have with basic math again.

Trillion plus dollar “deficits don’t matter, other than to the people who loan the money to finance them who may not be paid back or who may be paid back in highly inflated dollars, and other than to the people who have to pay interest on all the debt and who will have try to pay it back without having their own expenses and investments highly inflated, no they don’t matter.

Obviously Weimar Germany had the right idea. Just keep printing more money to finance debt and deficits. All will work out well in the end.

And if they don’t matter why bother raises taxes on anyone? And why bother trying to control spending? Because “deficits don’t matter”.

farsighted on November 13, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Does everyone realize that Obama is likely to nominate Eric Holder to fill the next Supreme Court vacancy?

xstatic on November 13, 2012 at 3:13 PM

sesquipedalian on November 13, 2012 at 1:15 PM

spare everyone the clueless act.

Christien on November 13, 2012 at 1:21 PM

sesquipedalian on November 13, 2012 at 1:40 PM

you’re not even making sense.

Chip on November 13, 2012 at 2:18 PM

It’s not an act.

farsighted on November 13, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Yeah, I should of guessed that after the first couple of responses.

Chip on November 13, 2012 at 3:16 PM

He has to stay to be in charge of giving Mexicans a lot of money in their wrongful death lawsuits as a result of Fast and Furious.

Fleuries on November 13, 2012 at 3:21 PM

It’s not an act.

farsighted on November 13, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Of course it isn’t. But we’re just going along with it, because that makes it all the funnier when rogerb zings ‘em but good.

Christien on November 13, 2012 at 3:23 PM

It’s good to know that the Chief Law Breaker of the country will remain in place instead of even trying to get a Chief Law Enforcement Officer.

Pardonme on November 13, 2012 at 3:57 PM

It doesn’t matter if Holder stays on. Whoever Obama would have put in his place would have been just as bad or worse.

RebeccaH on November 13, 2012 at 4:06 PM

What’s the point of caring anymore? The complicit media won’t hold Obama and his administration accountable for anything. I bet Obama could kill a citizen in broad daylight with plenty of video and the media would still cover it up for him.

kagai on November 13, 2012 at 4:08 PM

I won.

Sincerely,

B.Obama

Wyznowski on November 13, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Mafioso’s will never let their consiglieres leave. Too many family secrets to protect.

Sugar Land on November 13, 2012 at 4:19 PM

I bet Obama could kill a citizen in broad daylight with plenty of video and the media would still cover it up for him.

kagai on November 13, 2012 at 4:08 PM

You may have forgotten that Obama already has license to do that via his kill list.

a capella on November 13, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Anarchy. Lawlessness.

tom daschle concerned on November 13, 2012 at 4:48 PM

The newly re-elected president asked his controversial attorney general to stay for the second term,…

Controversial? Good Lord, the man is a disaster.

scalleywag on November 13, 2012 at 1:41 PM

You seem to forget that he’s not controversial at all to 51% of voters. He’s heroic and brave and steely — and even better, the Rethuglicans can’t touch him because of his race.

KS Rex on November 13, 2012 at 5:04 PM

“…with liberty and justice…”for my people.” –E. Holder

onlineanalyst on November 13, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Jill Kelly spent last summer at Martha’s Vineyard with the democratic reelection committee. She is in debt over 2 million dollars. The revolutionary/progressives need to weaken and discredit our military, then they can fundamental transformation and overthrow the US gov.

Zcat on November 13, 2012 at 5:20 PM

The revolutionary/progressives need to weaken and discredit our military, then they can fundamental transformation and overthrow the US gov.

Zcat on November 13, 2012 at 5:20 PM

that’s also the reason romney was our candidate.

renalin on November 13, 2012 at 5:25 PM

What ever happened to the investigation on White House leaks,
Solyndra, Jon Corzine with MF Global?

Eric Holder, that is what happened.

“Mr Cover Up” should be his nickname. Is is it any surprise Holder is knee deep in Petraeus investigation?

maddmatt on November 13, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Krazytown just got KRAZIER…

Jill Kelley: I’m an Imaginary Ambassador So Get Off My Lawn

The weird Petraeus pentagonal love shack just keeps getting weirder.

Two 911 calls were made from the Kelleys’ home on Sunday. In the first recording, a man whose name was redacted says there is someone at the door who won’t leave his property. The second caller, who identifies herself as Jill, says there’s someone lurking in their yard.

As the call ends, she makes an apparent reference to her role at MacDill Air Force Base, which the Associated Press has described as an “unpaid social liaison.”

“You know, I don’t know if by any chance, because I’m an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability, so they should not be able to cross my property. I don’t know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well,” she told the 911 dispatcher, who agreed to pass the information along to police.

Three more calls were made to police on Monday, all to the non-emergency number. In each one, the caller identified herself as Jill Kelley, reporting trespassers on the property.

I wonder if anyone told the imaginary ambassador about the real ambassador holding terrorist prisoners in the Benghazi consulate. Petraeus’ squeeze, and Kelley’s friend, knew about it.

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/11/13/jill-kelley-im-an-imaginary-ambassador-so-get-off-my-lawn/

Resist We Much on November 13, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Let’s hope our elected Congressional Representatives, in the House and Senate, finally do their job….the one the voters sent them to Washington to do!!!! Holder is nothing but a blatant criminal and traitor. He needs to be put down!

phoebe1 on November 13, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Barack Obama doubles down on stupid. Somehow, I’m not surprised.

Murf76 on November 13, 2012 at 6:43 PM

maybe just as bad, but not worse.

elifino on November 13, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Never doubted for a moment that he would stay-why leave when you can do anything you want and be protected by potus and media, got nothing to risk.

RoyalFlush on November 13, 2012 at 6:47 PM

surround yourself with ideological incompetence and hey… you too might just get re-elected president of the United States.

Opinionnation on November 13, 2012 at 6:48 PM

This is all so disgraceful. I am going to make a gin & tonic.

Tilly on November 13, 2012 at 6:49 PM

He’s staying for the same reason an embezzler never takes a vacation:
Someone has to make sure the bodies stay buried!

Another Drew on November 13, 2012 at 7:01 PM

And maybe those bodies will rise up. This could be good news if Issa keeps digging. Maybe my dream of orange jumpsuits will come true.

BetseyRoss on November 13, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Holder doesn’t dare get outside the presidential penumbra until he has a blanket pardon secured. It’s still too early for the pardon factory to crank up. December 2016/January 2017 will see a boatload of pardons issued, possibly including the first presidential self-pardon.

Parabellum on November 13, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I told you so.

The Rogue Tomato on November 13, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Who IS that goofy Sesquip fool?

Nana on November 13, 2012 at 2:26 PM

…token long term retard…stays/kept on…for display!

KOOLAID2 on November 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Impeach him, or whatever needs to be done to retrieve the rule of law from the rule f lawlessness that is Holder.

petefrt on November 13, 2012 at 11:07 PM

I always find the suggestion by conservative commentators that the drug lords wouldn’t of had guns if not for this program. Even funnier how they ignore the fact that all the guns were legally purchased from gun dealers. But yeah, the problem here was the program itself. If it weren’t for Holder nobody would’ve died. Ever.

Typhonsentra on November 13, 2012 at 11:55 PM

May Eric and Barry share the same cell.

profitsbeard on November 14, 2012 at 2:40 AM

Holder staying? Why I’m shocked I tell you! Shocked!

tbear44 on November 14, 2012 at 2:59 AM

Having democrats in power is like having abusive parents … the only reason the dependent child stays is because there is nowhere else for them to go.

Lets look at the history of the demoncratic party.
The party of …
- bigotry.
- hate.
- division.
- slavery.
- succesion.
- subsidies.
- welfare.
- dependence.
- poverty.
- Hiroshima & Nagasaki.
- anti-free market.
- unemployment.
- self deprecation.

kregg on November 14, 2012 at 6:02 AM

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