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?