About Me

My photo
This site is the inspiration of a former reporter/photographer for one of New England's largest daily newspapers and for various magazines. The intent is to direct readers to interesting political articles, and we urge you to visit the source sites. Any comments may be noted on site or directed to KarisChaf at gmail.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Eric Holder’s contempt for the American people -- Wherever Team Obama is taking the nation, ‘you don’t want to go there’ -- By Tammy Bruce, The Washington Times

Illustration on Eric Holder's contempt by Alexander Hunter/The Washington TimesIn what some have referred to as "fireworks" during a House hearing with Attorney General Eric H. Holder, one of the more important revelations was the exposure of exactly how much literal contempt Mr. Holder actually holds for the American people.

In a bizarre scene, Mr. Holder, emboldened with a rather grandiose opinion of himself, became enraged when Rep. Louie Gohmert referenced Mr. Holder being sanctioned for contempt of Congress two years ago. Check out their exchange:

Mr. Gohmert: " I still do not understand why your department can provide documents to terrorists' lawyers, and many of them to four out of eight of the terrorists, and not provide them to members of Congress.

"Sir, I've read you what your department promised, and it is inadequate, and I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight."

Mr. Holder: "You don't want to go there, buddy. You don't want to go there, OK?"

It's been obvious for quite some time that the Obama administration has no respect for how our system works or for the representatives of the people. President Obama has himself noted, sadly, that the system the Founders designed restrains him from doing what he would like to.

Yet watching this unfold live on C-SPAN, I was shocked to see how blatant Mr. Holder was in his arrogance and lack of respect. Here he is, testifying in front of the House, behaving as though doing so is an insult to him, while treating a member of the House as gum stuck to the bottom of his shoe.

When Mr. Gohmert was faced with such insufferable arrogance, he didn't confront it at all. Anyone faced with "Buddy, you don't want to go there" should ask, "Or, what?" That seemed to be a threat, providing another example of how the Obama administration views itself as above the law, and perhaps even beyond the principles and values of the United States as a whole.

(Click link below to read more)
READ MORE Sphere: Related Content

No comments:

Post a Comment