Thursday, December 8, 2011

Isn't that what they say just before they throw you under the bus? "If they meant it, Carney would have said it."

Eric Holder Bus Tour, 2011, Official Logo. The administration friendly TPM Muckraker site says: "Obama Has ‘Full Confidence’ In Eric Holder Ahead Of ‘Fast And Furious’ Hearing."
While House Republicans gear up to grill Attorney General Eric Holder about what-he-knew-when about ATF’s botched Operation Fast and Furious at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, the White House is signaling they’re standing by the nation’s top law enforcement officer. “As the President has made clear, he believes Eric Holder is an excellent Attorney General who has his full confidence,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz said in a statement to TPM on Wednesday. . . On Wednesday, Grassley called on Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, who heads DOJ’s Criminal Division, to step down because he knew of the Bush-era “gun walking” even though DOJ denied in a Feb. 4, 2011 letter that ATF would ever walk guns. A Justice Department spokeswoman said Holder is standing by Breuer. “Assistant Attorney General Breuer has acknowledged his mistake in not making - and therefore not alerting Department leadership to - a connection between the allegations made about Operation Fast and Furious and the unacceptable tactics used years earlier in Operation Wide Receiver,” Tracy Schmaler said in a statement. “He has acknowledged that mistake to Congress and to the Attorney General, who continues to have confidence in Assistant Attorney General’s Breuer ability to lead the Criminal Division.” Holder has accused politicians of playing “gotcha” games, called Fast and Furious “flawed in concept, as well as in execution” and accused Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller of being “behind” the calls for his resignation because they’ve been running a nearly daily tally of Republican congressman who have asked for him to step down. According to the Daily Caller’s count, 52 Republican members of Congress and two Republican Senators are calling on Holder to step down, though there’s been no evidence presented so far that shows he knew about the tactics used in Fast and Furious before whistleblowers went public (he also doesn’t recall hearing about the existence of the operation itself, though some weekly briefings documents addressed to him mention it in passing). The GOP presidential field has also entered the fray, with four of them (Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann and Jon Huntsman) calling for him to step aside. The latest signal from the White House: ain’t gonna happen. “The Attorney General has said repeatedly that fighting criminal activity along the Southwest Border - including the illegal trafficking of guns to Mexico has been and is a top priority of the Department,” Schultz said in a statement to TPM. “The Attorney General has also made clear that he takes the allegations that have been raised about the operation very seriously and that is why he asked the Inspector General to investigate the matter and directed the issuance of policy guidance clarifying DOJ policy against gunwalking.”
So Holder stands behind Breuer and Obama stands behind Holder. Yeah, okay, but whose fly is open and whose pants are down around his ankles? On Capitol Hill Wednesday, Sipsey Street can report that these rumors swirled: 1. Holder would resign that day to avoid the hearing; 2. Holder would hold out until the traditional bad news day of Friday to cash in with a "voluntary resignation" that had been demanded by an increasingly nervous White House; 3. Breuer would leave instead of Holder to see if they could save the AG; 4. Holder would desperately cling to his office while firing Breuer; 5. And, last night, that the White House would cling to Holder at Justice because they need him there to maintain the fiction that they still control events because: a. They rest of the rats would desert the Titanic if they thought it was a "save yourselves" moment -- that is, that Holder leaving would be a breaking-of-the-dam moment and the entire truth would flood out as conspirators sought their own deals; or, b. Obama is incapable of admitting error and Holder is being kept on board despite the best contrary political advice (and some of this from high roller donors) that he is getting to try to stanch the bleeding with the re-election coming up. Another source said of Obama's reported pledge to Holder: "Yeah, right. That's what they say just before they throw you under the bus." It is important, the source noted, that the denial did not come from White House press secretary Jay Carney, but rather from scandal deflection expert Schultz. "If they meant it," he said, "Carney would have said it." The hearing, of course, is today. I'll be there early with a smile on my face and a song in my heart.

12 comments:

HaroldC said...

There is another option. Holder may meet a timely or untimely death. That depends on your perspective. It's happened before.

rdf67 said...

Eric Schultz - the guy who swore at Sharyl Attkisson as she moved closer to the truth. Wonder how he liked her latest connection to the Sipsey story about MOTIVE for Gunwalker.
He and Tracy Schmaler should be in line for an obstruction of justice charge when the dust settles.

He will probably be in attendance today, Mike. Give him a big Godfather hug.

Old NFO said...

It will be interesting to see how this plays out, and I agree, anything 'negative' will happen after 5pm on Friday...

Anonymous said...

"I'll be there early with a smile on my face and a song in my heart."

If you're looking for suggestions for a musical playlist I feel "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen would be an excellent choice.

Anonymous said...

Holder is one of the insiders. As such, he knows where the "bodies" are buried and could hurt his fellow travelers badly. Moreover, he is committed to the KOS, and won't betray it unless he is betrayed and his fellow travelers know it. There could always be a life altering event which shifts the paradigms under which he has labored for so long but that circumstance is more than unlikely.

Since the media control how these things are perceived by the masses, and they are acting as expected by sitting atop the sewer, that is the Marxists democratic party, the only truth and facts that will be available is through the Internet and talk radio. These will be carefully controlled or silenced, at their first opportunity.

This is the reality we have before us and it is no accident, that these things are as they are. They are murdering truth and liberty by the moment because they must, in order to survive.

Anonymous said...

I'll go with option "b" - obama is incapable of admitting error. barry will stick by his man holder to the very end - most likely because holder has the appropriate dirt that would bring him down.....

HaroldC - in a 'normal' world that would be a distinct possibility BUT I suspect that holder has a 'good insurance' policy in place - ie sworn statements that would be unsealed in case of an untimely death. And I imagine there would be more than enough to bring down the whole criminal cabal in those documents.

Dennis O'H said...

I just watched the opening salvo of the Holder hearing. It shouldn't surprise me, but to watch Virgil Goode figuratively suck Holder off, was truly disgusting.

Willorith said...

I remember McGovern and Sargent Shriver in 1968. "I'm behind you 1000%." That's where I can slip the knife between your ribs the easiest.

Dennis O'H said...

Wrong asshat-- Not Goode, it is Bobby Scott...

randy said...

Rep Issa just ate his butt off!

randy said...

Eric not going to give up those personal emails, he's know they would fry his ass.

Bullitt396 said...

How about a black and white Nixonesque photo of Fearless leader, unshaven, pants rolled up, with an overall wrinkled, depressed and beaten-up look after resignation? (Super comma-splice?) Taken, of course, at low-tide on a deserted beach in Hawaii. That's what I want for Christmas. I would even settle for an iron-on transfer. Now that I think of it, that image on black velvet would really look good in the living room of the trailer.