OK, so it's looking like I may lose my uncharacteristic $50.00 bet that Eric Holder will be gone by Christmas. I rested that bet on the logic that Obama wouldn't want the stone albatross of Eric Holder around his neck when he ran for reelection.
And, as Dave Wokman notes here, "During the Republican debate, candidates Rick Santorum and Rick Perry both said Holder should go. They join 57 members of Congress who have also called on Holder to step down." This may be the first significant mention of the Gunwalker Scandal in the presidential campaign, it won't be the last.
And yet, as Workman points out, it is in the GOP interest -- and perhaps the long-term interest of the truth -- for Holder to stay.
John Carlson, writing in the business section of the Des Moines Register, concurs and offers more detail:
At last count, 59 members of Congress want the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. They should save their energy and watch the faucet drip more.Holder won’t quit — yet — even though he’s repeatedly lied to Congress and the American people about the disgusting Justice Department operation that sent a couple of thousand guns to Mexican drug cartels. . .White House and top Justice Department officials continue to have a “What, me worry?” attitude about it. This is because they think they’re smarter than everybody else. If not for the horror their operation caused, it would be fun to watch them slowly figure out they aren’t the smartest ones in every room they enter.The death count from Fast and Furious guns has topped 300. Holder said the killings almost certainly will go on for years.His admission didn’t get much attention on the news, but it will make for great television next year when the Republican candidate for president runs commercials showing Obama’s smirking attorney general refusing to give straight answers to simple questions. His dissection of the word “lie” will be shown a dozen times a day. Agent Terry’s picture will remind us of the cost of such a stupid, reckless operation.Democrat candidates for Congress will tire of being asked about Fast and Furious and they’ll complain to the White House.This is likely, because it gets worse every time somebody in the administration testifies or makes a statement. Every piece of paper and email is an embarrassment. Not a single piece of information exonerates anybody in the White House or Justice Department, and serious journalists will report each death that comes from one of the guns.Holder will quit, but not because of pressure from Republicans. Democrats will throw him out to save themselves.
Excellent logic, I thought, since it was my own theory months ago. But now we must ask "when?" Carlson is right to point out that not just the GOP presidential candidate versus Obama but every GOP candidate running against a Dem incumbent will have his own "What did (incumbent X) do to stop the Gunwalker Scandal?" as running. Even the Democrat Hispanic caucus can be attacked from the left in the primaries by other Dems asking why they did nothing when hundreds, thousands of fellow Hispanics were being killed with government guns?
No doubt this is part of the GOP strategy, to drag it out into the election season, but one must wonder why the Democrats are so obviously cooperating in their own demise? The Kevorkian GOP is happy to help, but my sources in DC are perplexed as to why the Democrats are so eager to commit mass political suicide by drowning in Mexican blood. "It makes no sense," said one. The 8 December hearing, he said,"gave any political commercial scriptwriter enough soundbites for the average American to conclude that Eric Holder was lying through his teeth. All they have to do then is replay the Obama quotes about having full confidence in Holder. . . Nobody up here can figure (Holder's continued tenure as Attorney General) out. . . It's political suicide for an entire party. . . Even the Democratic staffers are openly wondering when the bleeding will stop."
So, in addition to "when?" we must ask "why" Obama and his party seem so determined for their own re-enactment of the Battle of Little Bighorn?
It can't be because they want me to lose fifty bucks.