Thursday, June 28, 2012

It Comes as no Surprise

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs - Tyranny


Fast and Furious, while Congress takes it's contempt of congress vote over Attorney General Eric Holder's refusal to release documents the Black Congressional Caucus reportedly is threatening to walk off the floor of Congress. This comes as no surprise really, but it does show a certain lack of maturity and good sense. Amounting to nothing more than a display of emotionalism it is intended to score political points with the Hispanic, Asians, and the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

A recent Fox News poll indicates 38% view see the fight over F&F as a cover up by the White House while 32% view it as a "witch hunt" by the republicans in Congress. 12% percent believe it is both and 18% have no opinion. On a personal note, where there's smoke there is quite often fire. It bears further investigation.

Back to the Black Congressional Caucus and their politically motivated consideration to walkoff the floor during the vote today...

POLITICO - The Congressional Black Caucus plans to walk off the House floor during tomorrow’s votes to hold Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress, according to a letter being circulated among members of Congress.

“We adamantly oppose this partisan attack and refuse to participate in any vote that would tarnish the image of Congress or of an attorney general who has done nothing but work tirelessly to protect the rights of the American people. We must reflect upon why we are elected to this body and choose now to stand up for justice,” the CBC members wrote in a copy of the letter obtained by POLITICO. “We call upon all members of Congress to stand with us during a press conference on the Capitol Building steps during this appalling series of votes to discuss our nation's most significant priority — creating jobs. At this critically important time in our nation, we must work as colleagues rather than political enemies.”

In particular, CBC members are hoping to garner support for their move from members of other minority and liberal groups, including Hispanics, Asians and the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

“Instead of focusing on job creation and other critical issues before this Congress, we have been asked to engage in a political stunt on the floor of the United States House of Representatives. Our constituents elected us to do real work, not to engage in meaningless partisan activity,” they wrote.

Indeed, not surprising at all. More here and here.

Via: Memeorandum


  1. But didn't you here, Les? There isn't (according to an article written in Fortune magazine by a well-known Obama sycophant) a scandal at all. It's simply a hoax that's being perpetrated by right-wing bloggers/Obama haters.

    1. Ah yes, saw it first from wd's (that whirling dish of all things delusional left) over at your site. A I say, the jury is still out.

    2. I did some research on the article, Les. It was written by a die-hard Obama supporter and the people who she interviewed are people who were heavily involved in the fiasco and who may very well be indicted for it later. And the bottom-line is also the bottom-line. 2,000 super powered weapons made their way in to Mexico and 300 dead Mexicans resulted from it. Ain't no way in hell that you can put lipstick on that little pig (and, no, I'm not in any way implicating Mr. Obama here, just that there was a major foul-up at the ATF and that Mr. Holder obviously knew about it a hell of a lot earlier than he initiated said).

  2. " does show a certain lack of maturity and good sense. Amounting to nothing more than a display of emotionalism it is intended to score political points..."

    Perfect description of some conservatives who are so angry over the SCOTUS' decision that they're calling for Roberts' impeachment.

    1. Indeed Shaw. While I just got in from a job search activity and haven't yet read the blogistan comments as yet I am sure you are right.

      I do not like the ACA as it was written, but there is no grounds on which the Chief Justice should be removed from the bench.

      As I have said on occasion, and never denied tht I did, there are wack-a-doodles on both extremes.

      I am looking forward to getting into the SCOTUS's majority and minority opinions.

  3. Of course it is about race, isn't everything. Is it racist for black's to vote for Obama because he is black.
    The people who dislike Obama dislike him because of race not because he is incompetent to hold the office.
    The administration has made everything about race and the Holder issue is no exception. Maybe if Maxine walks out she will get lost and not return, talk about incompetent and an embarrassment for the nation, I would feel that way if she was green.

    1. I believe Obama is the elected President of the United States because he promised positive change and returning America to prosperity. I also believe he has failed to deliver on the change promised.

      IMO it is unfortunate that the consideration of race should even be a part of 21st century dialog.

      But as long as the political system allows for the use of race in the attempt to gain the underhand politically it twill continue to survive.

      Truth is often a difficult task master and it is seldom arrived at easily.


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