Dear Progressives: we beat you on national security issues. Love, the neoconservatives.
Let the pain start now: President Obama’s choice to run the Justice Department has assured senior Republican senators that he won’t prosecute intelligence officers or political appointees who were involved in the Bush administration’s policy of “enhanced interrogations.” Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond, a Republican from Missouri and the vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said in an interview with The Washington Times | Read More »
Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Holder – Only Two Conservatives Said No
The Senate Judiciary Committee hours ago voted 17-2 to approve the nomination of Eric Holder to be the next Attorney General. A floor vote on his nomination is expected for next week. The only two Conservative stalwarts voted no: John Cornyn (R-TX); and Tom Coburn (R-OK). Eric Holder, former Deputy Attorney General for President Bill Clinton, has taken actions that disqualify him from Senate consent to be the next Attorney General of | Read More »
Obama AG Nom Eric Holder Approves of Bookstore and Library Searches… Where’s Outrage?
Last Thursday, Barack Obama’s nominee for Attorney General, Eric Holder, admitted during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing that he supported renewing the part of the Patriot Act that allows for the FBI to seek records from businesses, libraries and bookstores as the policing agency investigates suspects in this country. For years we’ve seen news agencies and opinionists rail against the expanded power of the | Read More »
Questions For Eric Holder
Courtesy of Tim Lynch. The questions, of course, are all based on Holder’s record in public service. Given that record and given the bizarre stances that he has taken–seriously, look at Question No. 6 and ask yourself how it is possible that a nominee for Attorney-General of the United States could try to foster content-based speech restrictions on political opponents of Bill Clinton–the question arises | Read More »
Counting The Hatch Before He Chickens
Senator Orrin Hatch is up for re-election in 2010. Before the 2008 election, I spoke to him and he was in a combative mood. At the time he was unwilling to give the Democrats a free pass. Since then, Senator Hatch has expressed his love of Barack Obama and announced he would vote both for Eric Holder as Attorney General and Tim Geithner as Secretary | Read More »
2nd Amendment Views Disqualify Holder
Below is an interview I conducted exclusively for Red State with John Velleco, Director of Federal Affairs, for Gun Owners of America. Gun Owners of America, a national organization with about 300,000 member, is described by Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) as the “only no compromise gun lobby in Washington.” Gun Owners of America has declared that they will score a vote on the nomination of | Read More »
The Other Side of the NRA Coin
Jim Geraghty presents the other side of the NRA coin on the Holder matter here. I wanted to be sure to highlight it: The risk of defeat is high, and the rewards for victory are pretty small. And when you pick your hill to die on, you have to recognize that the consequence of failure is that you die. Beyond differences on strategy and priorities, | Read More »
BREAKING: National Rifle Association Wusses Out On Holder
The NRA Grassroots Hotline is 1-800-392-8683. Remember, if they tell you they are opposed to Holder, ask if they are going to score a vote and testify. The answer is “no.” They’re just going to send a letter. Sources inside the National Rifle Association tell me the NRA has succumbed to pressure from Democrats to not actively oppose Eric Holder. Holder has strident, well known | Read More »
Senator Orrin Hatch supports Eric Holder, not Mitch McConnell
Hatch supports Holder because he likes Obama. On Friday, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell indicated that Obama’s Attorney General pick, Eric Holder, would be the most likely of the Obamakins to be blocked by the minority. “You know, beyond that, I don’t anticipate trouble for the new president’s nominees,” McConnell said on National Public Radio on Friday. “I think most of them are people that | Read More »
Obama refuses to rule out investigation of the left’s alleged ‘crimes of the Bush administration’
President-elect Obama, in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on “This Week,” would not rule out political retribution dressed up as investigations of the looney left-wing’s fanciful allegations of Bush administration war-crimes:
Does OBAMABUS! hunger for Eric Holder’s soul?
But will Holder be the next to be thrown under its wheels? Obama’s Attorney General Pick Faces Growing Criticism Eric H. Holder Jr. is facing increasing resistance to his bid to become the next attorney general, emerging from President-elect Barack Obama’s Cabinet nominees as the prime target of Senate Republicans, both because of troubling episodes during his service in the Clinton administration and because of | Read More »
It Looked Different Back in 1975
If Eric Holder is confirmed as Attorney General, I have a suggestion for a venue for his swearing in. The historic Fraunces Tavern in Manhattan. Of course, it looked a lot different in 1975.
The Serial Pardon Advocate
Between the Marc Rich pardon and that of FALN terrorists, the question isn’t whether Eric Holder ought to be denied confirmation as the next Attorney-General. The question is why this nomination should be allowed to last even one more day and why the President-elect has not yet pulled the plug on it. Don’t believe me? Then read this. As Andy McCarthy notes: We’ve heard a | Read More »
No On Eric Holder
I’ve said earlier that I think a president, any president, is entitled to his own team. The exception to that would be cases where the individual has taken actions which conclusively demonstrates that he so lacks in character, judgment, or temperament that he should be disqualified. Eric Holder, former Deputy Attorney General under Bill Clinton, will begin confirmation hearings on or about January 15 to | Read More »
Civil Libertarian Alert
Attorneys-General who have a past of seeking to undermine the Sixth Amendment right to counsel are no friends of civil liberties. I had thought that the Marc Rich pardon was the biggest strike against Eric Holder. Turns out that something potentially even bigger is out there. I want lots and lots and lots of Judiciary Committee hearing questions on these issues. The phrase “What were | Read More »