Jun
02
2013

White House: Will no Democrat ask us to fire this meddlesome AG?

This is what we in the business call a hint .

Over the course of four and a half years, no other member of President Obama’s cabinet has been at the center of so many polarizing episodes or the target of so much criticism. While the White House publicly backed Mr. Holder as he tried to smooth over the latest uproar amid new speculation about his future, some in the West Wing privately tell associates they wish he would step down, viewing him as politically maladroit. But the latest attacks may stiffen the administration’s resistance in the near term to a change for fear of emboldening critics.

See, this administration never gives in to terrori… no, wait, sorry: I was thinking of the Bush Administration.  This administration never wants to give into Republicans (which is not even remotely the same thing, fever dreams of the Online Left to the contrary).  So they’re not going to want to escort Eric Holder out of the door simply on my say-so*.  But if they can get a bunch of Democrats to regretfully say that it is of course a shame that the GOP is politicizing this issue, blah blah, that it’s so unfair that Holder is a target of a witch hunt, yadda yadda, but nonetheless the reality must be faced that Republican intransigence has put Holder in an untenable position, etc, etc, etc… we all know how the game is played by now, yes?

Whether or not the right Democrats will take the hint is another story entirely.  Normally you’d expect that the answer would be yes, but then: normally you’d expect that a Presidential administration would be competent at day to day affairs.  This has been an incorrect expectation since, oh, about January of 2009.

Via Hot Air.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

*Note, by the way, that I expected Holder would be gone two weeks ago. I’d be flattered at the depths of Barack Obama’s petulance and spite that’s being displayed by holding out this long, if only I could make myself believe that either was directed at me personally

9 Comments

  • Robert Mitchell Jr. says:

    I think the overlooked factor (The one that has stopped Democrats from throwing Holder under the bus) is that, yes, it will take a Democrat to ask (Republicans don’t understand bipartisanship, those haters), but alas, their history is not kind to those who are right too soon. Who wants to be the next Joe L.? Nope, better to let someone else take the hit, then claim credit if it sticks, a game they have played far too often with the Republicans. Warms my heart, it does, to see them go down in flames because they have purged all the good men from their faction…….

  • qixlqatl says:

    “How the game is played….” Yeah, I know “how the game is played”: Holder has committed or been an accessory to numerous felonies, including multiple murders, and he will be allowed to “retire from public life” into an obscurely comfortable sinecure (no doubt at taxpayer expense, if the truth were known) and NEVER face any consequences for his actions.
    .
    The m***** f***** needs to be facing a firing squad… or burning at a stake.

    • Robert Mitchell Jr. says:

      Perhaps. That would help the Democrats a lot, certainly. Yes, the whole “What Justice” thing has been done by the Democrats quite a few times, cost-free, until, whoops, a huge loss of power(for example, Michigan). I, for one, kind of like that the Democrats have to payoff their bagmen with these very public sinecures……

    • Moe_Lane says:

      It is wicked to burn people.

  • Herp McDerp says:

    Part of the responsibility for Holder’s misdeeds goes to the 75 Senators who confirmed this thug’s appointment in 2009. You know, those people who thought that the crook who arranged for the pardons for Marc Rich and for sixteen unrepentant Puerto Rican terrorists was fit to be our nation’s Attorney General?

    These clowns gave us Holder: Akaka (D-HI), Alexander (R-TN), Baucus (D-MT), Bayh (D-IN), Bennet (D-CO), Bennett (R-UT), Bingaman (D-NM), Bond (R-MO), Boxer (D-CA), Brown (D-OH), Burris (D-IL), Byrd (D-WV), Cantwell (D-WA), Cardin (D-MD), Carper (D-DE), Casey (D-PA), Chambliss (R-GA), Collins (R-ME), Conrad (D-ND), Corker (R-TN), Dodd (D-CT), Dorgan (D-ND), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Feinstein (D-CA), Gillibrand (D-NY), Graham (R-SC), Grassley (R-IA), Gregg (R-NH), Hagan (D-NC), Harkin (D-IA), Hatch (R-UT), Inouye (D-HI), Isakson (R-GA), Johnson (D-SD), Kaufman (D-DE), Kerry (D-MA), Klobuchar (D-MN), Kohl (D-WI), Kyl (R-AZ), Landrieu (D-LA), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Leahy (D-VT), Levin (D-MI), Lieberman (ID-CT), Lincoln (D-AR), Lugar (R-IN), McCain (R-AZ), McCaskill (D-MO), Menendez (D-NJ), Merkley (D-OR), Mikulski (D-MD), Murkowski (R-AK), Murray (D-WA), Nelson (D-FL), Nelson (D-NE), Pryor (D-AR), Reed (D-RI), Reid (D-NV), Rockefeller (D-WV), Sanders (I-VT), Schumer (D-NY), Sessions (R-AL), Shaheen (D-NH), Snowe (R-ME), Specter (R-PA), Stabenow (D-MI), Tester (D-MT), Udall (D-CO), Udall (D-NM), Voinovich (R-OH), Warner (D-VA), Webb (D-VA), Whitehouse (D-RI), Wyden (D-OR). Note that 19 of them were “Can’t we all just get along?” Republicans. Fat lot of good their cooperation did.

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