At Long Last, An Answer

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As a result of the 13-hour filibuster by Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) on the Senate floor yesterday,  Attorney General Eric Holder was forced to send a letter to Sen. Paul which finally gave an unequivocal answer to the question that was asked of the AG in the hearings in the Senate Judiciary.

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The disingenuous and disrespectful nature of Holder’s letter speaks volumes.   “Additional” question?  Like hell.  This very question was the very one which Holder abjectly refused to give a straight answer to.  He was evasive and obfuscating, repeatedly using the word “inappropriate” when asked about the instance above.  Inappropriate is not illegal, and Holder damned sure knows that.  It is inappropriate to burp loudly in a restaurant, but hardly illegal.

Holder’s condescending attitude was evident in the hearing and in the tone of this letter.  He lacks integrity, and tried very hard to avoid answering the question asked.  He knows his true answer, that he believes the President DOES have the right to kill Americans not engaged in combat on US soil, would lead to an even hotter firestorm.  His comments, on not one but several occasions, have told us so.  With the testimony and the filibuster, he demurred, but was eventually forced to answer the question in the negative.   Holder is not to be trusted, nor are his words or views to be interpreted in the most benign possible way.  He has disdain for Congress, and for our Constitution, like so many in the Administration he belongs to.

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Shame on Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham for admonishing Senator Paul for his filibuster, and for behaving as if the question that Paul demanded an answer to was somehow unwarranted or without merit.  The Attorney General of this country had been posed that very question on many occasions, and had several months to provide an answer.    McCain and Graham didn’t necessarily need to be on the Senate floor with Rand Paul, but they should certainly have been happy that Senator Paul had stood and demanded the proper answer to such a fundamental question of government authority and civil liberty, instead of being critical of a colleague that was fulfilling the duties of his office.

3 thoughts on “At Long Last, An Answer”

  1. “The stimulus will create jobs.”
    “If you like the health care plan you have, you can keep it”
    “Guantanamo will be closed no later than one year from now.”
    “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” “Under this law, more than 98% of Americans and 97% of small business will not see their income taxes go up one dime.”
    “Planned Parenthood provides mammograms.”

    Yeah, with a record like that, I’m going to trust this administration when they say they have no intention of using drone strikes on Americans on American soil “at this time.”

  2. Roamy,
    You left out; “The cost of healthcare to your employer could drop 3000%! They could afford your healthcare and give you a raise!…”

    I respect John McCain for his service to the country in the USN.
    Now, I wish he would just STFU and quietly retire.
    Grahamnesty should just DIAF, IYKWIMAITTYD…
    Holder should be impeached, arrested, tried, and imprisoned for sending 3000 weapons into Mexico to arm the drug-Cartels, kill Mexican officials, civilans, and American law officers.

  3. Both Juan McNAsrty and Grahamnesty are a shame to their state and the GOP. McCain has used up all the capital his military service gave him.

    I like the description Bob Belvedere uses for people like McCain and Graham. Quisling about covers it all. And I don’t care how the “NAZI” association makes it offensive to some. There are some things that can only be described by offensive words, and both of those boys are Quislings.

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