Holder’s Fast & Furious: Still an Inconvenient Truth
It will soon be three years since the murder of border patrol agent Brian Terry, involving guns secretly sent to Mexican drug cartels by Eric Holder and his Department of Justice. As this writer has reported in several past articles, the Obama administration has worked tirelessly to cover up the scandal and pass it off as nothing more than a GOP distraction. No one in the ATF department has been reprimanded for their roles and as with other stories that expose scandals of this administration, even the media was complicit in turning a blind eye to the story. Of course Obama had a campaign to win after all so it wasn’t convenient to really tell the truth to the voters at the time.
Apparently that lack of truth telling is still very much an issue today as Eric Holder lost his bid to appeal the contempt of Congress charge against him led by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Rep. Darrell Issa. As reported by TownHall.com editor Katie Pavlich, Holder was hopeful he would be able to appeal to the D.C. Circuit Office which has always shown favoritism towards the Attorney General in the past and have the contempt charges thrown out. However, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued a decision Monday stating that her ruling in September that upheld the contempt charges against Holder still stands and that Holder’s appeal lacks the standard for immediate review by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
But Judge Jackson stated in her ruling,
While the Court agrees with defendant’s characterization of the matter as significant, that is not the test. As the authority cited by defendant indicates, the Court must objectively determine whether the issue for appeal is one on which there is a substantial ground for dispute…
…The Court is not of the opinion that its denial of the motion to dismiss involves a controlling question of law as to which there is a substantial ground for difference of opinion. As explained in the Memorandum Opinion, the ruling was based upon Supreme Court precedent and Circuit precedent, and it was decided in accordance with an opinion issued by another judge of this court in a substantially similar matter…
…Defendant has not pointed to any precedent that would supply the grounds for a difference of opinion…
I’m sure it was a huge blow to Holder’s ego to realize he is not going to get his way on this one. However, at least he is not like the family of border agent Terry whose lawsuit against the government for wrongful death was thrown out of court this past week. So let’s recap: you can chose to serve a country to the best of your ability in a dangerous job and at the end of the day when your death is due to negligence on the part of your employer, you will die in vain. Sounds pretty much like the men and women who serve our military, doesn’t it?
I’m just a bit curious as to what it is about this administration that liberal democrats still find appealing to defend? Not since Clinton and the various scandals with sexual harassment and affairs did we ever see so much tripping over ourselves by his devoted voters and the liberal media to excuse or blame everyone–except for the person who is ultimately responsible for the behavior. Touted as wanting to be the most “transparent administration” Obama seems to be missing the mark with his appointment of Holder who has continued to make it a point to repeatedly ignore any and all requests to turn over “all” records including those made by Judicial Watch.
Will the American people ever see justice prevail in the Fast and Furious scandal? Proba6bly not. History tells us no matter what party is in power in the White House, if you are in politics or hold a high office in Government, you will be rewarded for your sins unlike the average American citizen. Why even the scandal-ridden former President Clinton was awarded the Medal of Freedom, an award that can now be set on the same shelf as the Nobel Peace Prize for Obama. It’s just a token effort to ensure the next candidate for the White House and sets up the next wave of campaign ads for the Democrats. When talking about the reasons Kennedy created the award, Obama touted, “These are the men and women who in their extraordinary lives remind us all of the beauty of the human spirit, the values that define us as Americans, the potential that lives inside of all of us.”
Guess Clinton felt in good company, since media icon Oprah Winfrey was also bestowed the same medal. Yes, you too can have a medal around your neck just a week after suggesting the only way racism will end is if the generation of older people just died. That’s the beauty of the human spirit after all….