America for the first time, since its creation, looks like the America that was promised through the founding documents. We know that America is a melting pot of cultures more pronounced than any other nation. All one need to do is compare a Democrat’s political rally to one held by the GOP and the complication is dramatic. For the first time in American history, we have an African American president and Attorneys General who the Good Ol’ Boys have lined both in their sights.
The Citizens Counsel is hot on their trail because of a failed operation known as the Fast and Furious scandal. Well yesterday it took a dramatic turn as the U.S. House of Representatives voted in committee to hold the U.S. attorney general in contempt. This is the wrong fight at the wrong time for the attorney general. Even if the full House follows the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s vote the decision about whether to prosecute him will be left to a Justice Department run by. . . Eric Holder.
What the Good Ol’ Boys do not seem to realize is that these two men are holding all the cards. Now it is clear that this is a political move which is why the president stepped in invoking “executive privilege” to withhold documents. They want us to believe that just using the words “executive privilege” as an excuse to withhold information about government failures on this scale is a loser with the public.
I don’t think this is the case because their arguments in a partisan fashion which is a loser for Republicans to which they assert the Democrats were much worse in their treatment of the Bush Justice Department. That is not a reason to aggressively pursue this tragedy. No Republican or conservative commentator should even raise it. The notion that this is partially motivated by politics is very damaging to what little credibility the GOP has left, and the approach is belittling to agent Brian Terry, who was killed, and unfair to his family.
Lest not forget another very serious matter in this situation and that is the explosive disclosure of national security information, which is quickly turning partisan and is therefore less corrosive for the administration. These are the same Republicans who have produced a side-by-side talking point paper to help explain how differently this matter is being handled than the Valerie Plame investigation that ensnared the Bush White House.
Why would Republicans actually publish a document like this, because not one voter will decide how serious this is and who is to blame based such grievances about the stale, remote Plame matter. Did I mention that it was these guys who have no sense of right or wrong as was demonstrated by way of invasion and torture. How can they forget that and where were the investigations then.
The job description of the Attorney General is supposed to protect a President from legal and political snares, which he has done. So holding him responsible for the botched drug-war operation Fast and Furious that began before him is wrong. Let me also say that it was their hero Reagan who invoked executive privilege 24 times to protects communications directly with the President or his senior aides.
Do you remember the Bush Administration arguments during the battle over the dismissal of several U.S. Attorneys. So I say, compared to Bush Attorney General Alberto Gonzales – Mr. Holder is a model of candor. So I say, it is a case of color. And that’s my Thought Provoking Perspective…