Skip to comments.Eric Holder: A Liar or Incompetent?
Posted on 05/17/2010 9:32:24 AM PDT by jazusamo
Atty. Gen. Eric Holders recent comment about Arizonas illegal immigration law demonstrates that he is either blatantly disingenuous, or that the most powerful attorney in the country is incompetent.
Holder admitted under questioning last Thursday that he has not read the Arizona statute, nor been briefed on the 16-page document by his staff. Nevertheless, our nations top law enforcement official has repeatedly said that the law is unconstitutional, misguided, and will be challenged. It turns out his expert legal opinion is nothing more than hysterical, and mostly erroneous, hyperbolethe kind that flies in the face of the vast majority of this nations citizens who support Arizonas refusal to abide continued federal inaction.
When a lawyer with the power and authority of the attorney generals office offers public legal opinions based on what Ive heard about the law, I suspect that he is looking at a loser case, one he does not want to argue in court.
America, the attorney generals client, deserves better legal advice than we got on this one. In less than ten minutes, Arizonas law can found on the Internet, read, and most importantly, understood. It challenges credibility that Holder, or someone from his staff, has not read the law. President Obama should demand a public apology to the nation from Holder for judicial incompetence, or replace him with an attorney capable of offering informed legal opinionsafter reading the law.
There is more to Holders brazen obfuscation. Mexican President Felipe Calderon travels this week to Washington, D.C., to officially lodge Mexicos protest over the Arizona law with Obama and Congress. Calderon, the leader of the most corruption-riddled government in North America, should be told to go home and address the problems from the Mexican side. When the border is secured, the smuggling, home invasions, kidnappings, identity thefts, shootings and government-sanctioned illegal invasions stop, Calderon will find that Americans are willing to talk about a fair solution for the millions of Mexicans already here in the U.S. illegally.
Obama and Holders irresponsible misinterpretations of Arizonas action encouraged a wave of boycotts. The financial harm impacts both Arizona and Mexico. Requests to the Mexican Consulates offices in Arizona for papers to re-immigrate to Mexico went from 10 per month to 100 each week since the laws passage. The dollar amounts of wages paid in the U.S. and sent back to Mexico are declining along with Arizonas lost tourism business. Arizonans whose businesses and jobs are taking the hit will remember those comments on Election Day.
Los Angeles, a city deeply in debt, has joined the boycott. The only Arizonans celebrating L.A.s gesture are Los Suns, the Phoenix basketball team. Given the Suns slim odds of defeating the Lakers in the NBA Western Conference finals, the politically opinionated team can now hope to avoid a sweep if the boycott means the L.A. team cannot travel to Phoenix. The Lakers would have to forfeit several games.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig wisely declined to play political games with the All-Star game next year in Phoenix. True dedication to a heartfelt and controversial stance requires more than wearing a jersey with a semi-bilingual translation on it. Maybe Selig actually read the law.
Boycott Arizona, first called for by Arizonas own Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva, has hurt the state but also generated an unexpected backlash. Arizona business owners are pulling millions of dollars away from the cities boycotting the state, and thousands of the same people who polled in favor of the law are planning desert vacations this year.
This is Obamas opportunity to demonstrate to the country that immigration reform really is a top domestic priority and not tawdry upcoming-election showboating. After decrying the twisted hype and hyperbole that erroneously defines hot-button social issues, the President should remember his own wordsthen step up and become the leader America needs.
Holder, being a Democrat, trumps your ironclad logic.
These are not mutually exclusive. As the posters before me have indicated...both.
He is both but also a puppet of some Satanic followers.
He is a dangerous ideologue. He is not a tool or fool. He did not need to read the law to know that it does not fit with his ideology.
The answer is yes.
He is a liar, but it goes deeper than that: He thinks the populace are fools. And he bases that on the fact that enough of them are fools, and proved it in the voting booth, that he actually has a place in the federal government.
Mama always said that stupid is as stupid does.
Unfortunately for him and his ilk, the populace seems to be educating itself. More and more are seeing that the emperor has no clothes. It will go very badly for him (OBAMA) and his friends (Holder, et al).
“There shoulda been about six hundred within twelve seconds.”
Ha! We can’t post fast enough!
Beware the inappropriate Either/Or question!
Not enough bandwidth to comment on Eric the Holder...
How would you like either of these two “lawyers” (Hussein and Holder) defending you in a capital crime case? I rest my case.
My sentiments exactly.
No Democrat wants to address immigration prior to the elections. They know they would have to make a decision that the American people won’t like, thereby loosing the election in a big way. Holder has the same problem and will adversely effect the Democratic Party. Their problems aren’t what’s good for this country but what’s good for them.
The current administration is rampant with “wardrobe malfunctions”. “BOOBS” exposing themselves almost daily.
You left out:
Working directly, and knowingly, for Satan.
“Atty. Gen. Eric Holders recent comment about Arizonas illegal immigration law demonstrates that he is either blatantly disingenuous, or that the most powerful attorney in the country is incompetent. “
Whats scarier... he makes Janet Reno look COMPETENT. That right there is insanity.
Grand slam home run!
What he said.
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