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Eric Holder: A Liar or Incompetent?
Human Events ^ | May 17, 2010 | Robert M. Engstrom

Posted on 05/17/2010 9:32:24 AM PDT by jazusamo

Atty. Gen. Eric Holder’s recent comment about Arizona’s 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 nation’s 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, hyperbole—the kind that flies in the face of the vast majority of this nation’s citizens who support Arizona’s refusal to abide continued federal inaction.

When a lawyer with the power and authority of the attorney general’s office offers public legal opinions based on “what I’ve 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 general’s “client,” deserves better legal advice than we got on this one. In less than ten minutes, Arizona’s 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 opinions—after reading the law.

There is more to Holder’s brazen obfuscation. Mexican President Felipe Calderon travels this week to Washington, D.C., to officially lodge Mexico’s 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 Holder’s irresponsible misinterpretations of Arizona’s action encouraged a wave of boycotts. The financial harm impacts both Arizona and Mexico. Requests to the Mexican Consulate’s offices in Arizona for papers to re-immigrate to Mexico went from 10 per month to 100 each week since the law’s passage. The dollar amounts of wages paid in the U.S. and sent back to Mexico are declining along with Arizona’s 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 Arizona’s 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 Obama’s 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 words—then step up and become the leader America needs.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; banglist; democrats; ericholder; gungrabbers; holder; liars; morons; obama; sb2070; secondamendment
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Eric Holder: A Liar or Incompetent?

A liar and tool.

1 posted on 05/17/2010 9:32:24 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Both.


2 posted on 05/17/2010 9:33:08 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: jazusamo

Both


3 posted on 05/17/2010 9:33:14 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: jazusamo

both


4 posted on 05/17/2010 9:33:19 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: jazusamo

Both!


5 posted on 05/17/2010 9:33:20 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Doogle

a triple


6 posted on 05/17/2010 9:33:41 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: jazusamo

Why can’t he be both? He seems ambitious enough.


7 posted on 05/17/2010 9:33:44 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: jazusamo

Both.


8 posted on 05/17/2010 9:33:58 AM PDT by sport
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To: Doogle

home run


9 posted on 05/17/2010 9:34:03 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: jazusamo; Da Coyote; oldbill; massgopguy; Doogle

Dang it, you all beat me too it


10 posted on 05/17/2010 9:34:22 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: jazusamo
Holder is all three:

Incompetent

Liar

Traitor

11 posted on 05/17/2010 9:34:30 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: jazusamo
Do we have to coose?


Eric Holder / Groucho Marx



12 posted on 05/17/2010 9:34:34 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: jazusamo

Not only is Eric Holder a liar but he is an incompetent liar. Bill Clinton and 0bama are excellent liars.


13 posted on 05/17/2010 9:34:50 AM PDT by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: jazusamo

all of the above should do it.


14 posted on 05/17/2010 9:35:14 AM PDT by tioga
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To: All

Everyone is in agreement. :)


15 posted on 05/17/2010 9:35:22 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: nina0113

BOTH!

6 in a row...identical...c’mon people, only six on THIS one?

There shoulda been about six hundred within twelve seconds.


16 posted on 05/17/2010 9:35:25 AM PDT by jessduntno (Kagan...Filly-bust-her. Bork her. Bork her hard. She needs it.)
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To: jazusamo

One of the things I’ve learned in my life is:

It doesn’t much matter if you are harmed by one who is an incompetent or one who genuinely intends damage to you. The result is quite often the same.


17 posted on 05/17/2010 9:35:25 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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To: MNJohnnie

everybody gets to swing..*smiles*


18 posted on 05/17/2010 9:35:33 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: jazusamo

He is a liar who is incompetent to do his job but very competent when it comes to lying.


19 posted on 05/17/2010 9:35:37 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: jazusamo

Both.
An incompetent liar, and a liar who is incompetent.

These are the nice things about him.


20 posted on 05/17/2010 9:35:57 AM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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To: jazusamo

Holder, being a Democrat, trumps your ironclad logic.


21 posted on 05/17/2010 9:36:14 AM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: jazusamo
But... he feeeeeeels the law is unconstitutional!! Doesn't that count for anything?
22 posted on 05/17/2010 9:37:16 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: jazusamo
Eric Holder: A Liar or Incompetent?

These are not mutually exclusive. As the posters before me have indicated...both.

23 posted on 05/17/2010 9:37:36 AM PDT by highlander_UW (First we take down the Democrats, then we clean the Augean stable that is the GOP.)
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To: jazusamo

He is both but also a puppet of some Satanic followers.


24 posted on 05/17/2010 9:37:46 AM PDT by savagesusie
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To: jazusamo

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.


25 posted on 05/17/2010 9:38:03 AM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: jazusamo

The answer is yes.


26 posted on 05/17/2010 9:38:04 AM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: jazusamo
   Liar

   Incompetent

27 posted on 05/17/2010 9:38:06 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( - Free Men will always be armed with the Truth. -)
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To: jazusamo

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).


28 posted on 05/17/2010 9:38:24 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: jazusamo
It's hard to believe that someone as all around clueless as Holder is put into such a position of authority. We aren't in good hands.
29 posted on 05/17/2010 9:38:35 AM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: jessduntno

“There shoulda been about six hundred within twelve seconds.”

Ha! We can’t post fast enough!


30 posted on 05/17/2010 9:38:51 AM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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To: jazusamo
Some folks always look for a single answer in an either/or question. But most times it's not either one or the other. Sometimes it's neither; sometimes it's both; sometimes it's something else. In this case it's both.

Beware the inappropriate Either/Or question!

31 posted on 05/17/2010 9:40:08 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (The mighty zero, obama,does not warrant the respect necessary for his name to be capitalized.)
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To: Frenchtown Dan

Not enough bandwidth to comment on Eric the Holder...


32 posted on 05/17/2010 9:40:28 AM PDT by jessduntno (Kagan...Filly-bust-her. Bork her. Bork her hard. She needs it.)
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To: missnry; cardinal4

How would you like either of these two “lawyers” (Hussein and Holder) defending you in a capital crime case? I rest my case.


33 posted on 05/17/2010 9:40:36 AM PDT by Ax (Us: "Braveheart." Them: "Runaway Bride.")
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To: Da Coyote

My sentiments exactly.


34 posted on 05/17/2010 9:40:48 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: jazusamo

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.


35 posted on 05/17/2010 9:41:08 AM PDT by RC2
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To: jazusamo

The current administration is rampant with “wardrobe malfunctions”. “BOOBS” exposing themselves almost daily.


36 posted on 05/17/2010 9:41:11 AM PDT by RW_Whacko
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To: Paladin2

You left out:
Working directly, and knowingly, for Satan.


37 posted on 05/17/2010 9:42:15 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: jazusamo

“Atty. Gen. Eric Holder’s recent comment about Arizona’s illegal immigration law demonstrates that he is either blatantly disingenuous, or that the most powerful attorney in the country is incompetent. “

BOTH.

Whats scarier... he makes Janet Reno look COMPETENT. That right there is insanity.


38 posted on 05/17/2010 9:42:46 AM PDT by Danae (Don't like the Constitution, try living in a country with out one.)
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To: jazusamo

Grand slam home run!


39 posted on 05/17/2010 9:43:29 AM PDT by Danae (Don't like the Constitution, try living in a country with out one.)
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To: Da Coyote

What he said.


40 posted on 05/17/2010 9:44:16 AM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: jessduntno

When I read your article, there were comments posted yet.
By the time mine got it there were 19 already.
Can’t stand the turd.

Good one!


41 posted on 05/17/2010 9:47:10 AM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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To: Danae

When placed in that context, it is truly frightening.


42 posted on 05/17/2010 9:47:18 AM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: jazusamo

To the headline: yes.


43 posted on 05/17/2010 9:48:29 AM PDT by svcw (Habakkuk 2:3)
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To: jazusamo
Eric Holder: A Liar or Incompetent?

Yes!

44 posted on 05/17/2010 9:51:38 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: jazusamo
A liar and tool.

Absolutely. And being a 'fool for the lie' makes it all so easy to be no more than that.

45 posted on 05/17/2010 9:51:52 AM PDT by cricket (We ARE the Truman Show)
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To: jazusamo

yes


46 posted on 05/17/2010 9:53:13 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Paladin2
Holder is all three: Incompetent, Liar, Traitor

Mostly traitor, like most everyone else on Obama's team. Liar comes a strong second. Commies have to lie about what they are.

47 posted on 05/17/2010 9:53:54 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: jazusamo

Is this a question or an observation?


48 posted on 05/17/2010 9:54:20 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: jazusamo
Eric Holder: A Liar or Incompetent?

I'll take "both" for $500, jazusamo.

49 posted on 05/17/2010 9:54:53 AM PDT by JimRed (To water the Tree of Liberty is to excise a cancer before it kills us. TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: jazusamo

It is absolutely amazing the reporting, print and all other media, has been so totally WRONG. They insist on saying that Hispanics (and others) can be stopped just for being brown.

That is absolutely, specifically forbidden by the law. Not that some idiot cop won’t try it, but heaven help is ass if he does because he will get a new one to replace the one the head cop hands him to replace his old one. {well, you know what I mean}

People should realize that California has an identical law in their criminal statutes.


50 posted on 05/17/2010 9:57:27 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat
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