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Eric Holder Wishes Critic ‘Good Luck With Your Asparagus’ After Testy Exchange
abc ^ | Apr 8, 2014 2:23pm | Mike Levine

Posted on 04/08/2014 1:38:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin

After getting grilled at the House Judiciary Committee hearing, Attorney General Eric Holder wished one of his outspoken critics “good luck with your asparagus.”

It was a not-so-subtle dig at Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, inspired by the congressman’s flub last year when he warned Holder not to “cast aspersions on my asparagus.”

Holder has had a testy relationship with several Republican lawmakers since the Republican-led House held him in contempt of Congress two years ago for failing to turn over certain documents tied to the Fast and Furious scandal involving botched firearms sting operations, despite a congressional subpoena seeking those documents.

In asking Holder today about the Justice Department’s refusal to turn over documents in an unrelated terrorism case, Gohmert again raised the issue of contempt, saying, “I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight.”

A visibly upset Holder, leaning back in his chair, shot back, “You don’t want to go there, buddy. You don’t want to go there, ok?”

“You should not assume that that is not a big deal to me,” Holder continued, pointing a finger toward the congressman. “I think it was inappropriate. I think it was unjust, but never think that was not a big deal to me. Don’t ever think that.”

Gohmert pressed the issue. “There have been no indications that it was a big deal, because your department has still not been forthcoming in producing the documents that were the subject of the contempt.”

“I don’t need lectures from you about contempt,” Gohmert added.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: ag; asparagus; doj; ericholder; holder; louiegohmert; texas
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How did this low-life get confirmed for AG?
1 posted on 04/08/2014 1:38:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe his department should be de-funded. We’re obviously wasting money on it since they aren’t doing their jobs.


2 posted on 04/08/2014 1:40:09 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: BenLurkin

Melinination...


3 posted on 04/08/2014 1:40:22 PM PDT by null and void (Politics: Voting for the monkeys that are better at flinging poo at their opponents...)
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To: BenLurkin

Gohmert needs to keep going there. He found a hot button to push and it only brings more attention to the matter. He should push that hot button again and again.


4 posted on 04/08/2014 1:41:16 PM PDT by boycott
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To: BenLurkin

Because RINO’s said “Obama won the election and is entitled to his nominees”.

Idiots. The Dems filibuster, the RINO’s bend over.

NO MORE LIBS IN THE GOP!

I’m done with the Republican party. I only support individual candidates that aren’t Dems.


5 posted on 04/08/2014 1:41:43 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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To: BenLurkin

REALLY? What a snarky little b****. This behavior is totally inappropriate for the Attorney General of these United States.


6 posted on 04/08/2014 1:41:57 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: BenLurkin

It is good that ABC is reporting this. It is sad that we are surprised they did


7 posted on 04/08/2014 1:43:39 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: BenLurkin

Appointed by another low-life, and approved by a whole flock of ‘em.


8 posted on 04/08/2014 1:44:36 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: BenLurkin

Holder is providing NO DOCUMENTATION as ordered, does not fear contempt charges and even INSULTS Congressmen asking him questions.

Question:

WHY do we even HAVE a Congress? I don’t get it.

What are they FOR, if they have no actual power or are unwilling to USE it…?


9 posted on 04/08/2014 1:45:08 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: BenLurkin

One thing an official should never do is purposely make an enemy of a representative or senator. That’s stupid in the extreme and may come back to haunt him in ways yet to be revealed. But, given the necessity that he lie to them, he may have no other choice.


10 posted on 04/08/2014 1:45:16 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: BenLurkin
All the Republicans on the committee should slug this communists pig with insults and rattle his cage. Republicans are too easy with criminal rats.
11 posted on 04/08/2014 1:45:32 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: BenLurkin

Scary. This racist White-hater can order criminals set free and innocent people jailed. There is no one other than congress who can challenge his power, and he hates the house of representatives because it has a republican majority.

His boss is complicit, and encourages him.


12 posted on 04/08/2014 1:45:36 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: BenLurkin

Everyone in the Obama Administration are low life scum so of course Holder would be part of that..how did he get confirmed..simple..remember, if you don’t confirm him your a racist


13 posted on 04/08/2014 1:45:54 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: BenLurkin

Ask the Senate GOP.

Holder is an evil, despicable d*****-bag - just like his boss.


14 posted on 04/08/2014 1:46:14 PM PDT by ZULU (STOP JEB BUSH!!!! NO MORE BUSHES!! US OUT OF THE UN AND UN OUT OF US!!)
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To: BenLurkin
I have no clue. Truth is that you cannot even make this kind of stuff up. some text
15 posted on 04/08/2014 1:46:16 PM PDT by boycott
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To: BenLurkin

We have a full fledged thugocracy


16 posted on 04/08/2014 1:47:21 PM PDT by turducken
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To: BenLurkin
They know that they don't even have to *hide* their contempt for this country and its laws.This pig *almost* makes me miss Attorney Corporal Reno.
17 posted on 04/08/2014 1:48:08 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: BenLurkin

Holder made the Asparagas crack just as his time was ending, sorta like flipping someone off after they take the highway exit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2spQWZK1gQ


18 posted on 04/08/2014 1:48:42 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: BenLurkin

Why the hell is Holder NOT in a prison jumpsuit? Or at the very least, locked up in the House jail until he releases documents.


19 posted on 04/08/2014 1:49:24 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: BenLurkin

“You don’t want to go there, buddy. You don’t want to go there, ok?”

Sounds like a threat to me...


20 posted on 04/08/2014 1:52:03 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: BenLurkin

Who would holder have to kill on the committee to have anything done to him?


21 posted on 04/08/2014 1:55:13 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: BenLurkin
The question begs, was Holder's performance today akin to "You can't handle the Truth!" by Jack Nicholson?


22 posted on 04/08/2014 1:55:35 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: boycott

You can’t make this stuff up. Having him as AG is unreal. Thugocracy is right.


23 posted on 04/08/2014 1:56:17 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: gaijin

Unwilling to use it because they are afraid of Holder’s “race”.


24 posted on 04/08/2014 1:57:47 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: BenLurkin

Asparagus?

I read the uninformative article and it said it was a reference to something that happened a year ago when Gohmert was asking Holder about the FBI’s failure to detect the Boston bombers as a security risk, despite all the information received about them. I don’t know what the original remark was, but it’s bizarre that Holder would still be fuming about it a year later.


25 posted on 04/08/2014 1:59:22 PM PDT by livius
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To: BenLurkin
"Holder...shot back, “You don’t want to go there, buddy. You don’t want to go there, ok?

How inappropriate is that, someone already flouting his being held in Contempt of Congress, making threats to a Congressman! Throw whatever you can at this low-life, Gohmert and other Congressmen of good character!

HF

26 posted on 04/08/2014 1:59:37 PM PDT by holden
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To: BenLurkin

Video

http://www.c-span.org/video/?318721-1/justice-department-operations

Gohmert starts around 2:10:34


27 posted on 04/08/2014 2:01:33 PM PDT by Ray76 (Take over the GOP? You still beg! Forget them. Second Party Now.)
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How did this low-life get confirmed for AG?

Another low-life traitor nominated him and a bunch of traitorous demonrats and RINOs confirmed him.

28 posted on 04/08/2014 2:02:07 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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Buddy?... asparagus?....... obvious racial code word slurs


29 posted on 04/08/2014 2:02:15 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: holden

Wait till you see Holder’s body language


30 posted on 04/08/2014 2:03:25 PM PDT by Ray76 (Take over the GOP? You still beg! Forget them. Second Party Now.)
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To: BenLurkin

I am thinking all appointees should have to be re-appointed annually.


31 posted on 04/08/2014 2:05:09 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: BenLurkin

Because stupidity reigns in D.C.


32 posted on 04/08/2014 2:07:30 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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How did this low-life get confirmed for AG?

By just a big low lifes in the Legislative Branch. Contempt of congress whoooo. What next Bonehead uses Double Secret Probation? Defund his damn office until his resignation is rendered & accepted.

33 posted on 04/08/2014 2:08:24 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: BenLurkin

The majority of Americans don’t care, that’s why. If they cared Mr. Holder would be out of a job. The ignorance and apathy of Americans will be America’s downfall.


34 posted on 04/08/2014 2:09:15 PM PDT by opus86
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To: Constitution Day

Well according to mac daddy and his sock puppet holder you must be a racist, honkey, Christan, Bush lover, Republican, tea party member, or all those listed, to ask questions of any member of mac daddies mindless sock puppet clowns.


35 posted on 04/08/2014 2:09:37 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: cva66snipe

BTW the Bashing was not aimed at Gohmert. He is a very honorable man loyal to his oath. It was aimed at the so called Speaker Of The House.


36 posted on 04/08/2014 2:10:27 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: boycott; BenLurkin

37 posted on 04/08/2014 2:13:33 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: BenLurkin

> How did this low-life get confirmed for AG?

It’s against the law to [rest of well known expression omitted].


38 posted on 04/08/2014 2:14:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: henkster
Maybe his department should be de-funded. We’re obviously wasting money on it since they aren’t doing their jobs.

It takes backbone to defund, and the RINO Congress we now have has one made of jello.

39 posted on 04/08/2014 2:16:36 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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Eric Holder - "You cannot know what I know."

Just wow.

40 posted on 04/08/2014 2:18:17 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Last Dakotan

Some sort of NSA threat?


41 posted on 04/08/2014 2:25:22 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: BenLurkin
The AG of the U.S. is as much of a man-child as 0bummer.

Send a Donkey to college, get back a smart ass.

42 posted on 04/08/2014 2:25:31 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: BenLurkin

Unless Obama issues him a pardon when he leaves office, there should be a sealed indictment ready, and Holder should be dragged before a hostile federal judge in irons.


43 posted on 04/08/2014 2:28:27 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Last Dakotan

9.9 on the government arrogance scale


44 posted on 04/08/2014 2:28:49 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Constitution Day

Should have slapped him with contempt of congress by his response... burn Holder’s ass with contempt, again and again and again!


45 posted on 04/08/2014 2:37:14 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: BenLurkin

Holder was bad from the get go. I remember at the beginning of his career how Holder dragged his feet on prosecuting Dan Rostenkowski (D-5th). The Clintons still had use for the head of the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and he did not go on trial until after he was voted out of office in 1994 (losing to a Republican unknown).


46 posted on 04/08/2014 2:43:22 PM PDT by PBRCat
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To: BenLurkin

Eric Holder - Obama’s own mob lawyer.


47 posted on 04/08/2014 2:45:22 PM PDT by Tenlein
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To: BenLurkin

Look at all the Rs in the confirmation vote:

http://www.mainjustice.com/tag/eric-holder-confirmation/


48 posted on 04/08/2014 2:47:07 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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How did this low-life get confirmed for AG?

"In a tyranny, everyone is a criminal, except for the government and anyone who is part of the government."

49 posted on 04/08/2014 2:48:33 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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I had to donate to Gohmert’s campaign. Worth the $25 hearing that exchange.


50 posted on 04/08/2014 2:48:50 PM PDT by mikethevike
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