Wednesday, October 5, 2011
- Holder And The GunWalker Scandal
If I could choose only a single member of team Obama to have removed from office, I’d choose Eric Holder. In my opinion, no one has worked harder to undermine American principles of fairness and equality than Holder, and I think he’s proven a handy tool for the circumvention of American liberty and the rights of our citizens. He’s a political hack in my view. We would all be better off rid of him.
As a second amendment advocate, I’ve also been watching this ‘fast and furious’ debacle bubble along for months now, while the news grows consistently worse and worse. I think it will eventually become clear that the administration was happy to let guns walk into Mexico because any killing would only reinforce their political desire to usurp the rights of American gun owners. Another ‘small price to pay’ is how I think they probably viewed it. Now it’s all blown up in their face. I hope Darrell Issa ends up with a dozen scalps on his belt, including Holder's.
With all that said, and knowing only the facts that I’ve been able to glean from the news media, I don’t think Holder’s statement to congress meets the criteria of perjury. I’m no lawyer, but it seems to me that he was vague enough to cover his tracks. My brother – also not a lawyer, feels he was simply incompetent. I’d go along with that view. I don’t imagine he’s clever enough to direct such a broad reaching conspiracy. I find it all much more believable that he’s simply a dim, politically motivated opportunist who has no intention of letting a little thing like the constitution get in the way of achieving his goals.
I’d love to see him doing a perp walk and spending years in prison. But I don’t think this is enough to get him there.