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    Re: House Republicans introduce resolution to impeach Attorney General Holder[W:65]

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I'm generally an opponent of the Obama administration, but I think it is extreme hyperbole to call it the most 'out of control, corrupt administration'. That being said Holder has done an awful job of representing the Justice Department from A to Z. But I'd prefer my representatives to focus on governing instead of measures designed to generate constituent attention.
    I agree with you. I think this attempt is bound to leave egg all over the Republicans. I personally think Holder is one inept individual who uses his office of AG to push his and the president's political agenda and not to enforce this countries written laws as passed by congress. But just because he is a political hack is no reason to try to impeach him. It will not go anyplace and could end up with worse consequencies than the shut down for the Republican Party. I would advise the Republicans to cease and let him be. The way he is going he will probably step on it big time at sometime in the future and then it may be time to revisit impeachment.
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    Re: House Republicans introduce resolution to impeach Attorney General Holder[W:65]

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I agree with you. I think this attempt is bound to leave egg all over the Republicans. I personally think Holder is one inept individual who uses his office of AG to push his and the president's political agenda and not to enforce this countries written laws as passed by congress. But just because he is a political hack is no reason to try to impeach him. It will not go anyplace and could end up with worse consequencies than the shut down for the Republican Party. I would advise the Republicans to cease and let him be. The way he is going he will probably step on it big time at sometime in the future and then it may be time to revisit impeachment.
    Greetings, Pero.

    I'm taking a risk of sounding snarky here, but how big should the pile be at some time in the future? Suing States for following our laws on immigration, which the administration refused to do, seemed very unjust to me at the time, for several reasons.

    1. It put illegals ahead of those who were following the law!

    2. It put those States being overrun by hordes of illegals at a monetary and societal disadvantage, and tied their hands in dealing with it. The very name of the Justice Department was called into question because what they did was not just, but a political move! Until recently, I thought justice was the same for all of us, but apparently I was wrong. Illegal aliens are not lawbreakers after all, I guess, but merely opportunists who don't believe laws apply to them? Got it! :

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    Re: House Republicans introduce resolution to impeach Attorney General Holder[W:65]

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I agree with you. I think this attempt is bound to leave egg all over the Republicans. I personally think Holder is one inept individual who uses his office of AG to push his and the president's political agenda and not to enforce this countries written laws as passed by congress. But just because he is a political hack is no reason to try to impeach him. It will not go anyplace and could end up with worse consequencies than the shut down for the Republican Party. I would advise the Republicans to cease and let him be. The way he is going he will probably step on it big time at sometime in the future and then it may be time to revisit impeachment.
    That seems like political strategy versus moral action, a sin of omission. We can understand both arguments.

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    Re: House Republicans introduce resolution to impeach Attorney General Holder

    About bloody time.

    Having an open criminal in charge of the DOJ is an embarrassment - and insane.

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    Re: House Republicans introduce resolution to impeach Attorney General Holder[W:65]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Don't know how far they will get with this, but I gotta say, it's about time someone started going after this corrupt administration.
    This really is utter nonsense - I know Republicans are as dense as bricks, but why would they do anything at this time when Democrats and the President are drowning in the cesspool of Obamacare that they created themselves? One really has to ask how America became the great country it is with such dolts leading both political parties.
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    Re: House Republicans introduce resolution to impeach Attorney General Holder[W:65]

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Pero.

    I'm taking a risk of sounding snarky here, but how big should the pile be at some time in the future? Suing States for following our laws on immigration, which the administration refused to do, seemed very unjust to me at the time, for several reasons.

    1. It put illegals ahead of those who were following the law!

    2. It put those States being overrun by hordes of illegals at a monetary and societal disadvantage, and tied their hands in dealing with it. The very name of the Justice Department was called into question because what they did was not just, but a political move! Until recently, I thought justice was the same for all of us, but apparently I was wrong. Illegal aliens are not lawbreakers after all, I guess, but merely opportunists who don't believe laws apply to them? Got it! :
    Be as snarky as you may be. What I am looking at is the chances of impeachment actually going through. First I doubt if it would even make it out of the House Judiciary committee. Unless the charges are cut and dried, looking at the members I can see where 5-6 GOP members would be tentative to go along. Of course with all the Dems voting against, it would fail in committee. But I could be surprised. I imagine if it did get out of committee, it should pass the House. But so soon after the shutdown which cost the Republicans dearly, all it would take is the defection of 15 of their members for it to be defeated there.

    Then even if it passed the house, the senate will not convict, period. Remember, politics is the art of the possible. So why try something that at the moment is doomed to fail. Independent voters wouldn't go along with this either and you may find out that public support is 65-70% against such an impeachment. I just hope the Republicans learned from their fiasco of trying to impeach Bill Clinton. Impeachment needs to be fairly bi-partisan. Not something that looks like one parties vendetta against someone in the administration which this would look like.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: House Republicans introduce resolution to impeach Attorney General Holder

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncensored2008 View Post
    About bloody time.

    Having an open criminal in charge of the DOJ is an embarrassment - and insane.
    However it would detract from the mess of Obamacare and serve as a diversion for the Democrats. They would prefer the heat goes to Holder in a situation where the GOP cannot win anyway. The focus should remain on Obama, his lies and his overall incompetence.

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    Re: House Republicans introduce resolution to impeach Attorney General Holder[W:65]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    That seems like political strategy versus moral action, a sin of omission. We can understand both arguments.
    Mine would be more on a political strategy view point. It is said politics is the art of the possible. At this time I think any successful impeachment try is doomed to fail, it doesn't stand a chance. I would be very careful not to be roasted on one's own petard. To be successful impeachment has to be fairly bi-partisan. It is either that or it is all for show.
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    Re: House Republicans introduce resolution to impeach Attorney General Holder[W:65]

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Mine would be more on a political strategy view point. It is said politics is the art of the possible. At this time I think any successful impeachment try is doomed to fail, it doesn't stand a chance. I would be very careful not to be roasted on one's own petard. To be successful impeachment has to be fairly bi-partisan. It is either that or it is all for show.
    It will demonstrate to the voters the need for voting in more Republican Senators instead of throwing their votes away on some Libertarian.
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    Re: House Republicans introduce resolution to impeach Attorney General Holder[W:65]

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyhunter View Post
    It will demonstrate to the voters the need for voting in more Republican Senators instead of throwing their votes away on some Libertarian.
    I think you're dreaming. Not only to you have to have the political support in congress and as I stated, fairly bi-partisian. You also have to have the public's support which isn't there at the moment. If tried it will most likely go down as seen as a political partisian vendetta. The Republican Party is very weak in the eyes of the over all electorate at the moment, what strength they have they can't afford to waste it on something that will not happen. My opinion.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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