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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    That's fine. She will follow in Holder's footstep thinking the AG position is to protect and defend the administration instead of being the head lawman of the country. The name doesn't matter who occupies the position, this is just the way it is. It has been that way more or less depending on the president and the person who occupies the position since at least RFK was JFK AG.

    Appoint her and move on. Whoever occupies the AG position is going to do whatever the president wants anyway.


    Which is why John Mitchel went to prison I think.

    My how things have changed. A Republican white guy used his AG for his own political protection and one went to prison, the other driven from office, but Obama gets to mull over whether to nominate now or after the new opposition comes in.

    Personally, as a journalist during the Watergate Era, I cannot help but feel that America has lost its last, best chance at redemption and that now all is lost....From this date forward presidents will all be able to hail these precedents and become petty dictators with pens and phones and gulags
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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos;1063955621[B
    ]I keep calling her "Loretta Lynn" but that's the coal miner's daughter.
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    This lady is a Baptist minister's daughter.

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Which is why John Mitchel went to prison I think.

    My how things have changed. A Republican white guy used his AG for his own political protection and one went to prison, the other driven from office, but Obama gets to mull over whether to nominate now or after the new opposition comes in.

    Personally, as a journalist during the Watergate Era, I cannot help but feel that America has lost its last, best chance at redemption and that now all is lost....From this date forward presidents will all be able to hail these precedents and become petty dictators with pens and phones and gulags
    Greetings, F&L.

    If that happens, and I really hope it doesn't, it will prove why Diogenes gave up his search for an honest man! Ironic how those old tales teach a lesson that few choose to learn, until it's too late!

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Which is why John Mitchel went to prison I think.

    My how things have changed. A Republican white guy used his AG for his own political protection and one went to prison, the other driven from office, but Obama gets to mull over whether to nominate now or after the new opposition comes in.

    Personally, as a journalist during the Watergate Era, I cannot help but feel that America has lost its last, best chance at redemption and that now all is lost....From this date forward presidents will all be able to hail these precedents and become petty dictators with pens and phones and gulags
    Exactly, what the Obama supporters and most Democrats do not realize is once a precedence is set, is done then the other guy and the other party will use that precedence. They, being Obama supporters and Democrats expect that only their guy can do what he did. Whether it is going to war in Libya without congressional approval, a future Republican president can cite the same precedence. Reid's nuclear option precedence, one would be a fool if they don't think McConnell in the upcoming session won't use it to get something he wants passed, passed. Even if the Democrats are filibustering it. He can cite Reid's precedence. Executive orders which defy the law, like not deporting illegals which the law plainly states must be departed or ignoring laws one does not like and only enforcing the ones you do.

    The AG is another example. People use to talk about Nixon and the Imperial Presidency. Obama has made Nixon look impotent. Whomever and from whatever party the next president will continue to amass power. Congress is too weak and partisan to stop it. At one time members of congress regardless of party took pride in being members of congress and would act to stop any and all usurpation of their power. Today, when Obama takes power from congress, the Democrats in Congress act like they are part of the Obama administration instead of congress and let him do it, defend him in doing and willing cede their power to him. The Republicans would do the same if the president was a Republican. Congress is becoming more and more irrelevant and the president more like a King everyday with congress being his serfs.
    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: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Don't know anything about her, but
    it's hard to imagine we could get a worse AG than Holder.
    Though, Obama is great at picking incompetent people. How hard is it to pick someone that will uphold and defend the Constitution and enforce laws?


    I find it very hard to imagine that the USA will ever have a worse AG than Alberto Gonzales.

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    TSA searches are what?


    Covered by the Patriot Act I guess.

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Is this really a difficult concept to grasp? She stated that it's a tool that has its uses, but can also be abused, therefore, the usefullness and appropriateness is largely dependent on the officer in questions's motives.
    Simple stuff really
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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, F&L.

    If that happens, and I really hope it doesn't, it will prove why Diogenes gave up his search for an honest man! Ironic how those old tales teach a lesson that few choose to learn, until it's too late!
    So refreshing to have you refer to a classic in modern debate...and you are, or course correct.

    The shame though resides in the voters. America was given a gift in the Vietnam war and Watergate, combined events that at the time many felt verged on destroying the country. As Neitchze mused, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and those events should have. Instead, the truism of "history ignored is history repeated".

    I hope I am wrong too.
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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    This lady is a Baptist minister's daughter.
    I'm certain she'll be fine.
    There is always a lot of blather about cabinet nominees.
    This is an unfortunate picture of Lynch, though.....


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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Covered by the Patriot Act I guess.
    Or, according to Lynch "logic", they are done by (always right?) federal agents rather than (sometimes wrong?) local gov't police.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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