Carney: Contempt Vote “Political Gamesmanship” that “Won’t Sit Well With Most Americans” (Video)

This is just astounding…at his press briefing today, Jay Carney insisted that the Holder Contempt Vote is just political theater and “an unnecessary distraction from the work that Congress should be doing for the American people on the economy and on jobs, and that many Americans – most Americans will view it that way.”

Carney said a contempt citation would be “the kind of political gamesmanship that frustrates the American people so much about what happens in Washington.”

President Obama’s spokesman urged House Republicans on Wednesday to cancel a planned vote to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress, saying most Americans don’t care about the separation-of-powers struggle.

“We hope Republicans change their minds as to what the right course of action is,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney, adding that lawmakers should be focused instead on boosting the economy. “I cannot imagine this will sit well with most Americans.”

As I noted on Sunday, it’s always amusing when Democrats try to speak for the American people. I’m sorry, but  Jay Carney doesn’t speak for me, or anyone who has been paying close attention to this scandal.

This habit of accusing the opposition of bad faith is one of the most disgraceful tactics the Obama administration uses – it’s right up there with the race card.

Last summer, in the heat of the budget battles, a disgusted Charles Krauthammer wrote  that charging one’s opponents with bad faith, was “the ultimate political ad hominem”.

It obviates argument, fact, logic, history. Conservatives resist Obama’s social-democratic, avowedly transformational agenda not just on principle but on empirical grounds, as well — the economic and moral unraveling of Europe’s social-democratic experiment, on display today from Athens to the streets of London.

Obama’s answer? He doesn’t even engage. That’s the point of these ugly accusations of bad faith. They are the equivalent of branding Republicans enemies of the people. Gov. Rick Perry has been rightly chided for throwing around the word “treasonous” in reference to the Fed. Obama gets a pass for doing the same, only slightly more artfully, regarding Republicans. After all, he is accusing them of wishing to see America fail for their own political gain. What is that if not a charge of betraying one’s country?

The charge is not just ugly. It’s laughable.

Now, they’re accusing Republicans of holding the stonewalling Attorney General in contempt for no other reason than political gain – which doesn’t even make sense, since the Republican leadership was so worried about the political optics of going forward that they dragged their feet until it could no longer be avoided. All of the Republicans are acutely aware of how the Democrats are ready and willing  to shamelessly demagogue this vote to hold the country’s first African American AG in contempt. They understand it’s a risky thing to do – but the right thing to do.

It’s now being reported that the Congressional Black Caucus plans to walk out during House vote On Holder’s contempt charges…

Friends of this administration have secret ‘activities’ planned around Holder contempt of Congress vote” no doubt designed to make it look like “the American people” overwhelmingly disapprove of the Republicans actions.

Yet they accuse Republicans of “political gamesmanship”.

If you live around the DC area, a Fast And Furious Protest on White House North Lawn is being organized For July 2nd.  Let’s show the Obama administration that Americans do care.

UPDATE:

Oversight and Reform will be streaming the vote live, tomorrow — click here to watch the House debate the Holder Contempt Resolution.

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Ann Coulter: The biggest scandal in U.S. history:

Democrats will never stop trying to take our guns away. They see something more lethal than a salad shooter and wet themselves.

But since their party was thrown out of Congress for the first time in nearly half a century as a result of passing the 1994 “assault weapons ban,” even liberals know they’re going to need a really good argument to pass any limitation on guns ever again.

So it’s curious that Democrats all started telling the same lie about guns as soon as Obama became president. In March 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced to reporters on a trip to Mexico: “Since we know that the vast majority, 90 percent of that weaponry (used by Mexican drug cartels), comes from our country, we are going to try to stop it from getting there in the first place.”

As she sentimentally elaborated on Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren show: “The guns sold in the United States, which are illegal in Mexico, get smuggled and shipped across our border and arm these terrible drug-dealing criminals so that they can outgun these poor police officers along the border and elsewhere in Mexico.”

Suddenly that 90 percent statistic was everywhere. It was like the statistic on women beaten by their husbands on Super Bowl Sunday.

The Blaze: Al Sharpton Clashes With Rep. John Mica Over Fast and Furious in Tense Interview:

Good Lord, how cringe inducing. Is MSNBC capable of shame and embarrassment?

Linked by Michelle Malkin, thanks!

Hump Day Link-Around: The Contents of Obama’s Character

Andrew Klavan, PJ Media: The Contents of Obama’s Character:

…of all the weird, creepy and false left-wing religious tenets the Obama administration has forced down this nation’s throat, none is as impossible to swallow as the myth of the president’s superior character.

I am so with him on this:

1. He lies to us constantly about who he is. Not in the way most politicians lie, spinning and shading events with self-serving half-truths. He lies with the arrogant bravado of a con man messiah. My grandfather was tortured by the British. My parents met because of the march in Selma. My white girlfriend wanted to be black. These aren’t lies that were forced out of him in a rough moment to defend himself from controversy — like the lie about terrorist William Ayers being just a guy in the neighborhood, or the one about never having heard the hate-mongering of Jeremiah Wright — these are intentionally crafted falsehoods. They were meant to do exactly what they did: to recreate Obama in the image of the black savior leftists had been waiting for, the man who would relieve them of the disfiguring guilt arising from their dreadful history of racism and justify the disastrous havoc their policies have wreaked on African-Americans.

2. He does not believe in the American way. When he is not lying, when he thinks he’s among friends, when he inadvertently announces his radicalism because it runs so deep he doesn’t even realize it is radicalism, when he thinks he can get away with it because it’s good politics, Obama reveals his philosophy to be antithetical to the exceptional American project of limited government, personal liberty and free enterprise. The Constitution needs to be falsely interpreted to allow wealth redistribution.  The free market doesn’t work. His actions should not be hampered by Congress. The Supreme Court has no right to overturn his laws as unconstitutional. America is arrogant overseas. He can decide unilaterally which laws will be enforced. He can override the free practice of religion if he thinks the issue is really, really important. Again and again, he reveals himself to be wholly a product of the anti-American, anti-liberal and anti-democratic left at odds with the principles of our founding.

3. He has no clue how things actually work. Even if socialism did work, it would be wrong because it would strip people of the fruits of their labor and the property rights on which liberty depends. Thankfully, it doesn’t work, which makes the moral issue moot. But Obama has no clue of what’s been tried and found wanting. He surrounds himself with ideologues and tunes out anyone who’s ever made an honest dime in the real world. Thus every single idea the “progressive” president puts forward is a regressive throwback to notions that have been failing miserably for more than seventy years. The stuff he believes is just plain dopey. He thinks technology is the cause of unemployment. He does not understand that only private jobs create the wealth that makes public jobs possible. He thinks that wind and solar energy should be subsidized and fossil fuel production suppressed. He insists on bringing the European social model to the U.S. even as the model implodes in front of our eyes.

Read the entire piece at PJ media.

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CFP: CPUSA Says Re-electing Obama is “Absolutely Essential”:

A writer for the Communist Party USA says that “…re-electing Obama is absolutely essential,” and warns that “divisions among Democrats and a potential wave of bad economic news can combine to threaten President Obama’s reelection.”

Marxist John Case, who writes for various CPUSA publications, has written a piece, “The danger of a Romney election [1],” for the party publication People’s World, which warns that “Re-electing Obama is not sufficient to bring economic recovery or even relief to our people.

This is why Sooper Mexican is one of the fastest rising stars in the conservative blogosphere: Department of Justice Arizona Immigration Hotline Phone Call:

When the news broke that the Department of Justice had set up a “hotline” to call in abuses of civil liberties in Arizona after the Supreme Court ruled on SB1070, I didn’t think much of it.

Then I called in. I can’t believe what I heard.

Listen in at the link.

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Patterico has the latest on the Kimberlin saga, featuring the execrable Neal Rauhauser:

Strong Circumstantial Evidence That Brett Kimberlin Is Astroturfing the Alleged “Threats” Against Him and His Allies:

Ask yourself if the following scenario seems likely:

A convicted perjurer and bomber, obsessed with people he perceives to be his “enemies,” sees evidence of a threat by one of those long-time “enemies.” The threat is made in a comment to a blog post about the bomber, 9 days after the post was originally published. The bomber sees that threat 1-8 minutes after the threat is made. This occurs around midnight.

The threat is by an impostor commenter, falsely using the name of the bomber’s “enemy.” Within minutes, the host of the blog notices the fakery, deletes the comment and related comments, and posts explanatory comments that he has done so. But the bomber/perjurer already has the threat on his Internet browser.

Despite the evident importance of the threat, however, he waits at least 32 minutes to capture the screenshot.

Then the perjurer and bomber never refreshes the thread again in the next 19 days.

The perjurer and bomber says he’s not the guy who left the threat. And he doesn’t know who did. He just happened to see it, coincidentally, during that 8-minute window, 9 days after the post was published. And that was the last time he ever hit “refresh” on the post about himself.

Does this scenario make any sense at all?

Kimberlin Loses, Again:

This time, he lost an appeal of a court’s refusal to hold Seth Allen in contempt.

Brett Kimberlin Associate “Gaped Crusader” — And the Evidence Connecting Him to Neal Rauhauser:

The methods include “outing” people’s identities; posting their home addresses; and creating (phony) civil and criminal liability. The Gaped Crusader attributes each atrocity to Neal Rauhauser or his associate Brett Kimberlin (who runs the Occupy for Accountability blog that published pictures of my house).

The Gaped Crusader thought he was making these observations anonymously. But he made mistakes, many of which are listed in this post — which reveals extensive evidence connecting the Gaped Crusader to Brett Kimberlin associate Neal Rauhauser.

The evidence includes (among other things) common topics of obsession; common unique catch phrases; admission by both of a particular trip at a particular time; characteristic method of formatting emails; and my personal favorite: a shared IP address.

It’s a slam dunk.

Brett Kimberlin Threatens Even More Unconstitutional Peace Orders Against Aaron Walker:

Aaron Walker is not responsible for the reaction of other people to his peaceful speech, in which he repeatedly disclaims any intent to have people harass Kimberlin in any way whatsoever. (As do I.)

The thing is, Kimberlin has been told all of this before — and he still goes back and gets peace orders. And the judges in the Maryland court system give them to him. These judges feel bound by their own rules instead of the rules set by the Supreme Court, as Judge Vaughey famously made clear.

So when Kimberlin makes a threat like this, it is not idle.

He is not going to stop, until someone (morally and legally) forces him to stop.

Are there any judges in Maryland who aren’t hopelessly inept and/or corrupt?

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Imagine what the headlines would look like if this were a tea party leader…

Big Government: Gay Rights Icon Arrested on Child Porn Charges:

The search warrant is a comprehensive list of terribles: images of year-old infants subjected to sodomy and oral sex, and perverse racial comments (Brinkin’s email: “I loved especially the 2 year old n—– getting nailed. Hope you’ll continue so I can see what the little blond b—- is going to get. White Power! White Supremacy! White D— Rules!”).

Ugh…I think I’m going to be sick, now.

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I’m sure this next story has nothing at all to do with the Rashad Richey debacle…

Georgia Tipsheet: Mug shot down: state Rep. wants bill prohibiting mug shot display:

 Free speech or profit through others’ humiliation?

State Rep. Roger Bruce (D-Atlanta) falls into the second category when it comes to whether or not websites have the right to display mugshots of those arrested in Georgia. So strongly, in fact, that he plans to introduce a bill concerning the matter for the coming 2013 General Assembly Session.

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This will get your blood boiling…

The Jawa Report: Remember The Unhinged NC Teacher Who Told Her Student Criticizing Obama Was A Criminal Offense?

If you don’t remember, go read about it HERE.

It appears she was right. Not in the eyes of the law, but rather in the eyes of the liberal-leaning school system. The young man who challenged the teacher while recording it on his cellphone has been facing harassment not only from Tanya Dixon-Neely, the unhinged teacher, but also from other students who are related to Dixon-Neely and the school’s administrators.

Fearing their son’s safety, the parents of the young man have requested help from the school itself. So far, the school has refused safety accommodations. In fact, the school administration seems to be blaming the young man for the negative publicity (emphasis mine):

Keep reading. Outrageous.

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John Yoo, AEI: The immigration proclamation: President Obama may not ignore laws he dislikes:

A president may decline to carry out a congressional command in only two situations. First, the president may and should refuse to execute congressional statutes that violate the Constitution, because the Constitution is the highest form of law. If federal officials had to enforce every congressional enactment, they “must close their eyes on the constitution, and see only the law,” as Chief Justice John Marshall wrote in the Supreme Court’s Marbury v. Madison decision (1803) recognizing the power of judicial review. “This doctrine would subvert the very foundation of all written constitutions.” In the War on Terror, the Bush administration argued that the president could refuse to execute laws that infringed on the executive’s constitutional national-security powers. Otherwise, a Congress with a different view of foreign policy could order the military to refuse to carry out the president’s orders as commander-in-chief.

Read the whole thing at the link…

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J Christian Adams, PJ Media: Eric Holder’s Thin Argument to Keep Foreigners Voting Illegally:

It turns out at least 50 of these foreigners have voted in Florida elections. If done in a federal election, this constitutes a federal crime. Yet why has the Justice Department not charged these individuals?

Of course we all know the answer – preventing the removal of the foreigners is more important to Eric Holder than prosecuting the ones who voted illegally.

Now comes the Justice Department’s attempt to obtain an injunction against Florida from proceeding with the removal of the foreigners. DOJ claimed that removal of foreigners would have a racially discriminatory impact. That is, more Hispanics would be removed than whites as a percentage of the population.Well, so what?

Florida has punched back in this memo:

The fact that a program to remove non-citizen voters affects a large percentage of minorities is neither surprising, nor remotely indicative of impermissible discrimination. Any program that removes non-citizens from the rolls in Florida, even if 100% accurate, will undoubtedly have this result. But DOJ cannot and does not argue that the accurate removal of non-citizens has any impermissible disparate impact.

Translation: of course there will be a disparate racial impact when illegal foreigners are removed from the voter rolls. What else would you expect?  That alone doesn’t make it illegal.

Lord help us.

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Katie Pavlich, Townhall: Bipartisan: More Democrats to Vote Holder in Contempt:

Georgia Democrat John Borrow will be voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over his on-going stonewalling of the Congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious.

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Twitchy: Left shrieks over reports that up to 35 House Democrats may back Holder contempt vote:

The White House claims House Republicans are engaging in “political theater” as they prepare to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for refusing to supply subpoenaed documents related to the deadly Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation.

Not so fast, White House.

As many as 35 House Democrats are reportedly prepared to vote for the contempt resolution. It appears the GOP’s political “witch hunt” isn’t so political after all, doesn’t it?

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AP: Judge refuses to block Florida voter purge:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to stop Florida from removing potentially non-U.S. citizens from its rolls.

The U.S. Department of Justice sued the state to halt the purge, arguing it was going on too close to a federal election.

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle said Wednesday that there was nothing in federal voting laws that prevent the state from identifying non-U.S. citizens even if it comes less than 90 days before the Aug. 14 election.

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Weasel Zippers: DCCC Chief Tells Endangered Democrats To Stay Away From DNC Convention…

Yes, away.

(Reuters) — The man responsible for getting Democrats elected to the Congress this fall has a message for his party’s candidates: Stay away from the Democratic National Convention in September.

“If they want to win an election, they need to be in their districts,” New York congressman Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told the Reuters Washington Summit on Tuesday.

Israel emphasized that Democratic President Barack Obama’s poll ratings — which have hovered around 50 percent — have little to do with his stance.

“I don’t care if the president was at 122 percent favorability right now,” he said. “I think (candidates) should be in their districts,” rather than spend time at the convention, which will be in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 3–6.

FTR Radio: David Limbaugh Interview On “The Snark Factor With Fingers Malloy”

David Limbaugh, author of the brand new book “The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama’s War on the Republic”, joined us on FTR Radio to talk about his new book and the upcoming Supreme Court decision on ObamaCare.

In a wide ranging 30 minute interview, David talks about how in the book he covers…

**How through Chicago style thug politics, Presdient Obama uses an us-against-them argument to promote destructive polices.

**How the President and his staff are using Alinsky tactics and are lying, especially in demonzing the budget plan of Paul Ryan.

**He compares the governing style of the President to acting as a adolescent and a bully. He also characterizes him as a “rank extremeist loud mouth city councilman”, and says that if America reelects him we are committing national suicide.

**David also briefly talks about what a conversation between himself and Rush Limbaugh might sound like during a round of golf.

Buckle up and get ready for a great interview with one of the most passionate advocates for America and the free markets, not to mention an all around good guy. The Snark Factor with Fingers Malloy with special guest David Limbaugh starts now