Congressman Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Eric Holder (video)

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The rumors were true. Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) has introduced an Articles of Impeachment resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder for his role in various scandals in the Obama administration – most notably – Fast and Furious.

Via Matt Boyle of Big Government:

Seven congressman have signed onto the resolution thus far in addition to Olson. They are Reps. Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Phil Roe (R-TN), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), Roger Williams (R-TX), and Ted Yoho (R-FL).

The Articles of Impeachment has four different sections. The first calls for Holder’s official removal because of his failure to comply with congressional subpoenas relating to Operation Fast and Furious. Holder has been voted on a bipartisan basis into both criminal and civil contempt of Congress for his failure to comply with the Fast and Furious subpoenas from House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA).

The second section of the Articles of Impeachment deals with Holder’s refusal to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Controlled Substances Act, and the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986. The third section calls for Holder’s impeachment on the grounds that he has refused to prosecute any IRS officials involved in the “scandal of unauthorized disclosure of tax records belonging to political donors.”

The fourth section of the Articles of Impeachment goes after Holder for his involvement in the targeting of reporters. Holder testified under oath on May 15, 2013, the resolution states, that he “he was neither involved in nor had heard of a potential prosecution of the press.” Three days later, though, Holder’s Department of Justice (DOJ) “released documents naming journalist James Rosen as a co-conspirator in an alleged violation of the Espionage Act.”

Holder later confirmed to Congress that he had in fact “approved a search warrant on James Rosen.”

There is also going to be another resolution vote of No Confidence on Holder.

What is stopping the rest of the GOP from jumping on this bandwagon? Are they afraid of being called racists? Do they think it’s too politically risky? Aren’t they able to recognize when they are in the catbird seat? The Regime is floundering right now – It has finally dawned on most Americans that this is not an honest, trustworthy administration. … Repubs need to kick them while they’re down. Impeach Holder now…Are Democrats going to want to taint themselves further by circling the wagons for these slimeballs?

And after we take the Senate in 2014 – who knows.

Tim Constantine of TPNN Videos interviewed Rep Yoho about the resolution, today:

Yoho said since Eric Holder has broken the law, and lied under oath, he has no place in our government.

Video: Chairman Issa Opening Statement at ObamaCrash Hearing 11-13-2013

The Regime’s technology chief, Todd Park and six other tech officials are on the hot seat on Capitol Hill, this morning. They are being questioned about the problems plaguing ObamaCrash before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. You can watch the hearing, live, here.

Here’s Chairman Issa’s opening statement.

ObamaCare Architect Admits Real Goal: Soaking Healthy ‘Genetic Lottery’ Winners

Via @NolteNC:

Jonathan Gruber, a Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is one of the architects of ObamaCare. He was on MSNBC this morning to explain how the law is actually supposed to work, (now that the sales pitch Obama used to sell his “signature law” has collapsed into the huge, steaming heap of B.S. it always was.)

He admitted that the goal of the law was always to soak the healthy (or as he says – “genetic winners”) to pay for the health care of those who are sick. This, he contends is more “fair” because  they were previously paying an “artificially low” price which was”discriminatory.” This again, is an economics professor – who is seemingly unfamiliar with how a free market works.

Chuck Todd asked him why he’s been saying the idea “of fixing this issue for those on the individual market or getting these policy cancellations of policies they would like to keep, saying going down that road is a road that could unravel the law.”

Gruber told him: “let’s start with understanding that we are not talking about the vast majority of Americans. This law those who lose employer insurance and those with government insurance alone. We’re talking about a small minority of Americans that buy insurance in the individual market….”

“Still millions of people”, Todd interjected.

“Exactly.  12 million people – about a third of which will end up paying more under this law.  And that – as you said in the introduction is kinda the idea –  We currently have a highly discriminatory system. If you’re sick, you’ve been sick, or if you’re gonna get sick, you cannot get health insurance. The only way to end that discriminatory system, is to bring everyone into the system and pay one fair price. That means that the genetic winners – the  lottery winners who have been paying an artificially low price because of this discrimination, now will have to pay more. That, by my estimation, is about about 4 million people. In return, with the fixed system, more than 30 million people will now be able to access a fair price of guaranteed health insurance.”

Video here.

Left unchallenged was Gruber’s contention that only a very small minority of Americans will be seeing policy cancellations.

Once the employer mandate looms as a reality next year, the Administration itself expects tens of millions more to lose their health insurance:

“The Departments’ mid-range estimate is that 66 percent of small employer plans and 45 percent of large employer plans will relinquish their grandfather status by the end of 2013,” wrote the administration on page 34,552 of the Register. All in all, more than half of employer-sponsored plans will lose their “grandfather status” and become illegal. According to the Congressional Budget Office, 156 million Americans—more than half the population—was covered by employer-sponsored insurance in 2013.

Watcher’s Council Nominations – ‘Apology’ Edition

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Oh, he’s sorry about your healthcare all right…he’s umm, really sorry you’re upset, you know. As if he didn’t realize what was going to happen all along….he’s really very sorry..

Sarah Palin does a fine job dealing with that nonsense, as well as providing us with a textbook example of how to deal with an obviously biased interviewer bent on ambush…a pleasure to watch, as always.

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.

Council News:

Congrats to Michael over at The Political Commentator for his Instalanche this week!

This week, Ask Marion, Right Truth, Tina Trent.Com and The Pirate’s Cove took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

Simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor  by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out Wednesday morning

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have this week….

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions