Eric Holder is set to be President Obama's attorney general pick. He was Janet "Burn 'Em Out" Reno's last deputy AG-- from 1997 to the end.
He is a down-the-line leftist. Much is made of Obama's intent to include moderates and Republicans in his cabinet. I couldn't care less about much of that. Elections should have meaning. This one will. Obama won in a free election. He's a boilerplate Marxist tarted up in the shimmering robes of hopeful "change", whatever that means. He should do what he wants. But until they take away the 1st Amendment we'll feel free to comment on his far-left radical subordinates. Holder fits that description perfectly.
--Holder has stated that "justice" in America needs to be "established"-- it is the AG's job to enforce the law.
--Holder is a proponent of "hates crime" legislation.
--Holder supports affirmative action rather than following Dr. King's dream for judgement of others based on character not color.
--Holder is in favor of ending the detentions of enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay.
--Holder believes that crime can be fought with income redistribution-- that poverty causes crime. Note that. The incoming chief law enforcement officer in the USA believes that crime can be fought through taking money from some Americans and giving it to others through the power and force of the federal government. In other words, armed robbery by the IRS will forestall armed robbery on the streets. Great.
--Republicans might meekly point out during confirmation that Holder played a role in the final Clinton scandal: Pardongate. That won't go anywhere.
--Republicans probably won't even point out Holder's role in the 1999 commutation of the sentences of 16 FALN conspirators. Yes, he was involved in the pardoning of domestic terrorists.
--Holder was involved in the pardons of Susan Rosenberg and Linda Evans. Who are they? Surprise! They are Weather Underground terrorist pals of Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. Rosenberg and Evans were serving sentences for bombing American government facilities.
Maybe the Republican candidate for President could have seen that the Ayers/ Dohrn issue wasn't something distant from Obama but rather something at the core of who he really is. Governor Palin saw it but wasn't supposed to talk about it. Apparently it was a little too "icky" for McCain.
By the way, did you see that Lieberman got on his knees and begged the Dem power structure in the Senate for his committee chairs? They still might need him for 60 votes, of course, so they beat the poor dog and then told him he could stay.
Conservatives were treated to the sight, day after day, of seeing the Republican candidate campaigning with the liberal Lieberman standing behind him. By most poll accounts 25-30% of the Conservative base either voted for Obama or stayed home. So now, McCain has lost because he never could secure the base, and his liberal pol pal from CT crawls on his hands and knees before Harry Reid and repudiates his criticism of Lord Obama. Ever wonder why people have such a low regard for politicians?