Republicans Backing Off Holder Contempt Charges, Exemplifies Systemic RINO Problem
Republicans in Congress better wake up and start freezing some of their own targets against the left if they hope to see a GOP victory in November. The level of corruption, from murdered federal agents to looting taxpayer monies got green companies like Solyndra to the war on religion should be enough to have our elected representatives up in arms.
Yet, there are still legislators who remain squeamish in the face of our constitutional republic's impending demise.
Sarah Palin got it right on Monday while on Fox News' "Hannity."
"This phony, hypocritical, one-sided call for a cease-fire by the left and their lapdogs in the media. These leftists politicians saying 'that's going to be off the table, that's going to be off the table...And then for the Republican operatives who are high-paid consultants to candidates agreeing to take things off the table - that's no battle plan for victory on our side - on the common-sense constitutionalist side. It's ridiculous."
These Republican operatives, Palin maintained, "seem to have the fighting instinct of Mr. Snuffleupagus[.]"
Think Palin is off the mark?
An AP reporter at The Hill is now reporting certain Republican congressmen on Issa's House Oversight committee are "wary of going forward" in citing Attorney General Eric Holder with contempt for his part in Fast and Furious. If true, the first Snuffleupagus awards should go to the following:
- Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) - plans to hold off making his decision until afinal draft is put forward
- Rep. Frank Guinta (R-N.H.) - nocomment
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- Rep. Todd Platts (R-Pa.)
- Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio)
- Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.)
- Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.)
- Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.)
Mike Vanderboegh of Sipseystreet has issued Speaker John Boehner a challenge to disprove the AP story as a disinformation campaign by the Obama administration. One of Vanderboegh's inside sources flatly states the GOP congressmen are scared of Holder's race card, but not afraid of a firestorm of criticism from the conservative blogosphere if the measure fails to get enough votes.
Politico is reporting committee Republicans have moved the deadline for Holder to turn over missing documents from Memorial Day to mid-June. Sounds like Vanderboegh's source is dead on.
In contrast to the cowering RINOS on the Hill there was one act of courage this week.
A high school junior in North Carolina stood up for the First Amendment and didn't back down against a leftist Obama-obsessed teacher.
How far off the track have legislators gotten when a teenager shows more cojones than House Oversight officials?
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