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‘Break into a Prevent Defense for the Second Half and Try to Preserve a Tie’

Posted on | January 1, 2011 | 5 Comments

That’s how Dan Collins at Piece of Work in Progress describes Eric Holder’s strategy for dealing with the incoming Republican majority in the House:

Despite the fact that the New Black Panthers were captured on video with weapons and fascist-style uniforms at the entrance to a polling place, Holder said: “There is no there, there.” Really? Heady stuff from the attorney general.
When asked about the fact that Holder’s Civil Rights Division is hostile to racially equal enforcement of the law from top to bottom, Holder again deploys another cliché, calling it a “made up controversy.” Holder doubled down: “All I have on my side with regard to that is the facts and the law.” . . .

Read the whole thing. A lot of shenanigans that have gone on during the first two years of the Obama administration will be investigated by House committees in the next two years. There’s a lot of that stuff that’s been ignored because when Pelosi’s Democrats were in charge, they refused to do any meaningful oversight of the executive branch.

Expect to hear lots of administration officials (and their apologists in the JournoList community) making lame excuses for various malfeasances and claiming that the GOP is engaged in “witch hunts,” etc. Keep your grains of salt handy.

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