Monday, August 03, 2009

Eric Holder's Justice Department

It's all politics, all the time.

by Jennifer Rubin - August 10th, 2009 (Publication Date) - The Weekly Standard

In his confirmation hearing Eric Holder (Barack Obama's Attorney General) declared,

The attempts to politicize the department will not be tolerated should I become attorney general of the United States. It will be my intention to return [the civil rights] division and the Department of Justice as a whole to its great traditions and the great traditions that it had under Democratic and Republican attorneys general and presidents.

He further pronounced,

I will work to restore the credibility of a department badly shaken by allegations of improper political interference. Law enforcement decisions and personnel actions must be untainted by partisanship. Under my stewardship, the Department of Justice will serve justice, not the fleeting interests of any political party.

While some conservatives doubted that the man who helped facilitate the Marc Rich pardon and overrode the recommendation of career attorneys to give Bill Clinton a favorable recommendation on the pardon of 16 Puerto Rican terrorists in 1999 could live up to those pretty sentiments, he was confirmed by a vote of 75-21 with the support of many Republican senators.

Holder soon cast aside his confirmation rhetoric in favor of partisan politics.


In looking at the totality of Holder's performance, the degree to which he has departed from his confirmation hearing rhetoric is glaring. Any demarcation between the Obama administration's political agenda and the impartial administration of justice is being eradicated. "Holder is the most political, partisan attorney general I can remember," says Frank Wolf. A former Justice Department official says that "the entire equilibrium of the department is out of whack." Lamar Smith, too, is dismayed. He says he has met with Holder several times. "You hear the words but there is a disconnect with the actions."

I don't think you are going to see anything better as long as Democrats control our government. Our court system has become so corrupt that anything political is simply rubber stamped by tyrannical judges. If you doubt that, simply observe the miscarriage of justice in the GM and Chrysler bankruptcy rulings. The entire legal concept of secured loans was thrown out in service of political payoffs to unions who gave huge campaign contributions to Democrats. The corruption of the rulings was arrogant and intolerable. However nothing will be done about it.

This article will scare anyone who loves America. It is a litany documenting the number of partisan socialist appointees that have been given power by President Obama over a justice department that is ruled by an Attorney General who hates America.

The American Constitution and the rule of law have ended in our nation.


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