Comment Of The Day

The comment of the day comes from an editorial in Investor’s Business Daily. The subject of the editorial was the supposedly lost emails from former IRS official Lois Lerner. She is the IRS official who “took the Fifth” before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with regard to her actions against Tea Party groups. Lerner has also been charged with contempt of Congress but the prosecution of that charge would have to come from the Department of Justice run by Eric Holder.

With regard to Holder, the editorial had this to say:

As in Watergate, more than a few individuals warrant prosecution and incarceration. But that would have to come from Eric Holder’s Justice Department, an organization shown to be as corrupt as the IRS.

Watergate’s John Mitchell was the first attorney general to be convicted and imprisoned due to illegal activities. We suggest that he shouldn’t be the last.

I quite agree. I can think of many reasons that Attorney General Eric Holder should be tried but first and foremost among them would have to be Operation Fast and Furious. Unlike Watergate, two Federal law enforcement officers and over 300 Mexican nationals have been murdered as a result of those guns walked by ATF agents. 

Comment Of The Day

In an editorial published this evening, Investor’s Business Daily is rightly questioning the purchase of over 2,700 armored vehicles – MRAPs – by the Department of Homeland Security. They note that these vehicles were designed to resist mines and ambush attacks in Iraq.

So how does DHS say they plan to use these vehicles?

A DHS officer, Robert Whitaker, stationed in El Paso, Texas, recently proudly described the agency’s new armored toy as “Mine-resistant … we use to deliver our team to high-risk warrant services … (with) gun ports so we can actually shoot from within the vehicle; you may think it’s pretty loud but actually it’s not too bad … we have gun ports there in the back and two on the sides as well. They are designed for .50-caliber weapons.”

This is needed to serve warrants? Perhaps it might have been useful at Waco.

Question Of The Day

The editorial staff at Investors Business Daily have noticed the Department of Homeland Security’s exceedingly large ammunition purchases as well as their solicitation for 7,000 select-fire personal defense weapons. It prompts them to ask this question.

To what purpose is a civilian agency arming itself to the teeth at the
same time the administration has been making war on the Second Amendment
and pushing for stricter gun control measures such as universal
background checks, while others, such as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo,
hint at outright confiscation?

 It is an interesting question and one that most in the mainstream media will continue to ignore.

Quote Of The Day

Investors Business Daily is taking a hard line on Eric Holder and his perjurious testimony given to the House Judiciary Committee regarding when he first knew of Operation Fast and Furious. In an editorial published this evening entitled “Indict Eric Holder”, they concluded:

As Issa told radio talk show host Laura Ingraham last month: “We have a paper trail of so many people knowing that the only way the attorney general didn’t know is he made sure he didn’t want to know. … But if you don’t want to know something of this sort, then you shouldn’t have the job he has.”

We’d go a step further. Baseball star Roger Clemens was equally vehement when he told a House committee in 2008: “Let me be clear. I have never taken steroids or HGH.” Clemens was indicted for lying to Congress.

The same should go for Eric Holder.

And I would add that IBD is correct.

Quote Of The Day

Investor’s Business Daily has been running some very hard hitting editorials on Project Gunwalker. The latest published this evening is entitled Alcohol, Tobacco, and Murder and included this conclusion.

The administration that has given us “cash for clunkers” has also given us “guns for gangs” in a cynical attempt to foment violence in Mexico for which the U.S. gets blamed in pursuance of its gun-control agenda.

As bad as the crony capitalism of funding insolvent green energy companies in exchange for political contributions might be, no one died at Solyndra. As we’ve said, if the president knew, he should be held accountable.