Eric Holder nailed on Harry Reid’s Bush-era recess appointment precedent

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) did a great job today during the Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing putting Eric Holder on the spot regarding Obama’s blatantly unconstitutional “recess” appointments. He pointed out that Harry Reid used pro forma Senate sessions during the Bush years for the express purpose of preventing Bush from making recess appointments. And Bush respected the Senate rule, even though he didn’t like it. So how is it that President Obama can now just arbitrarily decide whether or not the Senate is actually in session, basically making recess appointments anytime he wants to?

Well, click here if you want the honest explanation. Otherwise, you can watch Holder hem and haw here as he struggles to answer the question.

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  • So, when does the impeachment begin?

    • Sandra123456

      Never. You can’t impeach a black man. That would be racist. (sarcasm.)

      • steprock

        Under Obama, I’m afraid you are right. Disturbing.

    • 12grace

      Yes, impeach and imprison.

  • Philo Beddoe

    Why? Because they are marxists that could care less about the law. It’s their law they are worried about.

    The republicrats may point this out but will use obama as a example to do the exact same thing when they regain power.

    • Conservatives think that liberals are WRONG, liberals think conservatives are EVIL. Therefore, with liberals, the end justifies the means. Conservatives are held to a higher standard of decency and law while libs are free to be as petulantly reactionary in their statements and outright criminal in their actions. In truth, it just comes naturally to them.

      Makes sense when the hero of their party is a guy who looked at the 150 year old presidential term limit precedent honored by the likes of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and Jackson, but who ran over it like it was roadkill. Whatever it takes, right libs?!?

      • Is_Sense_Common

        I dunno – I kinda think that Libs are evil…

  • Been_There_BT

    Besides asking questions, what are they going to do about it?

    Oh wait, I know the answer: Nothing.

    • capelady

      The GOP leadership doesn’t have any spine… so they will denounce it and a day later it will be forgotten. That is why we need NEWT in the White House and new conservative leadership in Congress – then they can turn DC inside out and upside down and fix what is broken!!! It takes courage to confront the status quo – the liberals, the establishment, the media and the culture of political correctness, and Newt is the only candidate who has the guts!

    • unclesamnephew

      the reason would be senator “mumbles” reid of nev

  • W.

    Change the N to J and I’ll be happy.

    Jail the whole @#$% administration and half the Legislature.

    DRAIN and DISINFECT the DC Jacuzzi.

  • giegie

    Such a corrupt scumbag this DOJ is trying to dodge a simple question. If I was Senator Alexander, I wouldn’t have let him off the hook that quickly even though he knew it was almost useless to get a straight answer out of this liar. Obama and his full Administration arae traitors and liars. Too late now, but Obama should have been impeached a long time ago along with firing most of his buddies such as this one.

  • Alexander is no better than any of these other ineffective softasses. He asked a series of questions that I would’ve insisted be answered by either a “yes” or “no”. No qualifications. The left has been nothing but adversarial in all things; start treating Holder like the hostile witness he is. Go big, or go home.

    • wodiej

      We needed an Issa in there.

      • trustintheLORDwithallyourheart

        Issa is just a chest-beater. He hasn’t done crap.

        • NYGino

          Issa?………….still waiting……………..still waiting…………….still waiting

  • stevenbiot

    Eric Holder is such a slime bag. If he says, ” One has to look at…..,” again, I’m going to blow a gasket. Obama is becoming a dictator. This is how dictators act. They don’t go straight to suppressing and murdering; they take baby steps.

  • Dan

    there are several grounds for articles of impeachment to be drawn up and all he does is …..NOTHING…..NOTHING and again…..NOTHING…..WHAT THE SANDRA FLUKS IS GOING ON???????????????

  • We not only need to turn out Obama but, whether or not we win both houses, we also need to replace McConnell and Boehner as well.

    This needs to be an election where all leadership honorably steps down and we start over as Republicans.

    • tvlgds

      We need to start over as CONSERVATIVES!

    • wodiej

      I agree and don’t forget that weasel Cantor.

    • toongoon

      Really? Leadership, honor, in Washington DC?

      • Is_Sense_Common

        shiver me timbers!!! If that happens, I’ll be meeting Jesus. See you there!

  • toongoon

    Critical Race Theory on display, you will not get an honest answer from Holder. He despises the constitution almost as much as white people.

    • sDee

      that sums it up nicely toongoon!

  • FreeManWalking

    Fire him, Impeach him, give him a fair trial, then put him in prison, unless it is determined he should face the death penalty for F&F.

    • wodiej

      maybe he should just be deported.

  • MrDinky

    BEST HEADLINE OF THE DAY!! Eric Holder nailed on Harry Reid’s Bush!!!!

  • Sober_Thinking

    The Golden Rule – he who has the gold makes the rules…

    Maobama: It’s good to be the king…

  • Sober_Thinking

    Impeach maobama now!

  • sjmom

    I guess when you think you are a king you don’t have bow to the wishes of another branch of govt. This was an excellent job by Senator Alexander and I liked the way he kept asking the same questions especially the one about Harry Reid.

  • wodiej

    Never seen someone with such a poker face cover up wrongdoing. Fast and Furious, now this.

  • Conservative_Hippie

    You can only dodge the truth for so long and it eventually catches you in the closet and exposes your lies.

  • freenca

    Thanks Dan, for posting this. It IS good to see Mr. Holder getting his feet warmed by the the congressional fires again. Holder should be fired and possibly prosecuted for his high crimes and misdemeanors, IMHO.

  • 911Infidel

    Oh please, Holder is carrying Obama’s water for him. He’s never going to honor anything but Obama’s unconstitutional agenda. Advise and consent? C’mon man, Holder and his puppetmaster in DC are laughing at you Mr Alexander. Impeach the POS.

  • Pay back in 2013 will be best served Ice Cold . Lets just hope that the Republican establishment weenies grow a set as big as Holders.

  • Is_Sense_Common

    Hahahahahahaha – Eric Holder just talked about using common sense! What on earth does he know about THAT?!?!


    This is a well planned attack on the American people. They will use the same methods that most dictators use to accomplish their agenda. The sad thing is no one is watching the watchers. Holder is a criminal on many levels. However, when you are the judge and jury, and the congress has not guts to commit to winning this war, we the people lose. Just a note I have been following the TSA since its conception. I am fearful that this is the blue print for the army that Obama talked about in one of his speeches. It is amazing how they have gone from black pants, white shirts air port security people to a major “police force”. They are moving into areas like bus stations, and even have the power to pull people over on highways. Beware, while you watch the right hand the left hand is moving your furniture out.

    We need some real men & women who are willing to give their all to save our country.
    I am saddened just to listen to this foolish word game.

    • NYGino

      His domestic security force as well equipped and funded as our general military. Yes he did talk about that, once. Everything is happening at a very controlled pace.

      The overtaking of our Country and all it stands for is a process that requires a gradual usurpation of our liberties. It is astounding that this is going on out in the open and no one has the authority to stop it? These people are criminals. They are treasonous criminals.

  • trustintheLORDwithallyourheart

    These interrogation sessions are all for show. Nothing ever comes of them. It’s pathetic! It’s just one missed opportunity after another. Actually, they’re not missing anything — they’re just ignoring it. Most of the Republicans in Congress are just as dangerous as the Democrats. With Republicans like these, who needs Democrats!

  • NYGino

    Sen Alexander does a great job of baiting the hook and having the patience to lure the fish in. He doesn’t make his move to setting the hook until his prey is in just the right position. Then he jerks the rod and, bingo, he’s got him.

    Then, as is often the case with Republicans, he lets him off the hook by changing the subject to funding the war on meth labs.

    Makes me wonder if they are all in cahoots.

  • NYGino

    I always thought that Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire were two of the best dancers that ever were. I now have to add Eric Holder to that group.

    • unclesamnephew

      yes, but ginger rogers had to do in high heels and backwards. eric stonewall holder only sidesteps

      • NYGino

        High heels and backwards! Wow. That puts things in a different perspective.

  • Santa Gasparro

    but do republicans do anything about it no… they just take it like they do everything else.

    • NCHokie02

      exactly. Articles of Impeachment should be brought up every time Holder or Obama does something against the constitution. I know the dems wouldn’t even vote on it let alone address it for a vote, but I would get it in the ear of the public every time. And based on their track record it would at least be once a month. I would only have to change the date and maybe a few words and resubmit.

  • BS Holder’s Not Even Embarrassed, Sen Alexander’s a wuss, somebody should tea party primary TN

  • Ya know…I had to laugh at the Headline here! LOL! All it says on the main page is “Eric Holder Nailed on Harry Reid’s Bush…” LOL! HAHAHA!!! Sorry…I just got back from school, and that really made my giggle!

  • odumbabgone

    Eric Holder nailed on Harry Reid’s Bush…daily, this is really funny on your main page title above the

  • “He and colleague Justin Kruger, formerly of Cornell and now of New York University, have demonstrated again and again that people are self-delusional when it comes to their own intellectual skills. Whether the researchers are testing people’s ability to rate the funniness of jokes, the correctness of grammar, or even their own performance in a game of chess, the duo has found that people always assess their own performance as “above average” — even people who, when tested, actually perform at the very bottom of the pile.”

    This describes the entire administration led by the Incompetent-in-Chief SCOAMF.

  • kong1967

    He never answered as to why it was Constitutional.

    • NCHokie02

      Because he knows its not.

      • kong1967

        Better yet, he knows it’s not Constitutional.

  • publius1969

    with all these supposed “smart” “experienced” people in congress, can we get one person who can effectively cross-examine this lying racist? come on!!!

    • NCHokie02

      agreed. Every time he would start answering other questions, I would interrupt him to get him to answer my question. “Was Harry Reid correct? Its a yes or no answer.”

      • publius1969

        it’s not that hard…have an objective, listen to the crook, and keep asking until the person answers your question…and do not allow him to reframe or obfuscate. surely the commitee can get a good cross examner

  • detectivedick

    Just remember where Holder came from, The Clinton Administration! At the DOJ, Perez and Holder are educated and trained under the watchful eye of Podesta, head of CAP. Tight circle that began in the early 90’s. So when we look at the foundation of the radicals, we only need to go back to the 90’s, give them a suit and a hair cut as LIAR Obama continues to play Billy Mays on the USA. Just in case you all forgot who is Billy Mays, he is the info commercial person that sold everything on late night TV.

  • The mouthpieces in both parties are cowards, they swear a oath of office and we all know what that oath is and what it means and how it is to be defended, Yet! They beat up the American peoples United States Constitution and when called on their failure to defend their oaths we get a lot of TO BIG TO FAIL, from both parties.

    Vote 2012, the Traitors are not Protecting Americans nor the Laws OF America, that is clear when you and I know impeachments should have been happening for years and yet! we continue to see and hear Traitors in our Government continue to break their oaths to the American people and their oath of office which means nothing coming from the obvious offenders.
    Both parties are lying through their teeth about a lot of things so I say let’s not forget the American People Party, that would be, THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT OF AMERICA…Join, JOIN JOIN… clean the insects out in the voting booth November- 2012- 6TH.
    Stop whinning star Impeaching or at the least move for impeachment.

    “Knock him out John” one of us has got to have some relief; LOL’S Qoute From Jerry Clower.
    It was a big Koon in that tree and John was having a hard time knocking him down, they didn’t have the impeachment option for the Koon, so they just knock him down.

    Tea Party Patriot
    PS: America Love or Get The Hell OUT OF MY COUNTRY.
    No Fear! No Surrender!

  • cheyennecowboy

    Holder…..lies, lies, and more lies! Impeachment…yes…in the afternoon of January 20, 2013, and then imprisonment. Let’s not get the cart before the horse, and enable “the president” (in name only) to be able to pardon people, who have been convicted during the preceding 4 years, just as he is leaving office.

  • MiketheMarine

    Holder belongs in prison, period. End of story.

  • Idahoser

    Alexander may occasionally get something right like this but then the stupid son of a __ turns around and votes to confirm these commie appointees and vote with Hairy Reed most of the time. Him and Corker are Reagan Democrats that lost Reagan.

  • WitnessPro

    Could it be what’s gone around, is finally starting to flip a bitch and going back around on this creepy criminal and his corrupt boss…. ? …. Sweeeeeeeeet