A brazen, unprecedented claim of executive privilege in Fast and Furious.
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Obama’s defenders in the media, notably the Washington Post, are throwing smoke bombs now to prevent those questions from being asked in the public debate on Obama’s privilege claim. In its lead Saturday editorial, which mentions the utterly false February 2011 letter from an assistant attorney general to Sen. Charles Grassley that said there was never an Operation Fast and Furious, the Post said there was no evidence that the letter was anything other than an “honest bureaucratic mistake.”
How can there be any public evidence when the Attorney General and now the president are burying the documents that may contain it?
Chairman Issa now holds the whip that should drive the political debate on Obama’s assertion of privilege. Speaker Boehner shouldn’t block a vote on the contempt resolution this week. There’s no room for deals or compromises now.
The contempt debate should focus not only on the apparent misdeeds of ATF and the Justice Department but also on Obama’s over-broad assertion of privilege. It’s as much an abuse of presidential power as Obama’s unilateral actions on illegal immigration. Now it’s an “inside the Beltway” issue. It’s up to the Republicans in the House and the Party’s leader, Mitt Romney, to make sure it goes far beyond that and into November.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?