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Holder hasn't read Arizona law he criticized!!! (the US Atty Gen)

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posted on May, 14 2010 @ 04:17 AM

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who has been critical of Arizona's new immigration law, said Thursday he hasn't yet read the law and is going by what he's read in newspapers or seen on television.

Mr. Holder is conducting a review of the law, at President Obama's request, to see if the federal government should challenge it in court. He said he expects he will read the law by the time his staff briefs him on their conclusions.

"I've just expressed concerns on the basis of what I've heard about the law. But I'm not in a position to say at this point, not having read the law, not having had the chance to interact with people are doing the review, exactly what my position is," Mr. Holder told the House Judiciary Committee.

This weekend Mr. Holder told NBC's "Meet the Press" program that the Arizona law "has the possibility of leading to racial profiling." He had earlier called the law's passage "unfortunate," and questioned whether the law was unconstitutional because it tried to assume powers that may be reserved for the federal government.

Rep. Ted Poe, who had questioned Mr. Holder about the law, wondered how he could have those opinions if he hadn't yet read the legislation. "It's hard for me to understand how you would have concerns about something being unconstitutional if you haven't even read the law," the Texas Republican told the attorney general.


Just freaking great. The top law official in the US goes around griping about a matter he hasn't even read!!! Does that worry anyone. It is more Feel Good Politics (say what you think people want to hear-worry about any concerns or real legal issue later, if at all).

Just more evidence of his arrogance, ignoranace and elitism. And ineptness and unqualitifed to do the job of the USAG. I hope AZ takes his whole drama show, puts it into a mini-clip and just go after him for attempting to blackmail and/or infringe on the rights of the AZ citizens-an the US. Show the world what a complete jacka-- the boy blunder put into that position.

If you didn't think the New Black Panther issues was a good indication of this moron and you don't want to demand he be removed, they you get what you deserve. Or the whole NYC terror trials matter/issue.

Holder is an absolute disgrace to this country!!!! Go ahead-Prove me wrong.

[edit on 5/14/2010 by anon72]

posted on May, 14 2010 @ 04:39 AM

Originally posted by anon72

And ineptness and unqualitifed to do the job of the USAG.

I *think* the fitting term originally used was amateurs.

Since when did Holder have exclusive rights to that anyhow... The whole executive is a bunch of lolz n0obz.

Disgracing our country, Globally. Not just that, but the term treasonous applies too.

America is watching closely now.

[edit on 5·14·10 by DrMattMaddix]

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posted on May, 14 2010 @ 04:47 AM
Good grief! Is there a 60s radical Obama ISN'T mixed up with? This administration is a complete sham. From a president who does nothing more than crack jokes & pose looking cute to an AG who shoots off his mouth about a controversial bill that he hasn't even looked at (among other things). They don't even pretend to be doing the jobs they were supposed to do. They just work off of their NWO/ New Socialist/ Globalist cheat sheet & wing it.
:facepalm: We thought Bush was bad....:groan:

I want to know who Obama's mother hung out with.

posted on May, 14 2010 @ 06:00 AM
Just par for the course with this administration. If he actually read it before casting stones I would have been disappointed. Holder is going to be a busy beaver with so many states on the verge of similar legislation.

posted on May, 14 2010 @ 06:06 AM
At least for once they aren't being hypocrites......remember, we'll know what's in the health care bill after it passes? This administration is a joke, they know it, and yet the media and some on the left still pander to them like they're the best thing since sliced bread. I think Holder has proven before he's a racist, this just furthers my opinion of that.

[edit on 14-5-2010 by adifferentbreed]

posted on May, 14 2010 @ 07:46 AM
reply to post by jibeho

You deserve a star this morning all ready. I hadn't even thought about the other states that are getting ready to pass the same or similar laws.

Another sticky web they have gotten themselves into. Good thing the MSM will be covering for them.

Unfortunately, the MSM will be even more irrelevant when Obama is done.
There will be a long line of wasted bodies (so-to-speak) by 2012 and he won't have anyone to count on-that is of any good.

November 2010 can't come soon enough and after two years of beating back the Man-child and his little snobby buddies, Nov 2012 will be a cake walk for the Conservatives!

posted on May, 14 2010 @ 08:11 AM
reply to post by anon72

I think the thing that's most upsetting is that this should surprise me but it doesn't at all.

This administration is way more dangerous than the previous one could ever even imagine. At least with Bush I believe he screwed up with the best intentions but this guy in there now is a destroyer and proud of it.

posted on May, 14 2010 @ 08:55 AM
He formed his opinion by listening to the media? He didn't even read the 10 page bill?

This is typical of the Obama administration.

He should be fired.

posted on May, 14 2010 @ 09:35 AM
reply to post by Carseller4

Excellent point. Holder is casting judgement based on what he has heard. Didn't Obama just base a commencement address around such behavior. ie. don't believe everything you hear.

"You're coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don't always rank all that high on the truth meter" according to Obama at the Hampton University Commencement address.

IPod bad, XBox bad, Media Bad, Huffington Good. Ha ha

"If you’re a fan of Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh, try reading a few columns on the Huffington Post website."

So said President Barack Obama in his commencement address to the University of Michigan 2010 graduates Saturday.

Read more:

posted on May, 14 2010 @ 10:11 AM
I just found the video of the hearing.

Now you hear and see the putz saying it.

We really need to get this guy out of there. Seriously.

And, I believe he lied in his statement-or rather, was so musted up he could keep his BS focused.

Source: Real Clear Politics.

[edit on 5/14/2010 by anon72]

posted on May, 14 2010 @ 10:38 AM
Sounds to me like Holder isn't doing his job. You don't rely on the media to inform you of what's in legislation. You read the damn bill for yourself and make an informed opinion.

I hope he is removed for gross negligence.

posted on May, 14 2010 @ 10:38 AM
It will be fun to see these teapeople's faces when they find out that the Arizona law is completely unconstitutional. I want to see how they act when the constitution isn't something they can use for their agenda.

posted on May, 14 2010 @ 10:46 AM

Originally posted by damwel
It will be fun to see these teapeople's faces when they find out that the Arizona law is completely unconstitutional. I want to see how they act when the constitution isn't something they can use for their agenda.

Not going to happen because it isn't unconstitutional. If it was worded so that it targeted latinos only then it would be unconstitutional. But the Arizona law only backs up another existing law that is already on the books.

posted on May, 14 2010 @ 12:41 PM
I read that this morning....LOL

My oh my, is there a single day that goes by when we DONT find out someone in this administration is completely incompotent.

In fact, Obama is the only smart one...he has to be in order to be the puppet master of all these clowns.

Sometimes I really really want to give Obama the benefit of the doubt, BUT he just seems to do everything wrong.

posted on May, 14 2010 @ 01:10 PM

Originally posted by damwel
It will be fun to see these teapeople's faces when they find out that the Arizona law is completely unconstitutional. I want to see how they act when the constitution isn't something they can use for their agenda.
From what I understand, the AZ law is based on FEDERAL law. Are you suggesting the Federal law is unconstitutional?

posted on May, 14 2010 @ 01:16 PM
1) In defense of the AG, he is busy and it is a long bill. 17 pages is a long bill right?

2) The 3 people held in the NYC failed bombing were arrested for being illegeals...on the law the AZ bill was drafted from

posted on May, 14 2010 @ 01:39 PM
reply to post by trueperspective

Because he is a man-child.

Looking back on things, I think he maybe should have stayed a Senator a few more years. To grow up in the political arena. He shows us, and the world he is inexperienced and a kid in a big mean world.

I bet the leaders of other countries laugh their as--s off behind closed doors about Obama. Seriously.

posted on May, 14 2010 @ 01:58 PM
It really is a comedy of errors in Washington these days. We have a bunch of morons running the show. How can he have the nerve to go on national televison to criticize a law that he never read? What an embarassment these people are.

posted on May, 14 2010 @ 02:46 PM
reply to post by anon72

star for the post. "LOLOmfg are you serious?!" for the relevation given by the AG.

now, i learned with the HCR, that it's better to read(or try, in terms of the legal jargon) the contents of what seems to get people irate. and to tell me that this guy, based on the video, and his article, did NOT read the bill that was touted as being a controversy, is sad. i hope he sees this as a failure to do his duty, and honorably step down. but i doubt it'll happen. so whatever......

but the law AZ drafted is based on federal law, and it stands as common sense, that when the feds or any other entity fails in their duty to operate on behalf of the people who've entrusted said entity, then responsibility moves to the next highest.

the fed fails....states take over...the states fail....citizens resume the reins, until from the masses, certain citizens are chosen to re-establish the higher order of working for the people. (that's my opinion, kill it as you wish)

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posted on May, 14 2010 @ 03:10 PM
I recently served on a jury for a criminal case. Daily, upon our release, the judge would adamantly remind us that we could not watch the news, read newspapers, or listen to news so that we wouldn't happen upon any outside influences of the facts of the case; those kinds of facts would be deemed hearsay and/or inadmissable. The facts we were limited to, were what the state and defense presented us with during the trial.
Now here's the AG who will be investigating a case based on what he heard/saw in the media, and not that he read the AZ law and found a basis based on his knowledge of the law and constitution.
The shame is that he doesn't have to practice what he used to preach as a Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Sure he has every right to investigate the AZ law, but his initial reasons are based on what he heard in the media and that is just not right. He should've kept his mouth shut on that one, or he needs a handler's speech via teleprompter like his boss.

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