Black People Politics : holder held in contempt

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    it's on now……..


    More than 100 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives walked out of a Congressional vote to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over the “Fast and Furious” program.
    Related: House votes to hold Holder in contempt
    Congressional Black Caucus leaders had circulated a letter calling on members of their caucus, as well as the Asian-American, Hispanic and Progressive caucuses to refuse to participate in today’s vote. The walkout occurred at just after 4 p.m.
    The CBC issued the following press release prior to the walk-out:
    Washington, D.C.: Today Members of Congress including the Congressional Black, Hispanic, Asian Pacific American, Progressive and Democratic Caucuses will walk off the Floor instead of voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, in order to express their strong opposition to this partisan activity. Earlier today, the House Democratic Caucus voted unanimously to endorse the walkout. This contempt hearing distracts both the Congress in their duty to pass legislation that is pertinent to the American people as well as the Department of Justice from investigating and pursuing real crimes.
    The walkout was joined by former House Speaker and current House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, along with 107 of her Democratic colleagues. That left 82 Democrats in the chamber, of whom 65 voted “no” on holding Holder in contempt of Congress, and 17 conservative Democrats voting “yes.”
    From The Hill:
    Pelosi said during the debate that she would join the walkout, and told Democrats it’s up to them whether to stay and vote against the resolution, or leave.
    “So now I say to those who have a doubt about how they want to proceed, that instead of doing what I said before — which was just to come and to treat this as a bill before the Congress and express my no — listening to the unconscionable presentation, I want to join my CBC colleagues in boycotting the vote when we have the walkout after we have the debate,” she said.
    Several other Democrats also charged Republicans with making political hay against the Obama administration to help them in the November elections.
    “When the history of this despicable proceeding is recorded, it will be said that your actions were politically motivated to discredit and defeat a president who has worked so hard over the past three years,” Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) declared on the House floor during rule debate.


    http://thegrio.com/2012/06/28/democrats-walk-out-on-holder-contempt-vote/
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,




    ... The man is innocent. The IG will uncover all the facts. Another shameful act from the Right because of Holder cracking down on cases involving the suppression of Voter Rights.



    Peace In,




     
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    When will we ever learn? In case you had to be reminded again BLACKMAN, this ameriKKKa, and don't you forget it!
     
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    This continues to be a 'cold war' for not just continued control over our votes (since in the day of homeland insecurity ad naseum anybody needs and should want up have to date photo ids etc.) but also over this nation's tax returns etc.

    Bad enough to name that screwup of a federal weapons scam 'fast and furious': Worse is the report it backfired and cost federal agents lives...

    So, let's don't exibit our own naivete, i. e., since one fiction writer and/or the movie made from his book, 'Clear and Present Danger', runs down the real, as to how some heads of some government agencies also play games...

    FYI...
     
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    There is always a need to balance out our criticisms:

    There is also a need to just admit the obvious...

    I. e., the national budget etc. is being misused to advance somebody else's petty self interests, and however much either the 'occupy' or 'tea party' movements rhetoric hypes being against it, neither has found means or ways to halt it...

    Also noticeable (at least not by me) no comments about former President Carter's blasting of the human rights violations on Obama's watch here either!

    FYI...
     
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    get back in ur place blackie....

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    What another past Chitown sista said/wrote/etc. that I came across via the BV forums:

    "Obama, are you losing your soul, (too)?"

    Bad enough to lose your mind:

    Though there's worse...

    Always dumbfounded and puzzled by why you (among others) have had nothing or little to say about your former hometown homie either...

    SMH
     
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    And in case that wasn't just an in joke:

    "No, sir (and who made you my boss)?!?'

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