Based on Ms. Lynch’s answers to questions submitted to her during confirmation hearings, she is either unaware or incapable of having an opinion on the controversies plaguing the Obama Administration which include Fast and Furious, immigration, terrorists’ rights, and Constitutional breaches by the president. In effect, Ms. Lynch took the Fifth on those questions by stating that she was not prepared to take a position. Still, she is prepared to accept the Attorney General’s position if confirmed. Some might call that bobbin’ and weaving.’ Others might refer to it as shuckin’ and jivin’ —either way, she dodged the issues. Sadly, it appears the Republicans are just going to accept these disingenuous responses from her.
Among all the subterfuge, Ms. Lynch did indicate, however, that she does fall in line with Eric Holder. I don’t know about you, but I have had a bellyful of Mr. Holder and his abuses of the Department of Justice. Not only does he carry a huge chip on his shoulder vis à vis being Black, he lacks the ethics necessary to carry out the laws of this nation. If we lined up the lawyers in this country needing to lose their licenses to practice law, I expect Mr. Holder would be right at the front. During his tenure, the only thing Mr. Holder has proven is that he is the #1 Water Boy for this president. To consider approving Ms. Lynch’s nomination to the Attorney General’s office in light of her falling in line with Mr. Holder is unacceptable.
All of this seems to be irrelevant to the Republicans as they give consideration to the Lynch nomination. Most of them babble a bit and do some in-front-of-the-camera grandstanding only to cave later. One thing I have noticed about the Republicans since Obama took office—they are incapable of winning on any point regardless of their level of control in the Congress. We are seeing that played out right now in the Senate as they debate the funding issues for Homeland Security. The Democrats are holding forth with the filibuster rule and the Republicans cannot bring themselves to change the rule for fear that they might lose political favor. They are a spineless lot and the outcome on this nomination of Ms. Lynch only reinforces that conclusion.
The Democrats have already suggested that any attempt to turn down this nomination will be perceived as “racist.” After all, there could be no other viable reason to turn down Ms. Lynch’s nomination as the Attorney General, e.g., her stunning disregard for the law as evidenced by her response to the question concerning illegal immigrants in the workforce. (She doesn't, apparently, care how workers get here, only that they contribute to society.) Nevertheless the Democrats want to frame the debate around race. Once again, we see the ubiquitous use of the race card to accomplish all things political. It works over and over and the Republicans can be counted on to run from any hint of it like a bunch of gutless ninnies.
Is this behavior something new for Republicans? Absolutely not! One can look all the way back to the days of Senator Joe McCarthy and see the same craven fear of being politically unpopular. Back then, it was also much easier to stand by and watch Joe McCarthy get destroyed by a bunch of left-wing progressive attack dogs than it was to defend him and delve into the possibility of communists infiltrating our government. Instead, the Republicans put their hands over their eyes to shield them from the glare of political damage and let McCarthy get thrown to the wolves. For this reason, our government today is still infested with socialist and communist sympathizers who are bent on the destruction of this nation and its history as a democratic republic. I supposed we can credit the Republicans for keeping the tradition of pathetic sycophancy to public perceptions alive.
The Department of Justice under the direction of the Attorney General is the primary gatekeeper on the existing laws of this land. It is here where the concept of the Rule of Law is upheld. It is here where the intent and spirit of the law should be protected and enforced. Instead, under the so-called leadership of Eric Holder, we have seen a purposeful disregard of that role. We have seen a Department of Justice bent on undermining the rights of law-abiding citizens of the US as Holder and company carried out Fast and Furious, which put illegal guns in the hands of Mexican drug cartels who in turn used them to kill Americans. This enterprise was aimed at undermining the 2nd Amendment rights of all Americans. We saw the justice systems of local and state authorities superseded and questioned in cases like Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. Holder took over those cases, ruined the lives of innocent people involved, and then quietly announced there were no grounds for federal prosecution—a discovery which had long since been obvious in both cases. The legal system under Eric Holder has been reduced to a political cudgel, a sham, and a spit in the face of all Americans.
To consider the approval of the nomination of Loretta Lynch as our next U.S. Attorney General is to want Eric Holder redux. Those who sit on the right side in Congress know this, yet they are willing to trade her approval for some doubtful bargaining chips to be used as political leverage later. Of course, we know those chips are worthless since Democrats in Congress never honor a brokered deal. Laura Lynch will get the job as Attorney General not necessarily because she is qualified or has the background necessary for the task but, in reality, because she is Black, and any questioning of her background or experience will be construed as racist. Until your elected officials in the Republican Party quit buying into that lie, you can count on the fact that you are without representation when it comes to the nomination of Loretta Lynch—or any other unqualified individual who happens to be Black.
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