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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Senator's Bizarre reason for not demanding that Holder resign

Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn (R) has garnered a reputation for being one of the more conservative senators but his endorsement of Mitt Romney notwithstanding, Coburn's spokesman gave a curious response when asked why the Senator has not called on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over Fast and Furious.

Via the Daily Caller:
A spokesman for Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn wouldn’t answer when The Daily Caller asked him yet again whether his boss thinks Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over the growing Operation Fast and Furious scandal.

When TheDC first asked Coburn in November where he stood on the calls for Holder’s resignation over Fast and Furious, he said he wasn’t joining the surge of congressmen demanding Holder step down. At that time, there were about 40 members of the House demanding Holder’s resignation.

“No,” Coburn said when asked if he supports the resignation calls. “I think it’s unfortunate what happened. The question is: Will we ever know who knew what and when?”

When TheDC followed up shortly thereafter with Coburn’s spokesman about why Coburn wasn’t joining his colleagues in demanding Holder’s resignation, the spokesman said Coburn was “busy trying to cut spending,” so he wasn’t getting involved.
Ok, so in November, Coburn thought Fast and Furious was "unfortunate." Since then, it's become blatantly obvious that it was something far more nefarious and involves high ranking people at the Justice Department. When pressed, he said he was "too busy" doing his job.

Now, Coburn is failing to give a coherent answer in response to a question about him having enough time to endorse Romney AND focus on cutting spending.
Since then Coburn has endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential primary contest — a political decision not related to “cut[ting] spending.” Coburn’s spokesman wouldn’t answer when TheDC asked how he found time to endorse Romney, but couldn’t find time to look into Holder’s job performance.

The Oklahoma senator’s spokesman also wouldn’t say whether his boss stands with Romney on Holder’s fitness for office. In December 2011, Romney said that “either Mr. Holder himself should resign, or the president should ask for his resignation.”
As the DC points out, Coburn called for Alberto Gonzalez's resignation under the Bush administration and Holder's involvement in Fast and Furious is far more egregious than anything Gonzalez did.

Read it all.

Video: Energy Secretary Stephen Chu incoherent in Senate hearing

The Secretaries inside the Obama administration have become noticeably incoherent and incapable of answering very basic questions lately. Last week, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appeared to be intellectually vacant in the face of very basic questions about the implementation and costs of Obamacare.

That leads us to Energy Secretary Stephen Chu, whose views about gasoline prices were highlighted in a Wall Street Journal article one month after Obama's election in 2008:
In a sign of one major internal difference, Mr. Chu has called for gradually ramping up gasoline taxes over 15 years to coax consumers into buying more-efficient cars and living in neighborhoods closer to work.

"Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe," Mr. Chu, who directs the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal in September.
Fast forward to yesterday. Amidst rising gasoline prices in a very down economy, Chu took questions from the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and was so incoherent in response to questions about gas prices from Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) that he almost appeared to be speaking a language other than english.

Yes, this is the guy whose fingerprints are all over Solyndra.

Ouch: Mitt Romney's son calls Obama "Great"

Perhaps Mitt Romney's son, Matt, took his dad's public stance on not saying "anything outrageous" about Obama. While in Hawaii to support his father in that state's caucus, Matt obviously went to extreme lengths not to say anything bad about Obama. Those extreme lengths may have backfired.

A few months ago, Matt stepped into a bit of controversy when he made a quip about Obama's Birth Certificate. Responding to a question about that quip while in Hawaii to campaign for his father, Matt disappointed the birthers.

Matt Romney who graciously greeted volunteers made headlines last winter when he suggested his father would provide his tax returns only after President Barack Obama released his birth certificate.

It's a remark he attempted to smooth over, adding he does not question President Obama's citizenship.

"Yes, I am satisfied, absolutely," said Matt Romney.
Perhaps more damaging to team Romney than that was how Matt responded to a question about whether he believes that Obama is a Christian:
Mitt Romney, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is expected to win over the Laie community, whose faith is pre-dominantly Mormon.

When asked if he believes President Obama is a Christian, Matt Romney said yes but did not elaborate.

"I'm not here to talk about President Obama. I think he is great. I'm here to talk about my dad and what he would bring to the country," said Matt Romney.
That could be a damaging comment. It is completely out-of-phase with what Republican voters actually believe and another indication that Romney's strategy is a carbon copy of the one John McCain implemented in 2008.

Perhaps Matt should have stayed home this time around.


h/t DC

Video: Marine calls Obama "Domestic Enemy"

In a bold move, an active Marine - Sgt. Gary Stein - has referred to the president as a "domestic enemy" on his facebook page.

Here's the CNN news report via Western Journalism:

Here is the link to Stein's facebook page, known as Armed Forces Tea Party:

Stein is not the first one to put the two words "domestic" and "enemy" together when speaking publicly about the president. The question was posed to then Minority Whip, Rep. Eric Cantor nearly two years ago when the congressman spoke at the Heritage Foundation:

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