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Friday, May 18, 2012

House Republican Freshmen throwing down gauntlet with Boehner?

It's becoming increasingly more difficult for House Speaker John Boehner to convince people he is not blocking  the Fast and Furious contempt citation Darrell Issa has been threatening to issue to Eric Holder.  It's become a self-evident truth and some House Republican freshman have decided to call Boehner out on it.

Via Roll Call:
Six freshman members of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday called on GOP leadership to bring a contempt of Congress resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder to the House floor, charging he has “thwarted and obstructed” Congress’ efforts to conduct Congressional oversight of the "Operation Fast and Furious" gun-running program.

In a letter to Speaker John Boehner (Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.); Reps. Sandy Adams (Fla.), Ben Quayle (Ariz.), Tim Griffin (Ark.), Dennis Ross (Fla.), Tom Marino (Pa.) and Trey Gowdy (S.C.) argued that “the House of Representatives has seen its proper oversight function thwarted and obstructed. It's time for the House to formally recognize the obvious — that Attorney General Holder has not and will not cooperate with the legitimate investigation launched by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and is therefore in contempt of Congress.”
Gowdy is exhibiting true leadership. Back on April 26th, he told Greta that Holder would be held accountable - with a contempt order - no later than Memorial Day. His word is on the line. If he's mad at Boehner now, wait until Memorial Day passes without that contempt order being issued.

Fast forward to the 4:05 mark:

Here we go: Mitt Romney, Jeremiah Wright, and the John McCain Redux

With all of these audio recordings of Jeremiah Wright just hanging out there like a big fat hanging curveball approaching the conservative wheelhouse, Mitt Romney is saying he would rather not swing and hope the umpire says it's out of the strike zone. Just like McCain in 2008, Romney does not want to make Jeremiah Wright an issue. In fact, he is repudiating the efforts of a Super PAC to wage a Jeremiah Wright ad campaign.

Welcome to the reason why the liberal media wanted Mitt Romney to be the nominee. They know that once Mormonism becomes an issue in the campaign, Romney can be bludgeoned with it. Hannity makes the very valid point here that he wants Romney to go after Obama like he went after Gingrich.

However, throughout the Republican primary, Hannity stayed away from endorsing any candidate and did not go after Romney despite all indications that Romney would behave just like this if he got the nomination. Perhaps Sean should have been more vocal in his opposition to Mitt (assuming that wasn't his preference).

Via MediaIte:

Here is Hannity on his television show, later,

Here is McCain in 2008 behaving just like Romney appears to be now:

This is as good a reason as any why Romney doesn't want to go after Jeremiah Wright. One day prior to Romney's repudiation of the idea, CNN's Roland Martin fired a liberal shot across the bow, saying that if Romney wants to bring up Wright, Mormonism will be on the table.

Obama's Literary Agent: This Kenyan Birth line is no big deal; just a mistake

Yesterday, Breitbart dropped a bit of a Birther bombshell when it posted images from a booklet printed by Barack Obama's literary agent back in 1991. In that booklet, Obama's bio said he was "born in Kenya." Of course, if that were true, then the Birth Certificate Obama showed to the world last year is fraudulent because it said he was born in Hawaii. Therefore, a lie has taken place somewhere but who has the most to lose?

Barack Obama does, obviously. As such, does anyone expect him to admit giving the literary agent a falsified bio (or authorizing it) that showed his birthplace being outside the United States? No way. Does that not leave the literary agent on the hook for having to explain away an incorrect bio? That's what has just happened. However, she's not admitting to publishing intentionally falsified information. Instead, it's being called a 'fact checking error.'


Here is the statement released by Miriam Goderich via Political Wire (h/t Breitbart):
"You're undoubtedly aware of the brouhaha stirred up by Breitbart about the erroneous statement in a client list Acton & Dystel published in 1991 (for circulation within the publishing industry only) that Barack Obama was born in Kenya.  This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me -- an agency assistant at the time.  There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii.  I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more."
Brouhaha? If (that's IF) Goderich were an unrepentant liar, that's exactly the kind of response you would expect. When an unrepentant liar is caught, the accuser is almost always diminished or smeared by the person caught.

Now, Breitbart is reporting that not only did Obama's bio remain unchanged relative to a Kenyan birth all the way to 2007 but that it was updated at least four times between 1991-2007 without ever changing the place of his birth.

Obama presented a Birth Certificate that says he was born in Hawaii. His literary agent published a bio (updated four times) for sixteen years that said he was born in Kenya. As one can expect, Obama is not the one who is going to take the fall, Goderich is.

And she's in the process of doing so... Sort of.

More at Breitbart.

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