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Eric Holder Resigning

Postby Philly » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:55 am

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/201 ... ey-general


Appears that he's gonna stay on til a successor is confirmed, indicating this isn't scandal-driven but it still comes as a big shock, especially with only a little over 2 years left in Obama's presidency.
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Re: Eric Holder Resigning

Postby Philly » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:30 am

Hmm, well, the Times now reporting that Holder has previously said he would leave by the end of 2014 so maybe not a shock. In fact he may be staying longer than intended if he's really gonna wait for the next AG to be confirmed.
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Re: Eric Holder Resigning

Postby Libertarian602 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:42 pm

I can't think of many AGs that have stayed on for two presidential terms. Though, I agreed with him on not wanting to enforce the DOM act, but that's about it. He was highly partisan, and needed to go.
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Re: Eric Holder Resigning

Postby Philly » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:45 pm

Libertarian602 wrote:I can't think of many AGs that have stayed on for two presidential terms. Though, I agreed with him on not wanting to enforce the DOM act, but that's about it. He was highly partisan, and needed to go.

First Obama needs to get someone confirmed which probably won't happen until after the election, and if the republicans win the senate they'll probably try to stall until they have a majority and then vote his nominee down. So Holder might be around longer than he'd like.
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Re: Eric Holder Resigning

Postby jimmyz » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:47 pm

Good. He ran the second most corrupt AG's office in US history. Nixon's boys getting the gold.
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Re: Eric Holder Resigning

Postby Philly » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:57 am

I think he's done a pretty good job. The corruption stuff was more a rabid opposition leaping on any hint of red meat they could find, which will happen to anyone if the circumstances make it so.
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Re: Eric Holder Resigning

Postby eynon81 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:15 am

Philly2 wrote:I think he's done a pretty good job.


why? he perpetuated the same bull-shit as his predecessors while kow-towing to WallStreet.
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Re: Eric Holder Resigning

Postby gla22 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:28 am

Holder didn't do much except make Obama's job harder by race-baiting and being unlikable. He did nothing to further regulate the banks which should have been a higher priority.
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Re: Eric Holder Resigning

Postby Fishstyx » Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:09 pm

eynon81 wrote:
Philly2 wrote:I think he's done a pretty good job.


why? he perpetuated the same bull-shit as his predecessors while kow-towing to WallStreet.


Did you expect something different? The guy came from a law firm thats in the pockets of Goldmans, JPMorgan, etc.
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Re: Eric Holder Resigning

Postby eynon81 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:16 pm

Fishstyx wrote:
eynon81 wrote:
Philly2 wrote:I think he's done a pretty good job.


why? he perpetuated the same bull-shit as his predecessors while kow-towing to WallStreet.


Did you expect something different? The guy came from a law firm thats in the pockets of Goldmans, JPMorgan, etc.



yeah. it was naive of me.
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