You know the story of Attorney General Eric Holder telling Congressman Louie Gohmert “Don’t go there buddy….” in a recent House hearing, but as with everything and everyone in the Obama administration, there’s more to the story — a twist.
Gohmert was explaining to Holder, the only Attorney General, ever, charged with Contempt of Congress, how frustrating it is that the Department of Justice, years ago, supplied 9600 pages of terror-related documents to the defendant’s attorneys but refused to give the same to Congress.
Here’s a reminder of how the heated conversation went, and then the twist:
GOHMERT: …and I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our Attorney General but it is important that we have proper oversight.
HOLDER: “You don’t want to go there buddy, you don’t want to go there.
GOHMERT: I don’t want to go there?
GOHMERT: about the Contempt?
HOLDER: You should not assume that it is not a big deal to me. I think it was inappropriate, I think it was unjust, but never think that that was not a big deal to me. Don’t ever think that. (See the entire video here with Fast and Furious a part of the exchange)
Here’s the twist. During a blogger conference call with Gohmert a couple of days ago, Debra Heine at Nice Deb and Breitbart asked Congressman Gohmert if he was aware of an ABC interview with Holder shrugging off the contempt charges. Gohmert was not.
…Pierre Thomas asked Holder how he reacted when House Republicans voted with 17 Democrats to hold him in contempt of Congress last June over ATF’s “Fast and Furious” gun scandal.
“It’s something that I think was unfortunate,” Holder said. “I think it’s a result of this kind of partisan sport that I think we engage in here in Washington far too often.”
Holder said the votes it didn’t bother him, considering who cast them.
“But I have to tell you that for me to really be affected by what happened, I’d have to have respect for the people who voted in that way,” Holder told ABC News. “And I didn’t, so it didn’t have that huge an impact on me.”
In the same hearing, Louie’s “asparagus” came up again. Patrick Halley at the Daily Caller was also on the conference call and tells that story:
Gohmert also dinged Holder’s “Good luck with your asparagus” put-down, which Holder made to Gohmert at last week’s hearing. Holder was referring to Gohmert’s “he’s casting aspersions on my asparagus” line to Holder at a contentious 2012 hearing, which the congressman used to settle tensions in the room but which, nevertheless, earned the lawmaker vicious mockery in the liberal media.
“That’s the best he had after a year? That was the best shot he had? ‘He’s casting aspersions on my asparagus’ was something attributed a number of times to Percy Foreman. Some people said he was one of the greatest trial lawyers of all time…So I used that line when Holder was being so snippy and nasty to me when all I was doing was trying to get documents. I’ve endured for a year the nasty attacks from the left about how incompetent I must be for using the term asparagus.”
Alinsky’s Rule No. 5 in Rules for Radicals was the foundation for Holder’s ridicule, and we see this happen often with Obama as well:
“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
“…you do what you can with what you have and clothe it with moral arguments.” – Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals, Alinsky Defeater’s Blog
Once again I want to say thanks to Joe for America (Joe the Plumber) and Andy Miller for supplying the audio of the call. Joe has a great ‘give away’ going on. Would you like to win two Glocks, a .22 rifle and a bonus of two Savoy Leather combo Holsters? A $1,500 value? Sure you would. See details and enter here,
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