This brings us to the president’s June 20 claim of executive privilege over documents in the deadly “Fast and Furious” debacle. As Landmark Legal Foundation head Mark Levin said in opening his radio show that evening:
We have a president of the United States who evades the Constitution every step of the way and then asserts it when he attempts to evade it.
… Eric Holder has no grounds to stand on whatsoever.
… This has all been staged; it’s all been planned. Drag out the process as long as possible. Don’t assert privilege early in the process. Just spit out a little document here and there … claim you’re cooperating …
… and within minutes (of Congressman Darrell Issa’s indication that he would pursue contempt charges) we get … an immediate assertion of executive privilege by the president …
… It didn’t happen at the eleventh hour. This has all been planned politically.
That is how a “gangster government” operates.
In 2007 and 2008, the establishment press not only failed to vet candidate Obama, it ridiculed and demonized those who tried, in the process concealing his already evident authoritarian lineage, background, and tendencies from the majority of the electorate. Those who still laughably claim to “speak truth to power” continue to instead mindlessly serve as Obama’s protective detail. At the Associated Press, aka the Administration’s Press, as of just before 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the wire service’s story on the historic vote by the Issa-headed House committee to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt and Obama’s indefensible invocation of executive privilege was sixth from the top in its Politics stories list and fifth from the top in U.S. stories. Their predictable “We always tag Dear Leader’s opposition as the bad guys” headline: “GOP House Committee Holds AG Holder in Contempt.”
Now that our Punk President and his administration have irretrievably gone all in, the likelihood that America can survive four more years with him in charge as a place where the rule of law and the Constitution have any enduring meaning is very slim. Let’s not find out.