Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation brought out the nuttiest of wingnuts. Obama saluted with a latte, prompting the usual calls for impeachment. Meanwhile, Kansas raises funds and generates buzz.
Rumors were confirmed this week when Attorney General Eric Holder announced that he would resign as soon as his successor is confirmed.
Right-wingers couldn’t resist taking a victory lap.
Todd Starnes tweeted that Holder’s resignation would leave America “a little safer.”
In spite of Holder's ruthless war on liberty — the star-spangled banner still waves.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) September 25, 2014
Holder to announce he is stepping down. When that happens America will be a little safer. — toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) September 25, 2014
Townhall Editor Kevin Glass tweeted, “We did it, guys.”
We did it guys. We got Eric Holder. Now John Boehner will know how powerful we are when we say we can take him down.
— Kevin W. Glass (@KevinWGlass) September 25, 2014
News is just coming across the wire. Holder has been Obama’s friend and companion for six years. He has relentlessly screwed up most everything he has touched. He has overseen a Department of Justice that has been complicit in killing American border patrol agents and covering up abusive government. In the vernacular of the kids these days, Eric Holder has loyally served as Barack Obama’s cockblocker.
And now he is resigning.
The only reason Eric Holder would do this now, before the mid-term elections, is if he was pretty sure he’d have to deal with a Republican Senate next year. A nomination and confirmation fight is just another area to be politicized before the 2014 mid-terms when the nation has turned against Barack Obama on a host of issues and Republicans are revving up attacks on both the IRS and Benghazi.
- Without a hit or irony, Laura Ingraham asked her radio audience, “What are the race-baiters going to do now?”
- Fox News host Andrea Tantaros said Holder ran the Department of Justice “much like the Black Panthers would.”
- The Cato Institute published and then quickly un-published a piece comparing Holder to segregationist George Wallace.
The truth is, we’ve heard it all before.
You’ve heard that right-wing governor Sam Brownback’s massive tax cuts have left Kansas left Kansas a smoking ruin. Well, things have gotten so bad that Kansas is so broke it has to auction off sex toys, to plug the massive hole in the state’s budget.
The irony here is that the furry handcuffs, vibrators, and thousands of other items were seized in a raid on a company that owed more than $163,000 in state taxes. Kansas returned the merchandise to the business owner, on the condition that he auction off the toys to pay back the state.
Oh, and right-wingers called for Obama’s impeachment over this.
Apparently they forgot about this.
Add it to the long list of ridiculous scandals whipped up by wingnuts.
Here’s the best of the rest of the worst in wingnuttia this week:
- The Values Voter Summit will feature fifteen speakers who have suggested that the US is becoming Nazi Germany.
- In an interview with the American Family Association’s Sandy Rios at the Values Voters Summit, Jerry Boykin advised Americans “Don’t pray for God’s blessings on America, I stopped doing that three years ago,” but “Pray that God will forgive us,” for abortion and pornography. Fischer also hoped for the imminent conversion of Israel’s Jews.
- Family Research Council Executive Vice President Jerry Boykin told an audience at the Values Voter Summit that President Obama doesn’t trust military leaders, because “they represent something that he’s never been able to understand, and that’s a love for America.”
- After a story about Major Mariam Al Mansouri, the first female fighter pilot for the United Arab Emirates, Fox News contributor Eric Bolling asked “Would that be considered boobs on the ground, or no?” Bolling later apologized for the remark — to his wife.
- The GOP continued its outreach to women with a stunningly condescending ad comparing President Obama to a bad boyfriend.
- Bryan Fischer suggested that President Obama airstrikes against ISIS were designed to “to minimize the number of dead terrorists.”
- WorldNet Daily editor Joseph Farah wrote that President Obama is faking war with ISIS, because he is allied with the Muslim Brotherhood and “doing the bidding of Saudi Arabia.”
- GOP donor Betty Mason urged voters in DeKalb County, Georgia, to elect a Republican Sherrif before seizes dictatorial power.
- Bill O’Reilly suggested that President Obama raise a 25,000-person mercenary force to fight Islamic State militants. Not only is that a “terrible” idea, it’s one been outlawed by the U.N. General Assembly.
- Fox News guest Neil Cavuto suggested that we shouldn’t be doing anything about climate change because ISIS is “chopping off people’s heads.”
- Pat Robertson told “700 Club” viewers that genocidal acts in the Bible are different from the violent injunctions in the Quran, because the former a sanctioned by God, while “The other is in the name of Allah.”
- Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins suggested that President Obama is not a Christian, but that he is “overly sympathetic” to Islam.
- In his WorldNet Daily column, Klayman wrote that if President Obama was serious about defeating ISIS or or following “the divine grace and guidance of the Father and his Son,” then he would win the “religious war” by nuking cities controlled by ISIS.
- Gun Owners of American president Larry Pratt said Democrats are for gun control, because ” they’re afraid of getting shot and they ought to be!”
- Despite all of the above, in front of an audience at the Values Voter Summit, Sen. Ted Cruz (R, Texas) said that Democrats are an “extreme, radical party.”