GOP decides to punt on Fast and Furious

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    It seems that Boehner has decided to have the vote on the contempt charge against Eric Holder on Thursday. The only reason that I can think of for him doing this is because it gives Obama cover because the only thing anyone is going to be talking about on Thursday is the Obamacare decision. This will give the media a chance to ignore the whole thing and not say anything until after the election.

    House to vote Thursday on Holder contempt charge | Reuters

    So much for this being a political witch hunt by the GOP to attack Obama.
     
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    Or Boenher realizes this is just going to blow up in the GOP's face.

    NOthing more tacky than using a coffin as a soap box.
     
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    Or he is giving Obama a chance to respond to Issa's letter.

    Issa letter to Obama challenges executive privilege - First Read

     
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    Except that the date for this vote was set before anyone knew the HC decision would go past the anticipated 6/25.

    For Boehner or anyone else to suddenly try to change it to avoid a "P/R" conflict with HC would instantly create an attack by the Dems that this was all "political."

    And they would be right.
     
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    Sorry, my response was meant for QW.
     
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    Actually it's a smart move.

    The media will focus on the ruling and ignore the contempt vote, so the GOP will be off the hook.

    By Monday the vote will be forgotten and they can proceed with charges against Eric Holder.

    Meanwhile Obama and the press will be making whatever that can of the health care decision. I think they plan on ignoring it.
     
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    Yes - that is the only reason possible. The Senate bases its schedule around the SCOTUS, we were all taught that in Civics class



    By 'all' I mean 'no one but you', BTW.
     
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    You know even less about politics than you do cosmology, amazing.

    Boehner is Speaker of the House, which is not the Senate.
     
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    If there were a reason for this to "blow up in the GOP's face" Obama would not hide behind the skirt of executive privelage.

    Cowards
     
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    Obama's Evoking EP gave them Little Choice, Virtually assured Nothing would happen on it until after the Election, Which of course plays into Obama's Hand.

    Nice to see you libs Celebrating Obama getting away with an abuse of Executive Power, guess your Passionate Defense of the Separation of Powers, and Opposition to the so called Imperial Presidency falls by the Way side in the Name of Retaining Power for your side at all costs.
     

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