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Old 03-13-2012, 07:12 AM
 
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The Attorney General should not be a controversial individual. The fact that Eric Holder is a political extension of the White House, instead of a non-partisan, good faith upholder of the law, is another reason that he and Obama must go in 2012.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Its a political appointment, therefore there will always be controversy.

Hell people can't degree on if its hot or cold outside, and you expect them to agree on an attorney general?
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Anything and anybody can be made into something controversial. It only takes a bunch of people who specialize in such activities (and they are almost always partisan hacks).
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:23 AM
 
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Both of Bush's attorney generals were controversial, or don't you remember?
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:25 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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An AG who breaks the laws he's to uphold doesn't belong there. Holder needs to go. He must have some real dirt on obama to still be there.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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The Attorney General should not be a controversial individual. The fact that Eric Holder is a political extension of the White House, instead of a non-partisan, good faith upholder of the law, is another reason that he and Obama must go in 2012.
Is there a point somewhere in there?
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:30 AM
 
Location: NY
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This AG is just a reflection of the White House.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:32 AM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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The Attorney General should not be a controversial individual. The fact that Eric Holder is a political extension of the White House, instead of a non-partisan, good faith upholder of the law, is another reason that he and Obama must go in 2012.
You must be a recent immigrant to the USA. Because if you've lived here for any period of time you would remember that most modern day Attorneys General of the USA are, at times, depending upon who's defining the issues, Controversal. President Kennedy's Attorney General was unpopular with racists because he supported, at the direction of the President, the upholding of laws which made it a crime to kill black people ... solely because they were black, or denied them the right to vote, or otherwise impeded their freedoms. President George W. Bush's Attorney General was controversal because many people believed he worked 24-hours a day to undermine our Constitution and/or personal freedoms. There are many other examples. I suggest you pick another issue to fight over. One which you know something about. ;-)
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:06 AM
 
Location: The cupboard under the sink
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Exactly this.

Name me just one appointee, or elected member of any nature, who has 100% support.

By the very nature of the jobs, you can't please everyone. There will always be someone who disapproves of you in some way.

I won't hold my breath waiting.

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Its a political appointment, therefore there will always be controversy.

Hell people can't degree on if its hot or cold outside, and you expect them to agree on an attorney general?
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Maryland about 20 miles NW of DC
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You must be a recent immigrant to the USA. Because if you've lived here for any period of time you would remember that most modern day Attorneys General of the USA are, at times, depending upon who's defining the issues, Controversal. President Kennedy's Attorney General was unpopular with racists because he supported, at the direction of the President, the upholding of laws which made it a crime to kill black people ... solely because they were black, or denied them the right to vote, or otherwise impeded their freedoms. President George W. Bush's Attorney General was controversal because many people believed he worked 24-hours a day to undermine our Constitution and/or personal freedoms. There are many other examples. I suggest you pick another issue to fight over. One which you know something about. ;-)


Another thing that bothered people about JFK's pick for AG was he was I think the first AG who was a President;s brother. You can't be more contraversal than that . RFK is the model for a modern AG as a consiglieri rather than a officer of Justice .
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