The DOJ Inspector General has issued a 500 page report on Fast and Furious, the gun running operation that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Mexican civilians and at least two U.S. federal employees.
The report specifies 14 Department of Justice employees who are assigned to accept the blame for the operation, and fall on their swords for Eric Holder. Jason Weinstein, the Deputy assistand attorney general of the criminal division is resigning. Former ATF acting director, Kenneth Melson has retired. Lanny Breuer, head of the criminal division is not expected to remain so for much longer.
Obama’s Department of Injustice has argued for the HHS mandate, against plaintiffs who cite that it violates the First Amendment of the Constitution. It holds that a privately owned company cannot exercise the religious beliefs of its owners in the business activities of the corporation. The Obama administration argues that it has authority to compel any privately owned corporation to do anything which the government demands, no matter how it violates the religious ethics of the company owners or employees. Legatus, an association of Catholic business leaders, Weingartz Supply, an outdoor equipment supplier, and Hobby Lobby, a large retail chain are among the filers of 28 separate lawsuits which challenge the HHS mandate in court.
The Daily Caller obtained emails between the Obama Dept. of Justice public affairs director, Tracy Schmaler and the folks Media Matters, by means of a FOIA request.
Schmaler worked with Jeremy Holden at Media matters on means to attack the reporters covering the New Black Panther voter intimidation case as well as the DOJ employees who resigned in protest. Also covered are attempts to counteract coverage of the Fast and Furious operation, which caused the deaths of hundreds of Mexican civilians, and at least two U.S. citizens.
Emails obtained by the Daily Caller are embedded below.
Some believe that Obama has received a leak about the Supreme Court’s initial decision regarding the Obamacare Mandate. Obama has delivered an address attacking the authority of the Supreme Court on the matter of overturning federal legislation. This stance is odd for a person still hoping for judicial favor of his policy.
Said Obama: “Ultimately, I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress” Obama also mentioned the fact that Obamacare would cease to exist without the funding mandate: “I think the justices should understand, in the absence of an individual mandate, you cannot have a mechanism to ensure that people with pre-existing conditions can actually have health care.”
In fact there is no severability clause in the bill, because the framers recognized that it could not function without that means of funding. The pre-existing condition problem has been addressed long ago with the HIPPA regulations. One of those P’s stands for portability. As people go from job to job, there is a mechanism to hold onto health insurance so that future employers cannot deny treatment for pre-existing conditions. The passage of Obamacare was done by flouting many of the usual congressional procedures, and, despite the trickery, no large majority of favor was obtained. A large majority of Americans continue to want the entire bill repealed.
From the past we know that Obama does not really respect the court functions as he flouted a district court regarding his refusal to grant oil rig drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico. He also failed to appear when subpoenaed in Georgia on the matter of his election eligibility.
Issa Grills Eric Holder over project Fast and Furious (selling the guns across Mexican border which were used in many killings including two US law enforcement officers). Click the LINK, embedding is disabled.
From the Washington Post, regarding the Black Panther Case at the Dept. of Justice:
“In the months after the case ended, tensions persisted. A new supervisor, Julie Fernandes, arrived to oversee the voting section, and Coates testified that she told attorneys at a September 2009 lunch that the Obama administration was interested in filing cases – under a key voting rights section – only on behalf of minorities.
“Everyone in the room understood exactly what she meant,” Coates said. “No more cases like the Ike Brown or New Black Panther Party cases.”
Fernandes declined to comment through a department spokeswoman.”
Eric Holder might get hot under the arms if more of you read Pharmer’s links, and get fired up to Vote.
Catch some great VIDEO for us on November 2. We’ll be watching for it, and would be happy to help spread it around.