Michael Gerson wrote a nice piece about Eric Holder’s corrupt reign as Attorney General and also about Barack Obama’s indulgence of such a reign.
I particularly liked the closing two paragraphs:
Holder has one particular, highly developed skill: a talent for loyalty. And this is designed to please an audience of one. But Obama’s continued trust in his besieged attorney general has radiating effects. The review of Justice Department abuses relating to the press is being conducted by … Holder. A special councel in this case would be appointed by … Holder. The FBI probe of the IRS scandal was ordered by … Holder. In all these cases, the restoration of public trust depends on an attorney general worthy of public trust.
During his recent Naval Academy commencement address, Obama said: “It’s no secret that in recent decades many Americans have lost confidence in many of the institutions that help shape our society and our democracy. But I suggest to you today that institutions do not fail in a vacuum. Institutions are made up of people, individuals. And we’ve seen how the actions of a few can undermine the integrity of those institutions.”
Mr. President, meet your attorney general. <source>
I also admit to liking my title for this essay: Comrades in Crime.
This is for several reasons:
– the word “Comrades”: Barack Obama chose Eric Holder, and has chosen again and again, through scandal after scandal, to keep him as AG, and this qualifies the two men as more than just loyal friends or colleagues: they are comrades in arms, except that they fight against the country they have sworn oaths to protect and defend. In addition, the word “comrades” is usually associated with the political ideology known as Communism, which has resulted in more deaths from torture and starvation of populations than any other in history, and Barack Obama I believe is a committed Communist in the Soviet style of its application.
– the phrase “in Crime”: What word comes to mind when we think of deliberate gun-walking to Mexican drug lords who then murder an American border agent? When we think of our Libyan ambassador being denied protection, being murdered and dragged through the streets, and then the regime’s deliberate cover-up of such decisions and events? When we think of the deliberate use of the IRS to shake-down political “enemies” of the regime? When we think of the Justice Department spying on members of the free press (in America!) and launching criminal investigations against reporters whose stories don’t support the regime’s narrative?
The word that comes to mind, now that I think about it, is TREASON.
But “Crime” will do.