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Ichingcarpenter

(36,988 posts)
Fri Jun 1, 2012, 05:01 AM Jun 2012

Poll : Should Obama dump Holder as Attorney General after the election?

Hell, I almost would like John Edwards as Attorney General than Holder.
For that matter the Bush appointed FBI chief needs to go to.


27 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
Hell Yes
18 (67%)
No because ......
9 (33%)
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Poll : Should Obama dump Holder as Attorney General after the election? (Original Post) Ichingcarpenter Jun 2012 OP
No because why? n/t Bolo Boffin Jun 2012 #1
The focus now is on winning the election in November. FarPoint Jun 2012 #2
Did I say right now? No.... Can't you look into the future ? Ichingcarpenter Jun 2012 #3
I prefer to prioritize. FarPoint Jun 2012 #9
I don't get it. Why should Obama dump Holder? lamp_shade Jun 2012 #4
So you think he's doing a great job... I don't Ichingcarpenter Jun 2012 #8
He's going after voter suppression at the right time in the swing states (starting with FL, ProgressiveEconomist Jun 2012 #31
No, I like Holder Happydayz Jun 2012 #5
A) You're seeing Liberals asking to see him dumped on this thread. B) Please cite your source.... Scuba Jun 2012 #15
THE TEST WILL BE DonCoquixote Jun 2012 #6
That last part didn't work out so well for Jimmy Carter... Drunken Irishman Jun 2012 #7
Probably should, to see if it's his policy, or the administration's.(to be useless) dmosh42 Jun 2012 #10
What is with this sick obsession by some on DU BumRushDaShow Jun 2012 #11
I don't have a 'sick obsession' and I think Ichingcarpenter Jun 2012 #12
I agree & have the same question... SkyDaddy7 Jun 2012 #17
It may have something to do with Holder's sick obsession ... GeorgeGist Jun 2012 #21
Because the Justice Department needs to prosecute the banksters and war criminals Cali_Democrat Jun 2012 #27
Replace Holder with someone who will focus on real crimes, asap. Yes. (nt) w4rma Jun 2012 #13
He should. sendero Jun 2012 #14
Holder should have been dumped more than a year ago. BlueIris Jun 2012 #16
Remember, Bohunk68 Jun 2012 #18
Doesn't the Attorney General follow the orders of the President? dotymed Jun 2012 #19
Not when it involves obstruction of justice. GeorgeGist Jun 2012 #22
No... rateyes Jun 2012 #20
With yesterday, last year, and never hiring being off the table that is a good compromise TheKentuckian Jun 2012 #23
Abstain. Obama should begin faithfully executing the laws, with or without replacement of Holder. eomer Jun 2012 #24
Why after the election? TBF Jun 2012 #25
Confirmation hearings for the new one Ichingcarpenter Jun 2012 #26
Now that I would like to see. nt TBF Jun 2012 #28
Holder kicked out in favor of pro-MMJ AG and will prosecute and ship the * administration to the Woody Woodpecker Jun 2012 #29
how different do you really think another AG will be? This one is what the president wants bigtree Jun 2012 #30
This is another drug legalization thread in disguise. randome Jun 2012 #32

FarPoint

(12,876 posts)
2. The focus now is on winning the election in November.
Fri Jun 1, 2012, 05:19 AM
Jun 2012

The Presidency as well as the Senate and House....get local and get busy.

ProgressiveEconomist

(5,818 posts)
31. He's going after voter suppression at the right time in the swing states (starting with FL,
Sat Jun 2, 2012, 10:31 AM
Jun 2012

where suppression efforts are most blatant and the DOJ has the most power (from the 1965 Voting Rights preclearance provisions). Registration of crucial new voters will be able to go ahead as it did in 2008. Having won that battle, he can go after voter suppression in Virginia, NC, Pennsylvania, Ohio, etc.

What more do you want?

Have you boight into the ridiculous Fox "News" campaigns against Holder?

Happydayz

(112 posts)
5. No, I like Holder
Fri Jun 1, 2012, 05:30 AM
Jun 2012

Why does he need to be dumped? I only hear rethugs wanting to see him get the boot. Most Democrats, like Holder.

 

Scuba

(53,475 posts)
15. A) You're seeing Liberals asking to see him dumped on this thread. B) Please cite your source....
Fri Jun 1, 2012, 07:21 AM
Jun 2012

... for "most Democrats like Holder".

DonCoquixote

(13,617 posts)
6. THE TEST WILL BE
Fri Jun 1, 2012, 05:31 AM
Jun 2012

If he puts the screws to Florida and other states that are trying to supress the vote, if he does, keep him, if not, trash him. I myself would have fired almost all of his cabinet back in 2010, but.

 

Drunken Irishman

(34,857 posts)
7. That last part didn't work out so well for Jimmy Carter...
Fri Jun 1, 2012, 05:35 AM
Jun 2012

When he asked for the resignation of almost his entire cabinet.

That's all Obama would've needed back then, even more unfavorable comparisons to Carter.

GeorgeGist

(25,344 posts)
21. It may have something to do with Holder's sick obsession ...
Fri Jun 1, 2012, 07:58 AM
Jun 2012

with ignoring the War Crimes of Bush et al.

 

Cali_Democrat

(30,439 posts)
27. Because the Justice Department needs to prosecute the banksters and war criminals
Sat Jun 2, 2012, 02:21 AM
Jun 2012

The banksters destroyed our economy and the lives of millions of Americans while the war criminals killed hundreds of thousands and spent trillions on pointless wars.

That's why.

Bohunk68

(1,364 posts)
18. Remember,
Fri Jun 1, 2012, 07:30 AM
Jun 2012

Holder only does what his boss tells him to do. He is not an independent agent. It's all theater.

dotymed

(5,610 posts)
19. Doesn't the Attorney General follow the orders of the President?
Fri Jun 1, 2012, 07:36 AM
Jun 2012

I thought he did. IMO, Holder has enforced the wrong laws and ignored the important ones. I thought that this was totally reflective of the priorities of our President.

eomer

(3,845 posts)
24. Abstain. Obama should begin faithfully executing the laws, with or without replacement of Holder.
Fri Jun 1, 2012, 08:59 AM
Jun 2012

I don't care whether he does so by directing AG Holder to do it or by replacing him with someone else. We don't know from whom (the President or the AG) the hands-off, look forward policy originated but, since the President explained and justified it to the American people, he owns it and it's up to him to reverse it. My suspicion is that Holder is just doing what the President has directed him to (maybe in an indirect way... wink, nod... for plausible deniability purposes). If it works better to keep Holder and begin applying the law then that's fine. If they need some excuse to begin applying the law, like a new face, then that's fine too. They (meaning the President mainly) just need to start applying the law.

Ichingcarpenter

(36,988 posts)
26. Confirmation hearings for the new one
Sat Jun 2, 2012, 02:15 AM
Jun 2012

Then Dennis Kucinich could be confirmed after the election

He needs the job and would kick ass

 

Woody Woodpecker

(562 posts)
29. Holder kicked out in favor of pro-MMJ AG and will prosecute and ship the * administration to the
Sat Jun 2, 2012, 09:23 AM
Jun 2012

Hague.

The raids has to end.

And focused on the real criminals.

bigtree

(87,284 posts)
30. how different do you really think another AG will be? This one is what the president wants
Sat Jun 2, 2012, 10:23 AM
Jun 2012

. . . represents his views effectively and accurately.

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