Here's the Nonsense: Hillary would be a great president. Between her experience, past accomplishments, and the new faces she'd bring in with her administration it would be a fresh start for America.
Here's the Horse Sense: Setting aside the nonsense about Hillary's past accomplishments, because she has none, we have no guarantee that she'd bring in new faces. In fact, one of the faces she may choose for her administration could be Eric Holder to remain as Attorney General. That should be enough to give anyone pause.
Many people think Hillary Clinton will be the Democrat nominee for president in 2016 (I'm not convinced that will happen, by the way). With that assumption comes the belief that she could very likely become president. That in itself is enough to bring pause to any thinking American. But assuming that Hillary did become president, what nobody's talking about is who her cabinet would be. Her husband's administration included Eric Holder as Deputy Attorney General. Doesn't anyone see the possibility that this out-of-control justice department under the leadership of Eric Holder could be kept intact if Hillary becomes president? That would mean not just 2 more years under Obama, but up to another 8 years under Hillary which amounts to another 10 years of Eric Holder as Attorney General. If that's not enough to cause Americans to think twice about a Hillary presidency, then nobody is paying attention.
There are many things Americans loathe about the Obama presidency. Few could say that one part of his administration stands out as worse than all the others. But a contender for that spot would have to be Eric Holder as Attorney General. As recently as this past week we've seen him take sides on a legal issue before all the facts were known. Holder traveled to Ferguson, MO and met with community members showing he sided with the outside protestors who'd come into that community to cause trouble by demanding a trial, conviction, and in some cases even death for the police officer who shot a young black man. His position should have been that we need to find the truth, not that we know what the truth is without an investigation being completed. While the information that's become public so far seems to exonerate the police officer, until it is thoroughly completed we are wrong to pass judgment of any kind. Anyone who takes sides in this situation is wrong, regardless of the side they take. Americans should take the side of justice and wait for the facts, but many have rushed to judgment and Holder has given the appearance that he, as the nation's top law enforcement officer, has done the same.
But this isn't the first time we've seen Holder do questionable things. We should be very concerned that he was part of the Clinton administration and could be chosen to remain where he is if Hillary is elected. Let's look at just 10 (there are plenty more) of the things we know about his background that are cause for great concern, many of which are from before he was appointed by Obama and approved by the Senate (which should also give Americans reason to want to replace our Senators with people who will do their job of scrutinizing appointees instead of giving rubber stamp approval to nominees).
1.) Discoverthenetworks.org reported that members of the New Black Panther Party intimidated white voters with threats at a Philadelphia polling location. Bartle Bull, former civil rights attorney, described the actions as "The most blatant form of voter intimidation" he'd ever seen. The Bush Justice Department filed a civil-rights lawsuit and the Obama administration inherited the lawsuit. The defendants didn't answer the lawsuit and a federal court entered a default judgment against them. By then Eric Holder had been appointed the new Attorney General and his Justice Department responded to the judgment of the court by dropping the charges.
The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today's news with good ol' fashioned horse sense
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