Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Conservative on Target! 6/19/12

   Eric Holder's Politics of Contempt:    Finally, Eric Holder is on the ropes. House members are readying to vote him in contempt of Congress. Senators wonder aloud whether he can be trusted to investigate White House leaks that have exposed inside information about some of our most successful antiterror operations to some of our most dangerous enemies.
   Alas, the old bulls of the Senate—including RINOs John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Chuck Grassley, along with Independent Democrat Joe Lieberman—are calling for the one thing that might derail the accountability train: a special prosecutor.
   It all makes for the perfect tea party moment, an opportunity to make one of the most attractive arguments from the 2010 revolution: that process is as important as outcome, and that the Constitution gives us all the process we need to hold our leaders accountable. [Late Flash – Contempt vote tomorrow, maybe. Don’t hold your breath!]

   Gun ownership up, crime down - FBI violent-crime rates show safer nation with more gun owners: Gun-control advocates are noticeably silent when crime rates decline. Their multimillion-dollar lobbying efforts are designed to manufacture mass anxiety that every gun owner is a potential killer. The statistics show otherwise.
   Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced that violent crime decreased 4 percent in 2011. The number of murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults all went down, continuing a pattern.
   “This is not a one-year anomaly, but a steady decline in the FBI’s violent-crime rates,” said Andrew Arulanandam, spokesman for theNational Rifle Association. “It would be disingenuous for anyone to not credit increased self-defense laws to account for this decline.”
Romney Holds Lead Over Obama for Ten Days Straight: People can complain about polling this early and say we have a long way to go, which is fair enough, but a small but steady lead over this amount of time is worth noting. What it mainly tells us is that Obama is stuck in the mid-forties, which is disastrous for an incumbent. The known quantity can't budge his numbers and unless the flailing Obama campaign can toxify Romney into something unelectable between now and November, Obama is going to lose.
The Obama Administration is preparing to implement the rest of Obamacare if only the individual mandate is struck down by the Supreme Court.