When 'Hope and Change' becomes 'Kill at Will'

It took 13 hours of Rand Paul filibustering, but Eric Holder finally admitted to being against predator drones used against Eric Holder. Photo: Anyone notice the lack of seal and title on letter two?

LOS ANGELES, March 8, 2013 — With President Obama six years into a decade-long filibuster, Senator Rand Paul (D-Ken.) deserves credit for the substantive nature of his 13-hour filibuster speech

It all begins with Holder’s March 4, 2013 letter that does not just say “no” to domestic assassinations with drones, instead relying on ambiguity of “hypothectical, unlikely to occur, and one we hope no President will ever have to confront …” scenarios.

March 4, 2013 AG Holder response to Senator Rand Paul (click to enlarge)

March 4, 2013 AG Holder response to Senator Rand Paul (click to enlarge)

President Obama’s desire to fundamentally transform America is apparent in the transformation of a politician from community organizer Bambi to drone wielding Rambo.

Attorney General Holder’s previous talk of treating terrorism as a law enforcement matter has given way to just killing terrorists with predator drones then chest-thumping Milli-Vanilli style after each video game style kill.

People should not have objections to the use of predator drones against foreign terrorists overseas. Enemy combatants do not have constitutional protections. However, Obama and Holder wanted to take things a giant step “forward.”

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Because Holder avoided saying otherwise, Americans reading between the lines could see that by not saying “no, no way, not on my watch, negativo” or anyother such decleration of intent, the administration was in fact claiming a presidential prerogative to use predator drones to kill Americans on American soil without due process of law.

READ MORE: No, Eric Holder, Obama can’t kill us with drones!

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While it has long been established that Barack Obama was at best a mediocre constitutional law professor, Eric Holder’s parsing of words makes him qualified to keep his job if Hillary Clinton wins the White House in 2016.

Holder all but declared permission for Obama to blow anybody up when ever he is feeling cranky. Liberals for the most part stayed silent. Fox News employees and conservative personalities employ bodyguards for a reason.

Leftist peace activists tend to be a violent bunch.

Holder then relented under heavy pressure generated by Rand Paul’s filibuster, claiming this power would be unconstitutional. Yet with Holder, there is always a hidden agenda. It is time for clarification.

March 7, 2013 AG Holder clarified response to Senator Rand Paul - I wonder what the lack of seal might mean?

March 7, 2013 AG Holder clarified response to Senator Rand Paul - I wonder what the lack of seal might mean?

Eric Holder is against the use of predator drones against Eric Holder. He wants due process of law for himself. He is an imminent threat, and he knows it. He is up to his eyeballs in the Fast and Furious scandal that resulted in the murder of an American border guard.

Holder gave Congress the same evasive non-answers about that as he does now about drones. At this point the best he can hope for is that the rule of law requires he be arrested and indicted, rather than just obliterated.

Is it that Holder wants leftist presidents to have absolute power, but is concerned that a conservative Republican could not handle such powers responsibly? Is he unable to say what he really believes, that a conservative Republican leader should not have the right to kill Americans without due process of law, but a liberal Democrat should?

The conventional wisdom on the left is that Liberal Democrats are intelligent, decent and trustworthy, while Conservative Republicans are bad, stupid, and evil.

Since an ideological rationing of predator drones would not pass the smell test, Holder did what he always tries to do. He attempted to run out the clock. Yet now he and Obama have been exposed for having utter contempt for American constitutional values. “Kill at will” is just an extension of “hope,” “change,” and “Yes, we can.”

Government by slogans leads to the debacle that is the Obama-Holder reign of error.

No, Eric Holder should not be targeted with predator drones. Conservatives see liberals as flawed opposition, not enemies worthy of death. Killing liberals is a foreign concept to us.

We don’t share the left’s bloodlust.

Even corrupt Attorney General Holder deserves due process of law. The problem now is his being more interested in self-preservation than in preserving the rights of the remaining three hundred million of us.

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Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”

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Eric Golub

Eric Golub is a politically conservative Jewish blogger, author, public speaker, and comedian. His book trilogy is “Ideological Bigotry,” “Ideological Violence,” and  “Ideological Idiocy.” 

He is Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1990. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Judaism, and his MBA from USC. A stockbrokerage professional since 1994, he began blogging on March 11th, 2007, the three year anniversary of the Madrid bombings and the midpoint of 9/11. He has been inflicting his world view on his unfortunate readers since then. He blogs about politics Monday through Friday, and about football and other human interest items on weekends.



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