Doing It Wrong

Attorney General Eric Holder testifies in Washington

Late last week, as the controversies created by President Barack Obama and his Administration came dangerously close to spinning out of control, the Nation’s top cop — Attorney General Eric Holder — stepped before select members of the Fourth Estate in an effort to turn America’s frown upside down. Of course, I can’t tell you what Holder told those resolute guardians of the public commonweal because the primary protector of American justice required the reporters keep their confab “off the record.”

It’s a bit difficult to respond to such a bizarrely ham-fisted attempt to deflect deserved scrutiny, but I can certainly say this to Holder and the rest of Obama’s cirque du scandale: when it comes to being the most transparent administration in history, you’re doing it wrong.

Holder has yet to clear up his wildly inconsistent testimony regarding the ill-advised and ultimately disastrous Operation Fast and Furious. Facing the flames he fanned by wiretapping journalists and then lying about it, Holder decided against an honest and open accounting of his actions. I suppose we should sigh with relief that he wasn’t (I’m guessing) involved in Obama’s deployment of the Internal Revenue Service as a political cudgel.

Just to be clear: the Obama Administration has never submitted satisfactory, or even non-self-conflicting, answers about Benghazi. They have never admitted to the staggering cost hikes contained in Obamacare. They have never offered an even marginally credible accounting of the IRS scandal. They have yet to explain how wiretapping journalists was a worthwhile endeavor. And when they finally decide to clear up the record on one of their many scandals, they decide to do it off the record.

When the man in the big chair of the Department of Justice – whose only job is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States (so help him God) – refuses to publicly account for his and his boss’s violations of that defining document; he’s doing it wrong. When we allow him to get away with it, then we’re doing it wrong.

-Ben Crystal

Personal Liberty

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • peter

    We are definitely doing it wrong Ben. The first mistake we made was in not realizing that these fellows are ‘ untouchable ‘ and that is the greatest mistake of all. It is way too late to rein them in now – we have given them the authority to ‘ do as they please’ and they have capitalized on our utter stupidity. No wonder the two of these con-men are so arrogant. They are supreme and we are fools. They also are fully aware that anyone who dares to criticize them are automatically labelled racist, which of course makes them the racists, not their critics.

    • steve

      you are so correct peter. there is nothing any one can do . they are king of the hill. it will take another pork chop hill ( ww2 battle) TO CORRECT THIS GOVERNMENT. IT’S NOT JUST THE DEMS . IT’S THE REPUBS ALSO. as i have been saying for 25 years now your vote means jack .all because of a little thing called the electoral vote.

      • skippy

        Hahahhaa…that AND dead people voting………!!

      • Guy Daley

        Since the both parties are corrupt what difference does the electoral vote make? What you ATTEMPTED to pinpoint was that lobbying = legalized bribery. It takes HUGE money to back candidates and since that is the case, they are all susceptible to bribery. Candidates that have principles and aren’t bribable get no media coverage. That’s how our political system works and you should KNOW this by now.

  • 1LTLos

    Untouchable? Denials and ignoring Congressional Orders to present evidence only strengthens THe Peoples case against these scoundrel charlatans. Their inaction and dereliction I believe is actionable — Both Obscumbo and Holder need to spend life in life incarceration or the gallows. That is doing things right!

    • Zeze Smith

      I vote for the Gallows

      • Elton Robb

        I vote for exile.

  • Warrior

    The “ingredients” in this “progressive soup” look like, smell like and taste like? Well, you all know the answer. This “strategy” employed of using the irs, “videos”, gun running, Benghazi coverup, first amendment rights violations, bribery and countless other violations of ethical conduct is plenty reason to oust all of them. Now, think back to when that little troll, harry reid, made the remark about Romney’s taxes. Dingy had a little birdie inform him Romney was not paying his “fair share”. Gee “dingy”, I wonder who your little friend was? Forget about 16,000 more irs agents, we need 16,000 more FBI Agents to investigate every “communist progressive” throughout the ranks of gubmint. Yes, top to bottom!

  • Dirty Daug

    First of all when Obama was elected in 2008 it was the biggest scam ever committed in the USA. Then everyone Obama appointed were just as bad as Obama and some worst. Just look how Obama hid all of his records and really no-one knows who he really is and the major media has been hiding and reporting nothing about Obama and the crap that he is getting by with. It would be a very good story for the major media if they came out with the real truth about Obama and his administration. This country will have a civil war if Obama is not made gone and quick.

    • Jana

      Received this from WND which is a very good source.

      I was really not into the doubting of the birth certificate thing, but now am not so sure. Sheriff Arpaio has a good history and definitely knows how to do his research and investigations.


      Arpaio served in the Army from 1950 to 1954 in the Medical Detachment Division and was stationed in France for part of the time as a military policeman.[14] Civilian law enforcement career.

      Following his discharge in 1954, Arpaio moved to Washington, D.C.
      and became a police officer, moving in 1957 to Las Vegas, Nevada. He served as a police officer in Las Vegas for six months before being
      appointed as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, which later became part of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).[15] During his 25-year tenure with the DEA, he was stationed in Argentina, Turkey and Mexico, and advanced through the ranks to the position of head of the DEA’s Arizona branch.[16]

      In 1992, Arpaio successfully campaigned for the office of Maricopa
      County Sheriff. The voters of Maricopa County re-elected him in 1996,
      2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012.[17]

  • Juan Ganem

    Osama or Obama or whatever his name is an Anti-American individual placed in the White House to créate havoc within the democratic system of the United
    states of America…. the man must be impeached before he finishes his agenda and finishes wrecking what s left of our democracy

    • Elton Robb

      Republic. We are a Republic.

    • AZ-Ike

      You can’t impeach an illegal, unconstitutional president. He must be removed with a writ of quo warranto accompanied by a write of mandemus.

  • hungry4food

    With the anything goes policy this President has regarding following the laws or making new Eos that pertain to his agenda the democrats better hope a Republican controlled congress and Administration NEVER gets back in power because they will not be able to say one thing about anything that they don’t like and say is Unconstitutional because they are setting a Precedence here regarding following the rule of law with all these scandals !!!!!

  • 45caliber

    Kind of reminds me of the answer I received from a Congressman about the Waco attack. He wrote back, in answer to my 27 questions, “I have received answers from the FBI on all your questions … and I’m satisfied with them.” I’ve yet to find out those answers.

  • Oliver_K_Manuel

    Science and society have been spinning increasingly close to disaster since the Second World War ended with the release of energy (E) stored as mass (m) from the cores of uranium (U) and plutonium (Pu) atoms to kill hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August 1945

    Nov 2009 Climategate emails revealed these lasting damages to science and society from the use of this first weapon of mass destruction:

    1. Fear and loathing of humans with knowledge of nuclear energy drove world leaders to try to save the world and themselves from possible nuclear annihilation by forming the United Nations on 24 Oct 1945 and sacrificing the integrity of:

    _ a.) Government science, and
    _ b.) Constitutional limits on government

    2. Scientists – filled with guilt and remorse for having used nuclear energy in this manner – agreed to hide the fact that the same energy that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasakin is the source of energy in the core of the Sun, and

    3. Scientists were blinded to a common truth of science and spirituality: The core of the Sun is the creator, destroyer and preserver of all atoms, lives and worlds in the solar system – a volume of space that is now larger than the combined volumes of ten billion, billion Earths 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 Earths.

    On pages 153-154 of his autobiography, Sir Fred Hoyle admits that he and his entire circle of astronomers and astrophysicists believed that interior of the Sun to be mostly iron (Fe) before the Second World War ended [1]. That opinion changed abruptly without discussion or debate in 1946 [2].

    With deep regrets,
    Oliver K. Manuel
    Former NASA Principal
    Investigator for Apollo

    [1] Fred Hoyle, Home Is Where the Wind Blows, (University Science Books, 441 pages, published on April 1, 1994):

    [2] Fred Hoyle, “The chemical composition of the stars,” Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society 106, 255-259 (1946; “The synthesis of elements from hydrogen,” Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society 106, 343-383 (1946).


    • Oliver_K_Manuel

      Climategate emails and documents – released in late Nov 2009 – provided the key to solve this sixty-five year solar mystery (2009 – 1945 = 65 yr) – 1. Why the “official” composition of the Sun suddenly changed from iron (Fe) to hydrogen (H) in 1946 and 2. Why that dogma remained in vogue despite hundreds of measurements and observations that falsified it during the Space Age.


    This racist crook is the turn key to toppling this regime of leftist crooks that now operate in our Oval Office, even if he resigns he should not be let off the hook, he is guilty of murders, treason and abuse of office among the small things and he most certainly needs to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law…the law he obstructs and misuses……his big buddy BOzo deserves no less than the same…anyone notice that BO stinks?


    Eric Holder, the world’s biggest PUTZ!