That could be it. “[T]he main reason Obamacare is encountering obstacles is simple: the American people do not want it.”
If Republicans could find a generic candidate, they could pick up that seat. “The latest Civitas Poll suggests U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan could face serious competition in 2014. Given a ballot choice between Hagan, a Democrat, and a Republican candidate, 44 percent of voters chose the Republican, while 42 percent selected Hagan.”
This could be the best reason for not going to the Eric Holder meeting, but Ron Fournier’s other six are right up there. “Obama’s team still doesn’t get it. One wonders why the media would trust Holder’s motive given how the administration has conducted itself so far. The most recent case in point: When The New York Times and AP announced that they would not meet with Holder ‘off the record,’ Democratic Party spokesman Brad Woodhouse tweeted that the decision ‘kind of forfeits your right to gripe.’ Well, no — it doesn’t. Woodhouse was treating the media like a political opponent: Attack, distort, and deflect. He probably didn’t realize the Orwellian implications of his wisecrack. Even the liberal ACLU took issue with it.” Read the whole thing.
Could it be that Americans aren’t buying the spin by the White House flacks? “Americans are divided 49-47 percent on whether Obama is honest and trustworthy, down from 58-37 percent, the last time Quinnipiac University asked the question September 1, 2011. . . . ‘There is overwhelming bipartisan support for a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS,’ said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. ‘Voters apparently don’t like the idea of Attorney General Eric Holder investigating the matter himself, perhaps because they don’t exactly think highly of him. Holder gets a negative 23-39 percent job approval rating.’”
This could be the silliest gambit yet by anti-immigrant advocates. “Sen. Jeff Sessions (Ala.), the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, has urged the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to consider the costs of immigration reform beyond the next decade.” Does anyone believe CBO’s estimates are accurate more than 10 years out?
In some alternative political universe, this could be true. “Chris Hayes: There must be DOJ search warrants aimed at journalists who reported pro-Obama leaks too, right?”
You could put it that way. “Lanny Davis, former special counsel to President Bill Clinton, said that Attorney General Eric Holder‘s labeling of Fox News reporter James Rosen a co-’conspirator’ was a ‘politically brain-dead’ move.”