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Monday, January 12, 2009

A knife in the back from the 'NRA Winning Team'

I've written about (and again here) the NRA's being too precious to risk getting a bloody nose in the fight to block the confirmation of Eric Holder as Attorney General. Sadly, tacit acceptance of a nightmare for gun owners is the sort of thing I've come to expect from the NRA.

What I didn't expect, though, is active support on the part of an NRA board member for Holder's confirmation (more here). In his letter (pdf file) to Senator Leahy, Barr had the audacity to praise Holder with regard to the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

However, I never had reason to question his personal and professional integrity, or his deep understanding of and commitment to our Constitution and especially the Bill of Rights.
Granted, the position of one NRA board member is not necessarily the position of the NRA leadership as a whole (actually, the NRA seems to have decided on a strategy of boldly not taking any position whatsoever--"800 lb. gorilla of the gun rights movement," indeed). Still, any organization that would tout Barr as a member of their "winning team" would seem to be a prime candidate for a coaching change, at the very least.

In other Holder news (courtesy of Gun Rights Examiner), opposition (not necessarily on gun rights issues) to his confirmation seems to be building.
"The attorney general nominee, Mr. Holder, has got serious questions to respond to with regard to his role in the . . . pardons at the end of the Clinton administration and some other matters," McConnell said yesterday. "Beyond that, I don't anticipate trouble for the new president's nominees."
That's funny--I keep hearing that we should just shut up and get used to the inevitability of Holder's confirmation.

Then again, I've never been very good at shutting up and accepting inevitabilities.

7 comments:

Smershagent said...

Thank you for not giving the Eric Holder issue a rest. I'm ashamed to say I wasn't as righteously as indignant as I should have been until recently, and my newfound motivation is largely the result of your efforts. I've used the material you and Dave linked to write letters to each Senator on the Judiciary Committee, and I will be calling my own Senator (who sits on the committee) this week to express my opposition to Holder. I encourage everyone else who reads this blog to do likewise.

45superman said...

Well done, Smersh--but don't call him "Dave" ;-).

the pistolero said...

Bob Barr is a tool. And that's really all I can say.

45superman said...

Bob Barr is a tool. And that's really all I can say.

Well, you could have said that he's a limp, flaccid tool--but maybe you're too polite.

I, however, am not.

tom said...

My Letter to a snake-eater I worked for getting elected:

NO HOLDER, NO WAY NO HOW!

RICH
RUBY RIDGE COVER UP
WACO
GIVING KIDS TO COMMIES IN CUBA
2A VIOLATIONS
4th and 6th VIOLATIONS
WACO COVER UP
AMICUS AGAINST FIREARMS RIGHTS IN HELLER

KICK HATCH IN THE BALLS FOR US TEXANS WHILE YOU'RE AT IT FOR SAYING HE WILL APPROVE HIM.

I VOTE IN TEXAS NOT HATCHland AND WE WILL POLITICALLY HAMMER THE EVER LOVING HELL OUT OF YOU IF YOU APPROVE THIS BASTARD.

THIS GUY IS A SNAKE IN THE GRASS AND I MIGHT NOT WEAR A STETSON BUT I AM AS BIG OF A TEXAN AS YOU ARE. (Terry Allen, in case you forgot Texas people).

IF YOU CONFIRM HIM I WILL ACTIVELY WORK TO DEFEAT YOU AS ANY FORM OF POLITICIAN IN THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS AND THE USA.

I PROMISE.

I'll BRING MY FRIENDS TOO. SOME OF THEM ARE CONTEMPLATING RUNNING AGAINST YOU. ...AND THEY HAVE THE MONEY AND PEOPLE TO MAYBE WIN.

DON'T BE A PRICK TO YOUR OWN PEOPLE.

KICK HOLDER TO THE CURB!

YOU HAVE MY HOME ADDRESS AND IF YOU CAN COME UP WITH ONE USEFUL REASON FOR A REPUBLICAN "SUPPOSED REPRESENTATIVE" OF ME TO SUPPORT HOLDER, FEEL FREE TO COME BY IN PERSON AND I'LL OFFER COFFEE OR YOU COULD TAKE THE TIME TO WRITE ME A NON-FORM LETTER.

THIS FELLOW ISN'T FIT FOR OFFICE AND WE IN CENTRAL TEXAS WILL KICK YOU IN THE BALLS AS HARD AS WE CAN IN STATE AND NATIONAL POLITICS IF YOU CONFIRM HIM.

PROMISE. BOY SCOUT SWEAR.

HAYS COUNTY DON'T LIKE HOLDER.

YOU LIKE HOLDER, WE DON'T LIKE YOU ANY MORE EITHER.

WE HAVE LONG MEMORIES.


Thomas Harris
Hays County, Texas

If I make him and Holder mad, what are they gonna do, try and come take my guns away???

:-)

PS-Superman, I'm hitting 5200lbs of muzzle energy with a .458 bullet, you might have to change your nick. :-)

Cheers,
tom

45superman said...

That should certainly get your point across, Tom.

PS-Superman, I'm hitting 5200lbs of muzzle energy with a .458 bullet, you might have to change your nick. :-)

Yeah--but "45girlieman" just doesn't appeal to me. Besides, I don't see you changing your name to "Crazy Tom."

tom said...

Fair enough.

:-)