Tag

Eric Holder

Browsing

Yes, I said it. I am embarrassed. The world watches the United States. And I might say they watch what goes on here closely. Today, our country is more partisan than I ever recall it being – and that is saying a lot. Like many of you, I watched a most amazing State of the Union Address earlier this week. President Trump rightfully highlighted all of his major accomplishments. He was sincere. He offered to reach across the aisle to help with a school choice and an infrastructure bill. But everything fell on deaf ears on the Left.

We Learned our Lesson

The Republican Party has turned into the new party of inclusion. We learned our lesson when we rushed to impeach Bill Clinton – and Clinton actually broke the law. Not surprisingly, he was not convicted by the senate. We paid for rushing into a partisan impeachment during the next general election.

Then, starting in 2009, we managed to survive eight years of an Obama administration which had plenty of scandals of its own. Just in case you have forgotten them, here is a partial list of them:

  1. Operation Fast & Furious for which Attorney General Eric Holder refused to comply with House subpoenas
  2. Hillary Clinton email scandal
  3. IRS targeting of conservative organizations (Lois Lerner)
  4. Benghazi
  5. The hacking of the Office of Personnel Management which exposed personnel files of Federal employees
  6. Solyndra
  7. Paying the terrorist supporting regime of Iran for the release of American hostages
  8. Biden’s quid pro quo with Ukraine to fire a government prosecutor investigating his son – something which was largely unknown during Obama’s tenure but is well known now

There was plenty a Republican controlled House of Representatives could have used for impeachment – but we never yelled to impeach him. Republican freshmen representatives never screamed they were going to “impeach the mother fucker” on their first day in office – as Rashida Tlaib did. Conservative celebrities never threatened to move out of the United States. Conservatives were not pictured holding the severed head of Obama. There was no wide spread call for impeachment. Period.

Fast Forward to 2016

Even before Donald Trump was formally nominated by the Republican Party, there was noise of impeachment. Obama oversaw a FBI which illegally obtained FISA warrants to spy on Carter Page – an American citizen. Representatives such as Jerry Nadler, Maxine Waters, Adam Schiff and others were screaming for impeachment while Trump was president-elect. It has not stopped since. When the Russian Collusion narrative failed, they jumped on an alleged quid pro quo with Ukraine as enough to impeach Trump.

After wasting their entire first year in the majority, the house Democrats impeached Trump over nothing. They have done absolutely nothing for their constituents for nearly 13 months. It is absolutely beyond despicable.

This is an embarrassment

This has been a week which has provided more evidence of an economy humming along in hyperdrive, falling illegal border crossings and a president willing to reach across the aisle to get things done for the people. Additionally, we got to hear the closing arguments of house managers and the president’s counsel. We knew going into last weekend that the Senate majority leadership had defeated the Left’s attempt to retry their impeachment case by inserting new witnesses. Throughout last weekend, and early this week, we heard nearly every Democrat say how unfair this was. They said, “How there could not be a trial without witnesses.” Blah, blah, blah! Cry me a damn river.

Courtesy of the awesome https://www.grrrgraphics.com/

My embarrassment increased exponentially with the State of the Union Address on Tuesday night – and it had nothing to do with the speech. President Trump had ever reason to be proud of the accomplishments of his administration. But it did not matter how good the news was for ALL Americans – the Leftist crybabies would not cheer for the good which is happening right in front of their damn eyeballs. The things which are positively impacting their constituents. The only exception was Senator Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) who stood up and applauded very regularly while sitting next to two of the biggest sour apples of the bunch: Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Kamala Harris (D-CA). Even things which should have received bi-partisan support did not: an original Tuskegee Airman who was promoted to brigadier general, a young black girl who was given a scholarship to attend a school of her choice and most glaringly, a family reunited when the husband, who had been serving overseas, appeared in the stands to surprise his wife and two children.

But what really sealed the entire embarrassment deal for me was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). We had to sit through the entire SOTU while watching her make faces, roll her eyes or shake her head. And then at the conclusion of the address, while the house chamber was shaking with applause, she proved just how partisan of a damn witch she is by tearing up the official speech in front of all of America – and the world. Maybe it’s true that when an aging senior citizen starts going downhill they actually start acting like a little child again. Because that was exactly the way she acted. Like a damn child.

Wednesday Healed All Wounds

The Liberal rag, WAPO, proclaims, “Trump acquitted!”

While it was no secret that Donald Trump was not going to be convicted by the Senate, it was quite a relief when it really happened – made better by Chief Justice John Roberts proclamation that DJT was acquitted of all charges. The voting went fully along partisan lines, with the one exception of Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) voting to convict Trump of abuse of power. It goes to show just what a damn RINO he is – and in my humble opinion it will cause his constituency to fire him during his next election. I had hoped that Sinema would stray from her Leftist partisan hacks and vote against conviction, but after applauding during the SOTU address, I am sure she was dressed down by her party’s leadership.

Looking Forward to 2020

I wish I believed this was the end of the partisan witch hunt. But old Jerry Nadler has said he may subpoena John Bolton to testify in front of his house committee. I am fairly certain we will see no mellowing of feelings on the left and nothing substantive will be accomplished by the House of Representatives before the 2020 General Election – an election I am hoping will sweep a Republican majority into the House of Representatives, increase our majority in the U.S. Senate and sweep Donald J. Trump into a landslide victory. Because the Democrats need to pay for acting like little children.

Grey Beard Biker
gbb@TheGreyBeardBiker.com
@GreyBeard_Biker on the Twitter

The Grey Beard Biker never would have believed that less than 24 hours after awarding Eric Holder the Bloviator of the Day Award, there would be another winner of this prestigious title. While not uncommon for liberals to bloviate incessantly, it takes some serious bloviating to actually receive the award.

They’re “exactly” like concentration camps

Freshman U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), in an Instagram Live video Monday night, stated, “The fact that concentration camps are now an institutionalized practice in the ‘home of the free’ is extraordinarily disturbing, and we need to do something about it.”

A.O.C. continued, “I don’t use those words lightly. I don’t use the words to just throw bombs. I use that word because that is what an administration that creates concentration camps is. A president that creates concentration camps is fascist, and it’s very difficult to say that.”

Wait, what? This is like throwing bombs. This is perverting history to pander to your base – a base which Grey Beard realizes is incredibly small. To compare illegal immigrant detention centers to concentration camps is sickening. The Jews, homosexuals and disabled people who performed slave labor, or were gassed in concentration camps, deserve to not be used as political pawns by an immature lawmaker from New York. And sadly, her district is home to so many descendants of the Jews who were liberated from REAL concentration/extermination camps at Aucshwitz-Birkenau, Belzec, Bergen-Belsen, Dachau, Chelmno, Gross-Rosen, Mauthausen-Gusen, Neuengamme, Plaszow and Warsaw.

Detention Centers vs. Concentration Camps

There are a few comparisons the Grey Beard Biker would like to make between our current use of detention centers and Nazi concentration camps:

  1. Detention centers are used in the United States to hold ILLEGAL immigrants while they await proper disposition. These people have entered the U.S. illegally, and in vast quantities, trying to circumvent our laws. Concentration camps – or extermination camps – were used to house innocent people who were viewed as inferior by a truly fascist autocrat. Concentration camp prisoners were used as forced laborers and treated like animals.
  2. Proper disposition of those in our detention centers will either mean being granted asylum or deportation. The disposition of people in concentration/extermination camps was either working until they died, being executed in a gas chamber or being liberated by Allied troops. More than 6 million Jews would die in what the Nazis called the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question.” Those who were exterminated, had no chance for something as humane as asylum – or deportation.
  3. Families and separated children in U.S. detention centers are provided health services, clothing, food, medicine, a bed and shelter. Their shelter has heating, air conditioning, running hot water to bathe in, clean drinking water, toilets and sewage systems. Obviously, besides small amounts of rationed food, which was poor at best, a prisoner in a concentration/extermination camp received nothing else. Working 18+ hours per day, sleeping on the ground in feces and urine and perhaps getting sent for a shower – in the gas chamber.
  4. Illegals living in U.S. detention facilities have hope. Hope for a better day when they may be granted asylum. The Jews, and other undesirable people, had no hope. They were hungry, cold, filthy and exhausted from slave labor. Many personal accounts given by liberated prisoners told stories about wanting to die because of the conditions in labor camps.
The Grey Beard Biker – Bloviation of the Day Award

Award Presentation

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is well educated. This the Grey Beard Biker cannot deny. However, she is a stupid idiot when it comes to living in the real world. AOC has no grasp on world history, much less the history of her own country. Her bloviation, comparing U.S. detention facilities with Nazi concentration camps, is an insult to those few who survived internment and were able to live the rest of their lives in Europe or the United States. Those liberated U.S. citizens proudly called the United States home – unlike perverted politicians, actors, athletes, liberal pundits and other narcissistic leftists – including AOC herself – who denounce the United States as racist.

For this illustrious case of oral flatulence, the Grey Beard Biker proudly presents the coveted Bloviation of the Day award to Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. He is confident she will proudly display this trophy in her Congressional office, where she earns $174,000 annually, from the U.S. taxpayers, by spewing garbage all over the place when she opens her pie hole! Grey Beard has one thing to say to you, AOC – shut the hell up!

Grey Beard Biker

AOC – Bloviating Away:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – America Is Running Concentration Camps

It was not difficult to pick a winner for the Grey Beard Biker’s Bloviator of the Day Award. Last Friday, Obama’s first term attorney general, stated he was, “surprised and extremely disappointed” by Attorney General William Barr.

Holder: “I actually thought he was an institutionalist..”

Speaking during an appearance on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, Holder would go on to say, “I actually thought that he was an institutionalist and I thought that he would actually be at odds with President Trump relatively soon in his tenure, and he has proved to be anything but that.”

Holder would go on to say, “[Barr] has become the defender of the president, a protector of the president and has done things inconsistent with what I think an attorney general is supposed to do. I think he has tended to think of himself as the lawyer for the president as opposed to the attorney for the people of this country.” How ironic is this coming from a previous attorney general who was held in contempt of congress for withholding information on the Fast & Furious operation – an operation which resulted in the death of Border Patrol Agent, Brian A. Terry? Obama would later claim Executive Privilege to all documents related to Fast & Furious, forever making the congressional contempt of congress charge meaningless.

Your lovable Grey Beard Biker remembers clearly when Holder stated in a 2013 interview, on Tom Joyner’s radio show, “I’m still enjoying what I’m doing, there’s still work to be done. I’m still the President’s (Obama) wing-man, so I’m there with my boy…”

The Grey Beard Biker’s Bloviator of the Day Award

Congratulations, Mr. Holder! Besides being a wing-man to your previous boss, you also have been officially awarded today’s Bloviator of the Day Award from the Grey Beard Biker. It is a highly sought after award for liberal clodpolls, like yourself. After all, it is awarded by one of the most deplorable conservative patriots you could ever possibly encounter.

Grey Beard Biker

How is it that over the past ten years or so, we have come up with themes like Black Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter and Biker Lives Matter? Your ever lovable Grey Beard Biker was obviously raised in a different time in a galaxy far, far away. Back in the old days, we were raised to believe all lives mattered.

While race relations have continually improved over my 55 years of being on this orb, it seems to me that since Michael Brown, a black man who had just strong arm robbed a gas station, was shot and killed by a white police officer, race relations started to slide. What happened after Michael Brown was shot was especially horrifying for me, as I spent 20 years of my life in Saint Louis. Ferguson, a suburb of “The Lou,” swirled into a state of anarchy, with the black community burning businesses down, throwing molotov cocktails at police cars and the Missouri National Guard being called in to restore order. In the aftermath, the Obama administration sent Attorney General Eric Holder to Brown’s funeral – and Obama, himself, claimed that if he had a son, he would look like Michael Brown. In my humble opinion, this was the start of our current slide in race relations.

Grey Beard will go on record saying that he still believes ALL LIVES MATTER. Since when do we accept the notion that one group’s lives matter more than another’s? That said, I have a very special place in my heart for Blue Lives. My son-in-law was an Orange County, Florida sheriff’s deputy. Soon, he will be graduating from exhaustive training to be a DEA agent. So when I read about a law enforcement officer being killed in the line-of-duty, it hits too close to home for me. So today, I am sharing the story of a police officer, veteran and father who was killed in Savannah, Georgia. Rest in Peace, Sergeant Kelvin Ansari! And thank you for your service as a first responder and your 20+ years serving for all of us in the U.S. Army.

Grey Beard Biker