Mission accomplished: Obama’s Justice Department drops another investigation

Just kidding!

Yesterday, Labor Day Friday, the DOJ admitted that its investigation against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio was shutting down after failing to come up with anything.

On Thursday, the same “independent” branch of the government dropped its investigation into  CIA operatives’ alleged torture of terrorists.

Only a cynic would point out that these indictments and investigations are never announced in the black hole of media attention when they first fire off but, having soothed the base by initiating a years-long campaign of harassment of innocent people, the shut-down is whispered on late Friday afternoons on a holiday eve.

And why did Holder drop these? Because the political advisors running his boss  know full well that much of the country approves of a sheriff who shoves criminals into hot tents and pink underwear and even more couldn’t care less if terrorists  have their beards plucked, hair-by-hair and are forced to listen to Sinead O’Conner records 24 hours a day. You bring the action to reassure your voting base, you drop it before the rest of the electorate has a chance to show its disapproval.


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9 responses to “Mission accomplished: Obama’s Justice Department drops another investigation

  1. Libertarian Advocate

    …you drop it before the rest of the electorate has a chance to show its disapproval.

    … or any of your colleagues are charged with misconduct and made to face disciplinary hearings. ???

  2. Pete

    The Arpaio suit has been around for several months. Joe has basically said, “Bring it on. They’ve got nothing.” I don’t know for sure, but there has probably been little coverage in the MSM.

  3. Anon

    At breakfast this morning, a couple of realtors joined our regular group and began to talk about the new 3.8% real estate tax that will begin in 2013 (if Obama is re-elected). As it was explained to me, the tax is on the profit you make, but if you buy another primary residence right away, does the tax not kick in?

    What do your realtor friends say about this?

    • Capital gains taxes are going up – the “roll over” provision that allowed you to defer that tax went away year’s ago. Or that’s my understanding of the current situation. You want real tax advice, for heaven’s sake, speak with your taxpayer or accountant

  4. Mazama

    OK, so the Obama administration has botched a few cases. But they scored a solid take down of dangerous would-be felons atthe Sacramento public library.
    “DOJ Targeted Public Library for Lending E-Books ‘Inaccessible’ to the Blind
    By Elizabeth Harrington, August 31, 2012
    The U.S. Justice Department says it has reached a settlement with the Sacramento (California) Public Library over a trial program the library was conducting that let patrons borrow Barnes and Noble NOOK e-book readers.
    DOJ and the National Federation of the Blind objected to the program on grounds that blind people could not use the NOOK e-readers for technological reasons.
    The Justice Department said the settlement is aimed at stopping discrimination: “Emerging technologies like e-readers are changing the way we interact with the world around us and we need to ensure that people with disabilities are not excluded from the programs where these devices are used,” said Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez in a news release.”
    Yep. Another example of how nothing is too trivial for the Obama administration to address in their tireless pursuit of impoverishing every person and institution in the U.S. to the point where they have no choice but to submit to the indignities and harassment of every expanding Federal regulations and programs.

  5. Sweet Justice for Obama

    The best story of the day:
    For the entrance to the Democratic Convention, Obama’s peeps created a gigantic Mount Obama sand likeness of the Messiah Himself, with tons of sand trucked in by non-union workers from Myrtle Beach. (where are the eco-nuts on this??).
    ANYWAY, Justice prevailed. Torrential rains in Charlotte today damaged a good deal of the sculpture, not enough to call it a wash out, but one can only hope that now that His base is destroyed, it’s only a matter of time before the head topples.

  6. Anonymous

    Here’s another oddity that I noticed this morning; the FDIC hasn’t closed a problem bank since 8/3. If they close one on 9/7 it will mark five weeks between bank closures and I can’t remember that happening for a very looooong time. I wonder if there will even be any closures between now and the election in November?

    It’s hard to tell voters that happy days are just around the corner if you’re still closing banks on a nearly weekly schedule…

  7. pulled up in OG

    “The federal investigation began in *2008* after former Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and other local officials expressed concerns about Arpaio abusing his power to the local FBI head. Nearly two years later, the probe expanded when, at the request of Maricopa County Supervisors, the federal agents were cross-deputized to investigate potential state crimes.”