Republicans looking to get rid of somebody

Republicans seem to be aching to impeach Obama. First there’s the Fast and Furious (an amazingly stupid program started under Bush) where Republicans want to either hold Attorney General Holder in contempt or make him resign. Then there’s the demand for a special counsel to investigate security leaks:

Graham, at a Tuesday hearing into the leaks, repeatedly invoked Obama and Biden’s support, when senators, for independent investigations of both the lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s possible ties to the George W. Bush administration and Bush White House leaks surrounding CIA agent Valerie Plame.

Graham said Obama and Biden’s altered positions constituted “the biggest double standard in recent times.”

Graham pressed Holder at the hearing Tuesday to explain why he didn’t think a special counsel was necessary when it was used for the Plame case, and called for in the Abramoff case, under the Bush administration.

Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) stopped Graham when his time expired and argued there was a difference between the Bush administration cases and the new leaks, but Graham quickly fired back at Leahy.

“There is no doubt in my mind that if the shoe were on the other foot, you and everybody on that side would be screaming to high heaven to appoint a special prosecutor that all of us could buy into,” Graham said.

Wow, the Democrats sure are hypocrites not like those Republicans:

Graham’s accusations of hypocrisy stem from letters that then-Sen. Obama (D-Ill.) had signed onto regarding the Plame and Abramoff investigations. Obama signed a 2006 Democratic letter with 36 senators calling for a special counsel to investigate the Abramoff corruption scandal, and was one of two dozen senators who joined a 2005 letter that pushed for an independent congressional investigation into the Plame case.

Neither McCain nor Graham was a signatory of the letters.

I’m shocked that McCain and Graham are also hypocrites. Shocked I tell ya. And of course the lawyers that the Justice Department have appointed are Democrat hacks:

Machen and Rosenstein were appointed to oversee investigations into who leaked information about US involvement in cyberattacks on Iran and an Al Qaeda plot to place an explosive device aboard a US-bound flight.

Holder pointed out that Rosenstein was appointed by a Republican president, George W. Bush. Rosenstein also worked for Ken Starr, independent counsel in the investigation and prosecution of Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s real estate partners, helping to win convictions of both.

See, Starr was a Clinton lackey.

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