"Eric holder is the worst attorney general since Mitchell under Nixon which, to most veterans of the department, will tell you they consider to be the nadir of the justice department." That was Hans von Spakovsky quoting someone from the Clinton administration -- hear it at around 13:30 in this C-Span video.
There was the Marc Rich pardon, the New Black Panther voter intimidation case, Operation Fast and Furious, the IRS scandal, and more. This Attorney General represents all that can be wrong with a law enforcement agency, and unfortunately, it's the highest law enforcement agency in the country. It is a very bad thing when they don't follow the law.
Anyway, John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky penned an article published at Washingtontimes.com titled The injustice of Eric Holder -- Average Americans aren’t blind to the Justice Department’s politicization in which they cited a recent poll suggesting that many Americans have become aware of just how bad Holder is. They said:
About a third of respondents didn’t know who Mr. Holder is (37 percent). However, those Americans who knew Mr. Holder gave him the second-lowest “positive” rating of anyone or any organization on the survey at a mere 15 percent. Only Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio had a lower “positive” rating than Mr. Holder. The attorney general’s “positive” rating was less than half of the positive rating of the Republican Party and 27 points behind that of his boss, Mr. Obama, who was rated favorably by only 42 percent of respondents.
Contrary to what liberal elites think, the average American isn’t dumb and can see when someone is abusing his office and allowing politics to drive his decision-making. They may think they can fool the American people, but that is a mistake that many arrogant politicians and government officials have made in the past, and Mr. Holder is just another in a long line of such government officials.
Is that wishful thinking? Team Obama has done a pretty good job of fooling the American people up til now. But maybe people are finally waking up.