by John Hoppy Hopkins on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 10:38pm ·

The Justice Department has announced that Eric Holder’s contempt citation is going to be ignored. No hearing, no grand jury, no investigation. No crime? If there is no crime, what on Earth could the administration possibly be hiding? It now seems obvious that Holder ‘mislead’ Congress. Or more practically speaking, he LIED. Lying before Congress or a court is perjury. Perjury is a felony punishable by fine and imprisonment. The system gets a little complicated when the head of the Justice Department, and the head of the entire Executive branch, are either the perpetrator or the one covering it up, or both. If Holder is free of blame in this matter, he should be proceeding with utmost haste to provide anything and everything possible to exonerate himself. Yes, he is innocent until proven guilty. But why leave doubt flapping in the wind? Come clean, Mr. Holder. And if you cannot, please spare the nation and step aside. I’m wondering where all the people who cried “Bush lied!” are these days? This administration has put forth such an atmosphere of untruthfulness, we should not be shocked. Let’s switch gears to health care. Obama promised us during his campaign that his administration would be the most transparent ever. The health care debate was to be bi-partisan. We were to see open hearings, broadcast live on C-SPAN. None of this transpired. In fact we got the opposite. Republicans completely shut out of the process. We were told by then-speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, that we ‘have to pass it, to see what’s in it’. We had Senators bribed and/or threatened if they didn’t vote the Administration’s way. Is this the ‘hope and change’ we were promised? Obama and Co. have proven to be no less than perjurers and pathological liars. What did we expect from Chicago-land politicos, from America’s political armpit? The same city that gave us the Daley-gangsters, George Ryan, Rod Blagojovich, et al? Al Capone fit right in! Eric Holder hails from the Bronx, but it didn’t take him long to fall into Chicago style government. This administration is as transparent as mud, and everyone seems to be dirty.