Open Letter To the Wimps In Congress– You Know Who You Are

Dear Wimp, uh, I mean Representative:

Attorney General Eric Holder refused to turn over to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee documents it requested, after saying he had already provided thousands of pages relating to the fiasco known as “Fast and Furious” during which one of our brave U.S. Border Patrol Agents, Brian Terry, was killed. The Committee voted to hold Mr. Holder in contempt of Congress. Speaker of the House, John Boehner, scheduled that vote last Thursday.

I then read the following press release:
“Today Members of Congress including the Congressional Black, Hispanic, Asian Pacific American, Progressive and Democratic Caucuses will walk off the Floor instead of voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, in order to express their strong opposition to this partisan activity. Earlier today, the House Democratic Caucus voted unanimously to endorse the walkout. This contempt hearing distracts both the Congress in their duty to pass legislation that is pertinent to the American people as well as the Department of Justice from investigating and pursuing real crimes.

The walkout was joined by former House Speaker and current House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, along with 107 of her Democratic colleagues. That left 82 Democrats in the chamber, of whom 65 voted ‘no’ on holding Holder in contempt of Congress, and 17 conservative Democrats voting ‘yes.’”

So instead of having the cojones to put your vote on the record, you whine like little babies and cry “racism” throughout the halls of Congress.

Shame on each and every one of you who didn’t have the courage to vote! if you don’t think Mr. Holder should have been held in contempt, then you should’ve voted “no.” You should’ve voted your conscience, but, instead, each and every one of you acted like a wimp and walked out.

I don’t get why any Congressperson would not be interested in having ALL the information out in the open about the death of Agent Brian Terry. So much for the promise of transparency made by the “hope and change” occupant of the Oval Office.

Instead, you claim it’s all partisan politics with a little bit of the predictable race card thrown in claiming the Republicans are out to get Mr. Holder because he’s black. I doubt whether Rep. Issa cares what color Mr. Holder is. His color certainly isn’t of any concern to me and I’m sure his color isn’t of any interest to the rest of America; all we’re interested in knowing is how did this tragedy occur.

Instead of doing your job – cast votes – you throw your little hissy fit and walk out of the chamber and feel oh so good about yourself and oh so superior because you’re taking a stand against whatever perceived injustice you believe is being perpetrated upon the American people – who by the way, pay your salary. All show and no substance as far as I’m concerned.

So, if you’re not interested in finding out the truth, fine. But, at the very least, the information is “pertinent” to the members of Agent Brian Terry’s family and they’re not only entitled to know exactly how their loved one was killed and who was responsible for it, but they have to right to know.

I also think it’s disgraceful that Mr. Holder, according to the interviews I’ve seen, has never spoken to the Terry family either in person or by telephone. The only communication he’s had with the family is through a couple of letters attached to emails. Shameful!

If I were Empress of the World, each and every one of you would’ve have been long gone as a result of term limits and, if you were in your first term, you’d still all be packed and heading home looking for real jobs.

Leona R. Salazar

Author Bio:

For over twenty years, Leona has tried to heed her husband’s advice, “you don’t have to say everything you think.” She’s failed miserably. Licensed to practice law in California and Washington, she works exclusively in the area of child abuse and neglect. She considers herself a news junkie and writes about people and events on her website, “I Don’t Get It,” which she describes as the “musings of an almost 60-year old conservative woman on political, social and cultural life in America.” It’s not her intention to offend anyone who “gets it.” She just doesn’t. Originally from Brooklyn, and later Los Angeles, she now lives with her husband, Michael, on a beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest, which she describes as a bastion of liberalism.
Author website: http://www.idontgetit.us
  • Wcobb

    Reminds of a tee-shirt I saw after the “Wisconsin Walkout”. Same colors as John Deere and it said “Nothing Runs Like a Democrat”!

  • Markabaird


    They are too entrenched with their left side to even read your column.”

    I hear the same thing from the left about the right. The “others” from both sides of the fence self-indoctrinate themselves with what they want to hear. Problem is it is all BS from both sides. It is the intoxication of the bees from the right and the left.

  • Markabaird

    And this is why this country is in the shape it is in. Is it a penalty or a tax? What is there to know. The administration was performing a sting with the guns, they got into the hands of a bad guy and someone got killed. End of story. Why is this a difficult concept to grasp. Republicans/conservatives are just as dumb as Democrats/liberals. Conservatives are no better then liberals with their motivated reasoning and the used cars salesman that permeate the media.

  • wally

    Do you think the lame stream media would have given the same type of coverage for Republicans if they would have walked out rather than voted for Obama Care. I think not. Yet when the democrats do it in Wisconsin and  DC the lame stream media reports it as a good thing.  It is time for the citizens to wake up and recognized that a spade is a spade. Don’t keep following like sheep. Make your representative accountable. Leona, do you think this message will get to anyone on the left? I don’t . They are too entrenched with their left side to even read your column. Who knows maybe their are some democrats that could convinced. At least we can only hope.

  • DrSique

    I care, very much, about what color Eric Holder is………….a deep crimson red!!! Congressman Allen West has spoken of the eighty commies in congress but noone has yet talked about those who have been appointed by Barack the czar lover. This administration is a danger to every American who values FREEdom over FREE stuff. If Barry Soetoro gets a second term, America will be unrecognizable. For our children, we most vote this festering disease out of Washington and every self-serving, do-nothing, survivalist member of congress with him.

  • Drew Page

    I believe that being held in “Contempt of Congress” is slightly less terrifying than receiving a ‘non-binding resolution’ from the U.N.    Eric Holder, and his boss, have basically flipped Darryl Issa and his Committee the bird.   This is the guy who says Americans are cowards when it comes to having a dialogue about race, but then plays the race card and drops charges against the Black Panthers who were found guilty of voter intimidation.   He also plays the race card when it comes to illegal immigration prosecution and voter IDs, claiming anyone who disagrees with him ‘racist’.  

  • Chief98110

    What I find particularly disturbing is the Obama administration. Do you
    remember the campaign promise by Mr. Hope & Change to be the most
    transparent administration ever? Yeah, I can see right through their
    BS.    

  • Will Swoboda

    I agree with the term limits. These public servants get a vested pension after only five years of whatever it is they do. Tell what company gives a worker a vested pension after fives years? I’d take it a step further, no pension because they wouldn’t be there all that long anyway. The whole set-up is a joke. They don’t even have to abide by a lot of the very laws they pass. They no longer represent the people they represent. We fought England for basically the same thing and came up with freedom. If Obama wins reelection, I’m heading for woods. Buy a pontoon boat, a gun and just hope everyone leaves, except my wife of course.

    Signed, one discouraged Will

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PPL2AXPXJMWPEJWFN34MPC5RNY terry

    WIMPS IN CONGRESS,  2 1/2 YRS AGO YOU SHOULD HAVE MANNED UP AND THROWN THAT JACKASS IN THE WH DOWN THE STAIRS,  INSTEAD BEING COWARDS EVERY CITIZEN IN THE GREAT REPUBLIC HAS REALLY SUFFERED.  I PERSONALLY WOULD LIKE TO CURSE YOU FOR THAT.

  • CorpuscleSchism
  • http://twitter.com/Gatekeeper2010 Sarah Becker

    Bravo, Leona! This is by far the most dishonest group (the democrats) we’ve had in D.C. by far. I think they got their cue from the cowards who fled the State of Wisconsin some months back. Since their hero did nothing but vote present (or not at all) to qualify him for his brief stay in the U.S. Senate, I suppose its the thing to do.

    I’m waiting for someone to come out with the inevitable new deck of cards…52 race cards to flash at all of us :)

    The Framers must be rolling over in their graves watching these extremists.

  • Roger Ward

    Whatever the mistakes made by the Bush administration, he never claimed he would “bring us together” or have “transparency” or “accountability” like Obama did.  Just more Obama lies!

    I do not remember any time in my life that there has such a lack of bipartisanship in Congress.  The Democrats are good at name calling and refusing to participate in legitimate congressional business.  Remember their names and their actions when election day comes!

    There is a small doubt in my mind that Holder knew about Fast and Furious in time to do anything about it …. but there is no doubt at all that Congress was acting appropriately in seeking to find out what he knew and when he knew it.  Once again, Obama thwarts the will and wishes of the American people. 

  • DOOM

    I find that the most racist group in congress isn’t worth much attention.  Even when they organize walk outs instead of doing their job.

    • Will Swoboda

      Doom, I saw a bumper sticker the other day that encourages us to celebrate diversity. I thought about it awhile and realized that the root meaning for diversity is to divide. Wouldn’t it be much better the celebrate “unity”.

      • Drew Page

        I am sick to my stomach of hearing the call to “embrace diversity”.   Let diversity embrace the culture, values and norms of this country.   The USA isn’t Mexico; it isn’t the Middle-East.  If people from those countries want to live their culture let them do it back in their countries of origin.   Can you imagine the reaction of Mexicans if Americans moved into their country and demanded that all government laws, road signs and official documents be written in English and Spanish or that American students in Mexican schools be provided with translators?    Can you imagine moving into a Muslim country and trying to establish a Christian religion or laws based on American law? 

        • DrSique

          That’s a pretty big leap, believing that Mexicans have schools. The few who go to school are usually Catholic institutions and they have to pay out of pocket for it. This is how the Mexican government keeps the masses poor and uneducated leading to a permanent ruling class. Of course, the real miscreants are quickly shipped north for the “Gringos” to deal with.

      • DrSique

        BINGO!!!!! The liberal mantra about our strength coming from our diversity is back azzwards. Our strength is how we overcome our diversity. It is our unity as Americans that affords us the strength to do so.

  • Ron F

    I am not sure invoking executive privilege means the administration is not more transparent than previous adminstrations.  Some previous ademinstrations invoked it more frequently and I think President Bush also invoked it for Department of Justice internal communications in 2001.  Nevertheless, I think claiming that the administration will be the most transparent ever is silly.  What is the standard by which administrations are measured for transparency?  I have not seen the subpena but as I understand it, the additional documents sought, that resulted in the contempt citation, are e-mails and memorandums showing the administration’s internal deliberations last year about Fast and Furious.  These are all after Agent Terry’s death.  I can understand the family’s desire to know about the cover up but unless I am wrong, there does not seem to be much dispute that he was killed with a gun that the federal government sold in the fast and furious program.  I agree, it was childish for the Democratic representatives to walk out of the hearing especially since they passed contempt citations against the Bush White House officials in 2008 but I am not surprised by representatives of both parties acting childish.  At least in this case, unlike in Wisconsin, this walk out did not prevent the vote from taking place.  An additioinal problem is it seems to be successful.  It seems that it got as much press as the actual vote, which I am sure was their intention – distraction.  It should have been a footnote to the real story since if all of the representatives who walked  out had voted no, it would not have changed the result.

    • DrSique

      Well Ron, I suppose that you would be fine with someone in your family getting shot to death with a gun supplied by our own federal government but the Terry family is not. Grow up, get a friggin’ clue and then come back with some reasonable comments.

  • ronk1957

    This  lady has more  b.lls than all the democrats in congress combined.

  • SendTheClunkerBackToChicago

    Here is a plug for Glenn Beck’s new book COWARDS.  You call them WHIMPS he calls them COWARDS, I agree with Beck, they are cowards.  Many of our so-called finest Consevative Republican federal representatives have been hand delivered criminal evidence that shows Barack Hussein Obama has been flaunting fraudulent documents in order to cover up the fact that he is NOT a “natural born Citizen.”  The fraudulent activity is enough to warrant a prison sentence for crying out loud and these cowards remain silent.  Thank God for men and patriots like Sheriff Joe Arpaio and all those who have been working diligently to expose the fraudulent activity.  Sheriff Joe Arpaio provided a platform for these folks and the Conservative media and representatives still refuse to act. 

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio is having a SECOND Press Conference on July 17th in Phoenix, AZ, this time with evidence that will make Watergate look like a walk in the park.  What will the COWARDS do this time? 

    I found this on the DRUDGE REPORT today:

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/obamas-social-security-number-challenged/

    We can now add a fraudulent SS# to the list of fraudulent documents.  Do ya think the smart guys in Congress and the Conservative media may begin to realize we have a real live usurper in the Oval Office.  

  • GlenFS

    Leona,

    Walking off seems to be all the Democratic legislator rage.  In Wisconsin they hid out in another state and some years ago did the same here in Texas.  Maybe they have, but I can’t recall a Republican body abandoning their legislative responsibilities, ever?  Hmmm.  Adults on one side and brats on the other?