Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Report: Fast and Furious "Fix is in" and Boehner is behind it
Barrack Now ^ | 2/4/12 | Ben Barrack

Posted on 02/04/2012 6:30:58 AM PST by Ben Barrack

As I readied myself for what promised to be a bombshell of a hearing on February 2nd, I thought Attorney General Eric Holder would have his toughest test yet. He would now be in front of the committee that Darrell Issa chairs - the House Oversight Committee. In every Fast and Furious hearing Issa had been involved in, he stood out as the top bulldog, the fieriest and most knowledgable about the case. On February 2nd, he had the gavel and much more evidence with which to go directly at Holder.

As I watched the hearing, I was struck by how tame Issa was compared to previous hearings. There were congressmen on the committee who went at Holder hard - Gowdy, Meehan, Buerkle, and Labrador to name a few - but Issa was conspicuously soft. I thought, "Why?" This was the guy who had all of the goods, collectively. He could have personally delivered a mortal blow to Holder's tenure; he might have even exposed a White House connection. Instead, he seemed to put his gloves down.

Mike Vanderboegh, the guy who broke the Fast and Furious story originally...

(Excerpt) Read more at barracknow.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; dea; dhs; doj; ericholder; fastandfurious; fbi; ffhearing; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; johnboehner; obama; oversightcommittee
We may be learning why John Boehner cries so much.
1 posted on 02/04/2012 6:31:05 AM PST by Ben Barrack
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Joe Brower

ping the list


2 posted on 02/04/2012 6:36:40 AM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ben Barrack

Maybe we need to refocus on defeating Obama, not the opposing party...then clean up the other messes.


3 posted on 02/04/2012 6:39:03 AM PST by arbee4bush (My Dad, My Hero. Love You Dad!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ben Barrack
According to NPR via NYT
NEWT leads Mitt 39-32
when FL vote divided per RNC rules!

Pass the word!


Click to Donate to Newt Gingrich

CONTACT FOR RNC: website@nrcc.org

310 First Street
Washington DC 20003

Encourage them to do the RIGHT thing, end the FL fiasco NOW, Play by the rules!

4 posted on 02/04/2012 6:39:39 AM PST by hoosiermama (FR Unite... Get active contacting MSM, RNC. etc... freepmail : Mountain Mary.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ben Barrack

Between this, Romney being rammed down our throats, and the Georgia judge being obviously strong-armed into a bogus decision, we have no choice but to for a true conservative, America-first political party. As if we didn’t know it already, the Republicans are co-conspirators with the Democrats.


5 posted on 02/04/2012 6:43:02 AM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ben Barrack

Couldn’t disagree more. Appears this writer didn’t watch the same hearings I did. As far as sources “drying up”... ? Maybe putting some names to that instead of him copying someone else’s anonymous claim.

How do bloggers get people to click on their barely registering blog? They post something outrageous.


6 posted on 02/04/2012 6:43:16 AM PST by HD1200
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: arbee4bush

Party above law breaking. How cute.


7 posted on 02/04/2012 6:44:34 AM PST by Darryl Lecht ("Head down over a saddle.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Ben Barrack

eric holder has been nailed, give it a bit of time.


8 posted on 02/04/2012 6:49:41 AM PST by biggredd1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ben Barrack
I seriously believe that anyone who threatens the powerful in Washington receives double the threats - including on their families.

I really believe this. Some politicians will dare to go close to the flame to expose bombshell news, but if they get too close - they will back off because of the threats. I also believe this is a long standing ritual that has had a chilling outcome on our governance.

I've mentioned this before on FR, but someone high-up in the GOP in Texas that knew and had a conversation with Kay Bailey Hutchinson several months after she was sworn in as one of our Senators, had a 'light bulb' moment during their conversation. When asked about how she was getting along in Washington in her new role, she became visibly upset and could hardly carry on a conversation. Her friend never forgot that moment and knew that something was very wrong.

I've heard Glenn Beck, O'Reilly, and Hannity elude to threats they've received as media personnel. None of them will expound on the details and I've often thought that was strange. I do believe there are mafia types that boldly threaten politicians and big media personalities and it is very real. And in case you are wondering, I really don't wear a tin-foil hat!

9 posted on 02/04/2012 6:56:08 AM PST by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: biggredd1

Did you hear Charles Krauthammer’s remarks yesterday on Fox Allstars? When asked about Holder’s stonewalling the demands to turn over the e-mails/documents, the Kraut simply said BIG MISTAKE!


10 posted on 02/04/2012 7:13:15 AM PST by spiderfern
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: HD1200

Perhaps you should take a look at Vanderboegh’s track record before making that claim.


11 posted on 02/04/2012 7:16:29 AM PST by Ben Barrack (Let's Talk About Something Important!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Darryl Lecht

No, not at all. I want his ass in a sling and over a fire more than anyone. But to denigrate our side now and into the fall is a circular firing squad. This will kill us in Nov. I cannot live with another term of Obama. Give Issa a break. And Boehner too (as much as I dislike him)


12 posted on 02/04/2012 7:18:08 AM PST by arbee4bush (My Dad, My Hero. Love You Dad!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: demkicker

Anyone in DC who is foolhardy enough to threaten the entrenched system is ‘gently’ informed that the best course of action is to go along with the program.....or else.


13 posted on 02/04/2012 7:20:19 AM PST by JPG (Matters at which the foolish laugh and at whose consequences the prudent weep.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: RatRipper

“”and the Georgia judge being obviously strong-armed into a bogus decision””

Has a decision been made??? Hadn’t heard that.


14 posted on 02/04/2012 7:21:08 AM PST by Thank You Rush
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: HD1200

And folks here will jump on it as though it is from the gospel!


15 posted on 02/04/2012 7:21:49 AM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed! WWW.MIKEMcCALISTERFORSENATE.COM check him out!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: arbee4bush

For the record, I have been defending Issa vehemently and did exactly what you’re advocating back in December.

http://barracknow.blogspot.com/2011/12/why-issas-refusal-to-call-for-holder.html

For the record, I hope Vanderboegh is wrong on this.


16 posted on 02/04/2012 7:33:51 AM PST by Ben Barrack (Let's Talk About Something Important!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Thank You Rush

Don’t have time to post thread, but here is the name of it:

Obama Wins Georgia Ballot Challenge (Born in the USA Qualifies as a Natural Born Citizen)


17 posted on 02/04/2012 7:37:29 AM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Thank You Rush

Don’t have time to post thread, but here is the name of it:

Obama Wins Georgia Ballot Challenge (Born in the USA Qualifies as a Natural Born Citizen)


18 posted on 02/04/2012 7:37:35 AM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: demkicker
When asked about how she was getting along in Washington in her new role, she became visibly upset and could hardly carry on a conversation. Her friend never forgot that moment and knew that something was very wrong.

There are people willing to slit your throat over $100. Why should it be surprising that things are different when there are $trillions on the line?

If we create a third party for conservatives, and that party by some miracle supplants the Republicans and takes over DC, they will be subject to the exact same threats and pressures. The power of DC is like the One Ring in "Lord of the Rings". It's foolish to think that it can be controlled for Good. It must be destroyed. There is no solution that does not involve cutting the federal government by 90% at least.

19 posted on 02/04/2012 7:45:54 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (I'd agree with you, but then we would both be wrong.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: demkicker

I agree with you and nor do I wear tinfoil. The power elite (organized crime and the world’s very wealthy) run this country by offering the DC politicians either silver or led. It’s been that way for decades and was clearly demonstrated when they took out JFK. They truly are above the law. Laws, IRS and federal law enforcement agencies exist only to control the common citizen.


20 posted on 02/04/2012 8:12:02 AM PST by drypowder
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Ben Barrack
Actually, I was expecting this.

Establishment Republicans will see that no Rat loses his cushy Federal revolving door job, is convicted, or goes to prison, while the whistle blowers and their families slowly die of freak accidents or suicides during tax audits.

Meanwhile in other news, special prosecutors will continue to be appointed for conservatives or lower level Republican loyalists for investigation of whistle blowing or patriotic activities, a la Scooter Libby or Ramos and Compean.

Republican Presidents (except Reagan) have done this as standard operating procedure since WWII.

21 posted on 02/04/2012 8:26:04 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Navy Patriot

you had me agreeing with you right up until ramos and compean... they were criminals that abused their authority, covered up their crimes and ended up right where they belonged.... in prison


22 posted on 02/04/2012 8:36:17 AM PST by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: joe fonebone
Yeah, right. You'll be pleased to know that the dope is still flowing and the dealers are still protected.

Border Patrol Agent Diaz gets two years prison for handcuffing illegal alien

23 posted on 02/04/2012 8:47:28 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]


All contributions are for the Current Quarter Expenses.


24 posted on 02/04/2012 8:54:38 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Ben Barrack

I’m really starting to believe that no one will take punitive action against the Obama administration out of fear of what the Obamabots will do.


25 posted on 02/04/2012 9:56:49 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

“No one” will take punitive action because they don’t want to and they don’t think its necessary. Real people deal with real problems under the rule of law. Politicians avoid real problems like the plague, pay a little lip service and hope to hell it goes away or someone else deals with it.


26 posted on 02/04/2012 10:02:22 AM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Navy Patriot

if... and i mean if... those two “officers” had followed procedures, they would have had a large dope bust... instead they violated their very oaths, by passed the legal system and played cowboy.... well, they got caught... as for the dope flowing across the border, I am fully aware of this.... so are the feds, yet it continues to cross..why??? and if you say that agents need to violate the laws of this country to stop it, well, the dea needs people like you


27 posted on 02/04/2012 1:03:56 PM PST by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Ben Barrack.
28 posted on 02/08/2012 7:24:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson