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Obama evades ‘Fast and Furious’ questions from Latino media
The Daily Caller ^ | 9/28/11 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 09/28/2011 1:37:43 PM PDT by Nachum

During a White House roundtable with three Spanish-language media outlets on Wednesday, President Barack Obama skated around questions about Operation Fast and Furious.

“We’re working very hard to have a much more effective interdiction effort … we are checking southbound transit … to capture illegal guns, illegal cash transfers to cartels,” he said at the morning event with representatives from Yahoo!, MSN Latino, and AOL Latino/Huffington Post Latino Voices. “It is something we’ve been building … its not yet finished, and there’s more work to do,” he said.

Conservative Action Fund treasurer Shaun McCutcheon told The Daily Caller that Obama’s inability to answer basic questions about Operation Fast and Furious suggests the administration is covering up even more about the controversial program.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; bhofascism; evades; fastandfurious; gunrunner; gunwalker; latino; latinomedia; obama; obamaliestolatins

1 posted on 09/28/2011 1:37:50 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Ahh, ahh, umm, ahh it’s Bush’s fault.


2 posted on 09/28/2011 1:38:35 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/gunrunner.htm


3 posted on 09/28/2011 1:38:40 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
“It is something we’ve been building … its not yet finished”

"Under the radar, right, you traitorous POS?

4 posted on 09/28/2011 1:40:10 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Nachum

YOU LIE!


5 posted on 09/28/2011 1:40:54 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Nachum
Obama's answer to Latino's grilling him on Fast & Furious:
 
 
 
 
 


6 posted on 09/28/2011 1:44:02 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Nachum

I am surprised they even asked questions about F&F!


7 posted on 09/28/2011 1:44:54 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Nachum

Ali Akbar, political consultant??? This gentleman must get misunderstood, a lot.


8 posted on 09/28/2011 1:46:17 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Nachum

Seriously, how does this idiot dodge these questions along with the Solyana issue in a Presidential debate? Can you imagine what Cain or Cristy or Newt or any of them could/will do to him given the opportunity? He has so much baggage I just don’t see him deflecting with any credibility when he will be in the big glare.


9 posted on 09/28/2011 1:48:09 PM PDT by DirtyDawg (eat fruit)
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To: Nachum

Seriously, how does this idiot dodge these questions along with the Solyana issue in a Presidential debate? Can you imagine what Cain or Cristy or Newt or any of them could/will do to him given the opportunity? He has so much baggage I just don’t see him deflecting with any credibility when he will be in the big glare.


10 posted on 09/28/2011 1:48:18 PM PDT by DirtyDawg (eat fruit)
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To: Nachum
that Obama’s inability to answer basic questions about Operation Fast and Furious suggests the administration is covering up even more about the controversial program.

Did "Fast and Furious" have some connection to 'suspending elections' - the stuff North Carolina spilled the beans on?

11 posted on 09/28/2011 1:48:50 PM PDT by GOPJ (Muslims will want to go to the moon when the Jews set-up Israel there. - Dennis Miller)
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To: ColdOne

What a friggin liar!!!!

He blames the budget for this?


12 posted on 09/28/2011 1:49:05 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: Nachum

This was obviously a ‘set-up’ Q&A that backfired.......


13 posted on 09/28/2011 1:51:08 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Nachum
Obama evades ‘Fast and Furious’ questions from Latino media

Telling

14 posted on 09/28/2011 1:52:29 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Nachum

“On September 9th, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) asked the White House to make former National Security Advisor Kevin O’Reilly available for an interview before the end of September to help “determine the extent of the involvement of White House staff in Operation Fast and Furious.”

Kevin O’Reilly is the key, but Obama sent him to Iraq. Be a shame if something bad happened to O’Reilly, like a helicopter crash, or finds himself outside the wire without his kevlar.


15 posted on 09/28/2011 1:53:01 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: doorgunner69; GlockThe Vote; GOPJ
6-page article by Forbes...reporting what Obama doesn't want to hear and doesn't want anyone to know:

"Fast And Furious" Just Might Be President Obama's Watergate

16 posted on 09/28/2011 1:53:09 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Nachum

The problem with Bambi is that he thinks those people to the south are dumb. They aren’t.

He’s a classic racist and obviously regards Latin Americans as little brown people who sleep under cactuses and drink a lot of tequila. Obama is disgusting and I wish Hispanics would wake up to his racism.


17 posted on 09/28/2011 1:54:15 PM PDT by livius
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To: thouworm

That article was great!


18 posted on 09/28/2011 1:57:13 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: Nachum
Lord God free us from this evil lying treacherous man and free us from the conspirators aiding and abetting his treachery and put them all in prison or where they rightfully belong. Bring justice swiftly upon the these unrepentant and evil people beginning with Obama and Holder.
19 posted on 09/28/2011 1:58:09 PM PDT by Mat_Helm
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To: ColdOne

The Mex’s are outraged about F&F. It’s their citizens being killed, and they’ve been played for idiots into parroting the false numbers of US guns into Mexico which were created by F&F.These “journalists” are at the beck and call of Mexico City. So these Qs are not surprising as a way of telling Obama that Mexico is ticked off.


20 posted on 09/28/2011 1:59:07 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!'s)
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To: Nachum
image source is http://i52.tinypic.com/2qwg13d.jpg
21 posted on 09/28/2011 2:00:06 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: MestaMachine; Munz; 444Flyer

ping and bflr


22 posted on 09/28/2011 2:02:46 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (PDS=someone that doesnt dream dates up of a Palin announcement;nor act as Palins campaign manager)
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To: thouworm

That Forbes article was devastatingly effective; concise but comprehensive.

The article does a good job of showing that the NEW leadership that was installed after the scandal heated up is JUST as guilty, and the other major subordinates who were implicated were PROMOTED.

I think we’re not even 30% of the way through this huge and expanding scandal, which now also includes hand-grenades.


23 posted on 09/28/2011 2:06:27 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: ColdOne
I am surprised they even asked questions about F&F!

At least someone in the media is asking questions.

24 posted on 09/28/2011 2:10:56 PM PDT by giotto
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To: DirtyDawg

I don’t believe he’ll ever condescend to be in a debate. He’s just way too important, too many important things to handle, laser-like focus on jobs, whatever. I think he knows he’d be creamed, so he’ll find some excuse to avoid debating. And the media will report that it’s justified, him being the most historic, most intelligent president we’ve ever had, just can’t be bothered.


25 posted on 09/28/2011 2:41:00 PM PDT by cinciella
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To: giotto

His answer was ridiculous considering he said back in March that people would be held accountable. You have to know he has had many briefings on this fiasco since and for him to blame the budget in light of what has come out so far is pure coverup, and a bad one at that.


26 posted on 09/28/2011 2:41:41 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: Nachum

well if you had family members in Mexico killed by one of these guns, I suppose you’d like some answers too.


27 posted on 09/28/2011 2:47:54 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: gaijin; reagandemocrat; GlockThe Vote
That Forbes article was devastatingly effective; concise but comprehensive.

The article does a good job of showing that the NEW leadership that was installed after the scandal heated up is JUST as guilty, and the other major subordinates who were implicated were PROMOTED.

SEE POST #15 comment: "Kevin O’Reilly is the key, but Obama sent him to Iraq." [IIRC, this was not mentioned by Forbes.]

I think we’re not even 30% of the way through this huge and expanding scandal, which now also includes hand-grenades.

Fast & Furious: Congress expanding probe to include grenades

It is hard to keep up. Evidence on this crime is disclosed almost daily. What so impressed me about the Forbes article is that it is the most complete attempt to tell the story that I have seen. I don't believe most people (and even many Freepers) understand this complicated story as it has evolved over months.

In the TV MSM, only Fox has reported. CBS has a reporter, Cheryl Atkinson, who has done excellent reporting, but CBS has refused to put her on air. Crickets from all the others.

28 posted on 09/28/2011 3:16:16 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; Josephat; Prince of Space; ...
Still more ping

FOR REFERENCE:

DAVID CODREA'S PROJECT GUNWALKER

A Journalist's guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part One

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Two

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Three

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Four

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Five

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Six

dagogoredux Drudgewatch
(updated)

HAPPY NEW YEAR, 5772

29 posted on 09/28/2011 3:20:52 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Wanna confuse obama? Ask him his REAL name.)
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To: thouworm

“It is something we’ve been building … its not yet finished, and there’s more work to do,”

This sounds like damn threat. like, if you think it’s bad now, just wait...


30 posted on 09/28/2011 3:25:45 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Wanna confuse obama? Ask him his REAL name.)
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To: thouworm

True, not mentioned by Forbes. The info came from Cheryl Atkinson’s Sep. 26 report:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20111626-10391695.html

O’Reilly and Newell are long-time friends and were F&F email buddies when O’Reilly was in the WH.


31 posted on 09/28/2011 3:30:38 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: GOPJ

>Did “Fast and Furious” have some connection to ‘suspending elections’ - the stuff North Carolina spilled the beans on?

Do you have a ref for that?


32 posted on 09/28/2011 3:44:30 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Nachum
We're working very had to have a much more effective interdiction effort... [and we did that by sending hundred of weapons to criminals in Mexico.]
33 posted on 09/28/2011 3:48:20 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: MestaMachine

The first thing that got me was “we are checking southbound transit … to capture illegal guns...”

Seriously, someone in the DNC (even by the Dem’s lyin talking-point standards) has to question this man’s compulsion to lie and his fitness to serve.

I’m not certain you (and Freeper’s posting before you) saw this Daily Caller UPDATE:

From the WH Press Office-—full transcript of Obama’s Fast and Furious exchange on Wednesday-—UPDATE 5:21 p.m.
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MR. [JOSE] SIADE [of Yahoo! Espanol]: Mr. President, this question comes from Karina in Ohio: Mr. President, what is your strategy to stop the flow of weapons bought with drug money in the U.S. and then sent to Mexico, especially after what happened in Operation Fast and Furious?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, this is a great challenge, and I’ve been the first one to admit — I’ve said this publicly in bilateral meetings with President Calderón that there’s a two-way street in terms of the problems of transnational drug operations. The Mexican government I think has been very courageous in taking on these cartels, at great cost, obviously, with respect to violence in Mexico. That’s the right thing to do.

We have to be a more effective partner in both reducing demand for drugs here in the United States and for stemming the flow of weapons and cash that help to finance and facilitate these cartels. So we’re working very hard to have a much more effective interdiction effort of south to north — or north to south traffic than we have in the past, so we are checking southbound transit to try to capture illegal guns, illegal cash transfers to drug cartels. It is something that we have been building over the last couple of years; it’s not yet finished.

And there’s going to be more work to do.

Part of the issue here, obviously, is budgetary. At a time when the federal government is looking for ways to save money, we’re going to have to figure out ways to operate smarter and more effective in our investigations without a huge expansion of resources because those resources aren’t there.

MR. SIADE: And in terms of the demand here in the U.S., what kind of efforts –

THE PRESIDENT: With respect to the demand in the U.S., our drug czar here in the United States I think has done a very good job working with schools and local communities, working with local law enforcement to try and continue to reduce drug demand. One of the things that I’ve always believed is that — and this is reflective in my administration’s policy — is that we can’t just think about this as a law enforcement issue; we also have to think of it as a public health issue.

If you think about the enormous changes that have been made in terms of people’s use of tobacco, for example, that wasn’t because they were arrested. It was also because young people were taught that smoking was bad for your health, it didn’t make you cool — public service announcements. So I think taking a comprehensive approach that includes interdiction and law enforcement, but also takes into account public health strategies, treatment.

A lot of cities around the country, if you decide that you want to rid yourself of drugs, you may have to wait three months, six months, to get into a local treatment program. Well, that’s not going to be particularly effective. So what we’ve been trying to see is can we get more resources into treatment, more resources into a public health approach, even as we continue to target the cartels, the drug kingpins, those who are really responsible for perpetrating the drug trade in communities across the country.

http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/28/obama-evades-fast-and-furious-questions-from-latino-media/
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It’s obvious he had these comments prepared. He was either reading from a script or had TOTUS at hand.


34 posted on 09/28/2011 4:25:36 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: thouworm

The anger. It burns. And there is no way I can express how I feel about this in public. I would be arrested, jailed, and they would throw away the key.


35 posted on 09/28/2011 4:33:57 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Wanna confuse obama? Ask him his REAL name.)
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To: MestaMachine

I can barely talk about it in private before I start sputtering.

The Forbes article was a good start.

Someone needs bust F & F wide open on a primetime hour special. If CBS had the guts, they would give Cheryl Atkinson an entire 60 Minutes episode. Why can’t she get her reporting on air?

Next best is for FOX to do an entire hour -— maybe Greta.


36 posted on 09/28/2011 4:55:25 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: thouworm

...BHO answers questions, “The money goes into a slush fund and the drugs go into my lungs and up my nose”. No problem, works out for everyone...


37 posted on 09/28/2011 5:51:43 PM PDT by gargoyle (...This looks like a good fight, deal me in...)
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To: thouworm; doorgunner69; GlockThe Vote; OneWingedShark
Congressional and law-enforcement sources say this situation suggests the FBI, which operates the NICS system, had to have knowingly allowed the purchases to go forward after consulting with the ATF. Given that we know the director of the FBI was in on at least one early meeting on this issue, this seems logical.

One store, Lone Wolf Trading Company in Glendale, Ariz., soon became the smuggler’s favorite. Andre Howard, owner of Lone Wolf Trading Company, declined to comment to us about Fast and Furious because he is under a congressional subpoena; however, recordings taped by Howard of him speaking to an ATF agent have been released by the U.S. Department of Justice. One of the suspects the ATF was watching as he bought guns from Lone Wolf Trading Company was Jaime Avila. He allegedly bought AK-47s at Lone Wolf Trading Company that turned up at a crime scene in which drug smugglers killed a U.S. Border Patrol agent (more on this to come). The other was Uriel Patino. As the ATF watched, he bought hundreds of firearms from Lone Wolf Trading Company and reportedly sold them to Mexico’s brutal Sinoloa drug cartel.

Lone Wolf Trading Company?

Lone Wolf Trading Company? That's a classic sting operation front name for law enforcement ... It's such an obvious name - that when the operation's done, insiders can laugh for years about how stupid crooks are... and they are... but that's later...

Looking at the name - and only the name - IMHO I'd say the real target wasn't Mexican drug dealers - it was the so-called 'lone wolfs' - the conservative boggie-man / straw man of the totalitarian left.

The 'boggie-man type the Southern Poverty Law Center claims exists everywhere. The one they pushed during the old 'vast right wing conspiracy' days.

"Lone Wolf" is the updated version of VRWC. Of course the totalitarian left hasn't been able to find ONE lone wolf - NOT one right wing terrorist in the last decade or two - that's their holy grail... So what were they suppose to do? The Totalitarian left has been saying these nutty conservatives (dangerous) are behind every tree - and THEY CAN'T COME UP WITH ONE!!!

The horror.

This program was probably designed to prime the pump - because scare stories quit working when no one can catch ONE right wing 'lone wolf'... The totalitarian left fears losing their "suck-ups" who write for the Washington Post and New York Times. And if they can't give them an "I told you so" piece every now and then, they will lose them. The MSM isn't as stupid as the left things... they do catch on after ten or fifteen years...

And yeah, there's probably a reason "Woodward and Bernstein" aren't on this...

38 posted on 09/28/2011 6:35:19 PM PDT by GOPJ (Muslims will want to go to the moon when the Jews set-up Israel there. - Dennis Miller)
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To: thouworm
"Seriously, someone in the DNC (even by the Dem’s lyin talking-point standards) has to question this man’s compulsion to lie and his fitness to serve."

I just love your statement there.

I have never seen nor heard anyone as bad as this guy.

39 posted on 09/28/2011 6:48:14 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: GOPJ

Very good analysis.


40 posted on 09/28/2011 8:32:39 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Thanks Dubya.


41 posted on 09/28/2011 9:07:59 PM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: reagandemocrat

Thanks :)


42 posted on 09/29/2011 12:27:22 AM PDT by GOPJ (Muslims will want to go to the moon when the Jews set-up Israel there. - Dennis Miller)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Guns don't kill people, Mexican Drug Cartels with guns supplied by the Obama Administration kill people.

(Machete don't text)

43 posted on 09/29/2011 12:38:22 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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