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Congressman claims Tea Party, NRA “manufactured” Fast and Furious
Hotair ^ | 12/09/2011 | Tina Korbe

Posted on 12/09/2011 12:15:01 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Attorney General Eric Holder has accused The Daily Caller of creating the story of calls for his resignation. Never mind that more than 50 Republicans are on board for his ouster. Maybe not all of them would have made the official call for his resignation had a DC reporter not called to ask their opinions — but the reporter didn’t supply the opinions for ‘em. The gist of Holder’s accusation: Stop asking questions, reporters!

No doubt Democrats like Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson agree. Reporter Michelle Fields didn’t make him say what he said, but, if she hadn’t asked a question, he never would have said this quote, which was especially revealing about what he knows of the Fast and Furious scandal:

“I think this is another manufactured controversy by the second amendment, NRA Republican tea party movement,” Johnson said.

Hmm. How exactly did the Tea Party Movement or the NRA instigate an ATF program to sell firearms to straw purchasers and then rapidly lose track of the weapons?

Honestly, the quote makes so little sense, I don’t know how to respond to it. But, then again, it comes from a fellow who somehow managed to mention “white supremacists” in yesterday’s Judiciary hearing — and who once said overpopulation might cause the entire island of Guam to “tip over and capsize.” What did I expect?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alinskytactics; atf; banglist; congress; dea; democrats; dhs; doj; ericholder; fastandfurious; fbi; guam; gunrunner; gunwalker; hankjohnson; holder; liberalfascism; obama; teaparty

1 posted on 12/09/2011 12:15:03 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Just Exactly, How, did they break in and plant all those documents at the ATF or Something?


2 posted on 12/09/2011 12:19:18 PM PST by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind

Good call Hank! Let’s hear from you more frequently. Your wisdom is needed.


3 posted on 12/09/2011 12:19:40 PM PST by blackdog (And justice for all.....(Offer not valid in all locations, and prices vary))
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To: SeekAndFind
Yet another leftist dem congress-critter throwing their hat into the ring to be named "Dumbest Critter in Congress." Sheila Jackson-Lee has quite a bit of competition this year!

Mark

4 posted on 12/09/2011 12:20:57 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: blackdog

Isn’t this the guy who warned that Guam would tip over if we based more B2’s there?


5 posted on 12/09/2011 12:21:50 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: SeekAndFind
To fully appreciate this administration, one must imagine all the Whitehouse staffers and operatives chasing down democrats in the halls, closets, bathrooms, steambaths, fine dining establishments, and whorehouses, to hand out and go over these talking points.

And then one must imagine how many favors will be brokered to stand and make such a fool out of yourself in front of America.

6 posted on 12/09/2011 12:22:53 PM PST by blackdog (And justice for all.....(Offer not valid in all locations, and prices vary))
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To: SeekAndFind

Idiot.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/post/quoted-rep-hank-johnson-doesnt-want-you-to-see-his-netflix-queue/2011/12/08/gIQAvNppfO_blog.html


7 posted on 12/09/2011 12:32:28 PM PST by IbJensen (Ron Paul For President!)
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To: blackdog

The Congressman just earned “Moron of the Year” for that statement.


8 posted on 12/09/2011 12:33:57 PM PST by libertyhoundusnr
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To: RitchieAprile

I am pretty sure it is the same idiot. His constituents must be proud (and equally stupid).


9 posted on 12/09/2011 12:34:46 PM PST by neocon1984
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To: neocon1984

It is.

I’m still trying to figure out how the Second Amendment manufactured this controversy.


10 posted on 12/09/2011 12:44:26 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: RitchieAprile

The very same one.

Not only Guam would tip over, the wise guy leaned to one side while he said the infamous sentence.


11 posted on 12/09/2011 12:50:48 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: MarkL

Georgia’s Hank Johnson makes South Carolina’s own Alvin Greene look brilliant! Alvin wasn’t very smart though, he thought he was the right man to replace Jim Demint who, according to Alvin, “started the recession”. Alvin should have started a vocal group and called it something catchy, maybe “The Chipmunks”.


12 posted on 12/09/2011 12:52:18 PM PST by RipSawyer (This does not end well!)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg


13 posted on 12/09/2011 1:00:22 PM PST by THE_RAIDER (http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/10/05/the-occupy-wall-street-fools/)
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To: SeekAndFind

Liberal illness is nothing if not kook inspiring.


14 posted on 12/09/2011 1:01:15 PM PST by pallis
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

Still more from the alterverse....


15 posted on 12/09/2011 1:02:22 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: SeekAndFind

16 posted on 12/09/2011 1:08:05 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“I think this is another manufactured controversy by the second amendment, NRA Republican tea party movement,” Johnson said.

I find the most humor in the part of the statement where he says "I think".

17 posted on 12/09/2011 1:10:26 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Oh Boy.
Another stupid black Georgia Congressman.
He fits right in with the dumbest of the dumb - -
John Lewis
18 posted on 12/09/2011 1:16:41 PM PST by DeaconRed (I know how to get Grinch Ginrich to drop in the poles. He will if I endorse him. All my others did)
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To: Voter#537
The congressman is a fine example of his constituants.

Utter morons

19 posted on 12/09/2011 1:24:31 PM PST by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Was Dave Chappelle elected to Congress?

20 posted on 12/09/2011 1:26:28 PM PST by Mat_Helm
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To: SeekAndFind
Hank Kimball could have pieced together a better case than that.


21 posted on 12/09/2011 1:37:49 PM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: MestaMachine
Still more from the alterverse....

Catchy phrase. I vote "thumbs-up."

22 posted on 12/09/2011 1:39:13 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Holder has some very high octane Kool-Aid he is trying to get us to drink.


23 posted on 12/09/2011 2:15:39 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: SeekAndFind

There’s really no variety of corruption to which the current Africa-style administration would not stoop.

Like the well-known frog in the pot, the American people have really adapted their diminshed expectations to an increasingly criminal governing class.


24 posted on 12/09/2011 2:33:46 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: SeekAndFind
The Department of Justice’s Operation Fast and Furious: Accounts of ATF Agents

Did those four ATF field agents get their orders to stand down and let the guns and straw buyers disappear into Mexico from the NRA or TEA Party members? Funny that they testified that their own ATF superiors gave those orders.

25 posted on 12/09/2011 4:37:04 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“I think this is another manufactured controversy by the second amendment, NRA Republican tea party movement,” Johnson said.

Yeah, those dead border agents, dead mexicans and soon to be dead Americans living on the border are simply figments of the imagination of teh Tea Party.

Where the hell do they find these poeple and HOW do they get elected to Congress?

Oh, that's right. Pigmentation.
26 posted on 12/09/2011 5:19:57 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Let's apply the "reasonable man" standard to gun laws. How many would stand?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Kook” Kuchinich wannabe


27 posted on 12/09/2011 7:12:56 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: SeekAndFind
..."NRA Republican tea party movement"...

What a marvelous conflation by the Communist DNC Larceny Occupier movement.

28 posted on 12/09/2011 10:12:07 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: All

I wonder if Michelle Fields would marry me?


29 posted on 12/09/2011 11:10:06 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ( www.zombietime.com - The true face of the left that the MSM refuses to cover.)
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btrl


30 posted on 12/10/2011 6:20:30 PM PST by Clinging Bitterly (We need to limit political office holders to two terms. One in office, and one in prison.)
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