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GOP ‘Sons-A-Bitches’ Going Soft On Gunwalking, Says Blogger Who Broke ‘Fast And Furious’
TPM Muckraker ^ | 2/3/12 | Ryan J. Reilly

Posted on 02/03/2012 11:06:44 AM PST by Nachum

Mike Vanderboegh is drinking Diet Mountain Dew in the cafeteria of the Rayburn building on Capitol Hill, and he is pissed.

Not because his flight from Alabama was almost “as bumpy as [his] first marriage,” nor because he almost got into a physical altercation with an “idiot street urban adventurer” outside the National Archives who said Vanderboegh looked like Newt Gingrich.

The former militia man turned gun rights blogger is angry because he thinks the Republican “sons-a-bitches” on the House Oversight Committee put on the “ultimate display of public limp dickery” during a Thursday hearing in which Attorney General Eric Holder testified about ATF’s botched Operation Fast and Furious.

It was Vanderboegh who in late 2010, following the death of border patrol agent Brian Terry, published the first hint that the federal government told gun dealers to sell semi-automatic weapons to suspected “straw purchasers” they believed were buying them for drug cartels.

Donations from readers of his Sipsey Street Irregulars blog helped him fly out to Washington, D.C. this week for the hearing. Sporting a homemade press pass in a badge holder branded with an NRA logo, Vanderboegh watched from behind the press table as Republicans grilled Holder about what he knew when about the flawed operation in which agents lost track of about 2,000 weapons, many of which have been found at crime scenes in Mexico.

Vanderboegh wasn’t impressed.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; blogger; brianterry; dea; devos; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; fixed; gop; gunrunner; gunwalker; gunwalking; holder; issa; obama; propaganda; sonsabitches; terry
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1 posted on 02/03/2012 11:06:49 AM PST by Nachum
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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/


2 posted on 02/03/2012 11:07:41 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Yep. When the dems say “boo”, the wimpy party will cave.


3 posted on 02/03/2012 11:08:08 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Nachum
They all need to be fired.

Term limits is the answer.

Career politicians are the worse.

4 posted on 02/03/2012 11:09:34 AM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Nachum
“ultimate display of public limp dickery”

This guy should be Newt's VP pick.

5 posted on 02/03/2012 11:10:37 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Nachum
The former militia man turned gun rights blogger is angry because he thinks the Republican “sons-a-bitches” on the House Oversight Committee put on the “ultimate display of public limp dickery”

Oh it gets even better than that, read the whole article folks.

6 posted on 02/03/2012 11:10:53 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: crosshairs
Yep. When the dems say “boo”, the wimpy party will cave.

But yet they will attack with vigor any conservative who wants to change the party for the better.

7 posted on 02/03/2012 11:14:40 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Nachum

Here’s how I see it.

Obama is in this year. The Republican food fight is more than most Americans can stomach. All 3 of the potential survivors are damaged goods. And with the MSM lying it’s collective butt off for BHO... it’s a fait au complit.

The Republican party is doomed. They are simply Democrat-lite. They fall in line when the Democrats bark. They don’t challenge, their only goal in life is to get and keep a job. Most of them have no guiding principles, aside from the desire to acquire wealth.

It really is time for a 3rd party. There is nothing to lose at this point.


8 posted on 02/03/2012 11:19:46 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Nachum
I agree with him, thought the hearing was pathetic. When it comes to punishing the left, the GOP could not make out in a cat house with a pre-approved credit card.
9 posted on 02/03/2012 11:21:37 AM PST by Sea Parrot (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss. Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Nachum

I clicked on that site and read some of the comments left by the libtwats. What a bunch of sanctimonious, ass sniffing commies.


10 posted on 02/03/2012 11:24:37 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

We are not alone. Ping


11 posted on 02/03/2012 11:28:38 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: brownsfan

The budget blooming in an economic winter and the betrayal of American cops and militaries’ budgets is going to invite some very interesting results in the near future.


12 posted on 02/03/2012 11:30:40 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Nachum

Truth be told...most of the GOP is basically upset the objectives of Gunwalker/FnF failed...and that zealous pursuit can only interfere with the ultimate goal.


13 posted on 02/03/2012 11:30:45 AM PST by mo
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To: Sea Parrot
if anyone expects the GOP to be any less corrupt than the dims they will be disappointed. It's not the gop vs the dims. It's the politicians vs the people. All the politicians will cover each others asses.
14 posted on 02/03/2012 11:30:53 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Nachum

Great article!

Folks, read the whole article.

WHY does V even NEED to justify having written a fictional book?

Does anyone know what happened to the guy who wrote, “Unintended Consequences”....? (a book highly critical of the ATF):

The author is divorced, right? ATF agents approached the guy’s ex-wife on the street, totally unannounced and told her, on her elbow as she was strolling along, “Ya wanna get even with him? We can give you a way....”

Appparently they were fishing for dirt on him.

It’s really chilling that apparently our leaders are CRIMINALS, or something —it really is.


15 posted on 02/03/2012 11:37:06 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Nachum

Holder is a mob thug and the mob runs DC and since most elected officials in DC are corrupt, ........... Imagine how hard it would be to clean up the corruption in Mexico and then equate that to the US. We pasted the point of no return when the NEW WORLD ORDER president, GH Bush was in office. Excuse my harshness but tear it down, clean the effing house and start over with the ORIGINAL Constitution in hand.


16 posted on 02/03/2012 11:37:56 AM PST by drypowder
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To: Nachum

“pissed/ sons-a-bitches’ — I don’t know, too crass for me. We have so many marvelous words in the English language to convey large feelings .... This turned me off to reading the article.


17 posted on 02/03/2012 11:39:47 AM PST by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: gaijin
Does anyone know what happened to the guy who wrote, “Unintended Consequences”....?
@John Ross? He's still alive, if that's what you're asking.
18 posted on 02/03/2012 12:09:56 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: gundog

I wish bloggers on our side would keep it clean.
That potty-mouth garbage is a staple of the Left.


19 posted on 02/03/2012 12:14:07 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Nachum

How long will it be before patriots like Mike simply fade away out of apathy? /rhetorical


20 posted on 02/03/2012 12:15:41 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
That potty-mouth garbage is a staple of the Left.
So we should say male bovine fecal matter instead of calling things, in a straightforward manner, the bull sh*t that it is?
21 posted on 02/03/2012 12:18:30 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Nachum

The GOP and the Jackasses are flip sides of the same coin. The only people held accountable are outsiders.


22 posted on 02/03/2012 12:19:09 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: bboop; Buckeye McFrog
“pissed/ sons-a-bitches’ — I don’t know, too crass for me. We have so many marvelous words in the English language to convey large feelings .... This turned me off to reading the article.

I know you don't know Mike Vanderboegh from Adam, but I do. He is a good man, fighting evil. He is a patriot, a Christian family man, and a leader of men.

His salty mouth probably comes from a) his backwoods raising, b) his former Communist friends (yes, he freely admits he used to be a Communist, but did a total 180), or c) his time as a militia leader.

This is not to excuse his crassness, but perhaps to help you understand it a little.

23 posted on 02/03/2012 12:21:13 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

And if somebody calls you a sphincter instead of something more crude do you still get the gist of their insult despite their having used a $2.00 word?


24 posted on 02/03/2012 12:22:09 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: gundog

That’s right up there with

“assclownery”, “douchebaggery”, and “assholery”


25 posted on 02/03/2012 12:22:15 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: RikaStrom

ping for home reading


26 posted on 02/03/2012 12:22:51 PM PST by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: backwoods-engineer
I know you don't know Mike Vanderboegh from Adam, but I do.
I envy you.
27 posted on 02/03/2012 12:28:48 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36
So we should say male bovine fecal matter instead of calling things, in a straightforward manner, the bull sh*t that it is?

If I get to vote in this, I say, tell it like it is.....I'm used to the "potty-mouth" being married to a sailor for many years, I don't get offended easily by straight forward talk. Just keep the "F" word to a minimum.LOL

28 posted on 02/03/2012 12:30:00 PM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: brownsfan

These cheese eating surrender monkeys aka the GOP in Washington make the French look like tough guys.

Between the whole lot they couldn’t find a set of balls if you threw them all into a McDonalds play place ball pit.

Utterly gutless beyond belief.


29 posted on 02/03/2012 12:35:10 PM PST by sarge83
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To: submarinerswife
If I get to vote in this, I say, tell it like it is...
No vote is necessary, IMO. I try to stay in the guidelines Mr. Jim has set. I'm a sailor and construction man myself and I had to learn to curb my tongue around my children and women.
It's difficult, yet it can be done. Sometimes you just have to cuss.

The idea that no gentleman ever swears is all wrong. He can swear and still be a gentleman if he does it in a nice and benevolent and affectionate way. Mark Twain

30 posted on 02/03/2012 12:37:57 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: bboop

“When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to them double dirty. It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. You can’t run an army without profanity; and it has to be eloquent profanity. An army without profanity couldn’t fight it’s way out of a piss-soaked paper bag.”

That from General Patton-—and it seems that the Republican party is exactly as he states they are.

The Republican party could not fight their way out of a piss-soaked paper bag.

The Republican party will cave in on Fast and Furious like a sand castle caves in to an Ocean wave.


31 posted on 02/03/2012 12:44:40 PM PST by Venturer
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To: backwoods-engineer

Thanks for clarifying; I’m darned feisty myself, and I’m all for fighting evil. Just made me not want to read what he was trying to communicate.


32 posted on 02/03/2012 12:55:13 PM PST by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Thanks for clarifying; I’m darned feisty myself, and I’m all for fighting evil. Just made me not want to read what he was trying to communicate.


33 posted on 02/03/2012 12:55:26 PM PST by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: Venturer

I cant believe these idiots in the GOP have not brought Newell back to testify. He specifically said that he was at OCEDEF meeting on this with Irs, DEA, FBI, ATF and they all came up with this.


34 posted on 02/03/2012 12:57:18 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: bboop
This turned me off to reading the article.

Then why are you wasting our time with a comment, princess?

When did "conservative" become synonymous for "church lady?"

35 posted on 02/03/2012 12:57:18 PM PST by papertyger
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To: backwoods-engineer
If you know him so well, ask him what he expects the Republicans to do.

They picked up the story. They screamed about it to every media outlet that would have them. They have called six hearings and demanded thousands of documents. Issa has threatened Holder with contempt and has been all over FOX News.

What does your friend actually expect?

The media DON'T CARE!!! They are protecting Obama! CNN ran footage from yesterday's hearing and took HOLDER'S SIDE!!!

36 posted on 02/03/2012 1:02:44 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: brownsfan

“It really is time for a 3rd party. There is nothing to lose at this point.”

Up until a couple weeks or so ago, I’d have disagreed vehemently. But as what passes for the top two candidates continue to bleed support, I’ve become convinced there’s no beating Obama this time around. The GOP bosses don’t want victory in the Presidential race. The responsibility of leading is simply too daunting for them.


37 posted on 02/03/2012 1:05:05 PM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Deb
What does your friend actually expect?

...finding for contempt of Congress instead of repeated threats of same would be a nice start....

an ultimatum to the administration would be even better

38 posted on 02/03/2012 1:06:34 PM PST by papertyger
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To: backwoods-engineer

People who used to be leftists but saw the light are generally far seeing and have guts.


39 posted on 02/03/2012 1:07:21 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: Deb

you DO understand that Congress can exert power even without media approval or public sympathy, don’t you?


40 posted on 02/03/2012 1:09:04 PM PST by papertyger
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To: crosshairs

GOP: The Vagina Demagogues

There’s some irony in the fact that the topic is the timidity of the Republicans and some here are tut-tutting “potty language.”


41 posted on 02/03/2012 1:14:47 PM PST by tumblindice ("ghetto masses" Cloward-Piven's own words)
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To: papertyger
An "ultimatum" of what? Ever hear of "separation of powers"? The obama administration will stall everything until after the election. Just like Clinton did.

The Republicans have FOX News, talk radio and the opinion page of the Wall Street Journal. That's IT. The entire rest of the broadcast media, Hollywood, every union, left-wing NGO and Democrat controlled agency is protecting Obama. They have been trying to destroy Issa since before the '10 election and he never backed down.

This constant trashing of the Republicans is ignorant and disgusting.

42 posted on 02/03/2012 1:16:32 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Nachum

Quite frankly, “The ultimate display of public limp dickery” is the best damn description of the GOP I’ve ever heard, and should be their official motto from this point on.


43 posted on 02/03/2012 1:17:57 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Nachum

Ping for later. Thanks Nahum for another one!


44 posted on 02/03/2012 1:21:43 PM PST by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " ....Jesus)
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To: ScottinVA

“The responsibility of leading is simply too daunting for them.”

It’s worse than that. It’s a business decision. If they can gain the Senate, keep the House, they can take care of benefactors, therefore, they make more money.

On top of that, they have cover for leaving Obamacare in place. So, they can generate more government jobs for themselves, and their co-conspirators.

I believe the RNC doesn’t want to win the White House. They want to control Congress, pretend to be opposition, while assisting the Democrats in running roughshod over the people.


45 posted on 02/03/2012 1:24:35 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Deb

Remember how Trent Lott let Clinton off the hook completely then patted himself on the back for doing so, then got tossed into a pool of hungry sharks because he made a comment at Jesse Helms B-day party?

That was another GOP ultimate display of public limp dickery. Seriously, deb, the GOP is composed of absolute fail front to back, inside and out, and I really don’t see any point in being all nice nice about it any more.


46 posted on 02/03/2012 1:24:57 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Deb

The only ignorant thing here is you.

Did you not live through the Bush Presidency? Asking and “ultimatum of what” is as asinine, but only slightly more sophisticated than saying “nuh uh!”

It is not my job to teach you civics. If you don’t understand what “powers” are separated, or how they are used to influence the other branches of government, you need to try a little high school before you get into discussions with the adults.


47 posted on 02/03/2012 1:25:11 PM PST by papertyger
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To: papertyger
Again... on what do you want Issa to give the White House an ultimatum? I'm just asking. Like the Clintons, they are getting ready to claim everything is "executive privilege" and require the Republicans to take each claim to the Supremes. And FYI, Holder is ALREADY claiming separation of powers. And it doesn't have to be valid to eat up time till after the election.

But, answer... what do you want Issa to give an ultimatum about?

And the Bush administration has nothing to do with anything. The media and entire popular culture was against him. Like with Reagan and Nixon and Bush I, the Left harangued him in the press, drove down his poll numbers and got "private" groups to come out against him. Don't you remember The Jersey Girls? The Democrat media controls the public opinion of the country and the media is PROTECTING Barak Obama. But, hey, let's keep attacking the people trying to stop him. Genius.

48 posted on 02/03/2012 1:41:06 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: gaijin
John Ross is still alive and doing a follow up book to UC.

As for the article... The Author completely missed the point that Mike and Co have dirt on other operations JUST LIKE F&F in other parts of the Country and one linked to gun running to Puerto Rico.

So no... This isn't one Conspiracy Theorist Freaks paranoid ramblings... This sh*t is for real and happening RIGHT NOW.

49 posted on 02/03/2012 1:47:34 PM PST by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Deb

You seem to be under the mistaken impression that American government is some sort of ongoing plebiscite among the readers of People Magazine.

Yours is precisely the kind of “what do you want me to do” evasion that has the Republicans hemorrhaging support.

A congressional ultimatum is not the same thing as Issa issuing contempt citations, but I understand how someone who uses the “whirling dervish...none of that counts” tactic would try to conflate the two.

Grow the hell up! The media is NEVER going to give approval to conservatives or the rule of law, so stop pissing and whining that no one will “like” us and act like an adult instead of a reality show contestant.


50 posted on 02/03/2012 1:55:44 PM PST by papertyger
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