Skip to comments.GOP leadership drops the ball on Fast and Furious(gunwalker)
Posted on 03/15/2012 6:40:25 AM PDT by marktwain
When it comes to gun walking and mass murder, top House Republicans act as if their party lost the midterm elections.
Tea party patriots are justifiably frustrated over House Speaker John Boehner's and young guns Majority Leader Eric Cantor's and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy's weak-kneed response to Operation Fast and Furious.
While the Left whips up scandals over a Georgetown law student's inability to locate the nearest Target to purchase a $9 month's supply of birth control pills, Boehner and company prefer the less vocal approach when it comes to slain agents Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata.
Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation, appearing on Fox News yesterday called out the GOP leaders for their tepid response to the Fast and Furious scandal.
The Republican leadership were just kind of sitting there, and that's really a pretty accurate story.
Well, here's my question: if you're not going to pick a fight with the president, especially when you've got an issue like this Fast & Furious operation... if you're not going to pick a fight with the president when it's something that's really really important, what are you doing there?"
Alfred Hernandez, a spokesperson for the Bakersfield Tea Party suggested Boehner has Cantor on a "short leash" when it comes to speaking out about Fast and Furious.
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The old Republican leadership is still dialed into the MSM as the media. They are deathly afraid of offending them, and the MSM is spiking the story.
If the leadership was paying attention to the new media, we would have more action.
The sole purpose of the Republican Party is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.
I would rather trade these idiots away with their defeat in November, than have them there sabotaging and playing their own selfish games to the detriment of our cause.
Send the tear jerker home and find someone with balls. Shouldn't be too hard, as Michelle Bachmann is still there.
Boehner=what a phony pansy--feels our pain about like William Jefferson!
The Gutless Old Posers are simply worthless. If this isn't worth pressing forth with an investigation, what is? Oh, they'll talk a good game, but in the end... we know their tact... surrender when the pressure comes.
GOP Leadership is an oxymoron.
There. Fixed it.
Didn’t we know this? Ping.
Also true minus the "oxy".
Issa was shut down by boehner when he wanted to charge holder with contempt. You got to ask yourself why. boehner needs to explain himself and WE should start asking him to. Email, call, or fax. Tweet him or jump on his facebook if he even has one. Inquiring minds want to know.
Boner has got to go. He is even weaker than I imagined.
The GOP house and senate leadership should be singing roll me over in the clover because that is what they are, political whores. Yesterday McConville agreed to Weed er Reid’s demands to put the Turd’s judicial nominations up for vote BEFORE he would allow the job’s bill to come to the floor for discussion. That told me too things about that McConville jerk, first of all, he has no convictions. He was holding those nominations hostage because the Turd made appointments without senate approval. So, now all is ok about the recess appointments I guess. Second, the job’s bill should have come first, not second. The point is Weed, er Reid, will bring it up for discussion and then take out all the stuff he does not want, add his own, and shove it up the GOP’s backside as he has done so many times in the past. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me, fool me the third time, and either I like it or I am into gay political sex I guess.
Like the role the Washington Generals serve for the Harlem Globetrotters.
Mexico must be in on it. I can’t understand why they’re not making a huge fuss about it!
The GOP leadership are just the court eunuchs for Emperor Obama.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again: the Republican leadership is composed of masochists; they love being beaten. The rest of us... not so much.
Kinda sound like the doj has found something about our ‘great” leaders checking into Fast & Furious that the repubs don’t want us to know. HMMMM???? Then these repubs have the gall to come home and tell us what a great job they’re doing!
“The Gutless Old Posers are simply worthless. If this isn’t worth pressing forth with an investigation, what is? Oh, they’ll talk a good game, but in the end... we know their tact... surrender when the pressure comes. “
The frustrating part is thinking about what the dems would do with this if it was Republican president. Pelosi and Reid would be hammering this on a near daily basis. Yet Boehner and McConnell are afraid of their own shadows and won’t press this.
Their timidity and a weak GOP nominee could sink us in November.
“Their timidity and a weak GOP nominee could sink us in November.”
Its a pose. There is one RinoCrat Party in DC....
I have a recollection of a story that started to circulate about Boehner and his mistress around the time he became Speaker. It mysteriously evaporated and has not been mentioned again.
I think Boehner and the others have been blackmailed and have made the decision to put their lives above the good of the country.
Yes, as long as this has dragged on, I figured it would fizzle. All the Obama creeps had to do was stall.
I don't think you can even get into a high-position in government unless you are 'blackmailable'.
Gotta be some way to get da boyz to do the wrong thing all the time...
They have their little security and fortunes amassed. We do not count according to them.
Face it folks, it aint even a two party system anymore.
Rule of law has been broken. Welcome to rule of beast.
Cowards are just traitors with no guts.
The Republican elite are nothing more then democrat LITE, They have sold the American people down the river. There should be tar and feathers for them. Conservatives need strong voices to stop marxist Obama and his ilk.
I read on FR about a month ago there was a deal made with the GOP to make this all go away.
Hey, I told everyone that Issa would get really, really, really mad this time and he did.
They are all sold out to the FedMob. Gangsters.
This is the Globetrotters against the Shamrocks.(The Republicans are not the Globetrotters.)
I am beginning to think the GOP fears it’s own skeletons being exposed.
I hate to admit that after 09/11 I was firmly on the GOP side. After seeing the wheelings and dealings since then... well, I have become a cynic.
There, fixed it.
I didn’t know the GOP had any balls to drop...
Remember the meetings and golf games with 0bama, Boehner et al?
I’d lay money 0bama’s blackmailing Boehner with something. 0bama knew this was coming and threatened Boehner.
It is truly a weird thought that the people in DC actually think they can come back home.
“Remember the meetings and golf games with 0bama, Boehner et al?
Id lay money 0bamas blackmailing Boehner with something. 0bama knew this was coming and threatened Boehner.”
Whatever you put up, I’ll double it. NOBODY is this much of a coward.
What are they trying to hide that they're afraid will be uncovered? They didn't just "drop" the ball. They're acting like they never had it in the first place.
I am trying to get a local Hispanic Republicans group to sponsor a video attacking Obama on Fast and Furious.
Lots of ideas for graphics.
I think the narrator should be in a cemetery, at the end of the video.
The basic theme would be to touch on Fast and Furious showing newspaper clippings, and then remind everyone that Holder and Obama forced gun dealers to sell weapons to Mexican drug lords.
Make the point that Obama and Holder sacrificed Mexican lives in a corrupt attempt get the U.S. Senate to pass a Treaty with Mexico, restricting 2nd Amendment rights.
Obama sacrificed Mexican lives, like we were just pawns in some big political game. We owe Obama nothing but contempt!
I would suggest the ad be done in SPANISH, with English subscripts.
The ad would go viral, on YouTube.
NRA members would love it.
Hispanics would also replay it and send it to their friends and family.
Good luck on your endeavor!
I am beginning to think the GOP fears its own skeletons being exposed.
I have been posting for years that we have NO leadership.
Now, with all of Obama’s near daily atrocities,and Boner & McConnell caving in every time, I think it is more sinister.
I hope you can pull it off. Good idea, and good luck!
Most elected return home when they “retire” or lose an election. They become lobbyists.
OOOPS. Should read...Most elected NEVER return home when they “retire” or lose an election........