Skip to comments.Report: GOP Will End Fast And Furious Investigation (Hope this source is wrong)
Posted on 05/31/2012 2:49:37 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
But according to the man who broke the Gunwalker story a year and a half ago, threatening letters to Speaker Boehner might no longer be necessary.
Sources in Washington, DC have told blogger and citizen reporter Mike Vanderboegh that Republican leaders have already decided to close down the Fast and Furious investigation and halt contempt proceedings against Eric Holder, because they (the GOP leadership) dont think that they will suffer for [that] failure to follow through. Theyre scared of Holders race card. . . theyre scared of Trayvon. They think if they let Issa fail, that it will only be a story in the blogosphere for a day . . . that they can weather it. . . . Unfortunately, Vanderboegh makes it clear that he trusts the word of these sources implicitly.
In short, John Boehner and other Republican big wigs are more afraid of the race card and its steady play by the Obama-owned national media than of the bitter yet presumably briefdisappointment of conservatives, disgusted because the GOP has once again opted for the cowardly betrayal of justice and of the Party base.
Vanderboegh was certainly right about Boehners work to delay Representative Darrell Issas contempt proceedings against Holder. We should all hope his sources have gotten this one wrong.
(Excerpt) Read more at westernjournalism.com ...
Just hand the evidence over to Mexican cops and let them prosecute from there. Jail time is jail time....either in Mexico or the US.
How many other people will die because they have failed to do their jobs.
What fracking cowards.
I agree, if Holder is the one locked up.
I people wonder why I have no faith in anything GOP.
Another stupid party, RINO, GOP-E desperate attempt to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
It’ll be interesting to see how certain players react to this news, if true.
Issa should resign his position as committee chair — not because he’s done anything wrong, but because there really would be no point in attempting oversight of an administration that really would be above the law. He should then be extremely public about the reasons why.
Meanwhile, the House freshmen should then call for an immediate change of the entire leadership, from Boehner on down. I’m tired of Boehner caving, Cantor prevaricating, and McCarthy, Hensarling and Price doing whatever it is they do.
Congressional investigations find scapegoats and dirt on each other, then they start making deals.
These things need to be taken out of the hands of congress and handed over to randomly selected groups of citizens.
No Balls Boner has to go. Seriously. What has he done except cry and perhaps talk politely about things? He is such an establishment p*$$y.
...thus we should all stay home in November rather than vote for Mittens, or write someone else's name based on "Principles......"
....and shouldn't "concern" ourselves if by doing so, we/they help facilitate the reelection of the most dangerous, eeeevil, corrupt, Hate-America, President this country has ever elected.
"Got Kool Aid?"
I agree we need to get rid of that whole leadership structure. I didn’t send my congressman to high school, I sent him to congress. (Mine is a second time freshman)
Personally, I’m on a crusade to reform the republican national committee. The two RINOs representing Michigan were voted out of their seats last week. Interestingly enough, both voted to change the rules the day after the Michigan primary to save Romney the indignity of a tie.
“hand the evidence over to Mexican cops “?
What planet you be living on in Virginia there peppie?
This is nothing but rumor.
There is a lot of work to do. The fish rots from the head, as they say, and without a national structure that is devoted to conservatism instead of to expedience, we’ll never get anywhere.
Republicans will also never get conservative Presidential candidates in this structure, which in this cycle is a crying shame.
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The national committee is a good place to start because it takes a pretty small number of people to make the changes in each state. There were only some 2000 people at the convention in Detroit so a coalition of tea partiers, GOP conservatives, and libertarians were able to come together and drive the old guard from power. I have mixed feelings on Terri Land but Dave Agema is really good.
If this is true, I expect the repercussions will reverberate through the election. Why would I vote for a Rino Romney when he will only be backed up by an empty suit like Boner? I respect Issa for working hard all this time to reveal the truth, but it looks like the majority of America’s leadership is either weak or crooked. I would rather prepare my ammo box then worry about the ballot box if my only choices are evil or weak.
0bama and Holder have been playing the race card since day one. F*#@ those punks. Don’t be afraid of them. I hope to God that this story is not true.
You’ve done your homework. Thanks for the link!
I agree...was thinking the same when I started reading down thread....BS rumor mill. This is far too big.
It still would be a cave in for the brassless wonders, but is there a chance there are fingerprints from the Bush administration on the origins of Gun Walker.
Biggest bunch of pansies on the face of this Earth.
GOP = Gutless Old Party
I can completely understand why they would halt the Fast and Furious investigation. There’s the important issue of athletes who take steroids that must be investigated immediately.
Grand Old Plantation.
This may be a rumour but is this rumour not consistent with the limo fighting skills of the GOP leadership in the past? How many times Jane the GOP wimped out on conservatism or doing the right thing?
If you want to talk about someone, let ‘em in on it.
I’m with you. I will not vote for Romney. The only hope would be to elect 67 true conservative senators and a majority of tea party congress people in the house. And we’d need about 20 extra to make up for the ones who go to cash in and cave. But that’s not going to happen. So, rather than watch this country die a slow, painful death, I say let it get killed quickly. Maybe then the people will stand up and start a new nation.
I haven't seen any hint of a motive for GWB to have intentionally allowed large numbers of guns to fall into the hands of Mexican gangs. I believe his administration may have allowed some guns to fall into gangs' hands as a result of some totally incompetent planning, and it's conceivable that the number of guns involved was much larger than has been let on, but I've seen nothing to indicate that GWB would have had any motive to intentionally "lose" large numbers of guns, nor that he ever displayed craven indifference to the fact that some guns got lost. By contrast, Barack Obama clearly had a motive to let firearms end up in the hands of Mexican gangs (it would justify his otherwise-unjustifiable claims on the matter). Further, since the operation was discovered, Barack Obama and Eric holder have displayed craven indifference toward it. Laws were clearly broken by federal agents. Assisting in the prosecution of such agents is Eric Holder's job. Refusal to assist is refusal to do his job. Barack Obama should be demanding Eric Holder's head. His refusal to do so demonstrates craven indifference to Eric Holder's refusal to do his job.
I believe I predicted this right here on FR.
And I believe several people bad-mouthed me for doing it.
And don’t blame it all on Boner!
I’m convinced that if the Republican hankie twisters really WANTED TO, they could FORCE Boner to move this stuff! Boner’s just a convenient scapegoat, IMHO.
Even if I’m wrong about that, they still reportedly DID fold like a cheap umbrella!
I read that story and that is the first thing I thought of when I clicked on this thread.
This site doesn’t like WHI but the stuff that has been written in the past is happening....
“It still would be a cave in for the brassless wonders, but is there a chance there are fingerprints from the Bush administration on the origins of Gun Walker.”
The better question can be seen here from the discussion by former DEA agent Mike Levine
Running guns into Mexico into the hands of criminals? There can be no objective to this but death, and lots of it.
The events in Operation Fast and Furious are eerily identical to those surrounding the arrest of General Ramon Guillen Davila, a CIA asset who was [indicted for] smuggling a ton of cocaine into the US [in] 1996, in what was described as an intelligence gathering operation, the problem being that no intelligence was ever gathered and that the ton was only one of many other similar shipments of cocaine that actually hit the streets of the U.S. by way of CIA agents.
If I were a criminal profiler, it wouldn’t take much to identify a CIA pattern here [with Fast and Furious]: A wacko, barroom commando, illegal operation that makes no sense whatsoever, run outside the control of law enforcement.”
If that is so important to you and such a big deal, why don't you take care of that little detail, friend???
Just did in that post. You’re good.
Awesome! Take ‘em down! :)
Your scare tactics aren’t working.
It's called etiquette. Apparently a concept foreign to some.
Hope the GOP didn’t make a deal because they’ll get stabbed in the back. They’re just like Charlie Brown trying to kick that football.
This kind of appeasement allows the democrats to rape our freedoms time and again. Soon, we won’t have any freedom left. All the GOP does is try to mitigate the damage but to never reverse it or prevent it.
Dropping the investigation won't kill the story. That only makes them look like foolish wimps. It's too good a story for the November election. It won't help help turnout among Mexican Americans at a minimum. Obama is hoping for a large turnout among Latinos. The RNC chairman said he wanted to use Fast and Furious as an election issue. SuperPACS will probably use F & F in battleground states. The NRA will almost certainly do so. I can't see the NRA not using it.
Oh, you mean a Grand Jury?
Presentments are an awesome weapon... now if only the how-to of contacting local Grand Juries were common-knowledge...
GOP is looking for their gonads with both hands and a mirror and finding NADA. Spineless, gutless whimps IMO.
December 8, 2011
Dear Representative Gardner:
Dear Senator Udall:
Dear Senator Bennet:
Let's call Fast and Furious, Castaway, "Grenade Walker" and "Cash Walker" what they are. State-sponsored terrorism.
On this side of the border they are violations of the RICO Act. In Mexico and Honduras it is state-sponsored terrorism.
What else would you call heavily arming international criminal syndicates within foreign countries wherein those countries are in a death struggle with those syndicates?
Especially when it goes beyond thousands of assault rifles to include grenades, RPGs, shoulder fired rockets, anti-aircraft guns, night vision equipment, body armor and special deals to bring their drugs onto our soil with legal impunity?
Not to mention the just-revealed news that the rip crew that killed BP Agent Brian Terry was there with DEA and FBI assistance and approval to attack and kill a rival cartel's smuggling crew.
Let's not leave out the FBI and DEA laundering millions of dollars for the drug cartels by setting up bank accounts for them that they otherwise couldn't do.
It is organized, it is spread throughout every Federal LEA and it violates numerous domestic laws and numerous statutes and treaties that deal with foreign nations. Yet none of it has been officially sanctioned by Congress. (that I know of) It is the Federal government acting like mafioso.
Pres. Obama, AG Eric Holder and Sec. State Hillary Clinton are all deeply involved in this and it is unquestionably state-sponsored terrorism by the definition used to define states like Iran and North Korea.
PS: if you think I am wrong or exaggerating any of this I will be glad to bring you up to speed with very well sourced articles, legal depositions (publically available) and other public information that verifies every word I have said.
Either you are with these criminals or you are with U.S. I implore you to get informed, get involved and act or get run over by this. This lawless scandal is not going away.
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Here is a petition to call for Eric Holder's prosecution.
Tea Party Petition to Prosecute Eric Holder
After signing the petition you will get an automatic way to send an e-mail to your Congressman and Senators. You can use their text or fill in your own.
I strongly encourage all FReepers to sign that petition and to send their own thoughts about this to their Congress critters. Let them know that you are aware of this issue and that you are not going to forget about it. Let them know you will be watching to see what they do about it.