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White House Mocks Issa Fast & Furious Investigation as "Political Theater"
CBS News via Twitter ^ | Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Mark Knoller

Posted on 06/20/2012 10:03:23 AM PDT by kristinn

WH Comms Dir @pfeiffer44 slams Oversight Cmte for pursuing "a politically-motivated, taxpayer-funded election-year fishing expedition."

In written statement, @pfeiffer44 says House GOP should work with Presd Obama "to create more jobs, not more political theater.”


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1 posted on 06/20/2012 10:03:32 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Spin, spin, spin, spin, spin...........


2 posted on 06/20/2012 10:05:26 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: kristinn

I think this is turning out better than Issa ever dreamed.


3 posted on 06/20/2012 10:06:10 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie
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To: kristinn
Sounds like an opportunity to EDUCATE the electorate on F&F.

They should be the ones to decide whats "political theater" and what can be legitimately called criminal behavior.

And once again revealing mainstream news media complicity in democrat criminality would be an added bonus.

4 posted on 06/20/2012 10:07:17 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: ChocChipCookie

A lot of liberal media studs are very conflicted right now.

They desperately want to keep Baraq as God but know in their hearts some b@stard may break the biggest story since Monica.


5 posted on 06/20/2012 10:08:29 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: skeeter

Yep. Here’s a good start with this graphic:

http://issues.oversight.house.gov/fastandfurious/TheVictims.pdf


6 posted on 06/20/2012 10:08:52 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: kristinn

You declare executive privilege to protect yourself from political theatre? Really?


7 posted on 06/20/2012 10:08:52 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: kristinn

I sit here listening to the news on the radio as I scan FR and am hearing all of the ‘legislators’ rising in bristling indignance at the audacity of the Republicans impugning the fine, fine magnificence of our General - Attorney General Holder.

In fact, the ones doing the bristling are BLACK, virtually all of them, rising to obliviously protect another black man. This is just ridiculous. It would seem a little bit more genuine if so many of the ones I’ve heard thus far could actually ‘speak’ their truthful hearts instead of having to haltingly read statements that have been prepared for them. Either get some people in there that deserve to be there or don’t wonder anymore why no one takes you seriously in your racism claims.


8 posted on 06/20/2012 10:09:11 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: kristinn

Wasn’t F and F funded by the ‘Porkulus ‘ package?

Obama signed it.

http://www.allamericanblogger.com/16445/fast-and-furious-aka-gunwalker-funded-by-stimulus-bill/


9 posted on 06/20/2012 10:10:56 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: skeeter
Sounds like an opportunity to EDUCATE the electorate on F&F. They should be the ones to decide whats "political theater" and what can be legitimately called criminal behavior.

And once again revealing mainstream news media complicity in democrat criminality would be an added bonus.

AMEN! This story IS NOT going to go away unless the GOP lets it. I keep saying and mean it: Every GOP member of the House and Senate need to gather on the Capitol steps and FORCE the media to cover this story.

10 posted on 06/20/2012 10:10:56 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: kristinn

Well, there’s one way to prove it Mr. Obama.

Withdraw your Executive Privilege claim, release the documents and we’ll see.

Put up or shut up Dumbo.


11 posted on 06/20/2012 10:10:58 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: kristinn

Oh puh-lease, Americans shouldn’t be allowed to have guns. Only Mexican drug gangs and they should be supplied by the US govmnt.


12 posted on 06/20/2012 10:11:20 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: kristinn; All

Over on a major Dem board, they are saying Repubs are being “Driven Insane by RACISM!” in this Fast&Furious investigation.

How does this kind of crazy survive in modern society?


13 posted on 06/20/2012 10:11:55 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: All
Full Pfeiffer statement via Politico:

"With millions of Americans still struggling to pay the bills, Republicans announced at the beginning of this year that one of their top priorities was to investigate the Administration and damage the President politically. We are ten days away from the expiration of federal transportation funding which guarantees jobs for almost a million construction workers because Congress hasn't passed a transportation bill. We are eleven days away from nearly seven and a half million students seeing their loan rates double because Congress hasn't acted to stop it. But instead of creating jobs or strengthening the middle-class, Congressional Republicans are spending their time on a politically-motivated, taxpayer-funded election-year fishing expedition.

The problem of gunwalking was a field-driven tactic that dated back to the previous Administration, and it was this Administration's Attorney General who ended it. In fact, the Justice Department has spent the past fourteen months accommodating Congressional investigators, producing 7,600 pages of documents, and testifying at eleven Congressional hearings. Yet, Republicans insist on moving forward with an effort that Republicans and objective legal experts have noted is purely political.

Given the economic challenges facing the country, we believe that House Republicans should work with the rest of Congress and the President to create more jobs, not more political theater."

14 posted on 06/20/2012 10:11:56 AM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn
Not going to work, they are callous to murder of two US agents and the tragic terrifying deaths of possibly two hundred Mexican civilians.
15 posted on 06/20/2012 10:12:40 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Yeah, and Watergate was a “third-rate burglary.”


16 posted on 06/20/2012 10:13:21 AM PDT by Walrus (Barack Obama --- there are fools, and then there are dangerous fools)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
If Romney were to take advantage of this based upon what we know as fact to imply about Obama what we really know is true about this scandal it would receive the coverage the public needs to understand it.

The democrat/media complex's squeals of protest would only provide additional opportunities to inform the public.

And Willard would be doing the nation the service of addressing head on the Constitutional crisis these outlaws are obviously trying to create.

17 posted on 06/20/2012 10:13:44 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: kristinn
@pfeiffer44 says House GOP should work with Presd Obama "to create more jobs, not more political theater.”

(1) Why the concern about jobs? The President has informed us that the private sector is doing well.

(2) A federal agent is dead in real life - he wasn't an actor pretending to die on a theater's stage. It actually happened.

(3) Why can't Congress pursue justice and economic recovery at the same time? Maybe the President should close down Justice and transfer all its employees to Commerce. After all, if all 535 members of Congress have to spend 100% of their time on jobs instead of wasting precious resources on criminal justice, why is the Executive allowed to dabble in so many non-jobs-related concerns?

18 posted on 06/20/2012 10:14:41 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: saganite

Rock Solid Point!


19 posted on 06/20/2012 10:14:41 AM PDT by Edgerunner (Second Amendment Spoken Here)
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To: kristinn

It was Nixon’s arrogant attitude that brought him down.


20 posted on 06/20/2012 10:14:49 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: kristinn

“pfeiffer44 says House GOP should work with Presd Obama “to create more jobs, not more political theater.”

Issue an executive order rescinding Obamacare, extend the Bush tax cuts permanently and the available jobs will explode.


21 posted on 06/20/2012 10:15:14 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: kristinn
thxs, for the excellent post. :-)

22 posted on 06/20/2012 10:15:40 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: kristinn

They will do or say absolutely anything to get out from under this one but it’s not going to work. By asserting executive privelege to protect Holder, Obama has put himself on the hook for it.


23 posted on 06/20/2012 10:17:12 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Behind enemy lines in the city where it's illegal to buy a Big Gulp)
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To: kristinn

Here’s a better link. Obama KNEW about F & F. He signed the stimulus package that funded it!!!! I sent this to Drudge. Hope he puts it up to remind everyone.

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/07/07/too-bad-to-check-project-gunrunner-was-funded-by-the-stimulus/


24 posted on 06/20/2012 10:17:29 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Americans shouldn’t be allowed to have guns. Only Mexican drug gangs and they should be supplied by the US govmnt.

Did our government provide the ammo too? Hundreds of millions of rounds were purchased. Why not release the documents zer0 / holder? Why does the lamestream media not care? Why do the democRATs not care. People have died! Once upon a time, if it bled, it led.

25 posted on 06/20/2012 10:18:21 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: kristinn
"...Given the economic challenges facing the country, we believe that House Republicans should work with the rest of Congress and the President to create more jobs, not more political theater."

Meanwhile, Congress has taken up the pressing issue of federally regulating professional boxing. Don't see the WH saying much about that, now do we?

26 posted on 06/20/2012 10:18:28 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: nascarnation

...biggest story since Monica

I’m thinking Watergate. In any case, to borrow a term from the Democrats pushing THAT agenda, the whole thing, at minimum, gives ‘the appearance of impropriety’.

And where are the rising stars of the media? Are there no young turks with the motivation to do the kind of investigative journalism to get to the bottom of this and make a name for themselves? Is the Obama Media Machine THAT powerful?


27 posted on 06/20/2012 10:19:40 AM PDT by Paisan
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To: kristinn
Election year fishing expedition?

It didn't start out in an election year. It was dragged out into an election year.

-PJ

28 posted on 06/20/2012 10:19:40 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Gaffer
In fact, the ones doing the bristling are BLACK, virtually all of them, rising to obliviously protect another black man

And these blacks were voted in by other than whom? Color of skin and to hell with character.

29 posted on 06/20/2012 10:20:08 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: kristinn
Really? They're going to go with the "political theater" defense. Good luck with that.

YOU'RE NOT DOING IT RIGHT

30 posted on 06/20/2012 10:21:46 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil.)
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To: kristinn

I mock Issa as being a wimp


31 posted on 06/20/2012 10:22:32 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: kristinn

People have been murdered in that theater and the White House is complicit.


32 posted on 06/20/2012 10:22:40 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: saganite
What you said!

You declare executive privilege to protect yourself from political theatre? Really?


33 posted on 06/20/2012 10:23:28 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: All

This reminds me of the horrible left-wing POS movie released while Clinton was in office.. When faced with a potential :scandal” the president didn’t want to have to explain himself, claiming it was nobodies business and the retort was “With all due respect, sir, the American people have a funny way of deciding on their own what is and what is not their business”


34 posted on 06/20/2012 10:23:36 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: kristinn

As much as I want to say this is nothing but arrogance on Obama’s part, he simply doesn’t have the confidence Clinton used to have. This is Obama running scared. His personality is to mock things he is afraid of. It is his ‘tell’.


35 posted on 06/20/2012 10:23:47 AM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: kristinn

They can try. Those who bought their spin were lost anyway.

We only need to stand fast and true. True independents (are there any left?) will see the differece.


36 posted on 06/20/2012 10:23:47 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Paisan

As I said, the media folks are deeply conflicted.

98% desperately want to see Emperor Baraq maintain his position in the pantheon of the gods.


37 posted on 06/20/2012 10:23:52 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: kristinn
One can ascertain, the democRATs and the lamestream media has no interest in people who lost their lives by the F&F program being run out of our nation's White House and Department of Justice. Nixon must be spinning in his grave!

A vote (time or day) for contempt has not been determined.

38 posted on 06/20/2012 10:24:53 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Paisan
Is the Obama Media Machine THAT powerful?

They are that partisan.

And unethical.

39 posted on 06/20/2012 10:27:22 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: kristinn

Watch out for the cornered rat O’Bastard to begin his scorched earth tactics earlier than November. Like right now.


40 posted on 06/20/2012 10:28:03 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: kristinn

According to a tweet I just read....the contempt vote MAY be in 20 minutes.


41 posted on 06/20/2012 10:28:19 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: kristinn

Reminds me of the old Clinton days, when in the middle of the Monica vortex, he said something to this effect:

“I need to get back to the business of the American people”, or something like that.

The media is as complicit in this thing as the regime is...


42 posted on 06/20/2012 10:31:04 AM PDT by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: Logical me
That's fine if that's the way blacks want to operate. But to stand up in front of a microphone and feign indigence for blah, blah, blah whatever, they really shouldn't be surprised if most non-blacks don't take them seriously...it does a whole lot for the expectations of this “post-racial President” doesn't it.

This sort of reminds me of a Bastogne-like defense of Holder and the President, only with worthless words instead of bullets. And, I don't see a miraculous clearing of the weather to allow non-existence supporting forces to come in and save them......

43 posted on 06/20/2012 10:31:19 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Raycpa
It was Nixon’s arrogant attitude that brought him down.

True, but with one major exception; the leftist media was not running defense for Nixon as it does for the Marxist Kenyan.

44 posted on 06/20/2012 10:34:12 AM PDT by South40
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Thanks for the information.


45 posted on 06/20/2012 10:34:40 AM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: ChocChipCookie

“White House Mocks Issa Fast & Furious Investigation as “Political Theater”

Loading up on popcorn here. Extra butter.


46 posted on 06/20/2012 10:36:11 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (No matter how cynical you get, it's never enough to keep up.)
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To: kristinn

It’s past time to rein in the lawless bastards.


47 posted on 06/20/2012 10:37:18 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: kristinn

If it’s just political theater, why doesn’t the Administration give them the documents? If it’s just political theater, why are they asserting executive privilege? If it’s just political theater, why don’t they fire the people who perjured themselves before Congress? If it’s just political theater, why is Eric Holder risking a contempt citation?


48 posted on 06/20/2012 10:37:47 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: kristinn

IL DOUCHE

49 posted on 06/20/2012 10:38:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: kristinn

Sorry, White House, but you can release anything you want. I’ve had enough of the leftist dictator in the White House.


50 posted on 06/20/2012 10:39:41 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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