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Fast and Furious, Beyond Gun Control: Obama Wants to Erase His First (and Only) Political Defeat
Bretibart ^ | 6/21/12 | Joel B. Pollack

Posted on 06/21/2012 5:21:59 PM PDT by Nachum

The root of Operation Fast and Furious is gun control. And the root of Barack Obama’s obsession with gun control is not typical left-wing politics, but the burning memory of the only political defeat in his career: his failed primary challenge against incumbent Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) in 2000, when Obama’s hypocrisy on gun control legislation earned him the outrage and ridicule of the Chicago media, and sealed his electoral defeat.

Then-state senator Obama had backed a bipartisan bill called the Safe Neighborhoods Act. It would have raised the crime of illegal transport of a firearm from a misdemeanor to a felony. But on the crucial day of the vote, Obama was out of town--and on vacation, in Hawaii. The bill failed by only three votes, and the media pounced--as did Obama’s rivals. It was the moment, Obama later said, when he knew he would lose the race.

Obama, not used to losing, was hurt badly by the experience, as he wrote in his second biography, The Audacity of Hope: “[I]t’s impossible not to feel at some level as if you have been personally repudiated by the entire community, that you don’t quite have what it takes, and that everywhere you go the word ‘loser’ is flashing through people’s minds. The scars had “sufficiently” healed, Obama wrote, only eighteen months later.

Those scars never fully healed--Obama was still smarting from the loss years later, after he had won election to the U.S. Senate. It had not just been a political loss, but a personal one: as Ed Klein notes in The Amateur, it was the 2000 defeat that brought Michelle Obama to the point of considering divorce. (Obama himself wrote in Audacity that she had stopped speaking to him at the time of his ill-timed Hawaii vacation.)

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; control; fast; furious; gun
Obama has now earned himself the outrage and ridicule of the entire world.
1 posted on 06/21/2012 5:22:08 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
>"as he wrote in his second biography"

0dumb0 hasn't even written the first one.

2 posted on 06/21/2012 5:28:40 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Nachum
it was the 2000 defeat that brought Michelle Obama to the point of considering divorce.

One step "up" from that would be to throw ashtrays at his face.

3 posted on 06/21/2012 5:35:40 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nachum
that everywhere you go the word ‘loser’ is flashing through people’s minds

How about now Barry?

4 posted on 06/21/2012 5:37:26 PM PDT by rocksblues (Obama, the biggest liar in the history of American politics!)
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To: Nachum
can we believe anything Obama has written ?
5 posted on 06/21/2012 6:21:40 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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To: Nachum

Obama told the Bradys in March he was working on gun control “under the radar”. Could that have been Fast and Furious?


6 posted on 06/21/2012 6:30:26 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: Nachum

Obama told the Bradys in March he was working on gun control “under the radar”. Could that have been Fast and Furious?

Sorry but I forgot to indicate it was March 2011 in the above post.


7 posted on 06/21/2012 6:32:57 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: Nachum

I’m certain that he has also lost the vote of every gun owner in the country too.


8 posted on 06/21/2012 6:41:02 PM PDT by basil
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To: All

9 posted on 06/21/2012 6:55:04 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Nachum

The BATF has about 5,000 employees. It is reasonable to assume that several dozen of them have e-mail and /or paper trail that can shed some light on F&F. So far only one has stepped forward and he got fired. The American people will not rest until we get to the bottom of this and we’ll certainly have the backs of anyone who comes forward. We need to know:
1) how was wide receiver different from F&F?
2) what is the name of the person who ordered you to change your procedures?
3) what admonishments/instructions threats have you received regarding speaking to media or anyone else on this subject?

It is looking more and more like this administration wanted to create a huge spike in American sourced guns winding up at Mexican crime scenes to support the false narrative that 90% of all gun crime in Mexico involved guns bought in USA. Check USA Today and other articles from March 2009.

We now know there is at least ONE honest BATF agent and we will make sure he is taken care of. How about the rest of you 4,999? It’s time to step up. Your country needs you more than ever!


10 posted on 06/21/2012 7:25:13 PM PDT by BarryM
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To: antidemoncrat

This sounds very Nixonesque! Where are the 17 minutes of erased WH recordings?

Is there a connection with Dictator Obama’s Mexican Children’s Amnesty Dictate of last week and the Obama Dictate of the Fast and Furious arming of the Mexican Mafia?

Was the ‘Fast’ code for the DOJ, and the ‘Furious’ code for the Mexican Mafia?

Will Obama be more “flexible” now with the Mexican Mafia?

Was Obama planning to sell all of the guns confiscated after his 2013 Gun Control Dictate is enforced, and sell them to the Mexican Mafia in return for votes from the fast and furious flood of Mexican illegal aliens?

Maybe Obama will issue an Executive Order ceding back to Mexico all of the territory taken by the US in the US-Mexican War?

Who in the Mexican Mafia has made large “political” donations to Dictator “You Lie” Obama?

How many of Obama’s 100 rounds of Golf were actually meetings with Mexican Mafia Leaders? After all, Obama never played golf before McCain gave him the victory in 2008.

Will AG Eric With-Holder now set the example for selective obedience to US Law for all 50 of our State Attorney Generals?

Will more of the OWS “Hope and Change” of the future be encouraged to become government lawyers?

Will it be said in the near future that America is no longer a Nation of Laws, but a Nation of Lawyers?

BTW, why did it take Rep. Issa 18 MONTHS to attempt a Constitutional Congressional Check-and-Balance on a rogue Attorney General?

Will the Sobber-of-the-House Boehner proudly announce another ‘Bipartisan Appeasement’ so that there will ‘be peace in our time?’


11 posted on 06/21/2012 7:53:34 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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