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Perry: Obama Fast and Furious executive privilege 'Nixonian'
Pollutico ^ | Jun 24, 2012 | Tim Mak

Posted on 06/24/2012 8:39:13 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said on Sunday President Barack Obama's claim of executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents was "Nixonian," even seeming to indicate that he thought the scandal was worse than Watergate. 

"Now you have a president who is using his executive privilege to keep that information from Congress. If that's not Nixonian, then I don't know what it is," said Perry on CBS's "Face the Nation." 
 
The former Republican presidential candidate seemed to indicate that the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation was worse than the Watergate scandal that brought down Nixon.
 
"We've had over 300 Mexican nationals killed, directly attributable to this Fast and Furious operation, where they brought those guns into Mexico. A former Marine and a Border Patrol agent by the name of Brian Terry lost his life," Perry said. "With Watergate you had a second-rate burglary." 


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; brianterry; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; jaimezapata; murdergate; obama; perry; rickperry; terry; texas; zapata
What did the pResident know, and when did he know it?
1 posted on 06/24/2012 8:39:17 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Except no one got killed on Nixon's watch.

How many deaths have been caused by the bad judgement of whomever put together the "lets give them OUR guns" program.

Damn right Obama knew. One of his strongest relationships is with Holder.

Holder is going to get throqwn under the bus soon....I can hear the paper shredders from here.

2 posted on 06/24/2012 8:47:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The former Republican presidential candidate seemed to indicate that the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation was worse than the Watergate scandal that brought down Nixon.

Is there any doubt ??
Nobody got killed in watergate. Hundreds of people have been killed in F&F and there are an unknown number of weapons in the hands of militant drug gangs on both sides of the border.

3 posted on 06/24/2012 8:52:08 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Blue state sickness must not be rewarded)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Obama Fast and Furious executive privilege 'Nixonian'
Nixonian? How about OJ Clintonian!
4 posted on 06/24/2012 9:13:55 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Allegra

5 posted on 06/24/2012 9:15:39 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
You know it occurred to me that while the assassination of a President is a godawful thing, and I certainly don't wish such a thing on our beloved 44th President (and neither do any of us, I'm sure), but I must confess to thinking that IF such a terrible thing were to happen, it would be the height of irony if the assassin's weapon just happened to be one of those 'Fast & Furious Specials' that went to Mexico, and then 'came home to roost', has anyone else pondered this?
6 posted on 06/24/2012 9:15:46 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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7 posted on 06/24/2012 9:19:42 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

So a government snitch murdering a Border Patrol agent (possibly to shut him up), and then the administration doing everything they can to cover it up is as bad as Watergate was? Not to a democRAT!


8 posted on 06/24/2012 9:30:49 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Rick Perry, another good hair guy gone bad.

Nixonian? Probably a few steps beyond that. Clintonian, maybe but nobody got killed but a blue dress and it could be washed. Maniacal, maybe again. Dictatorial abuse of power, probably.


9 posted on 06/24/2012 9:41:51 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Rick Perry, another good hair guy gone bad.

Nixonian? Probably a few steps beyond that. Clintonian, maybe but nobody got killed but a blue dress and it could be washed. Maniacal, maybe again. Dictatorial abuse of power, probably.


10 posted on 06/24/2012 9:41:58 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
A former Marine and a Border Patrol agent by the name of Brian Terry lost his life," Perry said.

Not to mention a Texan from Brownsville, ICE Agent Jaime Zapata.

Ice Agent Jaime Zapata Murdered While Investigating Fast and Furious Weapons

ICE Agent Jaime Zapata and his partner, Victor Avila, were ambushed at a fake roadblock in Mexico. Were they set up? If so by whom?

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While the weapons found at the Zapata murder scene were not from among the Fast and Furious guns, this revelation is profoundly significant, because it directly contradicts sworn testimony by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

“I have no information to that effect, no. I don’t know one way or the other,” she replied to a direct question on any Fast and Furious connection by Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.

Word games. Here's the little trick Napolitano, Holder and ATF are playing. F&F was an ATF operation run out of the Tucson AZ office. But some guns were walked out of Texas gun shops which puts them in the jurisdiction of Texas ATF offices so those ops must have had other names. So far I have not seen any reporting on what those op names were.

Armored SUV could not protect U.S. agents in Mexico

U.S. investigators recovered one of the military-style semi-automatic weapons used in the attack that killed Zapata.

The gun came from Texas.

Ballistic testing of spent shell casings and the raising of an obliterated serial number revealed the weapon was a popular Romanian-made AK-47 knockoff purchased at J&J’s Pawn Shop in Beaumont, smuggled south to the Zetas by a methamphetamine trafficker named Manuel Gomez Barba, a U.S. citizen.

ICE agent's family files wrongful death claim against Justice Dept.


11 posted on 06/24/2012 10:13:18 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The only thing “Nixonian” about Obama is that Obama is a Socialist, just like Nixon.


12 posted on 06/24/2012 10:15:41 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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"We've had over 300 Mexican nationals killed, directly attributable to this Fast and Furious operation...

There is probably some law firm working now to organize a class action lawsuit on behalf of the survivors of these 300 Mexican nationals. When Oboma is voted out in November, the suit will be filed and the Democrats will then be all for it.

13 posted on 06/24/2012 10:30:15 AM PDT by etcb
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Must see TV ... and I don't even like Jon Stewart: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgil5gKBwWE
14 posted on 06/24/2012 10:47:47 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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Must see TV ... and I don't even like Jon Stewart: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgil5gKBwWE
15 posted on 06/24/2012 10:48:13 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Perry is a little slow.

F&F has killed 2 American agents and hundreds of Mexicans.

Watergate was all about John Dean recovering the
Prostitute Photos of his wife from Democrat headquarters.


16 posted on 06/24/2012 12:08:49 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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"We've had over 300 Mexican nationals killed, directly attributable to this Fast and Furious operation, where they brought those guns into Mexico. A former Marine and a Border Patrol agent by the name of Brian Terry lost his life," Perry said. "With Watergate you had a second-rate burglary."
What exactly did Perry say wrong here? Could somebody please explain it to me. If you read some of the comments on this thread, without reading what Perry actually said, you'd think Perry was giving Holder and Obama a big thumbs up.

Talk about Perry Derangement Syndrome. Some on FR have it bad.

17 posted on 06/24/2012 12:34:45 PM PDT by samtheman (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/21/obamas-socialist-designs/)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

It’s true that Watergate was about retrieving suspected embarrassing material supposedly in the hands of the DNC. The material didn’t even exist and rumors of its existence were planted by DNC operatives in the feeble minds of some of Nixon’s cohorts, including his brother.

One theory of what the suspected embarrassing subject matter had to do with Richard Nixon’s dealings with Howard Hughes, dealings that John Meier persuaded Donald Nixon were documented in the files of Larry O’Brien.


18 posted on 06/24/2012 12:41:02 PM PDT by samtheman (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/21/obamas-socialist-designs/)
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Rick Perry - Come and Take it
19 posted on 06/25/2012 7:25:52 AM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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