Skip to comments.New GOP platform condemns Fast & Furious, blame agent's death on operation
Posted on 08/31/2012 5:40:37 AM PDT by marktwain
The Republican platform ratified this week by party members at their national convention condemns the Justice Departments Operation Fast and Furious, saying reckless actions associated with the failed gun-tracking program resulted in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and others.
The 62-page document does not mention Terry by name. However, Terry was the only border agent killed in connection with the operation. Guns allowed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to slip across the U.S-Mexico border and into the black market were found close the where Terry was killed Dec. 14, 2010, in a shootout in Arizona.
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Gunwalker / Murdergate ping.
And the family and friends of ICE agent Jamie Zapata weep for justice.
GOP Platform is only as good as the people we elect to uphold it...
How ‘bout several hundred Mexicans, too?
Hell, “Fast and Furious” could technically be considered an act of war against Mexico.
Not as strong as I’d like it, but better than nothing.
And yet...not a single mention of it at the convention, with the massive bully pulpit available right there...
Would have been quite a coup if they had invited Brian Terry’s and Jaime Zapata’s families to be front and center at the convention. What better ‘Latino outreach’ could you possibly have than to note for the record that obama’s policies have murdered hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent Mexican civilians to carry out a personal, political agenda without batting an eyelash?
“...Would have been quite a coup if they had invited Brian Terrys and Jaime Zapatas families to be front and center at the convention....”
Oh no no no no no...That would require balls.
That might “upset” the tender sensibilities of the “independents” and “moderates” who don’t like confrontation.
No, I think we’re stuck with one party that is all about warfare and cutthroat politics, and on party that just plain and simply borders on outright cowardice.
If Issa would have stood up and demanded that they address the issue, maybe it would have gotten some recognition. But as it stands...
I have no faith in them. Cowardice is appalling to me, and contemptible.
Any GOP types out here want to defend them? Let’s here it...