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President Obama Falsely Claims Fast and Furious Program “Begun Under the Previous Administration”
ABC News ^ | 9/21/2012 | Jake Tapper (believe it or not)

Posted on 09/21/2012 8:51:08 AM PDT by markomalley

Asked about the Fast and Furious program at the Univision forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush.

“I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration,” the president said. “When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned a inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued, confirming that in fact Eric Holder did not know about this, that he took prompt action and the people who did initiate this were held accountable.”

In actuality, the Fast and Furious program was started in October 2009, nine months into the Obama presidency.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Mexico; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; blamebush; bushsfault; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; igfandfreport; igreport; issa; obama; obamalies
Surprising that Tapper would come out with this. Well, maybe not so surprising since it's on a Friday.
1 posted on 09/21/2012 8:51:09 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Remember in November.

2 posted on 09/21/2012 8:52:10 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: markomalley

Tapper is the only honest one left. And he’s a lefty.


3 posted on 09/21/2012 8:52:45 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: markomalley

Next he’ll say WWII started under the Bush administration.


4 posted on 09/21/2012 8:54:17 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (I'm starting a business. Who's going to build it for me?)
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To: markomalley

Obama LIED? I’m shocked. Well, not really. I am, however, shocked Jake Tapper pointed it out. When will he call out Obama’s other numerous lies?


5 posted on 09/21/2012 8:55:08 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: markomalley

It’s ABC News that wrote this?? Knock me over with a feather...


6 posted on 09/21/2012 9:03:56 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Rennes Templar
Next he’ll say WWII started under the Bush administration.

Whataya talkin about? Everybody knows Bush was too young for that.

It started under Reagan...and Clinton finally put it to a stop...c'mon now.

/sarc (in case that is necessary)

7 posted on 09/21/2012 9:09:53 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Abathar

It’s Jake Tapper on a blog. Don’t get excited.

However, if Romney pulled this one, it would be all you’d be reading today. That’s how it works in the current day’s re-write of “1984”.


8 posted on 09/21/2012 9:13:58 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: markomalley

NBC will not report this until it’s confirmed.


9 posted on 09/21/2012 9:14:06 AM PDT by tje
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To: markomalley

Bush put him up to it. Yeah, that’s the ticket.


10 posted on 09/21/2012 9:14:44 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Abathar

Don’t worry, ABC and its comrades will be back in Romney attack mode tomorrow. They put out these type of “fair and balanced” pieces just so they can claim impartiality. But for every piece like this there are 20 in the other direction.


11 posted on 09/21/2012 9:15:24 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: onyx

maybe they are embarrassed that Univision did a better job confronting Obama than they have the last 4 years.


12 posted on 09/21/2012 9:16:05 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: markomalley

This is how Jake Tapper is. He is as fair as any liberal MSM reporter - perhaps the fairest. It is not surprising coming from him.


13 posted on 09/21/2012 9:16:46 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: markomalley

Maybe he thought since it was on a Spanish channel we wouldn’t figure it out. He can’t remember when this started - he can’t remember how much debt there was when he started. This guy is a complete imbecile. I think Romney will wipe the floor with him in the debates and we win this thing.


14 posted on 09/21/2012 9:18:10 AM PDT by larryleo (We all need to get Newtered!)
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To: onyx

Obama tells a 100% bare-faced lie, and the media won’t cover it.


15 posted on 09/21/2012 9:18:31 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: tje

NBC will not report this, period.

The Univision interview was a huge deal, and I’m betting Obama, or more likely Michelle and Valerie, are after someone’s head for letting it happen.

But, from the MSM, ....crickets.

Yet Hispanics watch Univision, and it had to hurt him with them. Tougher questions than he (or even Carney, for that matter) have ever had to face from the sycophants in the White House press corpse (misspelling fully intended, with Jake Tapper excepted—at least he tries).


16 posted on 09/21/2012 9:19:52 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: markomalley

“Nothing is my fault. I am perfect. Other people make mistakes. Heck, I crap ice cream!”


17 posted on 09/21/2012 9:23:11 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: markomalley

“We’ve always been at war with Eastasia.”


18 posted on 09/21/2012 9:31:03 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

They covered it, They just repeated what he said as fact. Now that that Fast and Furious thing is all over they can move on to the outragous racist statement Romney said about the price of milk.


19 posted on 09/21/2012 9:39:46 AM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: CJ Wolf

” . Now that that Fast and Furious thing is all over they can move on to the outragous racist statement Romney said about the price of milk.”

Free press......not in THIS country anymore.


20 posted on 09/21/2012 9:46:58 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: RexBeach

Heck, if that’s true then I have just one thing to say. Eat your Ice Cream Obama.


21 posted on 09/21/2012 9:47:20 AM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: markomalley

http://armsandthelaw.com/archives/2011/10/comparison_of_b.php


22 posted on 09/21/2012 10:01:10 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: markomalley

Say, what? From ABC!


23 posted on 09/21/2012 10:06:42 AM PDT by bgill
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To: markomalley

Since Obama claimed he had no idea the program existed, how can he say anything about when it began?

As I tell my kids, “Each lie is no more believable than the previous one, so don’t even bother. Just stare blankly into space.”


24 posted on 09/21/2012 10:06:42 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("In the kingdom of the blind, sight is a crime and mentioning what you see is a gaffe.")
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To: History Repeats

What flavor, please? Hah! LOL!!!


25 posted on 09/21/2012 10:22:07 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: markomalley

IOWs 0bama is flat out lying. It is a lie. F&F began solely on his watch.


26 posted on 09/21/2012 10:50:56 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: markomalley
obama has blamed Bush for 4 years.... he knows nothing else..
He Lies..thank you Joe Wilson..

and after some time and so many lies, a liar believes them himself..

I anxiously await Nov. 6th

27 posted on 09/21/2012 10:58:58 AM PDT by haircutter (.)
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To: Rennes Templar
Next he’ll say WWII started under the Bush administration.

Bush cannot prove he didn't, so....

28 posted on 09/21/2012 11:03:22 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: RexBeach

Hell, that fools so in love with himself he would probably love the flavor and ask for seconds. ROFLMAO


29 posted on 09/21/2012 11:59:08 AM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: KansasGirl

He is just covering his ass,he can now go his way and let the story die,it will not go any further


30 posted on 09/21/2012 3:47:48 PM PDT by ballplayer
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