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GOP leadership drops the ball on Fast and Furious(gunwalker)
American Thinker ^ | 14 March, 2012 | M Catharine Evans

Posted on 03/15/2012 6:40:25 AM PDT by marktwain

When it comes to gun walking and mass murder, top House Republicans act as if their party lost the midterm elections.

Tea party patriots are justifiably frustrated over House Speaker John Boehner's and young guns Majority Leader Eric Cantor's and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy's weak-kneed response to Operation Fast and Furious.

While the Left whips up scandals over a Georgetown law student's inability to locate the nearest Target to purchase a $9 month's supply of birth control pills, Boehner and company prefer the less vocal approach when it comes to slain agents Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata.

Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation, appearing on Fox News yesterday called out the GOP leaders for their tepid response to the Fast and Furious scandal.

The Republican leadership were just kind of sitting there, and that's really a pretty accurate story.

Well, here's my question: if you're not going to pick a fight with the president, especially when you've got an issue like this Fast & Furious operation... if you're not going to pick a fight with the president when it's something that's really really important, what are you doing there?"

Alfred Hernandez, a spokesperson for the Bakersfield Tea Party suggested Boehner has Cantor on a "short leash" when it comes to speaking out about Fast and Furious.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; boehner; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; obama
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I do not think that the congress can appoint a special prosecutor.

The old Republican leadership is still dialed into the MSM as the media. They are deathly afraid of offending them, and the MSM is spiking the story.

If the leadership was paying attention to the new media, we would have more action.

1 posted on 03/15/2012 6:40:32 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: MestaMachine

Gunwalker ping.


2 posted on 03/15/2012 6:41:21 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

The sole purpose of the Republican Party is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.


3 posted on 03/15/2012 6:41:58 AM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: GourmetDan

I would rather trade these idiots away with their defeat in November, than have them there sabotaging and playing their own selfish games to the detriment of our cause.


4 posted on 03/15/2012 6:45:42 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: marktwain
Leadership too busy insider trading and getting rich(er) to be bothered about a corrupt Attorney General.

Send the tear jerker home and find someone with balls. Shouldn't be too hard, as Michelle Bachmann is still there.

Boehner=what a phony pansy--feels our pain about like William Jefferson!

vaudine

5 posted on 03/15/2012 6:46:55 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: marktwain
Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation, appearing on Fox News yesterday called out the GOP leaders for their tepid response to the Fast and Furious scandal.

The Gutless Old Posers are simply worthless. If this isn't worth pressing forth with an investigation, what is? Oh, they'll talk a good game, but in the end... we know their tact... surrender when the pressure comes.

6 posted on 03/15/2012 6:48:18 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: marktwain

GOP Leadership is an oxymoron.


7 posted on 03/15/2012 6:48:40 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: GourmetDan
The sole purpose of the Republican Party is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the moderate wing of the Democrat Party

There. Fixed it.

8 posted on 03/15/2012 6:50:58 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: marktwain
Dropping the ball implies that the GOP leadership ever intended to hold or run with the ball. The GOP leadership is more like the administrators of Vichy France.
9 posted on 03/15/2012 6:52:04 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: marktwain; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; ...

Didn’t we know this? Ping.


10 posted on 03/15/2012 6:55:01 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: dfwgator
GOP Leadership is an oxymoron.

Also true minus the "oxy".

11 posted on 03/15/2012 6:55:26 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: marktwain

Issa was shut down by boehner when he wanted to charge holder with contempt. You got to ask yourself why. boehner needs to explain himself and WE should start asking him to. Email, call, or fax. Tweet him or jump on his facebook if he even has one. Inquiring minds want to know.


12 posted on 03/15/2012 7:06:30 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: marktwain

Boner has got to go. He is even weaker than I imagined.


13 posted on 03/15/2012 7:10:09 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: andy58-in-nh

The GOP house and senate leadership should be singing roll me over in the clover because that is what they are, political whores. Yesterday McConville agreed to Weed er Reid’s demands to put the Turd’s judicial nominations up for vote BEFORE he would allow the job’s bill to come to the floor for discussion. That told me too things about that McConville jerk, first of all, he has no convictions. He was holding those nominations hostage because the Turd made appointments without senate approval. So, now all is ok about the recess appointments I guess. Second, the job’s bill should have come first, not second. The point is Weed, er Reid, will bring it up for discussion and then take out all the stuff he does not want, add his own, and shove it up the GOP’s backside as he has done so many times in the past. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me, fool me the third time, and either I like it or I am into gay political sex I guess.


14 posted on 03/15/2012 7:12:23 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: GourmetDan
The sole purpose of the Republican Party is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.

Bingo!

15 posted on 03/15/2012 7:14:57 AM PDT by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: GourmetDan
The sole purpose of the Republican Party is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.

Like the role the Washington Generals serve for the Harlem Globetrotters.

16 posted on 03/15/2012 7:17:38 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ScottinVA

Mexico must be in on it. I can’t understand why they’re not making a huge fuss about it!


17 posted on 03/15/2012 7:21:10 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: marktwain

The GOP leadership are just the court eunuchs for Emperor Obama.


18 posted on 03/15/2012 7:22:22 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: GourmetDan
The sole purpose of the Republican Party is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.

Red shirts.

19 posted on 03/15/2012 7:24:05 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Mouton

I’ve said it before and I will say it again: the Republican leadership is composed of masochists; they love being beaten. The rest of us... not so much.


20 posted on 03/15/2012 7:24:55 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: marktwain

Kinda sound like the doj has found something about our ‘great” leaders checking into Fast & Furious that the repubs don’t want us to know. HMMMM???? Then these repubs have the gall to come home and tell us what a great job they’re doing!


21 posted on 03/15/2012 7:28:44 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: ScottinVA

“The Gutless Old Posers are simply worthless. If this isn’t worth pressing forth with an investigation, what is? Oh, they’ll talk a good game, but in the end... we know their tact... surrender when the pressure comes. “

The frustrating part is thinking about what the dems would do with this if it was Republican president. Pelosi and Reid would be hammering this on a near daily basis. Yet Boehner and McConnell are afraid of their own shadows and won’t press this.

Their timidity and a weak GOP nominee could sink us in November.


22 posted on 03/15/2012 7:41:04 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: lodi90

“Their timidity and a weak GOP nominee could sink us in November.”

Its a pose. There is one RinoCrat Party in DC....


23 posted on 03/15/2012 7:49:30 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: tillacum

I have a recollection of a story that started to circulate about Boehner and his mistress around the time he became Speaker. It mysteriously evaporated and has not been mentioned again.

I think Boehner and the others have been blackmailed and have made the decision to put their lives above the good of the country.


24 posted on 03/15/2012 8:18:04 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: MestaMachine

Yes, as long as this has dragged on, I figured it would fizzle. All the Obama creeps had to do was stall.


25 posted on 03/15/2012 8:18:16 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Bluebird Singing
"I think Boehner and the others have been blackmailed and have made the decision to put their lives above the good of the country."

I don't think you can even get into a high-position in government unless you are 'blackmailable'.

Gotta be some way to get da boyz to do the wrong thing all the time...

26 posted on 03/15/2012 8:29:23 AM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: GourmetDan

Probably right.


27 posted on 03/15/2012 8:40:30 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: ScottinVA

They have their little security and fortunes amassed. We do not count according to them.


28 posted on 03/15/2012 9:07:40 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: marktwain
GOP leadership = DNC's R party members.

Face it folks, it aint even a two party system anymore.

Rule of law has been broken. Welcome to rule of beast.

29 posted on 03/15/2012 9:22:55 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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To: MestaMachine

Cowards are just traitors with no guts.


30 posted on 03/15/2012 9:30:29 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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The Republican elite are nothing more then democrat LITE, They have sold the American people down the river. There should be tar and feathers for them. Conservatives need strong voices to stop marxist Obama and his ilk.


31 posted on 03/15/2012 10:32:54 AM PDT by Gan Gan
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To: Pining_4_TX

I read on FR about a month ago there was a deal made with the GOP to make this all go away.


32 posted on 03/15/2012 11:55:23 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: MestaMachine

Hey, I told everyone that Issa would get really, really, really mad this time and he did.


33 posted on 03/15/2012 1:42:02 PM PDT by itsahoot (Tag lines are a waste of bandwidth, as are my comments.)
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To: marktwain

They are all sold out to the FedMob. Gangsters.


34 posted on 03/15/2012 2:33:20 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: MestaMachine; tomdavidd; Freeper; Gvl_M3; Flotsam_Jetsome; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; ...
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. . . . GOP leadership drops the ball on Fast and Furious(gunwalker)

35 posted on 03/15/2012 2:44:09 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: marktwain

This is the Globetrotters against the Shamrocks.(The Republicans are not the Globetrotters.)


36 posted on 03/15/2012 3:00:08 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: marktwain

I am beginning to think the GOP fears it’s own skeletons being exposed.

I hate to admit that after 09/11 I was firmly on the GOP side. After seeing the wheelings and dealings since then... well, I have become a cynic.


37 posted on 03/15/2012 3:29:10 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine
well, I have become a cynicrealist.

There, fixed it.

38 posted on 03/15/2012 3:30:26 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: LucyT

I didn’t know the GOP had any balls to drop...


39 posted on 03/15/2012 3:50:12 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1149 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: GourmetDan
That is definitely not their only purpose! How can you say such a thing?

They're also there to provide the designated loser to the Demwit candidate in presidential elections.
40 posted on 03/15/2012 4:29:56 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: MestaMachine

Remember the meetings and golf games with 0bama, Boehner et al?

I’d lay money 0bama’s blackmailing Boehner with something. 0bama knew this was coming and threatened Boehner.

It is truly a weird thought that the people in DC actually think they can come back home.


41 posted on 03/15/2012 4:34:00 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots; MestaMachine

“Remember the meetings and golf games with 0bama, Boehner et al?

I’d lay money 0bama’s blackmailing Boehner with something. 0bama knew this was coming and threatened Boehner.”

Whatever you put up, I’ll double it. NOBODY is this much of a coward.


42 posted on 03/15/2012 4:54:28 PM 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: LucyT
GOP leadership drops the ball ....

What are they trying to hide that they're afraid will be uncovered? They didn't just "drop" the ball. They're acting like they never had it in the first place.

43 posted on 03/15/2012 6:24:52 PM PDT by azishot
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To: marktwain; All

I am trying to get a local Hispanic Republicans group to sponsor a video attacking Obama on Fast and Furious.
Lots of ideas for graphics.

I think the narrator should be in a cemetery, at the end of the video.

The basic theme would be to touch on “Fast and Furious” showing newspaper clippings, and then remind everyone that Holder and Obama forced gun dealers to sell weapons to Mexican drug lords.

Make the point that Obama and Holder sacrificed Mexican lives in a corrupt attempt get the U.S. Senate to pass a Treaty with Mexico, restricting 2nd Amendment rights.

“Obama sacrificed Mexican lives, like we were just pawns in some big political game. We owe Obama nothing but contempt!”

I would suggest the ad be done in SPANISH, with English subscripts.

The ad would go viral, on YouTube.

NRA members would love it.

Hispanics would also replay it and send it to their friends and family.


44 posted on 03/15/2012 6:27:27 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

Good luck on your endeavor!


45 posted on 03/15/2012 6:36:54 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: azishot; null and void; autumnraine; MestaMachine; stephenjohnbanker; combat_boots; melancholy; ...
Autumnraine explained it when she wrote:

I am beginning to think the GOP fears it’s own skeletons being exposed.

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46 posted on 03/15/2012 6:48:34 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

I have been posting for years that we have NO leadership.
Now, with all of Obama’s near daily atrocities,and Boner & McConnell caving in every time, I think it is more sinister.


47 posted on 03/15/2012 6:56:47 PM 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: Kansas58

I hope you can pull it off. Good idea, and good luck!


48 posted on 03/15/2012 6:58:53 PM 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: combat_boots

Most elected return home when they “retire” or lose an election. They become lobbyists.


49 posted on 03/16/2012 4:19:10 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: tillacum

OOOPS. Should read...Most elected NEVER return home when they “retire” or lose an election........


50 posted on 03/16/2012 4:20:59 AM PDT by tillacum
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