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Largely Ignored by MSM ‘Fast and Furious’ Scandal might be Obama’s Worst
Cowboy Byte ^ | April 17, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 04/18/2012 8:30:07 AM PDT by yoe

Of all the myriad scandals of the Obama administration, there is one, largely ignored by the mainstream media, that could actually be its worst.

That scandal is the operation run from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the Justice Department, known as “Fast and Furious,” through which the federal government actually encouraged and even ordered American gun shops to sell guns — against the store owners’ better judgment — to “straw” purchasers who were funneling guns to Mexican drug gangs while the ATF sat back and watched and did nothing.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; batf; bhodoj; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; obama; scandals
(Obama, Holder...treasonous?)

(Issa Grills Attorney General Holder on Operation Fast & Furious)

(‘Fast and Furious’ scandal has Obama administration in full cover-up mode)

(Grassley grills Assistant Att. Gen. Bruer)

January 12, 2012...(DoJ figure taking the 5th in Fast & Furious probe)................April 17, 2012...(GSA Offical pleads the Fifth)

(Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up [Hardcover] Katie Pavlich (Author) Get the book....fantastic....The TRANSPARENT Obama promise never happened....Erik Holder must be fired NOW...if Obama won't fire his crony, then the American people must demand it. Call or fax Senator Grassley, show your support: Call or fax Congressman Issa and give him your support:
Phone: 202-225-3906
• Fax: 202-225-3303

(what is going on))

It is up to "We The People" to help those in government who are trying to help America....and get rid of crooks and departments that feel they are above the law.

1 posted on 04/18/2012 8:30:13 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Might be?

Hell, I’ve lost count of the scandals in this person’s administration.

Corrupt isn’t even remotely a strong enough word.

He’s Evil.


2 posted on 04/18/2012 8:35:35 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: yoe

Fast & Furious is already forgotten by the majority of Americans - like David Koresh and Monica Lewinski, yesterday’s news.

Hiltler was smart enough to know that you could burn the Reichstag and blame it on the communists, start a war of aggression with Poland and blame it on the Pole’s, systematically murder all the Jewish people in your country and confiscate their property, and commit any number of other unfathomable evils...

AS LONG AS YOU CONTROL THE PRESS.


3 posted on 04/18/2012 8:42:48 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: yoe
It's bad, enough cause to boot him out all by itself, but far from his worst.

Aside from eligibility and the massive cover-up, there is The Looting of America (with billions, if not a trillion dollars laundered and out of here, corporate takeovers and stockholder robbery for fun and profit, even the question of overseas campaign contributions when he ran last time, not to mention the destabilization of relatively benign dictatorships (in their then current behaviours) in North Africa using the US Military as a tool to help the Muslim Brotherhood gain power in the region. The list is long, and the body count is far from complete.

4 posted on 04/18/2012 8:50:35 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: LucianOfSamasota; yoe; chris37

It is a huge scandal, but like the tree falling in the forest and no one is there to hear, there is NO sound...

Media has not only ignored it, but has tried to cover it up, whitewash it, rationalize it away, make it a nothing, falsely claim there was no government-wide plot to seize guns or promote gun control, etc.

What WE (NRA mainly) have to do is put together and launch our own media blitz, like the so-called Karl Rove PAC, and tell the whole sordid story. It has been described well by a Katie Pavlich who has a book out on it already.

We cannot wait for the media to do it’s job. It will not do it. In fact it will fight our attempt to get the truth out.


5 posted on 04/18/2012 8:53:07 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: yoe

I’d say second worst, maybe. Although stuff like funding Muslim terrorists and selling us out to Putin are also high on the list.

But the worst scandal is that he is a gay, baby-killing, Communist, illegal alien who preens over a forged on-line COLB posted at the White House web site after sending out his agents to remove all his real records from their files.


6 posted on 04/18/2012 8:53:29 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: yoe
It's bad, enough cause to boot him out all by itself, but far from his worst.

Aside from eligibility and the massive cover-up, there is The Looting of America (with billions, if not a trillion dollars laundered and out of here, corporate takeovers and stockholder robbery for fun and profit, even the question of overseas campaign contributions when he ran last time, not to mention the destabilization of relatively benign dictatorships (in their then current behaviours) in North Africa using the US Military as a tool to help the Muslim Brotherhood gain power in the region. The list is long, and the body count is far from complete.

7 posted on 04/18/2012 8:56:30 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

“AS LONG AS YOU CONTROL THE PRESS.”

“If you can get people to believe absurdities, you can get them to commit atrocities.” -Voltaire

This is why Clinton skated on his crimes as well.

If Sheriff Joe had an authentic long form Kenyan BC for Obama, the press would call it fake, and it would be soon forgotten like Koresh and Lewinsky.


8 posted on 04/18/2012 9:00:08 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: chris37

MIGHT!?

Hundreds of people dead (US and Mexican) because of Obama’s and Holder’s attempt, in violation of their oaths, to subvert the Constitution?

No “might” about it.


9 posted on 04/18/2012 9:05:58 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: shalom aleichem

Agreed! We are each responsible to do what we can.

It would certainly be a good idea to reestablish a free press, as the founders intended, though.

Internet helps, but the college students BHO spoke to in Boca Raton probably get their news from Jon Stewart and MTV. I would love to see a vehicle which puts truth right in their faces, VISUALLY, the way the secular world has promoted their values and views. Right now a seeker can learn a lot, but the masses are spoon fed the Great Lie.


10 posted on 04/18/2012 9:11:11 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: yoe
Obama Justifies FEMA Imprisonment of Civilians!

Senate Bill S510 Makes it illegal to Grow. Share. Trade or Sell Homegrown Food.

Imagine that. You and your entire family could be dragged away to FEMA Camps against your will. Imprisoned without trial. For merely growing your own vegetables. Or executed under Executive Order by NATO or UN Troops or thugs wearing black uniforms with esoteric military patches on them. All based on illegal and Unconstitutional executive orders from the corrupt usurper in charge.

Insanity Prevails Today !

11 posted on 04/18/2012 9:29:12 AM PDT by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: yoe

Yeah...the Republicans really showed the Obama administration. {sarcasm} A fairly clear cut case and nothing was done about it. Unfortunately, not unexpected.


12 posted on 04/18/2012 10:02:31 AM PDT by voicereason (Dems, Pubbies...too often a one-sided coin.)
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To: shalom aleichem
We cannot wait for the media to do it’s job. It will not do it. In fact it will fight our attempt to get the truth out.

Please understand that John Boehner also opposes any serious investigation of Fast and Furious. And until any Congressional investigation seriously investigates this scandal and comes up with hard email evidence, nothing will come of this.

Boehner is letting Holder get away with his (Holder's) stonewalling. Holder should be impeached.

Nevertheless, I believe that Obama and Holder purposefully kept themselves out of the formal FnF information loop, so that they could plead plausible deniability, yet these two criminals knew exactly what was going on, all the time. This was Obama's and Holder's creation, in my opinion.

Even if Holder is some how, some way implicated, Obama will pardon him.

Try your best to control your blood pressure, in all of this injustice. However, God will hold these two miscreants accountable, of that you can be assured.

13 posted on 04/18/2012 10:05:53 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: yoe

Face it:

It only took about 2 weeks to generate a VERY public Congressional hearing for the GSA members who spent +$800k throwing a party for themselves. Congress is moving SWIFTLY to have criminal charges brought forward and it looks like that will happen very soon. The media is all over it.

This shows and proves that ACTION can be taken if anyone in Government and/or the media actually cares.

Fast and Furious? A much, much bigger scandal with years of testimony and hearings and... nothing.

It’s Waco, Fellas. And nothing is going to happen to anyone involved. Nothing.

I hope I’m wrong and I’m still writing my Congressman - But I’m not wrong.

They are dragging this out in the hopes that Obama will get defeated and then they’ll just sweep it under the rug. Nobody has the balls to go after a “retired” President anyway.


14 posted on 04/18/2012 10:08:57 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: ex-Texan

“Senate Bill S510 Makes it illegal to Grow. Share. Trade or Sell Homegrown Food.”

Not exactly true. The original bill was almost that bad. But the final bill did not go this far.

BUT the final bill HR2751 is still a horror, passed in stealth late at night at the end of the Lame Duck Session.

I watched this bill from it’s beginning over a span of many years.

They tried every way to hide their vote on this horrible bill, both Dems and Republicans.

When it passed the only place you could find the words of the bill was in the General Printing Office database.

And YES, we need to throw all the bums out.


15 posted on 04/18/2012 10:21:09 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Cicero

” But the worst scandal is that he is a gay, baby-killing, Communist, illegal alien who preens over a forged on-line COLB posted at the White House web site after sending out his agents to remove all his real records from their files.”

Can you imagine what the MSM would do to a REPUBLICAN
with this record? (or lack of it, thereof)


16 posted on 04/18/2012 11:26:22 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: yoe
I read the Pavlich book yesterday....chilling.

Do not miss this book!

17 posted on 04/18/2012 11:42:15 AM PDT by cookcounty (We need Newt. The Black Belt Jaw-jitsu Master!)
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To: MikeSteelBe

” If Sheriff Joe had an authentic long form Kenyan BC for Obama, the press would call it fake, and it would be soon forgotten like Koresh and Lewinsky.”

By the end of the year....every American will know who Sheriff Joe is.


18 posted on 04/18/2012 11:42:35 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: MikeSteelBe; advertising guy

” If Sheriff Joe had an authentic long form Kenyan BC for Obama, the press would call it fake, and it would be soon forgotten like Koresh and Lewinsky.”

By the end of the year....every American will know who Sheriff Joe is.


19 posted on 04/18/2012 11:43:00 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: stephenjohnbanker

sooner than that SJB


20 posted on 04/18/2012 12:08:44 PM PDT by advertising guy (Sarah just jumped..........game on boys.)
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To: advertising guy

The sooner the better, ol pal!


21 posted on 04/18/2012 12:14:27 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: yoe
The I.G. in charge of the investigation has been Cynthia Schnadar, who worked with Holder on at least 14 cases when Holder was a US Atty in the 1990's in Washington, and she worked for him.

From American Thinker: ...But should Cynthia Schnedar be the person to conduct the investigation?

It turns out that Ms. Schnedar has long and close ties to Mr. Holder. According to her biography on the Justice Department website, she became assistant U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C. in 1994. Eric Holder had become the U.S. attorney in Washington the previous year, so he in effect was Schnedar's boss from 1994 until 1997, when he left to become President Clinton's deputy attorney general. Holder would become a key player in the scandalous pardons of fugitive billionaire Marc Rich and members of the Puerto Rican nationalist terrorist group known as FALN.

But during Ms. Schnedar's tenure before Holder had departed, it happened that they had ended up working a number of cases together. According to the LexisNexis website, there were at least fourteen of them, usually at the appellate level. For Holder, it was more than just "in name only"; in some of those cases, they apparently co-filed legal briefs.

In one case, they had represented the ATF. In another, they represented both the ATF and DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration), an agency that has now also been linked to Fast and Furious.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/10/fast_and_furious_in_a_rotten_nutshell.html#ixzz1sQA66l8g

Schnadar was replaced this past month by Michael Horowitz of the Cadwalader Wickersham law firm (which many top DOJ people in the Fast and Furious saga have a connection with and which, in it's largest pro bono project ever, defended the terrorists in Guantanamo).

22 posted on 04/18/2012 12:41:39 PM PDT by cookcounty (We need Newt. The Black Belt Jaw-jitsu Master!)
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To: yoe

bttt


23 posted on 04/18/2012 1:12:54 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Texas Fossil; xzins; Quix; M. Espinola; whitedog57; stephenjohnbanker; Kaslin; Lazamataz; ...
What The Hell ? !

Conspiracy Theory

24 posted on 04/18/2012 1:31:22 PM PDT by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: yoe

How can it be the worst scandal when the media ignores it. According to the media, this is the first scandal free administration in history.


25 posted on 04/18/2012 5:11:35 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Smokin' Joe

How about stealing from the US treasury for all the Obama family trips?


26 posted on 04/18/2012 5:35:51 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: voicereason
Maybe Issa is waiting until Fall so the scandal WON'T be forgotten. With this corruption they are/should be desperate to get him out of there.
27 posted on 04/18/2012 5:43:23 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: yoe

How can it be the worst scandal when the media ignores it. According to the media, this is the first scandal free administration in history.


28 posted on 04/18/2012 5:46:34 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: dandiegirl
How about stealing from the US treasury for all the Obama family trips?

Why, anything that can be measured in mere millions is just 'walking around money', and um....er.....uh.... sharing! YES! That's it! SHARING! Sharing is caring, and all that....

It's always easier to be generous with other people's money. But Margaret Thatcher had a point, and the checkbook is overdrawn.

29 posted on 04/18/2012 6:08:53 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: dandiegirl
I'm a Conservative, and a Republican.....but I've very, very little confidence in my Party doing the right thing.

Period.

30 posted on 04/18/2012 6:46:58 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: ex-Texan

Thanks for the ping!


31 posted on 04/18/2012 8:02:13 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“By the end of the year....every American will know who Sheriff Joe is.”

Yes, the lying POS media will expose him as the “racist nut” who passed away.

At his age, they won’t even have to go to the trouble of creating a Vince Foster/Ron Brown Arkancide scenario.

I hope he lives to 120, but the voting sheeple are too stupid to not let the media destroy his credibility with lies.


32 posted on 04/19/2012 3:50:43 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Alamo-Girl; Quix; M. Espinola; whitedog57; stephenjohnbanker

Crisis By Design — Video Speaks for Itself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ccrjnHAA34&feature=related

Above the Law . . . And corrupt as hell


33 posted on 04/20/2012 9:38:39 PM PDT by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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