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  • Fast & Furious / Wide Receiver for liberal dummies

    06/22/2012 9:42:49 AM PDT · by .454Puma · 13 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 06/22/2012 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Whenever you read "Bush started Fast & Furious" on Internet leftist websites like Huffpo, CNN or MSNBC blogs you can use this copy & paste reply: Differences between Bush's "Wide Receiver" and Obama's "Fast & Furious" operations explained for stupid liberals in the Obama lapdog media: Wide Receiver - The number of guns used in the operation from the beginning until the end of the operation was 300 Fast & Furious - The number of guns used in the operation from the beginning until the end of the operation was 2,000 Wide Receiver - Guns were traced with miniature GPS...
  • An Arrogant and Lawless Cover-Up

    06/22/2012 7:17:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | June 22, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Few principles are more important to our constitutional scheme than the separation of powers, which is precisely why President Obama's bogus assertion of executive privilege to thwart Congress' investigation into Fast and Furious is so inexcusable. Executive privilege is an important safeguard against congressional overreach and to preserve the separation of powers. The inherent right of the executive to protect highly sensitive information has long been recognized, and the privilege was judicially established during the Watergate era. As such, Congress should not go on fishing expeditions against a president to score political points. But neither should a president assert the...
  • Hiding Behind Executive Privilege

    06/21/2012 7:10:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 21, 2012 | The Editors
    President Barack Obama has long tried to distance himself from the “Fast and Furious” scandal at the Justice Department, which stems from a program under which Mexican drug cartels were allowed to acquire U.S. firearms that were later used against U.S. law-enforcement personnel. By invoking executive privilege to stymie congressional investigation of the case, the president has placed himself squarely in the center of it.President Obama, who had been a bitter critic of the Bush administration’s use of executive privilege, today through his representatives protested that he is only doing what the Bush administration did before him. The same...
  • Terry's Dad would Say to Obama, Holder: "I'd Say Get their Heads out of their Butt, Anyway" - Video

    06/21/2012 7:09:07 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 21, 2012 | Brian
    Here is video of the parents of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry appearing on Hannity tonight for an extensive interview. The Terrys said they believe President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder are trying to hide something by invoking Executive Privilege to conceal documents related to the Fast & Furious Scandal that resulted in the murder of their son, Brian Terry. At around the 4:40 mark of the interview, Hannity asks the Terrys what they would say to President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder if they had the chance to talk to them. Mr. Terry spoke bluntly. ....
  • The Fast And Furious Scandal Is Turning Into President Obama's Watergate [Woodward and Bernstein?]

    06/21/2012 5:53:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 93 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 21, 2012
    The Fast And Furious Scandal Is Turning Into President Obama's Watergate Tim Stanley June 21. Obama is repeating many of the mistakes that led to Nixon's resignation in 1974 Fast and furious hasnt been discussed a lot in the mainstream media, which is why the facts can seem so preposterous when you read them for the first time. But the story is slowly unraveling and the public is catching up with the madness. On Wednesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over his decision to withhold documents related to the...
  • Fast and Furious Falling Apart

    06/21/2012 5:17:12 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 21, 2012 | Russ Vaughn
    When BATF agents first blew the whistle on what is now known as Operation Fast and Furious, the rationale offered by DoJ for such an evidently foolish operation was that it was designed to allow BATF to track and prosecute the leaders of the Mexican drug cartels. As more information surfaced from the Mexican government and the BATF's Mexican bureau chief specifying that none of them knew anything of this operation, many of us who were paying a bit closer attention to the case immediately smelled the first foul scent of corruption. The fatal flaw in DoJ's explanation was this:...
  • Theyre Lying and Hiding Something Latest Operation Fast & Furious News

    06/22/2012 9:50:15 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-22-12 | Curt
    A new video out today put together by The Right Scoop that shows a few things. First, that the latest "Blame Bush" campaign by Obama and pals is an utter falsehood. Second, that Holder knew about the operation in 2009. All this administration knows how to do is lie it seems: [VIDEO AT SITE] or HEREBrian Terry's parents believe they are lying as well: [VIDEO AT SITE] or HEREAnd here is just one reminder on why Obama and pals started the operation in the first place: Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and...
  • Did Obama assert executive privilege to bail out Holder before?

    06/22/2012 1:38:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/22/12 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama may have actually asserted executive privilege once before to protect Attorney General Eric Holder from congressional scrutiny, documents and congressional records obtained by The Daily Caller indicate. During Holders 2009 confirmation hearings, Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn pressed Holder for details on the role he played in helping get Puerto Rican terrorists members of the violent Armed Forces for National Liberation, who set off 120 bombs throughout the U.S. killing at least six Americans and permanently harming others clemency during the Bill Clinton administration. (Snip) Since Clinton had waived such executive privilege, it appears as
  • Jack Kelly: Major media mostly ignoring a scandal

    06/22/2012 1:38:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 13 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 6-22-2012 | Jack Kelly
    June 22, 2012 Jack Kelly: Major media mostly ignoring a scandal Jack Kelly There must be something really, really bad in the documents his attorney general is trying to conceal from Congress. If not, President Barack Obama has lost his mind. With the honorable exceptions of Sharyl Attkisson of CBS and Richard Serrano of the Los Angeles Times, the major media have ignored for more than a year one of the biggest scandals in U.S. history. Now that the president has claimed executive privilege, they can ignore it no longer... .... After being stonewalled for nearly a year, Mr. Issa's...
  • Rush Breaks Down The Difference Between Operation Wide Receiver And Fast & Furious (Video)

    06/22/2012 1:06:15 PM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 12 replies
    All American Blogger ^ | 6/22/12 | Duane Lester
    This is important information to know, especially since the lefts main talking point is this all started under Bush and Holder stopped it. Thats a lie.
  • Fast and Furious Desperation

    06/22/2012 12:29:01 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2012 | Thomas Lifson
    There is a school of thought among GOP party pros that Fast and Furious is a distraction, that President Obama would rather talk about anything other than the economy. Much as I admire the insight and focus of people like Karl Rove, President Obama and his coterie are showing unmistakable signs of desperation. We witnessed the President's gum chewing demeanor, and awful presser performance in Los Cabos at the G20 summit -- a televised disaster that commandeered prime time television in the East.
  • Wide Receiver vs. Fast and Furious

    06/22/2012 12:16:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Rush ^ | June 22, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'll tell you something else, folks, if I were Hispanic, you know what would really trouble me? To learn that the President of the United States had allowed assault weapons to be walked across the border to drug cartels and used to slaughter hundreds of Mexicans. If I were Hispanic, that would really tick me off. "Holder lied, Mexicans died." We had a call at the end of the program yesterday from a woman who kept hearing that Democrats are blaming Bush for Fast and Furious. Speaking of which, you know how the Democrats hate guns, you...
  • Os Real secret

    06/22/2012 11:39:41 AM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 21, 2012 | RICH LOWRY
    Pity lead House GOP investigator Rep. Darrell Issa of California. Its his misfortune that he isnt looking into matters about which the Obama administration can talk freely namely, all its covert national-security programs. If Justice Department documents that Issa's committee seeks from Attorney General Eric Holder had been the subject of a top-secret meeting in the White House Situation Room, their contents already wouldve been splashed across the media. Issa could read the A-1 New York Times story and be done with it. But the Holder documents are an entirely different matter. They relate to the bizarrely misconceived Operation...
  • House committee suspects Fast and Furious cover-up (Duh)

    06/22/2012 9:01:26 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 06/22/12 | Jerry Seper
    The House committee investigating Fast and Furious has received more than 7,600 documents from the Justice Department, but Republican lawmakers say none addresses who approved the gunrunning probe, who failed to stop it before a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and why department officials initially lied to Congress about it. Now the panel has its sights set on an additional 1,300 pages of documents it believes will answer those questions and also expose a political cover-up at Justice. Nevertheless, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's quest for records got more complicated this week when President Obama asserted executive...
  • Whats Bam hiding?

    06/22/2012 6:36:12 AM PDT · by opentalk · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 21, 2012
    Executive privilege, conceptually speaking, is a lot like the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution: Assert it, and folks assume that theres a coverup under way....In recent weeks, Justice officials have retracted earlier sworn statements including one this week that the operation began under the Bush administration. All in all, it stinks on ice.
  • Welcome to the Mainstream, Mr. Furious

    06/21/2012 7:35:48 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-21-2012 | Bob Owens
    June 21, 2012 Welcome to the Mainstream, Mr. Furious Bob Owens The Obama administration gun-running plot known as Operation Fast and Furious exploded into the mainstream this week with a dramatic series of motions that caught many Americans (those not familiar with the scandal) by surprise.The president asserted executive privilege over tens of thousands of Department of Justice documents related to the plot just hours before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for obstructing their investigation.After a highly partisan and charged debate split down party lines, the committee...
  • The political forces driving Holder's contempt citation

    06/21/2012 5:31:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 21, 2012 | ANDREW MALCOM
    Like virtually everything else that happens in or is said about Washington for the next 138 days, Wednesday's House committee vote to hold Atty. Gen. Eric Holder in contempt is totally saturated with politics. Thanks to the voters' 2010 midterm shellacking delivered to President Obama and his Democrat party, Republicans swept in to control the House and each of its committees. And you won't be surprised to read that the committee's vote to cite Holder for withholding subpoenaed documents about the blown -- and deadly -- 'Fast and Furious' gun-running operation was right along partisan lines. But that doesn't mean...
  • Levin Outlines 'The Right Way To Proceed' To Get Holder Documents

    06/21/2012 1:25:04 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 16 replies
    CNS news ^ | 6/21/12 | By Craig Bannister
    Last night, radio host Mark Levin outlined the five steps that should now be taken to compel Attorney General Eric Holder to produce Operation Fast and Furious documents. There is no need for Senate action, Levin explained. Instead, he said, a civil lawsuit should be pursued by House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). Levin outlined what he believes is the right way to proceed: 1. Hold Holder in contempt by resolution of the House. 2.Seek authorization from the House for the Committee to proceed by civil action to compel production of the documents. 3.Chairman Issa should file suit in...
  • Family of ICE agent slain by cartel files death claim (against federal government)

    06/21/2012 2:20:27 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies ^ | June 20, 2012 | Jason Buch
    Lawyers representing the family of slain ICE agent Jaime Zapata say they have filed a wrongful death claim against the federal government. Zapata and Victor Avila, also a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, were forced off a Mexico highway by cartel gunmen in February 2011. Zapata was shot multiple times and killed. Avila survived the attack. The complaint alleges the agents should not have been tasked with driving through a dangerous area of Mexico to transport sensitive equipment. It also claims the U.S. government allowed the guns used in the attack to be smuggled into Mexico, after purchase by...
  • ATF Death Watch 154: House Oversight Committee Recommends Contempt of Congress for U.S. Attorney

    06/21/2012 3:13:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 21 June, 2012 | Robert Farago
    Voting on strictly partisan lines, a House committee recommended Wednesday that Attorney General (AG) Eric Holder be cited for contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to the botched Fast and Furious (F&F) weapons sting operation, reports. The committee measure now goes to the full House for consideration, expected next week, of what would be an unprecedented action Congress holding a sitting attorney general in contempt. Holders reaction to the vote was inevitable, obfuscatory and predictable: The action that the committee took yesterday was unwarranted, unnecessary and unprecedented, the AG pronounced. Yes, well, no...