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Fast and Furious and Further Proof That the Obama Administration Is Delusional

Yes, we’ve been saying it all along that Obama and the three-ring circus, otherwise known as his administration, and the Democrats on the Hill, are absolutely delusional. In what should be a futile attempt to protect Attorney General Eric Holder, Nancy Pelosi stepped in it yet again.

Yes, she really is that stupid. No, Nancy, this doesn’t have a damn thing to do with the latest manufactured nonsense from the Democrats about voter suppression. This is about the fact that there is a mother and father out there that wants to know the truth about what happened to their son. But hey, I guess we can give you a pass on the finer points here, since the Obama Administration in general can’t seem to remember that border patrol agent’s name in the first place.

His name is Brian Terry, and he was killed with weapons that Attorney General Eric Holder authorized to be sent across the border, and handed to drug cartels in Mexico. It’s one name, and it’s been repeated countless times in the past 18 months. We all know you’re all a little mentally inept there in the White House, but really? Well, maybe you should get a pass on that as well, since even your own mouthpieces in the press can’t get the story straight.

I guess we can take at least a little solace in the fact that AG Holder was finally cornered on his little blame game. Yes, he finally did acknowledge under oath that “Fast and Furious” was not the same as “Wide Receiver”, but given the history of this administration so far, don’t expect that is the end of the “Blame Bush” meme on this case.

Now, if we expect the Obama Administration to be honest about this case, we’re just as delusional as they are. Perhaps the most disturbing fact in all of this is the apathy surrounding the situation. While it should be, it is not being compared with Watergate. We should be listening to men like Fred Thompson, and more importantly, acting. No, “Fast and Furious” is not a distraction. Yes, the Romney campaign should be focusing primarily on the economy, however some time should be dedicated to this case. It is not just about getting closure for Brian Terry’s family. It is about an administration that has overstepped the bounds, and placed our border patrol personnel in jeopardy. It is about a pervasive arrogance that has consumed not only this administration, but also the political left in this country in general.

I’ve only barely scratched the surface here with this little round-up of information and clips this week. It probably isn’t the last time I’ll say anything about this, but in the meantime, I strongly suggest that you educate yourselves, and read Katie Pavlich’s book below.


Introducing: Richard M. obama

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Then Senator obama routinely criticized President George W. Bush for his use of executive privilege. Not surprisingly now that obama is sitting in the Oval Office, his views on the topic have changed…entirely.

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing: Richard M. obama

As was the case with disgraced President Richard M. Nixon, who resigned over participation in the infamous Watergate cover up, the current White House occupant has determined there is enough to hide from the public that it’s time to play the executive privilege card.

What a refreshing switch from playing either the race card or the class warfare card. However, under these newly created circumstances and given the track record of the current administration and its political allies, do not believe for a second that playing one of those cards might inevitably become necessary.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been stonewalling for the past year, refusing to disclose what he and the Department of Justice know about the failed Fast and Furious gun running scandal. Holder has ignored subpoenas while obstructing repeated attempts to obtain important information. It has gotten so bad that Holder is seen as being in contempt of Congress.

What is Holder hiding that is so important that his boss and friend in the White House would risk his entire reputation, as did Nixon, by invoking executive privilege?

As is the case of obama’s personal records (his birth certificate being the most famous), all of which were sealed from public view via executive order on his first day in office, there is definitely information the Chief Executive of the United States needs kept hidden from the general public. This conclusion is not a surprising one. In fact, that is his track record.

If there was never any White House involvement in the failed Fast and Furious gun running operation, which led to the death of hundreds of Mexican civilians and the death of Federal Agent Brian Terry, how is executive privilege justified?

Did the White House know that hundreds of sophisticated automatic weapons were being allowed, with the blessings of the DOJ, to walk across the American/Mexican border in the hands of ruthless, mass murdering criminals? Was this part of a master plan to intentionally inflate the number of American made weapons being found in the hands of drug cartel members at crime scenes, thereby justifying the imposition of gun control in America? Not so coincidently, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had been making statements insinuating such an objective just prior to news about Fast and Furious coming to light.

The imposition of gun control so strict as to violate the Second Amendment has long been sought by card carrying members of the big government, central planning, control the people leftist fringe, including the fringe leftist currently sitting in the Oval Office.

Holder has a track record of supporting south and central American drug criminals. He has a track record of selective prosecution of American laws based on race, personal and political bias. Holder should be in prison for violating his oath of office. So should his co-conspirators, no matter how far up the food chain they go.

Reposted from: http://mjfellright.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/introducing-richard-m-obama/

Senator Obama Scolded Bush Over Executive Privilege Use

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As the House Oversight Committee moves to a vote today on whether or not to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over the infamous gun-running program, Fast and Furious, President Obama has claimed executive privilege in an attempt to shield Holder.

The power of executive privilege, while not expressly granted in the Constitution, has been upheld by the Supreme Court and allows the president and certain members of the executive branch to not answer to certain types of charges, such as the Congressional subpoena, that the legislative and judicial branches may try to bring.

However, as Judge Andrew Napolitano noted on Fox News earlier today, this may ultimately hurt both Holder and Obama, as in order for executive privelege to apply, the president must be personally involved. This counters statements that Holder made during Congressional testimony.

Executive privilege has only been exercised 25 times since Reagan’s presidency, most frequently by Bill Clinton, who exercised the privilege 12 times. During his presidency, George W. Bush utilized the power 6 times. Unfortunately for President Obama, in 2007, he appeared on CNN and told Larry King that Bush’s use of the privilege was not a good reason to withhold information from Congress. Then-Senator Obama criticized Bush for hiding behind the power, and stated that the American people deserve to know the truth.

Apparently in Obama’s eyes, the same high standards of transparency Congress and the American people deserve don’t apply in this situation.

Executive Privilege

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Whew. Attorney General Eric Holder was able to loosen the noose around his neck this morning. His eleventh hour appeal to boss Obama was granted giving him Executive Privilege in the Fast and Furious case.Read Holder’s letter here.

In granting this order the White House stated that President Bush used Executive Privilege during his presidency. They fail to remember the outrage by Democrats and the media when this happened. Even if what Bush did was wrong didn’t their momma ever tell them that two wrongs don’t make a right? Isn’t it time to stop blaming Bush and start explaining this administrations actions?

The death of Border Agent Brian Terry over one and a half years ago should have been resolved with questions answered quickly and truthfully. Who originally authorized this program? What was its true purpose? There are many who speculate gun running would prove that most guns being used by cartels in Mexico were from the US which would bring public support to stronger gun laws. How far up the Justice Department did it go? Did knowledge of this program go into the administration? Who signed off on such a potentially dangerous idea? Who lied when the first letter from the Obama administration was sent to Congress denying any knowledge of Fast and Furious–a letter which was proven untrue by the House Oversight Committee? How far does this cover-up go? What does Executive Privilege do to keep us from finding out the truth.

People should be angry. This program did not make Americans safer. In fact, many would argue that purposely selling weapons to men of ‘questionable character’ has  done nothing but add to the violence along the border. However, it appears that many viewers of the left leaning media are still woefully uninformed about the Fast and Furious gunrunning program.

Today, as the news channels are forced to report on this tragic tale of woeful incompetence average citizens may start to learn about a terrible program, apparently run at very high levels, that went terribly wrong. Hopefully, they will begin asking questions about this program. When they do which truly non-biased reporters will give them all the gory details?

Here are a few key details to share with your awakened friends:

  • Fast and Furious is not the same as the Bush era Operation Wide Receiver. Notably, Wide Receiver was a gun tracing program run with the knowledge and assistance of the Mexican government. During Fast and Furious Mexican officials were kept out of the loop.
  • Fast and Furious weapons are linked to one killed Border Patrol Agent and over 300 Mexican deaths.
  • Sending guns across the border to Mexico was part of the Fast and Furious plan. Losing track of them, maybe not so much.
  • Much of the current debate about Fast and Furious is not the program itself but a possible cover-up. A letter sent to Congress denying knowledge of the program by Holder’s office was eventually retracted, over one year later.