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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Video: Congressman Tim Scott Threatens Impeachment Push

While House Speaker John Boehner cries and plays golf with President Obama, freshman Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC) threatens to push for impeachment if the president attempts to go around Congress to get what he wants relative to the debt limit. Here is Scott at a recent town hall at which he is asked about Congress having its power usurped by the Executive Branch. It's interesting that people are looking at the Fourteenth Amendment (section 4) in making this case. If raising the debt ceiling is being done to suppress insurrection or rebellion against the U.S., the increased debt is to be considered 'null and void.'

Via LiveLeak:

h/t Hapblog

Shameless: Bill Clinton says Voter ID = Jim Crow

By stating that people who want voter ID laws passed are engaging in Jim Crow-style tactics, Bill Clinton actually implicates himself in the commission of the same. After blacks were given the right to vote - by Republicans - the KKK, which was the armed wing of the Democrat Party, would terrorize blacks and Republicans who attempted to vote. In attacking voter ID as being inherently racist, Clinton is simply engaging in much softer version of what his ideological predecessors did.

In a speech to liberal youth activists Wednesday, the former president called out proposals in battleground states like Florida and Ohio that could limit the voter rolls.

“I can’t help thinking since we just celebrated the Fourth of July and we’re supposed to be a country dedicated to liberty that one of the most pervasive political movements going on outside Washington today is the disciplined, passionate, determined effort of Republican governors and legislators to keep most of you from voting next time,” Clinton said at Campus Progress’s annual conference in Washington.

“There has never been in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and all the Jim Crow burdens on voting, the determined effort to limit the franchise that we see today,” Clinton added.

Clinton mentioned Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s move in March to overturn past state precedent — including under former GOP governors — that allows convicted felons to vote once they’ve served they’ve finished probation periods.

“Why should we disenfranchise people forever once they’ve paid their price?” Clinton said. “Because most of them in Florida were African Americans and Hispanics who tended to vote for Democrats. That’s why.”
Such rhetoric is beyond irresponsible. When blacks attempted to vote after the Fifteenth Amendment had been ratified, KKK members would threaten to kill them if they voted Republican. By comparing the implementation of very rational laws to the motives of the KKK, Clinton is engaging in similar, albeit, much less overt techniques; he is trying to get people to view Republicans as his party should be viewed. It's really no different from modern-day German socialists who blame the Jews for the holocaust.

h/t GWP

Did Operation Castaway allow Guns to 'Walk' into Honduras?

Sipsey Street's track record has been so good, I don't hesitate to post this. We know that Operation Fast and Furious was run out of the Phoenix ATF office and was primarily about letting guns 'walk' into Mexico. Now, it's being reported that an ATF SAC (Special Agent in Charge) in Tampa may have been involved in a similar operation that allowed guns to 'walk' into Honduras. The name of the program was apparently Operation Castaway. The SAC who oversaw it - Virginia O'Brien - had previously been a SAC at the Phoenix office.

Via Sipsey Street:
SAC O’Brien was previously the Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division, was later promoted to the Deputy Assistant Director of ATF, but then stepped down to the position in Tampa. Whether the allegations of our source refer to the on-going Operation Castaway remains at this hour unclear, but our source is certain that O'Brien has allowed the "walking" of straw-purchased firearms to Honduras using the same failed strategy as the Phoenix Field Division's Operation Fast and Furious. That Operation Castaway involved arms smuggling to Honduras is also certain.

"This is confirmed as accurate," the correspondence continued. "There are emails in existence where O’Brien has advised those involved that Tampa does not have to report their walked guns because Tampa FD is not a part of Southwest Border or Project Gunrunner."

"From a first person source she is shitting herself trying to cover it up," the report stated.
It will be very interesting to learn the timeline of this one. In the summer of 2009, Honduras president - and Hugo Chavez stooge - Manuel Zelaya was constitutionally removed from office. Shockingly, the Obama administration tried to go to the mat over re-installing Zelaya; Obama referred to Zelaya's removal as an illegal 'coup.' The interim president, Roberto Micheletti, didn't hand over the reigns until November and the situation there was touch and go for several months.

Was this operation going on at the same time Honduras was dealing with this Constitutional crisis?

If so, it would have been quite King Georgian of this administration to arm the bad guys in Honduras.

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