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Friday, July 8, 2011

Audio: Rep. Allen West Goes After Eric Holder over Project Gunrunner

In a radio interview with talk show host Steve Gill, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) made it quite clear where he stands relative to the Project Gunrunner / Operation Fast and Furious scandal. If Eric Holder is not removed, it means that Barack Obama is complicit in the operation and there needs to be a special prosecutor brought into this matter now. It is becoming clear that this scandal continues to build toward a much larger crescendo. If West is able to help get more Congressmen to take it seriously, the inertia with respect to the sentiment to remove Holder could reach critical mass this year.

Here is the audio of the exchange between Gill and West:

Via WND:
"This is just another sad chapter in the Eric Holder book of ineptness and incompetence," West said. "Eric Holder needs to be brought before an investigative committee and if those charges are warranted he needs to be held accountable.

"At least the president needs to realize that Eric Holder needs to be removed from the Department of Justice … or else it appears President Obama is complicit and in approval of the actions of his attorney general," he said.
Obama has another problem. If he removes Holder, it will have meant he was either wrong or lied when he went to bat for Holder in an interview with Univision earlier this year when he said neither he nor Holder authorized the operation. Again, this scandal is so large that there are likely to be very few people willing to fall on the sword. We already know that ATF Director Kenneth Melson is not willing to take the fall and that leaves Holder's Justice Department. If Holder authorized Fast and Furious, it will be interesting to see if any AAG's will be willing to do what Melson didn't do.

Full article HERE.

Democrat Senator Leaves Message for Koch Brothers: Donate to Democrats

If anyone has been demonized by the Democrats' Alinsky-style tactics more than the Koch brothers this year, you'd be hard-pressed to find them. The word 'Koch' was used as a punchline in countless sound bites and on multiple protests signs during the Wisconsin protests. MSNBC has the word in its random rotation of entities to slander and malign. Imagine their surprise when they received a voicemail from Democrat Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) in her capacity as Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) chair, asking for a five-figure campaign contribution.

First up, the voicemail message. CLICK HERE to listen.

You knew the Koch brothers would respond to that. Here is the letter, taken from the Koch Industries website:
Dear Senator Murray:

For many months now, your colleagues in the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee leadership have engaged in a series of disparagements and ad hominem attacks about us, apparently as part of a concerted political and fundraising strategy. Just recently, Senator Reid wrote in a DSCC fundraising letter that Republicans are trying to “force through their extreme agenda faster than you can say ‘Koch Brothers.’”

So you can imagine my chagrin when I got a letter from you on June 17 asking us to make five-figure contributions to the DSCC. You followed that up with a voicemail* indicating that, if we contributed heavily enough, we would garner an invitation to join you and other Democratic leaders at a retreat in Kiawah Island this September.

I’m hoping you can help me understand the intent of your request because it’s hard not to conclude that DSCC politics have become so cynical that you actually expect people whom you routinely denounce to give DSCC money.

It is troubling that private citizens taking part in the discourse have become the targets of White House and DSCC fundraising missives, and we would certainly encourage you to rethink that approach. Ultimately, I expect voters will see through that and will weigh the issues on the merits alone. But in the meantime, if you could provide me some insight on what exactly you are asking of us and why, I would be most grateful.

Philip Ellender
President, Government & Public Affairs
Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC
Gotta say. That's one heckuva strategy. I urge and encourage you to give it a shot. Ingratiate yourself to someone by slandering them incessantly and then ask for their support.

A better example of liberal logic you will not find.

h/t Hot Air

Video: Rick Santelli's Best Rant Since Starting Tea Party

There is something about Rick Santelli that doesn't seem to be true for many. The more animated he gets, the more right he usually is. His latest rant is over the debt ceiling. If you ask him, House Republicans shouldn't give an inch; leave the ceiling where it is and force the Federal government to cut spending. There is plenty of tax revenue being collected to pay the interest on the debt so default is not going to happen. The showdown here takes place between Santelli and Michael Farr.

Farr comes across as the guy who has been perpetually fooled with things like TARP, the Auto bailouts, bank bailouts, stimulus, etc. Santelli says this fear mongering about the consequences of failing to raise the debt ceiling is just chicken little's latest manufactured crisis.

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