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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Congressman: Boehner will be 'Embarrassed' by Fast and Furious

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) was on Fox News Channel's America's Newsroom and was asked about the latest passing deadline for Eric Holder to comply with the Committee's subpoena, which came and went on May 31st. It's obvious that Chaffetz doesn't like the way Boehner is holding Issa back from issuing the contempt citation.

h/t DC:

Another committee member who has got to be upset with Boehner is Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), whom you hear Chaffetz mention in the aforementioned clip. On April 26th, Gowdy pledged to Greta that Holder would face real consequences (contempt citation) no later than Memorial Day.

Sorry, this just fits.

Allen West receives another badge of honor; called a Liar by a Liar (Bill Clinton)

Bill Clinton was impeached for lying under oath so why wouldn't he lie when he's not under oath? He basically called Rep. Allen West (R-FL) a liar for saying that there are between "78-81" Communists in Congress. Ok, that's your first sign that Allen West was telling the truth; Bill Clinton said he wasn't.

Uh, the facts are clear.

The Communist infiltration of the Democratic Party was essentially completed when Barack Obama was elected president.

Here is video of Clinton going after West. Did I mention that Clinton is an impeached liar?

Via the Right Scoop:

KA BOOM! Issa has copies of Wiretap Applications

This may just be among the most explosive developments yet in the Fast and Furious investigation. Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa has sent a letter to Eric Holder but that's not the news. In fact, these letters have become tiresome because most of them are a bit redundant and are more often than not met with silence.

Not this time. This letter to Holder is more of a big, fat FYI than it is a demand for information. One of the things that Holder's DOJ has been extremely reticent about relinquishing has been the wiretap applications. The latest letter from Issa to Holder is meant to convey one very simple message; Issa has copies and those copies name names at the highest levels of DOJ.

Additionally, it looks like Issa has caught another high ranking DOJ official in a bald-faced lie. The first one came in the form of the February 4, 2011 letter signed by Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich that the DOJ rescinded. It now appears that Issa has caught Deputy Attorney General James Cole's hand in the cookie jar thanks to what he now knows about the wiretap applications.

Via Issa's letter:
In a May 15, 2012 letter, the Deputy Attorney General (James Cole) reiterated the Department's position that the "inappropriate tactics used in Fast and Furious... were not initiated or authorized by Department leadership in Washington." We now know that statement is false.

The Committee has obtained copies of six wiretap applications in support of seven wire intercepts utilized during Fast and Furious.
The implication is obvious. Issa has seen copies of the wiretap applications and they disprove Cole's statement.

Additionally, the wiretap applications also point the perjury finger directly at Holder, who on multiple occasions, asserted that the applications did NOT contain information about tactics.

The applications in Issa's possession apparently don't square with that either:
Even a perfunctory review of the wiretap applications amply demonstrates the immense detail documenting gun walking tactics that should have prompted senior officials in the Criminal Division to shut down the program immediately.
After chronicling the many instances where Holder spoke of what the wiretap applications did not contain, Issa wrote the following:
We now know that all of these statements are not accurate.
Here is Oversight Committee member, Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA) questioning Eric Holder on February 2, 2012 about these wiretaps.

Fast forward to the 5:00 mark if pressed for time.

Here is Oversight Committee member, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) grilling Holder on wiretap applications at a December 8, 2011 House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Reminder: Gowdy is in his first term.

Holder's Justice Department being caught lying to Congress is not new relative to Fast and Furious. Here is Gowdy at the same December 8th hearing, grilling Holder over the now infamous February 4, 2011 letter.

Almost forgot Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) at the same hearing. He reminded Holder that lying to Congress is a felony and invoked the "I" word. Holder also said, "nobody in the Justice Department has lied."

There's another lie.

Another Obama EPA Administrator tells the truth (in secret)

You might remember EPA Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz telling what he thought was a limited audience that his objective is to "crucify" oil companies to get other oil companies to fall in line. Now it's time to be introduced to EPA Region I Administrator Carl Spalding. During a speech at which he likely thought featured a limited audience as well, Spalding admitted that the job of the EPA is to put the coal industry out of business.

Via Jim Inhofe Press Office, h/t GWP:

Armendariz resigned after his comments, saying that he had become "a distraction." Now that we have Spalding on video expressing very similar sentiment - the crippling of energy industries, can we officially say that the EPA is engaged in an Obama administration conspiracy?

Breitbart: Obama and Ayers shared 4th of July BBQ at Ayers house in 2005

Remember, in 2008, Obama was asked about his relationship with Bill Ayers no more than once by the fawning mainstream media; it was during a debate with Hillary Clinton. Obama dismissed the notion saying that Ayers was little more than 'a guy who lives in my neighborhood.' Well, now we know that this particular guy who lives in Obama's neighborhood held a 4th of July BBQ in 2005 that Obama attended.

Via Breitbart:
As a presidential candidate in 2008, Barack Obama disavowed any connection with former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, the Weather Underground radical who was one of Obama's early backers and his colleague on the board of the Woods Fund in Chicago. We now have proof that Obama's association with Ayers continued even after Obama had been elected to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate--in the form of a now-scrubbed blog post placing Obama at the home of Ayers and his wife, fellow radical Bernardine Dohrn, on July 4, 2005.
Of course, Obama and Ayers shared a business office for no less than three years, beginning in 1995. His 2005 visit to Ayers' home would make that, at minimum, Obama's 2nd visit in ten years, with the first known visit taking place in 1995, when Obama's political career was launched there. This means that the two men had a combined working and personal relationship that spanned no less than an entire decade.

There were plenty of us in 2008 who saw this relationship with Ayers not just disturbing but potentially very dangerous, in part because of the revelations of the only man who successfully infiltrated the Weather Underground for the FBI - Larry Grathwohl. This video of Grathwohl in 1982 continues to take on added significance each time more information about the Obama / Ayers relationship is revealed.

Remember, Ayers has not renounced his terrorist acts. Obama attended a Bill Ayers BBQ four years after 9/11, which was also four years after a magazine cover showed Ayers standing on a crumpled American flag. This video shook many of us to the core four years ago and though we tried to sound the alarm bells, not enough listened. That, and McCain told us we had no reason to fear an 'Obama presidency.'

On a side note, here is Obama's 2008 exchange with Hillary. It's just plain laughable for anyone to assert that Obama wasn't lying here.

Hispanics should play Race Card on Romney over Fast and Furious

The wooden Mitt Romney is benefiting from both good campaign strategists / response team and Obama campaign gaffes but he's still not inspiring enthusiasm.

Mike Allen at POLITICO writes about what Romney must do to inspire Republican voters. Conspicuously absent from Allen's piece, in which he says Republican strategists think Romney should "go big," is any mention of Fast and Furious. Interestingly, Romney's handlers seem to be very concerned about his ability to connect with Hispanic voters.
On the more practical side, Republicans worry about everything from his failure to connect at all with Hispanic voters to an unexpected drain in conservative enthusiasm if the Supreme Court kills the Obama health care plan. “Obamacare is the one permanent and potentially irreversible [effect] that Obama will have on the country, and if it is overturned, it makes the election, by default, less important,” said a conservative operative intimately involved in the campaign who has reviewed extensive polling and focus group research on the topic. “If the court overturns it, 10 million conservative activists suddenly breathe a great sigh of relief, and may not be quite as intensely active.”

On the Hispanic question, the numbers for Romney are bleak: An NBC/WSJ/Telemundo poll, released on May 23, showed Obama with a 2-to-1 lead among Hispanic voters, Obama, 61, Romney, 27.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) took his advice straight to Romney during a recent fundraising swing in New York. Cantor laid out the raw numbers: 60 percent of key independents are women, and a disproportionate number of independents are minorities. Republicans “have to be able to connect” with women and minorities, Cantor said.
Tell me again, how many Hispanics are dead today as a direct result of Fast and Furious?

Just last month, Sipsey Street's Mike Vanderboegh seemed to indicate that Speaker John Boehner may be preventing Darrell Issa from issuing the contempt citation to Eric Holder over Fast and Furious out of fear that the black Attorney General could play the race card.

Whether or not that's true remains to be seen but what IS true is that there seems to be a tepid appetite for going after Holder over an operation that is responsible for hundreds of dead Mexicans (Hispanics).

If Romney is seeking to connect with Hispanic voters, why is he not pointing to the rising number of Hispanics murdered with guns that were placed into the hands of bad guys by the Obama administration, in the name of gun control? If he were to do so, Romney would be way ahead of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), which has yet to see one member demand accountability from Holder. In fact, by doing so himself, Romney could point to the CHC while asking Hispanic voters one simple question:

"Where are the leaders of the Congressional Caucus that claims to put your agenda first?"

In fact, if Romney DOESN'T go after Holder over Fast and Furious, he risks being labeled as even more insensitive to Hispanics than initially thought. It will have meant that he is more interested in playing politics than in doing the right thing and actually benefiting from it politically. If the Republicans are not going after Holder over fear of the race card, it's the quintessential example of a 'glass is half empty' mentality. Hispanics should be playing the race card on Romney for NOT going after Holder on Fast and Furious.

So which is it, Mitt? Are you going to prove Eric Holder right or are you going to do the right thing?

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