He said, "Once you cross that line, I can do whatever I want."
This is the same idiocy that happened in Oklahoma that I bitched about at the time: "We need money for 'X', so let's raise taxes on tobacco!" Of course, they're also spending money trying to make people QUIT using tobacco, which means that revenue will drop... Effing morons.
“Mexico was never apprised how the operation would be designed and implemented,” Sarukhan said on Thursday at a left-wing event hosted by the New Democrat Network and the New Policy Institute.
“Regardless of whether this was or was not the intent or the design of Fast and Furious, the thinking that you can let guns walk across the border and maintain operational control of those weapons is really an outstanding lack of understanding of how these criminal organizations are operating on both sides of our common borders,” Sarukhan said, adding that he thinks the Obama administration had significantly damaged its popularity in Mexico.
Well, lah-de-freakin'-da, ain't that terrible? Though it supposes he gives a crap about his popularity in Mexico. Two things:
They're still giving benefit of the doubt- at least publicly- to the Gunwalker mess, that it may have been a 'botched' operation; I wonder what they're quietly asking for to keep them from saying "It's become obvious that the Obama Administration did not care how many Mexicans died, so long as their deaths could be used to push the Administrations' goals"?
Second, repeating something noted before:
In Fast and Furious, the administration likely(bullcrap, they KNEW) knew people would die because its actions. The Obama administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives facilitated the sale of the weapons to straw purchasers, who then trafficked them into Mexico. The overall plan was to “track” trafficked weapons to where they ultimately ended up, allowing law enforcement to target bigger kingpin criminals in the weapons trafficking trade.
But the only way to “track” those weapons after they were “walked” into Mexico was to find them at stings or crime scenes. When Mexican drug cartel operatives kill people, they often ditch their weapons at or near the crime scenes.
And something that just might feed into this:
According to excerpts from Klaidman’s book, “Kill or Capture,” former President George W. Bush’s counter-terrorism adviser Richard Clarke told Obama early in his presidency that the job required he get his hands dirty.
“As president, you kill people,” Clarke told Obama, according to the book.
Klaidman writes that Obama was unshaken by that remark.
“An inscrutable Obama looked back at Clarke, not betraying any emotion. ‘I know that,’ Obama told Clarke in an even tone,” the book excerpt reads. “‘He didn’t flinch,’ Clarke later said of the meeting.”
Why would he? Socialists have a long history of no problem with killing people in job lots if it'll help push the Glorious Revolution forward.
No, I'm not giving him any benefit of the doubt anymore.
Also at the Caller,
Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar told The Daily Caller on Friday that he thinks former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney should help push for accountability in the aftermath of Operation Fast and Furious.
“I think he does [need to be more vocal],” Gosar said in a phone interview. “I think that people, as they find out about this, are outraged. I think Gov. Romney, with his platform of accountability, needs to bring this forward to explain what is wrong and why his administration won’t be anything like this, outlying the checks and balances that he sees and how the Department of Justice’s role is not a legislative one, it’s about enforcing the laws that are on the books not picking winners and losers.”
Considering Romney's past affection for personal disarmament laws, I can see him trying to soft-pedal this if he thinks he can get away with it: trying to stay on the 'good side'(do they actually have one?) of the Democrats by not really pushing for something to be done. Like Boehner.
Speaking of Boehner, a borrow from Sipsey:
David Codrea draws my attention to this latest from the ill-named Western Journalism Center."Quit saying baaaaad things about my Johnny."
But according to the man who broke the “Gunwalker” story a year and a half ago, threatening letters to Speaker Boehner might no longer be necessary. Sources in Washington, DC have told blogger and citizen reporter Mike Vanderboegh that Republican leaders have already decided to close down the Fast and Furious investigation and halt contempt proceedings against Eric Holder. . .
Now the WJC's work on the Gunwalker scandal has in the past been at best duplicative, at worst plagiaristic and always subject to exaggerated headlines which they craft out of half cloth. They did not attempt to interview me for this story, which ought to tell you everything you need to know since they make me the center of it.
Here is what I know currently about the subjects of the contempt citation and the backroom fighting amongst the GOP leadership and rank-and-file that has been going on. If it seems frustratingly opaque, that is because the parties have been singularly effective at imposing a news blackout so that they either:
a. Do not compromise their very clever plans to lay low the Obamanoids, or
b. Don't want us to find about a sellout until the very last minute.
First, you should understand that no one on the Committee -- staffers or Congressmen -- communicates with me directly these days. My emails are not answered. My requests even through third or fourth parties are ignored.
Despite this, I am assured indirectly through cut-outs by people supposedly "close to the Committee" that all will be revealed by the middle of June at the latest and they fairly beg me not to do something that "will discredit the investigation" -- presumably my threat to begin a campaign to break GOP windows as punishment for a possible Boehner sellout. Some of these arguments have been quite eloquent and factually persuasive, pointing out linkages I had not considered.
There is, in truth, no real loss in waiting as at least someone there in DC seems to recognize the serious of my intent and there is plenty of time to wreck maximum discredit and disruption on GOP election hopes -- and that includes Romney. The leadership of both sides have been able to hide behind the lack of press coverage and they like it that way. We, however, have the power to change that if necessary. There is plenty of time and there are plenty of rocks laying about -- and a salivating collectivist media who would like nothing better than to lay vandalism charges at the foot of the GOP.
Just understand, as the WJC apparently does not, that when I report what some of my sources say, it is not my conclusion. I have been very plain with y'all about the "nacht und nebel" that has been thrown up around the Holder contempt citation. Indeed, if I HAD concluded that, I would have issued a call to action already.
I await further events. But the Committee, and especially Obama's golf partner John Boehner, should not conclude that we will wait forever on hazy promises sent fourth-hand.If the sheep's a shock, one of the theories bounced around is that the Obamites, or maybe Hillary Clinton, have some blackmail material they've been using to keep Boehner from pushing things forward; thus the Dutchman's question about 'pictures of Boehner and Dolly the Party Lamb' or something.
On to other progressive dirtbags: like fake Indian Elizabeth Warren.
Democrat Elizabeth Warren told reporters this weekend that if elected she would be the first Native American Senator from Massachusetts.
Despite the Cherokee tribe calling bullshit. I guess at this point she just figures she's got nothing to lose by the Big Lie technique.
"The good side of the trashed economy: since nobody can afford to go anywhere, gas prices are coming down!" Yeah, just effing great, isn't it?
Once again, President Lightworker screws our intelligence and damages our national security in the name of trying to look tough and buy votes.
Speaking of the Lightworker,
In 2008 the Obama campaign released an ad that mocked John McCain for his inability to send an email – which infuriated people, because the reason why he can’t send an email is because his arms have never really worked properly after the North Vietnamese got done torturing him. When Obama’s Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden dared mildly apologize for it, the Obama campaign humiliated Biden by having their lackey Bill Burton come out and retract Biden’s apology.
This is what passed for ‘civility’ in the 2008 election cycle – but I can understand why Obama would get all misty-eyed about those days. It’s natural for a coward to remember fondly the times when his fights were all with people who wouldn’t – or couldn’t – fight back…
"If they're complaining about it, it's probably because they're doing it."
And something I'd read a couple of years back that's worth reposting: "Thank God for the atom bomb." Written by someone who bothered to talk to actual troops about what invading Japan would've meant.