Sunday, October 26, 2014

Question is "Did Obama and Holder lie to Congress and us?"

Anyone who actually tries to debate that is either a fool or in the tank.
None, or virtually none, of the documents itemized in the index have anything to do with setting government policy, which is the type of communication the deliberative process privilege is intended to protect. Rather, based on the descriptions given by DOJ’s lawyers, they are all about how the administration will try to spin the Fast and Furious scandal to avoid political damage. If you review the index, you will see what I mean. Here are a few examples.

First, the most explosive aspect of the scandal is the fact that border agent Brian Terry was killed with a Fast and Furious gun. The Obama administration worried a lot about this, not because it wanted to change policies so that similar tragedies would not happen in the future, but rather because it was trying to avoid political fallout. Its concern was “talking points” about Brian Terry.
So on October 6, 2011, Holder and his wife exchanged a series of emails about the “White House statement.” October 6, 2011, was a critical date. News reports had emerged that cast doubt on Holder’s claim that he had only recently learned about the Fast and Furious gun-walking program. Documents came to light that showed he had been briefed on the program far earlier than he stated. 
Here are two more examples, out of literally thousands, of what the Obama administration considers to be protected by the “deliberative process” privilege. This first group of emails were on the same day as Holder’s exchange with his wife. The subject line of each is “Fwd: Holder Received at Least 5 Memos on Fast and Furious.” The purpose of the discussion among DOJ officials is, as usual, how to spin the news to avoid political damage. Each of the communications is described as “Email discussing strategy on responding to media.”
On and on and on.

Yes, I know the assholes will consider me to have drank more kool-aid for considering these people lying bastards.  Or they'll just say I'm racist.  Don't care, they can kiss my ass.

Now the question is 'Will any of the Stupid Party politicians actually DO anything?  My hopes are not high.

You'll notice I don't ask if most of the media will say anything; I know better.  Those that do will pose it as 'How now will those racist right-wingers attack Dear Leader?'

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