CNN’s Jack Cafferty, is seemingly just getting up to speed on Fast and Furious, and not getting it all quite right, either – No, the operation wasn’t “botched” – they allowed the guns to walk over the border into the hands of drug cartels, but I guess you could say (as Caffery does) that it went “haywire”.
Anderson Cooper has also reported on Fast and Furious, although CNN has a long way to go to equal Fox. It’s certainly doing better than NBC with its ZERO reportage.
The Justice Department gave Fox News this statement in response to the brouhaha over Holder’s use of the race card to smear his critics in that NYTs interview with Charlie Savage:
“That is a complete distortion of the attorney general’s comment. His comments both in the article and elsewhere made clear that he believes much of the criticism is launched against him are unfortunately the typical Washington gotcha game. A simple reading of those comments show he was referring to how he is identified with the president given their close relationship and all they share in common including their ideology. The position of the attorney general has been a target for partisan attacks, and given the critical work that this attorney general he is doing at the Department of Justice, it’s no surprise that some are engaging in such tactics. His critics rightly view the attorney general is a progressive force, and given our current political environment, there will those who use any opportunity to score political points.”
Here’s a “simple reading” of the comment aka what he said:
Of that group of critics, Mr. Holder said he believed that a few — the “more extreme segment” — were motivated by animus against Mr. Obama and that he served as a stand-in for him. “This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him,” he said, “both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.”
It is not a distortion to say that Holder played the race card. He said what he said, and it cannot be spinned away by even Media Matters, who’s been uncharacteristically mum on this. If the collectivist stooges at Media Matters can’t spin it, no one can.
But Holder and company will continue to lie and back-peddle, because they know more than half of the American public don’t pay attention – especially right now, so close to Christmas. They know they can go out and make pathetic public statements completely contradicting themselves and it will fly by most ears. But the truth will catch up to them eventually.
Rep. Gowdy on Fox News with Greta Van Susteren, said: Fast and Furious has nothing to do with race. “To criticize your critics, and accuse them of racism when you have legitimate questions about the top law enforcement officer in the country — doesn’t serve him very well,” he blasted.
After Gowdy marveled aloud about Holder’s “misguided loyalty” to his staff, I hope you caught this: “…or – I’m beginning to think it’s maybe more than that – maybe he’s protecting someone even higher than the Criminal Chief and his Chief of Staff”…
Via The Right Scoop, here’s a heart-rending report by Al Jazeera which shows how Mexican drug gangs intimidate people in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Note when the violence really escalated and keep in mind that our government has been arming these thugs:
Scanning the YouTube page for that video, I saw a lot of comments like these:
Legalize. The prices drop, crime drops, murder drops..
it’s the war on drugs, if there wasnt any money in the drug trade there’s be no problem. legalize all drugs now and you remove the incentive and money for gangs.
Legalize all drugs and most of the problems are solved! THE END.
People who have been closely paying attention have long been under the impression that there is more afoot here, than just “padding the numbers” to make a stronger case for stricter gun laws.
Bob Owens brought up three possible goals at PJ Media:
1. Short-term: Increased illegal immigration from Mexico as people attempt to flee the increasing violence (allowing them to push the DREAM Act through, and “stacking the deck” in the next election via ACORN and SEIU);
2. Medium-term: Propaganda for tighter gun laws (possibly enacted by Executive Order, bypassing the Congress);
3. Long-term: Legalization of “recreational drugs,” helped by a “drug friendly” Mexican government, influenced by if not overtly controlled by the drug cartels.
Coincidentally, drug legalization happens to be a policy change long favored by George Soros.
Last September, Soros, and a AFSCME funded group filed an ethics complaint against Darrell Issa as he Probed the gunwalker plot.
For those of you keeping score, there is a Soros connection to Fast and Furious. (Of course there’s a Soros connection to practically everythingon the left.)
CBS News and the Los Angeles Times have reported that Dan Restrepo and two other officials, were in on ATF memos from the Gunwalker operation known as “Fast and Furious.”
Restrepo, the National Security Council’s top man for Latin America, was also one of the figures behind the U.S.’s deplorable Honduras policy in 2009. Hiding behind the curtain at that time too, was “the Puppetmaster”.
Prior to moving to the National Security Council, Restrepo was the director of the Americas Project at the Center for American Progress (CAP), the Soros funded liberal think tank, whose President and Chief Executive Officer is John Podesta…
Issa spoke with Univision’s Jorge Ramos, earlier this week: American People Still Waiting for Answers from Justice Dept on Fast & Furious:
Issa: But after Fast and Furious, I have no choice but to know that they will lie.