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obama’s Treasonous AG eric holder, FOUND GUILTY OF CONTEMPT.

Now throw the handcuffs on that SOB and file TREASON charges against him and others involved in these lies and coverups…. ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP.

YEAH – 256

NAY – 67

And as the dim-witted, dumbass, racist, dim, patrick gaspard, tweeted this morning.. “IT’S CONSTITUTIONAL, BITCHES.”

We’ll see who the “BITCHES” are in November, you asshole.

SCATHING! Committee on “Oversight and Government Reform” Letter From Darrell Issa To barack hussain obama.

June 25, 2012

The President

The White House

Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President:

On June 19, 2012, shortly after leaving a meeting in the U.S. Capitol, Attorney General

Eric Holder wrote to request that you assert executive privilege with respect to Operation Fast

and Furious documents he is withholding from this Committee. The next day, Deputy Attorney

General James Cole notified me in a letter that you had invoked executive privilege. The

Committee received both letters minutes before the scheduled start of a vote to recommend that

the full House hold the Attorney General in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with its


Courts have consistently held that the assertion of the constitutionally-based executive

privilege — the only privilege that ever can justify the withholding of documents from a

congressional committee by the Executive Branch — is only applicable with respect to

documents and communications that implicate the confidentiality of the President’s decisionmaking

process, defined as those documents and communications to and from the President and

his most senior advisors. Even then, it is a qualified privilege that is overcome by a showing of

the committee’s need for the documents. The letters from Messrs. Holder and Cole cited no case

law to the contrary.

Accordingly, your privilege assertion means one of two things. Either you or your most

senior advisors were involved in managing Operation Fast & Furious and the fallout from it,

including the false February 4, 2011 letter provided by the Attorney General to the Committee,

or, you are asserting a Presidential power that you know to be unjustified solely for the purpose

of further obstructing a congressional investigation. To date, the White House has steadfastly

maintained that it has not had any role in advising the Department with respect to the

The President

June 25, 2012

Page 2

congressional investigation. The surprising assertion of executive privilege raised the question

of whether that is still the case.

As you know, the Committee voted to recommend that the full House hold Attorney

General Holder in contempt of Congress for his continued refusal to produce relevant documents

in the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious. Last week’s proceeding would not have

occurred had the Attorney General actually produced the subpoenaed documents he said he

could provide. The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the contempt resolution

this week. I remain hopeful that the Attorney General will produce the specified documents so

that we can work towards resolving this matter short of a contempt citation. Furthermore, I am

hopeful that, consistent with assertions of executive privilege by previous Administrations, you

will define the universe of documents over which you asserted executive privilege and provide

the Committee with the legal justification from the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel





U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in a firefight with a group of armed

Mexican bandits who preyed on illegal immigrants in a canyon west of Rio Rico, Arizona on

December 14, 2010. Two guns traced to Operation Fast and Furious were found at the murder

scene. The Terry family appeared before the Committee on June 15, 2011, to ask for answers

about the program that put guns in the hands of the men who killed their son and brother.

Having been stonewalled for months by the Attorney General and his senior staff, the Committee

issued a subpoena for documents that would provide the Terry family the answers they seek.

The subpoena was served on October 12, 2011.

Internally, over the course of the next eight months, the Justice Department identified

140,000 pages of documents and communications responsive to the Committee’s subpoena. Yet,

the Department handed over only 7,600 of these pages. Through a series of accommodations

and in recognition of certain Executive Branch and law enforcement prerogatives, the Committee

prioritized key documents the Department needed to produce to avoid contempt proceedings.

These key documents would help the Committee understand how and why the Justice

Department moved from denying whistleblower allegations to understanding they were true; the

identities of officials who attempted to retaliate against whistleblowers; the reactions of senior

Department officials when confronted with evidence of gunwalking during Fast and Furious,

including whether they were surprised or already aware of the use of this reckless tactic, and;

whether senior Department officials are being held to the same standard as lower-level

employees who have been blamed for Fast and Furious by their politically-appointed bosses in


I met with Attorney General Holder on June 19, 2012, to attempt to resolve this matter in

advance of the Committee’s scheduled contempt vote. We were joined by Ranking Member

Elijah Cummings and Senators Patrick Leahy and Charles Grassley, respectively the Chairman

and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The Department had previously

identified a small subset of documents created after February 4, 2011 — the date of its letter

The President

June 25, 2012

Page 3

containing the false claim that no gunwalking had occurred — that it would make available to

the Committee. The Justice Department described this small subset as a “fair compilation” of the

full universe of post-February 4th documents responsive to the subpoena.

During the June 19th meeting, the Attorney General stated he wanted to “buy peace.” He

indicated a willingness to produce the “fair compilation” of post-February 4th documents. He

told me that he would provide the “fair compilation” of documents on three conditions: (1) that I

permanently cancel the contempt vote; (2) that I agree the Department was in full compliance

with the Committee’s subpoenas, and; (3) that I accept the “fair compilation,” sight unseen.

As Chairman of the primary investigative Committee of the U.S. House of

Representatives, I considered the Attorney General’s conditions unacceptable, as would have my

predecessors from both sides of the aisle. I simply requested that the Department produce the

“fair compilation” in advance of the contempt vote, with the understanding that I would postpone

the vote to allow the Committee to review the documents.

The short meeting in the Capitol lasted about twenty minutes. The Attorney General left

the meeting and, shortly thereafter, sent an eight-page letter containing more than forty citations

requesting that you assert executive privilege. The following morning, the Deputy Attorney

General informed me that you had taken the extraordinary step of asserting the privilege that is

designed to protect presidential decision making.

In his letter, the Attorney General stated that releasing the documents covered by the

subpoena, some of which he offered to the Committee hours earlier, would have “significant,

damaging consequences.”

1 It remains unclear how — in a matter of hours — the Attorney

General moved from offering those documents in exchange for canceling the contempt vote and

ending the congressional investigation to claiming that they are covered by executive privilege

and that releasing them — which the Attorney General was prepared to do hours earlier —

would now result in “significant, damaging consequences.”


The Scope of Executive Privilege


Deputy Attorney General Cole’s representation that “the President has asserted executive

privilege over the relevant post-February 4, 2011, documents” raised concerns that there was

greater White House involvement in Operation Fast and Furious than previously thought.

2 The

courts have never considered executive privilege to extend to internal Executive Branch

deliberative documents.

Absent from the Attorney General’s eight-page letter were the controlling authorities

from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. As the court held in the seminal

case of

In re Sealed Case (Espy):



Letter from U.S. Att’y Gen. Eric H. Holder, Jr. to the President (June 19, 2012), at 2.




Letter from Deputy U.S. Att’y Gen. James Cole to Chairman Issa (June 20, 2012).


The President

June 25, 2012

Page 4

The privilege should not extend to staff outside the White House in

executive branch agencies. Instead, the privilege should apply only to

communications authored or solicited and received by those members of

an immediate White House adviser’s staff who have broad and significant

responsibility for investigating and formulating the advice to be given the

President on the particular matter to which the communications relate.


The D.C. Circuit established the “operational proximity test” to determine which

communications are subject to privilege.

Espy made clear that it is “operational proximity to the

President that matters in determining whether the president’s confidentiality interest is



In addition, even if the presidential communications privilege did apply to some of these

subpoenaed documents,

Espy made clear that “the presidential communications privilege is, at all

times, a qualified one,” and that a showing of need could overcome it.

5 Such a need — indeed a

compelling one — plainly exists in this case.

The Justice Department has steadfastly maintained that the documents sought by the

Committee do not implicate the White House whatsoever. If true, they are at best deliberative

documents between and among Department personnel who lack the requisite “operational

proximity” to the President. As such, they cannot be withheld pursuant to the constitutionallybased

executive privilege. Courts distinguish between the presidential communications privilege

and the deliberative process privilege. Both, the

Espy court observed, are executive privileges

designed to protect the confidentiality of Executive Branch decision-making. The deliberativeprocess

privilege, however, which applies to executive branch officials generally, is a common

law privilege that requires a lower threshold of need to be overcome, and “disappears altogether

when there is any reason to believe government misconduct has occurred.”


The Committee must assume that the White House Counsel’s Office is fully aware of the

prevailing authorities of

Espy, discussed above, and Judicial Watch v. Dep’t of Justice.7 If the

invocation of executive privilege was proper, it calls into question a number of public statements

about the involvement of the White House made by you, your staff, and the Attorney General.

Finally, the Attorney General’s letter to you cited numerous authorities from prior

Administrations of both parties. It is important to note that the OLC opinions provided as

authorities to justify expansive views of executive privilege are inconsistent with existing case



In re Sealed Case

(Espy), 121 F.3d 729 (D.C. Cir. 1997).












Congressional Research Service, Presidential Claims of Executive Privilege: History, Law, Practice, and Recent

Developments (Aug. 21, 2008).





365 F.3d 1108 (D.C. Cir. 2004) (holding that presidential communications privilege only applied to documents

“solicited and received” by the President or his immediate advisers).



The President

June 25, 2012

Page 5


Remarks about White House Involvement in Fast and Furious


For the past sixteen months, Senator Grassley and I have been investigating Operation

Fast and Furious. In response to a question about the operation during an interview with

Univision on March 22, 2011, you stated that, “Well first of all, I did not authorize it. Eric

Holder, the Attorney General, did not authorize it.”

8 You also stated that you were “absolutely

not” informed about Operation Fast and Furious.

9 Later in the interview, you said that “there

may be a situation here in which a serious mistake was made and if that’s the case then we’ll find

out and we’ll hold somebody accountable.”


From the early stages of the investigation, the White House has maintained that no White

House personnel knew anything about Operation Fast and Furious. Your assertion of executive

privilege, however, renews questions about White House involvement.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney emphasized your denial that you knew about

Fast and Furious. Mr. Carney stated, “I can tell you that, as the president has already said, he did

not know about or authorize this operation.”

11 A few weeks later, Mr. Carney reiterated the

point, stating, “I think he made clear . . . during the Mexican state visit and the press conference

he had then that he found out about this through news reports. And he takes it very seriously.”


In an October 6, 2011 news conference, you maintained that Attorney General Holder

“indicated that he was not aware of what was happening in Fast and Furious.”

13 Regarding your

own awareness, you went on to state, “Certainly I was not. And I think both he and I would have

been very unhappy if somebody had suggested that guns were allowed to pass through that could

have been prevented by the United States of America.”


On March 28, 2012, Senator Grassley and I wrote to Kathryn Ruemmler, who serves as

your Counsel, to request that she grant our numerous requests to interview Kevin O’Reilly, a

member of the White House National Security Staff. We needed Mr. O’Reilly’s testimony to

ascertain the extent of White House involvement in Operation Fast and Furious. In her response,

Ms. Ruemmler advised us that the e-mail communications between Mr. O’Reilly and William

Newell, the Special Agent in Charge of ATF’s Phoenix Field Division, did not reveal “the

existence of any of the inappropriate investigative tactics at issue in your inquiry, let alone any

decision to allow guns to ‘walk.’”

15 She further emphasized “the absence of any evidence that

suggests that Mr. O’Reilly had any involvement in ‘Operation Fast and Furious’ or was aware of



Interview by Jorge Ramos, Univision, with President Barack Obama, San Salvador, El Salvador (Mar. 22, 2011).












The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney (June 17, 2011).




The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney (July 5, 2011).



Richard Serrano,

Obama Defends Attorney General: Holder Faces Scrutiny over ATF’s Fast and Furious Gun





, Oct. 7, 2011.








Letter from Hon. Kathryn Ruemmler, Counsel to the President, to Hon. Darrell E. Issa, Chairman, H. Comm. on

Oversight & Gov’t Reform, & Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Ranking Member, S. Comm. on the Judiciary (Apr. 5,





The President

June 25, 2012

Page 6

the existence of any inappropriate investigative tactics.”

16 Your assertion of executive privilege

renews concerns about these denials.

Earlier this month, when House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith asked the

Attorney General when the Justice Department first informed the White House about the

questionable tactics used in Fast and Furious, he responded, “I don’t know.”

17 He informed

Chairman Smith that his focus was on “dealing with the problems associated with Fast and

Furious,” and that he was “not awfully concerned about what the knowledge was in the White



Attorney General Holder has assured the public that he takes this matter very seriously,

stating that “to the extent we find that mistakes occurred, people will be held accountable.”


Yet, he has described the Committee’s vote as “an election-year tactic.”

20 Nothing could be

further from the truth. This statement not only betrays a total lack of understanding of our

investigation, it exemplifies the stonewalling we have consistently faced in attempting to work

with the Justice Department. If the Attorney General had produced the responsive documents

more than eight months ago when they were due, or at any time since then, we would not be

where we are today.


Moving Forward


At the heart of the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious are

disastrous consequences: a murdered Border Patrol Agent, his grieving family, countless deaths

in Mexico, and the souring effect on our relationship with Mexico. Members of the Committee

from both sides of the aisle agree that the Terry family deserves answers. So, too, do Agent

Terry’s brothers-in-arms in the border patrol, the Mexican government, and the American

people. Unfortunately, your assertion of executive privilege raises more questions than it

answers. The Attorney General’s conditional offer of a “fair compilation” of a subset of

documents covered by the subpoena, and your assertion of executive privilege, in no way

substitute for the fact that the Justice Department is still grossly deficient in its compliance with

the Committee’s subpoena. By the Department’s own admission, it has withheld more than

130,000 pages of responsive documents.

I still believe that a settlement, rendering further contempt of Congress proceedings

unnecessary, is in the best interests of the Justice Department, Congress, and those most directly

affected by Operation Fast and Furious. In light of the settled law that confines the

constitutionally-based executive privilege to high-level White House communications, I urge






Oversight of the U.S. Dep’t of Justice: Hearing Before the H. Comm. on the Judiciary,

112th Cong. (June 7, 2012)

(Test. of U.S. Att’y Gen. Eric H. Holder, Jr.).








Mike Levine,

Guns Groups To Sue over New Obama Regulations, DOJ Vows To “Vigorously Oppose,”




, Aug. 3, 2011,





Congress Contempt Charge for U.S. Attorney General Holder, BBC NEWS

, June 21, 2012,



The President

June 25, 2012

Page 7

you to reconsider the decision to withhold documents that would allow Congress to complete its


In the meantime, so that the Committee and the public can better understand your role,

and the role of your most senior advisors, in connection with Operation Fast and Furious, please

clarify the question raised by your assertion of executive privilege: To what extent were you or

your most senior advisors involved in Operation Fast and Furious and the fallout from it,

including the false February 4, 2011 letter provided by the Attorney General to the Committee?

Please also identify any communications, meetings, and teleconferences between the White

House and the Justice Department between February 4, 2011 and June 18, 2012, the day before

the Attorney General requested that you assert executive privilege.

I appreciate your prompt attention to this important matter.


Darrell Issa


cc: The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

U.S. House of Representatives

Senator Charles E. Grassley, Ranking Member

Committee on the Judiciary

U.S. Senate

Senator Patrick Leahy, Chairman

Committee on the Judiciary

U.S. Senate

The Honorable Kathryn Ruemmler, Counsel to the President

Apologists resort to talking point ridicule, attacks as contempt vote looms

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Gun Rights Examiner


House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrel Issa is “attention-seeking” and “intent on promoting a Constitutional crisis,” The Sacramento Bee charges in an editorial published today. Further, the paper’s editorial calls the investigation into Fast and Furious “gunwalking” a “sideshow,” and says the House of Representatives is “wast[ing] its time” with a contempt of Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder for his refusal to comply with a document subpoena.

That The Bee has done pretty much zero original reporting on a government criminal enterprise that’s been described as “Watergate with toe tags” is irrelevant. Whether any of the investigative reporters on its payroll have spoken to any whistleblowers in the know about the operation is also a closely guarded secret that, regardless, has no bearing on its mission, which is incontestably to defend the administration at all costs using whatever tools at hand to sway public opinion, that is, to propagandize on behalf of the political machine they hold allegiance to…(Con’t)



Proof Obama Knew About Fast And Furious In March 2009

June 23, 2012 By

This video consists of footage from a press conference over three years ago. Please share this with as many people as you can.



Corrupt Holder Defies GOP, Breaks Promises

June 20, 2012 By

Years as an avid, hands-on “facilitator” for corrupt Democrat presidents have taught Attorney General Eric Holder that contempt and cynicism are the best weapons against annoying Republicans in search of facts. In yesterday’s eagerly anticipated meeting with Darrell Issa, Holder did exactly what anyone familiar with the arrogant racketeer might expect. He ignored vows he made to the Republican Congressman about bringing the matter of Fast and Furious to “an amicable resolution” by demanding today’s scheduled House “contempt of Congress” vote be cancelled before any of his Department’s subpoenaed Fast and Furious documents would be handed over to the Issa Committee.

“The [Justice] Department is prepared to compromise with the Committee in order to answer the questions set forth,” promised the Attorney General just 5 days earlier. But Holder’s concept of compromise is that of any self-serving, leftist chiseler, that being to swindle the mark.…..(Con’t)




Blogger Vanderboegh reports murdered ICE agent investigating Fast and Furious

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Gun Rights Examiner


In a second bombshell report this week, citizen investigative journalist Mike Vanderboegh is reporting this morning on the Sipsey Street Irregulars blog that Congressional investigators have viewed “an Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Report of Investigation (ROI) from August 2010 describing 80 weapons seized in an arms smuggling interdiction between Phoenix, Arizona and San Antonio, Texas. Of these weapons, the majority (approximately 50) were noted to have come from Operation Fast & Furious in Arizona…”

“The ROI was written and signed by Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Jaime Zapata, who was shot dead in an ambush at a fake roadblock in San Luis Potosí, Mexico on 15 February 2011,” Vanderboegh reveals.

While the weapons found at the Zapata murder scene were not from among the Fast and Furious guns, this revelation is profoundly significant, because it directly contradicts sworn testimony by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano…(Con’t)



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The dims’ Newest LIES About Fast & Furious


Democrats spout big lie about Fast and Furious snafu, say cops

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Law Enforcement Examiner

During Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly’s interview of Democratic Party operative Julian Epstein today, the Obama sycophant stated that President George W. Bush and his Justice Department were responsible for initiating the snafu known as Operation Fast and Furious.

From the start, according to a law enforcement source, when U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was questioned by Congress about Operation Fast and Furious, an ATF operation that ended up a political fiasco, the Democratic Party sent out its operatives armed with talking points that accused the Bush Administration of masterminding the operation.

“The Big Lie is that the Obama Administration simply continued a Bush Administration ATF operation. Fast and Furious is all Obama and Holder. Period. Case closed,” said detective lieutenant Charles Traeja (NYPD-Ret.)…(Con’t)



FAST AND FURIOUS UPDATE: Blogger Vanderboegh reports ‘game changer’ DOJ whistleblowers have come forward

June 13, 2012 1 comment

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Gun Rights Examiner

Sources described as “previously highly credible” and “close to the Gunwalker investigation” are claiming “one and perhaps two sources within the Department of Justice headquarters…have approached the Issa Committee seeking whistleblower status,” Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars blog is reporting this afternoon in an exclusive story.

“One source, who reported that there were at least two of Eric Holder’s subordinates who ‘came in from the cold,’ characterized them as ‘high-level” DOJ employees ‘with knowledge of Eric Holder’s actions before and after” the 4 February 2011 DOJ letter denying that the DOJ and its subordinate agencies knew about “gunwalking,” Vanderboegh writes, noting one source said the whistleblowers bring with them “the keys to the kingdom.”…(Con’t)




June 10, 2012 1 comment

 [TWG NOTE:  This, from the Western Center for Journalism.  The fax option requests donations to that group.]

Breaking: John Boehner And Our Republican Leaders Are Planning To Betray Us Again And Scuttle The Fast And Furious Investigation Because They Believe You Won’t Make Them Pay The Price For Their Cowardice.

     As reported to you earlier: “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, because they DON’T THINK that ‘they will suffer for failure to follow through. … They think if they let Issa fail, that it will only be a story in the blogosphere for a day… that they can weather it.’” [Emphasis Ours]

     Vanderboegh attributes this imminent betrayal to a fear on Boehner’s part that Holder and Obama’s minions will play the race card against him, but it doesn’t really matter. The real problem is that Boehner and our so-called Republican leaders FEAR THE WRONG PEOPLE.

     The problem is that they fear Barack Hussein Obama instead of the wrath of a conservative electorate that has been betrayed one too many times by their cowardly accommodations and compromises with the Obama Regime.

     The problem, as Vanderbough points out, is that our Republican leaders honestly believe that you’ll simply FORGET THEIR BETRAYALS and, like good little boys and girls, march into the voting booth in November and reward them in spite of their ineptitude and cowardice.

     So, they don’t think patriotic Americans like you will make them pay the price for their betrayal? … If that’s what they think, they’ve got another thing coming. We’re not going to let them get away with it. The time to disabuse them of that notion is NOW.  The betrayals STOP TODAY.

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Stop Fooling Around Mr. Boehner: When The American People Told You To Impeach Eric Holder, We Meant It.
     If you see the latest installment on the Fast and Furious investigation on FOX News in the coming days, know that the report you’re viewing may very well be a sick and disgusting charade.

     If Vanderboegh is right (and we believe he is), the die is already cast and the ultimate plan is to go through the motions and then… DO NOTHING.

     But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can change that. You can keep our Republican leaders honest.  You can still make them do the right thing.

     Of course, we have no reason to doubt Vanderboegh’s sources. It’s not unreasonable to believe that a Boehner betrayal is imminent simply because this wouldn’t be the first time that Boehner and Company, who have slow-walked the investigations into this abuse of power by Holder and the Obama Regime for over a year, have tried to make the Fast and Furious investigation simply go away.

     As we reported to you previously, our Republican leaders previously floated a scheme that was designed to deceive you into believing that they were holding Eric Holder accountable for his lawlessness, WHILE ACTUALLY DOING NOTHING.

     They told you that they were going to move to hold Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress… but you weren’t fooled by these tough-sounding shenanigans.

     You knew that a contempt citation would have gone straight to the desk of the U.S. District Attorney for the District of Columbia, Eric Holder’s direct subordinate, where it would have sat and gathered dust and grown whiskers.

     You weren’t fooled by the show of bravado, but the mendacity and cowardice in Washington knows no bounds. Our so-called Republican leaders in Congress actually expected you to believe that sending a contempt citation to Holder’s direct subordinate in the stonewalling Justice Department was somehow going to yield results.

     And now that that trial balloon has fallen flat, they’re conspiring, yet again, to do nothing and they’re hoping the American people will forget that they sat on their hands by the time the November elections roll around.

     Sorry Mr. Boehner: the American people are not going to forget.

     The time has come to stop fooling around. When the American people told you to impeach Mr. Holder for his lawlessness, they meant it. Anything less is unacceptable. The time to deliver that message to our Republican leaders is now.

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Mr. Boehner: Stop Crying And Grow A Spine. You Don’t Cut Deals With Wrongdoers.
     Of course, Boehner and Company only suggested the Contempt of Congress panacea when it became clear that their previous attempts to scuttle the investigation would not work.

     You may remember that they also tried, behind closed doors, to “cut a deal” with Holder.

     As Doug Book, reported some time back: “Congressman John Boehner, the House Speaker better known for displays of weeping than of courage, is reportedly cutting a deal with Eric Holder which would provide a ‘mutually satisfactory’ outcome in Barack Obama’s criminal, gun running endeavor Operation Fast and Furious.”

     And how were Boehner and Company going to define a “mutually satisfactory outcome?”

     Vanderboegh explained the particulars of “the mutually satisfactory deal” as follows: Boehner will “accept the scalps” of a number of insignificant Department of Justice officials “and Holder will survive – looking like a ‘leader’ for offering them up” – so Boehner and company can “chalk one in the ‘win’ column for oversight and holding people accountable.”

     Book elaborated: “The weepy Speaker will officially let the most corrupt Department of Justice head in the nation’s history off the hook for complicity in the Regime’s murderous scheme to savage the 2nd Amendment rights of the American people” and “John Boehner will be pleased to sell them out in order to lay claim to the pathetically comic mantle of a tough-minded Republican…. That is, with the approval of the White House, of course.”

     You didn’t let them get away with that scheme either.  And now it’s time to say: No more “deals” Mr. Boehner… no more dog-and-pony shows… no more hollow talk… no more attempts to do nothing under the illusion that the American people will forget your ineptitude.

     It’s time to pay the piper Mr. Boehner. You don’t cut deals with tyrants and you don’t cut deals with wrongdoers. Patriotic Americans are demanding that you put a stop to the insanity, right here and right now.

     Patriotic Americans are telling you that there is only one way to stop the lawlessness of this renegade Department of Injustice and the Obama Regime. Eric Holder must be impeached and any action short of impeachment will not be tolerated. It’s time they got that message.

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If At First You Don’t Deceive: Try, Try Again. Make No Mistake. They Wouldn’t Be Trying To Fool You If They Weren’t Listening To You. Your Efforts Are Bearing Fruit.
     How many times must patriotic Americans demand that our Republican leaders in Congress show the courage to confront the tyranny of this out-of-control Obama Regime? How many times will they try to deceive the American people into believing that they’re doing something, instead of just doing the right thing?

     As you may remember, before they tried the Contempt-of-Congress sham… before they tried to cut a “mutually satisfactory deal” with Holder … and before they tried to simply sweep the whole doggone thing under the rug…. our leaders actually thought they could appease you by simply pleading with Eric Holder to resign.

     You remember how it all went down. When it first became clear that our own Justice Department was illegally trafficking thousands of assault weapons to foreign criminals (which would then be used to wage war on American citizens), you called on Congress to impeach Eric Holder.

     Congressman James Sensenbrenner even went so far as to say it: “If We Don’t Get To The Bottom Of This… There Is Only One Alternative That Congress Has, And It’s Called Impeachment.”

     But our so-called Republican leaders lacked the courage to do the right thing… the only appropriate thing.

     Instead, they kindly asked Holder to resign… they begged… they pleaded… and while Eric Holder probably laughed behind close doors at their impotence, they patted themselves on the back… believing that you would be satisfied with their feckless show of bravado.

     But you weren’t satisfied. You called them… you faxed them… and each time you called them on the carpet, they went back into their smoke-filled rooms and tried to figure out a new trick to appease you and make the whole controversy go away.

     Instead of showing courage, they continued their “investigation” and gave Holder even more opportunities to stonewall, obstruct and evade. They graciously accepted some personnel shuffles at Holder’s Department of Injustice and they patted themselves on the back again, but you still weren’t satisfied. What sane person would be satisfied?

     Sorry, Mr. Boehner… after a year and a half of stonewalling, the American people are still not satisfied. We won’t be tricked, we won’t be fooled and we won’t be quelled by panaceas. This time around, we’re going to demand that you get it right.

     But make no mistake, their repeated shenanigans are a direct result of the actions that you and other patriotic Americans have taken. Their evasions are a clear indication that they are listening to you… that you’re having an effect.

     Make no mistake, if you had NOT spoken out in the past… a deal would have already been cut and this lawless criminal spree, called Fast and Furious, which was designed as a ruse to deprive us of our 2nd Amendment rights, would already have been swept under the rug.

     And so, the task before us is clear. We must keep up the pressure. until they run out of tricks and have no other alternative than to do the right thing.

     They must be made to understand that pulling panaceas out of their bag of tricks is simply not going to work. They must be made to understand that the American people will not be satisfied until they do what they should have done long ago: namely, stand up to this lawless and out of control Obama Regime.

     If we keep calling them on the carpet, they’ll get message, and you can see to it that they get the message right here and right now.

Use the button below to send your urgent faxes to each and every Republican Member of the Leadership of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives Or alternately, you can send your urgent and personalized Blast Faxes to each and every Republican Member of the House and Senate… that’s over 280 Blast Faxes.

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Shame On You Mr. Boehner: Obama And Holder Are The Diseases Afflicting This Great Nation And Impeachment Is The Cure.
     Shame on our Republican leaders and shame on the organizations out there that are so in the habit of reflexively carrying water for politicians, simply because they have an R behind their names, that they’re actively applauding these panaceas.

     Insanity has overtaken Washington. Our political leaders are so busy maneuvering that they no longer even know how to act in their own self-interest.

     They have not even taken the time to consider that doing the right thing is also the politically expedient thing.

     Here’s an idea. Republicans hold the majority in the House of Representatives. They can easily impeach Eric Holder, send the Articles of Impeachment to the United States Senate and force every Democrat and RINO in the Senate, as the November election approaches, to explain to the voters back home exactly why they will not convict Mr. Holder and remove him from office.

     Following such a strategy could assure a Republican landslide in November. Of course, such a strategy would also be, as the young folks say, too much like right.

     It’s time to remind these politicians that the American people voted for change back in 2010. It’s time to remind them that the American people voted to end business-as-usual in Washington.

     And it’s time to remind them that the American people voted to clean the rotten stench that emanates from the cesspool we call Washington D.C. and that the American people will not stop until that cesspool is emptied and fumigated.

     When the chief law enforcement officer of the United States purposefully and willfully obstructs investigations into his own wrong-doings, there is only one remedy… its called impeachment. Our founders gave Congress that authority for such a time as this and our Republican leaders must stop playing pointless political games and exert that authority.

     There’s no reason to put it off. No more excuses or political maneuvers will be tolerated. They must draft Article of Impeachment against Eric Holder today. Today Holder… tomorrow Barack Obama.

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Romney backers ignore Fast and Furious at own peril

[TWG Note: This is SO true.  Romney won't fool Second Amendment Advocates, and he sure won't be getting our votes.  The TEA Parties, GOP and RNC made a huge mistake putting Romney at the top of the pile.  Romney's anti-gun policies, along with his refusal to address the Fast & Furious scheme has taken him out of consideration for many of us.  Someone said last week  "Asking me if I will vote for Romney or for obama is like asking me if I want to be punched in the nose or kicked in the balls."  Yes, indeed.]


Romney backers ignore Fast and Furious at own peril

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Gun Rights Examiner

Top Republicans have identified “a half-dozen very Mitt-specific political dangers” GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney “must navigate to unite the party and attract skeptical conservatives and independents,” Politico reported yesterday, and none of them deal with taking a stand on the Fast and Furious gunwalking criminal operation and the current administration’s role in it.

Among their concerns: The candidate “says stuff he shouldn’t say.” Romney “can’t connect with voters.” His base must be broadened. He faces “anti-Mormon” voter prejudice. His association with prominent backers like Donald Trump taints him with the “birther” brush. People aren’t convinced he can fix the economy.

The merits of these concerns are debatable, but one point is not: Nowhere in a list of priorities articulated for public dissemination by “top Republican officials” is there any indication that Fast and Furious is even on their radar…..(Con’t)



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