It is because he has either allowed or deliberately ordered the sales of weapons to narco-terrorists in Mexico, using private enterprise as a conduit for the illegal, immoral sales, causing the deaths of at least 300 citizens and officials in Mexico as well as the death of at least one American Border Patrol Agent. Do you understand how huge that is? Can you imagine if GWB had sent arms to Al Queda in order to encourage their murderous thuggery in order to declare war against Iran? Do you think the media would have covered it?
With Fast and Furious, the information has been becoming available for months (as slowly as the administration can manage), yet the Demedia acts as if it is hermetically sealed. They are not pursuing the story; they are not reporting the story; they are not questioning the authorities. The Demedia is offensive. They are a 5th column within our country. Every American who still believes that justice should overcome political expediency should work to bring them to their knees.
Here are some of the latest details of Fast and Furious. This is impeachment worthy information, and I don’t use that term lightly. If deliberately enabling the murder of citizens in order to advance political goals is not a high crime or misdemeanor, nothing is.
Sharyl Attkisson of CBS, who deserves a Pulitzer for her work, wrote this: (Take a blood pressure pill and then read the whole thing.)
Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation “Fast and Furious” to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales.
ATF officials didn’t intend to publicly disclose their own role in letting Mexican cartels obtain the weapons, but emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called “Demand Letter 3″. That would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or “long guns.” Demand Letter 3 was so named because it would be the third ATF program demanding gun dealers report tracing information.
On July 14, 2010 after ATF headquarters in Washington D.C. received an update on Fast and Furious, ATF Field Ops Assistant Director Mark Chait emailed Bill Newell, ATF’s Phoenix Special Agent in Charge of Fast and Furious:
“Bill – can you see if these guns were all purchased from the same (licensed gun dealer) and at one time. We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun multiple sales. Thanks.”
On Jan. 4, 2011, as ATF prepared a press conference to announce arrests in Fast and Furious, Newell saw it as “(A)nother time to address Multiple Sale on Long Guns issue.” And a day after the press conference, Chait emailed Newell: “Bill–well done yesterday… (I)n light of our request for Demand letter 3, this case could be a strong supporting factor if we can determine how many multiple sales of long guns occurred during the course of this case.”
Where did the guns go?
I have reviewed hundreds of thousands of emails produced in discovery, and am acutely aware that one should not draw cosmic conclusions on the basis of a few ill-chosen words or random references. We certainly want to be fair to the Obama administration officials who were involved in Fast and Furious. But a fundamental question has never been answered: why in the world did the Obama administration not just allow AK-47s and other weapons to be shipped across the border to Mexican drug gangs, but encourage and even finance such transactions, over the objections of jittery gun shop owners and its own veteran agents? If the Obama administration wasn’t trying to set up an argument for more gun control, then what was it trying to do? That question has never been answered.
If the Obama administration did arrange for the shipment of arms to Mexican drug gangs, not for any legitimate public purpose but in order to advance a left-wing political agenda, and those guns were used to murder hundreds of Mexicans and at least one American border agent–which they were–then we are looking at a scandal that dwarfs any in modern American history. I think one would have to go back to James Buchanan, who ordered the shipment of federal armaments to the South so that they could be commandeered by secessionists when disunion came, to find a worse scandal. And one could argue that even that act by Buchanan, generally considered the worst President in American history, was motivated by principle and not politics, and therefore was not as craven as Obama’s gun walker scandal. But such a judgment would be premature. A great deal more investigation needs to be done before we can conclude that Fast and Furious was the worst scandal since pre-Civil War days.
Yes, the worst President ever. Why did he think he could get away with it? I can’t imagine. He knew he had the media in his pocket. He knew they have never questioned his grades, his admission information, his voting patterns in the IL Senate, his crooked dealings as he ascended power, etc. But surely he has at least heard the old adage about fooling some of the people all of the time… What in the world made him think he would be able to keep every single agent, every single dealer, every single reporter silent for years at a time? Yes, Diane Sawyer, Chris Matthews, George Steph, et al. would fall on their swords before they would report it. But obviously Sharyl Attkisson did not stay on the plantation.
Did the media contribute to his hubris and lawlessness? I think there’s no question. Had they ever exhibited the tiniest bit of curiosity and willingness to question his authority, he might have maintained that tiny little voice in his head that says, “Be careful, you’re going to cut yourself.” But they did not. And they are still unwilling to report the truth, even when it is staring them right in the face.
To me, this is more shameful than Obama’s actions. Politicians are untrustworthy. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The founders provided checks and balances because they knew we would have poseurs, thieves, liars, and manipulators in office. Barack Obama is proof that they were right and that the checks and balances are necessary. The First Amendment is proving to be a waste though, when an entire group of people, who are trusted by many to provide information, instead, willingly sign on to be propaganda ministers for the Democrat Party. This is mortifying. To voluntarily forfeit the liberty for which our forefathers died is one of the most cowardly, foolish acts of negligence imaginable.