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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:37 PM

Even RW National Review Calls Out Issa's Conspiracy Mongering On Fast and Furious!

It is a sad world when the right wing media can be honest about the fact that Darrell Issa is merely brown nosing and playing to the paranoia of the NRA while the main stream media ignores the blatant partisanship behind tommorrow's contempt vote. Of course, right after playing right wing talking points with little critical analysis, I am sure the corporate media will then turn around and blame Democrats for the media's right wing bias.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/304094/too-fast-too-furious-robert-verbruggen


Too Fast, Too Furious
Darrell Issa has dabbled in a conspiracy theory

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Here’s what Issa told a National Rifle Association conference in April: "Could it be that what they really were thinking of was, in fact, to use this — this walking of guns — in order to promote an assault-weapons ban? Many think so, and they haven’t come up with an explanation that would cause any of us not to agree."

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Fast and Furious is a horrific scandal. The public deserves answers as to who devised the operation and what they hoped to accomplish. But the theory that Fast and Furious was devised to promote gun control goes far beyond the evidence, as Issa basically admitted to ABC this weekend, and it does not withstand scrutiny. The chairman should be ashamed to have dabbled in it, and should fully retract his initial comment, unless he has a considerable amount of evidence he has not shared with the public.

The theory goes something like this. It is a well-known fact that the Obama administration supports gun control. It is also known that the administration (and the media) loves to claim, falsely, that the overwhelming majority of guns used in Mexican crime come from the U.S. Further, as Issa explained on ABC, leaked e-mails reveal that at least one Justice Department official considered using the Fast and Furious case as a source of anecdotes showing that American guns are a major cause of Mexican gun crime. These anecdotes would be used to support a requirement that gun stores in some states tell the federal government whenever a single customer bought many guns. It also seems likely that the official knew at the time that his department had intentionally let the guns go.

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SoutherDem Jun 2012 #1
arcane1 Jun 2012 #4
GarroHorus Jun 2012 #2
russspeakeasy Jun 2012 #3

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:40 PM

1. Issa is such a idiot.

He admits he has no evidence. He is doing the congressional version of "Stop and Frisk".

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Response to SoutherDem (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:25 PM

4. He's an Issa-hole n/t

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:47 PM

2. I think the National Review understands the political ramifications

 

If the Congressional Black Conference, with the exception of Allen West, walks out on the vote, NOTHING will ignite African Americans to come out in numbers larger than 2008 than that single vote.

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Response to GarroHorus (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:59 PM

3. Can you imagine being part of any conference that included

Allen West ? "The Weirdest Fuckers In The World Conference", wouldn't let him join because he is too fuckin weird.

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