ATF Death Watch 37: Collateral Damage

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With the Obama Administration using Executive Orders to implement policies that are clearly outside Federal Law in order to draw attention away from the ATF Follies (Projects Gunwalker/Gunrunner/Fast n’ Furious/et al),  you’d think the Boys inside the Beltway would pounce on something – anything – that would make the ATF look credible, and give some credence to the idea of a “River o’ Guns” flowing into Mexico. And you’d be wrong. Witness the way the ObamaNation has completely overlooked this little gem coming out of a “scandal-plagued New Mexico border town” who just fired their entire police department due to a gun smuggling scandal. (more…)

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Here we are thinking that there’s got to be a Watergate moment – the 18½ minutes of tape, Deep Throat, the Plumbers – to connect the final dot between the ATF’s Gunwalker scandal and Obama. Nope. Turns out, we just had to go back and watch some C-SPAN reruns, and there it was, straight from the Assistant US Attorney’s mouth. Obama Ordered ATF’s Gunwalker. Wow. I mean, so we’re clear, the U.S. AG’s office was bragging about Gunwalker as a part of Obama’s “get tough on the border” policy. Or to put it in terms that a Democrat can understand, “he was for it, before he was against it.” Um-hmmm. And he approved it before he tried to distance himself from it.

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Are you old enough to remember Watergate? I am. I was between my Junior and Senior HS years, and (insert ironic looks here) attending Louisiana Boys State in Baton Rouge, one Summer’s afternoon, when they herded all 300+ some odd campers into the Student Union building to listen to Nixon announce his resignation. As politically-aware teens, most of us had been following the story for months, at least once it got past the confines of the WaPo’s intrepid Woodward and Bernstein. There were two phrases that resonated from the Watergate scandal: “Follow the Money,” and “What did you know, and when did you know it.” Which makes Eric Holder’s testimony on Capitol Hill resonate with the Ghosts of Nixon, Halderman, and former Attorney General John Mitchell. Fasten your seatbelts…it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.

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