Friday, June 29, 2012

Video: The Truth About Fast and Furious Exposed

Rachel Maddow exposes the sleazy details surrounding the "scandal"

I was going to write a post about how the Republicans had intentionally scheduled the vote on Contempt for Eric Holder, the nations first African-American Attorney General for Thursday June 28th to hide it from the general public and possibly especially from smart people like Rachel Maddow (fat chance) because it really is embarrassing to relate the details to anyone with a funtional brain, but watching Rachel Wednesday night I realized she'd thought of that too and her platform truly is bigger than mine. Still I think this should be put here so people can use it to show others in their lives how bogus the scandal is and that the NRA scored vote is. The NRA can force Democrats to vote for a lie so they don't lose their next election, but notice the over the top propaganda Wayne La Pierre uses. Obviously the man, in the position he's in is stumping for funds, the kind of big or plentiful donations that helps him live a very comfortable lifestyle indeed.

The Fortune Magazine article says
Quite simply, there's a fundamental misconception at the heart of the Fast and Furious scandal. Nobody disputes that suspected straw purchasers under surveillance by the ATF repeatedly bought guns that eventually fell into criminal hands. Issa and others charge that the ATF intentionally allowed guns to walk as an operational tactic. But five law-enforcement agents directly involved in Fast and Furious tell Fortune that the ATF had no such tactic. They insist they never purposefully allowed guns to be illegally trafficked. Just the opposite: They say they seized weapons whenever they could but were hamstrung by prosecutors and weak laws, which stymied them at every turn.
Apparently the ATF agent that made the first allegations about government sponsored "Gun Walking" was mad at his boss and CBS was eager to  trump and "explosive new story".
Here's a good question: Why aren't the conspiracy theories for CBS News and the people employed there causing firings like the report surrounding Bush's desertion at TANG which was asserted by insiders who told news people it was all basically true, even if the notes were not.

This truly phony scandal could help put Republicans back into control of the entire nation so they can have more massive tax cuts for the wealthiest, more domination of our culture by the same because you pay their taxes and they take their tax cuts and after "Citizens United" they can directly use more money campaign help which is barely masked bribery of our public officials.

And BTW, more war so the news can get all involved in "War News" again and forget about keeping an eye on fat cats who are stealing the nation's resources, bankers who are setting the nation up for another financial disaster, and energy companies and industrialists who are poisoning the citizenry with pollution and cutting wages while increasing work hours.

One last caution:  Though Issa hid the vote on Fast and Furious, the phony scandal will be trotted out repeatedly during all the GOP's various campaigns this year.  So memorize this information or save the location so you can offer misguided, delusional, and cynical GOP boosters and their targets the truth.