When Republicans went after President Clinton in the 90's, the hunt to remove him from the presidency began with an investigation into a real estate deal. A real estate deal which resulted in the Clinton's LOSING money. The hunt of the Clinton's bounced from one conspiracy theory to another until, finally, Linda Tripp told Monica to not wash that blue dress.....Ken Starr finished up the hunt for Bill Clinton's scalp and the circus-sideshow known as the Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton began.
Yesterday, the radar-detector salesman, Darrell Issa, always the most Serious GOP Clown in the room, called for a vote on the Oversight Committee to hold AG Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. If you are a purveyor of Fox products, you have heard all about Fast and Furious.....this decade's Whitewater, only with more Clown appearances. What you will rarely, if ever, hear from Fox, however, is this....
In 2006, under President George W. Bush, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives began the first of a series of misguided operations that allowed illegal guns to be sold to arms traffickers and, eventually, to Mexican drug cartels. At least two of these guns were later used to kill a federal agent.
During the Bush administration the pilot program of gun walking, overseen by Michael Mukasey (never called to testify by Issa's committee), was labeled Operation Wide Receiver. 400 guns disappeared as part of Wide Receiver. Fox viewers may have never heard that before, and find in surprising, but it's a fact. After Obama became president, the ATF program continued using the name Operation Fast and Furious.
In both programs guns were allowed to "walk" into Mexico through "straw buyers". The objective was to, somehow, trace the weapons to dangerous drug cartel members. The ATF program, started under Bush and brought to a close under Obama, was misguided from the beginning. One border agent, Brian Terry, was shot and killed in December 2010, allegedly with one of the guns "walked" in Fast and Furious.
What followed I call, "Issa's Insane Clown Posse."
Timing is important. Republicans had just taken back the House in November 2010 and were flexing their muscles in preparation to delegitimize another Democratic president. Issa's Insane Clown Posse set their sights on Fast and Furious.....and now, numerous waste-of-time hearings and two years later, Issa has finally arrived at where he planned at the beginning....a contempt of Congress vote in his Oversight (by Clowns) Committee against AG Holder.
It's yet to be seen whether the Orange Julius Clown will call for a contempt vote in the full House.
Two extremely important things to know about Issa's Insane Clown Posse and Fast and Furious.
1) Darrell Issa hasn't got a thing.
Issa’s uncovered no evidence showing Holder bears any blame for the botched operations begun under George W. Bush, even though the Justice Department turned over thousands of pages of documents concerning the operations. Instead of accepting this fact, Issa has requested many more documents containing confidential information regarding ongoing law enforcement investigations,....
Just as with the Clinton hunt, Issa is fishing. Quite a sight really. An Insane Clown Posse fishing....for something, anything....with which to nail that black AG, on their way to implicating the black president in a "what did he know and when did he know it" Clown Skit.
2) And here is where Fox and its Fiends come in. As the Issa-led, Clown Posse's conspiracy theory goes.....
In an interview with Sean Hannity, Issa claimed that the Obama administration “made a crisis” when they continued the Bush-era gunrunning operations because they wanted to “us[e] this crisis to somehow take away or limit people’s Second Amendment rights.”
I realize Issa is a Clown, but who knew he was such a sucker for black helicopter Clown Conspiracies?
Think about it for a moment. In the conspiracy theory, Obama purposely ran guns into Mexico through the ATF program, SO THAT, people would be killed with those guns, many people......which would lead to a call inside the U.S. to take away 2nd Amendment rights. If you can't make any sense out of that wild-eyed theory, it's because you have not taken enough hallucinatory drugs.
In reality, a lone gun nut blogger down in Arizona is responsible for pulling this conspiracy out of his deeper recesses, cleaning it up....and passing it on to the elected Insane Posse Clowns in the GOP through aides to GOP Senator Jeff Sessions. The Arizona blogger, singlehandedly, constructed the "taking away 2nd Amendment rights" delusion.....and as Clowns will often do....Republicans embraced the nonsense wholeheartedly.
Obama has declared "executive privilege" in this case....a privilege former President Bush invoked 6 times, and a privilege invoked by numerous prior presidents. The Insane Clown Posse will up the ante as a result.....broadening their Conspiracy of Clowns to include brand new "what is Obama hiding?" stunts.
And so, we will enter the hottest portion of the general election campaign with Clowns, Insane Clowns, running around in circles pointing at the sky, blaring out that the Democratic Obama is the Evil One delusionary conservatives have been warning everyone about.
My advice? Pay no attention to the Clowns.....they are paid to act Insane.
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