Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Obama's Evolution, Part Deux: Exercising Executive Privilege

Well, well, well.... Let's start with this little gem of a video.

Oops. Well thank goodness for yet another evolution on the part of the Top Dog, or the Attorney General would be screwed (No, "dog" is not a racial slur, thanks.). As if "Fast and Furious" wasn't a large enough slap in the face, White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer made this statement in response to the House Committee's recommendation to hold Holder in contempt:

“With millions of Americans still struggling to pay the bills, Republicans announced at the beginning of this year that one of their top priorities was to investigate the administration and damage the president politically..... We are 10 days away from the expiration of federal transportation funding which guarantees jobs for almost a million construction workers because Congress hasn’t passed a transportation bill. We are 11 days away from nearly seven and a half million students seeing their loan rates double because Congress hasn’t acted to stop it. But instead of creating jobs or strengthening the middle-class, Congressional Republicans are spending their time on a politically-motivated, taxpayer-funded election-year fishing expedition,”

Mmmkay, soooo..... This administration and Congressional Democrats have spent MONTHS talking about who should pay for a woman's birth control and the fact that a dude on the radio called someone a slut, but addressing the lies surrounding a secret operation that resulted in the illegal transfer of over 1600 assault weapons, as well as the deaths of an American Border Patrol Agent and hundreds of Mexicans is nothing more than a fishing expedition to damage the president politically??? And it isn't just birth control. Their entire agenda this year has been to shift focus to any number of comparably insignificant issues to keep focus off of the train wreck that is Obama's presidency.... Birth control. Gay marriage. Student loans. Rush Limbaugh. The non-existent war on women. The certain death that will come with Voter ID laws. Mitt Romney: Ponytail Slasher. Trayvon Martin (with all due respect). Herman Cain's imaginary harassment victims. SOFT DRINKS AND WHAT A 4 YEAR OLD GIRL TAKES TO SCHOOL FOR LUNCH, for crying out loud! Okay, I have to stop before I yak up my lunch (which, coincidentally, was not chicken nuggets...the food our government thinks is somehow healthier than a turkey & cheese sandwich).

You know, I'm starting to understand Michelle Obama's declaration of pride for her country for the first time ever.... except the opposite... because for the first time ever, I'm actually ashamed of my country. Ashamed that the Obama administration places more value on its pride than on a man who gave his life in service to his country. Ashamed that this administration has no desire to get to the bottom of such a botched operation and hold those responsible accountable. Ashamed that the American people are not outraged over this tragedy and demanding justice (Maybe we should change Brian Terry's last name to Halliburton...). And more than anything, I am BEYOND ashamed that more than 500 days after Terry was murdered, President Obama has yet to apologize or even acknowledge Terry's parents and family and the devastating pain that has been their lives for the last year and a half. Nothing. Not a single word. He had words for Trayvon Martin's parents in a public address from the White House Rose Garden, but for a U.S. AGENT'S parents? Nothing.

Then there's Al Sharpton. Fair, unbiased Al Sharpton STILL hasn't shut up about Trayvon Martin (God rest his soul). Despite George Zimmerman having a broken nose, multiple head wounds, a lower back injury and more, the great Rev. won't stop until he has convinced every life form on this planet that Trayvon's death was an intentional, racially motivated hate crime. Yet, for some reason, he doesn't believe in the same justice when it comes to Brian Terry's death. The bad guys in this case aren't the actual murderers, but the people demanding the murderers come clean. Amazing.

Does ANYONE in this administration have a heart? Aren't they supposed to be the party of compassion? 'Cause I'm having a hard time finding the compassion here.... Deceit, disrespect, and lies? Yes. Compassion, no. I can't shake the feeling that had this happened under Bush's watch, justice would have been demanded by the very people suppressing justice today. Though, if you ask White House Mouse Jay Carney, he'll tell you it's still Bush's fault since Fast & Furious started during his presidency (which it didn't). Only problem is....if any of the documents Holder and Obama are hiding implicated Bush and/or exonerated Obama, they would have handed them over in a heartbeat. Nice try, though.

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