I hesitate to even write this post because it is so unbelievable that in repeating it , I risk my own credibility but repeating it to inform others has to be done by someone and it might as well be me as anyone. It is difficult for me to believe that elected officials in our Country could be so paranoid as to believe such lies but believe it they have and instead of Washington doing their job they have fallen for the lies began by a blogger and spread by Fox News and repeated by two Congressmen on the floor of the Senate who are on the Committee investigating, “Fast and Furious.” This has been well researched and despite how incredible it may sound to all of us who deal in reality and truth, it along with the following is true.
Mike Vanderboegh, who has been represented on Fox News, as a journalist but in truth is no more than a blogger, has a personal beef with President Obama, and Eric Holder, especially. He either unwittingly or deliberately started the rumor that helped lead to the lie that Erich Holder and President Obama were going to take away the guns from the American people if President Obama was elected for a second term.
He has been reported as saying on his blog previously,”If Obama care passes we should all start riots and break out windows,” when healthcare was being discussed.He like Rush Limbaugh, who promised us he would move out of the Country if Obama’s healthcare passed, and sadly didn’t, were furious about the Obama’s healthcare plan since the right-wing Conservatives were so effectively going around the Country to disparage it before it was even decided on or passed.
Later Mike Vanderboegh , effectively with the help of Fox News and Wayne Lapire, who is President of the National rifle Association, began the lie that the Obama Administration with the help of Erich Holder deliberately sent guns into Mexico to cause bloodshed so that When President Obama is elected the second term, WE,the American people would be so upset that we would demand gun control laws and abuse the second amendment to the Constitution by taking away our guns .
It is much more hateful than this but this has been repeated by Wayne Lapire in front of the Conservatives at CPAC and has been a deliberate attempt passed around the Country by the National Rifle Association in its membership. They in return have spread it far and wide to the point that “Stand Your Ground Laws” were initiated in 17 States and passed by Republicans and Conservative Judges in those States in an effort to make certain that if President Obama does win a second term he cannot take the guns away from the hunter and American citizens. They in combination with Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa and Senator Tim Walberg of Michigan have been repeating this to the point it has been repeated on the House Floor.
The Republican Senators have accepted these Conservative and Tea Party lies to the point that the “Fast and Furious Committee” serving under the lead of Isis, are so convinced when they have not seen this report given to them by Eric Holder, that these lies are so true that for a year and a half they have kept after Eric Holder and kept after him to produce the same. Since they have not seen information on these lies, they are now demanding that a cover-up took place between Eric Holder and the President and no matter how much Eric Holder has said, “this is so absurd as to be ridiculous,” they have wasted a year and a half demanding more information.
The real truth is that it was these same Republicans who gave the o.k. to the Bush Administration to begin the “Fast and Furious” program before President Obama or Eric Holder were even in office. The Bush Administration had initiated gun walking, which like water boarding is illegal, in an attempt to allow a few guns to be distributed so that they could trace them back to the Kingpins in the drug Cartels and break them up, in Mexico.
The Obama Administration continued the practice and sadly it went terribly wrong. One of those guns led to the death of an ATF officer. It was Eric Holder who put an end to the program. As sad as it is, that an officer died in the line of duty, 100,000 Americans die each year on the Streets of America and in our homes and still the Republicans refuse to initiate any kind of gun regulation laws in America. Those of us who see the hypocrisy in spending tax payer’s dollars in the pursuit of running Eric Holder out of office on these lies and declaring this a “Watergate”, while declaring it a cover-up and conspiracy by the Republican members of the committee, are sickened by the entire Republican Party idea of Justice or the lack of it.
The Obama Administration which includes Eric Holder has been given an “F” by the Brady Commission,who has attempted to get gun control laws passed, because neither have ever said or done anything against the Second Amendment that would even suggest that they would deny Americans their guns nor even said the word gun outside of the “Fast and Furious” investigation. This has been a “Witch Hunt ” based on lies, from the first day it began, and has cost Americans and Erich Holder’s staff time and money that could be better spent elsewhere.
To this day the Republicans have prevented the Obama Administration from appointing a single Federal Judge; Instead the Conservative paranoia with the help of the National Rifle Association, who has always mislead both Washington and it’s membership into the belief that each time a Democrat is appointed President the American people will have their guns removed from them, are convinced that their second amendment rights will be abused if President Obama is re-elected.
Sarah Palin and Hannity on Fox News have promoted these same beliefs shamelessly. The lies and hate that began the day President Obama was sworn in as President have increased across America with the addition and help of the Tea Party members. To put an end to this witch hunt President Obama invoked Executive privilege.
It should be a concern to all of us in America as to just how easy a lie can spread on the inter-net from some deranged or disgruntled or paid for individual and undo our entire system of justice as well as freedom. Because of the paranoia and hate that exists in the Republican Party against President Obama and Eric Holder, the same bunch who tried to impeach President Clinton ,will not be satisfied until they can force Eric Holder to resign as Attorney General and they can make President Obama a one term President. Mitch McConnell, as minority leader of the House announced the same wish and said it was the only thing on their Agenda two years ago. The Republican Congress and Senate have proven the “Do Nothing” words to be true.
We live in dangerous times in America and if we the middle class and working poor are to survive, we must vote in November, to eliminate this riff-raff that pretends to serve us, by voting all of them out each time they run for re-election or election as they will certainly destroy both us, the working poor and middle class along with the Democracy we hold, dear, if we do not. It is going to take the next 6 years to eliminate them all through elections and to replace them in our States and Washington. I hope you are up to fighting for the Democracy that Americans have died for and shed blood for through peaceful means and at the election polls beginning in November. Vote Democrat and re-elect President Obama when you do.