Today’s press briefing from the Obama Administration featured Press Secretary Jay Carney dutifully spooning the latest bowl of propaganda pudding: say this because it’s what we think benefits us the most without regard for the truth…something like that.
His most emotional emphasis came when he ladelled the woegone, tiresome “blame Bush” excuse (“gun running…a practice of two previous Administrations”). Carney lapsed immediately into claims that (the Obama Administration) “has done everything to accommodate” all documentation requests. Meanwhile, Congress has already proven through documented, irregular testimony and refusals to honor subpoenas requesting specific documents by Attorney General Eric Holder that that is not true and that Carney’s assertion about that on Obama’s and Holder’s behalf today is not true.
Carney admitted that Obama’s “assertion of executive privilege came after all other options had been exhausted.” Which means they’re engaged in a political gaming process with the use of “executive privilege” at the ready if and when Congress proceded to apply increased penalty to Holder’s refusals to comply with legitimate Congressional oversight requests.
Preposterously, following that remark by Carney, he continued on with these claims:
…The White House accuses Republicans of political (operations)” and that “every document relating to (Fast and Furious) operation has been provided,” that “the GOP has tried to turn this into a political issue,” which Carney then smeared as “a fishing expedition.”
He continued on, with visible irritation, “what THIS is about…is an attempt to score political points.” Carney said this in noticable contempt of the GOP after he claimed ‘the White House has done everything to comply’ or something.
So Jay Carney, on behalf of the Obama Administration — and the Democrats in full-on desperation campaign mode for Obama’s re-election — dished out a IT’S A POLITICAL OPERATION perspective with the default position that Barack Obama is a hapless, lone figure desperately trying to defend “his White House” against a snarling pack of “GOP” with the weakest defense being the door Holder has pushed open for the House Oversight Committee by refusing to hand over what he was legitimately requested to and then, worse, showing up to testify before that COmmittee using a handful of smart-alec tactics in attempt to frame the Committee in this same Carney-Obama “POLITICAL OPERATION” shiny objecy.
The loss of human life (our U.S. Border Agent, Brian Terry along with hundreds of Mexican Nationals in that nation, if not more of those with additional U.S. citizens here in the U.S. not yet coordinated to this crime wave being examined amidst Operation Fast and Furious), to the Obama Administration, the loss of human life, the crimes of that and otherwise, examining it all is “a fishing expedition”.
It’s a political process because the Obama Administration has, quite obviously, made it into one in effort to dodge legitimate requests for information about a criminal enterprise — it may have begun with non-criminal intentions but we’ll never know unless Congress carries forward with it’s investigation of the notable criminal liabilities that have resulted, if not are ongoing.
Barack Obama, the non-Presidential guy in the White House, trying to keep what he thinks is his property in his grasp with his helpers wading out before him to accuse “the GOP” with the Obama Administration’s most glaring liability: IT’S A POLITICAL OPERATION.
Just answer the questions, Misters Obama and Holder, and comply with the other subpoena requests. And show some respect for a change for the loss of human life by your “political operation.”
Full video coverage is available of the House Oversight Committee at YouTube channel, “oversightandreform“.
UPDATE I: VIDEO – White House Press Secretary Jay Carney can’t even remember slain Border Agent’s name (“Brain Terry”).
EDITORIAL: Holder’s contempt and Obama’s privilege
Fast and Furious fight heads to the House floor
– from THE WASHINGTON TIMES, June 20, 2012
PROOF OBAMA, HOLDER, KNEW: 2009 OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PRESS CONFERENCE AFFIRMING “GUN TRACING OPERATIONS” AND MORE…
– from this site, June 20, 2012
YouTube Video Library of House Oversight Committee, Including Today’s Vote for Contempt of Congress Against Eric Holder
– from this site, June 20, 2012