By Michele Holt, PolitiChicks.tv
Another Christmas holiday has passed and the family of border patrol agent Brian Terry still have no answers as to why no one is being held responsible in their son’s death in the DOJ Fast and Furious debacle. Also don’t forget the thousands of innocent Mexican citizens who have been massacred by the very same guns our government released to known drug lords/cartels and terrorists despite not informing the Mexican leadership. Woops! Our bad, but it was Bush’s fault, right Eric Holder? Of course let us not forget how our mainstream media has also decided not to cover any news on the topic. Even after Univision did a scathing piece on the newest revelations of the F&F gun walking operation, all three major networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) said nothing about it. I guess they were too busy at that time trying to find out if Mitt Romney had dust bunnies under his bed?
This past October, reports were released suggesting the DOJ “failed to pay attention to red flags” regarding Fast and Furious. Despite the request that Congress needed to “look further into the Department of Justice”, the five senior agency officials in charge–Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, acting Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein and Associate Deputy Attorney General Ed Siskel–are still on payroll. Unfortunately this sounds very similar to another recent story when the State Department failed to provide adequate duties to protect 4 Americans who died because of the “failure to acknowledge the red flags” that were reported in Benghazi. Perhaps if you work for this administration, you are completely colorblind and therefore can’t see the color red?
So it begs me to ask this question: Which scandal is the “Obama Watergate”? First it was suggested it would be Fast and Furious; then the tragic events on September 11th in Benghazi occurred and that was classified as “Benghazigate”. So should we wait for yet another screw up to see if that one is classified higher than Richard Nixon’s lies? By now we all realize that Watergate pales in comparison to what our current Government gets away with. Watergate could be a movie on ABC Family compared to the inept performance under the current administration.
Now we are faced with yet another liberal action to enact gun bans because of the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut but where were these liberals when F&F was taking place? Where was there outrage when it was discovered that not only Americans lost their lives in this illegal gun running operation but also thousands of innocent Mexican citizens? Where was the liberal outrage when it was reported that 16 teenagers were killed at a birthday party by guns our DOJ provided to known drug cartels and terrorists?
I guess for liberals and the MSM outrage is selective when it comes to “who did the killing” and “how many were killed”. They blame the guns for the tragic deaths of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary, but they refuse to blame the mentally ill shooter. Had anyone paid attention to the “red flags” Adam Lanza had been showing, perhaps the entire tragedy could have been avoided in the first place right. But nope, let’s blame the guns! Let’s also crucify the 2nd Amendment and the NRA while we are at it, right MSNBC? Logic seems to escape this division of NBC and the pundits who have opinion/news shows on this network are just embarrassing to watch with their divisive mantra each and every day. I don’t even bother turning that station on anymore. When I need to prepare for my radio show, I find videos and articles to read instead of subjecting myself to that kind of stupidity on a consistent basis!
Also the liberal leaning website Mother Jones came out with an article showing a map of the United States and dots over states that if you hover your mouse over each dot it will provide you with information on each mass killing that occurred in our country. However, what the article fails to even mention is how many of those shootings occurred during the time the “Brady Bill” was law in the United States. Yes, that is just a piece of fact that they hope their readers won’t catch and sadly they would be correct since most of their fans are the uneducated liberal ideology who think Melissa Harris Perry is tha’ bomb and Chris Matthews is a seasoned professional!
My good friend (and fellow station staff member and host of his own show “Faith and Freedom”)Lee Miller provides commentary every day for our afternoon show “Powers to the People” and this is his take on the gun control issue. It’s about common sense and so far the liberal left for the most part and some members of the democratic Congress can’t seem to grasp this:
As I have written before, for over three years I personally taught a 26 week domestic violence class for offenders as part of their probation. I can tell you first hand that guns were not on the list of weapons when they attacked their partner/spouse. It’s not the gun that is the problem it is the person who uses the gun that is the problem. As in the case of the tragedy behind the Sandy Hook shootings and also those in the past that have occurred the majority of those shootings involved a person(s) with mental health issues or had warning signs that were ignored prior to the crime committed. Enforcing the laws already in place and doing back ground checks are common sense approaches. As history provides despite what Mother Jones and other liberal media forms including actors profess, saying we should ban guns simply do not fix the problem. If that was a great idea then maybe that should have started with our own Department of Justice don’t you think?