Monday, June 25, 2012

Why Did Obama Expose The White House?

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Voters Disapprove of Obama Blocking Release of Fast & Furious Docs

As noted in and particularly as quoted below from that article, there is a stench hanging over the Fast and Furious mess. It feels unfinished and unresolved, and it is. Voters do not believe that this should just "go away" as the DOJ and the White House are hoping.
The Hill Poll found that likely voters disapproved by an almost 2-to-1 margin of Obama’s assertion of presidential power in the case. Overall, 56 percent of voters disapproved of his action, while only 29 percent approved. …
Sixty-one percent of independents said they disapproved of the president’s actions, and just 25 percent approved. Among Republicans, opposition to the president’s use of executive privilege was more entrenched at 78 percent.
Even 28 percent of Democrats, and 30 percent of self-identified liberals disapproved of Obama’s position.

What is bothersome and nagging and won't go away is this very simple question, "What could be so damaging that it would cause the President to invoke executive privilege?" If this problem, whatever it is, is an issue that is contained in the DOJ or ATF or DEA, or even the Bush Administration, then Obama would lop off the appropriate heads and take credit for the cure. Even if that cure meant jettisoning Eric Holder, Obama would protect himself. Apparently, he cannot.

The other question that needs to be answered and should be simple to do is, "Who approved this program?" If that information can't be produced within an hour, the DOJ should be shut down as an incompetent organization operating without any internal controls.

What are the chances that the political arm of the White House was way too involved? Just a thought.

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