Brian Terry is not Democrat ‘fish bait’

June 30, 2012
By

An American Hero

Brian Terry is not fish bait. Say it again, Brain Terry is not fish bait. One more time, Brian Terry is not fish bait.

Keep that phrase on the top of your mind and the tip of your tongue for at least the foreseeable future.

Why?

Because every left wing nut in the asylum right now is trying to convince you that the Fast and Furious inquiry into the death of Mr. Terry and this week’s House vote holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress is nothing more than a political “fishing expedition”.

The White House has invoked executive privilege, Pelosi and children have walked off the House floor rather than perform their duly sworn duty, and the major television networks and usual left wing miscreants are in full lock-down to defend Obama’s best bud and pal forever Attorney General of these United States, one Eric J. Holder.

If you don’t know what “Fast and Furious” is by now here are your multiple choice answers you’ll need to pass your stupid test:

  1. you literally live under a rock
  2. you just entered our time line from a secret OSS time travel mission of 1943
  3. your idea of staying “informed” is the TODAY show in the morning and the Daily Show at night
  4. your grammy and grampus were liberal democrats, your mummy and daddy were liberal democrats and you see no reason to start thinking for yourself now after two perfectly wasted generations have shown you the way

Whether it’s one or all of the above the only thing known at this point is you’re definitely more the problem with this country today than any part of a solution.

I received an email yesterday from the Brian Terry Foundation that started with this:

United States Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry – our son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend – sacrificed his life to protect our country. But that apparently wasn’t enough for the White House to remember his name.

In a statement to the press yesterday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney stumbled and fumbled his way through a defense of President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder’s refusal to furnish documents related to Operation Fast and Furious, the ill-conceived gun-trafficking exercise orchestrated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the United States Department of Justice.

Then, Carney failed to remember the name of Brian Terry, the American hero who became a victim of the operation.

In response to a question posed by ABC’s Jake Tapper at yesterday’s press conference, Carney said, “We have provided Congress every document that pertains to the operation itself that is at issue here when you talk about the family that you referred to.”

Tapper, who explicitly mentioned our family’s name in his question, had to remind Carney – “the Terry family” – he interjected in the middle of Carney’s response.

“The Terry family,” Carney repeated, apparently having not paid enough attention to the Fast and Furious scandal and the resulting tragedy to remember our names.

Further on, the email asked three, very simple questions the Terry family wants answered:

Who approved Fast and Furious?

Who had the power to stop it before Brian was killed, but didn’t?

Why did the Justice Department take nine months to withdraw its denial that it had allowed guns to “walk” over the border into Mexico?

It also so sadly points out that with Obama now invoking executive privilege “those responsible for the operation’s flawed conception and botched investigation may never be held accountable……….our family may never learn what we deserve to know about Brian’s death.”

Here’s what we DO know:

Agent Terry was only 40 years old when he was gunned down by a Fast and Furious AK-47.

Agent Terry was a Marine Corps veteran

Agent Terry gave his life for his country

Agent Terry deserves better than being Democrat fish bait.

You can read Agent Terry’s posthumous Congressional Badge of Bravery citation here, and sign the “Never Again” Terry Foundation petition here.

And the next time some left wing idiot is in your face defending Holder and Obama on Fast and Furious you can just look them straight in the eye and ask:  “Why are you so afraid of the truth?”

PostScript:

Hat’s off to Democrat representative David Boren of Oklahoma for standing with the Terry family and voting to hold Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for continuing to obstruct the truth behind the politics.

Shame and disgust for Missouri Democrats William Clay and Emmanuel Cleaver for not even bothering to go on record and vote. Rather than stand for truth for Agent Terry and his family, Cleaver, Clay and over 100 other Democrat cowards joined piper Pelosi and played the race card en mass.

If after all this you’re still defending Holder, Obama, and Pelosi, the Corner suggest that you climb out from your self-absorbing liberal shell and start learning the facts from David Codrea journalist’s primer, move on to a superb American Thinker piece, read how team Obama deems it all politics delve into possible secrets in the “sealed” records, and read CBS reporter Sharyl Atkkisson’s detailed reporting here.

Who knows, you just might realize that fishing for the truth IS better than cutting political bait.

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9 Responses to Brian Terry is not Democrat ‘fish bait’

  1. Herb Van Fleet on June 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Geoff,

    No, Brian Terry is not Democrat “fish bait.” He is the martyr that the right wing nuts like to parade in front of any available microphone to show how those mean ‘ol Democrats are illegally putting our law enforcement officers in harm’s way. They suppose this was a conspiracy by the Dems to show how that border control is not working and that, therefore, we need to give amnesty to all the brown folks who failed to pass go and collect their $200. Mere piffle, says I, mere piffle.

    This exercise is more about the cranky Darrell Issa channeling his hero, Joseph McCarthy, to root out those uppity Negroes in the White House and the Justice Department. Someone ought to send Jack Nicholson to Issa’s committee to ‘splain how they need to handle the truth.

    Speaking of which there is probably more truth about this incident in Katherine Eban’s 6,700 word article in Fortune (“The truth about the Fast and Furious scandal,” June 27, 2012) than all the 7,600 documents already submitted by Holder. But the truth would show them to be what they are – racist hypocrites.

    The tragedy of Brian Terry’s death, as Ms. Eban’s article explains, is the piss-poor inter-departmental and inter-agency communication systems at DOJ, ATF, DEA, ICE, and the Border Patrol. Unless they’ve changed the law, there’s nothing illegal about being a bad communicator.

    IMHO,Darrell Issa and his like-minded champions of McCarthyism have completely embarrassed themselves, not to mention the fish.

    Get out the sheets, boys! We gonna have us a hangin’ tonight!!!

    Herb

    • A Nonny Moose on June 30, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      I looked all over your post for a little smilie emoticon, Herb, just to be certain you were joking about the racism part of your point. I couldn’t find it, so I guess I have to assume you’re actually serious. You really believe that 255 members of the House who voted aye on the contempt charge are all bigots just dying to get rid of Holder because he’s a black man, eh? Do you know how racist it is of you to use his skin color as an excuse for his actions, or as an excuse for others wanting to hold him accountable for his actions? I’ve said it before, and no doubt I’ll end up saying it again; there are no more racist people in the United States than the truly left-wing white folks, since the first and only thing they notice about anyone is the color of their skin, and once they establish that, they immediately feel pity for anyone who isn’t white like them, assuming that poor pitiful person cannot succeed without their help. It’s disgusting, but not quite as disgusting as dismissing any attempt to hold someone accountable for their actions, for expecting them to do the job they were appointed to and calling them out when they do not, as “racism” because the perpetrator happens to be black. Sheesh.

      • Geoff Caldwell on June 30, 2012 at 6:59 pm

        Disgusting doesn’t even begin to describe it. It’s going to be uglier than we could have ever imagined.
        The policies have failed, Obamacare only survived on a lie, and they have not one but TWO race cards to play.
        But fear not, they have the dwainbwains and Herbs, we have the history of 2010.

    • Geoff Caldwell on June 30, 2012 at 6:51 pm

      Herb,
      Your psychiatrist called, you left your meds again.

  2. Geoff Caldwell on July 1, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Not one to ever put up a dwainbwain post here, I went and read Eban’s “truth” article about Fast and Furious.
    While it is true there is some truth in the article, when you step back from the “I gotta defend Holder, Obama and the left anyway I know how” it is anything BUT a definitive truth of the operation and the covering up through executive privilege.

    It IS however a glowing puff piece on one David Voth, the supervising ATF agent who is at the center of whistle blowing by other agents.

    Such lines as:
    Voth, 39, was a good choice for a Sisyphean task. Strapping and sandy-haired, the former Marine is cool-headed and punctilious to a fault. In 2009 the ATF named him outstanding law-enforcement employee of the year………….

    Makes one wonder if Voth’s chiseled looks and strapping frame had more of an effect on Ms. Eban than getting to the truth. I wonder what Sharyl Atkkisson, also an award winning journalist would have to say about Ms. Eban’s essay on “the administration is right and Issa is wrong” piece?

    In essence the entire piece is written from the side of Voth and the administration.

    Nothing wrong with that, but it IS but ONE side. The point of the investigation is to get beyond that ONE side that Holder and Obama and the rest are telling us all to just “move along, nothing to see here”.

    Attorney Generals don’t wait months to correct themselves, Presidents don’t wait until the 11th hour after a year and a half to invoke “executive privilege”.

    Herbie and the gang can stomp and hold their breath all they want, Brain Terry is not fish bait and his family and the American people deserve better.

    All Holder had to do was turn over what was asked and there never would have been a vote. But as his history shows, (Mark Rich, FALN,etc) Holder has never been one concerned much with ethics and truth.

  3. Herb Van Fleet on July 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Boys,

    OK, let’s recap, shall we?

    – Racism out, McCarthyism in. Check.

    – Do not invite those closest to and who have firsthand knowledge of the Fast and Furious debacle to the committee because their testimony is irrelevant to the political aspects. Check.

    – Ignore Katherine Eban’s article in “Fortune” because she’s so smitten by David Voth that her version of events have got to be false and inaccurate. Check.

    – Dismiss all evidence that doesn’t support the Committee’s predetermined conclusion of its “investigation.” Check.

    – Use Brian Terry ‘s death for demagoguery and to divert any blame from the Republicans to the Democrats. Check.

    – Reject calls for the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to investigate the incident because that would take the focus off of the public smearing of the President and his Attorney General by the Republicans. Check.

    – Ask for thousands more documents from the AG’s office, a la Julian Assange, regardless of the possible violation of attorney-client privilege and protection of the legal work products. Check.

    – Complain loudly about Obama’s abuse of Executive Privilege and explain that Bush 43’s abuse of Executive Privilege doesn’t apply in this case. Check.

    – Keep pounding away on this incident so that the matters of importance to the American people can go on the back burner and therefore will not have to be dealt with. Check and Double Check.

    I think that about covers it.

    Herb

    • gc@caldwellscorner on July 1, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      Will you PLEASE pick up your meds.

    • A Nonny Moose on July 1, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      Not quite.

      – Since when did calling a criminal a criminal become “McCarthyism”? Does that only apply when the criminal happens to be a Democrat?

      – Isn’t attempting to get, oh, say, the actual documents a good way to get “first hand knowledge”? If that knowledge would acquit them, why are they hiding it? Don’t you think if it made them look like innocent little angels, they’d be clamoring to get them to the hill?

      – I believe the article was not ignored, and in fact it was stated that it did contain “some truth”, but it is also without a doubt a puff piece written to defend the administration, which reads a a whole hell of a lot more like something from Harlequin than Fortune.

      – Isn’t the special prosecutor appointed by the DOJ? No conflict of interest there. No sirree. “Please, sir, we demand that you investigate yourself for wrongdoing! What, you say you already have and you’re pure as the driven snow? An astonishing conclusion absolutely no one saw coming!”

      – Who is the “client” in this case? Without a client there can be no attorney/client privilege. When one party withholds evidence during a deposition, shouldn’t that be pointed out? How is it “smearing” to call attention to wrongful and criminal acts?

      – “They started it” hasn’t worked since first grade. Sorry to break that to you. Maybe you should write a nice letter to Pelosi about it and see if you can have 43 arrested. I hear that’s pretty effective.

      – I’m sure you mean the same important matters that were ignored the entire time the Democrats controlled both houses. Or maybe you mean matters like a budget, which the senate hasn’t even offered for three years now. Those matters that are important, right? Good to see the Democrats were so hard at work on them from 2008 to now. Can’t we all just move on, eh? The more things change, the more they stay the same. “What? The head of the department tasked with enforcing laws won’t follow them himself, and his flaunting the law resulted in the death of American agents? Pffft, what a trifling and trivial matter. Geez, people, it’s not like Brian Terry was important. He probably wasn’t even a Democrat, for crying out loud, and he certainly wasn’t black and therefore in desperate need of us to patronize him, so why should we care about him? Move along, nothing to see here…”

      But here’s the problem: You left out the biggest one.

      – We cannot even begin to defend the attorney general in this case, as we know he was absolutely wrong, so let’s instead resort to what we always do and scream “RACIST!”, make stupid, indefensible Klan analogies, then get huffy when we’re called on that, too. Check. Talk about “the more things change the more they stay the same”. Sheesh, and more sheesh.

      • Geoff Caldwell on July 2, 2012 at 5:52 pm

        The left is what it is and Herb is on a planet even further from reality than dwainbwain. He tries sooooooooooo hard to be seen as an intellectual yet he then throws around McCarthy as if somehow that will show him to somehow be smart.
        Doesn’t make any logical sense but then again, see “Herb is on a planet” quote.
        Issa isn’t running around claiming the government is full of communists (of which history has now shown McCarthy more right than wrong), he is merely trying to uncover the truth about why the DOJ first lied to Congress and who/what was responsible for it.
        If such a narrative caught hold with the masses, Obama would be in even more trouble than he is and after spending years bashing Bush and four more propping up their favorite son, the media doesn’t dare pursue the story in the manner of Watergate.
        Yes, it’s disgusting, but it is the country we have after 40 years of liberal mantra.

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