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WaPo: ‘Calm down’ about Fast and Furious gun sting, ATF acting director says
Washington Post ^ | October 6, 2011 | Sari Horwitz

Posted on 10/06/2011 6:52:23 AM PDT by maggief

The new acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a major shake-up of his agency Wednesday and urged Washington insiders to “calm down” about the latest revelations surrounding a controversial ATF gun operation.

B. Todd Jones said calm is needed as he begins rebuilding the beleaguered agency, including shuffling top personnel. He made his comments as his boss, Attorney General Eric J. Holder Jr., came under fire this week from Republican lawmakers, with one calling for a special counsel to investigate Holder’s role in the Fast and Furious gun-trafficking operation.

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"Calm down" ... nothing to see here.
1 posted on 10/06/2011 6:52:27 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
"Shut up!" explained the acting ATF director.
2 posted on 10/06/2011 6:55:33 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: maggief

B. Todd Jones

3 posted on 10/06/2011 6:57:00 AM PDT by Third Person
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To: maggief
I don't want it rebuilt, I want it dismantled!

Mike

4 posted on 10/06/2011 6:57:26 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: maggief
Don't know if you noticed it, but the memos and emails that came out yesterday were released by DEMOCRAT members of the committee.. That says a lot...

My take, FWIW, is that a lot of people at TATFE, FBI, and DoJ are worried, and should be. As it becomes more obvious that Obama won't win next year, I expect one or more will come forward, to cut a deal for themselves... Holder's a goner...the real question is what and when did Obama know?

5 posted on 10/06/2011 6:57:36 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: maggief
"Calm down"?? tell that to the families and friends of those who have died because of this foolishness.

Like the old joke says, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms sounds more like the name of a convenience store than a function of the federal government.

6 posted on 10/06/2011 6:58:19 AM PDT by GBA (The Constitution and conservatism must win in 2012!)
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To: maggief

Always, always the way of the left... when they control the reigns of power, they’re prosecuting every possible breach of the law committed by the other side, but when the wheel turns, “eh, it’s no big deal, let’s everybody just cool down a bit, our hearts were in the right place”...


7 posted on 10/06/2011 7:00:21 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: maggief
Colossal arrogance.
8 posted on 10/06/2011 7:01:17 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Third Person

Oh, Holder’s people. What a surprise.


9 posted on 10/06/2011 7:03:10 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: maggief

“Don’t be uncool”


10 posted on 10/06/2011 7:03:31 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: ken5050
...Holder's a goner...the real question is what and when did Obama know?

Sorry, it ain't the 70's anymore. No one cares. Our rulers are above the law.

I never thought I'd be nostalgic over Watergate.

11 posted on 10/06/2011 7:04:17 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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To: maggief
Note what the Washington Pointless headlines: A plea for calm from the new ATF guy.

Gee, I wonder if they would have headlined it when Nixon asked for everyone to 'calm down' about Watergate?

Actually, they would have, come to think of it. The headline would be:

NIXON IN DENIAL ABOUT WORST SCANDAL IN HISTORY
Issues Pathetic Plea: "Calm down."

12 posted on 10/06/2011 7:04:17 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Lazamataz" is a four-letter word.)
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“Calm down. It’s just corruption and murder. That’s standard procedure for the Obama Regime.”


13 posted on 10/06/2011 7:04:33 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: maggief

14 posted on 10/06/2011 7:06:20 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Third Person

He doesn’t look like a gun owner. Just saying.


15 posted on 10/06/2011 7:06:30 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (My opinion doesn't really matter until March 13th anyway.)
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To: maggief

Smoke screening...


16 posted on 10/06/2011 7:06:43 AM PDT by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: Third Person

Typical


17 posted on 10/06/2011 7:07:18 AM PDT by Post5203 (Our political class have sullied a good man's name...Washington)
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To: Post5203

Just guessing, but could this be some of that “under the radar” low key stuff that our Irish prez was talking about? Seem to remember something about o’bama telling the brady bunch to be patient or something along that line.


18 posted on 10/06/2011 7:10:29 AM PDT by rktman
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JUST DO IT!

19 posted on 10/06/2011 7:10:40 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Third Person

20 posted on 10/06/2011 7:11:22 AM PDT by maggief ("Hindsight is always 20/20,")
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