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Family of Murdered Border Patrol Agent: Nothing 'Phony' About Deaths Linked to Fast and Furious
Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2013 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 07/26/2013 8:03:06 AM PDT by Kaslin

Wednesday during a speech at Knox College in Illinois, President Obama referred to the many scandals surrounding his White House as "phony." Obama's comments came just hours after White House Press Secretary Jay Carney referred to the scandals as phony on MSNBC and said Republicans have gone too far in their efforts to investigate them.

"With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball," Obama said.

In response to the comments, the family of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is reminding President Obama that the hundreds of deaths linked to Operation Fast and Furious are far from phony. Guns trafficked during the operation were found at Terry's murder scene in December 2010.

“These deaths are real. My son’s death was real. I am outraged that President Obama is talking about phony scandals when he knows all too well that my son was a victim of Operation Fast and Furious that was authorized by members of his Justice Department and a U.S. Attorney that he appointed. Operation Fast and Furious was all too real for me and my family, and it directly contributed to my son’s murder,” Josephine Terry, the mother of Brian Terry said in a statement. “Mr. President, come to Michigan and I will show you my son’s grave...then let’s have a conversation about your definition of phony scandals.”

The Terry family has been begging for answers and accountability from the Department of Justice for years. They have received deception and lies in return.

“The entire Terry family has experienced a level of ‘trust deficit’ in their government and its leaders since Brian was killed.  It hurts to be treated like this and just adds insult to injury when the President speaks of phony scandals and minimizes the efforts of those officials tasked to investigate these matters,” Brian’s uncle and President of the Brian Terry Foundation Ralph Terry said in a statement.

Just last week, Senator Chuck Grassley sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder about his Department's failure to inform his office of new deaths linked to Operation Fast and Furious. The inquiry came after news broke that a Mexican police chief was killed with Fast and Furious weapons. Since Fast and Furious began in September 2009, hundreds of Mexican citizens have been killed. Terry was killed while on duty just days before Christmas. President Obama asserted executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents in June 2012 minutes before Attorney General Eric Holder was voted in contempt by the House Oversight Committee.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: borderpatrol; brianterry; obama; obamaphonyscandal; opfastandfurious; whitehousescandals

1 posted on 07/26/2013 8:03:06 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

These people need to be in the news instead of the Martins, Sharptons and Jesse Jackson clan.


2 posted on 07/26/2013 8:09:05 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Democrats will give you the shirt off somebody elses back for a vote.)
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To: Kaslin

Meanwhile Obama and Holder have been stirring up a phony race war.


3 posted on 07/26/2013 8:10:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Kaslin

Phony scandals? Get the victims of these scandals-Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS, people losing healthcare coverage because of Obamacare, and the NSA unconstitutional data mining to make a PSA to run throughout the 2014 elections making the point his party keeps him from being held accountable so it’s time to hold the entire Democrat party accountable.


4 posted on 07/26/2013 8:10:57 AM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: a fool in paradise
Meanwhile Obama and Holder have been stirring up a phony race war.

Dog wagging.

5 posted on 07/26/2013 8:11:38 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Kaslin

WHAT DOES IT MATTER NOW?


6 posted on 07/26/2013 8:12:48 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Kaslin

Obama over reached big time.

Sad GOPe are too busy beating Steve King for his true statements rather than taking on Obama for his phoney scandal statement.


7 posted on 07/26/2013 8:12:49 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: Kaslin

8 posted on 07/26/2013 8:12:49 AM PDT by spokeshave
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To: Kaslin

““Mr. President, come to Michigan and I will show you my son’s grave...then let’s have a conversation about your definition of phony scandals.”

Great comment, but he couldn’t care less


9 posted on 07/26/2013 8:18:46 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Kaslin
President Obama referred to the many scandals surrounding his White House as "phony."

The only way Obama can view things like Fast & Furious, Benghazi, and using the IRS as a political weapon as being "phony scandals" is if he believes that they were perfectly appropriate for his government to do.

And that is a scandal all by itself.

10 posted on 07/26/2013 8:21:49 AM PDT by raisetheroof ("To become Red is to become dead --- gradually." Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
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To: Kaslin

Expect nothing less from a phony president!

Fake,Phony,Fraud,Demented,Usurper...on and on it goes, where it stops nobody knows.


11 posted on 07/26/2013 8:25:36 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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12 posted on 07/26/2013 8:25:43 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Love it.


13 posted on 07/26/2013 8:31:46 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The Lefties can drink Kool-Aid; I will drink Tea.)
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To: Kaslin
So hope Repubs use these issues for Campaign per using the long listing of 'phony' suffering by American Patriots. Just a scrolling. . .let the time/date and Casualties, speak. Voters need to be reminded; where the fault begins; and ends.

(This would make the guilty howl, for sure.)

Obama is vulnerable by so many MO's. OTHO; it goes w/o saying; the habit of Repub Elites - unfortunately - is to take a far kinder approach per their 'attack mode'.

14 posted on 07/26/2013 8:38:34 AM PDT by cricket
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phony scandals

He is correct if he is talking about his 'birth certificate' and his 'selective service registration'. These, along with much of the information in his two autobiographies, are definatey 'phony'.

15 posted on 07/26/2013 8:40:25 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: SCHROLL
By calling them phony scandals he hopes they are going away. Now it is time to start impeachment proceedings against him and his entire administration
16 posted on 07/26/2013 8:47:45 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

“..With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals...”

Love how he blames the nebulous “Washington” for the “distractions, political posturing, and phony scandals” that he himself created.

Mr. Teflon strikes again... nothing ever sticks, it’s always someone elses fault.


17 posted on 07/26/2013 9:11:07 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: PoloSec

Yes, and it’s also phony voters, or as Rush coined the term, “low-information voters”.


18 posted on 07/26/2013 9:52:20 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, except for six women in Sanford, FL, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: spokeshave
And Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata are the tip of the iceberg. There were hundreds of Mexican citizens killed including 16 teenagers in a shooting in Cuidad Juarez.
19 posted on 07/26/2013 9:57:57 AM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Meanwhile Obama and Holder have been stirring up a phony race war.

13% black 87% other? Race War?
20 posted on 07/26/2013 10:09:35 AM PDT by Foolsgold (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: Kaslin

The reality is we have a phony president.


21 posted on 07/26/2013 11:47:37 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Foolsgold

“13% black 87% other? Race War?”

I’d say they have been kicking our a#%$%^^ pretty well the last 5 years. Whites are scared to death of the word “racist” and blacks been beating up folks and nobody is standing up. DOJ Atty General tells States when and how high to jump.

Looks pretty one sided to me so far if we’re being honest.


22 posted on 07/26/2013 12:17:02 PM PDT by roofgoat
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