‘MURDERGATE!!!’ is Back in the News! Blogger Behind It Gets Grumpy!

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Mike Vanderboegh, "Fast and Furious" blogger


This … is … precious.

Fast and Furious, the Obama-Holder “scandal” that was going to deliver the Presidential race to Republicans this year (stoked to no small degree by our own former-and-sadly-lamented blogger Geoff Willis, who dubbed it “Murdergate”), is back in the news, Jack! And … it’s sad.

Check out this article from Talking Points Memo about the reaction that the blogger who broke the story is having about Republican treatment of the “scandal”.  (Picking only 3-4 paragraphs to reproduce here is excruciating.  It’s all so good! Go click that link now!)

[F]ormer militia man turned gun rights blogger [Mike Vanderboegh] is angry because he thinks the Republican “sons-a-bitches” on the House Oversight Committee put on the “ultimate display of public limp dickery” during a Thursday hearing in which Attorney General Eric Holder testified about ATF’s botched Operation Fast and Furious.

“You know what the Republicans just did? They sold out every mother’s son who put their life and career on the line to try to bring this truth out,” Vanderboegh told TPM. “Another display like this and people will forget the whole thing.”

“I submit to you that it is entirely possible that the fix is in,” Vanderboegh told TPM. “It could be as simple as a picture of something like John Boehner with a sheep, you know. Because they’ve done that before. The FBI blackmails people routinely. They always have.”

Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) did ease up a bit on the his previous rhetoric about Holder’s roll in Fast and Furious, saying he “never accused [Holder] of having personal knowledge” of the “gunwalking” tactics used during the operation, instead focusing his energies on why the DOJ wouldn’t turn over certain categories of documents the Justice Department maintains were privileged.

Oh, Darrell Issa — for shame!  Your district is moving partially into Orange County now!  You think that people are going to put up with that sort of weak tea party?  Watch out, sir, or you may face a challenge from the Right!

I continue to take the view towards “Murdergate” that I did when Geoff Willis was burning up the cable wires with his posts on it here: please, please, please let this be the basket in which the Republicans put all of their eggs this year.  Please let them be the Susan G. Komen Foundation to our Planned Parenthood, if you know what I mean.

About Greg Diamond

Prolix worker's rights and government accountability attorney. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Runs for office sometimes, so far to offer a challenge to someone nasty who would otherwise have run unopposed. Someday he might pick a fight intending to win it rather than just to dent someone. You'll know it when you see it. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. A family member works part-time as a campaign treasurer. He doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he hated. He does advise some local campaigns informally and generally without compensation. If that changes, he will declare the interest. He also runs a less frequently published blog called "The Brean," for his chosen hometown, where he is now fighting with its wealthiest and most avaricious citizen-donors. This just seems to be his way.