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Gun prosecutions down more than 45 percent under Obama, Obama and democrats push for new gun laws and don’t enforce existing laws, Fast and Furious, Rush Limbaugh comments

Gun prosecutions down more than 45 percent under Obama, Obama and democrats push for new gun laws and don’t enforce existing laws, Fast and Furious, Rush Limbaugh comments

“Why did Justice Department and White House staff yell and curse at CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson over questions about Fast and Furious?”…Citizen Wells

“Now, I don’t get upset when foreign and national journalists fail to mention Tony Rezko, or the Daley boys, or how the Chicago machine plans to staff the Department of Justice, and the new Department of Homeland Casinos.”…John Kass, Chicago Tribune July 30, 2008

“Then-state senator Obama had backed a bipartisan bill called the Safe Neighborhoods Act. It would have raised the crime of illegal transport of a firearm from a misdemeanor to a felony. But on the crucial day of the vote, Obama was out of town–and on vacation, in Hawaii. The bill failed by only three votes, and the media pounced–as did Obama’s rivals. It was the moment, Obama later said, when he knew he would lose the race.”…Breitbart.com June 21, 2012

Gun prosecutions are way down since Obama took office. And why wouldn’t they be. Obama and the US Justice Department would have to prosecute themselves otherwise for their involvement in Fast and Furious.

From the Washington Examiner December 17, 2012.

“Gun prosecutions under Obama down more than 45 percent”
“Despite his calls for greater gun control, including a new assault weapons ban that extends to handguns, President Obama’s administration has turned away from enforcing gun laws, cutting weapons prosecutions some 40 percent since a high of about 11,000 under former President Bush.

“If you are not going to enforce the laws on the books, then don’t start talking about a whole new wave of new laws,” said a gun rights advocate.

In the wake of the horrific mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Democratic lawmakers have begun preparing a new collection of anti-gun laws, including renewing the assault weapons ban, banning the purchase of high-capacity clips that spring bullets into guns, and tightening rules on who can buy weapons.

Lawmakers are banking that the public will push for new gun controls. But as with other mass shootings, polls find the public split, and blaming the shooter, not the gun. Pew Research Center for the People & the Press on Monday found that public is evenly divided over whether the Newtown shootings reflect broader problems in American society, 47 percent, or are just the acts of troubled individuals, 44 percent.

Figures collected by Syracuse University’s TRAC project, the authority on prosecutions from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, shows that the administration has reduced the focus on gun crimes and instead steered prosecutors and investigators to drug crimes.

Gun prosecutions peaked at 10,937 under Bush in 2004. A current TRAC report shows that the Obama administration is prosecuting about 6,000 weapons cases.

According to an October 2011 TRAC report, “There also has been a shifting emphasis towards drug-related investigations. Since ATF-referred prosecutions peaked in FY 2005, the number of weapons prosecutions actually has fallen by 32 percent, a much higher rate than for ATF prosecutions overall. Making up the difference has been the growing number of drug cases, up by 26 percent during the same period.”

In 2011, the Obama gun prosecutions hit a low for the decade, but there has been a slight uptick in prosecutions this year, said another TRAC report.

Second Amendment advocates said on background that they expect Obama to press ATF to boost prosecutions and use the Sandy Hook case, and other mass shootings, to move gun control to the top of his second term agenda. “It’s in his DNA to push this issue,” said one gun-rights official, speaking on background. “This would be his crowning achievement, if he can ban guns,” added the official.”

http://washingtonexaminer.com/gun-prosecutions-under-obama-down-more-than-45-percent/article/2516175#.UNryom_7LhI

From Rush Limbaugh December 19, 2012.

“Jake Tapper Pops Obama’s Bubble”
“BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: At Obama’s press conference today, Jake Tapper got the last question, and The One did not like it. We have the exchange for you. You talk about a guy that can’t deal with criticism? By the way, it’s our president who I don’t think could live a day in my shoes, actually, but I can’t even say that. That sounds like I’m complaining, and I’m not. Anyway, Jake Tapper basically said, “Look, you’ve been talking about doing something on guns for four years and you haven’t done diddly-squat. Why not?” That’s the essence of the question. Here’s how Jacob Tapper asked it.

TAPPER: It seems to a lot of observers that you made the political calculation in 2008, in your first term, and in 2012, not to talk about gun violence. You had your position on renewing the ban on semi-automatic rifles that then-Senator Biden put into place. But you didn’t do much about it. This is not the first incident of horrific gun violence of your four years. Where have you been?

RUSH: In fact, this is Obama’s fourth. This is the fourth violent, mass death incident. One per year is how it’s averaging out for Obama. And, see, here’s Obama up there, what does he do? Obama gets to live in this phony world where he’s Mr. Perfect and he’s never criticized. And whatever he says is treated as though it’s near biblical. So Obama has lived off this notion that he’s doing everything he can to stop these things, and he was gonna make sure they didn’t happen in the first place. We were all gonna love each other. We were all gonna be unified, and we were gonna get a different country and we were gonna be apolitical and there wasn’t gonna be any partisanship. There weren’t gonna be any disagreement.

That’s what Obama promised people in 2008. That’s what they thought he meant. He did dissuade people from thinking that about him. When they wanted to treat him like a messiah he accepted it and told them they were right, he is a messiah. Whatever people wanted him to be, that’s what he allowed himself to be, no matter how unrealistic it was. So Jake Tapper says, “Here you are, you’re up here pontificating every day about how much you care and you’re working hard on this. Where have you been the last four years?” And here was Barry’s answer.

OBAMA: Well, here’s where I’ve been, Jake. Uh, I’ve been president of the United States dealing with the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, an auto industry on the verge of collapse, two wars. I don’t think I’ve been on vacation. And, so, you know, I think all of us have to do some reflection on how we prioritize, um, what we do here in Washington.

RUSH: Of all that, he keeps talking in virtually everything he says, be the economy or his job or — what is this “two wars” business? This guy couldn’t have put up with World War II. Can you imagine this guy being president during Vietnam? Can you imagine the excuses he would be making for himself if Pearl Harbor happened, or if 9/11 had happened when he was president? Oh, it did, in Benghazi. He was perfect there, by the way. The report’s out. Obama was perfect. See, Obama’s one of these guys, he lives in this bubble the media creates for him. He accepts it. He walks around believing he’s special. He’s it. He’s loved and adored by everybody. He’s special. There’s nobody like him.

Most presidents get questions like this 25 times a day. Sam Donaldson lived off of questions like this to Ronald Reagan. Reagan’s answer was to smile and look at Sam, “Ah, that’s just Sam being Sam.” And he’d laugh it off. I guarantee you, Jacob Tapper is in some crosshairs now for this insolence and this disrespect. There might even be a phone call from the White House to ABC today, say, “What the hell was that?” And the purpose of that phone call will be to make sure that kind of question is never asked again. You don’t ask dictators… uh… presidents, questions like that. Disrespect.

So here’s Obama, (imitating Obama) “What do you mean? I’ve been dealing with the worst economy, Great Depression. Yep. I’ve been working hard to make it worse. It hasn’t been easy, Jake. You think it’s easy making the economy worse than when I found it? I mean, I’ve been working hard. It’s tough keeping people out of work in this economy, it’s real hard, but I’ve done it.” Auto industry on the verge of collapse. What’s the news today? There’s something about GM in the news today. Buying back stock, the taxpayers screwed multiple billions again. There is no saving the auto industry. Not in reality. His chosen vehicle is one that nobody wants. “Save the auto industry.”

And, “I haven’t been on vacation”? He’s taken more vacation time and his wife more vacation… if you add their vacation time they’ve probably been on vacation more than they’ve been working. “Well, I don’t think I’ve been on vacation.” So Tapper’s basically saying, “Okay, these things keep happening. They keep getting worse, but you keep telling us you’re working hard to fix all that. Where you been?” I love the question. It’s one of the rare times Obama gets called out on this little false bubble in which he lives.

END TRANSCRIPT”

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/12/19/jake_tapper_pops_obama_s_bubble

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2011 most ignored stories, Real unemployment rate, Fast and Furious, Occupy Wall Street backers, Rise of Islamic radicals, Obama birth certificate fraud, Chicago corruption ties

2011 most ignored stories, Real unemployment rate, Fast and Furious, Occupy Wall Street backers, Rise of Islamic radicals, Obama birth certificate fraud, Chicago corruption ties

“Why has Obama, since taking the White House, used Justice Department Attorneys, at taxpayer expense,  to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells

“Why did the Illinois Senate Health & Human Services Committee, with Obama as chairman, create and push Bill 1332, “Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act,” early in 2003, which reduced the number of members on the Board from 15 to 9, just prior to rigging by Tony Rezko and Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells

“Why did Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Department wait until December 2008 to arrest Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells

“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich

“The past, he reflected, had not merely been altered, it had
actually been destroyed. For how could you establish, even
the most obvious fact when there existed no record outside
your own memory?”...George Orwell, “1984″

From WND, World Net Daily, December 31, 2011.

“What were the most ignored stories of 2011?”

“While the establishment news media brought plenty of bad economic news in 2011, the real story hasn’t been adequately told.

The true rate of unemployment and inflation and the real state of the U.S. economy, which is far worse than reported, tops WND’s annual list of the 10 most “spiked” or underreported stories of the last year.

At the end of each year, many news organizations typically present their retrospective replays of what they consider to have been the top news stories of the previous 12 months.

WND’s editors, however, long have considered it more newsworthy to publicize the most underreported or unreported news events of the year – to shine a spotlight on those issues that the establishment media successfully “spiked.”

WND Editor and CEO Joseph Farah has sponsored “Operation Spike” every year since 1988, and since founding WND in May 1997, has continued the annual tradition.”

“Produced with the help of WND readers, here are the WND editors’ picks for the 10 most underreported or unreported stories of 2011:”

“1. The true rate of unemployment and inflation and the real state of the U.S. economy, which is far worse than reported.”

“2. The Justice Department’s “Fast and Furious” operation, which facilitated the delivery of American firearms into Mexico to violent drug cartels, later used in the murder of hundreds, including a U.S. Border Patrol agent.”

“3. The organizations and money behind the supposedly “leaderless” Occupy Wall Street movement.”

“4. The role of leftwing groups and the Obama administration in the fall of Arab regimes and the rise of Islamic radicals.”

“5. Compelling evidence from multiple experts that the birth certificate released by Barack Obama on April 27, 2011, is a fraud.”

“6. The true mission of Islamic groups such as CAIR and other U.S.-based Muslim Brotherhood-front organizations and their infiltration of the U.S.”

“7. The real impact on the U.S. economy of Obama’s $787 billion stimulus.”

“8. The harmful impact of unions on the American economy.”

“9. The looming potential for an EMP attack on the U.S. and its devastating impact.”

“10. The federal government’s raid of the Gibson Guitar factory.”

Read more:

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=382753

Let’s not forget Obama’s ties to Chicago and Illinois corruption. They continued to haunt him throughout 2011.

From Citizen Wells December 28, 2011.

“2011: 12 months of Obama Chicago corruption ties.”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/2011-obama-corruption-ties-rezko-levine-blagojevich-cellini-frawley-fitzgerald-and-justice-department-protect-obama-2011-review/

From Judicial Watch December 26, 2011.

“Judicial Watch Announces Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2011″

“Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2011 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes:
Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL)
Former Senator John Ensign (R-NV)
Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)
Attorney General Eric Holder
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)
President Barack Obama
Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)
Rep. David Rivera (R-FL)
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)
Rep. Don Young (R-AK)”

“President Barack Obama: President Obama makes Judicial Watch’s “Ten Most Wanted” list for a fifth consecutive year. (The former Illinois Senator was also a “Dishonorable Mention” in 2006.) And when it comes to Obama corruption, it may not get any bigger than Solyndra. Solyndra was once known as the poster child for the Obama administration’s massive “green energy” initiative, but it has become the poster child for the corruption that ensues when the government meddles in the private sector. Solyndra filed for bankruptcy in September 2011, leaving 1,100 workers without jobs and the American taxpayers on the hook for $535 million thanks to an Obama administration stimulus loan guarantee.

Despite the Obama administration’s reticence to release details regarding this scandal, much is known about this shady deal. White House officials warned the president that the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program was “dangerously short on due diligence,” nonetheless the Obama administration rushed the Solyndra loan through the approval process so it could make a splash at a press event. The company’s main financial backer was a major Obama campaign donor named George Kaiser. While the White House said Kaiser never discussed the loan with White House officials, the evidence suggests this is a lie. And, further demonstrating the political nature of the Obama administration’s activities, the Energy Department pressured Solyndra to delay an announcement on layoffs until after the 2010 elections. Despite the public outrage at this scandalous waste of precious tax dollars, President Obama continues to defend the indefensible and has refused to sack anyone over the Solyndra mess.

President Obama continues to countenance actions by his appointees that undermine the rule of law and constitutional government:

Despite a ban on funding that Obama signed into law, his administration continues to fund the corrupt and allegedly defunct “community” organization ACORN. In July 2011 Judicial Watch uncovered a $79,819 grant to AHCOA (Affordable Housing Centers of America), the renamed ACORN Housing which has a long history of corrupt activity. In absolute violation of the funding ban, Judicial Watch has since confirmed that the Obama administration has funneled $730,000 to the ACORN network, a group that has a long personal history with President Obama.In 2011, JW released a special report entitled “The Rebranding of ACORN,” which details how the ACORN network is alive and well and well-placed to undermine the integrity of the 2012 elections – evidently with the assistance of the Obama administration.

Barack Obama apparently believes it is his “prerogative” to ignore the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law when it comes to appointing czars. According to Politico: “President Barack Obama is planning to ignore language in the 2011 spending package that would ban several top White House advisory posts. Obama said this ban on “czars” would undermine “the President’s ability to exercise his constitutional responsibilities and take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” In other words, Barack Obama believes he must ignore the U.S. Constitution to protect the U.S. Constitution. Many Obama administration czars have not been subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate as required by the U.S. Constitution. In 2011, JW released a first-of-its-kind comprehensive report on the Obama czar scandal, entitled “President Obama’s Czars.”

In an historic victory for Judicial Watch and an embarrassing defeat for the Obama White House, a federal court ruled on August 17, 2011 that Secret Service White House visitor logs are agency records that are subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell issued the decision in Judicial Watch v. Secret Service. The Obama administration now will have to release all records of all visitors to the White House – or explain why White House visits should be kept secret under the law. The Obama White House continues to fight full disclosure and has stalled the release of records by appealing the lower court decision.(Judicial Watch gave Obama a “failing grade” on transparency in testimony before Congress in 2011. (Read the testimony in full as well as additional congressional testimony during a hearing entitled “White House Transparency, Visitor Logs and Lobbyists.”))

In 2011, the Obama National Labor Relations Board sought to prevent the Seattle-based Boeing Company from opening a $750 million non-union assembly line in North Charleston, South Carolina, to manufacture its Dreamliner plane. Judicial Watch obtained documents from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) showing this lawsuit was politically motivated. Judicial Watch uncovered documents showing NLRB staff cheerleading for Big Labor, mouthing Marxist, anti-American slurs and showing contempt for Congress related to the agency’s lawsuit against Boeing, including email correspondence attacking members of Congress. And it starts at the top. Obama bypassed Congress and recess-appointed Craig Becker, who is connected to the AFL-CIO, the SEIU and ACORN, to the NRLB.

Obama’s corrupt Chicago dealings continued to haunt him in 2011.Obama’s real estate partner, campaign fundraiser and Obama pork recipient Antoin “Tony” Rezko was finally sentenced to jail this year as was former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who is now set to serve 14 years for attempting to sell Obama’s former Senate seat to the highest bidder. The FBI continues to withhold from Judicial Watch documents of its historic interview of then-Senator Obama about the Illinois corruption scandal. The FBI interview was conducted in December, 2008, about one month before Obama was sworn into the presidency.”

https://www.judicialwatch.org/corrupt-politicians-lists/washingtons-ten-most-wanted-corrupt-politicians-for-2011/