By Mr. Curmudgeon:
Republicans have cornered the market on compassion – the real and not politically contrived variety. Monday, House Republicans petitioned a federal court to uphold their subpoena requiring that the Justice Department turn over documents pertaining to the sale of weapons to Mexico’s deadly drug cartels by the Bureau of Tobacco, Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives.
In doing so, the House GOP speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves: The hundreds of innocent souls killed because of a cynical program designed to gin up gun violence south of the border as a pretext for enacting more stringent gun legislation here at home.
We should remember that of the estimated 2,000 weapons sold to Mexico’s narco gangs, half remain unaccounted for.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi described the Republican court action as a waste of “taxpayer dollars and resources” and a “distraction from the urgent business before Congress: Acting to create jobs and grow our economy.” She also charged Republicans with “distracting” Eric Holder from legally challenging states attempting to curb voter fraud in 2012.
You would think the craven Pelosi would spin Operation Fast and Furious into an Obama administration success story – if not a profitable one. And not just for America but Mexico.
Morticians have never been so busy.