Obama’s stimulus provided $10 million to fund AFT Fast & Furious gunwalker program

This is not new news since Michelle Malkin wrote about the stimulus bill angle with the ATF’s Fast & Furious/Gunrunner program on March 30, but it’s worth a re-post to highlight the fact it was important enough for someone to include it in the Feb. 2009 Stimulus bill.

Malkin wrote

Buried in Barack Obama’s failed trillion-dollar stimulus program was a $10 million bloody border racket that has now cost American lives. This goes far beyond the usual waste, fraud and abuse underwritten by progressive profligacy. It’s bloodstained government malfeasance overseen by anti-gun ideologues — and now anti-gun ideologue Attorney General Eric Holder will “investigate.”

Welcome to Project Gunrunner. Prepare for another Justice Department whitewash.

Hat tip to AP who highlighted this fact last night, and reminder … the stimulus boondoggle was approved by all but seven Democrats in Congress, and only three Republicans voted for it. My guess is not one of them even questioned what gunrunner was or what it did.

You have to wait for it to pass to see what’s in it don’t you know?

Below is a screen capture from the Stimulus Bill (H.R. 1 in 2009), but you have to ask the question… is this a bigger “scandal” than …

  • Watergate?
  • Clinton’s blue dress incident and his lying in court?
  • Whitewater?
  • Halliburton during the Bush 43?
  • Abu Ghraib?
  • Valerie Plame “outing” by a GOP insider who never outed her?
  • Filegate – the Clinton administration’s efforts to store FBI files “for later reference?”
  • Newt Gingrich’s financial improprieties?
  • The Keating Five?
Nobody died in those “scandals.”
12 replies
  1. Plainvillian
    Plainvillian says:

    It’s all about perspective.? Good grief, it was only $10 million out of a total $2 billion, so who could expect our hard working congresscritters to even notice such chump change or the title of the program?? As to the deaths, what’s a little collateral damage on the way to dramatic drug interdiction?? Should there ever be testimony under oath, won’t all involved follow Hillary’s example and have massive memory loss?? Why worry?

  2. PatRiot
    PatRiot says:

    Notice that no party is clean in the scandal department.
    Notice that almost without exception, the American people were the only ones to suffer economically, morally…
    This “gunrunner” project is the next arrogant push.?
    Did it include NOT protecting the border??
    Did it include denying the state of AZ the right to protect itself?
    How about running to the UN and whining about AZ’s intents?
    I have a BAD feeling?about where this?government is going.
    Soo… what does a prudent American do about this?
    And – will they bring Janet Reno out of retirement when the gov’t needs to deal with troublemakers Americans standing up for their rights?

  3. Tim-in-Alabama
    Tim-in-Alabama says:

    The positive thing about this revelation is that someone will immediately step forward and claim “credit” for inserting it into the Porkulus Bill … Harry Rude, did you do this? Nazi Pelosi? Chris Dudd? Tony “Peekaboo!” Weiner? Bawney Fwank? Schmuck Schumer? What thuh? Why are you dodging the mics now?

  4. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    I thought I would never say this, because I think investigations are a waste of time and money. However, I want one here. We’ll never get the Liberals to see the evil in this administration, but we may get the undecided. I don’t care if Obama knew or not, you take the hit if your administration screws up this bad.

  5. Murphy
    Murphy says:

    Tom watched the video and finally some help for small business….. recovery act money was used for the Fast and Furious. And if the guns were illegally purchased that mean the sellers didn’t even have to pay taxes. Hey if they were Colts can’t Malloy charge CT sales tax?

  6. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Ok, It’s all there in the link. What happens next? Do we take our eye off the deficit and investigate this or do we fight the battle of raising the cap? You know it takes all our energy to get media attention on any issue.

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