Texas Governor Rick Perry is calling Barack Obama ′Nixonian′ and saying that Operation Fast and Furious is worse than Watergate. Perry said as much Sunday during an appearance on the CBS News show, ′Face The Nation′, hosted by Bob Schieffer. Perry is critical of Attorney General Eric Holder for withholding Justice Department documents on the gun running program by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms which led to the death of Border Patrol Officer Brian Terry. Perry says that the Obama White House and their allies in the Media have been deliberately trying to keep the story out of the public′s eye. Obama proclaiming executive privilege to block the further release of documents, which has led to the House Judiciary Oversight Committee to find Eric Holder in contempt of Congress is just the latest outrage and abuse of power.
Barack Obama was elected on the promise of transparency. However, that faded quickly as his administration began endless secret, back-room deals for the stimulus bill, the health care bill and other issues. The Obama White House also quickly developed an ′enemies list′ of Conservative broadcasters and journalists, including launching a ′war′ against the Fox News Channel. Allies of Obama, ranging from Media Matters to SEIU and various front groups funded by George Soros have been busy attacking Obama critics. One such Soros group, Color of Change, championed by the known Communist, Van Jones, launched a series a boycotts and other attacks against Fox News and high profile commentators.
So Governor Rick Perry is correct in that the Barack Obama administration is ′Nixonian′ and that Operation Fast and Furious is worse than Watergate. Watergate, which marks its 40th Anniversary, was just a simple burglary. In Fast and Furious, we have actual deaths resulting from the gun running program started in late 2009 by the Phoenix office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The Justice Department lost track of thousands of guns sold to Mexican drug lords. Attorney General Eric Holder is now facing a contempt of Congress vote by the full House of Representatives this week should he continue to deny the release of thousands of documents pertaining to the operation.