Okay, tinfoil-hat time here on The Porch™
(well, in my view from the iHammock, anyway).
Look, we all know that this Chicago-based Obamunist regime is more corrupt than any we have encountered before. It’s infected, bent, and rotten from top to bottom. That’s why I haven’t been able to shake the suspicion that “Fast and Furious” was not just a political ploy to slander the Second Amendment but possibly an aspect of gun-running involving the Mexican cartels and somebody in the US gov’t, probably through Chicago connections. No, I haven’t heard of any direct evidence of that. I’m just not eliminating that possibility, because this administration’s corruption is so endemic.
Why bring up that old bogeyman now? Well, recent revelations about the appalling amount of criminal activity and corruption in the Dept of Homeland Security (here and here) leaves DHS wide open for exploitation by criminals and enemies. This swamp has become a breeding ground.
I know, DHS isn’t BATFE. So, where’s the commonality? How do I make this outrageous leap to connect the two? (I mean, besides rank paranoia.) Answer: DOJ. Huh? Yeah, DOJ. Who manages the prosecution of Federal-employee crimes? Yeah, DOJ. Who has the means to allow rampant corruption to go unpunished if not plain uninvestigated? Yeah, DOJ. Who’s in charge of covering up BATFE’s Fast & Furious fiasco? Again, DOJ.
So, why would this paranoid delusion have any credibility in my otherwise engineer-rational mind? Answer: Chicago. It is run by one of the most corrupt local gov’ts in the country. It has long-running ties to organized crime, and it’s tentacles now reach deep within the Executive Branch of the US Gov’t. I’m not claiming that Obama and Holder are the henchmen. Nah, that’ would be … well, outrageous. Well, okay, maybe it’s just impossible to prove. Besides, those guys aren’t the crime-boss type. On the other hand, every one of their Chicagoland cadre is likely tainted, so who knows who’s giving or passing the orders.
Nah, don’t pay any attention to me. I’m just fighting off a deep, nagging suspicion that this administration has made the US into another Italy by not only infecting this gov’t to its core, but by tolerating and abetting that corruption. I hope I’m wrong. However, given the number of other puzzling administration outrages that also stink to high Heaven, I fear the worst.
I curse these people for making me consider what should rightly be dismissed out of hand.
Plus, there’s this DOJ tidbit, which kind of knocks the Progs’ “best and brightest” claim into a cocked hat.