Congressman claims Tea Party, NRA “manufactured” Fast and Furious

posted at 2:20 pm on December 9, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Attorney General Eric Holder has accused The Daily Caller of creating the story of calls for his resignation. Never mind that more than 50 Republicans are on board for his ouster. Maybe not all of them would have made the official call for his resignation had a DC reporter not called to ask their opinions — but the reporter didn’t supply the opinions for ‘em. The gist of Holder’s accusation: Stop asking questions, reporters!

No doubt Democrats like Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson agree. Reporter Michelle Fields didn’t make him say what he said, but, if she hadn’t asked a question, he never would have said this quote, which was especially revealing about what he knows of the Fast and Furious scandal:

“I think this is another manufactured controversy by the second amendment, NRA Republican tea party movement,” Johnson said.

Hmm. How exactly did the Tea Party Movement or the NRA instigate an ATF program to sell firearms to straw purchasers and then rapidly lose track of the weapons?

Honestly, the quote makes so little sense, I don’t know how to respond to it. But, then again, it comes from a fellow who somehow managed to mention “white supremacists” in yesterday’s Judiciary hearing — and who once said overpopulation might cause the entire island of Guam to “tip over and capsize.” What did I expect?


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Fools are those dummies who voted for such incompetence to represent them.

Schadenfreude on December 9, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Gosh, these progressives are soooooo smart. And Regulatory Actions create more jobs, too.

search4truth on December 9, 2011 at 2:24 PM

The sad thought is they will probably re-elect this loon!

Africanus on December 9, 2011 at 2:24 PM

“I think this is another manufactured controversy by the second amendment, NRA Republican tea party movement,” Johnson said.

Wow, he left out ‘baby killing’, ‘wife beating’ and ‘homophobic’…

BigWyo on December 9, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Worst. Political. Class. Ever.

rbj on December 9, 2011 at 2:26 PM

Cuckoo

Ain’t nobody home in there

cmsinaz on December 9, 2011 at 2:26 PM

The guns were in WTC Building 7.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on December 9, 2011 at 2:26 PM

Johnson is a moron and I’m sure he’s completely representative of his district.

John Deaux on December 9, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Gosh, these progressives are soooooo smart. And Regulatory Actions create more jobs, too.

search4truth on December 9, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Haven’t you heard? It’s not regulatory actions that create jobs but unemployment benefits and payroll tax holidays that are job creators…. duuurrrrrrr

Speakeasy on December 9, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Well after all he is the smartest Democrat in Congress. Seems clear he knows the most about this than any of them to include Eric Holder.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 9, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Maybe if we can tip Guam over we’ll find the guns there.

ironbill on December 9, 2011 at 2:28 PM

Calling Hank Johnson a nitwit is an insult to nitwits.

H.E. Pennypacker on December 9, 2011 at 2:28 PM

You’re not kidding Africanus

cmsinaz on December 9, 2011 at 2:28 PM

Ah, our old pal Rep Hank Johnson… I miss seeing his brilliant description of how the island of Guam might capsize. I know it’s useless to even ask, and it’s as rhetorical of a question anyone can pose, but HOW ON GOD’S GREEN EARTH DO PEOPLE LIKE THIS KEEP GETTING ELECTED?!?!? Tell everyone you know to vote in November. Strike up conversations about politics with your local gas station attendant, you might be surprised at how much those small businessmen care about our country and the economy. ~ RD

RumblinDurango on December 9, 2011 at 2:29 PM

“I think this is another manufactured controversy by the second amendment, NRA Republican tea party movement,” Johnson said.

Proving that Johnson is a horses ass. I suppose that the Tea Party and NRA inserted THE LINE ITEM IN PORKULUS FOR $6 MILLION TO FUND F&F.

“Lean forward” Johnson, bend over and put your head back up your ass.

GarandFan on December 9, 2011 at 2:29 PM

That dude’s on drugs. They need to have him on TV more often!

stefanite on December 9, 2011 at 2:29 PM

According to this guy, the second amendment is “Radical” and anyone who reads it as plain English is as well.

Mord on December 9, 2011 at 2:29 PM

“Jesse Jackson….Al Sharpton…..please pick up the red courtesy phone…..you’ve got work to do.”

oldroy on December 9, 2011 at 2:29 PM

Don’t make fun of the tarded.

Sugar Land on December 9, 2011 at 2:29 PM

New history meme: Einstein “manufactured” relativity to make Newton look bad.

FBones on December 9, 2011 at 2:29 PM

I think Johnson is manufacturing the “manufacturing”.

monkeyboy on December 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM

I have no idea, but I do know that you guys come up with really cool names for your fake scandals.

crr6 Hank Johnson on July 10 December 9, 2011

Del Dolemonte on December 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Isn’t this the same guy who thought Guam would tip over if you put more Marines on one side of it?

Anyway … this is a perfect example of the ignorance of members of Congress. Some are just plain stupid, some are mentally ill and some are just crooks.

darwin on December 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Hank “Guam is gonna capsize” Johnson and Sheila “Where’s the flag on Mars” Jackson-Lee are perfect representatives of the weapons-grade stupidity of the liberal voting class.

Total scum.

Flyboy on December 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Just stop and think for a minute here..
Think about just how far removed from reality a person must be to make such a statement like Johnson did…

Now multiply that by at least 1/2 of the democrat party…

Pretty scary isn’t it….

RockyJ. on December 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM

F & F was actually a diabolical plot to kill the drug cartels by making Mexico capsize from the additional weight of all those guns.

Kataklysmic on December 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM

The picture of him illustrates how he’s blanketed in stupid.

44Magnum on December 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM

No props for racist, greedy, environment-destroying Nazis who bathe in golden bathtubs filled with treasure stolen from immigrants and the elderly?

1/10

MTLassen on December 9, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Shelia Jackson Lee, Maxine Waters, him…I have NO clue as to why they keep getting elected. This is why if I need a permit to carry a firearm and pass a rigorous course, background check to be able to exercise my 2nd Amrendment rights, then we need to qualify people before they can vote (btw, there is no Bill of Rights Amendment about voting). To wit: ability to discern editorial content, a basic understanding of the constitution and a few others. THEN you can vote.

Amendment X on December 9, 2011 at 2:31 PM

How did this guy ever get elected, wait I’m looking up the definition of Stupid now…

sondrahays1 on December 9, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Wow! How incredibly stupid the voters in that district must be. I bet a con artist could make a financial ‘killing’ there selling rocks and pieces of string.

olesparkie on December 9, 2011 at 2:31 PM

You know. If you stack enough of these guns on a small island…

MNHawk on December 9, 2011 at 2:31 PM

I am always astounded at how out of touch some congressmen and women are. They seem to just talk without knowing what they are talking about – you would think a staffer could brief them on the facts before they speak. It is so easy to debunk these claims a child could do it. The duck and cover, spin the truth, downright fabrications, and feigned ignorance tend to make me an frustrated with DC as any bills they pass – everything has a partisan slant. Never know it was an election season….

Lcsulla on December 9, 2011 at 2:31 PM

johnson, do you think(sorry probably wrong word to use for you) for one minute the NRA and TP want to take American’s guns from the citizens? bho, holder, team, most d’s(like you) want guns taken from us! Your trying to cover for holder isn’t getting it!
L

letget on December 9, 2011 at 2:31 PM

“But, then again, it comes from a fellow… who once said overpopulation might cause the entire island of Guam to “tip over and capsize.”

Tina, you’re being disingenuous, here. It was obvious that he was making a joke.

Rep. Johnson knows good and well that if there weren’t enough people on the island of Guam, it would float into the air and out into space, seeing as there would be nothing to hold it down.

mintycrys on December 9, 2011 at 2:32 PM

Fools are those dummies who voted for such incompetence to represent them.

Schadenfreude on December 9, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Totally agree, but at least they voted for this guy over the incumbent in the Dem primary: Cynthia McKinney.

juliesa on December 9, 2011 at 2:32 PM

“I think this is another manufactured controversy by the second amendment, NRA Republican tea party movement,” Johnson said.

In other words,

You Republicans sure have cool names for your fake scandals.

Crr6

Lily on December 9, 2011 at 2:32 PM

Isn’t this the same guy who thought Guam would tip over if you put more Marines on one side of it?

Anyway … this is a perfect example of the ignorance of members of Congress. Some are just plain stupid, some are mentally ill and some are just crooks.

darwin on December 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Yup. That’s this genius.

bigmacdaddy on December 9, 2011 at 2:32 PM

“I think this is another manufactured controversy by the second amendment, NRA Republican tea party movement,” Johnson said.

“I think this is another manufactured controversy forwarded by the second amendment, NRA Republican tea party movement,” Johnson should have said, but didn’t because he is a nutty idiot who disgraces the House of Representatives every time he opens his pie hole.

Opposite Day on December 9, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Del Dolemonte on December 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM

You beat me to it.

Lily on December 9, 2011 at 2:33 PM

This is the same group that believes that “the island will tip over”…

The “TeaParty” is a threat to both parties…, as we want smaller government and less spending…

Huckleberry Mike on December 9, 2011 at 2:34 PM

And then he tries the “Blame it on the Temp” defense.

“Over the past five and a half years, we’ve had five acting directors of the ATF,” Johnson said. “The Senate’s failure and refusal to confirm a nominee for that important agency. What affect does that have on the ability of that agency to be guided in such a way so we can avoid situations like Fast and Furious?”

“I think that’s actually a very good point,” Holder said

Holder would think blaming it on Spongebob Squarepants is a good point if it got his nuts out of the fire.

RadClown on December 9, 2011 at 2:34 PM

Anyway … this is a perfect example of the ignorance of members of Congress. Some are just plain stupid, some are mentally ill and some are just crooks.

darwin on December 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM

John Murtha, RIP, and on his tombstone it reads, Three For Three.

troyriser_gopftw on December 9, 2011 at 2:35 PM

How sweet the smell of liberal fear.

petefrt on December 9, 2011 at 2:36 PM

No, letget. The NRA and TP don’t want to take American’s guns, they wanted to make it look like Holder and Obama do so then the American people would vote them out in 2012. So the TP used its insider access to … um, well, I’ll get back to you on that ….

I have given up hoping the day will ever come that Obama or any of his minions will take responsibility for anything they do.

UnrepentantCurmudgeon on December 9, 2011 at 2:36 PM

Welcome to my home, GA-4 >_<

dts-01 on December 9, 2011 at 2:36 PM

Wow…for a corporate-sponsored astroturf movement, that’s mighty impressive! *insert eyeroll* Clearly they are desperate.

rightwingindy on December 9, 2011 at 2:37 PM

“I think this is another manufactured controversy by the second amendment, NRA Republican tea party movement”
Rep. Hank Johnson

Aw Hank, go tell it to your voter base, in Atlanta.
They’re the only people in the great state of Georgia who would give you the time of day.

listens2glenn on December 9, 2011 at 2:37 PM

The up side to Hank is that he does seem to be smarter than Cynthia McKinney.

Kermit on December 9, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Yes, we sent all those guns there to make Mexico tip over.

SouthernGent on December 9, 2011 at 2:38 PM

I wouldn’t worry too much about what Hank Johnson thinks. He is, after all, the same man who expressed concerned that Guam could capsize if we posted too many marines on the island.

Kim Priestap on December 9, 2011 at 2:38 PM

This is the same man who actually thought that Guam (The Island of Guam) would capsize into the pacific ocean if too many Marines were deployed to live in it. Please enjoy the clip below. If you are at work please try to contain yourself and not fall out of your seat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg

cw10036 on December 9, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Hank Johnson, possibly the greatest argument against jerrymandering.

makattak on December 9, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Grassy Knoll.

Scoreboard44 on December 9, 2011 at 2:38 PM

This is Cynthia McKinney’s old district. nuff said?

makingravy on December 9, 2011 at 2:39 PM

I have nothing the tiniest bit interesting or entertaining to say except…………….HI!

I finally got my password so I can remove the cold cloth from my forehead, get dressed, and face the world.

AdrienneS on December 9, 2011 at 2:39 PM

He’s so stupid he forgot to blame Bush!

Lew in Colorado on December 9, 2011 at 2:39 PM

Hank Johnson, possibly the greatest argument against jerrymandering.

makattak on December 9, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Or one of the greatest arguments for selective breeding.

Scoreboard44 on December 9, 2011 at 2:39 PM

It’s all just a big conspiracy to keep the black man down, isn’t it?

libertarianlunatic on December 9, 2011 at 2:40 PM

There are boxes of rocks around the globe cheering now that they are shown to be smarter than this Congresscritter. Soon we will be led by boxes of rocks and all of us will be better off for it.

ajacksonian on December 9, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Forget the D – I think we need an “S” tag for this clown and some of our “Hall of Fame” wing in Congress – Rangel, Waters, Lee, Pelosi, Levin, Kucinich, JJ Jr., Leahy, Sanders, Murray, Boxer, Conyers, Franken, Ellison, etc… we’ll call it

The Mind-Numbingly Stupid Party

I’m sure there are plenty of other nominees I missed….

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on December 9, 2011 at 2:40 PM

This is the inherent problem with any form of government where the populace, no matter how dumb you are, gets to choose its leaders.

Without being at all familiar with his district, I can make one easy assumption about how he got elected. Black voters are almost surely the largest racial group in his district, and he gets votes because he’s black too. Isn’t he in McKinney’s old seat? Explains a lot.

TheBlueSite on December 9, 2011 at 2:41 PM

A friend of mine lives in his district. She says that most of the people there have less brains than a wheel of cheese. And isn’t that Cynthia McKinney’s old district? If so, nuff said. These people will not be voting for anyone brilliant anytime soon.

sage0925 on December 9, 2011 at 2:41 PM

Hmm. How exactly did the Tea Party Movement or the NRA instigate an ATF program to sell firearms to straw purchasers and then rapidly lose track of the weapons?

You forgot the second amendment…apparently he was in on it, too.

BlueCollarAstronaut on December 9, 2011 at 2:41 PM

I don’t trust Congressman Sisqo.

M_J_S on December 9, 2011 at 2:42 PM

The only thing nice about having Hank Johnson for a congressman is that he replaced Cynthia McKinney as my congressman.

EricW on December 9, 2011 at 2:42 PM

It’s true.

Right after they fast-tracked the Solyndra kickback, appointed a tax cheat as Treasury Secretary, nationalized Government Motors, piloted a Scare Force One Champagne tour for bundlers over Manhattan, sent their wife and her parasitic Chicago friends on a multi-million dollar lobster-fest junket to Spain, and then appointed two freakish degenerates to the Supreme Court.

viking01 on December 9, 2011 at 2:42 PM

The up side to Hank is that he does seem to be smarter than Cynthia McKinney.

Kermit on December 9, 2011 at 2:38 PM

He does??

Eren on December 9, 2011 at 2:43 PM

I don’t think he’s saying we made up fast and furious. I think he’s saying that our Govt selling guns to cartels and our police getting killed by those guns is only a scandel because the Tea Party and NRA made it so.

nazarioj001 on December 9, 2011 at 2:43 PM

No one should have any questions about why Congress is dysfunctional.

a capella on December 9, 2011 at 2:43 PM

“The up side to Hank is that he does seem to be smarter than Cynthia McKinney.

Kermit on December 9, 2011 at 2:38 PM”

Really lowering the bar here huh? I can think of very few people who could give her a run for her money in terms of ignorance and propensity for ill conceived statements.

Oh – and howdy all, nice to have finally been able to join and chat! Look FWD to it.

Ps.. I am a conservative, 2nd right amendment advocate (among other outspoken points of view!) from a solid blue state unfortunately – though I do all I can to support candidates and have tried to enact reform from an elected position – with very little success.

Lcsulla on December 9, 2011 at 2:43 PM

From the party which thinks…

Who gives a crap about a few thousand dead Mexicans. We have to change the narrative about gun control in this country!!!

Kuffar on December 9, 2011 at 2:43 PM

This is just another typical liberal tactic: to voice an outrageous opinion and then let the “sheep of public opinion” cling onto it and thus making it “real”. Not unlike the whole “Bush Lied” thing…pitiful.

ToneChristcon on December 9, 2011 at 2:43 PM

Hey Hank, if you turn sideways and i look in your ear I can see Atlanta.

rjoco1 on December 9, 2011 at 2:43 PM

“Or one of the greatest arguments for selective breeding.

Scoreboard44 on December 9, 2011 at 2:39 PM”

My constant reminder that Darwin was on to something! :)

Lcsulla on December 9, 2011 at 2:44 PM

How do we not have a King George III type ruling class now in this country?

THROW-THEM-ALL-OUT !!!

PappyD61 on December 9, 2011 at 2:44 PM

Next Hank will believe that Florida is going to break away from the mainland which would give Georgia more beach front property.
Hmmmm….that is a thought.

dhugh on December 9, 2011 at 2:46 PM

This Congressman is nuts, absolutely nuts.

john.frank on December 9, 2011 at 2:46 PM

How exactly did the Tea Party Movement or the NRA instigate an ATF program to sell firearms to straw purchasers and then rapidly lose track of the weapons?

It’s the typical conspiracy theory bait that so many ignorants love to cling on to. Because reading is hard and sh*t.

cajun carrot on December 9, 2011 at 2:47 PM

And these are the folks we expect to pass a bill requiring drug testing for welfare recipients.

jwally on December 9, 2011 at 2:47 PM

I mean, my St. Bernard is 10x smarter than this guy, and I still can’t stop her from drinking out of the toilet.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on December 9, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Who gives a crap about a few thousand dead Mexicans.
Kuffar on December 9, 2011 at 2:43 PM

You are a rectal orifice! How many ICE and Border Agents will these guns kill?
Fool!

lonestar1 on December 9, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Oh, Hank Johnson and Barack 57 states Obama, and J-O-B-S three letter word Biden are the smart ones….

…..and Bachmann is too stupid to take on these guys?

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

Yep, Conservatives are always the idjits, the bafoons, the hicks and hayseeds. Remember Reagan was a “dumb actor”, “a warmonger”, and not intellectually curious. Got it.

PappyD61 on December 9, 2011 at 2:48 PM

There are two African-American Congressmen from Georgia. One is an American hero who stood on the bridge at Selma.

This is the other guy…..

radjah shelduck on December 9, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Another of Mr Johnson notable quotes from the last couple of days was he didn’t want anybody reviewing his Netflix list least they find out he was watching “Debbie Does Dallas”.

I think he was talking about that internet privacy act that is being trotted around, but with this guy who knows.

Just A Grunt on December 9, 2011 at 2:49 PM

OMG…. it’s official.. .these people need either a mental evaluation to see if they are delusional… or a drug test. Either way, they are a danger to society!

tknight on December 9, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Oh– darn you white people bible toting bitter gun clingers! Stop picking on the black man and making up falsehoods!

SD Tom on December 9, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Yep, even planted a few hundred bodies leftover from those insanely violent Tea Party rallies and NRA meetings. Really, the last one looked like we unleashed Morlocks in a nursing home…

Wait, no that’s not what happened at all.

An edifice of insufferable lies on a foundation of bodies, and it’s all the fault of your sick agenda to disarm the Sovereign People of the United States.

Few things in my life have made me more angry…

PXCharon on December 9, 2011 at 2:50 PM

This is Cynthia McKinney’s old district. nuff said?

makingravy on December 9, 2011 at 2:39 PM

I think the people in that district just vote for the craziest, dumbass democrat they can find. Either that or they’re all crazy dumbasses and McKinney and Johnson seem sane and smart by comparison.

RadClown on December 9, 2011 at 2:51 PM

This is actually the third Democrat rep to feign ignorance on Fast & Furious this week. Th other two were from NY, Nydia Velasquez & Jose Enrique Serrano. The actual problem is that the Democrats in Congress have become so partisan, they don’t pay attention to any news that would have an adverse effect on them. It’s the old “I can’t hear you, la-la-la-la” approach.

Boats48 on December 9, 2011 at 2:52 PM

This guy has to be an aff!rmat!ve act!on selection from a black Gerrymandered district. He sure fits right in with the rest of the Congressional Black Caucus.
.
S-T-U-P-I-D-!

ExpressoBold on December 9, 2011 at 2:52 PM

“I think this is another manufactured controversy by the second amendment, NRA Republican tea party movement,” Johnson said.

Can you believe there even needs to be a ‘movement’ for preserving Amendment II? That says way too much. None of it good.

anuts on December 9, 2011 at 2:52 PM

Rep Johnson – living proof that Darwin was wrong

smitty41 on December 9, 2011 at 2:53 PM

This is the same group that believes that “the island will tip over”…
Huckleberry Mike on December 9, 2011 at 2:34 PM

I just googled that, and you’re right!
He was the one who said that to Admiral Robert Willard.

Rep. Johnson: “Yeah. My fear is that, uh, the whole island will, uh, become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.”
Admiral Willard (trying not to crack up): Uh, we don’t anticipate that . . . . . .”

listens2glenn on December 9, 2011 at 2:53 PM

HOW ON GOD’S GREEN EARTH DO PEOPLE LIKE THIS KEEP GETTING ELECTED?!?!?

Easy

He is not an insult to his constituents intelligence

Sonosam on December 9, 2011 at 2:54 PM

If this is what gets through as an elected Representative, then the system be broken – in so many ways.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on December 9, 2011 at 2:55 PM

“I think this is another manufactured controversy by the second amendment, NRA Republican tea party movement,” Johnson said.

Translation:

“Bitter Middle-Americans, clinging to their Guns and Bibles.”

You Hot Gassers are all……wait for it….

RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACISTS !!!

Tim_CA on December 9, 2011 at 2:55 PM

I don’t trust Congressman Sisqo.

M_J_S on December 9, 2011 at 2:42 PM

That’s just wrong, wr, wr, wr, wrong! LOL

SouthernGent on December 9, 2011 at 2:55 PM

At least he is a dem who admits to having heard of the scandal. The others, not so much.

sandiegoconservative on December 9, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Politicians like this show the wisdom of George Washington in his farewell address warning of political factions and parties. Someone has turned off the critical analysis portion of his brain and is parroting whatever the party wants him to say.

tkb1 on December 9, 2011 at 2:56 PM

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