Chaffetz: Why won’t the White House let us talk to Fast & Furious witness?

posted at 9:51 am on April 9, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

A duly constituted Congressional panel has requested to speak to a material witness in an ongoing investigation.  The witness himself has indicated through his attorney that he’s willing to testify under oath.  So what could possibly go wrong?  Well, in this White House … plenty.  The House Oversight Committee has requested that the Obama administration make former National Security staffer Kevin O’Reilly available for testimony to explain a series of e-mail exchanges in Operation Fast and Furious in order to determine just how far up the chain knowledge of the operation went in the Obama administration.  The White House has refused to make him available, even though O’Reilly has already agreed to testify, and that has Rep. Jason Chaffetz angry:

Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz told the Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly on Friday that although a key White House witness in the ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking program is willing to testify about what he knows, the Obama administration won’t let him appear before Congress.

White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler sent a letter Thursday to Republican lawmakers Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley, refusing their request to speak with Kevin O’Reilly, a former National Security staff member whose emails place him in the middle of the unfolding scandal. Issa and Grassley had written to Ruemmler on March 28, asking the White House to step aside and let O’Reilly talk to investigators. …

During his time at the White House, records show, O’Reilly carried on an email conversation with Frank Newell, then the head of the Phoenix field office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Their emails suggest that Newell was directly briefing O’Reilly on Fast and Furious.

In one email, Newell wrote to O’Reilly, “You didn’t get this from me,” indicating that he may have been subverting the established chain of command within the Department of Justice, which oversees ATF.

In another, Newell said, “Just don’t want ATF HQ to find out, especially since this is what they should be doing (briefing you!).”

Say, remember when this was going to be the most open and transparent administration in American history? Good times, good times. Presumably, the White House would have no problem arranging O’Reilly’s testimony if he had nothing important to say. The person on the other end of the e-mail conversation, Frank Newell, got a sudden case of amnesia about the import of these exchanges when he testified, and if that’s all O’Reilly has to add, it would be foolish for the White House to block access to him. Intervening in this manner looks very suspicious indeed, and the longer the White House fights over O’Reilly, the more it looks like O’Reilly might have something very, very interesting to add to the Fast & Furious investigation.


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C O V E R U P !

KOOLAID2 on April 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

IMPEACH OBAMA

Roy Rogers on April 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

DUMP MITT THE MILQUETOAST NOW!

Pragmatic on April 9, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Somehow I think the fellow sent to the middle-east will have an accident.

KOOLAID2 on April 9, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Nothing to see here, move along
-lsm

*shaking the head*
Getting away with murder literally

cmsinaz on April 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

A duly constituted Congressional panel has requested to speak to a material witness in an ongoing investigation.

Missed your subtle, understated snarkyness. Welcome back Ed.

Lost in Jersey on April 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

[Comment deleted, user banned for off-topic trolling — Ed]

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Barack Milhous Obama.

RBMN on April 9, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Because it will lead to an INDICTMENT of Holder and Holder is the one shielding Barry from criminal indictment himself?

wildcat72 on April 9, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Thugocracy.

petefrt on April 9, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Say, remember when this was going to be the most open and transparent administration in American history?

I stated my disbelief from the beginning and was shouted down by “conservatives” who demanded we give Obama a chance. Most of these “conservatives” have finally realized what some of us saw from the beginning. When you start with a corrupt Chicago street thug elected solely for the color of his skin, you don’t get up to open and transparent administrations, you get the first national version of the Chicago way. Solyndra, Obamacare bullying, massive corruption, and all the rest were predictable from the beginning and I consider anybody who was demanding we give Obama a chance back in early 2009 to have made a fool of themselves. Should a Republican win in 2012, early 2013 will most certainly not include Democrats demanding we give the new President a chance. Democrats know how this stuff works and the days of civility are long over.

Happy Nomad on April 9, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Most corrupt and incompetent administration evah!

AZCoyote on April 9, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Er, well I think he’s doing a fine job.

crr6 on August 10, 2011 at 6:15 PM

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Del Dolemonte on April 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

L4L definitely does not want to talk about fast and furious.

derecho on April 9, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Why doesn’t Romney want to talk about Mormonism?

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Red herring. This post is about F&F.

Goldenavatar on April 9, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Why doesn’t Romney want to talk about Mormonism?

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Why doesn’t Barry want to talk about black liberation theology?

CurtZHP on April 9, 2012 at 10:02 AM

I think its worthwhile to note that O’Reilly is presently in Iraq.

ted c on April 9, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Why doesn’t Romney want to talk about Mormonism?

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Why doesn’t Barry want to talk about his grades?

wildcat72 on April 9, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Corruption

TX-96 on April 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM

What do they have to hide from?
Fear of this whole enchilada blowing up in their faces!

Bring it Issa and Grassley!

D-fusit on April 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Why doesn’t Romney want to talk about Mormonism?

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

After the election….Romney will has more flexibility..

Electrongod on April 9, 2012 at 10:06 AM

the more it looks like O’Reilly might have something very, very interesting to add to the Fast & Furious investigation.

Free Kevin O’Reilly!

slogans.

ted c on April 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM

why does liberal4life want to divert the conversation. Oh, that’s right, the name says it all. Divert and attack – there’s the new Obama slogan the campaign has been looking for.

katablog.com on April 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Why doesn’t Romney want to talk about Mormonism?

libtard4life on April 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Why doesn’t Comrade Obamov want to discuss “flexibility?”

cicerone on April 9, 2012 at 10:09 AM

One must not challenge the little dictator.

rplat on April 9, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Speaking of F&F, isn’t it ironic how quickly Obama called Trayvon’s parents, but neither he nor Holder can find the time or sympathy to call the agent that was killed parents. I guess he wouldn’t have looked like Obama’s son.

lhuffman34 on April 9, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Why doesn’t Romney want to talk about Mormonism?

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

…why is this diappered dingbat is always allowed to be OT, who adds nothing to a thread…and a Canuck who adds so much to a site, by keeping us informed so we don’t have to search news and events ourselves -to stay up on current events…gets a spanking!
Bigots are becoming big bonuses here?

KOOLAID2 on April 9, 2012 at 10:13 AM

What is his excuse for being in the Mormon church for those 31 years when they described black people as cursed?

Romney has a religion problem that needs to be addressed.

libtard4life on April 9, 2012 at 10:06 AM

So what’s your point? That unless Romney repudiates his own religious faith he can expect more than 95% of the black vote to go to the black candidate? Oh wait, that already happened in 2008.

No, my ‘tard, it’s the Left that has a “religion problem.”

cicerone on April 9, 2012 at 10:14 AM

As if attacking Mormons as being racists is going to work to stop our man child
President from getting crushed in November.

Was lib4life upset about a real racist church? You know, Jeremiah Wright and his church full of race baiting losers?

magic kingdom on April 9, 2012 at 10:17 AM

This could be a set-up as a way to deflate F&F come debate time.

Have O’reilly eagerly want to talk while the Admin blockades it.

Let Chaffetz and others spaz out, finally drawing questions from Tapper, Norah, etc..to Carney.

Then, “relent” and let O’reilly testify, where he proceeds to say nothing important. The MSM runs with that coverage.

So when its brought up in one debate – most likely FNC – Barry can wave it off with a “what can I say, they’re crazy”, and no one will challenge him on that, especially the FNC crew, less they raise the ire of the progs who would then make FNC the focus of the post-debate and not the actual candidates.

…Holder wouldn’t blockade O’reilly and not think it wouldn’t create an uproar.

budfox on April 9, 2012 at 10:17 AM

The King’s Law reigns….

Obama doesn’t want anyone to even discuss F&F…so Obama will not permit anyone to do so.

Now…there’s that terrible thing going on about the Augusta Golf Club…they won’t permit women, according to Obama…that’s what we are allowed to talk about.

And Trayvon…that’s more imp[ortant…

And anything that actually matters to the Nation?

Nope.

Obama, the King, won’t allow things like that to be discussed.

Why this Obama guy has a 50% approval, at this late stage of the game, tells me that half of the population is just plain stupid….or slavishly in the tank for socialism.

coldwarrior on April 9, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Why doesn’t Romney want to talk about Mormonism?

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

…everybody needs to send this to the tips hotline.
No mention of Romney…nothing on religion…nothing even close to this BS…and yet we get this all the time.

KOOLAID2 on April 9, 2012 at 10:19 AM

[Comment deleted, user banned for off-topic trolling — Ed]

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Red herring. This post is about F&F.

Goldenavatar on April 9, 2012 at 10:02 AM

It’s not so much a red herring (which is just meant to distract) as a tactic of throwing up something to not only distract but also divide us into groups where the focus is on something other than Obama’s record of failure, corruption, and bad stewardship.

Record numbers of Americans on unemployment, food stamps, and other forms of public assistance. A federal operation that deliberately supplied guns to Mexican drug cartels as the first step in attacking the 2nd Amendment. An unconstitutional attack on religious organizations to get feminists riled up about contraception.

And the idiots of the left want us to get riled up that Romney is a Mormon.

Happy Nomad on April 9, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Romney gets 95% of the Mormon vote….

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Obama gets 100% of the stupid vote.

coldwarrior on April 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Why can’t this dude simply show up and testify, this isn’t (yet) Hussein’s Iraq, he’s a free citizen in a free nation.

Bishop on April 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

L4L is flat-out bigot.

At bare minimum, Ed or Allah can check his info to see if it’s legit.

How do we know L4L isn’t a disruptive plant from Barry’s Chicago office?

budfox on April 9, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Fast and Furious is just a distraction from the real work of the White House.

Which is to drag the absolutely worthless, corrupt and incompetent Barack Obama across the finish line in November, no matter what the cost is to the country.

NoDonkey on April 9, 2012 at 10:22 AM

KOOLAID2 on April 9, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Yah, his bullshiite about Romney and Mormonism on every single effin topic is getting old.

Bishop on April 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Why doesn’t Romney want to talk about Mormonism?

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

What the hell does that have to do with anything? Pretty weak, even by your standards…

affenhauer on April 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Why doesn’t Romney want to talk about Mormonism?

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Why can’t you stay on topic?

Bitter Clinger on April 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Impeach!

SouthernGent on April 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

the number one quoted post in this thread is from the troll. If you folks would prefer they be banned, stop driving up post counts by responding, rookies!

screwauger on April 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Romney was 31 why the Mormon church abandoned their racist teachings concerning black people. Did he speak up once during those years against those teachings or he really believed it in?

What is his excuse for being in the Mormon church for those 31 years when they described black people as cursed?

Romney has a religion problem that needs to be addressed.

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Get back on topic, tool!!

Bitter Clinger on April 9, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Romney was 31 why the Mormon church abandoned their racist teachings concerning black people. Did he speak up once during those years against those teachings or he really believed it in?

What is his excuse for being in the Mormon church for those 31 years when they described black people as cursed?

Romney has a religion problem that needs to be addressed.

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Romney gets 95% of the Mormon vote….

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 10:16 AM

THIS IS BULLSH!T PEOPLE!…We are discussing Fast and Furious!
This is enough! After predator and canopfor THIS
is enough krap! It’s not cute or funny anymore!

KOOLAID2 on April 9, 2012 at 10:27 AM

I guess he wouldn’t have looked like Obama’s son.

lhuffman34 on April 9, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Nothing that principled. Trayvon Martin and the slutty Sandra Fluke are convenient distractions meant to be divisive. F&F was a botched operation meant to attack the 2nd Amendment so it is an inconvenient issue to be avoided. Trayvon Martin and the slutty Sandra Fluke are useful pawns in Obama’s war on race and women. Border Agent Brian Terry is collateral damage in Obama’s war on guns.

Happy Nomad on April 9, 2012 at 10:28 AM

please stop feeding this troll.

ted c on April 9, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Why can’t this dude simply show up and testify, this isn’t (yet) Hussein’s Iraq, he’s a free citizen in a free nation.

Bishop on April 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

I’m guessing he’s still in the employ of Uncle Sam. Otherwise, he would, indeed, be free to testify.

Bitter Clinger on April 9, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking program

I would disagree at this characterization.

The program did exactly as intended: justify gun registration [Followed inevitably by gun CONFISCATION].

Man is not free unless government is limited – Ronald Reagan

Chip on April 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Romney gets 95% of the Mormon vote….

libtard4life on April 9, 2012 at 10:16 AM

So your point is that blacks are as “bad” as Mormons?

cicerone on April 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Romney was 31 when the Mormon racist doctrine was abolished.

For 31 years he believed in the doctrine of racism. He has a serious religion problem

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Agitprop in full bloom.

Any knowledge about The Romney’s answer that question.

But, it’s not asking a real question nor looking for an actual discussion.

Time to do something, Ed. Don’t let this joint become Townhall.

budfox on April 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Romney gets 95% of the Mormon vote….

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 10:16 AM

O’bama got 70% of the high school dropout vote in 2008. That’s a new alltime record. You must be so proud of him.

Just curious, how come your side doesn’t want to talk about how the O’bama White House desperately tried to cover up the Inconvenient Truth that O’bama’s dog Bo left a liberal4life on the floor of Air Force 1, and how one of the flight attendants almost stepped in it?

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/04/a-dogs-tale.php

Del Dolemonte on April 9, 2012 at 10:32 AM

He has a serious religion obstruction problem

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Back on topic

antipc on April 9, 2012 at 10:32 AM

cicerone on April 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

rest my point. If the admin doesn’t take notice, this site is going off my bookmark toolbar!! Sheesh

screwauger on April 9, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Ok Obama sat in a racist church for 20 years I will give you that if you say so… Racism for me but not for thee…

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 10:20 AM

fixed.

fossten on April 9, 2012 at 10:34 AM

please stop feeding this troll.

ted c on April 9, 2012 at 10:28 AM

∞ !!!!

Failing that- at least for all that Holy - Please stop quoting and re-qouting it’s mindless rantings!

Man is not free unless government is limited – Ronald Reagan

Chip on April 9, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Barack Milhous Obama.

RBMN on April 9, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Barack Hussein Stonewall Jackson 0bama

UltimateBob on April 9, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Obama does not hesitate to call for an ’1ll-in’ investigation of the Trayvon Martin shooting but continues to obstruct justice in the Fast & Furious case which resulted in the death of a Border Patrol Agent. Go figure…

easyt65 on April 9, 2012 at 10:37 AM

The weekend pundits and a lot of articles are full of Romney’s Mormon religion.

Can’t help but deduce this is yet another orchestrated TACTIC and STRATEGY directed by the White House.

When we have F&F along with so many other Obamanations lining up that should be further investigated and highlighted as speaking Truth to Power….I am even further disgusted (if that is possible).

CoffeeLover on April 9, 2012 at 10:39 AM

so what else is new?

Romney STILL sucks!

DUMP MITT NOW!

Pragmatic on April 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

DUMP MITT THE MILQUETOAST NOW!

Pragmatic on April 9, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Here’s another idiot who tries to hijack every thread and, like Leftard4Life, should be ignored.

UltimateBob on April 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Dear Rep Chaffetz,

These people only recognize POWER.!

I suggest you begin EXCERSIZING SOME.

You have plenty, you are Congress, but you have to stop rolling over in front of Holder. Arrest him, then you’ll start to get some cooperation. Holder cannot be a saint, he probably speeds to work, drinks too much, or more likely owes back taxes.

Thanks.

A working Alabama tax payer.
Don’t make me put Jeff Sessions on your azz.

orbitalair on April 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM

The childish simple mind of a liberal never stops making me laugh. As if America is going to care about what the Mormon church was doing back in the day when the country TODAY is collapsing into a Euro socialist hell hole brought to us by left wing policy.

We all know the real racism and cover ups are on the left.

magic kingdom on April 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

cicerone on April 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

rest my point. If the admin doesn’t take notice, this site is going off my bookmark toolbar!! Sheesh

screwauger on April 9, 2012 at 10:33 AM

I just sent an email to tips@hotair.com

Vince on April 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Romney was 31 when the Mormon racist doctrine was abolished.

For 31 years he believed in the doctrine of racism. He has a serious religion problem

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 10:20 AM

And this has to do with Fast and Furious how exactly?

How desperate you are to change the subject from your corrupt and incompetent Democrat candidate.

NoDonkey on April 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Ed, the Obama Admin will produce Kevin O’Reilly right after the election. You know, when he has “more flexibility . . .”.

BigAlSouth on April 9, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Vince on April 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Thanks. As did I.

screwauger on April 9, 2012 at 10:47 AM

NoDonkey on April 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

They are very desperate. Ignore them. Especially the posts so dramatically OT

screwauger on April 9, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Can’t they file contempt charges, go to the court and demand they appear? I seem to remember this has been done before. This is a criminal administration if there ever was one.

dogsoldier on April 9, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Its obvious the libs have NOTHING they can brag about when it comes to Obama’s attempted re-election. I predicted months ago they would try to smear the Mormon church out of pure desperation.

Right on cue…here comes the first lame attempts at trying to get people to ignore what a total failure Obama has been.

The GOP needs to cue up the Jeremiah Wright loop and play it again and again..THIS is the guy Obama learned his racist hatred of America from.

The mormons then trot out Donny and Marie as the face of their religion…see who wins.

magic kingdom on April 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Can’t they file contempt charges, go to the court and demand they appear? I seem to remember this has been done before. This is a criminal administration if there ever was one.

dogsoldier on April 9, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Yes they can but will they have the spine to do it is the question.

Vince on April 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM

NoDonkey on April 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

They are very desperate. Ignore them. Especially the posts so dramatically OT

screwauger on April 9, 2012 at 10:48 AM

At least if you can’t ignore them, stop re-quoting them.

That is their whole purpose for being here – to distract from the topic at hand, and when you re-post their comments Ad nauseum, you are fulfilling their function.

Stop doing it!
Man is not free unless government is limited – Ronald Reagan

Chip on April 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM

The MOST transparent administration evah!

Obama is a narcissistic lying jackass… He’s nothing but a glorified Community Organizer and that is all he will ever be…

If you voted for this moron you are an idiot and if that offends you you can just KMA.

RockyJ. on April 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Chaffetz is a true patriot. A rare bird.

tom daschle concerned on April 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Why won’t these “brave” congress critters use the power of their office and issue a Contempt citation to EH ?

democratsarefools on April 9, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Liberal4Life won’t be back.

Ed Morrissey on April 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Here’s another idiot who tries to hijack every thread and, like Leftard4Life, should be ignored.

UltimateBob on April 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Yep.

VegasRick on April 9, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Liberal4Life won’t be back.

Ed Morrissey on April 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Bless you

Roy Rogers on April 9, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Romney has a religion problem that needs to be addressed.

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 10:06 AM

L4L, I would like to address your take on Fast and Furious. Do you think that the guns being walked were not being tracked because the administration wanted killings to increase and thus give ammunition for an effort to restrict long arm sales in the US?

Do you think Eric Holder was aware of the gunwalking early on or only after the Federal Agent was killed with one of the walked guns.

Why do you think the administration is refusing to let Reilly testify about the e-mails? You must have an opinion or why else would you even be on this thread?

KW64 on April 9, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Ed Morrissey on April 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

You R The Man Ed!!

screwauger on April 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Looks like Ed addressed the issue before my post got posted.

KW64 on April 9, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Liberal4Life won’t be back.

Ed Morrissey on April 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Hate to see anybody get blocked but that one deserved it.

VegasRick on April 9, 2012 at 11:07 AM

As this administration gets backed further and further into the “corner” the danger is palpable in this Country. Stay Safe out there!

screwauger on April 9, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Very convenient that he’s been sent to Iraq. I wonder how long they can keep him there, provided he isn’t sent outside the wire where an IED is waiting for him. Wouldn’t surprise me a bit.

What are the chances someone could set up a video teleconference with him so that he can testify? Is that even legal? I’ll raise the funds now if so.

Durka-Durka on April 9, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Looks like Ed addressed the issue before my post got posted.

KW64 on April 9, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Your attempt to combat the troll with facts is impressive however, engagement is the goal and your efforts would have been for naught regardless! Treat them like white noise, just a fan buzzing in the background is all!

screwauger on April 9, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Liberal4Life won’t be back.

Ed Morrissey on April 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Thanks Ed.

Vince on April 9, 2012 at 11:13 AM

This is the type of stuff that will only get worse if this guy is re-elected, the hiding of facts and flat out GFY attitude by this administration will destroy this country from within. All of you “ABR’s or I’m voting for obama” types should take notice.

VegasRick on April 9, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Why would you block Lib4life? That’s what the losers at left wing sites do when people with a different opinion dare speak up.

It’s better to let the left talk and then proceed to destroy their ” argument “…then show them to be wrong, shallow and clueless..followed by mocking them for their dim witted, chidish post.

magic kingdom on April 9, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Welcome back, Ed…for more than one reason.

I think the WH and DOJ will do as they please.

d1carter on April 9, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Liberal4Life won’t be back.

Ed Morrissey on April 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

BUH BYE.

ghostwalker1 on April 9, 2012 at 11:13 AM

VegasRick on April 9, 2012 at 11:13 AM

+ 1000

ghostwalker1 on April 9, 2012 at 11:15 AM

What are the chances someone could set up a video teleconference with him so that he can testify? Is that even legal? I’ll raise the funds now if so.

Durka-Durka on April 9, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Get it on tape at the very least. Then make copies.

VegasRick on April 9, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Yes they can but will they have the spine to do it is the question.

Vince on April 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Yeah, they don’t have any spine at all and no stones either.

dogsoldier on April 9, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Why would you block Lib4life? That’s what the losers at left wing sites do when people with a different opinion dare speak up.

It’s better to let the left talk and then proceed to destroy their ” argument “…then show them to be wrong, shallow and clueless..followed by mocking them for their dim witted, chidish post.

magic kingdom on April 9, 2012 at 11:13 AM

We don’t ban people for disagreeing with us (as a quick perusal of our comment sections will attest). We ban them when they violate our ToS and/or when they try to derail threads with very off-topic and incendiary comments. L4L used this thread to attack Mitt Romney’s religion and accuse him of racism, which is about as off-topic as it gets.

Ed Morrissey on April 9, 2012 at 11:16 AM

[Comment deleted, user banned for off-topic trolling -- Ed]

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

…Thank you sir!
Gawd it’s good to have Ed back!

KOOLAID2 on April 9, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Wondering how safe Kevin O’Reilly is feeling these days?

Roy Rogers on April 9, 2012 at 11:22 AM

dadgum it, Ed. Go on vacacay for a week and have to come back to take out the garbage.

ted c on April 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Liberal4Life won’t be back.

Ed Morrissey on April 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Bless you and thank you sir. Now, in addition to banning her, can you arrange it so that she never ever can even read HA?

arnold ziffel on April 9, 2012 at 11:33 AM

[Comment deleted, user banned for off-topic trolling -- Ed]

liberal4life on April 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Give them enough rope, and they always hang themselves. Thanks, Ed!

Del Dolemonte on April 9, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Thank you Ed. I hated coming back here sometimes because her postings were mostly pointless and incendiary. Her comments on faith and her attacks on Palin, calling Alaska a “sh#thole” and “another useless welfare state” infuriated me, and I’m sure others.

No one here minds lively debate; its what our Founding Fathers wanted when free speech was part of the first amendment. Her point was to hijack meaningfull debate.

Thanks again buddy.

itsspideyman on April 9, 2012 at 11:36 AM

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