Wednesday, June 27, 2012


THURSDAY, JUNE 28, IS ONE OF THOSE HISTORIC DATES that is prospectively enshrined in the annals of American History. Unless the Supreme Court rules to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, any other decision will cause a crossover political firestorm — because, however the radical right wing majority rules, there will be massive social and economic consequences that will spill over beyond the Beltway into the life and fabric of the nation.

Over on Capitol Hill, the "Fast and Spurious" charade, as the Huffington Post headlined it, and/or the second coming of Joe McCarthy (on steroids, added Jonathan Alter who isn't given to hyperbole), Darrell Issa is pushing his NRA-hatched conspiracy against our first African American Attorney General culminating in a contempt of Congress vote. The NRA is also holding a pre-determined vote for contempt like the Sword of Damocles over the heads of some cowardly Democrats. Yet, when all is said and done this travesty will be judged by history as a crass political and innately racist act. And so I hope it will not be dignified by the Congressional Black Caucus with their presence for the vote. They're mulling a walkout. And they should.

Ironically, the truth about 'Fast And Furious' came out today with the publication of a six-month investigation by Fortune Magazine. The story reveals that "the ATF never intentionally allowed guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. How the world came to believe just the opposite is a tale of rivalry, murder, and political bloodlust." This is a must-read for anyone who is interested in the truth. Here's Big Eddie with Jonathan Alter and Bob Schrum:

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