Monday, March 12, 2012

"This Was Purely A Political Operation" - Judson Phillips, Tea Party Nation

Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation, was interviewed on FoxNews this morning about his group's call for the GOP leaders to get moving again on Operation Fast and Furious. He disagreed with Fox's Jamie Colby that this was a botched sting operation. Instead, he said "this was purely a political operation" meant to increase support for gun control in the United States.

When asked specifically what he wanted GOP leaders to do, Phillips said, "I want them to get more aggressive on this and get more aggressive with the Obama Administration."

The Joyce Foundation-funded Media Matters said of the Fox interview that Phillips was a "right wing extremist" who "spent the interview promoting the right-wing conspiracy theory that Fast and Furious was a plot to promote gun control instead of a failed law enforcement investigation." Mike Vanderboegh, as might be expected, had a diametrically opposite view of the interview. He had more to say on the GOP leadership and Project Gunwalker in this earlier post.

Speaking of Mike, please keep him and his family in your prayers. He will be operated on tomorrow for a gastrointestinal stromal tumor or GIST. From what Mike has written, they don't know for sure if this tumor is benign or malignant and won't know until the pathologists test it. Either way, it is serious stuff.

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