The GOP Witchhunt against Eric Holder

Republicans live in an alternate universe. It's a universe where Attorney General Eric Holder conspired with President Obama to sell a bunch of guns to Mexico in hopes that those guns would eventually make their way back to the United States - kill Americans - and create a crisis that gives the administration justification to then start confiscating everyone's guns. I know this sounds like a tin foil hat conspiracy. But it's how Republicans - in their alternate universe - have spun this so-called "Fast and Furious" program run out of the Department of Justice. But for those who don't watch Fox News and don't know what Fast and Furious is - here are the facts. It was a program started by the Bush Administration - and it's purpose was simple - though arguably misguided. Basically - the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives sold guns across the border in Mexico - in hopes that they could then track those guns as they made their way up to Mexico's biggest drug cartels - to then bust up those big drug cartels. The plan didn't work out too well - and in December of 2010 - a border patrol agent named Brian Terry was killed in a firefight with suspected undocumented immigrants along the Souther Border in Arizona. And it was later discovered that one of the guns that killed Agent Terry was traced back to the ATF's Fast and Furious gun-running mission. A month later - the ATF ended the Fast and Furious program. And the Republicans began their conspiracy-theory witch ...