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See No Evil, Speak No Truth, And Us

I freely admit to being rigid and borderline inflexible pursuant to my low opinion of those elected or appointed to political office. But even using that as a high bar of contempt, Obama, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, and Janet Napolitano fail to come even close to exceeding it.

The overwhelming majority of Americans have no idea how incestuously corrupt and self-serving politicians can be, and that the majority of those in the Executive Branch and Legislative Branch of the Federal Government, in fact, are. Specific to that point, Fast and Furious, the illegal international gun-smuggling operation, is a case study into the depth of corruption and intrigue within the four highest offices in our land. It is a case study of the depths the highest elected individual and the highest political appointees in government will sink to in order to undermine the Constitution of the United States.

I pause here to encourage everyone to read Katie Pavlich’s blood-curdling book: “Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal And Its Shameless Cover-up.” It pulls back the curtain on the culture of corruption that exists in our government today. And it lays bare the actors involved, with documented detail after documented detail. But this isn’t a treatise about Pavlich’s book, it’s an indictment of the feckless, craven, and/or the blind ideologues who refuse to take the necessary steps to punish those involved.

A couple questions: why did the highest member of Congress, Speaker of the House John Boehner, work behind the scenes to stall and sabotage the investigations into Eric Holder‘s part in Fast and Furious? Was he working on behalf of Obama? or was he secretly trying to cut a deal with members of the committee investigating Holder? Why do Republicans appear as unwilling to uphold the law as Jehmu Greene is to extricate “white boy” from her lexicon? Why does Mitt Romney have to be encouraged to make the lies, subterfuge, murder, blackmail, perjury, ad nauseum of Fast and Furious part of his campaign language? How can Romney claim that his administration would be different than what is in place now, if he must be coaxed to condemn the transpicuous corruption of Fast and Furious? And last, why are even those who freely admit there has been and still is unparalleled law-breaking conjunctive with Fast and Furious–hesitant to condemn Boehner and Republican leadership for their lack of commitment to justice?


The answers to those questions can be summed up by understanding that which is an anathema to me, i.e., people view those in elected office as superior to ourselves. The person elected to office may have been a bagger at the downtown Piggly Wiggly on Tuesday, but the moment they take office on Wednesday they are somehow deemed to be erudite and Wellingtonesque. We elect people to office to represent our concerns. We pay their salaries and turn a blind eye to the benefits they enjoy at our expense. We elect them to office and they immediately lord over us with an air of superiority. Even when it is glaringly apparent that they are reluctant or that they refuse to do that which is proper, the party ideologues are loathe to condemn them, and the citizenry wrings their hands and laments being helpless.

Having us believe that we are helpless is a trick of the elected and of party hierarchy that is intended to diminish our resolve and keep us obedient to their instructions. But the elected and the ideologues who do their every bidding don’t want us to realize that.

If Fast and Furious is pursued to the limit of the laws that were broken, and are being broken, in the coverup–there is a legitimate likelihood we will see a sitting President, an Attorney General, a Secretary of State, the Director of Homeland Security and perhaps a dozen or more other bureaucrats indicted and receive prison sentences. But the mainstream media and news outlets are incalcitrant and indifferent to the welfare of the nation and will of the people.

Ergo, we cannot look to the media, ideologues, or the elected themselves to uphold the Constitution or to do that which is in the best interest of We The People. We must take it upon ourselves. It is important to note that no politician will give us the time of day unless it is of personal benefit to them–but they have all the time in the world for Fox News or one of the alphabet cable networks.

It wasn’t Fox News or the mainstream media outlets that broke the news of Fast and Furious–it was a ragtag collection of bloggers and whistleblowers at CleanUpATF.org who broke the story. Just as it was internet bloggers that exposed the fraudulent documents Dan Rather and Mary Mapes were attempting to smear President Bush with concerning his National Guard service.

In the case of Dan Rather, within hours of his 60 Minutes broadcast, those posting at Free Republic and various blogs were questioning the authenticity of the documents.

We cannot trust the majority of the politicians in office at this time nor can we, in truth, depend on party ideologues, and we certainly cannot trust the mainstream media. I receive emails every day from persons who have started their own news blogs and from persons who have created unique ways of circulating important news and information that the media purposefully ignores.

We can also write, fax, telephone, and email our representatives and tell them that we insist Obama, Holder, Clinton, Napolitano, and the others involved, must be indicted and tried. If they do not respond in a timely fashion, or if they respond with a form letter response or if they respond with synthetic oratories about what they can or cannot do, and do nothing, we must expose them. Politicians do not like light shone on their actions. Every time we contact them and they ignore us, or respond with a canned reply, we must make it known.


One way to accomplish that is to have a website or websites that are nothing more than repositories to make their shunning of us known. We can keep track of the number of times and the dates we contacted their office and were ignored. We can publish the combined data and send the information to WND.com, Drudge Report, or any major news website that isn’t in league with a political party. At the end of the year a ranking system can be established and we will see which pols seem to honestly care about us.

This is a simple step but therein lies its genius: because if done correctly, it will expose the elected in a way they do not want to be exposed. We can publish the information in newspapers, etc. I assure you this is not something any politician wants to have happen. But it calls for us to be determined in our efforts.

Our nation has been brought to the brink of the abyss, and Obama plays golf, denies entrance to Vietnam veterans, friends and family to the Vietnam Memorial, while his wife goes on secret shopping sprees and secret trysts at the taxpayers’ expense. Fast and Furious, if thoroughly investigated, can lead to the most powerful collection of elected and appointed politicians receiving sanctions and prison sentences in the last century, if not longer. We need those in office and running for office to address these criminal acts.

We don’t need John Boehner and former Congressman-now-Governor John Kasich of Ohio, playing golf with Obama last week and then laughing about how much fun it was as Kasich was interviewed on the Golf Channel. We need Boehner and Kasich to help us prosecute Obama for his involvement in Fast and Furious. We need them to stand up for America and her citizens and to stop glad-handing with those who are corrupting our government, subverting our Constitution, and destroying our nation.

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32 Responses to See No Evil, Speak No Truth, And Us

  1. Bill Sr. June 9, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    It pains me to have to admit it but……

    Boehner is just another example of the tale of tyranny within tenure politics. The tears of joy at his installment as Speaker of the House certainly were not in anticipation of the opportunity to challenge the status quo or inaptitude and mediocrity of the institutionalized Congressional College for Career Politicians in Washington D.C. They were in celebration of his completion of all the required courses of crony compromising and capitulation of civic duty and his betrothing to the renowned brotherhood of congressional bureaucratic governance where they set aside all memory of moral or ethical conscience in order to partake of the gluttonous sharing in the bounty of taxpayers funded lifestyles which keep them preoccupied with reelection since they have no term limits.

    • Mychal June 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

      bill sr: boehner has never been anything but a self serving opportunist…

  2. sumitch June 9, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    We’re cantankerous down here in the Great Republic of Texas just to be cantankerous. It’s in our genes. It’s fun. If we’re lucky we can get a fight started.

    Just to join with several comments I’ve seen, I have the same experience with Kay Bailey and John Cornyn. Kay Bailey has promised since her first run for Senator that it was just one term. And she’s now saying this is her last goodbye. I’ll believe it when someone else is sitting in the chair.

    Senator Cornyn, while generally in concert with my thinking (a sure sign of intelligence), has never responded to any of my letters. I have received a more or less personal response from my Representative Kenny Marchant. I guess I’m lucky I live in a state where people pay a little attention.

    The most irritating to me is the form letter response that doesn’t even address my communication. An example would be the recent letter I’ve sent to all three of those “representing” me. I’m concerned that the upcoming votes are being rigged in Obama’s favor. Texas wants a photo I D on their voter’s card. The Department of Justice for the few has put a stop to it claiming that it is unfair to the Hispanic (Mexican? Latino? Spanish? Whatever is the PC thing to label them this week without starting uproar). I wrote them asking that they add their support to encourage our voter registration big wigs to start now to check the voter logs to insure the registrations are not dead, are citizens, voted only once etc. etc. Kay Bailey responded with a form letter giving me a little history lesson that the Voters Registration Act of 1994 (or some title and year similar) that was supposed to make me feel good. They won’t even have one of their staff write a letter or make a call. The fact that Texas is the number one state likely to have voter fraud would give a semi intelligent chimpanzee a clue that maybe the act isn’t working.
    Personally I don’t think they want the voter registrations cleaned up. Holder’s stopping our effort for a photo I D and now stopping Florida for trying to clean up their registrations is the example that proves it. What could possibly be wrong with removing dead people and illegal aliens?

    What’s wrong with it is that they depend on these illegal votes to keep them or get them in office. It’s so transparent and obvious that there should be a voter revolt because of it. If only states could follow Wisconsin’s lead and vote differently that the special interests tell us (unions, Hispanics, Teachers, government employees (is that an oxymoron?) etc.)

    It’s gotten to the point where they break the law, lie to us, sneak laws in under cover of night, rob us blind and do it all in the sunshine. I think it’s because they are pretty sure it won’t be reported or that we can’t do anything about it. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. We should stop feeding them.

    • Mychal June 23, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

      sumitch: you are spot on…and I especially agree w/ you very last sentence…

  3. SunnyVee June 9, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    Mychal and Steve Tanner,
    Yes, Boehner will not accept email out of his district. But if you go to the Speaker of the House web site, you can email him from there. I just sent a scathing message to him, and now I’m off to email Mike Pence, Richard Lugar (for all the good that will do) and Dan Coats. Thank you, Mychal, for championing this issue! I am willing to support in whatever way I can.

    • Mychal June 23, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

      sunnyvee: do not relent…and I suggest you start sending letters to the editors of newspapers telling others of how yo are being treated…the idea being that it will encourage others to do the same…no politician wants the public to know they have disdain for them…

  4. JAFO June 8, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    Mychal~

    Positively brilliant! With bloggers leading the way in the REAL, on-the-ground, news anymore, it would be a source to be reckoned with. Strength in numbers!! And, like all abusers (which is what they’ve become); They don’t want negative attention brought upon themselves. Set it up . . .do it!!

    • Mychal June 9, 2012 at 5:43 am #

      jafo: how about you or others set it up and get it started…and we’ll let people know its there…we have to stop waiting for others to do what we can…

  5. Hankypanky June 8, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

    Mychal, I’ve come to conclusion that most politicians are bald-faced liars. Or to be politically correct they are honesty impaired. They are just not trustworthy at all.

    • Mychal June 9, 2012 at 5:44 am #

      hankypanky: using your assessments as the absolute lowest standard…obama and company would be beneath it…

  6. EFR June 8, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    Mychal–right on as usual. It is SO frustrating when you write and write and write and never get a response or get one so generic that you know they didn’t really read your letter.
    @Steve Tanner–you are SO lucky to have Representative Paul. Our representative is Charles Gonzalez and you can imagine the response I get. The same as he usually votes in Congress–NO! I still write and call though because I won’t just sit back and let it happen. Mychal, Steve is right! I have yet to receive a response from Gov Perry, except to say that my concerns were being relayed to the appropriate department!!?? What?? not even, I’m aware of the issue and we will get the right people on it right away. LOL And never have I received a response from BO. Our Senators have always answered, but again, they don’t seem to be doing anything!
    Be vigilent–the time is near.

    • Mychal June 9, 2012 at 5:51 am #

      efr: we need to expose and embarrass those who don’t respond…or respond w/ canned replies…

  7. spark June 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

    Mychal excellent rant thank you.

    • Mychal June 9, 2012 at 5:52 am #

      spark: you are very welcome my friend…

  8. Steve Tanner June 8, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    Mychal,

    Excellent idea – I’ve saved and even written you about some of the many times Kay Bailey Hutchison AND John Cornyn (R-Tx Senators) have explained to me that I was an idiot. bho, and my own Governor (Rick Perry) have never responded. Boehner wrote to tell me that he wouldn’t respond to messages from outside his constituancy.

    Congressman Ron Paul (my Representative) HAS responded favorably more than once.

    If someone more knowledgable about the Internet than I can set up a repository site, I for certain can contribute, and will step up my efforts.

    Thanks again for your Honesty!

    Steve Tanner
    helisales@aol.com

    • Mychal June 9, 2012 at 5:54 am #

      steve tanner: if I can get enough people to underwrite it…I will talk to my web people about setting it up…

  9. Wakinyan June 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    Right on! Keep telling it just as it is to help people see through the smoke and mirrors the politicians AND the media have become so adept at using to keep the electorate in ignorance of what they are really doing as opposed to what they tell us is going on. We have been lied to, deceived, and robbed for decades. Now with this current crop in DC it has become SOP and, as you say, they have now brought the nation to the brink of the abyss.
    We have known Dear Hillary is dishonest and a liar ever since she was Arkansas’ first lady to a dishonest liar and she only got more expert while she lived in the White House. It was obvious holder was a lying hypocrite when he was deputy to janet reno in the clinton administration DOJ and he has only gotten better at it with practice. Many recognized sweet janet n. was an idiot when she was governor of Arizona and she has repeatedly proven it ever since as director of the DHS with her willingness to front for her boss in misleading the people regarding our security. We realized obama was a marxist/communist fraud even before he weaseled his way into a seat on the Illinois state senate where he did nothing except use it as a stepping stone to the US senate where he and his leftist handlers could wriggle him (like a poisonous viper) into the national spotlight and implement one of the greatest frauds and usurpations of power ever perpetrated on America and the world. Yet now look at them, they are multi-millionaires and are more powerful than ever. How utterly blind and stupid can the American sheep be to allow this to be done to them?

    Fast and Furious is egregious to say the least but I feel it is only the tip of the iceberg of the deep corruption that now so completely permeates government at federal, and many state, county, and local levels though it is especially dangerous to us collectively as a nation when those in four of the most powerful positions in our government are thoroughly rotten to the core and have no evident shred of care about anything save their own grasping for more and more power no matter who gets stepped on. However, F&F is extremely important because it involves very real criminal activities that amount to complicity in murder and treason and as such could/should be followed up and prosecuted to the fullest extent regardless of which ones it exposes or indicts as lying criminals. Sadly though, it appears that no one in positions that could effectively take the direct action necessary has the guts to do anything beyond posturing and saying it is pretty darn naughty and shouldn’t be tolerated. They are all afraid of this evil cabal, maybe for different reasons that very possibly include threats of harm to them or family members or just the fact their primary purpose in being there is to feather their own nest so they don’t want to rock the gravy train the are riding. After all, the current leader of the pack is fully capable and willing to utilize Chicago style persuasion to get his way and to silence any who oppose his royal will.

    BTW, I have ordered Katie’s book.

    • Mychal June 9, 2012 at 5:59 am #

      wakinyan: fast and furious is not egregious…its murder and those involved have blood on their hands…as does john boehner…boehner is the reason the investigation and prosecution hasn’t gone further in a over a yr now…he is chief of those w/ blood on his hands…because he has done nothing and prevent others from getting the guilty indicted…

  10. Bob June 8, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    It becomes frustrating after awhile when the politicians you write to do not respond. It is one of those things that irritates the normal citizen, it is then a form letter you get letting you know how they understand your concerns and as your representative, I am working hard for you. The idea you have is good, but, I feel it is something that should not have to be, I think maybe a revolution of sorts is in order, cleaning out all our branches of government, from top to bottom. We are not a Democracy, we are a Republic, with elected individuals that are to do our bidding, not their own. TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE.

    • Mychal June 9, 2012 at 6:00 am #

      bob: they intentionally ignore us because they believe that in so doing we will shut up and go away…leaving them to do as they want…

  11. DLB June 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    You sound fired up Mychal! I am with you – I will do what I can to see justice prevail and people held accountable.

    • Mychal June 9, 2012 at 6:03 am #

      dlb: I am fired up…as I said to steve tanner elsewhere on this very topic…if I can get enough people to underwrite it…I will talk to my web guys about coming up w/ something…

  12. Bill Sr. June 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    Mighty Mychal you are on target again.
    And to think these are the same people willingly giving guns to the Mexican drug cartels while they are working day and night to find ways to take them out of the hands of American citizens. A man who is working his own personal Kill List for our drones which often claim the lives of civilians but he will prosecute our foot soldiers for same.

    • Mychal June 9, 2012 at 6:07 am #

      bill sr: there’s no question but that they have blood on their hands…and john boehner should be driven from office w/ out pension…let him go back and clean bars…if they do nothing to stop this or to prosecute those who are guilty they are guilty themselves…

  13. john rusnak June 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    Mychal,
    It is obvious that the system is broken if we examine the “products” our government provides us with. No company could stay in business with the crooks we have running the show.
    We must have term limits and campaign finance reform. Politicians grunt on the toilet when they are constipated and the stuff they sell us sure tells me there is a lot of grunting going on!
    I have never gotten anything back but a form letter and I,for one,would like an “Angies list” of politicians to rant or praise.Please continue the good fight

    • Mychal June 9, 2012 at 6:14 am #

      john rusnak: as I’ve been saying if people will underwrite it…I will talk to my web guys about what it would take to get it done…

  14. Chris Gonsoulin June 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    Mychal, So who do we join up with to get our voices heard? I’m ready to help, but as usual not sure where to start. I’b be happy to join a group that has our best interest as citizens of the US at heart.
    Thanks,
    Chris

    • Mychal June 9, 2012 at 6:16 am #

      chris gonsoulin: it takes money…if enough peopple are willing to help underwrite it I will talk to my web guys aout what it takes to make it happen…

  15. Woody W Woodward June 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    The “rag tag” collection of bloggers included David Codrea, Mike Vanderboegh, and Dave Workman. If it hadn’t been for their incessant banging of pots and pans, efforts to obtain whistle blower status for the AFT agents who came forward, and their dogged refusal to “just let it go”, none of us including Katie Pavlich, Rep. Darrel Issa and Senator Chuck Grassley would have been any the wiser about the DoJ’s criminal irresponsibility in the “Fast and Furious” gunwalking debacle.

    Credit where credit is due.

    [W3]

    • Mychal June 9, 2012 at 6:18 am #

      woody w woodward: thks for naming them…I only named the primary website…

  16. Bob Barnes June 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    Good lick, brother-in-arms.

    • Mychal June 9, 2012 at 6:20 am #

      bob barnes: we don’t luck my friend..we need people willing to chip in to underwrite it to get it done…

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