By: Sher Zieve
There is a story quickly spreading on the Internet advising that Speaker of the House John Boehner is making or has already made a deal with the Obama Administration to end Chairman Darrell Issa’s investigation of the DOJ’s Fast & Furious debacle. This investigation began when it was learned that the US Attorney General Eric Holder had ostensibly supported and been behind the supplying of US guns–including large numbers of assault weapons–to the Mexican drug cartel; the Sinaloa cartel in particular.
After multiple ATF whistleblowers came out about it, it was also learned that US gun shops had been forced by the ATF and DOJ to sell guns to the cartels, under the orders of those US governmental organizations. The Obama administration did not track them and one of these guns was identified as having been used by a drug cartel member in the murder of US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Others have been responsible for at least hundreds of Mexican citizen deaths. Therefore, I called Speaker Boehner’s office.
After speaking with a Boehner Aide who advised me “there’s no truth to that [story]” I was referred to Speaker Boehner’s Press Secretary Michael Steel who stated: “Such speculation is absurd and untrue. The Speaker appreciates the hard work that Chairman Issa and many others have done to expose this scandal. President Obama’s Department of Justice needs to be accountable.” Thank you Mr. Steel. In saner and less corrupt times, this statement would settle the matter. However…
The problem I have is that, in the past, Speaker Boehner said that he would not authorize another stimulus package…but, he did. Then, he said that he would not authorize the raising of the US debt limit unless and until major spending cuts were made. I believe he told Rush Limbaugh just that on Rush’s Radio show. But, then Boehner turned around and did authorize raising the debt and there was only the pretense of any cuts, with no real ones being made.
The real issue We-the-People have is that there does not seem to be anyone in politics today 13 February 2012 who appears to have any ethics–let alone moral fiber–whatsoever. Most of them now rather routinely and cavalierly tell us one thing, when they appear to need to do so, and then do just the opposite. This behavior used to be the bastion of the Democrat Left and Obama has created a “new normal” with his usage of it. However, it has increasingly (over the last several years) become a normal work product for Republicans, also. So, please don’t consider it to be “absurd” when we ask. We are asking because, politicians have let us down and stretched the truth to the breaking point too many times in the past. We want to believe what you say but, can only do so if you have the courage and honor to stand up for telling and promoting the truth. And, nowadays, there is more than the usual lack of truth in Washington D.C. as well as an extraordinary dearth of cojones.
Only time will tell if Boehner is to regain said honor. But, we potential slaves may not have that kind of time left to us.
“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways”–James 1:8.
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Sher Zieve is an author and political commentator. Zieve’s op-ed columns are widely carried by multiple internet journals and sites, and she also writes hard news.
Her columns have also appeared in The Oregon Herald, Dallas Times, Sacramento Sun, in international news publications, and on multiple university websites. Sher is also a guest on multiple national radio shows.
Sher can be reached at [email protected]
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