Friday, February 3, 2012

Sipsey Street Exclusive: Meet the "Silent Speaker," whose foot is on the brake of the Gunwalker investigation. The devil's own day. "Boner is going to wish he never heard of 'Gunwalker.'"

The face of the Gunwalker Cover-up. No, not the one on the left, the one on the right with the big mallet.
The night of the first day at Shiloh, when the battle had gone so very wrong for the Union, William Tecumseh Sherman encountered his commander Ulysses S. Grant under a tree, sheltering himself from the pouring rain. He was smoking a cigar while considering his losses and planning what had to be done for the following day. Sherman remarked, "Well, Grant, we've had the devil's own day, haven't we?" Grant looked up. "Yes," he replied, followed by a puff. "Yes. Lick 'em tomorrow, though."
"Lick 'em tomorrow, though."
Yesterday was the devil's own day in the Gunwalker scandal investigation and the search for the truth suffered as a result. Several sources tell Sipsey Street that the committee's work has been slowed by the intervention of Speaker of the House John Boehner, with some saying plainly that "the fix is in."
Several sources close to the investigation, have "gone dark," no longer speaking on conditions of anonymity because they have been warned that to do so will be at the risk of their jobs, Prior to the hearing, this silence was represented to some that the committee was ready to exercise a "nuclear option," in the phrase of one, so Holder would have no warning of any evidence said to have been gathered by the investigation.
Considered in the cold light of day, such reports have to be considered as the worst hyperbole, if not deliberate disinformation. "Some 'nuclear option,'" said one. "More like a Black Cat" (a small firecracker).
Said one person very familiar with the investigation:
As for yesterday . . . (it was) a plea bargain of sorts where both sides save face. The Committee will accept the scalps of Breuer and Wienstein, DOJ will release enough of the (documents) to condemn them, claim cooperation (thus giving the appearance of recognizing congress's oversight authority), and Holder will survive - looking like a "leader" for offering them up (along with a few lower level ATF and DOJ folk). The Committee will chalk one in the "Win" column for oversight and holding people accountable. DOJ will have the same for cooperating and accountability. All sides win, all checks and balance intact and working fine, all powers respected and then they move on to the next act of political theatre. The only ones left to sweep up the mess, are the American and Mexican peoples - ignorantly secure in our beliefs that the system works and that our government is actually for us, by us, and of us.
That John Boehner has now become the most useful tool to the White House outrages many gun rights activists and Tea Party members, who look upon this turn of events as just one more sell-out in a long line of sell-outs.
Asked by this reporter what Boehner would get from such a deal, called "logrolling" by the source, he said, "Whatever he wants most or fears most. Politicians do these deals all the time, but this one is unusual in its size and scope. . . and the fact that a whole lot of people are watching."
Another source confirmed the foot of Boehner on the brake pedal of the Issa Committee investigation and said, "the only thing that will stop him is if somebody chucks him out of the car."
As press inquiries begin to grow about what influence Boehner has had on the Issa investigation, reports out of the hard-core gun rights groups that I spoke with today say that, in the words of one, "if this is the game that Boehner is going to play, we can play, too," pointing out that Boehner is facing a primary challenge in his home district in the spring. "I can see a lot of people suddenly invested in the idea that Boehner has to be dumped," said one.
Yesterday a lot of people, including this writer and the whistleblowers, were frankly discouraged at the outcome of the hearing. Today, however, that sense of betrayal has turned to anger, and resolve.
Said one source of this writer very familiar with the investigation and unhappy with the latest turn:
The real question, for many of us, is what now? I'm reminded of that guy in the Matrix where he sold everyone out just so he could get plugged back in, to "taste a steak again," (to) go back to the ease of living the lie rather than the burdens of fighting the reality. I believe many of us find ourselves standing face to face with similar paradigms, and now, forced to make that same decision. So I ask you, do you prefer easy with a side of steak? Or like me, and I borrow from Capt. John Paul Jones, "Give me a fast ship, for I intend to go into harm's way."
As I readied this post for publication, I received another call from a gun rights activist in Ohio. "Boner," he said, using a derogatory term of Buckeye conservatives for the Speaker of the House, "is going to wish he never heard of 'Gunwalker.'"
LATER: Yet another gun rights activist has forwarded this link for the campaign of David Lewis, Boehner's opponent in the GOP primary.


Anonymous said...

Let's give Boner a real reason to cry.

Cropduster said...


Anonymous said...

What are the odds (in a glass half full world) that this outcome also comes with the administration accepting (behind closed doors)that gun control is a dead end?

I know not likely, but I'm finding it harder and harder to get out of bed in the morning and need at least a little ray of sunshine.

Ron Callaway said...

Another reason to cry
Judge Malihi found against the plaintiffs in the Ga. Obama eligibility hearing case today.

Anonymous said...

Yet another reason Ron Paul needs to run third party.

Anonymous said...

Boehner, you were elected as Speaker prior to the seating of those people elected in 2010, not after.

Retire gracefully, before your FBI file and photos come to light.

TPaine said...

I knew Boehner was bad news right after he took over the gavel. This isn't anything new...he's a RINO and has been for some time. I don't think he needs blackmailing, just a little "you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours" stuff.

Politics as usual, and Holder will be off the hook shortly.

Anonymous said...

I rather like better the analogy of "Rules of Engagement" when the WH official burned the evidence (the tape) so the administation looked good and the embassy official took the 5th - or similar.

Anonymous said...

It is all about re-election money.

They wallow in it, and it shows.

Without the re-election money they are nothing but the second rank gadfly drunk at the local bars.

Remove the re-election money or help someone spend more.

Act on it.

Anonymous said...

While a set back, I am thinking this is not lost until it is lost. And it is not lost yet.

Pat H. said...

Boehner is doing the same thing Newt Gingrich did after the 1994 Republican majority was won in the HoR.

Exactly the same thing.

Dedicated_Dad said...

"...This turn of events [is] just one more sell-out in a long line of sell-outs." -- MVB

"Give me a fast ship, for I intend to go into harm's way." -- Capt. John Paul Jones

“Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.” -- H.L. Mencken

"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." -- Claire Wolfe

"Are we there yet? Are we almost there now? Are we there? Where are we? Will we be there soon? What time is it? Are we there yet?" -- every child in history, and most of the Patriots in America today!

I'm getting to the place I WELCOME This sort of S$!+, as I figure it brings us that much closer to Restoration Day.

I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing *ALL* of them fitted for a nice new hemp necktie -- immediately following their fair and speedy trial, of course!

We've got plenty of lampposts, but we're going to need a LOT of rope!

Shy Wolf said...

Star lite, star bright, first star I see tonite...
Please, Mike- The Herculean effort expended by you and David, your work on breaking GunWalker- so much greater a disgrace than Watergate, is so appreciated by those who really care about this country and its people.
We all expect those who enforce the laws to uphold the law, those who make the laws to honor the laws they create.
Sadly, those very people hold us in utter contempt, laugh at our naivete'.
To expect any kind of honor or honesty to come from any who reside in D.C. as public employees is to wish upon a star.
We all knew beyond doubt there was nothing going to befall those guilty within this crime, most of all any fed appointee. Deaths have come to be disregarded, meaningless, nothing more than spokes in a wheel to be neglected and denigrated by this usurper's appointees. Boner among them, if not in the lead.
It's all charade, Mike- and you know this.
Though your stalwart heart is in the right place and your courage as great as any, it's time to set it aside for a greater good. it's time to revitalize efforts toward freedom rather than reckoning.

Anonymous said...

Things are breaking in this country. Whether they can be repaired in time will determine its future. I'm not all that optimistic.

Anonymous said...

Not until there, is a term limit placed on the legislators of the this nation. We, the people,will have to accept the tyranny, that is destroying this Nation. It is past time for a clean sweep bemade of all life time political parasites.

practicalprepper said...

$ sent. Let's give him something to really cry about!

Ashrak said...

Well, this piece is simply deeeeelicious for a special reason. With profound respect I thank you.

From my point of view, that dog and pony show of a hearing was DOA and that was admitted outright when Issa talked about the conversation he and Holder had prior to the day's activity.

However, I think the deal described in this piece was made between Boehner and Obama on the golf course, rather than between Issa and Holder. Those two are just the underlings performing the machination for public consumption.

The rub? Holder is going to make it through and Boehner is the one who will find himself holding the bag. But hey, he will have his taxpayer funded perks forever - so what does he care? Sometimes, bags have dangerous contents.

I hate to say it, I don't want to say it, I don't want to believe it, but honesty compels me to admit that everything points to things going down just the way this piece presents. It all fits.

The depths of what allowed GunWalker to happen go to the very core of what is so very wrong with this country and its governance. Exposing the baseline reasons for the how - alongside the why - destroys the illusion that the face-saving deal keeps intact. The political factions have made themselves an insulator between We The People and our government, all while they claim to be conduits to it. The elite have indeed assumed Titles of Nobility and act outside Constitutional Boundary with impunity as a result. Reconstruction? Hardly. Total destruction!

Both parties are demonstrating the reality that their arms are locked together - against us - with the sole purpose to retain usurped power collected over, at least, the last century.

Barring a super-high level defection, GunWalker is dead - at least for now. My stomach turns to write those words. However, and this is my favorite sentence.....
Is is is. Denial of reality, of actuality, serves only evil.
We missed P or I by the smallest of margins with McDonald and for that I blame the NRA. We missed the headshot with GunWalker and I blame the Silent Speaker. Those who claim to be "on our side" are anything but. They are indeed the enemy within. We must admit that in order to resolve that.

I don't yet know about this cat who aims to challenge The Silent Speaker, but I do know this much...I am going to do some of my own aiming trying to find out. If he has the stones, if he has the goods, he might just be the initial tremor of a political earthquake the likes this country has never known. Maybe. If he is the fella I saw a while back on FOX.....well, let's just say I hope he was extremely nervous and had the worst rookie interview possible. I guess we shall see.

Snapped many folks have, in so many ways, trying to bring this corruption to living rooms and common knowledge all across this land. For the most part, we can all accurately claim "Mission Accomplished" on that front. As we all know, a campaign is made up of multiple missions. It is time for another mission, a new one.

Ashrak said...

"Tactics" Holder's favorite word of late, have afforded Holder, and Barry quite frankly, the ability to play defense. Obfuscate and delay they have. That has also allowed The Silent Speaker to get away with being so vewy vewy kwiet.

He wants to apply the brakes? Well, those brakes have gotten overheated as a result and now he has to live with what he has done. Now, he has to answer. If nobody "in Washington", as far as the "administration" goes, is to be held to account, then John Boehner has to take the wrap himself- by himself.

It is now for us to ensure that all of history will forever know that John Boehner, The Silent Speaker, was the king of this cover up and that his intentional dishonesty and blatant dereliction of duty overshadowed even the corruption of Barry himself. Indeed, it must know that the Silent Speaker was the one most directly responsible, as the enabler, for the shredding of the Constitution, of Liberty, Personal Responsibility and of Individual Accountability that finally awoke the sleeping giant - the 3%er in ALL of us.

We hear you oh Silent Speaker, we hear your deafening silence. You who chose to remain so Silent, will hear ALL OF US SOON. Target acquired.

This is the "second front" so many have been looking for. This has to be the core of the Liberty Movement going forward. GunWalker has to be the rallying cry at every Tea Party, gun rally, gun show, and town hall that is afoot this coming summer. Rather than Holder being the target, John Boehner has to assume that position from this day forward.

Nancy Pelosi was removed from the Speaker position because of what she did and did not do. It is time John Boehner be removed from Congress altogether - and for the exact same reasons. Let his removal, in complete disgrace, be the final and unmistakable message to the feckless GOP - our consent is formally and publicly removed. Let it be understood that the attempt to co-opt the Liberty Movement has failed. Mitt Romeny? Hah, small potatoes. Watch the People go after the House - just like 2010. We know where the TRUE authority rests in this republic.

Let it be shown, absent any doubt or dissent, that the TEA party sentiment was, and remains, serious and not for one second only directed at one particular political faction. Indeed, that it was, and is, directed at all those treasonous traitors who refuse to respect and defend the Founding and Framing documents and the First Principles enshrined within them.

The legacy of Brian Terry has but one chance left when it comes to Justice of substance coming to pass. For his sake, for his memory, in order for his soul to rest in peace, John Boehner's soul must answer to history, for all time, in such a way that his never can rest. Boehner's only shot at redemption being an immediate forthcoming of truth. All of it.

John Boehner may well try to drink his comeuppance away and he may even try to cry it out, but he will stand before the Creator one day with wicked shame upon his shoulders. And worse yet, he will have to look Brian Terry in his eyes right before he is sentenced to his earned eternal damnation. If he does not seek our forgiveness in this life by telling the truth, he will endure Brian Terry's forgiveness instead of our rather than in addition to it. Can their be any more pure hell for eternity than that? I am doubting it.

Gunwalker may well be dead, but without death there is not life. Just as without evil there is no good. In killing the accountability of Barry and Eric and the others, you, John Boehner, have birthed yourself as the responsible party. Prepare your defense, because the prosecution of your deeds cometh.

Know this, oh Silent Speaker, good always triumphs over evil - eventually - and the clock is running out.

Anonymous said...

Somehow I can't say I'm surprised to see proof that the Republican party has sold us out. As much as I wish it wasn't so, this confirms what I'm thinking. God save the Republic, assuming He hasn't turn away from us for our turning away from Him.

And may he have mercy on these usurper's souls... I doubt they realize that they have been taking the timidity of the American people for granted when they should be wary of abusing such trust. I don't think they'll enjoy what they're creating.

Miles Stoneman said...

I'm not sure John Paul Jones would have asked for any ship if he knew that they were all manufactured by the same company and they all leaked.

Anonymous said...

Good ole,"American politics" these two faced S.O.B.s are so predictable.Lets face it the only way justice is going to be done here,is if the sacrificial lambs,grow a pair of Rocky Mtn.oysters.If those marked for slaughter sing loud and long-tell everything they know,then maybe.Who are the American People to think that the all knowing Czars of the Mighty Cesar Obama,would be subject to the same laws as the masses?.The limpdick republicrats are like the wolf in the childrens story.They have appeared in front of the Fascist Pigs door threatening to huff and puff and blow their house down!.The answer they get is "Fuck You"!I,m going on vacation again and your paying for it!."Drank the Koolaide" didnt you Sucka,s

TPaine said...

The thing is that none of these morons has a lick of conscience. They are amoral, life-dead creatures who cannot be shamed or shocked into admitting the truth, only because they do not know truth. As Pilate asked Christ, what is truth?

Society has gone south, and it looks as though the only way to recover is to break out the pitchforks and the torches, and physically remove this cancer from our midst.

Only problem is, we have to play by their rules, and most of us still have our consciences. Have we been pushed too far yet? God, how far does it take?

Mt Top Patriot said...

Not for nothing but there is something behind Gunwalker that transcends guns. Something far larger. The size and scope of this conspiracy's ability to continue is out of proportion of the known and evident crimes of murder and treason. The the number of crooks and conspirators whom have continued the conspiracy in the face of duty and such scrutiny belies something of unique strategic value worth risking the entire ruling class.

The utter arrogance of all involved in stonewalling/covering up says everything in the light of BPA Terry's death, never mind countless others who are dead or suffering due to the nature of this instrument of tyranny.

Crotalus (Don't Tread on Me) said...

We can vote Boehner out, but it won't matter. The Repubs will just put up another Rino, giving the seat to the Jackasses. I see no reason to bother voting in this election. They are all corrupt.

Stock up. War is coming.

Anonymous said...

"And may he have mercy on these usurper's souls..."

No - may He not. I wish them a traitor's fate.

Dedicated_Dad said...

My response won't fit in the comment-form -- if you're interested, please see it on my blog at DumbOldDad.Blogspot.Com"

BigT said...

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero (42B.C)

Anonymous said...

What are the odds (in a glass half full world) that this outcome also comes with the administration accepting (behind closed doors)that gun control is a dead end?

In the immortal, unfunny words of that Major Amurrican Pain-In-The-Fundament, ol' Nanny Pee-Lousey herself: Are you serious?

"This outcome", if left to stand, will become all The Obamanation & Co. will need to press for even greater anti-gun rights, anti-2nd Amendment efforts by the BATboys, the Department Of (In)Justice, in the coming months. Such efforts have doubtless been warming up in the Obamanation Admin "bullpen", just waiting for the Issa Committee dust-up to settle a bit (preferably in their favor) before Der Anschluss is unleashed.

Coming soon, to a FedGov bureaucrapcy unit near you: Any sneaking, conniving, quasi-"legal" attack possible on Federal Firearms Licensees, CCW holders and plain,ol' John Q. GunOwner, on any pretext or no pretext at all.

It's simple: Boner has to go, along with Obama, Holder, and all the rest of the ugly "elitist", Left-inspired, rotten scumbags who infest our Nation's political and bureaucratic systems, waste our economic strength and seek to destroy our individual freedoms.

Throw 'em all out - let's put the real adults, the ones whose interest is, like ours, LESS Gubmint, LOWER taxes, DECREASED "entitlements" and MORE individual rights (as opposed to "privileges"), in office and running things.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

As badly as Thursday went, "ThinkProgress" notes one positive outcome:

When Issa drags Holder before a House committee for four hours to be nothing more than a pawn in an elaborate game set up to embarrass President Obama, that means many more hours — most likely days — that Holder and other key Justice Department officials must spent prepping for their role in Issa’s withhunt. Every minute they spend preparing for this witchhunt is a minute they cannot spend ensuring that the law is fairly enforced, that national security officials in DOJ have the tools they need to operate, or that dangerous criminals are tracked down and prosecuted.

Or, in other words, every minute Holder and friends spend dodging accountability for their past atrocities is a minute they can't spend planning and perpetrating future crimes.

Anonymous said...

Stop and think.

When the time came, Frodo was incapable of relinquishing The One Ring. Power corrupts.

Boehner's political career is built on compromise, log rolling and go-along-to-get-along. He is incapable of confrontation. It makes him cry.

Unfortunately, we are living in pre-
revolutionary times. Let him who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one, because the work of restoration will be done by men of sterner metal than John Boehner.


VW: hainging--yep, it's come to that, regrettably.

"stern"--admitting of no appeasement or compromise.

Gunny G said...

May he and all of the other traitors enjoy eternity in the ninth level of Hell.

Anonymous said...

John Boehner's contact information...write him a letter, send him a fax, send an email, phone him, let him know just what you think...

Col Bat Guano said...

"Lick 'em tomorrow, though."

Except that he didn't. The Civil War fizzled out like a bad fart with Grant first sieging Lee and then chasing him around the countryside until Lee got tired. This will be much the same I suspect. Dig in troops - this isn't ending tomorrow.

Jazz said...

As I recall ... when Bane-R (bane - n. a person or thing that ruins or spoils) was named Speaker of the House, many conservatives were upset and predicting that he would become a tool of the leftists in both the House and that public housing project down the street from the Capitol building. Yet, even the Tea Party novices in Congress seemed satisfied with his "leadership". Big surprise, what? He turned out to have not turned over a new leaf from his "go along to get along" ways of the past.
For a hint as to what we can expect after November, check out today's (5 FEB 12) "Day by Day" cartoon (daybydaycartoon -- it's a dot-com).

DRJ said...

Holder staying in office means he will remain an issue in the 2012 general election. I'd much rather leave Holder in office than risk giving Obama another tool to demonize the GOP.

JM Hanes said...

I'm not sure what a person "very familiar with the investigation" means in this instance, but the jaundiced speculation about a plea bargain "of sorts" makes me wonder if your source is more enthusiastic about slamming Boehner than conveying factual insider information. The gleeful, too-good-to-check, pile-on in many of the comments looks like a serious outbreak of confirmation bias.

The freakin' Speaker of the House would be insane to come out swinging against the Atty. General, until every i has been dotted beyond dispute. I can't think of anything more likely to backfire -- especially in an election year -- on Issa & Grassley's relentlessly meticulous, judicious, investigation.

It seems much smarter, IMO, to let the pressure simmer & build as members of the House join the call -- and make Holder look thin-skinned and small when he reacts. Far better to keep the focus on the DoJ and let the Atty. General continue to compromise himself every time he testifies, instead of giving him precisely the kind of target he desperately needs to turn the whole affair into a political circus of the first order.

Fast & Furious is only one of the balls the Speaker is juggling, and I hope we can count on your own meticulous, irreplaceable, efforts to vet such an inflammatory political charge for accuracy too. To indict Boehner out of hand for this putative, sketchy, betrayal is to indict Issa and Grassley as well. If nothing else, those two stalwarts deserve better.

Anonymous said...

I'm all for getting rid of Boehner but this Lewis guy appears to be unstable and too young to be taken seriously. Check out his interview on Cavuto. If there was a viable alternative that would arise I would have no problem sending him some cash but this Lewis fellow is not very representative of the tea party. Anyways God Bless for all you do.
Keep your powder dry,

Anonymous said...

forewamWhat is happening to our country????? Are we now the United States of Chicago????

Anonymous said...

Does this mean Ann Margret isnt coming ?

Call Me Mom said...

This, if true, is beyond unacceptable, right into despicable. Where does this man attend church? Surely his clergy should be able to talk some courage into him-oh wait, he's been in DC too long, the very air has eaten away his sense of right and wrong until there is nothing left bur appearance and expediency.

Politics as usual can no longer be tolerated if we wish to remain free.

Psalm681 said...

Psalm681-Thank GOD that our "founders" had courage, feared GOD, not man (Prov. 29:25), or else we would not have had America at all. Now we say, "Come, LORD", and HE says, "I AM the First and Last, who told you the end, from the beginning; to seek ME while I may be found. Call on ME while I AM near. And, we cry "Come, LORD, and HE says, .......Soon.