May 17, 2013

While IRS Suppressed Shadowy Conservative Groups
Obama Supporters Shadowy Liberal Groups Skated Through Approval Process

You know I hadn't really realized the extent of the IRS interference in the political process until I saw these graphics yesterday on ABCNEWS:

Here is the first graph of liberal groups approved by the IRS.


Now here are a couple showing the trends for various conservative groups.



In 2011 not a single group who applied who used TEA (taxed enough already) in their name was approved. Not. A. Single.One.

This just simply fascism, there is no other word for it. Other than maybe the phraseIts the Chicago way.

I'm floored. How could have every single branch of government have let this go on that long? The Obama campaign and the President had to know, hell the political operatives on The Right had to know.

The whole matter stinks to high heaven. It stinks of a political class that has usurped the institution of government for their own purposes. Where agencies become pets of whomever comes to power. The opposition on either side never blowing the whistle lest they miss their turn riding the pony.

But I digress. At WAPO the editorial board attempts to defend Obama, but really ends up writing a pretty good case for the resignation or impeachment of the President

Nixon, in a series of crimes that collectively came to be known as Watergate, directed from the White House and Justice Department a concerted campaign against those he perceived as political enemies, in the process subverting the FBI, the IRS, other government agencies and the electoral process to his nefarious purposes.
Then they go on to state forcefully that Obama has "done nothing of the kind. Damn that's a pretty strong statement to follow with.
The IRS targeting conservative opponents of Mr. Obama for special scrutiny is horrifying and inexcusable. We still don’t have a full picture of how the practice originated, how high in the administration knowledge of it rose and how members of Congress came to be repeatedly misinformed on the subject. But there is so far no evidence of White House knowledge or instigation of the practice.
No evidence, are you kidding me?

At the very least the failure to know that the President's distaste for Shadowy Political Groups had manifested itself in the form of a fascist IRS on his watch is inexcusable. And they are telling us the best campaigner, the best Astorturfer, the man at the top of the Netroots isn't a crook, he's just an ignorant?

Please.... don't insult us any further.

He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavored to . . . cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.”

— Article II, Section 1, Articles of Impeachment against Richard M. Nixon, adopted by the House Judiciary Committee, July 29, 1974

It remains to be discovered whether the chief executive is guilty of more than an amazingly convenient failure to superintend the excesses of some executive-branch employees beyond the Allegheny Mountains. Meanwhile, file this under “What a tangled web we weave”:

The IRS official in charge of the division that makes politically sensitive allocations of tax-exempt status said Friday that she learned from news reports of the targeting of conservatives. But a draft report by the IRS inspector general says this official was briefed on the matter two years ago.

Liberals, whose unvarying agenda is enlargement of government, suggest, with no sense of cognitive dissonance, that this IRS scandal is nothing more sinister than typical government incompetence. Five days before the IRS story broke, Obama, sermonizing 109 miles northeast of Cincinnati, warned Ohio State graduates about “creeping cynicism” and “voices” that “warn that tyranny is . . . around the corner.” Well.

He stigmatizes as the vice of cynicism what actually is the virtue of skepticism about the myth that the tentacles of the regulatory state are administered by disinterested operatives. And the voices that annoy him are those of the Founders.

Time was, progressives like the president 100 years ago, Woodrow Wilson, had the virtue of candor: He explicitly rejected the Founders’ fears of government. Modern enlightenment, he said, made it safe to concentrate power in Washington, and especially in disinterested executive-branch agencies run by autonomous, high-minded experts. Today, however, progressivism’s insinuation is that Americans must be minutely regulated because they are so dimwitted they will swallow nonsense. Such as: There was no political motive in the IRS targeting political conservatives.

This cannot stand, the government has committed an offense that surpasses Nixon, In this case the government was not just used against a few Democrat political operatives or enemies of Nixon. No, this time the powers of government were directed not only at those, but also directly at the grass roots. Directed to suppress and subvert the will and speech of almost half the population of ordinary citizens.

Which is the ultimate betrayal, that a government of the people, by the people, for the people was turned and used against them.

If Obama is ignorant of this, which I seriously doubt then his greatest failure is failing in his duty to every American to protect their rights under the law. If not well then he has betrayed the Constitution and the Nation.

This cannot stand.

By Howie at 08:39 AM | Comments |