May 12, 2013

One can only imagine the outcry if a Republican president were in the White House and it was revealed that the IRS was targeting liberal activist groups like Media Matters or Planned Parenthood, or La Raza – why, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and all the nuts at MSNBC would be calling for impeachment hearings to start tomorrow.

Alternatively, when a Democrat is in the White House and the groups being targeted by the IRS are Tea Party and conservatives groups? Ahh, nothing to see here, move along.

Unfortunately for the Obama White House, already up to its neck in scandal and controversy with the Benghazi hearings, this is not going to go away. And it shouldn’t be sufficient for the IRS to apologize – people need to lose their jobs over this. It’s so ironic that the other day at Ohio State University Barack Obama said this:

Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems; some of these same voices also doing their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave and creative and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.

Given this latest news I would say this government has revealed itself as a sham that can’t be trusted. There is no greater tyrrany than the government using the power of the IRS to stifle free speech, the right to assemble, and yes, the right to dissent. Given that Congress has promised to go after these people one can only hope we can find out who ordered the IRS to take these kinds of actions. Don’t be surprised if, like the Benghazi scandal, the road leads directly into the Oval Office. You can play gangster politics all you want in Chicago and get away with it, but not in Washington, D.C. – sooner or later the law starts catching up with the lawless and the chickens start coming home to roost.

Filed in: Politics & World Events by The Great White Shank at 03:01 | Comment (1)
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  1. Ask and ye shall receive:

    “The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.”

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/govt-obtains-wide-ap-phone-records-probe

    If Bush had done that Democrats would already have screamed “impeachment.”

    Comment by Dave E. — May 13, 2013 @ 3:24 pm


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