Report: IRS deliberately chose not to fess up to scandal before election. “…what would have happened if this fact came out in September 2012, in the middle of a presidential election? The terrain would have looked very different.” Benghazi as well. Gee, you’d almost think there was an orchestrated, deliberate effort by someone to hide all this stuff so that Obama could be reelected.
Bonfire of the Absurdities
Democrat Baucus warns: More to come out on IRS scandal. “I have a hunch that a lot more is going to come out, frankly. It’s broader than the current focus. And I think it’s important that we have the hearings, and I think that will encourage other information to come out that has not yet come out.” And he oughta know. Pity he didn’t think to do anything about it before now. That’s only his job or something.
When pencil pushers attack. “The big-government model depends on having scrupulously honest bureaucrats. How’s that working out?” Same as it ever was – sucky. “It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.” ~David Brin
I, pencil. “…nobody knows how to make a pencil. Nobody is in charge of the operation, and nobody understands it end to end. From the assembly-line worker to the president of the pencil company, thousands or millions of people have tiny, discrete pieces of knowledge about the process, but no coordinating authority organizes their efforts.” Nobody knows how to make a healthcare system either. The simple pencil illustrates why central planning can never work. Obamacare, too.
Report: IRS denied tax-exempt status to pro-lifers on behalf of Planned Parenthood. “…the IRS agent told the group to send a letter to the IRS with the entire board’s signatures stating that, under perjury of the law, they do not picket/protest or organize groups to picket or protest outside of Planned Parenthood.” Why not just make them swear a loyalty oath to Barack Obama? It’s what all the other advanced, enlightened countries do…
Obama calls in Marines – To keep him and Turkish PM dry from rain. Well, he’s really not good with umbrellas, among other things.
White House’s Benghazi email dump shows critical two-day gap. “…exclude the critical emails between administration officials that were sent during the crucial first two days after the deadly jihadi attack that killed four Americans last September.” A two-day gap? Gee, Tricky Dick only had an eighteen-minute gap in his tapes – Obama is a shoe-in for the Nobel Gap Prize.
A small business owner explains the hard facts of Obamacare to employees. Actual memo sent by small business owner to his employees regarding the changes necessitated due to Obamacare. Even delves into the history of how we got where we are today – the system where employers are the primary provider of health insurance arose as an unintended consequence of 1940s wage controls. Long but worth reading if you have the time.
Venezuela to import 50M rolls of toilet paper after government claims it’s wiped out. “Blaming political opponents for the shortfall, as it does for other shortages…” Yep, gotta be a result of “Big Toilet Paper” doing their evil works again, because nothing is ever enlightened gubbermint’s fault.
Did the IRS try to swing election to Obama? “The Tea Party caused a huge landslide and then suddenly seemed to go silent, right around the time of this harassment.” So said a Wall St. Journal reader. And don’t forget Occupy Wall St, an organized leftist kabuki. The Obama mob makes Tricky Dick Nixon’s gang look like a bunch of amateurs.
Obama “fires” acting IRS commissioner in attempt to look like he’s taking action on scandal. Treasury Sec’y Jack Lew asked for and received the resignation of acting IRS chief Steve Miller. It turns out that Miller said in an email to his staff that he was going to leave in early June anyway. The sacrificial lamb was dead already. Another big nothing from President No There There.
NBC news reporter: AP scandal angers one of Obama’s “most important constituencies – the press”. “Given that, said Myers, ‘it’s hard to imagine they would have green-lighted this thing.’” And given that, it’s hard to imagine anyone believing “the press” are neutral actors ever again after this Bidenesque gaffe. Thanks for the “heads up” (her butt, that is.) [Video at the link.]
Politico: D.C. turns on Obama. “Establishment Democrats, never big fans of this president to begin with, are starting to speak out. And reporters are tripping over themselves to condemn lies, bullying and shadiness in the Obama administration.” Rush Limbaugh made mention of this – if it comes to a choice between defending Obama and defending thier big government crony capitalism goodie dispenser machine, Obama is toast. Even Chris Tingles and his fellow nanny state shills are on board with that…
IRS faces class action lawsuit over theft of 60 million medical records. “…an unnamed HIPAA-covered entity in California is suing the IRS, alleging that some 60 million medical records from 10 million patients were stolen by 15 IRS agents. The personal health information seized on March 11, 2011, included psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual/drug treatment and other medical treatment data.” Drunk on power – it’s like they can’t help themselves, isn’t it?
CBO: Obamacare costs double to $1.8 trillion in first decade. Well, that should make ObamaCare even more popularer (sic) especially since we’re all looking forward to having the scandal-ridden IRS as the lead “enforcer” of the benevolent POS nobody read. Popularer and popularer!
Axelrod: Government “so vast,” Obama can’t know about wrongdoing. Well, then why has the sooper-genius “gentlemen’s C” student spent the last 4.5 years working his ass off to make it BIGGER? And it’s interesting that all “wrongdoing” was the president’s fault when the purportedly dumbsh*t Bush was in charge, but now that the allegedy smartest man in the world is running things the mean ole gubbermint is too suddenly too big to cope with. Clown.
ABC Analyst: West Wing of White House authorized IRS-Gate targeting. “I will tell you this on the IRS front. … It simply just does not happen at an agency level like that without political advisers likely in the West Wing certainly connected to the president’s ongoing campaign organization.” Duh. One thing about bureaucrats – they generally “go by the book” untill instructed otherwise.
NAACP Chair Emeritus backs IRS targeting of conservatives. “I don’t think there’s a double standard at all,” [former NAACP chair Julian] Bond said. “I think it’s entirely legitimate to look at the tea party. I mean, here are a group of people who are admittedly racist, who are overtly political, who tried as best they can to harm President Obama in every way they can.” They’re down to playing the raaaaace card already.
House committee to probe Sebelius soliciting money for ObamaCare signups. Well, Lamar Alexander has already made the analogy between this and Iran-Contra: “Congress’s exclusive control over the expenditure of funds cannot legally be evaded through the use of gifts or donations to the executive branch.” So probe away… the more, the Barry-er.
EPA waives fee requests for friendly groups, denies conservative groups. “Conservative groups seeking information from the EPA have been routinely hindered by fees normally waived for media and watchdog groups, while fees for more than 90% of requests from green groups were waived, according to requests reviewed by the Conservative Enterprise Institute.” Kinda sounds like the perks private businesses give to reward their best customers but we all know gubbermint agencies are saintly and devoid of those kinds of motives.
Good news from Bette Midler: “I LOVE THE IRS!!!” “I LOVE THE IRS!!!HOW CAN A POLITICAL ORGANIZATION BE CALLED A NON-PROFIT THAT PROMOTES GENERAL WELFARE?? — Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) May 14, 2013″ She should move to North Korea – their IRS is tops at promoting general welfare.
Obamagate. A sampling of the growing number of folks, including Democrats, that are making this analogy. Obama as Nixon + 40: Nixon was elected in 1968 and 1972, Obama in 2008 and 2012. Watergate broke out in 1973, Obamagate in 2013. Nixon was driven from office in 1974, will history repeat again? We can’t decide if Joe Biden is more like Spiro Agnew or Gerry Ford.
Carney: “No Knowledge of any attempt by the Justice Department to seek phone records of the AP”. Obama should just hire a parrot so the country can at least save the money we’re paying this jerk. “Squawk! No knowledge! No knowledge! Carney wants a cracker! Squawk!”
IRS officials in Washington were involved in targeting of conservative groups. “For the IRS to say it was some low-level group in Cincinnati is simply false.” A pattern seems to be emerging in that every attempt made to minimize the scandal blows up in their faces a day or two later. It would behoove them to either tell the truth or stop talking.
White House counsel knew in April of IRS’s targeting of conservatives. But, “White House spokesman Jay Carney insists that the president was not informed of the IG’s review of the IRS and learned about the program on Friday through news reports.” Sure, because it’s a counsel’s job to not tell his client stuff that presumably is important to him…