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The Konservativ Kristallnacht is here
Flopping Aces ^ | 01-24-14 | DrJohn

Posted on 01/24/2014 10:14:21 AM PST by Starman417

conservative krystallnacht

It's here.

Kristallnacht, literally, "Night of Crystal," is often referred to as the "Night of Broken Glass." The name refers to the wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms which took place on November 9 and 10, 1938, throughout Germany, annexed Austria, and in areas of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia recently occupied by German troops.

Instigated primarily by Nazi Party officials and members of the SA (Sturmabteilungen: literally Assault Detachments, but commonly known as Storm Troopers) and Hitler Youth, Kristallnacht owes its name to the shards of shattered glass that lined German streets in the wake of the pogrom—broken glass from the windows of synagogues, homes, and Jewish-owned businesses plundered and destroyed during the violence.

First they came for Romney donors.

Then they came for the Tea Party.

Then they came for Obama critics.

Then they came for those critical of Obamacare.

Then they came for the Friends of Abe.

Then they came for the big names in Conservatives.

Conservative Kristallnacht.

In 2009 Barack Obama "joked" about auditing his enemies.

Barack Obama owes his presidency in no small part to the power of rhetoric. It's too bad he doesn't appreciate the damage that loose talk can do to America's tax system, even as exploding federal deficits make revenues more important than ever.

At his Arizona State University commencement speech last Wednesday, Mr. Obama noted that ASU had refused to grant him an honorary degree, citing his lack of experience, and the controversy this had caused. He then demonstrated ASU's point by remarking, "I really thought this was much ado about nothing, but I do think we all learned an important lesson. I learned never again to pick another team over the Sun Devils in my NCAA brackets. . . . President [Michael] Crowe and the Board of Regents will soon learn all about being audited by the IRS."

It wasn't funny.
Just a joke about the power of the presidency. Made by Jay Leno it might have been funny. But as told by Mr. Obama, the actual president of the United States, it's hard to see the humor. Surely he's aware that other presidents, most notably Richard Nixon, have abused the power of the Internal Revenue Service to harass their political opponents. But that abuse generated a powerful backlash and with good reason. Should the IRS come to be seen as just a bunch of enforcers for whoever is in political power, the result would be an enormous loss of legitimacy for the tax system.
It was a red flag. It was a warning. It was a harbinger. He told us he was going to do it. And now it's here.

Ostensibly no longer a candidate for office, Obama has unleashed full fury of the IRS onto conservatives. It is now a tool of Organizing for Obama America and DNC. No one is safe. And now it's in the open and out of control and they're not even disguising it any longer.

Obama brought the power of the IRS to bear in the 2012 campaign:

Try this thought experiment: You decide to donate money to Mitt Romney. You want change in the Oval Office, so you engage in your democratic right to send a check.

Several days later, President Barack Obama, the most powerful man on the planet, singles you out by name. His campaign brands you a Romney donor, shames you for "betting against America," and accuses you of having a "less-than-reputable" record. The message from the man who controls the Justice Department (which can indict you), the SEC (which can fine you), and the IRS (which can audit you), is clear: You made a mistake donating that money.

Are you worried?

Obama singled them out by name and slandered them with innuendo:
Save Mr. Obama, who acknowledges no rules. This past week, one of his campaign websites posted an item entitled "Behind the curtain: A brief history of Romney's donors." In the post, the Obama campaign named and shamed eight private citizens who had donated to his opponent. Describing the givers as all having "less-than-reputable records," the post went on to make the extraordinary accusations that "quite a few" have also been "on the wrong side of the law" and profiting at "the expense of so many Americans."

These are people like Paul Schorr and Sam and Jeffrey Fox, investors who the site outed for the crime of having "outsourced" jobs. T. Martin Fiorentino is scored for his work for a firm that forecloses on homes. Louis Bacon (a hedge-fund manager), Kent Burton (a "lobbyist") and Thomas O'Malley (an energy CEO) stand accused of profiting from oil. Frank VanderSloot, the CEO of a home-products firm, is slimed as a "bitter foe of the gay rights movement."

These are wealthy individuals, to be sure, but private citizens nonetheless. Not one holds elected office. Not one is a criminal. Not one has the barest fraction of the position or the power of the U.S. leader who is publicly assaulting them.

Then rapacious assault began:
Two months later, the IRS informed VanderSloot he and his wife were going to be audited, Strassel reported. Two weeks after that, VanderSloot was notified by the Labor Department that it was going to “audit workers he employs on his Idaho-based cattle ranch under the federal visa program for temporary agriculture workers,” reported Strassel.

“The H-2A program allows tens of thousands of temporary workers in the U.S.; Mr. VanderSloot employs precisely three,” Strassel wrote. “All are from Mexico and have worked on the VanderSloot ranch—which employs about 20 people—for five years. Two are brothers. Mr. VanderSloot has never been audited for this, though two years ago his workers’ ranch homes were inspected. (The ranch was fined $8,400, mainly for too many ‘flies’ and for ‘grease build-up’ on the stove. God forbid a cattle ranch home has flies.)”

“This letter requests an array of documents to ascertain whether Mr. VanderSloot’s ‘foreign workers are provided the full scope of protections’ under the visa program: information on the hours they’ve worked each day and their rate of pay, an explanation of their deductions, copies of contracts,” she continued.

The IRS leaked the donor list for the National Organization for Marriage to the Obama campaign which then excoriated Romney:
Solmonese, then still the HRC’s president, said in the release he felt Romney’s “funding of a hate-filled campaign designed to drive a wedge between Americans is beyond despicable.”

“Not only has Romney signed NOM’s radical marriage pledge, now we know he’s one of the donors that NOM has been so desperate to keep secret all these years,” Solmonese added.

(Note: If you don't agree with the radical views of the left you're despicable.)

A Romney donor even found an Obama operative digging into his divorce records. Such skullduggery is a common practice for Obama.

An Obama capo apparently accessed the tax records of the Koch brothers who were then slandered:

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: conservatives; coup; irsscandals; kristallnacht; nazis; obama

1 posted on 01/24/2014 10:14:21 AM PST by Starman417
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To: Starman417

New York City is going to degenerate back into the s***hole that it was under David Dinkins, with “Che” de Blasio in charge; we already know this. But there is also going to be an explosion in violent crimes against those perceived as conservatives since the “knockout game” now has the tacit approval of both mayor and governor, if perpetrated against the right people.

Calling Cuomo’s words the green light for “Neue Kristallnacht” is an apt analogy. Only this time the targeted victims might be shooting back.

2 posted on 01/24/2014 10:39:25 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Starman417

Dear Storm Trooper,

Tell your boss that I’m a special case, requiring his direct involvement.

Knotta Victim

3 posted on 01/24/2014 10:42:33 AM PST by G Larry
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To: Starman417

The Democrat party have become NAZI’s

4 posted on 01/24/2014 10:44:08 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Starman417

Powerful article. Damn.

5 posted on 01/24/2014 10:46:01 AM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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6 posted on 01/24/2014 10:46:54 AM PST by sport
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To: Starman417

The Establishment sleeps through fundamental institutional “change”, the media kristallnacts. What could go wrong?

7 posted on 01/24/2014 10:47:20 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Starman417
Hangman by Maurice Ogden. High quality filmstrip style animation with jazz score, narrated by Herschel Bernardi.
8 posted on 01/24/2014 10:53:33 AM PST by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: GeronL
>> The Democrat party have become NAZI’s

Nazi == Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei == National Socialist German Workers' Party.

Its ideology was a mixture of Marxist politics and economics with extreme racist German nationalism.

The demonic party (of Barry Benghazi, Eric the Red, and Nasty Pelosi) certainly espouses Marxism.

9 posted on 01/24/2014 10:55:01 AM PST by NorthMountain
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10 posted on 01/24/2014 10:55:37 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: NorthMountain

Nationalist Socialists are Nazis.

International Socialist are Communists.

American Socialists are Democrats.

11 posted on 01/24/2014 11:08:11 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Old Sarge
"Powerful article. Damn."

Indeed, and most people cannot conceive of the coup that is taking place in the USA. Most will never wake up. There is a psychological term, Normalcy Bias, that is a powerful tool for the Obama Marxists. "It can't happen here" represents a stage that most will never even reach, never mind actually taking to the streets in something like the demonstrations and military that toppled the MB Egyptian government or are currently underway in Ukraine. It is going to take mass, civil protests as a minimum to cause a course correction in the US. The GOPe is not up to the job.

12 posted on 01/24/2014 11:10:07 AM PST by Truth29
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13 posted on 01/24/2014 11:16:56 AM PST by red-dawg
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To: Truth29
That gets a rare dual-approval by both the Captain, and the Chief Medical Officer:

14 posted on 01/24/2014 11:19:48 AM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: elcid1970

Paging Mr. Paul Kersey, Mr. Paul Kersey, please call your office. There are people who need your advice.

15 posted on 01/24/2014 12:04:23 PM PST by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

And the thing all three share is that they are creations of the left.

16 posted on 01/24/2014 2:28:00 PM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: G Larry
The stupid bastards failed to seize our weapons first.That will be a costly mistake.
17 posted on 02/20/2014 12:32:49 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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