Skip to comments.IRS Follows Obama's Lead
Posted on 05/17/2013 5:46:49 AM PDT by Kaslin
Of course the president deserves some of the blame.
Yes, it's extremely unlikely he ordered the IRS to discriminate against tea party, pro-life or Jewish groups opposed to his agenda (though why anyone should take his word for it is beyond me). And his outrage now -- however convenient -- is appreciated. But when people he views as his "enemies" complained about a politicized IRS, what did he do? Nothing.
Imagine for a moment if black civil rights organizations, gay groups or teachers unions loudly complained to members of Congress and the press that the IRS was discriminating against them. How long would it take for the White House to investigate? Answer honestly: Minutes? Hours? OK, maybe days if there was an attack on one of our embassies that the administration was busy ignoring.
Obviously, it would take longer for Obama to actually get to the bottom of the accusations and, if true, punish those responsible. But you can be sure that the moment he heard credible allegations of political persecution of liberal groups -- outfits with "progressive" or "civil rights" in their names -- he would have moved heaven and earth to make things right.
But when such allegations came from the right, the response from the president -- and from a press corps that until recently acted like a king's guard -- ranged from smirks and eye-rolling to flat-out lies or virtual applause.
For 27 months, groups with such terms as "tea party" or "patriot" in their names were singled out for deeply intrusive and expensive scrutiny, while groups flying the "progressive" banner sailed through. Drew Ryun gave up trying to get IRS approval for a free market organization after 17 months of bureaucratic stonewalling. But when he applied for approval of an organization called "Greenhouse Solutions" he got the go-ahead in three weeks.
When top Democratic senators pressured the IRS to single out conservative groups not just for special scrutiny but for "caps" on how much money they could spend, President Obama didn't tell Chuck Schumer, Carl Levin or Max Baucus to cool it.
But Obama's culpability in all of this isn't restricted merely to his sins of omission. Throughout his presidency, Obama has set a very clear tone.
He's made it clear that people who disagree with him are fevered, illegitimate, weird, creepy, dangerous, stupid, confused, ignorant or some other adjective you might assign to a revamped version of the seven dwarves. He's explained that he doesn't mind "cleaning up after" after Republicans but he doesn't want to hear "a lot of talking" from them. The time for democratic debate is always behind us with an administration that began with the mission not to let a crisis go to waste, for as Obama said in his second inaugural address, "Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time, but it does require us to act in our time."
Moreover, President Obama often insists we live in a country where the "government is us," where there's no need to fear tyranny "around the corner" because we could never be tyrannical against ourselves.
In his 2012 State of the Union address, Obama lamented that the American people couldn't function more like the military. Soldiers aren't "consumed with personal ambition. They don't obsess over their differences. They focus on the mission at hand. They work together. Imagine what we could accomplish if we followed their example. Think about the America within our reach." Never mind that we have a military to keep us free, not to be a role model Translation: I wish Americans would fall in line and follow orders.
It's a funny thing. In his address to Congress right after the 9/11 attacks, George W. Bush said, "Every nation in every region now has a decision to make: Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists." For the better part of a decade, many liberals bizarrely insisted that this warning to terror-supporting states abroad was in fact a kind of fatwa encouraging persecution of Bush's political opponents at home.
And yet, nearly every day, President Obama divides the country between the forces of truth and reason and the forces of deceit and selfishness. He and his supporters are the "ones we've been waiting for," while his opponents, well, we don't need any more talk out of them.
So fine. Obama probably didn't order the IRS to keep his opponents from talking. But these bureaucrats certainly acted like ones he'd been waiting for.
Jonah Goldberg knows exactly the type of animal Barak Obama is. And has for a very long time.
Who is Obama and how can he be defeated?
Obama sets their agenda
and always follow her orders in a line and to the line.
“Imagine for a moment if black civil rights organizations, gay groups or teachers unions loudly complained to members of Congress and the press that the IRS was discriminating against them. How long would it take for the White House to investigate? Answer honestly: Minutes? Hours? OK, maybe days if there was an attack on one of our embassies that the administration was busy ignoring.”
Exactly, and this situation needs to be explained in words liberals understand. This is institutionalized, systematic civil rights violations. Further to the point, American citizens were targeted.
Institutionalized Civil Rights Violations is exactly right
I can’t help thinking that this kind of thing has been cooking since the days of the LBJ presidency.
It is high time to decommission the IRS.
Why not? It's the normal Dem modus operendi.
He’s an islamist who still has a trail of unbelievable destruction in store for us all.
He deserves SOME OF THE BLAIM????????
This is how Obama runs things.
In his Senate campaign he was behind in the primary and had SEALED court document released to expose an order of protection against his Primary opponent by his wife.
Then after knocking off his Primary opponent, he got SEALED CUSTODY records released from Jack Ryan’s divorce proceedings.
Then Joe the Plumber dared asked him a question and the Obama Machine released Joe’s financial records.
This is how this Communist works. His entire history involves either strong communist mentors or joining various communist agitatior groups.
Now that the person in charge of the 501C4 stall/rejection campaign has been promoted to run.....wait for it.... the division of the IRS over CommieCare just what do we think is going to happen.
I guarantee you, if you don’t agree with the communist regime in Washington, your claim for benefits will go through the same stall/rejection process. This is the ultimate death panel for communists as they can now, abusing government power, kill off their opponents via the medical system.
It is a testament to the civility of Conservatives and their desire to obey the law, even when their government does not, that we do not have IRS offices blowing up all around the country. If this were happening to the left, you can be assured such action would take place as that is what communists do.
Your post proves that he deserves most of the blame, if not all of it
The Law Defends Plunder
But it does not always do this. Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame, danger, and scruple which their acts would otherwise involve. Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, prisons, and gendarmes at the service of the plunderers, and treats the victim when he defends himself as a criminal. In short, there is a legal plunder...
This legal plunder may be only an isolated stain among the legislative measures of the people. If so, it is best to wipe it out with a minimum of speeches and denunciations and in spite of the uproar of the vested interests.
How to Identify Legal Plunder
But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.
Then abolish this law without delay, for it is not only an evil itself, but also it is a fertile source for further evils because it invites reprisals. If such a law which may be an isolated case is not abolished immediately, it will spread, multiply, and develop into a system.
end excerpts from The Law - Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850
TREASON - acting/appointed/entrenched unaccountable bureaucrats (socialists) elevating to TOTALITARIAN tactics for the powers that be when the time is right.
DISMANTLE the IRS.
TREASON - continuous, PRE-MEDITATED, agenda-driven, in-your-face, media-complicit, AGENCY-ABETTED, REPRESENTATIVE-DIRECTED, ongoing...
DEPOPULATE totalitarians from the body politic. DISMANTLE their system.
What we know so far:
- - - Sarah Hall Ingram had been serving as commissioner of the office responsible for tax exempt organizations from 2009 to 2012, and has since left to serve as director of the IRS Affordable Care Act division. While still the commissioner of the Tax-Exempt and Government Entities Division, she was assigned to head the implementation of ObamaCare at the IRS in 2010 after the law was enacted. It is not clear when she stopped being the head of the tax-exempt office or how active her role was there while she was implementing ObamaCare. - - -
What usually happens BEFORE promotion, lateral transfer, or demotion of an employee in almost all large business or government bureaus:
THERE IS A REVIEW OF THE EMPLOYEES RESUME AND RECENT WORK ACHIEVEMENTS BY ONE OR MORE SUPERIOR SUPERVISORS.
The question for our sorry RINO Congressional politicians to be asking:
WHO WERE THE SUPERIOR OFFICIALS WHO REVIEWED INGRAMS RESUME AND RECENT WORK ACHIEVEMENTS?
Many years ago I sat as an observer at a trial of several mafia members similar those portrayed in “Goodfellas”.
When a very nervous witness took the stand to testify the defendants and their supporters in the courtroom stared at the witness. The witness then testified that he could not be certain as to who he saw hijack the truck.
Afterwards I spoke to the assistant DA, who was one of my law school classmates. He said that the witness was clearly intimidated as his testimony had changed from the time he was originally interviewed and had clearly identified the defendants as the hijackers.
The Mafioso’s never specifically threatened him and they were acquitted.
Presidents and congressmen have the same power to intimidate. Even if no direct order was given the IRS employees surely felt pressure to make their bosses happy.
“I cant help thinking that this kind of thing has been cooking since the days of the LBJ presidency.”
Me too, just like I think the Sun rose in the East today.