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True Scandal
NRO ^ | May 20, 2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior

Posted on 05/20/2013 2:02:32 AM PDT by nikos1121

Catherine Engelbrecht’s tale has all the markings of a classic conspiracy theory: She says she thinks that because of her peaceful political activity, she and her family was targeted for scrutiny by hostile federal agencies.

Yet as news emerges that the Internal Revenue Service wielded its power to obstruct conservative groups, Catherine’s story becomes credible — and chilling. It also raises questions about whether other federal agencies have used their executive powers to target those deemed political enemies.

Before the Engelbrecht family’s three-year ordeal began, Catherine says, “I had no real expectation or preparation for the blood sport that American politics is.” Sounding weary on the phone, she continues: “It’s all been a through-the-looking-glass experience.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; barbaraboxer; batf; batfe; boxer; cummings; elijahcummings; engelbrecht; impeachnow; irs; irsscandal; irsvictim; kingstreetpatriots; osha; partisanmediashill; teaparty; thomaspereztceq; truethevote; tyranny

1 posted on 05/20/2013 2:02:32 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

Appalling abuse of power. The number of federal agencies involves stinks to high heaven and can only be accomplished by a coordinated effort.


2 posted on 05/20/2013 2:12:53 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Fzob

All these stories need to be aired on television one be one every day


3 posted on 05/20/2013 2:46:44 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: CharlotteVRWC
"All these stories need to be aired on television one be one every day."

BOR, Huckabee & Judge Jeanie have done a yeoman's job.

4 posted on 05/20/2013 2:58:37 AM PDT by DeaconRed (We sent REPS to DC to handle our problems. They have done NOTHING. Time to March with pitch forks.)
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To: Fzob
Let's see...the President refocuses the DHS and FBI on looking at domestic groups....particularly right wing militias and Christian organizations.....as possible terrorist organizations....and just coincidently....other agencies implement similar strategy....

Yet we are supposed to believe this is all a result of a few rogue IRS agents...

...sure....
5 posted on 05/20/2013 3:22:16 AM PDT by PigRigger (Donate to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org - The Troops have our front covered, let's guard their backs!)
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To: nikos1121

Sounds like Nazi Germany, not the US.


6 posted on 05/20/2013 3:25:36 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: Fzob

How anyone can say that this doesn’t rise beyond the level of Watergate is extremely disturbing. We’re not just talking about government targeting of opposition political operatives in Washington. We’re talking about government targeting of private citizens, and the use of government to suppress and intimidate free speech.

I’m very despondent this morning thinking about the reality of where we are:

*Federal employees have become an extension of the DNC and part of the ground force of the democrat establishment in Washington.
*The IRS is being used as weapon, and probably the EPA as well.
*A huge swath of the media are in the tank for democrats, and are incapable of objective journalism.
*The entertainment industry throws millions of dollars at democrats, and makes propaganda-filled movies that would make Goebbels proud.
*We have federal courts and judges (e.g. the ninth circuit) that can be counted on to uphold liberal positions, and a Supreme Court that has multiple activist members who think of the Constitution as something that needs to be circumvented - not protected.
*We can no longer count on the integrity of our elections, or the integrity of our borders.

The list goes on and on, and is very, very frightening. We’ve gone maybe too far into the wormhole.


7 posted on 05/20/2013 3:40:22 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: nikos1121

Wow, that’s a terrifying story.

The Obama regime clearly realized early on that people were not going to vote for him again and started taking “proactive” measures. Even the usual fraud wasn’t going to be enough, so it was important to suppress the voice of conservative groups and make people think there was no opposition or that it was just tiny and nutty. And this woman was a double threat, because she also wanted to do something about the classic Dem voter fraud she had seen while working in the polling place.

The Dems have always been trying to intimidate citizen volunteers and poll workers. I have been a GOP poll watcher in several elections, and I remember particularly the 2004 election, where all of the GOP poll watchers received an individually addressed legal letter from some Dem lawyers group with an ambiguous name. It was supposed to look and sound like it came from a government agency and cited sections of code under which we could be imprisoned for “interfering with” the elections. It was pretty scary, although essentially it was meaningless, and it terrified and confused many of the poll watchers to the extent that they either decided not to show up or, if they did appear, they were too frightened to challenge things that they saw.

Now that this lawless group is actually in power, the gloves are off and all of our agencies have been turned into a giant, crushing machine for keeping them in power.


8 posted on 05/20/2013 3:45:22 AM PDT by livius
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

I think we can still rescue ourselves if we can get Congress to act decisively NOW (that is, trace all of these plots back to their source, which is not some little flunky at the IRS or the Justice Dept.), demand high-level accountability including prison time for those involved, and defund Obamacare so that this oppressive structure cannot grow.

But if Obama and the radical left get away with this, it will truly be all over for the US and we will have a full-blown dictatorship.


9 posted on 05/20/2013 3:51:53 AM PDT by livius
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To: nikos1121

they are fascist pigs


10 posted on 05/20/2013 3:59:09 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

our government has become fascist pigs


11 posted on 05/20/2013 3:59:46 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: nikos1121

If she’s squeaky clean, and Obama can be proved to have done these things, he’s in big trouble.


12 posted on 05/20/2013 4:10:08 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: yldstrk

they are fascist pigs>>>>>>>>>>>>

You are right about that, but few realize that Obama is a fascist, or what it means for HOW he must be fought and defeated.

Really Good Read:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


13 posted on 05/20/2013 4:19:49 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Fzob
The number of federal agencies involves stinks to high heaven and can only be accomplished by a coordinated effort.

There , you have it. The rot started at the very top and spread throughout.

14 posted on 05/20/2013 4:29:00 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Your bulleted list got me thinking that it looks like a very similar one that appears in the Declaration of Independence.


15 posted on 05/20/2013 4:29:39 AM PDT by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: nikos1121

I have a feeling this intimidation scandal is even bigger than we know.


16 posted on 05/20/2013 4:34:19 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: nikos1121; stephenjohnbanker; LucyT; Beckwith

This is a travesty. To think that FBI resources were dedicated to persecuting the Engelbrecht family, while the FBI ( complaining of too few resources)at the same time could not even share intel with the Boston City Police on the Tsarneav Brothers is unthinkable.

Heads need to roll.People need to be fired for purposefully
abrogating the Civil Rights and guaranteed Freedoms of the Engelbrecht family. It smacks of Hate Crime.


17 posted on 05/20/2013 4:38:51 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: nikos1121
Rush Limbaugh has a saying - "They'll tell you what they're afraid of" - that applies here in spades. To come down that hard with so many agencies against an organization that just wants clean elections screams that they don't want clean elections. Now, why would that be?
18 posted on 05/20/2013 4:38:53 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything. Bolshies' gonna bolsh.)
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To: livius

If you’re counting on Congress to be the white horse in all of this... It’s officially GAME OVER.


19 posted on 05/20/2013 4:39:29 AM PDT by mn-bush-man
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To: mn-bush-man

They’re the only people who can do anything about it. All of the organs of government and the agencies are compromised and even the judiciary is under such pressure (Obama is trying to pack the DC circuit court of appeals) that it really is up to Congress to keep after this.

So far, they have been the only ones who have done anything, so don’t give up. Giving up is what Obama wants us to do.


20 posted on 05/20/2013 4:44:56 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius

We are living in Venezuela Del Norte.


21 posted on 05/20/2013 4:46:22 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Zhang Fei

Dream on. We are depending on Boehnhead to fight this battle. He is on the other side to start with and is working for damage control just as hard as the White House is.He can’t throw up an obvious roadblock but he can minimize and redirect and refrain from acting and he is doing that and will do that.


22 posted on 05/20/2013 4:49:25 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: nikos1121

I have a tip for the FBI. I hear there is a terrorist on the Columbia University staff....


23 posted on 05/20/2013 4:54:12 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: nikos1121
Because the agencies are so large and powerful this cannot be fixed. The larger and more powerful an agency is the more corrupt it is. The icing on the cake is that the agencies are almost entirely staffed by Democrats. Even in a Republican administration the agencies and deaartments are working to undermine the Republicans, and Republicans being oblivious, take no steps to clean them out. Democrats always fire all the oustable Republican appointees and demote or isolate the ones they cannot fire. Democrats appoint only partisans while Republicans "reach across the aisle." We are Venezuela and may even have to speak Spanish in another generation.
24 posted on 05/20/2013 4:55:49 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: PigRigger

Look at the flip side to your comment.

How many federal agencies are targeting muslim terrorists and well armed drug narco types in our country.

It is very clear who obama’s enemies are.


25 posted on 05/20/2013 4:57:43 AM PDT by Texas resident (Watch the other hand.)
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To: nikos1121

26 posted on 05/20/2013 5:13:37 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: central_va

I have a tip for the FBI. I hear there is a terrorist on the Columbia University staff....


They not only know that, they are cool with it.


27 posted on 05/20/2013 5:15:32 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: nikos1121

This is coordinated.

This isn’t casual harassment from a few public service morons who voted for Obama. This is a coordinated effort to stop Republicans or anyone opposed to the Regime in power from voicing their opinion.

Elijah Cummings is criminally involved and may be the coordinator of this effort.


28 posted on 05/20/2013 5:20:57 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Candor7

thanks for the link


29 posted on 05/20/2013 5:27:03 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: Candor7

My weapon is Christ


30 posted on 05/20/2013 6:04:53 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: arthurus

Exactly. And don’t forget, Chavez also was elected to office. (He was one of Obama’s great heros, btw - remember the adulation from The Won?)

What we are seeing is an “autogolpe,” which means “self-coup.” A dictator is elected, whether illegitimately or simply through the foolishness of a public believing his populist rhetoric, and then carries out a quiet internal coup, taking over all public agencies and authorities, filling all positions with party activists of his own choosing, and seizing the financial system. Which of these has Obama not done?


31 posted on 05/20/2013 6:06:51 AM PDT by livius
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To: Venturer

who is Elijah Cummings?


32 posted on 05/20/2013 6:07:06 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

My weapon is Christ

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Then sharpen it so it is like a razor. Nothing else can be done.


33 posted on 05/20/2013 6:07:09 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Travis McGee

why oh why do they all look the same these liberal women


34 posted on 05/20/2013 6:07:50 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: PigRigger

I doubt a couple of IRS flunkies in Cincy haave the power to dispatch FBI, OSHA and DHS agents to harrass political enemies of the President. This was administration policy.


35 posted on 05/20/2013 6:08:03 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Someone with initiative could start a TV series documenting all the gov’t atrocities and tyranny, it would be a major number one show, lasting many years.


36 posted on 05/20/2013 6:31:24 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: nikos1121
Why don't the Republicans hold hearing and bring these and the other people harassed by the government to testify. Then put the government employees responsible for these actions under oath and require them to testify. Then prosecute every one of them and if possible send them to prison.
37 posted on 05/20/2013 7:00:04 AM PDT by detective
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To: nikos1121

Meine Ehre heißt Treue

Government bureaucracies have always been more alike than different.


38 posted on 05/20/2013 8:12:10 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: yldstrk

The Maryland Representative to the House from Baltimore .


39 posted on 05/20/2013 9:16:18 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: nikos1121
If Catherine Engelbrecht had been a promoter of liberal causes, she would by now have been granted the high status of Erin Brockovich with books, movie, et al.
40 posted on 05/20/2013 10:15:33 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: nikos1121

BTTT!


41 posted on 05/20/2013 12:41:16 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: nikos1121

Congress needs to investigate this too. Who sicked OSHA, ATF and the FBI on them? This isn’t just IRS, this is coordinated abuse among 4 agencies.


42 posted on 05/20/2013 2:17:31 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: nikos1121

That story reads like something Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote.

Truly chilling.


43 posted on 05/20/2013 3:17:18 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: arthurus

This government is the enemy of honest people.


44 posted on 05/20/2013 3:19:26 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: nikos1121

My dream is to see the day when every single person left in the Feral Govt knows multiple former co-workers doing prison time for felonies.

It is past time for these people to be held, personally, civilly and criminally liable for what they have done.

They and their entire family should lose every single possession that they have. The remainder of their days should be spent in a nasty homeless shelter.


45 posted on 05/20/2013 4:34:56 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: nikos1121

All it will take is one very good computer hacker to get into a few computers and Wala we’ll have our proof. These people are way too arrogant NOT to mess up.

Nixon and Clinton both pissed people in there own party off. People will talk...there will be another “Deepthroat” mock my words.


46 posted on 05/20/2013 10:46:04 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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