Skip to comments.A tea-party group targeted by Democrats gets attention from the IRS—and the FBI, OSHA, and the ATF
Posted on 01/13/2014 7:27:11 AM PST by Titus-Maximus
Catherine Engelbrechts 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 were targeted for scrutiny by hostile federal agencies.
Yet as news emerges that the Internal Revenue Service wielded its power to obstruct conservative groups, Catherines 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.
Advertisement Before the Engelbrecht familys 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: Its all been a through-the-looking-glass experience.
Cleta Mitchell, a lawyer who specializes in representing conservative organizations, says that the Engelbrecht familys experience is just the tip of the iceberg. . . . I think theres definitely a Chicago-politics-style enemies list in this administration, and I think it permeates this branch of the federal government.
It is an impeachable offense!
But did they get caught in a traffic jam?
I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is thiswho will count the votes, and how. - Joseph Stalin, 1923, as quoted in The Memoirs of Stalin's Former Secretary (1992) by Boris Bazhanov
They (gubmint) tried to close every lane to these folks’ business, and groups she formed to question said gubmint. But, there’s no scandal here - for this *scandal plagued* administration...got it?
Now there's a real impeachable offense.
Look at the mind-numbed fools, in the background, clapping away while he says that. Sickening.
I wouldn’t exactly call these organizations non-military public servants the way they’ve been buying up arms, ammo & armored vehicles.
Union goons. I worked with them for 19 long years, eventually... leaving a great paying job as I could no longer stomach their ways nor their philosophies. The words of the Indonesian / Kenyan in the white hut is beyond chilling and need capturing for posterity and public posting.
See post # 9.
“Yeah, but Christie’s Administration closed 2 lanes of traffic.
Now there’s a real impeachable offense. “
It is. He violated his job as protector of all citizens of his state regardless of party.
And with that, Obama should also be impeached for the exact same reason.
Party affliliation be damned. They are supposed leaders of the people. The minute they forget that is the minute they need to be removed from office.
“It is an impeachable offense! “
In the Old America it would be, but apparently not in Transformed America.
I’m waiting for the entrenched republicans to grow a pair or resign in order for conservatives to take the helm.
I’ve said it many times...
Our standing military is primarily used to destroy enemies foreign.
Our standing army of bureaucrats is used by the politicians to destroy enemies domestic.
Show off...it’s a good thing you’re translating that Russian for us.
In this administration “there ain’t no justice”, we don’t even have the republican party protecting our backs.
I wish we had more Ted Cruzs, Mike Lees who knew how to bet as much air and print time as the democrats and karl rove.
And he will use it against us. He’s already had his civilian security in Ft Worth,TX pulling people over to take a saliva test, “checking for drugs” and Galveston, TX at a ferry and boat dock, checking for ???. We already have the TSA checking AMERICANS for explosives, box cutters and any liquids, getting us ready for the Good STUFF, when his security force can enter our homes without a warrant.
I’ve seen pictures of our Forest Service people with military rifles, protecting ???, probably the green fluffy pine cone. Folks, if we can’t get the conservatives in dc to protect the American Idea, we’re in a world of trouble.
Straight off of Wikiquotes.
I thought it was appropriate to post Russian quote because I cannot personally verify accuracy of English rendition.
I used to translate, and many times, because of time constraints, I’d shorten the translation, but the meaning was there. So your English translation was a good idea.
I saw your moniker, and just wanted to say "hi."
We haven't talked in a while.
And how are you and the first lady doing in your place? We’re doing very well. We’re planting in our little community garden and in our own raised gardens too. I miss seeing alot of our friends from the other place.