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A tea-party group targeted by Democrats gets attention from the IRS—and the FBI, OSHA, and the ATF
National Review ^ | 5/20/2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior

Posted on 01/13/2014 7:27:11 AM PST by Titus-Maximus

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 were 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.

Advertisement 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.”

Cleta Mitchell, a lawyer who specializes in representing conservative organizations, says that the Engelbrecht family’s experience is “just the tip of the iceberg. . . . I think there’s definitely a Chicago-politics-style enemies list in this administration, and I think it permeates this branch of the federal government.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government
KEYWORDS: engelbrecht; irsgate; irsscandals; trsteapartyscandal
The Obama Administration sends the full force of the Federal Government against someone who believes in voter ID laws! They use the apparatus of government to attack people for their political beliefs. They use the government to fine them and damage them, all for the sake of political power.

It is an impeachable offense!

1 posted on 01/13/2014 7:27:11 AM PST by Titus-Maximus
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To: Titus-Maximus

But did they get caught in a traffic jam?


2 posted on 01/13/2014 7:32:34 AM PST by stanne
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To: Titus-Maximus
Я считаю, что совершенно неважно, кто и как будет в партии голосовать; но вот что чрезвычайно важно, это - кто и как будет считать голоса.

I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this—who will count the votes, and how. - Joseph Stalin, 1923, as quoted in The Memoirs of Stalin's Former Secretary (1992) by Boris Bazhanov

3 posted on 01/13/2014 7:35:36 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: stanne

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?


4 posted on 01/13/2014 7:39:04 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Titus-Maximus
IRS—and the FBI, OSHA, and the ATF

Obama Civilian Security

5 posted on 01/13/2014 7:39:11 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Titus-Maximus
Yeah, but Christie's Administration closed 2 lanes of traffic.

Now there's a real impeachable offense.

6 posted on 01/13/2014 7:40:17 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: TexasCajun

Look at the mind-numbed fools, in the background, clapping away while he says that. Sickening.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 7:41:28 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: TexasCajun

I wouldn’t exactly call these organizations non-military public servants the way they’ve been buying up arms, ammo & armored vehicles.


8 posted on 01/13/2014 7:41:32 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Jane Long

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.


9 posted on 01/13/2014 7:51:01 AM PST by freepersup (Patrolling the waters off Free Republic one dhow at a time.)
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To: Titus-Maximus
Catherine Engelbrecht testified before the U.S. Congress and presented all of this verifiable evidence in June, 2013. Where is the justice?!
10 posted on 01/13/2014 7:51:16 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: TexasCajun

See post # 9.


11 posted on 01/13/2014 7:51:52 AM PST by freepersup (Patrolling the waters off Free Republic one dhow at a time.)
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To: eCSMaster

“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.


12 posted on 01/13/2014 7:57:41 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: Titus-Maximus
I'm still waiting for all the conservative radio and TV host to call King Obama a communists. No fight in the lame conservative host and never will be. The worst is BO, the lamest of them all.
13 posted on 01/13/2014 7:59:10 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Titus-Maximus

“It is an impeachable offense! “

In the Old America it would be, but apparently not in Transformed America.


14 posted on 01/13/2014 8:02:10 AM PST by DBrow
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To: DBrow

I’m waiting for the entrenched republicans to grow a pair or resign in order for conservatives to take the helm.


15 posted on 01/13/2014 8:10:47 AM PST by tillacum
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To: Titus-Maximus

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.


16 posted on 01/13/2014 8:25:21 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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17 posted on 01/13/2014 2:29:18 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ?............................ Enforce the Bill of Rights............ It's the LAW !!!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Show off...it’s a good thing you’re translating that Russian for us.


18 posted on 01/15/2014 11:58:14 AM PST by tillacum
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To: Servant of the Cross

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.


19 posted on 01/15/2014 12:02:33 PM PST by tillacum
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To: TexasCajun

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.


20 posted on 01/15/2014 12:14:07 PM PST by tillacum
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To: tillacum

Straight off of Wikiquotes.

I thought it was appropriate to post Russian quote because I cannot personally verify accuracy of English rendition.


21 posted on 01/15/2014 12:14:58 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

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.


22 posted on 01/16/2014 6:21:19 AM PST by tillacum
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To: tillacum
Good morning. I hope you are doing well.

I saw your moniker, and just wanted to say "hi."

We haven't talked in a while.

5.56mm

23 posted on 01/16/2014 6:28:16 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

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.


24 posted on 01/16/2014 6:47:38 PM PST by tillacum
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