The guy that inspired the Tea Party to form, Rick Santelli, thinks like we do that the IRS scandal implicates ObamaCare:
“i personally think benghazi and the irs story will change health care. they will change obamacare. why? because it’s one thing to have all your receipts and be called on the carpet to hassle, and prove you’re innocent. it’s not thing like seinfeld when you walk in line and you need that stint and they say, no stint for you because you back this group, you have these thoughts, you live in this area. this is going to change the involvement of government and the irs enforcement originally designed in obamacare.”
For those who think we are too quick on the trigger with our article mentioning the “I” word – impeachment, we present for your amusement the latest Obama scandal breaking: DOJ secretly seized two months of Associated Press phone records? How will Big Media react now that their golden calf has been targeting them? It was amusing to Big Media when the Tea Party was the target but now the worm has turned.
Our favorite joke from the Nixon era came from the best Nixon impressionist of the time – David Frye. The joke was that Richard Nixon is offered a joint, a marijuana cigarette. Nixon is told to “turn on”. Nixon asks “Turn on whom?” Big Media is about to realize Obama cannot be trusted by friend nor foe and now the choom king has turned on – them.
Update II: Latest laugh riot from Obama: I found out Friday that the IRS was targeting conservatives because I don’t know what is going on around me – I am not a crook and I am not a hands-on president – don’t blame me, blame Hillary or someone else. “Blame Republicans seeking the truth for political gain and don’t you dare remember what I said earlier”:
More video fun from the “I am not a crook” press conference:
“I know nothing.” “I know nothing about IRS intimidation of Romney supporters.” “I know nothing about what my top officials and campaign aides said or did.”
Update: Today we saw Barack Obama’s “I am not a crook” press conference. Obama says he won’t tolerate what he has thus far encouraged. Tax cheat Tim Geithner was in charge of the IRS when the IRS targeted the Obama enemies list. Obama nominated Geithner so how can Obama complain now that the minions are as corrupt as the capo? Obama then went on to blame Republicans for the Benghazi circus of lies Obama is responsible for.
Unfortunately for Barack Obama, the scandals are too big to fail – or ignore. But we’re supposed to believe the corrupt Chicago crook White House: Well, the conduct “of a small number of IRS employees may have fallen short…” Yup, right, and the St. Valentine’s day massacre had nothing to do with Al Capone.
ObamaCare just became more dangerous and deadly. A federal government which via the IRS can target political opponents utilizing their personal medical history is now no longer a paranoid’s delusion. It is all too real.
Years ago we began to utilize gangland references to describe ObamaCare:
“And remember this is no longer about health care, it is about health insurance and how to bring in more Americans into a bad system. The bad system is not targeted for “reform”. American taxpayers will be forced by
Frank Nittithe IRS to tithe to the temples of crime for little to no benefits.”
Frank Nitti, the Al Capone gang’s brutal Chicago enforcer is a benevolent angelic figure compared to the dangers inherent in a politically corrupt Chicago gangland White House. American taxpayers under the heel of Obama will have to “report personal health ID” information to the IRS.
It will not be difficult at all for federal government officials at the IRS to gain information about herpes, AIDS, psychological illnesses of political opponents. Armed with medical histories of political opponents the federal government will not hesitate to use it for pernicious political purposes.
How easy is it for the IRS and the corrupt Chicago White House of Barack Obama to obtain medical information?:
“It contains a strong warning not in the earlier, 21-page draft: “I’m signing this application under penalty of perjury . . . I know that I may be subject to penalties under federal law if I provide false and or untrue information.” That threat may unsettle applicants already not sure they’re correctly answering complicated questions. If they don’t, the consequences could be costly. If an applicant understates his income and receives a larger health-insurance subsidy than he is eligible for, the money must be paid back. That may mean thousands of dollars.
Applicants may be further disturbed when they encounter, on the signature page, this message: “We’ll check your answers using information in our electronic databases and databases from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Social Security, the Department of Homeland Security, and/or a consumer reporting agency. If the information doesn’t match, we may ask you to send us proof.”
We now know that the IRS has and will target political enemies of the corrupt Chicago White House:
“The Internal Revenue Service’s scrutiny of conservative groups went beyond those with “tea party” or “patriot” in their names—as the agency admitted Friday—to also include ones worried about government spending, debt or taxes, and even ones that lobbied to “make America a better place to live,” according to new details of a government probe.”
There is a cancer growing. Both the cancer and the causes of the cancer must be removed from the body politic.
The IRS does not yet have access to the medical records of American taxpayers or the growing ranks of its political opponents. But once such information is obtained the Chicago Obama White House will have a powerful weapon against its political opponents. The IRS already has been turned into a political weapon to protect Barack Obama in election year 2012.
Thus far we know very little about who ordered the IRS to attack. But attack Obama political opponents is exactly what the IRS has done:
“At various points over the past two years, Internal Revenue Service officials targeted nonprofit groups that criticized the government and sought to educate Americans about the U.S. Constitution, according to documents in an audit conducted by the agency’s inspector general. [snip]
But six months later, the IRS applied a new political test to groups that applied for tax-exempt status as “social welfare” groups, the document says. On Jan. 15, 2012 the agency decided to target “political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding Government, educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, social economic reform movement.,” according to the appendix in the IG report, which was requested by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and has yet to be released.
The new revelations are likely to intensify criticism of the IRS, which has been under fire since agency officials acknowledged they had deliberately targeted groups with “tea party” or “patriot” in their name for heightened scrutiny.”
This is a most dangerous development and threatens our very democracy. The revelations the IRS targeted conservatives as early as 2010: WSJ should make even Obama Hopium Guzzling liberals demand removal of this cancer. Presidents get impeached for this.
“WILL: But they said a) it was inadvertent, just some odd underlings out in Cincinnati and who did this. And there was no political motive whatever involved. Now the question is, how stupid do they think we are? Just imagine, Donna Brazile, if the George W. Bush administration had IRS underlings, out in Cincinnati of course, saying, we’re going to target groups with the word “progressive” in their title. We would have all hell breaking loose.
May I read you something from an ancient document?
RADDATZ: Yes you may. I would be surprised if you didn’t.
WILL: This is the 40th anniversary of the Watergate summer here in Washington. “He has through his subordinates and agents endeavored to cause in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.” Section 1, Article 2, the Impeachment Articles of Richard Nixon. (This Week, May 12, 2013)”
This IRS corruption threatens something cataclysmic we have sometimes thought was about to happen but we are always disappointed because it has yet to happen. What is this cataclysmic event we have awaited? A schism in Big Media.
Jonathan Karl of ABC News and other Big Media outlets remember Watergate and are providing appropriate coverage of this latest Obama threat to our democracy. Other Big Media outlets such as Nancy Cook at National Journal belittle the cancer:
“IRS Blunder Gives Republicans Ammunition in Effort to Defund the Agency
The admission that the IRS improperly investigated conservative political groups only means more trouble for the roll-out of the health care law.
The Internal Revenue Service’s admission that it inappropriately targeted conservative political groups for special scrutiny during the 2012 presidential election only gives congressional Republicans more ammunition as they try to defund and weaken the agency. [snip]
But, more importantly, the IRS is also one of the key agencies that will implement the Affordable Care Act. Much of the funding stream for the incoming health care law, arguably the president’s signature legislative achievement, comes from two tax increases: a 3.8 percent hike on investment income for wealthy individuals, estates, and trusts, as well as an additional Medicare tax.
By stripping the IRS of money, the Republicans are indirectly trying to attack the roll-out of the health care law that begins in 2014.
Now, the news that rogue, low-level IRS agents in Ohio investigated conservative groups improperly just adds fuel to the Republicans’ bashing. The agents investigated these organizations to see if they had miscast themselves as tax-exempt groups while actually doing political work. About 75 groups were targeted, according to the Associated Press.”
According to Nancy Cook this is all just a “blunder” of “rogue agents” investigating evil groups illegally doing “political work”. Nancy Cook is not alone.
The Journolister in Chief, Ezra Klein sees the danger to Barack Obama and he is on duty protecting Barack Obama. The IRS, writes this corrupt Journolister, only erred in not attacking all 501(c)4 groups.
James Taranto at the Wall Street Journal takes note of how most in Big Media have responded to this latest corruption:
“The New Nixon
This time, the press cheered as the IRS investigated the president’s opponents.
The likelihood is that the political corruption is deeper than anyone yet knows and that in election year 2012 political donors to Mitt Romney were targeted with leaked IRS information. The extortion of money from private individuals by government official Kathleen Sibelius to save the ObamaCare abomination is another dangerous corruption which threatens our democracy and a clear violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act.
And at least one purely religious Jewish organization, one not focused on Israel, was the recipient of bizarre and highly inappropriate questions about Israel. Those questions also came from the same non-profit division of the IRS at issue for inappropriately targeting politically conservative groups. The IRS required that Jewish organization to state “whether [it] supports the existence of the land of Israel,” and also demanded the organization “[d]escribe [its] religious belief system toward the land of Israel.”
The danger to our democracy is real. The response must be forceful. The House Ways and Means Committee is demanding answers. Tea Party groups are demanding justice. Darrell Issa is promising hearings on this in the Government Reform Committee. But none of this is enough.
The IRS and the Treasury Department cannot be trusted to investigate themselves. Congress is too unwieldy and political an institution to investigate these abominations. A special prosecutor is needed.
The House of Representatives as we recently advocated must organize a Watergate style select committee to investigate in the same way the Senate Select Committee on the White House horrors during Nixon’s presidency investigated.
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As in Watergate a select committee’s work will have to be followed by a Judiciary Committee committee inquiry into the possibility of impeachment and removal of the cancer on the presidency.
We know, and have warned in the past of overreach. Republicans must be careful in their use of this type of “impeachment” language. As we wrote, Republicans must be about fact gathering. But those of us who stand by constitutional government, the rule of law, must be prepared to overturn the majority in the United States Senate in next year’s elections and demand a full vetting of Barack Obama and the corruptions in the White House and the federal government.
The cancer on the presidency must be removed. The doctor, if necessary, must be impeachment and removal.