US government finds no evidence to accuse itself of a crime
Instead, the FBI — through a leak –has let it be known that confusion about rules and bureaucratic incompetence, and not intentional or particularly targeted malfeasance within the IRS, were to blame for the completely one-sided targeting of TEA Party groups in the run-up to the 2012 elections.
Or, to put it another way, the government has decided, after what it will call careful examination, not to charge itself for its own internal lawlessness and vindictiveness.
John Boehner, I will point out for the hundredth time, never appointed a specific select committee to investigate what we all know, despite the FBI’s denials, was, in fact, an “enemy hunt.” And the reason, as I speculated at the time and continue to believe even more firmly now — and to my knowledge, was the first person to make the claim publicly and unabashedly — is that either by omission or (even more likely) at least partial commission, both establishment parties, that is, the ruling class, will have its fingerprints somewhere on this noxious torment of US citizens engaging in political activism, and so neither is eager for any serious investigation into the matter.
One need look no further than the Rovean, establican, Chamber of Commerce, and Facebook/Google-funded “conservative” action groups formed by ruling class embeds who live like cysts on the body politic and who have made it quite clear that they are willing — together, as a matter of pulled resources and a joint rhetorical effort — to decimate and delegitimate constitutionalists and classical liberals who have had the temerity to insist that the government is theirs and doesn’t belong solely to elected representatives who, once appointed to office, are free to line their own pockets, accrue their own perks and power, and disregard the wishes of those by whom they were elected, to understand that both parties likely had a hand in pressuring the IRS into more thoroughly scrutinizing the TEA Party groups. And if that held those groups up, or weakened them during election and primary season? Oh well. Such is life.
Or, to put it another way, the political establishment is resisting this movement to be held accountable, having become accustomed to thinking the pressure is off them once they are able to lie, pander, and connive their way into office by fooling enough voters. For the left, this is not a problem: it’s modus operandi, which is why they constantly run as fiscal conservatives until they take office, and the winks and nods they give to the progressives gives them cover to appeal to the “moderates” who, let’s face it, are politically disengaged and only marginally politically literate. For the right, it has become a problem — but it is one that they are hoping to fix by allying with many on the left, which is why you have erstwhile Republicans, once booted from office, refusing to support those who defeat them in primaries, or — in the case of Dick Lugar and Charlie Crist, among others — actively supporting the opposition. They are a ruling class first and foremost. Party doesn’t matter; power does. And constitutionalists demanding a stable rule of law and limited federal power are not a natural “base” to either political party any longer.
This is, of course, another in a long line of outrages — and another nodal point in what is a very clear trajectory of a government disengaged from the idea that it represents the People rather than rules over them. It is answerable only to itself, and because it is out only for itself, it will — aside from a few low level scapegoats it throws to the wolves for appearances — protect its own racket, then declare that protection sanctioned by the very government appointed to investigate itself.
This is a Potemkin republic. And we are but props moved about to maintain the facade of liberty.
Well, I’m nobody’s prop. And I will not die on my knees, even if a cushy pillow is put beneath me and I’m handed a Playstation 3 and an unlimited supply of Mountain Dew and snack chips.
But then, I’m crusty that way.