“Rep. Dave Camp: 100 Percent of Groups Audited by IRS Were Conservative”
But remember two things, even if this gets your dander up good and hard like a professional porn cock: Obama assures us that he had his people investigate themselves, and they found “not a smidgen of evidence” of their own corruption or intentional misuse of power, meaning that they found themselves guiltless, putting the issue to rest once and for all; and secondly, that though impeachment was devised for just such lawlessness by a President and his administration — and is perfectly reasonable and justifiable to use as a tool to put an end to what are becoming increasing totalitarian attempts to staunch competition, fix elections, and enslave the populace to a progressive bureaucratic Utopia run by a special breed of rulers — we shouldn’t broach the subject aloud, because politically it may look like we’re racists or some such. And the whole idea of a civil society and a free people is to act as pawns in a political drama in which perception must be constantly maneuvered.
In a nutshell, what I’ve just described is the state of the political landscape of this country: the progressive left, who is really the New Left of the 60s and 70s polished up and hidden in suits and behind university degrees, is attempting its Marxist coup, using Cloward-Piven as one of its underlying strategies, and coupling that attempt to break down the economy with ever more fascistic regulatory clampdowns on industry and a free people; and the GOP establishment is too busy trying to crush its own base and find solace in the Big Government statist paradigm of the DC corridor that it not only refuses to fight the left, but it’s leadership ignored 80% of its House caucus and voted with Democrats to raise the debt ceiling without securing a single cut, while its Senate minority refused to push for a 60 vote threshhold so that they could ensure that the Democrats got the debt ceiling increase passed, even as Senate Republicans were then freed up to vote against it, assured as they were that the thing would pass anyway.
And then they tell us that moving for impeachment is just bad politically — presumably because they can’t sell constitutional arguments to what they consider to be a dull, demanding public, a task made even more difficult for them because they themselves don’t believe in the thing.
Anyway, enough of the generalizing. Here are some specifics:
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R., Mich.) said Tuesday that the committee’s investigation of the Internal Revenue Service found that 100 percent of the tax-exempt groups that were flagged and targeted with an audit were right-leaning.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
“We now know that the IRS targeted not only right-leaning applicants, but also right-leaning groups that were already operating as 501(c)(4)s,” Mr. Camp said in a statement. “At Washington, DC’s direction, dozens of groups operating as 501(c)(4)s were flagged for IRS surveillance, including monitoring of the groups’ activities, websites and any other publicly available information. Of these groups, 83% were right-leaning. And of the groups the IRS selected for audit, 100 percent were right-leaning.”
House Republicans have been investigating the IRS, after the agency admitted last spring that it had singled out conservative groups for special scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status.
A Washington Free Beaconinvestigation last May found that the IRS had audited several pro-Israel organizations that had been attacked by White House-allied groups.
So now the question becomes, what will be done about this?
And the answer is, of course, nothing. Because perception. And because racism. And because 1/2 of 1/3 blah blah blah.
At least, that’s what we’ll be told. But as I’ve asserted from the very beginning, the reason we’ll never see an independent group of investigators looking into this — empaneled by the GOP House leadership — is because what we’d learn is that, either by omission or commission, the GOP establishment was right there with the left pushing for the targeting of TEA Party groups.
Today, together with the Chamber of Commerce and Karl Rove’s phony “conservative” front groups, the GOP establishment has come out and actively told us they are going after the TEA Party, targeting TEA Party candidates, throwing large sums of money behind the kind of “business friendly Republicans” who just joined Democrats in pushing through a “clean” debt limit increase, and daring us to try to match their muscle, money, and influence.
It’s the ruling class vs. the rest of us. Which is a phrase you’ve heard on this blog for years now.
Others, however, can take it and run with it now. Because that’s the way the wind is blowing, and “our” guys in the messaging apparatus like to follow the wind. Like a bunch of pastel-colored kites.
It’s really kind of precious.