February 14, 2014

“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.


Posted by Jeff G. @ 9:10am

Comments (18)

  1. . . . can take it and run with it now.

    Maybe, but for some reason I tend to doubt this will come to pass prior to the general population determining itself to take hold of its fate — a simple example, I think, sits in the case of the clarity of impeachment as the proper solution to the unlawfulness problem. No one among the sophisticated interpreters speaking in the name of the conservatives will stand up for the plainly obvious. It’s too embarrassing to them to have to say the truth.

  2. Obama is out Nixoning Nixon.

    Besides all the alphabet agencies giving a forced colonoscopy to True the Vote’s Catherine Engelbrecht, Dr. Ben Carson has not only been audited but his family, friends and even the charities he works with are being investigated by the Feds.

  3. Meanwhile, Organizing For American remains a nakedly partisan 501(c)(4)/extension of the Obama Administration. Because “Fuck you, plebs. You’ll sit down and shut up, if you know what’s good for you.”

  4. They keep doing it because they believe we won’t do anything in response. They harbor such believe at their peril, I think.

  5. …even if this gets your dander up good and hard like a professional porn cock…

    A professional porn cock? It wouldn’t happen to be gay, would it? And perhaps also full of lies? ‘Cuz I’ve been wondering what ever happened to the big fella.

  6. In 2012, the problem seemed as easy as getting rid of Obama.
    Only afterwards, when the recriminations started and the GOP published its list of “lessons learned” did I realize it would take a chain of events to fix things:

    1) GOP leadership must go. Not only have they been feckless, which would be reason enough to send them packing, but they’ve now shown they’re actively opposing us.
    2) Even if we take the Senate and install the “right people,” we won’t have enough votes to override any veto. We won’t be able to pass any meaningful legislation, but we will be able to stop further legislative mischief and possibly make Democrats vote for unpopular bills (which, up to now has been stymied by Harry Reid).
    3) Build on Congressional victories if we can, but then we must re-take the White House in 2016.
    4) Repeal Obama’s entire legacy of corruption and cronyism.

    That means at least another 3 years of this crap under ideal circumstances to fix this. I’m not sure the US has that much time before another economic collapse.

  7. And ‘ establishment conservatives are the worst. When this story got serious legs who did Sean Hannity interview about it? Karl F’ing Rove. The man who made a fool out of himself live on Fox news during the election was having his career rehabilitated with this issue? Hwy Sean , does all irony escape you?I am pretty sure I never saw a story on it. In fact , even though I saw a headline attesting to the fact that all audited 501(4)(c)’s were conservative, American CrossroadsGPS wasn’t named anywhere. So what would Carl Rove know about it.And why is Sean ‘ Limbaugh and Levin are my heroes’ Hannity working to rehabilitate Rove’s image. Other than trying to buff the FoxNews brand. And 1 more thing; if American Crossroads GPS was a conservative PAC, why wasn’t it audited? I guess I could give Carl the benefit of the doubt and say that the IRS recognised that he was just squandering the money that could have been spent on the campaigns of real conservatives or at least true small government candidates with competent campaign managers. That is he was actually reducing the threat to Obama rather than being one. And everyone knew it. Except Sean, unless he’s a diabolical cynic.

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  9. Darleen wrote: Obama is out Nixoning Nixon.

    At least Richard Nixon was, underneath it all, a decent Human Being — which made his corruptions truly Tragic in the classical sense.

    Someone with talent will write a Shakespearean play about RN some day, but the fictional character known as ‘Barack Hussein Obama’ will never be the subject of a such a work.

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  11. The Obama opus will be more Gilbert and Sullivan.

    I am the very model of a freedom-loathing socialist
    Everything that made this country great is just what I detest
    My AG is a crook, my veep a smirking closet pederast
    And my advisors are all living caricatures drawn by Thomas Nast

  12. Jeffrey Lord: Should the President Be Impeached?

    Yeah, it’s a rhetorical question, answered in the asking.

    But there’s a problem . . . and yet, while Lord, as others, sees the problem, the primary, the most direct avenue to addressing that problem has not been brought to grips.

    If the votes aren’t there (and who wouldn’t concede they are not?), then how will the votes be engendered without persuasion to the effect that those votes must be engendered?

    Which is simply to say, everyone who sees the proper solution — the lawful solution — to a present tyranny in the United States lies in impeachment of the tyrannical party, must also see that the people of the United States must be persuaded of the rightness of that solution. This in turn means public discussion of the rightness of that solution, persuasion on that ground, such that the people of the United States take their sovereignty in hand to demand this right, just and proper solution, doing so lawfully and within the meaning of the Constitution of the United States. Anything less amounts to an abandonment of propriety, and with it, further abandonment of the Constitution as our law.

  13. That’s a good read, sdferr. Thanks.

  14. You’ve inspired me, McGehee: I’m trying to write suitable parody lyrics for When I Was A Lad.

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