February 27, 2014

“Connecting the Dots in the IRS Scandal”

Handy to have in one place, and certainly a nice resource to return to, but honestly? Who didn’t already know this?

Certainly the people on the left denying it did, and always have. And anyone who was targeted knew.

What’s left out here is that we still don’t know why there hasn’t been a proper independent committee investigation — that is, why Speaker Boehner has decided not to press the issue and uncover the full extent of this now ongoing attempt, by both parties, to silence constitutional conservatives, using the law against them.

And I believe I know the answer to that: the Republican establishment was either actively complicit or looked the other way — and the targeting of Rove’s group was a smokescreen that 1) seeks to prove that it is, indeed, “conservative” (where it clearly is not); and 2) to give the GOP co-conspirators plausible deniability.

I don’t believe for a moment that the chummy nature of Congress — which routinely puts on the puppet theater of grand disagreement and acrimony between the parties, then retires for the day to drinks with those same colleagues they ostentatiously denounce — allows for a scenario in which the GOP was unaware of what was happening. And given who is in power — and what they are now actively willing to admit to in their active attempts to thwart the TEA Party — I suspect that the reason we aren’t ever going to get any independent investigation is that both parties will be embarrassed by what such an investigation turns up.

Or maybe “embarrassed” is the wrong word. More like, “frustrated that they got caught.”

(h/t JohnInFirestone)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 1:31pm
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Comments (10)

  1. Checks and balances were pretty much on the honor system. Guess it is time to be a little more punitive.

  2. Perhaps UsAg was reading the WSJ today before going to the hospital with …. Chest pains. I hope it wasn’t anything serious.

  3. It can’t be, Dave. He’d have to have a heart.

  4. Jokes about health are only funny if talking about evil people like Dick Cheney.

  5. Dick Cheney eats Democrats’ hearts for breakfast. Because they’re delicious.

    But such small portions…

  6. Dick Cheney was probably thinking black thoughts about Holder and crushed his heart with his MIND.

  7. Guam remains stable but the US…

    We’re at a constitutional tipping point, Jonathan Turley

  8. I don’t believe for a moment that the chummy nature of Congress — which routinely puts on the puppet theater of grand disagreement and acrimony between the parties, then retires for the day to drinks with those same colleagues they ostentatiously denounce — allows for a scenario in which the GOP was unaware of what was happening. And given who is in power — and what they are now actively willing to admit to in their active attempts to thwart the TEA Party — I suspect that the reason we aren’t ever going to get any independent investigation is that both parties will be embarrassed by what such an investigation turns up.

    What happens after what happens when Lois Lerner testifies (or doesn’t) next week will be the clarifying moment.

  9. More on the IRS’s political corruption from The Daily Caller.
    Glenn Reynolds remarks, “The IRS as political hit team for Democrats — and insider Republicans. No wonder the GOP establishment hasn’t moved as hard on the IRS scandals as you might have expected. . . .”

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