“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.”