Filed under: Culture of Corruption, Our Dear Leader, Politics
Let’s revue the Obama IRS department’s attack on the First Amendment.
- Hundreds of conservative groups were targeted
- At least 5 pro-Israel groups
- Constitutional groups
- Groups that criticized Obama administration
- At least two pro-life groups
- An 83 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor
- A 180 year-old Baptist paper
- A Texas voting-rights group
- A Hollywood conservative group was targeted and harassed
- Conservative activists and businesses
- At least one conservative Hispanic group
- IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed
- 10% of Tea Party donors were audited by the IRS
Not only has Lois “I plead the Fifth” Lerner’s computer “crashed”, taking all email out with it. The computers of six other IRS employees involved in this criminal activity by the Obama administration have “crashed”, taking all email out with them.
One of the seven people, including Lois Lerner who lost emails from the period of Tea Party targeting by the IRS, served as chief of staff to former IRS head Steven Miller. She also made 35 visits to the White House.
It seems six more IRS officials have lost critical emails from that period, a seeming statistical impossibility that shouts out a conspiracy to obstruct justice, and more violations of the Federal Records Act, which requires paper copies of these emails to be printed and stored just in case of computer problems.
One of those officials who received Lerner emails and also lost them was Nikole Flax, chief of staff to former IRS Commissioner Steven Miller. Miller, who was fired in the wake of the targeting scandal, visited the White House more than most Cabinet members.
Flax, as the Daily Caller reports, “made 31 visits to the White House between July 12, 2010, and May 8, 2013, according to White House visitor logs.”
The visits started just as the IRS’ targeting of the Tea Party began; the last occurred two days before the scandal broke in May 2013. On the day of her last visit, according to the Daily Caller, Flax got an email from Lerner seeking advice on a plan to coordinate with the Justice Department to criminally prosecute conservative activists.
Responding to this email, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Judicial Watch, Flax gave the green light to Lerner’s plan to coordinate criminal prosecutions with DOJ, a suggestion that had been made by Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.
We also know that Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings’ staff was in contact with Lerner about the conservative group True the Vote.
That’s right kids. Members of congress, all democrats, were in contact with IRS, requesting criminal prosecution of conservative groups, for exercising their First Amendment rights.
If this is what escaped the information shutdown by Obama administration, what was in those “lost” emails that the IRS doesn’t want the American people to see, must be pretty damning.
According the Moscow rules, we (as in the American people) are well past the count for “enemy action” in the IRS’ destruction of evidence.
Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Our Dear Leader, Politics, Technology
From Wired, The Nightmare on Connected Home Street. A look at how the future could be if we are not careful.
Back in April, Judicial Watch released documents showing IRS officials, including former head of tax exempt groups Lois Lerner, discussing the possibility of bringing criminal charges against tea party groups for engaging in “political activity.” In fact, the documents showed Lerner wanted to make an example out of someone with charges in order to chill all of the groups in the tea party movement.
Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Free Speech, Our Dear Leader, Politics
“If you’re a Republican who’s a threat to the Democrats, of course you’re a racist. That’s the definition of a racist, nowadays…”
“If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period.”
“If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”
“We will lower your premiums by $2,500 per family, per year.”
All three of those statements have been proven to be lies.
All three of those statements, at the time they were made, were identified as not being what the actual Obamacare law would allow, by people who actually read the bill.
Those people were called “racists” by people who didn’t read the bill.
I’m not expecting any apologies to the people wrongly attacked for having actually read the so called “Affordable Care Act.”
I am expecting the people who attacked them with slanderous lies to apologize for the man who lied to them and to continue their baseless, partisan attacks on any one who dares to speak the truth.
Filed under: economy, Obama Economy, Our Dear Leader, Politics
“Every business guy I know in the country is frightened of Barack Obama and the way he thinks.”
– Steve Wynn
Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Culture of Corruption, economy, Obama Economy, Our Dear Leader, Politics, Progressives
I’ve observed leftists getting all wee-weed up over somebody on Fox News Business saying “don’t be poor.”
When did the concept of bettering yourself and improving your lot in life become an idea that sensible people would find offensive?
Just look at the numbers. Minority unemployment is at record highs. Unemployment levels for minority teens are at levels that would be a national crisis if a Republican was in the White House. Non participation in the work force is at record high levels (currently 91 million, up from 79 million in 2008) that haven’t been seen in 40 years (yup, the economy in our so called “recovery” is at Jimmy Carter Recession levels), the number of people on food stamps have doubled since our Dear Leader took office, the average income is down, not getting laid off is the new raise, food and fuel prices have risen dramatically, and we are still stuck in the unprecedented worst economic recovery since the Great Depression. As Mr. Reynolds says, “They told me that if I voted for Mitt Romney, the rich would get richer and the poor would get poorer, and they were right!” Let’s not forget the National debt, which is at $17.5 Trillion and rising.
Historically, booming recoveries after a recession have been a bi-partisan event. Reagan, Clinton, and G.W. Bush benefited from booming recoveries that historically follow a recession. How did Barry get stuck with a non-recovery? Simple, he worked very hard to strangle that recovery in its crib. Barry is much more interested in:
1: His golf game
2: His agenda of wealth distribution
than he is in doing anything that would actually help the US economy and the average US citizen. Sorry folks, if you are in, or want to be in, or used to be in, the middle class, you just aren’t in his core demographics.
Seriously, it takes a serious partisan avoidance of reality to take that much offense at someone saying to better your lot in life through self improvement.
Filed under: American History, Barking Moonbats, Our Dear Leader, Politics
“The key to understanding liberals is realizing that they are immune to argument. The concept underlying the idea of a debate is that facts and reasoning can lead one to change his previous conclusions. But liberals begin with their conclusions; facts and reasoning that may undermine the preexisting conclusion must be at least ignored, if not actively attacked. This is why you see liberals shouting about jailing global warming deniers as blizzards rage outside.
The problem liberals always face is that the world refuses to honor their preconceived notions. Sometimes we get lucky and the liberal wises up, at least a little. For instance, Jimmy Carter woke up to the fact that the Soviet Union was composed of genuine bastards when they invaded Afghanistan, and in fits and starts he took action. This shocking burst of foreign policy competence is almost single-handedly responsible for raising Carter’s ranking on the list of America’s greatest presidents all the way up to 39th. Zombie Millard Fillmore was totally bummed.
Now we are in the almost unimaginable position of looking back at Jimmy Carter as an example of comparatively sure, savvy leadership. The Russians invaded Afghanistan and Carter armed the rebels. The Russians invaded Crimea and Barack Obama went on Ellen to hear the hostess gush about how much America loves Obamacare.”
Filed under: economy, Obama Economy, Our Dear Leader, Politics
“The Obama economy is now the minimum wage economy. I think we can do better than that, I think America can do better than that.”
Obama said his opponent was “stuck in a Cold War mind warp.” Clinton, then Secretary of State, offered her two cents, saying, “In many of the areas where we are working to solve problems, Russia has been an ally.”
Biden added that “This is not 1956.”
— MICHAEL GOODWIN, NY POST
Filed under: Global War on Islamofascism, Our Dear Leader, Politics, US Military
“The president doesn’t trust his commander, can’t stand Karzai, doesn’t believe in his own strategy and doesn’t consider the war to be his. For him, it’s all about getting out.”
– Robert Gates, former Obama administration Secretary of Defense on our Dear Leader‘s attitude toward Afghanistan.