sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The War on Prosperity



It's not all that long ago that the Democratic Party unleashed union thugs from SEIU and other unions on peaceful Tea Party demonstrations, acting within the law. Or am I the only one who remembers that? It didn't have much effect. They upped the game in 2011 with the IRS targeting groups with "tea party" or "patriot" in their names. MSNBC assures the public that there was no political bias in the root of motivation. There is nothing political about "tea party," or "patriot...  and IRS mandarins at the policy level never knew about it.
Barack, Hillary and their factotum, Susan Rice never knew anything about Benghazi either...
'I'm not good at math," said an apologetic director of the Internal Revenue Service's tax-exempt entities division on Friday, after the agency's targeting of conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election became known.

A few tax-collector functionaries might get riled up against those blasting big government. Pettiness and abuse are often what government bureaucrats do best. Then again, the Washington Post reported Friday that the IRS division head "had no plans to release the information publicly, despite the confirmed wrongdoing." We now know that the targeting was underway in during 2011.
Recall a chilling memo from Nixon White House counsel John Dean in 1971 describing how "we can use the available federal machinery to screw our political enemies." Dean emphasized that "a low visibility of the project is imperative." The Watergate break-in seemed low level, but relentless reporting found it led to the top. Within 27 months a presidency was toppled.
How would the media have reacted if the IRS targeted Black Muslim Mosques in the US?