Sen. Carl Levin, D-MI. What a sad excuse for an American! What a disgrace to the Senate, to Michigan. What a Soviet Duma imposter! He lambastes the most profitable publicly owned corporation, perhaps, in the world, for, arguably, following the tax laws of the countries in which Apple does business, which is virtually every one in the world (with perhaps the exception of North Korea.)
OTOH, “while many Americans were tuned into news coverage of the massive damage from tornadoes ravaging the state of Oklahoma, Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse took to the Senate floor to rail against his Republican colleagues for denying the theory of anthropogenic global warming.”
If Obama didn’t know about IRS assaulting Conservatives prior to election, his subordinates who did know are guilty and Obama is by association. Developing.
On May 17, I wrote about the ultra-partisan ( an ultra-oxymoron) National Treasury Employees Union, NTEU. Today, we learn from the White House Visitors’ Log, the president of the anti-Tea Party NTEU, Colleen Kelley, visited the President on March 31, 2010, and the assault on Conservatives and Conservative non-profits began with a vengeance the next day. Coincidence? Not one chance in a million. Developing.
I’ll be traveling starting tomorrow night with a hectic schedule for the first week, with virtually no time to blog, so I’ll appreciate your patience. Look for sporatic resumption about May 29.
Your income is the legitimate interest of the IRS. The books you read, your facebook posts and the prayers you may recite are none of their business. Not, however, under the Obama Regime, where everything you do is and, if it thinks any of it might threaten it or is in disagreement with its agenda, you’re in trouble, with audits and/or lawsuits. You’ve done nothing illegal? Makes no difference. The IRS, the SEC, the EPA or the XYZ doesn’t spend its money – it only has our money, BUT, your defense costs you, in pretax dollars. It cost Frank Vandersloot $8o grand. Obamacare? The woman in charge of the IRS assault on Conservative organizations and major donors, has been promoted to head the IRS Enforcement division of Obamacare. If you don’t know what that means, sleep on it and the nightmare will give you a clue.
Don’t confuse any of this STASI-like activity, however, with President Obama. He’s the only President in the history of our Republic who has nothing to do with the workings of the divisions of the Executive Branch, by his own admission. Is this amazing, or is his assertion just more of his BS.
If this weren’t so chilling and terrifying, it would sound like a script for an Alan Arkin movie. Sorry, we reelected this know nothing President.
National Treasury Employees Union. The NTEU. “A left-wing union representing 150,000 employees in 31 separate government agencies, including the IRS. A union that not only endorsed President Obama for election and re-election, but a union whose current president, Colleen Kelly, was a 14-year IRS agent and now is both union president and [an] Obama administration appointee.” Of the $571,812 donated in the 2012 Election cycle by IRS employees, 96% went to the campaigns of Democrats, many opponents of Tea Party candidates. Read some of the vile charges leveled at Tea Party candidates: never any policy specifics, only “extreme,” “out of the mainstream” positions. As the IRS is obviously run/managed by the union and the union decides who gets the best technology (Blackberries) and raises, is it any surprise that the union wishes are the same as the Administration wishes? Which raises the question, what is civil service, if not an arm of the Democrat Party? Just as New Administrations appoint the Cabinet and top officials of the various departments, the whole departments should be replaced as they’ve demonstrated fealty not to the nation and we the people but to one Party, the Democrats. Prohibiting unions in civil service would not solve the problem. Firing scores of the current IRS agents who participated in the current profiling of “Conservative” non-profits might be as good a house cleaning as is possible. The IRS for years has been the most feared and in many cases, hated, federal agency there is. Now, it’s done itself a hurt from which it might never recover. Let’s not forget that this scandal was first discovered last summer but not publicized until January, after the reelection of Obama.
“The president who claimed extraordinary powers to change Washington is now, we are to believe, unable to keep tabs on a “vast” federal government. He can’t be both a mastermind and out to lunch. Which is it?” He always blames someone else. He lies, fibs and changes the subject. Other than being one slippery SOB, it’s hard to find something positive to say about him. Will any of the messes he’s embroiled in take him down or, at least, out of the limelight? is either of those even possible?
Is anyone home in the White House? When he speaks, it’s all about him, EXCEPT, when anything (lots, these days) goes awry. From day one, January 20, 2009, everything has been the fault of someone else. For the First Term, it was all the fault of George W. Bush and/or the Republicans. Since then, it still is, albeit Bush isn’t automatic. Often, there is no fault, something that happened may only have happened if it would happen. A recent example is his claim, yesterday, that on September 12, 2012, he referred to the attack in Benghazi as a “terrorist attack.” As the multiple records show, transcripts, interviews, etc., he never did. At most, he used “terror” only generically. For two weeks, then, even in front of the UN General Assembly, the attack was by a mob inspired by an obscure video. So, here we are, almost 4 1/2 years into a presidency and he’s not responsible for anything. Remember, while he always says he must assemble the facts, it took him only minutes to insert himself into the Boston police scuffle and call the Boston PD behavior racist and the same with the Trayvon Martin case. In both of those incidents, he and his Administration had absolutely nothing to do with either. Benghazi is a “sideshow,” a “GOP witch hunt.” IRS, he read about it in the paper, same as rest of us. AP Reporters’ phone records, secretly analyzed by DOJ: just heard about it. WTF?
Whatever credibility the Obama Administration had has totally vanished since this past Wednesday via new information from the House Oversight Committee hearings and other revelations, especially by ABC’s Jonathon Karl, that the “Talking Points” were revised 12 times, was reduced by two-thirds and was edited to hide the jihadis’ involvement, before release to the public and repeated by Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice on 5 Sunday Talk Shows, 5 days after 9/11. That’s like summarizing Gone With the Wind as “a sweeping story about the Civil War.” Jay Carney, Press Secretary to Obama, originally claimed that the ‘Talking Points were just changed “stylistically.” He backtracked one millimeter Friday saying, the revisions “were extremely minimal and non-substantive.” That doesn’t even rise to the level of spin, or even bullsh**t; it’s a blatant lie. Friday, Jay Carney was a blubbering idiot in the face of the full White House Press corps’ assault. Did this signal the end of the 100% fawning idolotry of the MSM?
UPDATE: The White House has touted the Accountability Review Board (ARB) investigation of the Benghazi massacre as a review “led by two men of unimpeachable expertise and credibility that oversaw a process that was rigorous and unsparing.” In fact, the report was purposefully incomplete and willfully misleading. How could it be anything but when: a. none of the one-the-ground witnesses were interviewed, including the #2 guy below Ambassador Chris Stevens, 1 after the Ambassador was killed; b. Hillary Clinton was not interviewd-just a converstion; c. None of the military or civilian authorities who ordered actual military assets in Tripoli, Italy, Spain and Germany were either identified or, apparently, even interviewed. Victoria Toensing, attorney for Greg Hicks, blisters this “report” and the “two men of unimpeachable” who have lost these former erstwhile credentials. Obama’s comments at this morning’s so-called Presser about this bubbling scandal and the latest, IRSgate, reflect his typical verbal bluster, avoidance of involvement and emotion. 4 dead Americans followed by blatant lying and obfuscation and, as of Friday, worsening all weekend, the IRS auditing, threatening and otherwise harrassing numerous individuals and 501c3 organizations, every one of which is Conservative. This corrosive action, symtomatic of police states such as the feared East German Stasi is so far beyond the pale of acceptable. This was not the action of a couple of low-level types and, even more than Benghazi, calls for a Special Prosecutor and the punishment has to go to the top and into the White House with criminal charges, convictions, maswsive fines and jail time.
Testimony at the House Oversight Committee by Greg Hicks, clearly paints former Sec. State Clinton as Commander of the Coverup, in addition, apparently to being negligent in providing requested and, if she had common sense, additional security because of expanding terrorism/al Qaeda activity in Benghazi and the approaching anniversary of 9/11. Out of office, she can not be impeached, but she can and should be charged with perjury for her prior testimony on the attack. One way or other, her career will not survive, “What difference does it make?”
Projected as first step in retaking the House in 2014, SC seemed a shoe-in to the DCC with the sister of a “household name” favorite, Elizabeth Colbert Busch running with the uber-tarnished former SC Governor, Mark Sanford, whose dalliance with an Argentine babe, while ostensibly hiking the Appalachian Trail. The Dems seem to have forgotten that Dem voters could care less about sexual affairs, as long as they weren’t with minors. Sanford wins by 9 points, a ‘slaughter,’ and a total deflation of the Dems’ balloon. Check out the list of people who Colbert-Busch could beat.