The KGBing of the American government
So I got scooped by Bill O’Reilly. I’d promised to try to put together a piece by Friday on the KGBing of the U.S. and the story of Charles Vandersloot was going to play a prominent role except I couldn’t remember his name and was slogging back through my blog posts prior to the election to find that tie-in to the current and interconnected scandals. As I stated earlier in the week, what is going on is not limited just to the IRS or the DOJ or the State Department: It goes much broader and much deeper and it originates at the very top. It is extremely scary.
It was unprecedented and unbelievable when an official Obama campaign website listed 8 individual citizens who had donated to the Romney campaign and vilified and maligned them by claiming, completely falsely and with absolutely no evidence, that they were “wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records” and that their business practices were often “on the wrong side of the law.” It was a clear attempt to intimidate people into not donating to the enemy camp. The businesses of these donors suffered, they received death threats, their children were threatened. Then, within days of Vandersloot being singled out on this campaign website, he was hit with not one but two simultaneous audits by the IRS. A month later, his business was hit by yet another audit, this time by the Labour board. Then, another month on and he was hit by a third IRS audit. It has cost him $80,000 in legal and accounting fees to deal with these audits and not only was there no wrong-doing found on his part but he is owed a sizable return from the IRS. The legal fees he had to expend to prove his innocence, he won’t get back. Back in May of last year, Forbes had a very prescient piece titled “The Obama Campaign’s Nixonian “White House Enemies List” Yes indeedy.
As one of the representatives pointed out at the hearing the other day, applying for a tea party related non-profit not only brought the IRS to your door but dozens of those who applied also found the FBI and ATF knocking. One small businesswoman in Florida not only had an IRS audit launched against her but the FBI came and interrogated her on four occasions and then the ATF came and checked her house and business premises and she doesn’t even own a firearm. See, the new DHS guidelines list tea party members and those who fear a centralized government as terrorist threats greater than Islamic extremism (oops they aren’t actually allowed to use the word Islamic anymore). Anyone want to take a guess at how the FBI and ATF got her name? Wow, this middle-aged small businesswoman is certainly worthy of intense scrutiny for terrorism or for…something …while the Boston bombers, well, you know, they were just kids and no threat at all…The Representative asked, “Is this still America?” Dude, I don’t think so.
We now know that the IRS deliberately chose not to reveal that it had wrongly targeted conservative groups until after the 2012 presidential election:. Colour me shocked.
Of course, none of this has anything to do with Obama publicly urging his followers: ‘We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.’ Nah, nothing at all. And more than a bit Nixonian there, too, I might add.
Well now, let’s see, how does the IRS scandal tie in to what has been going on at the Department of Justice. It isn’t just Big DOJ grabbing the phone records of the AP journalists to try to identify their sources and intimidate both reporters and whistleblowers alike into silence. The Department of Justice has been in deep in corruption scandals that didn’t make the news outside of Fox for several years and that all had one thing in common: Pushing the Obama administration’s goals by whatever means, including illegal means, necessary. Fast and Furious, anyone? Right, get lots of guns into the hands of criminals so that there will be a backlash and the imposition of gun control. I mean, we can’t have people who are afraid of a big centralized police state government — you know, one where the IRS might target and terrorize those with different views, where the DOJ might seize your phone records and emails without cause or warrant and believes it is Constitutional to target American citizens on American soil with drone attacks — having guns. Just look how dangerous that middle-aged businesswoman in Florida could be with her desires to form a tea party group that wants to keep the government true to the Constitution.
Oh yeah, the Constitution: That little problematic document that causes Obama such a headache. As Obama noted in a radio interview, the U.S. has suffered from a fundamentally flawed Constitution that does not mandate or allow for redistribution of wealth. In that interview Obama characterizes the Constitution as “a charter of negative liberties,” which “says what the states can’t do to you (and) what the Federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the Federal government or State government must do on your behalf.” Like forcing you to get healthcare not of your choosing and overseen by the person who oversaw the IRS targeting of those whose views run counter to the President’s. But I digress. In part II, I’ll return to the DOJ, get to Benghazi, and a lot more that has been going on under the radar.