In an ironic twist, during former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman's appearance before the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee, he recoiled when asked about his political activities in the past. Imagine the rudeness of a member of Congress asking a witness who is embroiled in a scandal involving the targeting of the Administration’s political enemies, about his own political allegiances.
A group of leading conservatives has today released a letter to the House and Senate Republican leadership, and their Republican Conferences, demanding that legislation be passed to make whole those that were targeted for political discrimination by the Obama administration's IRS. "There is ample precedent for awarding them monetary damages for the discrimination they suffered at the hands of government employees."
Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is pleading her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself in the ongoing Congressional investigation over targeting by the agency of the tea party. Taylor claimed that the hearing would “have no purpose other than to embarrass or burden her."
Conservatives and conservative positions have been under assault in America going back at least as far as the 1960s when radical Leftists came to infiltrate every level of academia and intelligentsia, including the media. That assault is becoming more egregious than ever, from using the IRS to harass political enemies, to liberal activism in the court system leveling penalties against people who seek to uphold the rule of law.
This is a great monologue, as well as discussion afterward, by Greg Gutfeld on Fox News' "The Five." This line from Gutfeld says it best: "For the media, this has to be awkward. To them, the Tea Party is like an old dog they drove out to the woods that found its way back." That goes for pretty much all of the liberals, including the conservative-loathing RINOs within the Republican Party--who were plenty happy to take the Tea Party's electoral help in 2010, but treated Tea Party patriots like red-headed bastard children other than that.
Courtesy of the Daily Caller, some coverage of the protest of the IRS and their harassment of Tea Party and other conservative groups. This was taken in Washington D.C. at the protest in front of IRS Headquarters.
As Sherlock Holmes and Mr. Spock were always fond of noting, when attempting to unravel a whodunit, a useful postulate is: “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” Point in case is the targeting by multiple government departments and agencies at the federal and state level, by elected officials, and by Democrat Party organizations of Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True the Vote, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring honest elections and ballot integrity by targeting voter fraud.
In testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee, outgoing Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Steven Miller’s suggested that the targeting of tea party and other groups was in part caused by Congress’ failure to provide “clear rules” on what constitutes political activity. But those rules are already clear, Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens noted.
From Reason.tv, a recap of the week in Obama scandals.
This is a very interesting and telling interview from Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) of IRS Commissioner Steven Miller over the Obama Administration scandal involving IRS harassment of Tea Party and other conservative groups. I don't know why Kelly isn't trying to extend an olive branch. Why isn't he trying to find common ground? Why isn't he trying to persuade this guy to see things his way? Why is he being so mean?Next Page »
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