FLOP SWEAT: LOIS LERNER, CURRENT HEAD OF IRS DIVISION TARGETING CONSERVATIVES,
WILL REFUSE TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS AND PLEAD THE 5TH AMENDMENT INSTEAD
She has no "choice" but to refuse to tell what she knows.
Of course this does not mean she is guilty of amything but, that said, she must still be compelled to appear and declare before the American people she "serves" that she refuses to answer ... again and again and again.
Drip ... drip ... drip ...
And millions of liberal heads are ducking into the ground.
Bigger than Watergate ... and only one of several scandals the media wish would just go away.
Using the government to persecute citizens because of their political, social and religious beliefs?
And the IRS even PLANTED a question so that it (they hoped) could admit to something that was about to explode and get away by "apo;oogixing" for it.
"Apology" not accepted ... nor crocodile tears.
More and more people who were scared to come forward after being harassed and intimidated are still coming forward. And as an aside, the ONE REPORTER who dared investigate Fast and Forward and "Benghazi</i>, Sharyl Attkisson, all bu muzzled by her employers at CBS is now saying that she too may have been spied on and her computers compromised.
This is too big to hide for very long.
The American people, if they are paying attention, are seeing what government is capable of and, frankly, owe people who have been trying to spread the word an apology (not that they'll get it).
We told you ... these are very bad people.
And that is chilling.
- Current Mood: accomplished
IRS SCANDAL IS PERFECT METAPHOR FOR WHAT WE HAVE BEN SAYING ABOUT BLOATED,
ALL-POWERFUL GOVERNMENT ACTING TO GROW AGAINST THE INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE
Are you watching the hearings? Yeah I know ...
It's worse than Watergate despite Democrats and their media sycophants doing all they can to minimize it and build a wall to protect Obama and his administration.
Targeting people for their beliefs with harassment, intimidation, threats, invasion of their privacy, and financial ruin.
Leaking personal information to left-wing organizations to be used to attack them during the 2012 campaign.
And who authorized all this - put these tactics into action?
Didn't know ... uh, well ... yes they knew but they didn't tell the president.
FLASH: The IRS commissioner JUST admitted targeting conservatives WAS partisan ... amazing since these people have contradicted their statements again and again before and after the hearings and perjury alone is a looming possibility for these political hacks and sycophants.
Awww ... suddenly, after repeated pressing by Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey who asked WHO established the ideological criteria for the IRS targeting of conservatives, Miller suddenly says that he can give the name, but doesn't know it off top of head."
Cornered rats. I'm guessing the liberal media will largely ignore all this. After all, the spectacle of THE FEDERAL government targeting and pereecuting its own citizens because of what they think ... "what difference does it make?" Right?
After all, people like NBC's David Gregory are actually attacking Republicans for over-reacting in their pursuit of the truth and warning them about trying to link the Obama administration to the scandal.
Memo to Gregory: the "emperor" doesn't have to give a specific order - he sets the tone and lets his feelings be known in "subtle" and "nuanced" ways.
You know, like publishing or calling out the names of Republican donars and conservative groups and then jetting off to Hawaii as the IRS targets them and the media and political operatives smear and harrass them.
THIS is why you need special prosecutors to go after these people for abuses of power like in the cases of the IRS scandal, the AP scandal, the Benghazi scandal.
But Obama knew nothing ... even though people like me knew all last year and, frankly, knew things like this had been happening and litigated since the late 1990's under Clinton.
Hey ... Obama has demonized his opponents (groups and individuals) for years and Democrats have demanded the IRS "investigate" conservative groups as well and NOW they are outraged at partisan attacks on citizens and are going to "fix" the problem
Now the IRS just wants to apologize, throw a few people under the bus and "fix" the problem the problem ... they're upset their reputation has been "besmirched".
They think the American people are fools - and treat them accordingly.
Ruling elites ... and we are, after all, only subjects now in this post-Constitutional America.
Ignore at your peril.
- Current Mood: hungry
HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN NOW WE'VE BEEN WARNING ABOUT THIS CHILLING 'BIG BROTHER' MENTALITY & GOVERNMENTAL INTRUSION INTO EACH AND EVERY ASPECT OF OUR LIVES?
***FLASH*** - Two other Fox News reporters have been found to have been targeted by the DOJ - reporter William La Jeunesse and producer Mike Levine for reporting on Fast and Furious.
AND!! An IG report reveals a US Attorney tried to undermine a Fast and Furious whistleblower!
Is it obvious yet to you that the people who claimed we "obsessed, delusional fear mongers" have been fully of crap?
Add reporter James Rosen to the growing list of reporters, and others who have not always been chummy with this administration, who have targeted for scrutiny and had their privacy invaded by the federal government.
Gee ... imagine having your movements tracked via key card, your calls traced calls, your emails searched ...
Kind of makes you not want to rock the boat and keep your mouth shut, doesn't it?
Ah, yes ... the fundamental transformation of America where free speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, freedom of self-defense, freedom of privacy (except when you want to kill the unborn) all being redefined and under assault by the Obama administration.
And what a dilemma for the press ... they'r Obama's biggest protectors and advocates and they're under attack too.
Oh, well ... I suppose they think being on the government's side gives them immunity - not realizing that in tyranical governments the useful idiots are the first too go.
Even despots know people who would lie, cover up, censor and slant the news, and most importantly betray their profession and the people they are supposed to serve can't be trusted by anyone.
As we learn of more and more Christian groups being targeted I wondered aloud the other day if Pres. Obama's old church, the one pastored by the Rev. Jeremiah "Chickens Come Home" Wright had ever been audited.
Now comes word:
Obama's home church was targeted for an IRS prob but it was challenged and dismissed during Obama's campaign in 2008 and his 20-year membership was cited by lawyers arguing for dismissal.
Funny, isn't it? In a 27 month period liberal groups sailed through IRS approval for tax-exempt status while conservative groups were stonewalled and harassed and the media are trying to argue (with Obama) that none of this was "political".
Yeah ... that's like arguing for the famous "Can an elephant dangle from a daisy by its tail off the side of a cliff?"
One of the lawyers arguing for Obama's church, William Wilkins, was later nominated by Obama to be the IRS’s chief counsel on April 17, 2009, and was cited by the White House for experience as an attorney on issues relating to tax-exempt status organization
It must be nice to have "friends" in high places.
- Current Mood: awake
AS MANY IN THE LIBERAL MEDIA TRY TO CONTAIN A GROWING LIST OF OBAMA SCANDALS, THE'VE HOT THEIR TALKING POINTS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION ... IT'S ALL IRRELEVANT
Look into our eyes and repeat, "It's irrelevant ... irrelevant ... irrelevant ... "
Not a new strategy but a tried and-true one involving:
1) Feigning outrage when someone asks a tough question like, "After 9 months can someone tell us where Obama was when Americans were begging for help in Benghazi?"
"How DARE you imply we did anything wrong?"
2) Deflecting questions by using the old standby, "That's not the question, what the question really is ..."
3) Stonewalling, giving non-answers and misleading answers, giving false answers, obfuscating, preventing people who know from being questioned, trying to create diversions and then, after months and months of more new questions than answers it's, "What difference does it make? This is old news."
It is clear that Obama and his minions lied to the American people about Benghazi.
It is clear that Obama has used governmental agencies like the IRS, EPA, DHS and threatens, we fear, to use HHS (ObamaCare) to reward his friends and punish his "enemies".
We are now seeing the most widespread abuse of power by government in our lifetime and perhaps any lifetime ... and made worse by a largely complicit news media. Watergate was only a low-level bungled burglary of a Democrat campaign office that was stupidly covered up. This is about people dying and the government lying about responsibility and lack of leadership, and about how a large group of American citizens were targeted by this government and deprived of their Constitutional rights and civil liberties for political gain.
An election in 2012 now tainted in the knowledge groups opposing him were targeted by governmental agencies and personal information "leaked" to liberal groups supporting Obama.
Imagine the kinds of questions citizens may have to answer under this administration and its entrenched bureaucracy when begging for health care:
Are you now or have you ever been a member of the TEA Party or any similar conservative group?
Provide a list of 10 friends you have associated with in groups of more than three.
What books have you read over the last 20 years.
What political candidates have you contributed to and/or voted for?
Do you read the Bible?
Do you own a gun?
What is your viewpoint on gay marriage?
Think I'm kidding? These kind's of questions are being asked and this kind of information is already being collected - through your e-mails, social media, snitchers, all sorts of "Big Brother" means.
I fund it so disturbing that the massive all-controlling and intrusive totalitarian types of ideologies we once read about in novels like 1984 and saw in the real world in the USSR and Communist China with alarm are now being promoted by people who live on our own streets - people who imagine that they know better than we and will do and say anything to get control over us.
Corruption, scandal, lies and the abuse of power ... and what are we told in the face of it now?
The laws don't matter.
Who did what doesn't matter.
The facts don't matter.
Where Obama is in all this doesn't matter.
There was nothing political about any of this - it was just all silly mistakes and ...
What different does any of it make at this point.
The Constitution and rule of law don't matter.
They're all irrelevant ... irrelevant ... irrelevant ... irrelevant ... irrelevant ... irrelevant ... irrelevant ... irrelevant ... irrelevant ... irrelevant ... irrelevant ... irrelevant ... irrelevant ...
irrelevant ... irrelevant ... irrelevant ... irrelevant ... irrelevant ...
- Current Mood: grateful
VIEWING THE LOATHSOME UNDERBELLY OF A VAST, BLOATED, OUT-OF-CONTROL
GOVERNMENT - THE KIND OUR FOUNDING FATHERS WARNED ABOUT 225 YEARS AGO
In the brilliant words of one of the geniuses who helped create this republican system of limited government - a government that has assumed powers to itself never intended and never approved by "We the people":
“When the people fear the government, that's tyranny; when the government fears the people, that's freedom.” - Thomas Jefferson
Add to that the fourth and fifth branches of government: the bureaucracy and the "state-run media".
Fast and Furious
IRS targeting, intimidating and harassing conservatives, Christians, supporters of Israel
Tapping into the Associated Press's phone records
Health and Human Services shaking down companies for "donations" to help implement ObamaCare
Individuals and companies owned by conservatives harassed by the EPA, sept. of the Interior, etc.
Crony capitalism and the "green energy" boondoggles
Homeland security targeting people who believe in God, the traditional family and the sanctity of life
Arming and funding "formerly" extremist/terorist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood
Hiding the truth about terrorism and the identity of the real terrorists
The list is almost endless.
How disgusting it is to see these people get up and play word games in these hearings ... as they lie to the American people they are supposed to SERVE and cover their butts.
Sample line of questioning at IRS hearings:
"Who gave the order?"
"I don't have that name." (Notice he (Steven Miller) doesn't say he doesn't "know" just that he doesn't "have".
"Did you ask?"
"I don't have that name either."
THIS is YOUR in-YOUR-face government speaking to YOUR representative trying to get answers for US.
How ironic that only a week or so ago Obama was warning college students not to listen to people who speak of government tyranny! Today, the Campaigner in Chief is laughingly out giving speeches on jobs and the economy he has been working so hard to tear down and rebuild according to his left-wing ideology.
I miss my parents and so many of my friends and loved ones now gone, but I am so thankful that they are not here to see this.
- Current Mood: accomplished
FOR 5 YEARS I'VE BEEN DOCUMENTING WHAT LIBERALISM IS ALL ABOUT AND IN THAT TIME
WE HAVE GONE FROM "IT CAN HAPPEN HERE" TO "IT IS HAPPENING HERE"
Of course many of you (if you actually had the guts to read this), especially those of you who don't really believe in the Constitution and the traditional values that have built this country are probably saying - "So?"
In hearings today, Steven Miller, the IRS commissioner of the Exempt Organizations section, who was just "asked to resign" (he was leaving in 3 weeks anyway) would not condemn that question when asked about it today, only said he was "surprised" it was asked.
He also said that the targeting of individuals and groups by the IRS is "not illegal".
Like Texas Republican congressman Kevin Brady asked, I repeat, "Is this still America?"
He went on:
"Is this government so drunk on power that it would turn its full force, its full might, to harass, and intimidate, and threaten an average American who only wants her voice, their voices heard?"
Miller pleaded ignorance ("I know nothing") on most questions would only admit there were "foolish mistakes"
and that the IRS simply needed more agents and a bigger budget.
And all the while, the media are already circling the wagons trying to protect the president.
They are actually WARNING THE REPUBLICANS not to go too far in investigating this scandal.
Why? Because they, like many of you, are secretly thrilled this government was harassing, persecuting and depriving groups and individuals of their right to participate in the political system.
They helped push all these scandals, the ones WE all knew about last year, PAST the November elections to help Obama get re-elected.
***FLASH!*** The New York Times reports Obama administration officials KNEW of the IRS targeting conservatives FIVE MONTHS before the November elections. ***FLASH***
It all makes perfect sense now ... it all falls into place just as we knew it would.
The most important thing was to get Obama re-elected - and to protect Hillary Clinton's reputation for her 2016 presidential run ... because the media dumped on her for Obama and now they just have to make amends and get her elected in 3+ years.
By any means necessary.
"It can happen here".
"It is happening here".
Corruption and scandal enough to take down three presidents (if they happen to be Republicans) and Obama gets to rope-a-dope. But it isn't even just about him ... it's about what happens when leftists, liberals, progressives, statists, socialists, Marxists get into the seats of power - in government and the bureaucracy.
it's all about power, as I have said so many times, controlling each and every aspect of our lives by these power-hungry utopian masterminds and WINNING that power.
By ANY means necessary - as we are seeing.
And so many of you helped it happen.
- Current Mood: determined
SHE'S IN CHARGE OF IMPLEMENTING THE IRS ENFORCEMENT OF OBAMACARE
ABC just reported this on their Political Punch blog although they have been busy censoring comments.
Others have picked it up.
Sarah Hall Ingram. Remember that name.
Are you scared yet?
Does it sound like anyone is really on your side ... assuming you're not on the side of these tyrants.
Oh, yeah ... the out-of-control Obama administration is going to fix everything!
Like FDR did? JFK? RMN?
Hey, this is not some big surprise! The Congress knows what goes on. And many of them LIKE IT!
It's not the Congress. Not the media. Not the pundits who have exposed all of these scandals:
Benghazi and the coverup
IRS targeting and harrassing conservatives, TEA Party groups, religious groups
DOJ tapping into the AP phone records
HHS hitting up private companies for "donations" to fund ObamaCare implementation and propaganda efforts
It's "WE THE PEOPLE" who exposed it and are demanding answers and accountability.
Not more lies, obfuscation and cosmetic "fixes".
Not attacks on our Constitutional Rights!
These people have absolutely no shame, and apparently no fear - even if caught you know they'll be taken care of.
Corruption through and through!
This country is in trouble, folks, and this government, these political hacks who have helped create this debacle is going to investigate the problems THEY created?
This is bad and getting worse.
- Current Mood: curious
PRESIDENT WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE HE WAS 'SHOCKED' TO DISCOVER WHAT'S BEEN
GOING ON ... HE LEARNED ABOUT IT JUST LIKE YOU - WATCHING THE NEWS ON TELEVISION
Anyone, even liberals, who regularly reads blogs and journals like this regularly (that's a joke) know that's a crock and so illustrative of how the ruling elite view their subjects.
As stupid, naive, easily-manipulated little children.
The people who work for this president know exactly who the "enemy" is and who gets "special treatment"! They hear it almost 24/7 from the White House down to the lowest disintegrating local liberal rag.
The last 5 years of this journal has been documenting what is going on in the country and warning about just what we have now learned over the last few days.
Tyranny ... and not that "soft".
President Obama and his minions are now claiming, in his best Sgt. Schultz, "I know nuthink!"
Imagine a government that listens to what you say, documents what you think and believe, who you associate with, who you contribute to, what your religious, social, and political inclinations are ... and rewards or punishes you accordingly.
Oh, NOW even Democrats and liberals are expressing "outrage" at the IRS targeting conservatives, TEA Partiers, supporters of Israel, teachers of liberty, the history of our country and the Constitution. Tormenting them and subjecting them to harassment and discouraging them from participating in the political process ... and hitting them in the wallet whenever possible while greasing the way for people whose ideology conforms with their own.
The same people who joined the president, the Senate Majority leader, the House Minority Leader, Democrats in general, Hollywood, the entertainment industry, political pundits, "journalists", news anchors and their liberal news outlets, even the GOP establishment in lying about and smearing good, honest, patriotic Americans by calling them racist, sexist, extremist, homophobic, etc. for the last 4 years and more.
Hey ... Obama set the TONE in how people like me are looked at and treated. He installed the type of people who he knew would adhere to his belief system. We, to them, are the enemy and a war has been waged against us ... just as we said and just as we are now seeing FIRST HAND right out in the open.
And many of you eagerly joined in the war ... either overtly or by sticking your head in the sand and pretending nothing was happening.
So NOW we are supposed to trust THEM to getting to the core of the "problem" and make sure those "responsible" are made to account for their "lapses in judgement".
One hundred percent of TEA Party groups were reportedly harassed and the most outrageous and sensitive information required of them under penalty of perjury ... even to the extent they were required to explain FUTURE activities, donations, endorsements, lists of FUTURE HIRES, provide copies of their Facebook pages, contacts with politicians, etc., while people like Barack Obama's half-brother and his shady "charity" breeze through approval in record time - AND the contributions he had illegally collected were made retroactively legal.
Many, most just everyday citizens getting involved in politics for the first time, just gave up in fear of retribution. They were threatened, intimidated, stonewalled and neutered ... for their POLITICAL BELIEFS. All to help Barack Obama get re-elected.
This is the face of tyranny, folks. THIS is how fascism works. Marxism, socialism, authoritarianism, statism, PROGRESSIVISM.
It is so ironic that it was only a couple of weeks ago that Obama was advising college students NOT TO BELIEVE those who warn of government tyranny. You know ... like our founding fathers who set up a republic designed to prevent an over-reaching authoritarian central government. In fact it is now bordering on hysterically funny.
Health and Human Services
The Interior Department
The massive power of an unelected bureaucracy
"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain" is his refrain. The boot on your neck is really just a soft leather moccasin.
It's sobering to note one of the questions the IRS asked conservative groups was the names of high school and college students who were among people "educated" in conservatism, the kind of materials used, future plans, etc.
And THIS is the organization, now claiming they are simply incompetent as an excuse for their illegal activity, that Obama has entrusted with enforcing ObamaCare.
Huh? You need a knee replacement? Sorry, Health and Human Services has determined you are pro-life and do not qualify ... OH! and you are now being audited by the IRS ... for 2013 ... 2012 ... 2011 ... 2010 ... as far back as necessary.
Getting a chill?
And you voted for this. And poor President Bystander who has somehow just happened to be in the wrong spot at the wrong time ... or, as in the case of the Benghazi, as Americans were begging for help and losing their lives, most likely just getting his beauty sleep before another fun trip to Las Vegas, more fundraisers, and more yuckking on late night television.
- Current Mood: determined
SCANDAL AFTER SCANDAL BREAKING, CONFIRMING ALL WE WARNED ABOUT, REPORTED, & EXPLAINED HOW THE DISGRACED LIBERAL MEDIA WERE HELPING PROVIDE COVER
It will be interesting to see who continues the charade as, now that the cat is out of the bag, more and more former "shills" for this administration are now finding safety in numbers as the pile on how they were abused and harrassed by the Obama administration.
You know ... just as we explained they'd operate 5 years ago - the "Chicago way"?
You know ... play ball or get hurt - bad?
Awww ... so now Obama, his spokes-clown Jay Carney, some hard-core supporters are STILL trying to play the "We had no idea" outrage card that all this corruption and abuse of power has been happening and trying to blame the whistle-blowers and those digging into the lies, smears and corruption as partisan hacks.
You know, like the mother who wished Hillary Clinton a "Happy Mothers Day" because she still had a child but she herself had none because Clinton was responsible for her losing her own child - her son, Pat Smith, killed defying orders to "stand down" while helping save others.
While Clinton did nothing and Obama was apparently sleeping (he won't tell WHAT he was doing).
Even the liberal rag the Washington Post gave Obama four Pinocchios for claiming yet again he called Benghazi attack a "terrorist attack" the day after it happened.
A lie - like the "Get the transcript Candy" set-up in the second presidential debate when he lied to the American people and CNN's liberal moderator, Candy Crowley rushed in to argue with candidate Mitt Romney over his Benghazi points and then cut off further discussion after giving Obama cover.
So ironic now that we learn Obama's Department of Justice has been secretly obtaining Associated Press telephone records and who knows what? You know, like a reporter, St. Louis news anchor Larry Connors, who asked Obama a couple of tough questions and was (he now says) awarded with a - gasp - tax audit.
Don't liberals know that one of the first ones authoritarian statists get rid of when they assume full power are the "useful idiots". Probably not ... and we will see soon enough by their reactions as Obama reaches out to them, throws them a bone, and tries to "make nice" - reminding them that they are still "all on the same team".
And the IRS is now he ObamaCare "enforcer".
IRS, EPA, HHS, DHS, and so on ... all agencies now with growing control and the power to punish and harass us - control over virtually every aspect of our lives. And yes - "we" voted for it. You see - the Constitution has been shredded and we are all subjects now.
It's that authoritarian/totalitarian/imperial mentality I've been talking about for 5 years now - all coming plainly into view now DESPITE the obfuscation, distractions and deflections of the liberal media.
Drunk with power.
We're seeing it. We were warned. We were given the facts ... over and over.
Big Brother, 1984, Brave New World, Rules for Radicals, the Alinsky method, all coming to life in front of our noses and a majority of people are still clueless.
Abnd yes "we" voted for it - cheerfully.
God help America - if He'S still listening.
- Current Mood: accomplished
AWWW ... YOU MEAN OBAMA'S DEPARTMENT JUSTICE HAS BEEN SNEAKING AROUND GETTING PHONE RECORDS FROM ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTERS? NOW THAT'S A SLAP IN THE FACE!
It's a bad month for liberals, progressives and the left in general - isn't it?
Benghazi whistle-blowers tell what they know and Carney, Obama et all are STILL lyng through their teeth.
The IRS ADMITS targeting conservatives, Jewish organizations, the TEA Party, people who teach about the Constitution, etc. for special scrutiny and harassment ... and Obama said he is "shocked ... shocked" to have just heard about it on the news 3 days ago.
That House of Horrors late-term abortionist is now officially a baby killer among other convictions and now ... to top it off ...
the LIBERAL MEDIA are up in arms at seeing their First Amendment rights trampled by Eric Holder and Barack Obama's Justice Department who have been secretly collecting reporters' phone data.
Poor AP - they work so hard for Obama and the Democrats and they get no respect!
It doesn't get any more ironic that that ... you think?
They protect the Obama administration by biased reporting and filtering, even spiking unfavorable news, and Obama's minions spy on them anyway.
I'm sure he'll be "shocked ... shocked" to hear something like this goes on in his administration while he is playing golf, partying with Beyonce, giving marching orders to Organizing for Action (OFA), and fund-raising for Democrats.
Tune up the world's tiniest violin.
- Current Mood: amused