January 24, 2014

ANN ALTHOUSE: Is the prosecution of Dinesh d’Souza politically motivated? Is there anything this administration does that isn’t politically motivated?

From the comments:

It’s a violation of federal campaign financing law to accept donations from non-US citizens as I understand it.

During both the 2008 & ’12 campaigns, Obama’s web site solicited small donations below the threshold for name and address reporting (200?), and, more interestingly, disabled the credit card country of origin information.

No curiosity by the mainstream media or the DOJ.

[What] we are seeing is the “Chicagoization” of national government, whereby the Democrat party uses the power of government to destroy political opponents.

Yes. Plus: “Apparently old Eric has become more of a stickler for rules since his Marc Rich days.” Ouch.

UPDATE: At Ace’s place, co-blogger Maetenloch sees a pattern of political abuse of power.

Coincidence: Hollywood’s only conservative group is getting close IRS nonprofit scrutiny

Another Coincidence: James O’Keefe Group Being Audited by NY. Again.

Yet Another Coincidence: Dinesh D’Souza Indicted For Election Fraud

Still Another Coincidence: IRS Proposes New 501(c)(4) Rules That Just Happen to Cover Most Tea Party Groups

Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin’s ‘John Doe’ Subpoenas

Secret investigations targeted coincidentally at most prominent conservative groups in WI who can only now legally talk about their harassment. If you want to see what American fascism would look like, well this is it.

As a great man says, punch back twice as hard.