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April 16, 2014 - 11:37 am
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Thank God for Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George. His investigation of what turned out to be the IRS abuse scandal may well have saved the Constitution and the nation.

For his fair and impartial investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s abuse of Americans who dissent from President Obama’s agenda, Democrats have called for an investigation of him. George should not be investigated, but perhaps the Democrats who want him investigated — Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Matt Cartwright (D-PA) — should be. Their call for an investigation of the investigator might constitute interference with the ongoing investigation of the IRS abuse scandal. That would be obstruction of justice, in what may turn out to be the most widespread and damaging scandal in American history.

The implications of today’s email disclosure are stunning and terrifying.

Lois Lerner intended to use her position atop the IRS’ tax exempt approval office to coordinate the prosecution of political speech. The Department of Justice under Attorney General Eric Holder had at least tentatively bought into that. The Federal Elections Commission was being roped in as well. Lerner’s emails prove that beyond doubt.

Democrats in Congress were involved. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) appears to have led the anti-constitutional attack on free speech in the House. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) led it from the Senate.

Two days before Lerner was forced to publicly disclose the scandal, she was moving forward with an insidious plan to stamp out conservatives and Tea Party activists’ ability to organize and raise money, by working with the IRS commissioner’s office and the Department of Justice. At the same time, there was no plan for any government crackdown on groups who agreed with President Obama. The traffic was entirely one-way. It was nakedly political, and everyone involved knew it. They also had reason to believe that they would succeed, or they would not have engaged in it. DOJ would serve two roles: Prosecute conservatives, and protect the bureaucrats who were pushing those prosecutions.

Was there a full-fledged plan to use the full power of the federal government to take the abuse, delay and invasive questioning of conservatives to a new level after President Obama’s re-election? Was there a plan to criminalize the mere act of being a conservative activist? Was there a plan to drum up false charges of “lying” on applications in order to put conservatives in jail?

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"...may well have saved the Constitution and the nation...
What this tells us is that the Democrats, at least some Democrats, fully intended to weaponize government against dissent... and used lawfare via the Justice Department to damage and even remove state-level election law improvements."

While I enjoyed this piece and agree with its conclusions, I disagree with the use of the past tense here. This is an open war, and its only because of public complacency and blindness that this isn't more widely acknowledged. They will not retreat, they do not have or feel remorse or any moral standards, and they find it pleasurable to twist the knife into the backs of freedom loving Americans who have the gall to stand up for themselves against these self-anointed ones. Your first statement above is akin to GW Bush declaring victory in Iraq in 2003. The fight has just begun, and people better have the stomach for it, because these Dems won't rest until the last light of freedom has been snuffed out. Their mission is very clear in their minds.
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Bryan, a government that:

1)Arrests and jails a known innocent man for creating a video critical of Islam, then goes on Sunday morning news programs and lies to the country about it

2)Forces people to buy inferior health insurance, says it's not a tax then tells it's lawyers to argue before the Court that it IS a tax

3)Lies about being able to keep your doctor, your hospital and your insurance when it KNOWS that all of those are not true

4)Runs guns to drug cartels and then lies about what it did, stonewalls the investigation into how a border agent was murdered and lies about why they are being questioned

5)Runs weapons to jihadist lunatics in Syria and allows an ambassador and three others to die in order to cover it up

6)Uses the IRS as a weapon against anyone who criticizes the administration's lawless and seditious rule

7)Uses the EPA to insert anti-captialism programs secretly into their enforcement actions

8)Uses the US Atty and FBI to attack a movie producer critical of Obama and this cabal

9) Reduces the media to incestuous drooling lapdogs, married into an abusive relationship...and spies on them, denies them access and acts in concert with them to propagandize, bury and and outright lie about information vital to the electorate

10) Engages in a UN inspired World Hoax, in order to take money from Americans to give to other countries

11) Steals money from adult children of Social Security recipients through a secret program stuck in a Farm Bill

12) Abandons allies en masse, weakens our military, destroys our borders and intentionally refuses to enforce our protections against foreign invasion, voter fraud and identity theft

13) Refuses to prosecute Voter Intimidation cases, voter fraud, or Civil Rights...in fact, has managerial personnel announce that Civil Rights protections are not for people of a certain skin color

14) Turns off the security system in a campaign donation scheme designed to allow foreign and illegal investment to pour into dirty campaign chests

15) Serially shreds the Constitution, destroys checks and balances, spies on individuals and gang rapes liberty, justice, freedom.

We should have been terrified long ago.

It is time to have the states protect its citizens from a federal government that has declared war on them.
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The only disagreement I have with your analysis, Bryan, is the idea that little ol' Lois masterminded the whole conspiracy.

Obama and his advisers had to be behind this, otherwise it couldn't have been coordinated as closely as it was, among the various government agencies which were clearly involved. This crime extends to the very highest level of the Executive branch.
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Let's not kid ourselves. The missing documents evidence a direct connection to the white house and DOJ. These IRS people were acting on orders from the top. That's why the herculean efforts to destroy them; to cover up those deliberate crimes of weaponizing the IRS and turning it against political enemies. In this day and age, I can't help but think that they couldn't have washed everything clean and those emails are going to surface. This is probably the greatest scandal in the history of the U.S.
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Soak the rich, has ever been the war cry of populism in a popular democracy. The left (in their own minds) occupies the moral high ground. See http://clarespark.com/2009/12/16/perceptions-of-the-enemy-the-left-looks-at-the-right-and-vice-versa/. But PJM readers already know about zero sum games and the mantra: "property is theft."
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When will House Republicans acknowlege that this is war by other means? When will they use the blunt bludgeon of the purse strings to strangle a rogue administration to functional death? Their lack of seriousness and urgency is almost as appalling as the things they fight against. No quarter, no retreat.
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Richard Nixon weeps at all the missed opportunities! He was a piker compared to the obama regime.
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The corruption runs deep. We elected Chicago thugs and should not be surprised we got Chicago thugs. However, this corruption is not contained in only one party. It is a function of a smothering, all inclusive government. Not only do we need to put away the criminals in this conspiracy, we need to bring our government back to the functions it should be doing, not the functions it wants to do.
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THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS INDEED THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE…PRESIDENT LINCOLN WARNED US ABOUT MONSTERS LIKE OBAMA… In a speech at the Lyceum in 1838 President Lincoln warned us about politicians like Barack Obama. Abe said, “At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”

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This scandal goes higher than the president. The tea party is the biggest threat to the billionaire oligarchs who run the country and the world from the shadows because tea party candidates are not selected by the party insiders and they are not part of the ruling elite. They care about individual freedom not the new world order. If you want to know who is persecuting the tea party look at who they threaten. The tea party is not a threat to the democrats they are a threat to the establishment republicans and to the oligarchs. And it is the oligarchs who have the power to give the IRS and the justice department instructions to persecute the tea party.
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I'd really like to see more coverage of these oligarchs, and the true architects of the NWO, as all I ever come across are tidbits and scraps here and there. This is the narrative that matters, and has been for the last century or so.
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Who are these oligarchs? The Koch Brothers? Sheldon Adelson? Bill Gates? George Soros? Mark Zuckerberg?
14 weeks ago
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Maybe it's just the military-industrial complex (as Eisenhower called it) evolved, and with some secret society flourishes here and there - not more and not less.
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resolute conservative is correct. This is not past tense. This is ongoing. Harry Reids comment after the Bundy standoff ended is evidence, "we cant have an American people who ..." when all Bundy did was civil disobedience. Who is the "we" Harry is talking about? IT is the imperial government. What to do? Buy guns and ammo. Vote in Nov like there is no tomorrow. But these people will not go down with a vote. I think if they lose, that is when the trouble really starts.
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It is kind of funny to hear the most corrupt Senate majority leader of all time, complain about other people not being law abiding.
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My thoughts as well. If the Republicans take the Senate (and that is a huge IF), the current administration is going to be in trouble even if it still has the bureaucracy and the media at its back. I think as 2016 becomes closer, the media will start to carry more and more Clinton water, and less and less Obama coverup- but the Obama administration isn't going to give up power, or go to jail without a huge fight.
Reid's statement there was very telling. He is taking this fight very personally, so I think there is more at stake than his son's now empty lobbying job for the Chinese solar firm that backed off.
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The American people have spent the last hundred years betraying their founding principles and erecting a tyrannical bureaucracy. They will now be governed by it.

The last elite this venial and corrupt was beheaded in the public square or executed in basements.
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Ooops sorry did not realize this had already posted the site said I wasn't registered so I sent it again.
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