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Let the Light Shine
Today we learned that our government targeted and harassed conservative Americans who simply wanted to be involved in the national discussion. Is it any wonder why Americans are so distrustful of D.C.? I'm sure President Obama is grateful for all the help the IRS gave his reelection campaign, but, still, you have to wonder how the bureaucrats who tried to pull this off can sleep at night.
So many Americans knew this was happening, but many felt defenseless and even helpless against a government that seems to roll along without accountability or sense of obligation to the people it’s supposed to serve. These Americans were mocked for being concerned about this, but now we see light shining on the truth, finally.
This IRS revelation is another step in the unraveling of the Obama administration's self-proclaimed “hope and change.” Between the Benghazi cover-up and the IRS targeting Obama’s political opponents, we see the corruption at the heart of big government.
Americans should remember that this same corrupt IRS will be in charge of enforcing Obamacare. And this same inept and corrupt government will supposedly secure our now unsecured borders in advance of immigration reform and will implement a completely ethical and non-political IPAB panel to make life and death health care decisions for you and your family. Forgive me for not trusting these big government promises any more than I trust the White House’s latest Benghazi spin or the IRS’ fairness. (I bet you did not think she could link this IRS thing to Benghazi but you were wrong!)
Despite all of this, I still believe that this “fundamental transformation of America” is temporary. This attempted transformation into a disheartened, weakened, unrecognizable nation is so far below anything Americans deserve. It becomes permanent only if we throw up our hands and surrender to the corruption and cover-ups.
We must demand more light shine on all that’s transpiring in D.C.’s self-absorbed bubble. On the IRS scandal, we must have accountability and a full investigation. On Benghazi, Speaker Boehner must create a Select Committee with full investigative and subpoena authority to get to the bottom of the cover-up. Keep the faith, friends.
- Sarah Palin
"Oh..My..God! They are attacking the Teabaggers! Somebody rouse RAM from her Twinkie induced coma and get her typing right this instant! I probably have so much I need her to make me appear to say about this!"
Of course as usual there is only a barely discernible molehill under this mountain of moose poop.
This was reported by the AP:
Lerner acknowledged it was wrong for the agency to target groups based on political affiliation.
"That was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive and it was inappropriate. That's not how we go about selecting cases for further review," Lerner said at a conference sponsored by the American Bar Association.
"The IRS would like to apologize for that," she added.
Lerner said the practice was initiated by low-level workers in Cincinnati and was not motivated by political bias. Agency officials found out about the practice last year and moved to correct it, the IRS said in a statement. The statement did not specify when officials found out.
About 75 groups were inappropriately targeted. None had their tax-exempt status revoked, Lerner said.
What's more, as White House Spokesman Jay Carney pointed out, at the time this was going on the IRS was headed by a Bush appointee, NOT an Obama appointee.
So unless Palin and her band of merry morons want to blame George W. Bush for targeting them, I guess they don't really have much of an argument to make here.
Of course having said that let me just remind you that even some of the GOP has called out certain Tea Party groups for illegal fundraising, so it should NOT be considered unusual or unexpected that they would get extra scrutiny.
Personally I think the only reason this apology was issued in the first place is because the Teabaggers were afraid that if the IRA continued to look it would eventually find something, so they bitched and threw a tantrum until they backed off.
If it were up to me not ONLY would their tax returns be scrutinized but I would also assign undercover FBI agents to attend their meetings and start arresting these assholes the minute they talk about taking up arms against our government or engaging in sedition.
And then Sarah Palin can make her ghostwriter type a Facebook post about THAT!