In this Trifecta episode, they boys look at the IRS targetting anyone with Tea Party or other seditious words in the name.
Carl Bernstein said it is similar to the Nixon thing – everyone knew it went right to the top but in this case, there is still no smoking gun. He showed that the IRS knew they were doing this prior to the 2012 election.
Scott Ott asked a question in a quirky way:
Was this pernicious persecution or basic bureaucratic bungling?
That’s lovely. It really is the issue, is it not? Total accident, attributable to incompetence … or concealed intent?
On the issue itself of whether major govt departments should be taking up the governing party’s prejudices and pursuing those who disagree with the government, Steve Green says:
Oh absolutely. Of course they’re monitoring patriots … and they should be proud. My blood boils when I think of the type of thing patriots get away with. There’s loving their country, wanting to make sure it stays solvent, protecting their liberties and the liberties of their fellow men and women.
Are these really the kind of peopole the Obama administration can just let wander around the country freely? No! There’s nothing more dangerous to a country than a person who loves it. We need, at the very least, to tag and release these weirdos.
And in UK terms, if someone’s foster children are removed when admitting UKIP membership … well, that’s understandable, isn;t it? You can’t have swivel-eyed loons who love their country and care about what is happening to it roaming around freely – hell no.
Oh and while you’re there, best to stack the google results with UKIP racism, UKIP this and that to thoroughly discredit those arguing for more say for the men and women of the nation in the affairs of the nation.
Dangerous stuff, that.