It can’t be Big Brother betrayal of the people if Barry does it

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:

IT'S NOT FASCISM WHEN WE DO IT

[Courtesy IPJ]

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.

8 comments for “It can’t be Big Brother betrayal of the people if Barry does it

  1. Voice of Reason
    May 28, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    James, the problem is that further investigation shows that the IRS was doing exactly what the law required. To qualify for the ‘social welfare’ tax exemption that they wanted, these groups had to spend less than 49% of their money on political causes. The groups in question had political expenses as their only listed activity at the time of application.

  2. May 28, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Which doesn’t alter that they were targetted:

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    The IRS recently revealed that it did indeed improperly target conservative nonprofit 501(c)(4) groups such as Tea Party organizations for extra audits and delays, stirring a nationwide controversy.

    • Voice of Reason
      May 29, 2013 at 3:17 am

      It was also discovered that similar liberal organizations were also scrutinized. In those cases, they actually lost their tax-exempt status. It was also noted on The Colbert Report that they didn’t even need to apply for it to begin with.

      • May 29, 2013 at 8:34 am

        No, quite the opposite. It was discovered that they were not. That was the whole basis of the furore. If it had been evenhanded, there’d have been no outcry.

        • Voice of Reason
          May 29, 2013 at 3:24 pm

          Yes, they were. Sadly, this is a case of politics trumping reality. Once the IRS apologized, all facts went out of the window. There arequite a few charities which lost their tax-exempt status.

  3. mona
    May 29, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Just a while ago, I went onto my favourite site, the Birther Report.com I followed a link to Lame Cherry. com it told the world what Obama was doing on the night in Benghazi when Ambassador Stevens was murdered it doesn’t make pleasant reading, poor America.

  4. Greg Tingey
    May 30, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Oh fucking grow up & get over a brown man being POTUS, will you?

  5. Voice of Reason
    May 30, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Greg – I believe the correct term is ‘beige-American’.

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