Thursday, April 10, 2014

Propeller, Meet Feces

If you've spent any of your time at all following the IRS targeting scandal, in which the IRS deliberately selected conservative-leaning organizations for persecution, you're undoubtedly aware of all the following:

  • Lois Lerner, who appears at the heart of the scandal, has consistently refused to testify before the House Oversight committee.
  • Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True The Vote, has been subjected to an unprecedented campaign of harassment by a number of federal agencies since she filed for 501(c) (4) status.
  • Attorney-General Eric Holder steadfastly refuses to comment on the scandal, not even deigning to confirm whether Lois Lerner has testified to the Justice Department investigation he claims is "ongoing."
  • The Dishonorable Elijah Cummings (D, MD) has repeatedly tried to derail the hearings, labeling them a "partisan witch-hunt" with no objective but Republican electoral advantage.

One must expect Eric Holder, Barack Hussein Obama's favorite foil and chief protector, to stonewall an investigation into corruption within the Obamunist camp. The Obamunists are beyond all question the most amoral, utterly vicious group ever to control the executive branch of the federal government. No tactic is too low for them to employ, no ally too foul for them to defend, and no target on the Right too small to overlook.

But this revelation makes plain how far the rot has gone -- and it's farther than even hyper-cynical I would have imagined:

New IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee show staff working for Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote. True the Vote was targeted by the IRS after applying for tax exempt status more than two years ago. Further, information shows the IRS and Cummings' staff asked for nearly identical information from True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht about her organization, indicating coordination and improper sharing of confidential taxpayer information.

Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa, along with five Subcommittee Chairmen are demanding Cummings provide an explanation for the staff inquiries to the IRS about True the Vote and for his denial that his staff ever contacted the IRS about the group.

“Although you have previously denied that your staff made inquiries to the IRS about conservative organization True the Vote that may have led to additional agency scrutiny, communication records between your staff and IRS officials – which you did not disclose to Majority Members or staff – indicates otherwise,” the letter to Cummings states. “As the Committee is scheduled to consider a resolution holding Ms. Lerner, a participant in responding to your communications that you failed to disclose, in contempt of Congress, you have an obligation to fully explain your staff’s undisclosed contacts with the IRS.”

It's been clear for some time that Cummings is the "point man" in the Democrats' attempt to derail the hearings into the IRS targeting scandal. What's now coming to light is his complicity in the matter -- and that light will leave the Democrat no shadow in which to hide.

Cummings, a typical black racist, has even played the race card against Catherine Engelbrecht:

No doubt in this he's merely aping his executive branch co-partisan Eric Holder:

...but then, these days the race card is all the Democrats have left. Their domestic policies are both massively unpopular and obvious failures; their foreign policy is reducing the Middle East to a shambles; and their front man has less credibility with the electorate than any president since Harding. Any port in a storm and all that.

Cummings now joins the Dishonorable Charles Rangel (D, NY) as an aberration in need of an explanation. How could any Congressional district not populated entirely by felons and psychotics have sent such a man to Congress as its representative -- and not once, but nine consecutive times? Is actual ignorance of such venality possible to a majority of the voters in a district of seven hundred thousand persons? If not, what does that say about the seventh Congressional district of Maryland?

Such...persons now control the Senate and the executive branch. Democrats that aren't willfully evil are cooperating, reluctantly or otherwise, with those who are. The federal government has become an instrument in the hands of villains and thieves -- and the Republicans in the House are unwilling to take more than token measures to impede them.

Thomas Paine's "intolerable evil" ("Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one") is upon us. There cannot be any further delay about bringing it to heel, purging it of as much rot as possible, and reconfining it straitly within Constitutional bounds. Yet that this must be done does not instruct us in how to do it.

The midterm elections will, at best, deprive the Democrats of their control of the Senate. Unless impeachment proceedings should thence be instituted against Obama, Holder, and whatever other Obamunist minions should seem reachable, the executive branch will remain our enemy. It will continue on relentless in its assault on Constitutional norms and the proper limits of government -- and the executive branch commands the enforcement powers of the federal government.

It's time for the hardest of hard thought.

1 comment:

Sergio said...

Fran, even a swing back to a Republican majority in the Senate is no guarantee of constitutional norms.

I would argue the Left-Right political system is so infiltrated by special (unconstitutional) interests, that either party represents a threat to the Constitution at this stage.

Granted, BHO represents a special kind of threat to this country, the likes of which we have never seen before, but it is not to say that candidates posing on the right couldn't be just a destructive to liberty and justice.