moonbats are right to be disturbed by recent revelations of the abuse of
privacy by the NSA and the spying on American citizens. I support this video
and the ideas communicated, but it does not go far enough. It is, however worth
How the producers
of this slick important piece had the nerve to use video of Richard Nixon (as
opposed to Obama) is simply jaw-dropping.
declared in public that the U. S. Constitution is no longer valid.
Obama up a
system of government “Czars” in order to bypass congressional authority.
to accept objectionable practices at their medical institutions.
Has increased US
government debt at unsustainable rates and wasted stimulus funds.
thousands illegal firearms to Mexican drug cartels, resulting in murder of
200 Mexican citizens and at least 2 American citizens.
unpublished enemies list and has used drone strikes to kill three American
citizens (one of them 16- years- old) without due process.
Waged war in
Libya without Congressional input or approval. Aided Al-Qaeda and Muslim
Brotherhood with weapons and money in order to overthrow governments of
multiple sovereign Middle East nations.
new law via abuse of executive orders (examples with immigration dream act
and gun control laws) bypassing congress, and uses executive departments
to enforce laws selectively.
American Ambassador to Libya and other Americans while they were under
attack and conducted cover-up of said action, failing to pursue perpetrators.
Enlisted IRS to
punish political enemies punitively with audits and other abuses.
Obamacare which affixes a financial penalty on Americans who fail to
purchase health insurance in order to regulate behavior – regulatory
powers not granted in the Constitution.
This week it was revealed that Obama appointee Chief Counsel of the IRS,
William Wilkins played a key role in implementing policies of targeting conservative
groups and holding applications until after the election cycle. Multiple witnesses called before the House
Ways and Means Committee pointed the finger of blame to the chief counsel and his overreaching scrutiny of Tea Party and
other groups that did not meet liberal theological standards.
Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal called the implication of Wilkins inthe scandal a "bombshell." Noonan wrote , "Still, what landed was a bombshell. And Democrats know it. Which is why they are so desperate to make the investigation go away. They know, as Republicans do, that the chief counsel of the IRS is one of only two Obama political appointees in the entire agency."
According to his biographies, Wilkins is a liberal Democrat who has served on the fringes of politics for years.
William J. Wilkins of Washington, DC was a partner and registered
lobbyist in the Tax Practice Group of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
(also known as WilmerHale) since 1988.
Wilkins led the defense team of former Obama
pastor Jeremiah Wright and the United Church of Christ in Chicago back in 2008
after the church was investigated by the IRS for violating of its 501(c)(3)
tax-exempt status. The Wall Street Journal reported that Wilkins apparently did
the legal work for Wright and UCC pro bono.
Prior to joining WilmerHale, Wilkins was Staff Director and
Chief Counsel of the United States Senate Committee on Finance. Wilkins joined
the Democratic staff of the Committee in 1981 and served as tax counsel before
becoming Staff Director and Chief Counsel in 1987.
Wilkins was an associate with King & Spalding in
Atlanta, GA. Wilkins is Chair of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar
Association (the largest association of tax lawyers in the U.S.).
He also served on the governing boards of the American College of
Tax Counsel and the American Tax Policy Institute. Wilkins graduated from Yale University and Harvard Law School.
Wilkins donated heavily to Democratic candidates and
committees since 1988 when he became a tax lobbyist.
In 2011, the
Internal Revenue Service sent $7,319,518 in tax refunds to 2,706 aliens who
were not authorized to work inside the United States who used Taxpayer
Identification Numbers (in other words - NO Social Security Numbers). The best part? They all
used the same bank account, according to an audit report by the Treasury
Inspector General for Tax Administration. The IG did not determine whether or
not the bank account was located in the United States.
was discovered after two whistleblowers (IRS employees) went to members of
Congress "alleging that IRS management was requiring employees to assign
Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) even when the applications
“TIGTA’s audit found that IRS management has
not established adequate internal controls to detect and prevent the assignment
of an ITIN to individuals submitting questionable applications,” said Treasury
Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George. “Even more troubling,
TIGTA found an environment which discourages employees from detecting
Seriously - does your company promote ridiculous behavior and encourage paid time to be spent producing asinine videos like this one? This video was made by IRS employees at taxpayer expense. Every single one of these boobs needs to be fired.
The White House continues to go back to the well and use
tried and true strategies to push its own agenda. Thus far, it’s worked. A
couple of weeks ago, the Obama administration secretly invited their favorite
lapdog media types to a “deep background” (that means “off the record’) West
Wing meeting to “discuss Benghazi.” By nightfall, bloggers in attendance had
dutifully crafted their VERY SIMILAR posts... no doubt influenced by the administration’s
clear agenda for that meeting. Since then, the Benghazi scandal, despite the
deaths of four Americans and a cover- up that appears to go to the highest level
of the State Department and White House is largely off the radar again.
Frankly, the “off the record” strategy worked.
Wednesday, the White House tried the same trick again. This
time, the subject was DOJ’s abuse of power with the two press-related scandals
masterminded by Obama’s favorite hatchet man, Attorney General Eric Holder.
Holder invited media representatives to quietly sit down and discuss guidelines
for handling investigations into leaks. One catch – the meeting would again be
off the record.
This time the lapdog media bared its teeth – The New York Times refused to attend.
"It isn't appropriate for us to attend an off-the-record meeting with the
attorney general," executive editor Jill Abramson said in a statement.
The Associated Press
also issued a statement Wednesday objecting to Holder’s meeting: "If it is
not on the record, AP will not attend and instead will offer our views on how
the regulations should be updated in an open letter," said Erin Madigan
White, the AP's media relations manager.
CNN also jumped on
the bandwagon and promised to decline the invitation for an off-the-record
meeting. A CNN spokesperson says if the meeting with the attorney general is on
the record, CNN would plan to participate.
The Huffington Post's
Washington bureau chief, Ryan Grim, also said he will not attend unless the
meeting is on the record. "A conversation specifically about the freedom
of the press should be an open one. We have a responsibility not to betray
that," Grim told CNN.
Politico (still in
full lapdog mode) indicated that editor-in-chief John Harris plans to attend one
of the meetings with Holder.
Of course the fact that it was even a question as to whether
or not the Associated Press would attend is simply mind-numbing. After all, it
was the AP who was systematically wiretapped about a leak concerning a thwarted
2012 plot in Yemen to try to blow up a plane with a bomb. The government also
obtained e-mails and phone records for a Fox journalist who allegedly received
a classified report on North Korea from a former State Department contractor.
A Justice Department official said Holder would hold his
first meetings with the media on Thursday and Friday.
Tweet from a Democrat pundit:
POTUS asked AG to review how leak investigations are done but some in the media refuse to meet with him. Kind of forfeits your right gripe.
Much has been made of the intense intimidation endured by Catherine
Engelbrecht, founder of the King Street Patriots and True the Vote. Jillian Kay
Melchior in an article for National Review Online (http://www.nationalreview.com/node/348756)
details Engelbracht’s horrific experience after being targeted by the feds –
personal and business audits by the IRS, visits from the ATF and OSHA to their
Turns out that Houston’s hometown honey, Congresswoman
Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate
election integrity org True the Vote and its associated Tea Party group, King
Street Patriots, immediately before the IRS and DOJ began targeting the group
in June 2010.
Jackson Lee sent a letter to Holder that falsely accused True the Vote of supposedly intimidating
voters and even cited unspecified “instances” of voter intimidation. The letter
offered no documented evidence nor proof of any kind.
Turns out that Engelbrecht had been looking into
documentable voting registration irregularities in Congresswoman Jackson Lee’s
“It was strange and
concerning. She first said there were unspecified reports of crimes and that we
were believed to be behind them. In the next paragraph, she began specifically
stating that the events did occur, thus accusing us of crimes. We really
thought, and still do for that matter, that the congresswoman was going on the
offense as a defense. This happened immediately after our group found an
unexplainable and unusually high number of voter registration irregularities in
her district,” said Engelbrecht. “None of our experts, none of our socio-economic
comparisons and considerations could explain why her district had so many
irregularities.” said Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of King Street Patriots
and True the Vote.
David Gregory will be the perfect future White House Press Secretary to replace Jay Carney or for Hillary's 2016 administration.
GREGORY:Peggy Noonan, you wrote something this week that really struck me in your column on Friday. And I want to put it up on the screen and ask you about it. “We are in the midst,” you write, “Of the worst Washington scandal since Watergate. The reputation of the Obama White House has, among conservatives, gone from sketchy to sinister, and, among liberals, from unsatisfying to dangerous. No one likes what they’re seeing. [The IRS and AP scandals] have left the administration’s credibility deeply, probably irretrievably damaged. They don’t look jerky now, they look dirty. The patina of high-mindedness the president enjoyed is gone.” I have to say, Peggy, what you don’t talk about here is an administration for a man that you worked for who led the Iran-Catra-- Contra scandal where they ran a secret war and lied to Congress and all the rest. Over-- overstatement here?
MS. PEGGY NOONAN (Columnist, The Wall Street Journal): I don’t think so. I think this is-- what is going on now is all three of these scandals makes a cluster that implies some very bad things about the forthcomingness of the administration and about its ability to at certain dramatic points do the right thing. And I got to tell you, the-- you-- everyone can argue about which of these things is most upsetting, but this IRS thing is something I’ve never seen in my lifetime. It is the revenue gathering arm of the U.S. government…
GREGORY: (Interrupts) Peggy-- Peggy, wait a second.
MS. NOONAN: …going after political…
GREGORY: Richard Nixon specifically directed people to investigate to audit people. I mean, of course, we’ve seen it in our lifetime.
MS. NOONAN:Understood but this is so broad. This is extremely broad and very abusive to normal U.S. citizens just looking for their rights. And here’s the thing…