According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, the progressive socialists are using the same IRS tactic of intimidation, this time in Wisconsin. Subpoenas are being issued against allies of Governor Scott Walker, just as we are about to enter his critical 2014 reelection.
Walker already survived a vicious targeted recall election from the Left. Now it seems hey are borrowing what they believe to be a successful tactic from the Obama administration and campaign, where a government agency, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), was deliberately used to target conservative groups in the run-up to the 2012 election. And please, do not tell me this was a “phony scandal.” I saw several of the notices sent from the IRS.
As well, I happen to know Becky Gerritson of the Wetumpka, AL Tea Party, and she is not phony.
In Wisconsin a Special Prosecutor, Francis Schmitz, has been appointed and is demanding, by subpoena, documents from conservative groups related to the 2011 and 2012 campaigns to recall Governor Walker and state legislative leaders.
This probe began in the office of Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf. However, in typical cowardly liberal fashion, no one is publicly taking responsibility for appointing Mr. Schmitz.
The Wall Street Journal reports,
Copies of the two subpoenas we’ve seen demand all memoranda, email…correspondence, and communications both internally and between the subpoena target and some 29 conservative groups, including Wisconsin and national nonprofits, political vendors, and party committees.
Some of these groups include the League of American Voters, Wisconsin Family Action, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin, American Crossroads, the Republican Governors Association, Friends of Scott Walker and the Republican Party of Wisconsin.
One subpoena demands “all records of income received, including fundraising information and the identity of persons contributing to the corporation.”
Basically what is being demanded is the disclosure of donors. The investigation is taking place under Wisconsin’s John Doe Law, which bars a subpoena’s targets from disclosing contents to anyone but their attorneys. This means a gag order is established to leave the targets facing the resources of the state with no way to publicly defend themselves.
This so resembles something from a Stalinist regime, not America. And in essence this is an extension of the Chicago-style of political intimidation used to suppress free speech –but even worse, any support for the opposition to the progressive socialist left.
The disclosure of donors has become an obsession of the Left. Why? We know very well why the Obama administration used the IRS against grassroots conservative groups: scare tactics.
It was wholeheartedly intended to silence their voice and erode any financial support to their activities. One person who received a subpoena and defied the gag order, understanding the personal risk, is the Director of the Wisconsin Club for Growth, Eric O’Keefe.
The Club for Growth advocates for lower taxes, limited government, and other conservative priorities. Mr. O’Keefe said he received his subpoena in early October and adds that at least three of the targets had their homes raided at dawn, with law-enforcement officers turning over their belongings to seize computers and files.
Ladies and gents, this is no longer the America we knew. This resembles the actions of a tyrannical government, very similar to the actions of the British.
There is a sentiment brewing that will soon not be contained. I am warning the Left: you have overreached and will suffer the consequences of these unscrupulous actions. What happened to the 4th amendment?
My recommendation to those “targets” is to protect yourself and tell this special prosecutor to kindly engage in copious quantities of strenuous self-copulation.
Read where retired Army Major General Paul Vallely has demanded President Obama, Vice President Biden, Senator’s Reid and McConnell, and Reps. Boehner and Pelosi to resign. The American people are not subjects, and never forget the words, “The tree of liberty at times must be watered with the blood of patriots — and tyrants.”