According to a report by the Associated Press, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen stated, “I have the ability to say I have seen no evidence of any crime.” The clear retort to that assertion is simple: then why has now retired IRS employee Lois Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment twice?
People only plead the Fifth if they can potentially incriminate themselves — in other words, because of criminal actions. It is unconscionable that a government agency, the Internal Revenue Service — actually the Obama administration — would think the American people so gullible to believe that the hard drives of seven individuals under investigation would all simultaneously crash, losing all emails and there is not a “smidgen of corruption” — nothing criminal?
The real issue is not the IRS scandal in and of itself, or actually any isolated scandal – because there are too many to count at this point. The issue is the abject arrogance of officialdom exhibited by the Obama administration as aided by the complicit liberal progressive media — and the über-partisan ignorance of the progressive socialist acolytes.
As Tom Blumer writes for PJ Media, “the sheer volume of serious Obama administration scandals seems to comprise a Cloward-Piven attempt to overwhelm opponents. With so many scandals out there, no single outrage can generate concerted, sufficiently visible opposition.” Every day we are left to wonder if it can get any worse. And so far, it has.
The far Left controls the Democrat party, and spare me all the right-wing drivel as America was founded upon constitutional conservative principles and values. It is evident the Left believes it shall forever be in charge in America and hence acts with unbelievable impunity with no regard for the consequences of its actions. The complete disregard of our Constitution and the implementation of rule by executive and regulator fiat demonstrates the progressive socialist Left’s drive towards its agenda – and the failures present themselves daily.
Liberals need to ask themselves, if this were a Republican administration, what would be your response? Those on the Left are setting themselves up to have absolutely no credibility and integrity. They are operating under their radical premise of “by any means necessary.”
Consider the change to the time-honored “filibuster” rule in the Senate, which affords rights to the minority party — what happens when the GOP wins the Senate in 2014? Will Harry Reid enact all the possible agenda items and judiciary appointments he can before changing it back? Of course, if a new Republican Senate Majority leader were to do as Reid did, the liberal progressives’ heads would explode — and it would be all over the media.
And what would happen if a Republican president acted unilaterally and through executive order and regulatory fiat to implement a legislative agenda — such as Obama has done with immigration and the EPA? What would be said if a Republican president violated the separation of powers and arbitrarily waived, delayed and exempted certain portions of law to meet his or her own political agenda — you can bet the New York Times would go nuts.
The larger issue at hand here is liberal progressive hypocrisy and the recognition of the level of thuggery, corruption, intimidation and coercion they will use to rule and stay in power. It cannot be debated, in the case of the IRS scandal, a government agency turned its power against American citizens who opposed an ideological agenda.
Americans possess a First Amendment right to “petition their government for redress of grievances.” Progressives punished Americans for exercising their rights — Lois Lerner is rewarded with a six-figure taxpayer-funded retirement for exercising her Fifth Amendment right.
Liberal progressives have lost the moral high ground because of their belief that the rule of law does not apply to them. The liberal media has lost all credibility in providing cover for the lawlessness of the Obama administration.
The liberals will not complete construction of the “city of no consequence” — their hypocrisy is exposed and they will be held accountable and responsible for their attempt at the fundamental destruction of our Constitutional Republic.