cosmoscon.com/2013/05/15/how…One side of political spectrum not caring that other side is abused by gov't is a recipe for republic meltdown.— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) May 19, 2013
Sorry, effectively chilling freedom of the press and having the most intrusive federal agency in the nation bully and intimidate organizations of a particular political hue gives the term "scandal" a bad name.
... and the hits just keep coming:
We're gonna need a bigger fan: DOJ leaked docs to smear Fast & Furious whistleblower breitbart.com/Big-Government…— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 20, 2013
And to those who blame the IRS crisis on the Citizens United Supreme Court case:
“If Citizens United had ever been the problem, no one was solving it by targeting the mom-and-pop organizations” bit.ly/12Hv2fU— Garance Franke-Ruta (@thegarance) May 17, 2013
The left’s Citizens United argument amounts to concluding that greater freedom of expression is responsible for IRS abusing conservatives.— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) May 17, 2013
To hear the blame-Citizens-United crowd, you'd have thought the Koch Brothers were personally bank-rolling 100s of small tea party groups.— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) May 17, 2013
The IRS targeted only small and medium-sized conservative/pro-life/tea party groups as they would not have the resources nor time and patience to stand up to the IRS.
And apparently it wasn't just those aforementioned groups getting worked over by the IRS:
And with all the congressional hearings and press conferences this past week, there was a single consistent theme:
YES --> RT @iowahawkblog: On next year's 1040, I'm just going to scrawl "I CAN'T REMEMBER" in crayon.— Michael Q Sullivan (@MQSullivan) May 17, 2013
Well, actually "I don't know" was the phrase used even more than "I can't remember."
Recalling the good ol' days when describing the President as cool and detached was meant as a compliment.
nationalreview.com/article/348591…So, Valerie Jarrett... our first female President?— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) May 17, 2013
And in the name of being forever vigilant with respect to preserving our freedoms and liberties, Charles Cooke writing for National Review Online makes a great case for paranoia:
nationalreview.com/article/348328…"...paranoia is one of the most transcendant American virtues."— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) May 18, 2013
So, yeah, go ahead and release your inner conservative hipster:
So, what about all those wacky ideas for reforming the tax code, now?
Flat tax, national sales tax... everything's on the table because pretty much everything is better than what we have now.#IRS— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) May 18, 2013
Growing IRS scandal makes perfect case for flat tax and abolition all deductions.Nothing could be fairer and abuse free.— Rupert Murdoch(@rupertmurdoch) May 18, 2013
Related: the IRS has not done themselves any favors with respect to us conspiracy theorists out there.
Calls for the rich to pay higher taxes by admin. has a creepy and sinister feel to it, now.#IRS— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) May 18, 2013
If the IRS couldn't handle 501c4 applications, what makes Dems think they can enforce Obamacare for 300 million Americans? Curious.— Jason Mattera (@JasonMattera) May 19, 2013
In regards to yesterday's Sunday talk shows there was a singular, consistent theme as well.
If the White House can decide that laws are #IRRELEVANT, then why can’t we? What laws will you not pay attention to from now on?— Tony Katz (@tonykatz) May 19, 2013
"law is irrelevent"There it is gang: the progressive utopian end game in three words.— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) May 19, 2013
When a top WH staffer says "the law is irrelevant" re: IRS targeting, it becomes clear why IRS staffers thought they were on solid ground.— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 19, 2013
Hi @pfeiffer44, since what happened the night of Benghazi is "irrelevant," can you let the YouTube video guy out of prison now?— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) May 19, 2013
And just a reminder for the next time you hear the "Washington D.C. is hopelessly gridlocked" meme.
Again, obstructionism to ideas/legislation that sucks is not obstructionism.— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) May 19, 2013
OK, gang, that's it for today. We'll catch ya later.