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Instead of Leveling the Playing Field Barack Obama Evens the Score

obama-angryOriginally posted at The Blacksphere

Anyone who does not believe that the thin-skinned, vindictive, acrimonious Barack Obama is more than capable of dictating the targeting criteria for the IRS chief is either hopelessly naïve or just plain stupid.

Over the years, America has witnessed Barack Obama veer off the teleprompter and bubble over with contempt for any person, news organization, or political group that doesn’t goose-step in time to his collective vision for America.

His attempts at verbal vengeance are not only pathetic and juvenile but, quite frankly, smack of a leader possessed by the spirit of despotism. That’s why it’s beginning to appear that Barack Obama might have been behind the effort by the IRS to systematically harass Americans based on political and religious persuasion.

Lest we forget, before the IRS scandal broke, the president had already attempted to publicly humiliate the Supreme Court for ruling on the side of free speech in the Citizens United case, attacked Americans for Prosperity, warned of attack ads “run by shadowy groups with harmless-sounding names” who he accused of being funded by a “foreign controlled entity.”

The president even went so far as to call conservative groups “insidious,” “a problem for democracy,” and guilty of “unsupervised spending.”

Based on his inability to hide his hostility, it’s quite possible that the President’s disparagement of his detractors may not have been enough to satiate his apparently unquenchable desire for retribution. Consequently, it appears as though it was Barack Obama who, in a retaliatory effort, may have wielded his “convening power” by funneling it through the IRS.

Between 2010 and 2012, right about the time the president began publicly challenging conservatives and calling Tea Party activists the vulgar sexual term “tea baggers,” the IRS began sending letters demanding that conservative and tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status provide training materials, personal information, donor lists, and even the content of religious invocations.

Since the scandal was exposed, liberals have tried desperately to convince Americans that the blame should be placed in the lap of a few overzealous “rogue agents” working in a small IRS office in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Now here we are two years later, and Deputy Commissioner of the IRS Steve Miller has been forced into early retirement. And it’s been revealed that former IRS Commissioner Doug Schulman allegedly visited the White House 120 times during the timeframe the Tea Party and other conservative groups were being targeted for extra screening.

Most notably, Washington-based IRS official, Lois Lerner, refused to testify under oath, pleaded the Fifth Amendment, and is currently negotiating immunity in exchange for further testimony before Congress.

Now, as the reckoning expands, we find out that IRS chief counsel and Obama-appointed official, William Wilkins, who was recently implicated in House Oversight testimony by retiring IRS lawyer Carter Hull, met with Barack Obama two days prior to writing and distributing new criteria that specifically targeted Tea Party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.

According to White House visitor logs, on April 23, 2012, in between touring the US Holocaust Museum and presenting the Commander-in-Chief Trophy to the Air Force Academy football team in the Rose Garden, Obama sashayed over to the Roosevelt Room of the White House to meet with Wilkins and 13 other people.  Then, coincidentally, on the following day, before sitting for a Late Night with Jimmy Fallon interview in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Barack “slow jam the news” Obama squeezed in an off-the-schedule rendezvous with IRS commissioner Douglas ‘Easter Egg Roll’ Shulman.

The next day, on April 25, 2012, William Wilkins suddenly came up with and sent Hull and fellow Washington-based IRS official Lois Lerner “additional comments on the draft guidance.” According to the IRS inspector general’s report, the instructions Wilkins circulated within two days after meeting with the president referred directly to approving or (mostly) denying tea party tax-exempt applications.

As the truth slowly tightens around the neck of the IRS scandal, more and more it’s as if Barack Obama, on a quest for revenge, initiated and orchestrated a plan to shut down, silence, and discourage American citizens.

Which means that, once again, and although he swears otherwise, the president has proven that for those who refuse to comply with or conform to his radical social, economic, and environmental agenda, it’s more about evening the score than leveling the playing field.

Jihadists Working in the IRS

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Whether it’s a homegrown terrorist with Nigerian heritage butchering a UK serviceman, or an IRS operative targeting the First Amendment, if the reason for bloodshed – be it literal or political – is rooted in religious-like fervor, Jihadists will defend their “Holy War.”

In Britain, near the Royal Artillery Barracks in the Woolwich section of London, a young British soldier dressed in a UK military charity t-shirt, Help for Heroes, was purposely mowed down and then dumped in the street after being butchered by two men with meat cleavers.

One witness said, “They were hacking at this poor guy” so brutally that it appeared as though they were attempting to remove his organs.

The justification for the vicious attack was captured on camera as the meat cleaver-brandishing jihadist with the London accent ranted:

We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone. The only reasons we killed this man…is because Muslims are dying daily. This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for tooth.

The brazen suspect expressed regret that women were subjected to seeing the attack, then added, “but in our lands our women have to see the same.”

Winding up his tirade, the attacker warned that “You people will never be safe,” and then cited David Cameron; removing the government; bringing our troops home; and living in peace.

While the hungry-for-peace executioner was mutilating a young man, in the United States the aftermath of another assault was being revealed – not on a soldier, but on the US Constitution and the basic tenets of freedom.

After being party to a deliberate hatchet job, Lois Lerner, head of the division of the IRS that oversees tax-exempt organizations and a key figure in the IRS scandal, appeared before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  With the shameless attitude of the bloody-handed London assassin, Lerner denied all wrongdoing.

Ms. Lerner maintained that “I have not done anything wrong. I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations. And I have not provided false information to this or any other congressional committee.”

If asked, the fellow on the London street waving tools of slaughter would probably express a similar sentiment.

In the 1990s Lois Lerner was Chief of Enforcement at the Federal Elections Commission, where she oversaw the FEC’s largest lawsuit against the Christian Coalition for allegedly violating campaign laws. The Christian Coalition ultimately won the suit, but that didn’t stop Lerner the Operative from being promoted to a position in the IRS where she could impose the same kind of First Amendment rights infringement against Christians, conservatives, and even Jewish groups.

Now Lerner is pleading the fifth and refusing to answer any of the committee’s questions.  Instead, she expressed an “Allahu Akbar”-level pride in her service to a federal agency that she admitted had inappropriately scrutinized applications for 501C (4) status by sniffing out tea partyers and patriots and even auditing a 94-year-old evangelist named Billy Graham.

In liberal jihadi circles, conservative and religious groups seeking tax-exempt status to advocate against things such as the Affordable Health Care Act, gun control, higher taxes, bloated government, and abortion are probably viewed as hatchet-worthy.  So Lerner might believe she did nothing wrong because the way to thwart the enemy is, indeed, “an eye for an eye, and a tooth for tooth.”

Lois Lerner and the British-Nigerian assassin are not alone.  The audaciously unrepentant Lerner is part of a political terrorist cell that includes other IRS colleagues.

Take for instance Sarah Hall Ingram – she was the head of the IRS tax-exempt office at the height of targeting the Tea Party, patriot, evangelical, and Jewish organizations between 2009 and 2012.  Despite running over conservatives with her political bus, Ingram received $100K in bonuses and was promoted to director of the IRS Affordable Care Act office.

If Ingram’s not stopped, she’ll be committing more London-street-style mayhem.

Ingram becoming the lead enforcer of Obamacare mandatory health insurance could be likened to an Islamic jihadist waking up in Jannah surrounded by 72 virgins after a job well done.

Then of course, there’s disrespectful, axed-but-really-just-retiring, Acting IRS Commissioner Steve Miller. Rich Stowell of the Washington Times wrote that, during his testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee, Steve Miller proved

“[t]o be a villainous wretch, a bully bureaucrat of the lowest order” who, “like many guilty henchmen…offered up the defense that he was just doing his job.”

Last but not least is Bush appointee/DNC donor/former IRS Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman.  Mr. Shulman testified before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that although he was well aware of the IRS scandal, like the second London terrorist who hung around the dead body lying in the street, he too tried to distance himself from the controversy.

Having frequented the White House 118 times in two years, Shulman claimed it was for innocuous events like taking the kids to the White House Easter Egg Roll – a claim about as believable as the London terrorist saying his hands were stained red from dyeing Easter eggs with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.

Addressing the London terrorist attack, Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM sounded like J. Russell George – former dater of Michelle Obama/current IRS ombudsman in charge of investigating the tax agency’s mounting woes – saying, “We understand concern about the motivation, and we will work tirelessly to uncover why this occurred and who was responsible.”

Not to demean the gravity of what happened to Lee Rigby in London, even though there isn’t actual bloodshed it’s hard to deny that the US government has politically terrorized certain Americans in fairly large numbers.

That’s why, like the people of London, Americans want answers to questions too. Who is the faceless instigator that motivated liberal IRS jihadists to wage war against upstanding American citizens?

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