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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Good questions about the IRS scandal

Craig Shirley, a best-selling author, writes at Breitbart concerning the IRS scandal:
The unspoken 600-pound gorilla in the room is that the IRS did not go after Republican Party groups. There has been some noise made in that direction, but it is just that--noise. The real IRS vendetta was aimed at the Tea Party movement and not at the myriad GOP inside-the-beltway groups like American Crossroads or Americans for Job Security or any of the other interlocking GOP seen as front groups for corporate America.
As I stated elsewhere recently, The Republican Establishment is pea green with envy but also embarrassment "that the IRS did not think them worthy of harassing, or even worse, on the same side as the IRS. In other words, the IRS saw the GOP as too feckless to worry about. Either explanation is not very appealing for the national Republicans.”
I wouldn't expect the IRS to target GOP establishment types because they're in favor of big government too and similarly against the Tea Party movement. However, I had not considered even remotely what this scandal means to them.

More important questions Shirley raises:
Many questions are begged. Did outside liberal groups conspire with the IRS against the Tea Party? Did Republican Establishment types conspire with the IRS to censor the Tea Party? If so, how high up did the conspiracy go inside the two major parties, both of which had something to gain with the marginalization and/or destruction of the Tea Party movement?
As far as the Tea Party and it sympathizers are concerned, nearly everybody in Washington is a suspect. The Tea Party has found the enemy, and it is the Washington Establishment.
Isn’t it ironic that the Tea Party now stands for the rule of law and that elements of the United States government and the Washington establishment have become the rogue, criminal element in America?

1 comment:

  1. I disagree. I believe the IRS/White House went after the tea party groups because an attack/discrimination like that on Republican groups would have brought out all the money, publicity and influence they have - which is sizable. Do you think American Crossroads would stand for bullying for one minute? Hardly. Not so for grass roots tea party movements - lacking the large numbers, money and connections of the larger parties, they had neither the clout or experience to complain about mistreatment and no money for high powered attorneys to plead their case. No, the jig would have been up instantly had they targeted Republican groups instead of being able to go on for years with nary a whisper. This presidency knows what it is doing (if only in the arena of thug politics) and picking on someone your own size wasn't part of the game this time.