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Preface:
First let me say that Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States. This is not a statement on Clinton or Trump so much as one on the state of the union. We are a nation in irreversible decline having abandoned all that is logical and good… including God, the Constitution, and the principles upon which this nation was founded (not necessarily in that order).

In fact, the worst outcome for the country in this 2016 Presidential election would be a Clinton victory. The second worst outcome would be a Trump Victory, third and fourth followed closely by Johnson (the Libertarian) and the green idiot (WhatserName). In short, nothing good will likely come from this election.

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Karma, She’s a Bitch:
All that said, I must comment on the latest circumstances which has caused the investigation into Hillary emails to be reopened. For me… there is just way too much irony or karma in all of this not to.

Case in point… It would be ironic beyond measure for Hillary to be brought down by the likes of pervert extraordinaire Anthony Weiner (aka Carlos Danger). Hillary has had as a co-conspirator such a pervert, such a predator, for her entire sullied career. She has protected, enabled, and empowered such a miscreant in her endless conquest for money and power (not necessarily in that order). So again, I see irony that the perversion and incompetence of Huma Abedins’s resident miscreant is responsible for Hillary’s latest troubles.

The Nature of Criminal Organizations:
First understand this. The private server was set up by Hillary Clinton for one purpose and one purpose only. To hide criminal activity… RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) level criminal activity. Hillary, Hubby and a slew of co-conspirators systematically sold out the interests of the United States. Hillary delivered the good though her position as Secretary of State. She and Hubby amassed a personal fortune by accepting bribes disguised as speaking fees. And all of this was facilitated through the Clinton Foundation.

Fatal Flaws of Clinton Business Model:
One problem with criminal enterprises of this nature and scale is that you must surround yourself with fellow criminals and reprobates to carry out your schemes. Honest men and women just don’t do that kind of work. This business model offers two fatal flaws. One is the “rat” or “stool pigeon”. One guy gets caught, loses his/her nerve, cuts a deal and the whole thing unravels. So far… SO FAR… the Clintons have avoided this. The second fatal flaw is that some reprobates are smarter than others… and thus some (aka Anthony Weiner) are downright idiots.

First, there is John Podesta. The man may be very smart (though obviously there isn’t much too him morally). Sidney fell for a phishing scheme. That where someone sends you an email pretending to be a company (Google in this case) and tricks you into giving them your password. This is equivalent to falling for the Nigerian Prince email scam; but in this case it allowed the culprits to gain access to emails instead of a bank account. I have enjoyed the Democratic strategy in addressing these (particularly DNC Chairman Donna Brazil). They remind us that it was probably the Russians who gained access to these emails and thus they can’t be trusted (or even discussed concerning their validity or content) and thus we should instead concentrate on the squirrel they just pointed out to us. And as far as the main stream media is concerned… that works for them.

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But now… we have Anthony (Carlos Danger) Weiner…

So What Happened:
So what happened here? Huma either lied or forgot in her sworn testimony that she and pervert hubby had set up her gmail account on one of his computers. (Side Note: Huma testified that she had turned over all devices containing her email accounts in the original criminal probe.) We can really safely assume it was the latter (she forgot) else the poor laptop would have been “sleeping with the fishes” long ago. And one thing about setting up these type accounts on a computer, if you forget about them they just keep doing their thing, downloading, storing, downloading, storing… So while Mr. Danger is taking a snapshot of his erection (with his infant kid in the background) and sending it to young girls, what is gmail doing behind the scenes? Downloading and storying…

So here is where the irony or karma kicks in. Hillary was scott free. With paying off the wife of the #2 guy at the FBI, the cozy Clinton relationship with Loretta Lynch, and the whole rigged system… the FBI announces “nothing to see here”. That’s it! Done deal! An exact copy of the original email server could exist somewhere and nobody would be looking for it… it would fade into oblivion with every other Clinton scandal to ever exist. The only way this beast could rise from the grave would be for some law enforcement to stumble upon such a treasure trove by accident AND be in a position to know what they found. Probability? 1 in a million…

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But that one computer, of the millions in the world, that may have Clinton email information on it was owed by… Anthony Weiner (aka Carlos Danger) pervert husband of Huma Abedin, top advisor of Hillary Clinton, who is neck deep in all the corruption and criminal activity. Had that computer been the property of a normal husband (who at most surfed a little porn), everything would have rolled on smoothly, everything would have remained perfectly hidden. But this computer belonged to someone apt to commit crimes in association to under-age 15-year-old girls… federal crimes… exactly the type of crimes that often catch the attention of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), and the ONE law enforcement agency most likely to recognize the emails for what they are.

The Reaction:
People say Hillary has only herself to blame since all she had to do was turn over the emails when they were subpoenaed. This statement is naive, moronic, or both because it assumes that Hillary simply deleted emails related to yoga, weddings and baby showers. The reason why Hillary deleted the emails was because they proved collusion, pay to play, and organized crime on a Rico scale. No… if Hillary had released those emails she would not be the nominee and would likely be in prison right now. Instead she put her faith in a rigged, intertwined, convoluted system to cover it all up… which pretty well worked.

Many on the left are screaming that the FBI and James Comey in particular sought to affect the election with the announcement which is “unprecedented”. The claim is bull#$@%. The Democrats made no such claim in 1992 when special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh indicted former Reagan-era Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger a week before the election (between H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton). Granted, that indictment was political and quickly thrown out on its merits right after the election.

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Some say James Comey is righting a wrong that he regrets; the wrong being not indicting an obviously guilty perp in the first place. Some say that Weiner gave him a second chance to quell a revolt in the rank-and-file FBI investigators (for not indicting). It’s hard to say… Personally, I think Comey’s problem isn’t a lack of character, as much as a lack of balls (an epidemic in GOP circles). He (like Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts who upheld Obamacare) didn’t want to be the one responsible for creating a political $#@!storm, so he just went with the status quo. But now Karma forced his hand…

On this Comey probably found himself in a really bad spot. He’s got his rank-and-file pissed at him already, they discover tens of thousands of these emails, and he knows an anonymous tip is hours away. The purpose of his actions (the announcement) was to do damage control. The information was going to get out there… he decided he had to do it on his terms.

concept-laugh-at-others-misfortune-simpsons-ralphConclusion:
I can’t help but cheer when I see Hillary Clinton’s life turned into the hell it ought to be. I can’t help but hope that something will derail her ambition and justice actually be served. And yes, this is in spite of the likely outcome of the election if Hillary does lose. In this day and age, Karma has has her hands full. So, one dirt-bag at a time. She (Karma) can deal with him (Trump) next. 🙂

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Government - IRS AuditThe latest on the IRS Scandal is that the IRS says it can’t produce e-mails for Lois Lerner during a key period (2009 to 2011) of the IRS criminal (yes criminal) targeting and harassment of conservative Tea Party organizations. Her computer crashed and the “damaged” hard drive “recycled” (according to standard procedure).

But wait, it gets better, they are also saying it’s not just Lois, but six other IRS employees key to the investigation (including Steven Miller, former IRS commissioner and Nickole Flax, his chief of staff). The reasons vary from crashed computers to backup procedures.

Nope, not done yet… there’s more. IRS “procedures” actually require such communications to be printed and saved as hard copies. They weren’t.

So when it comes to procedures that result in the emails being destroyed they were following them to a tee, but when it comes to procedures that would have maintained the emails they weren’t following them at all. How convenient…

Lie - Pants on FireWell this kind of falls under my area of expertise, with 20+ years of computer programming and administration; so I can pretty confidently call Bullshit!

My Analysis:
One computer crashing and thus losing some emails in this day and age is statistically highly improbable. We’re not just talking about a home computer here, which is what the IRS is hoping people equate this to, because anyone can understand a computer crashing and losing what’s on it.

We’re talking about a multi-billion dollar agency with federal law behind required backups. Email in this day and age does not reside on one computer. It also resides on one to many servers and those servers have safe guards so that if a hard drive dies, it’s compensated for. Other technology (RAID) protects data from hard drive crashes.

My point is, it’s very, very, improbable for Lois Lerner to lose her emails because the computer on her desk crashed. They would have been easily reconstructed from the server on her new machine within an hour, we’re not even talking going to the backups.

And even if this improbable event did occur, it would require gross if not willful negligence on the part of the IRS IT guys. And as skeptical of their competence as I am, even I can hardly imagine that.

So now, the IRS is asking us to believe this improbable event not only happened once, but SIX times to key people during the same time period. Let me be blunt. It is not possible. It did not happen. It is a lie.

I don’t know if the IRS is stalling as they destroy evidence or if they are simply telling Congress to screw themselves. But what they are claiming did not happen; not for one computer, not for six.

It is clear (as it has been for over a year) that major federal crimes have been committed at the IRS, the Lois Lerner is at the center of it, and that major crimes may be in commission as we speak to try and destroy evidence. A special prosecutor should be appointed immediately. And before all the liars can get together to get their stories straight (if it’s not too late); pull them before Congress under oath and give them every opportunity to hang themselves (via perjury). Haul the IT guys in there immediately… I can tell you, we techies are generally terrible liars.

Many, many, criminals have been caught by thinking something they deleted on their computer is gone for good. Hopefully, these criminals missed something; even though they’ve stalled and schemed for over two years now.


Sharyl Attkisson - CBS NewsSharyl Attkisson Understands:
Sharyl Attkisson, the CBS investigative reporter formerly in the Washington bureau for CBS News (fired for being too tough on the left) was very insightful on the issue of missing emails. This lady knows her stuff on this subject.

The Emails Were Not Lost:
“These emails are not stored on a signal server or a single computer, so if there were a crash of a hard drive or some sort of system failure, they would still be retrievable. According to [John] Koskinen, the IRS Commissioner at the time, he told Congress that emails were stored offsite. That jives with people who said emails were backed up daily. There is a responsibility on the part of government officials to retain the data, make sure that is and can’t be lost in the system. If it’s true that the emails are lost, that’s quite a story in itself”

Getting the Liars Before Congress:
“I would call in certain officials. Let’s assume there could have been some mischief committed — before they have time to get their stories straight and fix things up, I would get them in there under oath and start digging down and getting the timeline and getting people on the record about this. The only people that I see that can do this are members of Congress. The question is, do they have the will to do that?”

Computer System Safeguards:
“One official wrote me…to say this is entirely implausible, and he said there are criminal penalties for destroying federal records, which makes sense, including liability for negligence for not taking the necessary steps to protect files, including a federal requirement to backup data. This doesn’t happen. He said … all email servers are backed up with something called ‘RAID’ (Redundant Array Of Independent Disks), and it’s nearly impossible for something to delete the files, and that even if that were to happen they would not be gone forever.”

Getting to the Truth:
“One final comment that this particular guy made, he said if there was a cover-up here — let’s just assume for the sake of argument that maybe something went wrong — he said laws have been broken during an alleged cover-up that are much easier to prove than the original act, some poor IT schmuck, if you get him under oath, he will fold like a cheap suit, and I do feel like there is some truth to that. So if you call in the IT professionals who supposedly reported the crash and went after the irretrievable material and found they couldn’t be found I think you’d probably get the truth; and maybe the truth is nothing more than what the IRS says, but it’s just strange that they kept the subpoena and official request from Congress for 7-10 months without mentioning it that the emails don’t exist or are that they were gone. And it also then would be exposing a huge vulnerability in our federal computers if indeed data has been irretrievably lost by this. Remember, but the IRS is part of Healthcare.gov, if the IRS system can indeed be so vulnerable that some sort of crash can lose all kind of important data like this, what does it say about the federal system?”


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Paul Ryan P!ssed:
Paul Ryan is onto these guys even as the Democrats continue the stall tactics. Speaking to a very arrogant IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Paul said the following:

“I’m sitting here, listening to this testimony, I don’t believe it. That’s your problem. Nobody believes you. The Internal Revenue Service comes to us a couple years ago and misleads us and tells us no targeting is occurring. Then it said it was a few rogue agents in Cincinnati. Then it said it was also on progressives. All of those things have been proven untrue…”

“You are the Internal Revenue Service. You can reach into the lives of hard-working taxpayers and with a phone call, an e-mail or a letter you can turn their lives upside down. You ask taxpayers to hand onto seven years of their personal tax information in case they are ever audited and you can’t keep six months worth of employee e-mails? And now that we are seeing this investigation, you don’t have the e-mails, hard drives crashed. You learned about this months ago. You just told us, and we had to ask you on Monday.”

“This is not being forthcoming. This is being misleading again. This is a pattern of abuse, a pattern of behavior that is not giving us any confidence that this agency is being impartial. I don’t believe you. This is incredible.”

To which Koskinen retorted arrogantly he’d had a “long career” and never been told no one believed him.

Ryan said “I don’t believe you.”

To which Rep. Sander Levin (D., Mich.) snapped at Ryan to let Koskinen answer a question

Ryan yelled back, “I didn’t ask him a question! I control the time. I have not yielded time. I control the time.”

Continuing…

“Here’s what being forthcoming is. If we are investigating criminal wrongdoing, targeting of people based on their political beliefs and the emails in question are lost because of a hard drive crash that is apparently unrecoverable, which a lot of IT professionals would question, (TexasLynn included) and you don’t tell us about it until we ask you about it, that is not being forthcoming.”

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JaywalkingSo here’s my take on the Chris Christie traffic lane closing scandal. And granted much of this comes from an article I read on the Wall Street Journal.

First, a disclosure… I’m not a big fan of Chris Christie. As a conservative I do not see myself supporting his candidacy for President in either the primary or general election in 2016… but that a completely different tirade.

OK… back to the “scandal”.

Let’s assume the worst. Though Christie denies it, let’s assume that he not only knew but ordered and directed the lane closing as a political gotcha. The result was a traffic jam in New Jersey for a few days. If this were the case I would want and expect Christie to suffer the appropriate consequences… whatever those may be. You can bet the Democrats (and their minions the Main Stream Media) are doing their damndest to find ANY evidence Christie knew. Failing that… they will either invent the evidence or not so subtly imply that it exists somewhere. Hillary’s posterior is on the line after all…

But what this “scandal” really exposes is that “Republicans (and even more so conservatives) operate under a double media standard that holds them to a much lower scandal threshold.” (from the WSJ)

Government - IRS AuditCase in point, the use of the IRS to target political opponents in an election year. Let’s review the progression of that scandal over the last year or so…

First it was a few rogue agents, then Lois Lerner took the 5th (after it was made clear she and other directed the “rogue” agents), then Lerner resigned (oops make that simply retired) to a fat government pension, then the “acting” IRS commissioner (Steven Miller) resigned which he was going to do anyway, but as of today nobody has been held accountable, eventually the spin has emerged that this was all a phony scandal anyway.

Today, if I am hearing the latest liberal/media spin correctly; it never was a scandal because liberal groups were also targeted. This spin is rationalized by the fact that a liberal group (or two) was actually scrutinized during the same time period. It ignores that 1) 90+% of the targeted groups were tea party or conservative and 2) that almost all of the liberal groups got timely confirmation and that most of the tea party groups didn’t (and still haven’t). But logic, reality, and consequences aren’t applicable when the left is obfuscating the truth. Finally, the Justice Department (under Holder) has decided that there will be an “investigation”… led by a career bureaucrat who also happens to be a major Obama and Democratic donor. (At least that’s one step better than Holder investigating his own misconduct in Fast and Furious… he exhonerated himself by the way….)

Contrasting the Obama Administrations reactions to the two scandals… it’s interesting that within 24 hours, the Obama Administration leaked that the U.S. Attorney is investigating the lane closures as a criminal matter. These are the same guys who can’t tell Congress what, if anything, is going on with the IRS probe that has been outstanding for over a year now.

So here we have two scandals… one resulting in traffic jams where traffic jams occur every day and the other resulting in the civil rights of thousands being trampled on not the mention the federal crimes being committed at high levels of the U.S. Government. It would be a miscarriage of idea of fairness (if not justice) if the media considered these two scandals equal. But’s worse than that. The media, in its bias, puts much more weight behind the Christie scandal with dogged tenacity while not only ignoring the Obama/IRS scandal but towing the Party line.

Often, when I expose the left for stuff like this, I must endure the argument that “Well, both sides do it.” And that’s true to an extent. But one side gets away with “it” not to mention much bigger “its” than the other. That is, again, because the right is watched much more closely and held the much lower scandal threshold. And to be honest I want the right to be held to that low threshold of scandal and high threshold of accountability. But not holding the left to the same (or at least moderately equivalent) threshold is a disservice to society. Even worse, the lack of a “free press” in this nation is doing incalculable damage to the Republic. It’s disgraceful and more, it’s immoral.

The WSJ said it best “Compared to using the IRS against political opponents during an election campaign, closing traffic lanes for four days is jaywalking.”

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People - Young Black ManBen Shapiro had an excellent column of what the Zimmerman trial was all about (Why the Mainstream Media Doesn’t Give a Damn About Black Kids). Not the incident itself; but why there was a trial… fueled by media distortion and hype. Many say it’s about ratings, ads, clicks, and dollars… and money is part of it; but it’s not the underlying problem. The bias of the main stream media not only leads to an uninformed public, but it promotes a culture that ignores social problems because they don’t move the liberal agenda forward. It leads to a system that ignores and allows the deaths of thousands of black “children” every year.

While I encourage you to read the entire column… here are a few paragraphs to make the basic point.

“The left is committed to changing America in basic ways. But in order to create enough support for changing the greatest and most tolerant nation ever to grace the planet, the left must portray America as an evil, nasty place. Doing that requires promoting the lie that non-black Americans hate black people, and would dig their old white sheets and burning crosses out of storage if given half a chance. Both the media and the Democratic Party are complicit in that propaganda effort. Building on the fact that America used to be a racist place, and ignoring 50-plus years of American transformation, the left has convinced many Americans, both black and white, that America is a grotesque and monstrous place.

For many Americans, it feels so good to buy into that notion. It provides an easy dose of unearned moral superiority — “America is racist, but I’m not, because I believe America is racist.” It allows Americans to ignore real and pressing problems in favor of moaning about vague and undefined ones — “forget about Darryl Green, let’s talk about institutional racism.” Most of all, it carries with it an easy and dismissive solution — “let’s turn power over to a chosen few who can fix everything.”

Meanwhile, more Darryl Greens [a young black kid killed by young black kids] will die. So will more Trayvon Martins, given the fact that Martin was the product of a broken home, had a criminal history and a history of fighting, and was caught up in drug culture — all factors in his death, and all problems the media refuse to talk about. But the media don’t care about those deaths. All they care about is the larger goal: fixing America, one fake racial scandal at a time.”

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[TL Note: This posting was practically pilfered from a column by Paul Greenberg.]

Obama has denied being in the loop (or even being in the same room as the loop) in scandal after scandal after scandal. Benghazi Attacks, IRS Tea Party Persecution, Associated Press Surveillance, Falsely Naming a (Fox) Reporter as a Conspirator in a Warrant…

As the mob bosses say in Chicago when they are finally busted; Obama is sayin’, “I didn’t know nuttin’.”

As I see it there are two possibilities.
1) Obama knew… in which case we will (eventually) find out if the old adage about “honor among thieves” is true.
2) Obama didn’t know nuttin’… in which case we will learn that the left has really learned and put into practice a lesson or power and politics taught by Shakespeare hundreds of years ago.


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Antony and Cleopatra: Act 2 Scene 7 [as played out in 2010/2011 Chicago/Obama style politics]

Original Scene Setup: In the original scene by Shakespear, Pompey (a powerful politician) who is entertaining the rulers of the world (Marc Antony, Octavius Caesar and Lepidus) aboard his galley; when his servant, Menas, comes to him with a proposal.

New Scene Setup: Obama (Pompey) is working towards his 2012 re-election. The extent of the incompetence of his rivals is yet to be realized. His faithful servant Lois Lerner (who really represents the entire Bureaucratic system) comes to him with a proposal.

[TL Note: This is almost verbatim from the work of Shakespeare… with only minor changes by TexasLynn.]

MENAS/LOIS LERNER:
(to Obama) Would you like to be king of the entire country?

POMPEY/OBAMA:
What are you saying?

MENAS/LOIS:
Would you like to be the unchecked king of the entire country? Now I’ve said it twice.

POMPEY/OBAMA:
How could that happen?

MENAS/LOIS:
Just consider it. Though I am a lowly bureaucrat, I am the woman who will give you the 2012 election and the country.

POMPEY/OBAMA:
Are you drunk?

MENAS/LOIS:
No, Great Leader, I haven’t had anything to drink. You can extend your term and silence your detractors. Both are yours if you will take them.

POMPEY/OBAMA:
Tell me how.

MENAS/LOIS:
By design, your detractors must board this boat (the IRS) which I command. Let me cut the anchor cable. When we are away from land, cut their throats. Everything that belongs to them is yours.

POMPEY/OBAMA:
Oh, you should have done it without telling me! For me to do such a thing would be villainy. For you to do it would be good service. You should know that to me, profit isn’t more important than honor, but the other way around. Regret that your mouth betrayed your actions. If you had acted without my knowledge, I would have approved your action later. But now I must condemn it. Give it up… and go drink.


Conclusion:
The only difference? MENAS/LOIS Lerner, IRS Commissioner (at the time) Douglas Shulman, the White House Counsel, and many, many others at every level of the Bureaucracy and the Administration did NOT allow their mouths to betray their actions. They knew that “some matters are not appropriate to convey to him (Obama), and this (was) one of them.” as White House Designated Liar, Jay Carney said.

They simply used their positions of power, cut the cable, and systematically fell on the throats of their bosses “enemies” in HIS service.

And why not? Obama and his Democratic allies have made it clear that those were their marching orders for years. Obama said, “We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.” OK… that is exactly what Lois Lerner, and her legion of bureaucrats did.

Did Obama know what they were doing… probably not. Did he know they were being good soldiers and serving his interest… probably so. Did he know he didn’t need to (or want to) know the details… absolutely. And every one of them knew NOT to tell him, sparing him from “villainy” and at the same time covering his glorious golden ass.

Political Cartoon - 2013 05 24 - Covering Obama's Behind

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Poster - Inspirational - CondescensionWhat really bothers me about the IRS scandal is that I’m still being treated like an idiot by the IRS and the Obama Administration. It’s bad enough that they think I’m an idiot, but to have the balls to repeatedly tell me they think I’m an idiot. THAT pisses me off! And of course by “me” I mean “we” the American people.

What am I talking about?

“Foolish mistakes were made by people trying to be more efficient in their workload selection… I do not believe that partisanship motivated [the actions by IRS personnel]. — Steven Miller Outgoing acting Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner

Mr. Miller doesn’t believe that. No one is THAT stupid. But his reaction to this scandal isn’t to try and fix it, not to try and find out what happened. A partisan IRS (as long as it leans left) is no problem as far as people like Miller are concerned. So he uses his arrogance and hatred for those philosophically different to say as much.

He may as well be saying, “I don’t have enough respect for you to even give you a plausible answer. Instead I think I’ll insult your intelligence with the most absurdly false statement I can make. You idiots need to watch my face as I say this… My guys were just trying to be efficient, not partisan… Oh, and by the way, kiss my curvy, white, leftist ass.”

Of course the IRS targeting was partisan! It’s the very definition of partisan! Only conservative, Christian organizations were targeted. Leftist organizations had no problems… none. What else would you all that!

Concept - Enough - SignEnough!

There is only one real solution here; an independent (from Obama and the Justice Department) prosecutor. Laws were broken. The only questions are by whom and at what level of the IRS (and possibly the Administration).

We have part of that answer. We’ve already identified about a half dozen IRS flunkies who implemented the partisan witch hunt. They broke the law whether they took orders from above or not. Let’s start by hauling all of them in before Congress. Let them testify under oath. Give them the opportunity to come clean, perjure themselves, or (most likely) repeatedly take the 5th. Then read them their Miranda rights, indict them, and move forward.

Lois Lerner, the partisan in charge of the division that persecuted conservatives, will appear before Congress today (Wednesday 5/22/13) and will indeed take the 5th. This is the same Lois Lerner that issued the initial apology-but-no-really (see An Apology? We Prize Nothing More Highly!) from the IRS and one of the first to assure us that this duck (conservative persecution by the IRS) was not a duck.

But hauling the miscreants before congress is EXACTLY what we need to be doing. It’s needs to be the first step before prosecution.

Lerner’s lawyer complains that since she has indicated that she intends to take the 5th; forcing her to appear “would have no purpose other than to embarrass or burden her.”

To which I would say “Really!? I genuinely hope embarrassment is the least of her worries and problems right now. And let us hope she is eventually burdened even further with indictment, prosecution and 6×8 ft. accommodations.”

But… for now… we don’t have the evidence to further burden Lois Lerner beyond the “embarrassment” of publically taking the 5th. So… back to the flunkies, who will be the key to all of this.

At a minimum the flunkies should lose their jobs, pensions (if possible) and anything else we can take under the law.

Crime - Prison Cells (with Border)“Now, about this prison term your facing. You say you were only taking orders from higher up? OK… we’ll take that under consideration, maybe even offer a deal in writing… contingent on convictions of said higher ups. But we want names, emails, proof, and testimony against them. (Are you hearing this Ms. Lerner?) That’s the deal; take it or leave it.

And I’ll be honest, I don’t know if political appointees (at the upper levels of the IRS) directed this crap or not. While I don’t think it’s likely that the flunkies acted on their own, it is possible. After all, they are bureaucrats; which by definition generally means leftist and Democrat.

The IRS and Obama want us to let this slide. Like all leftist political crime, they want to admit that “mistakes” were made, offer an un-genuine mea culpa and move on… no consequences for anyone, and worse, no changes to the system.

Anyone within the IRS (or the administration) who even knew this crap was going on should lose their jobs. (And there are many.) Anyone who was involved should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

It’s been almost three years (started in 2010) since these crimes began. It’s been almost a year (June 2011) since the IRS has known about the crimes. And it’s been a month (April 2013) since the Obama White House has known.

Release the dogs… It’s well past time for these crimes to be prosecuted… at whatever level they were committed.

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Just two weeks ago I wrote a post concerning Obama’s Impotence… mostly pointing out the disasters on the diplomatic and world stage (North Korea, Iran, Benghazi, the Middle East). The point of the original Post (Obama’s Tool Impotent) was that Obama strengths were speaking and campaigning and his weaknesses were governing and being an executive.

Political Cartoon - 2013 04 00 - Obama Impotent

What a difference two short weeks make. Oh, those world problems are still out there and aren’t going to get any better anytime soon… But NOW we’re seeing the impotence manifest on a domestic front with the IRS and AP snooping scandals. This is not even mentioning the domestic stuff being ignored like jobs, the debt, and the massive printing of money (and spending) that artificially supports the stock market…

Things are so bad; the lap dogs in the media have distanced themselves from their master. Some (like Chris Matthews) are even growling at him. And it remains to be seen if he can call them back. It may be that they’ve decided he isn’t worth it anymore (they’re like that); and are ready to jump in Hilary’s lap in preparation for 2016. (Of course Hillary needs to be careful too. There’s no honor among the MSM, and she too could quickly find herself labeled as jetsam.)

Even (someone as daft as) Chris Matthews kind-of gets it now. THE Chris Matthews who got a “thrill going up my leg” just listening to an Obama speech back in 2008 now realizes Obama is a “ship without an engine”.

It makes me (and the rest of the conservative movement) want to scream “Welcome to the party pal!” (from the movie Die Hard)

People - Obama, Barack - Arrogant

“What part of the presidency does Obama like? He doesn’t like dealing with other politicians — that means his own cabinet, that means members of the congress, either party. He doesn’t particularly like the press…. He likes to write the speeches, likes to rewrite what Favreau and the others wrote for the first draft… So what part does he like? He likes going on the road, campaigning, visiting businesses like he does every couple days somewhere in Ohio or somewhere. But what part does he like? He doesn’t like lobbying for the bills he cares about. He doesn’t like selling to the press. He doesn’t like giving orders or giving somebody the power to give orders. He doesn’t seem to like being an executive.” — Chris Matthews leftist MSNBC host

Like I said, Chris kind-of gets it. Yes Obama likes and doesn’t like the things Chris mentioned; but Chris associates the current scandals and disasters to the whims of the President. That’s only part of it. The other part is… Even if Obama had the desire, Obama lacks the ability to lead; lacks the ability to be an executive. He’s an amateur. Until now he’s always had everything handed to him on a silver platter. He expected his Presidency to be the same (foreign and domestically) because of his superior reason and charisma… and when it wasn’t; he had no clue of what to do.

The very thing that gave Chris that thrill up his leg is the same thing that doomed this President to be one of the worst in history. We’re talking on the same level as Jimmy Carter.

I know, I know… it’s hard to see right now in light of the media adoration (which is already dimming) and the constant campaigning, and the spin… but history will tell and it won’t take that long.

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