Posts Tagged ‘tea party’
Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton has pointed out that the same Department of Justice Public Integrity Unit which sought ways to prosecute Tea Party groups told the FBI to stop investigating the Clinton Foundation. If you think the Obama Administration isn’t corrupt, you are wearing concrete blinders.
The Tea Party was blamed for the destruction of the showcase garden of Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction. The destruction of the garden is all the fault of the shutdown, and therefore the Republicans. What this actually tells you is that none of the Obamas set foot in the garden unless the cameras are rolling, and are much too lazy to actually go out and gather their own food. Honest work holds no allure for the elite or the entitled…
…the IRS go after conservative nonprofits? It’s not like anyone at the White House has ever called Republicans enemies, or terrorists, or any Democrat in and out of Congress has called the Tea Party terrorists and anarchists, and conservatives fanatics and other unpleasant appellations. It isn’t as if prominent Democrats and progressive groups chose to contact the IRS to demand that it investigate Tea Party and other conservative groups.
Lois Lerner, who has chosen to retire with a very generous taxpayer -funded pension rather than answer inconvenient questions, was placed at the IRS to continue her governmental abuse of taxpayers on behalf of progressives. She did not have to receive a memo telling her what actions to take because Democrats were making it perfectly clear in their statements and actions that those in disagreement with progressive policies and plans were to be considered dangerous.
I hope everyone just pays the penalty the first year, which will make an already broken scheme literally broke. In the alternative, if you live near a state with really cheap rates, go there and sign up. The government has already said it can’t do the required checks to see if you’re eligible for subsidies, so how could it check whether or not you really mean to move to that state? Anything you can do to throw sand in the works would be good, even if it’s no more than tying up the computer sign-up systems.
By the way, Ms. Lerner was right to consider the Tea Party dangerous — one in five Americans is a Tea Party patriot.
The Department of Justice is no longer making any pretense of following the law. If it feels justified in persecuting people who are lawfully and peacefully protesting outside abortion clinics, what makes you think DoJ won’t go after the Tea Party when they’re protesting His Oneness?
I didn’t listen to His Oneness on Monday, but I’m unsurprised that Brian Bolduc did and found him, as ever, blaming others for his own heavy hand of failure, while simultaneously claiming it on an S&P math error. Not even the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, a reliable cheerleader for Obama, found the speech wanting.
The Democrats’ talking point this weekend was to call this a Tea Party downgrade. Considering that recent Gallup polls show that the percentage of Americans who expressly state that they are supporters of the Tea Party movement is currently about as large at 22% of the population as the 21% who say they are liberal, Ed Morrissey is likely correct that there will be blowback on the Dems. Michael Walsh views the attack on the Tea Party as testing for Obama’s re-election campaign, so it’s significant, even if John Hinderaker says they can’t sell it. Rick Santelli defends the Tea Party here.
Was George Soros the man who bet that downgrades were coming?