We now know that the administration knows nothing. In the face of several scandals that threaten to take down the Obama administration, we’ve seen that the go to response to important questions is “I don’t know.” The Obama administration doesn’t know what the Obama administration was doing when they knew they were doing it, evidently. They seem on the verge of becoming a new “Know-nothing Party”.
Wouldn’t it be great if we had some accountability in Washington?
We heard recently that the Department of Justice will be investigating the unconstitutional actions of the IRS as they targeted and intimidated groups based on their political affiliation, business that is eerily similar to the political intimidation used by tyrants.
That’s great and all, but wasn’t Obama’s Justice Department in charge of letting guns walk to Mexican drug cartels and ended up getting US Border Patrol agents killed? And wasn’t the DOJ guilty of illegally stealing thousands of phone records from the Associated Press?
That’s great the IRS corruption will be investigated, but I think the American people would feel a lot better if they were being investigated by a legitimate justice system instead of one that resembles more like a third-world dictatorship.
UPDATE: We’ve now learned that the White House knew about the corruption as late as 5 months before the 2012 election. We are left with two unpleasant alternatives: (1) Obama is completely incompetent and has no control over his administration or (2) he intended this unconstitutional tyranny. Either way, he should be relieved of his duty.
The IRS is full of either the most incompetent people in the world or the most sinister. Let’s assume that their entire purpose (to take people’s property against their will) isn’t unjust and immoral in its essence. We should at least expect them to handle their operation like a professional business instead of like a bunch of third-rate accounting school rejects.
In this video, the acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller, who has evidently been designated to take the fall for the IRS corruption, says he doesn’t remember who instigated the Tea Party-targeting plot. It’s funny how the IRS only has perfect recollection when it’s trying to steal your money. So glad to have such capable people in charge of legalized theft.
“I don’t have that name, sir,” he told GOP congressman Dave Reichert in today’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the scandal, which came to light last Friday.
Reichert persisted, “Did you ask anybody?”
“Yes,” Miller responded — he asked the senior technical adviser, Nancy Marks.
“And what did Nancy tell you, who’s responsible?” Reichert asked.
Obama has been building his resume for quite some time:
Fast and Furious
“Gunwalking“, or “letting guns walk“, was a tactic of the Arizona Field Office of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). They ran a series of “gunwalking” sting operations between 2006 and 2011 in the Tucson and Phoenix area where the ATF “purposely allowed licensed firearms dealers to sell weapons to illegal straw buyers, hoping to track the guns to Mexican drug cartel leaders.” These operations were done under the umbrella of Project Gunrunner, a project intended to stem the flow of firearms into Mexico by interdicting straw purchasers and gun traffickers within the United States.
The 2012 Benghazi attack refers to an attack on the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, in Libya on September 11, 2012 by a heavily armed group. The attack began during the night at a compound that is meant to protect the consulate building. A second assault in the early morning the next day targeted a nearby CIA annex in a different diplomatic compound. Four people were killed, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. Ten others were injured. Obama administration officials “lied” about what happened as part of an effort to create a “false image” that just because terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden had been killed earlier, the terrorist threat had markedly diminished.
The Department of Justice secretly obtained the telephone records of Associated Press journalists over a two-month period in early 2012, the AP alleged in a Monday letter to the agency.
An IRS campaign to apply additional scrutiny to conservative groups went beyond targeting “Tea Party” and “patriot” groups to include those focused on government spending, the Constitution and several other broad areas.
The United States Constitution states in Article II, Section 4: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
Thus far in the history of the United States there been three Presidential impeachment proceedings — in 1868 against President Andrew Johnson for his removal of Secretary of War Edwin Stanton in violation of the Tenure of Office Act – 1974 against President Richard Richard Nixon for the Watergate coverup (106 years after Johnson) – 1998-99 against President Bill Clinton for concealing an extramarital affair (24 years after Nixon).
Neither of the previous impeachments were for anything remotely as egregious as refusing to aid vulnerable national interests and then lying about it. There is a great article on the coverup in American Thinker.
Senator Rand Paul spoke to the GOP in Iowa this past weekend. There were jokes, but there was also some heavy-hitting points.
From The Global Dispatch: In a slightly more serious light, Paul critiques the President’s choice with the sequester, in particular, closing the White House self-guided tour, while at the same time, finding $250 million to send to Egypt, a point that Dr. Paul has brought up many times in the recent past.
“In addition to the $2 billion we are already sending to Egypt, in addition to the F-16s, in addition to the Abrams tanks”, Paul notes.
“He’s got all that money but he can’t keep the White House open?”
Paul offers President Obama some items that could be cut to include the $325,000 study on whether a rattlesnake will bite a squirrel if it’s not wagging its tail and a $500,000 menu for Mars. All very funny in a speech; however, not so funny for the US taxpayer.
He also discussed the Benghazi attack, starting with a question for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “Where the hell were the Marines?”
The speech got more serious as Dr. Paul stated the Benghazi attack should preclude Clinton from holding higher office receiving a standing ovation.
No levity there.
This is the pinnacle of capitalism.
I’m not exaggerating. Imagine telling someone from just 50 years ago that you could have a device with which you could access all the world’s knowledge or play games, could help you communicate to nearly anyone in the solar system and take pictures of them with a decent camera that you could share with everyone else in the solar system, could entertain with music, movies, or audiobooks, can track your exact location and speed using GPS while you’re beating Kenyans in a street race, and most importantly of all, let you get see the latest from your favorite Internet celebrity cat.
Then imagine that you tell him it only takes a couple hours of work to make the money to pay for it. This phone is the phenomenal.
Of course, it’s not the best phone out there–the iPhone or the Galaxy SIII take the cake on that, but unlike its predecessor (ATT Fusion 1), it actually works and it works pretty well at that. The storage and memory seem to allow you to do everything that you want to do. You can’t store a billion songs on it, but you can store several audiobooks. And the keyboard is infantile compared to the Apple keyboard, but it’s not a deal breaker for what I need this puppy for.
I can maintain my Google Voice/Skype/GoPhone system and save hundreds of dollars on my phone bill every year (read my books for more on this dandy) and still accomplish everything I want. It’s utter brilliance. Kudos and I look forward to the next generation!
In a press conference just weeks after his anti-2nd Amendment bill failed, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that Obama is rethinking the idea to arm the Islamist rebels in Syria. Evidently he thinks that they’re more responsible with guns than we are or he understands that guns can be used to take down tyrants. As Steve Goddard said, “Obama thinks that guns are needed to defend against tyranny – but not when he is the tyrant.”
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday that the Obama administration is re-thinking its opposition to arming the Syrian rebels, as officials weigh a range of options in the wake of findings that chemical weapons were likely used in the country’s civil war.
“Arming the rebels — that’s an option,” Hagel said at a Pentagon news conference.