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Wednesday, May 15, 2013


  One of my very best friends in the whole world has a saying. "some days, it's just fun to be me!" I am willing to bet that the IRS has not had one of those days since at least last Friday, when Lois Lerner, Director of the Exempt Organizations Division admitted to having targeted Tea Party and other Conservative groups who applied for tax exempt status. In fact, it was quite common knowledge amongst the employees at the nation's most "beloved?" agency.
  Today, President Obama accepted the resignation of interim IRS Commissioner Steve Miller. Miller was scheduled to leave in June. But Miller is just the tip of the iceberg. We now know that this was practiced as early as 2011, but most certainly was kicked into high gear during the 2012 election cycle. Around 500 groups are known to have been targeted, and made up what amounts to a Presidential enemies list.
  The President of course, claimed to be outraged, and for a moment, we will give him the benefit of the doubt. Now. Let's review. Barack Obama first learned the art of politics in Chicago. That takes this latest scandal in the ever growing list up a whole other notch. The phrase "the Chicago way" did not come about because the Daileys, Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, Rahm Emanuel and the Obamas met for lunch every Sunday at Ed Debevic's. No. it came from the practice of, if your enemies bring a knife, you bring a gun. The art of the electioneering in Cook County Illinois is infamous for it's pulling and twisting of the rules like taffy. Obama's disdain and intolerance for people who dare to disagree with him is well known. There was an election coming. And if you can put a thumb on the people who are the most vocal in their opposition of you by bogging them down in a sea of paperwork so they don't have time or money for anything else, well, you do the math.
 It means you take out your enemies. No holds barred.
  These admissions are as serious as they are chilling. The targeting of American citizens for their political beliefs goes against the very idea and founding of America. The first Americans risked life and limb for the right to speak out against their government and it's officials when they disagreed with them, without the threat of retaliation and intimidation. That right has been compromised, and the scariest part of that is that it has been compromised by one of the most powerful and far reaching agencies of our government.
  This is just the beginning of this latest chapter in Obama Rules for Radicals. hearings are scheduled for Friday and there is surely more to come. But something is very wrong. If more of us don't shake ourselves awake and see the trouble, deep trouble that is looming before us, it may be too late.
  Just remember, the IRS will be the enforcement wing of Obama care. If they have a problem with a little Gadsden flag waving and Constitution reading, what's next? 

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