I have said repeatedly that the IRS scandal is the most dangerous scandal in U.S. history for one simple reason: in the past, when the IRS had been abused for political reasons, it was always elites vs. elites. That is, it was the Kennedys using the IRS as a political weapon against Richard Nixon, or Lyndon Johnson using it the same way against Nixon, or Nixon’s mere suggestion of using it to go after a certain political opponent (which he never did, by the way, and yet it was enough for the Democrats to make it the second Article of Impeachment against him). It had always been elites using the IRS as a political chainsaw against other elites whom they perceived as political enemies.
Bad enough, right? As usual, Team Obama has taken “bad enough” and made it the worst case scenario.
This IRS scandal is far more dangerous because it’s the first time the most fearsome arm of the U.S. government has been used by the elites to target REGULAR Americans…who just happened to disagree with the president’s policies and the direction in which he was taking the country. It wasn’t just one or two political elites being targeted. It was—is—thousands of average Americans who were under the impression that their First Amendment right to speak out against their government was still intact.
Their folly! They didn’t have that right anymore. The Obama administration used the IRS to intimidate, harass, and bludgeon them into silence. That’ what makes this the most dangerous scandal in American history.
Thank goodness for Congressmen Trey Gowdy and Darrell Issa and some others who are pressing the arrogant IRS Commissioner and others for answers and are trying to hold them accountable in the face of widespread stonewalling and lies.
When this scandal broke last year—AFTER the IRS ADMITTED to the targeting of conservative groups and apologized for it—Obama proclaimed himself “outraged” and claimed he would “get to the bottom of it.”
As I’ve said before, it’s hard to get to the bottom of something when you ARE the bottom of it.
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