Obama to the Koch Brothers; “Hey dat’s a nice business youse gots dhere guys, be a shame if’n someting was to happens to it…”
Oh… I’m sorry… You think that didn’t happen? Think again…
a 2010 incident involving Austan Goolsbee, Obama’s former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. Goolsbee told reporters on Aug. 27, 2010 that Koch Industries, a billion-dollar energy company run by the politically influential Koch brothers, paid no income taxes.
The tax records of Koch Industries — a private company – would not have been public information and therefore should not have been known to Goolsbee. At the time, the Obama team backpedaled and said the information was made public in two places – which turned out to be untrue. Then the Obama administration said Goolsbee had misspoken and that he had guessed the company’s confidential tax information.
At the time, the IRS had promised to look into the Goolsbee gaffe but a report was never publicly released.
The Koch brothers aren’t even remotely the only ones that the Obamanation Administration has employed old fashioned Chicago Gangster extortion and intimidation tactics against.
“In a story reported by Erin McCann of Healthcare IT News, (You can follow her on Twitter @EMcCannHITN), the IRS is alleged to have improperly accessed some 60 million medical records from 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges.“
Now why would the Whitehouse want to intimidate or influence California State Judges? Think Proposition 8 and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
The Obamanation Administration is turning out to have more surprises than a train-wreck made up of clown cars. The Fifth Column Treasonous Media were already so far in the tank for the Obamanation Administration that they had already willfully and with a foreknowledge of malice committed perjury on behalf of the Obamanation Administration. Yet somehow that just wasn’t enough for the wannabe dictators at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. They obviously felt the need to break a few Fifth Column Treasonous Media arms just to make sure that the Fifth Column Treasonous Media understood who was in charge.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.
The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, for general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and for the main number for the AP in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP. It was not clear if the records also included incoming calls or the duration of the calls.
In all, the government seized the records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown, but more than 100 journalists work in the offices where phone records were targeted, on a wide array of stories about government and other matters.
NPR did just that with Attorney General Eric Holder, the top man at Justice. And Holder says he can’t quite recall how many times he’s seized reporter phone records (via David Freddoso and Drudge on Twitter):
As his Justice Department faces bipartisan outrage for searching phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors, Attorney Gen. Eric Holder says he is not sure how many times such information has been seized by government investigators in the four years he’s led Justice.
During an interview with NPR’s Carrie Johnson on Tuesday, Holder was asked how often his department has obtained such records of journalists’ work.
“I’m not sure how many of those cases … I have actually signed off on,” Holder said. “I take them very seriously. I know that I have refused to sign a few [and] pushed a few back for modifications.”
And of course now the Fifth Column Treasonous Media are roaring like Lions in their indignation.
Politico reported earlier today that Washington DC has begun to turn against Barack Obama and his administration. Thanks to Obama’s own arrogance, write Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei, he has little good will inside the Beltway anyway, and that leaves him with few passionate defenders in the latest scandal cascade:
The town is turning on President Obama — and this is very bad news for this White House.
Republicans have waited five years for the moment to put the screws to Obama — and they have one-third of all congressional committees on the case now. Establishment Democrats, never big fans of this president to begin with, are starting to speak out. And reporters are tripping over themselves to condemn lies, bullying and shadiness in the Obama administration.
Buy-in from all three D.C. stakeholders is an essential ingredient for a good old-fashioned Washington pile-on — so get ready for bad stories and public scolding to pile up. ….
Obama’s aloof mien and holier-than-thou rhetoric have left him with little reservoir of good will, even among Democrats. And the press, after years of being accused of being soft on Obama while being berated by West Wing aides on matters big and small, now has every incentive to be as ruthless as can be.
There is no question, blood is in the water. But sadly the vast majority of American’s, especially among “The Professional Blogging Class”, will be fooled by the Obamanation Administrations prestidigitation act of smoke and mirrors. The righteous indignation being expressed at the outrageous actions of the Obamanation Administration is pure Kabuki Theater.
The Fifth Column Treasonous Media has been exposed as co conspirators with the Obamanation Administration in attempting to overthrow the United States Constitution. They intentionally deceived the American people with regard to who Barack Obama was and what his actual political philosophies are.
They have intentionally created a false narrative concerning the various scandals of the Obamanation Administration, Fast and Furious and Benghazi were for all intents and purposes buried by the Fifth Column Treasonous Media.
Now what you are seeing is an attempt to make the Fifth Column Treasonous Media look like they still have some creditability, to whitewash an image that has been tarnished to the point of no redemption. Yes, various members of “The Professional Blogging Class” will fall for this Potemkin Village act (points directly at Hot Air’s Ed Morressey) because they so desperately need to receive the official seal of respectability from the Fifth Column Treasonous Media, because they desperately need to be accepted by the Fifth Column Treasonous Media.
The indignation may be real, on the part of the Fifth Column Treasonous Media, feeling betrayed and what not, but never-the-less, this is an attempt to deceive the American people into believing that the Fifth Column Treasonous Media are objective and unbiased.
This is more smoke and mirrors by the Obamanation Administration.