The fact that the Obamanation Administration was targeting conservative groups via illegal means was no surprise to, well, the conservative groups that he was targeting. Just how systemic throughout the various federal bureaucracies that illegal harassment was, perhaps, surprising even to the conservative groups that were being harassed.
The latest federal bureaucracy to be exposed in this systemic, illegal harassment is the EPA.
The partisan pattern established by the IRS scandal–conservative groups being singled out for mistreatment–seems to have a corollary at the Environmental Protection Agency. Green groups had FOIA fees routinely waived by the agency while those from conservative groups did not.
The Conservative Enterprise Institute examined FOIA requests made between Jan. 2012 and spring 2013. What they found was a pattern. Green groups including “the Natural Resources Defense Council, EarthJustice, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, The Waterkeeper Alliance, Greenpeace, Southern Environmental Law Center and the Center for Biological Diversity” had fees waived 92 percent of the time.
By contrast, FOIA requests made by the Franklin Center or the Institute for Energy Research were all denied. Requests made by CEI were denied 93 percent of the time. Judicial Watch and the National Center for Public Policy Research had their requests denied 50 percent of the time.
The Obamanation Administration and the majority of the Fifth Column Treasonous Media are desperate for the American public to look at these incidents as isolated and unconnected incidents. Sadly many will do exactly that. They will read or hear statements such as the following and because they are either fellow travelers or, well, let’s be honest, dumber than a bucket of used camel snot, they will agree with those statements.
Lawrence O’Donnell likes to march to the beat of a different drummer. And in the case of Wednesday night’s edition of “The Last Word” on MSNBC, he marched away from just about everyone in the media and politics by maintaining that the IRS scandal is much ado about nothing.
“I do not believe what the IRS was reported to have been doing is an outrage. I believe that the IRS agents in this case did nothing wrong. Let me say it again, you won’t hear it anywhere else: the IRS agents did nothing wrong. They were simply trying to enforce the law as the IRS has understood it since 1959.”
Of course a day like today — replete with the incoming details of administrative scandals fraught with authoritative overreach and corruption — could, for this guy, only end with one possible explanation for all of the complaints about President Obama’s governing prowess. When in doubt, revert to that ol’ progressive standby: Racism and white supremacy, obviously.
The problem is there are people in this country, maybe ten percent, I don’t know what the number, maybe twenty percent on a bad day, who want this president to have an asterisk next to his name in the history books, that he really wasn’t president. … They want to be able to say, well, he didn’t really have that batting average; he really wasn’t the first African American president; he really didn’t do health care; he really didn’t kill bin Laden. There’s an asterisk, and they have been fighting for that, the people like Donald Trump, since day one. They can’t stand the idea that he’s president, and a piece of it is racism. Not that somebody in one racial group doesn’t like somebody in another racial group, so what? It’s the sense that the white race must rule, that’s what racism is, and they can’t stand the idea that a man who’s not white is president. That is real, that sense of racial superiority and rule is in the hearts of some people in this country. Not all conservatives, not even all right-wingers, but it always comes through with this birther crap and these other references and somehow trying to erase ObamaCare, erase his record in history, and a big part of it is bought into by people like John Boehner, who’s not a bad guy, but he knows the only way he can talk to the hard right is talk their language.
After suffering hits from Beltway elites for missteps in handling “the perfect storm” of controversies, the West Wing got its mojo back … with the resignation of the acting IRS Commissioner, release of Benghazi emails (coupled with backgrounder and finding a way to address AP controversy by renewing prospects for media shield legislation). Look for the West Wing today to shift focus from Benghazi talking points to substantive high ground by pushing Rs on embassy security. West Wing watchers caution that there’s a long way to go, but see WW on stronger footing. WWers are clear-eyed that these issues may linger, and there will always be distractions, but see key priorities like immigration reform staying on track. Tomorrow, POTUS will talk jobs in Baltimore.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., charged Republicans with “exploiting” the questions surrounding the Benghazi talking points, the AP phone records seizure, and the IRS scandal in order to attack President Obama because “they fear” his agenda and eloquence.
“This president — they make so much of these issues because this president is such a great president,” Pelosi told reporters during her weekly press briefing. “They will use talking points on Benghazi, they will use the IRS, they will use AP, as, I think, subterfuges — evasions — of what the American people want us to do.”
Pelosi said that Republicans need scandals because they are over-matched by the “visionary” Obama. “He has a knowledge of our country and the concerns of the American people as of what plan we should go forward with to strengthen the middle class and he has an eloquence to communicate that message,” she said of Republicans. “They fear that.”
Read carefully what all of these assertions have in common, it’s right there in front of your face painted in mile high neon letters. Not one of those people even remotely attempts to provide evidence of either their assertions, or that the illegalities being exposed did not take place. Instead in every single case, they rely on intimidation and slander/libel to stop any investigation of illegal activity. In every single case the assertion being made is, if you question any of the actions taken by the Obamanation Administration we will make a big deal of publicly calling you a racist/ white supremest and destroy your reputation.
That there are multiple federal bureaucracies that are documented as having engaged in illegal acts obliterates the notion that these were isolated incidents. This amounts to nothing less than systemic corruption across the board. From the DOJ to the IRS to the EPA and god only knows what else because the utterly corrupt Fifth Column Treasonous Media has hidden the stories.
Thew bottom line is this, the Obama Administration is the most corrupt administration to ever take up residency at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Regardless of how many times the various Fifth Column Treasonous Media talking heads or corrupt politicians call people racists or white supremacists in attempts to make the investigations of the Obamanation Administration scandals disappear, the root of those scandals is not going to disappear. The root of those scandals is the corruption of the Obama Administration.
I should also make note of the rather amusing schism taking place in the Fifth Column Treasonous Media right now (and btw the Democrat Party). The Fifth Column Treasonous Media is divided into two separate camps at the moment. On one side are those who mainlined the Obama kool-aid and believed that Obama could pull off the Marxist coup d’état that they have spent their entire lives masturbating about. On the other side are the older more pragmatic of the Marxist, they believed in a slower more incremental approach, but supported Obama because he was the standard barer of their Marxist cause.
The former have invested their very souls in Obama succeeding and cannot back away from him. If Obama fails, they fail and they know it. They are putting up the fights of their lives to prevent the scandals of the Obamanation Administration coming to full light while Obama is still in office. The later are now coming to the conclusion that there is little to no possibility of keeping the various and multiple Obamanation Administration scandals buried much longer. They are trying to put themselves in positions that will afford them protection from the shit now headed their way. In other words, they believe that the shit has hit the fan and is now headed for them and they want to try to avoid being hit as much as is possible.
Some folks are suggesting that now is the time for conservatives to adopt the Sun Tzu position, “When your enemies are fighting each other, stay out of their way lest they unite against you” personally I happen to be of the doriangrey school of philosophy, “When your enemies are fighting each other, stay out of the fight, but sell weapons to both sides“…