I’ve been traveling lately, not keeping up with the news as closely as usual, and I looked at today’s headlines and wondered what kind of America I am living in?
We have fallen very far from the days of the Nixon Watergate break-in and subsequent cover-up, and Nixon’s eventual resignation from the presidency as Congress, including many Republicans, began to move against him for the sake of defending and protecting the United States Constitution.
But it’s now 40 years later, and today I see this headline:
IRS Targeted Mainstream Conservatives
and go on to read that Barack Obama’s IRS targeted not only Tea Party groups (already a potentially impeachable offense, with Lois Lerner having pled the fifth to avoid incriminating herself further, not to mention obstruction of justice by the department in its erasure of email servers), but also targeted individual Republican donors to those groups.
Judicial Watch Wednesday announced that IRS scrutiny of conservative groups went beyond tea party organizations and included higher profile groups, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Crossroads GPS, associated with former George W. Bush advisor Karl Rove. The information was just a piece of a treasure trove of data turned over to Judicial Watch last week under a Freedom of Information Act request. The information was made public late Wednesday.
The documents reveal, according to the organization, that the IRS used donor lists from conservative tax-exempt organizations to target donors for audits. In 2010, they say, the IRS considered cross checking donor lists against gift tax filings and commencing audits against taxpayers who failed to file. Some audits were initiated, but the IRS ultimately stopped the effort. Such audits are the subject of controversy because the Supreme Court has ruled against them as a violation of the First Amendment. <Fox Business, link>
Barack Obama’s use of the IRS to target political opponents is, by itself, a scandal that by now should have resulted in serious consequences to his occupation of the Oval Office, up to and including his removal from it.
Will Congress or private groups hold this administration accountable now that such damning evidence is seeing the light of day?
Then I see this headline:
John Kerry: Anti-American comments from Iran’s Ayatollah ‘Very Troubling’
Yes, the Iranians have already come out and said what we all know to be true about Iranian intention, and John Kerry is “troubled…” (!!! — Kerry, the living embodiment of Useful Idiot).
Here is the Ayatollah Khamenei’s comments just the other day, after Barack Obama’s long press conference in which Obama claimed the deal is a great step forward for us and the world:
Our policies toward the arrogant government of the United States will not be changed at all. American policies are 180 degrees different from us. We will never stop supporting our friends in the region and the people of Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Bahrain and Lebanon. Even after this deal our policy towards the arrogant U.S. will not change.
How stupid do John Kerry and Barack Obama look right now?
The article (Breitbart, link) goes on to add the following wonderful additional news:
Khamenei also declared that Iran’s support for terrorists in the region would not change as a result of the nuclear deal.
Chants of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” were shouted during Khamenei’s speech.
So let’s review what has happened on Iran, via the Obama regime: a treaty has been negotiated in which Iran may openly and freely enrich uranium without any real inspection regime (“Knock Knock, we’re here to inspect!”….”Ok, we’ll let you know if we object, and if we do, you’ll wait at least a few weeks before we will reconsider…”), and Barack Obama thinks it’s a good deal and that we can trust Iran.
Meanwhile the U.S. Senate, which has under the Constitution the responsibility and duty to approve or disapprove treaties between our government and foreign powers, voluntarily gave up that power earlier this year in an accommodation to Barack Hussein Obama. That is, the REPUBLICAN-led Senate did this, which really makes you wonder what is going on in Washington right now.
Radio host Mark Levin has done a masterful job breaking this down and exposing the charade that it is <link>, and here is a link to a National Review article by Andrew McCarthy outlining exactly how Republican Senator Bob Corker threw away power when he didn’t have to <link>.
Under the Constitution’s burden of persuasion, then, the Iran deal did not have a prayer of becoming law….Enter the Corker legislation. It undermined the Constitution’s presumption against international agreements by shifting the burden of persuasion: Rather than forcing the president to persuade two-thirds of the Senate to approve the deal, it imposes on opponents the burden of persuading two-thirds of the full Congress to reject it. Even worse, this scheme also undermines the Constitution’s legislative process. The Corker legislation authorizes the president to waive sanctions against Iran even if Congress fails to pass, or to get the president to sign, a resolution approving the waiver.
And now Bob Corker is charging that “America got fleeced” in the Iran deal (Politico, link), as if he and fellow Republicans didn’t already forfeit, under his “compromise” with Democrats and Obama, the U.S. Senate’s power to stop this absurd Iran agreement.
So we say to Bob Corker: OF COURSE OBAMA/KERRY CAUSED US TO GET FLEECED BY THE IRANIANS, but WHY DID YOU GIVE OBAMA FAST TRACK ON THIS FLEECING?
And so it is quite difficult these days to read the news and watch the Republican leadership indulge a man whose actions spell out a very clear plan to undermine and destroy our nation.