America Was Asking For It

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If you were among those who watched Tuesday morning’s House Ways and Means Committee hearings on the Internal Revenue Service scandal, a tip o’ the cap, doff of the lid and tap of the brim to you. Out of what I am certain was mere coincidence, President Barack Obama chose that same time frame to wander into the Rose Garden and whine about some Federal judicial appointees having a tough time of it; or something to that effect. For all the real import of Obama’s remarks, he might as well have been reading one of the multiple autobiographies he’s managed to write about the life he won’t admit to living.

His al fresco foot-stomp magically drew the attention of not only the usual lapdog media clowns, but even C-SPAN. Meanwhile, I watched the Committee’s live feed (they have one). I’m told Fox News managed to cover the hearing, as well.

If you did join me in viewing the Ways and Means Committee in all its gladiatorial glory, then you were treated to what may well have been the defining moment for the Democratic Party’s willful ignorance of the law, the Constitution and basic decency in deploying the IRS as a weapon against conservatives. You also enjoyed a great moment in conservatism’s stand against such tyrannical excess.

Former Saddam Hussein human shield and current Congressman from Washington’s weirdest district Jim McDermott took it upon himself to defend the IRS’s partisan battery thusly:

(E)ach of your groups are highly political… We’re talking about whether or not the American taxpayers will subsidize your work. We’re talking about a tax break. If you didn’t come in and ask for this tax break, you would have never have had a question asked of you.

That’s right, kiddies. According to the Democrats, when it comes to politically-motivated harassment of law-abiding citizens over their refusal to bow before Obama, conservatives brought it on themselves. What’s more, if they had simply avoided applying for tax-exempt status, they could have avoided the whole mess.

Keep in mind, McDermott may be a loon; but he’s hardly alone in his lunacy. Leading Democrats including Bill Maher and The New York Times have tried on the same crazy pants. Of course, the conservative groups who faced the brunt of the IRS jackboot campaign deserved it. If you go out in Washington, D.C. dressed in one of those sexy blue suit–and-red tie outfits, you’re practically begging for an audit.

Fortunately for us, McDermott had company in the room. Representative Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) smacked the falafel out of McDermott’s face when he noted: “‘Organizing for Action is a non-profit organization established to support President Obama in achieving enactment of his agenda.’”

Schock was not offering an opinion on “Organizing for Action’s” mission statement; he was reading it verbatim from the OfA website. If McDermott is so concerned about “highly political” groups; where is his demand for an IRS audit of these guys? By repeating a liberal hate group’s own words, Schock not only crushed McDermott’s party-line pabulum; he ground it up and buried it in the backyard.

The artists formerly known as “Obama for America” are now calling themselves “Organizing for America.” The same people, with the same mission and even the same leadership in the person of Jim Messina — who always looks like he spends too much time driving windowless vans past schoolyards. Moreover, they still tweet under the Twitter-verified handle “@BarackObama;” and the real Barack Obama even pops in from time to time to help them grub for cash.

OFA is joined in tax-exempt status by a host of hate groups. There’s Common Cause, whose members infamously called for the actual lynching of a Supreme Court justice and his wife; ThinkProgress, which claims to be “non-partisan,” and yet crows about being a “liberal blog” in the next sentence; Media Matters for America, a “progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media;” and even Planned Parenthood, which does — well — a certain Mr. Gosnell could tell you in fairly excruciating detail.

All the aforementioned are overtly and even unapologetically political in nature. All enjoy tax-exempt status. Not one endured any kind of harassment, auditing or even so much as an unenthusiastic birthday card from the IRS. If you asked “Baghdad” Jim McDermott about that, he’d probably say “they weren’t asking for it.”

-Ben Crystal

Personal Liberty

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • independent thinker

    Another spot on post Ben.

  • Trusty Rusty

    Right on! Right on! Right on!.

  • Al Chemist

    I watched part of this on FOX, and really enjoyed it. Jim McDermott, a typical liberal/commie got smacked down, but I think they were much, much too polite to him.

    • MidnightDStroyer

      You got that right. No point in being polite to a liberal because they certainly won’t be polite to you.

    • 5live5

      His rant on the Fox interview reminded me of a little child having a tantrum. So much like a senator is supposed to act! NOT!

      • perry

        he was like a rat in a trap trying to spin his story he will not get relected in washington state.

        • Jack F.

          As a resident of the Soviet of Washington I can tell you this: we cannot get rid of him; just like we cannot get rid of dingbat Senator Murray. She was the one who praised Usama been Hidin’ shortly after 9-11.

      • theronald

        Hey, he can’t help it. He was probably nursed on Fool-aid from day one. And being from Washington state, what can we expect?

  • momo

    McDermott is a useless, fat POS, that looks like he’s been to too many free dinners. Personally, I hope this prick gets an IRS audit, he was asking for it.

    • 5live5

      By defending them???? He probably won’t get audited for the rest of his life!!

  • 5live5

    I watched most of and had indigestion the rest of the day! If all of this is going on at the IRS, what else is??? good post Ben!!

    • tccsmith

      With all the big fat amerikan lairs, in our big fat amerikan gov., anything you can imagine is going on. (Perversions of both morals and law)!

      How in the world, short of a full on revolution, can we ever get our Constitutional Republic back on track?

      I really don’t expect it to happen. Pray for our kids, they are the ones that are really going to be stomped into the ground.

      Just say’n.

      • 5live5

        not to insult you but the first place you can start is to learn to spell! It’s American and America! no K in either!

        • tccsmith

          Where are you from? Do you not realize people use sarcasm? That was a reference to the socialization of amerika, Soviet style. And yes it was UN-capitalized on purpose too.

          Big fat amerikan lairs has to do with obummer, and his cronies, trying to make us into the model of the 1960’s soviet Union, which, by the way failed miserably. It has been over 20 years since the discredited Soviet style of communism was thrown out, and they still are not able to get on their feet. I am seriously feeling that this country is in for that style of non recovery over this abomination of our Constitutional Republic.

          Now, wana fight about that?

          Just say’n!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5live5

    I would love to see Judge Napolitano leading the investigation into these offenses, we’d get somewhere THEN!!!

    • perry

      are you out of your mind Napolitano is one of them

      • Justsomeguy151

        No he is not. He speaks out against govt corruption all the time. He didn’t get his show cancelled from FAUX because he toed the company line.

      • 5live5

        then tell me why he is always railing against these offences? YOU are the one out of your mind!! Look up his record! I’d like to see him on the supremes!

  • Ibcamn

    this is all part of the regime in charge,george soros has helped the progressives topple other countries and banks,now it’s America’s turn under the heels of the progressives!for years we’ve been bitching and everyone called us crazy and conspiricy theorists,now it’s coming to a head and youy can’t believe it!obama’s a liar and fraud,and all in the white house are con artists and they have been apointing people to power for years!political correctness was the signal to start this takover that had been put in place!have fun trying to clean up this disaster!time to fire all in the white house and start over!

  • ridge runner

    There is a fact about any puke that has a D by their name in office or not being a liar is a is a requirement to get elected or get registered as a Democrat.