Must see video. As Jon Stewart has long described the right as tin-foil-hat-wearing paranoids… hard news that the government has in fact been living down to their lowest expectations is duly (and hilariously) noted here.
So the basic news is
- the IRS, despite previous denials of same, has intentionally targeted the Tea Party and groups of that ilk
- the Dept of Justice is over-reaching their mandate to seize phone records of hundreds of reporters
Yeah, people that think our government can’t be trusted are clearly just paranoid.
I try to remind those that say they “get their news” from Jon Stewart that there might be a problem basing your education on a channel named “Comedy Central”. Still, it’s good to see that even a hardcore lefty like Stewart must laugh at this administration’s pretense of fairness.
Most would prefer less humor in return for an administration that respects their oath to the constitution. But as other revelations show, their practice of using executive branch agencies as blunt instruments to harass political opponents is NOT limited to the IRS and DOJ.
As the saying goes… it isn’t ‘paranoia’ if they’re really after you.
5 thoughts on “IRS and DOJ Offer Sad Comedic Fodder”
One cannot help but fantasize as to what would be the reaction if a GOP administration pulled the stunts that this one has engaged in. But then, that would be near impossible to do, as the blind eyes turned away from this president and his cabinet would turn and miraculously gain sight once again.
And yet the president who narcissistically fishes for comparisons between himself and Lincoln or himself and Reagan is finding that his most flattering comparisons on economics are to Jimmy Carter and the comparisons on ethics increasingly include the word “Nixon”.
I’m just guessing here, but I don’t think those are intended as compliments.
What I’d really like to see is a true shift in the medai and a “Fast Track” effort to get this SOB and cronies out of office. I mean, WTF did the lefties think they were gonna get putting a Chicago politician in office? I mean come on.
I wouldn’t recommend that any of us hold our breath, waiting for the media to suddenly pull its collective head out of its community ass and start demanding constitutionality… that ship sailed a while back.
Still, I have to admit that thinking about Obama sitting in an impeachment hearing has a certain appeal…
When asked whether he felt that his administration is guilty of abuse of power, soon to be ex-President Barack Hussein Obama, in a deja vu moment, replied “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is”, Senator.
Still gotta admit I’m a little disappointed every time he has a news conference and his pants fail to spontaneously combust.