Political Tourrette Syndrome, Attorney General Schultz And Minimalism

Apparently Mr. Holder prepared for his hearing by watching old episodes of Hogan’s Heroes. “I know nothing, nothing” says Attorney General Schultz regarding the AP phone taps. Mr. Holder an attorney and long time player in government agencies has come up with a brand new way to CYA; don’t! Don’t paper the recusal from the investigation, no notice, no advisory e-mail, just a verbal ‘I recuse myself’. We are asked to believe that the Attorney General did not understand the need to communicate a critical decision and to cover himself with some manner of documentation? Mr. Holder apparently does not know anything including which Deputy did execute the surveillance of the AP although it was the Deputy’s fault. Amazing what Mr. Holder doesn’t know.

The President fired the IRS Commissioner Stephen Miller, the guy due to leave next month anyway. Take that!!! Wait, wait; he’s actually going to hang around awhile to “manage the transition” and to appear before a Congressional hearing on Friday. Will Mr. Miller go quietly? Does Mr. Miller have a ‘deal’? The President did the absolute minimum he could get away with, it buys him a day or two, but that’s all. Not the best crisis management skills we’ve ever seen.

The President, in addressing the IRS, once again, ignited politics by warning people (Republicans) not to be political. The President apparently suffers from some rare form of political Tourettes Syndrome as he simply cannot stop himself from warning others off politics as he engages in it himself. The President signaled the possible point of defense for IRS actions; “ambiguity in the law.” The Bill of Rights is fairly clear, Free Speech, Freedom of Association; ambiguity?

The President, as he so often does, allows himself to be defined by what he will not do. In this case no independent investigations were announced in any of the three scandals now facing the administration. The irony is that we have a government under assault for, at the lowest common denominator, the lack of a moral center, unlawful wielding of political power and exceptionally poor judgment preparing to investigate itself once again. Oh no, we can’t talk about it, it’s an ongoing investigation. A couple more investigations and Mr. Carney will be saved from himself as everything will be under investigation and nothing can be spoken of. If the President, as he says, finds the IRS situation “inexcusable and intolerable” sending anyone other than a special prosecutor to address it lacks the essential credibility that is in question to begin with.

If the President was looking for a Michael Douglass; “I am the American President” moment, he fell a little short!

The President is also hanging on to some of the Benghazi fictions. He continues to repeat aspects of the situation that have already either been disproven or, at the very least, cast in extreme doubt. The President said yesterday that the State Department ARB (Accountability Review Board) looked into “every element” of the Benghazi tragedy. Ambassador Pickering says they did not look into all aspects of Benghazi, including the ‘talking points’.

Ah, yes,the release of the Benghazi talking point e-mails. The most telling aspect of the e-mails is that as the process went on, no one stood up and reminded everyone in the chain that they had wandered so far as to not be in touch with the truth anymore. Friday at 3:00PM from HPSCI; “We do know that Islamic extremists with ties to al Qaeda participated in the attack” We also have additional proof that the attack on Benghazi was to be dealt with in the context of a crime. An e-mail from the CIA General Counsel warns that they have “express instructions from the National Security Council, the Department of Justice and the FBI not to generate statements with assessments as to who did this, in light of the criminal investigation.”

Most of the President’s energy will, apparently, be directed at blaming others and castigating his political opposition. This is a losing strategy, the ‘blame game’ is getting tired, even to Democrats so says Kristen Powers. Hooray for political opposition, one can only imagine where we would be without it.

  • Bob

    The IRS an INDEPENDENT AGENCY???………….HARDLY

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323716304578483102122589628.html

  • Bob

    TREASURY DEPARTMENT NON-PARTISAN?……HARDLY !

    A press release dated 31 March 2011 from the “National Treasury Employees Union” is critical of the Tea Party element of the republican party and calls for the party to disregard their influence.The N.T.E.U. represents more than 150,000 employees in 31 agencies and departments the I.R.S. among them.

    The press release is entitled “House Republicans Must Not Bow To Minority Calling For Shutdown,Seek Common Sense Agreement.”

    http://www.nteu.org/PressKits/PressRelease/PressRelease.aspx?ID=1652

  • Bob

    “The N.T.E.U. supported the re-election of President Obama. He is the right leader for our country and the dedicated members of the federal workforce said NTEU president Colleen M.Kelly. N.T.E.U. has been working toward this victory since the beginning of the year.”

    I JUST BET YOU HAVE AND PROBABLY BEFORE THAT !

    The NTEU press release entitled “National Treasury Emplyees Union Applauds Obama Victory” can be read below:

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/national-treasury-employees-union-applauds-obama-victory-177657041.html

  • Bob

    No wonder Democrats want more taxes the I.R.S. is in their pocket !

    “National Treasury Employees Union Contributes To Federal Candidates” from the “OpenSecrets” website.

    http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cmte=C00107128&cycle=2012

  • Bill Hedges

    What IS the direct correlation between “more taxes” & “National Treasury Employees Union Contributes To Federal Candidates” ???…

  • Bob

    Could this be the”SMOKING GUN” BETWEEN PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE IRS?

    The White House visitors log shows Colleen M.Kelly (head of the National Treasury Employees Union)meeting with President Obama the day before the Inspector Generals Report says the IRS began the scheme to target Tea Party and Conservative groups.

    http://spectator.org/archives/2013/05/20/obama-and-the-irs-the-smoking

  • American Spectator has an extensive story regarding the IRS Union and visits of the Union President to the White House and what happened right after that meeting.

  • Bob

    A Random Thought:

    If the IRS under the Obama administration can target hundreds of Conservative groups during the 2012 election because they are on an “enemies list”isn’t it possible that the same IRS can give special dispensation to hundreds of businesses and organizations from participating in “Obamacare” because they are friends of the Obama administration?

    Oh! They already have.

  • Bob

    A letter was sent to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius by 26 members of Congress inquiring about her alleged solicting donations from non-profit groups to push “Obamacare.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/05/20/New-HHS-Sebelius-Donor-Scandal-Brewing

  • Bob

    Below is a link to the original 7th of April 2009 Department of Homeland Security report entitled :

    “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence In Radicalization and Recruitment”

    http://michellemalkinblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/hsa-rightwing-extremism-09-04-07.pdf

    In it it tells of why the “Anti-African-American right” should be under scrutiny including ex-military and the religious right.NOTICE APRIL 7th 2009 IS LESS THAN 4 MONTHS AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA TOOK OFFICE.The President didn’t waste any time!

  • Bill Hedges

    bob blows a fuse in his logic box in “Bob UNITED STATES May 20th, 2013 at 4:52 pm”. Less bob thoughts is best. Too much leads to irreparable abomination of TRUTH:

    ______ HELP POLICE !!! ______________ Arrest bob for literature fraud _____ Call 911 _______________

    Fraud

    “A false representation of a matter of fact—whether by words or by conduct, by false or misleading allegations, or by concealment of what should have been disclosed—that deceives and is intended to deceive another so that the individual will act upon it to her or his legal injury.”

    “Fraud is commonly understood as dishonesty calculated for advantage. A person who is dishonest may be called a fraud. In the U.S. legal system, fraud is a specific offense with certain features”

    http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/fraud

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    SUCH *** an·i·mos·i·ty *** shown. *** in·tim·i·da·tion *** doesn’t work OVER HERE. There is no *** am·bi·gu·i·ty ***. bob owes a apology for:

    A. bob partial quotes me. Leaving out the most pertinent part of my quote:

    “I watch a lot of movies.Have ban most politics from my cable.”

    I wrote:

    I watch a lot of movies. Have ban most politics from my cable. I research online.

    B. bob leaves off KEY PART OF MY QUOTE, then says:

    “I was taught that if you didn’t know what you were talking about as is clearly evident here YOU KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND NOT EMBARRASS YOURSELF!”

    bob neither *** a·pol·o·gies *** nor shows any sign of remorse. SHAMEFUL…

  • Bob

    Earlier today (9:40AM)I gave the link to the report Homeland security issued back in 2009 on the threat from “Rightwing terrorist”.Previously I gave a quote from a flippant remark the President made during a graduation about having the head of the school audited by the IRS. As we look back we can find more flippant remarks or instances the President has made either as threats or intimidation based on his Chicago style politics.

    “Organizing For America” (The White House???) set up a web site called “attackwatch.com” where people could report what they perceived as false statements about the President.What actually happened to these reports was never given.The site is still active.

    While campaigning for the Hispanic vote President Obama said to the crowd “We are going to punish our enemies.”

    The president advised bankers as a strong arm tactic “I am the only thing standing between you and the pitchforks.”

    AND NOW PEOPLE ARE SHOCKED AND STUNNED ?

  • Bob

    The remark the President made about “We are going to punish our enemies and we are going to reward our friends who stand with us.”was made on “Univision radio in October 2010

    The remark the President made about “I’m the only thing standing between you and the pitchforks.” was made to the Chief Executives of 13 of the nations biggest banks on 3rd of April 2009

  • Bob

    An article by Politico’s David Nather and Rachael Bade entitled “Heads Won’t Roll At The IRS” describes the bureaucratic quagmire of any employees getting fired from this scandal.The union hasn’t been called in to represent any employees………but then again from the post I made above in this thread the UNION SEEMS TO BE THE PROBLEM.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/heads-wont-roll-at-the-irs-91714.html