The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Friday, May 11, 2018

1,826 Days

Today is the five year anniversary (actually 1,826 days) of the disclosure that the Obama administration either directly or indirectly weaponized the IRS to go after Obama's conservative opponents. During the five years that have passed, the Obama administration first denied any wrong doing; when that became untenable, they lied about the events and the breadth of the scandal; when that became a joke, they stonewalled all congressional attempts to uncover the truth. A senior IRS official, Lois Lerner, took the Fifth rather than testify, and the Democrats trained hamsters in the mainstream media were notably incurious about the entire thing.

No special counsel was appointed; no indictments occurred, no one went to jail. Of course, the Dems tell us there was nothing to see, so we better move along.

Bradley Smith, former chair of the Federal Election Commission writes:
Imagine if liberal groups discovered that President Trump’s Internal Revenue Service was targeting them for heightened scrutiny or harassment. The media and Democrats would decry this assault on the First Amendment and declare the U.S. on the brink of autocracy. The scandal would dominate the midterms, and the legitimacy of the election would be called into question.
But weaponizing the IRS, and it now appears based on Kim Strassel's Pulitzer Prize worthy reporting, the FBI, was S.O.P for the Obama administration. They did it, in part, because they were convinced that they were the truly righteous. More cynically, they did it because they were certain that another Democrat, Hillary Clinton, would follow Obama's reign, and everything would be swept under the rug. Showing incredible hubris when Hillary lost, the Dems opened the door to uncovering even more of their own dirt by specious claims of Russian collusion, obstruction of justice, and now, a combination of dirt associated with a porn star and Trump's sleazy lawyer.

CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, NYT, WaPo, etc. are obsessed with Trump-related non-stories. They have elevated an increasingly questionable special counsel investigation into a holy war. They are so biased and increasingly deranged that they repeatedly create fake news, and then become incensed when the president calls them on it. But those are sins of commission. Even worse are their sins of omission.

For five years they refused to do any real investigation of the IRS scandal. Oddly, there were no "leaks" from "unnamed sources," and no Pulitzer-Prize winning reports on myriad Obama-era scandals. Now, they outright refuse to report the ongoing mega-scandal that is enveloping the FBI at its senior levels. For details, read here, here, and here.

The trained hamsters of the main stream media have become a laughingstock, but don't realize it because they operate in a progressive echo chamber. They have done this country a great disservice.

In the meantime, the IRS scandal remains unresolved and the FBI mega-scandal? It'll probably die as well. The swamp has far too much to lose.