Thursday, February 27, 2014

The abuse of power

Powerline reviews the White House assault against conservative groups with "The IRS scandals: At the King's behest."  And Kimberley Strassel reports that the harassment continues: "All the President's IRS agents."
Few presidents understand the power of speech better than Barack Obama, and even fewer the power of denying it to others. That's the context for understanding the White House's unprecedented co-option of the Internal Revenue Service to implement a political campaign to shut up its critics and its opponents.
Perhaps the biggest fiction of this past year was that the IRS's targeting of conservative groups has been confronted, addressed and fixed. The opposite is true. The White House has used the scandal as an excuse to expand and formalize the abuse.
Let me guess: this is "old news."

Related - From the PJ Tatler.


Tea for Vendetta said...

"Well, your honor, we've plenty of hearsay, conjecture and turbulent priests. Those are kinds of evidence."

Anonymous said...

One, count 'em, one group applying for tax-exempt status has been denied. Take a wild guess where its interests fall along the political spectrum. (Free hint: not conservative.)