It seems official. Barack Obama has weaponized the IRS along with the Justice Department and the EPA – to name just a few.
During the 2010 State of the Union address, Obama bemoaned the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case that overturned part of the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform law. (Is it really a shock that John McCain’s name is on an unconstitutional piece of legislation?)
But it is what the law didn’t overturn that is important:
1. Federal restrictions on tax-exempt groups remain. The decision does not change any of the federal tax restrictions applicable to campaign activities by nonprofit organizations. Thus, for example, the decision does not change the restriction against engaging in partisan political activities applicable to 501(c)(3) organizations; the rest of this article applies primarily to 501(c)(6) trade and professional associations, which are allowed to engage in political activity.
Also, tax rules relating to nondeductibility of dues payments made to trade or membership organizations because of those organizations’ lobbying expenses are not affected by the decision (in other words, the independent expenditures need to be included in the nondeductibility calculations).
So, despite the liberals contention that the Citizens United case started the problems at the IRS – the left’s latest talking points – it is simply untrue.
But at the heart of the problem as far as Obama is concerned is the inability to target individual donors because their names are not required to be released by certain entities. And it is the Chicago way to go after individuals who support things that the Progressives do not.
The Koch brothers are a prime example. And Sheldon Adelson the wealthy Las Vegas Conservative.
Obama and his Chicago ilk came up using intimidation to bully their way into power and get what they want. Historically, Union Thugs and various Chicago government departments have used force, violence, intimidation and coercion to beat down those that refuse to play along.
The Democrats managed to come into power by hook and crook and had bullet proof majorities in congress and the White House. Where the law and courts managed to thwart Obama he simply used alternate means. And he has made that an open threat and promise. With illegal “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board he was able to prevent Boeing from relocation to a right to work state, the EPA has advanced the eco-terrorists’ agenda and the UN’s Agenda 21 counter to the law. And it was only through court action that unlawful and financially damaging rules have been stopped – although Obama never quits his pattern of one illegal tactic after another.
These people are relentless and never accept defeat. They believe their agenda is above the law and, even more frighting, above the Constitution.
Saul Alinsky warned in his “Rules for Radicals” publication that the radical agenda – aka Obama’s agenda – would produce a counterrevolution to the radical revolution they sought if they failed to be equitable in the execution of the revolution.
My aim here is to suggest how to organize for power: how to get it and to use it. I will argue that the failure to use power for a more equitable distribution of the means of life for all people signals the end of the revolution and the start of the counterrevolution.
And most would agree that this “revolution” that is the Progressive agenda has, in an effort to “level the playing field” and be fair to all, created a great inequity. Particularly between those who worked for their lot in life and as a result, have more than others.
To Obama and his ilk, the only conclusion they are willing to consider between the haves and the have-nots inequity factor is that those who have must have taken from those that have not. And to those who sacrificed, risked everything and managed to achieve what is the traditional American Dream, only to have some government official tell them that they do not deserve what they worked for is as inequitable as it can possibly get.
But, confirming Alinsky’s words, as a result of the inequitable “leadership” and the inequality in Obama’s plans to “fundamentally transform” America, the Counterrevolution arrived in 2009 in the form of the TEA Party.
It was completely expected by Alinsky.
After initially believing and trying to convince themselves and their followers that the TEA Party was “Astro-turf” and a temporary tantrum, reality hit home when the TEA Party did not go away despite using every Rule for Radicals trick they knew and then some.
Alinsky knew that revolution works in one direction only and never fully retreats. Normally, whenever there is a revolutionary type push, the resistance rises in proportion to the push. And after some initial gains, the revolution usually must give back some of the ground it gained to quell the resistance. To disarm the counterrevolution – however temporary.
But Alinsky believed that measures could be taken to lessen the amount of ground that was necessary to give back by other means.
Once the nature of revolution is understood from the dualistic outlook we lose our mono-view of a revolution and see it coupled with its inevitable counterrevolution. Once we accept and learn to anticipate the inevitable counterrevolution, we may then alter the historical pattern of revolution and counterrevolution from the traditional slow advance of two steps forward and one step backward to minimizing the latter.
And Obama decided to weaponize the IRS and block and intimidate the TEA Party and the various groups that used names like Patriot and Constitution in order to slow the Counterrevolution and allow the radicals to advance their revolution as far as possible.
Holding the Counterrevolution at arms length by first accusing them of untrue, yet horrific deeds like spitting on Black Legislators, embracing racism and hatred served to slow the resistance as the revolution marched forward. At the same time the left was demonizing the TEA Party, hand in hand with their Media lap dogs, the IRS was busy thwarting their fundraising. Starving the beast.
And simultaneously auditing and harassing and bullying the leaders with audits and threats of jail and massive fines.
And as the IRS tactics inevitably came to light and the hearings are underway, the stonewalling and utter contempt for those who insist on strict adherence to the Constitution and Rule of Law are on full display. And as the hearings continue, Obama continues his march forward towards his Marxist-Socialist society where freedom is lost forever and the government once again has complete control over the population in the name of the general good.
In the end, a few will fall on their swords. A “big fish” or two will be sacrificed. New rules will be agreed upon to prevent this type of thing from ever happening again.
Obama and the leaders of the Revolution will remain untouched by the blow-back and very little ground will be given up.
And the march forward to complete government control will begin again. The new rules will be promptly broken and the Revolution will once again be back on track.
This plot goes all the way to the Oval Office. The Rules for Radicals playbook is being followed and executed perfectly. And the Republican Leadership is weak and willing to take a few crumbs in the name of the Constitution and all that is right. And in the end, the spineless Republicans will go along with the Progressive agenda down the road to complete Tyranny.
The great American Experiment is in it’s final days. And our Republican leaders in Washington are pretending that the wave of scandals are unrelated and nothing more than we have seen in the past with Watergate and other benign bumps in the road.
The Alinsky pattern is clear. And the actions by the State Department, the Justice Department, the IRS, the EPA and many other Weaponized Departments are not a coincidence, but rather a coordinated effort to remove all of our freedoms and be fully under the heavy foot of an elitist few.
These are no ordinary scandals. They are the end of life as we know it.
And the Republicans lack the ability to stop it.