Friday, May 17, 2013

Is there a tape of Michael Corleone

Of course, the media will come to the defense of The One for all these scandals and it will be easy. See, no president is going to have a paper trail ordering the IRS attacks on conservatives.

Just like Michael Corleone never commanded a hit on his rivals. Yet people get the hint and they do the dirty work for you.

Let's remember Watergate. Nixon never authorized or had any direct knowledge of the initial break in. His involvement came in the cover up afterwards.

But it was his intense paranoia and issues with his enemies that created an environment where his underlings thought it was OK.

So would it surprise anyone that with Obama's obsession with Fox News, Koch Industries and Rush Limbaugh, that some low level employees felt like they were doing one for the team?

Kim Strassel nails it here...............

Was the White House involved in the IRS's targeting of conservatives? No investigation needed to answer that one. Of course it was.

President Obama and Co. are in full deniability mode, noting that the IRS is an "independent" agency and that they knew nothing about its abuse. The media and Congress are sleuthing for some hint that  Mr. Obama picked up the phone and sicced the tax dogs on his enemies. 

But that's not how things work in post-Watergate Washington. Mr. Obama didn't need to pick up the phone. All he needed to do was exactly what he did do, in full view, for three years: Publicly suggest that conservative political groups were engaged in nefarious deeds; publicly call out by name political opponents whom he'd like to see harassed; and publicly have his party pressure the IRS to take action. 

Mr. Obama now professes shock and outrage that bureaucrats at the IRS did exactly what the president of the United States said was the right and honorable thing to do. "He put a target on our backs, and he's now going to blame the people who are shooting at us?" asks Idaho businessman and longtime Republican donor Frank VanderSloot.

Mr. VanderSloot is the Obama target who in 2011 made a sizable donation to a group supporting Mitt Romney. In April 2012, an Obama campaign website named and slurred eight Romney donors. It tarred Mr. VanderSloot as a "wealthy individual" with a "less-than-reputable record." Other donors were described as having been "on the wrong side of the law."

This was the Obama version of the phone call—put out to every government investigator (and liberal activist) in the land.

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