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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The IRS, AP Phone Scandals Show The Bigger Government Gets, The More Tyrannical it Becomes

By Susan Duclos

Tyranny- Oppressive power exerted by government--- Merriam Webster dictionary.

It has been a very, very bad month for Barack Obama and his big government ideology as scandal upon scandal pile upon each other in fast succession, two of which clearly provide ample evidence of what conservatives have been attempting to communicate to voters for decades.

The bigger government gets, the more tyrannical it gets.

Even before the release of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report, segments of the report were being doled out, and with each new revelation, the scope of the IRS targeting of conservatives grew bigger and bigger.

It isn't paranoia if they really are after you.........and liberals can no longer claim that the specific targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, while fast tracking approval for liberal groups, is all in the minds of those paranoid conservatives.

Right smack dab in the middle of the leaked information about the IRS targeting, before the actual investigative report was released, came another shocking revelation.

Obama's Department of Justice had seized a broad swath of Associated Press phone records, which many consider a massive violation of the First Amendment right to free press.

Before both these events blew up into the scandals they are becoming with each new revelation, the Benghazi hearings provided live coverage of whistle-blowers, and their testimony about failures on the part of the Obama administration before and during the 911/12 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in death of four Americans.

Making it worse, their testimony and leaked talking points emails, shows that Obama and his officials lied to the American public about the attack, to which Obama, according to Washington Post's The Fact Checker, is still lying to the American people about.

All this is happening at the same time that Barack Obama and liberals are trying to convince the American public that government should also be in control of their healthcare, as the roll out of Obamacare marches along.

Oh and let's not forget how entwined Obamacare is with the IRS, as the irony of the next headline shows "Obamacare: Taxpayers Must Report Personal Health ID Info to IRS."

Politico, in a four-page article, manages to capture this perfect storm and how Barack Oama is standng right in the middle of it:

The narrative is personal. The uproars over alleged politicization of the IRS and far-reaching attempts to monitor journalists and their sources have not been linked directly to Obama. But it does not strain credulity to suggest that Obama’s well-known intolerance for leaks, and his regular condemnations of conservative dark-money groups, could have filtered down to subordinates.

The narrative is ideological. For five years, this president has been making the case that a growing and activist government has good intentions and can carry these intentions out with competence. Conservatives have warned that government is dangerous, and even good intentions get bungled in the execution. In different ways, the IRS uproar, the Justice Department leak investigations, the Benghazi tragedy and the misleading attempts to explain it, and the growing problems with implementation of health care reform all bolster the conservative worldview.

Not only is scandal roiling through the Obama administration, but the mainstream media who insulated him and protected him when Solyndra and Fast and Furious became front page news, do not seem so inclined to protect him now that Obama's DOJ has attacked one of their own.

Take a look at some of the headlines coming from the media now.

New York Times- "Spying on The Associated Press"

Politico- "Obama's dangerous new narrative"

The Hill- "Rangel: Obama hasn't fully explained DOJ phone records seizure"

Washington Post- "Obama, the uninterested president"

USA Today- "IRS approved liberal groups while Tea Party in limbo "

ABC News- "IRS Asks for Reading List, Tea Party Group Sends Constitution"

That is just a small sample from Memeorandum.

The media isn't the only entity distancing themselves, for the moment, from Barack Obama.

Seems establishment Democrats, not to be mistaken with progressive liberal Democrats, are also turning against him as Politico points out with the headline "D.C. Turns On Obama"

The town is turning on President Obama — and this is very bad news for this White House.

Republicans have waited five years for the moment to put the screws to Obama — and they have one-third of all congressional committees on the case now. Establishment Democrats, never big fans of this president to begin with, are starting to speak out. And reporters are tripping over themselves to condemn lies, bullying and shadiness in the Obama administration.

Flashback- "Oh I think that, you know, as president I bear responsibility for everything--to some degree. "--- Barack Obama, 60 Minutes

[Update] Townhall has the video of Obama, last week, telling The Ohio State University graduating students:

"Unfortunately you've grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that's at the root of all of our problems. Some of these same voices do their best to gum up the works. They'll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave and creative and unique experiment in self rule is somehow just a sham with which we can't be trusted."
You think he might have had an inkling of the firestorm that was about to hit his administration?