June 7th, 2013
This week, an apparently insane Rep. McDermott actually blamed the Tea Party and other Conservative groups for having the nerve to apply to the IRS in order to receive tax exempt status.
McDermott put forth the reasoning that these Conservative groups were operating under the government's expense because they would be tax exempt and, therefore, were somehow taking money away from the American government for their ability to receive donations.
McDermott then went on to state that the American people should not have to pay for these Conservative Groups' (implicated) radical belief systems, when in fact, it's McDermott who is indeed the radical in our midst.
Ergo, all money first belongs to the government and then, of course, those who McDermott sides with.
Was the man drunk?
Indeed, without tax exempt status as with most groups, a vast amount of Conservative and otherwise donors would be unwilling to give away income that would still be subjected to taxation. This is at the heart of these groups' impetus at applying for tax exempt status.
In other words, Progressive groups like Media Matters and Think Progress, largely funded by billionaire Left-Wing Capitalist George Soros, would hold a distinct advantage over these newly founded Conservative upstarts.
Before the impetus of the Obama Regime's radicalized, Socialistic agenda, there were far fewer Conservative groups in existence.
Conservative Rep. Paul Ryan was visibly angered at McDermott's asinine efforts at severely uncritical thinking, and he proceeded to call McDermott out to a roar of applause from the gallery.
Ryan made the point that these Americans were being called out and persecuted for both their political and religious beliefs by what is easily one of the most powerful and largest civil enforcement branches of the US government.
McDermott did not dare to even touch on the fact that high-profile, Conservative individuals have been harassed by the IRS, and that groups have even had their donor lists downloaded to Progressive media organizations to be singled out and harassed within the left-wing media.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is illegal, and it's a felony.
As we move deeper into understanding everything that actually happened, these types of unboundedly ridiculous defensive deflection efforts are sure to get worse, but only out of a heightened sense of desperation for those within the now mortally wounded Liberal Democrat sanctum.
Remember one thing....if the leadership of the Democrat party, that being the Obama Regime, had nothing to do with this Alinsky-style political targeting, then why are the Democrats becoming so increasingly defensive?
But...It's Not Political....
Case in point was the exchange between Karl Rove and senior Obama apparatchik David Plouffe in which Plouffe tries to defend the indefensible:
Karl Rove nailed the ridiculous Left's defense of the IRS targeting in their ongoing talking point of "It's not political."
Indeed. It's not political when groups whose ideological bases disagree with those in power get targeted for extreme abuse? Then what the hell is it, if it's not political?
It's not political, it's tyrannical, is the probable answer that the Obama-Marxists refuse to enunciate.
However, this argument, being disingenuously trotted out by the Left's dim-witted apparatchiks, only shows how incredibly stupid they of the Democrat Party believe that the American people are, and by default, how industriously moronic Liberals certainly can be.
The simple fact, as everyone knows, is that the Obama Regime oligarchy used a powerful government agency to go after political opposition in an effort to silence and quell dissension.
Any other answer is nothing if not obtuse political graft.
In fact, only idiots, plain and simple, will continue to use this dead-horse argument, which ultimately makes no sense, whatsoever.
The latest scandal, this week, to rock the political world even further was the one in which we all learned that the National Security Agency regularly downloads Phone-call and contact meta-information for every single American in the US.
Ah yes, remember when just a little earlier, El Magnifico came out and indicated that the 9/11 war on terrorism will be changed to a different type of stance? Well, guess what? That stance is now centered on the domestic front, and virtually every single American (with a special asterix next to political affiliation) will be suspect.
At present, we have only been told that Verizon is the only company known to have done this. However, it would stand to extreme reason that this is not the only company being forced to exchange information with the government. In fact, we will most likely later find that virtually all major phone networks are required to do this. By the way, key leaders in the Senate have known of this for about the last seven years.
Nevermind the special secret email accounts used by senior administration officials, that we also learned of this week, nor the fact that the US federal government, we have found, is mining personal data from (9) big internet companies in a program that also used to be secret.
Then, we also learned of the missing $ 4.1 million dollars in Conference play-money that the IRS cannot account for, it's probably in a shoebox in Kenya. After spending over $50 million dollars in funsy meetings between 2010 and 2012, the IRS issued has an apology....irony of the week.
So, the question which many might now be asking is simply when did America turn into the old Soviet Union?
The answer is layered in a natural timeline-chronology of webpage after webpage, easily totaling thousands, (all easily available) from hundreds of different sources within the news section of this website and gathered over the past five years. The overall synopsis for these news items can be found in the main commentary section of this website, which is where you are now, just click backward through the various titles.
Do check-it out when you have a moment, it's why this site was built...among just a few other reasons.
June 2nd, 2013
By Barry Secrest
In this clip from Shark Tank Media, former Congressman West asserts that the President's failure to act to defend American lives on US soil is "right up there" with regard to extreme Obama Regime negligence in Benghazi.
West makes a very valid comparison in speaking to Nixon's extraordinarily minor cover-up with regard to Watergate, as opposed to Obama's continual cover-up of the Benghazi event, both before, during, and after his re-election.
The Benghazi event marked the first time in over fifty years that a US Ambassador had been killed in the field of foreign service, despite massive advances in both intelligence and diplomatic communication technology in the modern day.
West asserts that "No one died in Watergate," and maintains that Obama's scenario is far, far, worse, but is he correct?
Let's take a look at the following Warren Roche YouTube video:
Roche pretty much establishes the same evidence we've been looking at on this site, in pointing to some rather extreme Obama Regime problems going forward, and even adds one that is mostly off the radar.
But Roche is referring to The Department of Health and Human Services and its illegal efforts at campaigning for private funds from health insurance companies to support a political funding strategy for the US government's Obamacare, which is clearly outside of what is allowed by US law.
By way of identification, in this particular matter, see the "Iran-Contra" affair, which bedeviled Ronald Reagan's now esoterically esteemed Presidency, and he was a true Conservative, by the way.
So, what does the HHS actually have to do with Obamacare? The answer to that question is rather obvious on each of the 26,000 pages of regulations established thus far; pretty much any and everything is at their tyrannically official whim.
But, as a point of reference in this regard, the King James Bible, on average, is only about 1,750 pages long, and we're still learning lessons from that historical reference, which handily includes the Creator's teaching guide to man. And so it is with the HHS regulations toward Obamacare's bureaucrats. It's their unholy bible, and it will probably take centuries for them to read and fully understand it, as well...at least until something of a more positive nature occurs.
However, this leads to the question of whether or not there might also be an Obamacare Reformation movement? You know, the one that might allow us peasants to both actually drop our pitchfork and torches and haltingly read and somehow understand their un-Holy Bible of government healthcare regulations.
But, getting back to the Roche and West assertions, how do the Nixon and Obama Regimes' "Gate" scandals compare in similarities thus far?
Well, first we have Water-gate, which involved a break-in at the Watergate office complex in Washington, DC. The break-in was an effort to essentially bug or wiretap the Democrat National Committee's headquarters. At this point, you could be thinking about the DOJ's efforts, as signed for by AG Eric Holder, at tapping into the phone records of both the Associated Press and James Rosen of Fox News, but that's another scandal, just a little further down.
At any rate, Obama states that he knew nothing of any of these events involving his attorney general.
Nixon, it was proven, was not exactly involved in the efforts to bug or wire-tap the headquarters, but he was involved in trying to cover it all up, which is why he resigned from the Presidency under impeachment articles.
And, as West has indicated, the Obama Regime was certainly complicit in not only lying to the American people in trying to cover-up the facts on how Benghazi-Gate happened, but also in how the four members of the foreign service, including Ambassador Stevens, were murdered by Al Qaeda terrorists only one month prior to an Obama election--whose theme was one of having beaten Al Qaeda Terrorists into submission the world over. It's what they kept crowing about during the Democrat National Un-Convention.
Indeed, Obama knew nothing of Benghazi as well, or so he states, In fact, no one seems to know where the President was nor what he was doing during Benghazi, quite frankly.
Next we have IRS-Gate, where IRS management groups, ostensibly all over the US, were urged by someone in Washington's West Wing, to target any and all Conservative rooted groups, including the Tea Party, certain Conservative individuals, Romney campaign donors, Conservative activists, religious group donors, pro-Israeli groups, and even Christian groups.
Ladies and gentlemen, if only the Obama Regime were as merciless to America's enemies as they are to his constituent, non-supporter, countrymen. The problem with IRS-gate, among many others, but also as with each of the other scandals, has been an administration that has tyrannically tried to intimidate and block testimony from those who have the answers. See IRS official Lois Lerner's invocation of the Fifth Amendment in her congressional hearing, if you have any questions in that regard, or even Gregory Hicks testimony as a member of the US State department, with regard to Benghazi-Gate.
Obama, also here as with all things under the sun, knew nothing of these issues as well.
Next is AP-Gate and even Fox-Gate, where the law-giver and head-executioner of the Obama Regime, US Attorney General Eric Holder illegally sought and was given search warrants to go after journalists to track down US security leaks. In Congressional testimony, Holder denied any sort of knowledge of going after journalists, when in fact he signed the order himself and even found an apparatchik judge, after the third try, to sign off on his personal witch-hunt subpoena.
Obama, as with virtually all other things otherwise, knew nothing of Holder's journalist witch hunt, as well. For that oh-so-smart guy, who before, knew practically every fact ever conceived by mankind, now, Obama seems to know absolutely nothing, at all.....and in triplicate to the 2nd power.
Next we have Fast and Furious-gate, in which the Regime illegally provided over 2,000 assault weapons, (you know the kind they've been trying to outlaw), to Mexican drug banditos and dangerous Cartels, while also trying to cover that up.
By the way, Conservative Refocus was reporting stories on this in early 2011, for heaven's sake.
But, in this case Obama invoked executive privilege to conceal all the available details from everyone, namely because he knew nothing of these events, neither, one supposes.
Indeed, no one else will ever know as well....
At least one border agent was killed, and no telling how many Mexican citizens were slaughtered, as a result. But, why would the Obama Regime supply Mexican criminals with military-style assault weapons? Well, we have already seen the reason why, just recall Obama's desperate gun control efforts as a result of the Sandy-Hook massacre, which could also be referred to as False-Flag- Gate, at least in many conspiracy theory circles.
So, to answer the question as to how the Nixon impeachment scandal could be compared to Obama's deepening scandals, the answer might incredibly be that there is no valid comparison....whatsoever.
Indeed, Nixon's Water-gate was a tadpole-fart in the Potomac compared to these Obama scandals in which five Americans are dead at a minimum. The more troubling aspect, as to Obama and each within his Regime, is the fact that Nixon resigned in shame only because he tried to cover the facts up and lied extensively to the American people, deja vue.
However, Nixon initially knew nothing of the Water-Gate events....says historical data.
Obama and his administration, conversely, seems to have taken an active role in, not only covering up the truth in each of these cases, but in also setting these events into motion, in one way or another.
The truth is out there....and interestingly in that particular vein, we have a brand new mystery player in the media, which could prove to be the tipping point in all of this.
Oh my goodness, unfortunately for El Magnifico and as anyone can see, it's the tabloid media, available at any local supermarket, drug store, 7-Eleven, or even local bowling alley..... the main bastion of the "low-Information voter" and a source which not coincidentally, has broken a number of stories to include the John Edwards love- child scandal.
They may well, in fact, be breaking stories ahead of all of us, and more power to them in that regard.
Ladies and Gentlemen, even before this bit of recent news, it was bad....but the tabloid media's now becoming heftily involved?
It looks to me personally, as if the fat lady herself has launched into warbling song on this piece of news. Now, the typical American voter in all of his or her gory, will become privy to all the raunchy details and then some Heaven help their souls...Good God , I love America, folks.
Mr. President, can you say the word "toast?"
May 26th, 2013
Conservative Refocus News/ The Examiner
By Barry Secrest
Rep. Andre Carson (D) Indiana, has submitted a bill which would require a mental health "check-up" for deployed and pre-deployment members of the US military to be considered on the heels of the Memorial day season. The bill, HR 1463 which is titled "The Military Suicide Reduction Act," is slated to come before the House Armed services Committee Panel for approval on June the 5th, 2013.
The military mental health bill was introduced by the 2nd Muslim ever to be elected to US Congress and a frequent Left-Wing critic of the US military presence in Iraq, while largely supporting the war in Afghanistan.
A Radical Liberal Background
However, Rep. Andre Carson is also the same elected official who thinks that the US public education system should be modeled after Islamic schools and was named as one of the world's top 500 most influential Muslims.
In May of 2012, Rep.Carson stated this:
America will never tap into educational innovation and ingenuity without looking at the model that we have in our madrassas, in our schools, where innovation is encouraged, where the foundation is the Koran. And that model that we are pushing in some of our schools meets the multiple needs of students. …I have found that we need an educational model that is current, that meets the needs of our students. America must understand that she needs Muslims.
In July of 2012, Carson indicated that 9/11 was "tough on Muslims"--to which some might append, "maybe" but the Islamists were kind of tough on the US too, during the terrorist breach of September 2001. Carson also, much like the IRS and the Obama administration, despises Tea Party Conservatives and has used "KKK imagery" to smear the Tea Party on several occasions.
In August of 2011, Carson indicated that the Tea Party 'wants black Americans hanging on a tree' at a congressional black caucus event. The website Govtrack places Rep. Carson in the same general ideological position as Rep. Maxine Waters, thereby making Carson one of the more Left-leaning members of an already radical Democrat Congress, and by default, extraordinarily suspect when cobbling bills aimed at the US military.
Below is an outtake on Carson from the American Thinker:
In light of his role models, Carson's lies about the Tea Party and peaceful ObamaCare protesters outside the Capitol calling Representative John Lewis the N-word "15 times" makes sense. It puts to rest any doubt about his adherence to Farrakhan's world view. Just because Andre Carson occasionally has to throw his mentors under the bus à la Obama doesn't mean he's not a believer. As a faithful follower, he will say and do anything his masters tell him to do.
Troops would be required to get a mental health checkup once every six months when deployed to contingency operations under a draft version of the 2014 defense bill approved by the House Armed Services Committee’s personnel panel.
Under the provision, service members would rate an in-person mental health screening every 180 days that they are operationally deployed.
These screenings would be in addition to ones already in place pre- and post-deployment, required 120 days before deployment and three times after deployment: between 90 to 180 days, 181 days and 18 months, and 18 and 30 months.
Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., originally sponsored HR 1464, the Military Mental Health Empowerment Act, that proposed the new in-theater screenings to improve behavioral health services on the front lines.
“We are quick to diagnose and treat service members who are injured in combat, with medics rushing to those who are struck by enemy IEDs or gunfire,” Carson said. “But when it comes to the mental health challenges placed on our service members, we abandon them through months of deployment to deal with post traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicidal thoughts.”
According to the Navy Times "The House Armed Services Committee will consider the legislation on June 5." However the website Govtrack gives Carson's bill little chance for approval at this juncture, yet, caution might still be called for.
To protect our soldiers, this instance of possible discrimination might warrant concerned citizens to contact their congressional representatives and let them know how discriminatory such a requirement could be.
The possible unwarranted attachment of a diagnosis of mental illness could haunt these men for the rest of their careers, not to mention the fact that such a requirement could be misused in much the same way the Obama Regime has misused other government agencies. Mental illness and its symptoms are often subject only to the whims of the professional administering such a diagnosis.
But, if the bill should pass, it only seems fair that the law should apply to each branch of government service rather than only the military. Especially after a series of governmental instances of:
-Failure to defend the US foreign service on the ground in Benghazi
-Targeting the Tea Party at a number of elected officials behest
-Targeting Christians and other Conservative groups
-Shipping weapons to Mexican gangsters
-Illegally purloining phone records of hundreds of journalists and even an entire media organization
-Doing nothing to limit America's whopping $17 trillion dollar debt
While Rep.Carson's bill as being presented seems configured to ostensibly help members of the military, such a bill could also easily backfire on US military men and especially veterans who while being in need of help, are often required to pay a hefty price as a result.
Some Veterans in need of financial help have recently received letters from the US government indicating a judgment of inability to handle their own affairs which resulted in a subsequent loss of their right to own firearms.
May 19th, 2013
"Please don't let the IRS scandal distract you from the Benghazi scandal?" How about "Please don't let the Benghazi scandal distract you from the IRS scandal," pay equal attention to them BOTH and don't forget about the AP scandal.....
Conservative Refocus/ The Examiner
By Barry Secrest
What do you get from the Obama Regime when journalists repeatedly ask a severely damaging question ten different ways? Ten different answers, all meaning the same thing, and none of them actually answering the question, insisting that the answer is "irrelevant."
Indeed, if the answer is irrelevant, then why not simply voice it?
The question is very simple, so why is it that no one will admit to where the President was when US soil came under fire in Benghazi? Only the President has the authority to act or not act in such foreign hostility situations, as the case may be.
The urgent call came in and the President failed to perform his assigned duties, it's as simple as that. Or is it? According to the Obama Regime, other branches of the government and their underlings made the bad call, being the CIA and the State Department.
“We should not only fire the head of the IRS, which has occurred, but we’ve got to go down the line and find every single person who had anything to do with this and make sure that they are removed from the IRS and the word goes out that this is unacceptable,” she said. “It is un-American, it is wrong, and it cannot occur again.”
So, why would an entire US revenue agency be devoted to such a non-revenue generating cause as political harassment?
Notice here that the Senator pointedly directs her remarks towards the IRS only and wants an investigation "down the line" and not "up the line."
However, the problem with this argument is that it assumes that political bias, which is clearly not supposed to be an IRS consideration, was being pursued despite the fact that there would be no actual advantage in agency revenue or otherwise in going after only a certain group or individuals.
So, why would an entire US revenue agency be devoted to such a time-wasting, non-revenue generating cause as political harassment? Once one answers that question, and the answer is quite obvious, then we can see this particular argument going up in smoke.
In addition, we do know that the culpable IRS Commissioner resigned in November, as the story was just being hatched for the public to take note of. We also know that this systemic practice of harassment has been hitting both religious and social groups and individuals nationwide, other than those whom are just socio-political in nature, and not just the 501 c groups.
Ultimately, these attacks are almost impossible to be couched as simply an organic bureaucratic contagion that spread by non-verbal, associative contact, alone. But, according to satirical writer Andy Borowitz of the New Yorker, here is how Borowitz would, with tongue-in-cheek, imagine how Obama might have attacked these damaging facts which keep coming out, in covering a fake radio address by Obama summarizing his plight:
“Right now, many of you are angry at the government, and no one is angrier than I am,” he said. “Quite frankly, I am glad that I have had no involvement in such an organization.”
The President’s outrage only increased, he said, when he “recently became aware of a part of that government called the Department of Justice.”
“The more I learn about the activities of these individuals, the more certain I am that I would not want to be associated with them,” he said. “They sound like bad news.”
Mr. Obama closed his address by indicating that beginning next week he would enforce what he called a “zero tolerance policy on governing.” “If I find that any members of my Administration have had any intimate knowledge of, or involvement in, the workings of the United States government, they will be dealt with accordingly,” he said.
Now that's satire, my friends.
But, just remember the following as all of these events unfold and many journalists and pundits try to find any perpetrator other than El Magnifico:
Critical analysis would seem to dictate that even an infectious disease has a defined traceable origin, and so it is with Obama's great trifecta of highly questionable government activities.
But then again, even after all those play-action figures of warrior Obama taking down Osama Bin Laden single-handedly, we can never discount the possibility that this could all simply be Bush's fault in the end, as well....it's just a matter of time and that defense seems to be Obama's best, on an otherwise very weak bench of the usual suspects.
Related from October 2010: