Last Night Jack Nicholson revisited his role as Colonel Jessup…
IRS Commissioner Koskinen tried to channel Colonel Jessup but failed to generate any of the character’s sympathetic aspects and focused only on the Smugness:
“You have already said, multiple times today, that there was no evidence that you found of any criminal wrongdoing,” Gowdy said. “I want you to tell me: What criminal statutes you have evaluated?”
“I have not looked at any,” the IRS commissioner admitted.
“Well then how can you possibly tell our fellow citizens that there is no criminal wrongdoing if you don’t even know what statutes to look at?” Gowdy followed-up.
“Because I’ve seen no evidence that anyone consciously –“
“Well how would you know what elements of the crime existed? You don’t even know what statutes are in play,” Gowdy said, visibly annoyed. “I’m going to ask you again: What statutes have you evaluated?”
“Uh,” the IRS commissioner stumbled, “I think you can rely on common sense–“
“Common sense? Instead of the criminal code, you want to rely on common sense? No, Mr. Koskinen, you can shake your head all you want to, commissioner. You have said today that there’s no evidence of criminal wrongdoing and I’m asking you what criminal statutes you have reviewed to reach that conclusion.”
“I reviewed no criminal statutes,” said the IRS commissioner.
You want to know what is wrong with our Government?
Commissioner Koskinen is what’s wrong with our Government. All of the Bureaucrats that see the world as he does are what’s wrong with our Government. An institution that is so accustomed to ‘being the law’ and see no reason to know the law is what’s wrong with our Government.
Elitist, Smug Liberal Progressives have taken over the Government from the top down. It happened over time. It is complete.
Now that there has been an unabridged War declared on the only opposing Ideology it is presenting itself for all to see.
The Koskinen’s, Lerner’s, et al. are coming out of the shadows into the sun.
In light of Jonathan Gruber’s video taped Honesty… I felt this was worth a repost, just as a reminder that they All think you’re Stupid and they’re above your Stupid laws.
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Lobster? Chicken? Crow? An Old Shoe?
I ask because it looks like we’re all going to get to experience a lot of it… ton’s of it in fact.
When President Obama said there “is not even a Smidgen” of corruption in the IRS I think he was regurgitating a line Bill Clinton fed him before he went into the interview.
What he was really saying was there is A Ton of Smidgen. Lot’s and Lot’s of Smidgen.
So get your forks out because there will be a bunch of Smidgen to be eaten.
There is currently an US Congressman and now an US Senator covered in Smidgen. Mr. Cummings and Mr. Levin…
I suggest Elijah and Carl find Aprons and a bottle of Tabasco. They might ask President Obama, he seems to be most familiar with Smidgen.
(Update: Offline I was informed Smidgen is best Grilled. Mr. Issa should be enlightened to this suggestion. It was also suggested serving Smidgen Sandwiches, but I commented that no one likes being forced to eat a Smidgen Sandwich… especially after a being Grilled.)
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All these years I thought signing something meant you personally approved it. I thought it meant you were obligated to something… somehow…
I can’t believe I’ve been so stupid. Seriously stupid.
I have watched the Administrations answers from Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS targeting of political opposition and also, I predict, the DOJ investigating journalists for doing their job… after which I’ve realized that a “robo-signature”, or Autopen, gives you complete deniability. And, it appears everybody from our politicians to the Press are good with it! Absolutely no problem.
In other words, you have your signature put on stuff by a computer… primarily legal stuff… and then you can say you never saw it! By “never seeing it” you can then say you never really approved it. These guys are geniuses! (Unless you’re a bank… but luckily I’m not! And clearly they aren’t either.)
With some consideration this makes complete sense.
This government’n stuff is hard. And it’s really, really BIG. So, who can blame these folks when they are confronted with the immense amount of approven’ they’s gots’ ta do. I understand. So they came up with this thing… that approves stuff, but doesn’t really approve stuff, and all the while they never even have to know anything about it.
Wow! What a time saver! Think about how much more efficient the Government is just because of this and all that unaccountability!
Think about this. If they can do everything important, from signing Executive Orders into law and up-armoring Mexican Drug Cartels to approving the arrest of idiot video producers while never even having to go into the office, then Common Joe’s like me should be able to do just about anything… in my underwear! I like doing stuff in my underwear.
If you haven’t guessed, I’m very excited about this new time saver combined with plausible deniability.
The very best part is going to be when I have to “sign” my 2013 tax returns.
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And, a myriad other questions along the same lines should have been asked today.
In fact, they should still be there asking them. I’m sure if someone had handed a page a pen you would have a weeks worth of questions for Ms. Lerner to take the Fifth on.
Darrell Issa, should be slapped. Repeatedly. And then again for good measure.
Someone should remind him the IRS has been targeting what this Administration believes is their political opposition. It might be news. However, if the Conservatives are anything like the Democrats, it would be months from now and only then they might see it on CNN.
Sorry for the slurred script… I starting drinking early.
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It’s time to stop playing nice.
We, as a country, are being played for fools. We are being assaulted by one of the most corrupt governments since the Nixon Administration… and we seem not to care.
Where are the protests? Where are the dirty hippies with misspelled signs demanding the ouster of hated Politicians? Where is Occupy… oh wait, none of them pay taxes and would never belong to a group with the word patriot or constitution in it. Never mind.
Regardless… It’s time to take a lesson from the guy Hillary wrote her Thesis on.
‘Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personalize It and Polarize It.’ – Saul Alinsky
Apparently FOX and CBS are naming names in regard to reporters that have had their e-mail and personal correspondence hacked… BY OUR GOVERNMENT.
But I want the names of the 100 AP reporters. Each and every one. I want to make this personal and relatable to every American no matter their politics.
Put faces on this Government Intimidation!
For once… there is a legitimate issue that deserves to be treated as “Us vs. Them”!
For the last year we have had to defend the Second Amendment while this Administration has blatantly trampled on the First one. It is appalling, and frightening, and worthy of serious review combined with serious punishment.
This is Third World Socialist behavior. The Obama Administration has made comments about Banana Republics several times over the last 5 years… I didn’t realize they were referring to themselves.
The Targets have chosen themselves; the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service.
Tyranny is frozen as the issue at hand.
It is personalized in every news reporters name and face, as well as every group targeted for fiscal destruction.
It is time to polarize the issue as the free people versus big government force and intimidation.
For all you old Abby Hoffman types out there, what’s the difference between what you are seeing now and Nixon’s Enemies List? You’re all over thirty now… so I guess it doesn’t matter what you think because we can’t trust you anyway.
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