If those on the left were so confident that their ideas were the best ideas, then why is it that they insist upon expending so much time, energy and trickery on their effort to squelch the ideas of their opposition? And if the Democrat Party were truly the party of diversity and inclusiveness why not welcome a bona fide discussion on just which ideas would actually benefit the country? But you see that just isn’t how these people operate. They will always see themselves as being the smartest people in the room and therefore see always themselves as the folks with the better ideas. This despite the fact that their ideas rarely, if ever, are known to work. But even though their ideas never quite pan out, that hasn’t kept them from implementing them.
Which brings me to some recently released federal documents that would seem to reveal how it was that a certain Democrat senator sought Justice Department and IRS Criminal prosecutions of conservatives back in 2013. The Department of Justice documents reveal email conversations that took place between its officials and the staff of Rhode Island Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse about possible criminal prosecution of Tea Party groups for alleged violation of IRS rules, according to material obtained by Judicial Watch, a government watchdog. The conversations were in preparation for a briefing by Justice Department officials for Whitehouse's staff and for a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing.
Judicial Watch released 72 emails this past Wednesday indicating that Whitehouse had pushed, and pretty aggressively, the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to prosecute Tea Party groups that made false statements to the agency in the past. It was according to internal emails that Whitehouse wanted to know why the Justice Department was acting so deferential toward the IRS in determining a punishment against conservatives. One of those internal emails read: “Sen. Whitehouse is curious why, for example, if a 501(c) tax organization files were leaked, and they clearly showed that make false statements,” then “why the Department of Justice wouldn’t prosecute the case by itself and not wait for the IRS.”
And in one exchange that took place, Whitehouse says, "I would urge that the Department and the Service get together and rethink whether in these two specific areas, which I think bear little resemblance to traditional tax violations and are in fact very plain-vanilla criminal cases..” He asks whether "the Department could not proceed to… put together a criminal case showing a fairly straightforward false statement or a fairly [straightforward] shell corporation disclosure violation." According to Judicial Watch, the organizations Whitehouse mentioned included American Future Fund, Crossroads GPS, Americans for Responsible Leadership, Freedom Path, American is Not Stupid, Inc., RightChange.com II, and A Better America Now — all of which are conservative organizations.
According to FBI documents obtained in August, IRS officials orchestrated a scheme starting in 2010 and continuing through 2012 that dumped conservative and Tea Party non-profit applicants into a bureaucratic “black hole.” The documents also described how the agency targeted the conservative non-profit groups, culminating in an investigation that eventually led to IRS official Lois Lerner being allowed to retire when she should have gone to prison. But since she was viewed, by Democrats, as one of the good guys she was allowed to receive what I am sure is a big fat government pension. Had the focus been on liberal non-profit groups and not conservative ones, I’m sure the outcome for Ms. Lerner would have been different.
The group obtained the documents through a federal court order in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit. The six-year-old scandal is still affecting conservatives presently, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a press statement attached to the published emails. Mr. Fitton said, "The Obama IRS scandal includes abuse of power by Democrats in Congress who wanted to jail Obama's political opponents to help secure Obama's reelection." And Mr. Fitton went on to say, "And Americans should know that the courts have recently concluded the Obama IRS abuses haven't stopped — even as we approach another presidential election." That should come as no surprise since Barry sees himself as being above the courts.
Whitehouse is certainly no stranger to politically charged investigations, as he has also argued the Justice Department should launch a racketeering case against those fossil fuel companies who cast doubt on the liberal ‘global warming’ position. The former Rhode Island attorney general along with Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu introduced resolutions in both chambers of Congress in July that “urges fossil fuel companies and allied organizations to cooperate with active or future investigations into their climate-change related activities.” Whitehouse also directed 19 of his fellow Democrat senators in to attack conservative and libertarian organizations such as Americans for Prosperity and the Cato Institute on the chamber floors for engaging in what the senators called a “web of denial.”
Because, you see, when it comes to ‘global warming’, Democrats have now made the decision that ‘global warming’ is real, so therefore no further discussion on the topic is warranted. Now it matters not that science is not on their side, the only thing that matters is the fact that the Democrat Party fully supports this little scheme, seeing it as a means of essentially killing two birds with one stone. First, they view it as being yet another way for them to creep even further into our lives and even right into our homes. But also, and maybe even more importantly, it would provide them a very lucrative way to generated rather significant amounts of from a ‘carbon tax’ and then direct it into the government’s coffers.
In wrapping things up here I can’t help but ask, even though I already know the answer, can you possibly imagine the uproar, from Democrats across the country as we as from those in the state-controlled media, had this been a Republican senator who was encouraging the Department of Justice and the IRS to go after groups that were primarily liberal in their political philosophy? And don't ever forget that pond scum like Whitehouse will attempt to suppress the free speech of anyone that they feel opposes their philosophies. They will refuse to allow conservative organizations on campus. They will selectively prosecute and persecute any and all who dare to oppose them. They want to turn the USA into a Marxist Socialist dictatorship.
Finally I’d like to take just a moment to focus on those who saw fit to first elect this leftist buffoon to the Senate in 2006 and then to ‘re-elect’ him in 2012. And I have to wonder, just how morally bankrupt is the state of Rhode Island? Is it a state full of nothing more than Colin Kaepernick wannabes who take a knee every time the nation anthem is played? I mean, I have to wonder about people who willingly elect someone who seeks to have those who disagree with him investigated and those who choose to disagree with the policies of his party prosecuted. Just how anti-America, or, dare I say, anti-freedom are these people? The Rhode Island state motto is, “Hope.” But “Hope” for what, I wonder.