The arrogance of the Obama is beyond the ability of any common metric to measure. This story carried at Commentary demonstrates that Barack Obama not only sees himself above the law, he is the law in his narcissistically warped mind.
We on the Right have not forgotten the IRS scandal of targeting conservative groups apply for tax free status during the 2012 election cycle. But, one has to wonder if anyone else remembers. The administration hopes that this scandal has been swept under the rug by the plethora of other scandals and headline grabbing news. Their efforts to convince the public that the targeting of conservative groups was the act of a few rogue agents in Cincinnati, Ohio, was washed away by the evidence that pointed to the White House, if not the Oval Office. Obama’s handlers knew, of course, that they were breaking the law when they directed the IRS to block conservative groups from getting tax free status during the 2012 presidential campaign season and, thereby, help Barack Obama win a second term. Obama’s handlers know that what they did is an impeachable offense. So, what to do when caught breaking the law? if you have the power, and they do, you have the law changed so what you did becomes perfectly legal. And, thanks to the Commentary article, we now know that the IRS has quietly changed the law regarding tax exempt status:
Last week, the IRS unveiled an end-run around the problem of illegally targeting conservatives with a rules change. The new policy would reverse a 54-year-old regulation and essentially eliminate an entire class of advocacy groups that just happens to be used by far more right-wing activists than left-wingers. But to ensure that this transparently political maneuver by an agency that is supposed to be above partisanship got as little coverage as possible, the change was announced Tuesday with the rule only being posted on the Federal Register on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The pre-holiday news dump was largely successful as the development was buried over the long weekend. But the proposed change, which would severely limit the ability of advocacy groups to gain the crucial advantage afforded by those with tax-exempt-status, should not go unchallenged. The shift would essentially legalize the attempt by some in the IRS to target activists that came under fire back in the spring. Changing the rules in this manner is merely another effort by liberals to regulate and suppress political speech.
Very clever of the Obama criminals to have the rule change published on the Friday after Thanksgiving, don’t you think?
It is outrageous the way President Obama has changed the Obamacare law on the fly to suit his needs. This IRS rule change, however, goes way beyond outrageous. This rule change is designed to silence the voices of grassroot conservative organizations. This rule change is politics at its very worst. This story needs to go viral, my friends. Please help spread the word.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?
19 thoughts on “The Obama Way __ If Caught Breaking The Law, Change The Law”
I point to Congress for allowing this to continue. Not 100% sure what they can do, but surely there is a Constitutional remedy. Am I wrong?
Short of impeachment, all they can do is hold hearings and make noise. The House could cut off funding; but that would cause another government shut down and the GOP is not willing to take the heat. Sadly, our system counts on the President being true to the constitution. Obama could care less about the constitution. I think only a ground swell of anger from We The People could change the situation and right now America is too splintered for that to happen. That’s my opinion, for what it’s worth.
Welcome to the banana Republic of the Estados Unidos. Now we must kill Colonel Montoya before the start of the rainy season!
Well, he has been working hard at prging the military, hasn’t he?
Someone, I think it was Mark Levin, was talking the other day about the Constitution and that little part where laws are made in the congress, signed, and then enforced by the executive. He contrasted that simple formulation with the massive number of laws that are created by the regulatory state… the bureaucracy. It has gotten incredibly twisted generally, but it is even worse in this particular administration. We have a President that has openly declared that he will act in order to bypass Congress. Where does that authority come from?
One (of MANY) problems with the super-state is the mountain of laws created by the bureaucracy and the willy-nilly changing of laws, such as what you’ve pointed out. There are a couple of very obvious costs to this (though there are many costs): First, there are so many laws and regulations that damned near everyone is in violation of some of them, this makes us all lawbreakers or makes law itself meaningless. The second is that nobody knows with certainty what is legal, what can be done, and if it can be done today, whether or not it will still be possible tomorrow. How does a person commit to anything, take any risk, when they don’t know what the rules are? Rather than an open playing field, the playing field becomes an ice covered hill and the rules may change every time you think you’ve found a way to climb it.
You know this better than anyone, Jim. You’re living in a place where the rules are changing every day. How many people are going to want to go into business there? And if nobody is willing to do business, what is going to happen to the economy? It defies logic.
“Where does that authority come from?”
He just takes and short of impeachment, he is not going to stop. We The People could stop him if we weren’t so splintered.
I dunno where we are headed, but it sure ain’t good. Looking for that island somewhere.
Don’t forget Zimbabwe. We could buy it pretty cheap. 🙂
First big smile for the day here! 🙂
I don’t know who, when, or where but someone at sometime somewhere must have said and/ or write that without a free press liberty and democracy are skunked. We have no free press and our liberties and democracy are skunked . Obama’s enablers in the press and electronic media are everywhere and so many in number that finding one is like shooting fish in a barrel. They compliment perfectly a feckless congress, an arrogant judiciary and a deaf dumb and blind citizenry whose rattling chains will fall on deaf ears.
The press is free enough. It just that most “journalist” are bought and paid for whores.
It is a criminal government we have and there are only a couple of things you can do to a criminal if you don’t want to live life in fear — put them in jail or pull out your weapon. They are pushing the country to civil conflict. I hope they will be sorry they chose to do so. As for a nice place to move, I suggest Costa Rica.
Civil conflict _ It’s looking more and more like a real possibility. That is a sad commentary on the state of our nation.
This reminds me of the old manufacturing edict; if a product does not meet the specs, change the specs. That is exactly what Obama is doing with Obamacare. How sad is it that the regime hopes that other scandal trump the IRS scandal? They hope that we cannot cover it all, and while others might forget it is up to us to continually remind them how lawless this president has become.
We do what we can, Steve. Thank goodness for the internet. They haven’t silenced us … yet.
Only the legislative branch has the authority to make laws. The executive branch has no legislative authority. Congress cannot transfer any legislative authority and SCOTUS cannot sanction that transfer.
All executive branch agency/department regulations are UNCONSTITUTIONAL. It is a violation of the separation of powers. There is a VERY good reason the Founders did this AND did it so unequivocally. To allow the branch that ENFORCES the law to also MAKE the law leads to TYRANNY. To allow the branch that decides disputes UNDER the law to also MAKE the law leads to tyranny.
The solution is to declare null ALL executive branch ‘regulations’ AND all ‘laws’ by SCOTUS NULL. Restore Congress as SOLE legislative authority AND return the senate to speaking for the states.
Ok, now, how do we do this? 🙂
“Ok, now, how do we do this?”
I fear it is too late to achieve the needed changes via the ballot box. The Tree of Liberty will be fertilized with the blood of patriots or, more likely, the government will collapse under its own weight and patriots will rebuild from the ashes.
Is it snowing on your page?
Imagine that! And in Venezuela, no less.