In an earlier post this month, I wrote about Life Events can occur to upset our routines. Well, we had another such event over the weekend. That means today’s post will be rushed and short. Crud!
The Benghazi scandal grew over the weekend and a new one appeared. In case you haven’t heard, the IRS targeted groups applying for tax-exempt status or reviewing the tax exempt status of a number of specific groups. Groups whose name included “Tea Party,” “Patriot,” “912,” or if the groups were Jewish organizations supporting Israel.
A new revelation is that the IRS “leaked” confidential information about some conservatives to the media. Some of those whose info was leaked was Mitt Romney and possibly others.
The Inspector General of the Treasury Service has begun an investigation. It now appears those targeted were not limited to the groups above but in 2012, was expanded.
The internal IG timeline shows a unit in the agency was looking at Tea Party and “patriot” groups dating back to early 2010. But it shows that list of criteria drastically expanding by the time a June 2011 briefing was held. It then included groups focused on government spending, government debt, taxes, and education on ways to “make America a better place to live.” It even flagged groups whose file included criticism of “how the country is being run.”
By early 2012, the criteria were updated to include organizations involved in “limiting/expanding government,” education on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and social economic reform.
Taken together, the findings of the IG and the initial admissions by the IRS Friday are fueling complaints from Republicans on Capitol Hill. — Fox News.
The snowball of revelations, of an enemies list, perhaps of criminal behavior, is rapidly rolling downhill. For those of you who didn’t live through the last months of Nixon’s last term, the events we are seeing now are almost identical to those leading to Nixon’s resignation. Both cases involved a cover-up. In Nixon’s case it was the burglary at Watergate. For Obama, it is Benghazi. For Nixon, it was a criminal act of Breaking and Entering. For Obama, it could be criminal negligence leading to four deaths.
Nixon, at least, had the smarts to realize the end was coming and left office for the good of the country. Obama cares not for the good of the country. His primary care is his own welfare and keeping his hide intact.
As we progress through this morass, do some reading on the events during the last months of Nixon’s second term. Then compare those events with that of Obama’s second term. Amazing how similar the two are, isn’t it?