As things have been developing in Washington these last few years, it is becoming quite clear that the corruption of our government for political purposes by Obama and the Democrats is far deeper and far more pervasive than even the staunchest of Tea Party people had thought. It is now the point where it is logical to suggest that a cleanup of our current situation is impossible. What would cause me to suggest something so something so drastic?
Consider with me, these points…
### Ever hear of “True The Vote”?
Most folks haven’t, I suppose. They should. In the “True the Vote” mission statement, we read:
“We promote ideas that actively protect the rights of legitimate voters, regardless of their political party affiliation.”
“Legitimate voters.” “Regardless of political party affiliation.” Sounds reasonable enough, no?
Well, apparently the government does think so. Founder Catherine Engelbrecht applied for nonprofit status for “True the Vote” and “King Street Patriots” in 2010. To date, this is what Engelbrecht has endured: 1) An FBI visit & phone calls 2) A 3 day on-site IRS audit of both the family machine shop & personal returns 3) 5 IRS info requests over 2 years, including every Facebook post and tweet 4) 2 unscheduled ATF audits of the shop & 5) A visit from OSHA who levied 25K in fines Wow! The FBI, IRS, ATF & OSHA all at one time. What are the odds?
Oh….And 3 years later, Engelbrecht still hasn’t received IRS approval.
###And perhaps we should ask Ben Carson what he thinks of the IRS who landed on him as soon as he dared to question “The One”.
So the Administration, who oversees such things is obviously trying to throw future votes. Alas that such tactics are all too effective. As Germany found out.
###Then we have the angle of promoting government and government workers. Consider … in this Obama economy, we have been losing millions of private sector American workers in all walks of employment for years, now. Yet, let the government shut down briefly, and put a number of government workers out of work, and the whole of the left lose their collectivist minds.
### In the midst of the shutdown we have a government that’s using staff that they can’t pay to affect people from sites that don’t cost them any money. (Roadside Scenic stops and the like)
### Indeed, Obama has illegally shut down hundreds of privately funded Parks. And this would include the world war two memorial which was stormed by a bunch of world war two veterans the other day. Go ahead, tell me how this shutdown is not politically motivated.
### OK, perhaps you need some convincing. How’s this? A MacD worker being paid to protest those WII vets?
### Oh, and as a parting shot as regards to the closures, I note that while the military base grocery stores are closed, the golf course at Andrews air force base where Obama frequently plays is wide open.
### And was not just a couple of weeks ago that that selfsame military had money on hand enough to bounce area and yet we can’t keep the world war two memorial open?
### And what kind of society is it that makes all these accommodations for the leftists occupying Wall Street, and yet goes out of their way to shut down the world war two vets?
### Indeed, if I’m not much mistaken Obama sent more guards to the world war two memorial to keep world war two veterans out of it, then he sent to protect embassy in Benghazi and its staff.
### Now consider that since Gerald Ford was president, we’ve had something on the order of seventeen government shutdowns under five different presidents. All of those shutdowns were negotiated. Only in one case does one party and one president decide that they will not negotiate. Guess which one.
### Interestingly, they then point to the Republicans as being the ones who are refusing to negotiate, Despite the republicans having passed seven bills about getting the government going again with a number of house democrats voting along with those republicans. Obama of course ordered those bills killed, and Harry Reid is dutifully responding accordingly.
### And now, we have Obama asking for another increase in the debt ceiling to partially paid for the massive amount of money he spent unsuccessfully trying to get the economy going again. Now of course, this failure was ultimately predictable as I suggested at the time. But now, we see him lying about it He said in part…
You of never seen in the history of these United States the debt ceiling or the threat of not raising the debt ceiling being used to force issues that have nothing to do with the budget.
As usual, Mr. Obama is flat out lying. A look at history explains clearly that the democrats used the debt ceiling votes to attack Eisenhower’s interstate highway plan and to tried to attach a campaign finance bill to Nixon’s debt ceiling request. I was there for the latter. Not sure there are other examples that are more recent, but I’m not going to bother. Obviously whatever else he might be Mr. Obama is no student of history. Else, he knows what he’s saying isn’t true and doesn’t care. Frankly I would not put the latter past him. The reason is simple enough. This is the same Obama who told us that the reason that they were debating raising America’s debt limit back in 2006 was because of a lack of leadership. Funny how that doesn’t now apply to his lack of leadership, huh?
And so all this leads to the question of “what do we do now?” In all honesty I have my doubts that it isn’t already too late to save what we once knew as America. Personally, I will continue to fight because it’s worth fighting for . But in all honesty I can’t help wondering if the damage isn’t too large for repairs to be possible.
Someone convince me otherwise, because based on history, I don’t see a way out, here.