by Datechguy | June 10th, 2013
James Taylor: This is the works! Either we’re out of business or bigger than ever before.
Mr Smith Goes to Washington 1939
I’ve talked a bit in the past of the cultural divide between the right and the left for a long time and as I look at the IRS scandal never has this conflict been more apparent.
Day by day the information is slowly leaking out via testimony, statement and basic reporting.
On twitter we are repeatedly seeing the non-professional left declaring their approval of the tactics used by IRS against the Tea Party, anti-abortion groups, pro-marriage groups etc etc etc. The Professional left varies from the tepid (it’s wrong BUT) to the Joan Walshs of the world (scandal? what scandal).
Some on the right might not understand why the administration and their allies don’t just come totally clean, get this behind the and take the short terms hit, what they don’t understand is they are playing for much bigger stakes. They are playing to cement the power in a more permanent way.
Just imagine big Government being able to actively stop those who would combat it with little fear.
It’s the kind of thing that can, in their minds, change the balance of power in the country permanently . If the political right can be restrained by governmental forces and their contributes intimidated the possibilities of the left are endless.
“But DatechGuy“, you say, “What about the rule of law? Won’t people get punished?“
HA! If there are no consequences short of a few low level employees fired and maybe a mid level bureaucrat taking the fall, perhaps serving a year or two in a minimum security jail then quietly re-hired by a leftist think tank then there is absolutely no reason for this practice to be repeated again and again by a government of the left until not only Tea Party groups, but talk radio, the NRA, pro-life groups and the lot are too busy looking over their shoulder to mount any effective opposition.
These are the stakes the left sees if they win, and that’s why they are fighting so hard to slow down and stop this scandal before the administration proper can be tagged by it. If they get away with this, if they can effectively disenfranchise the right, in their minds be the start of another golden age much like their 40 year rule in congress from the fifties until 1994.
If they do succeed I see a much different result…
Update 2: Part 2 is now up here
Update: Delayed Instalanche and fixed a grammar point or two. One more thought a day latter.
I noted today (Tuesday) that the information that is now top of the news from Mr. Snowden had been reported on in Aug 2012, It didn’t raise a peep.
Don’t get me wrong, the Snowden story is big and given the IRS scandal PRISM needs to be considered in a whole new light but the difference in coverage is… interesting.
Could it be perhaps that the media is pushing this story now because the subject needs to be changed for the sake of Obama?
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