It’s all in a Name

Juliet: That which we call a Rose by any other name would smell as sweet

Romeo & Juliet Act 2 Scene 2

Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’ Anything more is from the evil one.

Matthew 5:37

Sir Humphrey Appleby: East Yemen, isn’t that a democracy?

Sir Richard Wharton: Its full name is the Peoples’ Democratic Republic of East Yemen.

Sir Humphrey Appleby: Ah I see, so it’s a communist dictatorship.

Yes Prime Minister A Victory for Democracy 1986

A very old tactic of the Socialist left is the corruption of words For example the official name of North Korea, one of the most oppressive and totalitarian governments in history of the world is: The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

By corrupting word and what they mean the left has been able to go far in all types of ways. Well with the IRS targeting conservatives by name at least one conservative decided two could play at that game

When September 2012 arrived with still no word from the IRS, Ryun determined that Media Trackers would likely never obtain standalone nonprofit status, and he tried a new approach: He applied for permanent nonprofit status for a separate group called Greenhouse Solutions, a pre-existing organization that was reaching the end of its determination period.

The IRS approved Greenhouse Solutions’ request for permanent nonprofit status in three weeks.

In December 2012, Ryun simply made Media Trackers a project of Greenhouse Solutions and withdrew the Media Trackers application.

via Newbusters. Perhaps Pro-Life and Catholic Group might consider a similar tactic

“In one case, the IRS withheld approval of an application for tax exempt status for Coalition for Life of Iowa. In a phone call to Coalition for Life of Iowa leaders on June 6, 2009, the IRS agent ‘Ms. Richards’ told the group to send a letter to the IRS with the entire board’s signatures stating that, under perjury of the law, they do not picket/protest or organize groups to picket or protest outside of Planned Parenthood,”

but then there’s that whole let your yes be yes thing that tends to catch conservatives who follow Christ.

It must be nice to be a Marxist and be allowed to let the ends justify the means.

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IRS Scandal a Great Argument for Gomez for Senate

An odd side effect of the IRS scandal is how it affects the Senate Campaign of Gabriel Gomez vs Ed Markey

While people may not believe it at this time there will almost certainly be a senate committee investigating this matter and if the evidence goes where I think it will go, perhaps even something even bigger.

When that time comes the question is going to be asked: “Who will be able to judge this fairly?”

And that’s where Gomez trumps Ed Markey BIG TIME.

As a former colleague of Tip O’Neill Ed Markey has wisely come out early against the IRS going after the Tea Party, but that kind of rings hollow next to things he was saying before the election like this:

Tea Party Republicans are truly committed to bringing the government down,” warned U.S. Rep. Edward Markey Friday in remarks to local business leaders

Meanwhile Gabriel Gomez took a lot of hits during the GOP primary for exactly the opposite, his letter concerning president Obama & his the fact that tea party republicans tended to support his opponent entire persona and approach suggests that he would be not be an automatic scold

Gabriel Gomez took a lot of barbs during the campaign concerning his letter on Barack Obama and nobody was harder on him that Tea Party supporters. If you’re looking for a Republican to judge this case fairly he’s your man.

It means to be seen in the state that went overwhelming for Obama in 2012 is more interested in the facts vs protecting the White House but if they want to advance the reputation for judicial fairness first established at the Boston Massacre, then Gomez is your man.

…and NO IRS special committee either

Following up on yesterday’s post concerning how to go forward on the IRS investigation there question is going to be asked, do you have a special committee or do you just give this to the standard committee’s that would handle such and investigation.

While there are some advantages to a special committee there is a better case for using the existing committees.

The biggest problem with a select committee is both sides will be appointing members to it. In Man of the House Tip O’Neill talked about the issue both in terms of the Democrat Caucus:

John Moss, a California Democrat who came to Congress the same year I did, wrote up a petition calling for a special impeachment committee. More often than not the member who initiates a particular piece of legislation end up as the chairman of the special committee appointed by the speaker to deal with it and that’s probably what John had in mind –a select committee on impeachment with him as chairman.

The GOP doesn’t need someone specifically trying to advance themselves that way. Meanwhile on the side playing defense on the idea of a select committee…

.had plenty of allies on the Republican side . And there’s certainly no question the White House preferred a special impeachment committee as well. Ont only could they control the appointment of the Republican members, but they also hoped to influence Carl Albert to appoint enough conservative Democrats to protect the president. With the Republicans already in the bag it wouldn’t take many

and the GOP has a smaller majority then the Democrats had in O’Neill’s time and no majority in the senate (yet).

Additionally the committee’s that are in charge of oversight of the IRS and the members in those committees are going to be more familiar with their workings. Even better presumably such members are MUCH more likely to be outraged by any IRS excess.

The left, media, and White house’s is going to be all about making any investigation a “political” one, that will be the game plan and we’re already seeing signs of this card being floated. If we want this process to be and be perceived as a search for the truth this is the best way to go about it.

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