In addition to yesterday's less-than-Super Bowl game, we were treated to the indispensable pre-game interview with President Barack Obama as well as a video of the Commander-in-Chief tossing a ball used in a game he said that he wouldn't let his imaginary son play.
Yes, we were able to confirm that if the Barack/Trayvon-look-alike survived or otherwise escaped death via right-to-choose, he would throw footballs and baseballs like a girl. So the secular exercise in Chief Executive-omnipresence in all major events of all Americans' lives in the Age of Obama (this time with Bill O'Reilly) was not a complete waste of time. But what most captured this conservative's attention was the latest assurance concerning the operation of the IRS from the You-can-keep-insurance-you-like-ObamaCare-taker:
In a discussion about another dispute, Obama said indications that some IRS officials targeted conservative groups resulted from "bone-headed decisions," and "not even a smidgen" of corruption.
In the world of Obama Democrats it is not only not corrupt to use the strong-tax-collecting-arm of government to intimidate and neuter one's political opponents (or, enemies, as Obama refers to Republicans), it is standard operating procedure. And it was merely bone-headed to get caught; and bone-headedness, far from being a firing offense in the Obama-Biden-Geithner-Rice-Hillary-Kerry Administration, is a badge of honor when exercised in the cause of fundamentally transforming an exceptional America into just another government-run-like-a-European-welfare state.
Not only haven't IRS agents in Cleveland nor Lois Lerner in D.C. been fired for unjustified audits of Republican donors and delays of scores of 501(c)(4) applications by tea partier and other conservatives for over a year before and after the Election of 2012. But as Renee Nal here at LU confirmed in recent weeks, new rules promulgated in response to Citizens United and the non-scandal double down on discrimination against non-liberal Democrat groups under the guise of clarification.
The First Amendment has always prescribed that Congress "make no law" abridging the freedom of speech. But Supreme Courts before the Roberts-Alito iteration have long made exceptions that go beyond any reasonable mere disclosure rules. This conservative opposes the maze of campaign finance rules such as McCain-Feingold, much of which was declared unconstitutional in the 2010 Citizens United case that opened the door to 501(c)(4) candidate-advocacy that the Constitution envisioned as the sine qua non of free political speech.
Tragically, the Obama Administration closed that free speech-door just in time to win re-election by employing the IRS as a liberal Democrat campaign tool among many such lawless exercises of executive power by the licensed-to-kill-political-enemies agent of King-like-excess.
Agent 007 aka James Bond was properly licensed to eliminate the Communist threat against the Free World. Sadly, agents of the former Leader of the Free World are licensed only to quash threats, of less than a smidgen and up, but only against its Dear Leader's unconstitutional exercises of power.
"One man with courage makes a majority." - Andrew Jackson