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This Is What #OccupyResoluteDesk Meant By ‘Fundamentally Transforming The USA’

Posted on | June 9, 2013 | 13 Comments

by Smitty

Insty points to Steyn, a must-read:

So we know the IRS is corrupt. What happens then when an ambitious government understands it can yoke that corruption to its political needs? What’s striking as the revelations multiply and metastasize is that at no point does any IRS official appear to have raised objections. If any of them understood that what they were doing was wrong, they kept it to themselves. When Nixon tried to sic the IRS on a few powerful political enemies, the IRS told him to take a hike. When Obama’s courtiers tried to sic the IRS on thousands of ordinary American citizens, the agency went along, and very enthusiastically. This is a scale of depravity hitherto unknown to the tax authorities of the United States, and for that reason alone they should be disarmed and disbanded — and rebuilt from scratch with far more circumscribed powers.
Here’s another congressional-subcommittee transcript highlight of the week. Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois asks the attorney general if he’s spying on members of Congress and thereby giving the executive branch leverage over the legislative branch. Eric Holder answers:
“With all due respect, senator, I don’t think this is an appropriate setting for me to discuss that issue.”

If you read End the Fed, “Zimbabwe” Ben Bernanke hoisted a similar digit to Ron Paul, asking after the Federal Reserve’s skullduggery.

This level of debt and corruption is the climax of 100 years of Progress.

It’s time for the GOP to either (a) morph into a full-throated reform party, or (b) just admit that all it craves is a swap on the nameplates there in the halls of corruption. Can the GOP stand and deliver? I’ve always argued that it’s better to work within the existing structure, as the start-up costs of a new party are really, really high. The longer the GOP appears feckless, the weaker that argument gets.



13 Responses to “This Is What #OccupyResoluteDesk Meant By ‘Fundamentally Transforming The USA’”

  1. joethefatman
    June 9th, 2013 @ 9:16 am

    Reformation should include moral turpitude. Which the current raft of R’s lost some time ago.

  2. SouthernCharm
    June 9th, 2013 @ 9:17 am

    RT @smitty_one_each: This Is What #OccupyResoluteDesk Meant By ‘Fundamentally Transforming The USA’

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 9th, 2013 @ 9:39 am Linked but I do not have a lot of faith with Captain Boehner at the helm.

  4. BredRightAndTrue
    June 9th, 2013 @ 11:53 am

    I, too, have long been a defender/supporter of “Let’s work with/within the party we have…” Albeit, my faith in the R party’s willingness and ability to fix what is so damn broken has been waning for quite some time now.

    It’s very similar to being in an abusive relationship — There is much to be said for being honest with one’s self, and acknowledging that staying in the relationship will do more harm than good.

  5. richard mcenroe
    June 9th, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    When Nixon tried to pull that, the IRS was not 94% Democrat and union. No possible connection, surely.

  6. smitty
    June 9th, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    Not sure turpitude was the word you sought here. Fortitude?

  7. richard mcenroe
    June 9th, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    People seem to think the DC GOP is actually on their side, The DC GOP is on DC’s side, nothing more and nothing less. Our doddering GOP incumbents want nothing more than comfortable shoes, soft food and the occasionaly TV facetime and they will screw the entire future of the nation to keep those.

  8. richard mcenroe
    June 9th, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    In a party of any principle, Boehner, McConnell and Priebus would all have stepped down after the 2012 election. Instead, they decided to declare there was something wrong with all their voters, not with the three of them.

  9. joethefatman
    June 9th, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    Nah. I was going for turpitude. But I see how I messed up my statement now. I was meaning the removal of said moral turpitude and used “lost” without thinking through the way it sounded. I should have used embraced and not lost.

    From Merriam-Webster : an act or behavior that gravely violates the moral sentiment or accepted moral standards of the community.

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  11. jakee308
    June 9th, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    A few comments about the denizens of the Federal (and State and Local also) bureaucracy.

    1) They’ve got a job making a lot of money they could NEVER achieve in commercial enterprise.

    2) They have a union that will help keep them from being fired no matter what but they have to obey the union leaders. (if the union says do this or that; it gets done. No matter whether it’s ethical or legal or not.)

    3) Many are not very moral or ethical and have no idea what those concepts mean anyway.

    4) Most are not really very smart. (see #1)

    5) The Gov’t. has become the largest EEOC employer in the nation. A large number of Federal Employees are minorities. (see #1) Previous scandals have had many of the partisan operatives in the Federal Bureaucracy turn out to be Black Women. Not a surprise when you consider the rates at which those two demographics get hired and promoted in the Gov’t.

    6) Much of the previous faults lie with . . . the Gov’t educational system. Which we all know has been captured by the Leftist/Socialist/Progressive/Atheists.

    And those are the main reasons why Gov’t bureaucracy can no longer be trusted, even to the minimal amount allowed.

    It’s only going to get worse until we become a totalitarian State or plunge into Revolution.

  12. Quartermaster
    June 9th, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    The GOP is already dead. The chance of the current leadership being a the leaders of a true opposition is somewhere south of none.

  13. Scoob
    June 9th, 2013 @ 10:43 pm

    Good post, Smitty. But if the Repubiks pass amnesty, aren’t we cooked for a generation or two? And it never made sense that our GOP elites can pander to the Democrats and elite culture, but the commoners should not. If the Repubiks pass amnesty, why shouldn’t the commoners pander too and vote Democrat? Cut out the middleman?