Joseph Welch asked that famous question to Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1954 hearings on Communism in the U.S. It wasn’t so much a question as a condemnation that resonated throughout the country and doomed McCarthy to the ash heap of history – fairly or unfairly.
But whatever McCarthy did or Nixon did, it’s nothing in comparison to the scandals that are erupting for Barack Obama. In just one of them, the IRS probe, We’re learning that the IRS has been making life difficult for conservatives, Republicans, Tea Party people and Jews as far back as 2010. (I guess Jay Carney would say that was so long ago it is old history now.) Talk about your enemies list!
The IRS somehow spilled the beans on itself. That, alone, is indicative that this goes much deeper and much higher than a few people in Ohio with an over active sense of reprisal. Someone was trying to get in front of the tsunami on the horizon. Curious.
Fox News reports:
The internal IG timeline shows a unit in the agency was looking at Tea Party and “patriot” groups dating back to early 2010. But it shows that list of criteria drastically expanding by the time a June 2011 briefing was held. It then included groups focused on government spending, government debt, taxes, and education on ways to “make America a better place to live.” It even flagged groups whose file included criticism of “how the country is being run.”
By early 2012, the criteria were updated to include organizations involved in “limiting/expanding government,” education on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and social economic reform.
Obama & company have been pretty quiet about this issue. Maybe that “buck stops here” phrase applies to him. Ultimately, it does. I ask, Mr. President, have you no decency? What will you try next; the old racism ploy? Probably.