The sickness of some in our government gets more obvious every day. It is not enough to fight your opposition; the Obama people seek to obliterate them.
Of course, that means us – Republicans, conservatives, Tea Party members, Christians, libertarians. There is no room for us in their world. Obama has surrounded himself with such people and with a press that refuses to vet any of Obama’s picks, you get people like Lois Lerner of IRS fame.
We recently found out that this director of the tax-exempt organizations division at the Internal Revenue Service worked for the Federal Election Commission. While there, she sued the Christian Coalition and did everything she could to disparage and discourage them. Now it comes out that she’s been busy at other things, too.
In 1996 Lois Lerner was head of the enforcement division of the Federal Elections Commission(FEC). That year Al Salvi was the Republican nominee for the US Senate from Illinois, his Democrat opponent was then congressman Dick Durbin.
During the final weeks of the campaign Salvi loaned himself over a million dollars to buy ads in the Chicago media market. This in turn prompted the Democrat party’s campaign arms to file complaints with the FEC and in kind the FEC, specifically Lois Lerner, filed charges against Al Salvi.
That is when Mr. Salvi contends Lois Lerner made him the following offer, “Promise me you will never run for office again, and we’ll drop this case.”
Al Salvi refused that offer and would fight the FEC complaint against him for several more years before a Judge tossed out the complaint.
The Illinois Review has more on Lerner:
Soon after the IRS story broke, Al Salvi told Illinois Review that it was IRS official Lois Lerner who represented the FEC in a Democrat complaint against him. According to Salvi, Lerner was, without question, politically motivated, and went so far as to make him an offer: “Promise me you will never run for office again, and we’ll drop this case.”
Salvi declined her offer, and ran for Illinois Secretary of State in 1998.
But when he saw Lerner plead the Fifth Amendment before Congress last week, he recognized her. “That’s the woman,” Salvi said. “And I didn’t plead the Fifth like she did.”
Just think, people like her will be in charge of who gets health care. Feel confident that you will get what you need in a crisis? Hardly.