Does our chief tax extorting agency view conservatives less favorably than pedophile clergy and those who protect them? With a nearly $20 million settlement awarded to victims of abuse in Chicago that raised questions of what church officials did to stop a pedophile priest, we should ask whether our legacy of hands-off religious tolerance has reached the same level of absurdity as what happened at the Internal Revenue Service.
Conspiracies and Scandals
Conspiracy theories are for people with too much time on their hands and too little in their heads. Real conspiracies, like the two now occupying our headlines, are the stuff of congressional investigations and impeachment hearings. They cost time and money to sort out when lawmakers should be doing something other than policing our wayward government.
Who could have predicted that the Supreme Court decision on SB 1070, the Arizona law that kicked off the furor over state immigration enforcement, would coincide so perfectly with the heat being turned up on Eric Holder over Fast and Furious? Under Holder’s direction the Justice Department has had quite a romp going after states to enforce Obama administration policies on illegal immigration, whacking states for common sense voter ID laws and blocking their efforts to crack down on illegal immigrants that the Federal Government admits it does not have the resources to control.
To those in Washington who used to call yourselves friends and colleagues of Anthony Weiner, and have been publicly lambasting him for his alleged indiscretions, you can stop now. Enough sanctimony. Whether we are talking extramarital affairs, campaign fund abuses, influence peddling, White House trysts, lies, drugs, prostitutes, or any of the other unsavory behaviors engaged in by public figures over the years, this is a much bigger deal for you than it is for us.