Stop acting surprised that the IRS punished conservative groups. Don’t feign outrage. When John Boehner talks about jail, who is he kidding? No one is going to jail. No one is going to be impeached. The White House has been nothing but candid about how it views the Tea Party and conservative groups in general. As the scandal broke, the president was still issuing threats and using the Tea Party as a symbol of everything wrong with America, an excuse to appease liberals with class warfare over wealth and taxes (see: Anti-American Tax Plan Teaches Tyranny, Not Fairness).
Did the president know what was going on at the IRS? Probably not. Did he create the climate that pinned America’s destiny on a class war that demands we punish wealth and privilege? Most definitely.
Threatening conservatives defines Obama class warfare.
While Congress got stirred up over the IRS scandal the president was at a fundraiser, threatening conservatives who opposed his policies:
On the other hand, if there are folks who are more interested in winning elections than they are thinking about the next generation, then I want to make sure that there are consequences to that.¹
Why haven’t liberals cried foul over his anti-American displays of intolerance based on social class? Because that is what they paid for when they put their man in the White House.
Tolerance doesn’t apply to Obama’s threats.
After Gabrielle Giffords was wounded in Arizona we heard cries for tolerance from Democrats who implied that partisan rhetoric was responsible for the shooting (see: Arizona Tragedy: Only Fools Make Sense of Crazy). Barack Obama is still threatening his opponents and continues to lay blame for his economy on Republicans. Has the president considered that the climate he has promoted with remarks like these could be responsible for IRS personnel believing their actions would win White House approval?
Giving more power back to the biggest banks — that’s not change.²
Another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy — that’s not change.³
And the blame, as usual, rests with radical Tea Party conservatives who bully the GOP:
Ruling out compromise by pledging to rubber-stamp the tea party’s agenda as President — that’s not change.4
We heard the same thing from Harry Reid, who handed Republicans a choice between spending to save the middle class or kowtowing to their Tea Party overseers.5
Tunnel vision among liberals who simultaneously promote fairness and class warfare encouraged the draconian abuse of power by the IRS. Whether or not the president knew what was going on, the climate he created makes him responsible.