When is a scandal not a scandal?

When it involves Democrats stealing an election in plain view of everyone.

I’ve just stumbled across this by accident since it does not seem to have been given much play anywhere. That no one even breathes the virtual certainty that the 2012 presidential election was stolen seems to be part of the silence that has descended on the process by which the election was conducted. Dollars means votes, especially in the US system. By denying tax-free status for Republicans of the Tea Party variety when Democrat organisations just sail through the process, the IRS prevented an immense amount of money from flowing into the Republican campaign. We now have documents showing that Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS, not only wanted to stop these groups from forming, she wanted them prosecuted by the Justice Department:

Judicial Watch has been chipping away at the IRS stonewall with Freedom of Information Act requests, and just released some new emails that show Tax Exempt Organizations director Lois Lerner was talking to the Justice Department about criminal prosecutions for the groups targeted by her organization. She was also trying to get the Federal Elections Commission – where she used to work, under similar suspicions of politicized abuse of her authority – involved in the witch hunt. Judicial Watch previously discovered that the IRS handed tax returns for conservative groups over to the FEC, an action of both questionable utility and dubious legality.

These are the reactions from House Oversight chair Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulator Affairs chair Jim Jordan (R-OH). I wish I could sense the outrage but perhaps they are just weary of battling the sea of indifference and media hostility. But this is what they said:

“The release of new documents underscores the political nature of IRS Tea Party targeting and the extent to which supposed apolitical officials took direction from elected Democrats,” said Chairman Issa. “These e-mails are part of an overwhelming body of evidence that political pressure from prominent Democrats led to the targeting of Americans for their political beliefs.”

“Now I see why the IRS is scared to give up the rest of Lois Lerner’s emails,” said Chairman Jordan. “Not only do these e-mails further prove the coordination among the IRS, the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the Justice Department and committee Democrats to target conservatives, they also show that had our committee not requested the Inspector General’s investigation when we did, Eric Holder’s politicized Justice Department would likely have been leveling trumped up criminal charges against Tea Party groups to intimidate them from exercising their Constitutional rights.”

The US is heading to the slagheap and this is a large part of the reason why.

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