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  • Opening the Abscess

    Posted by David Foster on February 26th, 2014 (All posts by )

    I’ve previously quoted a passage from the memoirs of General Edward Spears, who was Churchill’s emissary to France in 1940. There was a disturbing amount of defeatism, and in some cases actual sympathy with the Nazi enemy, among certain government officials and other French elites. Weygand’s friend Henri de Kerillis, a Deputy and newpaper editor, had been consistently pressing Prime Minister Daladier to investigate some sinister behavior by members of the extreme Right.

    “Il faut de’brider l’abces,” he had said time and time again to the Premier. He had done so again lately and received this strange answer: I have done exactly what you urged, I have opened the abscess, but it was so deep the scalpal disappeared down it, and had I gone on, my arm would have followed.” This was really very frightening, and I said so. “You cannot be more frightened than I am,” said Kerillis.

    I was reminded again of this passage by some links concerning the abuse of power by Obama’s IRS. See the below excerpts from a video interview with Cleta Mitchell, an attorney who represents several individuals victimized by IRS misconduct over the past four years:

    Part I

    Part II

    Part III

    As Don Sensing says, “The IRS has become an enforcement tool of political hegemony.”  I hope he is wrong when he continues:

    And what is going to be done about it? Nothing. Obama has already said there is “not a smidgen of corruption” in the IRS, and as far as the news media Ministry of Truth is concerned, that’s the end of the story.It does not matter that this information is coming to light and being made public. From the president on down, the despotism will continue unabated — secretly if possible, in the open if necessary. There is no one in the country who has both the ability and the desire to stop it.The Democrats can stop it, but they are the perpetrators and even the ones who are not actively committing these crimes support them. They have the ability but certainly not the desire.

    The Republicans (but by no means even half of them) have the desire but not the ability. They have abandoned the fight anyway.

    The national media and the Democrat party are indistinguishable so there will be no protest raised by them.

    All of these abuses will repeat in 2016 with the same effect as in 2012: opposition to the ruling party will be smothered and the election will be stolen. Again.

    …but I am afraid he may be right.  Those Americans who place value on individual freedom and open government had better be very, very active and assertive over the next 3 years, or it is going to be too late, and things are going to be very dark for a long, long time.

    The things that we know about paint a very sinister picture of the Obama administration’s operations and intentions…imagine what sorts of corrupt, anti-liberty, and quite likely outright illegal activities lurk among the things we do not know about.

     

    9 Responses to “Opening the Abscess”

    1. Michael Kennedy Says:

      As this continues, it is more and more apparent that this administration cannot afford to lose the 2016 election. They must keep the lid on until the scandal has died of old age.

      Therefore, I expect massive corruption in vote fraud and suppression of voter information. The IRS will play its part in this. Had we been in the era of Truman or even LBJ, there would be Democrats who would not go along with this. I don’t think there are any “moderate” Democrats left.

      The 2014 election seems to be the last chance to get investigation going into these scandals. What will happen then ? Will Holder and Obama just keep refusing to answer subpoenas ? Will the Supreme Court intervene ?

      It’s looking like 1850 to me.

    2. Subotai Bahadur Says:

      Michael Kennedy Says:
      February 26th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Therefore, I expect massive corruption in vote fraud and suppression of voter information. The IRS will play its part in this. Had we been in the era of Truman or even LBJ, there would be Democrats who would not go along with this. I don’t think there are any “moderate” Democrats left.

      That is why I have been saying for some time that there will be no real elections this year. If they lose, they stand a chance of being called to account for their violations of the law and Constitution. Democrats are NEVER held to account for anything.

      I tend to believe that there will be a “postponement”, but the fraud aspect is there as a fallback. Keeping in mind that here in Colorado the Democrat Legislature and Governor changed the election laws last year to remove all checks against multiple voting and multiple registrations. And 19 of our counties now have more registered voters than men, women, children, and household pets according to the last census.

      The questions to consider are:

      1) At what point does the blatancy of election fraud invalidate the legitimacy of an election?

      2) What is the appropriate response to a government elected by a rigged election?

      Oh, and there are NO moderate Democrats left. No matter how they campaign, or what they promise, or what their background is; they will vote as they are told to by the Party on any issue.

      Subotai Bahadur

    3. Xennady Says:

      If there are no real elections this year then all bets are off, obviously.

      I don’t think that’s the case yet, though. I admit ignorance of Colorado politics, but surely it’s interesting that Cory Gardner- a “rising star” of the GOP in the House- decided to run against Colorado democrat Senator Mark Udall.

      My guess is that the left has had to go so far outside the mainstream of American politics with Obamacare that they’ve done enormous and perhaps mortal damage to their political future.

      Some things you just can’t use media spin to make go away, and at some point the attempts just become laughable. Sure- they “won”, and they got Obamacare made into a law- but as the old saying goes be careful what you wish for.

      I’ve seen leftist commenters blame Obamacare on the Heritage Foundation while Harry Reid is claiming Obamacare horror stories are all made up. That’s doesn’t strike me as a sign that they’re happy with what they’ve wrought.

      If the democrats can conjure up enough election fraud to overcome that- what else happens, politically?

      The fraud is gonna be obvious. It cannot be otherwise, because it already looks that the democrats are looking at a terrible no good election cycle. If they somehow keep control of the Senate via fraud then that will certainly be an issue in 2016. The illegal IRS harassment of Tea Party groups is already an issue now, despite the usual worthlessness of the GOP establishment, and the usual pretense by the left that nothing is wrong.

      And if the left somehow attempts to prevent people from noticing the fraud in 2014- it will be a much larger issue.

      My take: We’re in 1852, awaiting 1854 if the GOP fails to represent the people who vote for the party, then perhaps skipping directly ahead to 1860.

      Yeah, I’m a crazy optimist.

    4. SPKorn Says:

      For this reason, I fear the results of 2016 more than 2014:

      “All of these abuses will repeat in 2016 with the same effect as in 2012: opposition to the ruling party will be smothered and the election will be stolen. Again.”

      People either recognize the value of freedom or they don’t .

      I have come to believe that were President Obama be charged with beating his wife and abusing his children, he’d still be reelected by our fellow citizens who have concluded they can vote themselves a free lifestyle…all with fawning media support.

      Steve
      Paris

    5. Subotai Bahadur Says:

      Xennady Says:
      February 27th, 2014 at 6:50 am

      I admit ignorance of Colorado politics, but surely it’s interesting that Cory Gardner- a “rising star” of the GOP in the House- decided to run against Colorado democrat Senator Mark Udall.

      I’m still working out the implications. For the record, I worked on Ken Buck’s Senate campaign in 2010. He was my second choice, the first being Scott McInnis [who I have known since before he was my Congress-critter]. Scott self-destructed and so I went to Ken, who was the TEA Party candidate. He won the nomination fair and square; caucus, convention, and primary election. The State Party refused to help his campaign because he was TEA Party, and he lost.

      There is little love lost between the TEA Party and the Institutional Republicans here. Cory Gardner started out TEA Party, but has been sidling up to the Institutionals. Any candidate supported by the Institutionals has to overcome a certain amount of skepticism. Given that they have proved here that they would rather have a Democrat win than allow a Conservative to win, the State Party getting together with a TEA Party candidate hurts the credibility of the TEA Party candidate pending further proof.

      Gardner running caused Ken to drop out of the Senate race against Udall [got an email from Ken last night] and run for Gardner’s Congressional seat. Both are from up in Weld County, and the Congressional seat is safe, subject to the massive Democrat vote fraud we are expecting.

      I may know more Saturday. Our TEA Party group has had a candidates forum scheduled for all the Senate candidates [except Udall, who tries to pretend that there is no State of Colorado outside the Peoples’ Republic of Boulder, the Ethnic Machine of Denver, and the La Raza Satrapy of Pueblo, and would not dare show his face in any area where there are Conservatives, let alone a TEA Party event.]. I had planned to grill all of them, and I guess I’ll do it without Ken and with Gardner.

      Subotai Bahadur

    6. Donald Sensing Says:

      David, thank you for the link.

      The previous comments here are spot on, I think. A couple of observations. First, as I pointed out almost a year ago, “The United States has had the last truly free national election it will ever have – and it wasn’t in 2012, by the way.”

      Thanks to Obama’s kingly decrees, uh, I mean executive orders, the federal government literally controls voting in this country down to polling station level.

      It must be noted that federal control of voting was vigorously supported by the Republican National Committee and the large majority of Republican House members. Understand that “federal control” means “Democrat control” and nothing but. You need not have a vivid imagination to know what means.

      Second, despite the insistence of many Republicans and blind commentators such Hannity, America is not a center-right nation. At best (and the best is lousy) this is an electorate that polls right and votes left. “Americans are predominantly, if not overwhelmingly, ‘liberal and statist.'” An honest electoral-result map displays this vividly.

      Charles Murray wrote in American Exceptionalism,

      The common understanding of the limited role of government that united the Founders, including Hamilton, [is] now held only by a small minority of Americans, who are considered to be on the fringe of American politics. The Founders retain their historic stature, with both liberals and conservatives quoting snippets of their writings and arguing that the Founders would be on their side if they were alive today. But as a matter of historical accuracy, it cannot be argued that the Founders’ views of the proper scope of government bear any resemblance to the platforms of either the Democratic or the Republican parties.

      This is the status quo and it is not going to be reversed because the only people who still truly understand the Founders’ principles of limited government, personal liberty, delegated powers and true checks and balances among the three branches of government are the Greatest Generation. They are all in their late 80s or older and are dying at an ever-increasing rate. It’s an open question whether their children, the Boomers, have all three of

      — the historical knowledge and understanding
      — intellectual tools and
      — collective will

      to reverse the strengthening Leftism of the country. And it’s a guarantee that anyone younger than the Boomers do not have even two of the three.

      America as we have conceived of it is done.

    7. Trent Telenko Says:

      Word of the IRS scandal and who is helping bury it is getting around.

      See:

      Bradley A. Smith: Connecting the Dots in the IRS Scandal
      The ‘smoking gun’ in the targeting of conservative groups has been hiding in plain sight.

      http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303426304579401513939340666?mg=reno64-wsj

      “In 1170, King Henry II is said to have cried out, on hearing of the latest actions of the Archbishop of Canterbury, “Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?” Four knights then murdered the archbishop. Many in the U.S. media still willfully refuse to see anything connecting the murder of the archbishop to any actions or abuse of power by the king”

    8. Lexington Green Says:

      My comment grew into a post.

    9. Xennady Says:

      “Any candidate supported by the Institutionals has to overcome a certain amount of skepticism.”

      Absolutely. Thanks for the enlightenment, and I suppose we’ll see what actually happens.