Hesitation to Use the “C” Word.Submitted by sleightofhand80 on Fri, 06/27/2014 - 05:26
There’s an extremely strong movement to turn this IRS story into something other than what it really is.
Watch John Stewart lambaste the IRS earlier in the week. It’s good TV, I’m not denying. He goes on about how incompetent they are as a government agency (and they are) and how disastrous their record keeping abilities are. He spends a good ten minutes making a mockery of the IRS hearings at Congress and while he’s correct in all these things he’s missing the bigger picture.
Same thing with Congress: they LOOOOOVE to grandstand and make a “big” deal out of things yet focus on the wrong issues. Thomas Massey, Darrel Issa, Trey Gowdy and the rest. They interrogated the IRS commissioner and had much to say about how incompetent the IRS is. How intimidating the IRS is. How abusive the IRS is. How arrogant the IRS is.
It’s everywhere in media and undeniable. The general consensus is that the IRS IS all of these things: intimidating, abusive, incompetent, arrogant, and any other adjective that satisfies Congress’ intention to grandstand.
Nobody speaks of the most important adjective, however.
The IRS is criminal.
Destroying evidence as Lois Lerner has done is criminal. Going after conservative organizations that aren’t in line with the current administration is criminal. Lying under oath as Mr. Koskinen has done is criminal.
I turn on the news this week and EVEN NPR discusses the mishaps at the IRS but they refuse to mention the “C” word as well.
The public is unhappy, hell, some of us are infuriated but the effective way to placate the masses at this point is to talk about everything EXCEPT the adjective most fitting (and damaging) for the IRS.
Perhaps Congress won’t go down this road because they know they’ll be pressured to do something other than grandstand. Perhaps media pundits are reluctant as well to mention the “C” word due to being part of vast media empires.
Lois Lerner is a criminal. John Koskinen is a criminal.
What the IRS does is C-R-I-M-I-N-A-L.
There, I said it.