While looking for any reason at all to delegitimize President Obama, Sarah Palin decided that the IRS is responsible for helping the president win a second term.
From deep within her Facebook bunker of pout, Palin wrote,
Today we learned that our government targeted and harassed conservative Americans who simply wanted to be involved in the national discussion. Is it any wonder why Americans are so distrustful of D.C.? I’m sure President Obama is grateful for all the help the IRS gave his reelection campaign, but, still, you have to wonder how the bureaucrats who tried to pull this off can sleep at night.
So many Americans knew this was happening, but many felt defenseless and even helpless against a government that seems to roll along without accountability or sense of obligation to the people it’s supposed to serve. These Americans were mocked for being concerned about this, but now we see light shining on the truth, finally.
This IRS revelation is another step in the unraveling of the Obama administration’s self-proclaimed “hope and change.” Between the Benghazi cover-up and the IRS targeting Obama’s political opponents, we see the corruption at the heart of big government.
Americans should remember that this same corrupt IRS will be in charge of enforcing Obamacare. And this same inept and corrupt government will supposedly secure our now unsecured borders in advance of immigration reform and will implement a completely ethical and non-political IPAB panel to make life and death health care decisions for you and your family. Forgive me for not trusting these big government promises any more than I trust the White House’s latest Benghazi spin or the IRS’ fairness.
Sarah Palin can’t handle the fact that President Obama won reelection, so she is blaming the IRS for Obama’s victory. The problem with Palin’s latest outburst is that the IRS didn’t stop these conservative groups from existing. The conservative groups who were flagged by the IRS were petitioning for tax exempt status. They were trying to get out of having to pay taxes. It is a shame that they had to go through the extra hassle and paperwork because they were targeted by the IRS for review, but let’s not make too much of this.
The IRS was wrong to target these groups based on their use of certain words, but the IRS didn’t shut down the groups. They simply reviewed their applications to see if they should be given tax exempt status.
It is ironic to say the least that Sarah Palin would be whining about conservatives being targeted and harassed when Sarah Palin has spent years whining about voter fraud that doesn’t really exist. Palin supports excluding and targeting minorities to keep them from voting, but screams bloody murder at the thought of any of the shady conservative super PACs paying taxes. (Remember, Sarah Palin has a shady superPAC of her own that serves as her lifestyle slush fund, so she definitely has a dog in this fight.)
Sarah Palin is so full of hatred and envy that she is looking for any reason to delegitimize the president’s reelection. Obama couldn’t have possibly won in 2012 because he was the better candidate. In Sarah Palin’s warped mind, the president must have cheated.
The rest of her paint huffing Unibomberesque rant is more of the same old stuff. Lies about immigration, Benghazi, and Obamacare are just another day on the living room couch for Palin.
Even by Palin’s standards, the claim that the IRS helped Obama win the election is way out there. It doesn’t make sense, but it does shine the light of truth on Sarah Palin’s never ending bitterness towards President Obama.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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