Now we know why Lois Lerner pled the 5th when she appeared before the House Committee investigating her targeting of tea party and other conservative groups. We probably now better know why her hard drive became "corrupted" and needed to be destroyed.
We learned yesterday that in an email on November 9, 2012, she suggests that conservatives will ruin the country.
"So we don't need to worry about alien teRrorists (sic). Its our own crazies that will take us down," she wrote, referring to conservatives as "***holes."
We have also learned why the president was initially "outraged" and "angry" in May of 2013 after he saw the evidence, and we are wondering why he then told Fox News' Bill O'Reilly in February of 2014 there was not even a "smidgen" of corruption in the IRS.
Did the corruption all go away with the hard drives?
House Ways and Means Committee Chair Rep. David Camp sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder yesterday referencing these matters, asking for action.
This is "progressivism" at its finest.
The emails were among a batch of new evidence the House Committee turned over to the Department of Justice yesterday.
Chairman Camp said in his letter to Holder, "Despite the serious investigation and evidence this committee has undertaken into the IRS's targeting of individuals for their beliefs, there is no indication that the DOJ is taking this matter seriously."
Camp points out in his letter, Ms. Lerner's "personal hostility toward conservatives" who she targeted.
The House Committee Chair says she refers to conservatives as "***holes" and he is demanding the DOJ investigate the matter.
So far the DOJ has been silent. We'll see if they respond some time today, or wait, as they often do, until late Friday afternoon when people are leaving their offices and leaving town for the weekend.
Or not respond at all.
You may recall, Fox News' Bill O' Reilly interviewed President Obama during half time of the Super Bowl last February. When questioned about this matter, the president said there had been "not even a smidgen of corruption" in the matter of the Internal Revenue Service targeting of tea party and conservative groups ahead of the 2012 election.
You may also remember, if not, we are reminding you, President Obama expressed outrage when this matter first came to light in May of 2013.
He told NBC that he had "received the evidence" and "the misconduct that it uncovered was unexcusable '---' it's unexcusable and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I'm angry about it."
What did he "unlearn" after being angry over the evidence he had seen in May, 2013 and claiming not a smidgen of wrong doing in February 2014? By 2014, there was even more incriminating evidence, not less.
This is the beauty of the Secular Progressive philosophy. No absolutes, no fixed truth. You can go from "outrage" based on the evidence to "not a smidgen" based on the same, and more similar evidence.
The end always justifies the means.
Was this a case of faux outrage used to simply get past a major problem? That, too, would be classic progressivism... who but God knows the heart?
Maybe the mess in which our country finds itself is really the conservative's fault after all.
Yesterday, NBC reported that the president told an audience that Republicans need to "stop 'hatin' all the time."
He was reacting to the lawsuit the GOP is filing against the president for misuse of his executive actions. Some, as you know, are calling for his impeachment.
The president told the crowd (speaking to conservatives in general), "Stop being mad all the time, let's get something done."
Hopefully what the president perceives as "mad" is actually "resolve" and fortitude on the part of conservatives and people of faith to get America back on the right path.
David Barton has collected thousands of actual quotes from our Founding Fathers and other leaders of this great country.
Among them is this one from pastor and evangelist Charles Finney:
[T]he time has come that Christians must vote for honest men and take consistent ground in politics or the Lord will curse them. . . . Christians have been exceedingly guilty in this matter. But the time has come when they must act differently. . . . Christians seem to act as if they thought God did not see what they do in politics. But I tell you He does see it - and He will bless or curse this nation according to the course they [Christians] take [in politics].
Hopefully people of faith are not "hatin," but I also hope we are not "sleepin."
Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Vote. Be Prayerful. Vote. Be Pro-Active. Vote. Be Blessed.