“After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.”
The White House is certainly “making good” on all of Jarrett’s promises these days. Not only has the president threatened to simply ignore Congress when he doesn’t get his way, it also appears that his administration may have indeed, used government force to go after its enemies.
Of course, if we ask the president about the IRS targeting of Conservative groups, he is likely to mock these claims, declaring that they are nothing more than “phony scandals”.
Even though every single victim appears to have a REAL story to share.
The president will also flat-out deny the fact the IRS went after Tea Party organizations, as he recently did in his a one-on-one interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly.
President Obama claimed:
The IRS scandal was nothing more than boneheaded decisions and he said there was ‘not even a smidgen of corruption’ coming from the IRS.
However, just like all those empty “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” promises, the president may not have been very truthful when he made these two claims on Super Bowl Sunday.
In fact, we now know there is an email that blows apart the president’s claims altogether. The email proved that IRS official Lois Lerner (who pleaded the fifth and refused to testify about the IRS targeting) secretly helped craft new rules that would actually target Conservative groups.
According to Newsbusters, “On Wednesday the House Ways and Means Committee released new emails proving that former IRS executive Lois Lerner secretly helped craft, with Treasury officials, new rules that would make it easier to crack down on conservative groups like the Tea Party. These new rules were being written in 2012, at the height of the IRS’s targeting of the Tea Party.”
I think this was a little more than some “boneheaded decisions,” Mr. President. In fact, this WAY worse than a “smidgeon of corruption,” as you said. If a Republican administration targeted its political opposition like this, they would have already been impeached, bags packed, and out of the White House by yesterday.
As Attorney Cleta Mitchell recently stated, “The IRS scandal is real… The IRS scandal is not just a bunch of boneheaded bureaucrats in some remote office, contrary to what the president of the United States told the American people… The IRS scandal is not over, it is continuing to this day.”
Oddly, the FBI closed the criminal investigation in January before many of the victims even had a chance to be interviewed.
Jay Sekulow, the Executive Director at the American Center of Law and Justice who represents 41 groups targeted by the IRS also points out, “You can not have a criminal investigation close BEFORE you have gone to the victims.”
If there is not a “smidgeon of corruption” as the president claims, then why doesn’t the administration want to at least hear from these victims? What is White House so afraid of?
No doubt, as Valerie Jarrett promised, those who oppose this administration do indeed seem to be “getting what they deserve” through bully tactics of various government agencies. And, there has certainly been “hell to pay” for the many Patriots who simply refuse to bow to down to Team Obama.
The Top Ten Targets of the Obama White House Include:
#10 Christian Organizations:
In May 2013, The Hill reported,
“The number of religious groups reporting they were improperly targeted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is increasing.
At least a half-dozen conservative groups say they received an unusual degree of scrutiny from the IRS, according to the Religion News Service, a non-profit news service operated out of the University of Missouri’s journalism school.”
#9 Billy Graham’s Organization:
The infamous Reverend Billy Graham also found his own organization in the center of the IRS scandal. In May 2013, USA Today reported:
“In a blistering letter to President Barack Obama, the Rev. Franklin Graham said the IRS targeted the two non-profits he heads with an audit last year after the organizations took out ads urging people to support biblical principles on marriage and in choosing political candidates.
In the letter, Graham said in light of recent revelations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups with “tea party” or “patriot” in their names, he does not believe the audit was “a coincidence — or justifiable.” Graham, son of famed Christian evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham, now heads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association based in Charlotte, N.C., and Samaritan’s Purse, a worldwide relief organization headquartered in Boone.
“I am bringing this to your attention because I believe that someone in the administration was targeting and attempting to intimidate us,” Graham concluded in the letter. “This is morally wrong and unethical — indeed some would call it ‘un-American.’”
#8 Conservative Hollywood:
Conservative Hollywood has also recently found itself in the IRS’s crosshairs.
“A conservative group in Hollywood, shrouded in secrecy for fear of a backlash from powerful movie industry liberals, is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service after applying for tax-exempt status.
‘Friends of Abe’ has attempted to stay under the radar and is fiercely determined to protect the identity of its 1,500 members, The New York Times reports.
But now the group has come under the scrutiny of the IRS after the federal agency requested information about its meetings with politicians including 2012 vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, former Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, and 2012 presidential hopeful Hermain Cain, according to anonymous sources who have inside knowledge of the probe.
#7 Insurance Broker, C. Steven Tucker:
Can you believe that the IRS even went after an outspoken Obamacare critic, Steven Tucker, AND a South Carolina cancer patient?
The Illinois Review:
“One afternoon a few weeks ago, Chicago insurance broker and ObamaCare critic C. Steven Tucker happened to see a cancer patient tell Fox News’ Megyn Kelly about losing his health care insurance policy. Tucker looked up the South Carolina resident on Facebook and offered to help him find health care coverage immediately, so his badly-needed cancer treatments could continue.”
Tucker and cancer patient Bill Elliott connected and Tucker was able to find Elliott the help he needed. Elliott publicly thanked Tucker for his life-saving assistance, but little did either know they would soon be fighting another battle – this one with the Internal Revenue Service.
Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, both Tucker and Elliott received official notifications that they were being audited by the Internal Revenue Service.”
# 6 Wealthy Mitt Romney Donors:
Wealthy Mitt Romney donors also found themselves subjected to IRS audits after the 2012 election cycle.
“Idaho-based businessman Frank VanderSloot, who gave $1 million to Mitt Romney’s Super PAC in the last election, told Breitbart News he was audited three times last year and investigated a fourth. VanderSloot was personally audited by the IRS, as was his business. The Department of Labor audited his business too, and a former staffer for the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations appeared in his town of Idaho Falls, Idaho, seeking legal records about him.”
“Frank VanderSloot says he isn’t the only one of his peers who was audited after donating to Romney.”
“I talked to only a handful of them since,” VanderSloot said. ”I’ve reached out to all of them. But only got calls back from a handful and most of the responses were they’re just laying low, you know, they took their own beatings and they don’t want any more of it and they don’t want to even talk about this.”
# 5 Tea Party Groups:
Of course, we must NOT forget the numerous Tea Party groups that claim they have been targeted by the IRS. In fact, here is the emotional testimony given by Becky Gerritson of the Alabama Tea Party:
Does this woman sound like she is lying? I certainly don’t think so either. In fact, she is the patriotic face of the common Tea Partier (contrary to those “scary extremists” the mainstream media characterizes them).
# 4 Dr. Ben Carson:
Dr. Ben Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital also says that he and his family were targeted (by the IRS) after he publically criticized the president’s policies at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast.
“Carson and his family have been personally targeted by the IRS in retribution for his frank critique of President Obama’s policies at the February 2013 National Prayer Breakfast.
Carson said audits and other harassment began in May or June of 2013 and gradually expanded to include family members, associates, and his charitable endeavors.”
# 3 Fox News Reporters:
Next, we also cannot forget back in May when the Department of Justice targeted Fox News, accusing reporter James Rosen, of a crime. From Fox News:
“This follows the charge that the department secretly obtained two months of phone records from Associated Press journalists as part of a separate leak probe. The department in this case, though, went a step further, as an FBI agent reportedly claimed there’s evidence the journalist in question — Fox News’ James Rosen — broke the law “at the very least, either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator.”
That detail would potentially send the case into unprecedented territory. No reporter has been prosecuted for seeking information. Such cases often target the suspected leaker, but not the journalist who published sensitive or classified information.”
Even more recent from WND:
“Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren charges that the Obama administration tried to press her to shut down a colleague’s reporting on the jihadist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that cost the lives of a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.
Van Susteren asserted recently on her blog that the administration made an extensive effort to conceal what happened in Benghazi. She cited U.S. officials’ refusal to include the Fox News Channel in several Benghazi briefings along with a warning that her colleague’s career would be ruined if she persisted in her reporting on the attack.”
Heaven knows- the president certainly doesn’t hide how he feels about Fox News, even going so far to blame the network for much of his leadership “woes”.
# 2 Conservative Filmmaker, Dinesh D’Souza:
The Conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza, is the latest victim to be targeted by the Obama White House. He was recently indicted for allegedly violating campaign finance laws, and he’s also the man behind the anti- Obama documentary “2016: Obama’s America.”
In a recent interview with Sean Hannity, D’Souza explained:
“Well, I will say that the film “2016” was a film that does seem to have gotten under President Obama’s skin. And the reason for this is it wasn’t just a critique of ObamaCare or policies. But I in a sense went into Obama’s world and also into Obama’s mind. There I was at the Obama family homestead in Kenya. I interviewed his brother.
And of course, we advanced a thesis that here is a traumatized and somewhat of a messed-up guy, who is, in a way, haunted by the dreams of his father, the topic of his own autobiography. There was a rant against the film on Obama’s own Web site, which is BarackObama.com, so we know the film rattled him. We know the film upset him. And whether this is a kind of payback remains to be seen.”
On February 6, 2014, Chairwoman of ‘True the Vote,’ Catherine Engelbrecht, gave her VERY POWERFUL testimony at the House of Representatives regarding IRS ‘targeting’ of Conservative groups, including her own.
In her testimony, Engelbrecht explained that she began ‘True the Vote’ (a citizen-led organization to restore truth, faith, and integrity back into to the electoral process) in 2009.
This is when her life began to change drastically for the worse.
The wife, mother, businesswoman, and PTA member soon found herself a ‘target’ of the federal government. Shortly after filing IRS forms to establish 501 C status for her organization– she, her private business, her non-profit organization, AND her family… were subjected to 15 separate audits, inquiries, and thousands of dollars in fines by several different government agencies.
The president may still insist that these are all just “phony scandals” created to distract the American public from how wonderful he truly is. However, behind every single one of these so-called “phony scandals” is a REAL story told by a REAL human being who has been targeted and intimidated by this abusive administration.
So, let’s just take Ms. Jarrett at her own words. Now that they’ve won re-election, this is the White House’s “payback time.” And, any American who is bold enough to stand up, may very well find themselves in the crosshairs.
Yet, as Catherine Engelbrecht stated in her testimony to Congress: “No American citizen should be willing to accept a government that uses it power against its own people.”
And, we won’t.