Thursday, February 20, 2014

This Explains A Lot

I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I don't believe in black helicopters, the New World Order, or wearing tin foil hats. However, every once in a while a circumstance or event pops up that on the surface seems inexplicable, but upon further review appears to give some credence, however slight, to a surreptitious and nefarious plot. Today, that circumstance is the establishment republican's puzzling silence and lack of action concerning the mess at the IRS.
The Internal Revenue Service has become a partisan tool of the Democrats, a constitutional abomination that should be the basis of impeachment...

The GOP has a ready-made issue to take to voters. The IRS is easily the most-hated institution of government power.
The IRS has targeted the Tea Party, obama critics, conservative actors and filmmakers, and other anti-obama groups and individuals. Even the New York Times has noticed.

But reaction from establishment republicans has been strangely muted. Sure, there's been a few perfunctory objections and calls for investigation. There have even been a few hearings in the House, primarily driven by its more conservative members. But there hasn't been any widespread outcry from mainstream GOPers.I couldn't figure out why, until I saw this statement from Pat Caddell..

(Pat Caddell is a long-time political consultant, pollster, and film adviser. He has worked for Jimmy Carter and other democrat political figures  such as Gary Hart, Joe Biden, and Jerry Brown., but more recently has espoused conservative views.)
...the establishment Republicans want the IRS to go after the Tea Party. Got it? They want them to go after the Tea Party because the Tea Parties are an outside threat to their power hold. And I’m telling you the lobbying consulting class of the Republican Party or Republican leadership who have been attacking the Tea Party and alienating them, they want the IRS to do this!
Why, you ask?
The Tea Party creates huge problems for the GOP Establishment. They really create no problems for the Democrats. Democrats use the Tea Parties, in general, as a target for demagoguery any time they need to move ObamaCare off the front pages. Tea Party Senators and Representatives keep the old line media in business – see reporting on Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.

The GOP Establishment, on the other hand, has huge problems with the Tea Parties. Just ask Dick Lugar or any one of a number of former House Members or former Senators who got retired because of a Tea Party candidate. Ask Pat Roberts, the soon to be former Senator from Kansas who’s been a US Senator ostensibly representing that state for 46 years. Never mind that, like Dick Lugar, he doesn’t have a home in his “home state” and hasn’t for decades. He’s got what is essentially a time share.

The GOP Establishment is working hand in pocket with the US Chamber of Commerce – the premier big government organization in the US – to fund campaigns for people like Pat Roberts. They want them in Washington because they’re reliable big government providers. They may “advocate” on some conservative issues but they’re every bit as opposed to the concept of “small government as Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.

That’s why you don’t see senior Republicans talking about the IRS scandals every time they’re in front of a camera. They want the IRS to keep conservatives as far away from the polling places and from election issue advertising as they can keep them. It’s the GOP Establishment who get hurt, not so much the Democrats.
Now it all makes sense...


Old NFO said...

Good point, and Black helos? I see em all the time... :-D

CenTexTim said...

Good point re: the helos... :-)