Family Security Matters
Soldiers and veterans interest me because I’ve never been one, and because many are regular readers of this column. When they allow it, I like to pick their brains. They’ve had experiences I’ve never had and never will have. I almost joined up after high school, but didn’t, and I’ve often regretted that. Even if they haven’t been in combat, soldiers have worked and lived closely with others who have, and it changed them in some fundamental way. My sense is that for most the change has been a net positive -especially for Marines and soldiers with elite training such as Special Forces and Seals. I’m curious how they feel about changes taking place in the government of the country they’ve offered their lives to defend. They are, or have been, instruments of that government, yet many I’ve talked to lately express profound dissatisfaction with it even before the VA scandal broke.
The campaigning and gearing toward the 2014 elections continued ahead with the latest “revelation” from Mitch McConnell, the Republican from Kentucky and Senate Minority leader. According to a statement regarding the Tea Party, McConnell said, “I think we are going to crush them everywhere. I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”
Well Sen. McConnell, there are a few things that you should know although I suspect educating the stupid is pointless. However, borrowing from George Eliot, I believe you think you are a cock who thinks the sun rises to hear you crow. Trust me, the sun cares not about your crowing and neither does America. You have proven countless times what a sniveling weasel of a man you truly are. You stand for nothing and fall for everything. You can’t pour water out of a boot even with the directions written on the heel nor could you find your way out of a paper bag when facing the open end. You, Mr. McConnell, are more like a piece of paper drifting on the wind currents – the only direction you know is the one in which you are pushed by whichever wind is the strongest.
Obama has already told the world there wasn’t a smidgen of corruption, so if that is true, then why is Lois Lerner taking the Fifth?
So, Lois Lerner still won’t talk about her role in the illegal targeting and harassment by the IRS of conservative and Tea Party groups seeking 501(c)(4) tax exemptions. Lerner appeared for a second time Wednesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and claimed her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself. It isn’t hard to figure out why Lerner’s lips are sealed.
While IRS officials were targeting Tea Party groups for special scrutiny of their 501(c)3 tax exempt applications, the IRS also hired a policeman who had been prosecuted by the Justice Department — and convicted in federal court — of using his access to the FBI’s NCIC system to tip off a terror suspect about the bureau’s surveillance. The leak wrecked a major terror investigation.
He is still at the IRS.