According to Barack Obama and the Internal Revenue Service, “Tea Party” and “Patriot” are dirty words. Dirty enough to sic the IRS on them.
Color me surprised.
Rewind to July 24, 1974. That was the date the House Judiciary Committee adopted Articles of Impeachment against Richard Nixon. Article 2, Section 1 included:
“Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, or contravening the laws governing agencies of the executive branch and the purposed of these agencies.
This conduct has included one or more of the following:
He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavoured to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposed not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.”
How long do you think it’ll take Reid, Pelosi, Inhofe, Matthews, Olberman or Maddow to jump on this one? Yeah, me too.
And then there’s Benghazi.