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Two seemingly unrelated articles caught my attention. Here’s the first one: “Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberly Strassel noted on Friday [Dec. 13] that Barack Obama and the IRS have a new plan to target Tea Party groups in advance of the 2014 elections. During Thanksgiving week, the Treasury Department announced a proposal to limit the political activity of 501(c)(4) groups.”

One would think that Republicans in Congress would be outraged. The silence is deafening.

We know that the IRS was going after conservative groups, many of which were associated with the newly formed Tea Party movement. It was a big story for a time, and then it seemed to die.

Why haven’t Republicans made an issue of this unconstitutional and possibly criminal scandal? Stories have come out showing that officials in the IRS had gotten instructions from the top to slow down the approval process of Tea Party groups.

Now we know why the GOP has let the IRS off the hook. Establishment Republicans and their lobbyists hate the Tea Party, but for different reasons.

Republicans like pork as much as the Democrats do, and their lobbyists will do anything to stop anybody who gets in their way to bring home the fattened political bacon. Tony Lee at Breitbart reports on the second one:

“Lobbyists are reportedly ‘pumping their fists’ over House Speaker John Boehner's declaration of war against the Tea Party last week.

“According to The Hill, lobbyists were ‘pleasantly surprised by’ Boehner's ‘strident remarks’ last week in which he said Tea Party groups have lost ‘all credibility’ after they opposed the budget compromise that increased taxes. Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin said Boehner's words were a declaration of war on grassroots conservatives.”

When American bank robber Willie Sutton was asked why he robbed banks, his answer was simple: “That’s where the money is.” Lobbyists know if you want tens of millions of dollars, you go to Washington,

The GOP may be against individual welfare, but they are whole hog for corporate welfare. Lobbyists are permanent fixtures in Washington hoping to get their slice of the tax-payer income-tax pie. It’s no wonder that the area around DC area is ground zero for our nation’s Super Zips.“A Washington Post analysis of the latest census data shows that more than a third of Zip codes in the D.C. metro area rank in the top 5 percent nationally for income and education.”

So it’s no wonder that Boehner and other Establishment Republicans are attacking the Tea Party and not stopping the IRS from bullying conservative groups.

Republicans like Boehner and Ryan know were the money is. While it's politically conservatively correct to attack liberal pork, it's a whole other thing to attack GOP pork. Now you're meddling.



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Ultimate problem with the Party and why simply electing "Republicans" isn't going to change much in Washington at this point.
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The failure of the DNC/GOP to capitalize on the tremendous scandal that is the IRS's third-world stomping of the political opposition is, frankly, reason enough to give them all a nice cozy one-way ticket home.
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Can't we just bury them where they fall?
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No. But I will allow for an option to move in with The Jimmah and help him build habitats for humanity or whatever.
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That was great, although at the end, as Jimmy on the original muses, he should sing "It's my own damn fault."
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Sure you can. Rep first, then thank. Works even of you thank first if you remove your thanks, rep, then thank again!
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That was great, although at the end, as Jimmy on the original muses, he should sing "It's my own damn fault."
I felt the same way and felt sort of ripped off at the end lol.

Plus, the original lyric of "I blew out my flip-flop, stepped on a pop top" can never be replaced, I think this HAS to be left IN all parodies of Margaritaville, even if it makes no sense at all and doesn't fit!
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