Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Speaking of Witch-Hunts, You Know that IRS Deal?

I followed the IRS scandlet like I don't know what. I was never certain that there was a "there" there. It always seemed to me that certain IRS employees picked up on a trend in non-profit applications, and wanted to goal-tend a little to make sure that dodgy groups set up in ways that solicited donations, weren't actually for-profit ops using their political nature as a disguise. It strikes me as a little bit of a synchronicity that recent calls for the head of John Koskinen, IRS Commissioner, for what honestly looks like a "high crime or misdemeanor to be determined later" coincides with the DOJ clearing of Lois Lerner, who was at the center of questioning largely because she rejected getting questioned by pleading the fifth.

Not that there's anything wrong with that. It is constitutional.

It may even come about some organizations are grifty enough that GOP congresscritters are bound to take notice--not that there's anything wrong with that. It is constitutional. I think Congress should take a look at whether these PACs are really kosher.

Why wouldn't I think that? (Krugman ties it all together with the simplest connection--the modern conservative movement is a grift.)


mikey said...

Movement conservatism is the perfect opportunity for financial exploitation. They are tribal, fearful and angry. They believe the things they WANT to believe and refuse to even LISTEN to opposing views. They believe everything they hold dear, everything they love, everything that matters is immediate, clear and present danger. This kind of blind paranoia drives people to act in ways detrimental to themselves, such as spending money they can't afford to spend. If you truly believed that Obama was going to cancel the election and put you in a camp, why WOULDN'T you spend your money on guns and donations to 'resistance' organizations? Your money's not going to do you any good in a concentration camp....

Vixen Strangely said...

There's a common theme that seems to have gone back to the 1950-60's with the Birchers and the bomb shelter builders--the idea that disaster is imminent, so you better buy your way to personal survival through (bomb shelter, seeds, prepackaged food hoard, gold coins and a shit-ton of weapons)something you may not ever need. Bomb shelters were basically as much of a scam as those drills were obedient kids were taught to hide under their desks--except people made bank selling pre-fabs. Disgraced tv evangelist Jim Bakker right now is selling survivalist gear. You know, in case the other stuff he's selling doesn't help you make the rapture cut.