Lady Macbeth and her blood-soaked hands

Yeah the IRS thing is scary. But as Reason TV reports, the IRS has been used for political retribution by at least four other presidents, starting with Franklin Roosevelt. The rest were Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. Three Democrats and one Republican.

If we had an honest federal government (you wish) we would not have an IRS in the first place nor a complicated annual income tax form with so many strokes and sticks. We’d have a flat tax for everyone. But that would eliminate a lot of jobs for the Democrats to fill and a favorite weapon against their political enemies as well as innumerable opportunities to shake down the lobby for more bribes.

Benghazi is far more important than the IRS scandal and not only because four Americans died. It demonstrates better than anything else how inept and venal the leader of the Choom Gang and his probable successor the Hildabeast are when it comes to foreign policy and genuine national security.

An American ambassador seems to have been used as an errand boy, to clean up Hellary’s mess: trying to buy back shoulder-fired Stinger anti-aircraft missiles she ordered given to Islamists fighting to overthrow Gaddafi after she realized (duh) they could be turned on civilian airliners.

Denying readily-available forces to protect the ambassador when he came under attack (and lying about it repeatedly afterwards) seems to have been done to avoid uncovering the missile operation. In other words, the ambassador (and two Navy SEALS) had to die to save Obozo’s dwindling credibility and Shillary’s political future.

Having political enemies audited is one thing. Turning your back on Americans under attack is Vietnam all over again. Or, more recently, Barry’s betrayal of our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

All we can do is hope that the otherwise-feckless Republicans don’t drop the ball on the Benghazi cover up. Or we’re very likely to get Lady Macbeth and her blood-soaked hands as the next occupant of the White House and much worse to come than selling guns to Mexican drug lords, harassment of the Tea Party and spying on the snooze media.

UPDATE: It’s been conventional wisdom for a long time that Nixon used the IRS on his enemies, but his biographers say he only tried to use the IRS. Being a hiring hall for the Democrat Party, the IRS refused to cooperate with a Republican president. Its retribution is for sale, certainly, but only for Democrats.

0 responses to “Lady Macbeth and her blood-soaked hands

  1. Sending missiles to our enemies — wasn’t Reagan castigated for that?

    As for the IRS over-reach, remember that the 16th Amendment was meant to tax only the super-rich, and that at only about 1%. It ballooned in 1942 with FDR & the War, but never dropped back. The same lesson can be applied to Medicare, which was predicted to be minimal but quickly exploded to the point that it is now threatening our entire economy.

  2. Dick Stanley

    Reagan was, yes, trading missiles for hostages, as I recall. The Dragon Lady thought she was supporting good guys, apparently, until she realized they were al Queda. But she’s never been too bright.

    With the Democrats it’s always “we’ll tax the rich” and then they screw everybody except their cronies. But I think Barry’s trillion dollars of “stimulus” (mostly payoff to supporters) is hurting more than Medicare. It’s hard to get Medicare to pay up, if you can find a doc who will take it. Many will not. I’m fortunate not to have to use it, or the VA either.

  3. Judging by your statistics, Tricky Dick needs some investigating about his possible Democrat roots. Although by now the question is largely academic.

  4. Dick Stanley

    Tricky Dick was an authoritarian, like most Democrats who delight in telling others what to do, but he didn’t participate in the murder of any diplomats by ordered them left unaided as Hellary seems to have done.