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Code of silence

I wasn’t impressed with Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly’s interview of the president. O’Reilly wasn’t very well prepared to duel with a pathological liar who was bound not to tell the truth. He never has before.

Indeed, Wormtongue smiled and smiled as he claimed there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” at his IRS, and O’Reilly’s best response was to toss out a few flustered non sequiturs.

He should, of course, have then asked why Worm’s former IRS director of tax-exempt organizations, Lois Lerner, invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to testify before a House committee last spring? We all know what we should have said or done, but, unlike O’Reilly, we’re not paid to query criminal politicians.

Via Instapundit.

The snooze media cautiously opens an eye

The IRS breadcrumbs are leading ever closer to the White House, pausing for now at the office of the tax agency’s chief counsel, a Wormtongue appointee in 2009.

Like we couldn’t figure out that the IRS’s screwing of the Tea Party was ordered from the top. But it’s nice to almost have proof. And while the Associated Press tried to cover it up the other day, some of their junior subscribers, at least, are finally starting to pay attention: i.e. the Dallas Morning News and Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Who knows? Maybe even the daily, which also relies on AP, will get around to noticing there’s some real news out there, besides the continuing blather about St. Trayvon the Thug and the latest from the White House fog machine.

Via Instapundit.

UPDATE:  Delaware will sift through your federal tax records whenever they like. Especially if you run for political office as a Republican.

MORE:  The plot thickens: IRS chief counsel visited Wormtongue two days before the screws were applied to the Tea Party. Shocker!

The more things change…

When I was young and, for whatever reason, wound up watching television news or reading the front page of a newspaper, I’d see some jowly old white Southern Democrat congressman explaining why racial segregation really wasn’t a problem because he and his cronies had things well in hand.

Nowadays that particular lie is most often told by some jowly old Southern black Democrat congressman like Elisha Cummings of Maryland who recently assured the Democrat’s chief CNN stenographer Candy Crowley that the IRS “problems” have been solved and we can all go back to sleep now.

Meanwhile handsome young Southern Hispanic Florida Republican senator Marco Rubio is lying out both sides of his mouth, in English on one side and in Spanish on the other, to justify how the pols just need to get on with this amnesty legislation so the multimillion illegal immigrants of the Hispanic persuasion can be legalized. And, no doubt, make them eligible for welfare and food stamps, as well. And, it should be needless to say, prompt their cousins to cross the border as well.

And our very first black President Wormtongue has always casually told one lie after another knowing very well that Crowley & colleagues in the snooze media are fellow Democrats who will take everything he says as the honest truth or at least not make any effort to look into whether it might not be.

In other words, very little has changed among our political class since the late 1950s. They still lie. You still can’t trust them. No matter which party they’re in. But, hey, aren’t they just as diverse as all get out? And doesn’t that make you feel good? No? You racist.

UPDATE:  Re Cummings’ unbelievable assurances on the IRS, nevermind email and phone snooping by the NSA, the IRS itself is watching your every move in the Web. 

“…taxpayers should know that whatever people do and say electronically can and will be used against them in IRS enforcement.”

Our new surveillance state has become pervasive. Goodbye land of liberty.

“I am not here as a serf or vassal…

….I am not begging my lords for mercy. I’m a born free American woman, wife, mother and citizen. And I’m telling my government that you’ve forgotten your place.

“It’s not your responsibility to look out for my well-being, and to monitor my speech. It’s not your right to assert an agenda. Your post, the post that you occupy, exists to preserve American liberty. You’ve sworn to perform that duty. And you have faltered.”

—Becky Garritson of the Wetumpka (Alabama) Tea Party testifying Tuesday to the House Ways and Means Committee.

Via Althouse.