Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Downfall IX: Obama, Citizen’s United, and the IRS

One of the nice things about being a blogger is that one can let others do the heavy lifting at times.  And Edward Stewart does just that for me with an interesting and perceptive article linking Obama’s anger over the Citizen’s United ruling and the IRS scandal.

Remember how angry Obama was about the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United ruling?  He even called out the justices to their faces in his 2010 State of the Union address (as Democrats cheered lustily) – behavior almost unheard of from a President.

Well, Obama was upset because the Court shut down avenues for him to target and muzzle political enemies by using the FEC.  So after getting spanked in the 2010 elections, his regime found other avenues . . . using the IRS.

And I think knowledgeable readers can fill in the rest of the story so far.  If my prediction of Obama’s downfall proves correct, the determination of Obama and his thugs to find alternative ways to muzzle opponents after Citizens United will prove to be a big factor in that downfall.  For that determination led to the ongoing IRS scandals.

Having said that, I do not presume to do Mr. Stewart’s article justice, so do go read it!


Downfall is an ongoing series anticipating and tracking what I expect will be the self-destruction of Obama.

The first post may be found here.  The series may be found here.


Warren said...

Help this Canadian out by explaining what you mean by downfall. What criteria will have to be met in order for you to claim you were right? So far, your downfall series is just leaving me confused.

Mark said...

Good question. If Obama becoming a very lame and despised duck or worse would suffice to prove me right I think.


Warren said...

I would suggest your criteria are lame. I have little doubt that most onlookers would readily agree that we just watched the downfall of president Morsi. Most might also agree that Nixon experienced a downfall. A Pew poll released yesterday indicates that Obama's job rating is significantly higher at this point in his presidency than was Bush's. Maybe Obama is a lame and despised duck" in American conservative land, but that's not an objective vantage point. You may not care about international opinion, but I would suggest that Obama's popularity would have to plummet an enormous amount before he reached the level that Bush bottomed out at. Reagan was never very well regarded in Canada either, and it has been interesting to watch the "rehabilitation" of his reputation. So, your "downfall series" still isn't making sense to me.

Mark said...

Obama indeed is not a lame duck yet, nor did I say he was.

We'll see if my prediction comes true. I'm not infallible.


Warren said...

Thanks for putting up with me. And, I'm no fan of Obama by the way. I have a pretty dim view of pretty much all American politicians - and Canadian ones too for that matter. I do count many Americans as friends, however. My service in the RCAF (36 years and still going) has given me two opportunities to serve "south of the border", for a total of five years. I enjoyed all five years, but am very happy to remain a Canadian - despite the climate. Happy July 4th!