The Obama “I Can Do Anything I Want” Precedent
Bill Quick

Vulnerable Dems want IRS to step up | TheHill

Senate Democrats facing tough elections this year want the Internal Revenue Service to play a more aggressive role in regulating outside groups expected to spend millions of dollars on their races.

In the wake of the IRS targeting scandal, the Democrats are publicly prodding the agency instead of lobbying them directly. They are also careful to say the IRS should treat conservative and liberal groups equally, but they’re concerned about an impending tidal wave of attack ads funded by GOP-allied organizations. Much of the funding for those groups is secret, in contrast to the donations lawmakers collect, which must be reported publicly.

It’s going to be fun doing this to the Dems after the elections this fall.  Barack Obama won’t be able to protect these IRS activities all by himself.  Oh, sure, Boehner and McConnell don’t have the balls to play this sort of hardball, but with any luck, neither will be in Congress next year.

And of course after 2016, President Cruz will be able to unilaterally do “anything he wants” under the Obama Precedent of that name.  Thanks, President Precedent!

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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The Obama “I Can Do Anything I Want” Precedent — 5 Comments

  1. “And of course after 2016, President Cruz will be able to unilaterally do ‘anything he wants’ under the Obama Precedent of that name.”

    I doubt it. The Obama regime is well-shielded by its propaganda arm in the alleged media, who systematically refuse to dig into or report on these abuses of power. Think they’ll treat President Cruz with the same deference? I don’t. They’ll be out to destroy him the second the election is over and they’ll make up anything they need to do so.

    Also, I’d hope that a President Cruz would work to restore the rule of law. If he were to choose to continue the lawless and oppressive actions of the Obama regime, but with a different target, is that really something liberty-lovers should support?

    • Hey, Kyle. Maybe we can get Christie elected. He’ll make the MSM happy, and not do anything to disturb the “Rule of Law” Left.

      Damned good thing the Founders didn’t have your mindset. They did what was necessary to restore their liberties after being savaged by a tyranny nowhere near as bad or dangerous as the one we’ve been trying to deal with via Marquis of Queensbury rules.

      If you want liberty, first you crush and destroy the enemies of liberty.

  2. Nah, I hold no love for Christie, or the MSM. But the question is still a good one. A free society is not one governed by a president who can do whatever he wants. Even if you have a president who wants to do what you want, the next president may not. The Founders didn’t make Washington into a King.

    • The Founders didn’t, but the statists turned later Presidents into kings. And before the Founders could make Washington not a king, they first had to get rid of the actual tyrant-king. They didn’t use the rule of law to do this. They used the rules of war.

      And that is how I regard turning their own precedents against them. A tactic of use in winning the war for liberty.

      Because otherwise we are stuck with John “Rule of Law” McCain and his ilk.