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Schumer Calls On The IRS To Rein In Tea Party

From the Washington Free Beacon:

Schumer Calls for Using IRS to Curtail Tea Party Activities

By Alana Goodman | January 23, 2014

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) proposed using the Internal Revenue Service to curtail Tea Party group funding during a speech on how to “exploit” and “weaken” the movement at the Center for American Progress on Thursday.

To which the Obama administration replied, ‘We’re doing it already! Don’t you read the newspapers?’

Arguing that Tea Party groups have a financial advantage after the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, Schumer said the Obama administration should bypass Congress and institute new campaign finance rules through the IRS.

“It is clear that we will not pass anything legislatively as long as the House of Representatives is in Republican control, but there are many things that can be done administratively by the IRS and other government agencies—we must redouble those efforts immediately,” Schumer said.

The mask always slips with Democrats. Especially when they are addressing a friendly crowd. They hate our form of government. They want a dictatorship, where they call the shots. They hate freedom.

“One of the great advantages the Tea Party has is the huge holes in our campaign finance laws created [by] the ill advised decision [Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission],” Schumer said. “Obviously the Tea Party elites gained extraordinary influence by being able to funnel millions of dollars into campaigns with ads that distort the truth and attack government.”

This is the same old pathetic lie that Obama and the Democrats have been pushing since the Citizens United ruling back in January 2010. All Citizens United did was allow corporations and other organizations to donate to campaigns in the same way unions (who pay no taxes) and other Democrat front groups (like Soros’ warren of 527s) have been doing for decades.

But the Democrats know they can’t survive with any viable opposition.

The Obama administration proposed new IRS restrictions on campaign related activity by tax-exempt groups last November. The rules would crack down on “candidate-related political activity,” which includes advocacy “for a clearly identified political candidate or candidates of a political party” and communications that are “made within 60 days of a general election (or within 30 days of a primary election) and clearly identify a candidate or political party.” …

In reality, the Obama administration has been enforcing these ‘new rules’ against Republicans and conservative groups since at least May of 2010. As we have seen with the IRS’ targeting of the Tea Party.

Schumer also proposed electoral reform in his speech. “Our very electoral structure has been rigged to favor Tea Party candidates in Republican primaries,” he said…

In case it wasn’t already clear that Mr. Schumer is (literally) insane.

The senator claimed there was a divide between what he called “Tea Party elites”—namely, the Koch brothers—who support small government policies, and the “Tea Party followers,” who support government programs such as Medicare and public education.

He said the small government mantra espoused by Tea Party leaders is the “core weakness of the Tea Party, and one we can exploit to turn American politics around to the benefit of our nation.”


According to Schumer, many Tea Party supporters are drawn to the movement because of their concerns about a changing country that “white Anglo-Saxon men are not exclusively running” anymore. “The Tea Party rank-and-file know it’s a different America,” said Schumer. “It looks different; it prays different; it works different. This is unsettling and angering to some.”

Naturally, Schumer had to play the race card.

He also compared the Tea Party to the Prohibition movement, and argued that its policies were “the route of the Know-Nothings, Prohibitionists, Father Coughlins, and the Huey Longs, towards anger, negativity and even hatred.” …

And never mind that Prohibition was enacted by a bi-partisan Congress. Or that the ‘Know-Nothings’ membership was drawn from all political parties, including Democrats. Or that Father Coughlin and Huey Long were both dyed in the wool life-long Democrats. Democrats love to re-write history. Just ask Jim Crow.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, January 24th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Schumer Calls On The IRS To Rein In Tea Party”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    The socialists really do plainly identify who they fear the most, don’t they.

    (And why, even)

  2. GetBackJack says:

    ♪ I’m a little despot, beyond any doubt | Here is my army, here is my pout | When I want attention, hear me shout | I want the Tea Party to get the hell out ♪

    • canary says:

      Great! And I love the song notes. I wish my keyboard had one. Oh well.

      Here’s the oldie tune to sing karaoke to



      Who’s sneaking out from under the sheets
      Calling on blue team battlegrounds to find her some cheats
      Who’s bending down to all the gay rainbows
      Everyone knows it’s Wendy

      Who’s sleazing tricks down your street
      Joking and making fun of disabled people she meets
      Who’s scratching and clawing to capture a vote
      Why everyone knows it’s Wendy

      And Wendy has stormy eyes
      That slant and slither when ever she lies
      At least Wendy has legs to crawl

      chorus (Beneath the rocks)
      (Beneath the rocks)
      (Beneath the rocks)
      (Beneath the rocks)

      Who’s betraying the streets of Texans’ civil order
      Hoping to open that dangerous border
      So Texas school teachers will have more jobs
      Everyone knows it’s Wendy

      Whose deceiving the state of Texas youth
      That killing tiny bitty babies is proper and couth
      And not explaining their futures will pay for them
      And Wendy’s big mansion too.

      And Wendy has angry eyes
      Those tiny bitty babies made her scarify
      And those little victims won’t get her place

      chorus (Beneath those rocks)
      (Beneath those rocks)
      (Beneath those rocks)
      (Beneath those rocks)

      Everyone knows it’s Wendy
      Even Texas knows it’s Wendy
      Don’t get down wind from Wendy
      BS is bigger from Texas Wendy

  3. Enthalpy says:

    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) proposed using the Internal Revenue Service to curtail Tea Party group funding during a speech on how to “exploit” and “weaken” the movement at the Center for American Progress on Thursday. Stalinist comments like this one coming from a United States Senator-so blatantly illegal and unconstitutional throughout our history as a nation is criminal. Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Castro, Hugo Chavez, and other fascists have made similar comments. We should expect and demand much better from our elected representatives.

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