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Surprise! Top Obama Aid Thinks They’ve Had No Scandals

David AxelrodDavid Axelrod, former top advisor to President Obama, made a revelatory comment on his book tour this week. In an appearance at the University of Chicago, touting his political autobiography, Axelrod said, “I’m proud of the fact that basically you’ve had an administration that has been in place for six years in which there hasn’t been a major scandal. I think that says a lot about the ethical strictures of this administration.”

Perhaps most surprising, Axelrod made the statement with a straight face. The only logical explanation for such a statement is that either he’s oblivious to what the administration has done over the past six years, or he’s completely detached from reality. At the very least, he clearly could have a promising future as an actor.

Equally alarming is the context within which Axelrod made the remark. He was responding to a question from an audience member on why Obama broke his promised ban on lobbyists in the White House. Axelrod replied that he didn’t “think that’s true.”

irs-tea-party-cartoon-mckeeLobbying scholar, Conor McGrath, has documented how inaccurate Axelrod’s perception is. In the latest issue of the Journal of Public Affairs, McGrath said, “President Obama’s public rhetoric on contact with lobbyists does not always accord with his private actions.” You’ll recall that on his first day in office Obama ostentatiously signed an Executive Order banning former lobbyists from working in his administration. That makes it even more difficult to disavow the reality that they hired 119 former lobbyists, including 60 in senior administration posts, according to McGrath.

hqdefaultSince Mr. Axelrod seems to be oblivious to the administration’s failure in regard to hiring lobbyists, he’s certainly left the door open to erroneous perceptions with regard to administration scandals, as well. So let’s take a look at some of the scandals that have not taken place over the past six years, per the former advisor.

Things like the IRS being used as a political enforcement arm of the administration in targeting opposition groups and taxpayers. And how about the three-fer of refusing to provide adequate protection of our ambassador to Libya, blaming his murder on a video that no one in Libya had seen before then, and then covering up everything from the State Department to the Pentagon and the White House to prevent the truth from being revealed.

Clearly Axelrod doesn’t think Obamacare’s a scandal, but there are a great number of Americans who believe differently. What else can it be called when a president promises our health insurance would drop by $2,400 and we could all keep the policies that we like, but then prices rise by an average of 78% in four years, and tens of millions of Americans lost that insurance they were promised they could keep? In a normal person’s lexicon, that would be considered scandalous, especially since it was all obviously based on a lie.

polcartoon_obama_greenAnd let’s not forget Axelrod’s “non-scandal” of dozens of our veterans losing their lives, and tens of thousands of them being deprived requisite healthcare because of internal politics within the Veteran’s Administration. When policies lead to one unnecessary and innocent death, isn’t that scandalous? So why is it not when it leads to over 40 deaths?

In banana republics, politicians giving money to their political cronies, and vice versa, is considered graft and corruption. This administration has proven one of two things: either the U.S. is now a banana republic, or such graft and corruption is now acceptable in the most powerful republic in the world. How else can we classify the billions of “stimulus” dollars that went to administration friends at Solyndra, NextEra, Ener1, Solar Trust, and dozens of other well-connected companies, which all subsequently went bankrupt?

103026_600Typically, when a government illegally (according to its own laws) operates a gun-running operation, putting guns purposefully into the hands of drug cartels and their goons, leading to the deaths of government law enforcement agents, it would be considered a scandal. Perhaps Mr. Axelrod just thinks that the DOJ’s “Fast and Furious” operation was just business as usual.

We could go on and on, including the EPA’s collusion with the green lobby, the 25 documented unconstitutional actions of the administration after taking an oath to uphold it, the massive debt and deficit spending that threatens our economic stability, and the Bowe Bergdahl fiasco of trading five of the most hardened jihadists for an army deserter. And then, in the case of the latter, having the temerity to claim the “Taliban is an armed insurgency; ISIL is a terrorist group. So we don’t make concessions to terrorist groups.”

I’m sure that a major component to Axelrod’s ignorance of administration scandals is the fact that the mainstream media has virtually ignored all of them. To a media that has ignored the myriad of administration scandals, failures, lies, and incompetency, if they don’t report them, the scandals apparently never occurred. Kind of like the old philosophical question of a tree falling in a forest; if there’s no one to hear it, does it make any noise? To the media, if they don’t report it, it didn’t happen, and the administration affirms the nonevent.

Then again, perhaps it’s just a characteristic of sycophancy. If Axelrod denies the scandals occurred, they didn’t. For perception rarely approximates reality in a sycophant’s mind. Such detachment from reality may be laudable in Hollywood, but certainly not in the top echelons of government.

Associated Press award winning columnist Richard Larsen is President of Larsen Financial, a brokerage and financial planning firm in Pocatello, Idaho and is a graduate of Idaho State University with degrees in Political Science and History and coursework completed toward a Master’s in Public Administration. He can be reached at [email protected].

Who Needs the Borgias When You Have The IRS



 shakedown for money

If I owed money to both the IRS and the Borgias, and had a choice between which got the money, I would pay off the IRS and leave my fate to the cloak-and-dagger Borgias. A slit throat by the murderous Borgias would be far less painful than the way the IRS punishes law-abiding Americans. You knew what was coming with those crazy monarchs. The IRS is more destructive: The suit-and-pen approach spies, takes everything you own, jails you, and destroys your entire life and reputation (you spend years trying repair often to no avail), making your name pond scum if you make one, single mistake on tax forms, or heaven forbid, forget to pay an extra one cent in your taxes.

The IRS is America’s Borgia clan— lying, thieving, whores stealing your earnings and property.

The IRS is unconstitutional, because it is administrative government: It makes rules by whim (think Great Britain) Americans are forbidden knowledge of until it’s too late. There’s no vote or say in what the IRS does. By-the-way, I just described the American government since Woodrow Wilson took office, ushering the United States toward Progressivism, i.e. statism, administrative government, ignoring the Constitution in favor of government control by elitists.

The latest IRS scandal and Friday’s “I don’t know the answer” hearing is further proof  the IRS and Sixteenth Amendment fully violate not only Article I, Sec. 8—the 17 Enumerated Powers of Congress–but the entire Constitution and its Bill of Rights. 

Article I, Section 8. clearly states: “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States: But all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States”

Since Article I’s Section 8 was never removed from the Constitution, it continues to stand as Congressional taxation laws, despite Congress signing off on those laws and forgetting what the Seventeen Enumerated Powers are.

Congress abdicates its powers so often, we should rename all undeclared wars and abdicated laws a “Wallis Simpson.”

Congress gave away it’s taxing powers, allowing the administrative IRS to act like the Borgias against the people. But to what extent is Congressional abdication in violation of the Constitution? Thomas F. Eagleton notes that Congress has gone beyond

‘original Intent’ and given away so much power to presidents, which they use to act on whim rather than law. Congress is to ‘provide for the common defense,’ but when it abdicates power over to the Executive, it places the people in jeopardy, because the 17 Powers are now in the hands of the president, who does not hold the power of law-making. So, ‘Has Congress abdicated its power—is an unqualified YES. Congress has in effect, written itself out of the Constitution.’


Government abuses incurred go against the will and rights of the people to know what the elected-by-the-people government–that must act in accordance with the people– is doing. Thanks to Woodrow Wilson and 1913’s sell-out Congress and Senate the people no longer possess any say in taxation matters, because the IRS is not an elected group of people. It is an appointed government entity completely unaccountable to the people, whom it targets and harasses. 

enlist in the irs

Look what the IRS does to law-abiding citizens.

According to the Washington Post:

[On] June 29, 2011, IRS staffers held a briefing with senior agency official Lois G. Lerner [that woman who’s “not very good at math”] in which they described giving special attention to instances where ‘statements in the case file criticize how the country is being run…’ [and then] On Jan. 15, 2012 the agency decided to target ‘political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding Government, educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, social economic reform movement.’”

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What I am writing here–exposing the IRS and government– is grounds for the IRS to harass me. Why? Read below.


According to the American Center for Law and Justice, the IRS targeted conservative groups (here is the IRS “criteria” target list obtained by the Inspector General), Tea Party organizations, anyone standing for smaller, limited government, Constitutional taxation versus the IRS, as well as the Reverend Franklin Graham, who criticized Obama’s tactics and spoke out against Islam’s violent beliefs. Rev. Graham says his charities were targeted by the IRS “for political reasons” because Graham told North Carolina voters to vote for the presidential candidate whose morals and principles are biblical based. 

Any organization that refused to vote for Obama and defended constitutional government got the Borgia treatment by the suit-and-pen.

Again, I prefer cloak-and-dagger.


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Administrative form of government is nothing more than monarchy, Democrat, British in every sense: Ruling Americans. The IRS is everything our Founders fought to break free from— tyranny.

Now look at the IRS’ Disclosure And Privacy Law Reference Guide admitting it’s filthy. The IRS admits Americans were angry during the pre-IRS government publishing of income tax records:

The history of tax information confidentiality may be traced to the Civil War Income Tax Act of 1862, when tax information was posted on courthouse doors. Act of July 1, 1862…Ambiguities in that provision regarding public inspection led Congress, in 1864, to explicitly permit public inspection of the assessment list: It shall be the duty of the assessor . . . to submit the proceedings of the assessors . . . and the annual lists taken and returned as aforesaid, to the inspection of any and all persons who may apply for that purpose… and sometimes published in newspapers to promote taxpayer surveillance of neighbors. For the next 70 years, there was debate in Congress as to the effect of public disclosure on the tax system and to societal interests in general.

“Promoting taxpayer surveillance of neighbors’ is in direct violation of the Fourth Amendment, as well as the First, Eighth–excessive fines–Ninth and Tenth Amendments.

We have rights that cannot be “disparaged” by government, we have rights to assemble, speak freely without fear that our exercised  rights will not incur government wrath.

States have rights the Sixteenth Amendment overreaches. What people do with their money is their business, not others, not even the government. Americans have rights to keep 100% of their paychecks, as well as land, without having it taxed to the point of forced sale or foreclosure, because one cannot afford excessive property taxes put in place to enrich the government and prevent private wealth.


Now look at today’s tax code written in the Nixon era:

Except for a few periods in our history, taxpayers’ tax information generally has not been available to the public – disclosure has been restricted. Congress has used two basic approaches in determining whether, and under what circumstances, tax information could be disclosed. Under the first approach, taken prior to 1977, tax information was considered a “public record,” but was only open to inspection under Treasury regulations approved by the President or under presidential order. Under this scheme, the Executive Branch essentially created all the rules regarding disclosure…By the mid 1970s, there was increased congressional and public concern about the widespread use of tax information by government agencies for purposes unrelated to tax administration. This concern culminated with the enactment of section 6103, passed as part of the Tax Reform Act of 1976… Congress eliminated much of the executive discretion concerning the disclosure of returns or return information…Congress established a new statutory scheme under which returns and return information are confidential and not subject to disclosure except to the extent explicitly provided by the Internal Revenue Code…the basic statutory scheme established in 1976 remains in place today.


Obama apologists keep placing Obama scandals at the altar of Nixon, claiming Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the IRS, and now the Associated Press scandal, are all equal to Watergate. Okay, I’ll accept that: Obama is doing a bang-up job following in the footsteps of the paranoid spy-in-Chief Richard Nixon, whose “enemies list” was used as a weapon, via the IRS, against everyone Nixon disliked and wanted silenced.

However, the Nixon-era tax code put in place a penalty for IRS thugs and any group, or president, authorizing harassment of the people:

Criminal penalties, including a felony for the willful unauthorized disclosure of returns.” But read further into the handbook and you find 1997 went further in this protection by stating the IRS “[C]reated a misdemeanor for the unauthorized inspection of returns or return information (section 7213A). In addition, in 1996, Public Law 104-294 provided that the unauthorized access of returns or return information in government computer files is a felony under 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(2)(B). Pub. L. No. 104-294, 110 Stat. 3488 (1996).


Obama forgets Nixon’s lies and cover-ups destroyed Nixon. Presidents cannot misuse laws to grow power and assume corruption will stay hidden. Yet Obama and his corrupt Marxist administration continues getting away with murder while Obama tells the people he has no knowledge of anything.  And now the IRS appears to be aiding and abetting Obama’s cover-ups for its power it now has over Obamacare.

I would rather deal with cloak hidden daggers versus suits with pens. A slit throat is less painful than a trashed life and everything you earned and own stolen by thug bureaucrats because the IRS decided it owns your life.