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On Tuesday, President Obama’s spokesman, Jay Carney, gave us a peek into what the president would focus on in his current campaign tour.

Phony scandals?  Surely Carney was joking.

But he wasn’t.  Phony is exactly what Obama said the next day in an otherwise snoozer of a speech at Knox College in Illinois.

He took a lot of heat for the line.  But just to be sure that no one got the wrong idea and wouldn’t assume he just chose his words poorly, he doubled down and repeated the charge yesterday while speaking to another handpicked crowd of adoring fans.

Like so many others, I’m still picking my chin up from the floor and wondering which scandals he’s referring to.  Is he talking about Border Agent Brian Terry, who was killed with a Fast and Furious gun?  Or the hundreds of Mexican citizens who were killed with those guns?  Are they phony?

Or could he be talking about the four Americans murdered in Benghazi?  Are they phony?

Maybe he meant the hundreds of conservative groups systematically targeted illegally by the IRS and prevented from participating in our political system for two election cycles.

Or perhaps he meant the reporters whose phone records were “obtained” by the Justice Department.  Maybe he meant James Rosen, the FOX News correspondent who the same Justice Department falsely named as a co-conspirator in an espionage case in order to obtain access to his phone and email accounts.

Perhaps he meant the revelation that the NSA is collecting data on each and every one of us, storing it all away for some yet undisclosed purpose in the future.

Are these all phony?

Who paid any price for the death of Brian Terry?  Who has paid for the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty or Ty Woods?  The only person jailed was the guy who made the video.  Who ordered that video be used as a cover-up?  Talk about phony baloney.

Who’s investigating the IRS?  The American citizens who testified before Congress about how they were targeted and abused say no one from the FBI or anyone else has contacted them.

I’m angry.  Really angry.  All around me, I see the lives of Americans being destroyed.  Good, decent, hard-working people who have played by the rules all their lives are losing their jobs, their businesses, their homes and their life savings.

What’s being done about it?  Arrogant, overpaid bureaucrats hide behind their “rights.”

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Except for a tiny handful of decent men and women, members of Congress go along to get along, spending borrowed money we can never repay, and covering up for the most outrageous and criminal behavior of those in positions of power.  Their number one concern is getting re-elected and staying on the gravy train of taxpayer dollars.  Meanwhile, they preach to the rest of us, call us cowardly racists and just too simple-minded to understand their grand plan.

Our president sneers at our complaints, and with his signature smirk he labels them phony.  He dismisses us and swats us away as one would a gnat on a hot summer day.

It’s spiraling out of control now folks.  Nothing is being done about any of this.  They’re simply waiting us out.  They’re waiting until we get tired of asking for answers and action.  Obamacare will soon hit us and that will do the job.  As we all watch our healthcare system implode and find ourselves with little access to medical care we’ll realize that they even have the power to take away our health.

What’s happening is all very real.  And a real price will be paid by real Americans.

They only things that are phony are the hollow words coming from our leaders.

-Kathy

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Way back in 2010, Christine O’Donnell ran for the United States Senate for the State of Delaware.  O’Donnell was a tea party favorite and became the target ChristineODonnellof some fantastic stories at the hand of her opponents.

One of those stories was about a tax lien on her home.  It was alleged that she wasn’t all that bright and couldn’t manage her own finances.  And to top it off she hadn’t paid her taxes.  Why should such a person hold a position of authority?  It didn’t matter that the lien was not real.  She lost the race.

More information about that lien is trickling out now.  O’Donnell recently got a call from an investigator at the Treasury Department to tell her that some official from the State of Delaware had accessed her tax records improperly.  The date of that access was March 9, 2010.

Coincidentally, that was the same date that O’Donnell announced she was running for the Senate.  Wow, small world, huh?  But if that’s not enough for you, March 9, 2010 was also the date that the IRS placed the tax lien (for the home she no longer owned and didn’t owe any taxes on) into Ms. O’Donnell’s records.

What are the odds?

A Delaware official says the investigation into O’Donnell’s tax records was done properly, and says it was done on March 20, not March 9.  But he can’t provide any evidence or additional information as all their records of the event have already been destroyed.

I’ll give you a minute for that one.

We’ve learned in recent months that the IRS has engaged in a systematic effort to use its power to undermine the most basic rights of conservative Americans by way of denying and delaying tax exempt status for any groups associated with conservative values.  Now it appears the abuse runs deeper than we imagined.

Let’s engage in our own fantastic story for a moment.  Fast forward a bit to the presidential race in 2016. Obamacare is in full swing and, as planned, the IRS has access to all our medical records.  Their abuse of power continues unchecked.

The Republican Party has chosen Margaret O’Malley as their candidate.  She’s a rock-solid conservative and the first female ever in such a position.  With just weeks to go until Election Day, O’Malley is leading and looks headed to be the next President of The United States.

On an otherwise average Monday morning, the headline of the New York Times screams that O’Malley is mentally unstable.  The story reveals that The Times has obtained a copy of her medical records showing her history of being institutionalized for depression and drug abuse.  The associated criminal offenses are hinted at.  There are also records of treatment for a variety of STDs and a listing of multiple abortions – from the pro-life candidate.

O’Malley steps to the microphones and claims innocence of each and every charge, but she is unable to overcome the media frenzy.  She drops in the polls like a brick and is beaten by the Democrat Party candidate in a landslide.  Her reputation is left in ruins.

A couple of months later, as the new president is about to be inaugurated, The Times prints a retraction in two tiny paragraphs on page 32, below the fold.  They reveal that the IRS accidentally attached the medical records of another person to those of Ms. O’Malley.  Oops.  They still refuse to reveal the identity of the person who leaked O’Malley’s records to them.  The Justice Department quietly drops the investigation.

Do you think that story is too fantastic?  I don’t.  I think it’s right where we are headed.  Our government has been ruling against the wishes of the people for quite a long time already.  And now they are shutting the door behind them.  They are guaranteeing their power never be challenged by letting in only those who they trust.

Question them, challenge them or expose them and you’ll find the power they have claimed for themselves come down on you in a way you simply cannot defend.  If they can’t find anything “usefull” to discredit an opponent, they will simply make it up.  They’ve been doing it for years by way of innuendo.  Now they simply have to turn to their pals, conveniently positioned in the maze of bureaucracy they have created, to obtain “real” evidence for whatever fantasy they require.

-Kathy

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I know I have been on the subject of the amnesty bill for days.  But there’s a lot at stake here and I fear our leaders are about to do something that will be very destructive to the country and which they will not be able to undo.  Today I just have some questions for the “gang of eight” that remain unaswered, some even unasked (by the media.)

How do you know we have 11 million illegals here?  Can you prove me wrong when I say it’s more likely 20 to 30 million?

You say we need to bring these people “out of the shadows.”  Well, what about those who do not come out and sign on to your plan?  Wlll you look for them?  If so, what will you do when you find them?  Why can’t you find them now?  Will you deport them?  If you don’t plan on looking for those who don’t come forward, what’s the point of all this?

What about “wet foot, dry foot?”  Will all people who come here illegally be treated the same or will we still have special classes of illegals?

We passed a law in 2006 that said you had to build a fence at the border.  Why isn’t it done yet?  Why is it part of negotiations now?  Aren’t you already reguired by law to build it?

Aren’t you bound by your oath of office to protect the nation from all invaders?  Why won’t you do it?  Why is your main function part of negotiations?  Why do American citizens have to give up anything in order to get you to do what is already your job?

You claim this law will prevent illegals from recieving federal benefits.  What about state benefits?  Is this a sleight of hand to fool us?  Do you think we’re this stupid?  Many illegals are already recieving benefits, especially those whose children have been born here.  Will you take those benefits away?  Will they be turned away from emergency rooms if they can’t pay?  Will children here illegally attend public schools?

We’re still waiting for the enforcment of our souther border that was promised to us in 1986 when we gave amnesty to the illegals here at that time.  When can we expect you to fulfill your obligation under that law?

Considering your track record, why should we believe that this time will be different and that we should trust you?

-Kathy

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This is Kris Kobach.

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He is Kansas’ Secretary of State and is involved in the opposition to giving unreasonable rights to illegal aliens.  To show their displeasure with his work, the pro-amnesty crowd bussed a mob of protesters to Kobach’s home this weekend.  (Watch all the way to the end if you want to see the public busses that brought them.)

This isn’t Kobach’s workplace or a public event.  This is his home.  It’s where he lives with his wife and four daughters, aged 1 to 9 years old.  It is where his neighbors live with their own children.

What kind of people go by the busload to the private home of someone they disagree with to intimidate them and their neighbors?  This group had butterflies on their matching t-shirts and call themselves Sunflower Community Action.  That all seems so happy and innocent.  So why were they engaging in such thug tactics?

With just a few minutes of searching the internet, I found that Sunflower is a non-profit with 501(c)3 status.  (I wonder if the IRS harassed them.)  Their focus is legalization and in-state tuition for illegal aliens under the guise of “justice.”

They seem to fall under the umbrella of a larger group called National People’s Action.  (Sounds rather socialist to me.)  This group lists illegal immigration as one of its core issues.  The other work they do sounds straight out of the Occupy Wall Street movement.   They also have non-profit 501(c)3 status.  (Again I wonder how much scrutiny they got from the IRS.)  This is the same group that mobbed Karl Rove’s home in 2004.

According to Michelle Malkin they get their funding from the Tides Foundation, the Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation, all who are famous for supporting the causes of far left progressives.  She also found tens of thousands of dollars in grants from HUD, the EPA and the Massachusetts Dept. of Education.  Those are tax dollars.

This whole issue of amnesty for illegals is presented as justice and fairness for nice people who only want to share the American dream with their hosts.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  These are thugs.  How else do you explain 300 of them showing up at Kobach’s home?  Contrary to their claims, this was not a peaceful protest.  This was intimidation in it’s purest form.  They were telling Kobach, “We know where you live.”

They don’t want fairness.  They want handouts – medical care, housing, food stamps and subsidized tuition.  It’s all right there in black and white on their web sites.  That’s their American dream.

And if you or I speak up against them we are called racists.  Speak up loud enough and they’ll show up at your front door.

By the busload.

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-Kathy

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Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled against the voters of Arizona, who supported a requirement that people provide proof of citizenship in order to register to vote.  They said that state law is trumped by federal law which simply requires an applicant to swear they are a citizen, but doesn’t require any proof.

There’s a lot of legal mumbo jumbo flying around about the decision, but it really boils down to the integrity of one of our most basic rights – free and fair elections.  In the current climate of government distrust, this is simply pouring fuel on the fire.

Consider all the things you do that require you to prove who you are – cash a check, get on a plane, see a doctor, borrow a library book, apply for a loan…  Yet, to register to vote, all you have to do is say you are a citizen.  No evidence is required.

But who is checking up?  Prior to the last election, my governor, Rick Scott, tried to clean up our voter rolls and he was challenged from all sides.  He’s a racist, was the claim, and simply wanted to prevent poor minorities from exercising their right to vote.

All this while the Obama administration and Congress are working diligently to provide amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, pulling their “rights” out of thin air and using that tired charge of racism against any of us who object.

Gee, if only they had the same level of interest in actual citizens who are currently on the receiving end of real abuse from the IRS, the NSA, the FBi….

Other recent news:

An eight-grader in West Virginia is in trouble for wearing an NRA  t-shirt to school.  The incident got a bit out of hand and now the young teen has been charged with obstruction and faces a year in jail.

CBS correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reported on the presidential election in Iran.  Speaking of the candidates she said they were all very conservative and “in U.S. terms it was as if all the candidates for the presidency came from the tea party.”

Hmmm, so the tea party is like radical Muslims who want to wipe Israel off the map and kill Americans?

Speaking of the tea party, they have planned a big rally for tomorrow at the Capital.  Did you know that?  It hasn’t gotten much notice in the press.  They are calling their event “Audit the IRS.”  Sounds like a great idea to me.

President Obama is planning to send arms to the rebels in Syria.  The problem with this is that the rebels are now largely controlled by Al Qaeda.  Oh, and the Russians are backing the Syrian government.  Does this mean we’re in a de facto war with the Russians?

Here’s a shocker – Project Veritas has caught phone company employees handing out Obamaphones to people who said they would be selling them to pay for designer handbags and illegal drugs.

I guess that’s enough.  I don’t know about you, but that’s about as much catching up as I can stand for now.

-Kathy

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Here’s a tip for our low-information voters.  Pay attention to the news late on Friday afternoons.  Politicians know that you are busy on the weekend and have better things to do than keep an eye on them.  So if they are in a position to control bad news about themselves, they will release such information late on a Friday, hoping that the worst of it will all blow over by the time you start catching up on Monday morning.

Such an event happened this past Friday as Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL) dismissed his Chief of Staff, Jeffrey Garcia, who had been involved in a scheme illegally requesting thousands of absentee ballots for last year’s primary election.

At a news conference on Saturday, Rep. Garcia said he knew nothing of the plot to stuff the ballot box in his favor, calling it “ill-conceived.”  He said it was a “well-intentioned attempt to maximize voter turnout.”

Maximize voter turnout?

What voters?  Dead voters?  Convicted felons?  Voters who no longer live here?  Snowbirds who actually vote in another state and aren’t eligible to vote in Florida at all?  Illegals?

The Congressman added that the system is “prone to fraud.”

No kidding.  I have been saying for years that absentee ballots on demand and early voting are designed to facilitate voter fraud.  But what do I know?

At this time last year, during the 2012 campaign, the State of Florida was engaged in a legal back and forth with the Dept. of Homeland Security and the Dept. of Justice as Gov. Rick Scott tried to clean up our voter rolls.  We have a lot of people registered to vote who are not eligible to do so.  Scott wanted to use the database of the DHS, which states are legally entitled to do, but DHS refused access.

This forced Scott to use the less accurate database from the DMV.  Even so, they turned up thousands of questionable registrations and we were even told at one point that at least 50 people had been identified as having voted illegally in the past.

At the same time, around the country, states were being harassed by the DOJ for similar efforts and for passing laws requiring voters show identification in order to cast a vote.

They were accused of voter suppression for simply requiring people prove they were who they said they were.

FOX News reported on the story about Congressman Garcia and the illegally requested ballots and it has showed up on some the conservative blog sites.  Other than that it has remained a fairly local story.  I can’t help but wonder what other similar incidents have happened across the country that we never hear about.

If anyone is still working to clean up voter registration rolls in Florida or anywhere else, I haven’t heard of it.

The identities of those people found to have voted illegally in Florida were never revealed and no one seems to have any interest in any of this now.

I suppose it will all come up again next year as we get closer to the very important election in November.  But it seems to me that now is the time for it to be done, not just months before the election when progressives will claim it’s a political move by conservatives who want to deny some people their right to vote.

I’m tired of being told that there is no such thing as voter fraud.  We’ve seen report after report proving it does exist and it is only by political motivation that one can deny it.  My one vote is one of my most basic rights.  When others cast more than one vote, or cast a vote illegally, they steal my vote from me.

And from you.

So beware of anyone who tells you it just doesn’t happen, or who stands in the way of fixing the problem.  They are plotting to steal your vote from you.

-Kathy

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I have been thinking a lot about what I wanted to say in this post.  I promised our LIVs that I would offer reasons that they should care about any of this and I have a pretty long list.  I wasn’t sure how to fit it all in here.

But I have been over-thinking it all.  The major problems are self-evident. And they are abuse of power, intimidation and voter suppression.  Members of our government are abusing the power we give them to shape events and cover up what doesn’t fit their plan.  It’s that simple.

Our founders believed that our freedom of speech and of the press was so important that they made it the very first item in our Bill of Rights.

But our government has stepped in between the press and their sources.  The message is loud and clear.  Those in the media should understand that government will dictate what you may know and what you may report to the public.

And those informing the press are given their own message.  Do you like your job?  Want to keep it?  Then stop talking about anything except what we tell you to talk about.

And you private citizens – you want to exercise your right to speak out against your government?  Go ahead.  But you’ll pay.  We hold the real power and we’ll question you and audit you at will.  We now know who you are.  We keep records – very detailed records.  Did you see what we did to the press?  We seized their phone and email accounts.  What kinds of emails have you been sending?  Who have you been calling?

Do you run a small business?  Are you just managing to keep the doors open?  Can you afford an audit right now?  That costs a lot of money, you know.  And you want tax-exempt status?  Well then, tell us more about yourself and your friends.

And you folks in Congress, the ones who represent the people, we think that whole idea of checks and balances is overrated.  You can ask your questions, but don’t expect us to answer.  After stomping on the rights of thousands of those little people, we’ll exercise our own rights and plead the Fifth.

After all, what difference does it really make now?

What effect does all this have at the ballot box?  If the general public isn’t given accurate information and if those with opposing views are intimidated into silence, what happens on Election Day?  Knowing what we know now about what our government has been doing over the past few years, can we say that an election was stolen?

When we think of voter fraud, we think of people finding ways to cast more than one vote, or straightforward instances of voter intimidation like what the Black Panthers did in Philadelphia in 2008.

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But what about our most recent election in 2012?  Did any or all of what the Obama administration has done effect the outcome?  This sort of thing is impossible to quantify and you can never know what might have happened, but here are some things to consider.

The left took a huge hit in the 2010 election.  Republicans took back the House and closed the gap in the Senate.  And across the country, republicans took seats in state governments in record numbers.  All this happened mainly because of the tea parties.  This was a referendum on President Obama and his administration at the time.  There was too much spending and there was massive pushback against Obamacare.

Fast forward to the 2012 election and tell me anything that had changed.  If anything, there was even more anger about spending and more fear of Obamacare.  Yet, conservative voter turnout dropped.  Romney got millions fewer votes than did John McCain did in 2008, even though he was a far better candidate.  Why did this happen?  Are we to believe that millions of conservatives changed their minds or that they were just too busy on Election Day to cast a vote?

Or is it more likely that the tea parties, whose hard work in 2009 and 2010 produced a historic election, had been unable to reach voters in the same way in the campaign of 2012?  Had they been able to focus on the election instead of what the IRS was doing, would things be any different?  If their donors didn’t have concerns about tax-exemptions or the growing fear about what it was that the IRS was doing, would they have had more cash to get out their message?

And if we had all known the truth about what happened in Benghazi just weeks prior to that election, how might that have influenced voters?

Again, there’s no way to know what might have happened.  But looking through the 20/20 spectacles of hindsight, I see abuse of power and intimidation being used by an overreaching government to suppress votes.

And no matter what side of the political spectrum you’re on, that ought to chill you to the bone.

-Kathy

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