Remember when “whistle-blowers” were lauded by our Press? Waaaaay back then (back when the GOP controlled the White House, of course), such individuals were given book deals, splashy interviews and/or magazine covers. Heck, Time Magazine made 3 different whistle-blowers their 2002 “Persons-Of-The-Year”!!
They were unquestioned heroes.
Now, would anyone like to place a small wager on whether Scott Davis will be treated similarly by the Media today? Well? ….Anyone? Hel-loooo?
(***Please click on the “View Original” link below, or simply go HERE, to watch the video itself***)
T.B Rickert's Call
Whistleblower, Scott Davis, testified to what happened after contacting President Obama’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Rob Nabors. Mr. Nabors, as the Washington post noted, was:
assigned to assist top VA officials in probing allegations of wrongdoing by staffers at the Phoenix facility and elsewhere
Now, listen to how the White House handled the allegations:
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At this point, it may be easier to compile a list of the Federal Government employees whose computers DIDN’T “crash”.
This time, it’s the EPA which is allegedly suffering from Compu Spontaneius Breakus. But to place this newest chapter into context, a quick refresher is called for:
(via National Journal) – “…Issa issued a subpoena in November for documents and communications between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Executive Office of the President over a five-year period as part of an inquiry into whether the White House interfered with how the agency responded to congressional inquiries.
Posted in environment, EPA, government, IRS, politics
Tagged computer, corruption, Darrell Issa, emails, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Gina McCarthy, IRS, Lies, Philip North
One of the main tenets of the IRS’s (current) story about the Lerner emails is that they went to “extraordinary lengths” to recover them, but —darn the bad luck!!— they just couldn’t. Oh, well.
But based on the following questions from Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz, I’m guessing that YOUR definition of going to “extraordinary lengths” is probably not in sync with what the IRS’s definition seems to be:
Posted in government, IRS, media, politics
Tagged corruption, emails, IRS, Jason Chaffetz, JE Dyer, Koskinen, Nixon, politics, scandal, Sonasoft
I think we need to stop seeing each other, and you deserve to know why.
It’s not as if we haven’t had some good times together, I’ll admit. We’ve shared joy and sorrow; anger and elation. You played, I watched; it worked out well. All in all, we’ve been pretty compatible.
But now, things are …different. You’re lying to me, and you’re lying to yourself. You have a problem, and until you deal with it honestly, we can’t go on this way.
Here in the United States, we operate on what’s essentially an honor system of governance: we trust that government officials (whether elected or appointed) will be honest and act within the confines of the law.
They’re our “Watchmen”: duty-bound public servants who’ve sworn an oath to protect and uphold our local/national Constitutions.
But what happens when that trust is violated? What happens when, time after time, we see that the folks entrusted to enforce the rules are bending, breaking or completely ignoring those very same rules to our detriment?
UPDATE – 9-24-13:
Coming down to crunch time, and Cruz is starting his filibuster in the Senate. Take just a moment to read the following post, and refresh your memory on just how thrilled our loving overlords in DC were to be living under the same laws as us “commoners”.
I may be sick…
A few days ago, we had put up the following post:
“Typical: Congressional Leaders exempted their staffs from Obamacare…“
In it, we detailed how the staffs for both congressional and committee leadership were exempt from Obamacare, and how that was causing some consternation on Capitol Hill among everyone else’s staff.
Well, have no fear: Obama is here!!
From Politico, via Erika at HotAir:
The Office of Personnel Management, under heavy pressure from Capitol Hill, will issue a ruling that says the government can continue to make a contribution to the health care premiums of members of Congress and their aides, according to several Hill sources. …
Posted in Obama, Obamacare, Steyn
Tagged back room deals, Congress, corruption, government, health care premiums, health premiums, members of congress, Obama, Obamacare, politics, Steyn