“It’s good to be King,” said Mel Brooks as Louis XVI in the director/actor’s “History of the World, Part 1.” No question Brooks was onto something as the Internal Revenue Service–one of the principal organs of Barack Hussein Obama’s 2012 reelection Campaign—just paid $50,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against the Service by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). Of course, the settlement was paid with taxpayer dollars.
During the 2012 presidential campaign, NOM accused the IRS of leaking information concerning the group’s contributors to Joe Solomese, head of the far-left Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The Huffington Post then used the leaked information provided by Solomese to accuse Mitt Romney of having donated $10,000 to NOM.
If Romney had been the conservative candidate hoped for by the Party base, he might have answered the HuffPo charges with an unreserved, “Yes, I DO support traditional marriage, the union of two homosexuals being a farce entered into by practitioners of aberrant behavior.”
But like most spineless, liberal Republicans, Romney was frightened to death of the inevitable attacks from people like Solomese, who accused Romney of “funding…a hate-filled campaign designed to drive a wedge between Americans.” And when the media launched its all-out assault, Romney spent his time looking for the nearest desk to dive under, ashamed of looking NORMAL and being caught supporting centuries of traditional human behavior.
One day after taking advantage of the IRS leak, Solomese resigned his position with the HRC and became a co-chair of the Obama campaign.
In 2013, NOM filed a lawsuit against the IRS, accusing the Service of having leaked the documents and not a “whistleblower”–as claimed by the HuffPo’s Sam Stein and the HRC.
It seems that when the HRC published the leaked information, it “…failed to conceal the source of the documents.” So when NOM removed certain layers “obscuring the document[s],” it became evident that they “came from the Internal Revenue Service.” “The top of each page says, ‘THIS IS A COPY OF A LIVE RETURN FROM SMIPS. OFFICIAL USE ONLY,’” revealed NOM. “On each page of the return is stamped a document ID of ‘100560209.’ Only the IRS would have the Form 990 with ‘Official Use’ information.”
The documents had obviously been leaked to aid the Obama campaign.
The question is, why did the National Organization for Marriage accept such a miniscule settlement for such a serious breach of IRS policy?
Also, why has no one been charged? Why will no one be tried? Why is no one facing time in a federal penitentiary? Why can IRS officials illegally work for the benefit of a campaign, yet face no repercussions as the whole matter disappears thanks to American taxpayers?
It’s good to be King? Brooks had no idea just how right he was.
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