Were conservative organizations targeted in the last administration? If not, then why not? What is your point, exactly? The statement that ONLY conservative organizations receive special scrutiny is false. I am not defending it, other than to point out that conservative outrage is hypocritical.
My link was in response to the claim that only conservative groups were targeted. And it is only one example.
The IRS targeted tea party, pro-life, and pro-Israel groups, but no left wing groups. I’m sure that’s just a coincidence or something. most certainly
Actually, that's not correct. In the previous administration a lot of leftist groups got targeted. If it seemed like there were a lot of groups targeted, it is because there was a large increase in the number of groups applying. But to say that this is only an attack on right wing groups is incorrect.
I am happy to have a party that wants fiscal responsibility. But the Tea Party has attracted some pretty strange figureheads, people whose integrity and even intelligence I find questionable. The push to solve the fiscal problems too fast (austerity) has stymied the recovery, and the emphasis on imposing morality based on fundamentalist Christianity is a huge distraction.
we the people
your web site has one of its goals:
"Restoring Traditional Values"
Can you elaborate?
It also says:
"Recognizing the power of the people"
What exactly do you mean?
"Replacing the burdensome & unfair US tax laws"
Closing loopholes so the wealthy pay more? Or taking out deductions that help the poor and middle class?
"Maintaining a strong national defense"
How do you propose to do this and also cut spending and lower the deficit? The military (the largest in the world) already takes a large share. What will give?
Thank you, jesse. I do tend left, but the extreme vitriol directed at this president is obnoxious and un-American. Not only does it fail to address the real problems that our economy still struggles with, but it continues to undermine the credibility of conservatives. You can only cry wolf so many times. At one level I am not pleased that the progress is so slow, and am ready to blame Obama's administration for this. But the blatant obstruction on the part of conservatives, especially the Tea Party, makes it clear that Obama's progress has been hampered. I have to conclude that he is doing all the right things, as the economy is making progress in spite of all the crap thrown in his way.
He is not a saint, and can play dirty just like everyone else in Washington. However, he is not any more "socialist" than most everyone left or center in government now, he is not evil, he is not planning to become "king" (this is so ridiculous it shouldn't even be part of adult conversation). He has not taken away our rights, but I worry about him not rolling back some of the more suspicious "patriot act" stuff.
A conservative facebook friend posted a silly picture meme of both Bushes and Reagan holding their own umbrellas and a marine holding one for Obama. Of course, a liberal friend posted a meme showing the exact opposite. We all see and hear what we want, no?
they all buy into the myth that the folks we send to Washington are honest,trustworthy,honorable people
I invite you to demonstrate where I said this. My point all along has been consistency. Don't condemn Obama for sins that all presidents have committed without penalty.
I think no one in DC has respect for citizens. The GOP is just as guilty.
the message is that high-socioeconomic communities are not treated the same.
Sadly, that is true and always has been.