I am a political geek. CSPAN is on a lot when everyone else is asleep or away. This is the first time that I have seen a Congressional hearing that included a standing ovation and subsequent call to order. The opposition of the IRS terrorizing President Obama's opponents has opened the eyes of America. The question is if our eyes will stay open, or do we fall back to sleep.
For those of you familiar with this blog, it includes some analysis, theories, breaking stories and occasionally speculation. However, when it comes to truth, we endeavor to provide in context information. With this in mind, we often include source footage and try to keep it short. Today, we must ask you to watch a 4 and a half minute clip which summarizes much of today's congressional hearing.
For those of you who cannot spend that much time here is the money quote by Representative Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania 3rd): (3:30)
You know what? There is a heck of a lot more that has to come out in this.
As anybody that sits here today and listen to what you have to say. I am more concerned today than I was before and the fact that you all can do just about anything you want to anybody, you know you can put anybody, out of business, that you want anytime you want.
I got to tell you, you talked about horribly-run organization?
If you're on the other side of the fence, you're not given that excuse. And when the IRS comes in, you're not allowed to be shoddy. You're not allowed to be run horribly. You're not allowed to make mistakes. You're not allowed to do one damn thing that doesn't come in compliance.
If you do you're held responsible right then.
I just think the American people have seen what is going on right now in their government. This is absolute overreach and this is outrage for all America.
[applause] >> all right. Mr. Griffin is recognized for five minutes.
Thank you -- [applause]