Emma Bull said: “Coincidence is the word we use when we can’t see the levers and pulleys.”
In our modern society, we take so much for granted. We sit back on our couches, watching The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, and act as if we are informed regarding what’s going on in the world. Even when we watch legitimate news, we accept everything at face value. We no longer care to dig for information; to understand why things are the way they are. We take in what we are told by CNN, regurgitate, and repeat. Now, more than ever, we are blinded by the daily barrage of stories to the point that obvious factual inaccuracies don’t matter. For example: the number of times the IRS commissioner visited the Obama White House.
With all of the Press swirling around Eric Holder regarding the IRS’ targeting of Conservative groups, the President has been virtually untouched. Obama has claimed ignorance on the issue; and despite common sense telling us otherwise, Americans seem to believe him.
According to breitbart.com:
“IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the Obama White House a total of 157 times in the three years and four months beginning September 16, 2009 and ending on January 31, 2013…The total number of Obama White House visits made by Mr. Shulman is likely to be greater than the 157 reported by the Daily Caller…During the 3 year and four month period beginning September 16, 2009 and ending January 31, 2013, Shulman visited the Obama White House almost twice as many times as any other current or former member of the Obama cabinet.”
With this information in mind, we can form a logical through-line:
1. The number of visits the IRS Commissioner made to the White House is extraordinarily high. With 157 or more meetings between the President and Shulman, something of importance was clearly going on between the head of the IRS and the White House. That much we know for sure.
2. The Commissioner didn’t make nearly as many visits to previous Presidents; which means that he and Obama were very close. According to Shift Frequency, from 2003 to 2007, the acting IRS Commissioner visited the Bush White House only a single time.
3. This information begs the questions: why were they so close? Why did they have so many meetings?
4. 157 visitations, our recent discovery of the IRS’ targeting of Conservative groups, and Obama’s open disdain of the Right, points to a collusion between the President and the IRS Commissioner. The pieces all fit together.
Can we conclude with this information that Obama is directly responsible for the IRS scandal? I say yes. The probability of these incidents occurring independently of one another is very low. Therefore, the only conclusion is that our President was directly involved in this breach of ethical bounds.
That being said, given Obama’s power, it appears as though Eric Holder will take the fall—if anyone. Claiming ignorance seems to be the go-to move for the Obama administration; but now we’ve seen the levers and pulleys, and ignorance is no longer a viable excuse.
Coincidence doesn’t exist in politics. If you dig deeply enough, you can find the rotting roots of the Obama administration. We just found them.