October 28, 2015

George Will has long advocated that the outcome to the IRS non-scandal should be impeachment of the commissioner, if for no other reason than to spill some blood for the bloodthirsty masses.

Here he is on Fox News, admitting that to be the sole reason for them going after IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

"The founders provided the impeachment power for a reason. The reason was that we could not trust the executive branch to police itself," Will earnestly explained.

Of course, he forgot to mention that the impeachment power also applies to Congress and judges, because we can't trust them to police themselves, either. That wouldn't really fit his narrative though.

"No one who has looked at the timeline can believe that the IRS has been cooperative," he continued, "And no one who has looked at what we will smilingly call the Justice department investigation conducted by an Obama contributor believes that the Justice department was seriously interested in the misbehavior [of the IRS.]"

He then goes on to enumerate the three reasons to impeach an IRS commissioner who was not even in charge when all of these alleged sins occurred. Of course, he also admits that impeachment will ultiimately fail because 2/3rds of the Senate will not vote to remove him (because there's no wrongdoing there).

  1. By holding impeachment hearings it will force the media to continue covering a story that's for all intents and purposes, dead.
  2. It will reassure Republican voters that electing a Republican Congress has some consequence, even if that consequence is entirely manufactured by Republican WATB donors. In other words, it's politically expedient.
  3. It will embarrass the IRS for doing their job to scrutinize abusive non-profit organizations.

But let's be real here. It's not the Republican voters Will is concerned with. It's Republican donors. Those restless, restless donors who wanted the Benghazi hearings to take down Hillary Clinton are now thirsty for IRS blood, especially now that Benghazi is a public bust.

Let's never forget those restless, bloodthirsty donors. Straight out of Frank Gaffney's mouth:

So I'm somewhat encouraged that they're taking this thing very much to heart and we really impressed upon him that there's a lot of restiveness on the part of folks like us and some of their donors as a matter of fact, about what's happening here.

Just so we're clear on who Will is really speaking of. He doesn't give a damn about voters, but donors? That's something else again.

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