It just seemed appropriate. Today is when federal income taxes are due and it’s time for some speedlinking:
1.) File this one under ‘believe it if you see it’ and maybe not even then. The IRS is saying its going to redefine the rules about what tax-exempt organizations can and cannot do after enhancing them caused some complaint. I’m going to take a short step out on a sturdy limb and guess all it is doing is talking. It has a scandal to diffuse and an upcoming election to arbitrate in some way that just kinda, sorta might harsh the mellow of some Tea Party groups while asserting that it’s not. Don’t expect any help from the Republican Establishment on this, and I recommend returning the favor.
4.) One final recommendation: If you’re having trouble because of your tax load, remember to save money by not giving any of it to Establishment candidates either in the primaries or the general election. That especially includes the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC. Despite their rhetoric, they’re not going to oppose the Democrats any more than they have in the last four years.
I’ve heard this riff before, and it didn’t play out. Supposedly, there are enough people to vote against Boehner that he won’t be Speaker anymore. That’s what was supposed to happen in 2012 too, and yet there he is, crying tears, pulling Boehner Specials at will, leaving conservatives with the sinking impression that the effort to get him a Republican House majority wasn’t worth it. That last point is also likely the reason another ’report’ about how Boehner doesn’t have the votes to be Speaker again emerged.
To take a wild amateur pundit guess at it, it’s a get-out-the-vote measure for conservatives who have had enough of leadership to blame the whole Republican House caucus. It’s a stealth version of the standard issue election year promise with an expiration date. Yes, we’ll get rid of Boehner this time, don’t purge us all for being losers. With Cantor attempting stealth amnesty and attending a gathering of anti-Tea Party money, that sentiment is only going to get worse.
If they keep saying this and failing, the tactic will go they way of the endless faux budget showdowns. The game will be up, and there will be no response beyond irritation and disgust at the thought they’re pulling something like this again. They might want to carry through with this for real this time around.
Also, the ranking Democrat on that committee had been seeking information on True the Vote. On the off chance he hasn’t played the race card already, expect it in the very near future and loudly. As with the other, the actions will tell, because this could all just boil down to token election-year noise without them.