I started a conversation with the Staff, earlier this morning, about this thread in particular. Mostly because I could see no way we could actually discuss the goings on, whether it be the IRS targeting or the subpoenaed phone logs, without delving into the politics of the actions.
So, we will open this thread, and this thread only,
to such politics. I will quote Tom Servo as to the scope of the political discussion:
It's one thing to describe the political process; it's another to discuss the merits of individual politicians. Some politics are bound to seep into any discussion of civil rights. If the balance turns the wrong way, we can always close it.
Heed the above well. Because as yet, despite any personal perceptions or suspicions, we don't know who is actually behind all of this.