John McCain has spent his entire political career stabbing conservatives in the back.
This time he went too far.
A smoking gun just surfaced that everyone believes is McCain’s greatest act of betrayal.
Barack Obama once laughably claimed his administration was “scandal free.”
Critics immediately pointed to Obama’s IRS targeting Tea Party groups for political intimidation and harassment as one of the greatest scandals in American history.
Tea Party groups were overwhelmed with document requests and the drawn-out process to be approved as a 501c(4) nonprofit group under the tax code.
In 2013, as John McCain was gearing up for a difficult 2016 primary challenge by conservative state legislator Kelli Ward, Arizona Senate John McCain’s top henchmen, Henry Kerner—who was his former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee—met with top Obama IRS officials, including then director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, and urged them to “audit” Tea Party groups in order to financially ruin them.
The watchdog group Judicial Watch unearthed this smoking gun in a recent Freedom of Information Act request.
The notes from the April 2013 meeting reveal:
“Henry Kerner asked how to get to the abuse of organizations claiming section 501 (c)(4) but designed to be primarily political. Lois Lerner said the system works, but not in real time. Henry Kerner noted that these organizations don’t disclose donors. Lois Lerner said that if they don’t meet the requirements, we can come in and revoke, but it doesn’t happen timely. Nan Marks said if the concern is that the organizations engaging in this activity don’t disclose donors, then the system doesn’t work. Henry Kerner said that maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous.”
In addition to hating conservatives, John McCain’s career has been defined in large part by his lust to censor political speech and restrict the First Amendment.
McCain’s signature legislation – the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002 – imposed strict limits on donations and the time frame under which political ads can air.
The 2010 Citizens United decisions restored the First Amendment in America.
2010 also saw an explosion of regular citizens forming Tea Party groups to protest the Obama administration’s socialist agenda.
The Obama administration great scandal was weaponizing every facet of the federal government to suppress political opposition.
Obama ran the government like a dictator who operated a communist nation behind Russia’s Iron Curtain.
The Department of Justice and the FBI spied on the Trump campaign.
And the IRS’s attack dogs were unleashed on conservative groups exercising the fundamental American value of political speech.
This is where McCain and Obama’s interests dovetailed.
McCain and Obama colluded to crush Tea Party 501c(4) groups because they both needed to stamp out conservative opposition heading into 2016.
Obama wanted to eliminate as much political opposition to Hillary Clinton as possible and McCain needed to kneecap the Tea Party groups’ ability to unmask his two-faced record of treachery to the voters of Arizona.
McCain spent years running as a Republican.
But it was all a lie.
The real John McCain colluded with the Obama administration to terrorize the very same voters McCain was asking to support him.