Eventually the media will be sufficiently distracted by Team Obama to go cover other issues, so here’s an idea how the GOP can keep the Obama IRS Scandal in the news: Start parading the victims of the IRS witch-hunt before the cameras. Think about it. Whenever the Democrats want to push an issue, be it gun control, immigration reform, women’s issues or healthcare, what do they do? They find “victims” to use in tear-jerking fashion in order to advance their agenda.
Consider who Victim Number One in their contrived War on Women was. Out of thin air they found a 30-year-old student in Sandra Fluke, who allegedly couldn’t fine nine bucks a month for contraception. She became a liberal folk hero overnight, especially after Rush Limbaugh called her a slut. Instantly she was a feminist icon, fielding calls from Barack Obama and appearing all over the news. Gun control? Gabby Giffords is the go-to victim more than two years after she was shot by a deranged psychopath. Her victimology has been used as a pretense for an assault on the Second Amendment. Immigration? They find some college kid who’s been here illegally for years and ask why he should be punished.
Healthcare? Anyone who can’t afford insurance premiums is a victim. Forget whether they need or want ObamaCare, as long as they have the talking points down they’re a victim.
Well, now here we have potentially thousands of real victims of IRS abuse, people who’s lives have been turned upside down because they have the temerity to believe in limited government and freedom. If you dared to be affiliated with a group using the word patriot, or, astoundingly, wanted to make America a better place to live, you were a target of Obama’s IRS.
Now while we’ve long had a distaste for the liberal culture of victimology, it’s time to fight back. So here’s a recommendation for the GOP and any groups that want to press the issue. Every day from here on out until we get the truth start parading victims before the cameras. Hold daily press conferences where Obama’s victims give tear-jerking stories about the abuse and horrors they’ve suffered at the hands of this onerous government bureaucracy. Heck, even a group like Christian Voices for Life was targeted. Roll them out for the cameras. Just imagine the photo op possibilities: A group dedicated to saving the lives of the unborn became victims of an oppressive government.
For too long the GOP and conservative groups have been playing catch-up in the public relations war. Now the opportunity to take the upper hand is here. And not only is there an opportunity to seize such a golden issues as IRS abuse, they should also enlist victims of the Benghazi cover-up. Outside of the media, the IRS is probably the most unpopular group in America. Run against them in the midterm elections and wrap them around the necks of the Democrats and Obama.
Make the Democrats defend the IRS. They were the ones calling for investigations of the Tea Party, so make them own it. It’s time to play hardball.