Just this week, two seemingly unrelated events unfolded, but they actually reveal a new liberal tactic. The Hillary Clinton Front-Group, American Bridge, filed a bogus federal complaint against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and then a federal probe into New Jersey Governor Chris Christie found no evidence linking Christie to “Bridge-Gate.” Meanwhile, Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted last month. Make no mistake, these events are related. Emerging is a new liberal tactic to gin up legal proceedings against conservatives and then use the media to amplify the investigations and make the officials look guilty. These attacks are part of a coordinated hit job on Republican Presidential Prospects to weaken them, while simultaneously smearing conservatives as untrustworthy criminals.
All three of the separate attacks on Walker, Christie, and Perry have too much in common to simply ignore as politics as usual. The Left’s tactic is simple: 1) find a friendly investigator or action to investigate; 2) highlight the worst of the accusations; and 3) watch the national media have a feeding frenzy. Let’s take a deeper look at each of these smears to see the common threads.
We’ve seen the Left turn the power of government at all levels into a weapon to destroy their political opponents.
Want to start a genuine grass roots TEA Party organization? The IRS will hound you.
You’re a conservative that runs a business? The EPA and OSHA would like to talk to you.
Serve as a successful GOP governor? Get smeared or worse.
The Wisconsin travesty is especially egregious. Not only was there no crime, there could be no crime. The right of political groups to petition the government for redress of grievances is constitutionally guaranteed.
Not only did the shameful John Doe investigation smear the governor in the press, it effectively destroyed every major conservative group in Wisconsin.
Mr. Batzel thinks the voters are smart enough to see through this lawfare approach of the denizens of the deep state. I’m not as optimistic.