We now see in full bloom the second half of the equation - Democratic intellectual overreach - in the matter of the IRS using its power to suppress President Obama's political opposition. George Will rolls it out this morning, discussing presidential IRS appointee Lois Lerner ("bureaucratic bully and slithering partisan) as well as the always contemptible Sen. Dick Durbin, who of course likened U. S. military personnel in 2005 to Nazi SS, Stalin's NKVD, and Pol Pot's Cambodian mass murderers.
Here's the heart of Will's piece:
Government requires trust. Government by progressives, however, demands such inordinate amounts of trust that the demand itself should provoke distrust. Progressivism can be distilled into two words: “Trust us.”Distilling Progressivism into two words? A generalization, a simplification - but kinda true in this case. And regarding the IRS's self-acknowledged malfeasance under the Obama Administration, the results of that trust have indeed been gross.