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IRS Tea Party targeting scandal too big to ignore

IRS Tea Party targeting scandal too big to ignore

Consider this a follow up to my post IRS reaped hatred of Tea Party sown by Democrats and the media.

Mediaite, which really is an invaluable resource for videos of what happens on television news, has several videos of commentary from non-right wing pundits concerning the deep trouble of the Obama administration:

Dennis Kucinich

Willie Geist and Morning Joe crew

Chuck Todd


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“It is clear the IRS cannot operate with even a shred of the American people’s confidence under the current leadership,” Rubio wrote in a letter today to Treasury secretary Jack Lew. “Therefore, I strongly urge that you and President Obama demand the IRS Commissioner’s resignation, effectively immediately. No government agency that has behaved in such a manner can possibly instill any faith and respect from the American public.”

Before becoming acting commissioner, Miller served as an IRS deputy commissioner.

In the letter, Rubio also stated that any IRS employees “must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law” if found involved in targeting tea-party groups illegally.

“The public expects your complete cooperation with both congressional investigations and potential criminal inquiries,” Rubio wrote. “If investigations reveal that bureaucrats or political appointees engaged in unconstitutional or criminal targeting of conservative taxpayers, they must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

“At a bare minimum, those involved with this deeply offensive use of government power have committed a violation of the public trust that has already had a profoundly chilling effect on free speech,” he added. “Such behavior cannot be excused with a simple apology.”
—The Corner

So, that happened…

While he is correct on this, Rubio is trying to dilute the negative impact of his so-called immigration reform stance.

The Drill SGT | May 13, 2013 at 11:25 am


You can’t let them call Lois Lerner a low level type. She’s a career Senior Exec Service (SES) staff (e.g a General)

She has 900 staff working for her and is at level 3 in the Organization.

There is no doubt in my mind that this came out of the Chicago political thug leadership and as such the anointed one is implicated. It’s just their style.

This needs to be pursued with that in mind along with the Benghazi affair.

In normal times, this would be more than enough to bring down this administration…

It’s great that corrupt news media outlets are covering this, but let’s be realistic: they will be ‘covering’ it. This is akin to the cold war situation of a US Radio Free Europe broadcast forcing Pravda to alternatively cover a news story — but Pravda’s way.

We don’t need the democrat media to gauge our actions by — we need to do it our way, and make so much noise that these corrupt media rats will be forced to pay attention. WE must control the narrative, not them.

We need to keep the pressure on now more than ever.

Ask Mika why she would want to “spin” it? How about just investigate and report it. And Brokaw saying it is not political when the targeting was political is nonsense. This was a criminal political act.

Complaints from conservatives over the last two years that they’ve been targeted by the IRS were widely derided by liberals and many in the mainstream media as the ravings of unhinged partisans. Turns out those complaints were based in reality — and weren’t just limited to the IRS.

For example, recall that, during the height of the 2012 presidential campaign, prominent Romney supporter Frank VanderSloot was subjected to audits by both the IRS and the Department of Labor. Peculiarly, VanderSloot was notified of the audits barely two weeks after an Obama campaign website listed him among eight “wealthy (Romney supporters) with less-than-reputable records.” When VanderSloot voiced suspicions that the audits might be politically motivated, he was dismissed as simply paranoid.

Now, there’s no evidence that the VanderSloot audits were politically-driven. But that’s the point. It’s nearly impossible for individual citizens to adduce such evidence. That’s why there must be a congressional investigation.
—The Corner

It appears that this was both longer and wronger than first reported.

the President ordered this action thru his “joking” comments about targeting enemies. This panel can immediately recall Nixon but can’t bring themselves to condemn Obama.

They will cover this story so they won’t have to cover Benghazi and report how they assisted in misleading and covering up facts in order to sway a Presidential election.

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Chuck Todd thinks “this story has more legs in 2014 than Benghazi.”


The murders of four Americans being whitewashed to cover up a massively political lapse in security is less compelling than the IRS simply proving, yet again, what viciously partisan p****s they can be?

In your dreams, Chuck.

Articles of Impeachment adopted by House Judiciary Committee on July 27, 1974.

Article 2

Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, or contravening the laws governing agencies of the executive branch and the purposed of these agencies.

This conduct has included one or more of the following:

1. He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavoured to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposed not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be intitiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.