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Hillary: As President, Trump Could Use IRS to Target His Enemies

Hillary: As President, Trump Could Use IRS to Target His Enemies

Gosh. That would be awful, wouldn’t it?

Have you noticed that many of Trump’s critics accuse him of things he hasn’t done yet but which other people have actually done already? The latest example comes from the presumptive Democratic nominee who warns President Trump could use the IRS to target his enemies.

Imagine that.

Allahpundit of Hot Air notes the irony:

Hillary: Can you imagine electing a vindictive man who might … send the IRS after his critics?

You know what? I can imagine it. Pretty vividly, actually. Right down to the names of the “hypothetical” IRS officers involved.

Of all the examples she could have cited to make the point that Trump is a loose cannon, how did she and her speechwriters conclude that this was one worth floating? I understand calling him out for wanting to issue illegal orders to the military; that’s the most alarming thing he’s said since he got in the race. But attacking Trump over a potential IRS gone rogue is like attacking him for potentially wanting to intervene in foreign civil wars without Congress’s approval. We’ve seen that movie already. In fact, Hillary Clinton produced that movie.

Even lamer, if the IRS decides to start taking down political enemies, it’s more likely they’d focus on taking down President Trump himself than his adversaries. Judging by their political donations, IRS employees lean in exactly the partisan direction you’d expect the taxman to lean. Obama didn’t need to tell Lois Lerner to target tea partiers. That sort of thing would occur to her naturally given the agency’s institutional lean.

Watch Hillary Clinton paint a picture of this potential travesty which already unfolded under President Obama.

Hillary has one thing going for her here. The media has pretty much abandoned all reportage of the IRS targeting scandal. How many average Americans even know Obama used the IRS to silence tax paying Americans in the run up to the 2012 election and got away with it?

David Reaboi made the point well on Twitter:

If we had an honest media, Hillary would have been laughed off the stage for saying this.

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yourmamatoo | July 14, 2016 at 3:46 pm

Turnabout is fair play.
Right Killary?

So … she’s claiming that once in office Trump will act like a Democrat?

That doesn’t seem like a winning strategy for Hill.

There’s a lot of things Trump COULD do, that Obama’s IRS has already done.

Formerly known as Skeptic | July 14, 2016 at 4:06 pm

She’s just trolling at this point.

UK Transplant | July 14, 2016 at 4:10 pm

This is probably a brilliant preemptive strike by Hillary exactly because most people are unaware of the IRS targeting of conservatives. Both sides save their big ammunition for the general. If the subject of IRS targeting comes up she can most likely count on the less informed to only remember her charge of Trump being the likely culprit.

    murkyv in reply to UK Transplant. | July 14, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    That hasn’t worked out for her so far with her ads.

    They’ve been citing Trumps strengths while acting like they are a bad thing.

    That’s why there was a poll a couple days ago with 50% of responders saying that they have been seeing Trump ads when in fact he hasn’t run any. (aside from a couple of PAC small buys)

    “brilliant preemptive strike by Hillary”

    “brilliant” and “Hillary” do not belong in the same sentence.

    As for your observation, you’re wrong. Trump will not let the press get away with their normal shenanigans. You would think some of you nevertrumpers might have figured this out by now.

    As the general said, “don’t be stuck on stupid”.

Hillary knows all about targeting enemies. Without that targeting, she would be no where near being president.

Don’t forget that she and Slick did the same thing when rhey were in the White House during the 90’s.

The more she’s out and speaking the more her numbers drop. Keep talking hitlery

Could have. Would have. The Democrats did.

Throw another baby… I mean, nation on the barbie, Clinton. And whatever Planned Parenthood does in the privacy of their chambers.

Typical leftwingfascistpig projection

Blame her enemies for what she intends….

    Twanger in reply to NoFlow. | July 15, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Heck – blame your enemies for what your party has already done!
    We’re wise to this ploy. :o)

It is, at least in my mind, an illegal act. In her mind it is permissible for democrats only. Of course i am not a lawyer but obama, hillary, and lois lerner are so they carry the argument with their credentials.

Would he have people’s FBI files in the White House too?

As if you and you house boy didn’t!

The difference?

In a DemocRat Admin, the Establishment Press is a willing accomplice.

In a GOP Admin, the Establishment Press would actually be a potentially useful public watchdog.

Common Sense | July 14, 2016 at 5:30 pm

This is really rich coming from the liar Crooked Hillary!

Freaking unbelievable! Please shut your pie hole Hillary! 🙂

I seriously think she ( and aides ) is brain damaged

nordic_prince | July 14, 2016 at 6:50 pm

Yet another classic case of projection by dumbocrats ~

I about went off the road the other day when I heard that she “wants to get the corruption out of DC”

This felonious witch and her rapist husband are the 2 most corrupt people to ever bring their white trash grifting to our Capitol.

This “woman” has a pair of monster balls. Only a real sociopath like Barack 0bama could lie like she does, like a rug. I thought President Barrack Hussein 0bama had the most divisive administration, what with all it’s racial healing. As for weaponizing the IRS, the Democrats have done that decades ago. Too bad she is so unacquainted with the truth.

After her mischief in the Watergate hearings, why wasn’t she disbarred then?

Common Sense | July 14, 2016 at 9:00 pm

I think she is acquainted with the truth.

She knows the damage that Obama has caused to people who have done nothing wrong other than being a conservative.

That’s sounds familiar. Where have I heard that before?

You know what else Trump might do? He might waive enforcement of EPA regulations, and give scofflaws letters saying that they’re not going to be prosecuted and should feel free to continue their violations.

Then he might fire a White House contractor, and instead of admitting that he did it to give the job to an ex-girlfriend to buy her silence, he might order the FBI to cook up false fraud charges against the contractor and all his staff and prosecute them, and then tell Congress that he had nothing at all to do with the firing.

G. de La Hoya | July 15, 2016 at 12:35 am

I would like Trump to say “Hell Yes!”. You & Bill are first on the list. Followed by Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Boxer, etc… Anybody that went to Washington & became a millionaire on the public’s dime is fair game.

Good thing I wasn’t having a coffee when reading this headline, I would have sprayed the keyboard. This is so rich!

holdingmynose | July 15, 2016 at 5:47 am

But … but … she’s the smartest woman in the world.

American Human | July 15, 2016 at 6:40 am

Wow, people listening to her say this could be thinking,

“Well, if Trump will use the IRS to target his political enemies then there is no need to vote for Hillary is there?”

harleycowboy | July 15, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Wonder how she came up with that idea?

What else might he do? Might he store confidential government emails on his personal server? Might he blame terrorist attacks on youtube videos? Might he lie to the American people about an ongoing investigation into his wrongdoing?

I think it more likely that she is preparing her defense in case she looses the election. You know Donald will have the IRS all over the Clinton foundation like flies on a honey bun.

Josephblieu | July 15, 2016 at 7:31 pm

To predict what a Democrat politician will eventually do, listen to what they say the Republican will do if elected.