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LSUGrrrl
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re: Treasury IG report: IRS knew Tea Party groups were being targeted


Here that? It's the woodwork cracking as they start crawling out...





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LSUgusto
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I doubt this will ever get directly connected to Obama. But, it is interesting that Ohio was home of the complaints, a state portrayed as "ground zero" for the 2012 election.


It'll be interesting to see how Obama plays this out politically. If starts cleaning house at the IRS (as he should), the right will accuse him of sacrificing low-level scapegoats. If he plays defense, I think it makes him look complicit. This could be a tricky scandal for him, even if he had nothing to do with it.






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L.A.
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re: Treasury IG report: IRS knew Tea Party groups were being targeted


Reminds me of Nixon's "Enemies List".

How big this story becomes depends almost entirely on the press.






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LSUGrrrl
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I don't care if any of this gets pinned directly to Obama. He's gone in a few years regardless of what happens. I'm much more interested in the media starting to do their job again & Americans realizing what happens when you abdicate all reason & responsibility to one party.





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rattlebucket
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I'm much more interested in the media starting to do their job again & Americans realizing what happens when you abdicate all reason & responsibility to one party.



You will be waiting a long time.






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Gray Tiger
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. He's gone in a few years regardless of what happens

Obama, like Clinton will never go away. The narcotic of power is too strong for Democrats. Obama is already building his post-presidential political machine. The Clintons never dismantled theirs.
If you believe in the over riding power of the state as they do, you can never walk from your seat at the table of power.






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SmackoverHawg
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F$%^ these MF'ers! When are we gonna say enough is enough and put an end to this shite. Maybe voter turnout will be better in 2016. It amazes me how many people stay at home and don't vote while this shite becomes more and more commonplace and the left gets bolder. Time to bitchslap them back into their places.





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ShortyRob
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Whether Obama and his admin knew of this or not, THIS KIND OF shite is EXACTLY why conservatives keep telling the idiots in America that govt power is dangerous.

It's hard to get more egregious than using the TAX COLLECTING arm of govt to target people for their political views.

frick. THAT shite was a FLAGRANT violation of the 1st Amendment and that ANYONE with ANY power in the IRS thought it was OK should make EVERY American shudder.






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LSUgusto
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make EVERY American shudder
quote:

"They'll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can't be trusted." -- Barack Obama
Yeah, trust 'em!!!






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idlewatcher
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Check out the IRS Tweet here Dana Bash-CNN.


First post on her twitter to that tweet

LiberalPhenom ?@LiberalPhenom 4h

@DanaBashCNN Gosh, you media people just will not quit. Ick.
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Tim
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Washington needs to be turned upside down. All the old goats need to go, Boehner, McConnell, Reid, Pelosi, McCain, etc., etc. We need new blood and we need term limits!!!





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CajunAngele
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First post on her twitter to that tweet

LiberalPhenom ?@LiberalPhenom 4h

@DanaBashCNN Gosh, you media people just will not quit. Ick.
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I just read the entire exchange of conversation.

LINK


While it's funny it is frightening how ignorant she is. I know about liberal education but I guess parents form their kids political views.






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GeauxxxTigers23
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I can say with certainty that this isn't linked to Obama, or any one administration. It is the culture of people that work for the federal government. They all feel as though they're important when in reality none of them really are. It's a common trait among buerecrats.

The entire federal government is one huge inflated bueracracy. All those low to mid level staffers add up.






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vodkacop
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So the IRS did a cya that blew up in their face. THats pretty f'ing great.





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ShortyRob
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We all kind of kid to some degree about the constant stream of underhanded tactics this administration uses, but its really not funny. Each story, standing on its own is bad enough, but examined as a whole, it paints a very disturbing picture of a very corrupt administration that isn't above using strong armed tactics to intimidate groups. The more he and his cronies are exposed to the light of day, the better off we are as a nation. This type of misuse of power has to end.


I would argue that Obama and his supporters look at Hugo Chavez as a model to be emulated. They see the ends of going after the fat cats as worth any and all corruption. Look at the population in Venezuela. They surely know of the tactics Chavez used, but since he was smart enough to only use them on less than 50% of the population, the other 50% basically said "rah team" and loved it.

That is where we are as a nation. The idea of valuing other people's freedom from govt tyranny is completely out the window. As long as it doesn't hit their front door and they get the stuff they want, Americans are perfectly fine with ANY tactics used against those they don't like.






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Revelator
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They surely know of the tactics Chavez used, but since he was smart enough to only use them on less than 50% of the population, the other 50% basically said "rah team" and loved it.




" They came for the trade unionist and I did nothing, because I wasn't a trade unionist............"






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matthew25
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Whoever appointed Shulman to head the IRS should be fired!

No excuse for this.






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vodkacop
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Yes I'm starting to wonder, I know, it takes me awhile, if by targeting these right wing organizations, and delaying them, if some of that money used for buying air time or holding rallys, didn't also get delayed. Ohio was pretty close for a while wasn't it? Some if these funds that were held up by the government could have certainly been used to get Mitts word out to more people more often. Or am I reading to much into what the IRS can do?





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ShortyRob
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Yep. I'm sure the fact that this happened in where it did, in a highly important state for elections, was mere coincidence.





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vodkacop
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hoever appointed Shulman to head the IRS should be fired!


Yeah everyone in the senate who voted him in. Since it was an unanimous vote. Also seems to me he was out of office right before election time you know the time when a majority of this shite started happening. But hey don't let facts get in your way as long as you get to blame Bush everything is fine.






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