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John Boehner's Dog and Pony Show
Mark America ^ | June 21, 2014 | Mark America

Posted on 06/21/2014 7:50:41 PM PDT by spodefly

On Friday, the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives continued its wholly political, and ultimately theatrical investigation of the IRS Tea Party-targeting scandal. Chairman Dave Camp's(R-MI) committee brought current IRS Commissioner John Koskinen before the committee to testify as to the loss of Lois Lerner's emails, among other misdeeds. You may argue that Paul Ryan(R-WI) was very aggressive in his examination of the witness, but that entire exchange was mere political theater that will evince nothing at the end of the investigation

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The problem may be that to uncover Lois Lerner's email would reveal something no Representative in that committee hearing room wants you to know: Lerner may have been receiving emails from both sides of the aisle on Capitol Hill urging audits and investigations into Tea Party groups.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 113th; boehner; cino; fff; fino; ntsa
Interesting synopsis.
1 posted on 06/21/2014 7:50:41 PM PDT by spodefly
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To: spodefly

Interesting yes...but also pretty stupid.


2 posted on 06/21/2014 7:53:08 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

Why stupid?

The GOPe is hateful toward the Tea Party. It would not surprise me to find out that GOPe people were hoping that the IRS would target conservative groups.


3 posted on 06/21/2014 7:57:38 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every totalitarian political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

I bet some of the top GOPE were in on that


4 posted on 06/21/2014 7:58:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: spodefly

!


5 posted on 06/21/2014 7:58:45 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: spodefly

The GOP does not really want to get to the bottom of this scandal.
However, they do want to use it as a campaign issue.

After all if they really find the truth, that would require these weak GOP
sisters to actually do something about it. And that is a bridge to far for
these sisters.


6 posted on 06/21/2014 7:59:09 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

“Interesting yes...but also pretty stupid.”
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Never underestimate the stupidity coming out of Fogy Bottoms.


7 posted on 06/21/2014 7:59:59 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Republican Wildcat

Which part is stupid? The detailed technical reasons why losing 2 years worth of emails from 7 people is practically impossible? Or the part where he suspects the reason for the impotent dog and pony show the Republicans are putting on because they are complicit with the Democrats in working with the IRS to quell the Tea Party.

I don’t find it hard to believe at all.


8 posted on 06/21/2014 8:00:12 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: spodefly

I said the same thing to someone the other day.......that the GOP hates the Tea Party more than liberals and probably was involved more than we think in encouraging the IRS in going after them and I wouldn’t be surprise if there is contact from Establishment types in those missing emails


9 posted on 06/21/2014 8:07:52 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

I do not get why there still exist people that think the GOP is our friend. They told us in plain English we are to be ‘crushed’ and ‘punched in the nose’.

I swear that Bhoner sits there saying “What the hell is wrong with these people? Whadda we gotta do before thy get the freaking point?”


10 posted on 06/21/2014 8:14:01 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: spodefly
Lerner may have been receiving emails from both sides of the aisle on Capitol Hill urging audits and investigations into Tea Party groups.

well how bout that?

11 posted on 06/21/2014 8:16:16 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: spodefly
yup..But my synopsis is...(After watching it 3 times).... the GOPE gave him/them all the cracks in their armor that they need to fix BEFORE a Special Prosecutor could find the few remaining trails of dirt...
12 posted on 06/21/2014 8:22:23 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: spodefly

I read on an earlier thread that Lerner lost (oops!) her hard drive. I don’t know how you ‘lose’ a hard drive, but the article also said it was misplaced ten days after she was made aware that she was in deep doo doo.
So. The seven other people she was communicating with, cc’ing: did they all lose their hard drives too?
Was there some rash of computer thefts going on at the IRS?
Was one of the e-mail addresses something like valjar@wh.gov?


13 posted on 06/21/2014 8:24:07 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: spodefly
Mitch McConnell said he wanted to declare war on TEA Party people. I wholeheartedly agree that some of these lib RINOS were very approving of the targeting. Not far fetched at all in my opinion.
14 posted on 06/21/2014 8:25:36 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Norm Lenhart

The GOP Establishment has been telling us for decades that they don’t care about us in so many words and more so in their actions. Even Rush alluded to this a few years ago that in private cocktail parties, some high up GOP guys and gals told him that they are embarrassed by the base and wish that they would just go away. Look at how they keep pushing the Establishment losers for President time and time again while we threaten to sit out the election and yet they still push the guys and basically laugh at us


15 posted on 06/21/2014 8:27:22 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: spodefly

16 posted on 06/21/2014 8:32:59 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: spodefly

I don’t doubt it —


17 posted on 06/21/2014 8:35:32 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Republican Wildcat

Wilde, “but also pretty stupid”.

..but also exceedingly naive. The crats are in desperation, anything to deflect focus, buy time...

Rab.


18 posted on 06/21/2014 8:52:49 PM PDT by Rabin
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To: tennmountainman

Actually GOP is playing 3-D chess here. They want to keep the investigation going...drip drip drip...until election time in November. Even if they have evidence of guilt on Lerner, if they expose it, the scandal will be over quickly. Voters will forget all about it by November.


19 posted on 06/21/2014 8:58:17 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: Jim Robinson

” - - - Lerner may have been receiving emails from both sides of the aisle on Capitol Hill urging audits and investigations into Tea Party groups. - - - “

If this is true, then here are a few questions designed to get to “where the buck stops” as follows:

Some of the main questions are as follows:

* Did Rep. Peter King of New York send the most anti-TEA party emails to the IRS?

* Did Speaker Boehner send anti-TEA Party emails to then Sec. of the Treasury, Timmy Geithner?

* In any of the Obama/Boehner “Grand Bargain” discussions, was IRS Harassment of TEA Party Groups ever discussed, by Obama or Boehner, as a bargaining point?

* Did Rep. Darrell Issa of California and Rep. Mike Rogers sign group letters to Geithner or Lerner as Chairmen, or just as regular House Members to slow-walk any TEA party groups through the IRS?

* What role did Rep. Eric Cantor play in encouraging or discouraging continued IRS Harassment of Tea Party Groups?

BTW, similar questions can be raised in the US Senate.


20 posted on 06/21/2014 9:00:47 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: GeronL; All
If the GOP at any level asked the IRS to go after the Tea Party?

Obama himself would be screaming about that “evidence” every day and every night!

21 posted on 06/21/2014 9:01:17 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

doubtful they would scream that “we had some Republicans with us too”


22 posted on 06/21/2014 9:06:53 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

No, actually, it is not.
This is tin foil hat stuff.
Any Republican that might have been in on this would have been outed by now.


23 posted on 06/21/2014 9:18:44 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: spodefly
>"Lerner may have been receiving emails from both sides of the aisle on Capitol Hill urging audits and investigations into Tea Party groups."

You Betcha! (another one they fear)

24 posted on 06/21/2014 9:36:04 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Republican Wildcat
Interesting yes...but also pretty stupid.

Never underestimate the duplicity of the average politician. If the Repubs were involved, it might help explain the absolutely clear bald-faced-lies with the in-your-face-because you can't touch me attitude of the IRS and WH.

25 posted on 06/22/2014 3:56:54 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: spodefly

Why seek tax exempt status just to organize and address ills? Why cannot the citizens do what True the Vote does without asking permission from DC?


26 posted on 06/22/2014 4:49:21 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.)
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To: Kansas58

” - - - Any Republican that might have been in on this would have been outed by now. - - - - “

Unless their names were John Boehner, Peter King, Lindsay Graham or John McCain.


27 posted on 06/22/2014 7:26:45 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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