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McConnell to Newsmax: Obama Using 'Nixonian' Tactics to Scare Off GOP Donors
Newsmax ^ | Friday, 29 Jun 2012 11:15 PM | Henry J. Reske and Kathleen Walter

Posted on 06/30/2012 9:20:47 PM PDT by Olog-hai

An IRS probe into pro-Republican groups to determine whether they are violating their tax-exempt status by spending too much on partisan activities is a Nixonian move by a “reckless and ruthless administration,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tells Newsmax.TV.

McConnell was commenting on recent revelations that the IRS was looking into the 501(c)4 organizations. The groups, such as the Karl Rove-affiliated group Crossroads GPS, are tax-exempt because they are considered social welfare groups. The status allows them to keep donor lists private but the groups must limit their spending to issue ads designed to educate the public.

Critics charge the groups have crossed the line with their ads and they should be forced to disclose donors like Super PACS.

“Well it’s more of the same,” McConnell said of the IRS probe, claiming the Obama administration is also using the Federal Communications Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission to go after its political adversaries.

"It’s very Nixonian, reminiscent of the Nixon years where there was an enemies list at the White House. This is a reckless and ruthless administration that will do anything to quiet the voices of its opponents.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: enemieslist; gopdonations; mitchmcconnell; obama

1 posted on 06/30/2012 9:21:00 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

It sounds like the IRS is Barry’s private army that he told us about. Uncle Adolf called it the gestapo.


2 posted on 06/30/2012 9:22:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution?!)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


3 posted on 06/30/2012 9:22:49 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

What next? Snappy uniforms?


4 posted on 06/30/2012 9:23:59 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Olog-hai

Could it be Mitch has finally decided to grow some cojones? Why has it taken him so long?


5 posted on 06/30/2012 9:24:34 PM PDT by upchuck (FACEBOOK... Share pointless stuff with friends you don't know. Beg for intrusion into your life.)
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To: Army Air Corps

What’s next? Ask “drinkingwithbob” on utube. What’s next is probably requiring us all to wear Mao suits.


6 posted on 06/30/2012 9:25:48 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: upchuck

Too bad they didn’t or would recognize what or who this guy Obama was. Seems like they all made excuses for him from the get go.


7 posted on 06/30/2012 9:26:31 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Olog-hai

Cry moar, noob!

Whatcha gonna do about it beside complain to newsmax?

Newsmax ought to be complaining to you, you are the damn government after all.

You are out of time, you slack jawed little sissy.

You had best pull an ace out of your sleeve, or America is ****ing done, Little Mitch, if it’s not already done.


8 posted on 06/30/2012 9:29:18 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: upchuck

Musta been that SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare and how it might affect his party’s chances in November, or something. Issues are secondary as always with GOPe types . . .


9 posted on 06/30/2012 9:30:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

How about Bath-House Barry raising campaign funds from foreign lands?

(would someone please purchase a chin for McConnell? He has always looked like a scared turtle.)


10 posted on 06/30/2012 9:37:28 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Olog-hai

Welcome to the party Mitch! Obama is a crook? Gee what a surprise.


11 posted on 06/30/2012 9:40:38 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ( Romney blows with the political winds, Obama just blows.)
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To: Olog-hai

And yet no one will do one blessed thing to stop him.


12 posted on 06/30/2012 9:43:38 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: upchuck

Could it be Mitch has finally decided to grow some cojones?

Sorry, balls are just part of the package. He needs a SPINE from which to hang them! Alas . . .!

Oldplayer


13 posted on 06/30/2012 9:48:00 PM PDT by oldplayer
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To: Olog-hai

The MSM was all over Nixon when they thought he was doing this. I guess since it’s not THEIR ox being gored this time, they can’t be bothered.


14 posted on 06/30/2012 9:48:17 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Olog-hai
Desperation....So when is the committee of democrats going to visit the WH and convince -0 to step down for the good of the country..../s
15 posted on 06/30/2012 10:01:00 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying then or now!)
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To: Olog-hai
ROSE: I don't know what Barack Obama’s worldview is.

BROKAW: No, I don't, either.

ROSE: I don't know how he really sees where China is.

BROKAW: We don't know a lot about Barack Obama and the universe of his thinking about foreign policy.

ROSE: I don't really know. And do we know anything about the people who are advising him?

BROKAW: Yeah, it's an interesting question.

ROSE: He is principally known through his autobiography and through very aspirational (sic) speeches.

BROKAW: Two of them! I don't know what books he's read.

ROSE: What do we know about the heroes of Barack Obama?

BROKAW: There's a lot about him we don't know.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2121217/posts

16 posted on 06/30/2012 10:04:24 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


17 posted on 06/30/2012 10:53:19 PM PDT by Nachum (http://www.houstongalvestonlawyer.com/blog/2010/05/justThe complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Olog-hai

Meanwhile, Obama is busy collecting millions from foreign enemies for his campaign. Just like 2008. I see a certain inequity here.


18 posted on 06/30/2012 10:54:33 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Olog-hai

Except Nixon never did this.


19 posted on 06/30/2012 11:20:47 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: Olog-hai

Is it possible that Mitch van Winkle has awakened from his slumber? Nah... Bob


20 posted on 06/30/2012 11:44:11 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night Flicker their souls to the wind. Al Stewart "Roads to Moscow")
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

Yeah, really. Nixon resembled Mother Theresa more than the our present Dictator.


21 posted on 06/30/2012 11:45:50 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night Flicker their souls to the wind. Al Stewart "Roads to Moscow")
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To: All

Hey, Mitchie. Why don’t you use some manly tactics and take this guy out for being ineligible.


22 posted on 07/01/2012 1:58:47 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: upchuck
Could it be Mitch has finally decided to grow some cojones? Why has it taken him so long?

Self-preservation? Maybe he realized this was a time of unprecedented peril for the United States. Back in WWI and WWII it was from enemies foreign. Now it's from enemies domestic. When he realized that there is only a very thin chance of his having any relevance at all, no matter who wins the presidency and control of the Senate, he started to believe that he was staring his (and everyone else's) political death in the face.
23 posted on 07/01/2012 4:41:34 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan

That is why he wanted the names of Rove’s Donors and he isn’t getting them.


24 posted on 07/01/2012 4:52:07 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: Olog-hai

Clinton did this to the Conservative groups when he was president


25 posted on 07/01/2012 4:57:50 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Olog-hai

What about the tax exempt status of all the black lib churches where Obama and his minions give campaign speeches?


26 posted on 07/01/2012 5:12:09 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: aruanan

Pretty much.

Now that it’s his ox that’s being gored, he’s all perked up and interested.


27 posted on 07/01/2012 5:19:10 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: Olog-hai

Please!! You’re the one who has been continually intimidated by Obama, Senator McConnell!


28 posted on 07/01/2012 6:06:07 AM PDT by cotton1706
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