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Why Obama released embarrassing IRS bombshell Michele Bachmann explains White House's willingness
wnd ^ | 05/12/13 | Bob Unruh

Posted on 05/12/2013 12:21:53 PM PDT by Nachum

The Internal Revenue Service under the Obama administration – described by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., as the “most feared government agency” – admitted Friday it targeted conservative and tea-party groups during last year’s election because of their politics.

Bachmann, a former tax attorney, told WND in an interview the IRS admission means the credibility of the 2012 election is in doubt.

Americans, she said, should be wondering whether Obamacare, which is to be enforced by the IRS, will target conservative voices opposed to President Obama with delays or denials of medical care.

But why would an administration ever confess to such a flagrant misuse of politics and power?

Bachmann, who chairs the House Tea Party caucus, said it’s the Benghazi scandal.

“There’s no doubt this was not a coincidence that they dumped this story today, a Friday dump day,” Bachmann told WND. “This is when they put their negative stories out.”

But she said the looming storm cloud called Benghazi is the “soft underbelly” of the Obama administration and likely will keep Hillary Clinton from fulfilling her dream of occupying the Oval Office.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Minnesota; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; irs; kenyanbornmuzzie; libya; loislerner; michelebachmann; minnesota; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; waronterror
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Full title: Why Obama released embarrassing IRS bombshell Michele Bachmann explains White House's willingness to take heat

1 posted on 05/12/2013 12:21:53 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 05/12/2013 12:22:21 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Bachmann, who chairs the House Tea Party caucus, said it’s the Benghazi scandal.

I've been saying this myself. Fortunately the idiot in the white house wasn't bright enough to realize that it was just as bad as Benghazi.
3 posted on 05/12/2013 12:25:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Nachum

In other words, we’ll let you have the IRS if you stop talking about Benghazi, right?


4 posted on 05/12/2013 12:28:35 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: Nachum
Old Clinton administration strategy, overload the little minds of the sheeple and make a clean getaway with everything in the confusion.
As in the old cowboy movies, the MSM will drag brush to cover the tracks.
5 posted on 05/12/2013 12:29:21 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: cripplecreek
Fortunately the idiot in the white house wasn't bright enough to realize that it was just as bad as Benghazi.

He see using the full brunt of the government to crush opposition as a positive.

It's the Chicago way!

6 posted on 05/12/2013 12:30:22 PM PDT by null and void (The motto of all liberals is "With your guilt and your gelt we can get away with anything!")
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To: Nachum
“This admission by the IRS represents a significant victory for free speech and freedom of association. There was never any doubt that these organizations complied with the law and applied for tax exempt status for their activities as Americans have done for decades. And for the many tax-exempt groups we represent, this is an important day – and underscores the need to stand-up and defend your constitutional freedoms.” .

This is a victory for Freedom only if someone in the Obama administration pays a price for this assault on Constitutional Freedoms.

I very much doubt that there will be any accountability for these actions by the administration. If there is it will be a low level administration thrown under the bus to save the true instigators at the top.

7 posted on 05/12/2013 12:31:07 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: null and void
If we can't use the power of persuasion, we'll use the persuasion of power."

Andy Stern
8 posted on 05/12/2013 12:31:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Nachum

Had the same thoughts about the Obamabots. They are not too bright.


9 posted on 05/12/2013 12:32:16 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: null and void

Obama is just the speech reader ,nothing else


10 posted on 05/12/2013 12:33:19 PM PDT by molson209
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To: cripplecreek
Fortunately the idiot in the white house wasn't bright enough to realize that it was just as bad as Benghazi.

I offer another view - Obama knows this is as "bad" as Benghazi. However the IRS caper does not involve his heir apparent, Hitlery. Das party must protect her.

He has his second election behind him and is well along the way to "re-shaping" the country. So he is taking one for the team

That will also push Bubba out of party patron leadership as we all forgive in a year or two.

11 posted on 05/12/2013 12:34:32 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: molson209
Obama is just the speech reader, nothing else

Eh? I thought he was the fairy Godfather!

Bo Faery photo obama_pixie1.jpg

12 posted on 05/12/2013 12:37:16 PM PDT by null and void (The motto of all liberals is "With your guilt and your gelt we can get away with anything!")
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To: cripplecreek
Fortunately the idiot in the white house wasn't bright enough to realize that it was just as bad as Benghazi.

Actually the IRS admission is much more important to Americans because it affects hundreds of thousands of us directly.

Instead of wagging the dog, Obama is now wagging the bus.

13 posted on 05/12/2013 12:37:33 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Nachum
“There’s no doubt this was not a coincidence that they dumped this story today, a Friday dump day,” Bachmann told WND. “This is when they put their negative stories out.”

Sorry, I gotta disagree. Friday is when the regime releases it's most embarrassing stories so that by Monday morning Jay Carney can claim, "That happened a long time ago... next item."

The regime gladly releases negative stories 24/7.

14 posted on 05/12/2013 12:37:34 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Nachum
It was and still is a mystery. They do nothing out of benevolence.

It strikes me as very odd, this damning admission of using the IRS in such a blatantly political way...in run-up to a Presidential election.

I am still confused. It's hard for me to believe that they thought this would slow down the Benghazi inquiry.

Is there something else here?

15 posted on 05/12/2013 12:39:24 PM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: FamiliarFace

“In other words, we’ll let you have the IRS if you stop talking about Benghazi, right?”

BINGO. The MSM are the masters at sleight of hand tactics: the right hand has benghazi, left hand has the IRS.


16 posted on 05/12/2013 12:40:18 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Nachum

In the real world all of these allegations would pile up and force the removal of the instigators.

In he Bizarro world of Obama and the Media he uses one to escape the other. Throw crap out there and keep it ricocheting around in order to keep one thing from building into a crisis.

It seems nothing is enough to bring this crazed Administration down.

We have people dead-—No problem
Health care destroyed-—No Problem
Guns supplied to Mexican cartels—No problem
Egypt sold out to Muslim Brotherhood—No Problem
Bankruptcy-—No Problem, just print more money.


17 posted on 05/12/2013 12:42:20 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Nachum

“..likely will keep Hillary Clinton from fulfilling her dream of occupying the Oval Office.”

From Michelles’ lips to God’s ears. I happen to think Satan is controlling this situation and we, without God’s intervention, will be unlikely to stop hildabeast .


18 posted on 05/12/2013 12:45:30 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: max americana

The hits, they keep on comin’!

There will be more. Leaks in the dike (or dyke if these involve Big Sis.) are now flowing.


19 posted on 05/12/2013 12:47:03 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: Nachum
...the IRS demanded copies of every single post to every single organization website page, Twitter feed and Facebook feed.

In the end, this isn't merely about the current occupant of the White House. It is about the inevitability of the use of totalitarian power by a government unchecked either by Congressional oversight, or media watchdogs.

20 posted on 05/12/2013 12:54:55 PM PDT by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: justa-hairyape

I would think even the “LIBS” HATE the IRS!?!


21 posted on 05/12/2013 12:58:13 PM PDT by spiderfern
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To: Nachum
Maybe they believe the media line that the Tea Party is unpopular with the public, so this won't hurt them. After all, Clinton got away with using the IRS against his political opponents. It's only an impeachable offense if done by a Republican President.

Someone on FNC today about the IRS passing along information about who donated to Tea Party-type groups to liberal organizations so that they could then harass those donors. That sounds like typical Democrat behavior.

22 posted on 05/12/2013 1:03:57 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: The Cajun
Old Clinton administration strategy,

That's right, I'd forgotten about "scandal fatigue"

23 posted on 05/12/2013 1:05:46 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Nachum
Disinformation trick used by communists and all despots:

When there is a really damaging story, release another that seems damaging but which really you can control to distract from the bomshell.

Used all the time by the Clintons and now tried by Obama.

24 posted on 05/12/2013 1:05:47 PM PDT by what's up
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To: upchuck
releases it's most embarrassing stories so that by Monday morning

No, this time they needed something to take the edge off the Sunday morning Benghazi grillings.

25 posted on 05/12/2013 1:07:07 PM PDT by what's up
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To: newheart
In the end, this isn't merely about the current occupant of the White House. It is about the inevitability of the use of totalitarian power by a government unchecked either by Congressional oversight, or media watchdogs.

You're entirely correct, newheart, but I think you left out an important item: there's a Supreme Court that's devolved into a rubber stamp just like Congress and the once free press. Except in name, there's only one "branch" of the national government.

26 posted on 05/12/2013 1:38:41 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Standing Wolf
I think you left out an important item: there's a Supreme Court that's devolved into a rubber stamp just like Congress and the once free press.

I stand—or rather sit, to be more accurate—corrected.

27 posted on 05/12/2013 1:49:51 PM PDT by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Nachum

Who can take the IRS to court re: prior actions, not fit to monitor Obamacare portion (which I think should not be in their wheelhouse per over reach).


28 posted on 05/12/2013 2:19:26 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. Penance. Isa 5:18-21 Isa 10:1-3)
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To: Nachum
We can handle a perfect storm of scandal.

Thanks, Mr. pResident!

Now, get ready to vacate the premises.

29 posted on 05/12/2013 2:37:53 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: null and void
fairy something...

30 posted on 05/12/2013 3:46:21 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Verginius Rufus

i firmly believe the irs “reopened “ my case in 2010 and ultimately put a lien on my home was directly related to my blogging, protests and donations.


31 posted on 05/12/2013 4:08:31 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

There is more than a few of us here at FreeRepublic that have been cut out from the herd for inspection in regards to our speaking out during the Klinton regime...


32 posted on 05/12/2013 7:13:16 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: Nachum

I basically agree with Congresswoman Bachman and others on this thread that think that the IRS info was released as a Friday news dump.

Another potential reason - I heard on TV over the weekend, that an Inspector General has been investigating this for sometime and is expected to release a report this week (IIRC they said it would be ‘scathing’) and they were trying to get out in front of the release of that report to hopefully lessen the damage and impact. Will be interesting to see if there is such a report, and, if so, if it is released this week.


33 posted on 05/13/2013 5:33:45 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: null and void
"It's the Chicago way!"

They might as well make Chicago the official White House. The present White House can be used for tours - complete with mechanical presidents like they have at Disneyland.

34 posted on 05/13/2013 7:54:35 AM PDT by hummingbird (So much conspiracy and not enough time.)
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