Skip to comments.Republicans slam IRS targeting of Tea Party as 'chilling,' a form of intimidation
Posted on 05/12/2013 11:18:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Washington Republicans on Sunday characterized the IRS targeting Tea Party groups and other conservative political organizations as chilling and intimidating acts that heighten Americans' mistrust in government.
Their comments follow the IRS acknowledgment Friday that the agency targeted such groups during the 2012 election cycle to see whether they were violating their tax-exempt status -- a revelation followed by a report that such activity dated back to the previous year......
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People say nearly all previous administrations have done like-wise. However in my nearly 60 years this use of the IRS is the most blatant that I have seen. It’s as if this bunch is saying ‘it’s in your face, what are you going to do about it?’ and fully expecting few if any consequences.
All other business of government must cease until this is exposed fully and probably prosecuted with impeachment.
Immigration, gun laws, taxes, etc,,, everything Obama wants is tainted by this lawless tyranny. It’s pointless to debate any policies with a scheming liar. If you caught a car mechanic scamming you, saying you needed a new transmission when you didn’t, why would you have a discussion with him about your brakes?
Obama has exceeded anything Nixon ever dreamed of, he is a dictator and must go.
This is over the line. Obama has to be impeached. There is no way the IRS suddenly admits guilt and apologizes unless it’s because they are hiding something much worse.
Like admitting you were speeding and hastily signing the ticket,,, because you know there is a dead body in the trunk.
They are hiding serious crimes that go all the way to the oval office. An admission of wrongdoing and an apology is not in their mentality whatsoever.
Exactly, the repubs were also happy to see TEA impeded in it’s organizing efforts.
This is truly outrageous and it contributes to the profound distrust that the American people have in government, Collins told CNNs State of the Union. It is absolutely chilling that the IRS was singling out conservative groups for extra review. And I think that its very disappointing that the president hasnt personally condemned this.Show me the person who is not outraged by this, and Ill show you someone who doesnt care about the First Amendment.
IOW, any journalist who isnt up in arms over this is cozy with the people who are doing it. And that is essentially all of them, because this is just liberalism - and liberalism is code for going along and getting along with the journalism conspiracy.
Let whoso questions the use of the word conspiracy rereadPeople of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is impossible indeed to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could be executed, or would be consistent with liberty and justice. But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies; much less to render them necessary. - Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations (Book I, Ch 10). . . and consider that the Associated Press newswire is a virtual meeting - not for merriment and diversion but to cooperate in doing their work - of all major journalism companies. A meeting which has been in continuous operation for over a century and a half. The wonder is not that they might conspire, but that by now they might do much of anything else.
Wire service journalism is a conspiracy to libel anyone who effectively resists the idea that criticism is superior to performance. Anyone, that is, who opposes socialism.
Just using an arm of the government as a tool of political persecution....
You know, just like the KGB....
IRS = KGB
I swear to god that if the average rate of audits was 1 in 100 and during the Bush years 1 out of 1,000 liberal left wing groups were audited... All of the left wing groups would be screaming bloody murder every day and twice as hard on the Sunday shows...
Whatever happened to those guys, by the way?
They played a couple of gigs at the Palace, released a record and were never heard from again.
Part of Nixon’s impeachment charges included this very same item...Someone in the media read it verbatim to a Dem...who simply poo poo’d it.
My dad lived in both Stalins USSR and Nazi Germany, and was terrified of the IRS.....
This should invalidate the U.S. presidential election of 2012.
Obama and Obamas IRS targeted conservative groups during the election to rig the results of the election.
I am outraged, but not surprised by this. The Chocolate Reich will do anything to stay in power.
See my tagline.
If anyone in this country still had any respect for the feral gummint this should just about put an end to that.
No consequences... Exactly! Nixon is probably asking himself right now, “Apology? Why didn’t I think of that?”
Notice no specific names are mentioned? Low level flunkies in Ohio? Does ANYONE believe a feral gummint employee would actually TAKE INITIATIVE? REALLY? LOL!
Is anyone really surprised? Do you remember J.Christian Adams who resigned from the Justice dept.because Obama leadership came in and told everyone they were only going to prosecute white voter fraud and not black voter fraud? The press buried that one. How about the pigford scandals with Sherod Brown? Fast and furious,now IRS,Benghazi,do you think this government is out of control? Oh yeah I forgot,you have to read it to find out whats in it,immigration reform? Don’t worry it’s GOOD for the economy.
There's blood in the water - Bengahzi's got them bleeding pretty badly - now may be the time to hit them with this and Fast and Furious (again - this time drive it home).
As formidable as this thug regime is - this may be even more than THEY can handle.
We're getting drained by fighting this regime on the multiple fronts of guns, gay marriage, abortion, taxes, health care, taxes, foriegn policy, more taxes. This may provide us some much-needed relief.
Yes there is.
Obama is in dire trouble here.
But what I'm focussed on is the media and the Democratic party, aren't they in trouble too? I think they have to make a choice. Now. Them or him. Whether they like it or not, or know it or not, they've been implicated by association in all the misdeeds.
I think what we are now witnessing is that the media is beginning to report on this, it's self preservation for them. Next? Democrats in Congress. One can wish.
I would love to say we can give back as good as we get, but given the Bad People's control of the media and culture, FreeFor is really at a disadvantage here. How much further do we back up?
My trust in the federal government, regardless of the specific party in control, was destroyed long ago. But, this group of thugs has taken it to a whole new level. When you add the preponderance of false flag activities designed only to tighten the noose further. Well, it is hard not to see the war as already lost. Americans have been lulled to sleep such that they completely miss the country being stolen right out from under them. We are in deep kimchi.
We need to try and contact media and explain (and hope SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE, gets it and takes it to heart) that a Republican president could do this to THEM.
When you put it in terms of how it affects THEM, most liberals tend to rethink.
Note that I said “most.”
It’s more than intimidation. It’s the black hand of Stalin.