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Republicans slam IRS targeting of Tea Party as 'chilling,' a form of intimidation
Fox News / The Associated Press ^ | May 12, 2013

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: internalrevenue; irs; obama; teaparty

1 posted on 05/12/2013 11:18:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


2 posted on 05/12/2013 11:25:35 PM PDT by yadent
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


3 posted on 05/12/2013 11:28:06 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Are the Repubs just now finding out about this, or are the Tea party a common enemy now?
I find it very hard to believe that the Repubs were not informed about this long ago.
Usually by the time the MSM gets it, the news is weeks, months, or years old.
4 posted on 05/12/2013 11:33:23 PM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism needs a re-awakening plan for the American public)
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To: yadent

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.


5 posted on 05/12/2013 11:34:25 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: MaxMax

Exactly, the repubs were also happy to see TEA impeded in it’s organizing efforts.


6 posted on 05/12/2013 11:36:05 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“This is truly outrageous and it contributes to the profound distrust that the American people have in government,” Collins told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “It is absolutely chilling that the IRS was singling out conservative groups for extra review. And I think that it’s very disappointing that the president hasn’t personally condemned this.”
Show me the person who is not outraged by this, and I’ll show you someone who doesn’t care about the First Amendment.

IOW, any journalist who isn’t 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” reread
People 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.


7 posted on 05/13/2013 12:24:42 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (“Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just using an arm of the government as a tool of political persecution....

You know, just like the KGB....

IRS = KGB


8 posted on 05/13/2013 12:29:12 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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...


9 posted on 05/13/2013 12:31:25 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama's Geheime Staatspolizei
10 posted on 05/13/2013 12:41:26 AM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: llevrok

Whatever happened to those guys, by the way?


11 posted on 05/13/2013 12:46:35 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They played a couple of gigs at the Palace, released a record and were never heard from again.


12 posted on 05/13/2013 12:49:02 AM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


13 posted on 05/13/2013 1:26:55 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/david/george-will-floats-impeachment-after-irs-tar


14 posted on 05/13/2013 1:29:20 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My dad lived in both Stalins USSR and Nazi Germany, and was terrified of the IRS.....


15 posted on 05/13/2013 1:30:17 AM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: yadent

This should invalidate the U.S. presidential election of 2012.

Obama and Obama’s IRS targeted conservative groups during the election to rig the results of the election.


16 posted on 05/13/2013 2:11:05 AM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: llevrok

I am outraged, but not surprised by this. The Chocolate Reich will do anything to stay in power.

See my tagline.


17 posted on 05/13/2013 2:58:14 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If anyone in this country still had any respect for the feral gummint this should just about put an end to that.


18 posted on 05/13/2013 3:24:25 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: yadent

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!


19 posted on 05/13/2013 3:31:52 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


20 posted on 05/13/2013 4:02:26 AM PDT by ballplayer
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I'm not chilled at all. I'm hot as hell!


21 posted on 05/13/2013 4:09:21 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...the IRS targeting Tea Party groups and other conservative political organizations..."

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.

22 posted on 05/13/2013 4:20:45 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Psalm 73
There's blood in the water - Bengahzi's got them bleeding pretty badly .....

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.

23 posted on 05/13/2013 4:54:07 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: DesertRhino
Indeed. At the very least, this renders IRS employees enemy combatants, and due the treatment appropriate for those so identified. All the way up the chain. This is as blatant evidence as we've seen yet that these..these things that have taken over our government have declared war on us, and by further even attempting to be "law abiding", we are parties to our own demise. There is no rule of "law" anymore . Only raw, political force.

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.

24 posted on 05/13/2013 5:04:32 AM PDT by earlyapex (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot.)
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To: Sacajaweau

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.”


25 posted on 05/13/2013 5:38:44 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s more than intimidation. It’s the black hand of Stalin.


26 posted on 05/13/2013 6:18:58 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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