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Collins: Why hasnít Obama spoken up about the IRS scandal?
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Posted on 05/13/2013 7:20:42 AM PDT by chessplayer

Susan Collins appeared on CNN’s State of the Union yesterday to address the exploding scandal at the IRS, as many of the other Sunday talk shows focused more on the exploding scandal of Benghazi. Candy Crowley asked Collins, “Is this passing the smell test to you?” Collins scoffed at the explanation given — that this took place only among low-level staffers — and wondered aloud why Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew haven’t apologized for the agency’s targeting of political opponents for more than a year up to the 2012 election.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: irsscandal; irsteaparty; irstyranny

1 posted on 05/13/2013 7:20:42 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

“It’s an ongoing investigation and it would be too soon to jump to conclusions...”


2 posted on 05/13/2013 7:21:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: chessplayer

“What difference does it make now anyway?”


3 posted on 05/13/2013 7:21:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: chessplayer

“They acted stupidly.”


4 posted on 05/13/2013 7:22:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

“It’s an ongoing investigation and it would be too soon to jump to conclusions...”

followed by

“that’s old news and there’s no reason to discuss it further...”


5 posted on 05/13/2013 7:22:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: chessplayer
Valerie Jarrett won't let him.

At least until they devise a superficially plausible means of blaming it all on the Sequester.

6 posted on 05/13/2013 7:23:37 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: chessplayer

He is busy on another national ‘I want more free stuff for you’ tour.

The travel alone will just cost another $10 Mil, no big deal.


7 posted on 05/13/2013 7:23:54 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: chessplayer
Why Hasn't Obama spoken up about the IRS scandal?

He's trying to figure out who on his staff is involved, and what the PR and legal back-stops will be if they are uncovered

8 posted on 05/13/2013 7:24:16 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: chessplayer

“Blame?” Is she actually stupid enough to think the Messiah will deign to answer some piss ant question about the IRS doing something naughty? How stupid is she?

Answering anything about it connects him to it. It won’t happen, and I’ll be you a dollar to a donut if he does, the words “the IRS Director is a Bush appointee” will spew forth from his evil lips.


9 posted on 05/13/2013 7:25:51 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: chessplayer

There is only one reason for CNN to go after the IRS story and that is to hide their political princess Hillary from the atrocities of Benghazi.


10 posted on 05/13/2013 7:26:01 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: chessplayer

What a serial liar has to say is not relevant.


11 posted on 05/13/2013 7:26:38 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chessplayer

They cannot apologize without offending the people in Government who were working for their election.

This is not only a violation of every rule of the IRS it is also a violation of the Hatch act and probably some RICO laws.

People should be going to jail (As if that’s going to happen).


12 posted on 05/13/2013 7:28:08 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: chessplayer

Obama should ,because this is the type of thing he is always involved in


13 posted on 05/13/2013 7:28:11 AM PDT by molson209
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To: chessplayer

He hasn’t been read his Miranda rights yet.


14 posted on 05/13/2013 7:28:25 AM PDT by motor_racer (Pete, do you ever get tired, of the driving?)
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To: chessplayer

This is SUCH an easy question to answer!

The reason dear leader has not commented on the IRS scandal is because he had nothing to do with it! And you have no evidence that he did, and even then, you can’t prove it. That is why he has not yet commented on Benghazi and Fast-n-Furious as well.


15 posted on 05/13/2013 7:29:18 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: andy58-in-nh
At least until they devise a superficially plausible means of blaming it all on the Republican-caused Sequester.

Let's not forget to remind the sheeple who is to blame for the Obama-directed problem.

16 posted on 05/13/2013 7:29:31 AM PDT by ssaftler (It's Obama's fault)
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To: chessplayer

remember: how obama abuses his authority will enable his successors to do the same.


17 posted on 05/13/2013 7:32:17 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: chessplayer

What a stupid and set up question. Collins is on the same page with the commies. She only asks this as to make herself appear to care to win her next election. Nothing she said or says will hurt the commander in thief and she damn well knows it.


18 posted on 05/13/2013 7:32:41 AM PDT by albie (s)
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19 posted on 05/13/2013 7:33:30 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: a fool in paradise

Obama’s thugs have done a full court press against conservative American citizens. The IRS is the tip of a totalitarian iceberg... Here’s a link to Homeland linking conservative parents who home school to terrorists....

http://www.infowars.com/homeland-security-funded-exercise-portrayed-homeschoolers-as-terrorists/


20 posted on 05/13/2013 7:34:08 AM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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To: chessplayer

Just like he NEVER condemns murders by the middle eastern death cult against Christians or Jews, he won’t condemn this.


21 posted on 05/13/2013 7:34:47 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: ssaftler
At least until they devise a superficially plausible means of blaming it all on the Republican-caused Sequester.

Let's not forget to remind the sheeple who is to blame for the Obama-directed problem.

Good point. Of course, Jay Carney has already blamed it on the Bush Administration:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6seiVzM4dIc

22 posted on 05/13/2013 7:36:57 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: chessplayer

This all happened because of an irresponsible and repulsive internet video is what I’m hearing...


23 posted on 05/13/2013 7:37:37 AM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: chessplayer

Maybe this time when O leaves for fund-raising whatever he is doing, We the People can lock the White House doors and refuse to let him back in. It is OUR house, is it not?


24 posted on 05/13/2013 7:45:25 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Cyman

Surprised so many in here think this story is much ado about nothing and want the media to ignore it. Guess it’s fine and dandy for the IRS to target people for their political beliefs.


25 posted on 05/13/2013 7:45:28 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Katherine Hepburn (Fake R-ME) is such a dope!


26 posted on 05/13/2013 7:45:45 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: chessplayer

He doesn’t have to.

The Obama Media protects him when the issue is still news.

Then he and the media cry “Old News!”


27 posted on 05/13/2013 7:47:32 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: GOPJ

The GOP-Elite is not happy with the Tea Party either (then again, some of the GOP “moderates” are Reagan era Democrats who changed at some point after 1994...).


28 posted on 05/13/2013 7:54:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: chessplayer

This story explains all the shotguns & ammo for the IRS, I guess.


29 posted on 05/13/2013 7:54:33 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: a fool in paradise

He was quick to bring onto his team, people who looked with disdain and indifference towards their views of paying taxes.


30 posted on 05/13/2013 7:54:35 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: rovenstinez

Warren Buffett claims to want to be assessed higher taxes yet he allegedly does not pay all of the taxes he already owes the IRS.


31 posted on 05/13/2013 7:56:20 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: chessplayer

It’s a threat that they will use the IRS against others who speak out against them.


32 posted on 05/13/2013 7:57:30 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: chessplayer

“agency’s targeting of political opponents for more than a year up to the 2012 election.’

Remember this?:

Valerie Jarret – “After We Win This Election, It’s Our Turn. Payback Time.”

Well........this is it.


33 posted on 05/13/2013 8:03:46 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: chessplayer
This was supposed to diffuse Benghazi?? Or visa versa??

He's soooooo confused right now.

He'll use Cameron as a cover...maybe they'll go to another game...and have tea.

34 posted on 05/13/2013 8:08:01 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: chessplayer

Susan is apparently slipping into dementia.

How could anyone with a brain believe that this maniacal, lop-eared, Muslim loving, communist asshat would criticize his most important political arm.

Circulate the petitions to destroy the IRS.


35 posted on 05/13/2013 8:20:32 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: chessplayer

Obama is having a press conference with David Cameron shortly. The question may come up at the press conference.


36 posted on 05/13/2013 8:20:52 AM PDT by kabar
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To: chessplayer

“If I had a son .... “

Nevermind.


37 posted on 05/13/2013 8:21:57 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“And I will ensure that whoever is responsible will be brought to justice.” Obama will feign outrage and say that such actions will not be tolerated under his Administration.


38 posted on 05/13/2013 8:24:48 AM PDT by kabar
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To: chessplayer
classic "wag the dog" operation.
using IRS to pursue enemies on list, n/p
GOP/Establishment are whimps...

39 posted on 05/13/2013 8:29:47 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Cyman
There is only one reason for CNN to go after the IRS story and that is to hide their political princess Hillary from the atrocities of Benghazi.

And they might be starting to come to the conclusion that a President Biden naming Hillary his VP will give her a more certain path to victory in 2016 than the status quo - and would help to silence her critics, as well.

40 posted on 05/13/2013 8:33:12 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Bingo! The Clintons think long term. They probably had some strategy in place and this was an opportunity to inject it into the mix. For hillary to be a serious Dem candidate, the postive memory of the messiah must be erased from the american people’s collective consciousness. Impeachment and removal would do this.


41 posted on 05/13/2013 8:55:26 AM PDT by Deathtomarxists (yellow black or white hillary's pantsuits stink by night!!)
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To: chessplayer
"Collins scoffed at the explanation given....wondered aloud why Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew haven’t apologized for the agency’s targeting of political opponents for more than a year up to the 2012 election."

Susan Collins?
Wow - even the passive-type RINOs are piling on - that can't be good for Obozo.

42 posted on 05/13/2013 9:04:55 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Cyman

Maybe Hillary and Obama are going after each other. That would be a good thing. Then, they both can fall!!


43 posted on 05/13/2013 9:51:21 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: chessplayer
Who cares what Susan Collins say's anymore?

I mean really....she may as well be a Democrat.

44 posted on 05/13/2013 9:59:16 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Life is a bitch. If it was easy, we would call it a slut)
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To: chessplayer

45 posted on 05/13/2013 9:24:13 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Every night I go to sleep hoping these nobama-like, anti-American perps will be jailed. One can dream.


46 posted on 05/13/2013 9:46:06 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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