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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
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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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“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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