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White House: Well, the conduct “of a small number of IRS employees may have fallen short…”
Hotair ^ | 05/13/2013 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 05/13/2013 12:33:21 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

No need to be quite so modest here, White House — as to the most ‘recent media reports,’ we already learned this weekend that high-up agency leaders knew this tea-party targeting had been going on was going on for at least a couple of years now and certainly didn’t bother to stop it, and the fact that this was all performed by a relatively small number of employees in the workforce-hugeness of the IRS is really not a mitigating factor. Via ABC:

In a statement this morning White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the president is “concerned” the conduct of a few employees of the IRS has “fallen short” of the integrity expected of government officials. “The President believes that the American people expect and deserve to have the very best public servants with the highest levels of integrity working in government agencies on their behalf. Based on recent media reports, he is concerned that the conduct of a small number of Internal Revenue Service employees may have fallen short of that standard. We understand that the matter is currently under review by the Inspector General. If the Inspector General finds that there were any rules broken or that conduct of government officials did not meet the standards required of them, the President expects that swift and appropriate steps will be taken to address any misconduct,” Carney said in the statement.

President Obama also glossed over the issue during his press conference with British PM David Cameron just before noon, obligatorily agreeing that it’s “outrageous,” that the “IRS as an independent agency has to act with absolute integrity” and that “I’ve got no patience for it and I will not tolerate it,” but ultimately demurring: “The IG is conducting their investigation and I’m not going to comment prematurely.” …Hmm, waiting for the IG report to comment? As fond as President Obama is of that politically safe route (where have we heard that before recently?), the IRS had been caught red-handed in official wrongdoing here, and it doesn’t look like the forthcoming IG report is going to be helping their case by any stretch of the imagination.

On MSNBC this morning, Tom Brokaw asserted that the time for action from the president is already nigh — and as Chuck Todd added, “Why aren’t there more Democrats jumping on this? This is outrageous no matter what political party you are.” Via Mediaite:

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: irs; specialprosecutor; teaparty; whitehouse

1 posted on 05/13/2013 12:33:21 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

So President Zero will can himself? You know Obama’s sleazy Chicagoland operation had something to do with this. The same folks that lied about Benghazi.


2 posted on 05/13/2013 12:35:26 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: SeekAndFind
The Obama administration breaks the law as a matter of course all the time, and when something blows up, they throw a few enlisted men over the side, and it seems to go away.

This needs to stick like a tar-baby...

3 posted on 05/13/2013 12:37:13 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: SeekAndFind

A small number.
I’ll bet the top guy fires a few people as scapegoats and then the leftist/media complex takes the heat off him.


4 posted on 05/13/2013 12:42:43 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: SeekAndFind

A Civil Rights Violation was admitted.

Who is going to prison?

Will Holder Prosecute or Defend?


5 posted on 05/13/2013 12:44:17 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: Kenton

I am amazed there aren’t more whistle blowers than there are.
Of course Obama is behind this.


6 posted on 05/13/2013 12:44:22 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: SeekAndFind
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7 posted on 05/13/2013 12:48:09 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SeekAndFind

The only folks who believe the Obamadork are those of even lower IQ....and we ain’t exactly talkin’ above HS level when we’re talkin’ the Obamadork.

Ya listening, MSM?


8 posted on 05/13/2013 12:49:52 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!

Lone wolf action. Nothing to see here. No evidence of a larger conspiracy...


9 posted on 05/13/2013 12:50:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind

This was ordered from the really high ups in government.


10 posted on 05/13/2013 12:50:43 PM PDT by Mark17
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To: SeekAndFind
the conduct “of a small number of IRS employees may have fallen short

Yes, a very small number, indeed. Those at the top.

11 posted on 05/13/2013 12:51:27 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Kenton

tar baby references, of course, are “racist”...


12 posted on 05/13/2013 12:51:35 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind
Why aren’t there more Democrats jumping on this?

Strictly rhetorical, I assume.

13 posted on 05/13/2013 12:52:19 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Using the Whitehouse to Reality Transmogrifier: “HOLY CRAP!!! WE SCREWED THE POOCH ON THIS ONE!!!”

The Whitehut always understates when they are seriously wrong.


14 posted on 05/13/2013 12:52:39 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Will Holder Prosecute or Defend?

I'm guessing he'll do both... with the expected results.

15 posted on 05/13/2013 12:53:22 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Uncle Miltie

Senator Max Baucus is leading the investigation into the IRS ,but he also urged the IRS to target conservative groups on 2010


16 posted on 05/13/2013 12:53:45 PM PDT by molson209
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To: SeekAndFind
White House: Well, the conduct “of a small number of IRS employees may have fallen short…”

The regime's track record on telling the truth isn't exactly sterling. Beginning evaluation on the premise they are lying through their teeth is therefore a valid position.

Baraq is already in full-fledged, full-on cover-up mode and peeling his lies off like the layers of an onion is going to make for marvelous entertainment.

17 posted on 05/13/2013 12:54:22 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

White House: Well, the conduct “of a small number of IRS employees may have fallen short…”

So, if you think we are that stupid, stuff it!

That’s the excuse for everything...don’t blame us, just low level employees that don’t matter to us anyhow, are to blame.


18 posted on 05/13/2013 12:54:25 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: SeekAndFind

Can you imagine what the reaction would be if the NAACP were targeted by the IRS with a white preseident in office?


19 posted on 05/13/2013 12:55:15 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: SeekAndFind

No different than how the rest of DC treated the Tea Party.

Pray for America to Wake Up


20 posted on 05/13/2013 12:55:42 PM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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To: MrB
tar baby references, of course, are “racist”...

Maybe, but I no longer consider such antiquated epithets as having enough meaning to take seriously.

21 posted on 05/13/2013 12:55:42 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: I want the USA back
Has Obama ever fired anyone besides Generals? People have voluntarily left, but has he actually fired someone during his administration?

-PJ

22 posted on 05/13/2013 12:55:56 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: SeekAndFind
White House: Well, the conduct “of a small number of IRS employees may have fallen short…”

Yup, just the bosses who gave the orders they received from the White Hut.

Yup, that's the ticket.

Dirty, rotten, lying bastards.

23 posted on 05/13/2013 12:56:38 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Kenton

But... but... dismissing someone as “racist” is far easier than defending leftist policy and ideology!


24 posted on 05/13/2013 12:56:40 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
...the integrity expected of government officials...

Q: What integrity? (and) Expected by whom?

A: None (and) Nobody.

25 posted on 05/13/2013 12:57:55 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (We say "low-information" but we mean "low-intelligence")
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To: Political Junkie Too

“President Nixon was the victim of some over zealous White House Aides.” Sprio Agnew


26 posted on 05/13/2013 12:58:19 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SeekAndFind; All
Perhaps someone can help me out here.

The spin was that this only happen in Cincinnati, but I heard one of the commentors say that Cincinnati is the center that handled all of the groups in the country that filed 501(c)4 claims.

27 posted on 05/13/2013 1:02:15 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: kcvl
So, if you think we are that stupid, stuff it!

That's just it. He thinks the rest of the people are just as stupid as the low information voters that voted him in.

28 posted on 05/13/2013 1:02:49 PM PDT by Walmartian (I'm their leader. Which way did they go?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I GAR-UH-TEE the IRS was directed by someone on the Obama political staff. These people are vile. I am old enough to remember Nixon and his thugs...these people are worse. I think they would engage in murder if they thought it would help their political agenda.

Thugs.


29 posted on 05/13/2013 1:04:03 PM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: SeekAndFind
Isn't this the very same IRS which the Obama-Lied Administration wants to be in charge of our medical care?

As in, who shall receive what service and when?

If they already have it in for patriots now, just wait until you need a lifesaving procedure.

30 posted on 05/13/2013 1:04:30 PM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A press conference for a select few, where the selected reporter asked a selected question and received a selected answer from the selected one on news he just learned from the selective media.

Which boils down into this. “How the hell did know what was going on ? I was out playing golf.”


31 posted on 05/13/2013 1:04:44 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think the Obama cult intends to use this issue as an argument for increasing the number of IRS employees. Either that, or by taking the high ground, Obama hopes to sooth fears about the IRS’s role in Obamacare.


32 posted on 05/13/2013 1:05:15 PM PDT by pallis
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To: SeekAndFind

Notice there is no one in an orange jump suit. We know WHAT the crime was. We know WHEN and HOW it was done. We also know WHO did it. Try robbing a bank and see how long it takes to get you own orange jump suit once all these facts are known.


33 posted on 05/13/2013 1:05:21 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: SeekAndFind

As lower-level IRS ‘scapegoats’ are named, more “whistleblowers” to come out of the woodwork, methinks.


34 posted on 05/13/2013 1:06:14 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SeekAndFind
“Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.” ..... Otto von Bismarck

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35 posted on 05/13/2013 1:06:32 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Servant of the Cross

Well, if it’s only “a few”, then we can prosecute them and have them held criminally and civilly liable for their actions... unless, of course, they would like to finger someone higher up that told them to do it.


36 posted on 05/13/2013 1:07:29 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

More liberal math like there are only a small few violent Muslims. When will a journalist ever challenge such a statement when it is made?

State your source Mr. pResident, for knowing that it was only a few?

No, there are no honest and real journalists thanks to a horrendous public school system and J schools filled with Communist professors who will not be challenged by youth who just received K-12 indoctrination.


37 posted on 05/13/2013 1:08:59 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: SeekAndFind

We’re not stupid. This was done in your behalf and at your order. Everybody will lie for you because they’re ignorant...I would guess about 47%.


38 posted on 05/13/2013 1:16:34 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: pallis
I sent money to the Tea Party so what is to keep them from targeting me and all the others who contributed to Conservative organizations?? I'm sure the list of contributors would be easy for the IRS to get. This is scary, very scary.
39 posted on 05/13/2013 1:29:38 PM PDT by bestrongbpositive
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To: Mark17
This was ordered from the really high ups in government.

Of course it was. The list of groups to watch out for closely mirrors Napolitano's list defining who the terrorists are these days.

40 posted on 05/13/2013 1:32:32 PM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: Bronzewound

When it comes to private business, it is not accepted as an excuse that the CEO did not know about some wrongdoing. He (or she) takes the rap anyway.

But Obama — he seems to have no clue about what is done in the agencies of the Executive Branch of which he is the CEO, and no one seems to ask, “How come the CEO doesn’t have a clue what goes on?”.


41 posted on 05/13/2013 1:43:56 PM PDT by Old_Grouch (65 and AARP-free. Monthly FR contributor.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Of all the stopid things to say, this might top it all....

So Obama admin basically said they have no control over what their underlings were doing. So move along.

42 posted on 05/13/2013 1:45:03 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: mware; SeekAndFind
The spin was that this only happen in Cincinnati, but I heard one of the commentors say that Cincinnati is the center that handled all of the groups in the country that filed 501(c)4 claims.

Yep, it's the national office for tax exempt organizations. I helped organize a 501c3 here a few years ago and all correspondence went through Cincinnati.

Again, they are lying. True in the context of the IRS nationwide the people who did this were "few" - but the IRS employees who review 501c4 applications are "few."

43 posted on 05/13/2013 1:45:37 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: SeekAndFind

A small number of IRS employees? If they know who, then publish pictures and names! They need to be hanged. Or at the very least, go to jail. For harassing good American citizens. My cousin is retired IRS, and I gave her a verbal tirade for voting for Obama. They all should be fired for being Obama-bots.


44 posted on 05/13/2013 6:10:08 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: colorado tanker
Thanks colorado.

They really are SOB aren't they.

Haven't had time to check it out but the net seems to have been casted out ever further today.

Thought I heard as I was walking by the TV that the Washington Post is reporting that DC official knew about this.

Hell, I am sure they are the ones that ordered it.

45 posted on 05/14/2013 4:29:19 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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