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Reid: ‘Where Was Their Outrage When Groups on the Other Side of the Political Spectrum
CNS News ^ | 5/14/13 | Melanie Hunter

Posted on 05/14/2013 6:59:26 PM PDT by Nachum

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) reacted to Republican outrage at the IRS targeting of conservative groups Tuesday, saying that when the Internal Revenue Service targeted liberal organizations, “we didn’t hear a single Republican grandstand the issue then.” “It wasn’t long ago that the IRS inappropriately targeted the NAACP, Greenpeace, and a California church which was really progressive, called the All Saints Church in Pasadena, Calif. It was interesting. At that time, we didn’t hear a single Republican grandstand the issue then. Where was their outrage when groups on the other side of the political spectrum were

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: democrats; demoncrats; fakeoutrage; harryreid; liberalagenda; liberalhypocrisy; manufacturedstories; outrage; reid
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Full title: Reid: ‘Where Was Their Outrage When Groups on the Other Side of the Political Spectrum Were Under Attack’?
1 posted on 05/14/2013 6:59:26 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Wow. Interesting to see the new talking point develop.


2 posted on 05/14/2013 7:00:20 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Nachum

Can somebody just sh6t down his scrawny neck and keep him muzzled. The man is a moron.


3 posted on 05/14/2013 7:01:34 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: 1rudeboy

Reid is going down with the ship....only means he has a lot to hide.

I Hear Gurgling Sounds.......lol


4 posted on 05/14/2013 7:02:26 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Nachum

“Waaahhhhhhhhhhh!”


5 posted on 05/14/2013 7:03:38 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Nachum
My DREAM Act.

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6 posted on 05/14/2013 7:05:20 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: Nachum

When was that Reid?
Only communist were targeted?
Was anything leaked about them to others?


7 posted on 05/14/2013 7:05:24 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Nachum

Harry, that happened a long time ago. What difference does it make now?


8 posted on 05/14/2013 7:06:28 PM PDT by kevao (.)
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To: penelopesire

I don’t think he’s going down with the ship at all. He’s being a fine NCO. Might get a medal.


9 posted on 05/14/2013 7:06:34 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Nachum

When was thst happening? 1969?


10 posted on 05/14/2013 7:12:05 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Nachum

A DINO talking about ancient times as if they were modern day. Next we will hear a RINO apologize for those ancient sins.


11 posted on 05/14/2013 7:13:52 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Nachum

Everyone lies about sex......

Everyone does it.......

They did it too....I just can’t remember when......(oh yeah, I remember now.....Nixon.....but he was on his way to being impeached when he resigned.....Never mind!)

What other lame excuse are they gonna spin around the criminal ineligible/illegal Resident Obama......


12 posted on 05/14/2013 7:13:54 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: Nachum

Dear Dumb-ox. That was yesterday. Today is today.


13 posted on 05/14/2013 7:15:16 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: 1rudeboy

Not sure what a NCO is...but Reid and Pelosi have tried to signal the far left response to sanctioned Abuse Of Power here...it is to double down in pure Marxist ideology. The Clinton wing....the hidden Marxist wing...is not going to cotton to it.

What good is Alinsky..when your cover is fully blown?


14 posted on 05/14/2013 7:15:25 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: 1rudeboy

15 posted on 05/14/2013 7:19:38 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: penelopesire

NCO = non-commissioned officer


16 posted on 05/14/2013 7:22:48 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Nachum

[[Full title: Reid: ‘Where Was Their Outrage When Groups on the Other Side of the Political Spectrum Were Under Attack’? ]]

The fact that htis is all they have left for a ‘dfefense’ tells me we’re gettign close to shutting these crooks down hopefully- this is what desperate peopel say when they have no sound defenses leftr


17 posted on 05/14/2013 7:23:49 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Nachum

They have compared dear leader to everyoen from licoln to roosevelt and even to reagan- But the TRUTH of the matter is that he’s more like the evil brother of nixon


18 posted on 05/14/2013 7:25:46 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Nachum

They have compared dear leader to everyoen from licoln to roosevelt and even to reagan- But the TRUTH of the matter is that he’s more like the evil brother of nixon


19 posted on 05/14/2013 7:25:49 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Nachum

Answer: You and the media were all over it, unlike with Obama ass-kissers


20 posted on 05/14/2013 7:27:39 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Nachum
What is your point, Mr. Searchlight? Are we not supposed to be outraged?
21 posted on 05/14/2013 7:29:54 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Nachum

BUT THAT WAS A LONG TIME AGO!!! Doesn’t matter.


22 posted on 05/14/2013 7:31:59 PM 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: Nachum

Ok Harry, maybe you’re ready to get to the heart of the problenm - the income tax.


23 posted on 05/14/2013 7:32:25 PM PDT by DManA
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To: CottShop

That is unfair. Nixon was no traitor, even with his flaws!


24 posted on 05/14/2013 7:38:39 PM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: Nachum

Pigs always squeal when they’re surprised.


25 posted on 05/14/2013 7:42:21 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Nachum

Despicable liar. Thanks again, Nevada.


26 posted on 05/14/2013 7:44:48 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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27 posted on 05/14/2013 7:48:15 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: 1rudeboy

Gotcha!

Reid hoping for a job in the Obama SS....he would be great on the death panels....lol.


28 posted on 05/14/2013 7:51:48 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: madison10

Probably. What—the Weather Underground and F*** the Army had trouble with tax exemptions?


29 posted on 05/14/2013 7:56:43 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: Nachum

Wait, wasn’t Dingy threatening to release Romney tax info?


30 posted on 05/14/2013 7:58:28 PM PDT by hope (Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!)
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To: rlmorel

I’m sure Mao and Teng Hsiao-p’ing agree.


31 posted on 05/14/2013 8:07:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Nachum

I doubt the examples Reid cites ever happened because, if they had, his media buddies would have screamed bloody murder over it. Since they didn’t, I’d have to assume it is just another of Harry’s fantasies.


32 posted on 05/14/2013 8:25:32 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Nachum

I don’t know about the others, but the NAACP was audited because they were engaging in political advocacy, which was prohibited by the section of the tax code under which they were incorporated.

It is a different section of tax code from that which was sought by the conservative groups. While still limiting, it isn’t as limiting as the one used by the NAACP.

If the NAACP had created a separate organization under the different tax code, they might have avoided their IRS troubles.


33 posted on 05/14/2013 8:59:22 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Nachum

It is not even the same issue, the NAACP was using funds for CAMPAIGNING which you can’t do as a non-profit. The lawmaker, Harry Reid should know the difference.

They weren’t targeted, they were audited for illegal activity, not just for requesting tax exempt status and stalled because of certain keywords in their name.

Lying Harry Reid!

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In 2004, the NAACP was hit with an audit over accusations of improper political activity for criticizing the Bush administration.

“We have received information that during your 2004 convention in Philadelphia, your organization distributed statements in opposition of George W. Bush for the office of presidency,” the IRS wrote in an audit notice that the group released to the media at the time.

Auditors also notified the group that it could be subject to a 10 percent tax for political expenditures as well as a 2.5 percent tax on any manager that signed off on the political activity.


34 posted on 05/14/2013 9:15:16 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nachum

Rules don’t apply to the left, obviously...

2004

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has begun reviewing the tax-exempt status of the NAACP, citing concerns over a speech by Chairman Julian Bond at the group’s annual convention last July.

In an Oct. 8 letter released Thursday, the IRS told the NAACP it had received information that Bond conveyed “statements in opposition of George W. Bush for the office of presidency” and specifically “condemned the administration policies of George W. Bush in education, the economy and the war in Iraq.”

The letter reminded the association that tax-exempt organizations are legally barred from supporting or opposing any candidate for elective office.

Bond’s speech on July 11 included sharp criticism of the Republican Party, Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for their positions on issues important to black Americans.

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The IRS was holding up issuing tax exempt status to the conservative groups (by asking for more private information which was none of their business) not auditing them for POLITICAL activity which is against IRS rules like what the NAACP did.

VERY DIFFERENT!!!

Harry, get back to me when the IRS demands the donor list & other private information from the NAACP. But you will see these talking points which have been issued to distract from the facts!


35 posted on 05/14/2013 9:30:49 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kevao
Harry, that happened a long time ago. What difference does it make now?

That would be such an AWESOME thing for Boehner or McConnell to say, that you know neither ever will!

Here's to hoping Rush or someone else will pick up on it!

36 posted on 05/14/2013 9:36:55 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Nachum

Was there a blanket targeting of left-wing groups, or did those 3 examples do something to prompt an investigation, Harry?


37 posted on 05/14/2013 10:33:22 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: rlmorel

I said Nixon’s EVIL Brother-


38 posted on 05/14/2013 10:55:56 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: kcvl

Thanks for that information. Now I see why the idiot Bond was spewing his nonsense on Hannity. It’s so funny to hear them still clinging to the racist angle and citing the passing of obamacare as their evidence!


39 posted on 05/14/2013 10:57:24 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Nachum
Where Was Their Outrage When Groups on the Other Side of the Political Spectrum

this is how kids argue..."but so and so did it too"

40 posted on 05/14/2013 10:57:28 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: CottShop

Can Reid name one leftist group whose info was handed over to a conservative group?


41 posted on 05/14/2013 10:57:33 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Nachum

Reid got these talking points from Media Matters, right?


42 posted on 05/15/2013 1:45:45 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: CottShop
>>They have compared dear leader to everyoen from licoln to roosevelt and even to reagan- But the TRUTH of the matter is that he’s more like the evil brother of nixon


43 posted on 05/15/2013 1:53:15 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: OrangeHoof

No, it DID happen but it is apples and oranges. The ones under (legitimate) scrutiny were 501(c)3’s already. They were not allowed to use their money for political causes and could lose tax exempt status. The conservative groups are not established as ANYTHING, but are trying for 501(c)4 status. To target them is targeting private citizens and the IRS has no authority over them UNLESS they have been granted 501(c)4 status.


44 posted on 05/15/2013 2:46:23 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Olog-hai

Perhaps, but even with his flaws, Nixon (or even his brother) was not in the same class as Obama.


45 posted on 05/15/2013 4:56:00 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: Nachum
“Steven Miller, one of the Clinton IRS agents who helped conduct those witch hunts in the 1990s, is currently the head of the Obama IRS department that has now admitted it discriminated against tea party groups. Jackboot history repeats itself.”

A Brief History of Slimy Dem Snoops and Dumpster Divers

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46 posted on 05/15/2013 4:56:43 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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LOL...I know, I was being rhetorical...


47 posted on 05/15/2013 4:57:20 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: Nachum

This senile old fool should have raged about it then if he felt abused. The simple-minded pomegranate farmer should have just kept his mouth shut as it now just looks like sour grapes.

Looking at his withered face, his mumbling delivery of comment would make one think he belongs in a nursing home where wetting one’s pants isn’t such a disgraceful event.


48 posted on 05/15/2013 5:35:57 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: Nachum

So now we’re seeing the “Well your side did it too!” justification. Is anyone really suprised?


49 posted on 05/15/2013 5:39:13 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: IbJensen

You make an interesting fruit cocktail. If you add nuts, a dried up old prune and a few drops of bitters to those grapes and pomegranates you will have it.


50 posted on 05/15/2013 5:41:59 AM PDT by billhilly
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