Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Obama Not Outraged; He Adores the IRS (This IS Not News)
Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2013 | David Limbaugh

Posted on 05/17/2013 6:18:54 AM PDT by Kaslin

So, we are to believe that it is just a coincidence that tea party groups oppose the Obama administration and for 27 months, beginning in March 2010, the Internal Revenue Service didn't approve even one tea party application for tax-exempt status?

Is it also a coincidence that during the same time period, dozens of liberal organizations involved in political advocacy practically saw their applications fast-tracked?

Do you now want to pause and consider whether I'm exaggerating? Feel free, but be advised that USA Today, no conservative rag, reported that "as applications from conservative groups sat in limbo, groups with liberal-sounding names had their applications approved in as little as nine months."

But the IRS official responsible for granting the exemption status told reporters on a conference call that ideology was not involved. She said "progressive groups" were also selected for greater scrutiny based on their names.

But when asked to identify those groups, she demurred. "I don't have them off the top of my head," she said. Well, why not? Surely, she would have anticipated that such a question would be asked on the call.

IRS officials have attributed the agency's extra scrutiny on conservative groups to a spike in their applications over the past few years, but a just-released inspector general's report obliterates that excuse by revealing an even bigger spike in applications for tax-exempt status from labor organizations, which received no such scrutiny.

Now, with the Benghazi and Associated Press scandals raging, both President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have denounced the IRS' actions as "outrageous" and promised to hold those responsible to account. Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller has already been cashiered.

But President Obama looked more "flat-affect" than outraged and seemed to be far more distracted than engaged, let alone angry, during his news conference denouncing the agency's actions.

The administration wants us to believe that the two IRS employees in Cincinnati responsible for this wanton political discrimination were just "rogue" agents who became "overly aggressive."

Well, let me ask you: Do you think President Obama would consider such agents "rogue" -- as opposed to, say, "exemplary" -- had this scandal not been exposed?

Also, I seriously doubt that this was either isolated or accidental. I think we're just seeing the tip of the iceberg.

Cleta Mitchell, a Washington election attorney, told Newsmax that she has proof that high-ranking IRS officials in Washington were completely aware of the IRS' effort to target conservatives in this process. She said an IRS agent in Cincinnati told her that the applications for two of her conservative clients were being processed by officials in Washington, who would also decide whether to approve or disapprove.

In expressing her incredulity that the White House was out of the loop in this matter, Mitchell said: "We know the White House used the Department of Health and Human Services to try to silence critics about Obamacare. So if we know they used HHS, why wouldn't they also use the IRS or other federal agencies to try to silence political critics?"

The administration knows that this kind of intimidation and obstruction works. Reports have already been coming in that some tea party groups, which would have spent their money and efforts toward defeating Barack Obama's re-election campaign in 2012, folded up their tents rather than endure the protracted harassment of the agency.

Despite the likely insincerity of Obama's "outrage,", his public assertion that he is may at least serve the purpose of opening the public's eyes to these abuses and how widespread they are.

We've already learned that the Thomas More Society, a nonprofit law firm, is representing two pro-life organizations that allege the IRS refused to grant them tax-exempt status because of their position on abortion.

The Coalition for Life of Iowa claims the IRS pressured it not to protest Obama-friendly Planned Parenthood. The Thomas More Society reports: "In a phone call to Coalition for Life of Iowa leaders on June 6, 2009, the IRS agent 'Ms. Richards' told the group to send a letter to the IRS with the entire board's signatures stating that, under perjury of the law, they do not picket/protest or organize groups to picket or protest outside of Planned Parenthood. Once the IRS received this letter, their application would be approved."

Also, the IRS allegedly subjected Christian Voices for Life to "repeated and lengthy unconstitutional requests for information about the viewpoint and content of its educational communications, volunteer prayer vigils, and other protected activities."

What other examples of such egregious abuses of power are we going to find as this investigation unfolds?

Please ask yourself: If the IRS were oriented toward harassing pro-left organizations, do you think Democrats and liberals would always be so sympathetic toward the agency? Would Obama have assigned this agency the task of largely overseeing and enforcing Obamacare? In light of these recent disturbing developments, is there any chance he will reconsider his ill-advised decision?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 05/17/2013 6:18:54 AM PDT by Kaslin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Does this surprise anyone?


2 posted on 05/17/2013 6:20:28 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

bump


3 posted on 05/17/2013 6:20:51 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

The IRS is the political hammer of the Democrat party.

It cannot be reformed, it must be removed.

For freedom to once again reign we must repel the 16th Amendment and institute a Fair Tax.

Will the Stupid party have the courage to do what must be done.


4 posted on 05/17/2013 6:24:24 AM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
I wish Republicans would try to frame this issue for people by saying something like, "Ah, well. Water under the bridge. One day there will be a Republican President and he or she will run the IRS."

Heh, heh. Pres--ent Assclown has already mentioned that possibility when he went off script the other day.

I think that little flub opened the eyes of more than just a few people.

5 posted on 05/17/2013 6:24:41 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
Obama Not Outraged; He Adores the IRS (This IS Not News)

Anyone who doesn't already know that the IRS crimes were orchestrated by 0bama and his inner circle of thugs is more naive than the lowest of the low information voters that put him in office!

6 posted on 05/17/2013 6:24:58 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Pray THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA will be delivered from the evil unGODly forces)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

It is time to drop the IRS down the “memory hole”.


7 posted on 05/17/2013 6:35:43 AM PDT by oyez
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: The Sons of Liberty
So far I have not seen any connection made between this scandal and our number one tax cheat ex Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geitner.

Collecting taxes is one of the Department of Treasury's most high-profile duties. Carried out by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

8 posted on 05/17/2013 6:39:29 AM PDT by rocksblues (The Obama administration the most unlawful, corrupt administration in US history.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Lets Roll NOW
For freedom to once again reign we must repel the 16th Amendment and institute a Fair Tax.

So instead of the government monitoring your income, you want them involved in every transaction you make? Really???

The Fair Tax will induce a black market the response to which will make the drug war look like a walk in the park.

9 posted on 05/17/2013 6:44:07 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

The Law Defends Plunder

But it does not always do this. Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame, danger, and scruple which their acts would otherwise involve. Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, prisons, and gendarmes at the service of the plunderers, and treats the victim — when he defends himself — as a criminal. In short, there is a legal plunder, and it is of this, no doubt, that Mr. de Montalembert speaks.

This legal plunder may be only an isolated stain among the legislative measures of the people. If so, it is best to wipe it out with a minimum of speeches and denunciations — and in spite of the uproar of the vested interests.

How to Identify Legal Plunder

But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.

Then abolish this law without delay, for it is not only an evil itself, but also it is a fertile source for further evils because it invites reprisals. If such a law — which may be an isolated case — is not abolished immediately, it will spread, multiply, and develop into a system.

end excerpts from “The Law” - Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850

TREASON - “acting”/appointed/entrenched unaccountable bureaucrats (socialists) elevating to TOTALITARIAN tactics for the powers that be when the time is right.

DISMANTLE the IRS.

TREASON - continuous, PRE-MEDITATED, agenda-driven, in-your-face, media-complicit, AGENCY-ABETTED, REPRESENTATIVE-DIRECTED, ongoing...

DEPOPULATE totalitarians from the body politic. DISMANTLE their system.

Totalitariancare and the IRS go together like a murder scene and a suspect.


10 posted on 05/17/2013 6:44:32 AM PDT by PGalt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PGalt
""

- Sultan Knish.

11 posted on 05/17/2013 6:56:39 AM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: PGalt
" Every year, the outlaws swing out of the trees, rob the merchants and ride back to Washington D.C. for a glorious feast over the stolen goods"

- Sultan Knish.

12 posted on 05/17/2013 6:56:46 AM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin; potlatch; PhilDragoo

Today’s news is the IRS just wanted to make sure its applicants weren’t political. (while fast-tracking every leftist political organization).


13 posted on 05/17/2013 7:20:48 AM PDT by ntnychik
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2

Thanks, Paladin2. Well-put by Daniel, the Sultan.


14 posted on 05/17/2013 7:24:38 AM PDT by PGalt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
 photo ObamaBrew.gif
15 posted on 05/17/2013 7:29:09 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
 photo IRS2_zpse38014ec.png
16 posted on 05/17/2013 7:49:13 AM PDT by baddog 219
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

We are the ones we have been waiting for!Judge me by the people I surround myself with!


17 posted on 05/17/2013 8:07:50 AM PDT by ballplayer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ntnychik; Kaslin; potlatch; onyx
Sharia si, Tea Party no

Brennan the Muslim is Director of Central Intelligence

NASA's mission is Muslim Outreach

CIA runs guns to MB in "Arab Spring" op

Nidal Hassan jihad is "workplace violence"

HSA is a fifth column in the war on women

And we must pass amnesty to insure this is a thousand-year reign

Does the boxcar door have to crush each American's arm before they turn off America's Got Talent


18 posted on 05/17/2013 12:41:27 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: PhilDragoo
B T T T ! ! ! ©


The Taliban Muslim BrotherHood is inside the CIA.
19 posted on 05/17/2013 1:11:16 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Bender2

uh huh Right /s>


20 posted on 05/17/2013 1:41:09 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: PhilDragoo; Kaslin; ntnychik; All
And Huma...


21 posted on 05/18/2013 1:50:25 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: potlatch

LOL, it’s Huma that takes the 3 am calls. Who knew?


22 posted on 05/18/2013 6:56:41 PM PDT by ntnychik
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: ntnychik

Lol, I know you’ve got to be bored with all my old gifs by now. That was from the 2008 campaign, wish I’d dated them.


23 posted on 05/18/2013 8:11:04 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson