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SMOKING GUN: Obama Met With IRS Union Chief the Day Before Agency Started Targeting Conservatives
Gateway Pundit ^ | May 20, 2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 05/20/2013 6:49:07 AM PDT by blueyon

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Surely this transparent administration has no agenda........
1 posted on 05/20/2013 6:49:07 AM PDT by blueyon
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To: blueyon

BTTT!!!!

Union Thugs Drafted by 0bama Into Civil Rights Violations?

BIG!


2 posted on 05/20/2013 6:52:16 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (WHO IS ON THE ENEMIES LIST?)
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To: blueyon

They are certainly making it hard to get on the site to read the article - it is a very good article on the meetings with Obama and the head of the Union at the IRS on the day before the harassment of the Tea Party began. The log books show that she met with the president at that time. It has good background on the role of the unions in this whole fiasco.

The government is corrupt, and we need someone to get rid of the corruption from both parties, but we should start with the DOJ. They are, after all, supposed to be enforcing the laws, even though they are selective about it.

It is no longer the rule of law, but a rule by the party. This must stop.


3 posted on 05/20/2013 6:53:10 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: blueyon

Collaboration is something the MSM can tell you all about it.


4 posted on 05/20/2013 6:54:11 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: UNCLE; All

Protest Obama’s IRS at your local IRS Office or Post Office at Noon, May 21.

Gadsden Flags are optional.

Details on Michelle Malkin’s blog.


5 posted on 05/20/2013 6:55:24 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: blueyon

The Spectator website has been timing out since somebody posted their article a little while ago. I see that it’s on Drudge, so that says to me that this is very interesting to a lot of people indeed.


6 posted on 05/20/2013 6:56:36 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: penelopesire; hoosiermama; maggie; nutmeg; holdonnow

Hmmm. ..dots?


7 posted on 05/20/2013 6:58:46 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Graewoulf
Obama used his IRS to rig the election by preventing tea party groups from getting started

And the lying news media is covering for Obama

8 posted on 05/20/2013 7:02:42 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Graewoulf
Obama used his IRS to rig the election by preventing tea party groups from getting started

And the lying news media is covering for Obama. Now we know why the news media released the "AP scandal" to provide a smokescreen for this IRS tyranny

9 posted on 05/20/2013 7:04:55 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: blueyon

Flagrant Civil Rights Violations.

RICO.

Anti-Trust.

Criminal Conspiracy.

First Amendment.

2nd Amendment.

4th Amendment.

Obstruction of Justice.

Fraud.

etc.


10 posted on 05/20/2013 7:05:27 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: SE Mom; Jim Robinson; thouworm; MestaMachine; Nachum

pOlka dots as in dominoes. Watch Em fall !


11 posted on 05/20/2013 7:07:09 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: hoosiermama

Like a house of cards, the whole enchalada should fall.


12 posted on 05/20/2013 7:11:05 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: blueyon

13 posted on 05/20/2013 7:12:48 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: blueyon

Pure as the driven snow... /s


14 posted on 05/20/2013 7:13:43 AM PDT by GOPJ (It's Gotten So Bad for Obama Fox News Changed Its Slogan to "See. I Told You So!"- Leno)
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To: Travis McGee

Excellent.


15 posted on 05/20/2013 7:13:47 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: blueyon
It's what Community Organizers do. Of course he put these "hits" in motion. He's the big benefactor and he had to win at any cost....including slowing down "activists" who were entitled to the benfits of those programs.

Do away with them?? You nuts?? I believe PETA has that same status.

16 posted on 05/20/2013 7:17:16 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: maggief

Would love to be able to connect this gal to our other two


17 posted on 05/20/2013 7:17:18 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: blueyon

You can bet they are in step with Obumbler since 2008. Can Look at this press release from 2011.

http://www.nteu.org/PressKits/PressRelease/PressRelease.aspx?ID=1652

House Republicans Must Not Bow to Minority Calling for Shutdown, Seek Common Sense Agreement

Thursday, March 31 2011

Washington, D.C. — As a small gathering of Tea Party activists outside the Capitol chanted “shut it down,” federal employees who serve millions of Americans call on House Republicans to reach a sensible fiscal 2011 budget agreement that will avert a destructive government shutdown and continue to provide vital services to the country, said the leader of the nation’s largest independent federal union.

“For months, budget negotiations have stalled in Congress as House Republicans have succumbed to extreme Tea Party elements rather than coming to common sense compromises,” said Colleen M. Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU).

“You have to be from Wonderland to believe that you can make severe cuts in government spending without sending the economy into a tailspin and cutting critical services Americans depend upon. It is time to put aside ideological stances and for Congress to agree on a budget that serves the American people.”

Yet a handful of ideologues and their political supporters gathered today to ignore the obvious negative effects and continue to push for unrealistic cuts that will result in a loss of vital services for all Americans. These cuts will mean things like longer waits for taxpayer refunds, fewer services to veterans, less assistance for people with disabilities, more threats to our clean air and water, weakened border security, significantly fewer food safety inspections, and more.

“House Republican leaders must not kowtow to extreme elements, and instead get serious about the fiscal 2011 budget negotiations,” Kelley said. “We must agree on a common sense budget that provides for our citizens while being honest about the impact of proposed cuts.”

The reality is that proposed cuts would do little to address the national deficit. Indeed, many of the proposed cuts would actually worsen the deficit by forgoing billions in revenue to address our national deficit. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collects more than 93 percent of all of our country’s revenue. According to the IRS, the proposed cuts to the IRS budget would reduce revenue this year by at least $4 billion, in addition to undermining the public trust in the fairness of the tax system, which will negatively impact voluntary compliance with tax laws.

In addition to the proposed $600 million cut to the IRS, Tea Party elements of the Republican party support cuts of $242 million for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), $30 million for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), $345 million for Customs and Border Protection (CBP), $100 million for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and $200 million for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration in the Department of Health and Human Services.

These proposed budget cuts would not benefit American families, but would have the opposite effect by endangering public health and cutting critical services. For example, cuts at the FDA would mean a further decline in food safety inspections, including 2,000 fewer food inspections of domestic and foreign food and medical product firms, 10,000 fewer import inspections and 6,000 fewer laboratory sample analyses of food and medical products. Food inspections dropped to only 7,500 in 2009, down dramatically from 35,000 in 1978.

NTEU represents more than 150,000 employees in 31 agencies and departments


18 posted on 05/20/2013 7:18:00 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: blueyon

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/revokePETATaxExemptTerrorism/


19 posted on 05/20/2013 7:18:52 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: blueyon

“For me, it’s about collaboration.”

It is indeed. There's a whole lot of "collaboration" going on these days. Folks are taking note of who the "collaborators" are, too.
20 posted on 05/20/2013 7:21:53 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything. Bolshies' gonna bolsh.)
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To: blueyon

Here is more information. This has Obama and Axelrod all over it.

http://spectator.org/archives/2013/05/20/obama-and-the-irs-the-smoking

President met with anti-Tea Party IRS union chief the day before agency targeted Tea Party.

“For me, it’s about collaboration.” — National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley on the relationship between the anti-Tea Party IRS union and the Obama White House

Is President Obama directly implicated in the IRS scandal?

Is the White House Visitors Log the trail to the smoking gun?

The stunning questions are raised by the following set of new facts.

March 31, 2010.

According to the White House Visitors Log, provided here in searchable form by U.S. News and World Report, the president of the anti-Tea Party National Treasury Employees Union, Colleen Kelley, visited the White House at 12:30pm that Wednesday noon time of March 31st.

The White House lists the IRS union leader’s visit this way:

Kelley, Colleen Potus 03/31/2010 12:30

In White House language, “POTUS” stands for “President of the United States.”

The very next day after her White House meeting with the President, according to the Treasury Department’s Inspector General’s Report, IRS employees — the same employees who belong to the NTEU — set to work in earnest targeting the Tea Party and conservative groups around America. The IG report wrote it up this way:

April 1-2, 2010: The new Acting Manager, Technical Unit, suggested the need for a Sensitive Case Report on the Tea Party cases. The Determinations Unit Program Manager Agreed.

In short: the very day after the president of the quite publicly anti-Tea Party labor union — the union for IRS employees — met with President Obama, the manager of the IRS “Determinations Unit Program agreed” to open a “Sensitive Case report on the Tea party cases.” As stated by the IG report.

The NTEU is the 150,000 member union that represents IRS employees along with 30 other separate government agencies. Kelley herself is a 14-year IRS veteran agent. The union’s PAC endorsed President Obama in both 2008 and 2012, and gave hundreds of thousands of dollars in the 2010 and 2012 election cycles to anti-Tea Party candidates.

Putting IRS employees in the position of actively financing anti-Tea Party candidates themselves, while in their official positions in the IRS blocking, auditing, or intimidating Tea Party and conservative groups around the country.

The IG report contained a timeline prepared by examining internal IRS e-mails. The IG report did not examine White House Visitor Logs, e-mails, or phone records relating to the relationship between the IRS union, the IRS, and the White House.

In fact, this record in the White House Visitors Log of a 12:30 Wednesday, March 31, 2010 meeting between President Obama and the IRS union’s Kelley was not unusual.

On yet another occasion, Kelley’s presence at the White House was followed shortly afterwards by the President issuing Executive Order 13522. A presidential directive that gave the anti-Tea Party NTEU — the IRS union — a greater role in the day-to-day operation of the IRS than it had already — which was considerable.

Kelley is recorded as visiting the White House over a year earlier, listed in this fashion:

Kelley, Colleen Potus/Flotus 12/03/2009 18:30

The inclusion of “FLOTUS” — First Lady Michelle Obama — and the 6:30 pm time of the December event on this entry in the Visitors Log indicates this was the White House Christmas Party held that evening and written up here in the Chicago Sun-Times. The Sun-Times focused on party guests from the President’s home state of Illinois and did not mention Kelley. Notably, the Illinois guests, who are reported to have attended the same party as Kelley, included what the paper described as four labor “activists”: Dennis Gannon of the Chicago Federation of Labor, Tom Balanoff of the Service Employees International Union, Henry Tamarin of UNITE, and Ron Powell of the United Food and Commercial Workers.

Six days following Kelley’s attendance at the White House Christmas party with labor activists like herself, the President issued Executive Order 13522 (text found here, with an explanation here). The Executive Order, titled: “Creating Labor-Management Forums To Improve Delivery of Government Services” applied across the federal government and included the IRS. The directive was designed to:

Allow employees and unions to have pre-decisional involvement in all workplace matters….

However else this December 2009 Executive Order can be described, the directive was a serious grant of authority within the IRS to the powerful anti-Tea Party union. A union that by this time already had the clout to determine the rules for IRS employees, right down to who would be allowed a Blackberry or what size office the employee was entitled to. The same union that would shortly be doling out serious 2010 (and later 2012) campaign contributions to anti-Tea Party candidates with money supplied from IRS employees. The union, as noted last week here in this space, already has the authority to decide all manner of IRS matters, right down to who does and does not get a Blackberry.

It is the same union whose IRS employee-members were being urged in 2012 by Senate Democrats (Chuck Schumer, Al Franken, Max Baucus, and others) to target Tea Party and other conservative groups.

Which, as the IG records, they did.

Both Mr. Obama and the NTEU’s Kelley have been by turns evasive and tight-lipped about their roles in the blossoming IRS scandal.

Kelley refused to open up to the Washington Post. In an article titled ”IRS, union mum on employees held accountable in ‘sin’ of political targeting,” the Post quoted the following:

“NTEU is working to get the facts but does not have any specifics at this time. Moreover, IRS employees are not permitted to discuss taxpayer cases. We cannot comment further at this time,” NTEU President Colleen M. Kelley said via e-mail.

A call to the NTEU office in Cincinnati resulted in a similar response: “We’ve been directed by national office. We have no comment.”

The President approached things in a more evasive manner.

Last Thursday at the President’s press conference with the Turkish prime minister, Julianna Goldman of Bloomberg News asked the following question, bold print for emphasis:

“Mr. President, I want to ask you about the IRS. Can you assure the American people that nobody in the White House knew about the agency’s actions before your Counsel’s Office found out on April 22nd? And when they did find out, do you think that you should have learned about it before you learned about it from news reports as you said last Friday? And also, are you opposed to there being a special counsel appointed to lead the Justice Department investigation?”

The President’s response? (Again bold print emphasis.)

“But let me make sure that I answer your specific question. I can assure you that I certainly did not know anything about the IG report before the IG report had been leaked through the press.”

Take note: Goldman’s question was:

“Can you assure the American people that nobody in the White House knew about the agency’s actions before your Counsel’s Office found out on April 22nd?”

The President evaded by answering:

“I can assure you that I certainly did not know anything about the IG report…..”

The question was not whether he knew about the IG report ahead of time. The question was whether he could “assure the American people that nobody in the White House knew about the agency’s actions.”

In response, the President ducked.

In other words, the IRS union chief went to the White House to meet personally with the president on March 31. The union already had Executive Order 13522 behind it, issued by the President barely three months earlier. An Executive Order directing that the IRS must “allow employees and unions to have pre-decisional involvement in all workplace matters….”.

The very next day after that March 31 meeting at the White House, the IRS, with the union involved in its decision-making, was setting up its “Sensitive Case Report on the Tea Party.”

Which raises the famous question from Watergate: What did the President know and when did he know it?

While potentially explosive now, in fact the Obama Administration hadn’t been in office a month before Kelley was boasting of the IRS union’s influence in the White House.

In a February 15, 2009 interview given to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh is Kelley’s home town), there was this question from the PG reporter, with the now Washington-based Kelley boasting as below, key point in bold print:

Q: Has the Obama staff been receptive?

A: Yes. We have worked with the transition team, given them suggestions; and throughout the campaign, President Obama talked about working with the federal employees and unions. He’s recognized the contributions federal employees make. I was just at the White House (Jan. 30) while he was signing some executive orders to undo some things the prior administration did.

Catch that?

The boast?

“I was just at the White House…”

Which is to say, the election of 2008, in which the union had endorsed Obama, was no sooner over than the head of the IRS union had “worked with the transition team” and “given them suggestions.” Literally ten days after the Obama January 20 inaugural in 2009 — January 30 the article notes — Kelley was boasting that “I was just at the White House while he (the President) was signing some executive orders to undo some things the prior administration did.”

And what did Kelley see as the IRS union’s relationship with the White House she had already visited ten days into the President’s first term?

Kelley responded candidly, again with the bold print added for emphasis:

“We are looking for a return to what we used to call partnership. I don’t really care what it’s called. For me, it’s about collaboration.”

Catch those words?

Collaboration. Partnership.

In addition to Kelley’s three visits to see the President — in January of 2009, December of 2009, and March of 2010 — she is listed for three other visits, the contact names those of presidential aides:

“Kelley, Colleen Weiss, Margaret 11/04/2009 10:00”

“Kelley, Colleen Weiss, Margaret 12/01/2009 12:00”

“Kelley, Colleen Nelson, Greg 01/14/2010 13:40”

The obvious question instantly arises with the revelation that Kelley was meeting with the President personally — the day before the IRS kicked into high gear with its “Sensitive Case Report on the Tea Party”.

Were the President of the United States and the President of the NTEU meeting in the White House at 12:30 on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 — and engaged in “collaboration” and “partnership”? A “collaboration” and “partnership” that was all about targeting the Tea Party?

And did that collaboration and partnership result in the IRS letting loose the hounds on the Tea Party and conservative groups — the very next day after the Obama-Kelley meeting?

To add to the administration’s IRS-NTEU woes is the fact that beyond the Inspector General, there is another IRS-connected agency in the Treasury Department: the IRS Oversight Board.

And on that board sits a presidential appointee named Robert M. Tobias. Tobias, oddly, was a Clinton appointee in 2005, confirmed by the Senate for a five-year term. He is still there. He is the longtime NTEU general counsel and Kelley’s predecessor as the union president. Here’s the statement, from the IRS Oversight Board, on all of this. It is headed:

IRS Oversight Board Deeply Troubled by Breakdown in IRS Process in Reviewing Tax-Exempt Applications.

There was no reference to the influence of the anti-Tea Party NTEU in the statement. Why would there be when the union’s ex-president sits on the Oversight Board itself?

Obama’s problem here is considerable.

By not forthrightly answering Goldman’s question, he seems to be evading the issue in the manner that brought so much trouble in the form of congressional investigations, special prosecutors, and impeachment threats to Presidents Nixon and Clinton, with Nixon being forced to resign the presidency and Clinton brought to a Senate trial.

The President’s too-clever-by half evasion added to Kelley’s silence leaves open the question of whether the union and the White House, not to mention the IRS Oversight Board, are collaborating — collaborating right now — on a cover-up.

Nixon looked the American people in the television eye and flatly lied about his personal involvement in the Watergate scandal, lies that came from a frantic attempt to conduct a cover-up.

Clinton looked the American people in the eye and famously wagged his finger as he lied that he “did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.” In Clinton’s case this extended to lying to a federal grand jury.

For a good long while, the American people in fact believed both Nixon and Clinton. The stories are now legion of Nixon cabinet and staff believing their man, and Clinton’s cabinet and staff believing their man’s protestations of innocence as well.

Finally, in both cases, the truth was out.

As Washington and the country have long since twice-learned the hard way, the parsing of presidential words in cases like this, not to mention looking into the cameras and boldly lying on the prayer of getting away with the lie, always bodes ill for presidents. It leads inevitably to that simple question famously uttered by then-Tennessee GOP Senator Howard Baker and posed of Nixon at the Senate Watergate hearings: “What did the President know and when did he know it?”

Twice in recent American history the answer to this question, once for Nixon and once for Clinton, has landed popular, powerful presidents in impeachment hot water. Ending Republican Nixon’s presidency altogether and coming close to doing the same with Democrat Clinton. Leaving the legacy of each permanently scarred.

The notion that the players in the IRS scandal did what they did to get past the 2012 election will only add to an Obama presidential reputation as borrowing the Nixon playbook on skirting scandal in a presidential election year.

Ironically re-casting the image of America’s first black president as the black Nixon.

With the examples of how Nixon and Clinton dodged, evaded, and lied, Obama’s non-answer to Juliana Goldman’s question at last week’s press conference comes in for much more scrutiny. Matched to the silence of Kelley it begins raising obvious questions. Such as:

• Did the President himself ever discuss the Tea Party with Kelley?

• Did the President ever communicate his thoughts on the Tea Party to Kelley — in any fashion other than a face-to-face conversation such as e-mail, text, or by phone?

• What was the subject of the Obama-Kelley March 31, 2010 meeting?

• Who was present at the Obama-Kelley March 31 meeting?

• Was the Tea Party or any other group opposing the President’s agenda discussed at the March 31 meeting, or before or after that meeting?

• Is the White House going to release any e-mails, text, or phone records that detail Kelley’s contacts with not only Mr. Obama but his staff?

• Will the IRS release all e-mail, text, or phone records between Kelley or any other leader of the NTEU with IRS employees?

• What role did Executive Order 13522 play in the IRS investigations of the Tea Party and all these other conservative groups?

Doubtless there are others, considerable others and the list of questions will grow.

Not to be lost sight of here is the role of the NTEU in raising money for Democrats in the 2010 and 2012 election cycles — the exact period when the IRS was busy going after the Tea Party and the others to curb any possible influence the groups could have in the elections of 2010 and 2012.

The NTEU, through its political action committee, raised $613,633 in the 2010 cycle, giving 98% of its contributions to anti-Tea Party Democrats. In 2012 the figure was $729,708, with 94% going to anti-Tea Party candidates. One NTEU candidate after another, as discussed last week in this space, campaigned vigorously against the Tea Party.

So the motivations here — defeating the Tea Party in 2010, and failing at that, making sure that the news of the metastasizing cancer in the IRS was kept quiet until after the 2012 presidential election was over — are clear.

What is particularly interesting here are the automatic assumptions of the mainstream media in all of this.

Like this “given” from the Washington Post’s Dan Balz, bold print added for emphasis.

The most corrosive of the controversies is what happened at the IRS, which singled out tea party and other conservative groups for special scrutiny in their applications for tax-exempt status. That Obama knew nothing about it does little to quell concerns that one of the most-feared units in government was operating out of control.

But if in fact the President did know about it?

Here’s the Washington Post’s “Journolist” Ezra Klein:

The crucial ingredient for a scandal is the prospect of high-level White House involvement and wide political repercussions.…

If new information emerges showing a connection between the Determination Unit’s decisions and the Obama campaign, or the Obama administration, it would crack this White House wide open. That would be a genuine scandal. But the IG report says that there’s no evidence of that. And so it’s hard to see where this one goes from here.

Exactly.

Which is why it will be a curious sight indeed to see the efforts the media will go to ignore/dismiss the tight, on-the-record connection between the President personally and a vociferously anti-Tea Party union. A union that has the literal run of the IRS — and whose union chief is recorded as having met with the President in the White House the day before the IRS launched “a Sensitive Case Report on the Tea Party cases.” A decision with which, according to the IG report: “The Determinations Unit Program Manager Agreed.” Check those words from Mr. Klein again:

If new information emerges showing a connection between the Determination Unit’s decisions and the Obama campaign, or the Obama administration, it would crack this White House wide open. That would be a genuine scandal.

The question now is a simple one.


21 posted on 05/20/2013 7:25:16 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: ncfool

thanks


22 posted on 05/20/2013 7:27:38 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: blueyon
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23 posted on 05/20/2013 7:31:26 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: ncfool
The President’s too-clever-by half evasion added to Kelley’s silence leaves open the question of whether the union and the White House, not to mention the IRS Oversight Board, are collaborating — collaborating right now — on a cover-up.

Nixon looked the American people in the television eye and flatly lied about his personal involvement in the Watergate scandal, lies that came from a frantic attempt to conduct a cover-up.

Clinton looked the American people in the eye and famously wagged his finger as he lied that he “did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.” In Clinton’s case this extended to lying to a federal grand jury.

For a good long while, the American people in fact believed both Nixon and Clinton. The stories are now legion of Nixon cabinet and staff believing their man, and Clinton’s cabinet and staff believing their man’s protestations of innocence as well.

The truth's going to come out on this one too... Finally, in both cases, the truth was out.

24 posted on 05/20/2013 7:33:59 AM PDT by GOPJ (It's Gotten So Bad for Obama Fox News Changed Its Slogan to "See. I Told You So!"- Leno)
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To: blueyon

Have you tried to reach
American Spectator?
Site is down today.

It could be they are getting a lot of traffic, because people are following this story.


25 posted on 05/20/2013 7:37:03 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: blueyon
Interesting. The union is an alternate command line from the President to the rank-and-file, and the union can pass along Obama's orders while not being subject to government record-keeping or disclosure rules.

Yet another reason to ban government unions.

26 posted on 05/20/2013 7:39:01 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: ncfool; Jim Robinson

This post needs a thread of its own

When do we get flashing lights?


27 posted on 05/20/2013 7:43:31 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: ncfool

Great post.

High Crimes and Misdemeanors, indeed.


28 posted on 05/20/2013 7:45:18 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Vaduz

I wondered how many were scared off by the thuggish Obama tactics?


29 posted on 05/20/2013 7:47:13 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

VOTER SUPPRESSION!

DISENFRANCHISEMENT!


30 posted on 05/20/2013 7:56:59 AM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: blueyon

“Now, however, with the IRS in the center of the political profiling scandal, the Kelley and the NTEU have gone quiet.”

Obama Appointed IRS Union President to Group in Charge of Federal Raises in 2010

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/05/17/Obama-Appointed-IRS-Union-President-To-Group-In-Charge-of-Federal-Raises-In-2010

The week after Republicans’ historic 2010 midterm election landslide, President Barack Obama appointed the union president that represents “tens of thousands in the IRS,” Colleen Kelley, to a key Administration post. Two years later, that union, the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), contributed $580,412 to federal candidates—94% of which were Democrats.

The position Obama appointed Kelley to: the Federal Salary Council, an advisory group charged with recommending federal employee raises.

Representing 150,000 members from 31 federal agencies and departments including the Internal Revenue Service, the NTEU bills itself as the nation’s largest independent federal union. Kelley, herself a former IRS Agent, commands her union brigade with partisan ferocity.

SNIP

Now, however, with the IRS in the center of the political profiling scandal, the Kelley and the NTEU have gone quiet.

“NTEU is working to get the facts but does not have any specifics at this time,” Kelley wrote in an email reply to The Washington Post. “Moreover, IRS employees are not permitted to discuss taxpayer cases. We cannot comment further at this time.”


31 posted on 05/20/2013 8:01:50 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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32 posted on 05/20/2013 8:34:01 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: ncfool
“For months, budget negotiations have stalled in Congress as House Republicans have succumbed to extreme Tea Party elements rather than coming to common sense compromises,” said Colleen M. Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU).

Motive, means, and opportunity.

33 posted on 05/20/2013 8:41:13 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: blueyon
Facepalm.

Of course, it would be the union...

34 posted on 05/20/2013 9:50:30 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: hoosiermama; blueyon; ncfool; All
"This post needs a thread of its own"

Posted earlier this morning

Obama and the IRS: The Smoking Gun?

35 posted on 05/20/2013 9:56:18 AM PDT by thouworm (Steyn: They let [Stevens] die, and then told lies over his coffin.They did that to one of their own.)
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To: blueyon

bttt


36 posted on 05/20/2013 9:58:36 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: blueyon

Bump, this thread is indispensable reading.


37 posted on 05/20/2013 10:01:24 AM PDT by Riflema
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To: Smokeyblue

Unions support Obama via donations and intimidation of conservatives, Obama gets strengthened, Obama appoints key union leaders to high levels in his administration where they have the power to exert even more control and intimidation over the public via lawsuits, audits, withholding of healthcare, (IRS/Treasury Presdidents given job as head of Obamacare, etc.) jobs are lost, making more people either depend on government for handouts or go to work for the federal government, where they join the Fedgov unions, which donate to the Democrats, which....

What a perfect vicious circle of increasing power, fear, intimidation. Not quite to the point of gulags, but I think they are closer than people realize to having the power to do that if these people arent stopped and soon.


38 posted on 05/20/2013 10:01:33 AM PDT by boxlunch
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To: boxlunch

As I stated last week, the politicization of the IRS is a direct result of the unionization of the federal workforce. This news that Obama met with the head of the IRS union proves my point.


39 posted on 05/20/2013 10:03:59 AM PDT by Eva
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To: blueyon
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40 posted on 05/20/2013 10:09:04 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: blueyon
Could this be the


41 posted on 05/20/2013 10:09:28 AM PDT by McGruff (I can’t speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant,)
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To: blueyon

Did I miss something??? When did Federal employees get collective bargaining rights?


42 posted on 05/20/2013 10:30:04 AM PDT by cookcounty (They thought he was the Black Lincoln. But he's the Black Nixon.)
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To: blueyon

So the IRS is a union environment?

Intimidation could have come (and probably did) from BOTH the management AND the UNION.

That’s a nasty squeeze play.


43 posted on 05/20/2013 10:34:24 AM PDT by cookcounty (They thought he was the Black Lincoln. But he's the Black Nixon.)
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To: blueyon

The NTEU pac is, interestingly enough, called the “TEPAC”


44 posted on 05/20/2013 10:42:51 AM PDT by cookcounty (They thought he was the Black Lincoln. But he's the Black Nixon.)
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To: blueyon

Tepac and the 2012 Senate campaign:

the Union’s TEPAC gave $157,000 to Senate candidates. $1,000 went to Republicans. All of it (0.6%) to Olympia Snowe (and even there, they gave 5X as much to Angus King, who defeated her). They gave heaviest to candidates from red or purple states (NV, ND, WV...)


45 posted on 05/20/2013 11:02:20 AM PDT by cookcounty (They thought he was the Black Lincoln. But he's the Black Nixon.)
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To: ncfool; Kay Syrah
Were the President of the United States and the President of the NTEU meeting in the White House at 12:30 on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 — and engaged in “collaboration” and “partnership”? A “collaboration” and “partnership” that was all about targeting the Tea Party?

march 2010 was a busy month.

MARCH 24, 2010 : (REPORT : DINGELL ON DEMOCRATS CONTROLLING THE PEOPLE THROUGH "HEALTHCARE" -----2010LEFTIES, OBAMACARE, COMMUNISM/FASCISM) HOT AIR.com - blog: "Dingell: It will take a while for ObamaCare to 'control the people'" (Note Video included.) (Posted March 24, 2010) (Read More;Watch Here.)

MARCH 24, 2010 : (A FREEPER OBSERVES THAT WITH MASS OF MEDIA REPORTS ABOUT DEMOCRATS ALLEGING [WITHOUT PRODUCING EVIDENCE OF SUCH] THAT THEY HAVE BEEN RECEIVING THREATS ...THE GROUNDWORK FOR A GOVERNMENT POLITICALLY MOTIVATED CRACKDOWN IS BEING LAID )Kartographer “I want you to get in their face.” — Barack Obama 38 posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 6:07:43 PM by Lockbox
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To: Kartographer With all the stories on vile threats from the opposition that have appeared today, it appears that the predicate for more um, “vigorous” law enforcement is being laid. Just a random thought. 26 posted on 03/24/2010 4:04:18 PM PDT by Kay Syrah ********

46 posted on 05/20/2013 11:04:41 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: blueyon
INDICTMENTS NOW!
47 posted on 05/20/2013 11:15:13 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: ncfool; Kay Syrah
Were the President of the United States and the President of the NTEU meeting in the White House at 12:30 on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 — and engaged in “collaboration” and “partnership”? A “collaboration” and “partnership” that was all about targeting the Tea Party?

March 2010 was a busy month. More...

MAY 20, 2010 : (REPORT : POLITICIZATION OF NATIONAL SECURITY : OBAMA TO ACCEPT ADM BLAIR'S RESIGNATION TOMORROW; HE IS THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE & RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATING VARIOUS INTEL AGENCIES & REPORTING TO THE PRESIDENT) CNS NEWS.com: "HOEKSTRA: Resignation of Director of National Intelligence 'Is The Result of the Obama Administration's Rampant Politicization of National Security'" (May 20, 2010) (Read More...) 24 posted on Friday, May 21, 2010 6:18:29 AM by Cindy
People familiar with the matter said the White House had expected Mr. Blair would stick around until a replacement was found. Mr Blair declined...The struggle to find a successor has highlighted the challenges of filling an ill-defined job fraught with political tripwires. Mr. Panetta is one of a number of people who have turned down the job as the White House has interviewed candidates to fill the post, according to officials familiar with the matter. Former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel, co-chairman of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, was another, they said. ... ----(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...--------The Job Nobody Wants (DNI Blair Bails on Obama; Panetta, Hagel Reject Obama), The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | Siohban Gorman

According to journalist Alan Nairn, Blair disobeyed orders from civilians in the Clinton Administration during the 1999 East Timorese crisis during his tenure as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Command.-----via freeper kcvl

MARCH 25, 2010 : (REPORT : THE UN {See 201000UN} HAS ENDORSED OBAMACARE THIS WEEK [AS IF IT IS ANY OF THEIR D@MN BUSINESS])

MARCH 25, 2010 : (WASHINGTON DC : "VAMPIRE CONGRESS" IN SESSION , SCREWING AMERICA IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT TO AVOID MEDIA EXPOSURE, PASSING DEMOCRAT AMENDMENTS AND TABLING REPUBLICAN ONES PAST 1 AM... ----See 2010LEFTIES, OBAMACARE) The bandit regime running the Govt now, can via their gangsta methods, ram thru any and everything.Only the Courts have a chance to stop them. Though the Courts tried and failed to stop Chavez. 8 posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 1:07:42 AM by OldArmy52

48 posted on 05/20/2013 11:24:50 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Smokeyblue

......words fail me......


49 posted on 05/20/2013 11:28:09 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: SE Mom; penelopesire; hoosiermama; onyx; nutmeg; holdonnow; thouworm; crosslink

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2010/02/18/CAMPAIGN_PROBE.ART_ART_02-18-10_A1_COGKF6G.html

Brunner probing anti-slots group - Subpoenas seek to identify backers of referendum
Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - Thursday, February 18, 2010
Author: Mark Niquette ; THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Questions have been swirling for months now about who is funding a group seeking a referendum on whether electronic slot machines should be added at Ohio horse-racing tracks.

Yesterday, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (D) said she has launched an investigation to find out.

(snip)

LetOhioVote.org was formed by three conservatives last year after Gov. Ted Strickland and the legislature included a provision in the state budget to add slot machines at the state’s seven horse-racing tracks as a way to raise revenue.

(snip)

http://www.wvgazette.com/ap/ApPolitics/201009241413

Ohio Dems seek IRS audit of group tied to Kasich, 4th Ld-Writethru, US
Associated Press News Service, The - Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Author: AP ; JULIE CARR SMYTH AP Statehouse Correspondent
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Democrats asked the Internal Revenue Service on Wednesday to audit a nonprofit group tied to Republican governor hopeful John Kasich, alleging it was improperly used for political purposes.

Kasich, the former congressman and presidential candidate, is hoping to unseat Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland in the Nov. 2 election.

(snip)

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/oct/21/opinion/la-oe-mcmanus-campaign-20101021

Republicans’ secret formula , 501(c) (4 )
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Author: Doyle McManus

EXCERPT

Democrats tried to pass a bill this year imposing disclosure requirements on 501(c)(4) groups, but they failed.

(http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/s3628
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr5175)

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2010/09/senate-republicans-again-block.html

Senate Republicans Again Block DISCLOSE Act, Designed to Reveal Special Interest Spending
By Michael Beckel on September 23, 2010

“We do not want to chill speech,” Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), the bill’s lead sponsor in the Senate, said on the floor before the vote.

http://michellemalkin.com/2010/10/15/public-enemy-number-one-gop-donors/

Michelle Malkin: Public enemy No. 1: GOP donors
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (GA) - Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The White House attack on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce isn’t about “disclosure.” It’s about disarmament. While posing as campaign finance champions, the ultimate goal of the Democratic offensive is to intimidate conservative donors, chill political free speech and drain Republican coffers.

Chamber of Commerce official Bruce Josten tried to educate the public. “(W)e know what the purpose here is,” he told ABC News. “It’s to harass and intimidate.” Josten cited protests and threats against chamber members as retribution for ads the organization ran opposing the federal health care takeover.

(snip)

In August 2008, a former Washington director of MoveOn.org - the smear merchant group that branded Gen. David Petraeus a traitor for overseeing the successful troop surge in Iraq - announced a brazen witch hunt against Republican donors. Left-wing political operative Tom Matzzie told The New York Times he would send “warning” letters to 10,000 top GOP givers “hoping to create a chilling effect that will dry up contributions.” Matzzie bragged of “going for the jugular” and said the warning letter would be just the first step, “alerting donors who might be considering giving to right-wing groups to a variety of potential dangers, including legal trouble, public exposure and watchdog groups digging through their lives.”

(snip)


50 posted on 05/20/2013 11:29:58 AM PDT by maggief
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