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Lanny Davis: IRS scandal threatens to kill Hillary's 2016 bid
The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | May 22, 2013 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 05/22/2013 9:38:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The growing IRS-Tea Party scandal, which has robbed Democrats of the so-called "trust edge" they held over Republicans, is now jeopardizing the Democratic majority in the Senate and even hopes that Hillary Clinton will replace President Obama in 2016.

"This hurts the Democratic Party and will hurt anybody who runs for president in 2016," said former Clinton White House counsel Lanny Davis, a major supporter of Hillary Clinton. Speaking on national radio's Andrea Tantaros Show, he added: "It will make it almost impossible to elect a [Democratic] president. ... I'm nervous."

Meanwhile, several Democratic and GOP political advisers told Secrets that the combined scandals — IRS, Benghazi and the media source hunt — threatens the Democrats' grip on the Senate. House advisers are even predicting that Republicans will pick up nearly 10 seats if the scandals continue to eat away at trust in the Democratic Party.

Davis, who is out with a new book on how to deal with scandals, "Crisis Tales: Five Rules for Coping with Crises in Business, Politics, and Life," slammed the Obama communications and legal offices, suggesting that the president's top lawyer is in over her head and should resign. He also criticized White House spokesman Jay Carney's jumbled handling of the IRS scandal.

Davis, who handled Clinton scandal issues, dismissed some polls showing that Obama has maintained a level approval rating. "This is going to eat away at his approval ratings," he said....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; hillary; irs; obama
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1 posted on 05/22/2013 9:38:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pissing match within the old corrupt Clinton team. He’s signaling he wants money to get in gear this cycle.


2 posted on 05/22/2013 9:41:48 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lanny Davis.

Now there’s a statesman.


3 posted on 05/22/2013 9:41:50 PM PDT by stanne
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can see the ad-theme....phone call at 2AM...no one answers...dead ambassador. There will be forty variations of this.

Sadly, Hillary should have left the administration back in the summer of 2012, and helped with election campaign speeches for guys running for congress or as governor. She would be in a five-star position today...if she’d left earlier. Now? I think this is a wide-open race for ten different guys.


4 posted on 05/22/2013 9:43:15 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t forget this IRS scandal was deliberately leaked by a planted question at a conference, presumably to air it before the report came out so it could be dismissed as old news but also to provide noise to distract from Benghazi.

Makes you wonder what’s really the story there.


5 posted on 05/22/2013 9:44:39 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Benghazi is far more of a direct threat to her political aspirations. So far I haven’t heard anything tying her to the IRS or AP phone records or EPA scandals. However, she is in Benghazi up to her neck. Sure, all the scandals hurt her some - who would trust anyone associated with this, the most corrupt administration in history?


6 posted on 05/22/2013 9:46:49 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Lanny Davis: IRS scandal threatens to kill Hillary's 2016 bid

Awwwwwww, that would be tewwible!!

But, if IRSgate doesn't derail her, what about Benghazigate??

7 posted on 05/22/2013 9:46:57 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“What difference does it make?”


8 posted on 05/22/2013 9:47:47 PM PDT by rotstan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yer full o $h!t Lanny.


9 posted on 05/22/2013 9:49:09 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As I was brushing my teeth, I just realized that 300 MILLION Americans are watching this IRS sideshow.

The IRS used to have the reputation of being “tough but official.”

By the hour, that IRS reputation is changing into “takes half your money every year, and uses some to persecute you depending on your religous/political beliefs.”

I’m not sure how much longer Americans are willing to sacrifice 1/2 their income to pay for the welfare class, illegal alien class, AND to pay for their own persecution at the hands of Moslem Communists such as Soetoro.


10 posted on 05/22/2013 9:53:52 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

After the “journalist” meeting at the Whitehouse, the Left has been talking up the IRS scandal.

I think they are trying to distract from the Benghazi scandal.


11 posted on 05/22/2013 9:55:01 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: LyinLibs

IRS figures find grilling before Congress taxing (What If We Don’t Pay Taxes Next April?)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3022795/posts


12 posted on 05/22/2013 9:55:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What the hell, Barack? Now Lanny is dissing us. Whatcha
gonna do about it?

13 posted on 05/22/2013 9:56:05 PM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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14 posted on 05/22/2013 9:56:15 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hillary was Secretary of State, not of the Treasury. Who ordered FEST to stand down?

Of course, if revelations of the use of the IRS as the Regime's political police wakes up the low information voters, and they vote R or stay home in disgust, that can only be good!

15 posted on 05/22/2013 9:57:00 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The legions of douchebag backbenchers are going to be in the war rooms discussing their chances in a primary campaign against Hillary.

Biden, while tied to the admin, can always just say he knew nothing. People will believe that.... very easily.

Then you have Cuomo, O’Mally, Big Sis, Warner.
There was that weatherman who shat his pants at the White House. He could run. The list goes on.


16 posted on 05/22/2013 9:57:36 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Clintons including that knucklehead daughter should never be allowed anything in government again.


17 posted on 05/22/2013 10:01:30 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: LyinLibs
I just realized that 300 MILLION Americans are watching this IRS sideshow.

The IRS used to have the reputation of being “tough but official.”

By the hour, that IRS reputation is changing into “takes half your money every year, and uses some to persecute you depending on your religous/political beliefs.”

If the IRS is the Gestapo, what does that make Obama?

18 posted on 05/22/2013 10:02:17 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What difference does it make?

Pray for America to Wake Up


19 posted on 05/22/2013 10:05:06 PM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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20 posted on 05/22/2013 10:06:47 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I hope that she is completely destroyed politically after allowing the Americans to be killed on her watch. We have already seen what a horrible leader that she is.
21 posted on 05/22/2013 10:07:42 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (Obama: Cover-up in chief.)
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To: cynwoody

“If the IRS is the Gestapo, what does that make Obama?”

Obama is chief of the Ostapo.


22 posted on 05/22/2013 10:09:35 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

The Dems in one sentence are blaming the IRS and then using 50 sentences to talk about blind political donors and what a tragedy it is. The fact is that campaign finance is the law of the land and no use arguing it, meanwhile the IRS broke the law by targeting private citizens and releasing data.

If the Dems want to tie their rafts to the IRS Titantic, feel free. Just another reason to vote against them and Hillary.


23 posted on 05/22/2013 10:13:02 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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Trust Edge? It’s amazing what a gaggle of sycophantic reporters can buy you.


24 posted on 05/22/2013 10:19:13 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Lanni ... Benghazi will be the Stake... IRS? She hasn’t a a single fingerprint on that.

Then there is Obamacare...

Hillary is toast and so last week, she just doesn’t know it yet.

TT

(unattractive too but “What Difference Does it Make!”)


25 posted on 05/22/2013 10:29:14 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Moderate Dems will merge with the RINOs, after the GOP collapses
(due to amnesty and failure to investigate IRS). They will nominate a Hildebeast-Krispy Kreme ticket. The leftist rump of the party will be dominated by Obama loyalists and Conyers/Waters type whackjobs. The TEA Party will unite with Libertarians and the Constitution Party.


26 posted on 05/22/2013 10:44:45 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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I have no idea why Hillary Clinton is still popular amongst people..she is the devil..she has the blood of four Americans on her hands and yet people STILL talk about her and 2016..anyone else would be finished, done..but nope, Hillary is still in the running..but hey, what difference does it make anyway


28 posted on 05/22/2013 10:58:39 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

[[Lanny Davis: IRS scandal threatens to kill Hillary’s 2016 bid]]

But her gross negligent incompetence won’t preclude her from beign president? Amazing!


29 posted on 05/22/2013 11:33:08 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If taking bribes didn’t hurt her (cattlegate)
And hiding evidence in a criminal investigation didn’t hurt her (rose billing documents in the map room)

Then I’d say she’s impervious to scandal.

In fact, if she were as slick as boy willie, she could turn this around and make herself look like the persecuted victim.


30 posted on 05/23/2013 1:14:04 AM PDT by PressurePoint
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Ya, guys like Lanny are the problem, why are we listening to this beltway vulture when he should be retired working on his award winning roses or building a wooden boat or something.

And why is Hannity kissing his arse when he is up to his eyeballs in progressive organizations, me thinks Lanny is on a subterfuge mission and we shouldn't trust this double agent...

31 posted on 05/23/2013 2:27:44 AM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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Lanny Davis is pond scum at it's worse. He loves Hillary Clinton and will do all he can to make her our president.

He plays ruthless politics and admires Hillary for the same , especially episodes like the time she used all the government's power to ruin the life and career of Billy Dale and his travel office staff.

32 posted on 05/23/2013 2:35:30 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: LyinLibs
"00 MILLION Americans are watching this IRS sideshow."

...and half of them are applauding and giving high fives

33 posted on 05/23/2013 2:37:46 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: Baynative
He loves Hillary Clinton and will do all he can to make her our president.

He also said on Hannity yesterday that Holder is an honest man.

34 posted on 05/23/2013 3:04:05 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If anyone can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, it’s the Republicans.


35 posted on 05/23/2013 3:04:09 AM PDT by SuzyQueIN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
  

It's not just the IRS, but Holder's D.O.J. too...

  


eric holder gun corrupt  investigate investigation stalin mad obamunism leading
36 posted on 05/23/2013 4:07:34 AM PDT by Bon mots
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37 posted on 05/23/2013 4:09:35 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“This hurts the Democratic Party and will hurt anybody who runs for president in 2016,” said former Clinton White House counsel Lanny Davis,

He’s right, although a massive clean up including numerous prison sentences would give the Dems a huge boost. I might even vote for an occasional Dem if they would get behind punishing corrupt government employees. As it is, I wouldn’t vote for the Pope for dogcatcher if he were running as a Dem.


38 posted on 05/23/2013 4:11:16 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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Hitlary has disappeared from the earth or, is in detox more than likely. Can’t have a presidential candidate with a perpetual hangover now can we? Why is she not back infront of the Congress as they ask some real hard questions? Then she might have another meltdown. Gof ro her throat as well. She’s guilty as sin on the Benghazi incident.


39 posted on 05/23/2013 6:29:38 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for HONEST government)
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To: stanne
Lanny Davis. Now there’s a statesman.

Lanny Davis: The Pee Wee Herman of the Democratic Party.

40 posted on 05/23/2013 6:44:00 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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"He also said on Hannity yesterday that Holder is an honest man."

Seattle talk show host Michael Medved who is conservative on most issues LOOOVES Lanny Davis. Then again, Hannity shares his dinner table with Bob Beckel ...you just never know.

41 posted on 05/23/2013 8:36:08 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is a new scandal opening up today that will add to the list of Democrat crimes and misdemeanors.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324787004578495033226047680.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

Kathleen Sebelious has been traveling the country, soliciting funds from private insurers to fund the healthcare exchanges. It is illegal for the government to solicit funds to finance government action that Congress has voted to withhold, that is what Oliver North was prosecuted for.

Interestingly, Drudge has a headline that several large California insurers have stated that they will not participate in the exchanges. My guess is that these insurers saw the handwriting on the wall in regard to the illegal government solicitation of funds and did not want any part of it.


42 posted on 05/23/2013 9:03:40 AM PDT by Eva
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