Skip to comments.Lanny Davis: IRS scandal threatens to kill Hillary's 2016 bid
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....
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Pissing match within the old corrupt Clinton team. He’s signaling he wants money to get in gear this cycle.
Now there’s a statesman.
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.
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.
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?
Awwwwwww, that would be tewwible!!
But, if IRSgate doesn't derail her, what about Benghazigate??
“What difference does it make?”
Yer full o $h!t Lanny.
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.
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.
IRS figures find grilling before Congress taxing (What If We Don’t Pay Taxes Next April?)
What the hell, Barack? Now Lanny is dissing us. Whatcha
gonna do about it?
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!
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.
The Clintons including that knucklehead daughter should never be allowed anything in government again.
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?
What difference does it make?
Pray for America to Wake Up
“If the IRS is the Gestapo, what does that make Obama?”
Obama is chief of the Ostapo.
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.
Trust Edge? It’s amazing what a gaggle of sycophantic reporters can buy you.
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.
(unattractive too but “What Difference Does it Make!”)
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.
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
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But her gross negligent incompetence won’t preclude her from beign president? Amazing!
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.
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...
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.
...and half of them are applauding and giving high fives
He also said on Hannity yesterday that Holder is an honest man.
If anyone can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, it’s the Republicans.
“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.
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.
Lanny Davis: The Pee Wee Herman of the Democratic Party.
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.
There is a new scandal opening up today that will add to the list of Democrat crimes and misdemeanors.
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.