Skip to comments.Dem. Rep. Lashes Out at Targeted Witnesses: You Asked For It
Posted on 06/04/2013 12:36:57 PM PDT by servo1969
Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) not only blamed the victims of the IRS's targeting on Tuesday--he also implied the IRS would have been justified targeting conservative and Tea Party groups if the agency did so based on what the groups stood for instead of on the words in their names.
At a House Ways and Means hearing in which six leaders of organizations the IRS had targeted were testifying, McDermott said the "mistake here was the staff used the names of the organizatiions instead of the work they do."
McDermott lashed out at the witnesses, saying "each of your groups are highly political" and said that Tea Party and conservative groups that were essentially asking for "a tax break" were trying to game the system and should have been scrutinized for submitting applications for tax-exempt status. He continued by saying taxpayers should know "which side you fall on" and whether groups were interested in finding voters who vote without IDs or doing things like promoting Communist views.
He called the hearings a "circus" and "political theatre" and accused Republicans for looking for a "conspiracy" that did not exist. He suggested the law should be rewritten to prevent groups that engage in political activity from getting tax-exempt status.
He also then went on a rant against George W. Bush and accused the Bush administration of targeting liberal groups "without any concern."
An exasperated Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), who was the next to question, told the witnesses, "so you're to blame ...I guess that's the message."
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
McDermott is retiring....and is an A-hole.....I’m thinking it’s time for my husband to give his office another call....hahahaha....
I don’t remember Bush using the IRS to attack liberal groups.
And I am sure if he DID, we WOULD have heard about it!
This must be that Democrat “War on Women”.
That POS should have been in jail long ago.
Doesn’t matter, his district will replace him with a newer and younger model of exactly the same person.
Jim McDermott was one of the three Congressmen who went to Iraq to be a Human Shield for Saddam Hussein but then left before the shooting started.
Media Matters is the epitome of a tax exempt leftist political propaganda machine.
Donate and deduct it from your taxes.
"Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it." - John Adams, Letter to Abigail Adams, 1777
What an awesome responsibility these Committees of the Congress have to Adams and the other Framers of America's Constitution to "make good use" of the opportunity they have now to "preserve" freedom for future generations!
If they "do not," then history will record their action as a betrayal of the trust of all the brave men and women who have been willing to sacrifice everything for freedom's cause--from 1776 to now.
May they feel the heavy cloak of responsibility they bear for the freedom of those future generations, and may their opinions recall those ideas of individual liberty so beautifully articulated by the Framers of the Constitution they are sworn to uphold.
"On every question of construction, let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed." - Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, June 12, 1823, The Complete Jefferson, p. 322.
Not saying they would not...just saying he doesn’t care now what he says....he’s got his lifetime retirement and bennies secured....
He didn’t like the Rachel Corrie pancake?
But he’s got to know now... he’s on “the list”.
What an unadulterated a**hole.
Maybe if McDermott has a stroke or a heart attack and is gulping oxygen, fighting to breathe, someone should tell him... “You asked for it!”
Where did you read he was retiring ? I’ve seen no such announcement.
And, then there was THIS when McDermott took $$$ from Saddam allies....
McDermott symbolizes the mad Leftist hate that permeates the government now under Obama and Holder.
To his sick mind, the Tea Party people are all Evil White Christians who are all just Tim McVeigh’s spiritual brothers and sisters.
So it’s OK to terrorize and oppress them.
These are the same people who shriek “Voter Suppression!” when a state simply asks for a photo ID to vote.
But when you use the police power of the IRS to suppress votes by strangling the money flow, that’s just keepin’ down the goose steppers to him.
My fear is that there are many more Jim McDermott’s out there. How many low informaiton voters are there who will not see this as a problem for all Americans and liberty but will only be happy it happened to conservatives. They will only be outraged if it happens to one of their own.
Media Matters and any other organization that receives funding from the Tides Foundation (George Soros).
I am telling you right now that these Democrats are crazy.
They are friggin insane.
Hypocrisy is not a harsh enough word for these azzholes , they are insane.
Right in our faces threatening us. Where are our Republicans to defend us against azzholes like this.
This should have started a fist fight among them.
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.