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Mitch McConnell Realizes IRS Scandal Is Over
New York Magazine ^ | 6/21/2013 | Jonathan Chait

Posted on 06/21/2013 12:29:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Mitch McConnell delivered a speech today at the American Enterprise Institute to officially signal that the IRS scandal has entered its post-fact phase. When the IRS first revealed that its Cincinnati office had attempted to enforce its nonprofit laws using a search function that disproportionately impacted conservatives, Republicans were certain it must have come from the White House. They were going to follow the facts. But all of the facts point in the same direction, which is that the Obama administration had nothing to do with it at all. That was the conclusion of the agency’s inspector-general report, as well as the House Oversight Committee’s own interviews, which the Republican majority tried to suppress and which (when the Democrats released them) showed the operation was an independent, well-intentioned effort to enforce the law led by an IRS official who happens to be a conservative Republican.

McConnell’s speech is an attempt to reframe the issue in a way that it can survive the utter absence of incriminating facts. One method he employs is to flip around the burden of proof: Now we have an administration that’s desperately trying to prove that nobody at the top was involved in any of this stuff, even as they hope that the media loses interest in this scandal and moves on …

Got that? Before Republicans were going to prove that Obama’s administration was involved. All of the evidence suggests it wasn’t. So now McConnell is framing the question as Obama trying to prove he wasn’t involved. Which, of course, he can’t. For that matter, McConnell can’t prove that he didn’t mastermind the IRS. You can’t prove a negative.

McConnell also argues that the scandal is larger than facts about illegality or misconduct — “what we’re dealing with here is larger than the actions of one agency or any group of employees.” By "larger," McConnell means the scandal is just the same nebulous suspicions they have always had about Democrats running the government: The attacks on speech that we’ve seen over the past several years were never limited to a few Left-wing pressure groups or the DISCLOSE Act. They extend throughout the federal government, to places like the FEC, the FCC, HHS, the SEC, and as all Americans now know — even to the IRS. These assaults have often been aided and abetted by the administration’s allies in Congress.

The “Disclose Act” is a proposed measure that would require unregulated political groups to publicly disclose their donors. Back when campaign finance reformers were trying to actually put limits on outside donations, McConnell was a fierce advocate of this idea. Since the Supreme Court killed spending limits, disclosure has become the best reformers can hope for, and McConnell has now turned against it and indeed portrays it as a sinister Nixonian attempt to suppress free speech.

The belligerent and borderline-paranoid tone of McConnell’s speech today is a kind of covered retreat, signaling the IRS scandal’s turn into a vague trope that conservatives use with other members of the tribe, the way liberals liked to say “Halliburton” during the Bush years, to signal some dark beliefs they don’t need to back up.


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1 posted on 06/21/2013 12:29:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Adios Republicans!


2 posted on 06/21/2013 12:30:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (McCain and "The Flake" have got to go.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

At least Mitch will go down with the party.


3 posted on 06/21/2013 12:33:11 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: nickcarraway

As Dandy Don used to sing, “turn out the lights, the party’s over...”.


4 posted on 06/21/2013 12:33:16 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: nickcarraway
entered its post-fact phase

God I hate these awful people.

5 posted on 06/21/2013 12:33:28 PM PDT by DManA
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To: nickcarraway
Since this wasn't dealt with now, IRS intimidation is going to become an entrenched practice.

The next democratic administration will be able to get away with this, and the media will have a "ho-hum been-there-seen-that" attitude.

6 posted on 06/21/2013 12:33:29 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: nickcarraway

Ol’ Roll-Over McConnell


7 posted on 06/21/2013 12:34:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: nickcarraway
Well, if New York Magazine says the scandal is over then it must be over.

Just like any other organized crime investigation, you have to start at the low level workers and get them to provide evidence against those higher up who ordered them to commit their crimes. Maybe it didn't come from Obama directly but instead from some Obama loyalist who took it on him- or herself to try to crush Obama's political opponents. But we haven't really climbed the ladder of the racketeers in the IRS yet.

8 posted on 06/21/2013 12:35:23 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: nickcarraway

These idiots just can’t keep their big mouths shut Mitch Linseed McLame et al . . . you’d think they’d hate the Demonrats with all the crap that comes out of their hateful mouths and want to rub their faces in their own feces


9 posted on 06/21/2013 12:35:35 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: nickcarraway

I know Chait is hard left but the facts are pointing where?


10 posted on 06/21/2013 12:36:26 PM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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The meticulously researched timelines posted allover FR are significant since they chronicle events that show the Tea Party was heating up---holding massive rallies, and showing up at townhalls to protest Obamacare.

The arrogant, self-entitled Obamatons surely went ballistic. Does not take much imagination to know the WH con artists were thinking up demonic ways to stop the Tea Partiers who stood in their path.

SIGNIFICANT Remember that when the Obamatons landed in the WH, they also took over the census. So when Obama sent his COS---Rahm Emanuel----to takeover Treasury, he had all the tools at his disposal to target individuals, tea parties, patriot groups, and so on.

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CONNECTING THE DOTS: Obama's stranglegold on Treasury via COS Rahm Emanuel's dual role

THE TARGETING PAPER TRAIL BEGINS: Soon as they occupied the WH, Obama and the Chicago con artists (a) took control of the US Census; (b) Obama placed his COS Rahm Emanuel in control of the US Dept of the Treasury (the IRS).

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THE SMOKING GUN---WSJ REPORT--On Jan 20, 2009 Timothy Geithner was appointed Obama's Secy of the Treasury. But within three weeks, the Obama White House tightened its grip on Treasury. Obama put his COS, Rahm Emanuel, in charge of Treasury---Rahm Emanuel's dual role was an unusual move.

When he got to Treasury, WH COS Rahm Emanuel was so involved in the inner workings of the Treasury that the phrase "Rahm wants it" had become an unofficial mantra among subservient govt staffers, prostrate in obeisance, scurrying to accede to Rahm's wishes, according to Treasury government officials. Reported by WSJ / 05/31/09

More here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124113406528875137.html

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Contact Congress Toll Free 1-(866) 220-0044 : All of the Treasury factotums doing Rahm's bidding need to be identified and brought before Congress to testify under oath. We need to know the specifics WRT Emanuel's activities at Treasury including dates and times when Emanuel consorted w/ the IRS.

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MOMENTS TO REMEMBER Obama was fond of saying "Tea Parties are a threat to democracy."

Obama told hispanics, " we will reward our friends and punish our enemies."

Valerie Jarrett ominously warned, they "would not forget" which Americans did not worship Obama.

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Contact Congress Toll Free 1-(866) 220-0044---Taxpayers demand Congress call govt employees at Treasury (IRS), who were underlings of Obama COS Rahm Emanuel...to testify under oath, including the number of times Emanuel consorted with the IRS. The WJS reported Emanuel's unusual arrangement----his dual role as WH COS and Treasury head.

CONTACT FOX NEWS --- 1-888-369-4762

CONTACT CONG TREY GOWDY (R-SC)
1404 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6030
Fax: (202) 226-1177

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TALKING POINTS--WSJ REPORTOn Jan 20, 2009 Timothy Geithner was appointed Obama's Secy of the Treasury. But within three weeks, the Obama White House tightened its grip on Treasury. Obama put his COS, Rahm Emanuel, in charge of Treasury---Rahm Emanuel's dual role was an unusual move.

When he got to Treasury, White House COS Rahm Emanuel was so involved in the inner workings of the Treasury that the phrase "Rahm wants it" had become an unofficial mantra among subservient govt staffers, prostrate in obeisance, scurrying to accede to Rahm's wishes, according to Treasury government officials. Reported by WSJ / 05/31/09

More here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124113406528875137.html

11 posted on 06/21/2013 12:36:34 PM PDT by Liz
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To: KarlInOhio
The problem isn't what New York Magazine says it's over, the problem is that McConnell and Boehner do. They actually approve of what the IRS did, because it was targeting their enemies.
12 posted on 06/21/2013 12:36:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

He’s right. I just double checked the law. It plainly states that right-wing groups that contain the words “patriot” or “tea party” in their names and or who claim they are defending the constitution SHALL receive extraordinary scrutiny and their applications MUST be stalled for three years or greater before being summarily rejected.


13 posted on 06/21/2013 12:37:26 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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99% of Americans know nothing about this. Muslim groups all got status. So did the shady "Barack H Obama Foundation?” created hy half-brother Malik---in honor of their father--which was fast-tracked for tax-exemption by the IRS? .

The tax-free Obama foundation, fast-tracked by Lois Lerner for IRS tax-exempt status, is based at a Virginia UPS store, according to its website. The organization’s IRS filings list another Virginia address that is actually a drug rehab center where the foundation does not appear ever to have been based.

As first reported by The Daily Caller, the foundation was speedily approved for IRS exemption by Lois Lerner, the self-same IRS senior official at the center of the targeting of conservative organizations that have waited over two years to receive tax exempt status. The IRS thoughtfully gave Obama Foundation retroactive fund-raising status.......which it stupidly never applied for. Or more likely did not need---(federal money laundering would fill the coffers?).

The tax-exempt Barack H. Obama Foundation is run by Abon’go “Roy” Malik Obama, the half-brother of Barack Obama.

The foundation’s mission statement is “to provide people everywhere with resources to uplift their welfare and living standards in memory of dad---Barack H. Obama: in the region of his birth, Kenya, and beyond.” Its guiding principle is “the inherent belief that no one can truly enjoy the riches he has reaped if his neighbor suffers....."We seek to elevate the human condition so that everyone can live in dignity and truly enjoy having one another as neighbors.”

(same old, same old sap-happy do-goodniks)

Despite raising more than $250,000, the alleged charity doesn’t seem to have done much. Its website claims the organization has built a madrassa and was building an imam’s house as well as some “proposed latrines,” but there is no other evidence that the nonprofit was working to “mitigate social-shortcomings in areas of education and literacy, health and well-being, poverty, and lack of community infrastructure in such basic needs such as water, electricity, shelter and sustenance,” as the site says.

Alton Ray Baysden, a former Dept of State employee, allegedly a registered Republican, who helped start the Barack H Obama foundation, declined to comment before seeing copies of a reporter’s passport and govt ID, along with a description of the article’s “motivation” and “slant.”

Repeated reporters' phone calls went to the organization’s voicemail and were not returned.

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OBAMA GIVES 50 MILLION DOLLARS IN AID TO KENYA;
O'S KENYAN HALF-BROTHER READY TO CASH IN---
VIA THE TAX-EXEMPT DO-GOOD "OBAMA FOUNDATION"

The tax-exempt “charity” named in honor of their Dad,
is supposedly run by President Barack Obama’s half-
brother Malik who spends most of his time in Kenya
with his 12 wives.

Obama's half-brother Malik holds up photo of Obama in Muslim
dress taken on a trip to Kenya when Ohaha was about 23-24 yo.

14 posted on 06/21/2013 12:38:00 PM PDT by Liz
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To: nickcarraway

This is Illinois politics on the national scale.

Nothing ever happens, because the only ones who could do something are in the game also.


15 posted on 06/21/2013 12:38:06 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: DManA

Liberals are the most vile disgusting people and nothing but a cancer on the human race.

There’s not one of them that’s not a habitual liar and filthy hypocrite.


16 posted on 06/21/2013 12:38:18 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: ClaytonP

“IRS intimidation is going to become an entrenched practice.”

Sure will. And a lot more thuggish too.


17 posted on 06/21/2013 12:38:35 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: nickcarraway; stephenjohnbanker; All
This article is from a notorious radical lefty, Johnathan Chait. He's bad news, and not to be trusted.

Why would anyone believe something written by this guy?

18 posted on 06/21/2013 12:39:19 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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Leftist rag so untrustworthy. Especially when Judicial Watch just did a conference discussion on this issue a day after the rally. There is plenty more to be uncovered.

You can see the archive here:
http://www.judicialwatch.org/live/


19 posted on 06/21/2013 12:39:38 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: nickcarraway

naw, it’s not over ~ otherwise they wouldn’t have fired the only person who could prove anything in Washington.


20 posted on 06/21/2013 12:40:19 PM PDT by muawiyah (All the illegals are already citizens. They have countries they can flee to. We Americans don't!)
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To: MichaelCorleone

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


21 posted on 06/21/2013 12:40:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: nickcarraway

FUMM


22 posted on 06/21/2013 12:40:51 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: nickcarraway
Don't buy Chiat's leftist propaganda. He wishes this was over.

We knew that the IRS chief was visiting the White House weekly. But we just found out his deputy was there hundreds of times. And we know the IRS harassment started right when Obama started claiming the conservative C4 organizations were raising "illegal" money. This goes right to the White House.

23 posted on 06/21/2013 12:41:15 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Lakeshark

You are correct.

McConnell is really pissing me off right now, playing footsie with amnesty.


24 posted on 06/21/2013 12:41:50 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: All

It might be on something else that link, but yesterday it repeated.


25 posted on 06/21/2013 12:43:07 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: ClaytonP
Since this wasn't dealt with now, IRS intimidation is going to become an entrenched practice.

"GOING to become"????

26 posted on 06/21/2013 12:43:27 PM PDT by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Why would you be pissed now? Has he ever claimed to be anything other than a total Obama lackey? He’s never eve attempted to be conservative.


27 posted on 06/21/2013 12:44:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

How did this gobbler survive another Thanksgiving?! I cannot find publicly acceptable words to describe my contempt for what his kind are doing to we the people.


28 posted on 06/21/2013 12:44:16 PM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: nickcarraway
This is a piece by a liberal in essence claiming there is no there there. Suppressing free speech and targeting conservative groups by a bunch of progressives HAPPENED whether or not a smoking gun can be produced leading to the white house. The WH is tacit leader in this just from stated views.

I want the persons who actually did the targeting, such as Lerner to be prosecuted. If Mitch doesn't get that, he needs to go to the house--probably needs to retire just on general weak-kneed principles.

vaudine

29 posted on 06/21/2013 12:45:04 PM PDT by vaudine
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” He’s never eve attempted to be conservative.”

Correct, hw reminds me of the cave-in artist Trent (Not)t.

Who now makes 5 million a year, as owner of a “lobbyist” company.


30 posted on 06/21/2013 12:47:25 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder if Droopy is “so happy” about it.


31 posted on 06/21/2013 12:47:32 PM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: nickcarraway
Bugging McConnell's office must have given the Dems some great blackmail ammo. The IRS scandal investigation has not even started good. It may be over, but only because no one is pursuing the bad guys. Too bad, too, because next time the IRS may be coming after them. Think Nazi Germany. Think SS.
32 posted on 06/21/2013 12:49:12 PM PDT by July4
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Correct, he reminds me of the cave-in artist Trent (Not)t.

Yes, another despicable logroller; you are spot on.

33 posted on 06/21/2013 12:51:06 PM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: Lakeshark; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne
This article is from a notorious radical lefty, Johnathan Chait. He's bad news, and not to be trusted. Why would anyone believe something written by this guy?

I agree. I consider McConnell a weasel, but the argument in the article does not make sense. In fact, O *is* trying to shift blame away from himself. What is wrong with McConnell saying that?

"You are always shifting the blame. Shift, shift, shift, that's all you do!" - Col. Erhardt from "to be or not to be"


34 posted on 06/21/2013 12:51:27 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim the questions came from the pages of a handbook IRS has used for many years to assist applicants and staff to deal with applications. WHAT ISN'T IN THERE is the delay.

As you know USPS has something very comparable to this (applications for nonprofit mailing rates) and I had a good 30 years experience working in that area ~ and rewriting the rules from time to time as things changed. Our best guy did just over 500 approvals in one month of eight hour days!

I doubt that mega form IRS issues (one form for several different broad classes of applications) can be handled that fast, but it shouldn't have taken more than half an hour to write up an approval for the boss to sign!

Something horribly wrong happened ~ and I don't think it was because a branch chief called Headquarters with a question!

Keep your eye on Holly ~ she got fired ~ but she also said she (they) thought Cincy was working the cases as normal.

It will eventually come out that the productivity rates were normal ~ which they would be whether that handful of new cases were worked.

Three years delay is criminal! There's a crook in the mess and he or she needs to be ferreted out.

35 posted on 06/21/2013 12:51:41 PM PDT by muawiyah (All the illegals are already citizens. They have countries they can flee to. We Americans don't!)
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But all of the facts point in the same direction, which is that the Obama administration had nothing to do with it at all.

I have this bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to have Mr. Chait look at.

36 posted on 06/21/2013 12:52:35 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: nickcarraway

What a joke.


37 posted on 06/21/2013 12:53:53 PM PDT by Durbin
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To: ClaytonP

Since this wasn’t dealt with now, IRS intimidation is going to become an entrenched practice.


It certainly is. And it’s going to be more horrific when they start enforcing Obamacare.


38 posted on 06/21/2013 12:55:00 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: colorado tanker
Don't buy Chiat's leftist propaganda. He wishes this was over.

See #34.

39 posted on 06/21/2013 12:56:22 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: nickcarraway

To me this is by far the biggest of the scandals.

I personally believe it will do a lot to change how many people view the government. Not just people on the right either.

And a lot of that change in attitude is still developing and spreading as the story sinks in.

It’s not just the IRS, they’re using multiple arms of the government as a political weapon.


40 posted on 06/21/2013 12:56:31 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: nickcarraway
That was the conclusion of the agency’s inspector-general report

It wasn't a "report", it was an audit. There has not yet been any full investigation that names who actually ordered the illegal activities.

41 posted on 06/21/2013 12:57:52 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Agreed. Most of the senators are pissing me off right now.

What a horrendous group of liars and creeps.

That being said, I would not believe this writer (Chait) any farther than I could spit our boat........

42 posted on 06/21/2013 12:57:57 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: muawiyah

Why do you always find a way to defend big government? Don’t you realize that FR is a conservative site dedicated to fighting big government and its abuses? I think you’d fit right in on a GOP-e RINO site.


43 posted on 06/21/2013 12:58:30 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: nickcarraway

I said from the get go Issa would utterly screw this up. Guess what.


44 posted on 06/21/2013 12:59:21 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Oops, meant to ping you to my last post.


45 posted on 06/21/2013 12:59:32 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: nickcarraway

Bull cookies. The IRS was used as a weapon against this administration’s political foes. It doesn’t get any more felonious than that. Obama needs to be impeached, imprisoned and shamed for eternity. A lot of his fellow henchmen should go to jail as well.


46 posted on 06/21/2013 12:59:38 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: nickcarraway; All

The IRS scandal will be over when Sen. McConnell announces that Congress has discovered Justice John Marshall’s official clarification of Congress’s Article I, Section 8-limited power to lay taxes.


47 posted on 06/21/2013 1:00:11 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: nickcarraway

Post fact phase?

Isn’t that when it enters it’s indictment phase?

Over? Ha!


48 posted on 06/21/2013 1:00:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kennedy: Today I am a Berliner / Reagan: Gorbachev tear down this wall / Obama: I can't read this...)
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder if Tom Delay has any opinion on the IRS targeting conservatives?


49 posted on 06/21/2013 1:00:25 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Liberty Valance

Oh, and McConnell can KMA! He acts like a prison trustee with his drawers around his ankles.


50 posted on 06/21/2013 1:01:43 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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