Skip to comments.Emails show IRSí Lois Lerner specifically targeted tea party
Posted on 09/12/2013 11:18:58 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
Newly released emails show that Lois G. Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS scandal over special scrutiny of conservative groups applications for tax-exempt status, specifically targeted tea party applications and directed they be held up in 2011 in order to come up with an agency policy.
The email, released by a House committee investigating the IRS, seems to counter Democrats arguments that tea party groups werent specifically targeted.
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Tea Party Matter very dangerous, Ms. Lerner said in the 2011 email, saying that those applications could end up being the vehicle to go to court to get more clarity on a 2010 Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance rules.
In another email, from 2012, Ms. Lerner acknowledges that the agencys handling of the tax-exempt applications had been bungled at the beginning, though she said they had taken steps to correct it.
It is what it is, she said in the email, released Thursday by the Ways and Means Committee. Although the original story isnt as pretty as wed like, once we learned this [sic.] were off track, we have done what we can to change the process, better educate our staff and move the cases. So, we will get dinged, but we took steps before the dinging to make things better and we have written procedures.
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I think we need to hold public hangings.
Ok then, there’s proof. When is she going to jail for her felons?
I want to see this bitch in prison. I want her hair sheared, dressed in orange and relegated to the status of the new bitch on the cell block..
Do not give her any sort of immunity. Get her ass up in front of men with balls and deliver the ultimatum.. “tell us the truth, or you had better get used to orange.”
“I think we need to hold public hangings.”
Yes, but in her case, a witch burning would be more appropriate!
Yeah, and she’s still being paid and go-along Issa hasn’t called her back to testify. It was all for show.
The Ballot Box?
Methinks you are a couple boxes short...
As soon as Eric Holder gets around to it.
We may be waiting awhile.
Do you really think it would make a difference? At the executive level we are outnumbered. The majority of voters these days are clueless peasants, happy on the plantation, blissfully ignorant about their oppressive existence.
Heres a little story about how the colonists of Boston handled overreaching and bullying government apparatchiks.
In 1774, John Malcolm was a Crown customs collector, based in Boston. At that time Boston had had five years of civic tension culminating in the Boston Massacre. Malcolm, like most Crown representatives didnt much like the Bostonians and harboured smouldering resentment against the uppity locals who had been resisting Crown authority since the Stamp Act in 1768. They made his job difficult. Malcolm had more reason than most to hold a grudge against the colonists. He had only recently had a run-in with the good people of Portland, Maine on a customs matter over which they had disagreed. The Portland folks saw fit to tar and feather Malcolm but were kind enough to allow him to remain clothed for the treatment. A prideful man who was impressed by his own authority this didnt sit well.
In the snow covered streets of Boston in January Malcolm was run over by a boy sledding in the street. Malcolm, his temper, getting the best of him raised his cane to strike the boy. George Hewes, a local shoemaker, intervened and Malcolm turned on Hewes. At first, Malcolm tried to overawe Hewes with his social rank - being a gentleman and, in Malcolms mind, a hero of the French and Indian War. Hewes took the vituperation of Malcolm with a grain of salt and retorted Be that as it may, I was never tarred and feathered. That was the match to Malcolms tinder and he flew at Hewes and struck him a near fatal blow to the head with his cane.
The town of Boston was electric with tension between the locals and Crown representatives and word of this attack spread almost instantly. A crowd gathered at Malcolms house while he shouted out a window, relishing baiting the crowd into an uproar, and flourishing with his sword, eventually stabbing one man in the chest.
The crowd swarmed the house, forcing Malcolm to retreat to the second floor. Malcolm was eventually disarmed and the crowd seized him, tied him, put him on a sled and dragged him through the town as brickbats rained upon him. After pulling him by the wharfs to pick up a barrel of tar, the mob took him to King St, by the Town House, where political rallies were customarily held and where the Massacre had occurred.
In the chill of the coldest night of a Boston January Malcolm was stripped, dislocating his arm, and hot tar daubed on his bare skin, burning his flesh. Feathers then were applied to give what was then called the modern jacket. Malcolm was then paraded, both burned and freezing, from one end of the town to the other and back. At the Liberty Tree they threw a noose around his neck and threatened to hang him if he didnt denounce the Governor and the Customs Commissioners. He refused but they didnt hang him. Instead they paraded him back to the far end of town again, eventually rolling him out of the cart at his home like a log.
Malcolm wasnt the first or last to suffer from the peoples anger. In the time before Concord and Lexington many Crown representatives as well as colonists in government positions suffered their houses to be ransacked, demolished or fired and their persons to be insulted most cruelly. Soon, the British Regulars - the Redcoats - the Crowns SWAT teams of the time - which had been withdrawn after the Boston Massacre in an attempt to calm matters were returned in force and Boston was placed under martial law.
I thought obama made her a Saint? And now you want to see St. Lois in misery?
A real genius this dingbat is
The Federal apparatus is full of Lois Lerners,
and they are accountable to no one
This arrogant liar should be in jail.
This is voter suppression of the highest order. Lois Lerner belongs in Federal prison. There is no way 0bama himself wasn’t complicit in his multi-agency effort at shutting down Republicans leading up to the 2012 election.
Where is Scooter Libby?
Yes...as crass as it sounds, I want her reduced to the degradation of ‘inmate’. One where she is internally conflicted with the choice of becoming some butch hulk’s bitch or constantly subjected to actions that make her miserable during her prison tenure.
What she did, at the behest of Obama or otherwise, is patently inexcusable and she deserves the harshest punishment imaginable in our penal system.
Makes sense why she took the 5th so quick. She will do her time and hope for a pardon like bj did with that suzanne bitch.
Well, tarring and feathering would be a nice start.
The Rhinos view the tea party as a threat to them so even though they were hearing some complaints about this they never took any action. Mark Levin got the IG to look into it.
There will be no real investigation and this is still happening and it won’t stop.
I'll bring the rope. Right after we get to audit their friggin sorry asses!
This isn’t Issa’s committee. Super Dave Camp is the man doing the “investigating” here.
Here's another approach...
The first conflict of the American Revolution might be said to be the result of the Stamp Act of 1765. In August of 1765, Andrew Oliver, the stamp agent in Boston was hung in effigy from the Liberty Tree and forced to resign his commission.
"What a greater Joy did ever New England see
Than a Stampman hanging on a Tree".
Lt. Gov Hutchinson and the sheriff attempted to break up the crowd around midnight only to be driven off by a hail of stones and harsh commentary.
A couple of weeks later a crowd gathered and lit a bonfire on King St in Boston. They then moved on to the house of William Story, a Crown agent in the admiralty court. The crowd swarmed the house, destroying Story's papers and his furnishings as well as Court records held there.
The crowd then moved on to the home of Boston's Controller of Customs, Benjamin Hallowell. They tore down his fence, broke out his windows, stormed the house and stripped it of contents.
The next target of the night was Hutchinson's home. The Lt. Gov. had gotten warning and sent his family to safety. But his eldest daughter had returned and declared she would stay unless Hutchinson also departed. Hutchinson retreated with her to a neighbor's house. The crowd did its work again and left only a shell and a partial roof to greet the dawn.
Thus our ancestors met overreaching government. It was not the last battle but merely a beginning. There followed the Declaratory Act and the Townsend Acts and the Tea Act. Martial law and direct resistance pushed back and forth until "The Shot Heard 'Round the World" and then it was game on.
As long as NO ONE is INDICTED on charges it’s all just Kabuki theater at the public’s expense.
I don’t understand why she isn’t wearing orange RIGHT NOW.
They prefer simply discarding the entire IRS...?
Why do we have a Congress and Judicial system, if —as we see so far— it plays NO ACTUAL ROLE...?
The law is only for the Little People?
Hope & Change = DISCARD MAGNA CARTA, PERHAPS?
Greta VanSusteren said the IRS is purposely not denying status to the tea party people to keep them in limbo so they cannot take legal action. She said it is a dirty sleazy trick they are pulling.
There will be no real investigation and this is still happening and it wont stop.
All going according to plan. That’s the Boehner/McConnell tip toe loser plan, unfortunately. The GOP want to drag this IRS “investigation” out until the election and hope the voters will do the heavy lifting.
Impeachments. Fair trials. THEN, first-class hangings.
And nothing will be done, no accountability, no charges filed... next.
These evil SOB’s will be in charge of our healthcare now. Can you imagine what they will do with your personal health records or what they will deny because of your post last week on a website they didn’t like?
Why is that evil BI%CH still on paid leave? She needs to be “un-employed” and in jail.
When is that bitch going back up on the witness stand?
Is it me, or has all the energy gone out of the investigations on the Benghazi, FSA, IRS, F&F issues?
With gold-trimmed scaffolds? ;-)
And nothing will be done, no accountability, no charges filed... next.
And no attempt at all to stick this IRS stuff to the Bystander In Chief.
The beltway GOP just don’t give a damn that us folks on Main Street had our constitutional rights violated by the IRS. Their tepid response to these outrages proves it.
6610 Fernwood Court
Bethesda, MD 20817
That’s where she lives. How come they don’t get their homes picketed the way the freaks on the left do to conservatives?
Just end it there because nothing is going to happen to anyone. We are witnessing the end of a free nation.
So who is going to do anything about it,huh? The commies have won.
Unless and until there is a serious deterrent, there will be no letup from these deranged filth.
Thats where she lives. How come they dont get their homes picketed the way the freaks on the left do to conservatives?"
Perhaps a million bikers should add an additional stop on their tour?
That’s why she asserted her Fifth Amendment right...
“The Federal apparatus is full of Lois Lerners,
and they are accountable to no one”
In my previous job, I did deal with one Federal agency where everyone I met were so law abiding it was a breath of fresh air.
It was Defense Mapping (don’t know if it is still called that) and these men were so honest they would not even allow me to pay for a cup of coffee less it appear to be a bribe.
I cannot say the same about any other Federal agency that I had contact with.
It is almost like finding the Peaceful Muslim to find an honest and effective Federal employee.
The Rinos are creating a lot of sympathy for the Tea Party. I am teetering on the edge of joining them.
Yes Obama would pardon her on his way out the door. So would it make sense to try her after that time?
Ideally, she needs to be made to sing and they are saying now...these emails lead right back to the White House. If that is the case then she could bring down not just 0bama, but the whole upper echelon of the democrat party.
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