Skip to comments.IRS officials thought Obama wanted crackdown on tea party groups, worried about negative press
Posted on 09/18/2013 5:38:47 AM PDT by Perdogg
IRS employees were acutely aware in 2010 that President Obama wanted to crack down on conservative organizations and were egged into targeting tea party groups by press reports mocking the emerging movement, according to an interim report being circulated Tuesday by House investigators.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
I hope this is grounds for impeachment!
The Great Uniter only sought to sow the seeds of hate...
If they ‘thought’, then they were “TOLD!”
In other words, a criminal conspiracy.
But don’t worry, the last election was totallllly legit.
Oh yeah ...ordiss iss ordiss
So the IRS is not an agency that only collects taxes due the US Government. It is “crack down” agency; harassing, intimidating and persecuting individuals and groups that the political party in power directs it to do for purely political reasons. What a noble expression of care for the people of America the US Government’s IRS is.
"Who will rid me of this meddlesome cleric?"
It all depends on how they were made "acutely aware" of what obama wanted. They could all be delusional! Or Bush holdovers, eek!
In the report, the investigators do not find evidence that IRS employees received orders from politicians to target the tea party, and agency officials deny overt bias or political motives.
But, a bit later:
The Republican oversight report traces the growing pressure on the IRS to act, beginning with Mr. Obamas criticism of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision in his 2010 State of the Union address to calls from top members of Congress for the IRS to give special scrutiny to tea party applications.
Emails among IRS officials, and committee interviews with them, show agency employees were aware of the pressure, sending one another news reports and commenting in sometimes derisive language about the tea party applications.
Oh, but their choice to single out the Tea Party applications "wasn't political".
These people should be fired and indicted for official oppression, but the Republicans are going to let them whitewash this all away.
I think I'm going to be sick.
I’ll always wonder about that. We didn’t really have very good candidates though...
The article, unfortunately, doesn’t report anything that specific; this is more of a general comment. I doubt that it would be possible to tie Obama to it directly, unless his many meetings at the WH with the head of the IRS at that time can be brought into it.
Impeachment file on B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, a legal citizen of the sovereign Nation of Indonesia.
And I ask, did this impact the election? I think so!
Why would he be worried about the press? They were the rock throwers against the Tea Party.
Pray America is Waking Up