Skip to comments.Obama: 'Not Even a Smidgen of Corruption' in IRS Targeting of Conservatives
Posted on 02/03/2014 6:58:22 AM PST by bestintxas
In a pregame Super Bowl interview, President Barack Obama told Fox News's Bill O'Reilly that there was "not even a smidgen of corruption" involved in the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups. Obama's bold statement stands in contrast to established facts. Even the left-leaning journalism group ProPublica has admitted that the IRS office that harassed conservative tax-exempt groups during the 2012 election cycle gave ProPublica nine confidential applications of conservative groups whose tax-exempt statuses were pending. Moreover, ProPublica noted that the documents it received were "not supposed to be made public" but that "no unapproved applications from liberal groups were sent to ProPublica."
Still, Obama chalked up the IRS scandal to mere mistakes.
"There were some bone-headed decisions," said Obama.
The president then blamed O'Reilly and Fox News for the IRS scandal.
"These kinds of things keep on surfacing in part because you and your TV station will promote them," said Obama.
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Let's somehow get him under oath and let him repeat that statement. Lois Lerner was unwilling to.
“there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” involved in the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups.”
This means we will get more of it, in spades.
Barack Obama...lying directly in the faces of all Americans since...forever.
Remind me again... What is it that a proven liar in all things does when asked about something evil and illegal that he has done?
I think Obama graduated Summa Cum Lauda from the Joseph Stalin School of Truth.
I don't think he's lying here.
I think he literally believes there is absolutely no corruption in using the full weight of the federal government to crush one's political opponents.
It is the Chicago way...
14 Pinnochios on a scale of 10.
Nope he was not lying there.
And, truth be told, the Obamadork was not lying when he said “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” Why? Well, you foo....he was talking to the ILLEGAL ALIENS.
“What is it that a proven liar in all things does when asked about something evil and illegal that he has done?”
I dont know. I’ll ask an expert, bill clinton, that question and get back to you.
“Obama: ‘Not Even a Smidgen of Corruption’ in IRS Targeting of Conservatives”
Thanks Obama. Now im positive there’s plenty of corruption in the irs targeting of conservatives.
You are probably right.
the great leaders transparent habit of going into uncharacteristic language mode...was in full effect.
Red Flag Number One: FOLKS...
when hes at the biggest loss for words to cover this BS...he resorts to using the word folks
SMIDGEN....a word I doubt hes ever used before..
No Barry...Not A Smidgen...an AVALANCHE!
Obama’s pathology is that he cannot tell the truth. He lies at all times, especially when it matters. It is his illness. His lying is infecting not only the federal government but state governments as well. The country cannot survive such dishonesty for long before it begins to affect law enforcement, military preparedness, and the economy itself. It matters!
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
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I expect the POS kenyan to lie about everything so no surprises or extreme anger.
What pisses me off to the core is idiot ass kisser oreilly closes with an “I know your heart is in the right place” compliment to the dictator.
Billy boy has always been an insufferable butt-lick with democrats but along with no real follow-up challenges to the kenyan lies he made it about as relevant as the Puppy Bowl without the puppies, cats, etc.
Bill-O, you have made it clear that you’re no more than a butt-lick propagandist allowing this POS to legitimize himself once again under the guise of “hard questions” and “hard reporting”.
No corruption, just business as usual for the lawless presidency.
This guys cries out IMPEACHMENT
Yep. The entire interview was a lie.
it ain’t corruption if they are following orders I guess?
The Prez is absolutely right. There is not a smidgeon of corruption in the IRS targeting of conservative groups. There’s a whole heaping, stinking, dungheap of corruption involved.
In philosophical, theological, or moral discussions, corruption is spiritual or moral impurity or deviation from an ideal. Government, or 'political', corruption occurs when an office-holder or other governmental employee acts in an official capacity for personal gain.
You see, the main reason for the administration's "acts" is for the good of the people. To bring them into a superior marxist society. If there is any personal gain, it is all incidental to the process of fixing our societal abnormalities. /s
Which explains why Lois Lerner tried to plead the Fifth (incorrectly) before Issa's committee.
“Barack Obama...lying directly in the faces of all Americans since...forever.”........
What frightens me is how many people actually believe that. “Bro wud neva ly tu da hood.”
Nothing to see here, move along. Business as usual.
The issue, O, is not corruption (though that is a natural for government taxation, since there’s tons of money involved...)
The issue is the use of raw government power to silence the normal American political discourse (including criticisms) of your regime.
a far worse violation of our rights in our Constitutional republic. (PS: Its called the United States of America, check your immigration papers to be sure, and it has only 50 states — unlike the Organization of the Islamic Conference, which indeed counts 57 states and terrorist organizations in its membership. An honest mistake, no doubt...)
There is nothing you can do with a guy like that. You will never get any satisfaction out of him. He will lie outright in the face of damning evidence. He knows he will never be brought to task for his crimes.
The Qur’an encourages lying:
Muslim scholars teach that Muslims should generally be truthful to each other, unless the purpose of lying is to “smooth over differences.”
There are two forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, taqiyya and kitman. These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause Islam - in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.
From The Qur’an:
Qur’an (16:106) - Establishes that there are circumstances that can “compel” a Muslim to tell a lie.
Qur’an (3:28) - This verse tells Muslims not to take those outside the faith as friends, unless it is to “guard themselves.”
Qur’an (9:3) - “...Allah and His Messenger are free from liability to the idolaters...” The dissolution of oaths with the pagans who remained at Mecca following its capture. They did nothing wrong, but were evicted anyway.
Qur’an (40:28) - A man is introduced as a believer, but one who must “hide his faith” among those who are not believers.
Qur’an (2:225) - “Allah will not call you to account for thoughtlessness in your oaths, but for the intention in your hearts” The context of this remark is marriage, which explains why Sharia allows spouses to lie to each other for the greater good.
Qur’an (66:2) - “Allah has already ordained for you, (O men), the dissolution of your oaths”
Qur’an (3:54) - “And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and Allah is the best of schemers.” The Arabic word used here for scheme (or plot) is makara, which literally means deceit. If Allah is deceitful toward unbelievers, then there is little basis for denying that Muslims are allowed to do the same. (See also 8:30 and 10:21)
Taken collectively these verses are interpreted to mean that there are circumstances when a Muslim may be “compelled” to deceive others for a greater purpose.
From the Hadith:
Bukhari (52:269) - “The Prophet said, ‘War is deceit.’” The context of this is thought to be the murder of Usayr ibn Zarim and his thirty unarmed men by Muhammad’s men after he “guaranteed” them safe passage (see Additional Notes below).
Bukhari (49:857) - “He who makes peace between the people by inventing good information or saying good things, is not a liar.” Lying is permitted when the end justifies the means.
Bukhari (84:64-65) - Speaking from a position of power at the time, Ali confirms that lying is permissible in order to deceive an “enemy.”
Muslim (32:6303) - “...he did not hear that exemption was granted in anything what the people speak as lie but in three cases: in battle, for bringing reconciliation amongst persons and the narration of the words of the husband to his wife, and the narration of the words of a wife to her husband (in a twisted form in order to bring reconciliation between them).”
Bukhari (50:369) - Recounts the murder of a poet, Ka’b bin al-Ashraf, at Muhammad’s insistence. The men who volunteered for the assassination used dishonesty to gain Ka’b’s trust, pretending that they had turned against Muhammad. This drew the victim out of his fortress, whereupon he was brutally slaughtered despite putting up a ferocious struggle for his life.
From Islamic Law:
Reliance of the Traveler (p. 746 - 8.2) - “Speaking is a means to achieve objectives. If a praiseworthy aim is attainable through both telling the truth and lying, it is unlawful to accomplish through lying because there is no need for it. When it is possible to achieve such an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible (N:i.e. when the purpose of lying is to circumvent someone who is preventing one from doing something permissible), and obligatory to lie if the goal is obligatory... it is religiously precautionary in all cases to employ words that give a misleading impression...
“One should compare the bad consequences entailed by lying to those entailed by telling the truth, and if the consequences of telling the truth are more damaging, one is entitled to lie.
Muslims are allowed to lie to unbelievers in order to defeat them. The two forms are:
Taqiyya - Saying something that isn’t true.
Kitman - Lying by omission. An example would be when Muslim apologists quote only a fragment of verse 5:32 (that if anyone kills “it shall be as if he had killed all mankind”) while neglecting to mention that the rest of the verse (and the next) mandate murder in undefined cases of “corruption” and “mischief.”
Though not called Taqiyya by name, Muhammad clearly used deception when he signed a 10-year treaty with the Meccans that allowed him access to their city while he secretly prepared his own forces for a takeover. The unsuspecting residents were conquered in easy fashion after he broke the treaty two years later, and some of the people in the city who had trusted him at his word were executed.
Another example of lying is when Muhammad used deception to trick his personal enemies into letting down their guard and exposing themselves to slaughter by pretending to seek peace. This happened in the case of Ka’b bin al-Ashraf (as previously noted) and again later against Usayr ibn Zarim, a surviving leader of the Banu Nadir tribe, which had been evicted from their home in Medina by the Muslims.
At the time, Usayr ibn Zarim was attempting to gather an armed force against the Muslims from among a tribe allied with the Quraish (against which Muhammad had already declared war). Muhammad’s “emissaries” went to ibn Zarim and persuaded him to leave his safe haven on the pretext of meeting with the prophet of Islam in Medina to discuss peace. Once vulnerable, the leader and his thirty companions were massacred by the Muslims with ease, belying the probability that they were mostly unarmed, having been given a guarantee of safe passage (Ibn Ishaq 981).
Such was the reputation of Muslims for lying and then killing that even those who “accepted Islam” did not feel entirely safe. The fate of the Jadhima is tragic evidence for this. When Muslim “missionaries” approached their tribe one of the members insisted that they would be slaughtered even though they had already “converted” to Islam to avoid just such a demise. However, the others were convinced that they could trust the Muslim leader’s promise that they would not be harmed if they simply offered no resistance. (After convincing the skeptic to lay down his arms, the unarmed men of the tribe were quickly tied up and beheaded - Ibn Ishaq 834 & 837).
Today’s Muslims often try to justify Muhammad’s murder of poets and others who criticized him at Medina by saying that they broke a treaty by their actions. Yet, these same apologists place little value on treaties broken by Muslims. From Muhammad to Saddam Hussein, promises made to non-Muslim are distinctly non-binding in the Muslim mindset.
Leaders in the Arab world routinely say one thing to English-speaking audiences and then something entirely different to their own people in Arabic. Yassir Arafat was famous for telling Western newspapers about his desire for peace with Israel, then turning right around and whipping Palestinians into a hateful and violent frenzy against Jews.
The 9/11 hijackers practiced deception by going into bars and drinking alcohol, thus throwing off potential suspicion that they were fundamentalists plotting jihad. This effort worked so well, in fact, that even weeks after 9/11, John Walsh, the host of a popular American television show, said that their bar trips were evidence of ‘hypocrisy.’
The transmission from Flight 93 records the hijackers telling their doomed passengers that there is “a bomb on board” but that everyone will “be safe” as long as “their demands are met.” Obviously none of these things were true, but these men, who were so intensely devoted to Islam that they were willing to “slay and be slain for the cause of Allah” (as the Qur’an puts it) saw nothing wrong with employing Taqiyya in order to facilitate their mission of mass murder.
The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) insists that it “has not now or ever been involved with the Muslim Brotherhood, or supported any covert, illegal, or terrorist activity or organization.” In fact, it was created by the Muslim Brotherhood and has bankrolled Hamas. At least nine founders or board members of ISNA have been accused by prosecutors of supporting terrorism.
Prior to engineering several deadly terror plots, such as the Fort Hood massacre and the attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner, American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was regularly sought out by NPR, PBS and even government leaders to expound on the peaceful nature of Islam.
The near absence of Qur’anic verse and reliable Hadith that encourage truthfulness is somewhat surprising, given that many Muslims are convinced that their religion teaches honesty. In fact, it is because of this ingrained belief that many Muslims are quite honest. When lying is addressed in the Qur’an, it is nearly always in reference to the “lies against Allah” - referring to the Jews and Christians who rejected Muhammad’s claim to being a prophet.
Finally, the circumstances by which Muhammad allowed a believer to lie to a non-spouse are limited to those that either advance the cause of Islam or enable a Muslim to avoid harm to his well-being (and presumably that of other Muslims as well). Although this should be kept very much in mind when dealing with matters of global security, such as Iran’s nuclear intentions, it is not grounds for assuming that the Muslim one might personally encounter on the street or in the workplace is any less honest than anyone else.
The corruption started in his office.
To him, conservatives are enemies of the state. Merely being harassed by government agencies is not enough--he'd send them to concentration camps if he could. Uncle Joe didn't have to bother with multi-party elections.
Heinrich Himmler probably slept soundly too.
At least in the beginning...
Sure. I believe him... /sarc
What pisses me off to the core is idiot ass kisser oreilly closes with an I know your heart is in the right place compliment to the dictator.
Yeah, that ticked me off too. What is this ‘heart in the right place’ crap?
John Boehner is drinking and smoking and playing golf while Rome burns.
I’m curious, the field says NATO OTAN.
Where and when was it?
Soldier Field, Chicago.
A potential location for the Baraq Hussein Obama Presidential Library and Choom Gang Museum.
I guess O is channeling his inner Jimmy Stewart
Not even a smidgeon of truth when he speaks.