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Congressman Tried to Shut Down a Tea Party Leader at Thursday’s Hearing
the Blaze ^ | 2-6-14 | Becket Adams

Posted on 02/07/2014 7:50:55 AM PST by TurboZamboni

“After nearly 20 years of being in business,” Engelbrecht, said during the hearing, “and no agency coming to visit with us, the succession of agencies that have now come to us — for all manner of things — begs the question.” “Ms. Engelbrecht,” Jordan said, “in the first 20 years of business, did OSHA ever visit your place of business?” “No sir,” she responded. “Never once?” “No sir.” “After you filed the [tax-exempt application for King Street Patriots], OSHA visited then, right?” “Yes sir.” “In the first 20 years of business did the [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives] ever come to your business?” Jordan continued. “No sir.” “And they came a couple times once you filed your application?” “Yes sir.” “And in your first 20 years of business, did the IRS ever audit you?” “No sir.”

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: audit; coincidence; harassment; irs; mccarthyism; stasi; teapary
"Coincidence" and "unexpected"
1 posted on 02/07/2014 7:50:56 AM PST by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

War has been declared by the administration on the American people. Big Time.

Bureaucracy is a force of government that can take away liberty just like an army.


2 posted on 02/07/2014 8:04:09 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: TurboZamboni

The Dems get away with murder in these hearings. Jordan should have engaged that rampaging marxist stooge directly. Enough tip toeing around the issues. Americans were assaulted by the IRS and the Dems do not care at all.


3 posted on 02/07/2014 8:06:38 AM PST by lodi90
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To: TurboZamboni

Folks - I regret to say that these reports only serve to make me angry with Our Side. As this report shows - lots of hot air, nothing accomplished. Why don’t they follow the chain of command from the bottom up to the very top. “Did you do this? Who told you to do it? What is their name?”

This never seems to happen from the bottom to the top. If it ever happens at all, it never seems to get to the person who says “Yes it was my idea.” Everything is a charade designed to make us folks believe that the pols are ‘doing something’. /Rant off


4 posted on 02/07/2014 8:08:25 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon (center)
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To: TurboZamboni

Just read it.

Connolly should be mocked and ridiculed for trying to claim no connection between political activity and intense scrutiny by multiple departments of the fedgov.

I know it would be beneath Jay, but I would love someone to say, “Seriously, Connolly? Seriously? Are you THAT stupid sir? Or do you think we are?”


5 posted on 02/07/2014 8:11:22 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: TurboZamboni
"You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"
6 posted on 02/07/2014 8:12:14 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: TurboZamboni

“Connolly concluded by muttering the word “McCarthyism”:”

Connolly proves yet again that the late Senator Joe McCarthy was absolutely correct and justified. Obama and the current edition of CP-USA (RAT Party) vindicate and validate Senator McCarthy, daily.


7 posted on 02/07/2014 8:12:38 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

That is because the RINO leadership is in agreement with the examination and fly-specking of the Tea Party and related conservative organizations.

All it would take is for someone in leadership in the House to get this done, but those that could make it happen are not doing so.

I assume their silence is assent, the occasional verbal protest notwithstanding.


8 posted on 02/07/2014 8:13:13 AM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: TurboZamboni

This story is amazing. Own a business for 20 years, and not a peep from a government agency the entire time. Then boom. You apply as a tea party group and you are suddenly visited by every agency under the sun, from the FBI to OSHA to IRS. Scary stuff.


9 posted on 02/07/2014 8:13:17 AM PST by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: SoFloFreeper

no audits in 20 years , then suddenly 15 visits in 2 years from various Obama Stasi....pure coincidence.


10 posted on 02/07/2014 8:14:26 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

Folks - I regret to say that these reports only serve to make me angry with Our Side. As this report shows - lots of hot air, nothing accomplished


It upsets me also. Boehner clearly intends to do nothing about the IRS issue. Camp and Issa have been totally useless. No direct engagement of Obama at all. Obama lied about the IRS scandal during the Super Bowl interview and Boehner did NOTHING.

I can only conclude that the GOP just don’t care that we were assaulted by our government.


11 posted on 02/07/2014 8:14:28 AM PST by lodi90
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To: lodi90

“Americans were assaulted by the IRS and the Dems do not care at all.”

More to the point, the IRS has become the military arm of the RAT Party. The targeting of Patriotic Americans by the IRS is the order of the day.


12 posted on 02/07/2014 8:14:57 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: nhwingut

Justice Scalia: Internment Camps Could Happen Again
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3119615/posts

the bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

Obama aims to make you microscopic.


13 posted on 02/07/2014 8:16:05 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

Gerald Connolly is the former Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and a current Northern Virginia Congressman and he is a prime example of the disease that has been spreading in Virginia that turned Virginia Rat in the last election.


14 posted on 02/07/2014 8:18:03 AM PST by Truth29
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To: I am Richard Brandon

We don’t call ‘em RINOs for nothing!


15 posted on 02/07/2014 8:19:51 AM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
And this declaration of war had the full support, approval, and was instituted by those whom refer to themselves as Americans. A/k/a the majority of those that voted in the elections in 2008 and 2012.

The only silver lining to this otherwise dark black cloud is that once those they have put in power will consider these traitors that put them in power, traitors to their cause also. And dispose of them. Preferably in a slow and painful manner.

16 posted on 02/07/2014 8:21:36 AM PST by sport
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To: TurboZamboni

This should strike terror in the heart of all Americans. Everyone really needs to watch the C-Span video at the bottom. Connelly and the dimocrats are the sleaziest creatures on earth. What happened to this woman and her business shows the BLATANT TARGETING AND ABUSE OF POWER by the IRS and it’s obvious by the partisan questioning of the dimocrats that they are trying to cover up everything. This video needs to go viral as I am sure many Americans are not getting the true picture.


17 posted on 02/07/2014 8:27:12 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: Howie66

9:20 Minutes
Clip of hearing with Connally & Jordan - “McCarthyism” at around 1:53 min.

Jim Jordan
Catherine Engelbrecht

IRS Scandal - Congressmen Clash Over Story Of Alleged Vitim Of IRS Intimidation - The Kelly File
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9KzeQlZpH8


18 posted on 02/07/2014 8:31:24 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: lodi90; I am Richard Brandon; TurboZamboni; MagnoliaB

The oversight committee has interviewed many witnesses behind closed doors as well as several hearings. You are right about Boehner not saying anything - as well as the RNC, GOP, etc.

In the video below Judge Nap says that the Speaker of the House can’t appoint special prosecutor.

1:26 Minutes — Fox Business

IRS’s Lerner, Treasury Dept Drafted New Rules To Restrict Nonprofits - Andrew Napolitano, S Varney
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPVKFLF4j1I

Catherine Engelbrecht has filed an ethics complaint against Cummings. Recall that there were senators who started the IRS ball rolling.

Tea Party Leader Filing Ethics Complaint Against Dem Rep
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3120053/posts

The Seven Senators Who Asked the IRS to “Investigate” Non-profits
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3020866/posts


19 posted on 02/07/2014 8:45:03 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow
Recall that there were senators who started the IRS ball rolling.

Weird Al Franken and Schmucky Shroomer among others.

20 posted on 02/07/2014 8:47:49 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

They need to be dragged into the streets. . . Shut this government down.


21 posted on 02/07/2014 8:50:18 AM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: shankbear

Tyranny. Daily, unremitting tyranny.


22 posted on 02/07/2014 8:57:21 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: TurboZamboni
U.S. Rep Gerry Connolly Calls for Investigatation of IRS Inspector General

Cites evidence of inappropriate partisanship by the IG.

Rep. Gerry Connolly Gets Obama Admin Drug Deputy Michael Botticelli to Admit Pot Safer Than Alcohol

Connolly is Pro-Choice. He voted against the Stupak Amendment to the Affordable Care Act, which placed stringent limits on health insurance companies offering abortion services. During the budget amendments process in 2011, he voted against an amendment that would have prevented taxpayer funds from going to Planned Parenthood.

Connolly has voted for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009, the supplemental appropriations bill that established Cash for Clunkers, and the Cash for Clunkers Extension

Connolly supports gay rights, having campaigned against the Marshall-Newman Amendment to the Virginia Constitution, which banned all gay unions from being performed or recognized in Virginia

Connolly sponsored an ordinance that would have made it illegal to transport a loaded shotgun in the back of one's car. In Congress, Connolly signed onto a measure that would have closed the "Gun Show Loophole" by requiring that private sellers of firearms at gun shows engage in the same background check and reporting requirements as registered firearms dealers. Connolly opposes allowing concealed weapons in schools and on college campuses.

In 2009, Connolly was an early supporter of the Democratic health care plan, which ultimately became the America's Affordable Health Choices Act, as well as the public health insurance option.

In 2004, Connolly was charged with a hit and run after an incident in Tysons Corner, but was found not guilty by a county judge.

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) dismissed a Tea Party leader’s concerns over supposedly being targeted by the Internal Revenue Service, prompting Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to swoop in with a revealing set of questions.

Rep. Gerry Connolly mocks GOP as witch hunters of IRS

Oct. 2013

Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Virginia Democrat, barely bothered to conceal his disdain for Republicans who wanted to uncover the truth about the targeting of conservative groups and individuals by the Internal Revenue Service when he smugly asked an agency witness giving Capitol Hill testimony Wednesday: Are you a witch?

The mocking went forth during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee meeting. And verbatim, here’s how it played out:

Mr. Connolly: “Now let’s get a few things out of the way here. … Have you ever read “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller?”

Ms. Ingram: “I’ve not read it; I’ve seen it performed.”

Mr. Connolly: “And you know what it’s about.”

Ms. Ingram: “Yes, sir.”

Mr. Connolly: “What is it about?”

Ms. Ingram: “Well, I’m from New England, so I’m familiar with the original story. It’s about the Salem witch trial.”

Mr. Connolly: “All right. So let’s get you — you’re under oath. Have you been consorting with the devil?”

Ms. Ingram: “Not to my knowledge, sir.”

Mr. Connolly: “Are reports that you can fly accurate?”

Ms. Ingram: “Ah, greatly exaggerated, sir.”

Mr. Connolly: “Have you been involved in any way in trying to pervert our youth, in Salem or anywhere else?”

Ms. Ingram: “I certainly hope not, sir.”
Mr. Connolly: “You’re sure?”

Ms. Ingram: “Yes, sir.”

A few seconds of silence ensued, while Mr. Connolly stroked his chin and appeared thoughtful.

Press Here

23 posted on 02/07/2014 9:07:40 AM PST by kcvl
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To: MrB

Well said!


24 posted on 02/07/2014 9:14:04 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Gerald Connolly attended the Islamic Spirit Convention on April 3rd, 2010. (fundraiser for islam?)

He supports the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Institute in Annandale, VA.

(I don’t think he like Tea Party-types.)


25 posted on 02/07/2014 9:35:05 AM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: TurboZamboni

Democrats banana republic will have hell to pay.


26 posted on 02/07/2014 9:39:36 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: kcvl

Arrogant little monkey- this Connolly.


27 posted on 02/07/2014 8:09:12 PM PST by Moorings
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