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The Insiders: The IRS, the Democratsí catís paw
The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | February 14, 2014 | Ed Rogers

Posted on 02/15/2014 12:39:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Encouraged by the lack of a public backlash, an uninquisitive press, cover from the White House and an eager-to-please bureaucracy, the Democrats are boldly counting on the IRS to be their political and policy enforcer.This statement isn’t an overreach by the “vast right-wing conspiracy” or a phony crisis created by hecklers (like me) on the right — it goes back to the early stages of President Obama’s reelection campaign. Remember the case of Romney supporter Frank Vandersloot? Before the 2012 campaign, he was publicly accused of having a “less-than-reputable record” by Team Obama and then found himself the target of IRS and Department of Labor audits. This was just one example of an individual who was persecuted because of his donation to a pro-Romney super PAC, but it served as a sufficient warning and no doubt had a chilling effect on others who were inclined to support the Republican nominee for president in 2012. And we now know that while this was going on, the IRS was actively suppressing conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status because they opposed the president and the Democrats’ policy positions.

Lois Lerner, the government official at the center of the IRS scandal, took the fifth amendment in a high-profile congressional hearing, then quietly retired from the agency with a taxpayer-funded pension. She hasn’t been heard from since. The Obama administration has gone into overdrive since the scandal broke to avoid any accountability, with the president famously telling Bill O’Reilly of Fox News only a few weeks ago that there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” in the IRS targeting of conservative groups. Comically, this is still an active and ongoing investigation by the Obama Department of Justice, so you would think the president wouldn’t be able to come to that conclusion quite yet....

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014; irs; obama; teaparty

1 posted on 02/15/2014 12:39:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’d be a lot better of if the gopE leaders would call a spade and spade instead of pussyfootin’ around the truth. They need to scream it just like this article. Call obama a liar and tell the IRS to knock it off or everyone of them will be working without pay.


2 posted on 02/15/2014 12:44:44 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

They should be fired and prosecuited.


3 posted on 02/15/2014 12:55:33 PM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: VerySadAmerican
"We’d be a lot better of if the gopE leaders would call a spade and spade instead of pussyfootin’ around the truth. They need to scream it just like this article. Call obama a liar and tell the IRS to knock it off or everyone of them will be working without pay."

Not with the GOPe playing the Rat junior varsity. Until Boehner, McConnell and their lieutenants are swept out, the GOP has no credibility and no teeth.

4 posted on 02/15/2014 12:58:07 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Dan(9698)

We must demand prosecutionsm. I care less about every other Tea Party agenda, including the repeal of Obamacare. I want Lois Lerner et al prosecuted. I demand it. Hear that, Lidsay, Ted, John????


5 posted on 02/15/2014 1:03:43 PM PST by LALALAW (one of the asses who's sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: Dan(9698)
They should be fired and prosecuited. executed.

There, fixed it for you.

6 posted on 02/15/2014 2:41:15 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is why the income tax and the IR S must be eliminated.


7 posted on 02/15/2014 4:55:34 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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