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New IRS bombshell: 'Most audacious power play yet'
WND ^ | 4-27-2014 | Garth Kant

Posted on 04/27/2014 6:30:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing

April 27, 2014

NEW IRS BOMBSHELL: 'MOST AUDACIOUS POWER PLAY YET'

Agency clobbers fierce critic of Obama, Clintons

Garth Kant

WASHINGTON — It was the nearly silent bombshell of the IRS scandal, but it may have been one of the most significant.

...

When the IRS stripped the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty, or PHC, of its tax-exempt status, it ... may have been the most audacious power play yet by the left in its use of the department to wage war on conservatives.

Additionally, the PHC is unique among the IRS’ recent known victims:

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Unlike the tea-party groups, the PHC did not spring up after the 2008 election of President Obama, but has been around since the 1990s. It was approved in January 1998 as a 501(c)(3). Based in Manassas, Va., the center was founded by former FBI agent and best-selling author, Gary Aldrich, a ferocious critic of Obama and the Clintons.

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As for Aldrich, when news of his targeting broke it didn’t cause the kind of sensational headlines as when America learned the IRS had been demanding tea-party groups report what prayers they had been saying and which books they had been reading.

But this latest development may indicate, somewhere along the way, a turning point had been reached, one in which the IRS went from defense to offense, and instead of just stalling applications, went on the attack.

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Even more ominously, the order to have the IRS dig up information to prosecute conservatives was given to the Justice Department’s director of the Election Crimes Branch of the Public Integrity Section by “someone” higher up in the chain of command.

That means the orders either came from someone in a position of top authority at the Justice Department, or, someone at the White House...

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: garyaldrich; irs; mediamatters; patrickhenrycenter; teaparty
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1 posted on 04/27/2014 6:30:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Isn’t the Patrick Henry Center based at an old church? Good tape by the way. Obama is the price we have to pay to get another Reagen.


2 posted on 04/27/2014 6:36:35 PM PDT by Eska
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To: Eska

We are not going to get another Reagan.


3 posted on 04/27/2014 6:38:54 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Eska

Oddly, you can still make a tax deductible contribution to Media Matters:

https://mediamatters.nationbuilder.com/donate


4 posted on 04/27/2014 6:40:09 PM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Eska
We are getting an Idi Amin.
5 posted on 04/27/2014 6:40:54 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: smoothsailing

Issa and the Oversight committee should jail Lerner until she coughs up all of the e-mails.
Any investigative body with contempt power and a shred of self-respect wouldn’t put up with her.


6 posted on 04/27/2014 6:49:15 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Lurker

We are not even going to get another actually election.


7 posted on 04/27/2014 6:50:20 PM PDT by The Toll (e)
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To: smoothsailing

Based on their lack of visible outrage, I believe many if not most of the Republicans in congress are perfectly happy for the IRS to ruthlessly suppress Tea Party and conservative organizations.


8 posted on 04/27/2014 6:50:56 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: smoothsailing

The biggest threat to the GOP establishment is the Tea Party:

Like Rush I do believe that secretly the GOP likes very much that the IRS is targeting it’s chief political enemy.

I think people who still have faith in the Republicans are simply DUPES.


9 posted on 04/27/2014 6:52:59 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: smoothsailing; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

10 posted on 04/27/2014 6:53:22 PM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: smoothsailing

Time for the Tree of Liberty to be watered.


11 posted on 04/27/2014 6:54:37 PM PDT by Lake Living
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12 posted on 04/27/2014 6:56:06 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: smoothsailing

This is why I am promoting the idea that there should be the Government Employees Surveillance Program. The American people should be able to keep tabs on all politicians and government workers 24/7 to make sure they stay in line. The moment it goes into effect all of the cockroaches will resign and scurry away into the dark.


13 posted on 04/27/2014 6:57:56 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: gaijin

The GOP and the Dems are on the same team of the political aristocracy and 1 percenters. It’s individual conservatives, the Tea Party, and other conservative groups that are the biggest threat to them all.


14 posted on 04/27/2014 7:00:16 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: smoothsailing

“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.”

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

When an agency becomes a weapon of a political party (or both political parties…both?) it no longer serves a useful function of the people, by the people, for the people.

It is time to DISMANTLE the agency.

Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat

http://www.usdebtclock.org

IRS = enforcement agency of the paper printing FED of the U.S.A. - United Socialists of America


15 posted on 04/27/2014 7:04:45 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Jack Hydrazine
The GOP and the Dems are on the same team of the political aristocracy and 1 percenters. It’s individual conservatives, the Tea Party, and other conservative groups that are the biggest threat to them all.

Nailed. Thanks.

16 posted on 04/27/2014 7:06:21 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Lurker

“We are not going to get another Reagan.”
_________________________________________________________
I agree. Americans and the politics have changed so much since Reagan, America will be lucky just to get Communist lite.


17 posted on 04/27/2014 7:07:17 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: vetvetdoug
vetvetdoug @5: "We are getting an Idi Amin."

... or, worse, a Hillary Amin.

18 posted on 04/27/2014 7:12:08 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Menehune56
It's for sure Boehner isn't shedding any tears for the Tea Party.
19 posted on 04/27/2014 7:22:06 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: smoothsailing

Save


20 posted on 04/27/2014 7:23:57 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Eska

We are not going to get ‘another Reagan’. That is silly thinking. Moreover, even Reagan got rolled on some things that are still biting us.

it does no good to slow things down any more. We have got to roll things back. We need to get rid of the IRS and get to a flat tax or fair tax. We need to strip congress and the WH of the ability to spend funds. Period. End of story.

Some of the things that O has done are entrenched enough we may never be able to be fully rid of them


21 posted on 04/27/2014 7:29:11 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: vetvetdoug

But didn’t Idi Amin shoot elephants with machine guns?

I don’t see bo doing that ...

oops, what about political, non RINO elephants?


22 posted on 04/27/2014 7:33:22 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: smoothsailing

SILLY CONSERVATIVE....

Inane things like LAWS no longer apply to connected Democrats and their minions.

Just ask anyone at ABC/CBS/NBC/MSNBC/AP/NPR/Reuters/Pacifica/E!/WashPost/Pacifia/NYTIMES/USAToday about this!


23 posted on 04/27/2014 7:39:04 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Eska

What tape?


24 posted on 04/27/2014 7:42:02 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Eska
Romney was the perhaps the last chance to get a non Rat president....too bad so many threw that chance away....

we can hear all these atrocioius actions of the dicktator but unless the House acts or the Judiciary acts we are sunk....

and TPTB ripping the pub party apart intentionally....divide and conquer...

we could control the Senate and the House and that would be tremendous power and yet here we are, the rinos and the tea party people infighing and the elites laughing their asses off....

25 posted on 04/27/2014 7:49:10 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Menehune56

You got that right - Issa is just playing for the cameras. What more do they need???


26 posted on 04/27/2014 7:56:57 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: smoothsailing

And the Republicans continue to fiddle while Rome burns......


27 posted on 04/27/2014 7:58:10 PM PDT by Ron H. (Impeach, Indict & Imprison the criminal Barak Hussein Obama.)
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To: smoothsailing

“That means the orders either came from someone in a position of top authority at the Justice Department, or, someone at the White House...”

They need to quit beating around the Jeb Bush about this
and just admit it. Obama gave the order and they know it.
And eventually he is going to come out and admit it. And
then he’s going to say “So what”. And you know whats going to
happen to him? Nothing, absolutely nothing. Holder, learner
and all the rest of the criminal gang will be off the hook
to boot.
If no one has had the balls to do anything about it
by now, no one is going to ever. Oh, I here they are going
to vote to hold Learner in contempt again. Well whoopty do.
So What. The Republicans are in on it. They have to be.


28 posted on 04/27/2014 8:01:32 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: Fido969

Bump


29 posted on 04/27/2014 8:04:34 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: smoothsailing
WHEN THE HELL IS SOMEONE GOING TO FILE A FREAKING RICO SUIT AGAINST THE IRS?

Buehler? Buehler?

30 posted on 04/27/2014 8:06:52 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Slambat

My sentiments, exactly.


31 posted on 04/27/2014 8:09:11 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Menehune56
"Based on their lack of visible outrage, I believe many if not most of the Republicans in congress are perfectly happy for..."

...their FBI files to stay locked in the DNC vault.

32 posted on 04/27/2014 8:09:54 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Slambat

Well, I guess sooner or later someone is going to have to risk their lives, fortunes and sacred honor in the cause of liberty. Apparently, we are still too fat and happy to put it all on the line for the cause just yet.

Until enough of us are ready to make the full commitment, nothing is going to get done.


33 posted on 04/27/2014 8:18:29 PM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: smoothsailing
More "in yo' face" politics from the Obama Gang. They clearly don't believe for a minute that the GOP will do anything to Lerner or anyone else from the IRS, and they are waving that under their noses.
34 posted on 04/27/2014 9:09:32 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: Free Vulcan
WHEN THE HELL IS SOMEONE GOING TO FILE A FREAKING RICO SUIT AGAINST THE IRS?

I don't mean to be a killjoy, but the RICO statutes are entirely unconstitutional. They criminalize association, rather than action. But on the bright side, employees of the IRS have committed a whole menu of actual felonies that could probably put thousands of officials away for a long time, and be a nice kickoff for the elimination of the agency and the abolition of the Federal income tax.

35 posted on 04/27/2014 9:16:05 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: smoothsailing

Box #4


36 posted on 04/27/2014 10:17:34 PM PDT by tomkat (3% +1)
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To: Nifster
Some of the things that O has done are entrenched enough we may never
be able to be fully rid of them

Everything Zero has done by Executive order can be reversed by Executive order.
Reversing all of the mess the RATs have done should only take about 30-days tops.

37 posted on 04/27/2014 10:32:03 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: cherry

Romney was nothing less than a false flag/ misdirection op. He was/is a socialist like the rest of the infestation known as DC.


38 posted on 04/27/2014 10:33:21 PM PDT by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: smoothsailing

The IRS is coming under my serious focus.


39 posted on 04/27/2014 10:57:17 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: null and void

Yes. SLeeping giant is waking up and he’s waking up on the wrong side of the bed...


40 posted on 04/27/2014 11:41:32 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: cherry

Hey cherry, romney was rat-lite and would probably have been almost as bad.


41 posted on 04/28/2014 1:27:21 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Hatteras

You nailed it.


42 posted on 04/28/2014 1:28:36 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: smoothsailing

The republicans do not represent us either. We do not have a 2 party system anymore. We need an American Spring....badly.


43 posted on 04/28/2014 2:04:33 AM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: smoothsailing

Bm...to send to my moonbat relative later...


44 posted on 04/28/2014 2:20:52 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: cherry
and TPTB ripping the pub party apart intentionally....divide and conquer...

A strong Republican party is going to be RINO, a weak one is conservative and can be the basis for a real opposition. Big money always backs RINOs.

45 posted on 04/28/2014 3:10:36 AM PDT by palmer (There's someone in my lead but it's not me)
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To: gaijin

“I think people who still have faith in the Republicans are simply DUPES.”

You are correct. We don’t even have a team on the field!


46 posted on 04/28/2014 3:22:57 AM PDT by Shane (When Injustice Becomes Law, RESISTANCE Becomes DUTY.----T.Jefferson)
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To: Nifster
Been watching the pendulum swing back and forth all my life; listening to the predictions of doom & gloom; yet life always seems to continue. Flat tax, end Congressional spending, ha; nice dreams but Rush was right, forget about it; ain't happening.

Things have to get so bad economically that even the dems will want another Reagen; then it will occur. Powers that be have to kill a bunch American citizens with their civilian military to wake the people up; then they will get tossed out and things will change. I just wish Big Ears would order all guns be turned in, he'd see how powerless he really is and then the people might wake up.

Life is still better here than anywhere else where you either are taxed beyond belief or have to worry about secret police killing your neighbor at night or have lepers walking the streets. Take a look around.

47 posted on 04/28/2014 5:17:58 AM PDT by Eska
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To: smoothsailing

Patrick Henry Center makes a tape about Henry’s speech to Virginias house back before the Revolution. His way with words shook the entire crowd up, even the nay sayers worried about their financial future were swayed to support him. Started the ball rolling. It’s excellent. They do an reproduction of that event every month at the Church. Also have a tape of the play available from PHC and shown from time to time on PBS, no joke.


48 posted on 04/28/2014 5:26:30 AM PDT by Eska
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To: Eska

Thanks for explaining. Sounds great!


49 posted on 04/28/2014 5:59:27 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
It's time for state militias to surround IRS buildings, chain lock the fences and let the sorry bastards inside starve to death.
50 posted on 04/28/2014 7:23:20 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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