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Will the House arrest Lois Lerner? {NO}
The Hill ^ | 05/11/14 | Russell Berman

Posted on 05/11/2014 5:48:16 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey

The House has held Lois Lerner in contempt, but it won’t use its power to place the former IRS official under arrest, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Sunday.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boehnercontempt; cowardice
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Time to REMOVE BOEHNER...and Get ON with it!!
1 posted on 05/11/2014 5:48:16 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

The House won’t even arrest our path over the cliff of fiscal ruin.


2 posted on 05/11/2014 5:49:15 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: MeshugeMikey

Lerner would be screaming to be arrested if a crowd of
irate taxpayers were battering at her door...


3 posted on 05/11/2014 5:49:52 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Arrests for contempt of congress are exceedingly rare. Only about 3 times since 1795.


4 posted on 05/11/2014 5:50:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: tet68

I don’t believe theres a law against “protesting” her actions...on a face to face basis is there?

TIME HAS COME TO SPEAK UP!


5 posted on 05/11/2014 5:52:03 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Paladin2

It appears that THEY Lack the Will.

I’d say it’s high time we INSPIRE them into action!! Immediate Action


6 posted on 05/11/2014 5:53:17 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: cripplecreek

Lets go fo FOUR!! for starters


7 posted on 05/11/2014 5:53:53 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: cripplecreek
“Arrests for contempt of congress are exceedingly rare. Only about 3 times since 1795.”

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Long overdue for a 4th, 5th, 6th....

8 posted on 05/11/2014 5:54:26 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: cripplecreek
Arrests for contempt of congress are exceedingly rare. Only about 3 times since 1795. We're way overdue for a fourth time.
9 posted on 05/11/2014 5:54:49 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: MeshugeMikey

John Boehner is about as worthless to conservative principles as ... Barack Obama.


10 posted on 05/11/2014 5:56:10 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I think the last time it happened was in 1920.


11 posted on 05/11/2014 5:56:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Carl Vehse

Arrests are rare because those found in contempt almost always comply one way or another.


12 posted on 05/11/2014 5:56:48 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: MeshugeMikey

She’s one of Barry’s smidgens. Not one smidgen has ever been arrested in the history of the United States Congess. However, the Rams did make “history” by drafting the first “openly gay” homosexual in the “history” of the NFL recently so who knows what could happen.


13 posted on 05/11/2014 5:57:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: F15Eagle

Its sort of an all or nothing deal isnt it!

RIght’s right...Wrong’s Not!!!

GIven that the house found Lerner In Contempt...wouldnt JAYBEE’s refusal to arrest her for same..... fall onto the same category....ie CONTEMPT??


14 posted on 05/11/2014 5:58:22 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: cripplecreek
Arrests for contempt of congress are exceedingly rare. Only about 3 times since 1795.

Okay. It's rare. So don't bother?!

15 posted on 05/11/2014 5:58:52 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Congressional leaders like Boehner share in the shame of allowing the erosion of the fundamental rule of law in the USA, including freedom-supporting constitutional law, with Democrat socialists and assorted fascist/statist “leaders.”


16 posted on 05/11/2014 5:59:00 PM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: cripplecreek

Lets GET Historic...... on these people


17 posted on 05/11/2014 5:59:02 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

BTTT!


18 posted on 05/11/2014 5:59:35 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: JustTheTruth

statesmen we could use

politicians we dont need!!


19 posted on 05/11/2014 5:59:54 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Jane Long
Okay. It's rare. So don't bother?!

Yeah that's exactly what I said word for word. /s
20 posted on 05/11/2014 6:00:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

PLEASE tell me no one thought they would.


21 posted on 05/11/2014 6:00:59 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: FlingWingFlyer

DO we the people have any authority to MAKE a CITIZEN’S ARREST in such a case?

I would think we should.


22 posted on 05/11/2014 6:01:04 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Jane Long

next up the Ode to John Boehner in B

aka.... Brain Dead In Ohio!


23 posted on 05/11/2014 6:02:24 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Isn’t he the same clown saying he wanted to know when someone was going to jail?

Worthless GOPe. They’re functioning like traitors most of the time.


24 posted on 05/11/2014 6:02:54 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I was holding out hope

without hope....were left with disgust ad finally despair

I refuse to despair.


25 posted on 05/11/2014 6:03:33 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: F15Eagle

empty jibber jabber wont get us anywhere

when is this flake up for re election?


26 posted on 05/11/2014 6:04:23 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey
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27 posted on 05/11/2014 6:05:00 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Why did they even bother with the contempt charge if they weren’t going to arrest her? What is any purpose for it then?


28 posted on 05/11/2014 6:05:26 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Is the GOP actually TRYING to lose in 2014 and 2016?)
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To: MeshugeMikey

People continuing to elect Republicans outside Cruz and about 2 others get what they deserve. And if he does not leave and lead people outside that snake pit there is no hope for him either. If Freepers continue to empower these idiots they are every bit responsible as a liberal for the destruction of America.

No more excuses.


29 posted on 05/11/2014 6:06:04 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Boehner is a spineless goober.


30 posted on 05/11/2014 6:06:28 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: MeshugeMikey; Alamo-Girl
The House has held Lois Lerner in contempt, but it won’t use its power to place the former IRS official under arrest, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Sunday.

Well jeepers, MeshugeMikey, that's NO FUN at all.

Why is the House so reluctant to exercise its constitutional powers of arrest in this case — a case, if ever there were one, that deserved someone being arrested??? In this case, the "point person" of Executive malfeasance, Lois Lerner. She will tell you NOTHING unless severely pressed. Yet she is the one who can "point up the causal chain" to the White House itself.

I actually feel for the "poor woman." She was not the cause of these violations of First Amendment liberty, merely the enabler of them. If she indicates any willingness to speak at all directly and honestly, she is probably going to be thrown under the bus — or worse.

But she's' fighting for her pension at this point. So I expect her to be as recalcitrant in answering Congressman Gowdy's questions as possible.

And just let the Democrats "boycott" this Special Committee. You would think that they would understand that the public does not believe them to occupy the moral high ground as much as they would like to think. They better put some of their own on the Committee, if only to limit the destruction of their public reputation that the Committee might effect in their absence.

Some interesting elections lie ahead that should clarify these issues.

One just waits for the next shoe to drop.... Stay tuned!

31 posted on 05/11/2014 6:08:45 PM PDT by betty boop (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. —Thomas Jefferson)
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hes a politician, not a statesman!!

we dont need any more politicians

we need to replace the politicians with Statesmen...AMATEURS who are not looking for a CAREER!

one term...two terms....and BACK HOME to plow the fields!!


32 posted on 05/11/2014 6:09:08 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey
I think they can only arrest her if she comes onto the grounds of the capitol. They can't go get her wherever.

But I could be wrong.

33 posted on 05/11/2014 6:09:16 PM PDT by liege (America 180)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Spinlee wonder, even after surgery. They all have to go.


34 posted on 05/11/2014 6:09:58 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: betty boop

May 11......

Novembers just a few weeks away!!


35 posted on 05/11/2014 6:11:01 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: betty boop

~~~she is probably going to be thrown under the bus — or worse~~~

The Chicago Mob will eliminate her if she’s going to spill the beans. If she were to sing by some miracle, she’d need protective custoday.


36 posted on 05/11/2014 6:13:19 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

In a nutshell, that is basically a description of everything wrong with America these days.


37 posted on 05/11/2014 6:15:15 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: MeshugeMikey

“but it won’t use its power to place the former IRS official under arrest,”

Well of course not. This is nothing more than a show
trial. The dead giveaway is that the person that is
obviously behind it all is not on trial and not even
mentioned. That’s the Obama himself. And guess what, the
Benghazi trial will fare no better and will be just as
big a joke as this mascaraed. No one is going to jail
and no one is going to be held accountable for anything
this regime does.


38 posted on 05/11/2014 6:18:44 PM PDT by Slambat
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Time to send in some vigilantes. Take this bitch to jail one way or another.

It’s boiling down to it.


39 posted on 05/11/2014 6:18:51 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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40 posted on 05/11/2014 6:18:58 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: jjotto
Arrests are rare because those found in contempt almost always comply one way or another.

The rat bastards under the Obungler, will not comply with anything, anywhere, at anytime. Our blood will continue to boil unabated.

41 posted on 05/11/2014 6:26:08 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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“If she were to sing by some miracle, she’d need protective custoday.”

No such thing (protective custody) exists for anyone who
is a threat to Obama. The Fuzz is union, on the dole and
in Obamas pocket. If she ends up dead, she was going to talk.
The only hope she has is to keep her mouth shut and pray
Obama believes she’s not going to talk. That may be why they
aren’t going to arrest her, it’s her only chance for survival.


42 posted on 05/11/2014 6:31:38 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: MeshugeMikey

“we need to replace the politicians with Statesmen...AMATEURS who are not looking for a CAREER!

one term...two terms....and BACK HOME to plow the fields!!”

YES, YES, YES.


43 posted on 05/11/2014 6:37:53 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: MeshugeMikey

That will make her talk. )sarc


44 posted on 05/11/2014 6:49:17 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: F15Eagle

“John Boehner is about as worthless to conservative principles as ... Barack Obama.”

John Boehner is playing the role he has been assigned. Conservative principles, his oath of office, or duty to the republic has nothing to do with his behavior.


45 posted on 05/11/2014 6:51:06 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: cripplecreek

So what?


46 posted on 05/11/2014 6:52:32 PM PDT by Ray76
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To: MeshugeMikey

What is the point of finding someone in contempt if there is no consequence?

The House MUST enforce it’s finding of contempt or it makes itself a farce.


47 posted on 05/11/2014 6:53:41 PM PDT by Ray76
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To: MeshugeMikey

I think citizens arrest and citizens interrogation is the only way to break the back of the totalitarians.


48 posted on 05/11/2014 6:53:49 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
The republican party has been high jacked by a few powerful democrats. This is so ridiculous.

Kevin Brady (R) of The Woodlands Township, Texas is my representative in the U.S. House. He has voted to keep Boehner as speaker.

Brady won a primary challenge several weeks ago. I'd hoped he would have been tossed, but didn't happen. I will vote for the dog catcher before I cast another vote for Kevin Brady.

Lookin for an independent or libertarian on the ballot come Nov..

49 posted on 05/11/2014 6:54:26 PM PDT by servantboy777
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not surprised.

the kabuki, it continues.


50 posted on 05/11/2014 6:55:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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