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House report claims Obama influenced IRS to target conservative groups
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tue Jun 17, 2014 18:23 EST | Dustin Siggins

Posted on 06/17/2014 9:07:57 PM PDT by topher

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A House committee says that President Obama's "political rhetoric" was critical in the IRS' decision to target Tea Party, pro-family, and other groups that had politically conservative leanings.

In a 77-page report released on Monday, the House Oversight Committee said, "President Obama's bully pulpit led to the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative tax-exempt applicants." The report also places blame on "congressional Democrats," "Senior White House officials," "and other left-wing political figures and commentators."

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bullying; conservative; irs; irsscandals; irsteapartyscandal; obama
PDF of House Oversight Committee report on IRS probe here:

How Politics Led the IRS to Target Conservative Tax-Exempt Applicants for their Political Beliefs

1 posted on 06/17/2014 9:07:57 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher
Article states that the IRS became Obama's Bullying Pulpit

Welcome to the Communist state of a Kenyan in the White House

2 posted on 06/17/2014 9:09:13 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A House committee says that President Obama's "political rhetoric" was critical in the IRS' decision to target Tea Party, pro-family, and other groups that had politically conservative leanings.

I wonder what their first clue was? Most of us would not need 77 pages, to figure this out.

3 posted on 06/17/2014 9:18:54 PM PDT by Mark17 ( Rudyard Kipling: it is unhealthy, for scum bags to awaken the sleeping Saxon, and torque his jaws)
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To: topher

OOOOOOOH a house report. This is serious.


4 posted on 06/17/2014 9:23:18 PM PDT by DManA
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To: topher
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A House committee says that President Obama's "political rhetoric" was critical in the IRS' decision to target Tea Party, pro-family, and other groups that had politically conservative leanings.

And...? Nothing is going to happen and Obama knows it.

5 posted on 06/17/2014 9:28:55 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: topher

You got it all wrong — Bambi only INFLUENCED the IRS to target conservative groups but did not directly directed to do so.


6 posted on 06/17/2014 9:29:36 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: DManA

Was it all in caps or italics?


7 posted on 06/17/2014 9:31:40 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: topher

His parting shot:

He’ll unilaterally disarm all US nukes.


8 posted on 06/17/2014 9:32:10 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: topher; Nachum

Ping


9 posted on 06/17/2014 9:32:27 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: gaijin

Yep...


10 posted on 06/17/2014 9:32:47 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: ogen hal

I believe they found it “UNACCEPTABLE”. Next.


11 posted on 06/17/2014 9:33:15 PM PDT by DManA
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To: topher

It sounds like the ole “plausible deniability” routine here. Both parties have engaged in the “plausible deniability” routine for their own party’s President.


12 posted on 06/17/2014 9:34:59 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: ogen hal

Comic Sans


13 posted on 06/17/2014 9:54:14 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: topher

Orrin Hatch said, and I quote, “This is starting to look suspicious.”


14 posted on 06/17/2014 10:13:49 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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!


15 posted on 06/17/2014 10:25:19 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: topher
In a 77-page report released on Monday, the House Oversight Committee said, "President Obama's bully pulpit led to the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative tax-exempt applicants."

That's their way of saying the GOPe hates conservatives, too, and nobody will ever be held accountable, unless the voters throw the bums out.

16 posted on 06/17/2014 10:32:38 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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IRS abuse was one of the things that brought down Nixon.


17 posted on 06/17/2014 10:48:07 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: topher

Ya think???


18 posted on 06/18/2014 4:34:43 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: topher

77 pages huh. So where are the criminal charges?


19 posted on 06/18/2014 5:30:10 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: TBP

IRS abuse was one of the things that brought down Nixon.....If I remember, just CONSIDERING IRS abuse was what he was charged with in the Articles of Impeachment.


20 posted on 06/18/2014 5:41:13 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: topher

Honest leftist response:

“I KNOW it’s illegal, corrupt, and I wouldn’t want conservatives to do it, but I DO WANT democrats to use the IRS and any other department of the government to punish and oppress those who disagree with us.”


21 posted on 06/18/2014 5:43:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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