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Readers School Politico on 'Missing' IRS Emails
NewsBusters ^ | June 21, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 06/21/2014 12:52:39 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

The emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials are gone forever. Therefore any more complaints about it are nothing but Republican nitpicking. Case closed.

That pretty much sums up the attitude of Politico writer Rachel Bade whose Wednesday article title pretty much sums up what she portrays as the futility of any more investigation into retrieving those missing emails, "Sources: Lois Lerner’s emails likely gone forever." Got that? Or so she seems to hope. However, her writing off the possibility of ever finding those emails elicited a tidal wave of response from Politico readers with over 21,000 comments, many of which begged to differ with her hasty conclusion. First let us read Ms Bade hopefully bid goodbye forever on the chances of IRS email recovery:

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: irs; irsemail; loislerner; obamacrimes; obamascandals; politicobias; smidgen; thedogatemyhomework; transparency
Psst! Check the full article. The IRS server company has been FOUND!!! Will Politico report?
1 posted on 06/21/2014 12:52:40 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

If Politico reports it will Republicans do anything about it?


2 posted on 06/21/2014 12:56:31 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Do such comments threads generally run to 21000 comments?


3 posted on 06/21/2014 1:06:14 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: TigersEye

Are republican congresspeople happy to have the IRS put down the TEA party?


4 posted on 06/21/2014 1:08:17 PM PDT by stanne
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To: PJ-Comix

I believe that this HUGE coverup is an indication of how high these emails go. I’ll bet that they go right to Obama.


5 posted on 06/21/2014 1:09:34 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: stanne

I am sure they are.


6 posted on 06/21/2014 1:09:40 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I thought the NSA was intercepting emails from terrorist organizations ?

Maybe they should check their hard drives


7 posted on 06/21/2014 1:09:52 PM PDT by jcon40
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To: CMailBag

“I believe that this HUGE coverup is an indication of how high these emails go. I’ll bet that they go right to Obama.”

Some surprisingly squirrelly liberals are very upset about this. I was on a geek website and the normally-liberal leaning chats went nuts calling this a cover-up and a pack of lies - the gist of it being, that a “crashed hard drive” - pardon me, “SEVEN crashed hard drives” - MIGHT fool nontechnical 50-year old’s, but not young, technologically astute people.


8 posted on 06/21/2014 1:23:16 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: CMailBag

Well at least one of the email recipients visited the white house many times during the period in question.


9 posted on 06/21/2014 1:24:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: The Antiyuppie

*smiling*
“MIGHT fool nontechnical 50-year old’s, but not young, technologically astute people.”

Bill Gates: 58
Steve Wozniak: 63
Steve Jobs: 56 at the time of his death


10 posted on 06/21/2014 1:26:43 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: CMailBag

If it does go all the way up do you think anything will ever happen? I guess we have a chance in November of getting the Senate back but that’s our only chance.


11 posted on 06/21/2014 1:30:48 PM PDT by ncfool (Hilary 2016 Procol Harum or Boko Haram. What difference does it make?)
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To: PJ-Comix
An't stop the signal Mal . . .
12 posted on 06/21/2014 1:31:30 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: PJ-Comix

What I fail to understand is that since the issue is emails, why does one hard drive supposedly failing mean anything? Theyr’e freaking emails, she sent them to someone, and they would be on the that persons hard drive. Subpoeana the arrogant liberal b###h, put her under oath, and have her supply names of who she sent them to. The whole thing is making the repuglicans even more of a laughing stock than they already are.


13 posted on 06/21/2014 1:31:54 PM PDT by Smellin Salt
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To: Smellin Salt

Supoeana everybody she ever had contact with while at her job.


14 posted on 06/21/2014 1:33:04 PM PDT by ncfool (Hilary 2016 Procol Harum or Boko Haram. What difference does it make?)
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To: The Antiyuppie

/. ?


15 posted on 06/21/2014 1:35:07 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: ransomnote

Yep don’t count out the old folks when it comes to the internet.

I’ve been watching the twitter feed of the Michigan GOP GOTV effort today and I’m noticing a nice mix of ages taking part in the kickoff.

https://twitter.com/Mikasa22USA


16 posted on 06/21/2014 1:37:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: TigersEye

What should one do when even so-called conservatives seem more like islamists in giving free-rein to anything and everything soetoro wants.


17 posted on 06/21/2014 1:39:33 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: PJ-Comix

Just remember what happened to Michael Mahon Hastings when he crossed Obama! He found a tree..and died.


18 posted on 06/21/2014 1:39:37 PM PDT by ncfool (Hilary 2016 Procol Harum or Boko Haram. What difference does it make?)
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To: CMailBag
I believe that this HUGE coverup is an indication of how high these emails go. I’ll bet that they go right to Obama.

I am so cynical of these libtards, that I am positive you are right. This rot goes all the way to the top.

19 posted on 06/21/2014 1:51:11 PM PDT by Mark17 (Rudyard Kipling: Liberals be wary, when the SHTF, The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon will clobber you)
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To: The Antiyuppie

If, somehow, the IRS technogeeks HAVE found a new and foolproof means to absolutely delete, without-a-trace, gone forever, method of wiping out the stuff floating around in the cyber universe, seamlessly and totally untraceable, then they have perhaps the magic touchstone that will forever alter the keeping of records.

They cannot even hope to do this sort of thing. They can pile on so much stuff that it is a daunting task to dig through it, but even the ancient tombs of our ancestors eventually yield up the secrets.

What one person can do, can be undone by another.


20 posted on 06/21/2014 2:04:48 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: SpaceBar

/. ?

One of them.


21 posted on 06/21/2014 2:06:24 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: The Antiyuppie

NoN-Technical 50 year olds......”

Who the hell do they think has been running IT for the last 30 years? Idiots


22 posted on 06/21/2014 2:10:40 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: eyedigress

“NoN-Technical 50 year olds......”

Who the hell do they think has been running IT for the last 30 years? Idiots”

Well, I think that the point is that, say, 35 years ago, VERY few people in proportion to the general populace use,d or even more, got their hands on or even IN a computer. Now, even the average young person on the street understands technology at least on a conceptual level. Heck, 12 year olds assemble them.

I have worked in technology so long, that I was somewhat surprised at how technically inept my 50-ish classmates were at a recent high school reunion.


23 posted on 06/21/2014 2:24:31 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: ransomnote

See my other post. There are a much higher percentage of non-technically astute 50 year olds than 25 year olds, simply because when 55 year olds were in their early 20’s, how many of them had their hands on or even IN a computer?


24 posted on 06/21/2014 2:27:38 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: TalBlack

I just added a half dozen myself ;’)


25 posted on 06/21/2014 2:32:29 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Smellin Salt

” put her under oath, and have her supply names of who she sent them to.”

That was already done. She pled the 5th Amendment.


26 posted on 06/21/2014 2:33:23 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every totalitarian political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: PJ-Comix

Time to throw Lois Lerner in jail for contempt until she talks.


27 posted on 06/21/2014 2:35:01 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: The Antiyuppie

“I have worked in technology so long, that I was somewhat surprised at how technically inept my 50-ish classmates were at a recent high school reunion.”

The 70-ish crowd is even worse! ;-)


28 posted on 06/21/2014 2:37:11 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every totalitarian political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

She pled the 5th after testifying on her own behalf as pointed out by Trey Gowdy at the time. Lerner has been charged with contempt of congress. Throw her in jail until she cooperates.


29 posted on 06/21/2014 2:38:49 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: TalBlack

The story was linked from Drudge, and I believe it was posted on yahoo too. Hence the high number and mostly conservative shots. Politico would never generate 21000 comments on their own.


30 posted on 06/21/2014 3:14:03 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: The Antiyuppie; ransomnote
See my other post. There are a much higher percentage of non-technically astute 50 year olds than 25 year olds, simply because when 55 year olds were in their early 20’s, how many of them had their hands on or even IN a computer?

When I was in the business, I called them "people of a certain age".

They just flat-out don't understand how to think in "computer", and they won't ever learn.

It has something to do with early exposure & learning.

I call the youth of America "the video children". "Give it to a video child - he/she will fix it."

Often, without be able to explain exactly why.

31 posted on 06/21/2014 6:07:00 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: ransomnote

Which of those would you consider “nontechnical”?


32 posted on 06/21/2014 9:17:17 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: alloysteel

33 posted on 06/21/2014 9:20:09 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: stanne

Given the idiots in the GOPe it would not surprise me one iota if they were colluding with the White Hut. I bet the Pubbies don’t really want to find those emails either.
Reminds me of my Siberian Husky, she loved to chase the neighbor’s cat but she never really wanted to catch it cuz she knew the cat would rip her a new one if she did.


34 posted on 06/22/2014 4:44:27 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: stanne
Are republican congresspeople happy to have the IRS put down the TEA party?

Of course they are...

The GOP fears the TEA party and the Dems hate what the TEA party stand for...

Strange Bedfellows...

35 posted on 06/22/2014 5:22:48 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: jiggyboy

None are non-technical. I was razzing another poster for writing that someone 50 years old could easily be deceived (non-technical), unlike the young who would understand the technical information and see through the deceit.


36 posted on 06/22/2014 11:01:11 AM PDT by ransomnote
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