Skip to comments.Lanny Davis: IRS scandal threatens to kill Hillary's 2016 bid
Posted on 05/22/2013 9:38:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The growing IRS-Tea Party scandal, which has robbed Democrats of the so-called "trust edge" they held over Republicans, is now jeopardizing the Democratic majority in the Senate and even hopes that Hillary Clinton will replace President Obama in 2016.
"This hurts the Democratic Party and will hurt anybody who runs for president in 2016," said former Clinton White House counsel Lanny Davis, a major supporter of Hillary Clinton. Speaking on national radio's Andrea Tantaros Show, he added: "It will make it almost impossible to elect a [Democratic] president. ... I'm nervous."
Meanwhile, several Democratic and GOP political advisers told Secrets that the combined scandals IRS, Benghazi and the media source hunt threatens the Democrats' grip on the Senate. House advisers are even predicting that Republicans will pick up nearly 10 seats if the scandals continue to eat away at trust in the Democratic Party.
Davis, who is out with a new book on how to deal with scandals, "Crisis Tales: Five Rules for Coping with Crises in Business, Politics, and Life," slammed the Obama communications and legal offices, suggesting that the president's top lawyer is in over her head and should resign. He also criticized White House spokesman Jay Carney's jumbled handling of the IRS scandal.
Davis, who handled Clinton scandal issues, dismissed some polls showing that Obama has maintained a level approval rating. "This is going to eat away at his approval ratings," he said....
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“If the IRS is the Gestapo, what does that make Obama?”
Obama is chief of the Ostapo.
The Dems in one sentence are blaming the IRS and then using 50 sentences to talk about blind political donors and what a tragedy it is. The fact is that campaign finance is the law of the land and no use arguing it, meanwhile the IRS broke the law by targeting private citizens and releasing data.
If the Dems want to tie their rafts to the IRS Titantic, feel free. Just another reason to vote against them and Hillary.
Trust Edge? It’s amazing what a gaggle of sycophantic reporters can buy you.
Hey Lanni ... Benghazi will be the Stake... IRS? She hasn’t a a single fingerprint on that.
Then there is Obamacare...
Hillary is toast and so last week, she just doesn’t know it yet.
(unattractive too but “What Difference Does it Make!”)
Moderate Dems will merge with the RINOs, after the GOP collapses
(due to amnesty and failure to investigate IRS). They will nominate a Hildebeast-Krispy Kreme ticket. The leftist rump of the party will be dominated by Obama loyalists and Conyers/Waters type whackjobs. The TEA Party will unite with Libertarians and the Constitution Party.
I have no idea why Hillary Clinton is still popular amongst people..she is the devil..she has the blood of four Americans on her hands and yet people STILL talk about her and 2016..anyone else would be finished, done..but nope, Hillary is still in the running..but hey, what difference does it make anyway
[[Lanny Davis: IRS scandal threatens to kill Hillary’s 2016 bid]]
But her gross negligent incompetence won’t preclude her from beign president? Amazing!
If taking bribes didn’t hurt her (cattlegate)
And hiding evidence in a criminal investigation didn’t hurt her (rose billing documents in the map room)
Then I’d say she’s impervious to scandal.
In fact, if she were as slick as boy willie, she could turn this around and make herself look like the persecuted victim.
Ya, guys like Lanny are the problem, why are we listening to this beltway vulture when he should be retired working on his award winning roses or building a wooden boat or something.
And why is Hannity kissing his arse when he is up to his eyeballs in progressive organizations, me thinks Lanny is on a subterfuge mission and we shouldn't trust this double agent...
He plays ruthless politics and admires Hillary for the same , especially episodes like the time she used all the government's power to ruin the life and career of Billy Dale and his travel office staff.
...and half of them are applauding and giving high fives
He also said on Hannity yesterday that Holder is an honest man.
If anyone can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, it’s the Republicans.
“This hurts the Democratic Party and will hurt anybody who runs for president in 2016,” said former Clinton White House counsel Lanny Davis,
He’s right, although a massive clean up including numerous prison sentences would give the Dems a huge boost. I might even vote for an occasional Dem if they would get behind punishing corrupt government employees. As it is, I wouldn’t vote for the Pope for dogcatcher if he were running as a Dem.
Hitlary has disappeared from the earth or, is in detox more than likely. Can’t have a presidential candidate with a perpetual hangover now can we? Why is she not back infront of the Congress as they ask some real hard questions? Then she might have another meltdown. Gof ro her throat as well. She’s guilty as sin on the Benghazi incident.
Lanny Davis: The Pee Wee Herman of the Democratic Party.