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AP Exclusive: Watchdog report says senior IRS officials knew tea party groups targeted in 2011
Associated Press ^ | 05/11/2013 (Updated: Saturday, May 11, 3:38 PM) | AP/Washington Post

Posted on 05/11/2013 12:46:59 PM PDT by Rusty0604

Edited on 05/11/2013 4:01:49 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: Rusty0604

I say close them down. Perfect time to start over with the flat tax. The system is corrupt.


81 posted on 05/11/2013 7:01:52 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Rusty0604

This is a bigger scandal than Benghazi.


82 posted on 05/11/2013 7:02:23 PM PDT by kabar
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To: FlingWingFlyer

>> This is the most crooked and corrupt regime ever to rise to power in this country.

No question, and that includes the scumbags in the Democrat party advancing Socialism.


83 posted on 05/11/2013 7:25:04 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: patriotfury
...they put Evangelicals, Baptists, Orthodox Jews, Catholics, the Tea Party, and other patriotic organizations on widely distributed lists of potential terrorist organizations...

Seems Obama used the force of the federal government to go after American citizens who happened to be conservative... I suspect the rest of the dems knew about it...Looks like they're filth. Really. None of this is funny.

84 posted on 05/11/2013 7:59:06 PM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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To: Rusty0604

There are so many scandals breaking that there is no way Congress can even get around to them all - too busy trying to take our guns and ammo away, pander to the illegal alien community for votes, and shoveling money into green energy bankruptcies.


85 posted on 05/11/2013 8:14:32 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Prince of Space

Strange the IRS wasn’t accused of going after people of any stripe for partisan purposes during the Bush years, yet Carney has to mention this factoid. It is therefore meaningless.


86 posted on 05/11/2013 8:20:39 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Rusty0604

We’ll see where this goes.


87 posted on 05/11/2013 8:31:47 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Rusty0604

Nothing to see here just some CREEPs at the IRS running rogue...who was the highest ranking official in the executive branch to know about this and when did this person know it? Any plumbing issues at the White House that we know of?


88 posted on 05/11/2013 9:44:10 PM PDT by garbanzo (Welcome to the jungle, it gets worse here every day)
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To: Rusty0604

And the Tsarnev brothers knew there were bombs in their backpacks.


89 posted on 05/11/2013 9:46:29 PM PDT by Vortex (Garbage In, Garbage Out)
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To: GOPJ

There’s no outrage. They are reporting it like they would the weather report. It won’t be repeated round the clock. By next week Asspress will be groveling before their hero again.


90 posted on 05/11/2013 9:58:26 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Rusty0604

Lerner says it wasn’t intentional???

Some low-level lunch mates went to a dictionary to find “key words for IRS audits” and low and behold, best beloved, the dictionary just plopped right open to the words “patriot” and “Tea Party”

Now THAT lady can spin a yarn!!


91 posted on 05/11/2013 10:54:12 PM PDT by cookcounty (Obama Denied ->Americans Died ->Hillary Lied ->the Media Complied.)
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To: Rusty0604

My questions are, like those re Benghazi, who ordered the investigations (and it wasn’t some low level shit head; where they asked to do it by the White House or a Democrat politician or official; did Lerner punish anyone for this illegal activity; and why wasn’t this made public earlier (it would have saved them a lot of embarrassment)?


92 posted on 05/11/2013 11:02:31 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Rusty0604
This goes a long way toward explaining the spate of articles from the left smugly proclaiming the Tea Party's diminishing influence, right around the time the IRS started targeting them. Coincidence, I'm sure.

Apparently, this latest revelation about their intimidation campaign wasn't important enough for the Washington Post to include in the News section, but was relegated to the Business section.

93 posted on 05/12/2013 3:52:06 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Rusty0604
nah i don't buy this story.
94 posted on 05/12/2013 7:26:19 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: conservativehistorian

Let’s hope the leftist news media wake up to the fact that it could happen to them. The IRS intimidation won’t have any favorites in the future.

We’re all IRS hostages.


95 posted on 05/12/2013 7:27:41 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: goosie
"whatever penalty the administration (low level) will pay, it will all be worthwhile because they got what they wanted. The names and addresses of all donors and the names and addresses of volunteers and staff and close family members was their end game."

Yep, remember this illegal tactic by Linda Douglass in the White Hut with their health care propaganda push:

Facts Are Stubborn Things (send us your private emails with contacts criticizing ObamaCare)

"There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov."

96 posted on 05/12/2013 9:43:22 AM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Rusty0604

Looks like muzzie 0bama and his IRS was going after pro-Israel groups too.


97 posted on 05/12/2013 11:01:46 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: HollyB

Can you even imagine if....they targeted homosexuals, gays, lesbian, transgender.....liberals?

OMG this would be of epic proportions and people would be in the streets.


98 posted on 05/12/2013 11:30:23 AM PDT by Texas4ever
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To: oldbrowser

I have said since the beginning of this psychosis that the lies and deceit cannot be hidden forever, and it will collapse...I pray that we have a lifeboat and can survive when the end does come...


99 posted on 05/12/2013 12:48:50 PM PDT by Shady (Libya shows us how Americans rate...)
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To: GOPJ

It’s that time of year...after the elections, and after initial policy stands have been made.


100 posted on 05/12/2013 2:08:31 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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