Skip to comments.Question that revealed IRS scandal was planted, chief admits
Posted on 05/18/2013 1:07:00 PM PDT by walford
...The Internal Revenue Service, apparently determined to get out ahead of an inspector general report critical of its handling of tax exemptions for Tea Party groups, came up with a plan: Lois Lerner, the official responsible for the tax-exempt division, would publicly apologize in response to a question at the American Bar Association conference in Washington...
...It was the day after Lerner had testified to Congress last week, failing once again to disclose the extent of the Tea Party targeting even under direct questioning. The damning inspector general report would come out any day, and Lerner and Miller wanted to figure out a way to disclose the news publicly...
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When government has the idea that it will get away with everything, it will try anything.
A week before these scandals hit the oscillator, we were all saying on FR that Obama could twist heads off puppies on the White House lawn and get away with it. All the lib networks could have cameramen nearby, and none of them would take a shot.
I believe the Admin believe the above, as well. Yet there is always a tipping point....
Welcome to Obumbler’s aMeriKa.
They are desperate to distract attention from Benghazi, and they will sacrifice anybody and anything to do so.
I honestly believe the WH thought the media would praise them for makong a bold move to crack down on those evil conservatives.
I agree. Obama might as well be saying, “We’ll give you the IRS and AP scandals, as long as you agree to not look at Benghazi.”
I think you’re right but I think that most liberals don’t care because of that. They like the cheating and lying and stealing. They are people sans real morality.
The thing the media didn’t like is the AP scandal so couple that with the IRS thing and now they pay attention. I think the IRS scandal alone wouldn’t have mattered much to them.
We need to be vigilant to see that this isn’t ignored...
The Killing of America was planned.
Rome died of old age. America’s death has been a homicide.
Certainly derailed the Benghazi headlines that were hurting the administration.
Never let a “crisis” go to waste.
Is it just me? I took one look at Steven Miller’s Hair Club for Men perm and knew that he was as crooked as the path to hell. I wouldn’t trust this guy with last week’s toilet paper.
Also derailed the Boston Bombing case...another “Islam is a Killer” story.
I believe that for a majority of the MSM there is no tipping point - they are ideologues first and foremost. They didn't get into journalism to inform, they got in to persuade.
They really take us for fools.
They regard the current furor as just a fly to be swatted, so they can get back to their fascist ways.
Any excuse for a tyrant.
This is another one of 0bama's giant mis-direction plays. "Look over here!"
We're all looking at the IRS, Benghazi and all the other scandals, while they are busy pushing thru Rubio's AMNESTY bill.
You saw that they still haven’t indicted the surviving Boston Bomber? They have only 30 days to do it, and time’s almost up. The prosecutor said he’d file for an extension, but I seriously think the bomber is going to walk.
Could be. But could also be the UN Small Arms Treaty. They need to remove the 2A to further the agenda.
And they admitted it on a Friday evening, hoping it would disappear before Monday. They guessed wrong.
“A week before these scandals hit the oscillator, we were all saying on FR that Obama could twist heads off puppies on the White House lawn and get away with it. All the lib networks could have cameramen nearby, and none of them would take a shot.”
Of course not. That would be like photographing FDR on crutches. He was physically handicapped, but O is morally handicapped. Different disability, same difference./sarc
Scarey...that b****** obama is liable to send him back to his mama...to spite Putin.
I still don't understand why it was so important for public officials to see that the dead NON-CITIZEN bomber in that case was buried on American soil.
Need to grill him on who ordered it released.
This points back to Obama. They thought the AP and IRS scandal would distract from Benghazi. It has some, but it’s backfired. The IRS scandal is very a pattern of very serious crime and has now been shown to have had Catholic authors, the Graham foundation, pro-life groups, and members of the Press, in addition to the Tea party as targets.
That’s enough groups to successfully impeach him.
Because Memorial Day is coming up and they don't want to travel overseas to plant flowers on his grave.
Instead of “I don't agree with what you say, but I will fight to the death to defend your right to say it”, their motto is “I don't agree with what you say, and I don't care what anyone does to you as long as you are stopped from saying it”.
These other scandals prove without a doubt that our government systematically attacked it's own citizens in an effort to pervert the electoral process.
King Street Patriots (Tea Party Group) here in the Houston area came under attack by this administration before and during the election.
They experienced IRS audits, visits from the FBI, OSHA and EPA audits on the head of the organization's private business as well as a visit by the BATF. No violations, no charges file...nothing. Just intimidation.
KSP’s were involved in an effort called, “TRUE the VOTE”. This was an effort to train folks to monitor the polls during the election to ensure integrity of the vote.
They were harassed and intimidated utilizing the full weight of the federal government. If this is swept under the rug....Tyranny will have won the day.
Every since Obozo took office, I have felt this sort of stuff was going on, but until now the pieces to the puzzle had not been put together. This is very spooky!
You have to ask yourself "why?"
They desperately want Benghazi to go away. So much so that they are willing to take other substantial hits.
Benghazi can bring the entire Democrat/Soros complex down.
The other two can't.
I’d also like to remind folks about the intrusive nature of Obama’s census process. That was just as horrible as these other things, for it laid the groundwork of data gathering they have continued with.
servantboy777, what you say makes a great deal of sense. I’d like to add to that list the way Obama conducted his census data gathering process which was just as intrusive and illegal as the rest of the things he’s been doing.
(btw, I tried sending you another post, but somehow lost it or put it on the wrong thread...oops. Not enough coffee yet...sorry if you get this message twice)
Good grief! I’m going back to bed! Sorry for the double message!
What they wanted to do was get out ahead of being thrown under the bus. The marching orders on this one came from above the IRS (possibly through Geithner, but possibly through one of the other lackeys of Obama-Jarrett-Ayers-Axelrod).
I think some of them realize there could be jail time involved in this, and they're bailing as fast as they can.
Trust me...all this is so out in left field, I need to read it twice. lol
yep that’s exactly right