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Question that revealed IRS scandal was planted, chief admits
The Hill ^ | May 17, 2013 | Bernie Becker

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...

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; distractions; dogandponyshow; enemedia; impeachnow; irs; irsscandal; leaks; loislerner; obamascandals; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; teaparty
When government has the idea that it will get away with everything, it will try anything.
1 posted on 05/18/2013 1:07:00 PM PDT by walford
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To: walford

When government has the idea that it will get away with everything, it will try anything.


Truer words.

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....


2 posted on 05/18/2013 1:11:09 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: walford

Welcome to Obumbler’s aMeriKa.


3 posted on 05/18/2013 1:12:09 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: walford
Benghazi is where the treason lies, and the capital punishment that goes with it.

They are desperate to distract attention from Benghazi, and they will sacrifice anybody and anything to do so.

4 posted on 05/18/2013 1:12:42 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: walford

I honestly believe the WH thought the media would praise them for makong a bold move to crack down on those evil conservatives.


5 posted on 05/18/2013 1:26:55 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.”


6 posted on 05/18/2013 1:29:58 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: Thane_Banquo

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.


7 posted on 05/18/2013 1:30:33 PM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

We need to be vigilant to see that this isn’t ignored...


8 posted on 05/18/2013 1:38:28 PM PDT by Shady (Abolish The IRS and Obamacare...it isn't going to cure anything...)
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To: walford

The Killing of America was planned.


9 posted on 05/18/2013 1:39:56 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: bmwcyle

Rome died of old age. America’s death has been a homicide.


10 posted on 05/18/2013 1:41:28 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: walford
so who ask the question, and who TOLD them to ask the question???
11 posted on 05/18/2013 1:41:34 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: walford

Certainly derailed the Benghazi headlines that were hurting the administration.

Never let a “crisis” go to waste.


12 posted on 05/18/2013 1:42:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: walford

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.


13 posted on 05/18/2013 1:47:58 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks walford.


14 posted on 05/18/2013 1:50:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Also derailed the Boston Bombing case...another “Islam is a Killer” story.


15 posted on 05/18/2013 1:51:13 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Yaelle
I believe the Admin believe the above, as well. Yet there is always a tipping point....

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.

16 posted on 05/18/2013 2:12:36 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter
I believe that for a majority of the MSM there is no tipping pointI believe you are right. We have all seen the many examples of the multitudes of things people think this regime could get away with. The Media will let them get away with anything and everything.
17 posted on 05/18/2013 2:31:50 PM PDT by Mark17
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To: walford

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.


18 posted on 05/18/2013 2:37:00 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: walford

Corrolary:

Any excuse for a tyrant.


19 posted on 05/18/2013 2:39:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: walford
When government has the idea that it will get away with everything, it will try anything.

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.

20 posted on 05/18/2013 2:46:35 PM PDT by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: Sacajaweau

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.


21 posted on 05/18/2013 2:56:14 PM PDT by livius
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To: tpmintx

Could be. But could also be the UN Small Arms Treaty. They need to remove the 2A to further the agenda.


22 posted on 05/18/2013 3:01:24 PM PDT by ssschev (Pick up the can, throw out the trash.)
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To: walford

And they admitted it on a Friday evening, hoping it would disappear before Monday. They guessed wrong.


23 posted on 05/18/2013 3:03:03 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Yaelle

“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


24 posted on 05/18/2013 3:24:14 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: livius

Scarey...that b****** obama is liable to send him back to his mama...to spite Putin.


25 posted on 05/18/2013 5:08:55 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: walford

Related: http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/05/questioner-initially-denied-irs-qa-was-set-up/

Liars lie.


26 posted on 05/18/2013 5:40:39 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: livius
The prosecutor said he’d file for an extension, but I seriously think the bomber is going to walk.

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.

27 posted on 05/18/2013 6:07:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: FamiliarFace; All

Bingo!!!


28 posted on 05/18/2013 6:18:51 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: walford
BENGHAZI: Law enforcement officers call for special investigation

More than 26,000 members of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) have come out in favor of creating a Watergate-style investigatory committee that would be tasked with determining the truth behind the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
29 posted on 05/18/2013 11:10:39 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: walford

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.


30 posted on 05/19/2013 12:40:44 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: a fool in paradise
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.

Because Memorial Day is coming up and they don't want to travel overseas to plant flowers on his grave.

31 posted on 05/19/2013 5:10:27 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: walford

PSYCHOPATHS,PURE PSYCHOPATHS!


32 posted on 05/19/2013 5:24:34 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: conservativebabe
“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.”

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”.

33 posted on 05/19/2013 5:54:47 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Your right about the treason, but I place just as much weight on the IRS and AP scandals.

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!

34 posted on 05/19/2013 5:59:05 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: walford

35 posted on 05/19/2013 7:16:55 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: servantboy777
We learned of the IRS and AP scandals through strategic leaks from the administration when Benghazi heated up.

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.

36 posted on 05/19/2013 8:09:02 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: servantboy777

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3021010/posts

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.


37 posted on 05/19/2013 8:50:45 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: servantboy777

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.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3015780/posts?page=1

(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)


38 posted on 05/19/2013 8:57:41 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: servantboy777; All

Good grief! I’m going back to bed! Sorry for the double message!


39 posted on 05/19/2013 8:59:06 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: 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,

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.

40 posted on 05/19/2013 10:24:52 AM PDT by livius
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Stop this slap in our face!

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Let's git 'er done!!
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41 posted on 05/19/2013 12:57:15 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: TEXOKIE

Trust me...all this is so out in left field, I need to read it twice. lol


42 posted on 05/19/2013 3:32:33 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

yep that’s exactly right


43 posted on 05/20/2013 1:17:36 PM PDT by conservativebabe
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