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Jim McDermott to Megyn Kelly: How can we be sure these IRS tea-party victims are telling the truth?
Hot Air ^ | June 5, 2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 06/05/2013 12:42:32 PM PDT by Hojczyk

He’s basically accusing them of making a mountain out of a molehill, emphasizing that no matter how egregiously the IRS behaved, they couldn’t stop the groups from operating without tax exemption. They could still go out there and preach the tea-party gospel; they’d just have to do it, at least for awhile, without the benefit of 501(c)(4) status that liberal groups have comparatively little trouble obtaining. Tough it out, wingnuts. Presumably, if a high-school student applied for federal college loans and the application was held up for discriminatory reasons, McDermott would shrug and say, hey — no one’s stopping the kid from finding the tuition money elsewhere, right? Technically true, but waaay beside the point.

And of course, as Kelly notes, discriminatory processing of tea-party applications does affect how the groups operate. Some groups, fearful of IRS intrusiveness, won’t apply for exemption at all; some people thinking of starting a group might decide not to.

The key bit here, via Twitchy, comes at around 2:40 when Kelly presses McDermott on what one witness said yesterday about losing out on a $30,000 donation because the group couldn’t obtain 501(c)(4) status in timely fashion. McDermott’s reply: How do we know that’s true? Testimony is testimony, but where’s the evidence? And that’s where we are this afternoon, with a top Democrat insisting he’s not blaming the victims while idly wondering if they’re lying to Congress, and whether maybe they should suck it up on the exemption process when liberal groups aren’t being asked to.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: alinskytactics; baghdadjim; democrats; liberalfascism; mcdermott
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1 posted on 06/05/2013 12:42:32 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iDot3MYoZ8&feature=player_embedded


2 posted on 06/05/2013 12:43:41 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

“Jim McDemott to Megyn Kelly: How can we be sure these IRS tea-party victims are telling the truth?”

Well, as pointed out by CBS, yes CBS

Democrats were allowed to provide any “progressive” groups to testify and they could not find one.


3 posted on 06/05/2013 12:43:54 PM PDT by edcoil (If you can't change the rules, then ignore them.)
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To: Hojczyk

He’s not doing himself any favors calling normal Americans “liars”. Man needs his butt kicked bad!


4 posted on 06/05/2013 12:44:11 PM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: Hojczyk

Hey McDermott, are you willing to put your meager silly little life and reputation behind it?

In other words, if they are found to be telling the truth will you then crawl up your own smelly little Obama and increase the value of the world measurably?


5 posted on 06/05/2013 12:44:23 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Hojczyk
To Jim McDermott: go reproduce asexually.

5.56mm

6 posted on 06/05/2013 12:44:24 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Hojczyk

This guy is probably the worst slimebag in Congress, and that’s saying a lot.


7 posted on 06/05/2013 12:44:47 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Hojczyk

Oh gee, I don’t know Jim, perhaps because there are records of the encounters.


8 posted on 06/05/2013 12:45:01 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were Iviolated...)
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To: Da Coyote

Oops, I pulled an Obamadork...it’s McDemott.

Good grief, that liberal dork cannot even spell his own name correctly. ;-)


9 posted on 06/05/2013 12:45:09 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Hojczyk

As if we are ever sure you and you ilk tell the truth either asshat.


10 posted on 06/05/2013 12:45:54 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: edcoil

How can we tell that any Democratbastard Socialist is EVER telling the truth? Orwell was right.


11 posted on 06/05/2013 12:47:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Timber Rattler

Yes he is. I have no doubt that McDermott gave aid and comfort to the enemy in the run up to Gulf War II. Furthermore I have no doubt that his name was mentioned a couple of times in those captured Iraqi Documents that the Dems demanded be taken out of public view for “security reasons” (yeah, I know).


12 posted on 06/05/2013 12:47:09 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Hojczyk
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13 posted on 06/05/2013 12:47:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hojczyk

Maybe they should just go out and illegally tape record someone and leak it to the press like he did and to try to steal another election.

******

2006

A federal appeals court ruled today that Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., violated federal law by turning over an illegally taped telephone call to reporters nearly a decade ago.

In a 2-1 opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that McDermott violated the rights of House Majority Leader John Boehner, who was heard on the 1996 call involving former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

The court ordered McDermott to pay Boehner more than $700,000 for leaking the taped conversation. The figure includes $60,000 in damages and more than $600,000 in legal costs.

McDermott leaked a tape of a 1996 cell phone call involving former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to The New York Times and other news organizations.


14 posted on 06/05/2013 12:47:38 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Hojczyk

Too bad he didn’t stay just a few days longer as Saddam’s “human shield.” He could’ve been “Shock and Awed” out of existence.

McDermott is an a**hole on the same level as Alan Grayson.


15 posted on 06/05/2013 12:48:29 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: edcoil

“Jim McDemott to Megyn Kelly: How can we be sure these IRS tea-party victims are telling the truth?”

Well we know for damned sure he isn’t telling the truth and neither is the IRS or Obama, et al.


16 posted on 06/05/2013 12:48:47 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Da Coyote

McDimwit


17 posted on 06/05/2013 12:49:39 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: M Kehoe

He has had two wives already that didn’t want anything to do with him. Maybe he should try men for a change. They probably won’t take his crap any more than the wives were willing to put up with.


18 posted on 06/05/2013 12:50:18 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Hojczyk
Numbers don't lie. How many Liberal groups GOT exempt status while Conservatives who applied in the same time period, are still waiting?
19 posted on 06/05/2013 12:51:14 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Hojczyk

And this is how Obamacare will be run by the left, when a Republican needs a procedure done they will say “Hey, why should we give that Conservative a new lung, he’s a Conservative, he doesn’t deserve it” get ready people, this is just the beginning


20 posted on 06/05/2013 12:52:30 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Hojczyk

I see your point, Jim. After all, since you clearly don’t give a rodent’s rectum about the oath of office you swore, why would you lean towards believing that these people are going to abide by their sworn oath to tell the truth?


21 posted on 06/05/2013 12:52:52 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Hojczyk

I’m ashamed to even be in the same species as this person.


22 posted on 06/05/2013 12:54:57 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Timber Rattler

And remember, this is the guy who illegally leaked a conference call intercepted (a.k.a. “wiretapped”)from Newt Gingrich’s phone in 1996. More here:

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2008-04-02/politics/36821611_1_mcdermott-boehner-and-other-republican-legal-fees

The man should be in prison, just like the rest of his party of scumbags, douchebags, and liars.


23 posted on 06/05/2013 12:55:00 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: kcvl

Anyone know if McDermott ever paid the judgment?


24 posted on 06/05/2013 12:55:08 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: ScottinVA
McDermott is an a**hole on the same level as Alan Grayson.

To quote the HHGTTG;

The First Ones Against The Wall When The Revolution Comes.

25 posted on 06/05/2013 12:56:51 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: Hojczyk

Jimmy thinks this is the old Soviet Union or the Third Reich. Nazis like him really piss me off.


26 posted on 06/05/2013 12:57:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: kcvl

I’m waiting for him to say one word about “leaks”, the AP, and Rosen. Please, please, please let him try to say something about how bad leaks are and then try to defend Holder’s actions against Rosen and Fox. Oh, please God, that wouldn’t that be sweet???


27 posted on 06/05/2013 12:58:56 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: kcvl
“Jim McDemott to Megyn Kelly: How can we be sure these IRS tea-party victims are telling the truth?”

If he is not sure, then why doesn't he go ahead and charge them with lying to Congress? That will open up further investigations and more evidence can be presented in open court so the IRS can be shut down once and for all.

28 posted on 06/05/2013 12:58:59 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: Hojczyk

“Jim McDemott to Megyn Kelly: How can we be sure these IRS tea-party victims are telling the truth?”

Well, as pointed out by CBS, yes CBS

Democrats were allowed to provide any “progressive” groups to testify and they could not find one.

FURTHER! IRS admitted as much and affirmed they had been directed target certain political 501c applicants by their leadership locally and have even explained how it is quite impossible for agents to act on their own.

The leadership created a new layer of paperwork for not only TEA Party applicants and other but, also for their workers and supervisors who would be managed to ensure the questionnaire was being complied with and delays had the desired effect.


29 posted on 06/05/2013 12:59:14 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Hojczyk
Mcdermott v.

a: To cast despersion on the victim.

b: To make victim the feel foolish or insignificant.

-mcdermotted past tense

Ex. "The prosecutor mcdermotted the rape victim until she was no longer able to respond from emotional distress."

30 posted on 06/05/2013 12:59:15 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Hojczyk
How can we be sure these IRS tea-party victims are telling the truth?

Because the IRS apologized to them, you fat stupid f*&^.

31 posted on 06/05/2013 1:01:38 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Hojczyk

Jim would not know the truth if it hit him at 300 mph....


32 posted on 06/05/2013 1:03:43 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: ScottinVA
McDermott is an a**hole on the same level as Alan Grayson.

Whoa...that saying a lot.

Grayson is a walking talking scratch and sniff.

33 posted on 06/05/2013 1:05:00 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The government rejects the natural law because it is an obstacle to its control over us.)
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To: skeeter

Meanwhile more IRS staffers have been placed on leave...

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/more-irs-staffers-on-leave-92280.html


34 posted on 06/05/2013 1:05:02 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Hojczyk
How can we be sure these IRS tea-party victims are telling the truth?”

Logical processing of an idea within a specific context of knowledge is necessary and sufficient to establish the idea's truth. If one relates an idea or a belief to the full context of the facts and reduces the idea to the data of the senses, and integrates it with the rest of one's conclusions then the idea has been validated

35 posted on 06/05/2013 1:09:40 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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The true scandal within this scandal sparked yesterday with Eastman’s testimony and is going to grow so fast it becomes the scandal itself: The IRS’s leakage of donor information to leftist pressure groups. That’s not a crime against the organizations as much as a crime against the ordinary people who want to donate to their causes.

The IRS is also leaking that information to other agencies, who harass the same donors with more regulatory mischief. Donate money to Tea Party Express? In addition to the IRS audit, you’ll also get heavy scrutiny from OSHA if you are a factory, USDA if you have a farm, SEC if you work in a brokerage. ATF if you work in a gun shop. You don’t even have to be the owner of one of these enterprises, you could be just a broom-pusher working for them.


36 posted on 06/05/2013 1:10:46 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Hojczyk

That “crusty old attitude” recitation of Democratic talking points from McDermott is driving me nuts (thumbs down).


37 posted on 06/05/2013 1:12:36 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Hojczyk

Baghdad Jim McDirtbag falsely suggesting the right doing what the left has a monopoly on, lying under oath.


38 posted on 06/05/2013 1:21:42 PM PDT by Amagi (Obama is never so animated as when he is assaulting the Constitution.)
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To: illiac

Who are McDermotts donors? Where do they live? Who else do they give money to? Do they have a criminal past?

Americans want to know.


39 posted on 06/05/2013 1:21:52 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Hojczyk
I LOVE how he shows the true face of the Beast they/we are creating.

The few still somewhat rational, not yet fully seduced by they dark side voters need to see what will be turned against US.

Cruella Sibelius' current Death Panel demo should also be a good wake up call for those who can still hear the alarm ringing.

All we need next is a "crisis" they'll not let go to waste and then we get a new flag with 57 stars.

40 posted on 06/05/2013 1:23:36 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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Jim McDermott to Megyn Kelly: How can we be sure these IRS tea-party victims US Congressmen are telling the truth?

At least the IRS tea-party victims have not been caught in innumerable, public, on-the-record lies prior to this occasion. How many US Congressmen can make the same claim?

41 posted on 06/05/2013 1:27:19 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Exactly what I was going to say. If he’s so sure there is doubt of their testimony, bring ‘em up on charges.

Freakin coward.


42 posted on 06/05/2013 1:35:36 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Also, do his donors pray? To whom? What is the content of their prayers? Do they have websites? Please provide copies of any and all websites, brochures, correspondence, health records, pizza preferences, shoes sizes, etc....whew. No wonder I’m not a liberal. It’s exhausting as well as idiotic!


43 posted on 06/05/2013 1:57:18 PM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Fred Schindler, the director of implementation oversight at the IRS Affordable Care Act office. The source said Schindler and the other staffer received $1,100 in free food and other items at the conference.
44 posted on 06/05/2013 2:05:21 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Meanwhile, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia’s attorney general and GOP candidate for governor, accused the agency on Wednesday of blocking $125 billion owed to the state stemming from a Medicaid fraud settlement, according to the Associated Press.


45 posted on 06/05/2013 2:09:51 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

“Jim McDemott to Megyn Kelly: How can we be sure these IRS tea-party victims are telling the truth?”

Because they are not Washington state congressmen.


46 posted on 06/05/2013 2:17:26 PM PDT by Islander2
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To: Hojczyk

I can’t express what contempt I have for this... this...

Anything further I write is likely to be unprintable.


47 posted on 06/05/2013 2:20:40 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Hojczyk

She rattled him but good. He lost it on live TV. I wish she had kept pounding him on that.


48 posted on 06/05/2013 2:22:26 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Hojczyk

This question being barfed up by a lying, weasely DemocRAT!


49 posted on 06/05/2013 2:44:01 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Hojczyk

Gee whiz, McDimwit, how about just looking at files? The reams and reams of paperwork doesn’t lie. The dates taking 2+ years to process might lend a clue.


50 posted on 06/05/2013 2:48:53 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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