Skip to comments.Yes, IRS Harassment Blunted The Tea Party Ground Game in 2012
Posted on 06/20/2013 6:44:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The controversy over the IRS's harassment of conservative groups continues. President Obama's team continues to blame low-level bureaucrats. Some conservatives suspect a more sinister explanation: that the levers of government were used to attack an existential threat to the president's 2012 reelection.
The president and his party dismiss this as a paranoid fantasy. The evidence, however, is enough to make one believe that targeting Tea Party groups would have been an effective campaign strategy going into the 2012 election cycle.
It is a well-known fact that the Tea Party movement dealt the president his famous "shellacking" in the 2010 mid-term election. Less well-known is the actual number of votes this new movement delivered-and the continuing effects these votes could have had in 2012 had the movement not been de-mobilized by the IRS.
In a new research paper, Andreas Madestam (from Stockholm University), Daniel Shoag and David Yanagizawa-Drott (both from the Harvard Kennedy School), and I set out to find out how much impact the Tea Party had on voter turnout in the 2010 election. We compared areas with high levels of Tea Party activity to otherwise similar areas with low levels of Tea Party activity, using data from the Census Bureau, the FEC, news reports, and a variety of other sources.
We found that the effect was huge: the movement brought the Republican Party some 3-6 million additional votes in House races. That is an astonishing boost, given that all Republican House candidates combined received fewer than 45 million votes. It demonstrates conclusively how important the party's newly energized base was to its landslide victory in those elections, and how worried Democratic strategists must have been about the conservative movement's momentum.
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Why is everyone still acting as though the results of the elections of 2012 were legitimate?
Field Tested and Democrat Approved on the streets of Chicago since 1927.
That big-mouthed cheater won by having the IRS shut down TEA Party fund raising and then getting out 110% of the votes in Black precincts of swing states. And such blatant vote fraud is never challenged in court, so in Hillary’s infamous words, what difference does it make?
In fact, I think that the TP people rally like crazy, after THIS!
Yep, Barky used to IRS to prevent any GOP grass roots organizing efforts for the election. In other words, he stole the election.
Nixon is beginning to look like a choir boy.
Worse than “stole the election” - used the power of the government to steal the election.
Use the IRS to thwart the Tea Party, monkey with voting machines, deliberately overwhelm early voting procedures, etc etc are all tactics that taken together steal an election.
Good thing Obama is a liberal and therefore has the major media as his palace guard or he would already have been forced out like Nixon was.
A MUST READ thread. At least IMHO. And I’m always right.
Maybe... MAYBE... the media is losing it’s perception bias of “he’s just like me and wouldn’t do anything to hurt me”.
The NSA is storing “all information from all sources all the time” according to their website.
And the media may be waking up to this.
It may have dampened the enthusiasm but doesn’t take away from the fact they pushed Romney down our throats !!!
The arrogant, self-entitled Obamatons surely went ballistic. Does not take much imagination to know the WH con artists were thinking up demonic ways to stop the Tea Partiers who stood in their path.
SIGNIFICANT Remember that when the Obamatons landed in the WH, they also took over the census. So when Obama sent his COS---Rahm Emanuel----to takeover Treasury, he had all the tools at his disposal to target individuals, tea parties, patriot groups, and so on.
CONNECTING THE DOTS: Obama's stranglegold on Treasury via COS Rahm Emanuel's dual role
THE TARGETING PAPER TRAIL BEGINS: Soon as they occupied the WH, Obama and the Chicago con artists (a) took control of the US Census; (b) Obama placed his COS Rahm Emanuel in control of the US Dept of the Treasury (the IRS).
THE SMOKING GUN---WSJ REPORT--On Jan 20, 2009 Timothy Geithner was appointed Obama's Secy of the Treasury. But within three weeks, the Obama White House tightened its grip on Treasury. Obama put his COS, Rahm Emanuel, in charge of Treasury---Rahm Emanuel's dual role was an unusual move.
When he got to Treasury, WH COS Rahm Emanuel was so involved in the inner workings of the Treasury that the phrase "Rahm wants it" had become an unofficial mantra among subservient govt staffers, prostrate in obeisance, scurrying to accede to Rahm's wishes, according to Treasury government officials. Reported by WSJ / 05/31/09
More here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124113406528875137.html
Contact Congress Toll Free 1-(866) 220-0044 : All of the Treasury factotums doing Rahm's bidding need to be identified and brought before Congress to testify under oath. We need to know the specifics WRT Emanuel's activities at Treasury including dates and times when Emanuel consorted w/ the IRS.
MOMENTS TO REMEMBER Obama was fond of saying "Tea Parties are a threat to democracy."
Obama told hispanics, " we will reward our friends and punish our enemies."
Valerie Jarrett ominously warned, they "would not forget" which Americans did not worship Obama.
Contact Congress Toll Free 1-(866) 220-0044---Taxpayers demand Congress call govt employees at Treasury (IRS), who were underlings of Obama COS Rahm Emanuel...to testify under oath, including the number of times Emanuel consorted with the IRS. The WJS reported Emanuel's unusual arrangement----his dual role as WH COS and Treasury head.
CONTACT FOX NEWS --- 1-888-369-4762
CONTACT CONG TREY GOWDY (R-SC)
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Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6030
Fax: (202) 226-1177
TALKING POINTS--WSJ REPORTOn Jan 20, 2009 Timothy Geithner was appointed Obama's Secy of the Treasury. But within three weeks, the Obama White House tightened its grip on Treasury. Obama put his COS, Rahm Emanuel, in charge of Treasury---Rahm Emanuel's dual role was an unusual move.
When he got to Treasury, White House COS Rahm Emanuel was so involved in the inner workings of the Treasury that the phrase "Rahm wants it" had become an unofficial mantra among subservient govt staffers, prostrate in obeisance, scurrying to accede to Rahm's wishes, according to Treasury government officials. Reported by WSJ / 05/31/09
More here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124113406528875137.html
And remember that the Occupy movement was shutting down cities while the IRS targeting was occurring.
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