Skip to comments.IRS Leaked Christine O’Donnell’s Info the Day She Announced Her Senate Candidacy
Posted on 07/19/2013 7:41:03 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
It may turn out that within the IRS abuse of Tea Party, conservative, Jewish and other groups was another layer of abuse: women. Catherine Engelbrecht so far has the most harrowing story to tell, of abuse by multiple executive branch agencies after she founded the grassroots election security watchdog True the Vote. Now former Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is naming names, saying that her tax information was compromised the very day she announced her Senate candidacy. That same day, the IRS slapped a lien on a house that it believed she owned, only to withdraw that lien when the agency discovered that she no longer owned it.
O’Donnell ran for Senate in 2010. She only found out about the breach of her private information this year.
The phone message earlier this year shocked the battled-scarred candidate, a tea party favorite who knocked off Republican mainstay Michael Castle in the primary before losing in a bid to win Vice President Joseph R. Bidens former seat.
Ms. O’Donnell, this is Dennis Martel, special agent with the U.S. Department of Treasury in Baltimore, Md. We received information that your personal federal tax info may have been compromised and may have been misused by an individual, he said in the January message left on her cellphone.
For Ms. O’Donnell, the message immediately raised red flags.
On March 9, 2010, the day she revealed her plan to run for the Senate in a press release, a tax lien was placed on a house purported to be hers and publicized. The problem was she no longer owned the house. The IRS eventually blamed the lien on a computer glitch and withdrew it.
That’s an awfully coincidental computer glitch.
Now Mr. Martel, a criminal investigator for the Treasury Departments inspector general for tax administration, was telling her that an official in Delaware state government had improperly accessed her records on that very same day.
Beyond that, Ms. O’Donnell and Senate investigators who have tried to help her have run into a wall of silence, leaving more questions than answers about whether abuses of the IRS system extend to private individuals and not just the tax-exempt groups already identified as victims.
I dont know. And Id like to know, Ms. ODonnell told The Washington Times in her first interview about the case. Because whether its one, eight or 80 [cases], its an abuse of power at the IRS. Its using the IRS as a political weapon, and that shouldnt be done.
Ahead of a new hearing on IRS abuse today, the Treasury Department told Sen. Chuck Grassley that at least four politicians — that could be candidates for office or officeholders, we don’t know — had their private information improperly accessed through the IRS since 2006. Evidently O’Donnell is one of them.
So have women been even more unfairly abused by Obama’s IRS than others? Well, at this point we don’t know. But it has been obvious for years that liberals reserve special venom for women who happen to be conservatives. The left pushes a narrative that it “stands for women” — that was the Texas Democrat Party’s exact line during the recent battle to pass a modest abortion law — but the reality is that while it does stand for some women it by no means stands for all women. Juanita Broaderick found out how little sympathy women who stand up against powerful Democrats will get.
When women disrupt that narrative, as state Sen. Donna Campbell, state Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, state Rep. Stephanie Klick, state Rep. Stefani Carter and other women did by championing the abortion bill through the Texas legislature, leftists either denounce them or pretend that they do not exist. Either tactic is demeaning and dismissive of women who happen to disagree with the left’s lines on issues. Carter, who is black, is running for statewide office now on the Republican ticket. As a black woman running as a conservative and pro-life Republican, Carter can expect to become the left’s next target of unreasoned hate. Battleground Texas is probably already building an arsenal of hate to unleash on her.
Sarah Palin has endured years of misogynistic abuse from the left for being a working mom who was a successful governor who happens to be a pro-life conservative. During my own years at Hot Air and on the Laura Ingraham Show I saw liberal abuse of notable conservative women up close. The abuse liberals heap on conservative women every single day is quite real and it reaches insane levels. It remains to be seen whether the IRS reserved any special scrutiny for women who stand for themselves as anything other than Democrat.
“Rogue” IRS agents are everywhere, not just in Cincinnati.
Kinda Doofy or not she IS knda cute!
To tell the truth, I almost wonder whether a certain “Republican” advisor was possibly in on this?
If anyone in America seems intent on opposing the progress of women candidates, in particular GOP women candidates.
It is that certain “Republican” advisor.
Just saying. He shall remain unnamed, but just wondering.
Of course it could be that Dems are responsible, not trying to necessarily change the topic.
This stopped being a joke a long time ago.
It is a criminal conspiracy and Chuck the Schmuck Schumer is knee deep in it.
People need to go to prison over this, but what the hell people should have gone to prison over Benghazi, and F&F.
The only thing that caused a stir was when the Journalists got their phones tapped, but that was just because it was their dog that got bit.
Our Media doesn’t care about anything but keeping their commie friends in office,
The IRS did not leak the information. The IRS is an organization.
A PERSON working for the IRS released the information. We need to find out who that person is and “Go Alinsky” on their ass.
I think what we’ve proven with mounting evidence....is that we can no longer run an income tax system. It’s too prone for abuse with the data involved. So the only alternate idea? A plain flat tax or sales tax, period.
I don’t see we avoid going that direction now. Too many people have massive data files that will be reviewed by dozens or hundreds or thousands. The IRS is now just a collection of data.....to benefit one party over another.
And keep in mind, this was done to protect Mike Castle’s prospects for the REPUBLICAN nomination. So that whoever got the nomination of either party, either way, a liberal would get elected. O’Donnell’s victory over Castle threw a wrench into that plan, so Rove and Perino and the establishment went all out to destroy her, with the Witch commercia, etc.
Campaign consultants exist to advance liberals and the liberal state. They should not be hired by any real conservative.
I’ll take “Tokyo Karl Rove” for $1000 Alex.
We aren't laughing. We are preparing for Politics by Other Means.
Um ... no comment.
A plain flat tax or sales tax, period.
I would be on board with this big time. I would not even mind a 3 percent National Sales Tax. A VAT Tax of 3 percent that goes to the debt. A state tax of 3 percent on every purchase (nothing exempt) and a 1 percent local tax on all items for every person buying an item in various counties. That is a total of 10 percent tax on EVERY Item you buy. Sure it will go up and up and up, but I highly doubt it will get up to 40 percent or more that we pay today on all taxes (at least not for many generations).
Corruption runs deep in local, state, and federal governments, and Democrats are responsible for a lot of it. I don’t doubt Republicans, especially GOPe/RINOs, do their share, too. Government has taken a lot of power from We the People these days. It doesn’t surprise me in the least to find out that corrupt politicians use that power against their opponents. They have many, many tools at their disposal to make an opponent’s life miserable—everything from code violations to IRS audits and worse.
BTW, for all her quirks, we would be better off today with Christine ODonnell in the Senate. I still blame the GOPe for that loss.
hOW ABOUT DC???????????????????????
I think that's quite possible. The establishment will do anything to keep power.
Joe Miller / Lisa Murkowski redux.
You’re right. The GOPe is just as opposed to change as the left. They despise the tea party upstarts as much, if not more than, as Democrats. That’s fine with me, because we now know who we’re waging political war on. They’ve revealed themselves.
The Republican Party hates conservatives. There I said it.
BTW, for all her quirks, Christine ODonnell would have made a much, much better senator that that Castle piece of political excrement. It’s difficult to do worse than a Mike Castle.
a rove in advisor?