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IRS officials thought Obama wanted crackdown on tea party groups, worried about negative press
Wash Times ^

Posted on 09/18/2013 5:38:47 AM PDT by Perdogg

IRS employees were “acutely” aware in 2010 that President Obama wanted to crack down on conservative organizations and were egged into targeting tea party groups by press reports mocking the emerging movement, according to an interim report being circulated Tuesday by House investigators.

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KEYWORDS: bhofascism; corruption; democrats; dojrico; electionfraud; electionfraudrico; elections; govtabuse; irs; irscorruption; irselectionfraud; irsrico; nojustice; obama; rapeofliberty; scandals; teaparty; tyranny; votefraud; voterfraud
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1 posted on 09/18/2013 5:38:47 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

I hope this is grounds for impeachment!


2 posted on 09/18/2013 5:42:14 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: PATRIOT1876

Faint hope....


3 posted on 09/18/2013 5:42:49 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Perdogg

4 posted on 09/18/2013 5:42:55 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Perdogg

The Great Uniter only sought to sow the seeds of hate...


5 posted on 09/18/2013 5:43:47 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Perdogg

6 posted on 09/18/2013 5:45:16 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Perdogg

If they ‘thought’, then they were “TOLD!”


7 posted on 09/18/2013 5:45:32 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Perdogg

In other words, a criminal conspiracy.


8 posted on 09/18/2013 5:46:14 AM PDT by refermech
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To: refermech

But don’t worry, the last election was totallllly legit.


9 posted on 09/18/2013 5:48:17 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Perdogg

Oh yeah ...ordiss iss ordiss


10 posted on 09/18/2013 5:48:25 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Perdogg

So the IRS is not an agency that only collects taxes due the US Government. It is “crack down” agency; harassing, intimidating and persecuting individuals and groups that the political party in power directs it to do for purely political reasons. What a noble expression of care for the people of America the US Government’s IRS is.


11 posted on 09/18/2013 5:48:34 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: Perdogg
In the report, the investigators do not find evidence that IRS employees received orders from politicians to target the tea party, and agency officials deny overt bias or political motives.

"Who will rid me of this meddlesome cleric?"

12 posted on 09/18/2013 5:49:17 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: PATRIOT1876
I hope this is grounds for impeachment!

It all depends on how they were made "acutely aware" of what obama wanted. They could all be delusional! Or Bush holdovers, eek!

13 posted on 09/18/2013 5:49:18 AM PDT by HomeAtLast ( Get involved. Because you ARE involved.)
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To: Perdogg
Wow, they just don't want to talk about the 800 lb gorilla in the room:

In the report, the investigators do not find evidence that IRS employees received orders from politicians to target the tea party, and agency officials deny overt bias or political motives.

But, a bit later:

The Republican oversight report traces the growing pressure on the IRS to act, beginning with Mr. Obama’s criticism of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision in his 2010 State of the Union address to calls from top members of Congress for the IRS to give special scrutiny to tea party applications.

Emails among IRS officials, and committee interviews with them, show agency employees were aware of the pressure, sending one another news reports and commenting — in sometimes derisive language — about the tea party applications.

Oh, but their choice to single out the Tea Party applications "wasn't political".

These people should be fired and indicted for official oppression, but the Republicans are going to let them whitewash this all away.

I think I'm going to be sick.

14 posted on 09/18/2013 5:49:18 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Phillyred

I’ll always wonder about that. We didn’t really have very good candidates though...


15 posted on 09/18/2013 5:49:57 AM PDT by refermech
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To: PATRIOT1876

The article, unfortunately, doesn’t report anything that specific; this is more of a general comment. I doubt that it would be possible to tie Obama to it directly, unless his many meetings at the WH with the head of the IRS at that time can be brought into it.


16 posted on 09/18/2013 5:49:57 AM PDT by livius
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To: PATRIOT1876

Impeachment file on “B. Hussein Obama,” aka Barry Soetoro, a legal citizen of the sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


17 posted on 09/18/2013 5:51:34 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: PATRIOT1876
"I hope this is grounds for impeachment!"

You're dreaming!

18 posted on 09/18/2013 5:52:12 AM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Perdogg

And I ask, did this impact the election? I think so!


19 posted on 09/18/2013 5:54:20 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Perdogg

Why would he be worried about the press? They were the rock throwers against the Tea Party.

Pray America is Waking Up


20 posted on 09/18/2013 5:55:33 AM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: bray

Thugs all. They wouldn’t understand the concept of “freedom” if it hit them in the face.


21 posted on 09/18/2013 5:57:04 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: skeeter

“”Who will rid me of this meddlesome cleric?” “

I’d like to know who, among the readership, would say: Henry the second and Tomas Becket.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Becket


22 posted on 09/18/2013 5:57:24 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: justlurking

The Republicans were at least as happy and possibly more so to see the tea party movement weakened. They were challenging the status quo in the Republican caucus and forcing go-along politicians to face primary challengers. The mainstream Republicans would be happy to consider this case closed.

Even today there are articles suggesting that delay of tea party applications and persecution of tea party advocates remain ongoing.


23 posted on 09/18/2013 5:58:18 AM PDT by Piranha (Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have - Saul Alinsky)
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To: justlurking

The Republicans were at least as happy and possibly more so to see the tea party movement weakened. They were challenging the status quo in the Republican caucus and forcing go-along politicians to face primary challengers. The mainstream Republicans would be happy to consider this case closed.

Even today there are articles suggesting that delay of tea party applications and persecution of tea party advocates remain ongoing.


24 posted on 09/18/2013 5:58:25 AM PDT by Piranha (Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have - Saul Alinsky)
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To: skeeter

“I have a stone in my shoe that needs removing”


25 posted on 09/18/2013 5:59:12 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: PATRIOT1876

I think this is, as Limbaugh pointed out, not unlike the situation in Nazi Germany.

There is not document or signed order from Hitler ordering the extermination of the Jews. But all of his underlings were ideological fellow travelers. So they all new what he wanted them to do without his having to tell them.

You aren’t gonna find Barry’s fingerprints on any of this.


26 posted on 09/18/2013 5:59:32 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: PATRIOT1876

Obama could be caught in bed with a 5 year old boy and nobody would bring up articles of impeachment and the press would accuse the 5 year old of rape.

Congress is just a big bunch of useless cowards. And we keep electing these cowards.


27 posted on 09/18/2013 6:00:47 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Gen.Blather
The most famous example of the kind of 'pressure' a leader can exert to have something accomplished without 'overtly' ordering anyone.

The press knows this and claiming no one ordered the deed means nothing.

28 posted on 09/18/2013 6:01:12 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Perdogg

The last election? How many here actually wanted Obama to lose that election? Now they want him impeached so Biden can be president. Brilliant.


29 posted on 09/18/2013 6:01:21 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“Will no one rid me of this meddlesome Tea Party?”


30 posted on 09/18/2013 6:02:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: livius

His Excellency does not put his finger prints on anything. Besides, all of these actions by the IRS were orchestrated not from him but by those controlling his agenda. Face it, he is a wind up doll, voodoo doll actually, put out there to mumble choice lines when someone pulls his string. He is NEVER off cue and perhaps the few times he was, they had to walk back or change history to accomodate what he was supposed to not say. The red line recently was a good example. No, the policy makers for the dope put out commentary for him to read, almost like a captain midnight decoder message, but they have been vetted to know how to act. The agency heads all have the same marching orders, a general order, kill any opposition and do anything that is against the country’s best plans while promoting affirmative action and ecology matters to the max.


31 posted on 09/18/2013 6:08:39 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: livius

Just another bland report that will lead to nowhere. Millions and millions spent on this investigation only to conclude that IRS took “cues” from Washington. A total waste.


32 posted on 09/18/2013 6:10:09 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Perdogg

Obama is the TOP of this hideous ladder.....doesn’t go ANY farther up than Obama!! ISSA......GET HIM NOW!!


33 posted on 09/18/2013 6:13:05 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Perdogg

...”were egged into targeting tea party groups by press reports”...

If true that’s a federal crime.


34 posted on 09/18/2013 6:13:20 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Perdogg
into targeting tea party groups by press reports mocking the emerging movement

So it's the press' fault?

35 posted on 09/18/2013 6:13:33 AM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: Gen.Blather
I’d like to know who, among the readership, would say: Henry the second and Tomas Becket.

I would have gotten 50% (Becket), if only because I visited Canterbury, and saw the place where Becket was murdered.

36 posted on 09/18/2013 6:14:33 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: skeeter

The most famous example of the kind of ‘pressure’ a leader can exert to have something accomplished without ‘overtly’ ordering anyone.
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That’s a good summation. You have obviously spent a lot of time in the real world and understand how managers cover their tracks. Nothing has to be written, or even said. The staff learns to understand what the boss wants, and what actions lead to rewards and recognition. Those who correctly “read” the will of their superiors receive favors and advance in their careers. To get along, go along.


37 posted on 09/18/2013 6:15:01 AM PDT by Starboard
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“The fact is that not a single piece of evidence has been unearthed that suggests there was any political motivation or outside involvement,” Democratic staffers on the House Ways and Means Committee said in a memo

And you'll never find a memo giving marching orders. No "smoking gun" because it doesn't exist. That's the beauty of staffing the regime with hardcore leftists. People like Lois Learner, Cass Sunstein, Eric Holder are ALL 0bama. If you asked the average person , how many card carrying Marxists do you know? MAYBE, you'd know one or two on the outside (if you're a leftist yourself). 0bamaa OTOH knows dozens. They all think like him and react to circumstances like he would. No written orders needed.

Lois Lerner knew instinctively without being told that the Tea Party could be trouble, so she devised a program of denying them funding to get their message out. Nothing "illegal" , just tie them up in bureaucratic B.S. until after the election.

In short all these drones heading up agencies ARE 0bama.

Combine this with the fact that NO REPUBLICAN (especially in leadership) wants to go down in history as the one who impeached the first black president , and you can conclude that if 0bama was caught molesting little boys in the WH , he isn't being forced out of office

38 posted on 09/18/2013 6:16:30 AM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
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To: Williams

And if Biden became president he would appoint Hillary as VP so she could run for president as an incumbent VP.


39 posted on 09/18/2013 6:17:25 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Perdogg

You can include the Fossil GOP in the detractors of the TEA Party. Charles Krauthammer, Bill Kristol, and Karl Rove spring to mind. They sneered their disapproval of the unsophisticated movement as a flash in the pan that would never amount to much. Since the 2010 elections, they have been whistling a softer tune, but they never praise this obviously effective movement that has succeeded in spite of the persecution of the Feral Government.


40 posted on 09/18/2013 6:20:23 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If true that’s a federal crime.

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That may have been true in the past but we live in different times. If you go ahead and charge me with a crime, then I’ll see to it that a pile of dirt is unloaded upon you. People in Washington are not inclined to be too harsh on one another. They are all compromised so best to tread lightly.


41 posted on 09/18/2013 6:20:28 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: PATRIOT1876

Orange jumpsuit.


42 posted on 09/18/2013 6:20:32 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: PATRIOT1876

“I hope this is grounds for impeachment”!
I hope this is grounds for a hanging!


43 posted on 09/18/2013 6:22:34 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Perdogg
Our Dear Leader replies to these accusations:


44 posted on 09/18/2013 6:27:58 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Perdogg

Paging any Congressman with testicles, please pick up the white phone...


45 posted on 09/18/2013 6:30:00 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Servant of the Cross
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46 posted on 09/18/2013 6:33:39 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Mouton
they had to walk back or change history to accomodate what he was supposed to not say.

It must get a little tiresome having to do this so often. But the press and all the media information sources are such willing assistants that they can make things vanish in a flash.

47 posted on 09/18/2013 6:37:43 AM PDT by livius
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To: Perdogg
So, Obama is allowed to have his Organizing for Action group- a tax exempt 501(c)(4)- but any organization with "anti-Obama rhetoric" will be targeted under the implicit knowing gaze of the president...

Welcome to the police state.

48 posted on 09/18/2013 6:38:08 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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49 posted on 09/18/2013 6:39:58 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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50 posted on 09/18/2013 6:49:15 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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