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Republican leadership negotiates away stop to IRS targeting of Tea Party
Vanity | 1/17/2014

Posted on 01/17/2014 7:18:58 AM PST by Mount Athos

Did the Republican leadership just endorse one of the most shocking abuses of government power -- Obama using the IRS as a weapon to muzzle his political opponents?

According to the Wall Street Journal:

"That's the big, dirty secret of the omnibus negotiations. As one of the only bills destined to pass this year, the omnibus was—behind the scenes—a flurry of horse trading. One of the biggest fights was over GOP efforts to include language to stop the IRS from instituting a new round of 501(c)(4) targeting. The White House is so counting on the tax agency to muzzle its political opponents that it willingly sacrificed any manner of its own priorities to keep the muzzle in place. "

How could the Republican Leadership negotiate away a stop to IRS targeting and silencing of political opposition? You can't negotiate the civil rights of a political group like some budget line item.

A Republican leadership that submits to it is guilty of malpractice.

It's no secret that the Republican leadership has declared war on the Tea Party.

Perhaps what really happened is they said, oh yeah, we hate them too, let's high five Obama on having the IRS target our shared political opponent, the Tea Party.

This is far over the line, it is thuggery.


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1 posted on 01/17/2014 7:18:58 AM PST by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

is the pope Catholic?

do bears poop in the woods?

OF COURSE the GOPe blessed it.


2 posted on 01/17/2014 7:20:39 AM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Mount Athos

Good point!

The GOPe will get their paybacks just like Christie did.


3 posted on 01/17/2014 7:22:44 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Mount Athos

This is the uniparty fighting their common enemy - the American people who believe in freedom, small government and personal responsibility.


4 posted on 01/17/2014 7:23:03 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Mount Athos

Does anyone out there in America today really think that Washington is on our side anymore? We have men and women in black robes making sweeping decisions (i.e. net neutrality) that adversely affect citizens while benefiting corporate and governmental aspirations. We have politicians who claim to represent their constituents while cursing them behind closed doors and coming together against the wishes of the masses. We have an executive who is willing to forgo over 230 years of legal precedent and use executive orders for law enforcement.

America’s starting to feel like a bad movie. We’re all soldiers in the middle of the bush, surrounded on all sides by enemies who wish to do us harm (Russia, China, al Qaeda), and the last communication we get over a sat phone is that they’re recalling the evac and telling us to make an impossible trek to a rendezvous point at which they never intend to land.

One day, maybe not this year or this decade, but one day soon, a platoon of Americans is going to show up at the rendezvous, after fighting a bloody battle through the brush of the world, bruised, battered, scarred, cold, hungry, and afraid but steeled. And we will realize, “Wow, how fscked up is it that everyone and everything gave up on us, yet here we are?” At that point, I hope that those veterans of a campaign of tyranny against Americans decide, “It’s time to clean house.”


5 posted on 01/17/2014 7:29:13 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Mount Athos

I believe the uni’s did endorse due to the fact that any impeachment investigation would reveal the fact and the GOPe could not afford the revelation.


6 posted on 01/17/2014 7:30:21 AM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: cableguymn

Wow. Call me naive. I wouldn’t have expected it.

Allowing Obama’s IRS to go after tea party orgs might have helped Obama win the election. Also, with benghazigate, lying about keeping your plan, etc. etc.

It all added up and the IRS scandal might have pushed Obama over the top.


7 posted on 01/17/2014 7:30:37 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: Truth29

Bingo!


8 posted on 01/17/2014 7:30:57 AM PST by Ray76
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To: Mount Athos

Highly likely, however, wink wink, nod nod...not in writing, and, likely the way Boehner made deal with devil/0bvmmer to keep Boehner in check. Oh, and, Amnesty.


9 posted on 01/17/2014 7:31:05 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Pajama-boy-in-chief's beatings continue until morale improves.)
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To: Mount Athos

They’ve certainly got a motive.


10 posted on 01/17/2014 7:33:02 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Mount Athos

YES...the GOPe supports Obama using the IRS on the Tea Party....and so do most of the GOP Media and Talk Radio...who refuse to support Tea Party against GOP leadership


11 posted on 01/17/2014 7:33:14 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: Mount Athos

Look at the mods to the voting rights act that house RINOs are proposing.


12 posted on 01/17/2014 7:33:55 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Mount Athos

I don’t know for sure if they did or not, but it would certainly be in their character. Chinless McConnell took off the mask recently with his declaration of war on the Tea Party, so why not help Obastard kill them off?

The “two” parties are in it together, probably have been a very long time. Obastard isn’t the only big-time liar in DeeCee.


13 posted on 01/17/2014 7:34:24 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Mount Athos
I have no doubt about it.
The Issa committee is a joke.

Lois Lerner basically lied, flipped them the finger, walked off and got away free as a bird.

The Rat/Rino fix is in.

14 posted on 01/17/2014 7:43:30 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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15 posted on 01/17/2014 7:58:13 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Mount Athos
Did the Republican leadership endorse Obama using the IRS as weapon against the Tea Party?

Yes. The GOP is a major player in the conspiracy to make Obama king, trample Americans rights, enslave our children, seize our assets, burn our homes to the ground and turn America into a communist dictatorship.

After a career as a GOP insider, legislative staffer, a communications adviser to candidates and elected officials, I'm as disgusted as anyone over the GOP lately, to the point where I barely consider myself a Republican any more. However you need to read your question out loud to yourself; "Did the Republican leadership endorse Obama using the IRS as weapon against the Tea Party?"

Please, give it a rest. You're making all Freepers look like kooks.

16 posted on 01/17/2014 8:10:12 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

How does it make us look like kooks?

By negotiating away a stop to IRS targeting of political opponents, didn’t the republican leadership effectively endorse it?

Perhaps the shared enemy aspect motivated them?

If you think I’m a kook for thinking this, I’m ok with that, I don’t mind being corrected if I am wrong.


17 posted on 01/17/2014 8:14:28 AM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: rarestia

We’re now at the point where there’s only two types of people, regular citizens and the ruling class.

When you no longer trust the SC to be on the side of citizens then it is no longer a power check on government abuse...it is just the government saying to the government, “go ahead”. I’m getting tired of being told to “trust us” and having the SC say something is OK when, clearly, the citizens don’t agree.

We’re at a point where they seem to think they can just tell us (rewrite) what our rights are....and we shouldn’t question it. They seem to have forgotten the contract between us and them, at which point are you justified in not recognizing their authority (we give them)?


18 posted on 01/17/2014 8:15:50 AM PST by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: fuzzylogic

I firmly believe that Chief Justice Roberts alarming Obamacare ruling was the last horn blowing for America. I can’t fathom what deal he made with the Devil, but he’s set into a motion a series of events that are degrade our liberty on a nearly-daily basis.


19 posted on 01/17/2014 8:26:00 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Mount Athos

There is definitely a lot of slow walking going on in DC on both sides of the aisle on any number of issues.


20 posted on 01/17/2014 8:32:43 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ElkGroveDan

I put in a request to the admin to change the title.

So I listened to you and respected what you said.


21 posted on 01/17/2014 8:46:55 AM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Mount Athos; cableguymn; caver; Truth29; rarestia; atc23; dhs12345; Ray76; CincyRichieRich; ...
Cyber Liberty: The “two” parties are in it together, probably have been a very long time.

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22 posted on 01/17/2014 8:52:41 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Mount Athos

Not surprising, I’ve been saying for a long time that the republicans and the Rats are just two sides of the same coin. Most people here barf at the thought of Ron Paul being elected President but he was most likely the only one that would have put a stop to this.


23 posted on 01/17/2014 9:00:21 AM PST by trapped_in_LA
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To: The Cajun

Exactly right. Anyone who thinks that Issa is doing any good for the country is hopelessly naive. He is releasing some of the pressure with the pretense of consequences.


24 posted on 01/17/2014 9:03:07 AM PST by Piranha (Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have - Saul Alinsky)
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To: Mount Athos
.... The GOP is no longer interested nor concerned about winning elections .... their main focus and interest is in becoming a kinder gentler Republican Party and nation as laid out by G.W. Bush.

.... For whatever reason ..... Because the Republicans were unable ... or unwilling .... to defeat the Democrat Party Ruled by Barack Obama in the last Presidential Election .... they have in effect handed over the Keys to the Kingdom to the ones who seek to destroy this Nation.

..... In doing so ..... we may well have helped them to achieve what could be considered as Absolute Power. It is entirely possible that there is now nothing that can stop them.

25 posted on 01/17/2014 9:22:35 AM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: Mount Athos

Two years ago, it was Chris Stevens,

Today it is US - We the People.

-surrounded by the enemies who will see us dead, yet abandoned by our own government.


26 posted on 01/17/2014 9:44:59 AM PST by joethedrummer
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To: dhs12345

With the latest ‘regulations’ the IRS will be enforcing, there is no way in hell that I will ever see another Republican President in my lifetime.

I kept wondering, as obama lied and lied in the debates and Mitt was treated horrendously, why there were NO commercials being aired by any conservative groups explaining the Republican side, introducing the real person that Mitt is, and clearly exposing Obama’s many lies - thanks to the successful IRS attack on conservative organizations, there were no commercials, and that is what is going to happen in all future elections.

While the Republican establishment wastes its time fighting with its own supporters.

I have given up hoping.


27 posted on 01/17/2014 10:05:46 AM PST by SusaninOhio
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To: Mount Athos
One of the biggest fights was over GOP efforts to include language to stop the IRS from instituting a new round of 501(c)(4) targeting. The White House is so counting on the tax agency to muzzle its political opponents that it willingly sacrificed any manner of its own priorities to keep the muzzle in place. "

Police State warning...

28 posted on 01/17/2014 10:10:49 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: SusaninOhio
Ya. Sad.

What they need is to play the good cop bad cop game. The bad cop is charged with exposing all of the lies while the good cop can play the Kumbaya candidate.

Hey Republicans, ARE YOU LISTENING?

29 posted on 01/17/2014 11:52:10 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: Mount Athos

Thanks.


30 posted on 01/17/2014 12:54:35 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

This could have been one of the biggest years for the GOP in a century. Instead the GOPe has decided on a suicide run.


31 posted on 01/17/2014 12:55:48 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: KC_Lion

Uniparty


32 posted on 01/17/2014 12:56:30 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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