An unexpected legacy of Citizens Unit...

An unexpected legacy of Citizens United: More money to finance GOP's intraparty war

There are 144 comments on the The Washington Post story from Feb 1, 2014, titled An unexpected legacy of Citizens United: More money to finance GOP's intraparty war. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

The jabs at Mitch McConnell have been coming on the air and in the mail, accusing the Senate Republican leader of helping President Obama and letting down Kentucky voters.

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“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#47 Feb 4, 2014
conservative crapola wrote:
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It's not easy for these teahadists to raise themselves to the depths of randi paul.
hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Awe, you lost two post already.........at least you are consistent.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#48 Feb 4, 2014
Dickweed wrote:
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thank you for the cut and paste lesson.
but my initial question was ignored, again
What president failed to stop 9-11 from happening?
Thank you for showing the world the moronic braindrain liberals are.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#49 Feb 4, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
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I always have the links to your removed posts. You always have NOTHING. LMAO.
Cat74

Bolingbrook, IL

#50 Feb 4, 2014
My parents, and grandparents are still alive, and guess what? They are as disgusted with what Hillary and Barack did regarding Benghazi as I am. They knew immediately on 9-11-12 that it was a terrorist attack, but Democrats couldn't have that a few weeks away from the election. Especially after they said Bin Laden was dead so the terrorists were gone. They lied over, and over, and they will be held accountable if it takes 100 years. And all the childish personal attacks on people asking for accountability will be ignored until Hillary, and Barack stand and apologize to Americans for lying over, and over.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#51 Feb 4, 2014
conservative crapola wrote:
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I always have the links to your removed posts. You always have NOTHING. LMAO.
Thank you for playing. I win again.
Your Ex

United States

#52 Feb 4, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
My parents, and grandparents are still alive, and guess what? They are as disgusted with what Hillary and Barack did regarding Benghazi as I am. They knew immediately on 9-11-12 that it was a terrorist attack, but Democrats couldn't have that a few weeks away from the election. Especially after they said Bin Laden was dead so the terrorists were gone. They lied over, and over, and they will be held accountable if it takes 100 years. And all the childish personal attacks on people asking for accountability will be ignored until Hillary, and Barack stand and apologize to Americans for lying over, and over.
Is this willful ignorance on your part, or are you really that stupid?
FACT: There were 13 attacks on American embassies during the Bush years, resulting in some 100 deaths. But Fox News and their reich-wing cohorts has never mentioned them. Benghazi is something that happened to us, not something the administration did. I’m sorry you haven’t gotten the memo, but Benghazi is just another Fox non-story. Same with the IRS “scandal.”
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#53 Feb 4, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
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13%teahadist approval...you're the consumate loser. LMAO.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#54 Feb 4, 2014
conservative crapola wrote:
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13%teahadist approval...you're the consumate loser. LMAO.
Correction 9% teahadist approval. The rest was always a given.LMAO.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#55 Feb 4, 2014
Your Ex wrote:
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Is this willful ignorance on your part, or are you really that stupid?
FACT: There were 13 attacks on American embassies during the Bush years, resulting in some 100 deaths. But Fox News and their reich-wing cohorts has never mentioned them. Benghazi is something that happened to us, not something the administration did. I’m sorry you haven’t gotten the memo, but Benghazi is just another Fox non-story. Same with the IRS “scandal.”
Poor pookie, if you are claiming all the car bombs that killed civilians were the same, you are more twisted than I thought. If you want to play by that game, we can go back to January 20, 2009 and see how many civilians have been killed by bombers. You will lose as usual.
Cat74

Bolingbrook, IL

#57 Feb 4, 2014
The difference is only in Benghazi was the request for help denied, and only in Benghazi was an Ambassador, and three young hero's trying to help save him left to die in an unnecessary attack. The bipartisan report stated the whole attack was preventable. Preventable. Barack, and Hillary must stand accountable, and they will in time. The lying was unforgivable.

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#58 Feb 5, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
The difference is only in Benghazi was the request for help denied, and only in Benghazi was an Ambassador, and three young hero's trying to help save him left to die in an unnecessary attack. The bipartisan report stated the whole attack was preventable. Preventable. Barack, and Hillary must stand accountable, and they will in time. The lying was unforgivable.
You're right, it was preventable...but Republicans in congress voted to DEFUND security for all embassies worldwide.....even John McShame admitted voting for the denial of funding.

Perhaps the Republican Caucus can step up and usher themselves into prison?

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#59 Feb 5, 2014
Caribou Barbie wrote:
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You're right, it was preventable...but Republicans in congress voted to DEFUND security for all embassies worldwide.....even John McShame admitted voting for the denial of funding.
Perhaps the Republican Caucus can step up and usher themselves into prison?
According to a Fox News report from late last month, budget numbers show the overall diplomatic security budget increased from $640 million in 2004 to $1.6 billion in 2010. Congress (not Republicans only) subsequently did approve some decreases in the security budget; it dipped to $1.35 billion in the 2012 fiscal year.

According to that same Fox News report, then-Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Charlene Lamb testified in October of last year “that the size of the attack — and not the money — was the issue. Asked if there was any budget consideration that led her not to increase the security force, she said:‘No.’”

Additionally, a report last October in The New York Times noted that regional security officer Eric Nordstrom’s request for 12 additional security agents for Benghazi was rebuffed by the State Department (not by Republicans).

A U.S. House of Representatives report concluded that senior State Department officials knew the threat level in Benghazi was high and that the U.S. compound was vulnerable, yet the department continued to reject requests for, and systematically withdrew, security personnel. The report also noted that repeated requests for additional security were denied at the highest levels of the State Department, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton saying the requests never reached her desk.

The fixation with Benghazi is that no one has been held accountable — neither within the Obama administration nor among the terrorists themselves. The cover-up and lies by the Obama administration are a national disgrace.

I do agree with the closing of the letter that “they should step forward and accept responsibility for their actions, period,” but “they” certainly does not refer to Republicans.

Jim Wilson

Bethlehem

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#60 Feb 5, 2014
Your Ex wrote:
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Is this willful ignorance on your part, or are you really that stupid?
FACT: There were 13 attacks on American embassies during the Bush years, resulting in some 100 deaths. But Fox News and their reich-wing cohorts has never mentioned them. Benghazi is something that happened to us, not something the administration did. I’m sorry you haven’t gotten the memo, but Benghazi is just another Fox non-story. Same with the IRS “scandal.”
Bush never denied them help or went to campaign while they were dying like barock, the yellow, of Benghazi.

Lois lerner took the 5th. You have to be guilty of something to invoke your rights against self incrimination. Congress should give her immunity and force her to testify. Instead, she was allowed to retire.

Daniel Werfel, who headed the IRS after a controversy erupted over the agency's targeting of conservative groups, has quietly left government service.

The Washington Post, citing the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), reported that Werfel's last day with the government was December 31.

"I have not yet decided on what my next steps will be, but hope to do so in the near term," Werfel told the Post Monday. "My tenure with both OMB and the IRS left me energized for new challenges."

Werfel served as OMB controller from 2009 until last May, when he assumed the role of acting IRS administrator. His departure coincides with the confirmation of John Koskinen as IRS commissioner.

Under Werfel, the IRS launched an internal investigation after admitting to using improper techniques to determine the eligibility of conservative groups for tax-exempt status during the 2010 and 2012 elections. The review found no evidence of intentional wrongdoing by agency employees, nor did it find any proof that the targeting efforts were directed by the White House, conclusions questioned by some Republicans.

This past September, Lois Lerner, the career civil servant who headed the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status, quietly retired after being placed on administrative leave in May.

I wonder why werful left? Perhaps he didn't want to be a party to fraud and conspiracy.

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#61 Feb 5, 2014
barock blamed Benghazi on a video and the IRS scandal on the "boneheads" in Cincinnati.

He's blamed 0failurecare cancellations on the insurance companies and anemic economic growth on the minority party.

He blames Fox News for his low approval numbers.

History will not be kind to the 0rganizer elected with affirmative action.
Cat74

Oswego, IL

#62 Feb 5, 2014
Barack is still trying to tell the video story. I think he has convinced himself he is telling the truth. There is a psychological illness that does that, converts reality. He is one sick puppy.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#63 Feb 5, 2014
mjjcpa wrote:
barock blamed Benghazi on a video and the IRS scandal on the "boneheads" in Cincinnati.
He's blamed 0failurecare cancellations on the insurance companies and anemic economic growth on the minority party.
He blames Fox News for his low approval numbers.
History will not be kind to the 0rganizer elected with affirmative action.
Obama blames Fox News for the stupidity the continue to run idiot, not his numbers / you like making shit up as you go along?

Benghazi was concluded last month by a bi-partisan panel THAT THE ATTACK WAS IN FACT FUELED BY A VIDEO CIRCULATED FROM EGYPT TO LIBYA!

"According to a January 4, 2013, letter from the Acting Director of the CIA,
Michael Morell, "[t]he nature of the attacks suggested they did not involve
significant pre-planning."96 Although it may never be known with complete
certainty, it is possible that the individuals and groups involved in the attacks had
not planned on conducting those attacks until that day, meaning that specific
tactical warning would have been highly unlikely. However, intelligence reports
made clear that extremist groups in eastern Libya, including Ansar al-Sharia, were
not only running training camps there, but also plotting and carrying out attacks
against U.S. and Western interests in the months prior to the attacks in Benghazi."

http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/benghazi20...

"The panel faulted the intelligence community for not accurately assessing the situation on the ground during the attack and failing to quickly correct the mistaken talking points.

The report finds that the attack, which killed four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens, was preventable, based on extensive intelligence identifying terrorist activity in Libya and given the known security shortfalls at the U.S. Consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi. Intelligence reports had cited prior threats and attacks against Western targets in the country."

http://washingtonexaminer.com/senate-intellig...

Now that BS is blown out of the water, the IRS has already been debunked you bonehead - I've given you links too many times - an arrogant little fantasy adjunct instructor you are!
see the light

El Paso, TX

#64 Feb 5, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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Our state must be a very brave state!
Your'e state is the land of fruits and nuts. No one cares what becomes of you people.

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#66 Feb 5, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
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Obama blames Fox News for the stupidity the continue to run idiot, not his numbers / you like making shit up as you go along?
Benghazi was concluded last month by a bi-partisan panel THAT THE ATTACK WAS IN FACT FUELED BY A VIDEO CIRCULATED FROM EGYPT TO LIBYA!
"According to a January 4, 2013, letter from the Acting Director of the CIA,
Michael Morell, "[t]he nature of the attacks suggested they did not involve
significant pre-planning."96 Although it may never be known with complete
certainty, it is possible that the individuals and groups involved in the attacks had
not planned on conducting those attacks until that day, meaning that specific
tactical warning would have been highly unlikely. However, intelligence reports
made clear that extremist groups in eastern Libya, including Ansar al-Sharia, were
not only running training camps there, but also plotting and carrying out attacks
against U.S. and Western interests in the months prior to the attacks in Benghazi."
http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/benghazi20...
"The panel faulted the intelligence community for not accurately assessing the situation on the ground during the attack and failing to quickly correct the mistaken talking points.
The report finds that the attack, which killed four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens, was preventable, based on extensive intelligence identifying terrorist activity in Libya and given the known security shortfalls at the U.S. Consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi. Intelligence reports had cited prior threats and attacks against Western targets in the country."
http://washingtonexaminer.com/senate-intellig...
Now that BS is blown out of the water, the IRS has already been debunked you bonehead - I've given you links too many times - an arrogant little fantasy adjunct instructor you are!
The recent Senate Intelligence Committee report on Benghazi suggests that the former deputy director of the CIA played a role in shaping the official "talking points" about the September 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Michael Morell may have altered the government's explanation for the assault to benefit the Obama administration, reports Fox News.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/benghazi-tal...

You seem fixated on one of my many accomplishments. Nobody cares where you cash your welfare check.

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#67 Feb 5, 2014
mjjcpa wrote:
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Bush never denied them help or went to campaign while they were dying like barock, the yellow, of Benghazi.
Lois lerner took the 5th. You have to be guilty of something to invoke your rights against self incrimination. Congress should give her immunity and force her to testify. Instead, she was allowed to retire.
Daniel Werfel, who headed the IRS after a controversy erupted over the agency's targeting of conservative groups, has quietly left government service.
The Washington Post, citing the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), reported that Werfel's last day with the government was December 31.
"I have not yet decided on what my next steps will be, but hope to do so in the near term," Werfel told the Post Monday. "My tenure with both OMB and the IRS left me energized for new challenges."
Werfel served as OMB controller from 2009 until last May, when he assumed the role of acting IRS administrator. His departure coincides with the confirmation of John Koskinen as IRS commissioner.
Under Werfel, the IRS launched an internal investigation after admitting to using improper techniques to determine the eligibility of conservative groups for tax-exempt status during the 2010 and 2012 elections. The review found no evidence of intentional wrongdoing by agency employees, nor did it find any proof that the targeting efforts were directed by the White House, conclusions questioned by some Republicans.
This past September, Lois Lerner, the career civil servant who headed the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status, quietly retired after being placed on administrative leave in May.
I wonder why werful left? Perhaps he didn't want to be a party to fraud and conspiracy.
Where did danny werful go and why?

Why did lois take the 5th?

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#68 Feb 5, 2014
http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/05/email-irss-...

The Obama administration’s Treasury Department and former IRS official Lois Lerner conspired to draft new 501(c)(4) regulations to restrict the activity of conservative groups in a way that would not be disclosed publicly, according to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

The Treasury Department and Lerner started devising the new rules “off-plan,” meaning that their plans would not be published on the public schedule. They planned the new rules in 2012, while the IRS targeting of conservative groups was in full swing, and not after the scandal broke in order to clarify regulations as the administration has suggested.

The FBI has a criminal investigation underway.

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