Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...
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Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Pelosi is blaming Boehner for knowing about the IRS scandal and the poster on here, yeah, is blaming ISSA.
Anyone but the President...the person where the buck stops.
If you think asking a questions is 'blaming someone' you're more cracked then I feared. Why not just answer the questions why Darrell Issa ignored the IRS targeting allegations when he first found out about them before the 2012 elections if it was such a serious crime? According to you, this would mean that Darrell Issa was guilty of gross negligence in doing his job by ignoring the IRS targeting issue for so long. That is if there even was an "issue/scandal" You are assuming an awful lot without any evidence.

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John Galt wrote:
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The Fifth Amendment does not allow you to testify and then refuse to answer on cross examination, nor does it allow you to choose which questions you desire to answer.
The idiot should have kept her mouth shut from the start, rather than making her foolish statement.
Her attorney was much more effective when representing Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
B*llshyt....I suggest you check laws

Lerner’s lawyer, William W. Taylor, adamantly disagreed.“The law is clear that a witness does not waive her Fifth Amendment rights not to testify as to facts by asserting that she is innocent of the wrongdoing with which she is accused,” he wrote in an e-mail.

In an interview, Taylor said Lerner’s comments—which gave a thumbnail sketch of her division’s operation and the two investigations it has spurred in the offices of the Treasury inspector general and FBI — didn’t delve into the facts.“It simply said,‘This is what you guys accused me of, I’m not guilty of it.’”

http://news.yahoo.com/irs-official-fifth-amen...

ames Duane, a Fifth Amendment expert at Regent University, explained to New York magazine why Lerner was within her rights.(Duane made his comments after the hearing ended and before Issa made his announcement.)

“When [someone is] involuntarily summoned before grand jury or before legislative body, it is well settled that they have a right to make a ‘selective invocation,’ as it’s called, with respect to questions that they think might raise a meaningful risk of incriminating themselves,” Duane said.

He also believes that “even if Ms. Lerner had given answers to a few questions — five, ten, twenty questions — before she decided,‘That’s where I draw the line, I’m not answering any more questions,’ she would be able to do that as well.”

That theory will now get tested, since Issa indicated he may call Lerner back to testify again, without the ability to cite the Fifth Amendment.

Stan Brand, a former general counsel for the House of Representatives, told Politico that Lerner could have an issue if she waived her rights in prior appearances before Congress.

Prior to Lerner’s appearance, her attorney, William W. Taylor III, wrote to Issa and explained why his client was taking the Fifth Amendment.

Taylor said that prior claims by Issa that Lerner had provided misleading information to Congress on four occasions left his client without another option.

“She has not committed any crime or made any misrepresentation but under the circumstances she has no choice but to take this course,” Taylor said.

but not to worry, as I sure this will come up against a judge
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<quoted text>Like most liberals, if you don't have credible evidence to refute something, then invent a conspiracy ir get ignorant..
Is it strange that not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are Liberals??
lol! This is your 'go-to' statement when "...you don't have credible evidence to refute something..", eh?

wow.
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one question
where were you when the Iran-Contra scandal broke...you know the scandal where the Reagan administration was selling arms and munitions to Muslim Terrorists and using the proceeds to arm South American terrorists known for killing thousands of innocent civilians including a bunch of American nuns and missionaries.
BTW, there was an INDEPENDENT Inspector General investigation into the affair. INDEPENDENT---had the Obama administration known about the investigation you would be screaming about them interfering with an independent investigation.
Obama is President now and his crimes affect us, not ancient history.
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<quoted text>Correct, she was forced to plead the fifth, Issa already knew she would and had his little ditty prepared. One he dismissed her the first time she should have continued along on way out rather than return simply to her the mutt from South Carolina talk sht and then be excused by Issa again.
South Carolina has some real doozies serving in congress eh?
Haha!

Forced.

Only a libturd could come out with that.

Just like her, you are a real piece of work.
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Rightwing Rasmussen reports has Obama's approval back on the upswing, back up to 49% according to them.

You just can't keep a good man down.
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John Galt wrote:
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Obama is using a senile old McCain to hide the truth.
Time to put that old horse out to pasture.
He'd have died in office leaving Caribou Barbie in charge had America not had the good sense to chose DaBammy and Joey.

You're having a rough day eh pal? Those 18 hour topix day's are wearing you down aren't they?

I see that you're still posting on the PA threads, what's up with that???

Homesick?

What kind of a moron berates California on the internet for four
years and then moves there? LMAO

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Perhaps. Show us the photos.
So, you are calling Seal Team Six a bunch of liars. Some harsh criticism for men that you said were American heroes.
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Oh, and blaming everyone but the President who had the most to gain by targeting his enemies.
Boehner and Issa WERE the enemy.
This liberals are such characters.
I reflect back when Obama said ‘If They Bring a Knife we’ll Bring a Gun’ so I guess when conservatives brought on the’ Tea Party ‘Obama and his culprits brought on the IRS!!
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Grow up!
911 Conspiracy nuts grasping at straws is juvenile at this point.
lol! You mean like birthers son?
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John Galt wrote:
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An even bigger crime will be if Zimmerman is forced to defend himself without the jury understanding what a rotten little punk Obama's son was.
Ah! Conservative justice!

Their mantra...

"We'll give a fair trial, then hang 'em!"

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<quoted text>Correct, she was forced to plead the fifth, Issa already knew she would and had his little ditty prepared. One he dismissed her the first time she should have continued along on way out rather than return simply to her the mutt from South Carolina talk sht and then be excused by Issa again.
South Carolina has some real doozies serving in congress eh?
Lerner will be called back again.

But please provide proof of your ridiculous claim she was "forced" to do anything.

Lerner became the star of her own production. Issa and Boehner just let her bomb on her own.

She makes herself look foolish by being called back again.

Is there no limit to the liberals' depths of denial?

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Which is only going to heighten the already growing suspicion of his involvement even more.
It would be great if the grand finale were Obama firing them to save face and them spilling their guts because they were fired.
We can only dream.
How can they 'spill their guts' after they have already testified under oath that they did nothing wrong? They'd be in more trouble than the President .
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B*llshyt....I suggest you check laws
Lerner’s lawyer, William W. Taylor, adamantly disagreed.“The law is clear that a witness does not waive her Fifth Amendment rights not to testify as to facts by asserting that she is innocent of the wrongdoing with which she is accused,” he wrote in an e-mail.
In an interview, Taylor said Lerner’s comments—which gave a thumbnail sketch of her division’s operation and the two investigations it has spurred in the offices of the Treasury inspector general and FBI — didn’t delve into the facts.“It simply said,‘This is what you guys accused me of, I’m not guilty of it.’”
http://news.yahoo.com/irs-official-fifth-amen...
ames Duane, a Fifth Amendment expert at Regent University, explained to New York magazine why Lerner was within her rights.(Duane made his comments after the hearing ended and before Issa made his announcement.)
“When [someone is] involuntarily summoned before grand jury or before legislative body, it is well settled that they have a right to make a ‘selective invocation,’ as it’s called, with respect to questions that they think might raise a meaningful risk of incriminating themselves,” Duane said.
He also believes that “even if Ms. Lerner had given answers to a few questions — five, ten, twenty questions — before she decided,‘That’s where I draw the line, I’m not answering any more questions,’ she would be able to do that as well.”
That theory will now get tested, since Issa indicated he may call Lerner back to testify again, without the ability to cite the Fifth Amendment.
Stan Brand, a former general counsel for the House of Representatives, told Politico that Lerner could have an issue if she waived her rights in prior appearances before Congress.
Prior to Lerner’s appearance, her attorney, William W. Taylor III, wrote to Issa and explained why his client was taking the Fifth Amendment.
Taylor said that prior claims by Issa that Lerner had provided misleading information to Congress on four occasions left his client without another option.
“She has not committed any crime or made any misrepresentation but under the circumstances she has no choice but to take this course,” Taylor said.
but not to worry, as I sure this will come up against a judge
Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz said Wednesday that Lois Lerner, the IRS official who oversaw exempt organizations during the admitted targeting of conservative political groups, could be held in contempt and even go to jail after her appearance at a congressional hearing earlier in the day.

Lerner made a brief opening statement — insisting she had "done nothing wrong" — before invoking her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself. Some legal scholars, including Dershowitz, have said that in giving the opening statement, Lerner may have waived her Fifth Amendment protections.

"She's in trouble. She can be held in contempt," Dershowitz told "the Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "Congress ... can actually hold you in contempt and put you in the Congressional jail."

Dershowitz, who helped advise O.J. Simpson's defense team, said Lerner "should never have been allowed" to make her opening statement.

"You can't simply make statements about a subject and then plead the Fifth in response to questions about the very same subject," Dershowitz said. "Once you open the door to an area of inquiry, you have waived your Fifth Amendment right... you've waived your self-incrimination right on that subject matter."

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/n...

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Obama is President now and his crimes affect us, not ancient history.
First ; you have to prove that there were 'crimes' which has already proved to be an impossibility.
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Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Correct, she was forced to plead the fifth, Issa already knew she would and had his little ditty prepared. One he dismissed her the first time she should have continued along on way out rather than return simply to her the mutt from South Carolina talk sht and then be excused by Issa again.
South Carolina has some real doozies serving in congress eh?
That crap pulled by the SC rep was purely to embarrass her, that was sickening. The SC rep is a disgrace to to his office, the good people of SC, and to the American people in general.

My respone to him would have been GFY, I have pleaded the 5th, want no part of your witch hunt and I am outta here.
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Clearly the goal of Republicans/Rigthwingers is not to get to any 'truth', it's to try and embarrass and disparage this president.

They make me sick.

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Homer wrote:
Rightwing Rasmussen reports has Obama's approval back on the upswing, back up to 49% according to them.
You just can't keep a good man down.
According to a recent CNN poll, 59% approve of the GOP's handling of these scandals.

59% say that the U.S government could have prevented the attack in Benghazi. 59% also say the GOP reacted appropriately.

It's the same story on the IRS controversy. 54% say the GOP in Congress has not overplayed its hand.

The more Obama is implicated in the IRS coverup, the more his numbers will drop.

Only the clueless who voted for him both times and who have no idea what's going on will continue to think the emperor is still wearing clothes. And skip to the bank with their welfare checks.
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John Galt wrote:
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Obama is President now and his crimes affect us, not ancient history.
What crimes has he committed?

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How stupid is the Tea Party?

Thev file for a tax exempt status reserved for non profit organization that advocate for social issues. Their main concern cannot be politics.

So these dumbasses in the Tea Party apply for this status using the name "Tea Party ThIs" or Tea Party that"

They announce their political agenda & then cry about it when the IRS sees this & knows they may not qualify.

Then the dumbasses whine to Congress & the Whiner-in -chief Issa jumps in to start yet another investigation.

This is just how stupid the Tea Party is.

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