IRS "Intimidation"

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Ahhem

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Your attempts at manufacturing THIS scandal have blown up in your faces Republicans...

"Yesterday, much to the chagrin of House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) decided it was time for some sunlight in the IRS investigation. Committee investigators conducted lengthy interviews with IRS officials in Ohio, and while Issa was content to release cherry-picked excerpts from those interviews, Cummings released all 205 pages, letting everyone -- voters, reporters, and policymakers -- get the full picture.

And while I'll confess reading the transcripts last night was remarkably dull, I continue to believe they should effectively end the controversy.

Republican and Democratic committee staffers interviewed IRS official John Shafer on June 6 about the agency's decision to scrutinize a tea party group's application for tax-exempt 501(c)(4) status. Shafer, who identified himself as "a conservative Republican" and said he'd worked for the IRS since 1992, said that he and a fellow screener initially flagged a tea party group and continued to do so with subsequent applications in order to maintain consistency in the process.

Throughout much of the interview, Shafer describes the mundane bureaucratic challenges of dealing with incoming applications for nonprofit status. He said his team flagged the first tea party application because it appeared to be a high-profile case, and he wanted to make sure all high-profile cases received similar attention.

Was the White House involved? "I have no reason to believe that," Shafer said. Did he communicate the then-IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman about the screening of Tea Party cases? "I have not," Shafer added.

I imagine there will be additional hearings and debate, but I'm not altogether sure what more there is to talk about. Every claim Republicans have made, and every effort to create a conspiracy theory involving the White House, appears to have been completely discredited.

Indeed, at this point, I'd like to see Darrell Issa stop asking questions and start answering them.

For example, did Issa try to deliberately mislead news organizations and the public with selectively edited portions of information he knew to be incomplete?

Did Issa violate congressional ethics rules by using his chairmanship to cherry-pick misleading quotes from official transcripts?

Did Issa act alone or did he coordinate his activities with others?

How much public money has Issa spent as part of these endeavors? How much more does he intend to spend going forward?

Remember, we've seen controversies like this before. In 1998, the Republican-led House Oversight Committee shared misleading excerpts from official transcripts with reporters in the hopes of creating a political controversy. Indeed, this came directly from the office of the committee's then-chairman, Dan Burton. When the deception came to light, Burton was forced to accept the resignation of one of his top investigators of suspected wrongdoing in the Clinton White House.

(The investigator's name was David Bossie -- who went on to form a little group known as Citizens United. You might have heard of it.)

At first blush, it looks like Issa pulled a very similar stunt. Will there be similar consequences?"

Indeed, Issa has been releasing selected portions in an attempt to attach a scandal to the WH, Issa, should be retiring soon since NOT ONE OF HIS ATTEMPTS ARE ACTUALLY REAL SCANDALS!!!

And this one?

"official John Shafer who identified himself as "a conservative Republican" and said he'd worked for the IRS since 1992, said that he and a fellow screener initially flagged a tea party group and continued to do so with subsequent applications in order to maintain consistency in the process.

Was the White House involved? "I have no reason to believe that," Shafer said. Did he communicate the then-IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman about the screening of Tea Party cases? "I have not," Shafer added.
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As usual, when Republicans are trying to manufacture a scandal, trolls and Topix board Republicans posts hundreds, no thousands of comments confirming their outrage, fears of Government takeovers, malfeasance, Constitutional infringements, loss of Freedoms on and on and on...

YET!

When their malfeasance, trickery, manipulations and wasted Government time and monies looking to create purely partisan scandals, witch hunts, sleaze tactics is exposed, they simply slither away into the darkness!

So I'm here to say, F-YOU Republicans and Conservative trolls and Topix board a-holes, BENGHAZI is not a scandal, "IRS Intimidation" is not a scandal unless you'd like to go after the Conservative Republican who did it, NSA spying is not a scndal unless you'd like to prosecute W and all the Congress who voted several times to keep the Patriot Act you so love from the beginning in tact!!!

F-YOU BUT, thanks for giving us a two term Black President and the first Female President in 2016, Hillary Clinton!!!!!!!

F-ING sore loser blowhards!
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An American wrote:
...F-YOU BUT, thanks for giving us a two term Black President and the first Female President in 2016, Hillary Clinton!!!!!!!
F-ING sore loser blowhards!
FYI - the POTUS is as much black as he is white!

So, Eff you you racist!!!
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An American wrote:
As usual, when Republicans are trying to manufacture a scandal, trolls and Topix board Republicans posts hundreds, no thousands of comments confirming their outrage, fears of Government takeovers, malfeasance, Constitutional infringements, loss of Freedoms on and on and on...
YET!
When their malfeasance, trickery, manipulations and wasted Government time and monies looking to create purely partisan scandals, witch hunts, sleaze tactics is exposed, they simply slither away into the darkness!
So I'm here to say, F-YOU Republicans and Conservative trolls and Topix board a-holes, BENGHAZI is not a scandal, "IRS Intimidation" is not a scandal unless you'd like to go after the Conservative Republican who did it, NSA spying is not a scndal unless you'd like to prosecute W and all the Congress who voted several times to keep the Patriot Act you so love from the beginning in tact!!!
F-YOU BUT, thanks for giving us a two term Black President and the first Female President in 2016, Hillary Clinton!!!!!!!
F-ING sore loser blowhards!
Hey baby I'm a full blown lesbian too. I like the way you think peaches so the only question left is are you single?
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Devils Advocate wrote:
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FYI - the POTUS is as much black as he is white!
So, Eff you you racist!!!
Awe how cute, you think nobody notices you have nothing to say about all the fabricated, non scandal news debunking thousands upon thousands of your previous posts and would just focus on a term used in the post!

Poor poor easily lead Republican, your lack of addressing the faux scandals admits to all that you know they are fabricated and ridiculous but you just don't care that you are just ridiculous partisan hacks unconcerned for reality, Governing and this country except for your quest for power in said democratic structure!

Enjoy electoral oblivion!
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An American wrote:
As usual, when Republicans are trying to manufacture a scandal, trolls and Topix board Republicans posts hundreds, no thousands of comments confirming their outrage, fears of Government takeovers, malfeasance, Constitutional infringements, loss of Freedoms on and on and on...
YET!
When their malfeasance, trickery, manipulations and wasted Government time and monies looking to create purely partisan scandals, witch hunts, sleaze tactics is exposed, they simply slither away into the darkness!
So I'm here to say, F-YOU Republicans and Conservative trolls and Topix board a-holes, BENGHAZI is not a scandal, "IRS Intimidation" is not a scandal unless you'd like to go after the Conservative Republican who did it, NSA spying is not a scndal unless you'd like to prosecute W and all the Congress who voted several times to keep the Patriot Act you so love from the beginning in tact!!!
F-YOU BUT, thanks for giving us a two term Black President and the first Female President in 2016, Hillary Clinton!!!!!!!
F-ING sore loser blowhards!
Sounds like you have been watching too much FOX NEWS. Sounds like you have too much time on your hands. Take up a hobby or get a job.
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Sounds like you have been watching too much FOX NEWS. Sounds like you have too much time on your hands. Take up a hobby or get a job.
Ahha, did you say that to every Republican/Conservative post championing these witch hunts and fabricated scandals over the last year?

Why don't you address THOSE and THAT!?!?!?!

Because just like I said, run off into the darkness now that it's all been exposed for the ridiculousness that it is, that's why!
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Ahha, did you say that to every Republican/Conservative post championing these witch hunts and fabricated scandals over the last year?
Why don't you address THOSE and THAT!?!?!?!
Because just like I said, run off into the darkness now that it's all been exposed for the ridiculousness that it is, that's why!
You make me sooo hot! I would love to explore your secret garden while you watch my recordings of Nancy Pelosi and Hillary. Oooooh just the thought makes my loins ache. Please don't stop posting I think I'm about to feel the big O and I don't mean Oprah. Maybe we could just cuddle and watch the Ellen show?
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Rosie wrote:
<quoted text>You make me sooo hot! I would love to explore your secret garden while you watch my recordings of Nancy Pelosi and Hillary. Oooooh just the thought makes my loins ache. Please don't stop posting I think I'm about to feel the big O and I don't mean Oprah. Maybe we could just cuddle and watch the Ellen show?
Make sure you use the correct handle Leominster sleezeball posting as if nobody knows it's you.

BTW, we all know you would have no idea what to do with any orientation other than pedophile!
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Make sure you use the correct handle Leominster sleezeball posting as if nobody knows it's you.
BTW, we all know you would have no idea what to do with any orientation other than pedophile!
Hi Lynch

The Boston Globe (Boston, MA) May 18, 1993
Three men accused in the clubbing and spearing death of Andrew S. McDonough last summer pleaded guilty in Suffolk Superior Court yesterday to manslaughter.
Judge Robert Banks ordered Jason D. Clifford, 21, of Dorchester to serve 7 to 15 years, and Kevin Lynch, 23, of South Boston to serve 6 to 15 years in the state prison in Walpole; and Brian Lynch, 20, of South Boston to serve 20 years in the state prison in Concord.
Clifford will be eligible for parole in about five years, Kevin Lynch in about four, and Brian Lynch in about two years.
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An American wrote:
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Make sure you use the correct handle Leominster sleezeball posting as if nobody knows it's you.
BTW, we all know you would have no idea what to do with any orientation other than pedophile!
Ouch. That really hurt my sensitive feelings. I'm going to take it that's a no on the Ellen idea. Maybe we can just hook up for a fish taco? I like you but you are starting to be mean.
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An American wrote:
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Make sure you use the correct handle Leominster sleezeball posting as if nobody knows it's you.
BTW, we all know you would have no idea what to do with any orientation other than pedophile!
And you, Lynch, should make sure that you use the handle "convicted murderer" (or, as you always spell it, murderor). As if no one knows it's you.
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An American wrote:
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Make sure you use the correct handle Leominster sleezeball posting as if nobody knows it's you.
BTW, we all know you would have no idea what to do with any orientation other than pedophile!
Hey Sonny, wasn't your dead daddy a kiddie diddler?
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I suppose

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Really really wish I was Sonny cause they all have NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT THE BS SCANDAL FABRICATIONS THEY ALL CHAMPIONED but are now running off into the darkness!!!!!!

I know I struck a nerve when you all have to resort to calling me someone else!

Hahahahahahahaqhahahahahahahah aha, talk about f-ing losers, ahahahahahahahahahahahaha

You people really are stupid!
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The guy from Belgium can see through your ignorant BS, man are you people stupid!

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What is your interest in this Lynch fellow and what does it have to do with immigration?
It seems like you're trying to identify posters, associate them with other people who have been dubbed criminal, and use that as a bases for some agenda.
I don't think it's topical.
ON this you are 100% correct, that's exaclty what they're doing! it makes them feel better about themselves, has to be it cause there is no way that many people are the same person, and those who practice this diversion have ZERO ability to recognize writing styles. So everyone who disagrees with them and poses uncombfortable questions to them, get the same treatment, it's either "hey Lynch" or "hey Sonny", it's quite comical if it wasn't so ignorant. "
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The guy from Belgium can see through your ignorant BS, man are you people stupid!
"Sam wrote:
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What is your interest in this Lynch fellow and what does it have to do with immigration?
It seems like you're trying to identify posters, associate them with other people who have been dubbed criminal, and use that as a bases for some agenda.
I don't think it's topical.
ON this you are 100% correct, that's exaclty what they're doing! it makes them feel better about themselves, has to be it cause there is no way that many people are the same person, and those who practice this diversion have ZERO ability to recognize writing styles. So everyone who disagrees with them and poses uncombfortable questions to them, get the same treatment, it's either "hey Lynch" or "hey Sonny", it's quite comical if it wasn't so ignorant. "
Hi Lynch

The Boston Globe (Boston, MA) May 18, 1993
Three men accused in the clubbing and spearing death of Andrew S. McDonough last summer pleaded guilty in Suffolk Superior Court yesterday to manslaughter.
Judge Robert Banks ordered Jason D. Clifford, 21, of Dorchester to serve 7 to 15 years, and Kevin Lynch, 23, of South Boston to serve 6 to 15 years in the state prison in Walpole; and Brian Lynch, 20, of South Boston to serve 20 years in the state prison in Concord.
Clifford will be eligible for parole in about five years, Kevin Lynch in about four, and Brian Lynch in about two years.
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Hi Lynch
The Boston Globe (Boston, MA) May 18, 1993
Three men accused in the clubbing and spearing death of Andrew S. McDonough last summer pleaded guilty in Suffolk Superior Court yesterday to manslaughter.
Judge Robert Banks ordered Jason D. Clifford, 21, of Dorchester to serve 7 to 15 years, and Kevin Lynch, 23, of South Boston to serve 6 to 15 years in the state prison in Walpole; and Brian Lynch, 20, of South Boston to serve 20 years in the state prison in Concord.
Clifford will be eligible for parole in about five years, Kevin Lynch in about four, and Brian Lynch in about two years.
Why don't you post it again dipsh*t and continue to make the point for me!

Ahahahahahahahahahaha

Polly want a cracker!

Ahahahahahahahhaa
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Why don't you post it again dipsh*t and continue to make the point for me!
Ahahahahahahahahahaha
Polly want a cracker!
Ahahahahahahahhaa
The point is your a killer. You club to death a man and your a LOSER
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Blame your government for the illegals.

For instance lets say you have a landscaping business.$2000 a month for equipment and repairs,$4.00 for every gallon of gas $2400 a year for insurance payroll taxes SS income taxes... You get the picture. So at the end of the day you can pay the landscape company $75 to mow your lawn or you can give Pedro $5 and he will do the same job with a stolen mower with gas he syphoned out of your car the night before while you were sleeping.
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The point is your a killer. You club to death a man and your a LOSER
Oh am I! Well, that's news, but, who am I? Am I Lynch, or Sonny? Or another demon in your head?

Calling people killers is a bit offensive as if you understood the word or cared whatever Mr. piss in the wind!

"What is your interest in this Lynch fellow and what does it have to do with anything?
It seems like you're trying to identify posters, associate them with other people who have been dubbed criminal, and use that as a bases for some agenda."

The guy from Spain pegged you out loser, we know that's you. Only, it's not an agenda, it's a sad life of misery and delusion, weeping on your pillow and loneliness.

Enjoy it piss head, keep posting your ridiculous unconnected thoughts, it's good for people to know the depth of your mental condition.

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