"Mistakes were made" ... We got caught.

"Mistakes were made" ... We got caught.

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“Radical Islam! Radical Islam! ”

Since: Mar 08

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#1 May 18, 2013
Steven Miller, who until his resignation on Wednesday was the acting commissioner of the IRS, recently explained that “mistakes were made” in the IRS’s deliberate targeting of various conservative organizations. It is a telling phrase, and one that doesn’t bode well for the Obama administration. Ronald Reagan invoked it during the height of the Iran-Contra scandal; more infamously, Richard Nixon and his press secretary, Ron Ziegler, used it to explain away many of the Nixon administration’s abuses. Miller, of course, claims that there was “in no way … any political or partisan motivation,” but when you target groups with “tea party,”“Constitution” or “patriot” in their names as a “shortcut,” the claim of even-handedness becomes something more than laughable — it becomes pathetic.

“There’s an old Greek saying,” Michael Dukakis said in the midst of the 1988 presidential campaign.“A fish rots from the head first. It starts at the top.” A quarter of a century later, we may be witnessing just such rot — an administration whose tone was set by a president who is presiding over an operation that has egregiously and repeatedly overstepped the bounds of the role of a legitimate government in a civil society. Many Americans, especially conservatives, will follow Dukakis’ lead and blame the president. And while there may be some truth to that, perhaps the entire truth is something — or somebody — different. I’m speaking of one of the chief villains in my movie,“Hating Breitbart,” which hits theaters this Friday: Democratic operative John Podesta.

Modern scandals evolve like television dramas — with incremental revelations of increasingly greater detail. As the story slowly (or, sometimes, very quickly) unfolds before our eyes, we become acquainted with the characters and the people surrounding it. Who are the people surrounding Obama’s recent spate of scandals — not only within his administration, but also from the outside? Who is advising him? Who in the media turned a blind eye? Who, exactly, has contributed to the political culture where Soviet-style targeting of political dissidents seems acceptable? We’ll find out over the coming weeks and months.

We know, for example, that certain media leaders are closely connected to this administration. We also know there are those who’ve assisted it by choosing which stories to ignore and which to feature. But who has helped the media choose the most helpful stories? And who has helped shape Obama’s thinking? Is it possible that all of these abuses of power could have been going on without President Obama’s knowledge? Would he claim, like Nixon, that he merely presided over operations without knowing the details — and that any political benefit to him was simply coincidental? In “Hating Breitbart,” John Podesta emerges as someone who perfectly embodies the left’s penchant for creating an environment of corruption, abuse and personal attacks. As the co-chairman of Obama’s 2008-2009 transition team, Podesta obviously enjoys a very close relationship to this White House. Today he runs the Center for American Progress, a far-left think tank, and exerts a great deal of influence in media circles. The political culture he has helped create is exactly what Andrew Breitbart so passionately resisted and despised.

Let me be clear: I have no evidence that Podesta has been personally involved in any of the scandals that are currently rocking the Obama presidency. But what I do know about Podesta is that his Center for American Progress has been instrumental in dehumanizing Obama’s political opponents. In doing so, he has created fertile ground for these scandals to take root.

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Gene

Caruthersville, MO

#2 May 18, 2013
$5 gas baby!!! Keep on hating Comrade. The Democrats and Hillary will love you for it in 2016 when your hat is handed to you!

So you blame Obama for Benghazi and the IRS. Funny you claim not to be a racist yet when Bush was blamed for things of the same nature you defended him.

You must suffer from little man snydrome. How tall are ya? 4 foot what?
well

Amherst, OH

#3 May 18, 2013
A social welfare organization under the 501(c)

(3) tax exempt status as a religious organization, which actually provided social welfare through housing and feeding the homeless. There are some wonderful organizations under the 501(c)

(4) status that actually provide social welfare to a need in the community

Tea Party type organizations are not known for doing social welfare or promoting social welfare either.

The current statute says

"An organization is operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare if it is primarily engaged in promoting in some way the common good and general welfare of the community"

I can't for see where the normal activities of a Tea Party group could be viewed as "promoting the common good and general welfare of the community"

Karl Rove's organization, American Crossroads, which also has 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status and we should wonder

Just what social welfare program does he provide perhaps meals on wheels for billionaires?

We may not be able to see his organizations list of donors but there is no reason why his organization which primarily if not exclusively, is a political organization, should have a tax-exempt status that was meant for actual social welfare organizations

The least we can do is see that an organization does not gain tax-exempt status unless they have more to offer to their community than just criticism of our government

This will come back on the tea party

During the 2016 election people will ask the tea party where and how did their tax exempt organizations help the social welfare of America.

Where and when did they- feed the hungry, help the homeless, provide for the sick
Gene

Caruthersville, MO

#4 May 18, 2013
They used the money to feed the cause. The cause was to smear Democrats and Obama. Basically they did like all Republicans do, and lie to their constituents. But they are so enraged and engulfed with hatred for America they over look the cold hard facts. Kudo's to Obama for what he has done so far on this issue. But as you can see, it falls of deaf ears. People Like Doug here, who shops in the "boys" section still..cant get past the fact that a black guy with goofy name beat a old white fart and a dingbat, and a wealthy out of touch white guy and nimrod who has come under scrutiny since LOSING the election....again.

Until the GOP re-evaluates itself and de-thrones idiots like Karl Rove and Sarah Palin from defrauding the party.....they dont stand a chance in hell of winning a presidential election.

Doug, its a shame when your daughter tells who her daddy is on Topix.
Karma

Caruthersville, MO

#5 May 18, 2013
I thought u were talking about missy and Juan
Jesus

Union, MO

#6 May 18, 2013
well wrote:
A social welfare organization under the 501(c)
(3) tax exempt status as a religious organization, which actually provided social welfare through housing and feeding the homeless. There are some wonderful organizations under the 501(c)
(4) status that actually provide social welfare to a need in the community
Tea Party type organizations are not known for doing social welfare or promoting social welfare either.
The current statute says
"An organization is operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare if it is primarily engaged in promoting in some way the common good and general welfare of the community"
I can't for see where the normal activities of a Tea Party group could be viewed as "promoting the common good and general welfare of the community"
Karl Rove's organization, American Crossroads, which also has 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status and we should wonder
Just what social welfare program does he provide perhaps meals on wheels for billionaires?
We may not be able to see his organizations list of donors but there is no reason why his organization which primarily if not exclusively, is a political organization, should have a tax-exempt status that was meant for actual social welfare organizations
The least we can do is see that an organization does not gain tax-exempt status unless they have more to offer to their community than just criticism of our government
This will come back on the tea party
During the 2016 election people will ask the tea party where and how did their tax exempt organizations help the social welfare of America.
Where and when did they- feed the hungry, help the homeless, provide for the sick
http://youtu.be/VVRsp5976HI
Ole Timer

Ooltewah, TN

#7 May 19, 2013
This stuff with the IRS was not a mistake it was a plan that blew up in their faces. It was also a crime and should be prosecuted. All this IRS crap could be stopped by implementing a fair tax or consumption tax. But that would mean laying off 75% or more of the IRS and w know they don't want that.

“Radical Islam! Radical Islam! ”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#8 May 19, 2013
Obama's next press Secretary.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch...

Bad sign when " stupidity" is your only defense.
know for sure

United States

#9 May 19, 2013
Ole Timer wrote:
This stuff with the IRS was not a mistake it was a plan that blew up in their faces. It was also a crime and should be prosecuted. All this IRS crap could be stopped by implementing a fair tax or consumption tax. But that would mean laying off 75% or more of the IRS and w know they don't want that.
Irs and fed income tax is not constitutional anyway!
guest

Steele, MO

#10 May 20, 2013
Gene you sound like a kid. You know you can't defend the pres and it is looking so stupid in DC all these people trying to.
So all you can come up with is 5 dollar gas? You know he knew about all this stuff going down and now you have nothing to say but 5 dollar gas. That in itself tells it all. LOL
Gene

Caruthersville, MO

#11 May 20, 2013
guest wrote:
Gene you sound like a kid. You know you can't defend the pres and it is looking so stupid in DC all these people trying to.
So all you can come up with is 5 dollar gas? You know he knew about all this stuff going down and now you have nothing to say but 5 dollar gas. That in itself tells it all. LOL
$5 gas baby woo hoo!!!!!
Another GOP witch hunt.

First we had Muslimgate
Then we had Birth Certifigate

You crybaby shitbags are relentless on pure hatred because of a guys skin color and scared to death of a intelligent woman. Whos laughing now? LOL $5 gas baby woo hoo!!!!! The great prediction from the Teabilly Topix prophet!!!! Whos daughter told who he was...lol
Tiger High

Monroe, LA

#12 May 20, 2013
Ole Timer wrote:
This stuff with the IRS was not a mistake it was a plan that blew up in their faces. It was also a crime and should be prosecuted. All this IRS crap could be stopped by implementing a fair tax or consumption tax. But that would mean laying off 75% or more of the IRS and w know they don't want that.
- Hey ole timer - i certainly agree - but i doubt it will happen in our lifetime

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