Washington Misses the Point on the Te...

Washington Misses the Point on the Tea Party and the IRS

There are 14 comments on the www.thenation.com story from May 16, 2013, titled Washington Misses the Point on the Tea Party and the IRS. In it, www.thenation.com reports that:

Many of the groups who helped Scott Walker win the Wisconsin recall were 501 Tea Party groups that worked in close tandem with his campaign despite their non-political tax designation.

My pixels have been absent from these precincts while I report a feature story for The Nation, and I’ll have more to say about the ersatz Scandalpalooza being ginned up by Republicans this week, but for now I wanted to drop a quick word about just how overblown the outrage is about the Internal Revenue Service flagging groups with “Tea Party” in their name for extra scrutiny when they apply for 501(c)(4) status. Jeffrey Toobin, in a New Yorker post called “The Real I.R.S. Scandal,” succinctly explains the legal background:

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“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#1 May 16, 2013
The point is, and always will be that the right-wingers are bitter pathetic losers who will never get over the fact that the Black guy won… TWICE. So they will always build up every non-issue that they can, only to be disappointed when Obama wins, again… nothing will come out of any of these so-called scandals.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#2 May 16, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The point is, and always will be that the right-wingers are bitter pathetic losers who will never get over the fact that the Black guy won… TWICE. So they will always build up every non-issue that they can, only to be disappointed when Obama wins, again… nothing will come out of any of these so-called scandals.
Not untrue, but not the point.

The point is, again, congress again did not do its job, and again are blaming others.

Many of these tea-patriot groups are doing politics, and everyone knows it.

They are externally funded, and distorting our politics with dirty corporate money.
benF

Liverpool, UK

#3 May 16, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The point is, and always will be that the right-wingers are bitter pathetic losers who will never get over the fact that the Black guy won… TWICE. So they will always build up every non-issue that they can, only to be disappointed when Obama wins, again… nothing will come out of any of these so-called scandals.
OK Patricia if the IRS political profiling is a "non-issue" why are the FBI investigating it?
BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#4 May 16, 2013
Key up every democrat car in the country and Obama will get the point.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#5 May 16, 2013
No, Patty and Billy; the point is and always has been that you two are complete idiots. This IS AN ISSUE and it DOESN'T MATTER THAT YOU DON'T LIKE OR AGREE WITH THE GROUPS THAT WERE TARGETED.
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#6 May 16, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The point is, and always will be that the right-wingers are bitter pathetic losers who will never get over the fact that the Black guy won… TWICE. So they will always build up every non-issue that they can, only to be disappointed when Obama wins, again… nothing will come out of any of these so-called scandals.
You democraps will see who the looser is, the screams are already starting to be heard on obamacare, your own people say it is going to be a train wreck, people are paying more just as companies get ready for full implementation. The people on medicare advantage are crying the loudest. Before the next election the public will realize it is not the solution Obama promised and will be looking to take it out on someone. That will be hillary, get ready for the red state flood.
BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#7 May 16, 2013
Fascists are always fascists whether they call themselves liberals, progressives or democrats. They all mean FASCIST.
IMPEACH OBAMA....BENGHAZI
See the light

El Paso, TX

#8 May 16, 2013
The Black guy won twice from cheating ,Affirmative Action and plus he was the first Black. No matter who the person was, if he was Black, he'd win. He's dumb an corrupt as a box of rocks, but that doesn't matter to these ignorant Liberals. Their happy seeing him destroy America.
justhefacts

Pedricktown, NJ

#9 May 16, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The point is, and always will be that the right-wingers are bitter pathetic losers who will never get over the fact that the Black guy won… TWICE. So they will always build up every non-issue that they can, only to be disappointed when Obama wins, again… nothing will come out of any of these so-called scandals.
Look I’m a numbers guy lets RUN with your Black guy Won.

For Decades the Dem have touted Women’s Rights etc, Sexist, etc. So lets LOOK at the fundamental Ideology of the democratic party and how they practice there Dem Ideologies at the basic level

For the FISRT time there was a candidate running for president that not only LIVED in the Whites House that person spouse was the counterpart to Regan.

If you ONLY looked a resume of Obama VS Hillary without LOOKING at the “Black Guy’ and gender, HANDS DOWN Hillary should have by ALL rights Dems “Guy” support for the Democratic President.

So what DEMS do, all but KICKED a White Dem Woman (first lady) out of the race for president that had 8 YEARS experience in the White House. So the Dems instead RACIALLY picked out a MAN with light skin to bridge the Latinos and Blacks and Obama was ONLY a Junior Senator to boot.

This PROVES that the Dems Ideology at the basic is WHACKED!!!! Not unlike a person at Church walking out and shooting a person in the street while leaving Mass.
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Richmond, IN

#11 May 17, 2013
Just more posturing by pathetic right wing losers! This is a total non issue! What happened to the focus on jobs and the economy that the rethugs promised?

“Obama: Leading us to failure”

Since: Jul 09

The United States of America

#12 May 17, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The point is, and always will be that the right-wingers are bitter pathetic losers who will never get over the fact that the Black guy won… TWICE. So they will always build up every non-issue that they can, only to be disappointed when Obama wins, again… nothing will come out of any of these so-called scandals.
When you nothing to stand on and you can't blame Bush......pull out the Race Card.....as expected.

FAKE MARINE ....FAKE PRESIDENT

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#13 May 17, 2013
Sterkfontein Swartkrans wrote:
Just more posturing by pathetic right wing losers! This is a total non issue! What happened to the focus on jobs and the economy that the rethugs promised?
This is about protecting the Constitution of the United States, pinhead. Which nobama seems to be determined to violate in many ways.

Nobama promised 7 million jobs during campaing of 08....shovel ready, cash for clunkerss, 20 green energy taxpayer funded fiasco's,....bankrupt epic fail.

Largest republican state in the union leading in jobs creation and top business state 9 year in a row by Forbes, Business week and others.

The demorats keep people on government dole to by votes.....period.

The 1st and 2d Amendements protects us from what the obama adiminstration is doing. Read it someday!

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#14 May 17, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The point is, and always will be that the right-wingers are bitter pathetic losers who will never get over the fact that the Black guy won… TWICE. So they will always build up every non-issue that they can, only to be disappointed when Obama wins, again… nothing will come out of any of these so-called scandals.
Non-issue? LMAO

Democrat congress members angry about IRS scandal, the liberal press angry about this administration getting phone records and Benghazi......

The end result will be nobama forced to stay in his office and keep quiet.....

We've already proved that shillary is a blatnat liar. Nobummers run on the constitution is over. It's stronoger than he will ever hope to be.
harpo

United States

#15 May 17, 2013
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." Groucho Marx

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