IRS Apologizes for Scrutiny of Conser...

IRS Apologizes for Scrutiny of Conservative Groups

There are 865 comments on the Wall Street Journal story from May 11, 2013, titled IRS Apologizes for Scrutiny of Conservative Groups. In it, Wall Street Journal reports that:

The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax exempt status.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Wall Street Journal.

“NOT RUSSIAN”

Since: May 08

and not from Russia

#593 May 20, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
and just think, the IRS has been awarded the task of administering obamacare starting in 2014....won't that be nice.
Imagine the potential.....
Womba

Stillwater, OK

#594 May 20, 2013
DangerousRiteWingCrusader wrote:
<quoted text>
Fox News' Hannity, Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck and all the other Supremacists started the harassment. They can't get over the fact that for once a Negro is in charge!
Revenge?
You are so dumb!
Negroes make up less than 12% of the US population, and many of them Negroes are kept in captivity....
How could Obama ever won without the White vote?
> You, ignorant rednecks, allow racist talk-radio hosts play on your emotions with race-bating tactics. They twist the man's word just to make unsuspected white folks mad...
"They can't get over the fact that for once a Negro* is in charge!"
OMG
“Leftists feel that racism means any uncomfortable facts spoken by a conservative.”--Andrew Klavan (PJ Media)

* Hey dude: "Negro" is absolutely positively not PC!
Al Sharpton--Call you office!
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#595 May 20, 2013
LiberalsAreHypocrites wrote:
<quoted text>
Obamacare is not about affordable healthcare. It is ONLY to control people via threat of no healthcare unless you stop found this or start doubt that.
Stop parachuting, start exercising. Stop smoking start voting Democrat. Stop going to church and allow gays and lesbians in the Boy Scouts.
What will ObamaCare look like in the near future? Read this article and picture that here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/13/world/asia/...
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#596 May 20, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, those poor republicants have tried - now what is it - 37 times to repeal Obamacare - unsuccessfully - and they are trying another tactic through the IRS "scandal".
At least these republicant faux outraged folks are transparent!
Oh trust me. Republicans know they have no chance at getting rid of Commie Care. But come election time when just about everybody hates it, Republicans can remind voters they tried to get rid of it with no hope because of Democrats. That should put the nail in the coffin.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#597 May 20, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Guess, we can be grateful that we know that Bush-baby was reading, frozen in his seat like a deer in the headlights, reading Pet Goat to kids on 9/11!!!!!!!!!!
that was awful. I think what he should have done is catch a plane to Vegas and forget about the whole thing.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#598 May 20, 2013
kuda wrote:
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Hey there, MOO! This time, y2444ou’re absolutely correct. I’m an information junkie who watches them all regardless of their political leanings.
Glenn beck is a fun right wing extremist celebrity who was fired by Faux,
No, he just started his own network and was moving the show there:

In response to critics who said he was fired, Beck pointed out that his final show was airing live.[15] Immediately after the show he did an interview on his new GBTV internet television channel.[15]
TheBlaze TV (formerly GBTV)

Main article: TheBlaze TV

Glenn Beck's Fox News one-hour show ended June 30, 2011,[62] and a new two-hour show began his television network which started as a subscription-based internet TV network, TheBlaze TV, originally called GBTV, on September 12, 2011.[63][64] Using a subscription model, it was estimated Beck is on track to generate $27 million in his first year of operation.[65] This was later upgraded to $40 million by The Wall Street Journal when subscriptions topped 300,000.[66] On September 12, 2012, TheBlaze TV announced that the Dish Network would begin carrying TheBlaze TV.[3][67]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Beck

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#599 May 20, 2013
DangerousRiteWingCrusader wrote:
<quoted text>
. Lerner, an appointee of Karl Rove/Cheney/Bush
. Again, clearly, Lerner was helping Karl Rove fighting T-bagrz who were propping weak candidates who'd eventually lose to Democrats....
. Lerner's division went after Reverend Wright, Obama's former pastor...
. Again, Karl Rove's fingerprint is all over this IRS non-scandal!
She worked for Obama fruit cake. He is the president when the crime was committed.
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Atlanta, GA

#600 May 20, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>She worked for Obama fruit cake. He is the president when the crime was committed.
So was Petraeus and a lot of other Republicans. Obama does not care of political affiliation when hiring officials for his administration

. Obama could have fired Lerner whose division went after him and his church in 2008. No, Obama kept the Bush appointee at the IRS. There is no evidence that Ms. Lerner owes to Obama the same loyalty she owes to Karl Rove/Cheney/Bush cabal

. It's GOP versus T-party
VN Vet

Richmond, VA

#601 May 20, 2013
Liberals are the most pathetic of all GOD's creatures. HE put them on Earth to remind the rest of us how not to be. They are the WORMS(slugs) that crawl on the ground and get smashed under our feet. Obama is just making them more dependent and soft so as to make a bigger splat on the sidewalk. Pathetic little parasites.
Leggy Mountbatten

Denver, CO

#602 May 20, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>More accurately, if you don't like Obamacare, you don't understand it.
Dumbass, you don't understand squat. Fleabagging, freeloading eastern european refugee and parasite on society..

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#603 May 21, 2013
DangerousRiteWingCrusader wrote:
<quoted text>
So was Petraeus and a lot of other Republicans. Obama does not care of political affiliation when hiring officials for his administration
. Obama could have fired Lerner whose division went after him and his church in 2008. No, Obama kept the Bush appointee at the IRS. There is no evidence that Ms. Lerner owes to Obama the same loyalty she owes to Karl Rove/Cheney/Bush cabal
. It's GOP versus T-party
Funny, Obama knows about a tornado, but doesn't know about Benghazi and IRS GATE. What a hoot.

DAY-BY-DAY: HOW WHITE HOUSE CHANGES ITS STORY...

Senior staff knew of investigation,'did not tell' Obama

...sure they didn't. A narcissistic control freak such as Obama, and his team says nothing about a major scandal that would unravel his reelection. Sure, yeah, right uh huh yep.

Is that the excuse about Benghazi also. Were they afraid he wouldn't remember his teleprompter speech the next day if they told him people were dying while he slept.
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jackson

Lexington, KY

#605 May 21, 2013
White House logs show the woman (who will oversee Obamacare for the IRS, who formerly was the head of the group investigating charitable organization applications) met with Obama on March 31, 2010. She was an ardent supporter of Obama and had bragged about meeting with him on several occasions. Regardless, the DAY AFTER this 3/31/10 meeting, the IRS policy referred to below was put in place. This is from an article I found on CNN:

(quote) According to the inspector general's report, the IRS developed and followed a faulty policy to determine whether the applicants were engaged in political activities, which would disqualify the groups from receiving tax-exempt status.

The controversial move began in early 2010 and continued for more than 18 months, the report said, declaring that "the IRS used inappropriate criteria that identified for review Tea Party and other organizations applying for tax-exempt status based upon their names or policy positions instead of indications of potential political campaign intervention."

Among the criteria used by IRS officials to flag applications was a "Be On the Look Out" list, which was discontinued in 2012, the report said.(end quote)

Interesting .... the day after she meets with Obama in 2010, she puts this policy in place to target conservative organizations. No, he had no idea.

Like someone said - he knew about the tornado yesterday but didn't know about the IRS for three years??? Oh well, that's just part of his "never let a tragedy go to waste" policy. He puts on a great show when there's a tragedy, yet doesn't have a clue what's going on in his own administration? The buck, most certainly, stops there.
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Atlanta, GA

#606 May 21, 2013
jackson wrote:
White House logs show the woman (who will oversee Obamacare for the IRS, who formerly was the head of the group investigating charitable organization applications) met with Obama on March 31, 2010. She was an ardent supporter of Obama and had bragged about meeting with him on several occasions. Regardless, the DAY AFTER this 3/31/10 meeting, the IRS policy referred to below was put in place. This is from an article I found on CNN:
(quote) According to the inspector general's report, the IRS developed and followed a faulty policy to determine whether the applicants were engaged in political activities, which would disqualify the groups from receiving tax-exempt status.
The controversial move began in early 2010 and continued for more than 18 months, the report said, declaring that "the IRS used inappropriate criteria that identified for review Tea Party and other organizations applying for tax-exempt status based upon their names or policy positions instead of indications of potential political campaign intervention."
Among the criteria used by IRS officials to flag applications was a "Be On the Look Out" list, which was discontinued in 2012, the report said.(end quote)
Interesting .... the day after she meets with Obama in 2010, she puts this policy in place to target conservative organizations. No, he had no idea.
.......
. The Cheney/Rove/Bush cabal deployed same IRS division headed by same woman after Barack Obama's former Pastor, Jeremiah Wright in 2008. Maybe lady went to Obama to apologize for persecuting his church in 2008.
Look:
"Lawyers from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr have won the dismissal of an IRS case against United Church of Christ, Sen. Barack Obama’s denomination,” The American Lawyer’s Zach Lowe wrote on May 22, 2008.

Read more: http://conservativebyte.com/2013/05/chief-irs...

The IRS initiated an investigation early this year after a speech by Obama at a 50th anniversary celebration of the church last June. It was a reference by Obama to his presidential candidacy in a talk otherwise focused on faith that caught the agency’s attention."

Read more: http://conservativebyte.com/2013/05/chief-irs...
Cat74

United States

#607 May 21, 2013
Either Obama knew about all these scandals, or he is totally incompetent like we have been saying for years. All he had to do was ask the slum lord, Balerie Jarret. He is some piece of work. Finally the "free press" is going to take a look at his behavior.
jackson

Lexington, KY

#608 May 21, 2013
DangerousRiteWingCrusader wrote:
<quoted text>
. The Cheney/Rove/Bush cabal deployed same IRS division headed by same woman after Barack Obama's former Pastor, Jeremiah Wright in 2008. Maybe lady went to Obama to apologize for persecuting his church in 2008.
Look:
"Lawyers from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr have won the dismissal of an IRS case against United Church of Christ, Sen. Barack Obama’s denomination,” The American Lawyer’s Zach Lowe wrote on May 22, 2008.
Read more: http://conservativebyte.com/2013/05/chief-irs...
The IRS initiated an investigation early this year after a speech by Obama at a 50th anniversary celebration of the church last June. It was a reference by Obama to his presidential candidacy in a talk otherwise focused on faith that caught the agency’s attention."
Read more: http://conservativebyte.com/2013/05/chief-irs...
Deflect, deflect, deflect -- that's all you have.
This is NOW -- THIS president claims he didn't know about this or the AP stuff. Deny, deny -- that's all HE has.
If he truly didn't know -- then he's an incredibly inept leader, having placed incredibly inept people in positions who SHOULD be advising him of the actions of his administration. He should know, he's the president and his administration is HIS responsibility.
Perhaps he purposefully even told his minions to NOT advise him of problems so he can deny!! That's not being a leader, either!
How can you support someone who so obviously has absolutely no clue how to run our government? He's either incredibly inept or incredibly corrupt. Either way, it's not good.
jackson

Lexington, KY

#609 May 21, 2013
DangerousRiteWingCrusader wrote:
<quoted text>
. The Cheney/Rove/Bush cabal deployed same IRS division headed by same woman after Barack Obama's former Pastor, Jeremiah Wright in 2008. Maybe lady went to Obama to apologize for persecuting his church in 2008.
Look:
"Lawyers from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr have won the dismissal of an IRS case against United Church of Christ, Sen. Barack Obama’s denomination,” The American Lawyer’s Zach Lowe wrote on May 22, 2008.
Read more: http://conservativebyte.com/2013/05/chief-irs...
The IRS initiated an investigation early this year after a speech by Obama at a 50th anniversary celebration of the church last June. It was a reference by Obama to his presidential candidacy in a talk otherwise focused on faith that caught the agency’s attention."
Read more: http://conservativebyte.com/2013/05/chief-irs...
In reading further, I totally misunderstood your post (and did not read your posted sites). I apologize for my error. I got carried away thinking of what the libs are doing and didn't read your post in depth. It's been a long week and it's only Tuesday!

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#610 May 21, 2013
jackson wrote:
<quoted text>
Deflect, deflect, deflect -- that's all you have.
This is NOW -- THIS president claims he didn't know about this or the AP stuff. Deny, deny -- that's all HE has.
If he truly didn't know -- then he's an incredibly inept leader, having placed incredibly inept people in positions who SHOULD be advising him of the actions of his administration. He should know, he's the president and his administration is HIS responsibility.
Perhaps he purposefully even told his minions to NOT advise him of problems so he can deny!! That's not being a leader, either!
How can you support someone who so obviously has absolutely no clue how to run our government? He's either incredibly inept or incredibly corrupt. Either way, it's not good.
oops.....another one.
Sebelius fundraising scandal gathering steam...
imom

West Chicago, IL

#611 May 21, 2013
DangerousRiteWingCrusader wrote:
<quoted text>
. The Cheney/Rove/Bush cabal deployed same IRS division headed by same woman after Barack Obama's former Pastor, Jeremiah Wright in 2008. Maybe lady went to Obama to apologize for persecuting his church in 2008.
Look:
"Lawyers from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr have won the dismissal of an IRS case against United Church of Christ, Sen. Barack Obama’s denomination,” The American Lawyer’s Zach Lowe wrote on May 22, 2008.
Read more: http://conservativebyte.com/2013/05/chief-irs...
The IRS initiated an investigation early this year after a speech by Obama at a 50th anniversary celebration of the church last June. It was a reference by Obama to his presidential candidacy in a talk otherwise focused on faith that caught the agency’s attention."
Read more: http://conservativebyte.com/2013/05/chief-irs...
Your arguement is that two wrong make a right?
goose

Elmhurst, IL

#612 May 21, 2013
Different rules for conservatives according to lefties!
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Atlanta, GA

#613 May 21, 2013
imom wrote:
<quoted text>Your arguement is that two wrong make a right?
You missed the point:

. The same division of the IRS headed by the same folks who are appointed of the Bush/Cheney/Rove went after enemies of Karl Rove. Did you miss it when Sarah Palin, the T-Party queen, attacked Karl Rove for messing with T-Party?

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