Outgoing IRS chief deflects Republican attempts to link scandal to White House

May 18, 2013 Full story: The Guardian 100

Republican attempts to turn the row over the IRS into a scandal engulfing the White House fizzled on Friday when the ousted head of the agency delivered a public apology at a congressional heading into the affair.

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“Dow hit 18,000 first time ever”

Since: Jun 07

Obama economics at work.

#1 May 18, 2013
The right-wingers so desperately need one of these bogus contrived-non-scandals to stick… how frustrating it must be for these idiots to lose 2 elections to the Black guy and then have every contrived-non-scandal to fall flat as the American people galvanize behind our Osama-killing President.

No connection to this non-scandal to the White House… sucks to be a tea-bagging right-wing fool, LOL!

Hand officially overplayed!
benF

Liverpool, UK

#2 May 18, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The right-wingers so desperately need one of these bogus contrived-non-scandals to stick… how frustrating it must be for these idiots to lose 2 elections to the Black guy and then have every contrived-non-scandal to fall flat as the American people galvanize behind our Osama-killing President.
No connection to this non-scandal to the White House… sucks to be a tea-bagging right-wing fool, LOL!
Hand officially overplayed!
OK Patricia,iv'e asked you before but to no avail.

if this is so bogus why are the FBI investigating it? why are some Dems irate over it?

p.s as you pretend to be a Marine how do you feel about the POS Obama using US Marines like his personal body servants?

do you not find it strange that the so called leader of the free world can't hold an umbrella and read an autocue at the same time?

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#3 May 18, 2013
I have to agree with Patty on this one. The Black guy has absolutely no clue what's going on.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#4 May 18, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The right-wingers so desperately need one of these bogus contrived-non-scandals to stick… how frustrating it must be for these idiots to lose 2 elections to the Black guy and then have every contrived-non-scandal to fall flat as the American people galvanize behind our Osama-killing President.
No connection to this non-scandal to the White House… sucks to be a tea-bagging right-wing fool, LOL!
Hand officially overplayed!
Obama-Shultz......I know Nothing
Geitner- I know nothing
Holder- I know nothing
IRS Clown - I know nothing

Who the hell is steering the ship?

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#5 May 18, 2013
benF wrote:
<quoted text>
OK Patricia,iv'e asked you before but to no avail.
if this is so bogus why are the FBI investigating it? why are some Dems irate over it?
p.s as you pretend to be a Marine how do you feel about the POS Obama using US Marines like his personal body servants?
do you not find it strange that the so called leader of the free world can't hold an umbrella and read an autocue at the same time?
It's bogus because the got caught and can't blame the republicans for the scandals.
fake marine pate

Mount Hope, WV

#6 May 18, 2013
benF wrote:
<quoted text>
OK Patricia,iv'e asked you before but to no avail.
if this is so bogus why are the FBI investigating it? why are some Dems irate over it?
p.s as you pretend to be a Marine how do you feel about the POS Obama using US Marines like his personal body servants?
do you not find it strange that the so called leader of the free world can't hold an umbrella and read an autocue at the same time?
I will not anwswer because I am simply a fraud. That and I would have to confront my idol obama is a failure and had to surrender his law license.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#7 May 18, 2013
He needs to leave before the WikiMachine finds out the contents of his 'exit envelope'.
The weaponizedIRS has not been tamed. It has to pay for theAGENDA.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#8 May 18, 2013
It was Obama's idea in the first place, Who are they trying to kid?
Impeach Obama...Benghazi
It's becoming crystal clear that Obama is a rat.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#9 May 18, 2013
RayOne wrote:
He needs to leave before the WikiMachine finds out the contents of his 'exit envelope'.
The weaponizedIRS has not been tamed. It has to pay for theAGENDA.
Well said.
truman

Boise, ID

#11 May 18, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The right-wingers so desperately need one of these bogus contrived-non-scandals to stick… how frustrating it must be for these idiots to lose 2 elections to the Black guy and then have every contrived-non-scandal to fall flat as the American people galvanize behind our Osama-killing President.
No connection to this non-scandal to the White House… sucks to be a tea-bagging right-wing fool, LOL!
Hand officially overplayed!
These Fox Groupies dont care about the Benghazi tragedy other then as a club to beat Obama with.
Necrophilaics.
They also dont care about the Truth they want it to be Obama or Clintons fault so bad they will just dismiss anything that contradicts their wishful thinking.
Objective reality is a Liberal Hoax if it is at odds with their slimy little Neo Con Fanatsy narative.
Which is another reason the Repubs have been judged unfit to lead in the last two elections and probably for several more to come.
goose

Chicago, IL

#12 May 18, 2013
truman wrote:
<quoted text>These Fox Groupies dont care about the Benghazi tragedy other then as a club to beat Obama with.
Necrophilaics.
They also dont care about the Truth they want it to be Obama or Clintons fault so bad they will just dismiss anything that contradicts their wishful thinking.
Objective reality is a Liberal Hoax if it is at odds with their slimy little Neo Con Fanatsy narative.
Which is another reason the Repubs have been judged unfit to lead in the last two elections and probably for several more to come.
Bigot! You speak like you know the conservative mind! I tell you that you do not, other than through your liberal rose colored glasses.
Your logic of what motivates conservatives is based on what motivates you and the left!

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#13 May 18, 2013
April Flower wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting.
Funny, you must be a liberal rapper to use the N word so openly.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#14 May 18, 2013
April Flower wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting.
Instead of an April Flower, you're more the blooming idiot.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#15 May 18, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The right-wingers so desperately need one of these bogus contrived-non-scandals to stick… how frustrating it must be for these idiots to lose 2 elections to the Black guy and then have every contrived-non-scandal to fall flat as the American people galvanize behind our Osama-killing President.
No connection to this non-scandal to the White House… sucks to be a tea-bagging right-wing fool, LOL!
Hand officially overplayed!
The only thing contrived is odooldle's excuses. So week and so blatant.
Fight Back

Phoenix, AZ

#16 May 18, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Hand officially overplayed!
Response: Your brain is "officially" underdeveloped.
For those with a brain and can follow logic, answer this question: During a close election cycle, who stood to gain over a jack booted thug approach to denying status to opposing groups and at the same time allow the approval, without investigation, of dubious groups in support of your position, some of which were headed by relatives?
The answer is: Barrack Obama.
How CONVENIENT that an IRS official, already slated to leave is "punished" for his "outrageous" (quote BHO) behaviour by leaving his post 2 weeks early and getting a fully paid retirement courtesy of the US taxpayer...
According to him, the IRS didn't do anything wrong!
Forcing citizens to spend thousands of dollars for audits without merit by the jack booted IRS agents is fine... except that it is a FELONY under FEDERAL law.
I'm sure the DemocRATS would have no problem at all with local law enforcement pulling over and searching any cars with an Obama sticker on them. What the IRS did was far worse.
Face it folks - This is just one on many examples of how the telepropmpter in chief operates. He has fostered a culture of intimidation ever since he was on the extortion team in Chicago. Obama makes Nixon look like a saint and he should be impreached.
Gravediggers

West Palm Beach, FL

#17 May 18, 2013
The IRS story is not going away.

The IRS is a governmental agency which impacts EVERY working American from January 31st to April 15th in a very Negative way.

The American people have disdain for the IRS. Who loves the IRS?

To know that the IRS has harrassed groups will not sit well with Americans.

If it can happen to groups, it can happen to an individual American taxpayer.

It's the revelation: "Wow, if it happened to all of them; then it can happen to me!" moment for tax paying, voting Americans.

NO American wants an OUT OF CONTROL, UNMONITORED IRS.

NO American wants an the IRS to use other government agencies, such as the FBI, ATF, to further harrass others.

NO American wants a personal intrusion into their lives. They feel VIOLATED, HARRASSED, and then IGNORED by lawmakers, while a VERY powerful government agency has UNfettered, UNmonitored ability to ruin their lives.

It's an EMOTIONAL, negative Gut-Reaction for Americans to hear and then see the IRS shrugging their shoulders, excusing their own behavior, protecting their IRS peers, and pleading ignorance of what was going (let alone keeping it secret from the public till after the 2012 election).

There's the cumulative affect of Benghazi, IRS harrasment, AP phone tapping, Fast& Furious gun selling, Russian alert/Boston Bombings and then the shrugging of shoulders by the President and the Democrats in power to excuse it all.

Couple all of that with golf course pictures, Hollywood parties, speech making and you have an incensed, seething public.

The EMOTIONAL aspect of this IRSgate story will resonate with the average person in America. They have an INTIMATE connection to this story. The American people CAN RELATE to what is happening to the IRS harrassed groups!

It's a Noam Chomsky moment.

And the impact, the image of a distant president, the shrugging democrats will be taken to the voting booth in 2014.

It's an opportunity to retake the Senate and get rid of those shrugging Democrats.

Perceptions on an Emotional level are L-A-S-T-I-N-G
Gravediggers

West Palm Beach, FL

#18 May 18, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The right-wingers so desperately need one of these bogus contrived-non-scandals to stick… how frustrating it must be for these idiots to lose 2 elections to the Black guy and then have every contrived-non-scandal to fall flat as the American people galvanize behind our Osama-killing President.
No connection to this non-scandal to the White House… sucks to be a tea-bagging right-wing fool, LOL!
Hand officially overplayed!
and never forget that this poster labeled someone who is in a wheelchair a "MISERBALE CRIPPLED" and why did this occur? All because this quadriplegic person, Dr. Charles Krauthammer, has a different opinion than the poster.

That's the hate continually spouted by this 'person'.
TedsLiver

Oakland, CA

#19 May 18, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The right-wingers so desperately need one of these bogus contrived-non-scandals to stick… how frustrating it must be for these idiots to lose 2 elections to the Black guy and then have every contrived-non-scandal to fall flat as the American people galvanize behind our Osama-killing President.
No connection to this non-scandal to the White House… sucks to be a tea-bagging right-wing fool, LOL!
Hand officially overplayed!
. The fake marines hand is officially down his pants 24 by 7.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#21 May 18, 2013
I'm still trying to find out who's in charge in the WH. So far we know the president is out of the loop on matters of international terrorism. We know he doesn't know what's happening in the treasury department. We know he's clueless as to the goings on in the national security meetings in his own home.

What the hell is this guy good at, and who's the wizard pulling the levers behind the curtain?

The level of incompetence is downright Bidenistic.

“Dow hit 18,000 first time ever”

Since: Jun 07

Obama economics at work.

#22 May 18, 2013
Aprilvue wrote:
I'm still trying to find out who's in charge in the WH. So far we know the president is out of the loop on matters of international terrorism. We know he doesn't know what's happening in the treasury department. We know he's clueless as to the goings on in the national security meetings in his own home.
What the hell is this guy good at, and who's the wizard pulling the levers behind the curtain?
The level of incompetence is downright Bidenistic.
You tea-bagging idiots are so desperate to try and make this great President out to be the equivalent of inept GW Bush, but you will never be able to pull that off.
Health Care Reform, the killing of Osama bin Laden and the Stock Market historic climb shows that Obama’s (in the loop) brilliant policies have been successful, in spite of you naysayers doom and gloom predictions. Get a grip and get over the fact that we beat you… Obama always win and the most important lesson is to never bet against BLACK, LOL!

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