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(Slate)   Sen. Marco Rubio (R-userious) calls on Obama to demand IRS Commissioner's resignation. Difficulty: the IRS hasn't had one since November   (slate.com) divider line 220
    More: Ironic, President Obama, IRS, IRS Commissioner, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Douglas Shulman, demand IRS  
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2013-05-13 11:07:53 AM  
Well get a part-timer. Maybe a H1-B.
 
2013-05-13 11:11:03 AM  
The Acting Commissioner can resign.

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Acting-Commissioner-of-Internal-Revenue-Steven - T.-Miller">http://www.irs.gov/uac/Acting-Commissioner-of-Internal-Rev enue-Steven- T.-Miller
 
2013-05-13 11:11:13 AM  
One of the best and brightest stars of the GOP, ladies and gentlemen!
 
2013-05-13 11:14:05 AM  
Just because Jack Lew resigned doesn't mean we can't fire him, does it?  Because what we really need here is a futile and meaningless gesture.
 
2013-05-13 11:16:16 AM  

HoustonNick: The Acting Commissioner can resign.

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Acting-Commissioner-of-Internal-Revenue-Steven - T.-Miller">http://www.irs.gov/uac/Acting-Commissioner-of-Internal-Rev enue-Steven- T.-Miller


Good, that will be the meaningless gesture that we're looking for.
 
2013-05-13 11:19:02 AM  
BUSH APPOINTEE FROM 2008.

BUSH APPOINTEE FROM 2008

BUSH APPOINTEE FROM 2008.

BUSH APPOINTEE FROM 2008.

BUSH APPOINTEE FROM 2008.
 
2013-05-13 11:38:19 AM  
Children killed in school shooting: "Oh well. Shiat happens, can't do nothing to change it, price of freedom, blah, blah, blah"

Tea Party dark-money backers get audited: "OMG THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!!!"


Nice perspective you got there, GOP.
 
2013-05-13 11:52:03 AM  
Good, I'm glad they were flagged for extra scrutiny; should have happened earlier and with more vigor.
 
2013-05-13 11:54:43 AM  

HoustonNick: The Acting Commissioner can resign.

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Acting-Commissioner-of-Internal-Revenue-Steven - T.-Miller">http://www.irs.gov/uac/Acting-Commissioner-of-Internal-Rev enue-Steven- T.-Miller


Why would the acting commissioner resign? This didn't happen in his watch.
 
2013-05-13 11:56:15 AM  

EyeballKid: Children killed in school shooting: "Oh well. Shiat happens, can't do nothing to change it, price of freedom, blah, blah, blah"

Tea Party dark-money backers get audited: "OMG THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!!!"


Nice perspective you got there, GOP.


This.
 
2013-05-13 11:59:46 AM  

DamnYankees: HoustonNick: The Acting Commissioner can resign.

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Acting-Commissioner-of-Internal-Revenue-Steven - T.-Miller">http://www.irs.gov/uac/Acting-Commissioner-of-Internal-Rev enue-Steven- T.-Miller

Why would the acting commissioner resign? This didn't happen in his watch.


If you feed the teaparty blood votes come out.
 
2013-05-13 12:16:57 PM  

ManateeGag: One of the best and brightest stars of the GOP, ladies and gentlemen!


MSM and their "gotcha journalism" was out to assassinate Rubio's character because their terrified he's going to run against Obama in the next presidential election

Or so I've been told...

/god our educational system is terrible
 
2013-05-13 12:20:57 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-13 12:21:56 PM  

Bontesla: ManateeGag: One of the best and brightest stars of the GOP, ladies and gentlemen!

MSM and their "gotcha journalism" was out to assassinate Rubio's character because their terrified he's going to run against Obama in the next presidential election

Or so I've been told...

/god our educational system is terrible


No amount of education can overcome willful ignorance
 
2013-05-13 12:23:40 PM  
The GOP's next Great White Dope...
 
2013-05-13 12:31:15 PM  
Nice, go ahead and ignore the fact that IRS was targeting people/organizations as part of a liberal democratic smear campaign, and focus instead on his incorrect talking point


but wait, I thought we were not supposed to focus on incorrect talking points because they are not a scandal,


I don't know how you Libtards keep your logic straight?This counts, unless a Democrat does it, but this doesn't count, unless an Republican does it.Seems kinda hypocritical to me.
 
2013-05-13 12:35:46 PM  
Serif fonts always lends gravitas to your bullshiat...

pixelpunchstudio.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-13 12:38:13 PM  

HoustonNick: Nice, go ahead and ignore the fact that IRS was targeting people/organizations as part of a liberal democratic smear campaign, and focus instead on his incorrect talking point


but wait, I thought we were not supposed to focus on incorrect talking points because they are not a scandal,


I don't know how you Libtards keep your logic straight?This counts, unless a Democrat does it, but this doesn't count, unless an Republican does it.Seems kinda hypocritical to me.


Well, all that Citizens United money might need a little scrutiniity.
 
2013-05-13 12:40:31 PM  
Times New Roman

In your face, libfarts.
 
2013-05-13 12:43:35 PM  
If a political movement is vocal about being "taxed enough already", why shouldn't they be targeted for audits.

What's next?  The child trafficking division of the FBI would be allowed to keep an eye on NAMBLA?
 
2013-05-13 12:45:57 PM  

simplicimus: HoustonNick: Nice, go ahead and ignore the fact that IRS was targeting people/organizations as part of a liberal democratic smear campaign, and focus instead on his incorrect talking point


but wait, I thought we were not supposed to focus on incorrect talking points because they are not a scandal,


I don't know how you Libtards keep your logic straight?This counts, unless a Democrat does it, but this doesn't count, unless an Republican does it.Seems kinda hypocritical to me.

Well, all that Citizens United money might need a little scrutiniity.


O, now I see how you keep your logic straight - You deny and ignore the facts.
 
2013-05-13 12:46:09 PM  
GOP: Genetically Outraged Pantswetters
 
2013-05-13 12:48:45 PM  

HoustonNick: simplicimus: HoustonNick: Nice, go ahead and ignore the fact that IRS was targeting people/organizations as part of a liberal democratic smear campaign, and focus instead on his incorrect talking point


but wait, I thought we were not supposed to focus on incorrect talking points because they are not a scandal,


I don't know how you Libtards keep your logic straight?This counts, unless a Democrat does it, but this doesn't count, unless an Republican does it.Seems kinda hypocritical to me.

Well, all that Citizens United money might need a little scrutiniity.

O, now I see how you keep your logic straight - You deny and ignore the facts.


I posit a potential rationalization. Your problems remain your own.
 
2013-05-13 01:15:16 PM  
Good news for the teabaggers: this is an actual scandal.

Bad news for the teabaggers: it can't be pinned on Obama.  But you'll try.  Lord knows you'll try.
 
2013-05-13 01:15:54 PM  

Jackson Herring: [i.imgur.com image 429x241]


And you thought you were done using that.
 
2013-05-13 01:17:01 PM  
(repeated from a redlit thread)

Why exactly is this a scandal? Everyone got what they wanted...the Teabaggers got a new thing to howl and moan about, and the rest of us got increased scrutiny of fringe wackjobs.

If I started an large loud organization against building codes and built a new headquarters overnight, I'd expect* the building inspectors to take a good hard look at it.

*of course, I'm sane, unlike the Tea Party
 
2013-05-13 01:22:22 PM  
They targeted me last year and I voted for Obama.  WTF?
 
2013-05-13 01:24:39 PM  

BunkoSquad: (repeated from a redlit thread)

Why exactly is this a scandal? Everyone got what they wanted...the Teabaggers got a new thing to howl and moan about, and the rest of us got increased scrutiny of fringe wackjobs.

If I started an large loud organization against building codes and built a new headquarters overnight, I'd expect* the building inspectors to take a good hard look at it.

*of course, I'm sane, unlike the Tea Party


So is the person who said the below quote insane?

"If in fact IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous and there's no place for it -- and they have to be held fully accountable,"
 
2013-05-13 01:25:21 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Good news for the teabaggers: this is an actual scandal.

Bad news for the teabaggers: it can't be pinned on Obama.  But you'll try.  Lord knows you'll try.


What did Obama know and when did he know it?  This time he doesn't have a Rose Garden speech to save him.
 
2013-05-13 01:27:13 PM  
Obama ordered this to happen?

Sheesh.  What a jerk.

Or was it at the behest of some anonymous middle manager tired of being called names from people standing on the sidewalk complaining about having to pay taxes?
 
2013-05-13 01:29:04 PM  
Tl;dr, but don't you think they were targeting Teabaggers because so many of them are crazy anti-income taxers and/or just plain crazy?
 
2013-05-13 01:30:11 PM  

markie_farkie: BUSH APPOINTEE FROM 2008.

BUSH APPOINTEE FROM 2008

BUSH APPOINTEE FROM 2008.

BUSH APPOINTEE FROM 2008.

BUSH APPOINTEE FROM 2008.


Hah! Don't try that stuff here, Obama's been President since 2007!
 
2013-05-13 01:33:23 PM  

HoustonNick: So is the person who said the below quote insane?

"If in fact IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous and there's no place for it -- and they have to be held fully accountable,"


Since it's qualified with "if" and someone will likely lose a job over this, it sounds pretty sane.

Also, just for fun, if the roles were reversed - the government, under a GOP president, targeting liberal groups for something (let's pretend this is hypothetical) - how long would it have taken for the words "elections have consequences" to appear in this thread?

In any case, I stand by my point that everyone got exactly what they wanted out of this.
 
2013-05-13 01:33:43 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Obama ordered this to happen?

Sheesh.  What a jerk.

Or was it at the behest of some anonymous middle manager tired of being called names from people standing on the sidewalk complaining about having to pay taxes?


So are you saying it is justified because the middle manager was called names?

And did someone from every organization call him a name?

Or perhaps, just perhaps, he/she/they did it because they are Libtards who hate Republicans.  BTW, do you hate Republicans?
 
2013-05-13 01:34:35 PM  

whither_apophis: markie_farkie: BUSH APPOINTEE FROM 2008.

BUSH APPOINTEE FROM 2008

BUSH APPOINTEE FROM 2008.

BUSH APPOINTEE FROM 2008.

BUSH APPOINTEE FROM 2008.

Hah! Don't try that stuff here, Obama's been President since 2007!


yup, right after Clinton.
 
2013-05-13 01:37:43 PM  

BunkoSquad: Since it's qualified with "if" and someone will likely lose a job over this, it sounds pretty sane.


So if it is sane when a Democrat says it, why isn't it sane when a Tea Partier or Republican says it?

You wouldn't treat people differently simply because they are from different parties would you?

I mean that would be hypocritical and you are not a hypocrite are you?

 
2013-05-13 01:38:45 PM  

propasaurus: whither_apophis: markie_farkie: BUSH APPOINTEE FROM 2008.

BUSH APPOINTEE FROM 2008

BUSH APPOINTEE FROM 2008.

BUSH APPOINTEE FROM 2008.

BUSH APPOINTEE FROM 2008.

Hah! Don't try that stuff here, Obama's been President since 2007!

yup, right after Clinton.


What about the 8 years that GWB kept us safe?
 
2013-05-13 01:42:36 PM  

HoustonNick: So if it is sane when a Democrat says it, why isn't it sane when a Tea Partier or Republican says it?

You wouldn't treat people differently simply because they are from different parties would you?

I mean that would be hypocritical and you are not a hypocrite are you?


Track record of sanity/insanity. If PETA (which, let's assume we can call a fringe left group) says something that sounds insane, the track record would indicate that, yes, it's probably insane. Since the Tea Party groups burst onto the scene in a cloud of bullshiat, I'm inclined to believe anything they say is stupid and/or wrong.

Also...HTML tags. If you italicize the whole thing, people will start thinking we're agreeing on something.
 
2013-05-13 01:44:01 PM  

mysticcat: They targeted me last year and I voted for Obama.  WTF?


you didn't vote enough.  you should have voted 6 or 7 times at least.
 
2013-05-13 01:45:41 PM  

HoustonNick: I_Am_Weasel: Obama ordered this to happen?

Sheesh.  What a jerk.

Or was it at the behest of some anonymous middle manager tired of being called names from people standing on the sidewalk complaining about having to pay taxes?

So are you saying it is justified because the middle manager was called names?

And did someone from every organization call him a name?

Or perhaps, just perhaps, he/she/they did it because they are Libtards who hate Republicans.  BTW, do you hate Republicans?


Yes "perhaps".  There are no answers yet, so my idle speculation no more useful than your apparent self-assured speculation.  I don't hate Republicans any more than people who don't quote properly.  Do you want the truth, or just a reason to use "Libtards"?
 
2013-05-13 01:49:14 PM  
Obama's on record asking Congress to investigate this, since you know, it's a real scandal, unlike Benghazi.
 
2013-05-13 01:49:20 PM  
I don't understand why this is even a big deal at all. The republicans and tea party in particular seem to be all about ultra partisan punish your enemies at all cost politics.

I would say you got it and go even harder after them with the IRS.
 
2013-05-13 01:49:36 PM  

BunkoSquad: HoustonNick: So is the person who said the below quote insane?

"If in fact IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous and there's no place for it -- and they have to be held fully accountable,"

Since it's qualified with "if" and someone will likely lose a job over this, it sounds pretty sane.

Also, just for fun, if the roles were reversed - the government, under a GOP president, targeting liberal groups for something (let's pretend this is hypothetical) - how long would it have taken for the words "elections have consequences" to appear in this thread?

In any case, I stand by my point that everyone got exactly what they wanted out of this.


Tea Partiers want a scandal out of this. If no scandal emerges from this, then your statement is incorrect.

/For fair consideration: Tea Partiers also want a scandal out of what is served for lunch at the school that Sasha and Malia Obama attend.
 
2013-05-13 01:51:20 PM  

meat0918: Obama's on record asking Congress to investigate this, since you know, it's a real scandal, unlike Benghazi.


that's just a red herring to throw you off on who's REALLY behind this scandal.
 
2013-05-13 01:53:38 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: HoustonNick: I_Am_Weasel: Obama ordered this to happen?

Sheesh.  What a jerk.

Or was it at the behest of some anonymous middle manager tired of being called names from people standing on the sidewalk complaining about having to pay taxes?

So are you saying it is justified because the middle manager was called names?

And did someone from every organization call him a name?

Or perhaps, just perhaps, he/she/they did it because they are Libtards who hate Republicans.  BTW, do you hate Republicans?

Yes "perhaps".  There are no answers yet, so my idle speculation no more useful than your apparent self-assured speculation.  I don't hate Republicans any more than people who don't quote properly.  Do you want the truth, or just a reason to use "Libtards"?


So you just made up the stuff about the name calling to try and justify what the IRS did.

I don't know why you will not admit what Obama already admitted, i.e. that if they target conservative persons and organizations they were wrong.  It is really pretty simple except for the far left who don't want to admit anything that makes them look bad.
 
2013-05-13 01:54:07 PM  

Lurking Fear: Good, I'm glad they were flagged for extra scrutiny; should have happened earlier and with more vigor.


Gulags, right?
 
2013-05-13 01:54:33 PM  
Someone summed it up before.

Conservative support profiling until it affects them.
 
2013-05-13 01:54:43 PM  

HoustonNick: Nice, go ahead and ignore the fact that IRS was targeting people/organizations as part of a liberal democratic smear campaign, and focus instead on his incorrect talking point


but wait, I thought we were not supposed to focus on incorrect talking points because they are not a scandal,


I don't know how you Libtards keep your logic straight?This counts, unless a Democrat does it, but this doesn't count, unless an Republican does it.Seems kinda hypocritical to me.


So it was a Democratic conspiracy ordered by a Commissioner appointed by Bush.

/Obamatimemachine.jpg
 
2013-05-13 01:55:50 PM  
The only scandal I can see is that the IRS isn't supposed to scrutinize anti tax groups.

fark/bull/get/horn
 
2013-05-13 01:56:43 PM  

Fart_Machine: HoustonNick: Nice, go ahead and ignore the fact that IRS was targeting people/organizations as part of a liberal democratic smear campaign, and focus instead on his incorrect talking point


but wait, I thought we were not supposed to focus on incorrect talking points because they are not a scandal,


I don't know how you Libtards keep your logic straight?This counts, unless a Democrat does it, but this doesn't count, unless an Republican does it.Seems kinda hypocritical to me.

So it was a Democratic conspiracy ordered by a Commissioner appointed by Bush.

/Obamatimemachine.jpg


I think that they honestly think that Obama had a personal role in this.
 
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