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(Huffington Post)   GOP lawmakers really really really really really really want to believe IRS scandal goes "much higher"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 205
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2013-05-30 09:26:29 AM  
Have they started making up facts yet?

/DRTFA
 
2013-05-30 09:37:06 AM  

somedude210: Have they started making up facts yet?

/DRTFA


On day 1 they started referring to Tea Party as a conservative party which is factually wrong.
 
2013-05-30 09:59:39 AM  
Former Ohio Liberty Coalition leader Tom Zawistowski of Kent said the IRS should be abolished, and he urged activists to tell their friends and neighbors that the IRS probe is important to all of them.

"We're all tea partiers now, aren't we?" Zawistowski said.


Bwahahahahah.

No.
 
2013-05-30 10:03:04 AM  
Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president's Cabinet.


dailycaller.com

By contrast, Shulman's predecessor Mark Everson only visited the White House once during four years of service in the George W. Bush administration and compared the IRS's remoteness from the president to "Siberia."
 
2013-05-30 10:03:56 AM  
`How high up did it go?'" Chabot said, adding: "And what's going to be done about it?"

Well, they already fired the head of the IRS.
 
2013-05-30 10:05:18 AM  

SlothB77: Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration


That is because they doing cocaine and having gay sex. Duh.
 
2013-05-30 10:12:57 AM  

SlothB77: Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president's Cabinet.


[dailycaller.com image 572x544]

By contrast, Shulman's predecessor Mark Everson only visited the White House once during four years of service in the George W. Bush administration and compared the IRS's remoteness from the president to "Siberia."


He met with ____________, and they discussed _______________.

Without something to fill in those blanks, the number of visits is irrelevant.

Also, from TFA: "The visitor logs do not give a complete picture of White House access. Some high-level officials get cleared for access and do not have to sign in during visits. A Washington Post  database of visitor log records cautions, "The log may include some scheduled visits that did not take place and exclude visits by members of Congress, top officials and others who are not required to sign in at security gates." (emphasis added)
 
2013-05-30 10:18:47 AM  
The GOP is trying as hard to get Obama as they tried to get Clinton.

The biggest difference is that in Obama's case, there's no 'there' there, and the GOP hates him even more
for it.
 
2013-05-30 10:30:23 AM  

SlothB77: Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president's Cabinet.


i wonder if it might have something to do with the fact that the ACA, a massive piece of legislation in both scale and importance, is enforced by the IRS. do you think perhaps he met with him regarding this?

by the way, in this thread you claimed that obama personally knew of the IRS scandal in 2012. can you back that up?
 
2013-05-30 10:35:52 AM  

SlothB77: Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president's Cabinet.


BTW, shulman was appointed by bush.
 
2013-05-30 10:38:02 AM  
I also really really really really want to believe that my d is huge, but sometimes you just have to acknowledge objective observable reality
 
2013-05-30 10:38:44 AM  
Of course they do. If it doesn't all the way up to Obama, how can they impeach him for treason?
 
2013-05-30 10:39:49 AM  
It doesn't

/no charge, GOP
//call off the search
 
2013-05-30 10:40:23 AM  

SlothB77: Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president's Cabinet.


[dailycaller.com image 572x544]

By contrast, Shulman's predecessor Mark Everson only visited the White House once during four years of service in the George W. Bush administration and compared the IRS's remoteness from the president to "Siberia."



And this proves ... what, exactly?
 
2013-05-30 10:40:35 AM  
This is what happens when you make victims of these people. Thanks a lot, IRS.
 
2013-05-30 10:40:56 AM  

SlothB77: Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president's Cabinet.


[dailycaller.com image 572x544]

By contrast, Shulman's predecessor Mark Everson only visited the White House once during four years of service in the George W. Bush administration and compared the IRS's remoteness from the president to "Siberia."


Your chart's broken. I don't see Bill Ayers, Saul Alinsky, or Karl Marx on there.
 
2013-05-30 10:43:24 AM  

thurstonxhowell: Your chart's broken. I don't see Bill Ayers, Saul Alinsky, or Karl Marx on there


as a personal confidante and mentor of the president who actually resides in a secret apartment next to the oval office, karl marx doesn't have to sign in.
 
2013-05-30 10:44:32 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: The GOP is trying as hard to get Obama as they tried to get Clinton.

The biggest difference is that in Obama's case, there's no 'there' there, and the GOP hates him even more
for it.


But they believe that if they want it to be true bad enough, and get enough of their supporters wanting it bad enough, it will somehow turn out to be real!

/just like kids wishing Tinkerbell back to life
//conservatives are like that
 
2013-05-30 10:45:18 AM  

phaseolus: SlothB77: Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president's Cabinet.


[dailycaller.com image 572x544]

By contrast, Shulman's predecessor Mark Everson only visited the White House once during four years of service in the George W. Bush administration and compared the IRS's remoteness from the president to "Siberia."


And this proves ... what, exactly?


That Obama is much more serious about doing something the debt/deficit issue than Bush was?
 
2013-05-30 10:45:27 AM  

phaseolus: SlothB77: Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president's Cabinet.


[dailycaller.com image 572x544]

By contrast, Shulman's predecessor Mark Everson only visited the White House once during four years of service in the George W. Bush administration and compared the IRS's remoteness from the president to "Siberia."


And this proves ... what, exactly?


nothing.

That's still weird tho, assuming true
 
2013-05-30 10:45:47 AM  

Cletus C.: This is what happens when you make victims of these people. Thanks a lot, IRS.


Victims. Perpetual victims.
 
2013-05-30 10:46:13 AM  

Bendal: DjangoStonereaver: The GOP is trying as hard to get Obama as they tried to get Clinton.

The biggest difference is that in Obama's case, there's no 'there' there, and the GOP hates him even more
for it.

But they believe that if they want it to be true bad enough, and get enough of their supporters wanting it bad enough, it will somehow turn out to be real!

/just like kids wishing Tinkerbell back to life
//conservatives are like that


It wouldn't be the first time a conservative gave a Tinkerbell the clap.
 
2013-05-30 10:46:17 AM  

xria: phaseolus: SlothB77: Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president's Cabinet.


[dailycaller.com image 572x544]

By contrast, Shulman's predecessor Mark Everson only visited the White House once during four years of service in the George W. Bush administration and compared the IRS's remoteness from the president to "Siberia."


And this proves ... what, exactly?

That Obama is much more serious about doing something the debt/deficit issue than Bush was?


maybe he faps to the taxman?
 
2013-05-30 10:46:57 AM  

thurstonxhowell: SlothB77: Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president's Cabinet.


[dailycaller.com image 572x544]

By contrast, Shulman's predecessor Mark Everson only visited the White House once during four years of service in the George W. Bush administration and compared the IRS's remoteness from the president to "Siberia."

Your chart's broken. I don't see Bill Ayers, Saul Alinsky, or Karl Marx on there.


Or Jay-Z.

But wouldn't it make sense that the head of the IRS visits the White House a lot since the IRS now has a huge roll in the war on terrorism?
 
2013-05-30 10:47:48 AM  

SlothB77: Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president's Cabinet.


[dailycaller.com image 572x544]

By contrast, Shulman's predecessor Mark Everson only visited the White House once during four years of service in the George W. Bush administration and compared the IRS's remoteness from the president to "Siberia."


Thanks for that smoking potato.
 
2013-05-30 10:49:12 AM  

Serious Black: Of course they do. If it doesn't all the way up to Obama, how can they impeach him for treason?


He's outstayed his terms of office, continuing to rule the country after his  (if you can believe the liberal media)duly elected 4.8 years. Last I heard, trying to overthrow the government and institute iron-fisted drone-enforced socialism is treason*.

*: void if trying to institute iron-fisted fascism, see The U.S. v Prescott Bush et al., and also void if you succeed in overthrowing the government
 
2013-05-30 10:49:17 AM  
Senator Portman brought up the possibility of a 'special prosecutor' the appointment of which is the objective of all these 'scandals'. The Republicans would like nothing better than to get a special prosecutor poking into every aspect of the Obama administration. I suspect that getting a special prosecutor is the GOP's top priority, much more important to them than economic recovery or employment issues.
 
2013-05-30 10:49:48 AM  

skullkrusher: xria: phaseolus: SlothB77: Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president's Cabinet.


[dailycaller.com image 572x544]

By contrast, Shulman's predecessor Mark Everson only visited the White House once during four years of service in the George W. Bush administration and compared the IRS's remoteness from the president to "Siberia."


And this proves ... what, exactly?

That Obama is much more serious about doing something the debt/deficit issue than Bush was?

maybe he faps to the taxman?


I don't think Obama is a huge Beatles fan.
 
2013-05-30 10:51:02 AM  
ongbok:
But wouldn't it make sense that the head of the IRS visits the White House a lot since the IRS now has a huge roll in the war on terrorism?

And the ACA?  One would think they would need to discuss that item a lot as well, since the IRS will have a large responsibility in the administration of the program.

*shrug*

But then again, it's SB77.  Derp is what they know best, and it's better if they can post in nonsensical pictures like that.  Because they aren't so good with the words, yanno?
 
2013-05-30 10:51:15 AM  

SlothB77: Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president's Cabinet.


[dailycaller.com image 572x544]

By contrast, Shulman's predecessor Mark Everson only visited the White House once during four years of service in the George W. Bush administration and compared the IRS's remoteness from the president to "Siberia."


<batmanjackingoffl.jpg>
 
2013-05-30 10:51:16 AM  

FlashHarry: Douglas Shulman

FlashHarry: SlothB77: Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president's Cabinet.

BTW, shulman was appointed by bush.


Shulman donated $500 to the DNC in 2004.  Bush appearrantly appointed a Democrat, image that.
 
2013-05-30 10:51:20 AM  
"We're all tea partiers now, aren't we?" Zawistowski said.

NO.  A thousand times NO.
 
Bf+
2013-05-30 10:51:54 AM  
Talk to the chair.
 
2013-05-30 10:52:33 AM  

coeyagi: SlothB77: Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president's Cabinet.


[dailycaller.com image 572x544]

By contrast, Shulman's predecessor Mark Everson only visited the White House once during four years of service in the George W. Bush administration and compared the IRS's remoteness from the president to "Siberia."

Thanks for that smoking potato.


Awesome.  If you just coined that phrase bravo.  Either way, I'm stealing it.
 
2013-05-30 10:53:45 AM  

FlashHarry: thurstonxhowell: Your chart's broken. I don't see Bill Ayers, Saul Alinsky, or Karl Marx on there

as a personal confidante and mentor of the president who actually resides in a secret apartment next to the oval office, karl marx doesn't have to sign in.


Don't be an idiot.  Marx's apartment is underneath the Oval Office, with a secret trapdoor leading from it.  Who do you think changes the carpet when we go to war?  Of course, only Soros knows the secret access code, but the intercom works just fine.
 
2013-05-30 10:54:15 AM  

vernonFL: `How high up did it go?'" Chabot said, adding: "And what's going to be done about it?"

Well, they already fired the head of the IRS.


They could always throw into prison the president that nominated the then head of the IRS if they want. That may work.
 
2013-05-30 10:55:11 AM  

Cletus C.: This is what happens when you make victims of these people. Thanks a lot, IRS.


politically this is a good time for this scandal to come out for the democrats, it energizes the teabaggers into primarying republicans and forcing the establishment to Romney themselves with crazy rhetoric that they can't back away from in the actual election.
 
2013-05-30 10:56:02 AM  
I like the part where we glide right past the fact that a bunch of political organizations were given tax exempt status that is designated for non-political organizations.
 
2013-05-30 10:57:27 AM  
I want to be the quivering meat in a Salma Hayek/Sofia Vergara sandwich.  Looks like I am as delusional as the Tea Party and some members of congress wanting Obama to be involved in the IRS "scandal".

OK.... maybe I'm NOT as delusional as they are.
 
2013-05-30 10:58:59 AM  
They probably wish it went up as far as the DoJ politically biased hiring-firing scandal of the mid-2000's. You know, when career non-political appointees were driven out or hired based almost solely on willingness to follow an ideology and not ability?

I still find that one of the most disgusting political abuses in history. Especially when combined with the DoJ complicity in the warrant-less wiretap, torture, Guantanamo and extraordinary rendition memos.
 
2013-05-30 10:59:10 AM  

palelizard: Marx's apartment is underneath the Oval Office, with a secret trapdoor leading from it.


i must've been thinking of the president's secret muslim (muslin) chapel.
 
2013-05-30 10:59:41 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: The GOP is trying as hard to get Obama as they tried to get Clinton.

The biggest difference is that in Obama's case, there's no 'there' there, and the GOP hates him even more
for it.


There is plenty to "get" Obama on they are just unwilling to do it.

Taking liberties

The administration has maintained and even escalated Bush-era policies such as indefinite detention of "war on terror" detainees, warrantless surveillance, prosecution of whistleblowers and even the assassination of U.S. citizens.
 
2013-05-30 10:59:46 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: I like the part where we glide right past the fact that a bunch of political organizations were given tax exempt status that is designated for non-political organizations.


I think people are still focused on getting to the bottom of a government agency singling out groups based on a particular ideology, however unintentionally, rather than run of the mill tax evasion.
 
2013-05-30 11:00:18 AM  

Deneb81: They probably wish it went up as far as the DoJ politically biased hiring-firing scandal of the mid-2000's. You know, when career non-political appointees were driven out or hired based almost solely on willingness to follow an ideology and not ability?


yes, i wonder where the outrage was then.
 
2013-05-30 11:01:06 AM  
At the same time there are many in the GOP keeping their mouths shut on this issue as they have used the IRS in the past to attack organizations and people that they have issues with and are not going to like it if one of the lifers from the IRS comes forward and asks; why was okay when you requested we hammer <insert lib org here>
 
2013-05-30 11:03:04 AM  

FlashHarry: BTW, shulman was appointed by bush.


Shulman didn't investigate Rove's PAC.  He could have been working on his behalf to try to weaken the teaparty within the GOP.
 
2013-05-30 11:03:47 AM  
Where does the buck stop?
 
2013-05-30 11:05:08 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: I like the part where we glide right past the fact that a bunch of political organizations were given tax exempt status that is designated for non-political organizations.


I've noticed selective fact usage is a hallmark of GOP muckraking.

Everything also happens in a vacuum: The Middle East was completely peaceful and had been right up until Benghazi, and that's the only place anything happened in the history of ever
 
2013-05-30 11:05:13 AM  

mrshowrules: coeyagi: SlothB77: Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president's Cabinet.


[dailycaller.com image 572x544]

By contrast, Shulman's predecessor Mark Everson only visited the White House once during four years of service in the George W. Bush administration and compared the IRS's remoteness from the president to "Siberia."

Thanks for that smoking potato.

Awesome.  If you just coined that phrase bravo.  Either way, I'm stealing it.


Steal away, brother.
 
2013-05-30 11:06:34 AM  

Tyee: Where does the buck stop?


Obviously, if you are caught jerking off in the copier room, the CEO should resign.
 
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