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(Washington Post)   Darrell Issa has done a wonderful job...exonerating the White House of any wrongdoing in the IRS "scandal"   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 144
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2013-06-18 05:22:46 PM  
darrell issa can go fark himself.
 
2013-06-18 05:41:57 PM  
How long until Republicans flat out lying about White House involvement in scandals, and getting caught, turns into its own scandal?
 
2013-06-18 05:51:18 PM  
The real scandal here is that the right would rather Americans suffer than see people's lives improve while a Democrat is in office
 
2013-06-18 05:52:43 PM  

impaler: How long until Republicans flat out lying about White House involvement in scandals, and getting caught, turns into its own scandal?


Truth is irrelevant
 
2013-06-18 05:58:44 PM  
Everyone has secrets. Obama's "high crime or misdemeanor" will come out soon enough.

/arugula does not farking belong in salad
 
2013-06-18 06:00:13 PM  

impaler: How long until Republicans flat out lying about White House involvement in scandals, and getting caught, turns into its own scandal?


they've already done it.
 
2013-06-18 06:00:18 PM  
GOP - the Washington generals of US politics.
 
2013-06-18 06:03:29 PM  
A serial liar caught lying again? Say it isn't so.
 
2013-06-18 06:18:07 PM  
Issa should be censured for his ridiculous lies.
 
2013-06-18 06:19:50 PM  

FlashHarry: impaler: How long until Republicans flat out lying about White House involvement in scandals, and getting caught, turns into its own scandal?

they've already done it.


I know. And FTFA: ...Cummings had previously insisted Issa release the full transcript himself, arguing it would show that the Republican chairman's claims of White House involvement are false, and that Issa's own selective release of testimony was misleading the public. Issa refused, insisting that releasing full transcripts would damage the investigation.
 
2013-06-18 06:22:05 PM  

FlashHarry: they've already done it.


FTFA: But instead of coming clean with the country, someone in the GOP decided to change portions of the emails to discredit the White House, and leak them. This is deplorable conduct, and all the more so if it comes from those entrusted to fairly and objectively investigate claims of misconduct in government. Congressman Issa owes the public an answer as to who doctored these emails, who leaked them to the press, and who is being held accountable.

His name is coming up a lot with this sort of thing.
 
2013-06-18 06:24:28 PM  
Color me skeptical.  I just headed over to Right Wing News, and they have not yet reported that Darrell Issa overreached.  Until I hear it from a trusted source like RWN, I'm going to hedge my bets on this one.
 
2013-06-18 06:36:28 PM  
img.fark.net

What is the logo supposed to be? I get that the thing on the left is a branch with leaves on it. But on the right? Is that a... vulture?
 
2013-06-18 06:40:57 PM  

fusillade762: [img.fark.net image 463x596]

What is the logo supposed to be? I get that the thing on the left is a branch with leaves on it. But on the right? Is that a... vulture?


A cartoon character about to press the red button.
 
2013-06-18 06:47:43 PM  

themindiswatching: arugula does not farking belong in salad


It belongs on a pizza.  With quail egg and pork jowl.
 
2013-06-18 06:48:29 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-18 06:49:19 PM  
FACT: All automated systems used by the Internal Revenue Service are personally coded by one Boreo Hussein Khomeni Snobamo.

Study it out, libtardos.
 
2013-06-18 06:50:03 PM  
So, Issa went on Sunday morning talk shows and gave "misleading and incorrect information".

Will he now blame the White House for that too?
 
2013-06-18 06:51:35 PM  
Darrell Issa is a bad man.
 
2013-06-18 06:52:35 PM  

SixPaperJoint: So, Issa went on Sunday morning talk shows and gave "misleading and incorrect information".

Will he now blame the White House for that too?


If the current resident of the White House would just admit to masterminding everything and submit to the impeachment procedures, Issa wouldn't HAVE to give out misleading and incorrect information!!

/not gonna say 'this is what Republicans actually believe'
//pretty sure some of them do...
 
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2013-06-18 06:57:53 PM  

Hollie Maea: Darrell Issa is a bad man.


Yes, but he's a good anal sphincter.
 
2013-06-18 06:57:54 PM  
Would it be inappropriate to shout "liar, liar, pants on fire," to Issa, or would he try to get an insurance payout on that too?
 
2013-06-18 07:00:12 PM  
My headline was better

/pout
 
2013-06-18 07:00:46 PM  
The really funny thing about this is that the REAL scandal that finally the Republicans have a chance to bite on. . .  They aren't really that outraged about.

/so *which* party is out of touch with the average American? And bsabsvw.
 
2013-06-18 07:02:43 PM  
You mean Darrell Issa knowingly lied about the IRS "scandal" and tried to cover up the proof that he was lying?  No wai!

/Mind blown
 
2013-06-18 07:03:57 PM  

themindiswatching: Everyone has secrets. Obama's "high crime or misdemeanor" will come out soon enough.



Last I checked, Presidentin while Blah didn't fall under either category
 
2013-06-18 07:04:31 PM  
This never had to be true, it was about flinging mud and a distraction until 2014. The republican house is at war with itself, is incapable of doing anything but voting to repeal Obamacare and the last thing they want is for anyone to notice.
 
2013-06-18 07:07:20 PM  
President Obama has been stellar on this issue.

It does look like there are some Washington, D.C., IRS people who need to be run out of government, though.

NPR does a nice job of showing just how screwed up that agency is.
 
2013-06-18 07:08:37 PM  
Do not these transcripts only uncover the new scandal of President Obama threatening members of the Internal Revenue Service to coerce false testimony?
 
2013-06-18 07:08:54 PM  

pueblonative: themindiswatching: Everyone has secrets. Obama's "high crime or misdemeanor" will come out soon enough.


Last I checked, Presidentin while Blah didn't fall under either category


He's not that blah; he's actually pretty animated, when he's talking about a subject in which he believes.  But sometimes, yeah, he appears kind of underwhelmed.  I don't know why you're making such a big deal about it, though.  Everyone has an off day, even the President.  Try cutting him some slack-- you're not always "Mr. Personality" yourself.
 
2013-06-18 07:11:23 PM  

Trey Le Parc: pueblonative: themindiswatching: Everyone has secrets. Obama's "high crime or misdemeanor" will come out soon enough.


Last I checked, Presidentin while Blah didn't fall under either category

He's not that blah; he's actually pretty animated, when he's talking about a subject in which he believes.  But sometimes, yeah, he appears kind of underwhelmed.  I don't know why you're making such a big deal about it, though.  Everyone has an off day, even the President.  Try cutting him some slack-- you're not always "Mr. Personality" yourself.


www.formyherodee.com
 
2013-06-18 07:17:52 PM  
I am starting to think that Issa has been given his marching orders form someone high up in the GOP.
 
2013-06-18 07:21:32 PM  
Issa was right though, releasing the transcripts would compromise the investigation.

Now that they're released, there's no more reason to investigate.
 
2013-06-18 07:23:46 PM  
 
2013-06-18 07:30:29 PM  
As I said in another thread, all he's trying to do is create a shiatcloud of smoke in the hope that people will think there must be some sort of fire.
 
2013-06-18 07:30:30 PM  
There should be an investigation on the real color of Issa's hair.
 
2013-06-18 07:31:09 PM  

Cletus C.: President Obama has been stellar on this issue.

It does look like there are some Washington, D.C., IRS people who need to be run out of government, though.

NPR does a nice job of showing just how screwed up that agency is.


So, the IRS is just like any entrenched bureaucracy, public or private. I'm shocked and amazed.
 
2013-06-18 07:34:17 PM  
my main concern is that the GOP may have run out of scandals. Hide your vaginas, hide your health care reform, hide your separation of church & state, hide your reasonable tax rates.
 
2013-06-18 07:37:20 PM  
If Obama had nothing to do with this, that is fine. I just want whoever did to be properly punished.
 
2013-06-18 07:37:24 PM  

fusillade762: [img.fark.net image 463x596]

What is the logo supposed to be? I get that the thing on the left is a branch with leaves on it. But on the right? Is that a... vulture?


Eagle holding scales
 
2013-06-18 07:39:30 PM  
QUESTION: Do you have any reason to believe that anyone in the White House was involved in the decision to screen Tea Party cases?
ANSWER: I have no reason to believe that.
QUESTION: Do you have any reason to believe that anyone in the White House was involved in the decision to centralize the review of Tea Party cases?
ANSWER: I have no reason to believe that.

ehh, if that's what cummings is citing as proof to close the investigation, that's pretty weak. not that issa has much credibility, but cummings is just trying to sweep shiat under the carpet.
 
2013-06-18 07:41:14 PM  

Wyalt Derp: As I said in another thread, all he's trying to do is create a shiatcloud of smoke in the hope that people will think there must be some sort of fire.


Yep. He has actually basically said that to the Republicans voting for him. That he would do investigation all the time no matter what.
 
2013-06-18 07:44:29 PM  

the_dude_abides: QUESTION: Do you have any reason to believe that anyone in the White House was involved in the decision to screen Tea Party cases?
ANSWER: I have no reason to believe that.
QUESTION: Do you have any reason to believe that anyone in the White House was involved in the decision to centralize the review of Tea Party cases?
ANSWER: I have no reason to believe that.

ehh, if that's what cummings is citing as proof to close the investigation, that's pretty weak. not that issa has much credibility, but cummings is just trying to sweep shiat under the carpet.


Actually, it proves it not only originated with a low-level staffer, but the conservative manager of said staffer allowed it.  That's not sweeping shiat under the carpet, that's 1st hand evidence.

Moreover, Issa didn't want to release this.  They should open up an ethics violation case on Issa.
 
2013-06-18 07:45:08 PM  
Nicely summed up in the comments"

"Wait, what appears to have happened is that regular working folks at the IRS saw an issue, began analyzing the issue, asked for guidance to ensure equal treatment was used and that a protocol was in place, which would allow for efficiencies and money savings. Then when higher level employees and directors learned of the criteria they immediately changed it so not to be too critical of one group, and later changed it again. So the crime is that our "bad government agencies" acted appropriately at all levels?"

"And then the IRS conducted an internal investigation, and admitted to the public that targeting had occurred. It's a scandal! "
 
2013-06-18 07:45:46 PM  

fusillade762: [img.fark.net image 463x596]

What is the logo supposed to be? I get that the thing on the left is a branch with leaves on it. But on the right? Is that a... vulture?


It's the eagle's wing.
 
2013-06-18 07:46:58 PM  
Looks like Issa was involved in a conspiracy to hide this information...recall!!!
 
2013-06-18 07:47:34 PM  

Almost Everybody Poops: the_dude_abides: QUESTION: Do you have any reason to believe that anyone in the White House was involved in the decision to screen Tea Party cases?
ANSWER: I have no reason to believe that.
QUESTION: Do you have any reason to believe that anyone in the White House was involved in the decision to centralize the review of Tea Party cases?
ANSWER: I have no reason to believe that.

ehh, if that's what cummings is citing as proof to close the investigation, that's pretty weak. not that issa has much credibility, but cummings is just trying to sweep shiat under the carpet.

Actually, it proves it not only originated with a low-level staffer, but the conservative manager of said staffer allowed it.  That's not sweeping shiat under the carpet, that's 1st hand evidence.

Moreover, Issa didn't want to release this.  They should open up an ethics violation case on Issa.


Exactly,  Issa just wanted to string this out as long as possible knowing he had jack-shiat.
 
2013-06-18 07:50:44 PM  
But just today someone else claimed this release(and this very link) meant Obama really had done it.

I mean, I knew he was full of shiat since I looked at the link, but goddamn, Republican shills sure to farking lie a lot.

I'm still trying to figure out the angst about the IRS giving extra scrutiny to groups who largely claim to be "taxed enough already" and take the widely known stance that "taxes are bad" as gospel truth is something scandal worthy.
 
2013-06-18 07:51:13 PM  

Nemo's Brother: If Obama had nothing to do with this, that is fine. I just want whoever did to be properly punished.


for doing their job accordingly?
 
2013-06-18 07:53:03 PM  
Whenever I see his name I hear "Dream Police" in my head. But dream is replaced by shiat.
 
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