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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 10:56:38 PM  

udhq: the_dude_abides: except for all those groups targeted for their politics, which has been confirmed by the inspector general

as always, your commitment to ignorance in light of facts is impressive, udhq

Sorry, you are 100% objectively wrong on this one.

All of the groups supposedly "targeted" were, by law, completely non-political, and ALL had signed affidavits stating that they were in compliance with this requirement.

Any way you look at it, there were NO POLITICS to be targeted within these groups.  You may as well take a walk through the woods and cut down only the "liberal" trees.


The law that says what is "political" is very sketchy at best.
 
2013-06-18 11:03:06 PM  
WORST...MCCARTHY IMITATOR...EVER
 
2013-06-18 11:19:35 PM  

Trey Le Parc: And that's what's really important, so chalk a "W" in your "win" column, and sleep the sleep of the victorious tonight, my warrior friend.


You're right, conservatives are the REAL victims of Issa's fishing.....
 
2013-06-18 11:58:12 PM  

udhq: the_dude_abides: except for all those groups targeted for their politics, which has been confirmed by the inspector general

as always, your commitment to ignorance in light of facts is impressive, udhq

Sorry, you are 100% objectively wrong on this one.

All of the groups supposedly "targeted" were, by law, completely non-political, and ALL had signed affidavits stating that they were in compliance with this requirement.

Any way you look at it, there were NO POLITICS to be targeted within these groups.  You may as well take a walk through the woods and cut down only the "liberal" trees.


IRS:  Do you Tea Party groups promise you aren't political?
Tea Party:  We promise!  *crossed fingers*
 
2013-06-19 12:04:52 AM  

Mentat: udhq: the_dude_abides: except for all those groups targeted for their politics, which has been confirmed by the inspector general

as always, your commitment to ignorance in light of facts is impressive, udhq

Sorry, you are 100% objectively wrong on this one.

All of the groups supposedly "targeted" were, by law, completely non-political, and ALL had signed affidavits stating that they were in compliance with this requirement.

Any way you look at it, there were NO POLITICS to be targeted within these groups.  You may as well take a walk through the woods and cut down only the "liberal" trees.

IRS:  Do you Tea Party groups promise you aren't political?
Tea Party:  We promise!  *crossed fingers*


The rest of us: They why did you name yourself after what you say is a political party?
 
2013-06-19 12:54:23 AM  

Animatronik: First they said it was a grunt in Cincinatti who acted alone, so the President' s ppl couldn't be involved,  Now they're saying , well ok it wasn't just some grunt in Cincinatti, senior IRS officials in Washington knew about it, but for some reason that makes White House involvement less likely, not more.

/Not buying it.
/ / This smells like milhous's dirty laundry, there's bound to be more stench coming


You are not taking into account your long record of being wrong about things.
 
2013-06-19 01:05:08 AM  
Issa would still be a dumbass no matter what.
 
2013-06-19 01:06:34 AM  

Zeppelininthesky: udhq: the_dude_abides: except for all those groups targeted for their politics, which has been confirmed by the inspector general

as always, your commitment to ignorance in light of facts is impressive, udhq

Sorry, you are 100% objectively wrong on this one.

All of the groups supposedly "targeted" were, by law, completely non-political, and ALL had signed affidavits stating that they were in compliance with this requirement.

Any way you look at it, there were NO POLITICS to be targeted within these groups.  You may as well take a walk through the woods and cut down only the "liberal" trees.

The law that says what is "political" is very sketchy at best.


Which is the actual scandal, if there is any "scandal" to be found. Laws which restrict First Amendment rights in any way cannot give unbridled discretion to anyone's judgement--that is, they cannot be so vague as to be meaningless. And the IRS regulation about what is and is not political seems to me to skirt both of these requirements. It lets some nameless bureaucrat decide based on his or her own biases whether an organization is or is not a social welfare agency with political leanings, or a political organization with social aspirations; and that needs to be ironed out much better.
 
2013-06-19 01:08:56 AM  

udhq: Sorry, you are 100% objectively wrong on this one.

All of the groups supposedly "targeted" were, by law, completely non-political, and ALL had signed affidavits stating that they were in compliance with this requirement.

Any way you look at it, there were NO POLITICS to be targeted within these groups.  You may as well take a walk through the woods and cut down only the "liberal" trees.


that's not true. they can lobby and they can engage in limited campaigning. you are making up your own definitions, ones that don't square with how 501c's actually function in the real world.

even c3's like naacp engage in what could be construed as politics. the hard line is backing specific candidates, that's a strict no-no.
 
2013-06-19 01:17:26 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Zeppelininthesky: udhq: the_dude_abides: except for all those groups targeted for their politics, which has been confirmed by the inspector general

as always, your commitment to ignorance in light of facts is impressive, udhq

Sorry, you are 100% objectively wrong on this one.

All of the groups supposedly "targeted" were, by law, completely non-political, and ALL had signed affidavits stating that they were in compliance with this requirement.

Any way you look at it, there were NO POLITICS to be targeted within these groups.  You may as well take a walk through the woods and cut down only the "liberal" trees.

The law that says what is "political" is very sketchy at best.

Which is the actual scandal, if there is any "scandal" to be found. Laws which restrict First Amendment rights in any way cannot give unbridled discretion to anyone's judgement--that is, they cannot be so vague as to be meaningless. And the IRS regulation about what is and is not political seems to me to skirt both of these requirements. It lets some nameless bureaucrat decide based on his or her own biases whether an organization is or is not a social welfare agency with political leanings, or a political organization with social aspirations; and that needs to be ironed out much better.


Yep. The IRS needs to enforce the law better, or Congress needs to make another law that is more specific. I doubt any new laws will happen, because the GOP needs to keep their dark money coming in to stay in power.
 
2013-06-19 01:24:56 AM  

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


...it's been 30 years, and it hasn't happened yet...
 
2013-06-19 01:34:01 AM  

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

...it's been 30 years, and it hasn't happened yet...


Well duh. Nixon got caught in a scandal. Both sides are bad... Study it out!
 
2013-06-19 02:16:13 AM  
So...how long before Issa plays the victim card to writhe out of this?
 
2013-06-19 02:53:02 AM  
And all conservatives cover their ears while they chant their mantra "Benghazi.  Benghazi.  Benghazi." to drown out any possibility of them hearing actual facts.

I wonder why thinking people have stopped paying any attention to the mouth spew coming from any conservative.
 
2013-06-19 02:58:57 AM  

rosebud_the_sled: And all conservatives cover their ears while they chant their mantra "Benghazi.  Benghazi.  Benghazi." to drown out any possibility of them hearing actual facts.

I wonder why thinking people have stopped paying any attention to the mouth spew coming from any conservative.


I wonder why most media organizations have NOT stopped taking everything they say at face value.
 
2013-06-19 03:29:19 AM  

ifarkthereforiam: So...how long before Issa plays the victim card to writhe out of this?


Snakes writhe. Worms squirm. Issa oozes.
 
2013-06-19 04:02:53 AM  

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

/arugula does not farking belong in salad


Arugula is great in salad. It shouldn't make up your entire salad, but if you throw away the darling iceberg lettuce and make a Real salad, arugula totally fits. Purple cabbage, now THAT shiat doesn't belong in a salad...

Oh, and by the time they figure out a scandal to "break" Obama with that is legitimate, has no been exaggerated, and actually has legs, he'll either be out if office, or the American public will get tired of the GOP crying 'Wolf!'. If they have to work this hard, there obviously isn't much to go on...
 
2013-06-19 04:05:44 AM  

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.


Yeah, I like how the word doctored is in quotes like Salon is just passing it along, but they don't believe it themselves. Jesus, and these people keep claiming that there is some kind of liberal left wing media conspiracy?
 
2013-06-19 04:47:34 AM  

Mikey1969: Purple cabbage, now THAT shiat doesn't belong in a salad..


Go to hell, commie!
 
2013-06-19 04:54:23 AM  
Done of this matters, the damage is done and its mission was accomplished:

1 - Sling mud on a 2nd term president. Check
2 - Fire up the Base for 2014. Check.
3 - Distract the public from real issues. Check.

NO ONE on Fox News and RW Radio will report on this.
 
2013-06-19 05:48:30 AM  

Gyrfalcon: ifarkthereforiam: So...how long before Issa plays the victim card to writhe out of this?

Snakes writhe. Worms squirm. Issa oozes.


Issa is a Hagfish
 
2013-06-19 07:02:20 AM  

Zeppelininthesky: Gyrfalcon: Zeppelininthesky: udhq: the_dude_abides: except for all those groups targeted for their politics, which has been confirmed by the inspector general

as always, your commitment to ignorance in light of facts is impressive, udhq

Sorry, you are 100% objectively wrong on this one.

All of the groups supposedly "targeted" were, by law, completely non-political, and ALL had signed affidavits stating that they were in compliance with this requirement.

Any way you look at it, there were NO POLITICS to be targeted within these groups.  You may as well take a walk through the woods and cut down only the "liberal" trees.

The law that says what is "political" is very sketchy at best.

Which is the actual scandal, if there is any "scandal" to be found. Laws which restrict First Amendment rights in any way cannot give unbridled discretion to anyone's judgement--that is, they cannot be so vague as to be meaningless. And the IRS regulation about what is and is not political seems to me to skirt both of these requirements. It lets some nameless bureaucrat decide based on his or her own biases whether an organization is or is not a social welfare agency with political leanings, or a political organization with social aspirations; and that needs to be ironed out much better.

Yep. The IRS needs to enforce the law better, or Congress needs to make another law that is more specific. I doubt any new laws will happen, because the GOP needs to keep their dark money coming in to stay in power.


The IRS is enforcing the law as poorly written. They can't just start enforcing what you would like the law to be.

But even if it were more concrete, completely political groups are still tax exempt. It's just that this specific type doesn't have to report a donor list.
 
2013-06-19 07:05:37 AM  

pueblonative: FlashHarry: [i43.tinypic.com image 640x480]

Seriously, how good would that be to break out on your partner just before their O-moment?


It would be awesome. That is, providing that you were okay with never getting laid again.
 
2013-06-19 07:25:06 AM  
So can we revoke the teabagger's undeserved exempt status now? It's a con right out in the open, there is no reason we have to put up with it.
 
2013-06-19 08:29:12 AM  
The sad part is the media farked this story up so badly, that even Obama had to 'play along' with the faux outrage simply because of the politics of the issue. Everyone hates the IRS, and the Tea Party are being oppressed, and the war one Christmas or something-something.
 
2013-06-19 08:37:58 AM  

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

Why isn't flat-out lying about White House activities a scandal?
 
2013-06-19 08:40:23 AM  

Mikey1969: 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.

Yeah, I like how the word doctored is in quotes like Salon is just passing it along, but they don't believe it themselves. Jesus, and these people keep claiming that there is some kind of liberal left wing media conspiracy?


Or, you know, that word was from the statement by the congressman, so was part of a quote which is typically put in quotes. Yea, it's either that or liberal left wing media conspiracy.
 
2013-06-19 08:45:59 AM  

theknuckler_33: Mikey1969: 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.

Yeah, I like how the word doctored is in quotes like Salon is just passing it along, but they don't believe it themselves. Jesus, and these people keep claiming that there is some kind of liberal left wing media conspiracy?

Or, you know, that word was from the statement by the congressman, so was part of a quote which is typically put in quotes. Yea, it's either that or liberal left wing media conspiracy.


If that's all it was, they could have grabbed a better snip.

Try again.
 
2013-06-19 09:06:27 AM  

Mikey1969: theknuckler_33: Mikey1969: 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.

Yeah, I like how the word doctored is in quotes like Salon is just passing it along, but they don't believe it themselves. Jesus, and these people keep claiming that there is some kind of liberal left wing media conspiracy?

Or, you know, that word was from the statement by the congressman, so was part of a quote which is typically put in quotes. Yea, it's either that or liberal left wing media conspiracy.

If that's all it was, they could have grabbed a better snip.


Better in what way? This comment makes no sense whatsoever.

Try again.

Yea, no. Your butthurt is showing.
 
2013-06-19 09:19:31 AM  

Animatronik: / / This smells like milhous's dirty laundry, there's bound to be more stench coming


img.fark.net

Maybe it's a scandal yet?
 
2013-06-19 09:38:24 AM  
And so, a month later, the truth finally has its boots on.

// ISSA WINS
// BANALITY
 
2013-06-19 09:43:38 AM  

Karac: The rest of us: They why did you name yourself after what you say is a political party?


And spend all your money solely on pro-Romney and anti-Obama adds.

Mikey1969: Arugula is great in salad. It shouldn't make up your entire salad, but if you throw away the darling iceberg lettuce and make a Real salad, arugula totally fits. Purple cabbage, now THAT shiat doesn't belong in a salad...


A pure purple cabbage salad is awesome.
 
2013-06-19 09:49:45 AM  
TIL abuses of state are just peachy if it isn't personally directed by the president and/or they are landing on someone I don't like.
 
2013-06-19 09:56:18 AM  
This smells like milhous's dirty laundry, there's bound to be more stench coming

The 18-minute gap in the Watergate tapes?  That was the part where Obama bragged to Nixon about using his time machine to show up at a certain grassy knoll in Dallas.

Study it out!
 
2013-06-19 09:58:36 AM  

Ned Stark: TIL abuses of state are just peachy if it isn't personally directed by the president and/or they are landing on someone I don't like.


TIL you post like a 12 year old on reddit.
 
2013-06-19 10:01:56 AM  

thurstonxhowell: Ned Stark: TIL abuses of state are just peachy if it isn't personally directed by the president and/or they are landing on someone I don't like.

TIL you post like a 12 year old on reddit.


Only today?
 
2013-06-19 10:34:07 AM  

FlashHarry: darrell issa can go fark himself.


How can he do that? His head is planted where you want his penis to go.
 
2013-06-19 10:44:37 AM  

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 obviously a large-breasted eagle.

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-19 10:46:40 AM  

Wireless Joe: 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 obviously a large-breasted eagle.

[img.fark.net image 463x596]


I'm surprised John Ashcroft didn't have them covered up . . .
 
2013-06-19 02:08:56 PM  

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

/arugula does not farking belong in salad


Is this the salad you're looking for?
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-19 02:16:42 PM  

machodonkeywrestler: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x565]


*barfs*
 
2013-06-19 02:27:50 PM  
Granted, its the Washington Post, but the comments are funny. Its like watching an argument with two guys disagreeing on the score of last nights game, one says it was 4-3 home team win, the other says 0-7 home team loss and when lets say...one of the home team players in that game last night walks up and tells them what the score was, 4-3 win for home, the second guy starts arguing about how its all irrelevant to his point because the whole sport is fixed.
 
2013-06-19 05:39:50 PM  

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

...it's been 30 years, and it hasn't happened yet...

Well duh. Nixon got caught in a scandal. Both sides are bad... Study it out!


...that was 40 years ago. Back when the Republican party was just starting its derp march. It wasn't until Reagan that the derp brigade took full hold of the party.
 
2013-06-19 05:46:14 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.


Lack of smoke of course being evidence of fire, right?
/and smoke never occurs in the absence of fire, we all know that's universally true
//it's called sarcasm when I write something obviously untrue that even a Teabagger should remember this meme and how well-refuted it was
 
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