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(Mediaite)   Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) finally admits that the IRS scandal (remember that one?) isn't a scandal and no one cares anymore, anyway   (mediaite.com) divider line 134
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2013-06-21 04:17:39 PM  
The diehards see this as more proof that Obama is threatening to kill his family or something.
 
2013-06-21 04:25:10 PM  
Majority, Minority. What's the difference. He leads a bunch of filibustering buffoons either way
 
2013-06-21 04:29:10 PM  
aaand darrell issa's head explodes.
 
2013-06-21 04:31:42 PM  
So Mitch McConnell's a Juggalo?
Explains a lot.
 
2013-06-21 04:32:13 PM  
The fact that there is no smoking gun tying Obama directly to targeting Tea Party groups is just more evidence that Obama directly ordered the IRS to target Tea Party groups.
 
2013-06-21 04:34:34 PM  
I like how we're still in liberal lala land on this issue.

IRS: "Yes we did unfairly target conservative groups"

Liberals: This isn't a scandal and it didn't happen and...
 
2013-06-21 04:35:04 PM  
Which probably means there is a potential scandal but it involves republicans/tea partiers.
 
2013-06-21 04:35:07 PM  

FlashHarry: aaand darrell issa's head explodes.


I would think a container with vacuum inside would implode rather than explode.
 
2013-06-21 04:35:07 PM  
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2013-06-21 04:35:34 PM  
So the intimidator-in-chief finally got around to threatening to kill his family I see.
 
2013-06-21 04:37:07 PM  

randomjsa: I like how we're still in liberal lala land on this issue.

IRS: "Yes we did unfairly target conservative groups"

Liberals: This isn't a WHITE HOUSE scandal IF IT IS A SCANDAL AT ALL


FTFY
 
2013-06-21 04:37:17 PM  
... alleged targeting of conservative groups  ...


Credibility cleanup on aisle 5.
 
2013-06-21 04:38:12 PM  
Doesn't change the fact that a lot of right-wing political groups were approved that should not have been.  Which is why the GOP is letting it go now.
 
2013-06-21 04:41:21 PM  
Nothing illegal or. Immoral and no coverup = no scandal.
 
2013-06-21 04:42:06 PM  

Cletus C.: ... alleged targeting of conservative groups  ...


Credibility cleanup on aisle 5.


Why? You have none.
 
2013-06-21 04:43:24 PM  

NeverDrunk23: Which probably means there is a potential scandal but it involves republicans/tea partiers.


It would be the height of schadenfreude if somehow the FBI noticed some shenanigans because of all of the attention paid and some Tea Partiers went to prison. Or --dare I say it? -- Darrell Issa.
I'm assuming there's gonna be a completely non-suspicious fire in his Washington offices soon.
 
2013-06-21 04:43:40 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: FlashHarry: aaand darrell issa's head explodes.

I would think a container with vacuum inside would implode rather than explode.


that's funny; i always assumed he was full of shiat. but i can see the vacuum thing too.
 
2013-06-21 04:45:08 PM  

FlashHarry: aaand darrell issa's head explodes.


Issa had as much hand in deflating this thing as anyone, by refusing to release the hearing transcripts.
 
2013-06-21 04:45:22 PM  

randomjsa: I like how we're still in liberal lala land on this issue.

IRS: "Yes we did unfairly target conservative groups"

Liberals: This isn't a scandal and it didn't happen and...


img.fark.net
 
2013-06-21 04:45:29 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Majority, Minority. What's the difference. He leads a bunch of filibustering buffoons either way


Thank Odin's beard. First McConnell not being an asshole (entirely) and then that in the headline... I thought I tumbled into the Fringe alternate universe again. Would have been the third time this week.
 
2013-06-21 04:47:13 PM  

beerrun: randomjsa: I like how we're still in liberal lala land on this issue.

IRS: "Yes we did unfairly target conservative groups"

Liberals: This isn't a scandal and it didn't happen and...

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Do you have the original of that?
 
2013-06-21 04:47:49 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: The diehards see this as more proof that Obama is threatening to kill his family or something.



lockers: So the intimidator-in-chief finally got around to threatening to kill his family I see.


HA!
 
2013-06-21 04:50:27 PM  

meat0918: beerrun: randomjsa: I like how we're still in liberal lala land on this issue.

IRS: "Yes we did unfairly target conservative groups"

Liberals: This isn't a scandal and it didn't happen and...

[img.fark.net image 277x400]

Do you have the original of that?


img.fark.net
 
2013-06-21 04:50:39 PM  

randomjsa: I like how we're still in liberal lala land on this issue.

IRS: "Yes we did unfairly target conservative groups"

Liberals: This isn't a scandal and it didn't happen and...


I wasn't aware "Put all these groups together because they look like the same category, and we want to treat each one similarly and consistently" was "unfairly target".
 
2013-06-21 04:51:10 PM  
did subby read the article?
"I am prepared to say, and did say today, that the President and his political allies encouraged this kind of bureaucratic overreach by their public comments," he said. "But that's quite different from saying they ordered it. "

Even Limbaugh said that of course there is not going to be any memo or email saying that someone ordered this.

This is just like there is no email from the CEO of BP saying that they should have lax maintenance on oil rigs in the Gulf in order to save money.  The CEO hires people, sets a tone, rewards some behavior (saving money), punishes other behavior (delays in production by having extra maintenance).
 
2013-06-21 04:51:28 PM  

Summercat: randomjsa: I like how we're still in liberal lala land on this issue.

IRS: "Yes we did unfairly target conservative groups"

Liberals: This isn't a scandal and it didn't happen and...

I wasn't aware "Put all these groups together because they look like the same category, and we want to treat each one similarly and consistently" was "unfairly target".


I didn't read who I was responding to. Feel free to ignore my comment; might as well have been writing to a blank wall.
 
2013-06-21 04:52:41 PM  

someonelse: FlashHarry: aaand darrell issa's head explodes.

Issa had as much hand in deflating this thing as anyone, by refusing to release the hearing transcripts.


well, because he knows they hurt his case. which is why he's only released breitbarted versions.

personally, i thought it was hilarious when elijah cummings released the unedited versions, which, of course, showed that there was no connection to the WH.
 
2013-06-21 04:53:22 PM  

lilbjorn: Doesn't change the fact that a lot of right-wing political groups were approved that should not have been.  Which is why the GOP is letting it go now.


This seems like the most likely reason.

There were literally hundreds of groups that applied for the 501c4 or whatever and the chances of them ALL doing non-political social welfare work ONLY is about the same as the chance that my outstretched cock will reach all the way to the moon.
 
2013-06-21 04:54:26 PM  
It doesn't matter. The damage is done. A lot of people will continue with their lives, not only thinking that Obama ordered it, but that he even ordered independent audits of individual conservative citizens. We can thank Fox News for that.

The problem is not so much that there is an easily manipulated echo chamber -- it's that it is getting larger. Moderates and independents get taken in by the bullshiat.
 
2013-06-21 04:54:58 PM  

Farxist: The CEO hires people, sets a tone, rewards some behavior (saving money), punishes other behavior (delays in production by having extra maintenance).


Please provide some examples of the President punishing or rewarding behavior in a way that led to the IRS actions.
 
2013-06-21 04:57:44 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Cletus C.: ... alleged targeting of conservative groups  ...


Credibility cleanup on aisle 5.

Why? You have none.


Honestly now, are you even trying?
 
2013-06-21 04:59:26 PM  

ZoeNekros: It doesn't matter. The damage is done. A lot of people will continue with their lives, not only thinking that Obama ordered it, but that he even ordered independent audits of individual conservative citizens. We can thank Fox News for that.

The problem is not so much that there is an easily manipulated echo chamber -- it's that it is getting larger. Moderates and independents get taken in by the bullshiat.


I suppose I should be explicit that I just mean to say that some moderates and independents get taken in. It's how Fox has grown so much over the last 15 years, tauting their fair and balanced approach. While a fairly small portion of moderates get sucked in each year, those who do tend to stay.
 
2013-06-21 04:59:35 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Farxist: The CEO hires people, sets a tone, rewards some behavior (saving money), punishes other behavior (delays in production by having extra maintenance).

Please provide some examples of the President punishing or rewarding behavior in a way that led to the IRS actions.


Won't somebody audit these meddlesome teapartiers!
 
2013-06-21 05:00:42 PM  
"I am prepared to say, and did say today, that the President and his political allies encouraged this kind of bureaucratic overreach by their public comments," he said.

Which comments were those?
 
2013-06-21 05:01:58 PM  

randomjsa: I like how we're still in liberal lala land on this issue.

IRS: "Yes we did unfairly target conservative groups"

Liberals: This isn't a scandal and it didn't happen and...


LOL!
 
2013-06-21 05:02:31 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Farxist: The CEO hires people, sets a tone, rewards some behavior (saving money), punishes other behavior (delays in production by having extra maintenance).

Please provide some examples of the President punishing or rewarding behavior in a way that led to the IRS actions.


Look at who got promoted to run the IRS side of the Obamacare program.
 
2013-06-21 05:02:57 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: The diehards TeaTards see this as more proof that Obama is threatening to kill his family or something.

 
2013-06-21 05:03:12 PM  

Farxist: "I am prepared to say, and did say today, that the President and his political allies encouraged this kind of bureaucratic overreach by their public comments," he said.


As opposed to the idea that this kind of bureaucratic action taken by the Internal Revenue Service was spurred by the appearance of hundreds of groups loudly proclaiming that they had been taxed enough already and their members and followers showing up at rallies with all kinds of misspelled signage expressing that point.
 
2013-06-21 05:04:41 PM  

Summercat: Summercat: randomjsa: I like how we're still in liberal lala land on this issue.

IRS: "Yes we did unfairly target conservative groups"

Liberals: This isn't a scandal and it didn't happen and...

I wasn't aware "Put all these groups together because they look like the same category, and we want to treat each one similarly and consistently" was "unfairly target".

I didn't read who I was responding to. Feel free to ignore my comment; might as well have been writing to a blank wall.


This is why I have randomjsa on ignore:  He's a hit-and-run RW troll.
 
2013-06-21 05:05:01 PM  

randomjsa: I like how we're still in liberal lala land on this issue.

IRS: "Yes we did unfairly target conservative groups"

Liberals: This isn't a scandal and it didn't happen and...


Except it's more like...

IRS: Yes, we targeted groups that have stated political agendas that specifically express an anti-taxation ideology
Liberals: Well, apply that same scrutiny all over the ideological map next time.
Conservatives: THIS IS WORSE THAN TEN HITLER-GHAZIS!!!!!!
 
2013-06-21 05:09:04 PM  

Farxist: Philip Francis Queeg: Farxist: The CEO hires people, sets a tone, rewards some behavior (saving money), punishes other behavior (delays in production by having extra maintenance).

Please provide some examples of the President punishing or rewarding behavior in a way that led to the IRS actions.

Look at who got promoted to run the IRS side of the Obamacare program.


And you have proof that it was because they audited the Tea Party?

You should share this with the media and quit wasting time sharing it with us peons!
 
2013-06-21 05:09:35 PM  
FTA: "I am prepared to say, and did say today, that the President and his political allies encouraged this kind of bureaucratic overreach by their public comments," he said. "But that's quite different from saying they ordered it."

Is there any instance of the President or his allies encouraging targeting of conservative 501(c)(4)s?  I've heard them encouraging higher a scrutiny of all 501(c)(4)s, but never the former.

It's a big farking difference...
 
2013-06-21 05:10:55 PM  

Type_Hard: FTA: "I am prepared to say, and did say today, that the President and his political allies encouraged this kind of bureaucratic overreach by their public comments," he said. "But that's quite different from saying they ordered it."

Is there any instance of the President or his allies encouraging targeting of conservative 501(c)(4)s?  I've heard them encouraging higher a scrutiny of all 501(c)(4)s, but never the former.

It's a big farking difference...


What public comments is he talking about anyways?

Someone from the House GOP used that lame-ass excuse too I think. And even then they didn't provide examples.
 
2013-06-21 05:12:31 PM  

Kome: randomjsa: I like how we're still in liberal lala land on this issue.

IRS: "Yes we did unfairly target conservative groups"

Liberals: This isn't a scandal and it didn't happen and...

Except it's more like...

IRS: Yes, we targeted groups that have stated political agendas that specifically express an anti-taxation ideology
Liberals: Well, apply that same scrutiny all over the ideological map next time.
Conservatives: THIS IS WORSE THAN TEN HITLER-GHAZIS!!!!!!


And this reaction is exactly why I have trouble criticizing the IRS now. If you take something that I genuinely think is a significant issue and portray it as a world-destroying cataclysm, I will have no choice but to defend their actions to some extent.
 
2013-06-21 05:12:32 PM  

Cletus C.: Honestly now, are you even trying?


Well, you really don't have any credibility.
 
2013-06-21 05:12:33 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Farxist: Philip Francis Queeg: Farxist: The CEO hires people, sets a tone, rewards some behavior (saving money), punishes other behavior (delays in production by having extra maintenance).

Please provide some examples of the President punishing or rewarding behavior in a way that led to the IRS actions.

Look at who got promoted to run the IRS side of the Obamacare program.

And you have proof that it was because they audited the Tea Party?

You should share this with the media and quit wasting time sharing it with us peons!


Furthermore, promoting her after this story broke is certainly not something "that led" to the IRS actions.  Also, this makes the most sense, since she's been the one talking with Obama and preparing the IRS for Obamacare, and with full implementation so close it would be stupid to choose someone else.
 
2013-06-21 05:12:49 PM  

Farxist: Philip Francis Queeg: Farxist: The CEO hires people, sets a tone, rewards some behavior (saving money), punishes other behavior (delays in production by having extra maintenance).

Please provide some examples of the President punishing or rewarding behavior in a way that led to the IRS actions.

Look at who got promoted to run the IRS side of the Obamacare program.


How did something that happened after the actions lead to the actions?
 
2013-06-21 05:15:08 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Type_Hard: FTA: "I am prepared to say, and did say today, that the President and his political allies encouraged this kind of bureaucratic overreach by their public comments," he said. "But that's quite different from saying they ordered it."

Is there any instance of the President or his allies encouraging targeting of conservative 501(c)(4)s?  I've heard them encouraging higher a scrutiny of all 501(c)(4)s, but never the former.

It's a big farking difference...

What public comments is he talking about anyways?

Someone from the House GOP used that lame-ass excuse too I think. And even then they didn't provide examples.


They don't have to provide examples. It's obvious once you study it out.
 
2013-06-21 05:15:20 PM  
Just look at how inept and incompetent the GOP is. They tried to vilify the IRS, and failed.
 
2013-06-21 05:16:34 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Farxist: Philip Francis Queeg: Farxist: The CEO hires people, sets a tone, rewards some behavior (saving money), punishes other behavior (delays in production by having extra maintenance).

Please provide some examples of the President punishing or rewarding behavior in a way that led to the IRS actions.

Look at who got promoted to run the IRS side of the Obamacare program.

How did something that happened after the actions lead to the actions?


Check your time frames.
Hall ran the office from 2009 to 2012.
 
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