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(Talking Points Memo)   GOP lawmakers say the IRS's scrutiny of various groups likely wasn't politically motivated. Apparently, the ball of feathers and duct tape could no longer hold together   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 133
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2013-07-06 11:41:37 AM  
In the right wing echo chamber it's already canon
 
2013-07-06 11:48:11 AM  
Your arrest: Front page, above the fold
Your acquittal: Page 85, under the tide schedules and above the listings for the all-male cinema, in one-point font.
 
2013-07-06 11:53:45 AM  
Well this was totally.....

....predictable and expected, actually.
 
2013-07-06 12:01:29 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Your arrest: Front page, above the fold
Your acquittal: Page 85, under the tide schedules and above the listings for the all-male cinema, in one-point font.


exactly. 50 percent of americans think obama ordered it for political reasons.
 
2013-07-06 12:02:31 PM  
So Issa will be delivering a public apology, right?

I mean, he's big on that "personal responsibility" thing like all Republicans, right?

/ha
 
2013-07-06 12:02:33 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: In the right wing echo chamber it's already canon


Exactly.
 
2013-07-06 12:12:43 PM  
 
2013-07-06 12:16:55 PM  

vernonFL: I thought the IRS scandal was as bad or worse than Watergate?!


If you're going to lie, lie big.
 
2013-07-06 12:36:22 PM  

vernonFL: I thought the IRS scandal was as bad or worse than Watergate?!


Haven't right wingnuts said that about every "scandal" they've invented under Obama?
 
2013-07-06 12:36:57 PM  

eraser8: vernonFL: I thought the IRS scandal was as bad or worse than Watergate?!

Haven't right wingnuts said that about every "scandal" they've invented under Obama?


Also, everything that happens is Obama's Katrina.
 
2013-07-06 12:47:20 PM  
This is Obama's Waterloo!
 
2013-07-06 12:59:49 PM  
This is Obama's Waldorf Astoria lobster champagne and caviar room service receipt!
 
2013-07-06 01:02:31 PM  
No no,  keep investigating.  We will see if these groups were actually political.  We need to get to the bottom of this!
 
2013-07-06 01:04:15 PM  
This is Obama's the Devil in Miss Jones.
 
2013-07-06 01:06:05 PM  
images.wikia.com
 
2013-07-06 01:06:29 PM  
This is Obama's Phantom Menace!
 
2013-07-06 01:07:22 PM  
This is Obama's Eating Peanut Butter With His Fingers Straight Out of the Jar.
 
2013-07-06 01:13:02 PM  
No surprise there.  It was always more about money than politics.  The IRS saw that a bunch of new quasi-political organizations were applying for tax-exempt status, and a ton of them had TEA party somewhere in the name.  Doesn't take much research to find out that in tea party land, TEA stands for Taxed Enough Already.

So the IRS, notorious little bean-counters that they are, figured that they should really look in to all these new orgs because perhaps some of them shouldn't be tax-exempt.
 
2013-07-06 01:16:12 PM  
Has anyone asked how many political groups ultimately got away with obtaining fraudulent 501c(4) status?
 
2013-07-06 01:18:41 PM  
This is Obama's taking a dump in a public restroom without checking to see if there's any toilet paper in the stall and being stranded there until someone can come along and help him out by sparing a square.
 
2013-07-06 01:22:31 PM  
memecrunch.com
 
2013-07-06 01:25:36 PM  
ACORN
 
2013-07-06 01:27:48 PM  
Five and a half years of EVERY! SINGLE! farkING! THING! being the WORST EVER is starting to take it's toll. Practically nobody is listening anymore, which is actually a bad thing in the long run.
 
2013-07-06 01:29:42 PM  

MFAWG: Five and a half years of EVERY! SINGLE! farkING! THING! being the WORST EVER is starting to take it's toll. Practically nobody is listening anymore, which is actually a bad thing in the long run.


It's a lot easier to rig the casino in favor of the house if the entire security force is out back shaking down Grandma for the high crime of winning a quarter while being a slot jockey.
 
2013-07-06 01:29:51 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Your arrest: Front page, above the fold
Your acquittal: Page 85, under the tide schedules and above the listings for the all-male cinema, in one-point font.


Bingo. Now that everyone's frothed for so long over how "OBUMMER ATTACKED US REDNECK PACKS FER BEIN' TROO 'MURIKANS", the mumbling response that the IRS actually did its job, and simply followed up on any non-profit with a circumstantial bent towards violating their non-profit status, is damning to the GOP.

Hence, the one-point font on page 85, under the tide schedules and above the listings for the all-male cinema. As with the ACORN witch-hunt, the facts don't matter - the GOP did the damage it wanted to do, and got the desired effect.
 
2013-07-06 01:29:55 PM  
This is Obama's Obamacare.
 
2013-07-06 01:30:22 PM  
Yeah, anyone who's not a couch-humping imbecile already knew that.

...but will this mean it's back to 24 hour Benghazi?
 
2013-07-06 01:32:00 PM  
FTA:
Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. (R-LA) said that Republicans still "haven't proved political motivation" behind the agency's scrutiny.

and,

 "I don't have any reason to believe there wasn't targeting of conservatives, but it might well have been a lot more than that as well.""


So no, they haven't said it wasn't political.  All they are saying is, "we cant prove it."

This is like when Boehner said, after being asked if Obama was born in the US,  "I take him at his word."

None of them really have the balls to stand up and say, "no this is not an issue.  We are done here, lets talk about things that matter."
 
2013-07-06 01:32:02 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Has anyone asked how many political groups ultimately got away with obtaining fraudulent 501c(4) status?


No, this was about ensuring that those groups who want to do so for 2014 will get a free ride, or at least a delayed free ride, so that the GOP can keep their inept, bigoted asses in Congress as a foil for Obama until 2016. As with ACORN, this was about manipulating the vote - if the IRS is too busy defending itself from stupidity, it can't go after groups using fraudulent 501(c)(4) status to keep GOPers in office.
 
2013-07-06 01:33:27 PM  
i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-06 01:34:06 PM  
That was nice of them to admit, but nobody's paying attention anymore, so what was being reported three weeks back is what happened in the minds of most folks.
 
2013-07-06 01:35:32 PM  

blastoh: FTA:
Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. (R-LA) said that Republicans still "haven't proved political motivation" behind the agency's scrutiny.

and,

 "I don't have any reason to believe there wasn't targeting of conservatives, but it might well have been a lot more than that as well.""


So no, they haven't said it wasn't political.  All they are saying is, "we cant prove it."

This is like when Boehner said, after being asked if Obama was born in the US,  "I take him at his word."

None of them really have the balls to stand up and say, "no this is not an issue.  We are done here, lets talk about things that matter."


Because they know that if they actually stood up and said "No, Obama did not order the IRS to target Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny," they'd get fired. Self-preservation is a stronger instinct than the search for truth.
 
2013-07-06 01:36:41 PM  
It doesn't actually become ok if you only did it because you're lazy and/or critically underfunded.
 
2013-07-06 01:38:37 PM  
Where are all the people who kept taunting and mocking me for refusing to acknowledge that this was A Really Big Issue and Means Something because even Obama said it was wrong? Will they be apologizing to those of us who wouldn't accept their stupidity? If so, when?

/ are they hiding with those crickets I keep hearing?
// the GOP isn't admitting they're full of shiat, they just want to sweep this under the rug because they figured out some big, new derp to start up on Monday... start checking the crackpot blogs, that's what'll headline on Fox and Friends at the start of the week and what will be the big, important scandal by Wednesday as far as these idiots are concerned
/// republicans are officially worthless
 
2013-07-06 01:44:59 PM  

Ned Stark: It doesn't actually become ok if you only did it because you're lazy and/or critically underfunded.


You don't seem to have bothered to read the headline, much less the article.
 
2013-07-06 01:51:43 PM  

qorkfiend: Ned Stark: It doesn't actually become ok if you only did it because you're lazy and/or critically underfunded.

You don't seem to have bothered to read the headline, much less the article.


What I'm seeing is the GOP bailing on the issue because chewing up a bunch of IRS bureaucrats is politically rather boring and certainly not worth shining the public light on their tax exempt organizations any longer. Pretty straightforward.
 
2013-07-06 01:51:59 PM  
Oh well, I'm sure the Hannitys and Becks and Limbaughs will make it a point to retract their outrage in the coming week. Because although it really looked like they were trying to build support for impeachment proceedings, I'm sure it was all an honest mistake and these are, after all, humble men.
 
2013-07-06 01:52:24 PM  

qorkfiend: Ned Stark: It doesn't actually become ok if you only did it because you're lazy and/or critically underfunded.

You don't seem to have bothered to read the headline, much less the article.


I'll be honest. I don't really like the use of BOLO lists for figuring out what groups need to be scrutinized more. All that does is encourage groups to choose esoteric and unique terms for their names (and descriptions) that don't appear on those lists. Like Crossroads GPS. Or Priorities USA. Those groups are far more political than the 9/12 Tea Party Patriots for Occupying Progressive Open Source Software Development.
 
2013-07-06 01:53:54 PM  
meh.
of course Obama didn't use the IRS to go after people.
But there are more people who wanted Obama re-elected than just Obama.
 
2013-07-06 01:55:07 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: meh.
of course Obama didn't use the IRS to go after people.
But there are more people who wanted Obama re-elected than just Obama.


I see new talking points have been issued.
 
2013-07-06 01:58:59 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: meh.
of course Obama didn't use the IRS to go after people.
But there are more people who wanted Obama re-elected than just Obama.


The Koch Brothers are playing both sides!
 
2013-07-06 02:05:57 PM  
Even with duct tape, can you really make a ball of feathers?
 
2013-07-06 02:07:52 PM  
Congrats GOP, Obama could now strangle a prole on live tv, and America would just roll their collective eyes because EVERYTHING HE DOES IS WORSE THAN A MILLION HITLERS!!!1!
 
2013-07-06 02:12:22 PM  
Doesn't stop my father in law from biatching about it this very second.
 
2013-07-06 02:14:31 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: there are more people who wanted Obama re-elected than just Obama.


Duh. 62,611,250 of us (332 EV) to be precise, to Romney's 59,134,475 (206 EV).
 
2013-07-06 02:17:42 PM  
Finally!

Now we can go back and find out why President Obama killed the Ambassador in Benghazi!

WTF is that guys problem?
 
2013-07-06 02:19:44 PM  
open2view.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-06 02:20:20 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: tenpoundsofcheese: there are more people who wanted Obama re-elected than just Obama.

Duh. 62,611,250 of us (332 EV) to be precise, to Romney's 59,134,475 (206 EV).


They are all in on it and should be investigated as well by congress.
 
2013-07-06 02:23:36 PM  
Well then everyone lets go back to...BENGHAZI!!!
 
2013-07-06 02:24:07 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: meh.
of course Obama didn't use the IRS to go after people.
But there are more people who wanted Obama re-elected than just Obama.


i0.kym-cdn.com
 
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