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Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

MAY 14, 2014

Documents also Reveal Unusual Pressure from Key Democrat Senator to Target Conservatives

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released a new batch of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents revealing that its handling of Tea Party applications was directed out of the agency’s headquarters in Washington, DC.  The documents also show extensive pressure on the IRS by Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) to shut down conservative-leaning tax-exempt organizations. The IRS’ emails by Lois Lerner detail her misleading explanations to investigators about the targeting of Tea Party organizations.

The documents came in response to an October 2013 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed after the agency refused to respond to four FOIA requests dating back to May 2013 (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. Internal Revenue Service (No. 1:13-cv-01559)).

One key email string from July 2012 confirms that IRS Tea Party scrutiny was directed from Washington, DC. On July 6, 2010, Holly Paz (the former Director of the IRS Rulings and Agreements Division and current Manager of Exempt Organizations Guidance) asks IRS lawyer Steven Grodnitzky “to let Cindy and Sharon know how we have been handling Tea Party applications in the last few months.”  Cindy Thomas is the former director of the IRS Exempt Organizations office in Cincinnati and Sharon Camarillo was a Senior Manager in their Los Angeles office. Grodnitzky, a top lawyer in the Exempt Organization Technical unit (EOT) in Washington, DC, responds:

EOT is working the Tea party applications in coordination with Cincy. We are developing a few applications here in DC and providing copies of our development letters with the agent to use as examples in the development of their cases. Chip Hull [another lawyer in IRS headquarters] is working these cases in EOT and working with the agent in Cincy, so any communication should include him as well. Because the Tea party applications are the subject of an SCR [Sensitive Case Report], we cannot resolve any of the cases without coordinating with Rob.

The reference to Rob is believed to be Rob Choi, then-Director of Rulings and Agreements in IRS’s Washington, DC, headquarters.

Another email string from February – March 2010 includes a message from a California EO Determinations manager discussing a Tea Party application “currently being held in the Screening group.” The manager urges, “Please let ‘Washington’ know about this potentially embarrassing political case involving a ‘Tea Party’ organization. Recent media attention to this type of organization indicates to me that this is a ‘high profile’ case.”  A co-worker responds: “I think sending it up here [DC] is a good idea given the potential for media interest.”  As with Ben Rhodes’ Benghazi-related talking points email, Judicial Watch obtained a more complete version of this IRS email chain than was provided to a congressional committee.

The Judicial Watch documents also contain email correspondence to internal IRS investigators from Lerner, dated April 2, 2013, that tries to explain the “Be on the Lookout” (BOLO) criteria used to select organizations for screening and scrutiny:

Because the BOLO only contained a brief reference to “Organizations involved with the Tea Party movement applying for exemption under 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4)” in June 2011, the EO Determinations manager asked the manager of the screening group, John Shafer [IRS Cincinnati field office manager], what criteria were being used to label cases as “tea party ” cases. (“Do the applications specify/state ‘ tea party’? If not, how do we know applicant is involved with the tea party movement?”) The screening group manager asked his employees how they were applying the BOLO’s short –hand reference to “tea party.” His employees responded that they were including organizations meeting any of the following criteria as falling within the BOLO’s reference to “tea party” organizations: “1. ‘Tea Party’, ‘Patriots’ or ’9/12 Project’ is referenced in the case file. 2. Issues include government spending, government debt and taxes. 3. Educate the public through advocacy/legislative activities to make America a better place to live. 4. Statements in the case file that are critical of the how the country is being run. . . “

So, we believe we have provided information that shows that no one in EO “developed” the criteria. Rather, staff used their own interpretations of the brief reference to “organizations involved with the Tea Party movement,” which was what was on the BOLO list.

Lerner omits that her office was “developing” the applications for all Tea Party groups.

The IRS documents also include a presentation entitled “Heightened Awareness Issues” with a red and orange “Alert” symbol identifying the “emerging issues” that trigger scrutiny for organizations seeking tax-exempt status. Page six of the presentation focuses on the Tea Party organizations due, in part, to the fact that these groups had become a “Relevant Subject in Today’s Media.”

A series of letters between Senator Levin (D-MI), chairman of the Subcommittee on Investigations, and top IRS officials throughout 2012 discuss how to target conservative groups the senator claimed were “engaged in political activities.” In response to a Levin March 30 letter citing the “urgency of the issue,” then-Deputy Commissioner Steven Miller assured the senator that IRS regulations were flexible enough to allow IRS agents to “prepare individualized questions and requests” for select 501(c)(4) organizations.

The newly released IRS documents contain several letters and emails revealing an intense effort by Levin and IRS officials to determine what, if any, existing IRS policies could be used to revoke the nonprofit exemptions of active conservative groups and deny exemptions to new applicants. In a July 30, 2012, letter, Levin singles out 12 groups he wants investigated for “political activity.” Of the groups – which include the Club for Growth, Americans for Tax Reform, the 60 Plus Association, and the Susan B. Anthony List – only one, Priorities USA, is notably left-leaning.

As the 2012 presidential election drew nearer, Levin sent a series of letters to the IRS intensifying his campaign against predominantly conservative nonprofit groups:

  • September 27, 2012: Levin asks for copies of the answers to IRS exemption application question 15 – a question about planned political expenditures – from four specific groups: Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, Priorities USA, Americans for Prosperity, and Patriot Majority USA.
  • October 17, 2012: Miller informs Levin, “As discussed in our previous responses dated June 4, 2012, and August 24, 2012, the IRS cannot legally disclose whether the organizations on your list have applied for tax exemptions unless and until such application is approved.” Miller, however, then informs Levin that Americans for Prosperity and Patriot Majority have been approved, but the IRS has no records for Crossroads and Priorities USA.
  • October 23, 2012: Levin writes to again express his dissatisfaction with the IRS handling of “social welfare” (501(c)(4) organizations insisting that IRS guidance “misinterprets the law” by allowing any political activity. He again demands an answer as to whether the four organizations he listed in his previous letter were primarily engaged in the promotion of social welfare.  He also seeks copies of tax exempt revocation letters sent due to c4 political activities, as well as statistics on how many c4s have been notified that they may be in violation due to political activities.

In perhaps the most revealing letter from the IRS to Levin, Miller on June 4, 2012, takes 16 pages to explain to the senator what IRS regulations and policies may and may not be used to evaluate political groups and assures him that the agency has considerable leeway in picking and choosing which groups would be subject to additional scrutiny:

There is no standard questionnaire used to obtain information about political activities. Although there is a template development letter that describes the general information on the case development process, the letter does not specify the information to be requested from any particular organization … Consequently, revenue agents prepare individualized questions and requests for documents relevant to the application. . .

A May 14, 2013, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) report revealed that the IRS had singled out groups with conservative-sounding terms such as “patriot” and “Tea Party” in their titles when applying for tax-exempt status. The TIGTA probe determined that “Early in Calendar Year 2010, the IRS began using inappropriate criteria to identify organizations applying for tax-exempt status (e.g., lists of past and future donors).”  The illegal IRS reviews continued for more than 18 months and “delayed processing of targeted groups applications” preparing for the 2012 presidential election.

“These new documents show that officials in the IRS headquarters were responsible for the illegal delays of Tea Party applications,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.  “It is disturbing to see Lois Lerner mislead the IRS’ internal investigators about her office’s Tea Party targeting.  These documents also confirm the unprecedented pressure from congressional Democrats to go after President Obama’s political opponents.  The IRS scandal has now ensnared Congress.”

In mid-April, Judicial Watch released a batch of IRS documents (produced earlier in this litigation) revealing that Lerner had communicated with the Department of Justice about whether it was possible to criminally prosecute certain tax-exempt entities.

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  • Chas Mcarty

    Y’all will get it in November!

  • D Eiland

    I’m sorry as i missed your point. Perhaps will all the expletives and rants confused me. As Americans, we need to state our position, our reasons to have a healthy dialog as to where this country – the boat we are all in – is heading. As you may know in automobile travel, if you don’t have a destination and a road map/gps then you may or may not like the journey or the destination.

    Anyone can gripe; however, it is those who think through a process and make solid contributions that get the desired results.

  • Chas Mcarty

    Terrorizing Children, F’n terrorizing children in Arizona. Real HEROs you people. And Kwasmans sorry when he realizes they are white American kids. “I could see the fear in their eyes” he says.

    This is what happens when home grown terrorists get away with it once. I hope each of their parents sue the crap out of the republican party, the tea party, Kwasman , and every one there. We broke another terrorist group in the courts,, the KKK. Now its you heros turn. Tell me again about your constitutional right to terrorize children.

  • http://thevailspot.blogspot.com/ Rich Vail

    What I see is a troll, coming in and spoutting OFA talking points. Obama has alienated ALL of our allies of the past 50 years while enabling our opponents in the international arena…and strengthening them while weakening America. What you’re doing is perpetuating every single lie spouted by this president who has made a mockery of America world wide…

    remember “you can keep your insurance, period.” ? “You can keep your dr, period.” “Benghazi was caused by a video.” “Not a smidgen of corruption at the IRS” (except 2 years worth of emails of the 7 people at the heart have disappeared)…those are all lies then…but they’re Obama’s lies. When are you going to fess up and look at just how corrupt this Chicago politician is? When?

  • Chas Mcarty

    What, you think no American is going to speak up while you have your little reach around party as you run down my country. Perpetuating every rumor and lie fed by the Republican machine as if it were truth. Last I knew we had freedom of speech. In the short time that I’ve been posting here, I can’t count the times the constitutions been thrown around. Suddenly its only for you?

  • Chas Mcarty

    What gave your group the right to disrupt peaceful meetings and think you are exempt from consequences while when ever a republican function has even one protester they are hauled off by security like the girl at the politico luncheon, or the 6 old folks hauled out of the public tampa stadium because somebody did not like their T-shirts which had nothing inappropriate on them at all. You could have used the first amendment zones invented by your own party, they haven’t been very busy since your guys were whooped, twice.

  • http://thevailspot.blogspot.com/ Rich Vail

    he’s a Democratic operative who who works for OFA and is here trolling.

  • Chas Mcarty

    E Pluribus Unum

  • http://thevailspot.blogspot.com/ Rich Vail

    Thuggish disruption? Sorry, that’s called “constituents holding their Congressmen to account”…at no time has ObamaCare had a majority approval. Ever. When you get Congressmen/women who are going against the will of their constituents, you will have rancourous town hall meetings as they call those representatives to task. My original comment still stands.

  • Chas Mcarty

    Nice try at attributing words to me that I never said. When you start a rant with a lie It negates the rest immediately. When you overlook the impetus of what I did say in regards to the thuggish disruption , nation wide as the news coverage of the time showed plainly to the world, of the health care Town Hall meetings, then act as the aggrieved when called to task by authorities, you show your loose grasp of reality.

  • Chas Mcarty

    Typical, Bullys always run in crowds. I notice you didn’t say,” you know What I do with pirates.”

  • d foucart

    subverted an election. whip my ass? thief and now pirate. what do we do with pirates? somebody get a branding iron and lets look up chas

  • Chas Mcarty

    Ma’am with all due respect to you and your religion, Hes not a Christian when hes sitting in the oval office. He’s the President of the United States. If he’s a Christian, sitting at that desk then he’s also a Jew, A Bahai, a Rasta, a Catholic, and yes a Muslim and one of the several hundreds other religions that make up the American fabric of diversity. We just saw the results of a “Christian ” in the White House declaring us a “Christian Nation” for eight years before him. Torture and the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of innocent men woman and children. For oil, oil pipeline routes, and his private vendetta. Read again what Jesus says about how we are supposed to treat our neighbors and each other. The commandments don’t say hate your neighbor, but they sure as hell are clear on bearing false witness against them..

  • Chas Mcarty

    Cheat, wow, you got it bad. Show me one butterfly ballot, show me one Miami Courthouse Riot, Show me one counting machine running backwards like in Ft. Meyers Florida. If they had one scintilla of a trace of proof of election fraud. If there was it would be there in their daily indoctrination and threats of impeachment with Ben Ghazi. In the imortal words of Jack Nicholson in The Departed “If they coulda, they woulda “,

  • Chas Mcarty

    if you believe Obama to be a communist because he is the president of EVERY American and has the compassion for EVERY American regardless of their wealth and status, then you don’t know what America is and has always been about. Its laughable that you spend your time here snarking at anyone who doesn’t agree with your defense and support of elitists who wouldn’t give you the time of day. Well, maybe they’d let you clean their pool or wash their car, but you ain’t getting into their club. If you believe him to be a commie just because its what the other brainwashed told you then it makes you a tool. .Be honest about it at least to yourself. I’d laught my butt off over it as the splintered GOP fades into oblivion, like every other regime that ever made torture their national policy. But the fact that they have their machine inciting their remaining followers with fear and hate makes them dangerous. And its not funny. They are using the same tactics of misinformation that they used on all their enemies, they were terribly wrong about them, In fact I can’t remember when they were right about anything. Ask Romney.

  • festmatt5440

    No’ ; it was ‘ stolen ‘ .

  • festmatt5440

    Oh ‘ ; so you’re saying that some of the previous presidents ,were un-vetted ‘ ,and were also ” Commies “?

  • festmatt5440

    If you were ‘ as ” in – tell – eee ; ; gunt ” as you thought you were , you would then , get it ‘

  • festmatt5440

    Get your ‘ head ‘ out of your posterior ‘ .

  • festmatt5440

    You didn ‘t whip nobody’s ass in the election , but your commie ‘ boy , does know how to cheat ‘.

  • festmatt5440

    You do not ‘ have a , c l u e ” .

  • festmatt5440

    Quit proving that you are just another ignorant , f o o l “.

  • festmatt5440

    The thuggery ‘ is being carried out be this “Communist ” administration ; pay attention ‘ .

  • festmatt5440

    The thuggery ‘ , is being carried out be this ” Communist ” administration , do some of your home work ‘ ;so you don ‘t make such ignorant statements .

  • festmatt5440

    You have proven that you do not pay attention .

  • festmatt5440

    The whole ” Communist ” administration is a bunch of thieves ‘.

  • cja7740

    the lefty liberals and their hired SEIU thugs (screaming “Raise our taxes! Raise our taxes!” surge and scream and disrupt every town hall, every guest speaker they dont agree with, etc etc etc. Their intellectual capacity is nonexistent – which is why they applaud Obama and the left media for endlessly approaching the climatechangeglobalwarming nonsense with it being settled, a scientific consensus , etc – this way no thinking is required because there’s never been any actual debate and they have insufficient control over their emotions thus negating their ability to ever have a civilized debate without raising their temperature and lashing out into personal attacks and good old-fashioned name calling.

  • Chas Mcarty

    OK, now that we’re past the obligatory name calling, what’s your point?
    Are you saying that I made up these easily verifiable rulings that show us that laws can trump religious rites.
    All I see is a cut and paste article that has no comment from you at all. And in your next you condemn the practice in question. We agree the practice is archaic and unacceptable. But that’s only a coincidence I’m sure.

  • Ezra Pound

    Spoken like a true race cult zombie

  • GT90ford

    I have nothing to do with the tea party, but the point is null prior to this posting. The ACLJ knows that it takes two-thirds of both houses to change any part of the U.S. Code. Obama has now been forced to change the law back the way it was, or face another 9-0 beating at SCOTUS. I’ve checked and the law is back. But this is a damned if you do and damned if you don’t, as it stands today, he (Obama) is in violation of U.S. Code. BHO even admitted that he “May have impressed amnesty to factions of Central America…” We aren’t in the 1700′s, nor in the 1800′s and 1900′s if we were, this would not happen.

  • glenn47

    Karma will land in her lap one day.

  • glenn47

    If you calling his dirty antics of preventing the military getting ballots and the time zone changes, yeah, he is as pure as the driven snow. He is now making hundreds of millions with his fake global warming film, stealing scenes of others films, while trying to help get cap and trade passed while he is getting rid of his energy credits, and then selling his Losing TV station to Al Jezerra, then I guess you could say he moved in, but not in a good way.
    The above mentioned election winner was Mr. Romney.

  • Chas Mcarty

    Yeah, but Al Gore has moved on.

  • Chas Mcarty

    The same one that censors our movies and tv shows. And its not a government agency. There is already a code of ethics for broadcasting but fox, Clear Channel , and others ignore it. They are the equivalent of the guy who falsely yells “FIRE” in a crowded theater only on a much larger scale doing much more harm.

  • Chas Mcarty

    Yeah, all that time at that Madras called Harvard where Professor Obama taught constitutional law is a real example of his low intelligence level. Y’all probably would more readily accept him if he at least spent some time teaching at a Charter School telling your kids that the earth is 2000 years old..

  • Chas Mcarty

    There are many precedents that back up the ban. Court ordered medical treatment for Adventists, The barring of the Cannabis rite for Rastafarians, for example..

  • Chas Mcarty

    In your own words ” No person should be so ignorant”. yet your side is accepting the sabotage of your own nation based on the rantings of known proven liars like Fox, Beck, and Limbaugh to name a few. A perfect example was Jim Demints Heritage tour where 80% of his presentation was proven to be false long before he started.

  • Chas Mcarty

    All the way back to the 1700′s. Trying to compare the civil disobedience of the original Boston tea party to the thuggery at the Town Hall meetings just won’t fly no matter how many tri-corner hats are paraded around.

  • Chas Mcarty

    Americahaters?

    This sounds lame coming from a member of a group that went from jingoism and waving plastic flags to waging a shameful 6 year war of lie filled propaganda, obstruction, and sabotage against its own government merely because they lost elections. Specially at a time when loyalty, unity, and cooperation were urgently needed to fix what the republicans broke in the first place.

  • Chas Mcarty

    Hacking my avatar doesn’t change the truth.
    But it is funny.

  • Retired vet

    Mr Levin should be read his rights and arrested.

  • Eleanor

    No, I don’t hate Obama, I hate what he is doing to my beloved country. Division by race, religious belief, etc. If he is a Christain as he so says, why does he quote the Koran as if it is the law of the land? He is using his power to turn us into a third world country. He talks about the 1% rich white men, but does anyone wonder about all the rich muslims, blacks, etc that are backing him? Hell no! To hear all the politicians tell it, they just “get by”, sure they do because we pay all their padded bills.

  • Eleanor

    Jeeze, Kelly, we do not have to have you shout in every comment. We know where you stand, and if you are one using my tax dollars for support, then I guess you have reason to shout.

  • ExRepug

    Judicial Watch — where is a copy of the Answer that was filed? Please publish it so we have a complete set of pleadings.

  • Jack_Kennedy

    So says the thug from the obamamob of Americahaters

  • 4TruthandJustice

    As a whole, the American people haven’t been voting for good leaders, good legislators or good government: they’ve consistently voted for “good entertainment.” Sen. Levin is 79 years old. I doubt he cares what people think of his role in this – he’s virtually immune to consequences after nearly 40 years in the Senate. (BTW, in person, he’s amazingly small -no more than 5 feet tall.) Obligatory: as a Democrat he’s always been for more gun control (as is his Democrat colleague, Stabenow). Predictable: if he’s at a farmer’s market he only talks to people who look like farmers. He’s all about agriculture. If he’s at a quilt-making show, he’s all about the important role quilts played in American history. Yadda-yadda-yadda. I’m always glad to see an anti-gun Democrat take one in the groin though.

  • Neo

    Tell that to “Obama For-ks America”

  • Chas Mcarty

    He promised health care reform.
    He delivered in spite of shameful 100% republican opposition.
    He promised to end the Iraq War.
    He delivered in spite of shameful 100% republican opposition.
    He reversed Bush Torture Policies.
    Like John Kennedy inherited the already set in motion Bay Of Pigs operation, He inherited a disrupted Libya, Syria, and Egypt and has struck at our real enemies in Yemen and other African nations who offer them safe haven. He has shown them that there is no safe haven. He has waged wars not of his making while the culprits who did make them discarded all traces of patriotism and waged a disloyal war on him. Not for ideological reasons. Only to discredit him in hopes of regaining power. Something that just won’t happen to a party that made torture a nation policy.

  • http://thevailspot.blogspot.com/ Rich Vail

    This is in reply to Chas Mcarty:

    Chas, you say it’s pefectly OK for one party to completely control the reigns of government…and then use that government to persecute the party that opposes them. How does that make you any different from the Nazi’s? That is exactly what they did…and remember, National Socialism isn’t a conservative movement. Nothing involving socialism in it’s title is conservative in any way. That sir, is the big lie of the 20th Century.

    But you’re saying that it is acceptable for government to persecute it’s political opposition. That’s what the Chinese Communist party does…and in the past 70 or so years, they’ve killed upwards of 100 million people. The Soviet Union, another communist nation killed at least 25 million people…probably more, because it’s been admitted that they added many of the victims of Stalin’s purges to the casualty counts in the 2nd World War…when you add in the roughly 12 million people the Nazi’s directly exterminated in the death camps, then add the 40 million people who “officially” died as a result of World War 2, roughly 200 million people died in the cause of socialism.

    But, fascists like you don’t understand what you unleash when you loose government to hunt down political opposition. The reason people like you want to destroy the 2nd Amendment is because you want to complete control of the people of America…but remember, it’s the 2nd Amendment that protects the 1st Amendment, but then, I suspect that you are perfectly accceptable to arrest people for speaking their mind. Useful idiots like you are usually the 1st people that are put up against the wall after the revolution. Just look at what the Bolsheviks (the word means majority–when the party was in fact a minority party) did in Russia. They instituted mass arrests and executions of any who opposed them, as well as many who supported them, but didn’t support them fully.

    The Chinese communists did much the same thing…yet this is what you want here…be careful of what you wish for, it won’t end well, and for people like you…it usually ends very badly indeed.

  • Chas Mcarty

    Hogwash.
    They were funded to disrupt the AHCA town halls and thats exactly what they did using the same thuggery as the Brown Shirts of the 30′s. Now they are crying the blues because they reaped what they had sowed.

  • Chas Mcarty

    I hear this republican hijacked term “Conservative” thrown around a lot during this rebranding attempt. In an attempt to actually define a “Conservative” I searched high and low on the web and all that I can find reference to is a political agenda that in every instance tries to force others how to live by their rules. No where do I find any mention of rules of personal responsibilty or guidlines for an honest and honorable lifestyle.

    There really are many true conservatives in America from all walks of life and political parties. It is an honorable way of life that has been twisted, tainted, and corrupted by republican hate mongers.

  • Chas Mcarty

    You mean the ones who had just whipped your ass in the election? Sure. They really needed to fabricate buzz. I thought you had your wires crossed. then realized how typical your name calling was and laughed my butt off at you.

    Proven by who, You?

  • Chas Mcarty

    Did you say infiltrate? You owe me a keyboard. Clue to you, it was democrats holding the meetings. Do you think there might have been a few there? The way y’all were acting, you probably saw the FBI agents who were following you.

  • conservativechick

    I saw some ignorant liberals infiltrate with my own eyes. We had to carry signs with arrows that said “NOT WITH US” they did this so much, trying to discredit the movement. Smaller government and fewer taxes is not a RADICAL idea.

  • D Eiland

    Oh, just another Democrat/Socialist/Tyrannical Elite ploy: Shift the focus by including really bad groups. They will reap what they have sown.

  • D Eiland

    I knew Lois was a liar. She has the guts to target fellow citizens; however, no spine to stand and give a report to Congress. What a low life. She and her family will be on the other side one day.

  • hydy

    you are a nerd , OB is the on that is behind all that crap , but all ways tell`s us , o I did not no , I just read it , DOS THAT ASS NO ENYTHING, IS THAT WY HI DOS NOT SHOW HIS COLLAGE RECORD , BECOUSE HI IS A DROP OUT , HAVE YOU CONSIDERED TO TAKE YOUR HEAD OUT OF HIS ASS AND TAKE A BREATH OF SOM FRESH AIR , MABY THEN YOU SEE WHAT A YHUG HI IS

  • phxgeo

    Boy Chas are you one naïve individual! You are what they call a low information, mouth breather that the Demorat Party member who has swallowed the poisoned cool aid. It scares me that you can reproduce bringing more like you into the world. It has been proven that Demorats will disrupt meetings trying to get the lame stream media and people like you to think they are what they are not. Never trust a Demorat!

  • Chas Mcarty

    Real warriors like Rumsfeld and the rest of the PNAC neocons who never served a day? Its got to be sacrilege to try to use the Geneva Convention to defend torture. Clue to you, torture on prisoners isn’t war, its a war crime.You are a real dazzler, trying to associate killers with all who were tortured during interrogation but when official U.S. testimony shows that, “when a person of interest was identified and picked up, the team would always just grab everyone in the immediate vicinity because they had trouble identifying individual people”. Instances of over 100 people swept up as they targeted 1 guy. Merely for being in the vicinity. Once in the madhouse of the prisons, it was hard to get out and many didn’t. Many of them the same civilians who were supposed to welcome us with open arms.
    Never the less, you go on denying what the people already know to be true and they will go on saying no, hell no, to the fast fading republicans and their master minds who have led them to oblivion.

  • Chas Mcarty

    Read General Karpinski’s testimony under oath to a French court. Torture as in beating people to death.
    Watch the interview that Bush gave David Frost. Notice where Frost asks about torture, Bush claimed “We made a law that made it all legal”. When Frost mentioned that the Supreme Court knocked down that law. Bush then blamed it “on a few troops”. As if Steele and Coffman never existed.

  • Corlyss

    Oh, please! Grow up! Any definition is fluid depending on who’s doin’ the definin’. You let me define the term, nothing the Bush administration did would be torture. Apparently, even if killers’ lives are not in danger, even if all that happens is the killers are made uncomfortable, it’s torture. That doesn’t pass the smell test. Next thing you know, putting them behind bars will be classified “torture” by the chronically aggrieved. Such panty-wasteims would never be tolerated by men who fought real wars, like WW2. BTW, you should check out the Geneva Convention definition of torture. Nothing the Bush administration did qualified. Only the over-ripe bleeding hearts decided it was torture.

  • GT90ford

    Nothing in Iraq or any war had anything to do with the formation of Tea Party Groups, they formed prior to the 2008 elections to get Conservatives together and go against both Democrats and Republicans, not quite Libertarians.

    More along the lines of those who truly believe in our Founding Fathers Bill of Rights and the Constitution and the US Code (which are our current Laws), although they’ve changed over the years, their still basically of the same structure. One of those would be 8 US Code § 1324 and 1325/1326 and other sections which are what our actual Border Laws. These can be googled easily, put in one of these sections, or just type in: US Code on illegal aliens.

  • GT90ford

    There are thousands of Tea Party groups around the country, the District, State, and National. TPNN is one of the national, not a subscriber, but see them on FB all the time. There is another National Group who attempted to co-op the entire Tea Party, the “Tea Party Express”, don’t know if they are still going, surely they are. Also on FB is the Mass Tea Party.
    It’s like the Center for American Progress, a Liberal group, if you are not in line with their thinking, you’re expelled.

  • Chas Mcarty

    The thing is, her side never tried to make torture legal. Your side did. History doesn’t smile on other parties or regimes that tortured people. It never will smile on your party again either. Any group that tortures other people actually is a threat to civilized life as we know it. Whatever their justification.

  • tullmargaret

    the irs is a bunch of theives

  • Chas Mcarty

    Give us a break. The disrupted town halls were supposed to inform about the new health care act. Use your common sense. The Democrats would not disrupt the meetings discussing their flagship legislation of the day. The republicans were proud to announce their new rebranding. At the time.T

  • Corlyss

    Exactly. What’s the difference between a state-owned media and one that is so enamored of the Chosen One that they are effectively neutered by their own blindness? None.

  • Corlyss

    You’re delusional. I used to work at IRS. I know the laws that were passed after Nixon. Those employees who targeted conservative groups while ignoring liberal groups and those employees who leaked tax payer information to the media to discredit the conservative groups are unambiguously guilty of criminal acts in violation of unambiguous laws. There is no quarter given in the statues; the employees are subject to immediate dismissal and criminal prosecution.

  • Corlyss

    “JUDICIAL WATCH”(WHICH IS RUN BY A GUY WHO ISN’T EVEN A LAWYER)”
    And your illogical point is . . . . . . ?

  • Corlyss

    Riiiiiiiiiiight. We get it: it’s okay when your side does it, but it’s a threat to civilized life as we know it when our side does it.

  • Corlyss

    Those disruptions were predominantly Democrats in false flag ops. Tea Party town halls were mostly benign affairs with grandparents and middle aged middle class ordinary folk.

  • Chas Mcarty

    Violence or the the threat of violence has always been reason enough to earn the attention of authorities. The SDS never directly killed anybody but in its day was subjected to extensive investigations, infiltration, and negative propaganda aimed at causing them public scorn. Merely for protesting. Anti war groups maced, beaten, locked up and punished for voicing their opinions. Then came the republican created tea party, a re-branding to try to recover from the shames of Abu Graib and other atrocities. Better dressed and more affluent, they thought themselves exempt from the laws and common courtesies of public discourse and are now crying like babies as they realize that they are not.

  • OTObamaTruther

    Who are The Tea Party leaders?

    How is the single organization contacted?

    Is it a quick “catch all” to isolate and suppress opposing opinions?

    How legitimate is it to compare them to other groups like “The Weathermen” and “The Black Panthers” whose members actually have committed murder in relation to group activities? Is that not an extreme position?

  • kittycreek

    I provided some links but they did not get past the moderators here. They don’t want the truth here.

  • Chas Mcarty

    Its convenient to overlook reality when in a partisan feeding frenzy. However! When the Tea Party used thuggery to disrupt the civil discourse of town hall meetings across the nation, they brought upon themselves the scrutiny that they deserved. They became no different than The Weathermen, The Black Panthers, and several other protest groups with the potential for violence. They reaped what they had sown.

  • LightningJoe

    But Cathy, for an impeachment you need Crimes or Misdemeanors, or at least actions against the interests of the country… Got those?

  • AKL24

    Agreed. It is only a matter of time until drones are used to kill Americans within our borders. After all, it is for our own safety…. is what we will be told. So I agree with you here.

    OTOH, you are pretty short sighted: Because it could be a Republican who does the same thing. Then, I am betting that you wouldn’t be happy.

    Unfortunately, the Democrats and Obama played the Benghazi scandal pretty well. I wonder if Nixon had played his scandal the same way; if he would not have had to resign. But he didn’t and I am thankful that and justice was served.

    The strategy: Push off, delay, diminish, spin, and of course lie to everyone including the families of the victims, until if/when the truth comes out through FOIA and by that time “people are tired of hearing about it.”

    What have we learned in class today children? — It isn’t if you are corrupt and a liar or not but how well you play the game.

  • Cathy

    Isn’t it funny how the left gets away with all this because they have the MSM in their pocket to help coverup these scandals. They are complicit and actions should be taken by the FCC but they too are in the pocket of Obama.

  • Cathy

    How could they prove anything when documents were redacted or plain out and out ignored to present documents? Remember how the dems cried it’s not the crime about Nixon but the coverup. Well Obama’s crimes as well as his coverups is a joke and he needs to be impeached. NOW

  • Cathy

    Then I guess you think Soros with his billions he blows on elections should also be investigated RIGHT? The tea party are Americans not being paid by unions or anyone trying to inform people like you what is happening in this country. Nixon was going to be impeached for a whole lot less than this administration has done and using IRS to go after all of Obama’s enemies is against the law, or at least if you are a republican.

  • Artupstairs

    You are SO NAIVE.

  • Wendy Wilkins Valdez

    None of this information indicates that Pres. Obama had any hand in it. Just like Bush’s administration tried to pack the courts with “Bushies”, there are those in the O administration who will act on his behalf without his direct authorization and, likely, without his knowledge. It sounds more like Carl Levin was the one making waves and pushing events than the Oval Office. NONE of these non-profit “social service” organizations should be funding anything political. Nor should churches, but no one’s stopping them, either, in either party.

  • Templar8

    I think in the interest of efficiency I will inform you of the five attacks that killed US Ambassadors. There we went from 40 to a relevant 5. Two others died in plane crashes that were declared accidents.
    Before the Benghazi debacle the last attack was in 1979 where Adolph Dubs was assassinated in Afghanistan. Carter was President and the Soviet Union was occupying Afghanistan and it was a very dangerous place. In 1976 there was an attack in Lebanon, one in Cyprus under Ford, one in Sudan under Nixon and one in 1965 in Guatemala under Johnson. There they are. So attacks happen and it can be dangerous to serve the country in many places in the world.
    What should bother you is the reflexive lying from the get go and the coverup. There is the difference. No other attack aftermath had ever been handled in this way. You may say it is political. Sure it is. The Watergate investigation was at least partly political. But I think you’ll agree it was worth doing.
    I say wanting to bury the reality of what happened, muddy the waters at every turn and to attack people who deserve to know the truth is purely political.

  • jack_spratt

    There were a total of (8) Senate Dems (including Levin) that signed letter(s) to the IRS commissioner DEMANDING that conservative groups be investigated. And you are right – Chuck Schumer was one of them. Dick Durbin and Chuck Schumer openly brags about doing it in fact.

    It was NOT just Levin. (7) other Senate democrats wrote multiple letters to the IRS commissioner demanding that conservative groups filing 501 c 4 being investigated – beginning in Sept 2010 and the latest in March 2012.

    A copy of the latest letter is still posted at Sen Chuck Schumer’s web site. Included as signatories were the following Democrat Senators:

    Charles E. Schumer, Michael Bennet, Sheldon Whitehouse, Jeff Merkley, Tom Udall, Jeanne Shaheen and Al Franken. When the scandal blew up in the Dem’s faces – poor Sen Al Franken is now REFUSING to answer questions for his part in the chicanery.

    (I tried to post the web site address of the IRS letter at Sen Schumer’s site – but when one puts a link in a post it automatically goes to “moderation.” Just Google “IRS letter Chuck Schumer” and you can easily get the link to see it).

  • jack_spratt

    Actually donations to 501 c 4′s are NOT tax deductible – which means the IRS has NO reason to ask for “donor’s list” (like they did for Tea Party groups).

    But donations to 501 c 3′s ARE tax deductible – which operate almost the same way otherwise. The DSA (Democratic Socialist of America) is a 501 c 3 – and of course are heavily involved in politics and organizing for decades – and donations to them ARE deductible. Singing the praises (“advocacy”) and “educating” on socialism DOES qualify as a “charitable and educational” purpose under IRS criteria (a.k.a. “social welfare” group). In contrast Tea Party groups singing the praises (“advocacy”) and “educating” on liberty or limited government seems to be VERY controversial with the IRS.

    Go figure.

  • jack_spratt

    You mean like the NAACP – a 501 c 4? Or MoveOn? Or the former ACORN? Or the hundreds and hundreds of so-called Green groups with 501 c3 and c4 status that do NOTHING but politic and get heavily involved in elections?

    Yes – only it has been going on for decades. It took the Tea Party groups for some on the Left to finally notice.
    Better late than never I guess. :)

  • Carla Amstutz

    Apparently ‘some’ one on here wouldn’t know truth if it was just that! Again, Kelly, I’m looking for pros and cons in your thoughts. No ‘A’ or even ‘D’ for you on your posts!

  • Carla Amstutz

    No person should be so ignorant as to assume he/she has all the correct answers, either pro or con.
    It is a responsibility as a voter and as a tax payer to ferret out the truth from the fiction. No, I don’t care
    for what Obama has done to the office of President of the USA; but, I have read and studied both sides
    of the story of his activites using the office he has held. If you haven’t read the US Constitution and
    then compared it to his actions against the law of the US Constitution then you are not really informed.
    Before spewing all the jibberish in such a shouting voice as you have shown above, copying verbatim
    the stories manufactured by the news people in paper and tv out-lets then you are simply a mouthpiece who
    holds no weight in the battle. Next time, please show the sites you ‘pull’ your information from to show
    you have actually verified it to show you may have some value to your thoughts!

  • Kelly Payne

    THAT SO CALLED SCANDAL SHOWED NO SUCH THING THEY INVESTIGATED ALL GROUP HOW ABOUT THE TRUTH ONCE IN A WHILE.

  • Kelly Payne

    KMEMO TO THE “USPATRIOTS” “AMERICAN OVERLOOK” and “JUDICIAL WATCH”(WHICH
    IS RUN BY A GUY WHO ISN’T EVEN A LAWYER) OBAMA HAS NOT COMMITTED TREASON
    HE HAS NOT COMMITTED MURDER HE HAS NOT VIOLATED THE CONSTITUTION.HE IS
    NOT DESTROYING THE COUNTRY. IF HE HAD WANTED TO DESTROY THE COUNTRY HE
    COULD HAVE SIMPLY NOT DONE ANYTHING TO RESCUE THE ECONOMY. HE COULD HAVE
    LET GM AND CHRYSLER GO BANKRUPT.HE WOULD NEVER
    HAVE PUSHED FOR A STIMULUS PLAN.HE WOULDN’T HAVE BOTHER WITH THE
    AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. HE CERTAIN WOULD NOT HAVE BOTHERED ENDING THE
    UNJUSTIFIED WAR IN IRAQ OR THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN. WARS WHICH WERE
    DRAINING THE US TREASURY. I HIGHLY DOUBTED HE WOULD WASTED TIME AND
    RESOURCES TO GET OSAMA BIN LADEN.AS FOR THE DEBT.WHEN BUSH TOOK OFFICE
    ON 1-20-2001THE USA HAD A 230 BILLION DOLLAR SURPLUS. THE DEBT WAS DOWN
    TO JUST OVER 5 TRILLION DOLLARS.WE WERE WELL, ON TRACK TO PAY OFF THAT
    DEBT BY THE MIDDLE OF BUSHES SECOND TERM.THE PASSAGE OF 2 TAX CUTS(WHICH
    SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PASSED IN THE FIRST PLACE WITH A HUGE DEBT TO PAY
    OFF.) MEDICARE PART D WHICH WAS NOT PAID FOR. AND OF COURSE THE
    AFOREMENTIONED WARS. BLEW AWAY THAT SURPLUS AND EXPLODED THE DEBT. WE
    HEARD NOT A PEEP OUT OF ANY OF YOU IN REGARDS TO THAT DEBT UNTIL A
    DEMOCRAT WAS ELECTED AND WORSE OF ALL IN YOUR PUNY MINDS HE IS A BLACK
    GUY. WHEN BUSH AND CHENEY WERE INVOLVED IN TORTURE AND LIED TO GET AN
    ILLEGAL WAR STARTED THERE WERE NO CALLS FOR IMPEACHMENT. BENGHAZI WAS
    NOT AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE IT WAS A TRAGEDY THAT WAS NOT OF OBAMA’S
    MAKING. THE ONLY MISTAKE THAT WAS MADE WAS NOT PULLING OUR PEOPLE OUT
    WHEN THINGS STARTED GOING TO CRAP WEEKS BEFORE. SIGNING EXECUTIVE ORDERS
    ARE NOT HAVE NEVER BEEN AND WILL NEVER BE AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE. EVERY
    PRESIDENT SINCE WASHINGTON HAS USED THEM. OBAMA IS NOT AND HAS NEVER
    BEEN A MUSLIM BUT IF HE WERE SO WHAT. HE WAS NEVER BORN IN KENYA.KENYA
    DID NOT EXIST AS A COUNTRY IN 1961.OBAMA WAS BORN IN HONOLULU HAWAII ON
    8-4-1961 HIS MOTHER A WHITE WOMAN FROM KANSAS HIS FATHER WAS FROM WHAT
    IS NOW KNOWN AS KENYA. THEY MET WHILE IN COLLEGE IN HONOLULU. HIS BIRTH
    CERTIFICATE IS REAL.YOU CAN CONFIRM YOUR STUPIDITY AND THINK WHAT YOU
    WANT. YOU WILL MOST LIKELY CONTINUE TO USE LIES AND INNUENDO TO GEN UP A
    BUNCH OF IDIOTS AND I WILL CONTINUE TO CALL YOU ON IT.

  • us0r

    Actually the most egregious thing is killing of an American citizen with a drone. The problem? You don’t really care about the constitution you just want to use it now cause it suits you. Further, Fox News would never defend a guy name Anwar al-Awlaki. Instead keep chasing air in Benghazi and move any undecided voters to the other side as they are tired of hearing about it.

  • us0r

    Can you tell me the outcome of the committees on the other 40 embassy attacks this country has had, since, you are so concerned about it?

  • us0r

    No. Definitely Fox. Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud and Murdoch are laughing all the way to the bank.

  • gun_nut

    Because to Obama, corruption doesn’t mean abuse of power or criminal activity, it means anything that gets in his way.

  • DevilsAdvocateAC

    you’re all wrong… what they did was try to figure out if these organizations could legally be considered 501(c)4′s…. just because Karl Rove skirted the law, doesn’t mean they were gonna allow EVERYONE else to do it too.

  • higgy01

    In addition to Levin and Cummings there were upwards of a dozen other democrat congressmen that wanted the IRS to illegally do what they did. And they all put it in writing. Doing so is criminally illegal and every congressman that participated should be indicted for criminal conspiracy against conservatives.

  • oxco

    YEP!

  • Eduardo

    The IRS scandal shows how preferential treatment favored those that were democrats and left leaning, and discrimination against groups that were conservative republicans and tea partiers. The scandal goes deeper than that when AG Holder refused to prosecute Black Panther members for intimidating voters and instructing prosecutors in the case to drop charges. Unethical practices from both the IRS and Justice Department must be investigated by Congress and instruct a special prosecutor to bring charges against Lerner, Holder, and those involved in supervisory positions. These people must be brought to justice.

  • Kapil

    ‘RINOs are as bad as Democrats’
    Truer words were never spoken…. well, written.

  • Kapil

    Knowing Hussein ‘God D**N America’ Obama’s frauds, forgeries, scandals and corruption, Democratic Party grabbed power on the colour of Hussein’s rotten skin; and Hussein knows that. Which is why Hussein divides the country by Race with the Democratic Party, having grabbed power by Race, cheering him on. So, why should Hussein ‘God D**N America’ Obama not loot and rape America? He knows that Democratic Party, New Black Panther Party, criminals and illegals will bully hard-working, tax-paying, honest Americans, with US tax dollars used to buy VOTES from criminals and illegals, while looting and raping the same hard-working, tax-paying Americans.

  • Billy Mullins

    I have a couple of T-shirts of that variety. I remember a day in ’73. My wife and I went to a local supermarket (this is long before I had ever heard of WalMart) one weekday morning. I worked a job that had 7-day coverage and my days off came during the week.

    Anyhow we carefully counted our pennies and bought what we could afford on my meager salary as a nutkeeper at the state-run booby hatch in town. I often worked alone watching 50 certified lunatics in a locked ward. I very literally took my life in my hands when I unlocked the door to the ward and walked in. Several of the patients were homicidal maniacs.

    Anyhow, when the wife and I finished loading the few items we could aford into the cart, we went up front to check out. There was only one register open and a couple of Black ladies were checking out along with 4 or 5 of their children (why the school-aged ones were NOT in class I was too discreet to inquire). They unloaded a good couple of shopping carts and when the haul was totaled, they discovered that it did not quite add up to a whole food stamp certificate – this being long before credit card like systems such as are used today. Since the store was not allowed to give change in dollars, they had to get more. So a teen-aged girl was sent back to the meat counter – repeatedly – to get more so as to not waste a certificate. There were some mighty expensive cuts of beef in that haul (we were happy to be able to afford hamburger meat) let me tell you. Any how they finally finished and headed outside to stow their goods to drive home. The clerk quickly rang up (this was before scanners so the clerk literally punched keys on the register) our few purchases and we headed outside.

    When we got outside the ladies who had been in line in front of us were loading their haul into a brand-new, sticker-still-in-the-window, top-of-the-line Cadillac. My wife and loaded our few purchases into a 12-year-old, rattle-trap Rambler American. There I was, driving off in a falling apart vehicle with groceries that I had literally risked life and limb to acquire while those people were buying high end meats and fresh vegetables with food stamps and loading it all into a high-end luxury automobile that probably cot more than I would make in a couple of years.

    And the very worst of it was I knew quite well that there wasn’t a blessed thing I could do about it. Not a blessed thing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/haywood.jablomie.771 Haywood Jamal Jablomie

    Yes! Let’s impeach him!!

    Oh, wait…….

  • http://www.facebook.com/haywood.jablomie.771 Haywood Jamal Jablomie

    Ditto on REAL Republicans. That is, Tea Party CONSERVATIVE Republicans. RINOs are as bad as Democrats.

  • http://www.facebook.com/haywood.jablomie.771 Haywood Jamal Jablomie

    Gee, what a shocker….the targeting came from Washington and not from a couple of “renegades” at a local office.

    This is the most corrupt and dishonest administration in history…and the corruption runs all through the Democrat party. They only get away with it because they have the left wing media in their pockets. If the media actually REPORTED the news – instead of just spewing left wing propaganda – they know that people would rise up and vote ALL the Democrats out of office.

  • http://www.facebook.com/haywood.jablomie.771 Haywood Jamal Jablomie

    Where WILL you find it…on the Commie News Network (CNN) and MSNBC? LOL

  • TheDudeAbides

    It looks like a procedural wrongdoing on the part of Levin. You can’t have an informal investigation going. It must be done through Senate Judiciary, not independently. Slap on the wrist for him.

  • TammyT

    Not a smidgen of corruption…;)

  • oxco

    I know first hand of a welfare mom, 4 kids
    living free in new home, compliments of tax dollars
    two car garage, 4 bedrooms 3bath
    Each person has an I-phone
    Each person has their own netflix account on their phone and TV
    Each person has a 36in flat screen in their rooms
    They have a 50 inch flat screen in the living
    They regularly take all the friend out to dinner on the EBT card
    They eat out all the time
    They have $80per person passes to the local theme park
    They go to the movies and see the newest once or twice a week
    the kids are on school lunch program
    They have every imaginable tacky blowup for each holiday- what about $100 each
    They have a stand alone basketball hoop in the drive way
    What is the mother’s disability?? obesity……….. hmm no comment necessary
    Why work when Oblah Oblah has done everything for you……

    My kids don’t have I-phones
    or flat screen TV’s
    or free lunches
    or netflix
    or theme park passes
    or go to the movies weekly
    or have free lunches

    It disgust me they live better than I do, playing all day, no worries

  • kittycreek

    Does anybody want to know the truth? You will not find it here! ☺

  • OLLPOH

    Pleaseeeeeeee, know we will ask for you to have more, Rest. As you have to know it will get worse and wilder as Nov. draws closer. Keep studying the Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals and Tactics that they use. As the 0′Saul Alinsky-ites are cruel with them and they are viciously on a rampage.

    Got to make calls and asked why is it that George Soros gets to meet “secretly” with the Secretary of State, whom funds Clinton’s Get Ready for Hillary Fund, and he funds Media outlets? All this in reference to Reid/Koch Brothers, and Reid wanting to change 1st Amendment, when the Unions furnish his campaign coffers???

    As you, like we will, never Retreat! Tiresome, sure yet we won’t let her go. . .America!

    Bless you and your daughter, thank you for the courage to speak up and stand and deliver, the love for this Blessed Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. . .the U.S.A.

    America is the last greatest place on Earth. This government we will make it what it is ours to make!!!! Restore the Constitution!

    Thank you, Sir/Ma’am!

    Forever and Ever. . .

    Semper Fi. Army of One, Pallas Athena

    We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
    OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
    (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • TheSecularConservative

    i don’t think you understand what I am saying…NO ONE is being held accountable right now. It’s all theatrics. They have no fear of the law. They do not follow the law. The DOJ will not appoint a special prosecutor that is not the lady who was the huge obama donor. The DOJ is acting to cover this shit up too…Nothing will get done. It pisses me off…but look at all of the rest of the scandals… nothing. they are immune.

  • http://www.common-sensesolutions.com/ teridavisnewman

    The same thing they did about ALL the OTHER Obama corruption–a big steaming pile of NOTHING!!

  • http://www.common-sensesolutions.com/ teridavisnewman

    That doesn’t mean he’s immune from prosecution and it will be a lot easier to indict him if he’s no longer a sitting Senator.

  • http://www.common-sensesolutions.com/ teridavisnewman

    Do you speak English? Clearly you cannot write it as you cannot compose a coherent sentence.

  • TheSecularConservative

    he’s retiring this year…so there would be no point. he feels no disgrace.

  • TheSecularConservative

    you know they are! they are big gubment republicans.

  • http://www.common-sensesolutions.com/ teridavisnewman

    Lois Lerner needs to be locked up until she talks. She needs to lose her Federal pension benefits immediately. It is outrageous that she continues to be paid by the taxpayers when she is nothing more than a common criminal. This scandal goes all the way to the White House and Obama is involved in this all the way up to his jug ears.

  • http://dailygrackle.wordpress.com NoelArmourson

    Looks kinda dark and dismal, doesn’t it? We are sorta in the position of the Apollo 13 technicians, “Failure is not an option.” And that is, quite seriously, “for the children.”

  • Stickmania

    Go Learn English or get spell check or Psychiatric help….

  • apricered

    Well, first of all, I applaud you for your diligence! My daughter and I are Card Carrying Tea Party members! Got the tee shirts and signs to prove it! Went to DC in 09 with about 500-1million others to protest BO CARE. However my daughter HAS sat in her Reps office several times asking questions of ‘underlings’ with NO answers!!! And this a Cons Rep!!!! She/I also call and send butt-loads of emails!!! After awhile, when little or nothing is done, it gets discouraging! No! We haven’t given up the fight! But there are days when you feel like letting them just take it!!!!

  • BadKarma

    A Conservative will ask themselves, what can I do to help my neighbor.

    A Leftist will ask themselves, what can I do to my neighbor.

  • Denis George Miller

    nothing will be done until the real republicans get control of both the house and senate. but then oblama may declare an emergency to stop the proceedings. then we shall see how much democracy and constitutional law actually apply anymore!

  • hydrangea1

    The guv’ment becomes more Nazi-like every day. History does repeat itself.

  • hydrangea1

    Would you deign to tell us you think is the worst?

  • Freddie King

    Oh, this will go into the West Wing, from there into the Oval Office. This has earmarks of Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod.

  • hydrangea1

    Well, why didn’t you just say that you an anti-Semite and a miserable human being?

  • hydrangea1

    Would you like to rephrase all that gibberish?

  • hydrangea1

    My bad! You are so right! I did go back and read it more carefully. The last sentence was a zinger. I loved it.

  • Just sayin

    Yea, I know, and I think he ran for President of Zimbabwe also, right?

  • Sam From Texas USA

    I remember Speaker Boner tell us on national tv ” I want to know who is going to jail” please you idiot we know nobody is going to jail as long as blowhard cowards like you are in charge. Pound salt Mr. Speaker

  • http://thevailspot.blogspot.com/ Rich Vail

    Call your Senator and Congressman/woman. Demand that Congress appoint a special prosecutor to investigate this matter independent of the Dept of Justice…a dept that is just as tainted with political bias as the IRS obviously is. This is even bigger than Watergate because then, the IRS refused Nixon’s demands…this time, the IRS is complicit in oppressing political opponents of the current administration. THAT IS HUGE! Government targeting law abiding citizens for harassment because of their political views. This is just a short step from civil war.

    Once government begins to oppress a significant portion of the citizenry it is time to forcibly change that government…Sam Adams, John Adams, John Hancock, and George Washington made that decision 240 years ago…are we of the same caliber? Or, are we mice.

  • OLLPOH

    Thank you for the compliment. We have had the moniker for 17 years or so.

    And yes, it is our job to do. We just can’t sit back and whine, which does nothing. We have written thousands of letters and we call sometimes every day or so, speak our mind, and being very candid about any and all things. We tell them things that they are completely unaware of. Remember how many people do 2 Senators represent, and how many people do 1 House of Representative represent and what is their resources for finding out what is going on. They can’t take action if no one bothers to call them, or writes to them. Communication is a two way street, if you will. And we do it with All of Them. Again, they manage our tax money. They have the power to write legislation, tax or repeal. So clearly, they have to be managed. Remember, Boehner didn’t do a Select Committee on Benghazi, until JD Watch received something that Congress had requested. So, again it is our job, we are to Governor our Selves or be Governed by Totalitarian Tyrants and Elitist. Congress has lawyers at the expense of the taxpayer, that is why we do have a Judiciary Committee, also. These people get to DC, with out the vote of citizens. It is very arduous, yet most people are more than disenfranchised, and are afraid to speak blunt, frank and truthfully what they believe what needs to be done. “The power” is “of the people”. The power is for the people. The power is by the people.

    We didn’t hand over our power, and if people don’t wake up and take back their power, and restore the Constitution, we will be living in a Totalitarian Society living by Mandates and Dictates. They broke the law, we didn’t.

    The Constitution has been breached and his ideals are NOT the Constitution.

    We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
    OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
    (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • blair152

    You’re right. That makes Michelle the black Queen Cersei.

  • Peter Bell

    A Tempest in a Teapot.

  • Isaiah

    Now you’ve hit on something. But, I would go a step further. The entire federal government needs to be unfunded. The reason so many unscrupulous scalawags are attracted to politics is that there is so much money stolen from citizens and handed over to government that no one could possilbly keep track of all of it. Which leaves the system a ripe target for the thieves to go after. Name me one politician who has spent any substantial amount of time in government and is not a millionaire. You’d have a tough time with that challenge. Our federal government has so outstepped the bounds of the Constitution, that I doubt there is a way back. If we returned our government to its original restraints, we could operate it for a small fraction of the trillions they blow every year. At this point, there are far to many crooks skimming to ever return to sanity.

  • Isaiah

    That’s what the Tea Party groups were trying to do. By rallying to draw attention to their views and attempting to education the public as to the likely outcome of Obama’s policies, they hoped to inform people. So, a corrupt governent administration tried to silence them with IRA harassment and false charges of racism. Liberals, particularly young ones ignorant of history, believed them. Without financial resources, they couldn’t fight the press.

  • Isaiah

    You are absolutely correct. The IRS targetting was as a direct result of the 2010 election successes, so they wanted to effectively defund the Tea Party organizations during Obama’s reelection campaign. The media is by their own admission 90% liberal, so they are fine with the muzzling of conservatives. In fact, by using selective and biased coverage of Tea Party groups and rallies, they did their part to muzzle them as well.

  • Isaiah

    But they won’t. Unfortunately, most of the American public are too ignorant of history to understand the way our freedom is slipping away. The last several administrations have nearly destroyed the Constitution, but no one cares because they don’t understand the ramifications.

  • Isaiah

    On second thought, just shut up.

  • Isaiah

    What the H are you ranting about? Explain yourself clearly or shut up.

  • AKL24

    Hope and change.

  • AKL24

    But Obama promised to be different. :(

    How many of us saw the campaign promises for what they really were — lies to get votes. And the deception continues.

  • oljw

    It’s W’s fault (obviously)…

  • AKL24

    Exactly. Run away as fast as you can if they promise Hope, Change, and Transparency.

  • AKL24

    Like all of Obamas other promises….

  • AKL24

    The accusation here is that Democrats used the full force of the IRS to control the free speech of Conservative groups in Ohio and connecting the dots with the goal to help Obama win election and re-election.

    This is pretty serious stuff on two counts — regulation of free speech and attempting to affect the outcome of an election.

    This issue coupled with the cover up of Benghazi and the “you can keep your plan” promise, might have been the reason why Obama won. It is no coincidence that Democrats and the IRS targeted Ohio.

  • Dr Why

    say what?

  • Cha5678

    Go pound sand you racist progressive

  • Spud

    The black King Joffrey

  • Spud

    Impeach Carl Levin

  • Cha5678

    Maybe. However, if he wanted to avoid punishment for his involvement, he didn’t have to retire, he could have just plead the 5th. However, liberals don’t know how to plead the 5th.

  • Ezra Pound

    Go count money, or make porno, or perform a heinous circumcision with your filthy teeth

  • Ezra Pound

    Now that i understand what type of scum run this website and what type of trash frequent it I will not be honoring it by using the site. The hell with you reptiles…basically these cult members screw us and then come back to make more money posting the news regarding it…we even have cult members reading and complaining about member of their own cult..classic

  • Ezra Pound

    Has everything to do with it.. The character of these people…Lerner,Werfel, Schullman,Miller, Levin and you of course would condone a rabbi sucking a baby’s pnis even if it kills the baby or the nation

  • Ezra Pound

    Dig a little deeper and you see Lerner, Shullman, Werfel, miller, are all J3ws…and that the IRS is a private company contracted by the treasury and incorporated in Puerto Rico. Any questions slave?why does this post keep getting censored? its true but the j3ws want to keep it hushed

  • Ezra Pound

    By mentioning that they are all Jews? Lerner, Schullman, Werferl, Miller, Levin?

  • docmerlin

    Not really, Wilson had about 50,000 people arrested for being against the war, and Lincoln had a lot of them too. Most american presidents are prety evil, but Obama is small fry compared to the worst.

  • http://dailygrackle.wordpress.com NoelArmourson

    Then the American public must take it back from the fascists.

  • apricered

    Great ‘handle’!!! So, what you’re saying is that a ‘Court’ would accept Mr. And Mrs. USA, filing suit against BO et al.??? Would that that were true!!!!

  • Heather Sharp

    This makes Watergate look incredibly small. The Obama administration is as corrupt as it gets.

  • Todd Clemmer

    What can they do? The American public gave the power to fascists.

  • Vidkun Lauritz Jonssøn

    I’m shocked I tell ya. Shocked!

    The real question is, what are the Republicans going to do about it?

  • blair152

    Does Obama think he’s in Game of Thrones?

  • jmg09

    The most transparent administration…

  • m00tpoint

    In other words, you believe the government should censor political advertising and media. What a grand idea!

  • CATHERINE

    BlackArab gutting our Christians like hitler did Jews and just like hitlers media ours hides this, hell to pay libturds

  • orbicularioculi

    Are we going to see JAIL TIME for any IRS official or Socialist-Democrat Politician? NOT LIKELY. Gutless Republicans will refuse to put anyone under oath. HEADS SHOULD ROLL. But they won’t.

  • jack_spratt

    Thank goodness for Judicial Watch – because practically NONE of our MSM have an interest in doing their jobs any longer. They are far too wedded to this corrupt admin to have an interest in doing so apparently.

    Or – heck – maybe it is not so much their great love for Dems and Obama – but just pure hatred and animosity for the Tea Party types and conservatives in general. Me thinks that 2010 election rout of Dems – led by the Tea Partiers – scared the bejabbers out of not only Democrats – but most of their ideological allies in the MSM (and progressives in general). That was WHEN the targeting began – and directly related to some very powerful Democrat Senators DEMANDING that the IRS “investigate” their political opponents. And Ms Lerner and several top IRS officials were more than happy to accommodate – not to mention the Obama team itself.

    Some people – including Ms Lerner – NEEDS to go to jail over this – and if for no other reason – to send a LOUD message that this kind of corruption and overt political chicanery is not going to be tolerated in the future.

    Truth is many progressives see nothing wrong with this – nor most in the MSM. In other words they were ALL FOR THE TARGETING. THEY are part of the problem too.

  • OdinsAcolyte

    What does one expect? We allowed attorneys into every aspect of life.

  • http://eradica.wordpress.com/ Firepower

    0.8% of the working age population yet
    Levin, Schulman & Lerner are ,,,
    ALL jews …CONTROLLING THE FASCIST IRS!

  • SeahorseKB

    NOTHING in my post is wrong PERIOD. If you care to learn a few things, instead of repeating your progressively educated and indoctrinated talking points, do a little research on the history of this country. I taught it for thirty years so I know a little bit about it. The very fact that you have never heard of George Soros shows what a blank slate you are.

  • oljw

    Lying Liars Lie. That’s what they do.

  • bobalouski

    So? DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!

  • BoruBrian

    try to keep up with the grownups

  • jaxcane

    YOUR IGNORANCE HAS BEEN DISPLAYED AND NOTED. GET BACK IN THE KOOLAID LINE FOOL.

  • http://i1.cpcache.com/product/323509833/fuck_obama_dark_tshirt.jpg?color=Black&height=460&width=460&qv=90 Ricardo Queso

    “2. Issues include government spending, government debt and taxes. 3. Educate the public through advocacy/legislative activities to make America a better place to live. 4. Statements in the case file that are critical of the how the country is being run. . . “

    .
    This is an explicit violation of our 1A rights. It’s the very definition of an enforced domestic “enemies list” implemented by the incumbent regime. POSOTUS needs to not only be impeached, but his listing as President asterisked in our history books as being of questionable legitimacy and validity, as he has acted as nothing short of a treasonous, sworn enemy of this nation – it’s Constitution, and a large number of the US citizens.

  • TroyGale

    Any governmental agency which has been around awhile needs to be watched closely.
    Seriously, the Tax Collectors are now singling out organizations at the request of sitting Senators?
    Wake up people, all of you, left, right, or center. If you are willing to allow this against any group in America today, then it will only be a question of time till the group you are a member of is under the microscope of the IRS.
    I don’t understand why people think the IRS is for the most part harmless, and just doing a job.
    People, the IRS is an organization which can take all that you ever had, all that you’ve worked for for decades.
    By my measurement, that makes the IRS an agency which needs constant scrutiny. They have the power to destroy your life.
    You just want to sit back and watch them use their considerable power to pick and choose who the good guys are?
    If so, you are a fool.

  • davesnothere

    Or by eliminating ALL taxes on political organizations.

  • davesnothere

    And what government agency gets to determine whether the ads of the opposition party are “completely transparent and factual”? I know! Let’s have the IRS do it! Oh, wait…

  • Porlock1

    Yes and Lindsey Lohan was the mayor of NYC.

  • davesnothere

    Why should anybody have to pay taxes on money raised to spend on political activity? I’ve stated this question many times and have never received an answer. Political speech and activity is the lifeblood of a functioning democratic republic. We need more, not less, of it, and if you tax something, you get less, not more, of it. Congress should just abolish ALL income taxes on political organizations. Their money comes from after-tax donations, why does it need to be taxed again for a purpose that is antithetical to the best interests of the public? Makes absolutely no sense.

  • Porlock1

    Thank you Wesley Snipes

  • http://cruxify.com Crux

    I think Carl Levin might wear a large when ordering his orange jump suit.

  • http://PolitiBrew.com PolitiBrew

    I wonder if this played into Levin’s decision to retire.

  • ILikeRush

    good luck with that. they protect each other.

  • ILikeRush

    All liberals are liars that dislike the facts.

  • http://whatistaxed.com/ GOOGLE EXCLUDED INCOME

    WHAT A JOKE.

    Americans are too dumb to read their own laws.
    Stop funding the tyranny with your taxes.

    Search tax regs for “exempt income means any income”, ecfr DOT gov

    Be sure to read both (ii) and (iii).

    When enough Americans know income tax law, it will be obeyed.

  • kmandingo

    There is a sad period in history when this same behavior brought down an economy and the results were not very good.

  • Keith_Indy

    Oh, I believe this comes straight from the top, and it’s not like this is the first time the IRS has been used to punish a Presidents political foes.

  • FarOutWest

    My wife has been legally blind since age 7. We claim the 1040 legally blind deduction. We don’t earn that much money, and we don’t have unusual deductions, yet we have been audited 3 of the past 5 years! We know other people who are also visually impaired and legally blind and/or disabled who have been audited also since Obama became President.

    The IRS targets individuals with disabilities, especially those who claim the ‘legally blind’ deduction or medical expenses connected to their disabilities on their 1040 tax return. The IRS blantantly discriminates against those with disabilities, and Congress should investigate and schedule hearings.

    Discrimination against the blind is systemic throughout the US Government, especially the IRS; Congress must ask the difficult questions, no matter where it leads or what it reveals.

  • chickobla

    All joking and hyperbole aside, its apparent the only way to stop this now and in the future is for Congress to punish these errant agencies, IRS/NSA/EPA/BLM alike, by cutting their budgets. Money drives DC. So denying money coupled with voter awareness are the only toosl that will reign in these anti-democratic activities. Congratulations Judicial Watch for this home run on making us aware. Now we, the voters need to compel Congress to start taking punitive action.

  • Carey J

    A public school system run by teachers’ unions.

  • Just sayin

    Liberals are sniveling punks that must cheat, steal, lie and bribe to get elected. Obama is the leader of this pack of animals. What a bunch of creeps!

  • Julie

    We can ‘watch’ and vent, but what will happen to the corruption in our government? I am afraid the whole situation in Washington, DC is hopeless.

  • http://www.common-sensesolutions.com/ teridavisnewman

    Congressional elections are every 2 years genius.

  • Paul Hue

    The most open administration ever.

  • Paul Hue

    Just another Obama non-scandal. With Obama, all scandals are phony Fox News contrivances. He’s the first perfect person!

  • Chaz Lesniewicz

    Well said.

  • TOMMYHOUR

    Presidential is 4, Congressional is 2.

  • Ramon1710 .

    Hopefully, Congress will find my non-representative non-honorable Levin in contempt, for attempting to corrupt the elective process.

  • BoruBrian

    We can vote every 4 years,,Well for now…

  • BoruBrian

    Remember..Not a smidgen of corruption…

  • BoruBrian

    Do you work for Pelosi or Reid?

  • Good_Lt

    Your Klan hood is showing, moby.

  • Good_Lt

    Shut up, troll.

  • OLLPOH

    We The People have the “Standing”…We have to call every single person in congress, both chambers. It is our job to do, we have that power and that responsibility.

    We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
    OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
    (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • mauloa

    Judicial Watch has become the information source on the scandals taking place. The value of their service cannot be emphasized enough. How interesting that the requested materials by the committees are heavily “redacted” yet the copies sent to Judicial Watch contain all the information, un-redacted. The only way we will ever know what has really happened under this corrupt, evil, suppressing administration is what is sought by Judicial Watch. God bless them and keep them safe – with the current thugs ruling – an “accident” would not be unexpected.

  • CommonSense

    I think what you meant to more intelligently say is that Woodward is a Democrat who at 72 years old has done his fair share of investigative reporting over his life time and looks to the younger generation of investigative reporters to report on the scandals and lies of the day. But they can’t becuase they are lazy, can’t get away from a computer screen and hit the beat, and are in love with Obama and the Clintons. So the cover ups and non-reporting of facts and truth stay buried and only report their left leaning mainstream media agenda. Does that about sum it up?

  • fedupMan

    By then the damage will be too LATE to change. Mission accomplished. Win elections for D’s and change USA forever.
    D’s have elections to win. They don’t do rules. Rules are for the other guy. Alinsky said the ultimate goal is NOT to arrive at COMPROMISE or PEACEFUL coexistence, but rather to CRUSH the opposition. He also said the END JUSTIFIES any means, WINNING at any COST is all that MATTERS. This is NOT an intellectual debate, and in the WAR against social EVILS there are NO RULES of fair play. Want evidence, look at the last 6 years.

  • broadcastdude

    Yeah, I’ve read all I care to. “Hard hitting?” You’re kidding, right? Obama has a list of scandals that would choke
    a horse — several of them where people have died. Woodward has not investigated any of them. And how about the Clintons? He has not touched any of their scandals. Face it. Woodward is a sleazy Democrat.

  • Dustoff

    What does this have to do with the IRS mess?

    Not a single thing. More on

  • TOMMYHOUR

    The beauty of our country is that we have a chance to change every two years.
    This November get out and VOTE.
    Pay attention to the issues.
    Pay attention to the people running for office.
    Think.
    Vote.

  • Tedbaxter

    Same here– I call it “Obama derangement syndrome.” No matter how high the evidence piles up, they will not change their minds.

  • Lorenzo Faberini

    The deliberate concealment of documents by Barry and the Dems has led to a select committee on Benghazi, to get to the truth. John Boehner should announce a new select committee on the IRS. The IRS has not stopped the illegal persecution of citizens the DEMS. don’t approve of, even today the persecution continues.

  • Tedbaxter

    Even the LSM would cover that

  • Tedbaxter

    You are a Democrat, Ezra, trying to make critics of IRS-gate look bad

  • Tedbaxter

    You are a Democrat, Ezra, trying to make critics of IRS-gate look bad.

  • Templar8

    Really- Who didn’t know this from the get go. Just as we knew about Bengazi from the get go. And Obamacare from the get go. And on and on. There is a subset of people who just do not want to know the truth. The modern day “Know Nothings”. It is for these people alone that we have to perform this Kabuki Dance and pretend that there are questions about these despicable acts and malevolent people.
    Good Gracious, how did people get so dense?

  • JimFogleman

    Obama is making Jimmy Carter look like a genius & Richard Nixon look like a saint.

  • JimFogleman

    Ezra, there is a Jew hiding under your bed. They are also responsible for all of the silly clothes they make you wear.

  • JSWPATRIOT

    FAIR TAX

  • JimFogleman

    So you would solve all problems of voter fraud by eliminating voting.

  • MikeBee1

    No wonder Levin decided to retire this year………………………………………………

  • dixhandley

    Levin? Well there you go. It’s not difficult to figure out. Levin? Lol

  • Ezra Pound

    Please , hes a prop for the real culprits

  • buckbamboo

    It took … about ten seconds to realize Obama shows no aptitude at governing.” Of course,
    for those who knew Barack Obama even before his days as a senator, it was a
    forgone conclusion that BO wasn’t anything other than a rhetorical propagandist
    intent on transforming the United States of America. All he needed was a
    low-info constituency.

  • dw1206

    The true criminals here are the political players on both sides hiding behind Tax exempt organizations so that people cannot see who’s funding what.

  • 4Commencefiring4

    Did the White House ever really remove the tape recording system that brought Nixon down? Wouldn’t it be hilarious if…?

  • dw1206

    It should be a requirement that any advertising or media be completely transparent and factual, not misleading to the Public.

  • dw1206

    I understand the concerns for screening any groups applying for Tax exempt status that are strictly political activists. We can solve this problem altogether by eliminating ALL Tax exempt organizations!

  • mj01323

    The best prosecution would be of Carl Levin.

  • sniffles09

    It will take years for them to admit the criminal violations of the law by the obama admin
    and how the media helped cover it up.
    Eric HOlder has REFUSED to prosecute multiple times criminal activity of the IRS and the EPA ect.
    as he himself has blood on his hands from his illegial gun running FAST n FURIOUS

  • Doug Lynn

    Democrats will stall, stall, stall and try to run out the clock as long as Obama is President. I doubt anything will happen to any of these people. It will be justice denied by justice delay.

  • Samuel

    The incredible number of visits by the head of the IRS to the the White House was unprecedented and never explained by Obama or by anyone else in his administration. I found the huge number of visits very curious.

  • sniffles09

    the lame street media has been covering for obama since 2007

  • Cruella DeVille

    Impeached. Jailed. Tried for High Crimes and Misdemeanors plus Treason.
    The the civil suits by the victims of Benghazi, everyone affected by F&F, and everyone that was forced of their health insurance. That should bankrupt them.
    After all that he should be thoroughly disgraced, held in contempt by the majority, and drop him off the high-and-mighty pedestal his cabal has placed him on. That will prevent the martyr effect.
    Then hang him in public.
    Slowly.
    Then an unmarked grave.

  • barbara

    It was a rhetorical question.

  • Cruella DeVille

    Forget the blindfolds: The traitors need to see exactly what is coming to them.
    And I volunteer..

  • John1838

    Did he, or did someone at the White House hold a huge number of meetings with the IRS head? I don’t recall hearing/reading that Obama himself had done so. That would be an awfully big story for the MSM to sit on.

  • Nick

    Just like the video causing Benghazi

  • Nick

    I would say it’s only a matter of time before all the criminals involved in this are exposed but even if they are Eric Holder won’t prosecute any Democrat.

  • Cristina4Jesus

    The evidence will lead right to Obama, who had a huge number of meetings with the IRS head for some reason…

  • Joe_D

    Nothing will happen until the republicans in Congress get some real pressure put on them to appoint a special prosecutor. Forward a copy of this article to your representative in the House and Senate and ask them what in the hell are they going to do about this illegal activity. You may also want to call Senator Levin’s office in DC ((202) 224-6221) and express your outrage at the Gestapo tactic Levin and the IRS engaged in.

  • LibertyToad

    It’s Bush’s fault….

  • John

    No the idiots who allowed the release and who ever authorized it. To avoid them getting away with it under a pardon. Prosecute after O puke leaves office. The statute of limitatins want run out. If word was to spread that that is what will happen a lot of it will stop because no one wants to loose their job or go to jail RIGHT?

  • silentfor56years

    The current Dept of Justice investigating the current IRS? Hmmmm.

  • Joe_D

    It was the smidgen on that blue dress that got him in trouble.

  • silentfor56years

    The rouge agents in Cleveland or was is Cincinnati story sure has the scent of a couple of White House staffers.

  • http://grumpyelder.com/ Grumpy

    I used to comment with him on one the Gannett local media sites- back then he leaned left.

    Now he quotes nothing but sites like Think Progress, Media Matters and Kos.. it’s sad

  • #BringBackAnyoneButRegressives

    Many already are figuring on his being president for life. They have next to nothing to show for his presidency but “hope” and “change” but…

  • TsT

    I Still believe it will stop at the ‘White House .’ with plenty of proof .

  • JohnGaltDurham

    Time for the IRS to go. This organization has never been anything but a problem. Shutter the buildings and close the doors, go to a flat tax and call it a day.

  • 17_woods

    Levin is one despicable SOB.

  • Public_Sense

    Can’t do that. The IRS is now in charge of Obamacare too.

  • Public_Sense

    The liberal’s ends always justify the means.

  • Artupstairs

    See, that’s your mistake. You thought he was reasonably sane.

  • Artupstairs

    You can be BOTH as well.

  • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine

    They won’t defend it. They will ignore it or just say it’s all a fake scandal that never happened.

  • seanster5977

    To be a liberal democrat it requires you to either be ignorant or a liar. As you point out they deflect on ever issue or scandal involving the Obama team. And as you also note they will continue support Obama and will in the process blame everyone else for their failures.

  • Vaughn Lewis

    Keep it up! Every time you open your mouth you show just how ignorant you and your fellow libs are. When the whole pathetic progressive (evil) movement comes crashing down you will be looking for tea party patriots to pull your chestnuts out of the fire

  • TJDD951

    Hello

  • http://grumpyelder.com/ Grumpy

    Goes beyond seeing nothing wrong– Think Progress, Daily Kos, Media Matters and similar sites have done their job well.

    I got called a terrorist the other day for saying the IRS investigation should proceed..

    Then got accused of treason, being anti-American and supporting Islamic terrorism for saying democrats were afraid of what the House Benghazi investigation might expose ..

    All this from a guy who seemed reasonably sane 5 years ago.

  • ripeforchange

    Lerner and Levin and probably Schumer as well. Anybody get the common denominator here?

  • glenn47

    Really? Funny, there are pictures of him with the book getting off the plane. He worships ole man Saul.

  • glenn47

    Yep, that is why Obama just brought his evil buddy from Chicago to help destroy the right. They have a whole crew of people just for that purpose. They are running scared and you can expect massive fraud in Nov.

  • glenn47

    Really, them why was Obama caught reading the book, Rules for Radicals?

  • glenn47

    We need to back up and give the election to the man that ran a clean election and is truly the winner.

  • Disco Obama

    Abolish the BLM and the Dept Of Education too.

  • Disco Obama

    The press only gave positive stories about Obama, it was much more than Benghazi. It helps to have the press in your back pocket.

  • Disco Obama

    Sad thing is, the Obama voters see nothing wrong, not a peep from the lot. In fact, they’d vote for him a third time if it was possible.

    I know the president didn’t have anything to do with the IRS targeting the Tea Party, because he would never attempt to punish his enemies.

  • RTUT

    Childish. Typical. 9th grade education, maybe.

  • RTUT

    Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it, comrade. And those are usually democrat voters. They/you probably do not know about the democrat past and their creation of the Ku Klux Klan, their incarceration of the Japanese during WWII, to name two. Nor do they/you realize the similarities of the democrat party and the National Socialist Party of Germany (NAZI). Note the anti semitism that is surfacing more readily in the Obama administration and their insistence that Israel accept the bombs and rockets from the terrorist so called Palestinians. Notice how they soft pedal Islamic terrorists and attack Christians. You are part of a racist party that instills a belief that people of color cannot make it in this world and they work to make them believe it. They have ruined the black family. That you support this behavior says a lot about who you are, comrade. Especially if you actually do realize what the democrat party has done and is doing.

  • RTUT

    And watch the major news media ignore it and, when pressed, create excuses for the democrats. Not much difference between major media and the communists in Russia, N. Korea, Cuba, etc.

  • ChocoCatSF

    He is your president. I did not vote for him, but I am an American, and even people I did not vote for are still my representatives

    So that makes you hate America, way to hate America Dude.

  • ChocoCatSF

    So? The point is that conservative groups aren’t being stopped from doing anything, Genius, you are all whining about nothing

  • ChocoCatSF

    Not about me

  • ChocoCatSF

    What are you talking about? Not given legal status to operate, who made that up? What idiot made that up, and why would you believe something so stupid. These groups applied for tax free status, which, they don’t qualify for, but, it does not stop them from doing anything, it just means they have to pay taxes on income like you and me.

  • ChocoCatSF

    What is the lie? I thought you guys hated lies, but you can’t find the lie here?

    Hmmmm

  • ChocoCatSF

    The guy calling you a liar

    You folks get real upset at lies, don’t you, lying is big deal, remember?

  • ChocoCatSF

    You must see yourself as pretty important. I mean, you actually believe people get paid to make you look stupid on the internet? Why?

  • Stickmania

    No, Souphead is just plain stupid.

  • talljohn777

    You clearly do not know English because you didn’t answer the question.

  • souphands

    Did you learn English when applying for American citizenship?

  • Stickmania

    This goes specifically to the White House,
    Yes, we do understand…
    Not ANY other office in DC.

    Nice try.

  • JamesBenson

    How did you get in the building? :)

  • JamesBenson

    I recall the trolls all claiming that this was just Republicans making things up, the IRS also targeted liberal groups, there was nothing there…

    Of course, we knew they were lying, but I doubt they will be rushing in here to apologize.

  • JamesBenson

    After you make a comment like that, do you feel unusually stupid? I mean, ” let’sstop funding the United States”…. Did anybody even come within a thousand miles of saying that? Of course not.

    You really should go take a nap.

  • talljohn777

    And are you from another country???

  • ChocoCatSF

    Then why make up stories about Obama personally ordering this?

  • talljohn777

    “The most transparent administration in history” is a complete farce… This administration is completely corrupt… And the American people are just plain stupid… We are doomed…

  • al

    Anyone who does not know that this came from the very top is brain dead. “Rules for Radicals” applied by its prime proponent. His aim is to destroy this nation and he is well on his way.

  • Stickmania

    RIGHT,
    “NOT A SMIDGEON” of connection to the White House …

    during SuperBowl Interview with Bill O’rielly

  • johnsmith500

    Yet the liar in chief says there was nothing.

  • Stickmania

    ouch.

  • Charles90210

    Hello Roy,

    Say, Senator Levin wanted assure you refrain from including any comments he made about the discussions you had and that the persecution of any race creed or color was not traced to his office

    LL

  • Stickmania

    Are you talking about the 38,000 illegal immigrants released from ICE ?
    !!!

  • http://www.military-history.us/ Cincinnatus

    Stop funding? We would be better off and probably get more equal tax treatment if they revived the old Roman practice of Tax farming. It is certain that tax farming would not be any more corrupt than what we have now.

  • John

    Investigate try once Ob is out of office and why. O puke can pardon any one; wait until he is out of office and can no longer pardon these criminals. Statute does not run out that quick.

  • Stickmania

    Since I am “blocked ” from the Wash Exam,

    : Regarding BIDEN’s SON with UKRAINE GAS COMPANY:

    Can anybody call this”a conflict of interest”
    or “Cronie Liberalism”
    Just like Cheney used to be CEO of Haliburton,
    and they got all of the contracts in Iran,

    Obama said he would stop this kind of thing,
    only, not for his friends ? OR Relatives ?
    How about his Illegal Uncle ? or Aunt that just passed away?
    And Obama did not attend her funeral , awwwhhhh…

    And:
    Lois Lerner Attorney claims:
    It “would be un-american” to hold her in contempt of court,

    what outrageous crap…….

  • Charles90210

    Dear Ms. Lerner;

    Roy has requested I ask about whether it was possible to criminally prosecute certain tax-exempt entities, and keep Levin’s name out of the investigation?

  • PeoplesRepublicOfMd

    Lois doesn’t have to be the fall girl though she might well be the liability girl. She can point fingers though it makes me wonder if she feels as though she can walk down a street at night without looking over her shoulders. Think Vince Foster.

  • souphands

    Yeah, let’s stop funding the United States. Great idea.

  • souphands

    There will be 100 at most.

  • Stickmania

    I am sure Eric “WithHolder” is in control of the situation…

  • Stickmania

    You’ll be racist or sexist…

  • http://www.military-history.us/ Cincinnatus

    I would still like to know if instructions went out from the White House to the IRS or if the IRS people involved are just initiative taking fellow travelers of Obama. We also need to see a real investigation and some people going to jail over this. Better yet, lets just get rid of the IRS.

  • rufedup2

    I can’t wait to hear the Democrats try to defend this one.

  • Finkin79 .

    He’s probably changed the definition like he did with “imminent” so he could assassinate American citizens without due process.

  • xBeth

    When they start writing their memoirs, they will find it hard to not brag of their deeds.

  • xBeth

    If you’re telling the truth, you will not be hurt by the slow release of privately gathered information.

  • MichaelH1836

    c’mon. Tell us what you really think.
    Seriously, you’ve put some effort into this. Thanks.

  • Stickmania

    Goto:
    NormanGoldman dot com and EMail Norm about this topic:

  • Dmacwired

    That’s because aint no body wanting to see the trouble jesus be seeing.

  • Stickmania

    Call in the Thom Hartmann Show and blast this topic:

    1-866-987-THOM (8466) or 1-866-745-CONS (2667)

  • Stickmania

    Wail on Stephanie Miller on this topic tomorrow:

    1-800-STEPH-1-2 (1-800-783-7412)

  • jack_spratt

    Isn’t it amazing that NONE of our vaunted MSM hounds had the simple gumption do what Judicial Watch did? Wonder why not pray tell?

    Where was the Washington Post and New York Times FOI requests? They were such great “investigators” back during Nixon – not to mention for the Reagan admin in uncovering Iran-Contra. No more though. They are more like just extensions of the Obama WH press office in truth. Come to think of it – where were the FOI request from FOX for Pete’s sake?

    Nope – I think the greater scandal in the big picture is just how much – and how easily – most of the MSM have been totally corrupted by their overt love affair with our “first Black Prez” – and of course far beyond their “normal” Left bias. Hear no evil – see no evil is their new mantra – I mean UNLESS a Repub/conservative does it.

  • Dmacwired

    If this B.S. keeps up there will be blood.

  • Stickmania

    I just donated 200 bucks to JUDICIAL WATCH
    and added them in as a Bookmark for NEWS.

    You got to be outraged by this story, and contribute to them helps
    make this a better News organization.
    I am not a plug,
    only saying they deserve it for breaking stories like this.

  • Dmacwired

    If a gunny sack full of shyte got up to walk and talk it would say things like, “Let me be clear”, “I’m going to focus like a laser on that”, “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor”, “my healthcare won’t cost you one thin dime”, “I didn’t have sex with that woman”, “The age of big government is over”, “What difference does it make”, “I can’t recall that”, and the list could go on and on.

  • Stickmania

    And well HEY.
    Hunter Biden is on the Legal team for the Ukraine Natural Gas Company ?!!!
    No conflict of interest there eh?

  • Stickmania

    Call in on your local “Progressive talk” radio show on this story.
    Nobody calls in on their shows, so it should be easy to get in, just sound “trendy”
    If enough of us do it, they will be flooded with the topic, and can’t avoid it.
    We have to be persistent and press this issue to the top and make MSM fossils wake up.

    I am calling in Thom Hartmann show and Norman Goldman show WCPT Chicago tomorrow.

    Somebody cover Ed Schultz and Stephanie Miller early show !!!

  • Dmacwired

    It’s gives me hope to ponder to possibilities !

  • Tony_Seco

    The sixteenth amendment needs to go the way of the eighteenth.

  • Dmacwired

    And that would be because not all the piles of truth he dumps out are created equally…. some are higher and deeper than others, but they all draw flies.

  • Tony_Seco

    Holder won’t appoint an SP, but congress can. Obe can try and have him dismissed, but congress can either reappoint or reappoint the same guy. Wouldn’t that be a kick in the pants.
    We all know how well that went for Nixon. BTW, the second article of impeachment? attempting to manipulate the IRS to attack enemies.

  • Martin Luther 2013

    The President’s silence on this is at least an indicator of his complicity. High Crimes and misdemeanors indeed.

  • Stickmania

    Amen.

  • Mike_E_V

    The level of stench would be based upon which version of the truth he tells. He bold faced lied about the IRS on national TV. What a hack job.

  • Albireo

    Excellent work, Judicial Watch! You have sure made progress where Congress was stymied. This was a calculated effort by a group of people and led by Senator Levin(D) to misuse a government agency for political gain. They all seem willing partners. No wonder no one spoke the truth. It’s because no one had integrity.

  • Dmacwired

    Vell you know, ven you are good with money, and we all know the root of all evil is the love of money, you are bound to be corrupted and become evil
    Just because those jews are good with money is no reason to single them out for being special…
    Hmm, what did I just say?

  • rls976

    You obfuscated. You had said is was inexcusable that, as you put it, GOP senators had failed to ask the executive branch to enforce law. Now you claim that you had said that GOP members ask the executive branch to explain its performance. Those are not the same. Where in the US Constitution is the executive branch given authority to decide which laws on the books are actually “legal”? That branch is to enforce laws.

  • Billy Mullins

    @OSR1 asked “When will these assholes start going to jail.”
    I figure about 6 months after they sign for the first truckload of parkas, parka-pants and bunny-boots at the loading dock in hell.

  • Obamunist_Party

    The only way to cure the Washington DC cancer is to shut off the money supply.

  • rconaway

    I think it’s time that Obama shove his Smidgeon, the lying little twerp.

  • Obamunist_Party

    It will take a revolution to get a flat tax. When do we start? I like the 75% idea, cutting the money off by 75% a good place to start cutting the federal government.

  • Obamunist_Party

    It has been obvious from all the stonewalling and foot dragging that Obama’s story line has been another Liar-Palooza. Of course he is using every government agency to persecute his enemies. That is all that Eric Holder has done in office, other than running guns to Mexican drug lords. Democrats learn their political tactics from Alinsky, Joseph Goebbels, Mao and Stalin. In no case does the truth enter into their consciousness. Whatever it takes to win, and inasmuch as turnabout is fair play, then whatever it takes to destroy them.

  • Dmacwired

    Here’s something I pasted from Free Dictionary,

    I stand corrected, the POTUS does not appoint the SP,
    The AG or Congress does that and so we’re back to square one with nowhere to turn to.

    Special prosecutor n. an attorney from outside of the government selected by the Attorney General or Congress to investigate and possibly prosecute a federal government official for wrongdoing in office. The theory behind appointing a special prosecutor is that there is a built-in conflict of interest between the Department of Justice and officials who may have political or governmental connections with that department. The most famous special prosecutor was law professor Archibald Cox, originally chosen to investigate White House (and President Richard Nixon’s) involvement in the Watergate scandal. President Nixon demanded that Attorney General Elliot Richardson fire Cox who was being aggressive in his investigation, and Richardson resigned rather than comply, as did Assistant Attorney General William Ruckelshaus. Deputy Attorney General Robert Bork finally discharged Cox.

  • Billy Mullins

    Rainier asked “What Difference will it make in November 2014?”

    Alas, none, I fear. Not a frakking bit. The cool-aide drinkers are comfortable talking on their Obama-phones, living in government-subsidized housing, eating food and watching television bought with welfare funds (at least when they aren’t going to Disney World) and believing every word that drips from Dear Leader’s lying lips, relayed, sanitized and “amened” by the lapdog lame-stream media. Why would they vote other than for the party that gave them all that nice s**t? When you add to that the control the Donkey Party has on the vote tabulation process (“The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” – Joseph Stalin) and the miserable way the Republican leadership presents the party to the rank and file American, why expect the Dhimmicrats to do anything but strengthen their grip on power? Get real.

  • Luxomni

    I know you are getting bored with this, but both the good cop and the bad cop want to put you in jail. Whether you think the Ds or the Rs are the good cop doesn’t matter. They are both trying to make you subservient to the Federal Government instead of the government being subservient to you.

  • kmandingo

    Another Jewish guy giving us a bad name. Lew, Miller, Madoff, Geithner, Bernanke, Axelrod, Emanuel, Spitzer, Weiner, Goldman Sax-the entire firm, Rothschilds, and the list goes on and on! We behave bad around money.

  • Luxomni

    Precisely.

  • Tumbleweed

    Everyone of the named democrat crooks should be put on trial, don’t forget the connection to the White House!
    The entire IRS is corrupt, get rid of them and shut it down!

  • joepotato

    The short answer is (drum roll) Bonehead is a straight up traitor… He’s totally complicit in the Obama/Soetoro ID and usurpation cover-up.

  • Dmacwired

    Apples and oranges. The Crips and Bloods are lawless criminals engaged in violence for profit including cold blooded murder.
    The groups of conservative and liberal with non profit status are engaged in persuasion using ideas.
    That’s a far cry from the agenda of the Crips and Bloods which means your comment doesn’t even merit a “nice try”.,

  • Purplesuiter

    One of several smoking guns to prove there was MORE THAN A SMIDGEON of corruption in the IRS.

    When the republican president takes office in Jan 2017, the demonics working throughout the government are going to find themselves unemployed.

  • joepotato

    I wonder what the next “phony scandal” is gonna be… Maybe it’ll be the one where Obungabama declares a 2fer… Declares himself King and declares martial law with his mighty pen all at once…

  • Dmacwired

    There’s a rabbit hole to be explored,

  • Dmacwired

    Imagine being a fly on the wall in the oval office during those sessions.

  • Dmacwired

    Oh come on, you aren’t trying hard enough,
    Everyday when I think I can’t despise Obama anymore he does something to prove me wrong. ;)

  • Dmacwired

    That’s why Leno’s writers asked me to leave. ;)

  • http://harryhuntington.com/ Harry Huntington

    As I said, the Republican members of Congress routinely ask executive branch agencies to explain their performance. The President of the United States did swear an oath to enforce the laws of the US and he has done that quite well. The Executive Branch is co-equal with the other branches and is allowed to decide which laws are actually legal.

  • joepotato

    That was really bad….;-)

  • Dmacwired

    Anyone think Lois will Lerner lesson?
    Yuk yuk yuk, I couldn’t help myself… LOL

  • http://harryhuntington.com/ Harry Huntington

    I have no clue what that means.

  • CommonSense

    Really? Have you read any of Woodwards books on both Bush and Obama White House’s and the two men. I found then to be hard hitting, balanced and fair. One Prez a democrate, the other a Republican. Woodward and Bernstein became the gold standard for investigate reporting………..something today’s young biased/slanted journalist do not have in them.

  • http://harryhuntington.com/ Harry Huntington

    Everything you said in your post is factually wrong.

  • Looking4Sanity

    Levin is a rabid trouser weasel.

  • Dmacwired

    If Obama’s smidgeon was fecal matter it would stink up the country from sea to shining sea.
    Smidgeon, apparently is a relative thing with our president, just like his view of truth.

  • Looking4Sanity

    There’s nothing wrong with the MSM that 25 years of exclusive GOP oversight couldn’t fix.

  • Tony_Seco

    Earlier this year, Issa threatened the IRS chief with contempt for not turning over emails. Then the IRS said it could take years.
    Seems like these committees could get their information quicker through the FOIA.
    They all are guilty of obstruction of justice.

  • Dmacwired

    Yeah, there you go, it’s here to stay according to one so-called up and coming conservative.

  • Dmacwired

    He’s lying scum and little more.
    The White House is going to need a fire house to wash down the inside of that place and then a major disinfectant applied to kill the bacteria when Obama and his trash friends leave.

  • Looking4Sanity

    You sho got dat rite!

  • Looking4Sanity

    Indeed. He attended the Bill Clinton school of mealy-mouthed word parsing for weasels.

  • Dmacwired

    A whole lot of patriots will be landing in DC real soon, I sure hope they chant the names of Levin a Lerner really loud for a couple of hours, And then switch to calling out Johnny Walker Boehner’s name.
    Their visit to DC could not come at a more inconvenient time for a lot of politicians….. Isn’t that a wonderful coincidence.

  • Looking4Sanity

    Wait. ..WHAT?!

    Obama assured us that this was the random act of a low level IRS employee! I recall that distinctly.

    I am shocked. Shocked, I say! Our pResident has been lying to us?! I wonder what ELSE he’s been lying about. Benghazi? His citizenship? His education? Social security number? Global warming? ObamaDon’tCare?

    My, my. What a crooked web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!

  • jim6073

    dems are so clever…just ask them. bastards. thanks for shining the light on the cockroaches JW.

  • bobdog19006

    Somebody ought to ask the esteemed senior senator from Michigan the obvious question: just who the hell does he think he is? These guys have told each other the same lies for so long they apparently believe them.

    As Joseph Welch addressed Joe McCarthy in 1954, “Senator; you’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”

  • Dmacwired

    “Not so much as an itty bitty widdle bit of a smidgeon”, he chuckled to himself after the interview.

  • Junk

    Obamacare

  • Dmacwired

    You got that right.
    The R’s couldn’t fight their way out of wet paper bag, but give the D’s just a glimmer of opportunity and they will gut punch their opposition without mercy until they are unconscious and on their way to jail.

  • johnny99

    From time to time the tree of democracy needs to be watered with the blood of tyrants. — Thomas Jefferson

  • johnny99

    You are correct that both sides are corrupt. How else can you explain the fact that the “loyal opposition” — in this case the GOP — hasn’t impeached Obama?

  • FireUrEngine

    The Communists aka progressives aka liberals have successfully taken over our country!

  • Dmacwired

    Its name is Obamacarcinoma, it’s malignant and aggressive and will kill the host nation unless it is removed.

  • HalfMoments

    And where is this in national news? That is where there is a not a smidgen.

  • broadcastdude

    Where are Woodward and Bernstein now? Wait, I know. Nixon was a Republican. I don’t know what happened to Bernstein, but Woodward is a sell-out. He won’t go after a Democrat.

  • Tony_Seco

    Does “We will close down Guantanamo Bay” ring a bell?
    How about this whopper “I don’t take a dime of their [lobbyists’] money, and when I am president, they won’t find a job in my White House”.
    “I didn’t set a red line in Syria”.
    and of course, “If you like your doctor”…

  • johnny99

    More specifically, Gitmo.

  • SidVishess

    Because they make the Department of Education look indispensable.

  • johnny99

    God only knows what kind of dirt the NSA has given to Obama about the slimeball Boehner.

  • CommonSense

    LOL! Good one, but true.

  • AZfederalist

    Problem is, I can’t despise them any more than I already do.

  • AZfederalist

    If Watergate happened now, the story would be, “Woodward and Bernstein help cover up the Watergate mess”, or “Daniel Elseberg buries the Pentagon Papers”.

  • Oscar_DeGrouch

    Let’s all take a moment to congratulate Judicial Watch. Doing the job the RINOs don’t have the guts to do.

  • Dmacwired

    That sounds wonderful but turning to the laws of our country means what exactly? Turning to the text and reading aloud isn’t going to move the wheels of justice.

    What we need is an unbiased prosecutor willing to investigate, collect facts, convene a grand jury and with the facts obtain an indictment – then try the defendants one at a time. As the trial opens up more evidence of wrong doing other people will begin to shake out and the whole putrid corrupt conspiracy will spill out onto the pages of every newspaper in the country while photos of the convicted are lead off to jail.

    Now that’s a scene I’d like to see. But this time folks we have an unabashedly corrupt executive branch with willing accomplices in the Department of Justice.

    So unless the Congress is willing to convene hearings and exercise its constitutional powers to hold the guilty accountable all is lost and this great nation will never recover its honor or integrity while justice will become a thing to be mocked and scoffed at.

  • Gatortrapper

    Whatever dude. Seems that Judicial Watch is able to use the legal system to extract more disclosure from your transparent President than he gives Congress. What’s stupid is people who can’t see that even the Progressive “disparate impact” analysis establishes the guilt of the Administration in targeting conservative groups. What I want is regain power and deport socialists overseas or boot California from the Republic, or both.

  • David

    That’s a lot of ‘smidgens’ Mr President. Wonder where the trail leads from IRS HQ? Hmm..

  • SeahorseKB

    We are wasting our time on Harry (whose real name is Michelle Robinson Obama).

  • CommonSense

    Basterd cracks me up. When evidence is produced that clearly indicates wrong doing……….its righ wing nonsense. Glad you weren’t around when Nixon was president. You would have said it was democratic left wing conspiracy, when it fact, it was the great investigative reporting by Woodward and Bernstein that discovered the break-in and cover up. Becuase of their work Nixon, under pressure, resigned vs. being impeached. I know Baster, ain’t it a bitch when the facts get in the way. Pesky little facts and the truth.

  • Vyvyan Basterd

    Completely brilliant!

  • Gatortrapper

    Gotcha… You didn’t read the entire post did you? If you had then you would have seen that I repudiated the entire comment at the end. But it’s insightful to know that people do read the first sentence or two and then form a firm opinion.

  • Bo Andysin

    Not really relevant — I just hate liberals.

  • SeahorseKB

    Here’s some history for you Harry. The Democratic party started the KKK, and not a single Democrat voted for the right for blacks to be allowed to vote. Since 1965 the Democrats have used President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society welfare system to keep the blacks on the government tit for going on three generations now. When the welfare bill was signed into law, Johnson’s recorded direct quote was, “I’ll have these ni**ers voting Democrat for the next 200 years.”

  • wylie123

    Proof enough to ban the democrat party from running for political office for the next 50 years and remove sitting members of congress.

  • Bo Andysin

    Don’t be so BOSSY!!!

  • 5T4ND4RD-01L

    Seems legit.

  • 5T4ND4RD-01L

    I hate Obama, and I don’t feel guilty about slavery.

  • Ben Ghazi

    Drip, drip, drip. There is a cancer on the Presidency.

  • WaterBoyz

    This means that Lois does NOT need any immunity.
    The Elite R’s suk at using a big stick to get results. They must be afraid that if the tables were turned the Ds would bash the Rs’ head in. History has proven that is the case, The Rs’ have almost never used their Majority position to their advantage. Even the Ds use their power when they are in the minority.

  • Vyvyan Basterd

    Obama’s corruption exists regardless if you choose to believe in it or not.

  • SeahorseKB

    I have two words for you Harry GEORGE SOROS. (I know, you don’t get it.)

  • Elmo Fudginputz

    So, what’s your strategic solution genius? You didn’t address that at all, and that’s all that matters now. An abstract observation like “limiting their power over us to be punitive”, how do you expect to effect that? Or don’t you have a plan that will work? Apparently not or you would have offered it initially. Strategic boycotts is the only carnal thing that may work, prayer, fasting and repentance is the only thing guaranteed to work.

  • SeahorseKB

    That is because most Americans are illiterate tools of the progressive take over of the public school system in this country. Trust me, I know. I taught in it for thirty years. I watched in horror and dismay as the teacher unions controlled by the lib progs rewrote our history texts to such a point that if you compared an American history text published before the 1970′s and compared it to the ones of 2008, the year that I retired, you would not have a clue they were written about the same country.

  • Yu So Wong

    So tell me again why a free America needs the Fed or IRS?

  • George W

    There are now grounds for a special prosecutor to be appointed.

  • Dmacwired

    A large, and I mean really large group of good hearted concerned citizens could always demonstrate their disapproval of Mr. Levin’s actions by assembling on his front lawn. That would certainly get his attention and probably destroy the grass.

  • George W

    I agree!

  • whoisjohngalt58

    Time to fry Carl Marx Levin.

  • Dmacwired

    And Charlie Wrangle should have been run out of Congress on a rail, but instead he was back slapped and congratulated on his birthday just days before the Democrat leadership simply wagged their fingers at him while smiling .

  • George W

    President Obama lies a lot.

  • Finkin79 .

    You seriously have dem. trolls on the brain. Partisan hacks are just as useless no matter what side they’re on. Reality check: your “team” isn’t all that much better then the other “team”.

  • rabiddog9

    “Not even a SMIDGEON……..”

  • rightisright5116

    Nice job Judicial Watch. I like the Breitbart method of slowly releasing the information. It allows the guilty and defenders of the guilty enough time and rope to hang themselves.

  • SeahorseKB

    It’s not anywhere near the end of this story. STAY TUNED.

  • Dmacwired

    It blows my mind to think the IRS and a sitting US Senator would be stupid enough to use their Email to conspire against their political opponents.
    Emails are every bit as good as a smoking gun with finger prints. In this case the Emails show a deliberate and consistent attempt by a US Senator pressuring the IRS to act against political adversaries.
    Lerner has no cover or place to hide. Levin cannot fire her so there’s no actionable or implied jeopardy to be claimed by Lerner.
    The only problem now is finding a venue to deal with the criminal activity. That takes a courtroom and a prosecutor but so far Eric Holder is holding out on taking up the charges.

  • George W

    Troll

  • Stickmania

    Because the Repubs are in on it too,
    This is a last grasp at the New World Order and they are letting it happen,
    Because THEY MAKE MONEY.

  • SeahorseKB

    ABOLISH

  • Madrigal Man

    Tyranny. Government run Tyranny. And the band plays on…

  • Lucky4Awhile

    Makes you want to despise the Obama Administration and the mindless Democrat minions in the House and Senate all the more. They are nothing but a bunch of weasels and crooks who need to be removed from office before causing further embarassment to this nation.

  • Stickmania

    was over 150
    I think like 182

  • rls976

    It is time to break this empire up so some of us can throw off the yoke of this tyrannical and unconstitutionally-operating federal government..

  • Stickmania

    Hey Flippy,
    I realize that BOTH sides are Corrupt.
    Bush built the perch using 9-11 for Obama to launch the Police State and Africom

    C’mon, break through the left right paradigm and see how the Globalists control both sides !

  • sprdthewrd

    Not even a smidgen ???

  • rls976

    You did not answer either of my questions.

  • fipper

    Amen

  • Samuel

    Harry: That is just utter non-sense. In most instances no decisions were made one way or the other. How would one know that all the left-leaning groups got their tax-exmpt status justifiably if they were not looked at. Likely some left leaning organizations filed for tax exempt status and got it. Likely also that some got it and did not deserve it because their paperwork was accepted and not questioned. Likely many of the right-leaning groups justifiably got it but too late. I am amazed that you would make the blanket statement you just made. Merely because Obama has rightly earned his reputation as “Liar in Chief”, I would not use that fact do brand you or all the people in Cook County as prevaricators. Because you are educated I have to assume that your statement is meant to be provocative and that you know that it is false. A different conclusion would make you out to be an ignorant buffoon which does not seem to be very probable.

  • Bill Fairweather

    Remind me again, how many times the head of the IRS visited the White House?

  • fipper

    Saved the best for last I see .

  • Dmacwired

    Something tells me the liberal non profit groups are getting away with what ever they want….
    Anyone who thinks the liberal non profit groups aren’t going beyond the limits of their tax exempt status is a chump of immense proportions.

  • Retired_Marine

    How ever many people show up two thirds of them will be Federal agents looking to infiltrate.

  • fipper

    True but nail the obvious suspects or get them to plea-bargain, negotiate a deal and focus in the IRS .Too much myopia here. This is a opportunity for all of us and opportunity knocks !

  • George W

    Sounds like a democrat troll

  • Professor Fate

    Yet more proof that the Obama Administration is the most corrupt in American History and the Democrats are the most corrupt of the major political parties. The Republican establishment is cowardly,devious and perfectly content with minority status if they get the same perks and bennies the Democrats get without doing the heavy lifting. No wonder they hate the Tea Party.The federal bureaucracy will simply do what they’re told to do without question. Their eyes are on keeping their cushy jobs and a fat retirement; morals and ethics do not figure into it. Washington, D.C. no longer represents the people of America. It is a cesspool of corruption probably last seen in the Grant, Harding, Wilson and LBJ Administrations. It’s way past time to clean house.

  • joeyblueyes

    OBITLA, GUILTY AS CHARGED

  • SeahorseKB

    The death of four Americans in Benghazi is the biggest scandal. These people were sacrificial lambs to the slaughter all to protect Obama’s re-election and Hillary’s political future. Hell has two chairs of honor waiting for these two criminals.

  • fipper

    But ,at the time, it was a big deal.In hindsight it looks like nothing. Here is what is good about Watergate in the here and now. It proves abuse has been bi-partisan for those that want to make the partisanship the story inside of an incredible powerful agency that can ruin anyone with impunity. Strip it down to the very least as one mission only and keep any eye on them all the time from there on. They have had such an expansion of power to collect almost anything anyway since the original inception.

  • LUV2SKICO

    oversight

  • jamesben

    And the Obama Reich ministers continue to obfuscate and dissemble. Now, somebody explain to me WHY Turncoat Crybaby Boehner REFUSES to have Reich Mistress Lerner arrested? Why?
    Ya, because he’s a gutless RINO scumbag.

  • Jebrolis

    All this lawlessness is more than the “Chicago-Way” it has become the new political model in DC culture. Everything is run from parallel watchdogs of the same ideological thoughts from the White-House and it’s too complicated for anything other than a nod and a wink by the Prez. No,his top lieutenants and interference runners are where the rubber meets the road and they can be squeezed till they choke and the Att. Gen’s office at the desire and command of the Prez will act not as the peoples Attorney General but The Prez’s private construct and traffic controller. Someone of influence has to be enticed to come clean with documents or risk the chances of being a fall person after the admin is gone and in hiding. This is the time where a whistleblower can name their own tune.

  • LUV2SKICO

    here

  • Jack Coyote

    Not even a smidgeon of scandal. A bald faced lie by Barry. Again. Impeach.

  • fipper

    What I take away from this article is the potential to use the IRS as a weapon against all of us. Obama will be gone in 2 1/2 years and the IRS will obey the new leader, GOP or DNC. Focus on limiting their power over us to be punitive.

  • ncpg

    Obama and his Regime need to be in prison.

  • Hill411

    I agree that a series of depostions and testimony will be instrumental in ‘cooking their goose’ BUT the flame will be ignited by someone who either does NOT have the protection of the DOJ or someone who is cornered and facing prison time because he/she does not have a credible defense against why his/her name was included in the transmittal. Right now all the IRS, WH and DOJ wagons are circled. What is needed is a straggler whose wagon is outside the the perimeter.

  • SeahorseKB

    Seriously, fat chance. We have the highest ranking lawyer in the nation, the sorry POS Eric Holder, who should have already been put in jail a hundred times over, and who tramples on the Constitution on a daily basis with a sneer and a snarling face. Who cares? 2014 and 2016 had better be a wake up call for those of us who want to take America back from these fascist criminals.

  • rls976

    A leftist liberal, horseface John Kerry, had a boat custom-built in New Zealand (not in the US), in 2011 I recall. The final cost was more than $7 million. (This self-proclaimed champion of the US worker bought it with what he buys everything with, the money of a deceased Republican, Pennsylvania US Senator John Heinz, whose widow he married quickly after the airplane-crash death of Senator Heinz.) Then he deliberately violated Massachusetts law by docking it in Rhode Island (where there is almost zero taxation of it) and using it in Massachusetts – all in order to evade steep Massachusetts taxation. He got caught breaking the law by the Boston Herald. He finally got embarrassed, by Howie Carr & company, into grudgingly saying publicly that he would pay the tax he owed to Massachusetts, where he had multiple residences (again, paid for by a dead Republican’s money – the Republican earned it and horseface got to marry it). But it was my understanding that, at least as of the beginning of 2013, horseface had not yet paid the tax money. It seems that his strategy was to publicly assert that he would pay, then lay low about it while public attention turned elsewhere, and never pay. Horseface was clearly as disgusted about being exposed for breaking the law and being pressured to pay his tax, as George W Bush was when he, against his will, signed into law the construction of a fence to separate us and Mexico.

  • fipper

    This is one very egregious story about the abuse of ALL american’s rights. ush started the Patriot act & Obama has allowed it to continue. Just stop it !! Somethings rise above petty Washington politics. They come and go, the institutions don’t. HHS , a result of the Patriot act is yet another permanent agency that you can add to the list.

    Remember when americans used to tell each other ” I may disagree with what you are saying but will fight to the death for your right to say it ? ” Bring that America back.

  • LUV2SKICO

    You need 2/3 of the senate to expel a member. Do you really expect us to do that good in a single election?

  • http://harryhuntington.com/ Harry Huntington

    Darrell Issa does that every time he holds a hearing.

  • SeahorseKB

    Nothing will happen to him, he will get to keep his great pension.

  • Liberty2Day

    the marxist left OWES us Americans the TEN TRILLION their Obama stole.

  • http://www.reticulator.com Reticulator

    We don’t need no stinkin’ select committee. We have Judicial Watch.

  • http://www.reticulator.com Reticulator

    First profiling is bad. Then it’s good. Then it’s bad again. There’s got to be a pattern here somewhere.

  • Stickmania

    I am furious.
    We all need to call every radio show on left
    and point this story out.

    I will call Thom Hartmann & Norman Goldman, WCPT Chicago: LOOK OUT !
    You gotta hear what these Bozos are saying sometimes-

  • fipper

    What is funny , actually sad is you changing the subject and rather than stick to the most relevant issue which is the ability of the IRS to abuse the American citizen, Good opportunity to audit that organization head-to-toe and set it straight so no party can use them to abuse us.

  • SeahorseKB

    Gator, you are almost as clueless as day-o.

  • Liberty2Day

    the left destroys everything good. the left has stolen everything from us, our wealth, our futures, our rights, our nation.

    TIme to seize it back.

  • rls976

    Following the law. You mean like the Occupy Wall Street leftist movement? You mean like the Democrat party having an illegal alien speak at their convention in August 2012?

  • Hill411

    I see you are back to your standard illiterate liberal babbling. I understand the typos , we are all guilty of spelling, grammar and syntax errors. You, however, are guilty of much more. You are dysfunctional not only on a literary level, you are completely without cohesive thought. Your political myopia has blurred truth to the extent that the liberal fantasyland in which you live has become the reality of your existence. To put this as succinctly as I can: You can’t think, therefore you aren’t. My apologies to Descartes…’Cogito ergo sum’.

  • SeahorseKB

    Uh, yeah, and you can keep your doctor and health plan, too.

  • rickroland

    This is just the tip of the iceberg, actually. The ATF was also sicced one of them, six or more times *since* Obama has been President and not even ONCE prior to Obama being President. There’s a lot more corruption here to uncover, boat loads.

  • rls976

    Are we to consider the law sacred, as this Huntington pretends to do? Regarding the proper relationship between citizen and government, Thomas Jefferson wrote: “There should be completely unobstructed freedom of action for the individual, within limits imposed only by the obligation to refrain from violating the rights of another. Note that I did not say ‘within limits imposed by the law.’ After all, the law, often enough, is simply the will of a tyrant.”

  • rickroland

    He can be canned by the Ethics committee *and* have any and all retirement/pension benefits stripped, at a minimum. Even Dems on such a committee would really have no choice, after looking at the evidence, to find him guilty of abuse of power and probably a score of other things related to this bull crap.

  • Gatortrapper

    Could be but then again his message is mixed and the closing sarcasm suggests the opposite of your conclusion about his leanings.

  • Stickmania

    No links posting?

    search :

    Sinister Sites: IRS Headquarters, Maryland

  • SniperFire

    He baldface lies to America once again:
    Obama on IRS Scandal: “Not Even A Smidgen Of Corruption”

  • tjhawk

    “Oh, not this phony scandal again! Yawn. Hey, how about that climate change stuff! We hear the Koch brothers are behind it!” – the mainstream newsmedia.

  • Gatortrapper

    A little milk of human kindness goes a long way. He expressed sarcasm to make his point. So he was less than perfect. Be nice.

  • rickroland

    Obama is a documented, long time, pathological LIAR!

  • Stickmania

    Look at the IRS logo, it is the Egyptian God Horas holding the scales of life.

    Not an eagle with a Legal scale.

    This is interesting….

    Masonic symbolism around the IRS buildings,

    The art in front of the IRS Headquarters features a pyramid with a capstone between two pillars. The black and white stripes refer to the Hermetic concept of duality.

    Masonic monument in Israel bears exactly the same elements: A pyramid with a capstone between two pillars. The stripes on the ground represent duality

    The IRS pillars feature exactly 13 black and white stripes and a very significant hand sign.

  • rickroland

    That’s where you are wrong. The IRS e-mails *along with* depositions and testimony will cook their goose.

  • Stickmania

    Right,
    I forgot to include that, thanx.

  • fipper

    Frontline is on PBS

  • rickroland

    Yeah, “brake the law” — GET THE F**K OUT OF HERE, YOU MORON!

  • fipper

    I didn’t hear it on the big networks but a thumbs up to frontline this time. I don’t pay for TV so at least one channel I receive is addressing it. Better late than never. The big three are doing weeks on important issues like a idiot NBA owner/ Sarc. Both parties are full power hungry bad seeds in them. Don’t buy the lie !

  • rickroland

    Didn’t Obama say there wasn’t even a “smidgeon” of corruption? Yeah, he said that.

  • rickroland

    Or ABC, CBS, CNN, PBS, Al-Jazeera, etc.

  • JWHacket

    I can’t tell if you’re dyslexic or illiterate.

  • rls976

    Since when are members of the legislative branch supposed to ask the executive branch to enforce the laws? Didn’t the chief of the executive branch swear an oath to enforce them – all of them?

  • choppingdownthecherrytree

    If you don’t want to hear about ANY of this… Watch MSNBC…

  • Stickmania

    DIRECT corruption tied to Senator and , Elijah Cummings also in other Emails
    to HIGH LEVEL officials in the IRS in DC not just Cincy “Rogue agents”

    This is HIGH LEVEL Criminal treason, and they should be “drawn & Quartered” as per old time law
    in front of every other Congressional seat and the public to witness what happens to Traitors and treason scum.

  • msb204

    Burn it all to the ground and the individuals involved with it. F em

  • rls976

    Then why don’t the Democrats enforce the immigration laws? Why do they insist on legalizing the presence of illegally-present foreigners, in violation of the law (article 4, section 4, of the US Constitution)? And why do they insist on holding me in involuntary servitude – thus violating the law (the 13th amendment) – by taking my money away from me to pay for food stamps, medicaid, medicare, social security, section-8 housing, unemployment insurance, etc, for other people? It seems they are mighty selective about which laws they enforce.

  • brodave

    But a war well worth fighting.

  • Stickmania

    Even if what you say might be true,
    WHY would a Senator direct the IRS to target his adversaries ?
    Thats illegal, and worse than what Nixon did.
    Multiple targets because of fear going into the 2012 election-
    Thats a political interest, not the people.

  • Heartland Patriot

    And folks, here we have an example of a leftist troll…probably of the paid variety. DNC, Media Matters, the grossly misnamed “Center for American Progress”, it doesn’t matter, they are all “fellow travelers” following the guidance of their elitist, statist-collectivist masters.

  • redneckreaver

    Shut down The IRS all they exist for is to collect globalist extortion payments for the Average Joe.

  • redneckreaver

    obozo idiot defending the Reich

  • Heartland Patriot

    Let’s play a game. If you were an agent working for an alphabet agency, you’d try to get someone to make some sort of statement that would show some sort of intent to do something illegal. Then you’d use the resources of another alphabet agency to track that person/persons down and arrest them, and get them before a rubberstamp judge. Of course, its just a game, right?

  • day_in_the_sun

    This is funny seeing the conservative media bending over and making chumps of conservative who they see as being fools.

    Why do the police direct more investigation of the crips and they bloods than of Mormon missionaries. It’s true. Police single out those violating the law in greater number than those who don’t brake the law. If so many of these conservative groups were run by thieves, opportunist and scam artist the IRS wouldn’t focus on them.

  • brodave

    He will get hired by a top-tier lobbyist firm and make Zillions of dollars to augment the Zillions of dollars he stole as an elected politician.
    SOP (“Standard Operating Procedure” for the recently educated).

  • Cathy

    Holder already said he won’t be investigating the VA. Guess he’s too busy covering up all the other scandals and now he has another one to coverup

  • Raytoric

    Frame the argument as either 1) IRS is inherently pro government and against any conservative downsizing or reduction in power, or 2) a Democrat strategy to control their competition. 1) is more egregious and arguably the more potent argument for downsizing.

  • Hill411

    The communications among the various individuals at the IRS are brilliant. All references to any one particular person are obscure enough to be thrown out of a court of law. Having said this, the Judicial Watch inquiries have secured more information about the probable criminal activities of both the IRS and one particular dem senator (Levin). The analogy is now a hidden path has been found that leads to a vast underground network of caves. I remain hopeful that Gowdy can navigate the dark chambers of the underground complex. The stonewalling will be on the dem senatorial level to protect Levin, et al. The IRS remains the weakest link if/when Gowdy’s committee exerts pressure on the sub-director level IRS bureaucrats. Deals will be required but deals will ultimarely lead to the truth. The key to the investigations will be one underling’s name cc’ed on a transmittal.

  • Cathy

    I think we’re having the same problem in our election process as well. And why the dems don’t want voter ID. It has nothing to do with poor people unable to obtain an ID. They need an ID to exist in this world these days. It’s all about stealing elections. They don’t want them to show ID but they have them you can bet on that.

  • freedomcelt

    But Bo(eh)ner is a coward and Demonrat in drag himself… we have no recourse because our nation is run by the lawless and the afraid… Congress could arrest Lerner but won’t because they care nothing about right and wrong… they are just waiting for their turn to abuse people with the instruments of government… that is why they never defunded BoBoCare and the IRS because they all use it as their own political and economic weapon… lawlessness is their name and their game on both sides…

  • brodave

    “Star Rider”, that’s brodave, not bradave. You looked up the wrong name.
    Correct Definition: “brodave” means: true American, legal, working, tax-paying Citizen. One of the few in Obama’s World.
    Thank you.

  • AuldGuy

    While I appreciate the news, it’s an email thread, not string.

    Keep up the good work!

    Oh, and before I forget…

    ABOLISH THE IRS!!

  • Cathy

    He needs an impeachment on his resume. Wonder when he decided to retire was it when he realized the IRS investigation was getting to close? Would be interesting to see the timeline.

  • Elmo Fudginputz

    You’ve lost your Republic because you would not do anything, take any actions, to save it. And you don’t know what to do anyway. You folks are ignorant and lazy. You might as well admit it. Its better than totally losing your Republic and all of your rights. Homosexuals have vastly more rights than you have you bunch of bozos!

  • mackinow1

    nothing will come of this. For gods sake – Obama the pedophile just dumped hundreds of murderers and rapists onto American streets ! Why, because they were “illegal”. And you know how self righteous libs and progs are !!!

  • Cathy

    Why bother finding her in contempt if they don’t plan on pressing charges. But then who does that? HOLDER Think he’ll do his job? He hasn’t so far. He’s even been found in contempt of congress as well. But nothing happened on that either. Nixon’s ordeal didn’t even come close to this.

  • freedomcelt

    One has to wonder about the mental illness of leftists in Michigan that keep voting this lawless dinosaur Demonrat Levin back to office year after year… hopefully he will some day get a taste of his own medicine along with Lerner and the whole corrupt ilk of the fraud executive branch and their fraudulent and lawless leaders

  • Reconmarine7

    He can still be prosecuted for abuse of power.

  • GodProtectAmerica

    Why not let Criminals Investigate THEMSELVES? Problem Solved. There would only be a few
    Conservatives left in Jail.

  • Cathy

    Just think of the money these groups have spent defending themselves and time spent filling out all these questionnaires. They need to be reimbursed with the bonus money the IRS employee got. People need to be FIRED and maybe even jailed. Including Levin

  • Cathy

    Will he be called to testify before the committee? Will they also call Cummings for his letters he wrote to these groups. Move on nothing to see here folks but mass corruption unlike Obama’s not even a smidgeon

  • SoloDolo

    Time for a select committee to be appointed to investigate how far up the ladder this goes; there will be zero hard evidence to link this directly to Obama but I guarantee he was knew exactly what was happening even though he claimed there was “not even mass corruption — not even a smidgen of corruption”

  • sumlikeit

    Well, Levin is going. He’s not running for reelection — conveniently.

  • Dan_Lef

    EXACTLY RIGHT.

  • candidviews

    So…now what do we do? The Ukraine is over there. THIS IS HERE!

  • Rose

    So what is going to happen with Mr Levin since he is retiring next year ?

  • Dan_Lef

    When will the so-called news media get on this story with half the fervor of the Watergate investigation. Watergate did not hurt any middle class folks. This scandal has affected the lives of many middle class and lower middle class families DIRECTLY. Probably the biggest scandal ever in Washington DC.

  • ezgo

    Lois Lerner is up to her eyebrows in illegal activities yet we have speaker of the house Boehner making a statement that he had no desire to see her arrested and put in jail for contempt of Congress. She and the other people involved in this matter should all be put in jail. It appears this thing is proven to have ties to Washington and I think if we keep digging we are going to be standing at the White House door. Obama has stated publicly there is not a smidgen of wrongdoing by the IRS. This man is a liar and I think he is well aware of what the IRS was doing. As long as this investigation as taken you know people in the White House have seen the same E-mails Judicial Watch has received, if they have not they are dumber than they look and sound.

  • TL Thompson

    Agreed! Better strategy: Present a compelling case against Lerner, and her cohorts, and then offer immunity.

  • http://geoffreybritain.wordpress.com/ Geoffrey_Britain

    How convenient that the trail leading to those most responsible, ends with a… retiring Senator.

    Only the naive or the purposely deceitful purport to believe for even a second that the IRS would target conservative groups without direction from the WH. And only the ignorant believe for even a nano-second that anything this politically explosive was initiated without Obama’s full knowledge and approval. That is who they are protecting and what all of the stonewalling, sacrificial victims and democrat charges of ‘politicization’ are about. It goes all the way to the top.

  • JBRoux

    I am elated that more is coming out on this “fabricated scandal” this may be a smidgeon more than a smidgeon. Stay with it, stay on them.

  • Jason Vickers

    Another lie from this Whitehouse. When will America wake up and ask this man to step down for the good of this country. He is truly evil.

  • Jason Vickers

    It’s because they are too busy watching Dancing with the Stars and American Idol to care. They could care less about the events that shape our country. And they wake up and fill there cars with $3.50 gas and wonder why bread is $1.45 per loaf. etc etc.

  • Jason Vickers

    Levin has to go. We have proof he was involved. He must be impeached. And Lerner must be put in jail. If not I have totally lost faith in our system. This cannot stand. And all these cases must be dropped along with all the audits that are pending or ongoing right now.

  • choppingdownthecherrytree

    Bush Lied… LOL…

  • soldier4110

    There is no wonder why Senator Levin is retiring this year. Democrats are probably trying to hold off any forward movement on the above issue until Levin cannot be called up on the ethics carpet. However, what he did is still criminal and should be taken to court.

  • Tony_Seco

    If Obama didn’t have anything to hide, he would have treated this like George W Bush treated the Valerie Plame affair.
    Same for Benghazi
    Same for Fast and Furious
    Same for Rosengate
    I’m sure Holder will be investigating the VA…

  • silverhawk13

    I am willing to do it at the polls. Really hope the polls are the solution. If not, it wouldn’t be worth living in anyway.

  • Lonnie LeClair

    My point is that I believe this IRS being used as a political weapon was initiated by Rahm Emanuel when he was Obamas Chief of Staff.

  • http://harryhuntington.com/ Harry Huntington

    We know from history that the original Tea Party in Boston was a violent attack against a lawful government tax. The Sons of Liberty who carried out that attack were thugs supported by John Hancock, who was a noted smuggler. Today we know people like John Hancock to be drug dealers or gang leaders. The Tea Party was thrown not so much to bring freedom to America, as history books have said, but to bring more money to Mr. Hancock.

    To the extent that today’s Tea Party groups model themselves on the original, we should suspect they are terrorists. The original Tea Party is known for law breaking and attacks on tax collectors. The Tea Party is not a respected model for any modern political movement.

    If the Tea Party groups are not planning to engage in terrorism, they should choose a different name. There are many other models in American history of groups that produced social change without violence: the civil rights movement led by Dr. King, the various groups that got women the right to vote, the large number of anti-slavery groups, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union that worked hard to stop alcoholism and protect families.

  • http://www.booksbyoliver.com/ Delaware River

    O.K., the IRS in D.C., down the street from the White House, is pushing to harass conservative groups.

    Time for the Revolution! Now the bureaucrats are now harassing decent American citizens.

  • Billy Mullins

    Excuse my cynicism, but, so? Assume the absolute worst possible case. Assume multiple felony level acts with incontrovertible facts proving each chargeable act beyond ANY POSSIBLE doubt. So what? These people committed FEDERAL felonies. Who is going to prosecute them? Would it not fall to lawyers from the department of justice to prosecute these people? Would those lawyers not fall under the control of Eric Holder?

    So I ask again. You got smoking guns out the wazoo. So freaking what?! We are living in a kakoiocracy. A kakocracy is government by the bad/evil (from the Greek kakos – bad, evil). We unfortunately do not live under a kakocracy. We live under a kakoiocracy (from kakoios – the worst, most evil) i.e. government of the worst of the worst. While there is no such thing as “honor among thieves”, there is, unfortunately such a thing as covering one’s own ass even if it means covering someone else’s ass to do it. The administration cannot allow any of this to actually see the light of day in a courthouse. So nothing will happen to those people because they were acting under orders from people who swing too much weight to go down.

    Nothing for it but wipe the hard drive, reload the operating system and reboot from an older image of the system. That, folks is a stone pain in the ass on a computer. For a republic it is worse – much, Much, MUCH worse. Like thousands or even tens/hundreds of thousands of collateral damage types (folks like us) dead.

  • Oaksford

    If the IRS and a litany of other federal agencies can be run as thugs by the left, then we have become just another banana republic in the Americas, like Venezuela. To avoid such a fate, and to give honor to our God and our fathers, we must simply turn to the laws of our country as written and let the judgement be upon ANY who stand guilty.

  • Pancake3

    Quit_Lying below is dead on. The original concept of “the law” is understood differently by Liberal Democrats and Republicans. To Democrats the law is inapplicable to them, or, the end justifies the means. Republicans, on the other hand, do attempt to abide by the laws of this land explicity, and castigate other Republicans (which makes more news) as well as Democrats for not adhering to it. Are there sufficient voters in America who, as products of the Democrat-controlled education system, really believe in the Constitution and the Law?

  • George

    It will have to be the battlefield b/c the voting booth is filled with ignoramuses with their lazy -assed hands out for government programs. One of the lib posters stated (paraphrase) the Senators know the law…, hell, they don’t read them and have little idea what’s in them . Levin is a schmuck , evil bastard who only cares about Dem politics and his pocketbook, and screw America . A board up his ass would provide the shit-on -a- stick metaphor he is.

  • docdave88

    We really REALLY should see some of these criminals in prison.

    If only Airwick Holder were honest, nonracist, not corrupt, bright and, well, less of a bozo.

  • http://harryhuntington.com/ Harry Huntington

    No there is not.

  • cico31

    Not a smidgen of honesty

  • Sandy

    Beautifully concise. Thanks to you.

  • 2starider

    If I look up “brodave” in the dictionary of meanings of names will it say ‘brodave means one who counts his farts before they are let?’ I was optimistic in 2012, I thought after 4 yrs. of Obama the People would never reelect him. And after so many Senators lied so blatantly about Obamacare there would be a backlash and Republicans would take the Senate. I now have little faith in the American people to do what is in their and the countries best interest. And I have NO faith in the system to bring these scoundrels to Justice. Don’t mean to burst your bubble but prepare yourself for a huge disappointment.

  • Veteran_and_Patriot

    Well now we know why the head of the IRS was visiting the White House 157 times from 2011-2013. This goes to the White House without a doubt. The only question is will we be able to prove it?

  • David Wellendorf

    Google “Operation American Spring”

  • Hank Scorpio

    What good what it do to go after the people at the top? There would be new people at the top and soon it would be back to business as usual. Obama or Biden, Biden or Obama. As Hilary said, “What difference does it make?”

    The greatest value in learning the whole truth will be in dismantling the Federal Behemoth run amok. This is a golden opportunity to diminish the capacity of Washington DC to wield dictatorial power through its massive bureaucracy.

  • Sandy

    Please Harry explain your case against the “Tea Party groups”. Educate us please.

  • Anonymous Guy

    How many more laws will they openly break before enough have had enough?

  • JoeKirkup

    Every single amendment after the Tenth is a loser. Name just one that wasn’t simply a ploy to buy votes from some professional victim group. The death warrant may have been signed in 1913, but the actual execution occurred in 1920 when mostly the same morons passed female suffrage. Once women got the right to drag their emotions and maternal instincts into the voting booth nothing was off the table up to and including this staggering welfare state and queer marriage.

  • Tony_Seco

    There is a difference between campaigning for and approving of.

  • Quit_Lying

    when progressives are in power and break the law –
    they deny obfuscate and the media covers up, and it grows like a cancer
    to out of control proportions

    when conservatives are in power and break the law –
    media produces a firestorm, other conservatives condem, DOJ prosecutes,
    the system works

    no more dems please

  • http://harryhuntington.com/ Harry Huntington

    What precedent? Enforce the law? That is an excellent precedent.

  • Tony_Seco

    You mean like by using the IRS? Attempting to sway the IRS to harass certain people was Nixon’s second article of impeachment. You know what happed there.

  • http://harryhuntington.com/ Harry Huntington

    The fact that Republican Senators fail to ask Federal Agencies to enforce the law is inexcusable. I am sure voters will hold them accountable.

  • Sandy

    Harry, do you realize the focus of the targeting is in the conservative? Can you explain your position please?

  • Blu Clw

    No wonder Levin is planning to retire. I bet he had hoped to be safely hidden away somewhere tropical before his abuse of power was discovered.

  • JoeKirkup

    Divert attention?? Boehner is exactly the problem. Geez.

  • Jeffrey2099

    Harry, I think I hear Sally calling you. You should go now.

  • Hank Scorpio

    So the bureaucracy of the gov’t is using the criteria of whether an organization makes “Statements in the case file that are critical of the how the country is being run. . . “ in order to determine whether special targeting is to come. Once upon a time, we had a Constitution that prevented the gov’t from targeting dissenters.

    The great lesson I’ve seen so far is that Washington DC has become Skynet. It has grown beyond the ability to be controlled. And it is beginning to turn on those it was created to serve–meaning We the People. Because it has realized that We the People yearning to live free is its enemy.

  • Jeffrey2099

    Your full of bovine excrement! The liberals evade taxes more than anyone in the country. I’ll let you in on a little secret Harry. The IRS is going to be abolished. Now go wipe your nose and get to bed.

  • Veritasortruth

    I agree with you. When Income tax was first introduced, it was quite small. So people weren’t all that up and arms about it. However as time went on that changes. If what we have today would have been tried in 1913, there would have been a second American Revolution.

  • Lefty Bollocks

    Harry, you might want to rethink the precedent Democrats and Obama have now set.
    The GOP WILL be back in the WH…be careful you don’t reap what you sow.

  • Jeffrey2099

    You are a discriminating A-hole!

  • Lefty Bollocks

    Sorry, Harry. Everyone sees this for what it is except you. But then, you are ignorant of the facts.
    This is one political side targeting the other to delay and deny them, while fast-tracking their own political groups…in order to win an election.
    Buckle up for midterms. Another shellacking is coming.

  • http://harryhuntington.com/ Harry Huntington

    But we know from the reality that Tea Party groups break the law by actively campaigning for individual candidates and against others.

  • Veritasortruth

    You are one optomistic fellow. I hope and pray you are correct.

  • Jeffrey2099

    You are prejudiced!

  • http://harryhuntington.com/ Harry Huntington

    Left leaning groups follow the law. It is the Tea Party types that have a fetish about tax exemption.

  • http://harryhuntington.com/ Harry Huntington

    They prove nothing of the sort. What they prove is that a government agency responded to Congressional oversight. That is how the system is supposed to work. Bravo to the good men and women at the IRS.

  • PresObama Phone

    If a republican went after them can you imagine the back lash?

  • Jeffrey2099

    You are a bigot!

  • Lefty Bollocks

    You are just flat wrong. 501c3′s are barred from supporting specific candidates, they’re NOT barred from all political activity.
    I understand though, you’re an ignorant low-info Leftist and facts and common sense elude you.
    The sad thing is, people as dumb as you actually think you’re informed enough to vote.

  • http://harryhuntington.com/ Harry Huntington

    We are wasting taxpayer money. I am glad the IRS insists that Tea Party groups follow the law (like everyone else) and don’t use tax exempt organizations for political purposes.

  • Samuel

    Harry: Are you really serious? This was a political vendetta against right- leaning groups. There was no serious look at any number of left-leaning groups. The rulings on tax-exempt status or non-tax exempt status were held in limbo so that the raising of funds by these organizations would be severely hindered.. The strategy was brilliant politically but a violation of the law. If you think it was just fine, then consider the day when a future Republican President does the same thing or worse to left-leaning groups. Obama is starting to make Richard Nixon look like a paragon of virtue. “If you like your insurance and your doctor you will be able to keep your insurance and your doctor.” Barack Obama The liberal media which has become the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party is characteristically uninterested and silent.

  • PresObama Phone

    They are like North Koreans and the dear leader

  • Jeffrey2099

    He is one of them. It isn’t blindness.

  • http://harryhuntington.com/ Harry Huntington

    The facts clearly show that a US Senator asked the IRS to enforce the law. That is what is supposed to happen. That proves the system works. Senators swear the same loyalty to the constitution as all other governmental officials. Senators also know the law very well. That’s their job. If Senator Levin, who is well-respected, thought folks were violating the law I would expect a federal agency to look into the problem. This is how the system is supposed to work. It would have been a crime if the IRS ignored requests from a sitting US Senator and allowed the lawbreaking Tea Party groups to continue to flout the law.

  • Jeffrey2099

    We can change it either at the voting booth or on the battle field. Whatever it takes.

  • Proud American

    What these documents prove is that the Obama administration lied that this was an isolated issue related to two “rogue agents” in Cincinnatti. They lied and people like you Harry are too blind to realize it.

  • Proud American

    You mean the ones that already pay 70% of the federal taxes in this country??

  • Cathy

    There’s also letters from Cummings. You know the guy on the investigation committee that says there is nothing here and we are wasting taxpayers money. When he himself sent such letters to the conservative groups

  • aliswell

    Agreed. This, along with a myriad of other offences, should have been the straw that broke the camel’s back.

  • Jeffrey2099

    They specifically targeted conservative groups. Are you saying there are no liberal groups that file for tax exempt status? Do think discrimination is ok? Do you believe in prejudice? Are you a bigot?

  • Proud American

    I truly wonder if these liberals are living on a different planet? Are they even remotely aware of what is going on in this country? I guess if you get your news from only MSNBC or CNN, you will be as informed as a monkey in Africa.

  • brodave

    The sweet fragrance of multiple Democrat impeachments and prison terms fills the Spring breezes.

    Multiple Democrat impeachments should come to full bloom after this November’s elections and the Senate becomes a GOP majority.

    Prison terms will then follow Holder’s impeachment. And Obama will finally become history.

  • Cathy

    Not a smidgeon

  • Tony_Seco

    Did you guys know that Media Matters is a 501(c)4? They say that they are educating. They are a leftist political blog. Period.
    They earn advertising dollars that should be taxed. No one is stopping leftist groups.

  • Proud American

    They didn’t do their job because they allowed certain groups to be targetted due to political affiliations. These emails now prove that Sen Levin helped to direct it. It also proves that Obama and his administration lied that it was related to two rogue agents in Cincinnatti!!

  • Boommach

    period

  • Proud American

    Sorry to inform you but these groups can be involved in politics, but it can only be a certain percentage. Media matters falls under the exact same umbrella and they are ALL about politics and have been caught coordinating with the Whitehouse. Should they be tax exempt?

    The IRS should treat all of these groups the exact same way and should not single out and block particular groups because they oppose them politically. That is exactly what hapened here AND the reason Obama and the Dems railed against this when the story broke. Obama even asked the acting director to step down because of this. They then started blaming it on two rogue agents in Cincinnatti which was a complete lie.

    What this comes down to is the Obama administration repeatedly lying to the American people and people like you turning a blind eye to it.

  • Boommach

    Worse, it is the aim of the left to make it quaint history. It is up to conservatives to fight for its preservation. Suggesting we sacrifice that venerable tenet is music to their ears.

  • Tony_Seco

    Well, not quite. They have to do away with that pesky second amendment before that is entirely true.

  • PresObama Phone

    With the NSA it could be that the GOP leadership is being black mailed. I am sure they all have done dirt and or said nasty things over the phone. The NSA has been recording every phone call since 9-11. And now all that data is being used as a weapon to destroy democracy.

  • Carolyn

    Boy am I glad you are not serving on a jury. You are ordered to look at the FACTS. NIxon tghreatened to us the IRS and he ending up resigning! Why won’t your leader to do the same.

  • George W

    Obama’s Internal Revenue Service is guilty!

  • PresObama Phone

    He is posting the facts, not what he thinks, nice try troll.

  • Nicolas Edwards

    I don’t believe congress did their over site job at all.

  • PresObama Phone

    That the people of the United States tolerates this behavior is amazing. The government now knows they can do anything to us and there will be no consequences.

  • Nicolas Edwards

    I don’t really care what you think happend. There were political groups that were applying for non political tax exempt status. You also had a congress pass the law with no written rules for how the irs was to implement it. Do tell how you keep political groups from getting a non political tax status without talking politics?

  • Marc Web

    Don’t feed the trolls!

  • Proud American

    and media matters is funded the exact same way, but their stories are rock solid??

  • PresObama Phone

    Like Geithner?

  • jpc466

    I want to pay my taxes like the upper political class

  • http://harryhuntington.com/ Harry Huntington

    It is not clear these documents prove anything other than the fact Senator Levin wants people to follow the law. I am not sure why Conservatives continue to believe their political activities are tax exempt. They are not. So called Tea Party groups could avoid all of these issues if they stopped trying to claim tax exemption. Pay your taxes like all other people.

  • Psychosocial

    This is pure political porn….gonna be an interesting lead up the Nov.

  • George W

    Don’t attempt to divert attention unless you are a democrat troll.

  • TastesLikeEmu

    Nixon’s crimes were at a pre-school level compared to the domestic terrorist currently living in the Whitehouse.

    Yes, that’s correct, NSA snoops, I said Obama is. ‘Terrorist’ and he and his agents of evil are raping the constitution.

  • PresObama Phone

    Imagine for one second if this happened to democrats under the evil Bush

  • Proud American

    If the Dems continue with this kind of lawlessness, then who knows what will happen. This basic trampling of rights is wrong and must be stopped, regardless of which party does it. I hope it NEVER gets to the point of anarchy, but the Dems are playing with fire right now and the consequences will not be good if decent and honest Americans don’t stand up and put a stop to it (and that includes both sides of the isle).

  • George W

    Obama’s Internal Revinue Service…as crooked as it can possibly be!

  • Proud American

    That is a lie Nicolas and you know it. Conservative and tea party groups were specifically targetted and singled out. If you had bothered to read the article above, you would have noticed that they even targetted people that disagree with this administration. It was a complete abuse of power that goes straight to Carl Levin (who just happens to be retiring this year).

  • http://foxnews.com Embracedasuk

    It’s Holders job to enforce the law but we know how that is going.

  • http://foxnews.com Embracedasuk

    Thank you Judicial Watch for your efforts of getting to the truth. It must be beyond difficult dealing with the least transparent administration ever.

  • erickcartman

    Officer Barbrady/Boehner says, “Move along people there’s nothing to see here.” Boehner said he won’t put Learner in jail- so this all means nothing.

  • Proud American

    Where did Choco go?? Did he get scared and run away??

  • Proud American

    We may want to see if they were also involved with the gun running operation to Mexico. They can’t seem to find who was in charge of that either, so they may as well use them as scape goats as well!

  • RRdemocrat

    He abused his power by singling out Catherine Engelbrecht of True the Vote for persecution. Where is NOW???

  • http://www.worldnewsbureau.com/ Scooter Van Neuter

    Throw the book at this lying, leftist b*tch and everyone connected – this is an epic abuse of power warranting nothing less than jail time for the perpetrators.
    Oh wait, it’s still the Obama administration – never mind, nothing out of the ordinary happening here. Move along.

  • jbszeus

    Just more proof that America shot itself in the head in 1913 when we amended the Constitution to stupidly allow federal income taxation. This inevitably led to the creation of the monstrous bureaucracy that is now used as a bludgeon to silence critics of our overlords. How tragically idiotic was that generation of Americans to have been so shortsighted? Anyone with an ounce of foresight should have been able to see that if you allow the feds to open the Pandora’s Box of income taxation, it would OBVIOUSLY lead to this and all the other horrible things that have happened since. They signed this nation’s death warrant. It’s just taking a long time for the body to finally fall over dead.

  • Proud American

    Where did you go Nicolas?
    Did you meet your media matters post quota and take a break??

  • Dacari

    Talk about Voter suppression! Levin has been a Senator long enough to know exactly what he was doing!

    Nothing to see hear Holder is in Charge and Dem’s can do no wrong!

  • Bouncer

    “Not a smidgin”…

  • jim477

    True – and rumor has it the two rogue agents in question co-produced the Benghazi video.

  • MikeL_in_SD

    But, but, but I heard from the White House Spokesboy that F&F was a “rogue agent” actually started by Bush and there’s “not one smidgen of corruption”… My question, is this the same “rogue agent” in the Cincinnati IRS office? Boy, that “rogue” sure gets around!

  • drattastic

    Facts confuse prog trolls, that’s why they ignore them and spout BS.

  • EEDDGGY1776

    Most all that is ailing America is a direct result of the Democrat Party and their PR Firm, also known as, the MSM.

  • shooter2009

    What flavor of Kool-Aid is that?

  • Tony_Seco

    This is a criminal conspiracy at the highest levels of our government.
    A federal grand jury should be convened to indict Levin and others.
    It won’t happen because Holder has no honor. The media won’t pressure him to act because the media has no honor.

  • Proud American

    If the IRS had done the same thing to LGBT applicants, the DOJ would have arrested dozens by now!!

  • Brian washere

    LOL…Like senate pressure was the reason. All these gov’t teet suckers are all good little liberal foot soldiers. They don’t need to be told anything to do what they KNOW is right.

  • Proud American

    Is Holder still too busy investigating himself for illegally wire tapping reporters to investigate this??

  • obot

    I don’t believe Congress directed them to target political opponents of 0bozo

  • LibLoather

    Excuse me???

  • EEDDGGY1776

    I’m sure Holder is jumping right on it. Actually he may still be busy investigating Fast and Furious. /sarc

  • EEDDGGY1776

    Flat Tax and shut down 75% of the thuggery exhibited by the politically biased IRS.

  • Kathy Hansen

    Says the lib that’s into leather. Like those balls with straps that wrap around the head do ya?

  • OBUMYA

    oh please. I detest Lerner BUT the damage to the GOP in having a Capital Hill officer arrest her and put her in a House basement cell? Please…she would go from Hated to Victim in about 3 seconds. Let her twist in the wind…she knows the wrath is coming, but let it come the right way. Boehener is doing the right thing on that….again its NOT the police who arrest her and its NOT a DC jail…its Capital Hill guards and a House dungeon cell….not what we need to win this.

  • dilajoe

    Why are none of these people in Jail?

  • Proud American

    Nicolas – I am sure recent memos you have received from the Whitehouse, media matters, and the DNC have given you specific talking points, but lets try and focus on the facts:

    1) When this story came to light, Obama asked the acting head of the IRS to step down.
    2) Obama and the Dems claimed that this was related to “two rogue agents” in Cincinnatti.
    3) Those two “rogue” agents in Cincinnatti actually testified before congress and were really upset that they were being blamed. They discussed IRS procedures and how they were being directed to address these conservative groups.
    4) Lois Lerner refused to testify in front of congress.
    5) The IRS and the Obama administration have stone walled these investigations, even though they promised to get to the bottom of it.
    6) Now we receive new information that congress never received from the IRS and the Obama administration.
    7) This new information once again proves that it was NEVER related to two rogue agents in Cincinnatti and that officials in Washington were the ones setting the guidelines and holding up these applications for up to 3 years.

    So this new information proves once again that this administration cannot be trusted. They lie at every turn regardless of the topic. But I am sure you will find a way to defend and deflect away from these repeated lies. It was what paid trolls are paid to do.

  • OldUSCGRD2

    A bushel of Pinocchios for IRS’s Lois Lerner
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/a-bushel-of-pinocchios-for-irss-lois-lerner/2013/05/19/771687d2-bfdd-11e2-9b09-1638acc3942e_blog.html

    So, lying to the American people is OK with you?

  • Kathy Hansen

    Too too bad that there are so many not the sharpest knives in the drawer that fall for the drivel-either out of greed-union members, or simply abject stupidity.

  • ron

    Wouldn’t you like some one to give you that kind of money of course if someone is foolish enough to give someone that money it is fine. Note that person, any person who works for a tax exempt company will still have to pay income tax on that money so it won’t be tax free

  • OBUMYA

    ummm Levin is from where….and Obama is from where…and what is the most politically corrupt city in America?

    Connect. The. Dots.

    or lets translate this for Michelle and Hollywood:

    #SaveOurNationFromTheseBahsterds

  • Kathy Hansen

    They haven’t been truly attacked yet. I still believe that the left had some juicy stuff on Roberts to make him turn. Time to get all the juicy stuff on the dems and use it. Enough of this gentleman behavior on the Right. Go for it-dig for it and threaten to expose it. That’s Cicago politics I grew up on and it is oh so effective-it would be called blackmail.

  • OBUMYA

    So two top Dems, one in the Senate and one in the House, started this…Levin and Cummings, Dumb and Dumber. Rest assured they will sue their powers and respect of the Constitution to get to the bottom of this…

    Pull the other finger and it plays Jingle Bells….liberalism: its a disease of the mind.

  • Nicolas Edwards

    Bring it. You will lose!

  • KCGranny

    Focus here for a moment! Obviously you are unaware of the numerous conservative (not liberal) groups that were NOT given legal status to operate or just shut out of free speech. Do you actually read? Are you also unaware of certain groups that applied for c4 status and then not only did the IRS audit them but they got a visit from ATF and DHS…all b/c they had a conservative name. I don’t think you know any details b/c you probably only read “Salon”. The real problem here is that you don’t understand the liberty consequences.

  • Nicolas Edwards

    Yeah, all political groups who were trying to get this non political tax exempt status were targeted. Not a big deal except to conservatives who are losing elections.

  • RRdemocrat

    Interesting that it is citizen legal groups doing the heavy lifting here. Where is the gop? Are they rooting for the IRSS?

  • Dave LaSorte

    Levin’s been a commie POS for his entire stinking life…

  • Nicolas Edwards

    There was not anything incriminating that you showed. Just the irs doing their job as written by congress.

  • BadWhisky

    Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. –Excerpt from the Declaration of Independence–

  • msmadness

    Sorry, exact what’s the “lie”? From the emails cited above, what conclusion would you draw?

  • Finkin79 .

    Next diversion in…
    3

    2

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    “It was Bush’s fault!” jay carney, 2014

  • RRdemocrat

    Not one peep about this on MSM. What a joke they have made of themselves.

  • Kathy Hansen

    A lot like the wife that’s cheated on and says “oh well, all men screw around”. A very juvenile self defense response. I couldn’t have been wrong, couldn’t possibly be because of my poor judgement because I’m just fabulous, I’m so very very intelligent. Talk about overblown egos..

  • Finkin79 .

    Yes, precisely. It’s the sort of thing that causes revolutions, unbelievably dangerous thing for the Government to be doing. Once the citizens feel like they can’t legally effect political change though the Rule of Law they’ll resort to a “Kiev” solution. Difference being, we’re far better armed then Ukrainians.

  • Bruce Darling

    Another shoe drops. Lois Lerner better make sure that her passport has not expired..

  • Proud American

    Excellent point. But silencing the opposition has become the mantra of the Dem party. They are the most intolerant, hateful, corrupt, group in the country.

  • Matthew Hartman

    Mark to market FASB rules caused the whole mess in 2008. Only when Barney Frank needed political capital did he bring FASB in front of Congress to lampoon them and get the rules changed.

  • OldUSCGRD2

    Patrick Henry: “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.”

    Bill Clinton: “If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government’s ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees.” August 12, 1993

  • RRdemocrat

    A big thanks to Mark Levin and the Landmark Legal Foundation for bringing this case to the attention of the Treasury Dept. Inspector General originally and to Judicial Watch for continuing to persist in getting to the bottom of this, as Obama promised that he would.

    Democrats are suppressing the vote. That much is clear. Carl Levin is not the only one involved. The senate has become a disgrace of criminal proportions under Harry Reid and his oath trampling party! Abusing power is how they roll. They are toxic to liberty.

  • Proud American

    When you attack people that are investigating proven lies from the Obama administration… what does that make you??

  • gauffrette

    No investigations by any media source but Fox News…the outlet they’re trying to defame at every turn. They shut Sharyl Attkisson when she tried on Benghazi.

  • thenextone82

    “Statements in the case file that are critical of the how the country is being run. . . “
    —————————–
    To me, this is the most damning piece of evidence to come to light. The IRS is targeting people who are critical of how the country is being run? That’s INSANE!!!!! That’s the nuts and bolts of politics and democracy. People are supposed to have different opinions. Only a dictator (or the Emperor from Star Wars) would try to legally silence dissenting opinions.

  • Proud American

    So this entire thing was NOT related to “Two rogue agents in Cincinnatti” as claimed repeatedly by Obama, Jay Carney, and the MSM????

  • OldUSCGRD2

    You mean they lied?

  • Finkin79 .

    How much does the DNC pay you to troll forums out of curiosity?

  • BadWhisky

    Nothing to see here move along. I am certain Pelosi is sharpening her wit to deal with this new information…

  • gauffrette

    Don’t bet on it. Stonewalling will go into overdrive now.

  • rosalina9877

    Oh but no, remember Obama said that there was not one smidgen of corruption, and he said it was isolated to the Cincinnati office!!!

  • Proud American

    The argument is lost?

    Did you miss the fact that Obama and the Whitehouse repeatedly claimed this was limited to two rogue agents in Cincinnatti? Did you miss the fact that claim has been proven to be a lie??

    You claim crazy stories are being spread? I would agree and it starts with Obama and his administration full of liars. And clearly you are too stupid to know otherwise.

    As a side note, did you even know that these two “rogue” agents testified before congress??

  • gauffrette

    RINO’s hate the Tea Party. Many of them have been vocal about it.

  • gauffrette

    Investigative journalism is dead. Remember: “Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil” is their motto now.

  • hydrangea1

    I’d love to see it. And an Attorney General, and a former Speaker of the House among others.

  • LibLoather

    Kathy, with the right Republican leadership in the Congress, impeachment could happen. There is a small but committed group (Cruz, Lee…you know the list) who don’t give a dam about the media.

  • OldUSCGRD2

    Thomas Jefferson: “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.”

  • OLLPOH

    That’s the best funny we’ve had in a long time!!! ;’) T.Y!

    We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
    OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
    (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • hydrangea1

    Didn’t finish my post. The demmies cannot understand why we don’t like their One. Yes, good job, Judicial Watch. Carry on!

  • OLLPOH

    Well, well, well…lets not leave out how Lois Lerner and Carl Levin managed to get Malik 0bama’s 501c3 completed so quickly, now shall we?

    We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
    OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
    (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • ChocoCatSF

    So, you think I should be able to create a political group, tell people I am supporting their cause, raise a million dollars, pay myself $999,999 as the chairman?

    You think that is a good way to collect money, tax free?

    I presume you are not a lawyer

  • TheSecularConservative

    im sure we can throw in a few establishment republicans in there somewhere…time to bring back public hangings.

  • Finkin79 .

    Starts with an O’ and ends with “Not even a smidgen”.

  • LibLoather

    You know it!

  • Finkin79 .

    This may be enough to push him into doing something finally, I certainly hope so. Judicialwatch got him moving on Benghazi finally also.

  • Kathy Hansen

    Impeachment will not happen in regard to the first Black president-even though he’s half white. The same will go for the first female, the first gay president so be careful and thoughtful next time you vote as elections o actually have consequences. This is not a high school popularity contest to prove that you’re cool. It has nothing to do with ‘cool” but it does have everything to do with your life and future.

  • LibLoather

    Except that he will lose any immunity he might expect when he retires.

  • apricered

    It will be a question of who has “Standing” to bring it to a grand jury!!!!

  • George W

    That was before the publication of the emails by judicial watch. I wonder what will happen now. Things should break quickly.

  • barbara

    Gee, I wonder who put Levin up to it.

  • AngeloTX

    That’s right, but remember slugoid said he was retiring last July. What an odd coincidence. This guy thought he would be able to skate and collect his HUGE pension for doing such a great job crushing the average American citizen.

  • LibLoather

    The Tea Party is as big an enemy to the R’s as they are to the D’s.

  • TheSecularConservative

    he is retiring this year anyway. nothing will happen to him. nothing happens to any of these people.

  • ChocoCatSF

    So? This story is meaningless, some groups wanted tax free status, none should get it, we probably all agree on that.

    So it looks like someone is yanking your chain, Genius

  • CLRoemke

    Don’t forget Elijah E. Cummings – the guy is on the committee investigating this.
    Poor ethics, anyone? I expect more to come to light.

  • hydrangea1

    You silly, silly person! Nobody hates Obama because he’s black. We hate him because he is willfully causing the destruction of this country. Nobody has to make Obama and the demmies look bad. They do it themselves.

  • OLLPOH

    You have it so on target with Malik 0bama, Ma’am! Focused like a laser! Thank you!

  • apricered

    Check out the “Convention Of States” movement!! It’s a REAL way to get rid of these socialists/liberals!!!!

  • Finkin79 .

    No shifting, just simple logic. The TP is almost as much of a threat to Republicans as Democrats, in certain states they’re more of a threat, like Texas.

  • George W

    I do and I agree.

  • LibLoather

    It does makes sense. Why wouldn’t Boehner appoint a special prosecutor?

  • http://www.booksbyoliver.com/ Delaware River

    O.K., the harassment of conservative groups was directed out of the D.C. IRS office….just down the street from the White House.

    Time for the Revolution! Bureaucrats are now harassing the People!

  • George W

    …and you know this how? Don’t try to shift the blame or are you a democrat troll.

  • hydrangea1

    Lois Lerner and Cummings (I called him F a t L i p s in a previous post, but they banned it) are in this neck and neck. They both, along with Levin, should be prosecuted.

  • Kathy Hansen

    Because the media is skewed. Read alternate sources, read Drudge and read ABC, NBC, MSNBC and then actually let your fingers type the walking to find the truth from both sides of the aisle. Only way to get to the bottom of it all-only way to discover the truth about any and everything these days.

  • John (magnum)

    Willing, old but able and ready to honor the oath I swore too in July 1971, and I believe there are many of us.

  • Anthony

    And yet Boehener has said he will not arrest Lerner, is this some kind of a joke? What do they have on Boehener that he is so afraid of? It must be serious to allow this level of corruption to go completely unpunished.

  • OldUSCGRD2

    Gee, for some reason I didn’t see this story in the Washington Post or hear it on NBC news–go figure.

  • ChocoCatSF

    Yes, somehow people can contribute money to Judicial Watch, which kinda proves this story is pretty stupid.

  • Larry Rappaport

    Don’t think that our representatives from the republican Establishment will do anything with this. They won’t.

  • CLRoemke

    Not the administration alone. They are directed by Sen. Carl Levin and Rep. Elijah Cummings. Documents show this.

  • xsnake

    They’ll all skate.

  • Finkin79 .

    Because it was Tea Party, just as many GOP liked them getting targeted as DNC did.

  • Elcigaro

    Scalps have to be taken if only as a warning to others who want to go down this road. By scalps,I mean jail time, loss of gubmint benefits and no future employment by any gubmint agency. This one agency above all others has to work for the American people, not against them.

  • roadsterred

    The other shoe has finally dropped. First it was Rep. Cummings who pressured the IRS, now we find out that Sen. Levin also pressured the IRS. It’s no wonder that both of them strenuously objected to the IRS investigation because they didn’t want to be found out. The Democrats have corrupted our government under the leadership(?) of President Obama. When Obama leaves office, his legacy will consist of multiple scandals and the corruption of the Democratic party. Nixon resigned because of the Watergate break-in and the subsequent obstruction of justice. These scandals are criminal in every sense of the word. The people involved need to see some jail time.

  • cheesemaster

    I’m willing to look at the law. What is the title and section, dingus?

  • George W

    WOW! I knew things were bad but I didn’t know that they were this bad. Why isn’t this front page news on ALL of the news outlets?

  • apricered

    Well, folks, like they say, “what goes around, comes around”!!!! It’s MORE important than ever, to elect a Cons/Rep 2016, keep the House, take the Senate in 2014. Then, we just might see some ‘justice’ executed on these criminals!!!!

  • Dan HIller

    When will impeachment start. Looking forward to the liar and thief chief taking the Perp walk in cuffs!!

  • M. Randolph Kruger

    HOLY Crapazoonie… Carl Levin? If there is ANY inkling of wrong doing he will have to resign. He will likely face a Grand Jury in the coming months and if he did the nasty and influenced ANY federal agency.. He is done.

  • CLRoemke

    So far it we know 2 names. Carl Levin and Elijah E. Cummings.

  • ChocoCatSF

    I live for the day, who you going to shoot, the cops? The military? Who is your make believe adversary, GI Joe?

  • AngeloTX

    GRAND JURY for CARL LEVIN… I think I’ve died and gone to HEAVEN!!!

  • Kathy Hansen

    No arms=not needed with the proper amount of protesters.

  • AngeloTX

    Don’t worry the disgusting Congressman Levin, the brother of the disgraced Senator Levin is as guilty by association. LOL.
    GRAND JURY for CARL LEVIN… I think I’ve died and gone to HEAVEN!!!

  • OldUSCGRD2

    Too bad the members of the so-called news outlets cannot be prosecuted for malpractice.

  • Kathy Hansen

    Nah, I vote for complete bankruptcy and deportation. Let them live amongst those they cheerlead-let them see how much they like living in the congo without a pot to well you know the rest. And by all means, let those around them in the congo know what their vacations cost, and what they dined on while their neighbors were thrilled to get a skinny chicken in the old pot to feed their entire families for a week. That would be just.

  • OLLPOH

    Absolutely!

  • OLLPOH

    And if he retires, then he does not have the possibility to testify with immunity.

  • AngeloTX

    GRAND JURY for CARL LEVIN… I think I’ve died and gone to HEAVEN!!!

  • KeiMechiso

    Not a smidgen I tell ya.

  • Concupiscent

    As almost every sentient being who knew anything bout the IRS targeting scandal understood from day one, this scheme originated in Washington. And if it came from the IRS HQ, the White House was involved. These people make the Nixon administration look like pikers.

  • DragonsTalon

    Bluevanda…Every Senator is a Congressman, but not every Congressman is a Senator. A “Congressman” is anyone whether they belong to the Senate or House of Representatives.

  • DubyaFTW

    God had runaway politicians and bureaucrats in mind when He created boiling tar and feathers.

  • OLLPOH

    Absolutely.

  • OLLPOH

    Grand Jury!

  • lostvyking

    It is my understanding that “the honorable” (snicker snicker) Carl Levin is not running for re-election this November and essentially retiring. I wonder if this had something to do with it.

  • Liberos

    Just goes to show how much the political elite class in DC has to lose. Shows how far they will go to keep the DC status quo, to the detriment of all of us Citizens’ liberties and freedoms.

  • Finkin79 .

    Can we just impeach his white half? That wouldn’t be racist right?

  • OLLPOH

    POST HASTE!

  • bluevanda

    Levin is a Senator, not a Congressman.

  • Finkin79 .

    It’s the level of political corruption we use to tease the USSR about.

  • bluevanda

    Sounds like what one of the psuedo-journalists would be writing (for real) about the new release of IRS communications.

  • Liberos

    This is probably the biggest domestic political scandal in US history, and it’s being covered up with a level of subversion that let’s us know just how bad it is.

  • Kathy Hansen

    Hit them and hit them hard judicial watch. And for you little libbies out there? Remember that turnabout is fair play so perhaps you shouldn’t be quite as enthused about going after Conservatives but then, of course you were led to believe you’re the majority…..you’re not and you are only beginning to get a dose after years of pandering to your lunacy aren’t you? Read up on some history you pseudo intellectuals and realize that the pendulum always swings both ways.

  • Finkin79 .

    I was thinking the armed march on DC was a pretty stupid idea, but maybe we’re out of options…

  • bluevanda

    Proof that government agencies are targeting citizens for political ideological purposes.

  • Finkin79 .

    I think most people already figured this was the case, but it certainly is nice to have proof. Not that the facts will make any difference. Even Dem’s on the oversight committee have been found to be involved. Nothing will come of this until Democrats no longer control the senate and the DOJ is no longer run by a criminal.

  • bluevanda

    Don’t hold your breath waiting for anyone to do anything about the scumbags in DC that are called our government leaders.

  • mxkied

    Phony scandals huh…….get the keys to the jailhouse door and start lining up the Obama administration and start the booking process!

  • Liberos

    This whole thing was orchestrated by many members of the Democrat party. They all had a hand in it to shut the greatest populist movement in a generation down. Enough with Benghazi – This is where all efforts should be focused. Elijah Cummins has his hands so dirty in this deal.

    The USA is in dire need a military coup to restore law and order to the US federal Gov.

    The alternative could be anarchy, as the Democrats continue to subvert law and order to save their a55es, people will increasingly lose faith in the law and order system – This breeds anarchy.

  • cbillrun

    Great answer. Read it all the way through.

  • Texmom

    This administration is working very hard to silence conservative America. Republicans current defense is to become Democrat-lite. Conservative America is taking hits from both parties.

  • karmafordems

    Jail can still await a retired congressman

  • DubyaFTW

    Oh, I get it. A “phony straw man”. Neat.

  • threadnut

    The word SMIDGEN will become part of Barry’s legacy, like Nanny’s, we”ll have to pass it and Killary’s, what difference does it make?

  • wandrako

    He has also picked the largest group of crooks ever in DC to manage the various depts. and as Cabinet officers. One has been found in contempt of Congress and is still in charge of insuring the laws are obeyed. The problem is Hillary is the same and the dems are likely to nominate her! No difference. She lies all the time and always did and then said “I do not recall”. With her memory problems she shouldn’t be a liar since you have to be able to remember what you have told before.

  • Blandly Urbane

    Is this a case of “no there” actually being “there?”

  • Iconoclast

    Will Levin have to answer for his scummy actions?
    Will Elijah Cummings have to answer for his emails and coordination with the Benghazi coverup artists?

  • http://batman-news.com Penny

    Only among the hacks in the establishment mainstream media (they never tire of pulling Obama’s wagon, of course). Long live Breitbart and similar news organizations and their credible journalists!

  • Deserttrek

    it is immoral and if not then should be illegal for ANY elected or appointed official to ask the IRS or ANY other agency to look into the activities of a political organization they disagree with. in my opinion to do so makes levin and all others on any side criminals and traitors to the Constitution and the ideals of a free Republic.

  • 17_woods

    Beware of 1-800-TEA Strong. A mis- and dis-information commenter.
    Often shows up to throw-up in order to disrupt. Flag him/her/it.
    Avoid engaging. That’s what it wants.

  • steve

    So Commie Carl Levin, the self loathing Jew was pressuring the IRS to shut down conservative groups. Sounds about right for that slithering snake. When will someone with some really authority begin to prosecute these anti-American commies.

  • bonnieblue2A

    Rounds of applause will only get JD so far….. donations to continue to expose the lies to the light of day.

  • Gatortrapper

    Where does it say that friend? 26 U.S.C. section “501(c) List of exempt organizations… (4) (A) Civic leagues or organizations not organized for profit but operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare, or local associations of employees, the membership of which is limited to the employees of a designated person or persons in a particular municipality, and the net earnings of which are devoted exclusively to charitable, educational, or recreational purposes.”

    You may not like the decision that “social welfare” promotion necessarily includes involvement in political campaigns to champion certain public policy issues viewed as advancing the collective social welfare of a group but the rule was made in what, 1959?

  • Deserttrek

    thanks Judical Watch but sadly the media will ignore , the politicians will lie and the Republic will continue to slide down a rat hole.

  • 17_woods

    A giant round of applause for the dogged determination of the people at JW. Bravo!!!

  • DubyaFTW

    With all this Democrat corruption distracting me from our man-made receding economy, I almost forgot about Obamacare.

  • 17_woods

    …and soon to be buried.

  • bonnieblue2A

    Articles of Impeachment were filed against Obama in August 2013 by the National Association of Black Republicans (NABR). Boehner sits on them and refuses to allow them on the House Floor for a vote.

  • 17_woods

    Only half-black.

  • 17_woods

    Nice, but you probably lost 65% of the initial readers who didn’t hang around long enough for the turn at the end.

  • Pepperjack

    “Trust me!”, he said…..”Not a smidgeon of corruption!”, he said……

  • rickroland

    There is only one remedy for this and a host of other scandals, violations of Federal and international law and the U.S. Constitution by Obama and Obama Administration officials — Impeachment — there is absolutely no excuse for not starting such proceedings.

  • bonnieblue2A

    If, on the outside chance she is convicted and sent to jail, Obama will pardon her.

  • Gatortrapper

    This is another “phony scandal” being ginned up by the Neo-Cons who hate Obama because he’s black. He’s doing a great job along with the Democratic Party to advance the long term health of the U.S. economy and our security and you hate them because they protect minorities and are only trying to make sure that the “economic liberty and parity” that the Founding Fathers fought for is made available to all Americans and those coming to our shores for their share of the parity. No one in the Democratic Party, none of the elected members of Congress or any other group have ever advocated targeting anyone other than enemies of the Republic. JW is just making this stuff up and citing the court case cause they know 1st Amendment protects their right to lie and mislead and make the Democrats and Obama look bad. They always have told me the truth and you would have to fabricate the facts to prove otherwise. This whole IRS scandal was due to a single honest, diligent and well intentioned employee in Cincinnati who just happened to use a bad phrase to describe the scope of work. …. And if you believe any of the foregoing then perhaps we need to fund a few more psychiatric hospitals because you’re deranged. Good job Judicial Watch. Will continue my financial support of your efforts.

  • rich

    “Not even a smidgen of targeting” And we all thought Slick Wille was the best. The black Dumbo takes first prize!

  • DevinDenver

    Yes, and this was after the intial application was turned down due to the shoddy application information and the thought that this was a shady deal.

  • rainesson

    John, this country is on the edge of the abyss. As Edmond O’Brien said in SEVEN DAYS IN MAY —

    Senator Ray Clark:

    “All you’ve got to know is this: right now the government of the United States is sitting on top of the Washington Monument, right on the very point, tilting right and left and ready to fall off and break up on the pavement. There are just a handful of men that can prevent it. And you’re one of them.”

    A lot of people who post here, “Are one of them.” Many of them can save this country. And I salute you.

  • Mark James

    Journalism is dead.

  • cristo52

    BINGO!

  • bonnieblue2A

    What did it take, 4 days for Oboingo Obama to have the Barrack Hussein Obama Foundation given tax exempt status? Turns out he was using that Foundation to launder money for the Muslim Brotherhood in Kenya and the IRS still hasn’t withdrawn his 501(c)4 status.

  • Keith_Indy

    Rahm didn’t create the Chicago Style of politics, that was around long before Rahm, and Obama were chooming it up.

  • goodone2

    Your argument has been a failure…..see ya.

  • DevinDenver

    Quit lying!!! He did not ask the IRS to uphold the law- he demanded that IRS look into 4 groups. At least get your facts straight.

  • brew_it

    NOPE You are 100% Wrong:

    501(c)(4) organizations may inform the public on controversial subjects and attempt to influence legislation relevant to its program[43] and, unlike 501(c)(3) organizations, they may also participate in political campaigns and elections, as long as their primary activity is the promotion of social welfare.[44] The tax exemption for 501(c)(4) organizations applies to most of their operations, but contributions may be subject to gift tax, and income spent on political activities – generally the advocacy of a particular candidate in an election – is taxable.[45] An “action” organization generally qualifies as a 501(c)(4) organization.[46] An “action” organization is one whose activities substantially include, or are exclusively,[47] direct lobbying or grass roots lobbying related to advocacy for or against legislation or proposing, supporting, or opposing legislation that is related to its purpose.[48] A 501(c)(4) organization may directly or indirectly support or oppose a candidate for public office as long as such activities are not a substantial amount of its activities.[37][49]

    Levin is a CRYPTO Fascist and you make excuses for him.

  • bonnieblue2A

    Your argument would only hold if Levin also requested the IRS expand the scope and meaning of how the IRS enforced the code also with Progressive 501(c)4s. He did not.

  • DevinDenver

    So, explain to us why Levin only singled out 4 groups. Further, explain why Organizing For America was approved as a 501 (c)4 during this same timeperiod and why Lois Lerner herself expedited the application (that was initially turned down) for Obama’s half-brother’s foundation – that listed it office as a UPS Store. We’ll wait……

  • Citizen_and_Taxpayer

    An honest history will replace the word McCarthyism with Levinism. Levin is the true, perennial witch hunter that victimized countless citizens through the years.

  • goodone2

    No proof any of those organizations broke the law, and to date none have been prosecuted for breaking the law…..yet calling on the IRS to target your opponent during an election year could be considered criminal, but we all know the DOJ won’t even look into the matter.

  • bonnieblue2A

    Perhaps. The politically incorrect history of Lincoln’s Presidency shows unbelievable corruption in targeting those who opposed his administration as well. Lincoln had those who spoke out against his policies imprisoned by the thousands. What Americans have learned about Lincoln is largely a myth.

  • spk2moi

    Well, well, well. Can the mainstream media still ignore? I say yes. Losing credibility every day they do!

  • DevinDenver

    The Senator asked the IRS to uphold the law against 4 groups. What a highminded, non-partisan guy. Salt of the earth that Senator Levin!

  • unknown

    it depends on the meaning of the word “corruption”. It isn’t corrupt if your value is to wipe out the opposition by any means. Rather, it is the kind of act that earns a pig first class medal.

  • ron

    Actually since politics are a part of free speech the second you tax it it is no longer free as granted by our constitution.
    Therefore this problem would never have occurred if all political groups were not taxed at all which they shouldn’t be. Now if they make a profit then tax the profit but otherwise all laws limiting political associations are illegal but no body seems interested in fighting these laws since both sides at one point or another benefit by repressing other opinions through tax laws.

  • bonnieblue2A

    There isn’t a smidgeon of corruption. There is a whole-hell-of-a-lot of corruption.

    Barry took a page of the impeached Clinton’s playbook: “it depends what the meaning of the word is, is….”

  • SWDC

    Mitt Romney stood down during that last live “TV debate” when he had more than enough chance to ask about Benghazi and why did the POTUS seal his records by executive order on day one for the very first time in US history.

    Never mind the massive US voter fraud enacted against him and he well you know I see no’tin. I see no’tin. I see no’tin.

  • goodone2

    No surprise Obama and the DNC used Levin as an attack dog to pressure the IRS. Sounds to me that Levin is knee deep in this scandal and has some explaining to do. No wonder he decided to retire. And of course the Obama administration claimed this was a phony scandal……Really? The deeper you go down this rabbit hole the worst it stinks.

  • rack’em

    So Mr. Obama… how about them ‘transparency’ promises? Should I just chock another one up for lies the public will receive an apology for? I mean, you at least came clean on the keeping your doctor/insurance if you like them. While present may be willing to look the other way… the future will probably have some very colorful words about you.

    I just hope you are around long enough to witness what history writes.

  • RedGA

    Something you can’t prove? If their federal reports show tens of thousands being paid to people who say they are not getting paid…it is THEIR disclosure reports showing this. So there is lying and federal criminal actions being carried out here. Are they lying on their own disclosure reports? Or are they just lying to their donors who trust them with being fiscally responsible (you know, what they advocate for)? I already know the IRS is corrupt. Regardless of administration that group is corrupt.

  • realitytrader

    This may help explain why Levin decided to retire.

  • Amos2

    A deal is being worked out between the WH, DoJ and the IRS to have Obama pardon Lois, if and when she is tried and convicted. However, they have less than 1000 days to get this done.

  • bonnieblue2A

    It is time to abolish the IRS by placing a flat tax or consumption tax for everyone at an equal percentage. No exceptions means no favoritism for political gain.

  • Antiprog

    Carl ” the Penguin” levin and dick turbin gave them the green light

  • Doc Lemm

    Using government agencies to wage war against opponents is simply abuse of power and the buck stops with Obama.

  • choppingdownthecherrytree

    Progressives … Who want to tax us more… Think Tax Exempt status is solely for their Political and Social activities… Not ours…

  • forgetyoutooo

    I suppose Obama will try to distract by sending troops to Nigeria, now.

  • Mark Tippets

    Time to get real…..this one along with other scandal’s are dead. Two words. Eric Holder. It’s a waste of time until we as Americans stand-up and start to demand action at the doorstep of our Justice Department. Until this happens nothing will happen. As a matter of fact I would not put it past this Administrations monitoring our comments and forwarding them on to the IRS.

  • Amos2

    Careful! This is a, you know what, command.

  • SWDC

    Destroy the USA financially with 911 and lose our freedom too

    Note those who attack US are still alive and kicking too.

  • bonnieblue2A

    Miller too.

  • LawnJockey

    There are a lot of Chicago thugs in the White House, which one?

  • ron

    According to these emails underlings are sending notes to upper management asking how to interpret upper management rules. Then it is clear the rules came from upper management not a couple of rogue employees

  • Amos2

    Harry Truman said it stopped at his desk. Hmmm

  • Alabama Slammer

    We should insist that public servants that hold public trust should receive a minimum twenty year sentence with no parole for violating the law. Any that violate the bill of rights should get the death penalty. Lets really drain the swamp.

  • http://abortionprophecy.wordpress.com TreeOfLifeSword

    From your lips to GOD’S ears.

  • Oboy_must_go

    People need to go to jail over this! Start with Lerner and work up from there! We can’t let them get away with this!

  • DevinDenver

    So, pray tell why Lois Lerner saw fit to okay the application for Organizing For Action and actually expedited the application of Obama’s half-brother’s Barrack H. Obama Foundation (that listed a UPS store as its base of operations)?

  • chris

    Once again, where is the guy from the IRS that visited the white house over one hundreds times?

  • LawnJockey

    With back door Barry?

  • HughGKnutts

    The government I served for seven years, have defended with my life, chose to say “thanks” by targeting myself and my fellow Americans for nothing more than their patriotic political views. How do you explain that to your grand children when they ask why you served your country?

  • oldspeak

    Wow, saying dingus really bolsters your argument. How old are you? 12? YOu can have a semantics argument with yourself. Please, for the record, describe to me how a regulation does not have the full force and effect of law in this country nowadays, and I will gladly admit that you are right.

  • J_Biggs

    Obama is the biggest crook to ever occupy the white house.

  • Thomas Webb

    What? This can’t be. The President said there was not a smidgen of corruption at the IRS…. Oh that’s right he is a liar bold face lies to the American people and no one holds him accountable….

  • LibertyWriter

    It is the only way.

  • LawnJockey

    Levin should be censured, then tarred and feathered, then sentenced to hard labor in a gay bathhouse in some third world cesspool, after a quick show trial of course.

  • unknown

    “oh well… nothing to see here… move along sheeple” says the speaker of the house

  • oldspeak

    My personal favorite. I just figured I’d use the most recent and relevant. ;-)

  • Rainier

    .
    What Difference will it make in November 2014? Betting it’s a big fricking difference.

    + Loss of Free Speech (IRS)
    + Loss of Privacy (NSA)
    + Loss of the Greatest Healthcare in the world (Senate)
    . – Loss of the Healthcare Plan you liked
    . – Loss of the Doctor you liked
    + Loss of Freedom of the Press (Soros loving MSM, NSA, 47%)
    + And of course as you point out, Loss of Life (Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on Benghazi)

    These are the tip of the Iceberg!
    How much more do you want to lose Americans?
    Is this enough yet?
    Do you really need to be told what’s coming next?

    Start with: Loss of your Second Amendment Rights and use your imagination from that point!
    .

  • ron

    its wrong for any group to use the IRS against any other group and I’d be happy to see all of them prosecuted no matter what party they come from.

  • DevinDenver

    Oh brother! You think that Organizing For Action, Meida Matters, the Barrack Obama Foundation (run by his half-brother and whose non-profit status was expedited by none other than Lois Lerner) are not “political organizations”?

  • Anonymous

    [The documents also show extensive pressure on the IRS by Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) to shut down conservative-leaning tax-exempt organizations.]
    _____________________________________________________
    IRS has passed the point of no return, and become a disreputable instrument of progressive socialism, no better than the Stasi.

  • MadMoto

    Of course you give Lerner immunity. You want the big fish, not the underling ready to fall on the sword anyway. You want the architect, not the carpenter.

  • KhadijahMuhammad

    Wait, wait! How about “If you like your insurance you can keep it?”

  • bonnieblue2A

    Herself……….it would have come from Valerie Jarrett. Remember when she stated on the campaign trail that it was their turn to get even? This is Valerie’s revenge.

  • oldspeak

    The law isn’t clear. I think that’s the point. And that’s by design so minions like Lerner can do these things.

  • oldspeak

    So something you can’t prove is a “seems to be lying”…what would you call it when Obama stated, unequivocally on national TV, that there “isn’t a smidgeon of corruption” at the IRS?

  • purple1960

    THE BUCK STOPS WHERE???

  • dennis1960

    People need to go to jail for this. Nixon only dreamed of using the IRS like this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Markbailey63 Mark Bailey

    Take them down!!

  • Team_Huli

    If the IRS Headquarters is indeed the originating source of targeting, you do NOT give immunity to Lois Lerner. She must hang.

    But I’m willing to bet the WH is still the source.

  • Mojo

    Let’s hope you’re right, but I’m pessimistic to the point of thinking that the legal system is rigged in the liberal’s favor.

  • Unqualified?

    You will need Republicans to stand up to the Accountant lobby in this country first…

  • SWDC

    What difference, at this point, does it make … only dead Americans.

  • stormykitteh

    Anybody surprised by these findings? Anyone?

  • http://abortionprophecy.wordpress.com TreeOfLifeSword

    This had to come from the White House. I’m betting the Chicago thug himself.

  • WBC

    Obama just wants to get this issue past the midterm elections. After that he does not care.

  • Unqualified?

    Well, I would propose you hold your representatives accountable, and if every American who cares about their freedom does the same, maybe just maybe we can change this corrupt system of government we have today. So, I propose every incumbent with 15 years of service or more be voted out of office. This is exactly how the Founders intended for our government to work; accountable to the citizens. That’s you and me.

  • Design Siemens

    The progressives view “the system” being government, financial networks, employment opportunities as slanted towards old, white [rich] guys. They don’t feel guilty about election fraud, intimation, falsification of results, fabrication of identity if the means help them achieve their world view.

    Krauthammer wrote a good article about this. I never understood how Dems could not understand that voter fraud is just plain wrong. They lack moral considerations and the cheating is just part of the winning strategy.

  • RedGA

    Seeing that Jenny Beth Martin seems to be lying through her teeth about her payroll I am sure the IRS will no doubt be digging through TPP’s data even more thoroughly. Staffers seem to be saying they don’t get paid but federal reports say something entirely different.

  • Ray Magnus

    After the midterms the republicans should appoint a special counsel for the purpose of prosecuting the Democrat party under the RICO statute. Judicial watch can also do this and i will be happy to help.

  • CLRoemke

    Get a grip! This is the front of the legal battle to expose and eradicate lawless behavior. Thank you Judicial Watch.

  • Lonnie LeClair

    This stinks of Rahm Emanuel, does it not?

  • Dem-Spoiler

    Only if he were a Republican

  • Design Siemens

    Impeached and incarcerated. Let him spend some time with people he put in jail for tax evasion.

  • http://www.booksbyoliver.com/ Delaware River

    O.K., the harassment of conservative groups was directed out of the D.C. IRS office….just down the street from the White House.

  • BobCinGA

    Folks the unfair targeting is one thing, but someone at the IRS leaked the donor lists that they improperly obtained to leftist groups and Democrat political organizations. That is a federal crime that carries serious jail time!!

  • CLRoemke

    So members of congress are driving abuse of IRS. – Don’t be surprised if establishment republicans are also GUILTY.
    Not just Obama, not just Carl Levin. Maybe John Boehner too? The point is congress and the executive are all using influence within IRS to effect elections through political contributions – which are rightly considered ‘political free speech’ directly prohibited by the 1st amendment .

  • Design Siemens

    That’s called “deflect”. Nice try. BUT, the issue is whether the IRS performed illegal acts and to what extent they had mal intent.

  • KCGranny

    That really isn’t the operative question is it? It is just that type of undemocratic thinking that is harmful to this country. What if a Repub Adm used the IRS or any other agency to shut down legal speech from Dems only. Not fair! Whether any groups should have non-taxable speech status is another question but under current law there seems to be NO equal protection! Nixon tried this IRS stuff on opponents and the IRS told him appropriately to go to hell!

  • Rich_The_Engineer

    Gee, a leading New Bolshevik Criminal in Congress was involved (Karl “Marx” Levin). What a surprise. Next thing ya know, there’ll be documents tying Obama and his cronies to this too! Big shock that anti-American NBCs would use gov’t agencies to stifle dissent. Who knows, maybe they’ll use U.S. Military next! After all, can’t have the unwashed masses endanger their lust for a Stalinist state.

  • Design Siemens

    See democrat.
    See democrat run.
    Run, rats. Run!

  • http://www.joekiddone.blogspot.com/ JoeKidd

    Obama stole the 2012 election. Prior to, he unleashed a “weaponized” IRS against opponents which impacted the electorate. Democratic voter fraud sealed the deal. The kicker is if mainstream media had done their job reporting what really happened prior to, during and after the attack on Benghazi, enough Americans would have changed their vote or shown up to cast their vote against him — Obama might not have been reelected. There would have been OUTRAGE at what he did and did not do.

  • Betawelder

    Time to abolish Carl Levin and replace him with a door knob.

  • Mojo

    Unfortunately nothing will change. The IRS will continue as they are right now, because all we are going to do about it is complain on forums like this.

  • giatny

    There is no way low level Cincy workers came up with the list Lerner pretended they did (“1. ‘Tea Party’, ‘Patriots’ or ’9/12 Project’ is referenced in the case file. 2. Issues include government spending, government debt and taxes. 3. Educate the public through advocacy/legislative activities to make America a better place to live. 4. Statements in the case file that are critical of the how the country is being run. . . “). Those categories are straight from a full throttle left wing group. Why would anyone consider advocacy
    to make America a better place a political activity??? Several Democratic Senators were very involved with the targeting
    but never supplied a single bit of evidence of wrong doing. There is no way the IRS should have been influenced without a
    “smidgeon” of evidence. It was politically motivated, period. Would someone ask how Obama’s campaign organization got
    status 6 months after the election??? The left contends it is not a scandal unless Obama is directly implicated. I disagree.

  • Design Siemens

    He is white! errr, 50% anyway

  • Design Siemens

    Repeal XVI

  • righteousreverenddynamite

    Not a smidgen!

  • righteousreverenddynamite

    Wilkins I believe claimed “I do not recall” 88 times in his testimony and the panel did not buy his act; they said either at best he is incompetent or at worst he is untruthful. Subpoena him again or charge with contempt.

  • Freedomswatch

    Time to abolish the IRS and replace the tax code with a flat tax or consumption tax only.

  • bonnieblue2A

    That was new speak. There is not a smidgen. There is a whole-hell-of-a lot. A whole-hell-of-a-lot does not a smidgen make.

  • John (magnum)

    Just another LIE amongst several dozen or more from the pathological liar-in-chief !

    Impeachment should have been started a long time ago !
    .
    The Corruption and Lies of KING Obama

    Fast & Furious
    SEAL Team 6
    Aid and comfort to the enemy
    Stole our 401K Auto Stock and gave it to the Auto unions
    Obamacare would save the avg family $2500 per year
    Forcing businesses to violate their religious beliefs
    Violating the rights and sanctity of our Churches
    Obamacare web site-cronyism
    NSA acting as Obama Gestapo
    17 Trillion in debt
    Lies about Benghazi
    Voter fraud
    Intentionally trying to hurt Americans during the sequester
    Intentionally trying to hurt Americans during govt shutdown
    Blocking veterans from seeing their own memorials
    Allowing illegals on mall during govt shutdown
    Shutting down ‘The Peoples House’ tours
    We can keep our insurance if we like it
    We can keep our doctors if we like them
    Military not getting their votes counted
    Supporting the Muslim Brotherhood with arms and money
    DOJ spying on the free press
    Not securing our borders
    Spying on Americans on American soil with drones
    SOLYNDRA
    Picking winners and losers
    IRS targeting conservatives
    IRS targeting the Tea Party
    Millions losing health care coverage
    Increasing welfare rolls
    Increasing disability rolls
    Countless party’s
    Countless exorbitant vacations
    Releasing illegal’s from prison
    Unconstitutional recess appointment
    NO budget for 5 years
    Destroying the coal industry
    Clapper lying to congress
    Holder lying to congress
    Failing to prosecute the New Black Panther
    Reading our e-mail
    War on women
    Promoting race war
    War between makers and takers
    A123 Systems
    Cash for clunkers failure
    Debasing the U.S. Currency through inflationary “Quantitave Easing”
    Common Core
    Trayvon Martin
    Infanticide supporter
    Abortion supporter

  • Steve Adams

    Everyone involved in this crap should be put UNDER the jail. This is at least as big as benghazi. Where is the Select Committee??

  • Alfred E Newman III

    I believe that YOU ought to be the next target audit conducted by the IRS. and all of your immediate family members also … Then we will see if your opinion of the IRS changes. just a smidg’en.

  • AS55423

    The only good news is, when they start to think they can do whatever
    the f*** they want without considering the implications and appearances,
    it often means you are nearing the pre collapse top. That is what
    happened to Tammany Hall is it not? Hubris and delusional false
    invincibility.

    The End

  • bonnieblue2A

    Jail time.

  • TonyRaskoon

    I detect the smell of civil unre… er, dissatisfaction, in the air. The organizing arm of the Republican Party was persecuted/suppressed by the IRS prior to the disastrous 2012 election. The Republicans suffered low turnout, something that organization would have reduced. It is getting pretty obvious.

  • sam860

    The PACK OF LYING DEMOCRATS do nothing but LIE, LIE, LIE.

  • REVÖ

    If anyone is surprised by this they should just go play in traffic. Par for the course. If he were white he’d have been impeached about 3 years ago. Sad.

  • Alfred E Newman III

    The rats are leaving the burning ship of fools.

  • Guest

    Gotcha’

  • Spychiatrist

    Jail is only for the little people.

    NOT THE ELITE. Go it?

  • Spychiatrist

    We live in a banana republic! A effing banana republic with a third-world style dictator at its head.

    I swear to you that the Kenyan isn’t fit to run Kenya. What a freaking embarrassment this admin is.

  • rbblum

    OK, let’s start at the IRS DC office. How many IRS commissioners were involved with the IRS scandal . . . in addition to the IRS attorney William Wilkins (appointed by Barry Soetoro)? The people’s trust in the federal government is fading by the day.

  • Kirbyman

    123

  • D. Zortea

    What do you think the SF stands for? That explains alot!

  • TSZodiac

    Oh but wait – our beloved leader told us that this was just one guy out in an Ohio field office….now he wouldn’t LIE to us would he?

  • drewinmass

    they were also targeted for IRS audits. But no big deal, right? You hack! Do *you* work at the IRS??

  • Dutra

    This goes right to the top. Underlings would not do this unless they were assured they had top cover.

  • Scarface86

    He does not have a problem with it because his candidate won. I am sure he would be crying if the situation was reversed.

  • BlackCentricMessiah

    President IRS-Smidgen is just a plain liar. Mr. IRS-Smidgen has a 3rd world potentate mentality. He believes if he is President, he can do anything. He has no grounding in the US Constitution, thus Mr. IRS Smidgen’s involvement in Community Agitator Work.
    The MSM allow IRS-Smidgen to do whatever he likes without calling him out.

  • John_M_B

    It isn’t as simple as that. They were prevented from participating during the election cycle by political appointees in a regulatory agency who were trying to influence the outcome of the election. How can you not have a problem with that?

  • You Didit

    We all know someone who needs jail for this And we know this isn’t going
    to happen. So unless Boehner grows a set, Lerner gets away with this.

  • OLLPOH

    And Democratic Senators and Congressmen, too. Rep. Cummings was in on this, too.

  • BlackCentricMessiah

    IRS Smidgen also known as Obama, says there is no evidence of Corruption. But IRS Smidgen also said similar things about Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Obamacare etc.

  • LiberalLies2012

    Of course the IRS HQ knew what they were doing and we know the White House was the source of the directive to target all conservative Tea Party groups. Are you feeling comfortable with you country my fellow citizens? I’m not. First they watch and listen to all of our conversations, read our email and now send in the THUGS AKA IRS

  • PAWX2011

    Intriguing isn’t it that Carl Levin decides he is not going to seek reelection in 2014 and instead retire from the Senate in an announcement back in Mar 2013. A couple of months before the Treasury Inspector General’s report hit the fan in May. Hmm did someone see a draft report ahead of time??? Obama and Levin used the IRS as a political weapon at best or at worst for criminal intent. Poor Lois is too stupid to see that she will be the fall guy and go to jail to protect those worthless cow pies and god knows how many others.

  • Guest

    Due process is rapidly becoming just a theory.

  • Dana King

    Might explain why the traitor, comrade Levin, is not seeking reelection. Good riddance you piece of garbage!

  • Guest

    Learn how to spell before you offer asinine advice.

  • Good_Lt

    The IRS is not the Democrats’ personal plaything, Choco.

  • Good_Lt

    Remember – according to the Obama Administration, this was all done by just ‘two rogue employees in Cincinnati.’

    “Not even a smidgen.” – Obama

  • Good_Lt

    Oh brother.

    So you people seriously think nothing wrong was done here after the IRS admitted it did wrong?

    Seriously?

  • John_M_B

    Don’t forget the pensions. I am still hoping Obama gets himself impeached so we don’t have to support him and Michelle in the fashion the have become accustomed to for the rest of their lives.

  • ZigZ

    Still warm smoking gun. Well done.

  • Boommach

    Due process is still due. If we had a vibrant and honorable news media, we’d at least be seeing that process unfolding.

  • tr99tr

    For RATs it always depends on what the meaning of “is” is.

  • http://makingfunofliberals.blogspot.com/ W.A.S.P.

    My 7 year old son can tell a better lie than Lerner. I mean really- I’m so tired of government pi$$ing on my head, and then telling me it’s raining. Why should we have to request FOIA docs to get info? Isn’t this government suppose to be acting with “We the Peoples” best interests in mind? A mob boss would admire this level of corruption.

  • localsavage

    Push them off a cliff

  • Diane Marjory

    This should cost them their jobs and a hefty fine.

  • Guest

    We do not need anymore watches, select panels, investigations etc. What we need is a wall, a few volunteers, a blindfold, a carton of cigarttes, and some low velocity hollow points.

  • americansforall

    The targeted groups should sue Levin personally..if they are not already……watching him sweat through his shirt on the stand would hilarious……Dems war on women……make Lerner take all the heat……throw Swinebelius under the bus for OvomitCare debacle….order Rice to go out and wreck her career in order to try to cover up Shiiliary and Ovomit’s mess…..notice a pattern here..??

  • http://howcanoneknow.org/blog/ George Tippett

    We might need another Select Committee

  • reddog

    Sounds to me like the IRS is on Levins staff. Of course, he wasn’t asking or implying that they go after only conservative groups now. No, that would be clearly against the law.

  • Apothis

    So much wrong on so many levels…yeah no scandal here, not a smidgen.

  • OSR1

    When will these assholes start going to jail.

  • JimWinchester

    “I did not have a smidgen of sex with that woman”, maybe our and their definition of SMIDGEN is different.

  • cristo52

    Maybe you guys didn’t hear, the president said, “Not a smidgen.”