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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:45 PM

 

Ah ha! Issa directed Treasury inspector general to ignore IRS treatment of liberal groups

The bombshell IRS audit released in May omitted information about liberal groups at the request of House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration’s office.

A spokesman for Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George told The Hill on Tuesday that Issa had requested investigators “narrowly focus on tea party organizations.”

The subsequent audit concluded the IRS used “inappropriate criteria” to single out for additional scrutiny tea party groups that applied for tax exempt status. The findings lead almost every politician, including President Barack Obama, to denounce the IRS. Several Republicans suggested the audit indicated the White House had a Nixonian “enemies list.”

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But new documents have revealed that liberal and progressive groups received similar treatment from the IRS. The “inappropriate criteria” used to single out tea party groups — so-called “Be On the Look Out” (BOLO) memos — also singled out progressive and “Occupy” groups.


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Reply Ah ha! Issa directed Treasury inspector general to ignore IRS treatment of liberal groups (Original post)
Triana Jun 2013 OP
mindwalker_i Jun 2013 #1
LaydeeBug Jun 2013 #2
freshwest Jun 2013 #3
carolinayellowdog Jun 2013 #4
pnwmom Jun 2013 #5
karynnj Jun 2013 #7
pnwmom Jun 2013 #8
karynnj Jun 2013 #13
pnwmom Jun 2013 #14
karynnj Jun 2013 #15
Cha Jun 2013 #6
malaise Jun 2013 #9
Berlum Jun 2013 #10
burnodo Jun 2013 #11
Trekologer Jun 2013 #12
Triana Jun 2013 #17
Armstead Jun 2013 #16
kentuck Jun 2013 #18
dembotoz Jun 2013 #22
Life Long Dem Jun 2013 #19
uponit7771 Jun 2013 #20
Kingofalldems Jun 2013 #21
Triana Jun 2013 #24
beerandjesus Jun 2013 #23
truebluegreen Jun 2013 #25
aquart Jun 2013 #26
silvershadow Jun 2013 #27

Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:51 PM

1. Stop confusing the issues with facts!

Damn, can't a red dude get a break around here?!

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:54 PM

2. and NOTHING will happen to Issa. Watch. nt

 

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:14 AM

3. It's hanky time!





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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:42 AM

4. another Shirley Sherrod case?

Breitbart's role played by Issa, Shirley's by the IRS official forced to resign, Obama playing himself.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:53 AM

5. This actually came out very early on -- that something like 30% were tea party groups.

But I'm glad it's coming out again.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:32 AM

7. I think we need to establish an echo chamber like theirs to blanket the media with the truthful

corrections. The problem on all of these "scandals" that have disintegrated when examined is that they were the video's world of page 1 for days when the accusations were made - and page 23 or so when there is the correction.

I don't listen to much RW media and live in a town where the real choice for mayor was Democrat or Progressive, so I get stunned when I click on links to Fox and they are still going on with the litany of Fast and Furious etc adding all the new outrages. (I was shocked seeing Scott Brown repeat that litany. Likely a sign that he will never run for office again in Massachusetts or that he is beyond stupid.)

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Response to karynnj (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:03 AM

8. Too often we're not an echo chamber, unfortunately.

We seem to prefer being a circular firing squad.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:34 AM

13. It is true that we fight among ourselves, but I think this goes beyond that

I never thought of it before 2004, but the way people get news has changed in such a way that it is far easier for the right to lie - and continue lying - long after they are proven wrong. Until recently, I thought of this in terms of elections.

If you think of it, what is completely unbelievable is that in 2004 and (2008/2012), they lied about some of the most thoroughly documented records that exist. In 2004, it was Kerry's service - where the official Navy record was disputed with absolutely no backup and the media even referring to it as "Kerry's version". In Obama's case, it was his birth certificate! You can't get more basic than that. Looking on right wing sites, it is amazing the number of posts that STILL takes the lies as fact.

Here, they are making up their own truth - and like with the elections - it continues long after the truth has been proven. I remember Kerry saying that he never expected the media to continue playing the liars - long after they had been given all the proof they needed to see that the liars had lied many many times. Not to mention, the newspapers, by and large, did pretty conclusively side with Kerry. It really showed how many people no longer had newspapers as their main source of news. In addition, unlike before cable, the TV news people get has become self selecting. Add in radio - that used to carry things like top 40 music - now is mostly right wing hate mongers.



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Response to karynnj (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:39 AM

14. You're right, it is a huge problem.

And an additional one is that when the media do cover these things, they usually use the horse-race approach. Instead of digging for the facts, they just repeat what the sides are saying, even if one side is consistently, demonstrably wrong.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:05 AM

15. That is so true - except in THEIR media which gives just their side nt

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:18 AM

6. K&R!

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:04 AM

9. Grand Theft Auto Issa should be in prison

Now he should be kicked out of the House

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:54 AM

10. Issa is red-hand BUSTED for baldface, evil-intended lying, cheating, smirking & deceiving (R)

...but IOKIYAR.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:11 AM

11. Maybe Obama will retract his condemnation of the IRS

 

For doing its job

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:19 AM

12. So basically everything Issa accused the Whitehouse of doing, he actually did

Issa is a liar and used his influence in the government to go after his political enemies. Issa has shamed himself and his position. HE MUST RESIGN NOW.

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Response to Trekologer (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:17 AM

17. Pretty much. But you know...

 

...pretentious hypocrisy is the Hallmark of Republicans.

This is why Bill Clinton said: "...it takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did."

Just that type of hypocrisy is a GOP primary modus operandi.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:12 AM

16. I can't figure out whether Issa is really smart or dumb as a stump

 

He is so blatantly hypocritical and phony that either he has figured out that he can get away with it....Or else is dumb enough to think he can get away with it.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:23 AM

18. I think Democrats should call for an investigation on the investigator.

It seems very unethical, at the very least.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:10 AM

22. use the right word--inquisitor

not a investigation but a persecution

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:58 AM

19. Obama used the word "if".

 

"If in fact IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that’s outrageous and there’s no place for it," he said.

"I've got no patience with it," he added. "I will not tolerate it and we will make sure that we find out exactly what happened on this."


http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/13/18230271-obama-irs-targeting-of-conservative-groups-outrageous?lite

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:00 AM

20. At this point Issa should be investigated..... AT LEAST

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:04 AM

21. Fake Democrats silent on this one

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #21)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:54 PM

24. All Dems are silent...

 

...they ought to be shouting it from rooftops.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:48 PM

23. This is all NADER'S fault!

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:57 PM

25. Color me shocked! nt

 

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:31 PM

26. Issa needs to be defrocked.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:59 PM

27. Ah ha! Issa directed Treasury inspector general to ignore IRS treatment of liberal groups.

 

Just wanted to get this indexed by Google one more time.

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