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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:54 PM

"Darrell Issa's Credibility Is Over" by Alex Seitz-Wald at Salon

Darrell Issa's Credibility Is Over

by Alex Seitz-Wald at Salon

http://www.salon.com/2013/06/25/darrell_issas_credibility_is_over/

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Liberals have naturally never much cared for Darrell Issa, but after he seized on a Treasury Department inspector general report that appeared to show the agency had improperly singled out Tea Party tax-exempt groups for extra scrutiny, even we thought he might be on to something. Jon Stewart practically disowned the president. After a long string of failures, it looked like Issa had finally found something real, even if he was a bit overeager in hyping it.

How wrong we were. Now it’s clear Issa played us this whole time, thanks to new documents that show the IRS also targeted “progressive” and “Occupy” groups, in addition to Tea Party ones. And if it targeted groups on both sides, it wasn’t really singling anyone out (the only group actually denied tax-exempt status was a progressive one, after all) and the whole scandal falls apart.

It’s not that there were no warning signs. In his zeal to implicate the White House, Issa jumped to conclusions unsupported by evidence. Then he selectively disclosed parts of transcripts that supported his narrative, and threw a fit when Democrats wanted to release the rest, which revealed that the IRS official in charge of the program was a conservative Republican. The whole scandal seemed to be falling apart, and now we know for sure.

Did Issa know the IRS targeted progressive groups too? Why didn’t the inspector general’s report mention this critical bit of data? Russell George, Treasury’s IG, told lawmakers that the “inspector general launches audits on topics requested by lawmakers. The targeting audit requested by House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa specifically requested a review of IRS actions related to conservative groups,” Politico reported yesterday.

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Reply "Darrell Issa's Credibility Is Over" by Alex Seitz-Wald at Salon (Original post)
applegrove Jun 2013 OP
Bennyboy Jun 2013 #1
zappaman Jun 2013 #2
applegrove Jun 2013 #3
MNBrewer Jun 2013 #7
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #4
bluestate10 Jun 2013 #5
Samantha Jun 2013 #6
Kurovski Jun 2013 #8
Cha Jun 2013 #9
Scurrilous Jun 2013 #10
Snotcicles Jun 2013 #11
malaise Jun 2013 #12

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:17 PM

1. WAIT JUST A SECOND!

 

Issa had crediblitiy?

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:18 PM

2. Thread over.

You win!

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:21 PM

3. LOL!

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:30 AM

7. +1

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:24 PM

4. The car thief had one to begin with?

 

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:25 PM

5. Issa had credibility to start? nt

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:28 AM

6. I don't to be redundant BUT

Darrell Issa never had any credibility to begin with. I knew when he was assigned to the ethics committee the Republicans were treating it as a joke (which it is with Issa seated on it.)

Sam

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:15 AM

8. K&R. (NT)

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:00 AM

9. So Issa sucked in Jon Stewart? Hope he learned something

from that.

thanks applegrove

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:11 PM

10. K & R

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:15 PM

11. Issa should be charged with evidence tampering. nt

 

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:18 PM

12. Grand Theft Auto Issa should be forced to resign

Get on with it Ethics Committee - shout this out loud Dems!!

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