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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

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    That's a ludicrous thing to say.
    I'd say it's empirically accurate.
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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

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    I'd say it's empirically accurate.
    Nonsense. Where are your studies?

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    She didn't lie about anything. She did her job well, and she pushed the constitutional envelope. I don't see Republicans getting upset at unconstitutional profiling of various minorities, unconstitutional marriage restrictions, unconstitutional establishment of religion in the pledge of allegiance or on money, the hundreds of other instances where the government breaks its own rules. Selective outrage is all this is, and a witch hunt. You are not pursuing this is good faith. If you were to set your partisanship aside you'd see there is no issue here at all.
    Just like she did at the FEC right?

    IRS's Lerner Had History of Harassment, Inappropriate Religious Inquiries at FEC | The Weekly Standard
    The Christian Coalition was ultimately absolved of any FEC wrongdoing in 1999, and Lerner was promoted to acting General Counsel at the FEC in 2001 before eventually moving on to the IRS. Bopp, who's all too familiar with the aggressive and inappropriate tenor she set leading the FEC's Enforcement Division, says he became concerned about what would happen as soon as Lerner joined the IRS. "When she left the FEC, I thought, 'Wow, this means the not for profit division is gearing up politically,'" he said. "It didn't bode well, because of the way [the FEC] approached cases."
    Lerner had an agency that engaged in the exact same behavior. So, do you believe in coincidences?

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

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    Just like she did at the FEC right?

    IRS's Lerner Had History of Harassment, Inappropriate Religious Inquiries at FEC | The Weekly Standard


    Lerner had an agency that engaged in the exact same behavior. So, do you believe in coincidences?
    That's not an argument, it's innuendo.

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Nonsense. Where are your studies?
    Name one innocent victim who has taken the fifth.
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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    That's not an argument, it's innuendo.
    At FEC the agency actively targeted the Conservative Coalition and made depositions regarding who was praying for whom.

    Now we that the IRS is suddenly doing the same type of thing...engaging in investigations of political opponents and asking inappropriate questions. For you to say its innuendo....they say ignorance is bliss, your comment is willfully blissful.

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    At FEC the agency actively targeted the Conservative Coalition and made depositions regarding who was praying for whom.

    Now we that the IRS is suddenly doing the same type of thing...engaging in investigations of political opponents and asking inappropriate questions. For you to say its innuendo....they say ignorance is bliss, your comment is willfully blissful.
    Yeah, I read that deposition. The line of inquiry is entirely appropriate, and the objections are absurd grandstanding. You might take note that "O" was never actually able to articulate a legal basis for his objection. Asking if Pat Robertson was praying from North is not the same as asking about the content of the prayers.

    If this is all you have to hang your hat on it is weak, weak, weak.

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Nonsense. Where are your studies?
    Surely there are studies. I can't imagine anybody taking the 5th who was guilty of anything.

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    At FEC the agency actively targeted the Conservative Coalition and made depositions regarding who was praying for whom.

    Now we that the IRS is suddenly doing the same type of thing...engaging in investigations of political opponents and asking inappropriate questions. For you to say its innuendo....they say ignorance is bliss, your comment is willfully blissful.
    He should have taken the fifth.
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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    She didn't lie
    about anything. She did her job well, and she pushed the constitutional envelope. I don't see Republicans getting upset at unconstitutional profiling of various minorities, unconstitutional marriage restrictions, unconstitutional establishment of religion in the pledge of allegiance or on money, the hundreds of other instances where the government breaks its own rules. Selective outrage is all this is, and a witch hunt. You are not pursuing this is good faith. If you were to set your partisanship aside you'd see there is no issue here at all.

    My partisanship is besides the point here. Seriously, she's pleading the fifith in front of a Comission created for the explicit purpose of getting to the bottom of this IRS issue. If there's no issue then she should be ready and willing to answer the questions from the "witch hunters".

    Her sincere and " honest " answers would expose their Narraitive. Stop the Witch hunt right ? And your'e saying I'm being partisan ?

    She is being questioned by a Republican Comittee but your'e claiming she needs to protect herself from Obama ?

    And yes, she did lie. During the press conference she stated these were "front line employees in Cinci, and that was isolated to that division"

    A clear attempt to mititigate the truth.

    This isn't going anywhere, and I know for a fact more whistle blowers are on their way.

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