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    Re: IRS targeting linked to Republican staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    That's not what I meant. Why do you blame the Democratic majority on the Tea Party?
    The reason that a democratic majority exists is because republicans ran conservative candidates a that were either bad candidates or extreme idealoges and cost the republicans potential victorys in senate races in Delaware, Nevada, Indiana, and Missouri.

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    Re: IRS targeting linked to Republican staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    By a GOP operative.

    Doesn't fit into your narrative too well, does it?
    I don't care if they were targeted by some idiot in a chicken costume! This is the government unduly screwing with American citizens based on nothing more than political ideology and it's intolerable.

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    Re: IRS targeting linked to Republican staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I don't care if they were targeted by some idiot in a chicken costume! This is the government unduly screwing with American citizens based on nothing more than political ideology and it's intolerable.
    That is a lie

    From the article
    The manager further testified that the Tea Party groups were deliberately grouped together so that they would receive consistent treatment. “There was a lot of concerns about making sure that any cases that had, you know, similar-type activities or items included, that they would be worked by the same agent or same group,” the manager testified.
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    Re: IRS targeting linked to Republican staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I don't care if they were targeted by some idiot in a chicken costume! This is the government unduly screwing with American citizens based on nothing more than political ideology and it's intolerable.
    Yeah, but that's only your opinion. If it can't be by Obama then nobody really cares anymore. And besides, if it's not by Obama then it isn't political ideology anymore either. It's necessary for the nation's security because otherwise more chickens are going to come home and could make you care again.

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    Re: IRS targeting linked to Republican staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    True

    The fact that republicans lied is unimportant. The fact that the Obama administration did not lie is not important

    What's important is that Obama get the blame, one way or another. It's a matter of principle!
    Why do you have such a problem with holding the government accountable for their actions? The current administration has plead ignorance to the IRS issue, the Benghazi issue and the wiretapping of reporters as well as F&F before that. The stuff that they have admitted to and defended includes collecting personal information on ALL American citizens. Don't you find that to be the least bit troubling?

    The two houses of Congress are the people's representatives. They are supposed to be accountable to the people and part of that accountability is taking reasonable actions to insure that government isn't treading too heavily on the toes of law abiding citizens. In light of the current situation I welcome these investigations. At least they're investigating something that matters instead of steroids in baseball.

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    Re: IRS targeting linked to Republican staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I don't care if they were targeted by some idiot in a chicken costume! This is the government unduly screwing with American citizens based on nothing more than political ideology and it's intolerable.
    That's what's relevant and that's what we know for sure. The only question is; how high does it go?
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: IRS targeting linked to Republican staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    That is a lie

    From the article
    Dude, the TIGTA report shows how that "grouping" was accomplished and although grouping all the applicants that had "Tea Party" or "Patriot" in their name or talked about Constitutional overreach may be consistent that doesn't mean that it wasn't targeting based on political ideology.

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    Re: IRS targeting linked to Republican staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    That is a lie

    From the article
    "consistent" as in all Tea Party groups being treated like each other, but not "consistent" as in being treated like liberal groups
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: IRS targeting linked to Republican staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    That's what's relevant and that's what we know for sure. The only question is; how high does it go?
    http://democrats.oversight.house.gov..._Screening.pdf page 36.

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    Re: IRS targeting linked to Republican staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael66 View Post
    Yeah, but that's only your opinion. If it can't be by Obama then nobody really cares anymore. And besides, if it's not by Obama then it isn't political ideology anymore either. It's necessary for the nation's security because otherwise more chickens are going to come home and could make you care again.
    "political Ideology" as in behavior, not motive
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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