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    Re: IRS targeting linked to Republican staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Interesting development, but whether the staffer was a Republican or not is not the question. The IRS DID target Tea Party groups a lot more closely than Progressive groups. However, this does not appear to be political, but bungling how the IRS investigates applications for 501(c)3 status by groups. Many Tea Party groups had applied, which appeared to be more political than providing social programs, may have had an impact on how the IRS investigated, but the IRS ended up going overboard. This seems more like incompetence than political motivation, but whatever the reason, the IRS does owe apologies to the Tea Party groups they overscrutinized.

    However, take this story with a grain of salt. The story is laid out by a Democrat. What actually occurred could be different. Let's wait and see how quickly this can be verified, one way or the other.

    Article is here
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    Edit: The actual transcripts of the committee hearings (Part 1 and Part 2) seem to back this up. No wonder Daryl Issa did not want the transcripts released.
    Thanks for posting this. I was really concerned that the IRS was "targeting" anyone, but politicizing their targets? That got my attention. It's good to know that the entire thing can be chalked up to the same IRS incompetence we all know and love.

    I swear, this wild partisan finger-pointing on both sides of the aisle make me want to go rogue and nuke DC myself.

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    Re: IRS targeting linked to Republican staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Before we go down this rabbit hole can you explain the limits of 'the Obama administration' in your assertion?

    Some think it means the President solely. Some think it is the President and his cabinet and yet others think it is the entire federal government...
    Ask Darrel "Arson" Issa. He's the one hurling accusations around
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    Re: IRS targeting linked to Republican staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Ask Darrel "Arson" Issa. He's the one hurling accusations around
    It doesn't appear he is the only one...
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    Re: IRS targeting linked to Republican staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    It doesn't appear he is the only one...
    That's true

    There's no shortage of haters
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    Re: IRS targeting linked to Republican staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    That's true

    There's no shortage of haters
    What's this 'haters' thing? Is that the new buzz word for anyone who disagrees with the goofy leftists?

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    Re: IRS targeting linked to Republican staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    And the fact that this program neutralized a significant part of the President's opposition during the 2012 election cycle is merely coincidental.
    OH PALEASE!!!!

    You Extremist Right Wingers will do anything to keep yourselves from admitting you nominated a lousy candidate.

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    Re: IRS targeting linked to Republican staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    And the fact that this program neutralized a significant part of the President's opposition during the 2012 election cycle is merely coincidental.
    Romney neutralized himself, the IRS had nothing whatsoever to do with it.

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    Re: IRS targeting linked to Republican staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    OH PALEASE!!!!

    You Extremist Right Wingers will do anything to keep yourselves from admitting you nominated a lousy candidate.
    Mitt Romney was 'a lousy candidate'? How so?

    And how is Barrack Obama better? In fact, where does Barrack Obama have any expertise?

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    Re: IRS targeting linked to Republican staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Romney neutralized himself, the IRS had nothing whatsoever to do with it.
    How are you so certain? Or do you think it might just have been the media and the less sophisticated voters who helped re-elect this disaster?

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    Re: IRS targeting linked to Republican staffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Mitt Romney was 'a lousy candidate'? How so?

    And how is Barrack Obama better? In fact, where does Barrack Obama have any expertise?

    Romney may be a decent human being, but like McCain before him, he is undeniably the worst possible candidate for the GOP to have chosen for that given election.

    This is largely true because of RomneyCare, and is furthered Romney's thorough bastardization of the 10th Amendment as "Fifty Flavors of Democracy", but also other things as well, inclusive of how he handled the entire campaign... but that may have had a lot to do with his GOP handlers, which takes us around full-circle to the original problem.

    The net result is a great many Conservatives, people that actually give a damn about our federal government and states operating in legitimate fashions, protective of individual liberties, actually did not vote, despite their extreme dislike for Obama.

    The cure for Obama is not "more of the same, just a little less of it", except to vapid GOPers, and as a result, they're quickly going the way of the Whigs.

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