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    Re: Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?

    I wish you had an option in your poll that said "not yet". It's far to early to tell considering that the story is only about 10 days old and it took almost 3 years from the time of the break in at the Watergate until Nixon resigned. Watergate started with a criminal act that wasn't linked to the White House until much later - IRS-gate starts with a criminal act that hasn't been linked to the White House - we'll have to wait and see. I still find Valerie Jarrett's disappearance to be interesting.
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    Re: Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    What he said, the IRS scandal has diverted attention from Benghazi and that is sad but the Whitehouse is probably smiling that we can still be manipulated
    The White House and Democrats may be hoping soon that the media gets back on the Benghazi story. In my view, this IRS story has the potential to damage a lot of Democrats in the 2014 mid-terms and could harm the President as well. Every American has a connection to the IRS and many know what they can be like when they weild power - any whiff of scandal at the IRS can taint everyone in political power at the time. If the White House lets this come out in dribs and drabs and doesn't nip it fast they will appear to be hiding something and that makes it worse.
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    Re: Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?

    Or real "scandals", such as those before Feb. 2009. Remember when Obama closed the door on prosecuting Bush's corrupt regime in the name of peace at home? Meanwhile, Repubs including Ryan were meeting after the election to sabotage Obama. And then there were the mountain retreats of the Kochs including members of the SCOTUS CORRUPTUS.

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    Re: Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I wish you had an option in your poll that said "not yet". It's far to early to tell considering that the story is only about 10 days old and it took almost 3 years from the time of the break in at the Watergate until Nixon resigned. Watergate started with a criminal act that wasn't linked to the White House until much later - IRS-gate starts with a criminal act that hasn't been linked to the White House - we'll have to wait and see. I still find Valerie Jarrett's disappearance to be interesting.
    I agree, way too early for any comparisons.
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    Re: Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I agree, way too early for any comparisons.
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    Re: Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?

    Worse then Watergate? Are you serious?

    Not even remotely close.

    Even if a direct tie to Obama is found (though he should resign if it was), it's still not close.


    Watergate was about the POTUS office doing dozens/hundreds of illegal things like breaking and entering, wiretapping, destruction of private property, massive political corruption and on and on...AND THEN using almost every layer of government (including the FBI) to cover it up.

    This is, at worst, the POTUS asking the IRS to look at various conservative groups for tax reasons...and that's assuming a direct link to Obama could be found (which I highly doubt ever will).

    The latter is bad.

    The former is absolutely ridiculous.

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    Re: Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrettt View Post
    So is breaking and entering.
    Is anyone disputing that?
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    Re: Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptinSarcastic View Post
    Actually, liberals were furious with Democrats for NOT doing these kinds of things to Bush.

    Kucinich and Wexler were actively proposing impeachment on 35 charges against Bush, but Democrats were not interested in pursuing this course of action even though the liberal base was sure that Bush was a criminal.

    These GOP witch hunts are not coming from the base, they are coming from GOP Congressmen.

    You could find hundreds of thousands or articles arguing for investigations and/or impeachment of Bush from the left, but virtually zero support in the Democratically controlled Congress. Democrats would not allow themselves to be manipulated by the farthest left of their base. Republicans seem to represent ONLY the farthest right of their base.
    Even Obama isn't defending the IRS. Even the IRS isn't defending the IRS.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Correct.

    We see this all of the time.

    Ultimately, I don't believe that the GOP's activities will turn out well for the GOP.

    There are some good people in the GOP, but unfortunately they are not in charge.




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    Re: Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good evening Pero.
    Howdy CJ, hows they hanging?
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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