Quotes of the day

posted at 10:51 pm on May 13, 2013 by Allahpundit

Attorney Dan Backer, whose client TheTeaParty.net has been trying to obtain tax-exempt status since 2010, said an IRS analyst mentioned the alleged working group during a phone conversation about one of Backer’s other client organizations.

“More than a year ago, one of these guys, really a slip of the tongue, [said] ‘Yeah we have this new working group that’s really looking at all these conservative organizations,’” Backer said. “And that’s when we knew it was gonna be a problem.”…

“Nobody wipes their own ass in the government without a lawyer clearing it,” Backer said. “The idea that this is not at least a few layers up is nonsense.”

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It’s not like the IRS needs a way to flag the new groups that were created in the wake of the Citizens United decision. They have all the information they need to do that without any special filter. They can search for the date of the application. If what you’re concerned about is that most of the new groups being created are in fact thinly disguised electioneering vehicles, then what you want to do is take a random sample of the new groups, review them, and see what percentage turn out to be self-dealing or otherwised engaged in inappropriate behavior.

Instead, the IRS method for dealing with the volume was to take an unrandom sample. And how did they decide that you deserved extra scrutiny? Because you had “tea party” or “patriot” in your name. Since the Tea Party was a brand new movement in 2010, they couldn’t possibly have had any data indicating that such groups were more likely to be doing something improper. So how exactly did they come up with this filter? There is no answer that does not ultimately resolve to “political bias”…

Now, maybe 501(c) organizations are a big scam and don’t promote social welfare nad we should get rid of them, as I’ve seen some columnists complain. But this doesn’t actually seem like the right time to have that conversation. Rather, it seems like a distraction from the fact that IRS employees decided that groups which advocated for smaller government were somehow specially untrustworthy, and acted on this opinion by singling them out for extra bureaucratic hassles. This is hugely disturbing, and right now our focus should be on making sure it doesn’t happen again, not reforming the laws governing tax-exempt organizations.

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Suppose that the Environmental Protection Agency were to admit offhandedly that the fluoridation of water had only modest communist mind-control effects. Or the United Nations were to concede it had been running fleets of black helicopters over U.S. cities, but only in the course of conducting extensive goodwill tours.

The Internal Revenue Service has managed a similar confirmation. For years, tea party and patriot groups have breathlessly alleged that federal bureaucrats were conspiring against the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Then federal bureaucrats conspired to target conservative groups because their tax documents contained the words “tea party” or “patriot,” and because they were “educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.”…

I am conspicuously not a libertarian. I believe that government has valid purposes that are more than minimal, and that public service is essentially noble. But most Americans, myself included, become libertarians when a policeman is rude and swaggering during a traffic stop. Give me that badge number. It is precisely because police powers are essential to the public good that abusing them is so offensive. The same holds for overzealous or corrupt airport-security agents. And it is doubly true with IRS personnel who misuse their broad and intimidating powers. It is enough to bring out the Samuel Adams in anyone.

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The Republican-controlled House won’t waste any time before it begins investigating the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of conservative groups.

The Ways and Means Committee is likely hold a hearing in the next two weeks before Congress recesses for a week for Memorial Day, according to several sources involved in planning. The Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which has been busy investigating the attack in Benghazi, is also likely to hold hearings, sources said.

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Tea party groups on Monday are threatening to sue the Internal Revenue Service after the agency admitted last week that it wrongly targeted conservative groups applying for nonprofit status.

“We are looking at it pretty seriously,” said Dan Backer, a lawyer who represents a half dozen conservative groups targeted by the IRS, including Combat Veterans Training Group and TheTeaParty.net. “Given the sheer scope of maleficence at the IRS, there may be a legal recourse.”

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The question being asked in the political world today is whether the condemnations are too little, too late. As in, did the Obama Administration — and other Democrats in the House and Senate — miss their chance to claim some sort of high(ish) message ground by largely taking a pass on the story when it broke on Friday morning?…

Democratic Congressional strategists offered little in the way of explanation for the relative silence of their incumbents/candidates on the IRS over the weekend other than to say that Senators and House Members typically take their cues from the White House in sticky political situations like this one.

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Liberals, whose unvarying agenda is enlargement of government, suggest, with no sense of cognitive dissonance, that this IRS scandal is nothing more sinister than typical government incompetence. Five days before the IRS story broke, Obama, sermonizing 109 miles northeast of Cincinnati, warned Ohio State graduates about “creeping cynicism” and “voices” that “warn that tyranny is . . . around the corner.” Well.

He stigmatizes as the vice of cynicism what actually is the virtue of skepticism about the myth that the tentacles of the regulatory state are administered by disinterested operatives. And the voices that annoy him are those of the Founders.

Time was, progressives like the president 100 years ago, Woodrow Wilson, had the virtue of candor: He explicitly rejected the Founders’ fears of government. Modern enlightenment, he said, made it safe to concentrate power in Washington, and especially in disinterested executive-branch agencies run by autonomous, high-minded experts. Today, however, progressivism’s insinuation is that Americans must be minutely regulated because they are so dimwitted they will swallow nonsense. Such as: There was no political motive in the IRS targeting political conservatives.

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“I don’t think morale is the highest it’s ever been,” said an Obama veteran. “It’s been a hell of a way to start a second term. … The gun vote was infuriating, depressing. … Then you went from Boston to North Korea to Syria to Benghazi to the IRS” — referring to last week’s revelations that federal revenue agents singled out tea party groups for special scrutiny.

“Plus, you know, there have been a fair share of f—-ups on our side of the ball,” the person said.

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Political speech is sacrosanct, Scarborough argued. “Liberal and conservative Supreme Courts alike do not allow the government to tread on political speech. There is a wall around that, and the wall has been knocked down by the IRS for several years now.”

“There’s been many overblown claims of tyranny and abuse of power from the government over the last few years,” Geist jumped in, pointing to the “we’re coming for your guns”-type narrative. “This is tyranny. If this is the government, a nonpartisan agency coming after specific groups, this time it’s real.”


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Amazing… Go to ABCnews.com. Not ONE story about the IRS. Not one story about Benghazi.

brewcrew67 on May 13, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Feel the love?

Electrongod on May 13, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Oh goody!

Can we go off topic before the trolls show up.

It used to be so nice when they left QOTD alone.

cozmo on May 13, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Let the TEA pour!!!

Scrumpy on May 13, 2013 at 10:53 PM

These folks are gonna run Obamacare. God help us…

KCB on May 13, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Remember, Obama knew nothing…

Within two years, multiple federal agencies, along with an EPA-affiliated Texas state agency, began auditing True the Vote and its founders, visiting their group, their businesses, and asking questions of people who knew them. The IRS was not the only governmental agency involved.

True the Vote’s experiences with the IRS’s abuse of power were recently discussed by Catherine Engelbrecht in a previous interview with Breitbart News. She said:

We applied for nonprofit C-3 status early in 2010. Since that time the IRS has run us through a gauntlet of analysts and hundreds of questions over and over again. They’ve requested to see each and every tweet I’ve ever tweeted or Facebook post I’ve ever posted. They also asked to know every place I’ve ever spoken since our inception and to whom, and everywhere I intend to speak in the future.

Engelbrecht’s application with the IRS for non-profit status allegedly triggered aggressive audits of one of her family’s personal businesses as well. The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) began a series of inquiries about her and her group; the BATF (Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms) began demanding to see her family’s firearms in surprise audits of her and her husband’s small gun dealership–which had done less than $200 in sales; OSHA (Occupational Safety Hazards Administration) began a surprise audit of their small family manufacturing business; and the EPA-affiliated TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environment Quality) did a surprise visit and audit due to “a complaint being called in.”

The Democratic Party of Texas filed a lawsuit against her, as did an ACORN affiliated group. Both the FBI and the BATF continued to poke around her life, the lives of people in her Tea Party group, and her businesses.

UnderstandingisPower on May 13, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Oh goody!

Can we go off topic before the trolls show up.

It used to be so nice when they left QOTD alone.

cozmo on May 13, 2013 at 10:53 PM

I’m looking forward to stalwart truthseeker HotAirLib coming and exposing hypocrisy while tirelessly exposing the truth.

tom daschle concerned on May 13, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Tea party groups on Monday are threatening to sue the Internal Revenue Service after the agency admitted last week that it wrongly targeted conservative groups applying for nonprofit status.

HAL…

Tea baggers are taking to you boy..

Step up and be a mother figure for Obama..

Electrongod on May 13, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Stay on target, the target being Benghazi, MSNBC showed the cards tonight saying IRS story is bigger then Benghazi, investigate both but keep landing Libya around his and her neck

Conservative4ev on May 13, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Can we go off topic before the trolls show up.

It used to be so nice when they left QOTD alone.

cozmo on May 13, 2013 at 10:53 PM

good to see justice served in Gasnell case. now we have to make birth control and abortions (late term too) more easily accessible to women so they don’t end up in the offices of quacks like this guy…

oh and he represents women’s health providers as much as this guy represents all dentists:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/60-oklahoma-dental-patients-test-positive-hepatitis-hiv/story?id=18991527#.UZGklZVAFG4

still waiting for for the 75 Hot Gas posts & all the commenter calls to ban dentistry based on this on quack….

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Good thing the GOP has the House. Otherwise all of these scandals would be buried by the Dems.

This is Boehner’s chance to make his mark, if he has the courage to do it.

farsighted on May 13, 2013 at 10:56 PM

If this is the government, a nonpartisan agency coming after specific groups, this time it’s real.”

Resident nonpartisan..

White courtesy phone..

Electrongod on May 13, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Holder Tossed Under Bus: White House Says They Knew Nothing of AP Phone Record Seizure

Apparently, the entire WH is occupied by Sgt Schultzes.

‘We hear nothing, we see nothing, we know nothing. NOTHING!’

Resist We Much on May 13, 2013 at 10:57 PM

ow we have to make birth control and abortions (late term too) more easily accessible to women so they don’t end up in the offices of quacks like this guy…

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 10:56 PM

What you mean…

Is make sure the babies don’t squirm, squeal or show any sign of life..
Or try to swim…

Electrongod on May 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Something reeks!

KCB on May 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM

“Nobody wipes their own [azz] in the government without a lawyer clearing it,” Backer said. “The idea that this is not at least a few layers up is nonsense.”

Nobody wipes their own azz in the Indonesian’s junta, to begin with .. third world influence and all. But, clearly, NOBODY does anything in the Barky regime unless they have received marching orders from the very top. Barky is just an inept, talentless, retarded copy of his political idol, Sukarno, and he operates accordingly – with the added spice of wanting to exact some delusional third-world sense of jealous revenge against America for shaming his people with our intelligence, advancements, freedom, wealth and ingenuity.

NO ONE in this twisted junta does anything without Barky okaying it. Everyone knows this has been true through all the criminal and moronic cr@p that has gone on. It all starts at Barky and goes through all of his henchmen on the way down (all being demented control freaks). This entire administration and pretty everyone they’ve ever hired need to be jailed and sentenced to hard labor, if not worse. There is no other recourse, at this point.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM

DBare on May 13, 2013 at 10:56 PM

…chew yourself!

KOOLAID2 on May 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Resist We Much on May 13, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Hey! Go fix your spelling.

cozmo on May 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 10:56 PM

It is Gosnell, you feckless sodomite.

Have nice nite.

tom daschle concerned on May 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Amazing… Go to ABCnews.com. Not ONE story about the IRS. Not one story about Benghazi.

brewcrew67 on May 13, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Even the Guardian has a front page article about the AP wiretapping – you have to go to a frigging liberal UK newspaper to read the story!! Even the HUFFINGLUE POST has this story in red, lead story!

crrr6 on May 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM

now we have to make birth control and abortions (late term too) more easily accessible to women so they don’t end up in the offices of quacks like this guy…

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 10:56 PM

How about some toxic solution for the mother?

Will solve the late term….?

Electrongod on May 13, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Apparently, the entire WH is occupied by Sgt Schultzes.

‘We hear nothing, we see nothing, we know nothing. NOTHING!’

Resist We Much on May 13, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Jay Carney has been trying to contact Baghdad Bob, to pick up some tips and pointers.

farsighted on May 13, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Secret government groups secretly snooping on American citizens because of their political stance and using the secret information to harass them under the guise of normality. Nice.

All you leftist jackasses who aren’t standing up and hollering with the rest of us can pound the entire Sahara desert straight up your ol’ pipe, because you’re all fascist scum who don’t deserve the great gift that the Founders and our fighting men and women have given you.

Bishop on May 13, 2013 at 11:01 PM

‘We hear nothing, we see nothing, we know nothing. NOTHING!’

Resist We Much on May 13, 2013 at 10:57 PM

They knew nothing about Benghazi and what was going on at State… and at Defense… and at the CIA.

They knew nothing about the IRS…

Ummm…. what DO they know about?

UnderstandingisPower on May 13, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I was watching Gos-hell’s lawyer get interviewed right after the verdicts were announced, and decided that McMahon looked like the bastard love-child of this guy & this guy.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 13, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Resist We Much on May 13, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Bad RWM, bad.

And don’t go blamin’ those interns.

cozmo on May 13, 2013 at 11:03 PM

How about some toxic solution for the mother?

Will solve the late term….?

Electrongod on May 13, 2013 at 11:00 PM

again the “pro-life” folk are the most vicious, hateful, violent people

the only lives you care about are fetuses and those killed by muslims….

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

ow we have to make birth control and abortions (late term too) more easily accessible to women so they don’t end up in the offices of quacks like this guy…

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Birth control is accessible at any drug store in America on the CONDOM AISLE.

Resist We Much on May 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

They knew nothing about what the DOJ was doing with the AP…

Again, what DO they know about?

Maybe it’s like ObamaCare… they have to do it to find out what they’re doing…

UnderstandingisPower on May 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Where the hell is Boehner?

John Boehner…please pick up the nearest courtesy telephone…Your country is calling and they say your balls were found at the 18th hole and have been here since 2010.

katy on May 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

I have to go to bed. give the trolls hell for me. I will hopefully have a nice dream tonight of Boehner getting alcohol poisoning Boehner growing a spine. night all!

GhoulAid on May 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

And it is doubly true with IRS personnel who misuse their broad and intimidating powers. It is enough to bring out the Samuel Adams in anyone.

Effin’ A—We Are All Tea Partiers now biotches!

ted c on May 13, 2013 at 11:05 PM

again the “pro-life” folk are the most vicious, hateful, violent people

the only lives you care about are fetuses and those killed by muslims….

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Kill your own..

I will stand back and say something..

Then you will kill again..

So.. I am violent and you are Pro-Choice..

Gotcha..

Electrongod on May 13, 2013 at 11:06 PM

So many scandals tsk tsk

Got asked (really told) that I am going to be helping out another department today because they are in deep doggie doo. So instead of doing the job of 3 people – for the next couple of weeks I will be doing the job of 4.

I really really need to win the Powerball.

gophergirl on May 13, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Where the hell is Boehner?

John Boehner…please pick up the nearest courtesy telephone…Your country is calling and they say your balls were found at the 18th hole and have been here since 2010.

katy on May 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

He’s where he is every night: Drinking and chasing women.

Resist We Much on May 13, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Can we go off topic before the trolls show up.

It used to be so nice when they left QOTD alone.

cozmo on May 13, 2013 at 10:53 PM

.
good to see justice served in Gasnell case. now we have to make birth control and abortions (late term too) more easily accessible to women so they don’t end up in the offices of quacks like this guy…

oh and he represents women’s health providers as much as this guy represents all dentists:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/60-oklahoma-dental-patients-test-positive-hepatitis-hiv/story?id=18991527#.UZGklZVAFG4

still waiting for for the 75 Hot Gas posts & all the commenter calls to ban dentistry based on this on quack….

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 10:56 PM

.
I got this one, coz’ . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.
Hey … DUMBASS ( g a s p, I’ve resorted to name calling), dentistry is a valid, legitimate practice in every moral sense. Terminating a conceived human life, because it inconveniences the mother (or the father) is NOT.

listens2glenn on May 13, 2013 at 11:06 PM

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 10:56 PM

That was one of the weakest strawman posts I’ve ever seen. You guys should take a break and reflect on your mission. Maybe attend a seminar or go on a retreat or something.

Curtiss on May 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

It’s a laugh riot how sarcasm and snark totally elude liberals.

Liam on May 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

again the “pro-life” folk are the most vicious, hateful, violent people

the only lives you care about are fetuses and those killed by muslims….

DBag on May 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Yeah, still waiting for the fabled tea party bomber you guys keep talking about. Oh, we’re SO violent!

crrr6 on May 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

They knew nothing about Benghazi and what was going on at State… and at Defense… and at the CIA.

They knew nothing about the IRS…

Ummm…. what DO they know about?

UnderstandingisPower on May 13, 2013 at 11:02 PM

They also knew nothing about The Brothers Tsarnaev until days after Boston went boom.

Before the FBI managed to find them on a Lord & Taylor security camera video they (Axelrod, for one) suspected the same people the IRS were targeting and investigating, the Tea Party.

The dots are beginning to connect themselves.

farsighted on May 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

This is Boehner’s chance to make his mark, if he has the courage to do it.

farsighted on May 13, 2013 at 10:56 PM

…do tears leave marks?

KOOLAID2 on May 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Wanted: “Low level staffers to take blame for major clusterflucks initiated by the Preznit. Must be willing to plead guilty to all pertinent criminal charges and be able to live for years in small, barred room. This is an unpaid position but the right candidate will know they are protecting a really hip black dude. Please apply in person at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, D.C. We are an equal opportunity destroyer.”

Bishop on May 13, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Amazing… Go to ABCnews.com. Not ONE story about the IRS. Not one story about Benghazi.

brewcrew67 on May 13, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Somewhere I read that ABC did their first story on Gosnell today.

slickwillie2001 on May 13, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Birth control is accessible at any drug store in America on the CONDOM AISLE.

Resist We Much on May 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

are u fine with Plan B & the pill being over the counter too?

Planned Parenthood passes out condoms for those less fortunate too, got a problem with that?

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Tyranny. Pure and simple. Using the power of government to stop free speech, as here, would make the Founders say, “There’s a need for a Declaration 2.0, you fools.”

TXUS on May 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

And another troll quickly melts down.

farsighted on May 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Ef it. Y’all play in the cess pool with the trolls. Mammasan is giving me the come to bed look.

cozmo on May 13, 2013 at 11:11 PM

we have to make birth control and abortions (late term too) more easily accessible to women so they don’t end up in the offices of quacks like this guy…

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 10:56 PM

How?

Axe on May 13, 2013 at 11:11 PM

again the “pro-life” folk are the most vicious, hateful, violent people

DBare on May 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

…ok!…gently…chew yourself!

KOOLAID2 on May 13, 2013 at 11:11 PM

This is hugely disturbing, and right now our focus should be on making sure it doesn’t happen again, not reforming the laws governing tax-exempt organizations.

Right now the focus should be on jailing and seriously punishing every single lowlife involved in this criminal operation through the feral government, from the very top to the bottom. No mercy. Everyone who had anything to do with using the feral government to intimidate conservatives needs to spend the rest of their pathetic lives wishing they had never even been born (as Nature wishes).

Of course, the truly insane part of all this (though not surprising) is that it’s been the leftist groups for decades that have used non-profits for nothing but political action, naked political machines. This whole criminal operation by the leftists in the feral government is them bringing leftist projection to the arms of government power, accusing and harrassing others for what they know they are seriously guilty of, themselves. Think of “disparate impact”, a favorite among lefties to attack any law that doesn’t have the demographic results that lefties want … but when lefties intentionally crafted laws with specific disparate impact to get around the fact that they wanted pure, race-based laws for all sorts of things and were mildly thwarted by courts that couldn’t stomach that much dementia and idiocy (though our courts have ratified quite a bit of the leftists’ perverted, racist, insane policies).

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 13, 2013 at 11:11 PM

And another troll quickly melts down.

farsighted on May 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

He’s fuming that Gosnell is a convicted murderer of infants, and needs to recover lost mental and emotional ground. What better way than for a liberal to lash out than come to a place filled with people he disdains?

I thinks it’s the Chicago way.

Liam on May 13, 2013 at 11:12 PM

How about some toxic solution for the mother?

Will solve the late term….?

Electrongod on May 13, 2013 at 11:00 PM

.
again the “pro-life” folk are the most vicious, hateful, violent people

the only lives you care about are fetuses and those killed by muslims….

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

.
The only thing you care about is ‘defiance of God.’

Pro-lifers have done more to actually help women than anything your side has done.

listens2glenn on May 13, 2013 at 11:12 PM

are u fine with Plan B & the pill being over the counter too?

Planned Parenthood passes out condoms for those less fortunate too, got a problem with that?

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Not to 11 year-old girls without parental consent, but other than that, yes, I’m fine with it.

I have no problem with PP passing out condoms, but I oppose taxpayer subsidisation. And, before you start screaming, I OPPOSE ANY AND ALL FORMS OF SUBSIDIES: CORPORATE, ORGANISATIONAL, AND INDIVIDUAL.

Resist We Much on May 13, 2013 at 11:13 PM

are u fine with Plan B & the pill being over the counter too?

Planned Parenthood passes out condoms for those less fortunate too, got a problem with that?

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Condoms…
Planparenthood..

Plan B..

“What the fluck!!!
I thought you were protected..
you said you were going to take care of it..”

No worries..
We don’t have to have any responsible communication..
In fact..
Just shut up and fluck”

We will take responsibility tomorrow morning…after”

Electrongod on May 13, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Planned Parenthood passes out condoms for those less fortunate too, got a problem with that?

LMFAO!

ah hHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA@@$435634523543453453453453453453453453

tom daschle concerned on May 13, 2013 at 11:13 PM

“There’s been many overblown claims of tyranny and abuse of power from the government over the last few years,” Geist jumped in, pointing to the “we’re coming for your guns”-type narrative. “This is tyranny. If this is the government, a nonpartisan agency coming after specific groups, this time it’s real.”

Welcome to the (Tea)party pal….

ted c on May 13, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Low level staffers are now in complete control of the federal government. They make all the decisions, they make policy. There’s nothing they can’t do. They’re like little Super G-Men.

Note that I said G-Men and not G-Women. Low level staffers are never women for some reason.

Curtiss on May 13, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Wanted: “Low level staffers to take blame for major clusterflucks initiated by the Preznit. Must be willing to plead guilty to all pertinent criminal charges and be able to live for years in small, barred room. This is an unpaid position but the right candidate will know they are protecting a really hip black dude. Please apply in person at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, D.C. We are an equal opportunity destroyer.”

Bishop on May 13, 2013 at 11:08 PM

You’ve had a lot of good ones over the years. But this may be one of your best!

TXUS on May 13, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Liam on May 13, 2013 at 11:12 PM

The frustration and panic in the trolls is becoming palpable.

They are almost all having trouble writing complete sentences. Some of them used to be able to do that.

farsighted on May 13, 2013 at 11:15 PM

again the “pro-life” folk are the most vicious, hateful, violent people

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

James Pouillon was unavailable for comment, but his murderer, Harlan James Drake, could have been contacted in prison.

Resist We Much on May 13, 2013 at 11:15 PM

JPeterman ‏@PragueArtist 25m

IRS Boss Targeting AntiObama Groups Investigated Anti-Clinton Organizations 90s… http://shar.es/Z0xeu

Resist We Much on May 13, 2013 at 11:16 PM

The frustration and panic in the trolls is becoming palpable.

They are almost all having trouble writing complete sentences. Some of them used to be able to do that.

farsighted on May 13, 2013 at 11:15 PM

It seems their frustration is exceeding the limits of their medications.

Liam on May 13, 2013 at 11:16 PM

“There’s been many overblown claims of tyranny and abuse of power from the government over the last few years,” Geist jumped in, pointing to the “we’re coming for your guns”-type narrative. “This is tyranny. If this is the government, a nonpartisan agency coming after specific groups, this time it’s real.”

“I can’t imagine much worse than this,” Scarborough agreed. It’s “unspeakable,” and President Obama “needs to come out today and condemn this in the harshest terms, demand answers, and fire people.

If we said it, we’re called “crazy wingers” or something. But now, the left is saying it.

Welcome to the light of the truth, folks.

ted c on May 13, 2013 at 11:17 PM

I’m not sure about this. You probably shouldn’t be having sex if you can’t even afford a condom. But if someone wants to give you a condom, they have the right to give you a condom.

I don’t think I have much more to say about condoms.

Axe on May 13, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Yeah, still waiting for the fabled tea party bomber you guys keep talking about. Oh, we’re SO violent!

crrr6 on May 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

talk about straw men…

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Hello!…….

williamg on May 13, 2013 at 11:17 PM

These Progressive Clowns were seething through the Bush era,
and boyo,are they getting Evenism/Withism,vindictive/vengeful!

I remember the time that the Clinton Staff thought it was funny
to F*ck up the White House computers for the incoming Bush Admin
istration!!

The Hopey/Changey Dick-tatorship has taken this to a level
of a 1000X of Nixonian Abuse!!!!

canopfor on May 13, 2013 at 11:18 PM

“I can’t imagine much worse than this,” Scarborough agreed. It’s “unspeakable,” and President Obama “needs to come out today and condemn this in the harshest terms, demand answers, and fire people.

LOL. Barky would have to condemn and fire himself – and then he’d still have to be criminally tried.

Even in this Scarborough remains the scum-sucking idiot he’s always been.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 13, 2013 at 11:18 PM

talk about straw men…

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:17 PM

No crows have plucked you straw yet?

No snip, snip of the spin?

Do you know how to tread water?

Electrongod on May 13, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Planned Parenthood passes out condoms for those less fortunate too, got a problem with that?

DBare on May 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

…so that’s where you get… your little rubber thimbles ?

KOOLAID2 on May 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM

The only thing you care about is ‘defiance of God.’

Pro-lifers have done more to actually help women than anything your side has done.

listens2glenn on May 13, 2013 at 11:12 PM

yes by making late-term abortions so hard to get women have no choice but to end up in offices like that philly doctor’s

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Birth control is accessible at any drug store in America on the CONDOM AISLE.

Resist We Much on May 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

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are u fine with Plan B & the pill being over the counter too?

Planned Parenthood passes out condoms for those less fortunate too, got a problem with that?

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM

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Most of us have a problem with promoting sexual activity among minors, and those who can’t afford the cost burden of childbearing and rearing.

listens2glenn on May 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM

This is Boehner’s chance to make his mark, if he has the courage to do it.

farsighted on May 13, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Skid marks are about the best we can hope for.

katy on May 13, 2013 at 11:21 PM

canopfor on May 13, 2013 at 11:18 PM

You still typing on your emergency reserve system? I always imagine you like that guy Mr. Universe in Serenity. But with more logs. Now I’ve got you thumping on something depressingly plastic with a noisy hard-drive. It’s just not right. :)

Axe on May 13, 2013 at 11:21 PM

How many times can Obama get away with the whole “I had no idea what was happening!!” defense?

Jack_Burton on May 13, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Yeah, still waiting for the fabled tea party bomber you guys keep talking about. Oh, we’re SO violent!

crrr6 on May 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

talk about straw men…

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:17 PM

You don’t know what the term “straw man” means, evidently. The alleged violence of the Tea Party was a main lefty talking point for YEARS and you lowlifes tried to revive it every time some demented leftist blew someone up or tried to blow up a bridge or bit off the finger of a Town Haller …

You are a waste of flesh. You know it. I know it. Everyone knows it. You are a fatal error in the trial and error of evolution.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 13, 2013 at 11:21 PM

You still typing on your emergency reserve system? I always imagine you like that guy Mr. Universe in Serenity. But with more logs. Now I’ve got you thumping on something depressingly plastic with a noisy hard-drive. It’s just not right. :)

Axe on May 13, 2013 at 11:21 PM

:( On my 4th time thru Firefly. WhyyyyyyyyyyyYY!!!!!!!

tom daschle concerned on May 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Even in this Scarborough remains the scum-sucking idiot he’s always been.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 13, 2013 at 11:18 PM

I’d like to see him SET on FIRE!

williamg on May 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Yeah, still waiting for the fabled tea party bomber you guys keep talking about. Oh, we’re SO violent!

crrr6 on May 13, 2013 at 11:07 PM

talk about straw men…

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Esquire Magazine F*cks Up History In An Attempt To Smear A ‘Patriot’

Resist We Much on May 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

The only thing you care about is ‘defiance of God.’

listens2glenn on May 13, 2013 at 11:12 PM

which fairy-tale god are you referring to exactly? the one in the bible? koran? book of mormon?

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

I’d like to see him SET on FIRE!

williamg on May 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Works for me.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

listens2glenn on May 13, 2013 at 11:12 PM

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yes by making late-term abortions so hard to get women have no choice but to end up in offices like that philly doctor’s

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM

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You prevaricate . . . . . . . . birth and adoption are THE choice.

listens2glenn on May 13, 2013 at 11:24 PM

I’m not sure about this. You probably shouldn’t be having sex if you can’t even afford a condom. But if someone wants to give you a condom, they have the right to give you a condom.

I don’t think I have much more to say about condoms.

Axe on May 13, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Actually, the Constitution gives each American citizen and undocumented immigrant the right to condoms and protection for the providers of same.

– Sheila Jackson Lee

TXUS on May 13, 2013 at 11:24 PM

I always imagine you like that guy Mr. Universe in Serenity.

Axe on May 13, 2013 at 11:21 PM

One of my favorite movies. Good humor in it, and that fight scene where River Tam wiped out almost every guy in the bar is awesome!

Liam on May 13, 2013 at 11:24 PM

The only thing you care about is ‘defiance of God.’

listens2glenn on May 13, 2013 at 11:12 PM

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which fairy-tale god are you referring to exactly? the one in the bible? koran? book of mormon?

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

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The One that’s going to bring a groan from you, when you meet him.

listens2glenn on May 13, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Poor DBag the freakout continues.

CW on May 13, 2013 at 11:25 PM

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM
I’m anti-abortion. Being that I support the death penalty, I’m not pro-life. I couldn’t give two flying effs about the safety of women that go into ‘clinics’ with the intent of KILLING their unborn children ! Women that don’t murder their unborn don’t die because of abortions!!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 13, 2013 at 11:26 PM

A brave reporter who doesn’t mind being audited needs to ask the Dog Eating Fud a simple question: “If so many low level staffers are apparently making all the decisions, what do we need you for?”

Bishop on May 13, 2013 at 11:26 PM

IRS = Obama’s Gestapo.

VorDaj on May 13, 2013 at 11:26 PM

So to sum up a week’s worth of revelations about Il Duce’s Cronies activities…

Benghazi Murders…lies and coverups and Obstruction by Il Duce, State,DOD,CIA and maybe FBI

Pentagon threatens to court martial soldiers and chaplains who express their religion

HHS runs around congress and intimidates Healthcare Industry to fund Obamacare

IRS targets political opponents and leaks privileged data

DOJ wiretaps Associated Press phonelines

News Executives have relatives working for Il Duce & NSC

workingclass artist on May 13, 2013 at 11:26 PM

You know what? I HATE The Media, but:

Thank GOD for Jake Tapper!

williamg on May 13, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Come to think of it,the DOJ was busy monitering so-called
Voter-Denial Rights of the South Carolina special election,
er,Busch/Sanford!!

Hmmmmmm,good ole fashion,big brother intimidation!

Naw,must be crazy talk/thinking!!

canopfor on May 13, 2013 at 11:27 PM

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Abortion should be hard to get!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 13, 2013 at 11:27 PM

How many times can Obama get away with the whole “I had no idea what was happening!!” defense?

Jack_Burton on May 13, 2013 at 11:21 PM

The whole time, I think. Unless it can be demonstrated differently. He is never actually seen governing, so he is never held accountable for government in the people’s minds.

He’s guilty even if he doesn’t know, according to another value system. He’s guilty of “high crimes and misdemeanors” even if he should have known. But someone has to convict him, or it doesn’t matter. He could be shooting people in the Oval Office for looking at him funny, and die an old man, if no one with the immediate authority and responsibility does anything.

We need to be looking at them funny, I think.

Axe on May 13, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Esquire Magazine F*cks Up History In An Attempt To Smear A ‘Patriot’

Resist We Much on May 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

for the record, the IRS story is an outrage and the Commerce department needs to clean house. as a former employee of the IRS though i can tell the whole agency is a mess so no shock stuff like this goes on there

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:27 PM

I always imagine you like that guy Mr. Universe in Serenity.

Axe on May 13, 2013 at 11:21 PM

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One of my favorite movies. Good humor in it, and that fight scene where River Tam wiped out almost every guy in the bar is awesome!

Liam on May 13, 2013 at 11:24 PM

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Including Jane. : )

listens2glenn on May 13, 2013 at 11:27 PM

1. BENGHAZI.
2. Sebelius extorting health-care execs to fund ObamaCare
3. DOJ harvesting reporters’ phone RECORDS.
4. IRS targeting conservative groups.

SparkPlug on May 13, 2013 at 11:28 PM

What does this do to Harry Reid’s claim he knew of Romney’s taxes?

p0s3r on May 13, 2013 at 11:28 PM

DBear on May 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Ours at least has a happy ending, yours, not so much. Oh btw, this hillbilly redneck can see his private parts and run 3 miles in 22 minutes, how about yourself?

MarshFox on May 13, 2013 at 11:29 PM

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