WaPo wonders: Could IRS scandal re-ignite the Tea Party?

posted at 3:21 pm on May 15, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Actually, let’s give the first word on this subject to Politico’s editorial cartoonist Matt Wuerker, who as Joe Wiesenthal pointed out on Twitter is one of the few to capture the irony of the IRS targeting of the Tea Party:

wuerker-irs

Now, er … what was that again at the Washington Post?

The Internal Revenue Service’s decision to single out conservative groups for extra scrutiny has brought a fresh dose of attention to the tea party, a once thriving movement that has waned in the years since the 2010 GOP wave election.

Gee, could the fact that the IRS was actively blocking organizational efforts have anything to do with that “waning”? Don’t forget, the IRS didn’t approve any of those tax-exempt applications for 27 months while approving dozens for progressive groups.  Since most of that took place between February 2010 and the 2012 elections, I’d call that a contributing factor.

Now that Tea Party groups can organize in the same fashion as their opponents, perhaps they’ll wax more than wane.  But the targeting itself may drive some of that, too:

Will the fact that the agency targeted groups with “tea party” and “patriot” in their names reignite the energy of limited-government activists and groups who have warned of the perils of overreach? Republicans both in and outside the movement think it could give them a boost on several fronts.

“I think it stands to galvanize the Tea Party and the conservative base for two reasons. First, it’s not just the ‘Tin Foil Tri-Corn Hat’ brigade: the Federal Government really WAS out to get them,” wrote Florida-based Republican strategist Rick Wilson in an e-mail. “It was egregious, illegal and patently political … and exactly the kind of unconstitutional excess they found so motivating in the first place.”

Yes, that will tend to motivate more activism — when you get proven right about government overreach.   Remember, too, that the big impetus to the formation of the Tea Party was ObamaCare, which was another government overreach that generated a ton of grassroots opposition.  And guess which agency will be enforcing ObamaCare?

Byron York reports that the IRS targeting for tax-exempt applications has people worried about what the IRS will do when they take charge of the health-insurance mandate:

The Internal Revenue Service scandal would be bad enough if the IRS just handled issues like collecting income taxes and granting nonprofit status. But the immensely powerful federal agency is about to become even more powerful with the arrival of national health care, and that makes the still-unfolding scandal even more troubling. …

And now the IRS has been exposed abusing its authority for apparently partisan purposes. At the height of the Tea Party movement, IRS officials applied special scrutiny to organizations with “Tea Party” or words like “patriot” in their names when those groups applied for tax-exempt status.

At his brief news conference Monday, President Obama sought to assure Americans that he will correct the situation. “If, in fact, IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practices that had been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that’s outrageous and there’s no place for it,” Obama said before heading to New York City for a series of fundraisers.

In the next few weeks, the details of the IRS’ apparent misconduct will be spelled out in a series of hastily arranged congressional hearings. Most of the discussion will focus on political nonprofits and the selective treatment they received from the IRS. For millions of Americans, the hearings will do what Charles Grassley noticed at those town meetings in Iowa: reduce their faith that the federal government will treat them fairly.

And that will mean even more anxieties about the coming of Obamacare. “Now every American understands there are elements of the IRS that go off on their own,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told MSNBC Monday morning. “Why would you trust the bureaucracy with your health if you can’t trust the bureaucracy with your politics?”

It’s that kind of mistrust that drove the development of the Tea Party into a major political force.  And it’s the proof that the IRS provided this week that’s likely to raise its profile even further.


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I favor igniting Impeachment hearings.

hillsoftx on May 15, 2013 at 3:22 PM

That assumes that the flame was extinguished, heh.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 3:23 PM

I think its funny that the WaPo thinks it needs to be reignited.

cozmo on May 15, 2013 at 3:23 PM

T axed
E nough
A lready

…to sustain the thugs who promote tyranny, with your hard earned labor.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Senate goes R in 2014, baby.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Oh yes, yes this will ignite the Tea Party..We will win the senate in 2014 and get more of a majority in the house..THEN we will start talking about impeachment…yeah I might be overly optimistic but I still have some faith in the American people, well at least in conservatives

sadsushi on May 15, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Time for the TEA Party to go official… I’m in…

Khun Joe on May 15, 2013 at 3:27 PM

WaPo wonders: Could IRS scandal re-ignite the Tea Party?

Re-ignite??

Really? Ah yes, those Blitering Idiots of the Beltway..

out of touch again…carry on.

ToddPA on May 15, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Last summer I remember hearing – Where is the tea party????

NOW we know….they were in limbo, restrained by the opposition and unable to get their groups organized…buried in paper work.

AZgranny on May 15, 2013 at 3:30 PM

No. That would require the fire having gone out prior. But the cynic in me is screaming at the top of his lungs: “The GOP will f#ck this up!”

nobar on May 15, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Shouldn’t that reference to “scandal” be plural? HIPAA records stolen by IRS agents (scandal du jour), leaks of confidential tax records (Romney and Koch, to name two), failure to approve conservative 501 c 4′s while fast tracking progressives and, the grand daddy, undue investigations and overt intimidation of tax payers by the IRS.

MTF on May 15, 2013 at 3:30 PM

If the TEAs are no longer blocked by IRS, thus left free like we want, the Dems won’t be the only ones to worry.

We have another opponent out there: Establishment career Republicans. Rove & Co. have much more to worry about, especially come primary season the next two elections. It’s hard to defeat an incumbent Democrat, but relatively easy to primary out a career RINO.

I’ll be curious to see if and how Rove and his ilk change their tune with an unfettered Tea Party to reckon with.

Liam on May 15, 2013 at 3:30 PM

WaPo wonders: Could IRS scandal re-ignite the Tea Party?

Followed by an increase in charges of racism, if that’s possible.

farsighted on May 15, 2013 at 3:31 PM

H/t ITguy

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 3:31 PM

“If, in fact, IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practices that had been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that’s outrageous and there’s no place for it,” Obama said

Oh, and guys, don’t forget to put yourselves down for a raise.

Thanks – O

antipc on May 15, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Day of ironies

Love this

And this

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 3:32 PM

In the 1770′s, it wasn’t the stamp act or tea tax that led to revolution. It was the Parliament’s, and later, the king’s escalating overreactions to the protests that did.

So, yeah, there’s a parallel here.

Arnold Yabenson on May 15, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Remember, too, that the big impetus to the formation of the Tea Party was ObamaCare

Obamacare may have given the Tea Party an additional boost, but it certainly wasn’t the impetus for the Tea Party formations. That impetus was the bailout and the stimulus.

Dusty on May 15, 2013 at 3:32 PM

It’s possible, but we need some support as well. It’s disheartening when we put our time, effort and money behind people who proclaim themselves one of us, to only betray us for political expediency.

njrob on May 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Mr. Dirty tells Obama to “come clean”.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Gee, could the fact that the IRS was actively blocking organizational efforts have anything to do with that “waning”?

The “jokes” practically write themselves now, don’t they.

farsighted on May 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Here’s another bookend to that no conservative groups were approved for 27 months while that exhaustive list RWM showed us on another thread did: Voter Fraud.

That whole 2012 presidential election is a fraud. The at-large cheating in the dem controlled municipalites pushed every one of those swing states to Obama. 100% for Obama at 140% of registered voters.

What’s that latin term for “who benefitted”? Impeachment is truly in order.

DanMan on May 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Tea party was never dead. It was just suppressed.

nobar on May 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM

They already were ignited. Now we know why they couldn’t get the their message out.

bandutski on May 15, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Followed by an increase in charges of racism, if that’s possible.

farsighted on May 15, 2013 at 3:31 PM

I’m sure Chrissy Matthews can work in the words twenty times in a paragraph throughout an entire statement.

Liam on May 15, 2013 at 3:35 PM

The Tea Party never went anywhere. Just ask Senator David Dewhurst. But I agree that this will p-ss off and mobilize them in a way that nothing outside of Obamacare and Porkulus ever could.

Doughboy on May 15, 2013 at 3:36 PM

WaPo wonders: will sun rise in east tomorrow?

Bruno Strozek on May 15, 2013 at 3:37 PM

[ugh, I've been singled out for moderation, so I'll try a different comment]

Remember, too, that the big impetus to the formation of the Tea Party was ObamaCare, which was another government overreach that generated a ton of grassroots opposition.

Sorry, but I can’t remember that because it’s not true. The impetus for the formation of Tea Parties was the stimulus package and the earlier bailout. The Tea Party was already fully underway when Obamacare came on the scene.

Obamacare may have given TP’ers something else to want to dump in Boston harbor but it hardly created the Tea Party.

Dusty on May 15, 2013 at 3:38 PM

This couldn’t have happened if the administration and his minions in the press had not painted the Tea Party as villains. They tried to connect them to any and every public violent incident since the Tea Party started and it made ZERO difference when they were proven to be liars every single time.

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 3:38 PM

The “jokes” practically write themselves now, don’t they.

farsighted on May 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM

I know Capitalist Hog does.

Axeman on May 15, 2013 at 3:39 PM

I’m not sure why people are taking umbrage at “reignite”. Let’s not pretend like there hasn’t been a lot of apathy after the 2012 elections.

theperfecteconomist on May 15, 2013 at 3:39 PM

From the media letter of ‘complaints’

Attorney General approval:

Section 50.10(e) requires the “express authorization of theAttorney General” before any subpoena to the news media may issue. This requirementserves as a final backstop to prevent abuses by making sure accountability for theseactions is placed at the very top of the agency. It was anticipated that the fact that mediasubpoenas must go to the highest official of the Justice Department would ensure thatgovernment lawyers would take every precaution before asking for approval and that theAttorney General would serve as a check on abusive practices that would undermine thesensitive relationship between journalists and their sources, and between the press and thegovernment. But the system failed here – either because your approval was not sought,or because it was given when it should not have been.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 3:39 PM

So Thug Inc. subverted a national election by crippling the other side’s organizing ability through the IRS, harassment, intimidation, and red tape?

IMPEACHMENT TIME.

Punchenko on May 15, 2013 at 3:40 PM

They tried to connect them to any and every public violent incident since the Tea Party started and it made ZERO difference when they were proven to be liars every single time.

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Many of the trolls here often try to connect McVeigh to the Tea Party.

Liam on May 15, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Remember, too, that the big impetus to the formation of the Tea Party was ObamaCare, which was another government overreach that generated a ton of grassroots opposition.

Last conservative group tax exempt approval given — February, 2010.

Obamacare rammed down the throat of America in the face of polls showing a majority of Americans opposed it. Bill passed in March, 2010.

The IRS begins closely scrutinizing tax exempt applications with the words “Tea Party” in it much more closely. None are approved for 27 months — March, 2010.

What a coincidence.

And Dear Leader had no idea this was happening until last Friday. Amazing.

farsighted on May 15, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Byron York reports that the IRS targeting for tax-exempt applications has people worried about what the IRS will do when they take charge of the health-insurance mandate

OK Mr White, your results are in. They are positive for patriotism, Christianity and it says here that you also have a wife who is a female. There are some serious
signs of trouble, specially about your friends and family being active TEA Party members. I’ve been given your voting record for the last 50 years and it doesn’t look good either. You have paid a a whole lot of taxes over the years but now you are too old to work.
So as your doctor, I’ve been ordered to discharge you from this hospital because we need this bed for young Haysooooos who has a cold and his mama can’t speak English.
Oh and forget about that bypass surgery, it’s not happening for you, ever, anywhere inside this country.

burrata on May 15, 2013 at 3:40 PM

This couldn’t have happened if the administration and his minions in the press had not painted the Tea Party as villains. They tried to connect them to any and every public violent incident since the Tea Party started and it made ZERO difference when they were proven to be liars every single time.

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Yes, it still could’ve happened. But I think the left was looking for justification for targeting the Tea Party. Hence the neverending smear campaign against them.

Doughboy on May 15, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Bagger REGROUP!!!!1111!!!11

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 3:41 PM

I favor igniting Impeachment hearings.

[hillsoftx on May 15, 2013 at 3:22 PM]

I’m not in favor of pushing it until we know a lot more. If it is to occur, it will happen of it’s own volition through natural grassroots opinion as a result of the outrage over the activities exposed during the investigations.

Dusty on May 15, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Hopefully it lasts long enough to PAINT THE MAP RED! Need to repeal some insane gun laws just passed here in Colorado too…

kirkill on May 15, 2013 at 3:42 PM

2010 was mild.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 3:43 PM

nobrain is nobrain, again.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Bagger REGROUP!!!!1111!!!11

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Go play Switch.

Liam on May 15, 2013 at 3:43 PM

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 3:41 PM

You’re a disgusting little adolescent. Why are you obsessed with perversion? You and HAL need to get together.

BeachBum on May 15, 2013 at 3:44 PM

If the scandals fire the folks up think how they are going to feel when nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, happens to any of the perps. We all know down deep that at some point, after all the appropriate huffing and puffing, the MSM will bury every story under woulda, coulda, shoulda and the impotent repubs will go back to being back benchers.

If you have the MSM you have everything. I have always found it interesting that when there is a Repub presidency the Pres,VP and the Attorney General are said to know everything about the government and in fact direct all its departments. When there is a Dem the government is too big and no one is held accountable. This is why nothing will happen. The Pres is allowed to give speeches against his foes and then the 70-80% Democrat workforce gets the message and carries out the dirty work under the cover of the MSM. While everyone mentions Nixon, FDR, JFK and the Clinton admin were as bad or much worse but you never hear of it.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324715704578482823301630836.html?mod=opinion_newsreel

patrick neid on May 15, 2013 at 3:44 PM

[ugh, I've been singled out for moderation, so I'll try a different comment]

Dusty on May 15, 2013 at 3:38 PM

And you should be ashamed.

A monitor will now be assigned to you.

burrata on May 15, 2013 at 3:40 PM

You left out the results of the GSR test.

One positive, and you get red flagged for life.

cozmo on May 15, 2013 at 3:45 PM

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Never went away missy, good luck (not!) keeping your progressive Marxist hopes alive.

kirkill on May 15, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Remember, folks, nopantsagain says he’s not a liberal.

Liam on May 15, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Bagger REGROUP!!!!1111!!!11

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Did you learn this at Haaavad?

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Now that they won’t have the boot-heel of the Obama IRS on their necks, sure.

Good Lt on May 15, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Now that they won’t have the boot-heel of the Obama IRS on their necks, sure.

Bagger REGROUP!!!!1111!!!11

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Enjoy the hearings!

Good Lt on May 15, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Attention Ed!

This HOT AIR HEADLINES post deserves at least a Green Room thread, minimum.

http://datechguyblog.com/2013/05/15/liberal-impeachment-talk-its-a-trap/

Bruno Strozek on May 15, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Tea time not Tee time.

docflash on May 15, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Aw, the lying scumbag partisan showed up.

What a little pissant.

cozmo on May 15, 2013 at 3:47 PM

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Took you trolls awhile to actually show up.

BTW, the “noble intentions” of this admin will tip the senate away from you.

nobar on May 15, 2013 at 3:49 PM

WaPo wonders WORRIES: Could IRS scandal re-ignite the Tea Party?

Fixed.

portlandon on May 15, 2013 at 3:50 PM

IRS did nothing to keep tract of all the MINI ACORN offshoots that sprung up all over the country from coast to coast after they were found guilty of nefarious illegal activity…. I think they call it “RE-BRANDING”. Same people (names) under a new spiffy Awning in the same buildings often attached directly to a democrat candidate with a connecting door in the center of the building…no pass key needed as the door had no lock or key.

ActinUpinTexas on May 15, 2013 at 3:50 PM

This couldn’t have happened if the administration and his minions in the press had not painted the Tea Party as villains. They tried to connect them to any and every public violent incident since the Tea Party started and it made ZERO difference when they were proven to be liars every single time.

[Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 3:38 PM]

I don’t think we ought to forget the whole of the Democratic Party. Dozens of Dem Senators and Reps had been writing the IRS to give the Tea Party groups forming a really good thrice over. In fact, Carl Levin, who has now run forward demanding the firing of Miller and Lerner, happened to be those writing in 2010 to urge a fine toothed comb job on Tea Party groups.

Dusty on May 15, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Zealots in front of your very eyes.

Schadenfreude pure!

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Bagger REGROUP!!!!1111!!!11

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 3:41 PM

What would you rather be ?
A “bagger” or a “bagee” ?

burrata on May 15, 2013 at 3:51 PM

A gift, just for you, nobrain.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 3:52 PM

His Majesty Hussein the First has PROMISED us he will get to the bottom of the IRS harrassment of Tea Party groups.

There’s a mirror at the bottom of his closet.

Steve Z on May 15, 2013 at 3:53 PM

IRS accuses employees of going ‘rogue’…

Oh good Lord, how STUPID do these people think the American People are?!

NOW we are supposed to believe rogue IRS agents in 1 city in the US begins targeting Conservatives & Jews…..and at the same time in several other parts of the country IRS agents go rougue & without coordination begins doing the EXACT same thing….and somewhere.somehow these independent rogue IRS agents pass/leak IRS-held tax information to the WH about the Koch brothers, which the WH uses to attack them….AND another rogue IRS agent does the sae exact thing with Romney’s tax info, which Obama’s campaign co-chair uses to attack Romney during the campaign…

Obama’s Sect of the Treasury, whose fault Carney said it is now, Lil’ Timmy ‘Tax Cheat’ Geithner never let Obama know this scandal was going on, never informed Obama an investigation was going on…the IG doing the investigation never told Obama except on 22 Apr the IG let Obama know this was coming but refused to tell him what the IRS report he was releasing soon was about – not one detail…leaving Obama to find out about it last Friday when the media broke the story. And the IG, suspecting a crime, never once gave the DOJ/Holder a heads-up…and while the investigation is not over & Obama can’t tell who is to blame..or even IF it happened…but the IRS is alrady declaring it was rogue IRS agents…

(Getting deep)

Ok name them – put cuffs on them & send them to jail…. But Obama/Geithner can’t/promise they will be punished at all….

The amount of BS being spun from everyone trying to make this scandal that dwarfs Watergate go away could fertilize all the farmland down south!

easyt65 on May 15, 2013 at 3:53 PM

2014

TX-96 on May 15, 2013 at 3:53 PM

nonpartisan

“Ha Ha! I’m hilarious!”

22044 on May 15, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Haaahvad is missing an idiot.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 3:55 PM

just the fact that the “nonpartisan” troll is 100% partisan tells you a lot about the duplicity of liberals.

kirkill on May 15, 2013 at 3:56 PM

The purpose of these IRS actions was to benefit the re-election of Barack Obama.

albill on May 15, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Bagger REGROUP!!!!1111!!!11

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Compared to Park dwelling 99%ers/ OCCUPYiers who rape, crap in buckets, urinate in milk jugs, and destroy everywhere they encamp?

Tell me I’m wrong.

portlandon on May 15, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Someone should sit Joe Biden down and explain to him that impeachment, resignation, or vacancy are the only avenue for him to be President. He already has a big mouth, and if he wants it bad enough, will he spill the beans on Obama.

meci on May 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM

just the fact that the “nonpartisan” troll is 100% partisan tells you a lot about the duplicity of liberals.

kirkill on May 15, 2013 at 3:56 PM

which side am I 100% partisan for?

cuz I remembered wanting Romney to win

and I’m a big fan of Ted Cruz

so what does that make me?

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Dusty on May 15, 2013 at 3:50 PM

That’s probably how Obama will wiggle out of this, he will say it was done at the direction of those letter writers.

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Bagger REGROUP!!!!1111!!!11

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 3:41 PM
What would you rather be ?
A “bagger” or a “bagee” ?

burrata on May 15, 2013 at 3:51 PM

He prefers to be on the receiving end of the Coffee Bag.

RickB on May 15, 2013 at 4:02 PM

so what does that make me?

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Wow, left yourself wide open for that one.

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 4:02 PM

so what does that make me?

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:01 PM

A turd, baked in mille-feuille.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 4:04 PM

so what does that make me?

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:01 PM

If only Allah and Ed promise to forget the ban hammer for one hour…just one hour
;-)

burrata on May 15, 2013 at 4:05 PM

so what does that make me?

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:01 PM

A Liar.

BeachBum on May 15, 2013 at 4:06 PM

The only way it will have in impact is if there is any candidate that is not tossed under the bus when their social issues out way the tax enough already fiscal issues.

tjexcite on May 15, 2013 at 4:06 PM

I just hope any TP group or conservative donors will make public ANY HINT of irs harassment to everyone who will listen this time around? We can not allow this gosh horrible irs to get away with this again! And believe me the irs will do bho/team’s dirty work!
L

letget on May 15, 2013 at 4:07 PM

so what does that make me?

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:01 PM

At best, a RINO.

We don’t much like them, either.

Liam on May 15, 2013 at 4:07 PM

This idiot makes disparaging comments about the Tea Party and then says he’s for Ted Cruz, yet fails to realize that Cruz was the TEA PARTY candidate. What…A….MORON.

BeachBum on May 15, 2013 at 4:09 PM

A Liar.

BeachBum on May 15, 2013 at 4:06 PM

then you don’t know me very well

I’ve always been a Romney supporter

and I’ve been a very strong supporter of Ted Cruz

My nonpartisan cred is as strong as anyones…I grew up listening to Hannity, Steve Malzberg, Rush, Laura Ingraham, etc. I’ve not always agreed with them, but I do find rightwing radio quite entertaining…ginning up anger is pretty funny. Now, I also really like Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert, some of the MSNBC shows.

I’m a rare species, a dodo if you’d like. I like to listen to both sides and I find good and bad in both sides.

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:09 PM

BeachBum on May 15, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Make that lying moron.

Lie is all he does.

cozmo on May 15, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Liam on May 15, 2013 at 3:45 PM

He knows all about real Tea Baggin.

docflash on May 15, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Bagger REGROUP!!!!1111!!!11

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 3:41 PM

The ol reverse Psychology..

meanwhile back at the Ranchcesspool

“O.K., le’t huddle up”

Non Partisan
Chumpy
Verbalabuse
Lostmymothertoachainsaw

ToddPA on May 15, 2013 at 4:10 PM

I’m a rare species, a dodo if you’d like. nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:09 PM

What happened to dodo BTW ?

burrata on May 15, 2013 at 4:12 PM

so what does that make me?

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Just what I said, Duplicitous. I’ll explain that to you, since you went to Havaad, and they obviously don’t teach basic English – Your comments don’t match up with someone that wanted Romney to win and who likes Ted Cruz’s message.

So what are you? A progressive Republican? Because that’s worse than the liberals that admit to being liberal.

kirkill on May 15, 2013 at 4:12 PM

He knows all about real Tea Baggin.

docflash on May 15, 2013 at 4:10 PM

He needs to go play Switch.

Liam on May 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM

which side am I 100% partisan for?

cuz I remembered wanting Romney to win

and I’m a big fan of Ted Cruz

so what does that make me?

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:01 PM

You are a filthy liar. That’s what it makes you. You did not want Romney to win. You are not a fan of Cruz. Your posts on a wide variety of topics demonstrate that a) you love every single thing about Obama and find absolutely no fault in anything he or his administration does and b) you completely agree 100% with every liberal position.

So, it makes you a liar to pretend otherwise. You are so damn stupid that you believe that pretending to be “nonpartisan” while always and only shilling 100% for liberals will somehow gain you credibility for your liberal hackery.

Again I ask – doesn’t it bother you that you lie all of the time. That you lie about everything? That even your username is a lie? Don’t you ever reflect that your lying constantly proves you are wrong on substance? That those of us who don’t need to lie to make arguments have to be right by dint of the fact that we can actually comment here in good faith and speak truthfully, while you must lie and obfuscate?

In all seriousness, I never understand who people like you live with yourselves. To be so full of deceit every waking moment has to make you realize just how bad your life and beliefs are. Even if you are unable to admit it consciously, you have to realize it subconsciously, which cannot be healthy.

But more importantly, the fact that you think your lies and username fool anyone shows that you simply are not very bright (as if the things you post didn’t already prove that in spades).

Monkeytoe on May 15, 2013 at 4:14 PM

I’m a rare species, a dodo if you’d like. nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Can’t get much more rare than extinct, I guess.

Liam on May 15, 2013 at 4:14 PM

kirkill on May 15, 2013 at 4:12 PM

I’m a practical atheist republican

I’m conservative on:
immigration
education
fiscal policy
entitlement reform
death penalty and protorture for terrorists

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:14 PM

“I wanted Romney to win” LOL! That’s a lot different when heard in context, “I Voted for Obama, but I wanted Romney to win”! – duplicitous partisan

kirkill on May 15, 2013 at 4:15 PM

You are a horrible liar.

tom daschle concerned on May 15, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Partisan thinks there are still some low information readers here that will swallow the lies he spews.

cozmo on May 15, 2013 at 4:16 PM

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:14 PM

wow, see? All the things the TEA Party stands for! And then you come in and make fun of them as “Baggers”. Do you have a jar of baby feet on your desk?

kirkill on May 15, 2013 at 4:17 PM

I think “Stolen Election of 2012″ might be a good rallying call.

slickwillie2001 on May 15, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Chris Matthews: IRS Scandal Worth 5-10 Points To Republican Candidates

Resist We Much on May 15, 2013 at 4:17 PM

wait, so now Matthews has credibility? oh my…

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:18 PM

I think “Stolen Election of 2012″ might be a good rallying call.

slickwillie2001 on May 15, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Indeed! Agreed!

kirkill on May 15, 2013 at 4:20 PM

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