Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on May 19, 2013 by Allahpundit

As could be expected, the folks in the [IRS] determinations unit on Main Street have had trouble concentrating this week. Number crunchers, whose work is nonpolitical, don’t necessarily enjoy the spotlight, especially when the media and the public assume they’re engaged in partisan villainy.

“We’re not political,’’ said one determinations staffer in khakis as he left work late Tuesday afternoon. “We people on the local level are doing what we are supposed to do. . . . That’s why there are so many people here who are flustered. Everything comes from the top. We don’t have any authority to make those decisions without someone signing off on them. There has to be a directive.”

***

Pfeiffer denied that there was any influence from the White House.

“But don’t take my word for it,” he continued. “Take the word of the independent inspector general, who said that he found no evidence that there was any influence from anywhere outside of the IRS.”

Pfeiffer also said the White House had not seen the inspector general’s report last week detailing the IRS scandal until its release…

“We are going to work with Congress, as the president said, in legitimate oversight,” Pfeiffer said. “What we’re not going to participate in is partisan fishing expeditions designed to distract from the real issues at hand.”

***

With the White House slashing its way through the recent brush of controversy, the president is putting out the message that he’s focused on the economy as the administration enters another week of hearings on Capitol Hill…

His chief of staff, Denis McDonough, is telling White House staff to devote no more than 10% of their time to the controversies involving the Internal Revenue Service, the Justice Department and the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, a Democrat aware of McDonough’s instructions confirmed to CNN…

Clearly there are no time cards floating around but the message was conveyed that the White House needs to focus on its jobs agenda and not get knocked off course by the rest.

***

Just four months after his second inauguration, the president is buffeted by gushing investigations, smug and deranged Republicans, and cat-who-ate-the-canary conspiracists. The man who promised in 2008 to make government cool again is instead batting away charges that he has made government “Nixonian” again…

It turns out that Treasury officials knew during the 2012 campaign that an investigation into the targeting was going on. But, enhancing his image as a stranger in a strange land, the president said he learned about it from news reports on May 10. Then he waited three days to descend from the mountain and express outrage…

The president should try candid; wistful and petulant aren’t getting him anywhere. The Republicans who are putting partisan gain above solving the country’s problems deserve a smackdown.

***

President Obama’s professed ignorance of the targeting of conservatives by one government agency and his support of tracking journalists’ sources by another highlight one of the great paradoxes of his presidency: Sometimes he uses his office as aggressively as anyone who’s held it; other times he seems unacquainted with the work of his own administration.

The controversies over the Internal Revenue Service’s scrutiny of tea party and other conservative groups and the Justice Department’s surveillance of Associated Press journalists are only the latest examples of Obama’s a la carte governing style…

Aides say it was an unfortunate coincidence that two controversies erupted simultaneously in areas that do not necessarily fall under Obama’s direct power. Yet that reality also may have effectively shielded Obama from learning about red flags that arise beyond the bubble of the Oval Office.

“It’s one thing for the president to make sure he doesn’t say or do anything that might undermine the independence of agencies like the Justice Department or the IRS,” Tribe said. “It’s quite another for the president to insulate himself to a degree that creates the false public impression of disinterest or indifference.”

***

Some of his wounds are self-inflicted. For five years the Obama administration has displayed a destructive tendency to try to have it both ways. In a press conference Thursday, the president did so again.

In lawyerly responses, Obama said he supported journalists’ constitutional right to report but stood by the fact that his administration has carried out more criminal leak investigations than all previous administrations combined . He called for the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but prevaricated on how the United States would respond to apparent Syrian government chemical weapons attacks.

Obama came into office promising openness – but from counter-terrorism to domestic policy, his White House has been secretive, insular and controlling.

***

Yes, the various scandals have been politicized this week. That’s the American we live in today, but even among Obama voters, there should be genuine disappointment. This not the President Obama we voted for, not even close…

[T]his week was one head-shaking moment too many for me, and it appears from the president’s sinking approval rating that others – including some who gave Obama a real chance – are with me. As a registered Republican, I thought long and hard about whether to vote for Obama, but I crossed party lines, as did many of my young peers. I wanted a more transparent and accountable government. I wanted America to make a very different statement after the Bush years.

Yet even setting aside Benghazi and the IRS conservative targeting ordeal, which is a big set aside considering reports now suggest that officials in Washington were very much involved, there’s still plenty that makes Obama’s presidency eerily reminiscent of the Bush administration, especially when it comes to these “trust us, this is in the name of national security” kind of statements…

This isn’t the president so many took to the streets to cheer on in 2008. And the blame for that can’t be placed solely on partisan politics or the media’s thirst for a good scandal.

***

The same goes for much, but not all, of what the federal government does today. Should a president be worrying about security at diplomatic posts in violent countries? Absolutely. National security is one of the federal government’s core functions.

Should a president be worrying about whether or not taxpayer dollars are properly invested in the right energy companies? Not so much.

The myriad scandals currently drowning the White House are not just an indictment of Obama’s leadership. They are, more importantly, an indictment of the liberal view of an expansive federal government.

The American people simply have too little control over the federal bureaucracy to trust that it will properly manage large sectors of the economy like health care, education or agriculture.

***

GEORGE WILL: Big government. The best construction on the IRS scandal is big government is impossible to monitor. That’s the lesson of this.

RON FOURNIER: But any government has to be trusted.

WILL: Any government has to be trusted. But the bigger the government gets, the bigger the distrust ought to be and will be.

***

“This is big-government cronyism.”

***

While the Internal Revenue Service maintains it was not focusing on conservative groups out of political bias, Sen. Rand Paul claimed Sunday there was a “written policy” floating around the agency that said IRS officials were “targeting people who were opposed to the president.”

“And when that comes forward, we need to know who wrote the policy and who approved the policy,” the Republican senator from Kentucky said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Pressed for more precise details about the memo he was referring to, Paul said he hasn’t seen such a policy statement but has heard about it.

“Well, we keep hearing the reports and we have several specifically worded items saying who was being targeted. In fact, one of the bullet points says those who are critical of the president. So I don’t know if that comes from a policy, but that’s what’s being reported in the press and reported orally,” he told CNN’s chief political correspondent Candy Crowley. “I haven’t seen a policy statement, but I think we need to see that.”

***


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This QOTD is damaged…

Oh..
And we are back…

Electrongod on May 19, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Is this the thread I’m on?¿

SparkPlug on May 19, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Pressed for more precise details about the memo he was referring to, Paul said he hasn’t seen such a policy statement but has heard about it.

Of course…

HotAirLib on May 19, 2013 at 8:07 PM

but even among Obama voters, there should be genuine disappointment. This not the President Obama we voted for, not even close…

Yeah…right…

Just ask HAL…

Electrongod on May 19, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Is this the thread I’m on?¿

SparkPlug on May 19, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Welcome Fellow Time Shifter..

Electrongod on May 19, 2013 at 8:08 PM

I think that Benghazi is the impeachable scandal but the IRS one is the scandal that will bring him down.

gophergirl on May 19, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Evening!!!

So glad you mentioned that EG…I kept getting bumped to another thread.

Ugh, 1 dead in OK just being reported.

CoffeeLover on May 19, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Obama fundamentally transforms America (a brief primer)

There was a time when the IRS acted against Al Capone. Now, under Obama, the IRS acts like Al Capone.

There was a time when the FBI investigated crime syndicates. Now, under Obama, the FBI investigates for a crime syndicate.

There was a time when the ATF stopped Gun Running Gangs. Now, under Obama, the ATF is a Gun Running Gang.

There was a time when the TSA protected women from being molested at airports. Now, under Obama, the TSA molests women at airports.

There was a time when people in India dreamed of coming to America to get Health Care. Soon now, under Obama, people in America will dream of going to India to get Health Care.

Martin Luther King: “I have a dream”.
Barack Hussein Obama: “I am a nightmare”.

JFK: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”.
BHO: “Screw you and your God damned country!”

VorDaj on May 19, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Electrongod on May 19, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Hi. There was a glitch in the matrix. I got rid of it by gaussian elimination.

Row 35 column 13 was the place to be. (:

SparkPlug on May 19, 2013 at 8:11 PM

The Obama administration – all the combined dreams of Capone and Goebbels come true.

VorDaj on May 19, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Looks like Obama was selected not elected.

IRS union goons rigged things up real nice to create a barackracy.

SparkPlug on May 19, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Leper messiah.

HB3 on May 19, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Al Capone: “If I had a son he would act just like Barack Obama”.

Joesph Goebbels: “If I had a son he would talk just like Barack Obama”.

VorDaj on May 19, 2013 at 8:16 PM

The more you tighten your grip, the more agencies will slip through your fingers.

-Princess Lea

Ben Hur on May 19, 2013 at 8:16 PM

And so ends another pants free weekend at cozmos.

SparkPlug on May 19, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Any chance we could have a Troll/HALcott, tonight ?
seriously.
I’ve been reading all weekend, and am weary of all of his BS, and the constant distractions.
We already know his BS, he’s been given plenty of time to have hung hiself as an idjit over and over, we’ve faithfully displayed our superior understanding of the facts at hand, so …. PLEASE not in QOTD !?!?!?

pambi on May 19, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Oh, God, they’re going to focus on jobs again.

The economy is Doomed!

Another Drew on May 19, 2013 at 8:18 PM

pambi on May 19, 2013 at 8:17 PM

I’m all for it.

gophergirl on May 19, 2013 at 8:19 PM

RON FOURNIER: But any government has to be trusted.

WILL: Any government has to be trusted.

The Founders sure as hell didn’t trust government so the gave us The Constitution… Ogabe and Benedict Roberts’ trampling of it notwithstanding.

viking01 on May 19, 2013 at 8:21 PM

“The American people simply have too little control over the federal bureaucracy to trust that it will properly manage large sectors of the economy like health care, education or agriculture.”

The only appartchik that I trust to do the “right thing”, is one I can shoot.

Another Drew on May 19, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Of course…

HotAirLib on May 19, 2013 at 8:07 PM

I’m still waiting for Reid to release that Romney no taxes paid evidence. Can you help?

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on May 19, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Everything comes from the top. We don’t have any authority to make those decisions without someone signing off on them. There has to be a directive.”

So the low level staffers haven’t all gone rogue after all. But the middle managers don’t know anything about it. And the IRS Commissioner has been completely truthful, hasn’t done anything wrong and wasn’t involved in day to day operations though.

Pfeiffer denied that there was any influence from the White House.

So they didn’t do it either. To hear these people explain it, what happened was extremely inappropriate and unacceptable, but no one actually did it.

But don’t worry, Obama is going to make sure that whatever happened, even though no one really did it, won’t happen again.

Curtiss on May 19, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Al Capone: “If I had a son he would act just like Barack Obama”.

Joesph Goebbels: “If I had a son he would talk just like Barack Obama”.

VorDaj on May 19, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Robert Mugabe: “I taught that boy well.”

arnold ziffel on May 19, 2013 at 8:24 PM

President Obama’s professed ignorance of the targeting of conservatives by one government agency and his support of tracking journalists’ sources by another highlight one of the great paradoxes of his presidency: Sometimes he uses his office as aggressively as anyone who’s held it; other times he seems unacquainted with the work of his own administration.

It would be more accurate to say that he uses the office aggressively to pursue his Dystopian dreams, and is otherwise unacquainted with work, period.

Please note that this is distinct from a cacotopia, in that a dystopia can still conceivably get worse. In a cacotopia, everything has hit rock bottom, and all that remains is ruin, terror, and the consequences of both.

Of course, those who create either one always believe that they have created Utopia- a heaven on earth. Proving that mystics are poor choices for leadership positions.

clear ether

eon

eon on May 19, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Is this the thread I’m on?¿

SparkPlug on May 19, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Welcome Fellow Time Shifter..

Electrongod on May 19, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Quick! Tell me what the 5/18 power ball number will be! Er…was. I meant was. Tell me!

justltl on May 19, 2013 at 8:25 PM

pambi on May 19, 2013 at 8:17 PM

I don’t see the trolls anymore.
Special troll blocker.
Because I was the 100,000th caller, I received a pistol shrimp mitt for free!

bazil9 on May 19, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Any chance we could have a Troll/HALcott, tonight ?
seriously.
I’ve been reading all weekend, and am weary of all of his BS, and the constant distractions.
We already know his BS, he’s been given plenty of time to have hung hiself as an idjit over and over, we’ve faithfully displayed our superior understanding of the facts at hand, so …. PLEASE not in QOTD !?!?!?

pambi on May 19, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Please make it happen. The ass cancer is getting out of hand.

arnold ziffel on May 19, 2013 at 8:26 PM

I just hope like heck that one off these scandals bring him down, I’ll settle for crippled lame duck for then next 3 1/2 years.

D-fusit on May 19, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Quick! Tell me what the 5/18 power ball number will be! Er…was. I meant was. Tell me!

justltl on May 19, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Nevermind. Too late.
So close, yet so long ago.

justltl on May 19, 2013 at 8:27 PM

This is easy – keep the President out of this (for now).

Go for JAIL TIME for any and all employees of the IRS involved in this. Go for maximum sentences – ruin their lives. The only ones that escape justice will be the ones who finger their bosses …

Eventually someone will finger the White House if they were involved.

HondaV65 on May 19, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Jay Carney Gaslights America

We need a Joseph Cotton to reveal the villainy.

INC on May 19, 2013 at 8:31 PM

This is easy – keep the President out of this (for now).

Go for JAIL TIME for any and all employees of the IRS involved in this. Go for maximum sentences – ruin their lives. The only ones that escape justice will be the ones who finger their bosses …

Eventually someone will finger the White House if they were involved.

HondaV65 on May 19, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Why would you want the president that you voted for to be fingered?

slickwillie2001 on May 19, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Sometimes he uses his office as aggressively as anyone who’s held it; other times he seems unacquainted with the work of his own administration.

Depends on the weather. If it’s golfing weather, he’s gone for the day.

Wethal on May 19, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Because I was the 100,000th caller, I received a pistol shrimp mitt for free!

bazil9 on May 19, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Herro dere, how you b tonight?

arnold ziffel on May 19, 2013 at 8:32 PM

RON FOURNIER: But any government has to be trusted.

BS

Fenris on May 19, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Looks like Obama was selected not elected.

IRS union goons rigged things up real nice to create a barackracy.

SparkPlug on May 19, 2013 at 8:14 PM

That’s the bottom line here. The presidential election of 2012 was stolen, and the Rat-Eared Bastard’s second term is illegitimate.

slickwillie2001 on May 19, 2013 at 8:35 PM

“But don’t take my word for it,” he continued. “Take the word of the independent inspector general, who said that he found no evidence that there was any influence from anywhere outside of the IRS.”
=======

How odd,I heard the same speil about the BlackPatherPartyGoons,
and ACORN,back when!!

Oh wait a tic,same goes for the FannyMae/FreddyMac Episode too!!!

canopfor on May 19, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Clearly there are no time cards floating around but the message was conveyed that the White House needs to focus on its jobs agenda and not get knocked off course by the rest.

In other words, Obama is going to try ignoring it all and hope it goes away. With the low information providers in the LSM, he may be right. Our side, and the Republicans, too, need to keep beating the drum to make sure that doesn’t happen as easily as the Left is used to.

Liam on May 19, 2013 at 8:39 PM

That’s the bottom line here. The presidential election of 2012 was stolen, and the Rat-Eared Bastard’s second term is illegitimate.

slickwillie2001 on May 19, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Who knows what really happened? I do those mfkrs knew exactly where and how votes were needed to make the most difference.

Nov.6, arnold felt like he be gut punched, nut punched and left for dead.

arnold ziffel on May 19, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Huckabee had a lady on the show that tried to set up a non-partisan group to keep the voting process honest, and they came down on her like a ton of bricks. OSHA, IRS, ATF, etc.

As this scandal burns on, we will be hearing stories of these outrages, and I hope they all end up in a class-action suit against the IRS. This could rival Pigford.

slickwillie2001 on May 19, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Obama: In charge of everything, but responsible for nothing.

Resist We Much on May 19, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Let me see if I got this straight:

1. With Benghazi, this regime lies and covers up the truth, for political purposes two months prior to the 2012 election. And if now, you want to get to the bottom of it and learn the truth, YOU are politicizing it.

2. Under this regime, the entire IRS becomes a political weapon – used against conservative and tea party groups – in order to cripple their fundraising in an election year. And if you bring this up now – YOU are politicizing it.

3. If you join a tea party group because you’re concerned about this country drowning in debt, about our Bill of Rights under attack each day; you’re concerned about the country that you’re children and grandchildren will inherit and you want your voice to be heard – that makes YOU an anti-American extremist.

Okay. Just wanted to make sure I’m up-to-date on the current thinking.

TarheelBen on May 19, 2013 at 8:46 PM

IRS Official Cancels Commencement Address

When you become the face of a scandal, it’s probably not the best idea to deliver a commencement address to graduating students. Lois Lerner, who became infamous for her “I’m not good a math” comment, was supposed to receive an honorary awards at Western New England University, but has since rescinded her invitation.

Who wants someone from the IRS to speak at commencement?

I hadn’t made the connection that the woman who targets Christians, Jews, pr0-life groups, the National Organization for Marriage, Tea Partiers, and conservatives in general was also the one who said she wasn’t good at math.

I guess you don’t need good math skills to run Obamacare. (After all, math skills were’t used to pass it). All you really need is the ability to go after political enemies.

I guess being good at math isn’t

INC on May 19, 2013 at 8:46 PM

The fat lady has not sung.

Schadenfreude on May 19, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Unlike the Crash of Team SEAL 6 (Extortion 17),
and Benghazi,I’m betting the Farm,that during the
IRS Reaming,and Scrutenizing of all Groups,in the
RightSphere of Politics,

Hopey/Changey was given quarter hourly,half-hourly,
and hourly reports of how well the IRS was BOINKING
OVER the RIGHT,

and,I do bet,that Hopey had a WAR ROOM set-up somewhere
to track the ProgressiveTard progress of!!

You know,during the Campaigning,and run-up to the November
2012 Election,the DemoCheats were extremely confident/c*cky
about the outcome,….Hmmmmmmmmm………..

canopfor on May 19, 2013 at 8:47 PM

slickwillie,

I think that was the woman with True the Vote.

INC on May 19, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Okay. Just wanted to make sure I’m up-to-date on the current thinking.

TarheelBen on May 19, 2013 at 8:46 PM

You left out, “You are a racist,” in addition to the other accusations the Left is making.

Liam on May 19, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Schadenfreude on May 19, 2013 at 8:47 PM

It seems that those lower lever employees have no intentions of falling on the sword for their bosses.

INC on May 19, 2013 at 8:51 PM

but even among Obama voters, there should be genuine disappointment. This not the President Obama we voted for, not even close…

No, this is the REAL Pres. Obama that anyone who did their due diligence in 2008 knows. You voted for a Pres. who was created by the mainstream media and endorsed by the entertainment world. Reap what you sow.

hillsoftx on May 19, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Obama: In charge of everything, but responsible for nothing.

Resist We Much on May 19, 2013 at 8:43 PM

“The smaahtest president in history or the Three Monkeys of Oblivion, concurrently” — VorDaj, paraphrased

He is what I always said he is, a charlatanic thug, of the first rate, bought and sustained by 1%rs who hate all, especially the middle class.

Schadenfreude on May 19, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Find the Directive!

There are multiple copies because that’s how the bean counters think…in quadruplicate

workingclass artist on May 19, 2013 at 8:54 PM

but even among Obama voters, there should be genuine disappointment. This not the President Obama we voted for, not even close…

No, this is the REAL Pres. Obama that anyone who did their due diligence in 2008 knows. You voted for a Pres. who was created by the mainstream media and endorsed by the entertainment world. Reap what you sow.

hillsoftx on May 19, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Why did you leave out “bitc*es”?

arnold ziffel on May 19, 2013 at 8:54 PM

OT

Hope and Pray folks are alright during another outbreak of twisters.

workingclass artist on May 19, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Anonymous Cincinnati IRS official: “Everything comes from the top.”

The fat lady has not sung.

Schadenfreude on May 19, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Schadenfreude:

Thanks for that Linky,and Carl Bernstein needs to get off his
journalistic fat *ss,and go to to an underground parking area,
and meet the hooker,er, “Political DeepThroat”,and get this show
on the road!:)

canopfor on May 19, 2013 at 8:56 PM

workingclass artist on May 19, 2013 at 8:55 PM

I’m glad to hear that!

INC on May 19, 2013 at 8:57 PM

TrollCott

SparkPlug on May 19, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Is it safe?

Are the Trekkies gone?

Oh darn, I prefer the Trekkies to the lib trolls.

Trekkies have a life, and a brain.

cozmo on May 19, 2013 at 9:00 PM

canopfor on May 19, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Sort of solidifies that ‘feeling’ I think we’ve all had, but couldn’t put our fingers on, don’t it ??

Talk about yer voter suppression !!!
Dinna even need the panthers, just crush the efforts to get the message out.
Grassroots, community organizing only allowed for one side .. theirs.

pambi on May 19, 2013 at 9:00 PM

OnGoing Events:Quakes-Tornados

Alaska/Russia,still El Shako,

Magnitude 5.0 earthquakes continue to shake east coast of the Russian Kamchatka Peninsula – @USGS

Submitted 19 mins ago from earthquake.usgs.gov by editor

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/
===========================================

Severe weather in US Plains, May 2013

Portions of Interstate 40 near Shawnee, Oklahoma shut down due to tornado damage – @*NN

Submitted 20 mins ago from edition.*nn.com by editor

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/severe-weather-in-us-plains-may-2013
=====

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on May 19, 2013 at 9:03 PM

HAL doesn’t even understand that 40 is greater than 30. It’s not like were talking to someone with any true intelligence.

CW on May 19, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Is it safe?

Are the Trekkies gone?

Oh darn, I prefer the Trekkies to the lib trolls.

Trekkies have a life, and a brain.

cozmo on May 19, 2013 at 9:00 PM

So far so good

gophergirl on May 19, 2013 at 9:04 PM

We don’t have any authority to make those decisions without someone signing off on them. There has to be a directive.”

SHOW. THE .DOCUMENTS

burrata on May 19, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Have people started to figure out that Obama is just a figure head? A Head of State that isn’t Head of Government?
He is the speech reader that is the front man for the people that really run his campaigns, and from there the country.

Count to 10 on May 19, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Trekkies have a life, and a brain.

cozmo on May 19, 2013 at 9:00 PM

And a uniform.

Curtiss on May 19, 2013 at 9:06 PM

DRUDGE: White House Stands by Sarah Hall Ingram

This is Obama’s fingers-in-our-eyes, in-our-face, doubling down on despotism that must be defeated.

petefrt on May 19, 2013 at 9:07 PM

OT

Hope and Pray folks are alright during another outbreak of twisters.

workingclass artist on May 19, 2013 at 8:55 PM

workingclass artist:Absolutely,day three of the Tornado travels!

Heres GOES EAST/WEST Satellite Coverage!:
==========================================

http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/

http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/goescolor/goeswest/overview2/color_lrg/latestfull.jpg
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http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/goescolor/goeseast/overview2/color_lrg/latestfull.jpg
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canopfor on May 19, 2013 at 9:13 PM

DRUDGE: White House Stands by Sarah Hall Ingram

This is Obama’s fingers-in-our-eyes, in-our-face, doubling down on despotism that must be defeated.

petefrt on May 19, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Yep, and looks like Susan “It’s the video” Rice will be promoted as well. You just can’t make this stuff up.

TarheelBen on May 19, 2013 at 9:14 PM

TrollCott

SparkPlug on May 19, 2013 at 9:00 PM

C’mon, give me one more chance.

arnold ziffel on May 19, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Don’t worry. John McCain will address the IRS problem.
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/05/how-the-irs-scandal-could-backfire.php

onlineanalyst on May 19, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Prayers for what looks like most of the central states !
Sheesh ! :-(

pambi on May 19, 2013 at 9:22 PM

It’s time to haul Valerie Jarrett in front of a committee… under oath.

The whole effort by the WH spinmeisters and their enablers in the media to make these abuses of power into a partisan issue does not pass the smell test. The American people should be appalled at the mockery of trust that their supposed leaders are pulling.

onlineanalyst on May 19, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Why would you want the president that you voted for to be fingered?

slickwillie2001

He likes to watch.

xblade on May 19, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Evenin’!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 19, 2013 at 9:26 PM

canopfor on May 19, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Sort of solidifies that ‘feeling’ I think we’ve all had, but couldn’t put our fingers on, don’t it ??

Talk about yer voter suppression !!!
Dinna even need the panthers, just crush the efforts to get the message out.
Grassroots, community organizing only allowed for one side .. theirs.

pambi on May 19, 2013 at 9:00 PM

pambi:

Yes on the TrollCott.

I do remember how confident they were,and now we know.

When every single state,was reporting 70-90% of votes going
to Obama,and within hours,it was over,my jaw dropped.

No way,it should of been that close,especially when Obama’s
supporters were not that fired up,as they were in 2008!

Sumpin reeks of DemoCheatTards, thats for sure!:)

canopfor on May 19, 2013 at 9:26 PM

This is easy – keep the President out of this (for now).

Go for JAIL TIME for any and all employees of the IRS involved in this. Go for maximum sentences – ruin their lives. The only ones that escape justice will be the ones who finger their bosses …

Eventually someone will finger the White House if they were involved.

HondaV65 on May 19, 2013 at 8:30 PM

+1, and in the meantime, regardless of whether or not Obama was involved, the IRS/Obamacare gestapo needs to be shut down for good and the so-called Justice Department needs to be turned inside out.

FloatingRock on May 19, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Don’t worry. John McCain will address the IRS problem.
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/05/how-the-irs-scandal-could-backfire.php

onlineanalyst on May 19, 2013 at 9:20 PM

McCain wants the TP, ‘Patriot’ and 9/12 groups silenced and destroyed as much as anyone on the Left does. They are ‘Middle Earth Hobbits’ and ‘whackobirds.’

Can ‘swivel-eyed loons’ be far behind?

From across the pond:

Muffin’s Chums DO Despise The Grass Roots

Ignoring The Foot Soldiers Is A Grave Mistake

Sound familiar?

I’ve always said that Obama would be right at home in the Labour Party (and not ‘New Labour’ which wasn’t much of an improvement) and McCain would find much in common with the Conservative Party, which isn’t really ‘conservative’ although he would disagree with its position on the military. Ironically, McCain has much in common with New Labour on the foreign policy/military front.

Resist We Much on May 19, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Evenin’!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 19, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Since you do everything backwards, shouldn’t that be mornin’?

cozmo on May 19, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Obama’s Pentagon Unilaterally Grants Itself Authority Over ‘Civil Disturbances’

Resist We Much on May 19, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Watching this Fox thing on the new NSA datacenter (on now), then checking HA and seeing that one — turning Sunday night into a bit of a creep show. :)

Axe on May 19, 2013 at 9:29 PM

petefrt on May 19, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Of course he does. She knows too much. Another promotion is on the way.

Philly on May 19, 2013 at 9:30 PM

I’m still waiting for Reid to release that Romney no taxes paid evidence. Can you help?

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on May 19, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Who cares? He lost.

HotAirLib on May 19, 2013 at 9:30 PM

cozmo on May 19, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Retail work doesn’t fit neatly into bankers hours. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on May 19, 2013 at 9:34 PM

arnold ziffel on May 19, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Hehe. Wait for the OinkCott. Until then you are free to move about the cabin. But put your trough in the locked and upright position. (:

SparkPlug on May 19, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Schadenfreude on May 19, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Boy, is this going to get ugly. Let the subpoenas fly.

Philly on May 19, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Hi Twerp. I went fly fishing but didn’t catch any flies. (:

SparkPlug on May 19, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Clearly there are no time cards floating around but the message was conveyed that the White House needs to focus on its jobs agenda and not get knocked off course by the rest.

In other words, Obama is going to try ignoring it all and hope it goes away.

Liam on May 19, 2013 at 8:39 PM

They’ve claimed he’s going to ‘focus on jobs’ which probably means he’s going to print/borrow/steal another trillion for a new “stimulus” and dole it out to all his cronies to buy their silence about the corruption scandals.

FloatingRock on May 19, 2013 at 9:38 PM

I’m still waiting for Reid to release that Romney no taxes paid evidence. Can you help?

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on May 19, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Who cares? He lost.

HotAirLib on May 19, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Because IT IS A FELONY to disclose confidential tax information to ANYONE.

If anyone at the IRS gave Reid Romney’s – or YOUR – tax information, he has committed a FELONY.

Internal Revenue Code § 6103 provides that:

all returns and return information are confidential.

IRC §7213 specifies that:

willful unauthorized disclosure of returns or return information by an employee or former employee is a felony. The penalty can be a fine of up to $5,000 or up to five (5) years in jail, or both, plus costs of prosecution.

Even unauthorised access or inspection by IRS employees is ILLEGAL and a misdemeanor. Under §7213A:

willful unauthorized access or inspection (UNAX) of taxpayer records by an employee or former employee is a misdemeanor. This applies to both paper documents and electronic information. Violators can be subject to a fine of up to $1,000 and/or sentenced to up to one year in prison.

Resist We Much on May 19, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Resist We Much on May 19, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Exactly. John McCain will do his best to silence conservatives and any other small government group. It’s the way he swings.

onlineanalyst on May 19, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Hi Twerp. I went fly fishing but didn’t catch any flies. (:

SparkPlug on May 19, 2013 at 9:36 PM

You used the wrong bait, should have used HotAir troll droppings.

RickB on May 19, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Don’t worry. John McCain will address the IRS problem.
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/05/how-the-irs-scandal-could-backfire.php

onlineanalyst on May 19, 2013 at 9:20 PM

John McCain,
Hussein’s left hand man,
doing the job Hussein’s left hand would do for Hussein !!

burrata on May 19, 2013 at 9:40 PM

I just hope like heck that one off these scandals bring him down, I’ll settle for crippled lame duck for then next 3 1/2 years.

D-fusit on May 19, 2013 at 8:26 PM

I remember the good old days when the tea billies told us America would cease to exist if Obama wins reelection. The annoying thing is the crazy billies who predicted the doom and gloom are still in this country even though Obama got reelected. One would think they will be citizens of Gambia or something by now.
They are now down to wishing our country harm by hoping for scandals and gridlock. Shame.

HotAirLib on May 19, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Watching this Fox thing on the new NSA datacenter (on now), then checking HA and seeing that one — turning Sunday night into a bit of a creep show. :)

Axe on May 19, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Indeed. The military claims that it doesn’t need authorisation from the POTUS nor governors to act in the United States.

That is completely opposite to what the law has been since this country’s founding.

It’s a slippery slope for a military coup.

Resist We Much on May 19, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Hi Twerp. I went fly fishing but didn’t catch any flies. (:

SparkPlug on May 19, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Try using rotten fish for bait.

FloatingRock on May 19, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Trollcott please

burrata on May 19, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Trollcott please

burrata on May 19, 2013 at 9:43 PM

T H I S !!!!

tom daschle concerned on May 19, 2013 at 9:45 PM

So are both the IRS and Benghazi hearings going on this week?

All these scandals – tough to keep track of them.

gophergirl on May 19, 2013 at 9:46 PM

SparkPlug on May 19, 2013 at 9:36 PM

I’ve been writing jingles-but he’s never written back.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 19, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Obama: In charge of everything, but responsible for nothing.

Resist We Much on May 19, 2013 at 8:43 PM

I wonder when the Brixton princess will post links and quotes of how the UE rate has been inching down since Obama got reelected.

I wonder when we are going to see the links and quotes of how the deficits have been slowly going down since Obama got reelected.

Sure a truly “independent libertarian” who crawled over broken glass to vote for Mitt Romney would know these facts won’t she?

HotAirLib on May 19, 2013 at 9:47 PM

It’s a slippery slope for a military coup.

Resist We Much on May 19, 2013 at 9:42 PM

I think you meant some other misuse of the military, didn’t you? A coup usually targets the government, not the citizenry.

Cleombrotus on May 19, 2013 at 9:49 PM

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