Jim McDermott to tea-party groups: You brought this IRS scrutiny on yourselves by applying for tax exemption, you know

posted at 12:41 pm on June 4, 2013 by Allahpundit

If you’re going to step in the ring with your government, you should expect to get punched in the face. And by “step in the ring,” I of course mean “avail yourself of the same perfectly legal tax strategies that are routinely permitted to liberal nonprofits.” I confess, while I expected some stupid and predictable Democratic scandal spin this week, I didn’t expect to watch a congressman indirectly defend government discrimination on grounds that the victims could have avoided it by simply not asserting their statutory rights in the first place. And yet here we are.

That’s not the only problem with this, per Joel Pollak:

If the IRS scandal lacked a bully figure, it has one now. McDermott repeated the same attacks on 501(c)4 organizations that other Democrats have recycled in their talking points since the scandal began. But he made the mistake of attacking the witnesses–and misrepresenting the testimony of at least one in particular. All of them, he said, were before Congress because they had been seeking tax subsidies; but as Dr. John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage–already a tax-exempt organization–had just testified, his specific complaint was about the apparently criminal leak of their donors’ names to a liberal organization…

The basic–and deliberate–fault in McDermott’s attack is the idea that being denied tax-exempt status does not mean being denied freedom of speech and assembly. It certainly does in a context in which applications for tax-exempt status were followed by intrusive questions about speech (and prayer!), and also, in some cases, further investigation of donors and organizers by the IRS and other federal agencies, creating a chilling effect. And, of course, if the government is seen to favor some groups and not others, that effectively discourages certain kinds of speech and assembly. The issue at stake remains constitutional liberty, not tax exemption.

McDermott’s garbage can’t even be salvaged by turnng it into a feeble “hypocrisy” argument. Tea partiers support lower taxes; go figure that they’d find tax exemption attractive for their nonprofit groups. If you’re going to make a point as dumb as this one about certain groups declining to seek the 501(c)(4) status to which they’re otherwise entitled, ask progressive nonprofits who support higher federal revenue in virtually all other instances why they’re not leading by example here.

By the way, if you missed it at Politico, Issa’s investigation of the IRS is creeping higher up the ladder:

Investigators from the House Ways and Means Committee are now eyeing Joseph Grant — a top IRS official who officially retired on Monday — and his role, if any, in efforts to target conservative nonprofits. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa has claimed that the IRS agents’ actions “were directly being ordered from Washington.”

Grant could prove a key steppingstone in the GOP drive to link the IRS controversy to officials inside the Obama administration. Based in D.C., Grant was the head of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division until he announced his decision to leave the IRS last month…

“He is definitely someone we’ve been interested in,” a Ways and Means Committee staffer involved in the IRS probe said of Grant, speaking on condition of anonymity. “Our investigation has been looking at all of the players and Joseph Grant was in charge of the exempt organization division, above [Director of Exempt Organizations Lois] Lerner. Clearly, his knowledge or however he was involved, whether it was telling people to cut it out … that is something we’re looking at … He is definitely involved in the same way Miller and Lerner are involved, but we don’t have a good grasp on the role.”

Grant, you may recall, announced he was “retiring” a few weeks ago. Supposedly he learned about the targeting of conservative groups last April and, like everyone else involved in this fiasco, forgot to mention it publicly until last month. Two clips for you here, one of McDermott and the other via the Washington Free Beacon of Paul Ryan laying into him for his nonsense.


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His name should be DICK. Liberal groups were targeted during the Bush Admin? Seriously? If that would have happened, the LSM would have been
apocalyptic!

samazf on June 4, 2013 at 1:44 PM

If Obama would sic the IRS on al Qaeda the war on terror would be over directly.

novaculus on June 4, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Tru dat, but of course, that would be using the IRS to target an officially-sanctioned ‘victim group,’ ie, Muslims, and that’s a no-no. /

Resist We Much on June 4, 2013 at 1:45 PM

His office telephone lines are jammed.

Strike Twice on June 4, 2013 at 1:46 PM

cmsinaz on June 4, 2013 at 1:29 PM

This is the original article I read. It states the Washington Times first published the story.

http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/military-suffers-wave-of-gay-sex-assaults/

Liam on June 4, 2013 at 1:48 PM

His office telephone lines are jammed.

Cracks me up. Blame it on overwhelmed employees. So overwhelmed that they had extra time to make up a litany of questions – to serve only on certain groups.

Strike Twice on June 4, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Listening to tht fat f*ck go on makes ones blood boil, doesn’t it. I’m glad Ryan didn’t let it go unanswered.

Deafdog on June 4, 2013 at 1:53 PM

I like how the woman in back of him is showing how she feels about scumbag McMarmott.

jistincase on June 4, 2013 at 1:54 PM

ROFL

This dope Crowley is now defending the White House, keeps mentioning Bush, and said that liberal IRS victims weren’t invited because the ‘rats didn’t think it would help.

This is pathetic and all of you lefties should be embarrassed by the doltish human trash who represent you.

Bishop on June 4, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Er… Bishop? This is the best the left has to offer.

kim roy on June 4, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Seriously. The military’s most recent report, from what I read of it, buries that detail. I haven’t read the report itself, but the increase is pretty dramatic. Most common, it’s male-on-male.

Liam on June 4, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Claire Mccaskill (D-MO) had a strongly worded quote along the lines of the government needs to know exactly how many men and women are being sexually assaulted in the military.

weaselyone on June 4, 2013 at 1:56 PM

What? The IRS apologists and McDermott use the “delays were cause by IRS employees taking a ‘shortcut’? Are you kiddin me?
Shortcut my azz.

BigAlSouth on June 4, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Isn’t it weird that the ‘shortcut’ only managed to hit Obama’s opponents?

Resist We Much on June 4, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Thanks Liam

cmsinaz on June 4, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Your government owns you….

Bow to your government!

Deafdog on June 4, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Deafdog on June 4, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Let’s remember it isn’t just the words. It is the arrogance. As if the victims don’t understand their place in the world and they shouldn’t question their government like that. In short he was treating them as upstart children who didn’t appreciate all their parents do for them.

Happy Nomad on June 4, 2013 at 1:59 PM

There’s no fool like an old fool.

Ward Cleaver on June 4, 2013 at 2:00 PM

This Idiot has to be the stupidest man living. Typical democrat. I have a word for this Idiot but I’m not allowed to say it on this site.

tmgrant on June 4, 2013 at 2:03 PM

What? The IRS apologists and McDermott use the “delays were cause by IRS employees taking a ‘shortcut’? Are you kiddin me?
Shortcut my azz.

BigAlSouth on June 4, 2013 at 1:05 PM

When one says a “shortcut” caused a “delay”, one has lost the argument.

Doesn’t really matter the topic.

Jabberwock on June 4, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Just when you thought you have seen the lowest of the lows, this A$$ Clown shows up and opens his mouth. I never thought I would see someone make Shummer look good. What’s next, arrest warrants for obstruction of government?

DDay on June 4, 2013 at 2:05 PM

What? The IRS apologists and McDermott use the “delays were cause by IRS employees taking a ‘shortcut’? Are you kiddin me?
Shortcut my azz.
BigAlSouth on June 4, 2013 at 1:05 PM
Isn’t it weird that the ‘shortcut’ only managed to hit Obama’s opponents?
Resist We Much on June 4, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Yep. And only in upside down world do short cuts involve taking time to produce reams of questionnaires.

txhsmom on June 4, 2013 at 2:06 PM

I’m tired of watching Grump Old Men on cspan

deuce on June 4, 2013 at 2:11 PM

It’s interesting how they are denying any targeting happened on the one hand, but say the targeting started under Bush.

BacaDog on June 4, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Exactly echoing the defense of Fast and Furious. It didn’t happen, but, but, but, it started under Boooooosh!!!!1!

iurockhead on June 4, 2013 at 2:12 PM

The phrase “this is your government on crack” comes to mind.

can_con on June 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Your government owns you….

Bow to your government!

Deafdog on June 4, 2013 at 1:58 PM

There is only one being I will ever bend the knee for…and I can assure you, it will never be our government.

We are closer than ever to losing it all, if these betrayals go without punishment then there is a good case to be had that we have lost it for sure and are under tyranny… but we have not lost it all yet and if we ever do arrive at that junction….then perhaps Patrick Henry can be an inspiration to us all…

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace– but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

PH

Alinsky on June 4, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Alinsky on June 4, 2013 at 2:18 PM

One of my favorite parts of AS linked in your nom. Thanks!

tom daschle concerned on June 4, 2013 at 2:25 PM

McDermott is still living?

Why doesn’t he move back to Iraq, he would fit nice there. These people are blown out fascists.

I love the way the Dems are sticking up for the IRS, This is going to be gold come election next year, pure gold :)

Conservative4ev on June 4, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Troll-free thread, except for McDermott the troll. Telling!

22044 on June 4, 2013 at 2:29 PM

What Dem. Jim McDermott is trying to tell them is if they had not challenged our master they would have been alright. Work would have made them free.

onomo on June 4, 2013 at 2:34 PM

McDimwit is a prime example of ‘if you’ve got nothing, throw some BS to confuse the low-info liberal voter.

As for Grant, timing is everything. Want to bet he’s already got his lawyer making a deal.

GarandFan on June 4, 2013 at 2:35 PM

McDermott. Another reason to leave Washington State.

Hello, Texas.

exliberal on June 4, 2013 at 2:36 PM

McDermott. Another reason to leave Washington State.

Hello, Texas.

exliberal on June 4, 2013 at 2:36 PM

I guess people in Washington state like the IRS?
They must be as stupid as the moron they have in Congress…..

redguy on June 4, 2013 at 2:50 PM

If the IRS is not fixed by next year, or this year, it’s gonna be another thrown election.

The IRS has not stopped the persecution yet.

TerryW on June 4, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Keep talking, Jim. This is the kind of stuff that will resonate with everyone.

Remember, this is the guy who paid a visit to his chum, Saddam Hussein, in 2002.

RadClown on June 4, 2013 at 2:56 PM

I guess people in Washington state like the IRS?
They must be as stupid as the moron they have in Congress…..

Heh. Who’d have guessed they elected Flounder from Animal House as their Congressman.

Dean Vernon Wormer: “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”

It is if you’re a Congresman from Washington State.

MichaelGabriel on June 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM

The lie load
Load the lies
Liars loading more lies
Lie to the lie line

The lie load
Load to far
Liars loading more
Lie upon lie weighs

The lies loaded over loaded
Load bearing support members
Liars loading to far, to much
Lie to the lie line and past

The lie load over loads the liars
Load to far, loads to large, loads
Liars over loaded, broken axels,
Lie to the over loaded lie line

Lie support by the msm
Load McDermott back with his lies
Liars should carry their own load of lies.
Lies over loaded on liars who only know the lie.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on June 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM

It really is “Mordor on the Potomac”.

totherightofthem on June 4, 2013 at 3:01 PM

IRS hatchet job on conservatives trying to slow goverment spending and the huge debt.

IRS and the rest of the goverment looks the other way as millions of fake disability applications get approved.

These commie Democrats are the rats who eat holes in our ship and seek to sink U.S. all, just for their own evil lust for totlal power over U.S. al.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on June 4, 2013 at 3:10 PM

He hasn’t been thrown out of Congress, yet?

SC.Charlie on June 4, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Yeah! Cruz is calling for abolishing the IRS!

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Democrats are now no different than the Nazi party.

Zero difference.

tetriskid on June 4, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Seriously. The military’s most recent report, from what I read of it, buries that detail. I haven’t read the report itself, but the increase is pretty dramatic. Most common, it’s male-on-male.

Liam on June 4, 2013 at 1:36 PM

No sweat for gay men in the military. McDermott will be at the hearing to accuse the accusers of wearing boxers or briefs that made them irresistible. And besides, gay men are naturally so oversexed that they can’t help themselves, right?

BuckeyeSam on June 4, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Troll-free thread, except for McDermott the troll. Telling!

22044 on June 4, 2013 at 2:29 PM

The trolls for the last 3 weeks have had the smell of real fear. This strikes at the heart of their belief that government is in its heart beneficial without the rule of law to guide it.

What’s happened for all to see is that government is corruptible, and without law to guide conduct, agents will use their positions to further their own political ends.

itsspideyman on June 4, 2013 at 3:28 PM

This is the original article I read. It states the Washington Times first published the story.

http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/military-suffers-wave-of-gay-sex-assaults/

Liam on June 4, 2013 at 1:48 PM

It’s entirely possible this was happening the whole time, but victims wouldn’t report because they’d get discharged for violating dadt.

alwaysfiredup on June 4, 2013 at 3:31 PM

This McDermott guy looks like he’s morphing into Ted Kennedy. I think a few more bottles of scotch and the transition should be complete.

dirtseller on June 4, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Another point to make about McDermott. He acts as if granting tax-exempt status to these 501(c)(4) entities (we can talk about 501(c)(3) entities another time) is an enormous drain of tax revenue for the federal government.

First, donors cannot claim deductions for their contributions, unless they’re lying on their tax returns. (I assume there’s some intentional and unintentional misreporting, but I also assume that it balances out, though I suspect liberals cheat more on their income tax returns.)

Second, by definition, the corporate purposes of these entities necessitates that they organize under state non-for-profit corporate laws. They aren’t engaged in profit-making activities, except for, say, some nominal sales of stuff as fundraisers. Even so, when you include dues and donations (revenues) and reduce it by the expenses incurred in whatever they do, I bet that they’re operating at about breakeven.

So when McDermott is whining about “subsidies” and whatnot, he’s full of sh*t, and I wish someone would have taken a few minutes to school that a**hole.

BuckeyeSam on June 4, 2013 at 3:36 PM

So when McDermott is whining about “subsidies” and whatnot, he’s full of sh*t, and I wish someone would have taken a few minutes to school that a**hole.

BuckeyeSam on June 4, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Someone did.

totherightofthem on June 4, 2013 at 3:38 PM

They must be as stupid as the moron they have in Congress…..

redguy on June 4, 2013 at 2:50 PM

The west side of the state seems to be. The east side often wishes they could politically divorce everything west of the Cascades.

GWB on June 4, 2013 at 3:46 PM

His name should be DICK. Liberal groups were targeted during the Bush Admin? Seriously? If that would have happened, the LSM would have been
apocalyptic!

samazf on June 4, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Apoplectic, too.

The Rogue Tomato on June 4, 2013 at 3:50 PM

It really is “Mordor on the Potomac”.

totherightofthem on June 4, 2013 at 3:01 PM

And, McDermott is one of the uglier little orcs.

trigon on June 4, 2013 at 3:55 PM

In a statement, McDermott said the legal fight, which Boehner offered at one point to settle with a public apology and a charitable donation, was worth it, despite the cost.

Yeah, it was worth it! lol

Resist We Much on June 4, 2013 at 1:03 PM

It was to McDermott, the money was kept from Boehner’s charity of choice.

socalcon on June 4, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Good ol’ Bagdad Jim, who wouldn’t know reality if it bit him on the nose.

sadatoni on June 4, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Liam on June 4, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Subtitled: ‘We’ve got a male-on-male problem here’

Press Pool video?:
http://news.yahoo.com/video/young-moose-falls-love-bronze-224433161.html

socalcon on June 4, 2013 at 4:32 PM

The aide in the headline picture must’ve been signing for McDermott, ’cause he was effectively telling the citizens before the committee to eff off.

SteveInRTP on June 4, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Everything I’ve read today about the testimony of leaders of these targeted conservatives groups proves how right the Obama administration was to fear them.

They’ve shown their integrity, their intelligence and their courage.

INC on June 4, 2013 at 4:37 PM

This is what I’m talking about:

Tea Party leader Becky Gerritson during Tuesday’s House Ways and Means committee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups offered a passionate and moving account of her experience with political intimidation.

“I’m not here as a serf or a vassal,” said the Wetumpka Tea Party member, at one point tearing up. “I’m not begging my lords for mercy. I’m a born-free American woman, wife, mother, and citizen. And I’m telling my government that you’ve forgotten your place.”

“It’s not your responsibility to look out for my well being and to monitor my speech. It’s not your right to assert an agenda. The post that you occupy exists to preserve American liberty. You’ve sworn to perform that duty and you have faltered.”

Tea Party group founder to Congress: I am outraged by the accusation we are subsidized by the taxpayer

…Democrats like to pretend that if you have tax-exempt status that you are being subsidized by the taxpayer. But Laurens County Tea Party group founder Dianne Belsom, who says she’s outraged by the accusation, corrects the record and points out that donations her C4 group receives are not tax deductible and have already been taxed when they were earned. The point, she says, of C4 is to ensure those donations don’t get taxed again at the end of the year.

and

Karen Kenny gave a powerful testimony before Congress today, not only explaining how her group was targeted, but also letting Congress know what this was really about:

This dialogue is about the jackboot of tyranny on the field of our founding documents. To whisper the letters I.R.S. strikes a shrill note on Main Street USA. But when this behemoth tramples upon America’s grassroots, few hear the snapping sounds.

From The Corner:

John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, addressed Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon first. Blumenauer had just finished arguing that the groups before the committee were political and should not be considered social-welfare organizations.

“It’s your kind of statements that have empowered IRS agents to make determinations about which organizations qualify for the public good and which don’t,” Eastman said to a round of applause. “The notion that defending traditional marriage doesn’t qualify as a defense of the public good is preposterous.”

Later, Eastman spoke to Representative Lloyd Doggett of Texas. “How sad it is that efforts to educate about our Constitution have become a partisan, political issue that you think people ought not to get tax-exempt status for that,” Eastman said.

INC on June 4, 2013 at 4:47 PM

I’m not here as a serf or a vassal,” said the Wetumpka Tea Party member, at one point tearing up. “I’m not begging my lords for mercy. I’m a born-free American woman, wife, mother, and citizen. And I’m telling my government that you’ve forgotten your place.”

“It’s not your responsibility to look out for my well being and to monitor my speech. It’s not your right to assert an agenda. The post that you occupy exists to preserve American liberty. You’ve sworn to perform that duty and you have faltered.

OH HELL YES BABY!!

ted c on June 4, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Sorry, Paul Ryan is a COMPLETE SELLOUT on Amnesty and scores of other limited government issues.

He was good on this one, but he’s being used in states right now by the Zuckerberg FAUX Conservative group ads to push AMNESTY.

PappyD61 on June 4, 2013 at 12:52 PM

correct

IMHO the reason there are so many competing groups investigating right now, is to keep the focus off of amnesty … and so it is

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-dumbazz WA) is a first class political HACK. A perfect idol and a paramount representative for the trools and why isn’t he in prison for trafficking in illegal wire tap data?
Mr. McDermott’s makes an argument is SO STUPID that only an intellectual would believe it.

Missilengr on June 4, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Which is why his party loves him. He can make his arguments with a straight, bloated, red face, because his brain is an untouched nugget. He will never be corrupted by pure thought

I watched but didn’t listen to the Hannity/Ellison clip. NO point listening. I can hear that anytime the Detroit City Council is in session. The Obama machine is running the WH like Detroit has been run for years, with similar results.

We get to watch clowns who couldn’t build a teepee using tools designed and built by a higher level of civilization to promote barbarism. One day, the same crowd will have to figure out how to make a teepee, because there will not be anything left from the old civilization to consume

entagor on June 4, 2013 at 5:03 PM

They must be as stupid as the moron they have in Congress…..

redguy on June 4, 2013 at 2:50 PM

The west side of the state seems to be. The east side often wishes they could politically divorce everything west of the Cascades.

GWB on June 4, 2013 at 3:46 PM

You have no idea.

I moved back to WA a few years ago. The elections are all done by mail and the only safe guard is that you sign that you filled out the ballot yourself.

All those laws/rules about not campaigning etc near polling places… and against voter intimidation–all that is gone. The elections here in WA are complete frauds. It is like card check and the unions people vote how other people tell them to.

I am certain there are huge groups who get together and someone tells people how to fill out the ballot… and it isn’t illegal in the least.

They have complete control and there is no way to get it back now. WA is not really a free country anymore… and thus we have McDermott.

petunia on June 4, 2013 at 5:11 PM

It’s always good to hear from Baghdad Jim.

Another Drew on June 4, 2013 at 6:21 PM

These “scandals” are coming from all levels and going both up and down the feeding chain. It looks like mid and upper management are game players just as much as the “Big Boys in D.C. , with no regard as to party affiliations or who appointed who. It’s simply the concept of perceived threat. That is where “If the individual believes that there is a threat then they will act as if the threat is real”. Why would they do this? Lets just take a small, one point quick look. The Affordable Care act creates some 18,000 new jobs in the IRS for “implementation”. This includes all levels of management and workers to include mid to upper levels. These are career advancements and promotions. It is likely that if the Democrats lost their power positions that this would not go into effect and these “career employees” would lose their advancements. Possible solution in minds of mid and upper management, “ do what you can to keep the Democrats in Power to keep your positions and promotions. I don’t think that this is much of a leap to believe. Is it a scandal? YES! From the top down? Not really BUT still who benefits from it? The “TOP DOG”.

jpcpt03 on June 4, 2013 at 6:24 PM

McDermott is an asshole! He should retire to Dublin and spend all day in the local Pub!He would accomplish more there than he did in Congress! Paul Ryan, an Irishman with brains, put him in his place! Good job Paul!!!

Jersey Dan on June 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

and all of you lefties should be embarrassed

The left?

Embarrassed?

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha…..

*cough cough*

Bwaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha…

98ZJUSMC on June 4, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Yeah! Cruz is calling for abolishing the IRS!

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Please, God. Hear us.

98ZJUSMC on June 4, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Paul Ryan laying into him for his nonsense.

He’s just NOT very good at theatrics, in fact he’s a wet book of matches.

Newt would have nailed it perfectly. Ryan was a let down. He’s handed a huge opportunity again and comes off as lackluster as his Biden debate performance.

Marcus on June 4, 2013 at 9:07 PM

More Jim McDermott wisdom:

“Well, the 4 dead Americans at Benghazi brought this upon themselves”.

“You know, if we didn’t have ships based at Pearl Harbor in the 1940′s, Japan never would have attacked”.

“You know, if the Jews, gays, gypsies, blacks and other minorities were not Jews, gays, gypsies, blacks and other minorities during World War 2, they would not have been sent to death camps by Germany”.

dthorny on June 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM

This will and should come to Violence…….and after viewing these clips — I have theory about where it should start!………………Except it will be in response to the Violence Initiated by people like McDermott on innocent, law-abiding citizens……..

williamg on June 4, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Seriously – I have NEVER seen a person as EVIL as this ELEVATED to such a position while The Media COVERS his behavior!!……………..

williamg on June 4, 2013 at 9:31 PM

APACHEWHOKNOWS might say that this is like reconnaissance by fire. You probe till they squeal then you hit where they squeal the loudest. It looks like the IRS may be the start of something BIG in the US of A Government. MissTwiLies Run & Hide CYA (Misleading, Twists and Lies). Incriminate the victim and discredit the messenger (Darrell Issa). This is proof that We The People may be on to something.

jpcpt03 on June 4, 2013 at 9:45 PM

…..I meant while The Media COVERS UP his behavior!

williamg on June 4, 2013 at 10:02 PM

More Jim McDermott wisdom:

“Well, the 4 dead Americans at Benghazi brought this upon themselves”.

“You know, if we didn’t have ships based at Pearl Harbor in the 1940′s, Japan never would have attacked”.

“You know, if the Jews, gays, gypsies, blacks and other minorities were not Jews, gays, gypsies, blacks and other minorities during World War 2, they would not have been sent to death camps by Germany”.

dthorny on June 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM

And, of course, the obvious…

“If she didn’t really want it, she wouldn’t have been dressed like that.”

malclave on June 5, 2013 at 12:06 AM

McCarthy was a man ahead of his time….where is he now when we ‘need’ him?

Fat, vile, elitist, oppressive would-be-masters like McDermott, who attack any American for exercising any Constitutional (or otherwise) ‘right’ which THEY – the Liberal McDermotts of our government – believe they did NOT personally give these Americans, are, in very essence, and Enemy of the State and a direct threat to freedom and Democracy!

They seem to say, “How DARE you attempt to do anything to oppose our political beliefs, our view of morality, ethics, and integrity (or lack thereof)?! If we politicians want you to have an idea or opinion WE or our lackey media will GIVE it to you!”

Our government is out of control. There is no other wa to logically or intelectually describe it. As seen time and again throughout history, ‘power corrupts, & absolute power corrupts absolutely’. Empire after empire has fallen because the ‘shepherds’ who were chosen to guard the flock began to believe they deserved more and more compensation for doing their job, believed that doing their job of protecting the sheep made them somehow more special – above the very laws they passed for their nations, & began to take more and more on their own rather than asking for it. Now it is our turn to collapse…Rome burnt, & the United States is on fire.

Still in the midst of 4 on-going scandals & under fire for lies and incompetence, Obama decided to give the GOP & the American people the proverbial ‘middle finger’ today by not only NOT firing Ambessador Rice (for lying about Benghazi at 5 talk shows +) but just PROMOTED HER. Our own Nero is not just playing the violin as the nation burns ….no, he stands at the top steps of the White House & urinates on the Americans he has targeted/hurt below.

easyt65 on June 5, 2013 at 8:43 AM

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