AP: IRS is totally sorry for targeting groups with names that include ‘tea party’ or ‘patriot’

Whoa. Can we hear more about that story?

Um … that’s a story about Prince Harry, AP. Do we have another source?

According to this Associated Press story republished at Rare, the IRS admits it flagged tax-exempt conservative groups for additional scrutiny during the 2012 election season.

Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS unit that oversees tax-exempt groups, said organizations that included the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their applications for tax-exempt status were singled out for additional reviews.

Lerner said the practice, initiated by low-level workers in Cincinnati, was wrong and she apologized while speaking at a conference in Washington.

Flashback: Mark Levin’s Landmark Legal Foundation pushed back against IRS bullying of conservative groups.

But evidently the IRS is totally sorry and stuff.

Yeah, no.


This would be a start:

Exit questions:


More from Mark Levin:

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The letter the IRS sent to those icky conservatives who call themselves “patriots”:

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

  • http://randomanglican.tumblr.com randomanglican

    WTH?!? I don’t know what’s more shocking – that they targeted conservatives or that they admitted it. (Probably that they admitted it, now that I think about it.)

    • http://twitter.com/R_U_Srs Seriously?

      I’m thinking they admitted it because it’s about to come out anyway…. you know they wouldn’t have otherwise.

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        That makes sense because no one in the Obama government is used to admitting any wrongdoing unless it is going to come out anyway.

        • CHHR

          don’t kid yourself, they still have admitted to a damn thing… blaming “low level employees” means nothing more than “quick close this news cycle” make it “old news” and since Bush has been out of office so long, the new narrative is “it’s the fault of the GOP.” I’m sure, somehow, blaming sequester for actons taken by this government well before the cuts took place will figure in somehow too… oh wait… they’ve already been trying that one, haven’t they.
          Excuses, lies, cover-ups, all mean SOS and no accountability.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Very true, I forgot who we are dealing with. Sometimes I think they hire so many government workers just so they will have enough people to throw under bus for every scandal they are involved in.

          • Canadian in USA
          • Ken08534

            The “Bush Appointee” was chosen by Obama to remain in his position for (at least) three years – he was Obama’s choice.

            It’s only the “Bush Card” if Bush used the IRS to target political opponents… But there is no evidence he did – instead, there *is* evidence Clinton did it ( http://www.aim.org/media-monitor/political-irs-audits-exposed/ ).

            You might want to refer to this as the “Clinton Card” – if you were at all interested in being accurate… You are interested in being accurate, right?

          • Canadian in USA

            Played the “Bush” card…meaning that they’re try to blame Bush for it. These guys are just too predictable.

          • Jim Chandler

            But apparently this was a Bush appointee in charge of the IRS. So once again -> “Blame Bush”

          • CHHR

            I know, it’s pathetic… yet one key distinction between Bush’s appointment & Obama’s use of that appointment… Bush didn’t go around his guy to get targeted revenge… We’ve already seen, with Patraeus refusal to sign off on the Benghazi talking points, that the Administration has no problem with working the phones until they find someone in the ranks that will follow-through with their sinister plan.

      • Elaine

        They did more than intimidate at the IRS. They sent “moles” to every Tea Party event to do obscene things so they could say, “See, we told you they were racist haters.” We actually made signs with big arrows that said “NOT ONE OF US” to hold over them. Pathetic tactics.

    • Guest

      its not a big deal to admit it since there will be no repercussions from the media or the government. Whats the big deal?

      • V the K

        The perpetrators will be subject to the worst imaginable penalty for a Federal bureaucrat: Paid administrative leave.

        • EastValleyConservative

          Haha! I’m only laughing because it’s so pathetically true.

        • thetreyman

          you forgot the frowny face sticker that will go in their file for 18 months.

    • obamas_drone

      I’m sure Organizing For Action will receive just as much scrutiny from the IRS as the Conservative groups. /sarcasm

      • Elaine

        You mean that NON partisan group that is the arm of the Democrat Party? haha Imagine the intimidation by the IRS once we are forced to hand over every aspect of lives to them and buy Obamacare?

    • lainer51

      not shocking – targeted t.p.

      VERY shocking – they admitted it.
      EXTREMELY Shocking – the idiot said “I’m not good at math”…wtf? doesn’t she work for the biggest math company in the world.
      another prime example of the train wreck running the govt.

    • shimauma

      admitting ain’t resolving. People need to be fired.

  • Rob


    This is the kind of CRAP the media should have covered during the election.
    Not chasing Romney around asking about the F—ing “GAFFES!”

    But it’s cool. We’ll wait UNTIL RIGHT AFTER ALL OF THE SPECIAL ELECTIONS ARE OVER. THEN we’ll bring up how the Tea Party had been attacked by the government they fought to change.

  • mickeyco

    Sure. Low level workers in Cincinnati always set national policy for the IRS.

    • Bud-Kathy Jones

      You will see some high level spin doctors ( LIARS ) go to work on this scandal.

      • dr44

        They already did. Where do you think the “low level workers” codswallop came from?

    • $22639970

      Exactly what I was thinking, mickeyco. Most low level bureaucrats are too stupid and timid to choose which nostril to pick unless their boss instructs them.

    • Guest

      It won’t live long. MSNBC will report how teabaggers are claiming they were persecuted by the IRS and laugh about it.

  • Kevin Gallagher

    When the Government targets you like that you know they are in trouble. Keep fighting the good fight!!

  • vcferlita

    Just wait till they start running Obamacare.

    • Bud-Kathy Jones

      The only illness Obamacare will cure is the old people problem.

      • 6cheri6

        Old people problem?? Sorry my living is a problem for you! Not sure you meant it that way, but it is offensive the way it is written.

        • Squirrel!

          Pretty sure sarcasm was implied there.

        • Guest

          Yes. Democrats don’t really like babies or the elderly. That’s why they are all for abortion, government run daycare, and death panels. The best way for them to balance the budget is to eliminate the most costly recipients of government funds. They need to save money to pay for all their perks.

        • twolaneflash

          Yeah, it is offensive. No respect for their betters and elders in this culture. We are not the liars, thieves, and traitors the next generation should be viewing as their “problem”.

          • aztectrumpet

            Pretty sure he or she meant what the other side sees as the old people problem.

        • Sheerie Knoll

          I may be wrong…..But I think that was the point….

  • Jason Hunt

    Now that the damage has been done and Obama’s been re-elected, it’s safe to admit it.

    • http://twitter.com/Gator_Country Stephen K

      It also gives them cover to double down on their targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups for extra “scrutiny” (i.e. harassment), and then claim that it’s all “old news” when these groups start complaining about it again.

      Liberals, of course, will thoroughly approve of this and encourage the IRS to step up its efforts.

  • http://twitter.com/lowfibass Bill Musick

    How the F is that even legal?

    • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

      “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” George Washington

      “The last official act of any government is to loot the treasury.” George Washington

      They be looting hysterically now, beginning to see the problem?

      • http://twitter.com/lowfibass Bill Musick

        Heh…well I have seen the problem for awhile. 😉

    • http://twitter.com/Gator_Country Stephen K

      It’s not, but laws are for us common pissants, not for our “betters” on the left and in government.

    • Guest

      The IRS is above the law.

      • twolaneflash

        The IRS makes its own laws. It is pure power, and a priori, absolutely corrupt.

  • hollywoodron

    The halls of govt at all levels are filled with Democrat workers. Even under elected Republicans.. Democrats run the day to day administration. The critical mass of ideology is taking over… and the American People are the victims.

  • notenoughtime

    Any of these individuals could not last a day working in the real world and are a perfect fit and have the qualifications needed for government and academia.

    • Bud-Kathy Jones

      Them that can do, them that can’t go to work for the government.

  • obathos

    uh oh…

    • twolaneflash

      Yes, the IRS wanted the TP membership lists, and probably took them illegally anyway. You are in multiple government agency databases, as a potential terrorist, as an enemy of Obama, because your say you are “taxed enough already”. Now that you KNOW they are out to get you, are you paranoid, afraid, angry? What will you do?

      • obathos

        I think I have no option left open to me except… RESIST WE MUCH!!

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Sorry for targeting you………and for saying we didn’t……..our bad. We will now do it some more. Peaceful non compliance to fedzilla laws and regulations. Let them take the next step. See you guys in Atlantis. Hat tip, good day, good afternoon and good night.

  • Avniel

    Great, everyone just tell the IRS “I’m sorry, you’re not getting anything next year” I’m sure they will forgive us.

  • ObamaFail

    Shocked that a liberal media outlet actually reported on it.

    • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

      It is for the sole purpose of more intimidation. Do you think that they will stop? Pffft. Would really hate to see something happen to your…………

    • http://twitter.com/Gator_Country Stephen K

      It’s a news dump, sure to get lost amid the noise of the Benghazi hearings and everything else, and way, way after any time where it might have made a difference. One of them runs the item they’re trying to hide while the rest ignore it. Looks like AP drew the short straw for this one.

  • Casey TR

    The best part about he IRS..is that it is a listed Corporation…NOT a government entity/agency…although it claims to be.

  • MargaretSwain

    Hmmm there is something wrong here, first ABC reports on Benghazi, then IRS apologizes and THAT gets reported….I smell a skunk.

    • digitalPimple

      Their ratings are getting hammered and now (while cursing under their breadth) they are attempting to show they are fair and reasonable to win back some audience. It’s a game, pure kabuki theater. As soon as they think the coast is clear again they will go right back to the way they always do business.

      Don’t fall for it.

      • Red Fred

        They are attempting to pull our attention from Benghazi and immigration.

  • Jack Deth


    The IRS apologizes for activities they gleefully indulged in with arrogant impunity and abandon throughout the Clinton administrations. And more of the same under Obama.

    It’s nice to see that a political strategy developed and deployed by LBJ during the 1960s has been polished and honed so finely over the years.

  • ChampionCapua

    i seem to recall that Joe the Plumber had some experience with the Ohio IRS…

  • Clayton Grant

    This is systematic targeting of Conservative groups and no different than the DHS document sent to law-enforcement agencies nationwide in 2009 entitled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” the DHS report demonizes millions of law-abiding Americans, grouping them with violent, criminal groups such as Neo-Nazis and “white supremacists” simply because they adhere to political beliefs different from those the administration.
    The report says; “Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”

    • Pam

      I’ll be expecting my letter for audit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cliff-Brown/1244191292 Cliff Brown

    And they didnt bother acorn..or al so called rev.sharpton…

  • omicron123

    Audit them.

  • RedSoloCup

    Sounds like perfect grounds for a lawsuit against the Irritable Reject Syndicate.

  • RblDiver

    The surprise isn’t that it happened. The surprise is that they admitted it.

  • walterc

    Someone, or more likely a few someones need to be fired for unethical/illegal behavior.

  • journogal

    “We are so like totes sorry this happened. No hard feelings, ‘mmkay? We won’t do it again, until 2014 midterms.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tucker-Latham/100003799320251 Tucker Latham

    “We’re sorry (that we were caught)”


  • Rob

    Isn’t this what they call Nixonian?

  • dunst43

    Please tell me this doesn’t end with an apology from the IRS. Please tell me that real people will have to pay a penalty for the decisions that they made or the illegal orders they chose to follow.

  • stltchr

    this is my shocked face.

  • obathos

    Sooo, yeah… I’m from the IRS and I see that you are Tea Partier over at Twitchy. I’m afraid I’m ganna have to ask you to – oh, what’s the word I’m looking for..? its right here in the manual — oh yeah… BEND OVER!

  • Squirrel!

    Is there a day without a scandal? I find myself checking daily for what the government is doing or not doing or hiding or who they’re running over. Always something new, and I don’t find it entertaining.

  • TJ

    Not to worry. When the IRS has to make sure your company and/or 501(c)(3) is compliant with the Obamacare they will not target even harder the groups that mission statement are to have it repealed. /s

  • Jimni27

    So this happened in Cincinnati Oh, a swing state. Wonder how rampant voter fraud was there, lol. These swing states have way too much power.

    • Squirrel!

      Seems to me, according to who they blame, these underlings have too much power. A whole lot of b.s. I don’t for one minute believe that the gov’t bureaucracies aren’t micromanaged. You know they are, and I’d bet this kind of directive came from somewhere at the top.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    Funny. I have been audited in 09, 10, 11. Ever since I started using my FB and Twitter accounts to speak out against Oblamer and support Conservative & Tea Party groups.

    I don’t thing the targeting is all done by “low level employees”.

  • Americanazalea

    Oh, Piddle!

  • j p

    And who is going to jail?

  • Troy

    Can now start talking about a truly “stolen” election? Media assassination of Romney, Benghazi cover up, IRS targeting conservative groups… Does anyone of the left side of center see a pattern here?

    • Ali’s Snackbar

      Based on the push back on Benghazi, I’d say no they don’t.

  • JR48

    Just file lawsuits against them and be done.

    Apologies for government overreach are moronic.

  • DizzyMissL

    From the story:

    Lerner said the practice was initiated by low-level workers in Cincinnati and was not motivated by political bias.


  • DaTechGuy on DaRadio

    Sure we can trust these guys on guns….

    • Leslie Ward

      Don’t forget the 16,000 IRS agents hired in regard to Obamacare. We are in trouble – by the most relentless arm of the US government.

  • Leslie Ward

    Between this story and Ms ‘Voted 6 Times but it wasn’t election fraud’ Poll Worker – my hometown of Cincinnati seems to be at the epi-center of the election fraud that got Obama re-elected in 2012. I am ashamed.

    • Squirrel!

      I’m sorry. Really.

  • CHHR

    Oh hey, can you hear it? It’s the sound of someone packing up their desk… oh never mind, it’s just “some low level employee” with absolutely NO real decision making power playing the valuable hollywood role of scapegoat as they voluntold themselves to the massive unemployment ranks.

    • beebop1952

      Are you kidding? They just get a new desk. NO ONE IS EVER HELD responsible ….

  • Wayne Moore

    As a Noted person once said “What difference does it make now” and another person said “That is old news” well it all makes a difference and this isnt old news, this is old politics at its worse. Years ago and I thought those days were behind us when Politicians used the IRS to get at their foes, but than again it has been a long time since we have had a President that comes from a dirty background in politics. It dont get any dirtier than Chicago Politics. Everyone knows Chicago is the most dirtiest place in America when it comes to Politics and the sad thing it is accepted there in Chicago.

  • http://www.davidsmusings.com/ David

    Yes, that apology is all that is necessary to wipe off any idea of an IRS conspiracy against conservative groups. Man, with the Benghazi hearing and now this in one week?

  • David Johnson

    Fast & Furious was all low level atf agents too wasn’t it! Also low level employees issued the stand down orders in Libya. Sure glad this Administration delegates power to low level personnel!!!

    • Pam

      CYA or CTA?

      • Pam

        Wasn’t Obama just recently spouting off to some graduating students something about not listening to people who say not to trust the government? Just saying….nothing to fear here…

  • neoface

    Shouldn’t someone be in jail???

  • Randy W

    Something tells me Liberal groups were glossed over by the IRS

    • beebop1952

      Do you remember the b*tching and moaning when it was suggested that MEDIA MATTERS should lose their standing?

  • sb36695

    Just wait until Obamacare!
    For Obama voters, that means that the IRS will be enforcing the law. Soon you will find out that health insurance is not health care.

  • twolaneflash

    The IRS has always been a criminal conspiracy. Several years ago I was almost three years late filing a return. Since taxes had been withheld by my employer in excess of my tax liability, I expected to get my refund since I was within the statutory 3 year limit. I got none. IRS attorneys ruled that the USPS postmark, nor the delivery date to the IRS, determines when your return is officially declared “filed”; the official date and time is when a low-level clerk takes your return out of their in-box and inserts it into a date/time stamp machine. In other words, you are totally at the mercy of the low-level clerk, subject to their whim and convenience, backed by their lawyers, paid for with your tax dollar, ditto the judges.

    • beebop1952

      The first year I made a political contribution to the Republican party, I got a letter stating that I had made money in my IRA for which I had not paid taxes …. IRA’s making money must be a surprise to the IRS. And then? I submitted a schedule showing the ENTIRE YEAR’S trades and they should have sent me $215. Uh-huh they said. My tax return would stand as it is …. so it only works when YOU are wrong.

  • Indynana

    Do you not see a pattern here? The Media – in the tank for obummer, the IRS targeting anyone they can, the voting polls all having crooked voter aides, helping voter fraud!
    Registering your guns so the DHS will KNOW exactly who to come after. Lies, thieves and crooks run our government and our media!

  • kenai

    Doesn’t seem as though it should be all that hard to find those ‘low level staffers’. After all, their names are on the letters that they sent out.

    • People Corporation

      I’ll bet my house they appear similar in color to our undocumented Kenyan. Remember the fine government employee who was pretty much immunized by Strickland (D) OH Governor for using state resources to smear Joe the Plumber.

      P.S. Calling them low level staffers will turn out to be “raaaaciiist!”

  • People Corporation

    Crack reporters will no doubt be waiting by the fax machine for instructions by the White House on how best to coverup this story..

    • Pam


  • beebop1952

    These are the aholes who are going to run Zerocare …. scary.

    • Pam

      No Biggy, they just track all your data. :) Big governement has all your financial and health information; I’m sleeping better everynight.

      • beebop1952

        Glad I bought my gun while I still could!

  • robin macmillan

    So what, if anything, will the IRS do about “low-level” employees who obviously over-stepped their pay grade?

  • Sketti

    Blatant Government agency discrimination; where do I signup to get my reparations like the black farmers?

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Low-level staffers, my butt. Barry’s people have gone after The NY TIme, Woodward, and those whackjobs at the Young Turks for not being insufficiently fawning. In an election year? Yeah, this is chicago on the Potomac, and an investigation will see it traced to the Dog-Eater’s nearest and dearest. It’s like living in a Latin American country.

  • Beth Larsen

    These things keep happening, where lies and abuses of power have occurred, yet people keep following the liars and abusers and calling the people who knew it all along crazy. What is it going to take for the idiotic/apathetic half of this country to wake the hell up?

  • Dane Gunderson

    Mark Levin audited the IRS… they were determined to be partisan Democrats who undermine elections… Journ-O-Lists applaud.

  • R.C.

    its time for a tax revolt until the house is in order.

  • no_more_deceit

    “Lerner said the practice, initiated by low-level workers in Cincinnati”

    Sort of describes the whole staff presently in the White House, or is that low-lifes?

  • Jeremy

    IRS is run by a bunch of Obama Zombies.

  • interestedobserver2

    Can you imagine the firestorm of public hatred and vilification if they had instead targeted a liberal or gay organization for “further review?” But, because they were just conservatives (and probably white ones at that), “what difference does it really make?” and “what’s the big deal here?”

  • Timothy Kennedy

    In what way does an “apology” make anything about this right? Apologize by letting heads roll. Really prove that you are sorry by throwing the responsible people in jail…resignations of any and all agents that had hands on this…an impeached and jailed President. It’s chilling to believe that in light of this scandal, the IRS is being given even greater means to intimidate and abuse their authority to persecute Americans.

  • Rich

    Big Brother in action.

  • Mike Robinson

    Ok I’m just a Canadian watching what goes on down there and this is what it looks like to me.

    All non-liberals, your government is at war with you. They hate your guts. You aren’t just Americans with a different point of view, you are an enemy to be destroyed. Your president even said as much in a rare off-teleprompter moment before the election. Our politics are far from perfect but yours are becoming surreal. Keep in mind this is the agency that will be the primary enforcer of your health care shortly.
    For all you moderates down there, remember the story “first they came for the conservatives…”

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Time for a total revamp at IRS, starting at the top. Everyone has to go. It is officially and admittedly a corrupt, politicized organization.

  • $35072932

    Is anybody else questioning the timing of this ‘apology’?

    Just in time to deflect attention from the Benghazi Scandal and cover-up?

    • camnpat

      Jason Lewis was just talking about that on his show. For as deplorable (and expected) as this was the timing makes it seems it was just something to keep the media focus on something else the same day that ABC News comes out with the news about redacting out the terror references from the 9/11/12 report at the request of the administration. Add to that the reality that there was not a peep about any issue coming out of the IRS in recent days and weeks, and that it all came during the Friday news dump this bunch is so famous for, and it makes it seem even more an like an forced reveal .

      Not that the media was doing a good work covering Benghazi, but you can be sure everyone will talk about the IRS thing, and even feign some outrage over what those “low level employees did”, and will bump every other news that came out at the same time.

    • Clayton Grant

      Odd how these things always come out on Friday when there are big stories going on. Almost like it was planned.

  • Linda http://omega57.wordpress

    Is this not illegal? Carney had the nerve to blame Bush in a round about way during the press conference this afternoon before the squirming started.

  • jetch

    can someone say “pigford settlement”??

  • Canadian in USA

    What’s the likelihood they’ll find a way to blame Bush?

    Oh wait…


  • sardiverdave

    I’m pretty sure this was caused by a Tea Party YouTube video.

    The Accountability Review Board will be along anytime to make things right, and the ARB is staffed by top men.

    Top. Men.

  • http://itooktheredpill.wordpress.com/ Red Pill

    The threat of prosecution for tax fraud is the Kremlin’s weapon of choice against anyone who dares to challenge its hegemony…

  • Zefal

    I’m going to give the IRS The benefit of no doubt they’re lying on this one.

  • Biggus_Footus

    “IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 2012 election.” So, who is their boss? Usually, when the flunkies engage in misconduct and the agency has to apologize, the boss falls on their sword. Anyone hear a sword being drawn? No? And you won’t, either. Not with this bunch. The headline here should read, “IRS Apologizes for Getting Caught. Promises to Only Target Conservative Groups Appropriately in Future Election Cycles.”

  • Jeff Vojtko

    “Using the IRS to target political opponents is banana-republic stuff, a clear and intolerable violation of the public trust, not to mention relevant criminal statutes. This is not the sort of offense that should get these IRS workers fired from their jobs – it is the sort of offense that should get them five years in prison.”

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackos always use the IRS to hurt people. That’s how they roll.

  • midnightgolfer

    Abolish the IRS. It is unnecessary. After it has been completely been dismantled, make sure we are all paying our fair share with a simple sales tax. Not IRS needed.

  • Daryl Watson

    Heard of the fait tax? Problem solved!!!!

    • Daryl Watson

      that was fair tax

  • RichardBlaine

    The IRS/Federal Government admits to a criminal conspiracy to illegally deny constitutionally protected rights of the political opponents of this administration. We can expect prosecutions? Of the apparatchiks, I mean, not their victims?

  • http://wolfmoon1776.wordpress.com/ Wolf Moon

    Very convenient timing. Right in the middle of one hot scandal – drop the bombshell on another one.

    Congress needs to subpoena the emails leading up to this announcement. I’ll bet they have yet another story to tell.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    The Gestappo will be landing two, three, four….Seconds ago…. #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Unrelated, but…I’ve seen stories on the Internet about FEDERAL AGENTS Raiding SMALL BUSINESSES FOR TAX RECORDS. Why? “BECAUSE WE’RE THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, AND WE CAN DO WHATEVER THE HELL WE WANT!” There was a Small bottled Water company and a Boat dealership in Arkansas, and the day of the Marathon bombing, the HQ of PILOT/Flying “J” Travel Centers in Knoxville, Tennessee…. Sending agents, paying for their travel, rooms and meals, vehicles, etc. ON OUR TAX DOLLARS!
    THIS HAS GOT TO END! #RightWard #PartingShot Jawamax 8<{D}

  • michael s

    Waah Waah. I thought conservatives were all about profiling, Remember how you thought Huma Abedin Rep Ellison should be profiled. Remember the 47% profiling. Supporting LEO stop and frisk etc. Now that you’re the target of profiling you don’t like it.

  • Isahiah62

    , initiated by low-level workers in Cincinnati,

    sure it was————- lie, lie, lie, then deny, deny, deny
    in what universe to ‘low level” workers make the rules of the org?

    • Isahiah62

      whattayaknow? my crystal ball was right again:

      Turns out ‘low level IRS employees in Cincinnati’ was IRS Chief Counsel in 2011.”

      Would President Obama sic the IRS on his political opponents? Well, he does have a rather nasty habit of making “jokes” that turn out to be anything but, (The joke’s on US!!)

      The Virginian blog notes today:

      Glenn Reynolds linked to an article in the Wall Street Journal Tax Audits Are No Laughing Matter;the subhead is “A president shouldn’t even joke about abusing IRS power.”Reynolds commented:

      Remember, Obama joked about auditing his enemies in 2009. At the
      time, I warned about the damage to the “trust and voluntary cooperation
      of citizens upon which this democracy depends,” but Obama didn’t get
      much pushback elsewhere. Now, however, people need to be fired, and most likely prosecuted, to drive home the appropriate lesson. And Obama
      himself needs to be taken to task. The Post editorial is just a start.

      Here’s what I have noticed about Obama’s “jokes.” They are a way of
      disarming the opposition by mocking them. If you joke about sending the
      IRS after your opponents, it makes it much harder for people the IRS is
      going after to get other to pay attention. They are going to be laughed
      at and ridiculed as conspiracy theorists. One of the Tea Party groups that had trouble getting a tax exempt status is in Richmond, Virginia. They complained but got no help from anyone in the press or in government.


      seems the artist who painted the JOKER face on Obummer was also prescient

  • Isahiah62


    The IRS admits to targeting conservative groups for additional review and laughably claims the witch hunt wasn’t “motivated by political bias.” What will its math-challenged spokeswoman Lois Lerner say about allegations that the IRS gave “extra-special attention to the tax-exempt status of some Jewish groups for political reason”?

    * * * * *

    The pro-Israel group Z STREET filed a lawsuit against the IRS in
    2010, claiming an IRS agent said the organization would come under extra
    scrutiny because it’s “connected to Israel.”

    In addition, the IRS agent told a Z STREET representative that the
    applications of some of those Israel-related organizations have been
    assigned to “a special unit in the D.C. office to determine whether the
    organization’s activities contradict the Administration’s public

    * * * * * *

  • twolaneflash

    Well, “When in the course of human events…”.

  • DeBaliviere

    Waaah. As the Eagles sang, “Get over it.”

  • DeBaliviere

    Waaah. As the Eagles sang, “Get over it.”