Lying liar and new CNN political commentator Stephanie Cutter has already vouched for former IRS commissioner Doug Shulman today, assuring Jake Tapper that nothing nefarious was going on during Shulman’s 157 visits to the White House while the IRS was targeting Tea Party groups for harassment. We’re not quite prepared to take Cutter’s word for it, and now the Daily Caller is reporting that Shulman’s wife, Susan L. Anderson, just happens to work with a liberal lobbying group dedicated to keeping all that filthy money out of politics. Crazy, huh?

Shulman’s wife Susan L. Anderson is the senior program advisor for the Washington-based nonprofit organization Public Campaign, which claims that it “is laying the foundation for reform by working with a broad range of organizations, including local community groups, around the country that are fighting for change and national organizations whose members are not fairly represented under the current campaign finance system.”

Public Campaign receives “major funding” from the pro-Obamacare alliance Health Care for America NOW!, which is comprised of the labor unions AFL-CIO, AFSCME, SEIU, and the progressive activist organization Move On, among others.

https://twitter.com/NateRich123/status/340577611950473217

Public Campaign president and CEO Nick Nyhart likely wouldn’t hesitate to sign Bette Midler’s thank you card to the IRS for targeting those hate groups like the Tea Party. In a statement earlier this month, he blamed the IRS scandal on “a few bad apples” who ruined a good thing — cracking down on “political groups that are hiding behind a 501(c)4 status.”

The Daily Caller notes that Public Campaign shares a floor with Common Cause and the Center for Progressive Leadership, just a couple of nonprofits that do business in the neighborhood.

  • Jeremy

    This doesn’t surprise me and she probably was in on the scandal as well.

    • ICOYAR

      Probably encouraged Obummer to start it

      • RanierWest

        They are all in it together confederate against Americans for Truth, Justice, the American way… They encourage each other in Tyranny

    • lillymckim

      I believe she was just the one hiding the Easter Eggs…

    • thetreyman

      as we know from the Clarance and Virgina Thomas ordeal during the obamacare decision, Shulman is automatically guilty of colluding with his wife on the targeting of conservatives. hey, these are the progressive’s rules. now, i am sure they will show consistency and be outraged by the fact that he even had the top IRS position in the first place now that this fact has come to light.

    • King_Putz

      Pillow talk? But by the looks of Doug Shulman it was probably with Bath house Barry.

      • Poppy Potts

        Yeah, he’s a cutie and whats that streaming out of the corner of his mouth? does that suit have a drop seat in it?

      • Poppy Potts

        Yeah, he’s a cutie and whats that streaming out of the corner of his mouth? does that suit have a drop seat in it?

  • CatHerder

    “A few bad apples.” Really? From where I’m standing it looks like the barrel and everything in it is rotten.

    • detroit19

      …the whole damn orchard.

    • Harlan Hikaru Fox

      What the Left means by “Bad Apples” is that they weren’t sneaky enough to not get caught.

  • Jeremy

    I wonder how many of the White House meetings she was at with her husband.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      None. Barky doesn’t like gurls. He thinks they’re icky.

  • Lotte Lenya

    The things that make you go “hmmmm??”

    The hits just keep on coming.

  • TocksNedlog

    Now we know where they REALLY got their list of groups to target.

  • Ramone Love
  • vetgal1970

    There is NO way we will ever be able to come close to fixing the problems in our government. It is rotten to the core. It breaks my heart.

    • 3seven77

      It does seem that way. But we have to keep fighting. America is worth it.

  • muckraker

    Are you telling me she works for a (gasp) 501 c 4?

    • wbmccl

      Even worse, it’s a 501(c)(3) – which are supposed to be completely non-political religious, charitable, scientific, public safety testing, literary or educational purposes. Talk about double-standards

      • muckraker

        I stand corrected.

    • wbmccl

      Even worse, it’s a 501(c)(3) – which are supposed to be completely non-political religious, charitable, scientific, public safety testing, literary or educational purposes. Talk about double-standards

  • mhojai

    “Stephanie Cutter has already vouched for former IRS commissioner Doug Shulman today” — like having Hannible Lecter vouch for your menu.
    “Optics” are only a valid concern for Republicans…their base is so stupid, the corrupt slugs have nothing to fear

  • Sharon Morgan

    RICO charges should be filed after a thorough independent investigation. Make sure that some TP types are on the investigation team…

  • thatsitivehadenough

    If Stephanie Cutter is defending it, you can be sure it’s BAD for America and part of a cover up or corruption.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    anyone notice that they’ve changed this country 175 degrees from what it was, yet they still want change?

  • Ken Alan Draper

    anyone notice that they’ve changed this country 175 degrees from what it was, yet they still want change?

  • LOLNAGGERS

    This is a criminal regime.

    • Poppy Potts

      thats EXACTLY what it is

    • Poppy Potts

      thats EXACTLY what it is

  • LOLNAGGERS

    This is a criminal regime.

  • Duane Savage

    It’s a shoe drop hail storm.

  • DavidS

    But, but … Shulman was appointed by Boooosh!!!!! /s

    • 1972patriot

      It really is interesting…. I can still hear the cries of libs who during Dubya’s terms as President wailed on and on about his partisan behavior and appointees. Funny how quick they are to admit they were liars in order to save face today.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    Lol… her Twitter handle is ‘Slanderson’? Hahahaha.

  • PD MacGuire

    If you have an issue with Schulman’s wife, take that up with her separately. It is very low to attack someone through their family members. We hate it and we should not engage in it.

    • Roto

      The issue is federal Conflicts of Interest law. Starting with 18 USC § 208
      http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/208 (word search “spouse”)
      Let alone all the IRS COI and ethics requirements pertaining to her job
      http://www.irs.gov/irm/part6/irm_06-735-001.html

      • PD MacGuire

        Yes, and none of us liked it much when that was used to try to hamstring Justice Thomas. It is very hard for a married couple to avoid some conflict of interest when they both work in DC.

  • liberalslovedeadbabies

    let’s see…and you want to take away our firearms…

  • maltwit

    Hmmm. I wonder if “Public Campaign” had to wait three years for its 501(c)(4) to be approved?

  • maltwit

    Hmmm. I wonder if “Public Campaign” had to wait three years for its 501(c)(4) to be approved?

  • Kevin Groenhagen

    Nyhart’s Wikipedia page says he’s a “former community organizer.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Nyhart

  • Kevin Groenhagen

    Nyhart’s Wikipedia page says he’s a “former community organizer.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Nyhart

  • Kevin Groenhagen

    Margarida Jorge, HCAN’s national field director, previously served as the director of SEIU’s Americans for Health Care. Between 2004 and 2007, she was the organizing director of Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition. While she was an organizer with Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition, Jorge was quoted in a People’s World article concerning layoffs at a Fenton, Mo., Chrysler plant. “These layoffs also have a lot to do with our broken health care system,” she told the World. “If we had a national health care plan, like HR 676, Chrysler couldn’t use health care as a bargaining chip.” Incidentally, People’s World enjoys “a special relationship with the Communist Party USA” and its editorial mission is “to popularize the ideas of Marxism and Bill of Rights socialism.” The Communist Party USA website includes a proposed resolution from 2001 that addresses “Bill of Rights socialism.” “That any notion of Bill of Rights Socialism adopted by the CPUSA be based on, but not limited to, the political, economic and social rights guaranteed in the existing socialist constitutions and in the pre-1989-91 socialist constitutions too,” the resolution said. Pre-1989-91 socialist constitutions would include the Soviet Union’s.

    Of course, merely being quoted by a communist publication does not necessarily make someone a communist. However, in 2005 Jorge was a recipient of an award at People’s World’s Hershel Walker Peace and Justice Awards Breakfast. According to People’s World’s Tony Pecinovsky, Walker was “a life-long peace and justice advocate who joined the Young Communist League in 1930 and spent the rest of his life in the Communist Party USA. Walker was killed in a car accident in 1990 while on his way to deliver petitions for the campaign to save 4,000 jobs at Chrysler Plant #1 in Fenton, Mo.” Members of SEIU Local 2000, AFSCME Local 2730, CBTU, and UFCW Local 655 also attended the breakfast.

  • Kevin Groenhagen

    Margarida Jorge, HCAN’s national field director, previously served as the director of SEIU’s Americans for Health Care. Between 2004 and 2007, she was the organizing director of Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition. While she was an organizer with Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition, Jorge was quoted in a People’s World article concerning layoffs at a Fenton, Mo., Chrysler plant. “These layoffs also have a lot to do with our broken health care system,” she told the World. “If we had a national health care plan, like HR 676, Chrysler couldn’t use health care as a bargaining chip.” Incidentally, People’s World enjoys “a special relationship with the Communist Party USA” and its editorial mission is “to popularize the ideas of Marxism and Bill of Rights socialism.” The Communist Party USA website includes a proposed resolution from 2001 that addresses “Bill of Rights socialism.” “That any notion of Bill of Rights Socialism adopted by the CPUSA be based on, but not limited to, the political, economic and social rights guaranteed in the existing socialist constitutions and in the pre-1989-91 socialist constitutions too,” the resolution said. Pre-1989-91 socialist constitutions would include the Soviet Union’s.

    Of course, merely being quoted by a communist publication does not necessarily make someone a communist. However, in 2005 Jorge was a recipient of an award at People’s World’s Hershel Walker Peace and Justice Awards Breakfast. According to People’s World’s Tony Pecinovsky, Walker was “a life-long peace and justice advocate who joined the Young Communist League in 1930 and spent the rest of his life in the Communist Party USA. Walker was killed in a car accident in 1990 while on his way to deliver petitions for the campaign to save 4,000 jobs at Chrysler Plant #1 in Fenton, Mo.” Members of SEIU Local 2000, AFSCME Local 2730, CBTU, and UFCW Local 655 also attended the breakfast.

  • Roto

    The next thing we’ll hear is goverment contracts going to Diane Feinstein’s husband…. err, wait

  • Poppy Potts

    This whole administration and all that it entails is a perfect example of what happens when you let the dopers run your house. this is absolutely disgusting, makes me want to barf on the floor .. I only regret that is takes so frigging long for them to zero in on the big guys involved. slow but it WILL happen, I am sure of that. God Bless the USA.

  • Craig

    One might wonder, why the hell did George W. appoint this guy?

  • Craig

    Shulman is a pathological liar, who actually taunts the committee members.