Conservatives cheered Rep. Trey Gowdy’s line of questioning tonight at the House Oversight Committee’s hearing featuring IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

  • NRPax

    Ah…school must be in session and Professor Gowdy is in full lecture mode.

    • Republicanvet

      Gowdy wasn’t lecturing. He was eviscerating in the best sense of a medieval warrior taking it to the enemy.

      The chair should have given him any amount of time he needed to continue.

      I’m thinking Koskinen is about 40 pounds lighter after that azz-ripping.

      Edited to add: After 30 years of watching various Congressional hearings, it is so encouraging to see someone have the bag to just rip a bureaucrat a new one rather than allowing them to slink away and continue their attack on citizens.

      Gowdy NEEDS to be the next AG to restore some semblance of the rule of law back to this country.

      • Josephine

        I agree, I loved watching this, it was brilliant, and high time someone holds bureaucrats accountable. The IRS works for ALL of us, regardless of political persuasion and this ridiculous game playing is over. Either these people start telling what they know and stop with the b.s., or they can sit in prison.

      • Brett the Perv

        Concur totally! But for him to be AG, we have to put a grownup in the White House rather than another left-wing ideologue who never ran so much as a lemonade stand. I wasn’t big on Romney, but he was the man for the job. Instead, Obama managed to convince enough idiots that he wasn’t responsible for his own policies to keep his job of tearing down the greatest nation in history.

      • Sean Barrentine

        That was probably the most brutal thing I’ve seen from a congressman in forever other than Cotton tearing into the anonymous mudslingers against Bergdahl’s former platoon mates. Quite enjoyable to watch, too.

      • spratico

        Totally agree. Trey Gowdy IS the law, and a good law-man.

    • Worship Dancer

      more like disciplinarian Gowdy

      • NRPax

        I don’t know…I had some DIs that were very effective teachers and they were as harsh as Gowdy was in that video.

        • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

          Yeah, but how many are in Congress ripping into liberal, scumbag, serial liars?

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Catholic School…And Trey Gowdy is the Nun with the metal Ruler, smacking the witnesses’ knuckles! Jawamax 8<{D}

      • TJCrane_NCC1701

        Yeah, I had a teacher break a (wooden) yardstick across my backside. I attended the School of Hard Knocks…..and am still enrolled…..

        I like the Clint Eastwood response in Heartbreak Ridge:

        “I’m mean, nasty and tired. I eat concertina wire and piss napalm, and I can put a round trough a flea’s ass at 200 meters. So you go hump somebody else’s leg, mutt face, before I push yours in.”

        http://www.hark.com/clips/lycpnjsdmd-im-mean-nasty-and-tired

        • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

          Nah, I was thinking more along the lines of…. #ThePenguin #SisterMaryKatherine #KathleenFreeman #TheBluesBrothers OR #SisterMaryElephant #CheechAndChong #BigBambu #MusicTriviaTime Jawamax 8<{D}

  • no_more_deceit

    Cummings, Lerner, Koskinen, et al should all be getting sized up for orange jumpsuits right about now.

    • Worship Dancer

      along with holder, reid, piglosi, kerry, hitlary, jarrett, mooch, obammy

      • http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1mo1wzFiu1qbubzqo1_400.gif Cleatus Van Damne✓RᵉᵃˡAᴹᵉʳᶦ©ᵃᶰ

        And Trey Gowdy should be getting sized up for the next US Attorney General.

        • wiseoldfart

          AG? Gowdy for president! A guy with a mind that sharp would be FAR, FAR, more respected by our allies and FAR, FAR more feared by our enemies than any flaky, incompetent, megalomaniacal woman on anyone’s “A” list for the #1 slot on either the “D” or “R” ticket. Not only that, a no-nonsense guy like Gowdy would surround himself with no-nonsense people. Contrast that with the idiots Obama has in his administration running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Man, I just said a cotton-pickin’ mouthful!

          Can you imagine how much a woman president would be respected by al Qaeda, ISIS, or any Muslim leader? Think hard, sleep on it, and think again with a clearer mind.

          Gourmet food for thought. Chew thoroughly!

          • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

            I can pick that up at 6:30 in the Morning, after a BAD Night’s Sleep! Jawamax 8<{D}

      • ljcarolyne

        Them too!

    • Al Bundy

      Not gonna happen. Complete msm blackout on this. The masses don’t care. Holder will protect his Precious demigod .
      Congressional hearings are echo chambers for the 2% who watch cspan.

      They have too much invested in this affirmative action bozo. They simply will not report the truth. It’s really sickening.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Voted up, but…. C-Span, Fox News, and the internet are “Coverage” … #NoBrainerAlert… (Gently, because we follow each other…) Jawamax 8<{D}

        • Al Bundy

          I agree but …. That’s informing the informed. The 10s of millions who get news only from yahoo, abc, nbc, cbs, CNN have no clue. They just aren’t making a scandal . Think Christie and the bridge coverage. This should be 10 times more.

    • Harry Jismsm

      The whole democrat/liberal/progressive party is a criminal enterprise!

      • ljcarolyne

        Amen: All should be in ankle bracelets, if not already.

        • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

          All should be in METAL JEWELRY!…. FIFY! Jawamax 8<{D}

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        I’ve been saying that for YEARS!! All in favor of using the RICO Act to IMPEACH KING FINK 0BAMA?…. AYE! Jawamax 8<{D}

    • ljcarolyne

      Don’t forget Obummer, he needs an Orange straight jacket.

    • wiseoldfart

      There will be no prison time for any of these corrupt tyrants. They’ll remain free until Obama leaves and then they’ll all receive that customary presidential pardon that Clinton so badly abused when he pardoned the appropriately named Mark Rich. Correct me if I’m right.

  • Mark_Melrose

    Koskinen is a dirty cop. This guy should be perp walked. He was also at Freddie Mac!

    • QueenB

      figures

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      It’d have been more surprising if he hadn’t been at Freddie Mac.

    • Kimihiro Watanuki

      I know! His smugness makes me want to watch him have a perp walk. He’s so creepy. Answer my Rep’s questions already!!!

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Did you know… John Koskinen gave OVER $100,000 to Democrat candidate campaigns since 1979…. NOW we KNOW where his loyalties are… But not for long, ’cause here come da Bus…. Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Jeffrey Rogers

    Start arresting people. Enough talk.

    • maya

      I agree totally, start arresting immediately..

    • ljcarolyne

      Right: and talk is not cheap. Go for it, Now!

    • ljcarolyne

      Forget, Impeachment, arrest the Usurper! Period.

  • stdog

    gowdy is just redoubtable up there. cant imagine if he were to actually have the emails in question.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      The line of questions regarding criminal statutes was epic…

      How can you claim there was no criminal actiivity, if you have no idea what the law says?… none.. the Commissioner looked every bit the fumbling bumbling bureaucrat with a great deal to hide… and you cannot tell me he did not know it was illegal to destroy records..

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Or, as my Little Brother (twice convicted of Felonies) says, “You gotta know the law to break it”… And Koskinen only knows how to break it… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • V the K

    Oh, come now, you people. Of course the IRS just happened to have a massive computer crash that selectively destroyed the emails of the people involved with the targeting of conservative groups just as House Republicans began inquiring into the scandal. It’s a perfectly reasonable coincidence. Don’t you read Vox?

    • King Leer

      Didn’t Oily Bureaucratic Guy admit that there exist back-up tapes but it would be expensive to extract?

      • Republicanvet

        Are you serious? They actually said this? I don’t give a tinkers [email protected] what the cost is, I want to see the facts. We have pizzed away over $10 TRILLION since Omugabe came into office on all kinds of nitwittery. They need to get those emails.

        Being in IT for over 25 years…slapping a tape in a drive and restoring files is not that difficult.

        • Kawfy

          I don’t know much about IT but he said it was a backup that lumped everything together and it was not searchable to pluck out Lerner emails….Further he adds that it is rewritten in 6 month increments. It was learned that they could have….had they wanted to….retrieve the emails at a price. But supposedly now even that is gone

          • Republicanvet

            Doesn’t matter if it’s searchable. Restore everything to a drive if that is what it takes, or sit some IT guy in front of a computer until the file is found.

            Rewriting tapes is understandable, but not on an email server in a government entity like the IRS.

            Imagine if I emailed the IRS back then for an opinion, and I claimed they said one thing, but they claim another. I bet they could produce whatever email was in question.

          • Kawfy

            I think he was making a distinction between a server and the back up tapes….He said all emails stay on the server indefinitely until each user has accumulated 6k emails….then they would be notified to delete or archive. The tape is done every 6 months separately….hope that makes sense

          • Republicanvet

            6 kilobytes of emails or 6,000 emails? I suspect it is 6,000, which is strange because it does not account for attachments. People running servers are concerned about drive space. 6,000 1 kilobyte emails are much different than 6,000 emails with attachments that make them 1 megabyte or more in size.

            Most email providers I am aware of, including what I use at work, has a size limitation on emails stored on a server. Ours is 25 Gigabyte, which is massive. That size could hold many thousands of emails, and never come close to the limit.

          • Kawfy

            6000 emails

          • Mead

            As for attachments, most mail servers keep one copy of a given attachment and have all emails with it simply point to that file. You can’t overwhelm an Exchange server by sending 10k people a 10MB attachment. It doesn’t make a separate copy for each of the recipients.

            The quantity limitation is not set by storage capacity per se, it’s just a threshold, after which the system starts bugging users to clear out their crap.

            Backups would have those emails regardless. A file doesn’t get deleted from an archived backup just because a user deletes it from their local store.

            I ran a small 35-user Exchange server for years, and I was able to pull out specific emails, search for specific emails on specific accounts, restore them to the owner account or any other location that I chose, and that was using a fraction of a 400GB tape cart. It’s all part of the admin tools. You can even look at comprehensive indices of tapes that you don’t have in your possession. So these fools saying they had no way of searching are outright lying.

          • Steve in Katy

            Working with the BLM, I am limited in the size of attachments to 3 megabytes.

          • JD Son

            It doesn’t matter what the “threshold” is, all of the motherf*cking emails are recoverable. So sick of Obama and his “scandals”.

      • Conserv_58

        According to Koskinen the IRS has already spend in excess of ten million of our tax dollars getting Congress the info. they requested.

        • King Leer

          About that figure? Are those sunk costs (guys already on the payroll) or marginal (outside folks they had to higher)?
          My guess is the former. Of course, you could trust everything out of this guy’s smirky, condescending lips.

          • Conserv_58

            That included both inside and outside costs. I watched Megan Kelly last night and she revealed that right at the time when Lerner’s hard drive crashed the IRS hired an outside It firm that specializes in recovering lost data. That company was sent packing after on month on the job.

      • Kawfy

        He did …but said they have been written over…IIRC

      • chewydog

        Says the administration that paid .5B for a website that doesn’t work…

        • Conserv_58

          They spent billions of our money on the obamacare site that still doesn’t work.

          The company that was contracted to build the site is owned by a close former college sorority mate of Michele obama’s.

    • Kimihiro Watanuki

      Oh you know you were asking for this with the question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm3zV1pCTQ8

      Oh too, I’d sooner lick broken glass than read Vox.

  • Bill Phillips

    Gave Law up for Lent eh? Koskinen? …HaHaha …you’re a riot! I hope your inmates in prison appreciate your wry wit!

    • Conserv_58

      I love how he looked around the room for support right after saying that.

      I suggest that Koskinen invest in anal cream before he enters his new home in a federal pen.

    • twolaneflash

      Lent? Didn’t Koskinen get the memo? The Pope excommunicated people of his ilk, career criminals all.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      That’s the last time anyone tries to get “cute” with Gowdy.

    • allyall

      Gowdy, “Well, let me tell you what you would have found if you stuck with it.” Ha ha, that had to hurt.

      • Conserv_58

        In that moment we could hear that little weasel, Koskinen’s sphincter slam shut.

        • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

          So he got a law degree, passed the bar exams… to throw it all away to be a petty bureaucrat?

          In the IRS or just whatever agency the sniveling schittzen weasel could get?

          Let me guess, old money prep schooled ivy league gubmint ruling class…… because they are so much better than us….. and if them breaking the law to weaponize the federal bureacracy to suppress voter opinion is the price of them staying in power forever….

          Why by God, they WILL make sure we pay it….

          not them, they are better than the rabble, remember?

  • Bill Phillips

    You gotta love Trey Gowdy! He da man!

  • RD

    That was…..spectacular. After seeing that magnificent performance I believe that hoping for Gowdy to be the next AG might not be reaching high enough….I say make a run for the White House!!!!

    • arttie

      True, but as AG investigating Holder, there could be some interesting developments.

      • RD

        I would be proud and honored to have him in either position. But you’re right, digging into Holder as well as other nefarious activity of this administration would be great sport.

        • Conserv_58

          It’s actually at the top of Congress’ bucket list since he’s still in contempt of Congress for failing to provide them with all of the Fast & Furious communications they asked for.

          • arttie

            With the Senate to administer the Coup de grâce after the November elections.

    • Bill Phillips

      Amen to that!

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    After that round of questioning, you could probably stick a lump of coal between Koskinen’s cheeks and pull out a diamond five minutes later.

    • Bill Phillips

      LOL…..I hope you weren’t referring to the cheeks I thought you were referring to!
      I wouldn’t want to touch that diamond no matter how big it was until it was thoroughly sterilized!

      • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

        Let’s just say it’d be a chocolate diamond and leave it at that.

  • Bill Phillips

    GAME! SET! and MATCH! Trey just kicked some a$$! Koskinen is too stupid to realize he doesn’t stand a chance!

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      As soon as Gowdy pinned his ears back, he should have dropped the smug bureaucrat look, and simply shut up. Instead he played the DC game of phoney folksy charm,… he should have seen that smug condescension was just going to end up in his ass sideways,…. but no…

      The petty little simpleton was so outclassed…. and so unaware of it…

      Like watching Peewee Herman step in the ring with George Foreman. The outcome was never in doubt, just how many different body bags would be needed.

  • NixTyranny

    Hope Benghazi Hillary got to watch Trey Gowdy tonight. She has NEVER had to be questioned by a buzz saw like Gowdy.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      Can you imagine Gowdy in a presidential debate?

      There would be blood flowing down the isles when he was done,.. chunks of cloth,… buttons, the odd tooth here and there…

      • Eric

        Offer it on pay-per-view and it’d finance his entire campaign.

    • grais

      I’d like to see Gowdy let loose on her And Obama. Can you imagine what Gowdy could do with ‘not a smidgen of corruption’?

      • Bill Phillips

        Who …besides 14 year old valley girls …uses the word “smidgen” anyway?

  • jdog

    Nothing like a few little cross-examination type questions. I hope Gowdy skewers that pompous ass but good. So arrogant, nose in the air. This guy belongs in prison for his part in the coverup.

    • Bill Phillips

      I love how he tried to be snarky with Trey and had it backfire all over his smarmy arrogant face!

  • Bill Phillips

    Ladies and gentleman! This is how you make minced meat!

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      Diced bureaucrat,…. and he didn’t even need a chef’s knife…

  • TJ

    Right after the butt hurt no doubt some Dem kisses it to make it better.

  • Bill Phillips

    Don’t you love how Obama interjects himself into a political ‘s#it-storm’ and his sycophants & criminal co-conspiritors try to blame republicans for holding a political witch hunt!

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      I love when that happens. Obama puts his foot in his mouth, and then libs have to go into spin mode because Messiah is being made to look bad by his own actions.

  • Jeffrey Rogers

    If you want to really make these crooks crap their drawers tell this IRS bafoon he is no longer needed. Then start issuing subpoenas for everyone that actually works in the IT department and get them under oath before the crooks can coach them on what to say. Oh and offer immunity for anyone that produces those emails.

  • Earl Sullivan

    I agree Trey Gowdy should be our next Attorney General he would be a great one.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      I would support him for ANY job he wanted.

    • Kimihiro Watanuki

      He was ours in SC and great one. I wanted him to go against Graham, but it’ll never happen.

  • frankdavis

    Yay, I don’t have to pay my taxes anymore, because from what I see there is no criminal case for me not paying them even though I don’t know sh*t about any of the criminal codes….

    • Wonder Pony

      I just hired you as my tax lawyer.

  • “G”willekkers

    Someone is going to leak one of those emails.. I just know it… it never fails. There are too many loose screws in the IRS. Someone is gonna blow that whistle any day now. Personally, I cannot wait! This is better than House of Cards! Oh, and I see a bright future for Mr. Gowdy… the American people love a guy who stands up and tells it like it is! Preach, Brother Gowdy!

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      All it’ll take will be someone who thinks they are going to be thrown under the bus and have the whole thing pinned on them, and someone will release all of the e-mails just to make a deal.

  • King Leer

    I have emails going back years that say Cruz/Gowdy 2016. Somewhere.

    • Kimihiro Watanuki

      That would be my dream ticket.

  • King Leer

    He couldn’t recall the name of the guy that informed him the emails were gone/missing/destroyed.

  • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

    I heart Trey Gowdy.

  • URGR82

    Do the Democrats have no Decency

    • globalcrap

      Decency is a criminal word to these O Bogus people.

    • H50 ✓RAT

      No

      • arttie

        I’m going with “Yes, they have none.”

  • Marvin Nelson

    God, I enjoyed watching that beat down by Rep. Gowdy. He tore the IRS Commissioner a number of new a$$holes. Koskinen is gonna need a lot of butthurt cream because he got royally spanked.

  • KansasGirl

    Rep. Gowdy shut down the BS from this putz.
    Love, love, love it…and Gowdy too.

  • Conserv_58

    Watching Trey Gowdy wipe that arrogant and snarky look off of Koskinen’s weasel face was priceless. That made my 2014 so much better.

  • globalcrap

    Talk, talk, talk, now it’s time for some action now. Not next year.

  • Tom Armstrong

    I expect that somebody is frantically digging into Gowdy’s past tax history to see if there is any dirt there. I hope not.

    • Kawfy

      Harry Reid will claim some such nonsense….that he heard anonymously…and will only do this on the floor of course….so he won’t get into any trouble. He is a turd

      • Tom Armstrong

        And Harry is possibly a pederast. He hasn’t denied it, yet.

    • Kimihiro Watanuki

      Won’t happen. He’s been gunned for in SC politics for years. If that smarry jerk Harpootlian didn’t find anything, there is nothing there. Especially, after the whole crazy Mayor Sally thing.

  • Josephine

    This was beyond amazing! This is the type of relentless questioning that should be directed at the administration every single day!

  • Linda

    Applause only for the latest GOP golden boy? He really wasn’t any more outstanding than any of the other Republicans.

    • Conserv_58

      He was outstanding. Period. No amount of your disingenuous ignorant bias will change that.

      • Linda

        Just drop the attempts to demean my opinions; they serve no purpose other than to show that the best you can do is toss out insults.

        • Conserv_58

          Drop this. Your opinions are steeped in the stereotypical liberal nonsense and illogical talking points.

          • Linda

            Just like yours being steeped in the stereotypical conservative nonsense and illogical talking points.

          • Conserv_58

            Speaking of being immature, we have the pot calling the kettle black.

          • Linda

            Hey, anyone who makes broad brush, blanket statements as you did deserves any kind of comment they get in response. Now, pray tell, how you think that is an immature statement? That should be an interesting flow of ideas.

        • QueenB

          If you based your opinions on facts and logic, then we’d have something different to discuss. Finally.

          • Linda

            Heck, when are facts and logic prevalent here? That’s what makes me laugh the most: the fact that a few of you think that you’re really using logic and unbiased facts when in fact you’re just parroting the far-right wing babble.

          • QueenB

            It’s ok dear. Reality eludes you, we know.

          • Linda

            Hmm, now there’s a thought…maybe I feel “at home” here with the delusionals? Yeah, I bet that’s it!!!

          • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

            We’re not the ones living in fantasy land, that’s you. You spout nothing but nonsense and all you ever support your claims with is Think Progress or Media Matters, both who are so left-wing they think actual centrists are Repbulicans.

          • Conserv_58

            Hypocrite. Then if that is your position why do you come in here? Obviously, you are a liar. You don’t come in here for stimulating discussion. You come in here in a feeble attempt to change people minds about the criminal and his lawless administration.

          • Linda

            Are you working “hypocrite” into every reply you’re making to me? And, how does that fit in this specific instance?

            Oh, pray tell, how am I a liar???????

            Apparently, you have the ability to peer into my mind and know my motivations so I don’t know why I’m bothering to reply.

          • Claribeth Davis

            Linda must be WhoDat’s wife. LOL!

        • H50 ✓RAT

          Im sorry, I cant stop laughing at the trolling now.
          ‘Drop the attempts to demean my opinions’ from the biggest demeanor of posters opinions EVAH!
          I needed a good laugh, thanks Linda.

          • Linda

            Now, remember, you have to separate out those that I use demeaning words from those that you just interpret that way.

          • QueenB

            Remember, since my writing is habitually unclear, to check with me to be sure what I wrote is what I meant.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Nah, I just take your posts at face value. Youre pretty transparent that way. Demeaning is your thing dear.

          • Linda

            You know how people say if I’m going to be accused of something time and time again, I might as well commit the crime? Maybe I should put in identifying tags before each sentence. How would these tags work for you:

            {not demeaning}
            {so-so demeaning; take it as you will}
            {oh yeah, everything I say is demeaning}
            {full-on demeaning}

            Of course, that would be a waste of time, wouldn’t it? You can’t tell the difference so everything falls into the 3rd and 4th.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Yep, Im just too stooopid to pick up on your nuances, you’ve mentioned that before. How could I possibly infer any attempt to be demeaning out of that? LOL

        • Kimihiro Watanuki

          You won’t even acknowledge there is a problem at the IRS? This is not an opinion based topic.

          • Linda

            non sequitur

          • Kimihiro Watanuki

            What? Forcing you to address facts?

    • Kawfy

      Absolutely, they were all outstanding. I especially liked the congressman who studied at MIT….forgot the name…when he asked for all notifications about data loss that went to the IT department at the same time Lois Lerners did. Nice move.

      • Linda

        Those were good guestions. I think I was surprised by how antiquated the IRS system is…I can imagine it being a huge quagmire when it comes to those disaster recovery tapes.

        • Kawfy

          with a 1.8 Billion dollar IT budget….it should be cutting edge. The government has never been good stewards of OUR money. They don’t have to be with their hands firmly in our pockets

          • Linda

            I know that budget seems huge, but I suspect for that kind of operation, it isn’t really. That’s not to say that there isn’t waste.

          • Kawfy

            That’s huge…there are 90,000 computer users in the IRS….that’s a huge budget. And there is plenty of waste…Star Trek video comes to mind…it just makes me sick that they have the audacity to use our hard earned money the way they do.

          • Linda

            I agree on the wastefulness. Wish they could actually come up with a way that really works on identifying such.

            90,000 users aren’t the only factor…you have to consider what the software itself is doing and the fact that each year the tax rules change and they have very little time to design, write, test and implement those changes. Then you have all the incoming documents/transactions being processed. It’s probably mind-boggling.

          • Kawfy

            They could reduce waste. But in government there is no incentive to reduce waste. Efficiency is not important because there is no competition. They TAKE money from us….rather than earn the dollar.

          • Linda

            Yes, they could reduce waste but it takes a watchful eye. I think it might be a bit simplistic to say that the inefficiency is a result of no competition though.

          • Kawfy

            not really…if you have ever run a company you’d know that you have to be more efficient than your competition in order to stay in business and earn that next dollar. There is not a government agency with that mindset…not one. Competition effectively generates efficiency

          • Linda

            In theory, I’d agree. In practice, I question it. I worked for small companies (50 to 125 people) and huge corporations. Efficiency wasn’t exactly a hallmark of any of those places. Often times, I’d say, “they make money in spite of themselves.”

          • Kawfy

            it’s been in practice for ages. Works great. Businesses come in and out of markets. While your own experience may not have seen it at a micro level. You may need to view it at a macro level to see the implications.

          • Linda

            I don’t know what looking it via the micro or macro level, but I’d say that 35+ years of experience at whatever level gave me some insights. In addition to most executives not knowing how to run an operation as efficiency as they could, they are also pi&&-poor planners for the most part.

          • Kawfy

            it appears you are firmly ensconced in the “you didn’t build that camp” maybe you should start a company using your 35 yrs of experience and we can talk then. it doesn’t have to be big…an LLC is fine…I’ll wait

          • Linda

            I share my personal experiences over a few decades, from an employee’s viewpoint. But you just can’t accept, for what reason, I have no idea.

            Then, because you can’t counter my personal experiences with anything representing intelligence, you resort to what you consider a slam (“firmly ensconced in the..”) and tell me I can’t speak on my experiences and opinion until I start a company.

            Let’s see if you can dig out of the hole you just started and explain — with some sound reasoning — how you made that leap in logic.

          • Kawfy

            Thaaaat’s the Linda we all know….always the aggrieved.

          • Linda

            How do you figure “aggrieved”? Oh, yeah, another deflection to avoid admitting to the bad behavior you showed in your post and to avoid explaining how you made the huge leap in logic.

          • QueenB

            No dear, it’s what you do here every single day. I realize you don’t see it. It’s kinda of like being a stupid person. A stupid person doesn’t realize they’re stupid, so they think it’s everyone else with the problem. Which is exactly what you do here.

          • Conserv_58

            Your experience as an employee does not qualify you as understanding the role of a business owner because you have no experience running a company, especially a corporation.

          • Linda

            Really? If you’re a business owner, I sure hope you don’t show that attitude to your employees.

          • Conserv_58

            As a business owner it is not the role of the employee to know how or why I run my business as I see fit. It is their role to do the job they were hired to do.

          • Linda

            Well, that didn’t address my last comment to you. But from what you chose to say indicates that you probably do carry that attitude.

          • Conserv_58

            The same as you carry the attitude that you do.

          • QueenB

            Using your logic, in my experience with editing, you’re really bad at it. I have seen no evidence to prove otherwise, and according to you, having experience in something, although at a completely different level, means I have the experience necessary to make such assertions. You can’t write OR edit.

          • Linda

            You can make your assertions, yes.

          • QueenB

            Yes, and using your logic, I am correct. I’ve heard people talking about editing, I have edited things I’ve written myself, and as such, I know exactly what I’m talking about and you can’t write or edit to save your life. Again, this is using your logic.

          • QueenB

            It’s the truth Linda. I’m sorry, but as an employee you are not involved in the things that the business owner has to be a part of and make decisions about. You just aren’t. So, you just don’t know how to run a business.

          • Linda

            Where did I say that I knew how to run a business? I didn’t. Once again, you make a leap in logic.

          • QueenB

            Again Linda, perhaps you should start printing out your posts so you can see what you wrote previously. No one’s fault but your own that you can’t keep up or remember what you wrote.

          • Linda

            LMAO. Caught you in an indefensible position. I don’t need to print out anything…all YOU have to do is scroll up through the thread and find the statement you claim I made.

          • QueenB

            LMAO is right!!! Apparently you’re reading some other thread because you can see where you claim to know what it’s all about because you have listened to your brother have some conversations. You are a precious, precious snowflake, let me tell ya.

          • Linda

            Saying that I had some insights from my 35+ years in the business world as an employee and from my brother and BIL being business owners does NOT equate to saying “know what it’s all about.”

            You’re the type that makes it so easy to show indefensible claims…give you enough “rope” and you “hang yourself.”

            Talk about being a precious snowflake!!!!

          • QueenB

            It’s ok little one, I realize most of this just flies right over your head. But here’s a tip….the first step to getting out of a hole is to stop digging. I suggest you do that. Unless of course you enjoy getting your a$$ handed to you over and over again.

          • Linda

            You are delusional but at least you are consistent and show that you can’t defend what you say.

          • QueenB

            Yet, for some strange reason, everyone here would say YOU are the delusional one. But you are so right Linda….it’s everyone else that has the problem. This in itself is why you could never run a business. Buck has to stop somewhere and you and the people you support always do their best to make sure the buck stops somewhere else. Go back and read the thread. It’s really quite simple.

          • QueenB

            Well, on the plus side, at least you admit you actually know nothing about owning a business, you just have “I’ve heard a conversation” insights.

          • Linda

            I’ll give you credit for being a master at distorting what someone says to suit your purposes. I never said that I didn’t know anything nor did I say what I had learned from experiences and my relatives were just from “I heard…” Those are you words that you’re putting into my mouth.

            You still haven’t proved that I ever claimed that I did know everything…that was the starting point, wasn’t it?

            Here’s a little more rope…pick the one you like best.

          • QueenB

            So cute. I can identify the one on the top right as you after you make the necessary distortions to support your opinions.

          • QueenB

            An employee’s viewpoint is completely different from an employer’s viewpoint. Fact of the matter is, if you’ve never signed the front of a payroll check, you haven’t a clue what it’s like to be an employer.

          • Linda

            Oh, that’s is just a stupid statement. You think employees ever have NO clue what it’s like to be an employer!!!

            Both my brother and brother-in-law had their own businesses…so I suppose I might not have ever heard them talk? That I might not have any clue as to the stresses? My brother developed alopecia as result of the stress of his two businesses.

            I should have just ignored you on this one (as I do many of your posts) because they’re almost always one-step off topic.

          • Conserv_58

            Again, the pot calling the kettle black.

          • QueenB

            Sorry Linda, but until it is your name on the ownership papers, you’re the one working really late or over the weekend to get done whatever needs to be done, until you are the one paying the taxes for your employee, no, you do not know what you’re talking about. Of course, you’re the type of person who would think Matt Damon knows all about elementary education because well, he went to school and his mom was a teacher.

            Your BROTHER developed alopecia, not YOU. Why? Because you haven’t a clue what it’s like.

            And the only reason you ignore my posts is because you either a) have nothing of any intelligence with which to retort or b) you know it will be just another day of me making you look the fool.

          • Linda

            OK, Me1976, NO ONE who has never owned a business can’t possibly have any clue. What business school did you learn that at?

            Your presumptions on why I ignore your posts are wrong, although I’m sure you’d liked to believe them. I ignore the ones that are 1) stupid, and 2) move the goal of the discussion, which happens frequently.

          • QueenB

            I actually didn’t learn that in business school. I learned that by owning a business. You know, actually doing what you aren’t capable of doing.

          • Linda

            Last sentence: stupid and speculative, meant only to be a “dig”
            Why: you have no way of knowing if I’m capable of owning a business

          • QueenB

            I can tell because I have read your posts.

          • Michael Ruda

            35 + years of experience does you no good with your head planted firmly up your behind………

          • Kawfy

            And just to add a bit more to my answer …the government, in its zest to create efficiency in lieu of competition, offers bonuses…and thats how we got the VA scandal. But if it were a true competitive market in the real world…the VA would have lost their customer base , management would have been fired and the vets would have found healthcare elsewhere.

          • Linda

            Yep, they’ve had their problems…almost from the beginning and it varying in degree…I do think this current situation is the result of the 21st century wars. Heck, the wars weren’t even funded, let alone the medical care needed afterward. I just can’t buy, however, that vets are better off with private industry healthcare…there’s too much that VA has actually been a leader in. I think that dedicated, specialized care is called for.

          • Conserv_58

            That comment proves how uneducated and ignorant you are on the topic of private business verses government institutions providing services. Private businesses and free markets spawn invention and ingenuity. Government control is the antithesis of that.

            Private sector businesses create more jobs than the government does. The government stifles innovation. The private sector is based on innovation. The government has no business getting involved in health care because the government fails every time they go beyond their basic tenets.

          • Linda

            Listen, if you just want to rant, have at it and I’ll put you on my “ignore” list. However, if you want a real exchange, I request that you drop the snarky comments such as “how uneducated and ignorant..”

            From your comments, it’s obvious that you are anti-government so I won’t waste much of my time. Yes, private sector should create more jobs than the govt…not sure why you threw that in.

            And, yes, the govt can be the antithesis and a damper on innovation. But, it doesn’t mean innovation can’t happen, as the VA has been a leader in the area of prosthetics and brain trauma injury. BTW, the VA has existed a very long time so you can’t really say that the problems encountered in the last decade or so makes govt. healthcare a fail.

          • QueenB

            Listen hereConserv-58, you best not argue with Linda, point out the inaccuracies of her argument or say anything negative about her President Boyfriend in any way, or she will ignore you!

          • Conserv_58

            Rant? What about what I said do you not understand?

            Your statement that the VA has been an innovator in prosthetics and brain trauma injury is patently false. It was the private sector that invented the state-of-the-art prosthetics devices that the VA used. The VA did not invent the technology.

            In the past decade or so we didn’t have government run socialized health care. The problem with the health care industry can be traced directly to the collusion between the health care industry, the drug companies, insurance companies and the corrupt politicians. Greed is the driving force.

            There is nowhere in the world that provides an example where socialized medical care is better than private sector health care.

          • jaded

            they could start by cutting back on the films, parties, and bonuses.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Junkets, dont forget those….

          • houdini1984

            That budget IS huge. It could buy more than 2,000,000 computers, and that’s if they spent $900 for each. There’s no reason on Earth that each computer user in the IRS shouldn’t have cutting edge technology, with state-of-the-art servers and backup systems. That Democrat line about how this poor agency is struggling to deal with antiquated technology is just nonsense.

          • Conserv_58

            The IRS’s technology budget is two billion dollars. That’s right, two BILLION dollars.

          • houdini1984

            Exactly my point. With that kind of money devoted to IT, there is no way they’re using “antiquated” tech – and if they are, then someone needs to investigate where all that IT money actually went.

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      What’s wrong? Can’t handle that the Corrupocrats are being made to look bad by ordering the IRS to destroy evidence?

      • Linda

        You couldn’t stick to the topic why?

        • QueenB

          Fine. Gowdy was more outstanding but I saw others who were almost as good.

          Now. Can you answer RSPECT’s question, or are you going to go on about sticking to the subject or some other BS?

          • Linda

            Nope, s/he questions contain thoughts that are still speculation at this point.

          • QueenB

            So you have no problem with it. Figured as much.

    • Kimihiro Watanuki

      Hey, only milkshake = my Rep. Yeap, I could teach you how to vote, but I’d have to charge.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGL2rytTraA&feature=kp

    • Bill Phillips

      Despite your self-righteous opinion of yourself, Linda …YOU REALLY aren’t any better than any of the other liberal trolls pathetically trying to defend the indefensible!
      It’s astounding that so many wasted so much time …back and forth …with an obvious & typical ‘trolling tactic’!

      • Linda

        LOL and lookie here…you’re posting as well!! Plus, your post isn’t even relevant as a reply to my post.

        • Conserv_58

          It most certainly is. You’re too stubborn to see that your wrong.

          • QueenB

            I don’t think “stubborn” is the most appropriate word here.

  • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

    It felt so good inside after watching that brutal take down of John Koskinen arguments.

    John Koskinen was all but left to look like a deer looking at headlights and stuttering. While Trey Gowdy was being tough on him, and not letting him off the hook too easily with his white house spin answers.

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    Libs don’t want someone like Gowdy as Attorney General. The idea of someone who would uphold the law instead of undermining it offends them.

  • Conservative Pitbull

    Here in Real America we call that a verbal ass whoopin.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    I sense a disturbance, as if a 1000 liberals stomped their feet at once and then… went online to complain about Gowdy roasting that corrupt piece of filth.

    • H50 ✓RAT

      I thought it was prog heads exploding….

  • Republicanvet

    Compare Gowdy to Sheila Jackson Lee, that nitwit that thinks Guam will tip over, that other nitwit from Florida talking about Hosspills, or any other number of leftist politicians.

  • Kawfy

    Just brilliant ….Ol Koskinen wasn’t smirking much during that exchange

  • King Leer

    I hope the R’s make a video montage of the Dem simpering sacks kneeling before Zod, apologizing and fawning over that Snaky Lizard Bureaucrat.

    • QueenB

      Sadly, the knelt too quickly guy would be our President these days.

  • Russ

    That was beautiful. Gollum Koskinen was smarmy as always, but it was obvious he was squirming.

    • H50 ✓RAT

      I want to see more of this. I cant believe Gowdy doesnt write crib notes for all of them. They should all just yield their time and watch Gowdy…..and learn.

  • jaded

    Gowdy asked the questions I had regarding if I happened to lose all my tax documents… I’d like to know koskinen’s answer! Gee… you mean you wouldn’t accept that answer, koskinen? Neither do we regarding this sudden data loss! Gowdy rocked it.

    • Worship Dancer

      “sudden data loss” yea it’s neither sudden nor a loss. it was intentional and done over 2 year perod.

      • jaded

        exactly.

    • Kawfy

      Koskinen did make a statement regarding if a taxpayer had the same issue….he said the IRS would work with them….Baloney

      • jaded

        I caught the majority of his opening speech when it began, I missed that part… I laugh! He would work with us taxpayers on do we want to pay all up front or tack on 75% interest on top of it with a payment plan :)

        • Kawfy

          It was near the very end. But yeah, who’s he kidding?

          • jaded

            I thought I was paying attention! Unless I was stewing over hearing his previous words, I’m not sure how I missed that.

          • Kawfy

            sorry…wasn’t in the opening statement….right before Issa did final questions

          • jaded

            ah! I did miss the end.

      • H50 ✓RAT

        I think he meant to say book them and impound every last asset they had.

      • Jeffrey Rogers

        By “work with them” he means they would get the New York City cop plunger treatment.

  • H50 ✓RAT

    I. Love. Trey. Gowdy!

    That is all.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      I could watch that on a continuous loop all day and never get tired of it.

      • H50 ✓RAT

        Me too. Hes brilliant and a pit bull.
        I cant imagine what the prog pucker factor rises to when he takes the mike, but Id bet its water tight.

  • NonPCconservative

    It wasn’t just Koskinen getting reamed but, by association, Obama. How could Obama say there was “not a smidgen of corruption” involved with the IRS still busy destroying the evidence?

    That is the standard leftist line, “there is no evidence”, usually uttered while trying to distract everybody from the fact that the evidence, which has been duly subpoenaed, has never been presented because “the dog ate it” or some similar excuse.

    Every conviction throughout history would have been an acquittal had the evidence been destroyed, hidden or denied by using executive privilege as has been the case in EVERY “phony” scandal that this administration has been embroiled in.

    • QueenB

      That’s how they know there’s no evidence. They’ve destroyed it.

  • $9898556

    I’ll give a da mn when someone is actually behind bars. Until then, spare me the dog and pony show political theater.

  • RisingWolf

    Brilliant, simply brilliant!!!

  • Dandee

    Common sense commissioner this guy is Not. Cuz common sense tells me IRS is guilty!

  • Dandee

    Word of the day Foliated. Love it.

    • Philip Andrews

      Spoliate……….exfoliate is what the congressman did to poor Mr. Koskinen.
      I’m with you, though, it was great…although I felt a little (very little) badly for the commissioner…he was looking for a lifeline and none came during those five minutes.

  • Kev_H

    Long before the IRS scandal broke it was reported that WH officials were using separate, unofficial accounts. The missing Lerner emails would probably blow that to pieces.

  • RumDoooogie

    words, words, words….im tired of hearing about “he told him” and see actual action

    • dan3333333333

      The actual action cannot take place until if the republicans win back the Senate in November while keeping the house. The house will not vote for impeachment with a democrat senate as is the case right now, if they did the same thing will happen that happened when Bill Clinton got impeached by the house, the Senate who gets the last word voted against it and thus Clinton remained in office.
      Right now Republicans are laying the ground work prior to the Nov elections to bring attention to the goings-on/corruptness so that most people will be informed and get out and vote this time.
      If the Republicans then win the Senate and of coarse keep the house then a lot of the work has already been done and can sooner then later go right into impeachment proceedings.
      But get out and vote in November!!!

      • Al Bundy

        You need 2/3 in senate to remove president. And even if you could , removing The Boy Blunder would cause riots by the “urban Obama supporters” , that would make the MLK assassination riots look like a walk in the park.
        I’m afraid we have to ride this out till 2016

        • QueenB

          Exactly. Impeachment will never happen, unfortunately. Wouldn’t surprise me if a selection of republican representatives have been told that democrats have a race mob at the ready if it’s even attempted.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Just getting warmed up.

    I smell some kind of grand bargain working in the back rooms. I’d like to see more fireworks first.

  • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

    I happily cheer Gowdy, but only to a point. What results from the hearings is what I’m interested in. Are we talking criminal charges? Mere censure? Scapegoat firings?

    If nothing happens, then all of this is nothing more than continued bloviation from our so-called representatives.

    Sorry, but considering Congress’s record for actually doing something, I’m sure you can understand my cynicism.

    • Kawfy

      I totally get it. I’m tired of the dog and pony shows too

    • Al Bundy

      You are so right.

    • Brytani_Fla

      I agree with you completely. I made basically the same comment on this thread only to be called a concern troll. Typical.

      It’s nice to see the few on our side who have grown a pair open their mouths but after 6 years of hearings without a single prosecution/arrest/or even a fine – words are getting real old. We want action not more speeches.

  • Seemore_Justice

    Sen. Trey Gowdy the next AG of the US!

  • Joe Smith

    Spoliation of evidence is the intentional or negligent withholding, hiding, altering, or destroying of evidence relevant to a legal proceeding. – Wikipedia
    Wow, nice job, Congressman Gowdy!

  • nc ✓s & balances

    Perry Mason, Atticus Finch and yes, Vinny Gambini are all giving Gowdy standing ovations.

    • Philip Andrews

      Don’t forget Clarence Darrow and, especially, Matlock—he’s got the same accent as Mr. Gowdy (haha).

      Love the Gambini reference, by the way—wonder if any of the “utes” posting remember him?

      • QueenB

        What is a ute? lol

        • pinecone321

          Youth.

          • QueenB

            Yes, I know. Hence, the “lol”. ;-D

        • Philip Andrews

          Haha…”utes” is the way Gambini (Joe Pesci) pronounced
          “youths.” It’s a hilarious scene in which he goes back and forth with the judge about the word’s proper pronunciation…classic stuff !

      • nc ✓s & balances

        I wonder if the “utes” even know who Mason and Finch are.

  • PaulS47

    Start printing the shirts:
    TG
    4
    AG

    If Chuck Norris was an attorney…he could work for Trey Gowdy.

    • Elizabeth Fisher

      Trey Gowdy would probably kick Chuck Norris’s ass. :-)

      • QueenB

        Chuck Norris gets Trey Gowdy’s permission before he enters a room occupied by Trey Gowdy. The Most Interesting Man in the World calls ahead to request a reservation.

        • Elizabeth Fisher

          LOL… Even Jack Bauer wouldn’t *f* with Trey Gowdy

  • Tigerspike

    Woah! Gowdy was on fire! Koskinen is such a clueless lizard.

  • JD Son

    i wouldn’t get too excited until there are some actual results that happen because of al of this.

  • Philip Andrews

    Must admit, I did not know the definition of “spoliation”—the word referenced tonight by Congressman Gowdy with regards to evidence. Went to Google, entered “spoliation definition” and here’s what came up:

    1. the action of ruining or destroying something.

    2.the action of taking goods or property from somewhere by illegal or unethical means.

    Never mind the IRS…I say “spoliation” has been the motto of this White House from day one.

    Barack Obama: He and his crew spoliated and the country was violated…and it has been for 5 1/2 years !!!

    • nc ✓s & balances

      I would wager very few of us ever heard the word before – I know I never had.

      • Philip Andrews

        We have now, haven’t we?

      • beebop1952

        I was accused of it. It is hard to fight the logic, but one thing doesn’t always mean the other. Protecting friends and family from intrusive non-related claim. Not that I am defending the IRS …

        • nc ✓s & balances

          Obviously, it wasn’t the same thing in your case. But I see your point.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Last Tuesday, on this very blog, it was being discussed– said the man with the bad case of the “Krugmans”:
        http://twitchy.com/2014/06/17/move-over-lois-lerner-irs-reportedly-lost-emails-for-six-other-officials/#comment-1439603451

        • nc ✓s & balances

          You really ARE ahead of the curve, aren’t you? That was impressive!

      • Elizabeth Fisher

        Outside of the legal field, there is very little reason for laymen to know the word “spoliation.” Spoliation can also apply to evidence in civil cases as well as criminal cases.

  • LisaGinNZ

    KEEP AT ‘EM TREY!!

  • Philip Andrews

    John Koskinen’s new motto: I……………R(eally)………..S(uck at my job)

  • AuAgFinder

    I’m sure at this point the dims are regretting they did not appoint a black or Hispanic as the commissioner. It’s hard to cry racism when the smug bureaucrat is a 50’ish, bald, white guy. They are learning a lesson they won’t forget. They will NEVER appoint an old white guy to anything! It just DESTROYS their ability to cry “racism” for any tough questions.

    • douglasmarks

      He is actually in his 70’s and was the head of Freddie Mac or Fannie May if I remember correctly. Another government lifer.

    • stellatruman

      God I hope he’s not 50 ish…that would make him my age and I don’t think I look as old as he does

  • Al Bundy

    Echo chambers don’t bring down corrupt administrations. This site is an echo chamber , a great one , but it is.

    Just checked abc, cbs, nbc, CNN.

    Hearing Not a front page story. Complete blackout.

    Pravda and goebbels have nothing on our esteemed media. Sickening

    • Name

      sadly i think you are 100% correct. The media gleefully skewered Nixon (and rightfully so) 40 year ago for doing essentially the same thing but has refused to even hint at the meerest suggestion of conspiracy or wrong-doing. Until it gains widespread, bi-partisan outrage and the majority of people- including the “Low Information Voters” (good luck with that), all of us venting is really nothing more than bitching.

  • Kimihiro Watanuki

    Yeap, just happily voted to keep him. This is why.

  • Follow @yeeyovinci

    Killary, meet your soon to be nightmare!

  • Ryan Schneider.

    That loathsome old lizard made a a joke about Lent? Seems to me he has 45 years of confessions to tell before the next one.Of course, his priest will not absolve him unless he turns himself in.

  • stellatruman

    I just love Trey Gowdy. He is probably the most brilliant man I have ever seen.

  • DutyFirst

    Great theater and I would love to see them all squirm. But, theater is all that it is. Koskinen needs to be dealt with at some point. Recall that he was not in any position directly related to these issues (the targeting and now the loss of the emails). He has as much direct knowledge about them as I do. Sure, he needs to be nailed but right now is not the time. I posted this two days ago and it still applies:

    To Do List (David Camp)
    1. Subpeona all contract documents between IRS and SonaSoft
    2. Subpeona IRS manager for that contract
    3. Subpeona IRS tech staff responsible for the SonaSoft implementation in IRS
    4. Subpeona SonaSoft CEO, Product Manager and IRS/Government Account Manager
    5. Comply by date for all – Wednesday June 25, 2014.
    6. Notify all committee members to clear their calendars for the foreseeable future – this next committee session needs to go for as long as it takes.
    7. Have staff prepare blank pink slips and arrest warrants for immediate use during the hearings
    8. Have congressional legal staff prepare legal paperwork to cancel contract with SonaSoft and lawsuit seeking reimbursement and damages.
    9. Grow a pair before Wednesday

    It has been revealed since then that IRS up and cancelled the contract with Sonasoft within a month or two of the investigation commencing and the purported hard drive crash. Delaying bringing the above people before the committee is giving them time to create arse covering correspondence just like the emails and such around Lerner’s drive crash.

  • Brytani_Fla

    Conservatives need to stop cheering nice speeches and smooth lines delivered with a punch to this administration.

    Fast and Furious – hearings and nothing
    Benghazi – hearings and nothing
    Black Panthers – hearings and nothing
    Eric Holder contempt charge – hearings and nothing
    Etc, etc.

    Personally, I’m sick of hearings that lead nowhere except to assure this administration what it already knows; the GOP has neither the guts or the political desire to do anything with substance to the most lawless administration this nation has ever seen.

    Why are we cheering our side on when we know from empirical evidence their tough stance during hearings will simply lead to nothing?

    • Kawfy

      Because it’s a good release when someone says what we think when we feel like no one is listening. Because we get sick and tired of the smirks and pleasantries. and Because sometimes it’s good to cheer the good guy once in awhile. Then we can go back to realizing there isn’t a dang thing we can do because the political elite has rigged the game against us.

      • Brytani_Fla

        Agreed it’s a good release and I enjoy watching the few on our side who have a pair go for the jugular. Still, at the end of the day we have great soundbites and an administration that gets away with everything under the sun, including murder.

        • jr565

          If the next president is republican he should convene investigations into Holder’s justice dept. don’t let them off simply because they are no longer in power.
          Right now though the repubs are on lumpy 1/3 of govt and have Obama’s party admit eh media largely covering for,the adminsitration. Therefore getting admissions out of this is easier said than done.

          • TexasStomp

            If the next president isn’t Newt Gingrich, nothing else is gonna matter, jr. Not one of the candidates on either ticket is prepared let alone experienced enough to wrangle congress while handling the economic shitestorm that’s coming. Regan reincarnated would have a heluva time. It’s ugly out there my friend. And we ain’t hit the wall yet.

        • LtColO

          I’m afraid I have to completely agree with you. I’ve felt this way for a LOOONG time. Somehow, even when they’re in the minority, the Dems manage to get what they want. If they’re opposing a judicial nominee, they often get the nominee dropped. If they are out to oust a Repub over some perceived misbehavior, they manage to get them to resign. I rarely see that happen on our side, in power or out.
          Think of Ashcroft as the AG for Bush. He resigned for what exactly?? In comparison to Holder, Ashcroft was a canonized saint, and yet he walks and the most lawless AG that we’ve ever had is still in his job, hanging tough.
          Love Gowdy, Cruz, and a few others, no doubt, but I’m ready for those guys to fight and get results–the same way they expected our military to do in the last war.

          • TexasStomp

            They’re waiting till closer to the elections. But I’m sure you know this is just a game. Save your salute in case a real leader shows up. But don’t hold your breath. Even a GOP sweep will be little more than a change of guard. Especially if they run Romney….again. At that point, short of Balkanization….we got bupkis. We have blown through our soap boxes, ballot boxes, and are working our way through the jury boxes with not much luck. Down to the last box.

            Fortune favors the prepared. So cowboy up and watch for the avisos’ flash.

          • Michael Ruda

            My brother told me the exact thing. The problem can be solved by one of three boxes, the soapbox, ballot box or the ammo box. I’m pretty damned sure we burned through the first two. Now I’m not advocating violence, but force might be the only thing they understand. My suggestion, take one corrupt politician, try him, convict him and then hold a public execution. Make the lying bastards think twice before screwing over the country again…….just my two cents

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Owing to the Constitutional set-up in this country, we are more or less at an impasse. Who would investigate these matters? Eric Holder? He’s involved in three of them. Appoint a special prosecutor? Who’s going to do that? Impeach Obama or Holder? Won’t pass the Senate unless you have 67 Repubs, which you won’t get even if the GOP scores well in November.

      Would you rather they DON’T hold the hearings? Your post has “Concern Troll” written all over it. Maybe you don’t mean it that way, but it still sounds like it.

      • Brytani_Fla

        oh give me a break with the concern troll garbage. If you have an issue with my opinion why don’t you address what I said instead of resorting to personal attacks. Perhaps you can’t and that is the problem.

        • Prospector

          I think therealguyfaux did address your complaints in his first paragraph.

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Not so much a personal attack– I don’t know that you are any sort of concern troll (probably not, from your posting history) but the despairing tone of your original post seems well in line with the sort of “I used to have faith in these guys, but no longer” Moby-trolling disingenuously used by Lefties.

          And I in fact DID express an opinion about your opinion, if you would look back a second; by implication, I was saying it is better to hold these hearings, that these sorts of things be brought to light and probed, and that a record be kept, even if due to Constitutional constraints it can go no further.

    • Vinchenz

      Did you vote? Or did you just stay home? According to you resistance is futile. And your beef is with Big Media not conservatives.

      • Brytani_Fla

        I absolutely voted as well as worked on the campaigns for more than a few conservative candidates – some who have won, others who the GOP machine assured went nowhere. However, where do you see resistance coming from the huge list of hearings we have had over the last 6 years of this administrations lawless actions?

        Has a single person faced prosecution? Has a single person faced losing their job outside of those let go out of political expediency for this president? Has a single person even faced a fine? The answer is no and that is the problem

        Yes, it’s awesome to watch the few on our side grow a pair and tell it like it is. We have far too few who are willing to do that. That does not change the reality of the situation – at the end of the day this administration knows it can get away with anything because our side refuses to act.

        • jr565

          Since Obama controls the justice dept I doubt you’ll see too much prosecution of itself.

    • Cindy Munford

      Do you think that if there were a glaring out loud admission of guilt at any of these hearing that DOJ would act? Do you think the media would report it? Now if the political parties would be reversed would the treatment be the same? Theater is all the Republicans have at this point. Speaker Boehner could arrest Ms. Lerner but I don’t see that happening and Obama has more “Get Out of Jail Free” cards than you can even imagine.

  • pink for the girls

    as I was watching it I kept thinking – where’s Gowdy – then he came on and I was like – Yes!! Now we’re going to watch this ors weasel get schooled!

  • Earick Ward

    I had been wishing that I could punch this Koskikan in the face for his smugness.

    Trey Gowdy just did, effectively that.

  • Billie Slash

    That’s what we call opening a big can of WhoopAzz. Good on ya, Trey Gowdy!!

  • Brett the Perv

    The IRS could buy every single one of their 90,000 employees a brand-spanking-new $3,000 computer, with $1,000 infrastructure behind it – or vice versa – EVERY YEAR and use only 20% of their IT budget.
    For less than $700,000, they could store 1 BILLION emails, if they were all 1 megabyte EACH (which they’re not; most are 1% that big unless there’s a porn problem there, too!) just by buying friggin 64 GB flash drives over the counter at WALMART!
    This is such a joke being played on ALL Americans. Because unless you don’t pay taxes… oh wait. The Dems, by and large, DON’T, do they?
    We’ve not just stumbled into corruption there, but MASSIVE, MASSIVE WASTE if this Koskinen clown – who gave $100,000 to Democrats for different political races over the last 30 years – is right in saying there are still employees on Windows XP.
    And when you’re done, you can put Koskinen up against a wall. He presided over the Freddie Mac meltdown. He’s a cancer.
    Oh, yeah, and nobody file a tax return until they un-phukk this mess.

  • CLEmom

    Notice how all Obama administration officials, incl Obama, resemble reptilian shift-changers?
    Dead eyes. Vacant expressions.
    #goodtimes

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    (Partially Cross-posted from Twitter) #IRS #CSPANCHAT Koskinen is doing the “AVIOD-DANCE” #KingOfTheHill #TexasSkillSawMassacre BUSTED! I wonder how he could have determined that there was “No wrong-doing” when he DOESN’T EVEN KNOW THE LAW!! Annnnndddd, Gowdy NAILS ANOTHER “Witness” TO THE WALL! Great job, Mr. Gowdy, we would rather have you as either President or Attorney General! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • JR48

    From the moment that I first ever heard this guy speak, I’ve fantasized about him being Attorney General. He is literally the only guy in Washington that I believe.

  • spaceycakes

    I wonder if you could’ve pushed a pin up Koskinen’s taterhole when Gowdy was questioning?

  • spaceycakes

    Trey Gowdy goes to 11

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    listen to those schmucks laughing after gowdy tried to just do his job

  • TimboT

    TREY !! TREY !! TREY !! YOU DA MAN~! This is what America needs “NOW” more than EVER. God Bless him for his Wonderful Weasel Slapping Abilities.

  • Gandalf

    We need more like this man!!

  • SQL DBA

    bring in digital forensics to dig up those deleted emails, then burn those criminals

  • http://poeditservices.com Dan Abbett

    Congressman Gowdy clearly did not allow Koskinen to use his typical smug retorts and talking points in his answers to direct questions. You could see the reaction to Gowdy’s questions by the expressions on Koskinen’s face as they went from irritated, to angry to oops!

    • Conserv_58

      Gowdy told him, “You can shake your head all you want…”

  • Barry A. Brewer
  • lgeubank

    Until they indict Koskinen and Lois Lerner for obstruction of justice, perjury and contempt of Congress, this debacle will not be a victory for us (human beings and normal people).

  • Jeff Layson

    Bow tie wearing, smirking D-bag in the background. The actions of the lesser reflect upon the whole.

  • sjmom

    Gowdy is masterful. Thank God he’s on our side.

  • PeterP

    I would prefer my AG eat a more rounded diet than nails, but I do like Gowdy.

  • James Perley

    It was nice to watch. Lets hope it leads to something.

  • Shane Zuke

    If there is a lesson to be learned in this video, I would say it is “don’t play games with a skilled prosecuting attorney”.

  • dev

    It’s so clear. Many of us just wait for Trey Gowdy, and Lord knows he’s worth the wait. Systematically cuts to the bone, the core, and does it with a finely honed intelligence and takes no prisoners.. Plus liked the new hair cut, Mr. Gowdy. You rock! I’m with the guy on here who thinks you should run for something more. We need you!

    • AZWarrior

      After the mid-term elections, hope he gets House Majority Leader.

      • dev

        Wouldn’t that be wonderful! Besides, he’s from my favorite state, besides Arizona.

  • Cymbaline

    Why have no IT personnel from the IRS, you know, the ones with the actual technical knowledge, been called before this committee to explain the loss of the emails?

    Everyone’s making guesses about hard drives, backup tapes, the NSA having the emails, but the actual people responsible for maintaining the email system haven’t been heard from yet.

    • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

      You go after the crime lord first, rip him to shreds. THEN you bring in the underlings, AFTER they see what you did to the BIG MAN, makes them more cooperative knowing if they might save their own backsides.

  • ljcarolyne

    Gowdy for President, Ted Cruz for VP, kick the rest of the traitors out. NOW! You go Gowdy, and as far as Cummings, I hope he cries, the big fat liar baby.

  • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

    To paraphrase Marvin the Martian ” I heard a KABOOM!! There was a KABOOM, an earth shattering KABOOM!!” When the next AG, Trey Gowdy got medieval on Koskinen’s ass!!! I LOVED THAT, MORE, MORE MORE!!!!!!

  • AZWarrior

    Wow, that was an inspirational bit of lawyering there Trey my man. Wish we had more like you in Government. You didn’t just chew his a$$, you chewed around it until it fell out!

  • Hoppytoo

    Oh, please give me 10 minutes alone with this bald little cocksucker.

  • LAPhil

    Trey Goudy is going to be the IRS’s worst nightmare.

  • JoAN

    Man ….that Gowdy is damn good

  • george M

    Gowdy is exposing each one of these lying criminals,makes them look just as stupid as they are. LOL

  • Chew Bacca

    I love the same classic look on all thier faces when he catches them in a lie. Then they lie to try to cover that one and he blows that one up in thier face. When do these jackals learn your not pulling one over on Congressman Gowdy. He’s to smart for these leeches.

  • Charles Hargrave

    Trey Gowdy for President !!!

  • Kent Jenkins

    Trey da MAN

  • wiseoldfart

    Man! If there’s a sharper mind in Congress than Trey Gowdy’s, I’d like that person to run for president. Otherwise, give me Gowdy!

    What I find so amusingly ironic is Michelle’s very recent assertion that we need a woman president ASAP. Can you imagine Hillary, Michelle, or Elizabeth Warren (alias Pocahontas) debating Gowdy? Oh man! He’d make all three of them look like flaky broads in desperate need of Sharia law!

    Meanwhile, there’s still a large group of brainwashed liberals who have been programmed to believe conservatives are a bunch of hillbillies making moonshine when they’re not out in the backwoods hunting down possum for vittles and ‘coons for Davy Crockett caps.

  • Tanker74

    That sound you heard is a new body opening being ripped.

  • Ladydonnalands

    Trey for President.

  • wiseoldfart

    Trey Gowdy for president! A guy with a mind that sharp would be FAR, FAR,
    more respected by our allies and FAR, FAR more feared by our enemies
    than any flaky, incompetent, megalomaniacal woman on anyone’s “A” list
    for the #1 slot on either the “D” or “R” ticket. Not only that, a no-nonsense guy like Gowdy would surround himself with no-nonsense people. Contrast that with the lying idiots Obama has in his dysfunctional administration running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Man, I just said a cotton-pickin’ mouthful!

    Can you imagine how much a woman president would be respected by al Qaeda, ISIS, or any Muslim leader? Think hard, sleep on it, and think again with a clearer mind.

    Gourmet food for thought. Chew thoroughly!

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    The epitome of America! Thank you Congressman Gowdy!

  • slk5

    i like trey, but if he can only “bring on the heat”, thats no different, then any other gop’er, citing “impeachment” and/or “contempt”!!! again, i want action!!!

  • Moue La Moue

    #TeamGowdy

  • BeautifulAmerica

    Now put obaMao up there, Trey, and do the same to that lying marxist POS.
    Force him, Mooch, & Hitlery to reveal who their real bosses are.
    Trey for President!!1

  • bill_a_bob

    Everyone should be yielding their time to Gowdy. He can run rings around lying fools like this so they don’t know what lies to repeat and end up coughing up the truth. Sounded like an perry mason line of questioning. Wish he had more time with this sneering aszhat.

  • http://jericho777.wordpress.com/ Jeffrey Hardin

    These are the type of men our founding fathers intended to serve under us….
    The type of government we should be employing!~

  • Lou9999

    Jeez, I am going to have to start watching C-Span. Can C-Span post a schedule when Gowdy is on? I think their rating would improve.

    I also think that those Lerner e-mails got lost because there was much more than just the IRS targeting of Conservative Groups. I bet you there was “much, much” more.

    And lastly, if i was a crook and I came into the courtroom and Gowdy was the prosecutor, I would just yell “guilty” immediately. He is a dog on a mailman’s @$$!!! I love this guy!

  • NotBuyingIt