During an interview with Bill O’Reilly on Super Bowl Sunday, President Obama said that the IRS’s admitted targeting of conservative groups did not have even a “smidgen of corruption” involved, but rather was the result of “boneheaded decisions” (because a government official pleading the Fifth during questioning is always the best evidence nothing underhanded is going on, or something).

At a House hearing featuring the testimony of witnesses who were allegedly the victims of IRS targeting, South Carolina GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy destroyed Obama’s “not a smidgen of corruption” assertion, asking how Obama could possibly make that call.

This dismantling was a thing of beauty:

http://youtu.be/6EarGh47RYw

  • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Okay, why the HELL is Boehner the Speaker, when Gowdy has both a spine AND a functioning set of testicles?

    • Republicanvet

      Boner should take some lessons from Gowdy.

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        Is he the speaker because he has a mouth? ;’)

      • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

        You can’t teach guts; you’ve either got it or you don’t. And Boehner has proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that he don’t.

      • AmericanMom

        In the corporate world Boehner would have been called in to the boss’s office and fired by now. The GOP is playing a fools hand with this man at the helm and if it goes for amnesty it’s a losing hand.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Patriot, Doc u r!!!!

    • David Johnson

      Nobody wants to ask him to step down because he’ll start crying and make them real uncomfortable!

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        H3ll, we have hanky’s for that…..;’) just saying.

        • James McLarey

          Heh Heh

      • Marcy Cook

        And the fake tan will start streaking down his face. We don’t want to see that.

    • Marcy Cook

      And Gowdy has a real brain too. As a former prosecutor he knows the law inside and out and you can tell all of this really offends his pure sense of justice.

      • Calcat36

        He also knows that smidgen is not a legal term.

  • Informed&Concerned

    I *tried* to get the word out . . .

  • Hotlanta Mike

    Gowdy for U.S. Attorney General in 2017 under a republican administration.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      You got that right!!!!!

    • carmenta

      Gowdy for President 2016! I’d vote for him in a heartbeat!

      • abqblondie2

        Me too.

    • Ethanery

      The ideal administration would have Gowdy as AG, Herman Cain and Mitt Romney heading up an economic advisory board, Cruz as President (not a huge fan, but I like that he stands by his beliefs when the going gets tough), Powell and Petraeus on a security advisory board (dealing with hypothetical situations, just in case Petraeus decides to go skirt-chasing again), and Ben Carson as Surgeon General.

      • Calcat36

        What is wrong with Cruz?

        • Ethanery

          It’s just a matter of policy, simple as that, I disagree with some of his points, but in terms of honesty and integrity I would trust him to make the right call.

          • Calcat36

            Which policy disagreements? Intriguing.

          • Ethanery

            He tends to lean more right than me in terms of social issues (though those don’t factor in as much as economic and foreign issues). Thinking about it, I actually agree with him more than I previously thought. Thanks for having me go over my thoughts, I could see him being a first choice now.

            A side note: it took me 20 minutes to write this cause my keyboard is acting up!

          • Calcat36

            Wow. Not what I expected, but glad I asked. I am to the right of Cruz! Good to meet you Ethanery.

          • Ethanery

            Good to meet you too! Hopefully we can turn the Senate red this year.

      • Marcy Cook

        I’m O.K. with Petraeus but Powell? That backstabbing opportunist? No way.

        • Ethanery

          I’m just looking at it from a military experience standpoint, thinking on it further, McChrystal would also be good to have on board, though none of them come close to the military greats of the 40s and 50s…

          • Calcat36

            No General Officer does today as they are more career advancement concerned than destroying enemies.

            EDIT: You want a warrior? General Al Gray. But he is 85.

          • Ethanery

            I just looked at the list of current four-star generals, I would actually want some them on the advisory board more because most of them seem to avoid the political spotlight.

          • Calcat36

            Public spotlight, maybe. Private spotlight, not on your life. They are more political animals than they are warriors. If they disagree with the ME-ssiah, they are done.

            So they do what is in their best interest while troops are dying overseas for their refusal to publicly stand up. Yeah, chain of command and all…

      • PatriotRG

        ditch Powell.

        • Calcat36

          Carson would make a great VP for 8 years before becoming President for 8 more.
          Wait, how racist of me and my bigotry.

  • Hotlanta Mike
  • Parke Davis

    Wow! That man has a set! Proud to be a fellow South Carolinian!

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      He Rocks!!!! Hope ya’ll don’t mind sharing him, you know with your neighbors…;’)

    • southernlights

      Me too…..! A true gentleman also. One of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.

  • Hotlanta Mike
    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Sad, yet that is where we are. Did you watch the video, and Rep. Gowdy listened to the witnesses and their attorneys?

      It will blow one’s mind….

      http://www.c-span.org/video/?317634-1/IRSTar

      • kdbosch

        thanks for the link :)

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          Hope you’ll pass it on.
          Everyone needs to see it.

          BTW, We are still trying to get use to the new C-span site…

          It’s like you better know exactly what you are looking for any more.

  • Jake Wilde

    Holy crap listening to O’Reilly is making me sick!

    • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Yeah, he sort of has that effect…

    • Aimee

      Saw him ask Jason Chafetz why Panetta hasn’t been subpoenaed re: Benghazi. When Chafetz kept making excuses, I thought Bill was going to explode! Not that I blame him, what’s the holdup for cryin out loud?!

  • Green Eggs And Ted

    Good question. The victims haven’t even been interviewed by the people overseeing the “investigation”, so how can Obama know there is no corruption in the IRS?

    If there was no corruption in the IRS, Lois Lerner would have had no reason to plead the fifth, and the Dems would have no reason to undermine the investigation by hiring Obama donors to do the investigating.

    Since it’s an Obama donor doing the investigating, they’ve probably already told King Obama that they have determined no wrongdoing on the IRS’s part, and have no intention of actually doing any real investigating.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Joe, you have to see the testimony, you will absolutely just want to scream…it went on today.

      IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups ( there’s part 1 and part 2 )
      http://www.c-span.org/video/?317634-1/IRSTar

      • Aimee

        We all need to write our reps to let them know we’ve seen it and know Prez is a big fat liar.

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          Great idea.

  • Mr_Popular

    Gowdy is a straight up stud! He needs his own CSPAN channel.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    And President Smidgen and his Janitor Journalists still insist this is a “phony scandal” cooked up by “that Fox station.”

    • Aimee

      Five minutes watching C-SPAN hearings is all it took to see the obvious corruption and cover-up. Don’t need Fox, CNN etc.

    • lainer51

      HA!!! Pres. Smidgen….that’s right up there
      Pres. StompyFoot. What an embarrassment this regime has become.

  • Zorro

    I think the congressman would make a fine Atty. General in the next administration.

  • Obey_Gravity

    not a smidgen of corruption …………….Reminds me of “I am not a crook”

    Except for the credibility gap that is.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Reps. Trey Gowdy and Mike Turner (R-Ohio) And their Republican colleagues, are the ones doing the People’s work they were hired (Elected) for, whil KING FINK 0BAMA and his cronies continue their CORRUPT REGIME, staling from the Citizens, violating people’s Rights, and harassing their Political opponents! They should be TRIED FOR HIGH TREASON and OTHER HIGH CRIMES, CONVICTED, AND BURIED UNDER A MAXIMUM-SECURITY FEDERAL PRISON! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Marvin Nelson

    Seriously? What investigation is that? The one that has been dragging on for many months now? It’s obvious that no one is going to appoint a special counsel and will continue to stonewall this investigation until, like Benghazi and F & F, the people forget all about the corruption and move on to something else. As a group, the citizens of this country have the attention span and short-term memory of a flea.

    • NotBuyingIt

      There are those who have already forgotten, and there are those who will not forget.

  • TheExecutiveProducer

    “Let me just translate that because ‘smidgen’ is not a legal term. I assume that he meant scintilla and I assume that he meant criminality instead of corruption.”

    What a subtly brilliant way for Gowdy to slip in that our President, the guy who studied constitutional law at Harvard, doesn’t even know enough to use the correct terminology. But this whole thing could have been avoided if some people didn’t make “boneheaded” decisions.

    Our President is a fraud and an abject moron.

  • doriangrey11

    Trey Gowdy is my personal pick to replace Boehner as Speaker.

    Watch out for the Squirrel.

    • lainer51

      I agree Boner needs replaced but my dog could do a better job than him. Let’s push for Rep. Gowdy onto even higher aspirations.

  • lainer51

    These are the questions a REAL man asks? Guaranteed, he isn’t wearing Mom jeans and doesn’t ride a girls bike.

  • GTR003121

    If we had more men like Trey Gowdy in the Fed Gov’t, this country would be in a far better place.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    All the bluster and outrage by Gowdy and others is entertaining and whips up the base, but don’t mistake it for action. After months of hearings and fact-finding, there has not been one single tangible effort or action taken by any one in either the House or the Senate. Period.

    Gowdy and the rest continually reassure the media and their constituents that “they’re not going to get away with it” while, all the while, they’re getting away with it.

    • Calcat36

      The administration has tangibly obscured the investigation.

      What has stopped preezie from bringing the culprits to justice again? Gowdy and his outrage or bluster? Not one terrorist has been held accountable. Period.

  • BAW

    You’d think there would be some Democrats who would realize how dangerous this is, for them and their people. They are more vulnerable to an out of control IRS, DOJ, etc. they have more to hide. And they can get on the wrong side of this administration without meaning to. But then I think about the lack of coverage of Ray Nagin’s trial and remember that when a Democrat gets caught and they can’t save them, they don’t even know them anymore.

    But of course it could be the threat that keeps them all quiet.

  • intel007

    We need 435 more people like him in Congress, this guy will put them out of business. Make him the Attorney General when we get back the power………Love this guy…he is fearless…………

  • pbtruth

    Don’t understand. You cant object or entertain the fact that Obama is lying. He has put his best people to work on this to. If he said there is no scandal then there is no scandal. Wait and see the Messiah is omnipotent. I’ll be dollars to dimes that the justice department doesnt find any scandal. “thats the fact Jack”

  • kdbosch

    dam good question Doc

  • AZWarrior

    Trey Gowdy should be Speaker of the House. Every Democrat’s worse nightmare.

  • GinnyLee

    The very idea that anyone could emphatically state that there is not a “smidgen” of corruption in ANY organization – especially the size of the IRS, is simply a “boob” statement. He could as well have said, a skosh, a smack, or a lick.

    Otherwise, only a fool would say it in a serious way. ‘Nuff said?

    Go Gowdy!

  • H50 ✓RAT

    Love this man, wish we had more like him in Congress.

  • frannie

    He is smart …I hope he doesn’t end up mysteriously dead along with my other favorite Jason chaffetz

  • Socialism is Evil. Organized.

    Obama lies.