More fuel has been added to the “phony scandal” fire after an email has come to light in which Lois Lerner, the IRS division director and central figure at the center of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups, “joked” (possibly) about getting a job with Organizing for Action:

https://twitter.com/zhanover/status/453967454704656384

It has to be seen twice to be believed:

Was that a joke from Lerner that at the same time provided a window into the anti-conservative mindset that had permeated the division under her direction? Tweeters discussed:

Regardless of whether Lerner’s email was a joke, which could still serve as evidence of a “smidgen” of corruption, one thing is for certain:

Ha! If that were the case, we’d probably be in the midst of wall-to-wall “breaking news” coverage right now.

  • Roger Bournival

    Sure, she could be joking; too bad she won’t testify and clear that point up (and many others).

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

      Not only will she not testify, but the DOJ won’t prosecute anyway — regardless of the evidence proving her guilt.

      • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

        And if the DOJ does put on a show trial, she’ll get a pre-emptive Presidential pardon for clamming up.

  • Republicanvet

    …and leftists think another law “clarifying” IRS rules will make things all better. Leftist hackery permeates the IRS shown by the news article on Drudge showing several blatant violations of the Hatch Act.

    No new rule clarifying anything will fix that attitude.

    Besides, it would just be more rules or laws they would ignore.

    • PNWShan

      “Clarifying” = making more onerous for conservatives.

  • Exodus2011

    shorter Lois Lerner

    ” I’m stuck here pounding the putzy tea party groups for the Cause, but I would much rather be working for OFA where I can be closer to my hero bobo! … sigh …. I dream about being Lois Lane to his SuperBobo! ”

    Criminal charges are gonna be filed against you Lois – reckon it’s time for you to PONY UP … make a deal and SPILL THE BEANS on your precious MALICIOUS LIAR ~> SuperBobo!

  • Informed&Concerned

    Hey Razor . . . I used BOATLOAD in my Urban Dictionary submission in FEB

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Excellent!

  • jeanie6

    Even if they gave her a job, she’s not to be trusted by either side. She’s a snake.

    • World B. Free

      I disagree, Team 0bama can definitely trust her to do their dirty work.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      Are ya kidding? OFA would LOVE to have her in their employ.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Henry II: ” See, the Archbishop of Canterbury was giving me a hard time, I got pissed off, and said, ‘Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?’– I was only joking too, but y’know, some of my bodyguards, well, they weren’t exactly the joking kind, and, well, you know the…rest…of…the…story, as Paul Harvey used to say…”

  • Super Marsupial

    Can I get Obozo to call up my credit card company & call my ‘phoney debts’ not a smidgen of concern?

  • http://www.theretiredbabyboomer.net/ Dave

    I hope Congress brings criminal charges on her sorry ass.

  • roger gibson

    I get it. Nobody in Washington wants any part of any action which could prosecute anyone in the administration.
    Mortal fear of the race card(“conservatives just want to delegitimize the president’s admin. because racism!”)has paralyzed the opposition AND the press.
    Which of course was the goal from the start.
    And so, even HRC gets to use it-for now.
    You’ll see no one really holding her accountable for Benghazi.
    Later, she’ll whip out her own victim cards. For now she’s holding them face-down.
    But I digress.

  • lesterwink23

    At least now we know why she was so adamant about pleading the fifth…

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Not yet. We don’t know nearly enough. It must be a boatload.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    Even if it was a joke, it was based on a revealing inclination on Lois’ part that she absolutely sides deeply with the Left. This woman is a criminal and escapes justice by pleading the 5th. Not much anyone can do about that, but I’m really disappointed that more Democrats who fancy themselves “Real Americans” weren’t outraged that our IRS was abusive and corrupt.

  • trixiewoobeans

    WHY do they all look like Mussolini?

  • nc ✓s & balances

    Sure there was a chance Lerner was being sarcastic. A fat one.

    • TexSizzle

      And a slim one.

  • AMSilver

    If it’s a joke – what’s the punchline? Is it that getting a job with OFA would be silly because she already has a job helping the President so OFA would really be a step down to a less effective post? Is the punchline that OFA is a highly desireable but presently unaccomplishable goal? (I joke about moving into a castle somewhere in the countryside all the time – not because I wouldn’t like to move into one, but rather because it’s highly impractical at the moment.) Is the joke that getting a job at OFA would be so far outside the scope of what she would consider desirable employment that even the idea that she would work there is laughable? Only the last punchline would make the joke acceptable, but that’s the only punchline I feel like we can be 100% certain she did not mean. Any other punchline fails to make this ‘joke’ an acceptable one from someone in her position.

  • fireandreamitchell

    Here’s my shocked face:

    • Guest

      Here’s Michelle’s:
      *edit: no clue how it ended up 2 pics

    • LegalizeShemp

      Please, no photos of Moochelle’s rear end !

      • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

        Ha! Oh, if only Twitchy were not so Censor Happy… *sigh*

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    There seems to be a pattern here. Can’t quite put my finger on it…

    We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.”
    –“Preezy of the United Steezy” Barack Hussein Obama [OCT. 2010]

    After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be he|| to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.
    –Valerie Jarrett [NOV. 2012]

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

      Ahhhh…you’re IMAGININ’ things, buddy!

    • $59154503

      It’s almost like the man is a vindictive would be tyrant, out to persecute his enemies and reward his friends.

      Put some sort of grandiose uniform on the man and he’ll be a spitting image to many of his ilk from times past.

      BTW, I’m ‘borrow those… if you don’t mind.

      • Douglas H Lang

        Yeah say what you like about the SS, they sure were snazzy dressers!

  • Ruth

    Here’s an article about the Dallas and a Kentucky IRS office. No IRS bias against conservatives? Yeah, not much.
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/9/dallas-irs-office-plastered-pro-obama-stickers-scr/#.U0VzqjIp4xU.twitter

  • LegalizeShemp

    Who knew that when the Democrats were complaining about “The Culture of Corruption” they were actually talking about themselves !

    • Memphis Viking

      A lot of us.

  • $59154503

    Moderator: Why was my post removed?

    • WilliamAmos

      Dina Twitchy was doing a story on what you posted. I wanted our readers to read about it here rather than elsewhere.

      • $59154503

        Oh, okay… I hadn’t realized that, My main intention was to spread the word on this, so no harm no foul.

        Thanks for letting me know.

  • Hotlanta Mike
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  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Hey, it had to be a joke right you leftards? There can be no other explanation……….except Occum’s Razor. Oh sorry, you do not understand logic and reason.

    The SIMPLEST answer is usually the correct one. It was not a joke, it was her intention…….

    • chukalukabus

      Actually, Occum’s Razor is defined as:

      When presented with two equally viable solutions where the results are the same, it is wise to chose the simpler of the two as the truth.

      This logical construct derived from the Greeks. Occum is just the guy back in Alexandria who interpreted the ancient Greek text during the Ottoman empire.

  • Asillem4

    The transparency of this administration is only obvious in their secret emails, apparently.

  • Maxx

    smid·gen [smij-uhn]

    noun

    a very large amount: a smidgen of corruption from Lerner.

  • carmenta

    Dunking stool for the witch! I loathe that smug wretch. I hope she has nightmares about orange jumpsuits and chainlink fences….

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    I feel so sorry for the squirrels. Democrats are going to be working them to death this year.

  • 1SkepticalChick

    She was throwing out hints.

  • LegalizeShemp

    “I told you guys that Marxists have infiltrated virtually every organization in this country, you all said I was drunk and crazy!” Sincerely, Joe McCarthy

    • chukalukabus

      Correct. I suggest you research the 1934 World Communist Congress of the Soviet Union. You will freak out.

  • CobraJet428

    There is something fatally wrong when our side bends over backwards to exonerate an open and shut case criminal.

    ‘Even joking speaks volumes’

  • LegalizeShemp

    It’s very hard to nail these criminal operatives in the Democrat Party, because their party is so corrupt, they don’t enforce laws against fellow party members, and they’ve convinced the Republicans they’ll draw the ire of the American people if they press forward and actually enforce rules and laws against big government leftist Democrats.

    • Memphis Viking

      Republican ‘leadership’ is as dumb as most of the Democrat voting bloc.

  • miscast

    The administration “fall girl” is what Lerner has become… She wont talk. The investigation must stop at her level or Obama will be impeached… Sounds good to me but I’m fairly sure Lois Lerner is thinking “rock and hard place”…

  • chukalukabus

    OFA is not a “left leaning group”. They are a hard leftist communist group.

    The assumption of innocence has no relevance in matters like this. To mangle the language to defer assignment of intent and guilt is to deny the truth of the matter.

    To defer to the language of the dialect is condescending and not honest.

    Call OFA for what it is in straight up plain language. Even Eienstien figured out a way to explain the theory or relativity that any 8th grader could understand. A genious idea has no value unless you can explain it in laymens terms.

    OFA is a political organization who’s sole purpose is to destroy freedom and turn the USA into a communist state.

  • Red Fred

    I like the idea of giving everyone below her immunity.

  • DutyFirst

    A joke would have been if she wondered whether she could get the office with Crossroads.

  • http://no-ruler.net/ Tasine

    This entire Administration of thugs behave and talk as though they have purchased and totally own the nation. I believe they have no intention of vacating their offices and giving up all this power at any time in the next couple of decades.

  • Evin

    This isn’t a scandal.

    A US congressman kissed a woman that wasn’t his wife. NOW THAT IS A SCANDAL!!!!

    • Major

      Only if that congressman is a Republican.

  • Jay Stevens

    Notice that she has mastered the imperial Obama pose of looking down his nose at the peasants.

  • The Beech Bums

    We tend to forget that the distributed nature of civilization makes use of more knowledge than any person or group could hope to control.