Heh. Two little words that say so much. As Twitchy reported, the IRS has admitted that it targeted conservative groups during the 2012 election season. The IRS pathetically claimed it wasn’t politically motivated.  Liar liar, pants on fire.

And the always pitiful Jay Carney tried to blame it on … Bush. No, for real.

Stop! Our aching sides!

The New York Times tried to bury the story, natch. CNN’s Jake Tapper is not burying it and took to Twitter to zing the agency. Twitter users loved it.

https://twitter.com/SouthernNYorker/status/333457936296857600

As for @IRSnews? This is its latest tweet:

Twitter user @SHannitysHair has a few questions.

Indeed.

Related:

Report: IRS flagged groups involved in ‘educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights’

AP shocker: Senior IRS officials knew conservative groups were being targeted

Whoa: Did the IRS also target Jewish groups for ‘extra-special attention’?

NYT buries story on IRS bullying conservatives; Flashback: Editorial board applauded witch hunt in 2012

Desperation: Carney ties Bush, Romney to IRS scandal and Benghazigate 

Math is hard: Awful IRS spokeswoman admits she’s also ‘not good at math’

IRS: Our Tea Party witch hunt wasn’t ‘motivated by political bias’; No comment on disciplinary action

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

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    Jake Tapper has never been funny in his whole life.

    • Stone Bryson

      If you think that you’ve never followed his Twitter feed. He has his moments…

    • Garth Haycock

      By making such a definitive statement, are you claiming that you’ve known Tapper his entire life?

      • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

        Some posts are so stupid that they do not warrant a response. This is one such post.

        • Garth Haycock

          Yet you replied.

          #YouFailedToMakeYourPoint

        • Turd Burglestein

          Crusty Bunghole must be talking about his original comment regarding Tapper.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    When the IRS admits a mistake you can bet there is something much, much worse that they have been up to….we just haven’t uncovered it yet.

    • Pendog

      That my friend, as Frank Zappa would say, is “the crux of the biscuit”!

    • Pendog

      That my friend, as Frank Zappa would say, is “the crux of the biscuit”!

    • Turd Burglestein

      More like when the IRS admits a mistake (during Benghazi hearings), you can bet it’s not a coincidence…it’s the 0bama admin shouting “Squirrel”.

  • Denise O’Connor

    The IRS should be required to pay back every penny these organizations had to spend on audits.

  • mdtljt

    Wow…after getting caught they have the temerity to suggest the IRS is “used by scam artists”?!?!? Holy sh!t…

    • ObamaFail

      Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Gore, Clinton. Are those the scam artists that the IRS were referring to?

    • ObamaFail

      Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Gore, Clinton. Are those the scam artists that the IRS were referring to?

    • bluewaternavy

      Yeah, I caught that as well-and the part where they don’t save tweets-smh.
      Irony is so ironic…

  • RW Nutjob

    Look! Squirrel!

    Cover for Benghazi. Admit wrongdoing on what they consider a lesser offense.

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      My thoughts exactly…. Benghazi is REALLY bad if 0bama threw the IRS under the proverbial “BUS”.

      • nc

        This is exactly why I have no patience with the “let it burn” or “I’m sitting it out because a slow march over the cliff is just as bad as a quick one” crowd.

        There is ALREADY way too much damage done and we have got to get that tourniquet on STAT before we bleed out completely. As it is, I no longer have hope for “restoring” America to what it once was, but we can still rescue her.

        The following sums it up nicely:

        Obama Is Every Bit as Bad as We Warned You
        by JOEL B. POLLAK 11 May 2013
        SHARE THIS:
        Kurt Schlichter notes that conservatives have been vindicated quite often in the past several weeks:

        http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/05/11/Obama-Is-Every-Bit-as-Bad-as-We-Warned-You

        Things Conservatives Have Been Proven Right About Lately:
        — Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) May 10, 2013
        I suspect that list will grow longer.
        The common thread in each of these scandals is corruption and a willingness to abuse the expanded powers of big government–while failing to carry out the most basic responsibilities of any government.
        In Benghazi, Obama a) failed to take action to save American diplomats in danger, then b) lied about it, with the enthusiastic help of mainstream media journalists (some of whom now want to blame Mitt Romney).
        In Pigford, Obama pushed for additional billions in federal spending on fraudulent “reparations” processes that was abused in the name of real victims of racial discrimination–all so he could pay off key voting blocs.
        In Obamacare, Obama rushed through a massive, unworkable law–then granted waivers to key companies and a disproportionate number of unions while his congressional allies worked to exempt themselves.
        In the IRS scandal, the taxman targeted Tea Party and conservative groups–including, apparently, at least one pro-Israel group. It happened on Obama’s watch; we may yet learn that it happened with his approval.
        And in the ongoing immigration debate, special interests are writing yet another massive big government expansion while refusing to strengthen border security provisions–and, like Obamacare, rushing it through.
        Schlichter could have added the National Labor Relations Board scandal, in which the president exceeded his constitutional appointment power–and continues to ignore a federal court ruling against him.
        None of this comes as a surprise to those of us who realized, prior to 2008, that Obama’s moderate temperament and elite pedigree past masked a career of radicalism and a pattern of corrupt behavior.
        It has taken until now–long after the 2012 elections, of course–for the mainstream media to acknowledge some of what Obama has been up to. They are still pushing back. They have simply run out of excuses.

      • nc

        This is exactly why I have no patience with the “let it burn” or “I’m sitting it out because a slow march over the cliff is just as bad as a quick one” crowd.

        There is ALREADY way too much damage done and we have got to get that tourniquet on STAT before we bleed out completely. As it is, I no longer have hope for “restoring” America to what it once was, but we can still rescue her.

        The following sums it up nicely:

        Obama Is Every Bit as Bad as We Warned You
        by JOEL B. POLLAK 11 May 2013
        SHARE THIS:
        Kurt Schlichter notes that conservatives have been vindicated quite often in the past several weeks:

        http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/05/11/Obama-Is-Every-Bit-as-Bad-as-We-Warned-You

        Things Conservatives Have Been Proven Right About Lately:
        — Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) May 10, 2013
        I suspect that list will grow longer.
        The common thread in each of these scandals is corruption and a willingness to abuse the expanded powers of big government–while failing to carry out the most basic responsibilities of any government.
        In Benghazi, Obama a) failed to take action to save American diplomats in danger, then b) lied about it, with the enthusiastic help of mainstream media journalists (some of whom now want to blame Mitt Romney).
        In Pigford, Obama pushed for additional billions in federal spending on fraudulent “reparations” processes that was abused in the name of real victims of racial discrimination–all so he could pay off key voting blocs.
        In Obamacare, Obama rushed through a massive, unworkable law–then granted waivers to key companies and a disproportionate number of unions while his congressional allies worked to exempt themselves.
        In the IRS scandal, the taxman targeted Tea Party and conservative groups–including, apparently, at least one pro-Israel group. It happened on Obama’s watch; we may yet learn that it happened with his approval.
        And in the ongoing immigration debate, special interests are writing yet another massive big government expansion while refusing to strengthen border security provisions–and, like Obamacare, rushing it through.
        Schlichter could have added the National Labor Relations Board scandal, in which the president exceeded his constitutional appointment power–and continues to ignore a federal court ruling against him.
        None of this comes as a surprise to those of us who realized, prior to 2008, that Obama’s moderate temperament and elite pedigree past masked a career of radicalism and a pattern of corrupt behavior.
        It has taken until now–long after the 2012 elections, of course–for the mainstream media to acknowledge some of what Obama has been up to. They are still pushing back. They have simply run out of excuses.

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      My thoughts exactly…. Benghazi is REALLY bad if 0bama threw the IRS under the proverbial “BUS”.

  • RW Nutjob

    Look! Squirrel!

    Get cover for Benghazi by admitting to wrongdoing that they consider less important.

  • RW Nutjob

    Look! Squirrel!

    Get cover for Benghazi by admitting to wrongdoing that they consider less important.

  • forgetyoutooo

    connect the dots..IRS…Obamacare…this anti American administration…Big Brother Holder….personal emails….Big Sis..gov’t purchasing ammo…

  • forgetyoutooo

    connect the dots..IRS…Obamacare…this anti American administration…Big Brother Holder….personal emails….Big Sis..gov’t purchasing ammo…

  • HARP2

    16,000 new agents to HELP you with Obamacare.

    Wonderful.

    • $30423294

      Who goes to the bottom of the organ transplant list?

      Bye bye grandma.

      There is no longer any doubt that the Democrat Party will abuse their power to punish political enemies. Would they take things to the next level? They can hardly wait. You see the anger and hate in their eyes. This is war in their eyes.

    • $30423294

      Who goes to the bottom of the organ transplant list?

      Bye bye grandma.

      There is no longer any doubt that the Democrat Party will abuse their power to punish political enemies. Would they take things to the next level? They can hardly wait. You see the anger and hate in their eyes. This is war in their eyes.

  • HARP2

    16,000 new agents to HELP you with Obamacare.

    Wonderful.

  • $30423294

    A flat tax would put the IRS out of business. It’s a win-win!

    • 96leroy

      I’d rather see a flat tax on consumption and none on income. Illegals would be paying taxes then for sure as would those getting paid under the table currently.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      …And, it would do away with corruption like this…. No more Political harrassment! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • $30423294

    A flat tax would put the IRS out of business. It’s a win-win!

  • bonnieblue2A

    Sequester the IRS!

  • bonnieblue2A

    Sequester the IRS!

  • OLLPOH

    Jake here is a bit of “something” that might help you out at your new broadcast news place only if you are into Real Investigative Research and Reporting…

    Question:
    Has the IRS Targeted any of the 1, 137 Leftist Groups and be sure to not leave out OFA, Move On, or What use to be Acorn????
    Here is a place that might be of assistance from http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/summary.asp?object=Organization&category=
    We will not hold our breath while we wait for your Complete In-depth Research Report on the Subject Matter.

  • OLLPOH

    Jake here is a bit of “something” that might help you out at your new broadcast news place only if you are into Real Investigative Research and Reporting…

    Question:
    Has the IRS Targeted any of the 1, 137 Leftist Groups and be sure to not leave out OFA, Move On, or What use to be Acorn????
    Here is a place that might be of assistance from http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/summary.asp?object=Organization&category=
    We will not hold our breath while we wait for your Complete In-depth Research Report on the Subject Matter.

  • $30423294

    Wasn’t one of the articles of impeachment against Richard Milhouse Nixon the charge that Nixon used the IRS to harass political enemies?

    Hillary Clinton (D) should know, she was a lawyer who helped the Democrat party draft the articles of impeachment.

    Has Hillary weighed in? If not, why not? She built her career on the principle that is is wrong for a President to use the IRS to persecute political enemies! Surely she must still care!

    Is it that she is afraid of Mr. Obama? Is that why she is afraid to comment? This is like a super-important issue to her!

    If she’s afraid, shouldn’t we be afraid too?

  • $30423294

    Wasn’t one of the articles of impeachment against Richard Milhouse Nixon the charge that Nixon used the IRS to harass political enemies?

    Hillary Clinton (D) should know, she was a lawyer who helped the Democrat party draft the articles of impeachment.

    Has Hillary weighed in? If not, why not? She built her career on the principle that is is wrong for a President to use the IRS to persecute political enemies! Surely she must still care!

    Is it that she is afraid of Mr. Obama? Is that why she is afraid to comment? This is like a super-important issue to her!

    If she’s afraid, shouldn’t we be afraid too?

  • OpedAnderson

    jake is the only #MSM reporter I trust

    • Stone Bryson

      You should really consider Sharyl Attkinson as well. She’s solid.

    • MohammedTheTeddyBear

      Sharyl Atkisson’s work on Benghazi is also pretty good, don’t forget her!

    • HWarrior13

      There are a FEW (albeit closeted) decent, Constitutional respecting reporters in the old media…but they are a rare bird indeed…and scared as hell to come out.

  • OpedAnderson

    jake is the only #MSM reporter I trust

  • Cruz2016!!!

    So, just wondering if Jake will do a report of how the mainstream media continually tries to smear the tea party. After all, they are the ones who started all the hate toward the tea party in the first place…

    • HWarrior13

      Yep…one of the “finest” Alinsky moments in political history

  • HWarrior13

    Golly, I “wonder” if the IRS will target and disapprove medical procedures with their obamacare death panels, “certain” groups they disagree with ????

  • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

    Audit Jake Tapper.

    • Garth Haycock

      Who is Jake Trapper and why are you calling for him to be audited?

      • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

        Come back when you have a clue.
        Good grief!

        • http://baldilocks-talking.blogspot.com/ Juliette Akinyi Ochieng

          I would like to know who Jake “Trapper” is as well. (Looks like you’re the one who might need that clue. )

          • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

            He was a senior WH press correspondent for ABC. Now working on CNN.

            How embarrassing on your part.

          • Garth Haycock

            There has never been a senior WH press correspondent for ABC, CNN (or any other network for that matter) named Jake Trapper. #Clueless

          • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

            How embarrassing on your part.
            Just another low info Obama voter, striking again.
            Google is your friend when one is absolutely clueless and embarrasses themselves.
            Too funny.
            Next.

          • Garth Haycock

            Wow, you really aren’t that bright, are you? And it’s embarrassing that you and I are on the same side politically.

            Take a bit of your own advice. Google Jake Trapper and tell me what you learn about him.

          • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

            Who is Jake Trapper?
            Move on child.
            You can’t compete.

          • Garth Haycock

            Yes, who is Jake Trapper?

            If you’re saying that I can’t compete with your ignorant idiocy, you would be correct. But I won’t move on until you tell me who Jake Trapper is.

            Or are you too much of a coward to face the fact that you have no idea what you’re talking about?

            By the way, it’s a sign of desperation when one approves of one’s own posts. You’re only fooling yourself if you think anyone believes that another gave your post the thumbs up.

          • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

            Nice try but no cigar.
            And yes, who is Trapper?
            And it was you who liked my posts.
            Thanks for the thumbs up.
            I appreciate it.

          • Garth Haycock

            Such a sharp wit you possess. From where did you cut and paste that brilliant retort?

          • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

            From you, why?
            You don’t like it?

          • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

            It’s TAPPER, not TRAPPER! Jawamax 8<{D} QUIT FIGHTING, YOU TWO!

          • Garth Haycock

            Okay, Dad. But I’m not the one who is arrogantly claiming the guy’s name is Trapper.

          • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

            :)

          • http://baldilocks-talking.blogspot.com/ Juliette Akinyi Ochieng

            I know of no Jake “Trapper.” I do know of Jake Tapper. Dyslexic much?

          • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

            Who is Trapper?
            And why are you telling me about your issues?

          • http://baldilocks-talking.blogspot.com/ Juliette Akinyi Ochieng

            You, apparently, missed the jokey “Trapper” comment from Garth, honey. That’s what is being responded to. It’s okay. It happens.

          • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

            Nice try low info.
            You are clueless.

          • http://baldilocks-talking.blogspot.com/ Juliette Akinyi Ochieng

            Okay, faceless, anonymous person in my iPad.

          • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

            Hey.
            You are a faceless anonymous person in my IPad.
            We have something in common.

          • http://baldilocks-talking.blogspot.com/ Juliette Akinyi Ochieng

            Actually, I’m not anonymous. Words have meanings.

          • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

            Only if that is your real name.

          • http://baldilocks-talking.blogspot.com/ Juliette Akinyi Ochieng

            Feel free to ask Mrs. Malkin whether it is or not.

          • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

            K.

        • Garth Haycock

          Actually, you should stop posting comments until you have clue.

      • Stone Bryson

        OK Garth, I just want to thank you for the late-night laughs. Stuck at work and not feeling all that great, but reading this thread made me burst out laughing. Thx man…

        • Garth Haycock

          Happy to do it, friend.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      I thought Garth and YourMama were on the same side…Ours… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • TocksNedlog

    Instead of harassing tea parties and Jews and groups that have the temerity to *gasp!* teach the Constitution, wouldn’t their time be better spent in collecting all of the numerous back-taxes owed by members of the Executive Branch in general, and Obama Administration officials in particular?

  • TocksNedlog

    Perhaps if these suspect groups would put a “(D)” after their name in official filings the IRS would leave them alone.

  • LegalizeShemp

    “Take Japper”? Sorry, my dyslexia is flaring up again.

  • Dick Beninya

    Remain calm! All is Well!
    http://youtu.be/zDAmPIq29ro

  • God Bless America

    Speaking of #phishing and ‘bait’, why don’t you leave the honest, hard working conservatives alone and go after the real CON MAN, STEVEN W BLOOD JR?! He’s been reported to you, @IRSnews, MULTIPLE times. He’s the one behind Breaking Obama… Remember??? He has Multiple Twitter and Facebook pages and Multiple web sites under different names. He’s making the most $ off his b
    Breaking Obama gig right now though, as you can imagine. He must have over 100 different scams going on right now. He was sued by the state of Missouri for ripping off Joplin victims. Lawsuit was for $25,000. He paid $6.17 back before taking off. 46 year old “man” living with his mama in Georgia. Lots of alias’, lots of sights/pages. Copyright infringement, online death threat to someone, hacking into people’s computers, you name it. Selling STUPID songs using other people’s music, fake movie companies, fake movies, fake books, fake booze. Busted for scamming radio shows in the past. Running a fake one right now… He actually scammed Ted Nugent who did a cease and desist. THIS pig is someone you should be working on. Get him in prison already! THOUSANDS of people sending him money. Using NRA’s name, Make A Wish, pretending to be friends with movie stars and musicians. LOOK UP STEVEN W BLOOD JR, the real bad guy, and leave us alone! We’re supposed to trust you, right?

  • Paul C.

    TEA forever

  • http://twitter.com/InformedNow InformNow

    And these people from the IRS going to be in charge of health care??? They are probably the REAL death panels!

  • Damien_Son_of_Hussein

    Just a few more domino’s before all this is over.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    But, but…”They’re the U.S. GOVERNMENT, and they can do ANYTHING THEY WANT!” The “TAXMAN” #TheBeatles #MusicTriviaTime is as corrupt and DICTATORIAL As KING FINK OBAMA! Yet another reason to ABOLISH THE I.R.S. and institute the FAIR TAX! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D} #NoBrainerAlert!