Dan Pfeiffer’s Word of the Day: “Irrelevant” (Open Thread)

© Miri WTPOTUS May 19, 2013

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The word of the day is irrelevant.   What’s relevant is that irrelevant is a word that Dan Pfeiffer, an Obama spokesperson and aide, used at least three times when speaking about Obama’s recent hat trick of scandals.  Like Susan Rice after Benghazi, Pfeiffer appeared on five Sunday shows this week, in an apparent attempt to spin, spin, spin away the blowback  from the scandals. 

With regard to the potential illegality of IRS agents specifically targeting certain groups because of their political views, Pfeiffer opined:

The law is irrelevant. The activity is outrageous and inexcusable.

That statement says much about the Obama administration’s attitude towards the law, as well as the Constitution.  Activity that is “outrageous” or “inexcusable”, in their opinion, is more relevant than what’s potentially criminal!   Why?  Because nobody goes to jail for being outrageous or inexcusable.  And we don’t need a “special prosecutor” if the activity is merely outrageous and inexcusable, but not criminal.

There’s no doubt that conservative groups were specifically and completely targeted (in other words, PROFILED) by the IRS under OBAMA.  Without exception every Tea Party, 9/12, or “patriot” group that applied for tax exempt status during the period in question, roughly 2009 through the 2012 election, was referred for special proctological treatment by politically oriented operatives in Obama’s IRS.  This is likely criminal, and unconstitutional to boot.

Next, Pfeiffer used the word irrelevant while discussing the whereabouts of the Commander in Chief as our ambassador and three other Americans were being slaughtered during a terrorist attack on the diplomatic “mission” in Benghazi, Libya:

I don’t remember what room he was in. It’s a largely irrelevant fact.

Irrelevant to whom?  The families of the murdered patriots?  The families want to know what their sons’ commander in chief was doing while they died.  In addition, we all need to learn exactly who gave the “stand down” order to prevent the military from at least attempting to save their lives.

Finally, Pfeiffer responded to a question about those 12 iterations of the Benghazi “talking points” and who exactly made those edits:

It’s an absolute tragedy what happened. The question isn’t ‘Who edited what talking points/’ That’s largely irrelevant.

I’d like to know what IS relevant to these people.  These three scandals have been rife with words of the day, such as “spontaneous” and “inappropriate“; now they add “outrageous” and “inexcusable”.  Here are some words I’d like to read with regard to these scandals:  impeachment, jail, frog marched.

It’s somewhat heartening to see that this time around the mainstream media aren’t as apt to parrot the Obama-supplied talking points, although there are exceptions.

One concept remains to be vanquished:  the foolish idea that “foolish mistakes were made” but now our sole job is to identify the problems, fix them, and “move on.”  (We heard this meme from Hillary Clinton after Benghazi: “What difference at this point does it make?”  The subtext being, let’s just “move on.”)

We’re told that we should never, ever politicize these particular scandals (because they plague a “progressive” administration).  Politicization is reserved for progressives like Obama.  Nixon never caught a break from the media, no matter how ignorant he was of what his minions were up to.

This administration NEVER wants to be held accountable for anything. This president is the most ignorant president in U.S. history Ignorant in the sense that he apparently knows NOTHING about anything that goes on in his own administration. Like us, he gets his news from the TV, when we do.  He says it with a straight face and expects us to believe it.

Obama’s not in the loop on ANYTHING, but especially not anything that might get him or his administration in hot water.

Dan Pfeiffer is well known to us because of the role he played in introducing Obama’s purported “long form birth certificate” to the world.  During that event, Obama was similarly and deliberately kept out of the loop.  Pfeiffer took pains to advise the media that Obama would NOT be “holding” the birth certificate, nor would the document even remain in the room with Obama:

Pfeiffer implies that what he holds is the actual certificate. But Obama will NOT hold it; will not avow it; will not recognize it; and Pfeiffer will take it with him before Obama arrives to speak. Why?

“Implausible deniability”.  There’s a phrase of the day for you!


h/t Matt Drudge and Gateway Pundit

199 responses to “Dan Pfeiffer’s Word of the Day: “Irrelevant” (Open Thread)

  1. New open thread! I wonder if we can possibly hope that at least a few lamestream media reporters will reconsider the issue of Obama’s bogus birth documents. How can they not, considering all the lies, misdirection, and mendacity they’ve seen coming from this administration over the past week? I have to applaud the House committee for cleverly scheduling that grilling of the IRS guy on Friday, which is sort of like one of the administration’s Friday document dumps. Not much time for Obama’s acolytes to prepare their spin for the Sunday shows and nobody’s paying attention to their bloviating on Saturday. Good job. Now let’s hope they keep up the pressure.

  2. yes, silly season has turned to shameful season.

    how dare you insult the office of the Usurper and his Guard? your behavior is unacceptable and shameless, to say the least. who are you to question anyone in their position? you are nothing but a nit picker and they’ll have none of it as it is indignant and intrusive. its unbecoming of a sentient person.

    Is this Irrelevant, Mr. Pfeiffers?

    Obama Built This Forgery


  3. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/05/bob-woodward-obama-admin-didnt-tell-truth-on-benghazi-video/

    People died; Obama lied. So says Woodward, who should know a thing or two about lying administrations.

  4. Here they go again, Mr. President. Tea Partiers UNITE!!!!! Protests across the nation at IRS offices: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/05/breaking-nationwide-tea-party-protests-set-for-tuesday-at-irs-offices/

    BREAKING: Nationwide TEA PARTY PROTESTS Set for Tuesday at IRS Offices (Pass It On!)

    The Tea Party Patriots on behalf of Tea Party, Patriot groups, 9/12, liberty activists, and the American people, we are calling for anyone and everyone to protest the IRS’ complete abuse of power on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at noon local time. …”

  5. Drip, drip, drip: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/05/outrage-two-irs-offices-targeted-hawaii-gop-leader-at-same-time/

    OUTRAGE! Two IRS Offices Targeted Hawaii GOP Leader at Same Time

    … In what former Republican executive and activist Dylan Nonaka is calling a massive invasion of privacy that suggests a coordinated effort to target conservative groups, two IRS offices last year independently and simultaneously conducted costly audits and sought tea party-related training materials that they apparently believed could be tied to Nonaka.

    Nonaka, who is the former executive director of the Hawaii Republican Party and a faculty member of the Arlington, Va.-based conservative activist training organization the Leadership Institute, is little-known outside of Hawaii. So when the now-infamous Cincinnati IRS office in 2012 demanded that the Hawaii Tea Party explain its “relationship with Dylan Nonaka” and the Leadership Institute, and “provide copies of the training material used by Dylan Nonaka” — all almost at the same time that the Baltimore IRS office separately began auditing the Leadership Institute and requesting its training materials — it wasn’t long before Nonaka became suspicious.

    “It’s a little bit scary,” Nonaka told The Daily Caller, adding that the apparent coordination made it extremely unlikely that only two IRS officials were primarily behind the agency’s efforts to target conservative groups, as the IRS has claimed.”

    He’s Hawaiian so … isn’t that RACIST?

  6. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/05/17/Obama-Appointed-IRS-Union-President-To-Group-In-Charge-of-Federal-Raises-In-2010

    Remember: The IRS “folks” belong to a UNION.

    Obama Appointed IRS Union President to Group in Charge of Federal Raises in 2010

    The week after Republicans’ historic 2010 midterm election landslide, President Barack Obama appointed the union president that represents “tens of thousands in the IRS,” Colleen Kelley, to a key Administration post. Two years later, that union, the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), contributed $580,412 to federal candidates—94% of which were Democrats.

    The position Obama appointed Kelley to: the Federal Salary Council, an advisory group charged with recommending federal employee raises.

    Representing 150,000 members from 31 federal agencies and departments including the Internal Revenue Service, the NTEU bills itself as the nation’s largest independent federal union. Kelley, herself a former IRS Agent, commands her union brigade with partisan ferocity.

    “I guess the Republicans’ idea of shared sacrifice is that they have lots of ways to share the money they take away from the only group actually sacrificing—middle class federal workers,” Kelley said last February.

    And when it came time to rally the troops to reelect Obama, Kelley rose to the occasion. “NTEU supported the re-election of President Obama,” said Kelley. “He is the right leader for our country and for the dedicated members of the federal workforce.”

    Indeed, IRS agents strongly supported Obama. As Breitbart News reported Monday, IRS employees donated over two-and-a-half times as much to Obama as to Mitt Romney.

    Now, however, with the IRS in the center of the political profiling scandal, the Kelley and the NTEU have gone quiet. …”

    • wow. just wow. i cannot get over all the federal agencies represented.

      The IRS may need to be abolished.

  7. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/05/19/Full-Spin-Mode-as-White-House-Adviser-Dan-Pfeiffer-Does-Full-Ginsburg

    Full Spin Mode on IRS, Benghazi, AP Scandals as WH Advisor Does ‘Full Ginsburg’

    Pfeiffer’s five-show effort parallels the feat first performed by Monica Lewinsky’s lawyer, the late William Ginsburg, in 1998. He will fall short, however, of the marks set by former Florida governor Jeb Bush (who appeared on all five “Ginsburg” shows plus Al Punto on the Spanish-language Univision network) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (who appeared on Univision and Telemundo).

    Last year, Pfeiffer issued an apology to conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer over the White House’s misleading explanations for the disappearance of a bust of Winston Churchill.”

    He’s a seasoned and serial paid liar.

    • Almost unbelievable if I wouldn’t have watched this with my own eyes. How many weeks do these people spend at The Alinsky Institute for Lying and Deflection? They always turn the tables and tell the interviewer what the “question should be” instead of just answering the darn question! I don’t see how people can lie with such ease which is why I ask how many weeks they take these drama classes. Have know idea how they sleep at night and they must all be on blood pressure meds.
      It is never irrelevant where the potus is.

      • All he says is the same spin that Hillary has said before. Fix it and “move on”. Note the demonizing and the mention of “conspiracy theories.” Sure is ALINSKY!

        One thing that becomes obvious from what he did say, if you read between the lines. Barry was “kept up to date.” That’s ALL he says about Barry, of note. In other words, Barry was NOT in charge. Someone else was and made all the calls. Barry allegedly, as Wallace said, gave orders to deploy troops. So if Barry didn’t tell them NOT to deploy, then WHO DID? WHO overrode the so-called president and commander in chief’s ORDERS?

  8. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/05/17/Former-IRS-Official-Investigating-Tea-Partiers-Scrutinized-Groups-Critical-of-Clinton-Admin

    Former IRS Official Investigating Tea Partiers Scrutinized Groups Critical of Clinton Admin

    Questions remain as to whether Steven T. Miller resigned from his position as acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service or if the Obama administration forced him out as a result of the controversy surrounding the agency’s targeting of tea party and other conservative organizations. President Barack Obama called the IRS’s actions “inexcusable.”

    “Americans are right to be angry about it, and I’m angry about it,” Obama said, saying that he “will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the IRS, given the power that it has and the reach that it has.”

    Miller is no stranger to accusations that he took part in probing conservative organizations’ tax status. Miller, an IRS lawyer since 1987, investigated conservative organizations during the Clinton administration. The Washington D.C. based watch dog group Judicial Watch was one of many right of center groups that faced scrutiny by Miller’s Services and Enforcement Division during the 1990’s.

    Other organizations the IRS probed during the Clinton years included: The National Review, The Heritage Foundation, The National Rifle Association, The American Spectator, National Center for Public Policy Research, Freedom Alliance, Citizens Against Government Waste, and Concerned Women for America. …”

    So he’s a seasoned and serial paid liar, too.

  9. Is this the “stand down” artist? Patrick Kennedy? http://www.therightscoop.com/cbs-news-report-under-secretary-patrick-kennedy-decided-not-to-send-fest-to-benghazi/

    “… The Foreign Emergency Support Team known as “FEST” is described as “the US Government’s only interagency, on-call, short-notice team poised to respond to terrorist incidents worldwide.” It even boasts hostage-negotiating expertise. With U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens reported missing shortly after the Benghazi attacks began, Washington officials were operating under a possible hostage scenario at the outset. Yet deployment of the counterterrorism experts on the FEST was ruled out from the start. That decision became a source of great internal dissent and the cause of puzzlement to some outsiders.

    Thursday, an administration official who was part of the Benghazi response told CBS News: “I wish we’d sent it.”

    The official said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deputy, Patrick Kennedy, quickly dispensed with the idea. A senior State Department official Thursday told CBS News, “Under Secretary Kennedy is not in the decision chain on FEST deployment” but would not directly confirm whether Kennedy or somebody else dismissed the FEST.

    Whoever made the decision, it came amid sharp disagreement over the FEST’s true capabilities. Kennedy and others at the State Department view the team as one that primarily restores communications at besieged embassies. However, the FEST’s own mission statement describes a seasoned team of counterterrorism professionals who can respond “quickly and effectively to terrorist attacks… providing the fastest assistance possible” including “hostage negotiating expertise” and “time-sensitive information and intelligence.” In fact, FEST leader Mark Thompson says Benghazi was precisely the sort of crisis to which his team is trained to respond. …”

    • McConnell: ‘There is a culture of intimidation throughout the administration’ [Gee, Mitch. Ya think? Where ya been?]

      … McConnell said it’s clear that political bullying is being cultivated by the Obama White House.

      “There is a culture of intimidation throughout the administration,” McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. “The nanny state is here to tell us all what to do and if you start criticizing, you get targeted.” …”

  10. Oh Happy Day… or Morehouse is filled with … bs&morecrap ….
    Reach out & touch someone…. give the Black Bro a HAND… yea…
    as the group behind him… about to fall asleep…& worse….


    • Oh, yeah. Can you believe THIS ONE?

      “The president said that growing up, he used to chalk up some of his own “bad choices” to being black.

      “We know that too many young men in our community continue to make bad choices,” Obama said. “Growing up, I made a few myself. And I have to confess, sometimes I wrote off my own failings as just another example of the world trying to keep a black man down. But one of the things you’ve learned over the last four years is that there’s no longer any room for excuses.””

      This from a man who was handed EVERY privilege possible, most of the time BECAUSE he is allegedly half-black. A CHILD OF PRIVILEGE all the way. Instead of anybody trying to keep him down, he was propped up and continues to be propped up simply because he’s (allegedly) black. In the future, this man will make MILLIONS off of BEING black (even if he’s not). It’s NAUSEATING how the lamestream is back at it again today, helping to demonize the Republicans for “taking advantage” of Barry’s “trifecta” of scandals and acting AS IF they’re just made up out of whole cloth to “get” Obama.

  11. ‘I’M A BLACK MAN’
    on drudge…. oh really!

    • And exactly who is he talking about? just who are the “insiders”

      fostering racial hated by stealth, as usual. ~

      Obama added, “Laws and hearts and minds have been changed to the point where someone who looks just like you can somehow come to serve as president of these United States.”

      Yet Obama acknowledged that “the bitter legacies of slavery and segregation” have not vanished, that discrimination still exists.

      “As Morehouse men, many of you know what it’s like to be an outsider, to be marginalized, to feel the sting of discrimination. That’s an experience that a lot of Americans share,” Obama said.

      Hispanic Americans, Obama lamented, are told to “go back” home while strangers pass judgment on the parenting skills of gay men and lesbians or stare at Muslim Americans with suspicion.

      ~ he hates Americans with a passion.

      • He always fail’s too also mention the KKK was started by the Democrats, that REPUBLICANS always were and have always been the supporters against slavery.

        The democrats could give a chit about blacks, Hispanics, or the gay’s. What do the gays think are going too happen too them once Barry gets his immigration agenda passed and we have all the Islamist….muslims legal in this country? The Hispanics are being used for the democratic voter base, and too dumb down American’s too the point of slavery. The democrats/Barry are rotten too their very core. They want nothing but power too transform America too fit their agenda.

        I’ll never believe they “won” the 2012 election – they STOLE the 2012 election!! And very possibly also stole 2008’s.

        • no doubt about that Leza. Hillary Clinton threw the Convention when the New York Delegation took the floor. I don’t know where she got the right to renege and prevent the other States from casting their votes. Even Turd Kennedy went all the way to Wyoming when he was running against the incumbent of his own party back in 1980.

          that was a fix from the get go. probably order by the Bilderbergs that summer. it was such a farce.

          • No doubt about it Papoose…your spot on. And Ted Kennedy, is/was sooo connected too this farce. One reason I haven’t finished as promised with the research on the WU thread. Still connecting the dot’s, and Kennedy is right there in the middle.

            Also, do not forget the connection’s in the Kennedy family too Soro’s, and there are many.

          • i always look forward to your posts, Leza. the WU is in power now.
            (and Erdogan was involved in the Gaza Flotilla debacle too, btw.)

            there was no reply option on your comment. 🙂

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        No, no, no, no, no! No political correctness. He hates white Americans. With a passion,

        • seriously. he’s so blatant and in your face. lying sack of $%&^#@

          a race baiting militant who is not even African American. not a drop.

    • GAG ME. This is funny!

      ““There but for the grace of God, I might be in their shoes,” Obama said. “I might have been in prison.”

      Give him time. He just MIGHT be in prison.

  12. I keep getting this message when I hit post comment. Its been pretty “routine” alright.

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    What do I do?

    If you were posting a comment or making a post on your blog then do not press BACK on your browser. Wait 5 minutes and press the refresh icon on your browser. Your comment or post will be sent as normal.
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  13. Papoose….they don’t like what we say, repeat, or know….we all need
    to DUMB DOWN… & PLAY BY their RULES…..OR ELSE. “NOT”
    … Twice just a hour age… it happens often in shuting down &
    not letting me enter etc….. jokers to the left…jokers to right.
    Like a FOOL….I guess… ?? ?? thinking it was legit???
    I signed into the Powered by WordPress.com …. Right of Screen
    months ago I’m sure it could be …. a tracer??? ALSO?
    Hey GORGO…. what say U? …It now has 103 other followers!!!!
    They …lied & said it gives every NEW POST delivered to your inbox
    but… can anyone clear this added concern UP! is it IT? or NOT!

  14. http://www.nationalreview.com/node/348752

    The Impeachment Option

    Representative Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, says President Barack Obama may face impeachment over his administration’s response to the Benghazi attack.

    “They purposefully and willfully misled the American people, and that’s unacceptable,” Chaffetz tells me. “It’s part of a pattern of deception.”

    Behind the scenes, he says, House Republicans are frustrated by the White House’s evasiveness, and the calls for impeachment will likely increase.

    Chaffetz acknowledges that House speaker John Boehner is wary of moving too swiftly against the president, but the brash, 46-year-old conservative is tired of waiting for answers. He’s ready to issue subpoenas and schedule more hearings. …

    Chaffetz’s tension with the White House has been building for months, ever since he took a fact-finding trip to Libya last October, less than a month after the terrorist attack. During that visit, he huddled with several U.S. diplomats, including Gregory Hicks, a former deputy chief of the Libya mission.

    But the heavy-handed tactics of the president’s advisers, he complains, sullied his investigation from the start. He worries that allies of Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton have inappropriately pressured his sources — and restricted his access. “They’ve obstructed me from doing my congressional duty,” he says. “When I went over there, a State Department babysitter intimidated me and many others.” …

    Chaffetz says he has relayed these stories to his Republican colleagues, especially after Hicks testified before the House oversight committee earlier this month. Chaffetz says the conversations about his experiences have stirred unease, and he expects members to press the White House for details on how officials may have obstructed Congress. …”

    What took them so long to feel “unease”? Obstruction of Congress is probably a crime. Two can play that game. They ought to start playing hardball. Appoint a special prosecutor, too.

  15. Ruh, oh: http://spectator.org/archives/2013/05/20/obama-and-the-irs-the-smoking

    Obama and the IRS: The Smoking Gun?

    Is President Obama directly implicated in the IRS scandal?

    Is the White House Visitors Log the trail to the smoking gun?

    The stunning questions are raised by the following set of new facts.

    March 31, 2010.

    According to the White House Visitors Log, provided here in searchable form by U.S. News and World Report, the president of the anti-Tea Party National Treasury Employees Union, Colleen Kelley, visited the White House at 12:30pm that Wednesday noon time of March 31st.

    The White House lists the IRS union leader’s visit this way:

    Kelley, Colleen Potus 03/31/2010 12:30

    In White House language, “POTUS” stands for “President of the United States.”

    The very next day after her White House meeting with the President, according to the Treasury Department’s Inspector General’s Report, IRS employees — the same employees who belong to the NTEU — set to work in earnest targeting the Tea Party and conservative groups around America. The IG report wrote it up this way:

    April 1-2, 2010: The new Acting Manager, Technical Unit, suggested the need for a Sensitive Case Report on the Tea Party cases. The Determinations Unit Program Manager Agreed.

    In short: the very day after the president of the quite publicly anti-Tea Party labor union — the union for IRS employees — met with President Obama, the manager of the IRS “Determinations Unit Program agreed” to open a “Sensitive Case report on the Tea party cases.” As stated by the IG report. …”

    • It’s funny. I just came here to post the link. I’ve read 6 pages, but I’m busy and don’t have time to finish it. Too bad BO can’t be kicked out of the WH really soon, as in now.

  16. May 20, 2013

    “BREAKING! Latest Zullo Interview! New Information and Revelations!”

    Mike Zullo:

    “In two weeks the naysayers will find out just how wrong they have been.”


    • “… Topics covered in this 13 minute interview:

      1. The twisting of words by the “naysayers.”
      2. A hypothetical question turns into “delaying investigation for selfish book writing purposes.”
      3. Filing complaint vs.filing charges.
      4. Timing of complaint – important matter
      5. Arpaio never promised to file charges.
      6. In 2 weeks the naysayers will find out how WRONG they are!
      7. No outside pressure will compel us to moves faster or out of our game plan. …”

      Yeah, yeah, yeah.

    • Arpaio files a complaint and takes it to a prosecutor. Arpaio doesn’t file charges. He can file a complaint, but didn’t promise to. If they filed a complaint today, “it would have no effect” and the “matter would close.” He won’t file a complaint until he’s ready (I assume with evidence that will stand up and cause someone to actually prosecute). Websites are twisting words from Zullo’s interviews and alleging, falsely, that he’s planning to write a book and deliberately delaying the investigation. It takes time to build a case and he won’t rush because he plans to “win”. I can’t guess what he says people will be proved wrong about in 2 weeks”–the allegations of forgery or Zullo planning to write a book. Ok. He says something is coming out publicly in 2 weeks that will show how fast the investigation is moving. Zullo says something about the very “insightful” commenters on Simmons’s website, so maybe some clue is to be found there. I suspect it has something to do with Kundra and that other dude, but that’s based on nothing except a gut feeling about everything we’ve heard lately.

    • May 20, 2013

      “LOOK What the White House FEARS!”

      Joseph Curl:

      “CIA source says Fox News scandal the “4th Shoe”; says it goes much deeper; says WH also sitting on “something” that has top aides terrified.”
      “Joseph Curl is the Drudge Report Editor. This was his tweet today. What does he know? What is the W.H. terrified of? Do they know about the upcoming Mike Zullo revelation to the world? Do they have a hint about all the VIPS that are now on board and getting ready to blow the lid off the Obama Identity Scandal? We will soon see!”


    • ” … On behalf of my decent and hardworking fellow Americans, I demand an apology from the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus, the Democratic Party, Hollywood, and the mainstream media. All of these self-proclaimed paragons of fairness and compassion are nothing more than liars — peddlers of hate and division. Each entity that I named is a cheering section and advocacy group, assisting the left in the furtherance of its socialist/progressive agenda.

      Somewhere in America’s recovery from the sin of slavery, the left hijacked our well-intentioned Christian desire to achieve racial equality. The left redefined “racial equality” to mean that minorities are never to be held responsible for their actions; minorities are entitled to endless government handouts via government confiscation and redistribution; opposing a minority on any issue is regarded racist and hateful. …”

      Well said!

  17. This is funny. Congress turns the tables on the IRS, sending a letter very similar to the invasive letters the IRS sent to Tea Partiers: http://www.scribd.com/doc/142583417/Baucus-Hatch-IRS

    That explains why Barry’s peeps are saying they don’t plan to participate in partisan fishing expeditions. Let’s guess that means they won’t respond to Congress. Do note that Baucus is a Democrat.

    • This letter is signed by Max Baucus of Montana. This doesn’t make any sense. What is he up to? Jim Messina, barky’s campaign and OFA begger worked for Baucus and they had a father-son relationship according to WIki.
      He’s retiring, I heard. What is going on?

      Max Baucus was one of the key Senators pressuring the IRS to lean on the American patriots. this stinks. He should not be on any investigative committee. he’s a culprit.

      • check this out… is the IRS targeting related to the AP situation. I think so. Its all about government intimidation and sneaking around.


        • ^^
          The Soros-funded Center for Public Integrity ($2,716,328) published a “study” on 501(c)(4) groups, on October 31, which drew heavily from, and referenced, the CLC and Democracy 21. The Center for Public Integrity has strong media connections and boasts an advisory board that includes Ben Sherwood, president of ABC News, and Michele Norris, an NPR host, as well as a board of directors with such prominent names as Huffington Post CEO Arianna Huffington, Steve Kroft of CBS News’s “60 Minutes” and Craig Newmark (founder of Craigslist)…

          Now this:


          Fun Fact: Liz is Ben Sherwood’s sister.

      • Maybe he has a fit of conscience now that he’s retiring and thinks he’s untouchable. Worried about his legacy?

        • I was thinking he was more likely to be indicted. he’s not stepping out for nothing. he’s the Chairman of the Finance Committee. he’s in it up to his ears. imho 😉

          • Some CYA by Max Baucus?

            IRS Scandal and Max Baucus

            Posted on May 19 2013 – 11:12 AM

            Could it be possible that the catalyst for the targeting began with the Tea Party organizations in Senator Max Baucus’ Montana?

            Montana Shrugged, one such organization, was starting to be quite the “nuisance” to Senator Baucus as early as March of 2010. Mind you, the Citizens United case had just been heard and decided on two weeks prior to Montana Shrugged holding demonstrations in Montana. Citizens United drew the ire of President Obama, who during the State of the Union, called out the Justices displaying his disapproval with the decision. Another organization getting under Max Baucus’ skin at this time was American Tradition Partnership, who was working directly with a few Montana Tea Party Organizations.

            Bear in mind that Senator Baucus is the Senate Finance Committee Chairman and has taken up the charge to get to the bottom of this scandal. Baucus also sits on the Joint Committee on Taxation. Baucus himself has warned there will be more revelations:

            “I have a hunch that a lot more is going to come out, frankly. It’s broader than the current focus. And I think it’s important that we have the hearings, and I think that will encourage other information to come out that has not yet come out. I suspect that we will learn more in the next several days, maybe the next couple three weeks which adds more context to all of this.” [Source: Washington Examiner]

            Ever hear of the man who was being run out of town? He raced to the front and pretended he was leading a parade. The same analogy might fit here, but time will tell.


            Remember that the Citizens United case over turned a 1914 Montana state law that banned corporations in that state from spending any of their corporate cash to support or oppose a candidate or a political party. Just a hummm..

            Here is the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case –


            • Good analogy about Baucus. He’s running to the front to make it look as if he’s leading the parade instead of being run out on a rail. One wonders if BAUCUS, as well as Barry, knew early on about the results of this IG report. Is that why he suddenly decided not to run for reelection?

              I’m hearing today that we’re supposed to believe that Ruemmler AND Barry’s chief of staff McDonough both knew last month that the IG would accuse the IRS of deliberately targeting conservatives, but neither told Barry. That’s unbelievable, given Barry’s ego, except that Barry does seem to demand “implausible deniability” on everything (like with his LFCOLB). So he’s either no more than an incompetent figurehead and somebody else is really the president (Jarrett?) or they’re all lying.

  18. May 20, 2013

    “Obama’s Court Ordered Inactive Law License Status Under Scrutiny”

    Linda Jordan:

    “Excuses offered by obots, the main stream media and Barack and Michelle Obama as to why they “voluntarily” gave up their license to practice law don’t pass the scratch and sniff test.

    They want us to believe that, by their own description, the two most famous, “brilliant”, intelligent Harvard Law School graduates of this century voluntarily gave up their right to practice law just a few short years after they purportedly passed the bar.”


  19. Miri … it might be FUN .. to start our very own “BOY QUEEN” …
    “Myth~O~Mania” link….I’ve read some … & as the HITS keep
    coming… we can LOOK BACK…. at the work we have done & how
    much “Moochelini’s” hub been allowed to destroy our very lives.
    Watching them Chicken’s Flying… HOME… FULL CIRCLE &
    the despicable MEDIA…. protecting & profiting FROM a Usurper…
    Sociopathic … Narcissist … full of his own chicken poop! is a big deal!

  20. I hope all these scandals bring ozero down, 🙂

    • Oh, don’t we all. They do seem to be coming “fast and furious”, but at the same time, the lamestream are circling the wagons again. Maybe this news about the spying on FOX reporters will get them going again.

  21. Might be time to be praying and praying hard. A one- to two-mile-wide tornado just hit in OK. I think it was in Moore, and it flattened an elementary school. It’s really bad there. Hope anyone from OK is okay and is safe.

    • Yes, I saw that on the news just now. Moore, OK. Hope you’re safe, kittycat77. Predicted to come my way, but more like tomorrow. Maybe very late tonight. Everybody: go in the basement or a safe room if necessary. Watch the radar and don’t wait for the stupid sirens. Sometimes they don’t go off in time.

  22. I looked up Attack Watch to see when it was founded. and the OFA link popped up – no, not that campaign OFA, but the “new” OFA. i am dropping the link as proof.

    What in the world does a POTUS need with his very own slush fund organization? And what do happens to the victims when they are reported to the Oval Office?

    I am sure he had no problem getting non-profit tax exempt status when the entire mission is to actually make a profit. Are threats and intimidation qualifiers for exemption?



    • Wow. I forgot all about those guys. Good point. The Obama Truth Squads, too. That should have been enough of a clue to all of them what’s coming. Just the way they illegally collected donations from foreigners should have tipped them off. He got away with it, too. Twice.

      • and there all relative. no sleuthing needed. Baucus and Messina.

        they’re cogs in the wheel.

        how about the head of ABC’s sister is now in National Security with Naps and Brennan and crazy Clapper? Not to mention Jay Carney and Claire Shipman. uh huhn.

        and Messina is the OFA creep. He and Baucus are thisclose. Follow the money. and the bedrooms.

  23. yaaathink?


    yeah, and I see a vacant beady-eyed commie. his color doesn’t phase me in the least. not an iota. zilch. zip. only when he brings it up do i notice that he is not an American-African American. not by a long shot. not an iota. zilch, zip.

    umm, this article has committed a racist and hateful crime against libtards as it states that all “”ingroup-focused” favor their own group. Since when is truth and inane logic permitted to be printed? bigots! their euphemisms drive me crazy. always deceiving…mind-bending liars.

    • I’m sure that was a rigged survey. I’m positive. I read something about this yesterday in the paper and they basically claimed that even toddlers, if they’re white, see black faces as “angry” more often than white faces. Ditto for Asians looking at black white faces, but … Here’s the rub (and I’m sure it’s rigged): They CLAIM that only blacks were not biased in their decision to label whites as angry more often than blacks. So, you see, just like they always tell us: Whites are born with the sin of racism and black people CAN’T be racist. They’re born better than us. Maybe we ought to just be their slaves. Ya think? Here’s a link to one story: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/obsonline/intergroup-biases-emerge-early-and-remain-stable-with-age.html

      Look at this quote from your link:

      “University of Arkansas assistant professor Patrick Stewart, who co-authored the study, tells Whispers that the findings weren’t surprising to him.

      “One of the things that literature out there suggests is we are much better at decoding people within our own ethnicity and their facial displays,” he says. “I wouldn’t use a term like racism because all groups are ‘ingroup focused,'” meaning they favor the social group with which they identify.”

      Uh, so doesn’t that mean that whites are more likely to accurately gauge Obama’s emotions seeing as how he’s half WHITE? Raised in an Asian-oriented culture, too. So, based upon WHAT do they determine that the whites incorrectly gauged Obama’s facial expressions? Maybe he WAS angry but the blacks don’t want to see it!

  24. every which way i read this is is pure, unadulterated bullpuckies.

    and its going on EVERYWHERE. indoctrinating people to be loathed and profess self-loathing at all times, if you are a full blooded American with white skin.

    Helter Skelter

  25. Rosemary Woodhouse

    Amazing how spot on Satanic Charlie was, eh? His timing was off. Must have been all of that pot. You know a decade or 4…..5. Why quibble? Am going to listen to the entire White Album again. “white” album…..;-)

  26. Sort of old article but I never heard about it, if even true. Anyways, if true, any one know what became of the law suit? http://frontpagemag.com/2012/arnold-ahlert/the-epas-disturbing-human-experiments/

  27. Carney is going to find himself embroiled in it all; he’s complicit in every scheme.

    • i forgot to drop the link with the video from Breitbart.


      do note that guns are really good and come in handy for some people.

      • IRS Scandal: Armed Police ‘Escort’ Reporters Through Cincinnati Office

        … According to ABC, an “armed uniform police officer with the Federal Protective Service” “escorted” reporters through the public building. ABC says if the intent wasn’t to “scare off” employees who might talk, “it was the effect.”

        ABC News is also hearing conflicting reports from Cincinnati IRS employees and the IRS Headquarters in Washington. A Washington spokesman told ABC that press queries are “referred to the press office,” but that “people have First Amendment rights, they are entitled to speak.”

        An employee in OH said that is not the case and that staffers have been threatened with their jobs if they are caught talking to the media:

        At the [Cincinnati] IRS office on the fourth floor, a woman who answered the buzzer referred reporters to officials in Washington, though they were not returning very many calls. That staffer also said she was not allowed to speak to anyone – a line that was repeated by agency personnel during the week.

        IRS headquarters in Washington denied that a no-talk rule was official policy because, after all, agency staffers still have a constitutional right to talk to whomever they want. …

        Not so, said IRS folks in Ohio.

        One of them, who asked not be named, told ABC News that security guards did remind employees of the official policy not to talk with the press – a warning cemented by the punch line “or risk losing our jobs.”

        The Obama administration’s Culture of Intimidation knows no bounds, apparently.”

        In the midst of the tornado coverage yesterday evening, the lamestream station I was watching (think it was CBS) broke in with an alleged story from “inside the Cincinnati IRS office.” Except it wasn’t inside, it was an interview with a FORMER employee of that office who didn’t work on those files, anyway. But she, of course, made excuses for the administration, said nobody’s political there, and actually said that people who WANT to believe otherwise will do so. It was a NOTHING story, but seemed exactly like one of those ones ORDERED FROM ABOVE (meaning the WH). They BROKE INTO THE TORNADO COVERAGE for this story that amounted to NOTHING except political spin for the Obama administration. It was so obvious that even my hubby, who’s not into politics, commented about it. Of course, the lamestream who are still in the tank for Barry are happy otherwise to have this tragedy in Oklahoma to cover. Anything except Barry’s hat trick of scandals. And Barry will, of course, go ALL OUT RESPONDING TO THIS TORNADO, although note: He was AWOL when Joplin, MO, was hit. There weren’t three scandals going on at that time, which he wanted to distract from.

  28. Mychal Massie

    I wish he was on the blog roll; a daily dose of hope from one American that calls ’em like he sees ’em.


    • I put it on the blog roll. Let me know if it works. I need to clean that blog roll up. Lots of extraneous stuff there now.

  29. irrelevant?

  30. ehhh Satan?

    the church lady’s brother testifies

    • Speaking of: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_VATICAN_POPE_AND_THE_DEVIL?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-05-21-10-08-39

      The pope and the devil: Is Francis an exorcist?

      Is Pope Francis an exorcist?

      The question has been swirling ever since Francis laid his hands Sunday on the head of a young man after celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Square. The young man heaved deeply a half-dozen times, shook, and he then slumped in his wheelchair as Francis prayed over him.

      The Rev. Giulio Maspero, a Rome-based systematic theologian who has witnessed or participated in more than a dozen exorcisms, says he’s certain that Francis’ prayer on Sunday was either a full-fledged exorcism or a prayer to “liberate” the young man from a demonic possession. He noted that the placement of the pope’s hands on the man’s head was the “typical position” for an exorcist to use.

      “When you witness something like that – for me it was shocking – I could feel the power of prayer,” he said in a phone interview, speaking of his own experiences.

      Maspero said it was particularly symbolic that Francis’ purported exorcism occurred on Pentecost, an important feast day for the church when the faithful believe Jesus’ apostles received the fullness of the Holy Spirit.

      “The Holy Spirit is connected to the exorcism because … it is the manifestation of how God is present among us and in our world,” he said.

      While the Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, sought to tamper suggestions that what occurred was a full-fledged exorcism, he didn’t deny it either, saying merely that Francis hadn’t “intended” to perform one.

      Italian newspapers noted that the late Pope John Paul II performed an exorcism in 1982 – near the same spot where Francis prayed over the young disabled man on Sunday.”

  31. From the story Papoose linked:

    PJM EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Diplomats Report New Benghazi Whistleblowers with Info Devastating to Clinton and Obama

    More whistleblowers will emerge shortly in the escalating Benghazi scandal, according to two former U.S. diplomats who spoke with PJ Media Monday afternoon.

    These whistleblowers, colleagues of the former diplomats, are currently securing legal counsel because they work in areas not fully protected by the Whistleblower law.

    According to the diplomats, what these whistleblowers will say will be at least as explosive as what we have already learned about the scandal, including details about what really transpired in Benghazi that are potentially devastating to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

    The former diplomats inform PJM the new revelations concentrate in two areas — what Ambassador Chris Stevens was actually doing in Benghazi and the pressure put on General Carter Ham, then in command of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and therefore responsible for Libya, not to act to protect jeopardized U.S. personnel.

    Stevens’ mission in Benghazi, they will say, was to buy back Stinger missiles from al-Qaeda groups issued to them by the State Department, not by the CIA. Such a mission would usually be a CIA effort, but the intelligence agency had opposed the idea because of the high risk involved in arming “insurgents” with powerful weapons that endanger civilian aircraft.

    Hillary Clinton still wanted to proceed because, in part, as one of the diplomats said, she wanted “to overthrow Gaddafi on the cheap.”

    This left Stevens in the position of having to clean up the scandalous enterprise when it became clear that the “insurgents” actually were al-Qaeda – indeed, in the view of one of the diplomats, the same group that attacked the consulate and ended up killing Stevens. … “

    • ” … the leaking of General David Petraeus’ affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell was timed to silence the former CIA chief on these matters.

      Regarding General Ham, military contacts of the diplomats tell them that AFRICOM had Special Ops “assets in place that could have come to the aid of the Benghazi consulate immediately (not in six hours).”

      Ham was told by the White House not to send the aid to the trapped men, but Ham decided to disobey and did so anyway, whereupon the White House “called his deputy and had the deputy threaten to relieve Ham of his command.” …”

      Exactly as we suspected from the beginning, based upon what we SAW going on. If the lamestream hadn’t had their heads up Barry’s bum, they’d have SEEN THE LIGHT, too. Note that they conclude their “exclusive” by saying this is all “hearsay”.

    • http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05/20/exclusive-hillary-s-benghazi-scapegoat-speaks-out.html

      Exclusive: Hillary’s Benghazi ‘Scapegoat’ Speaks Out

      Raymond Maxwell, the only official at the State Department’s bureau of Near Eastern Affairs to lose his job after the attacks, tells Josh Rogin that he’s been scapegoated by Hillary Clinton’s team.

      Following the attack in Benghazi, senior State Department officials close to Hillary Clinton ordered the removal of a mid-level official who had no role in security decisions and has never been told the charges against him. He is now accusing Clinton’s team of scapegoating him for the failures that led to the death of four Americans last year.

      Raymond Maxwell was placed on forced “administrative leave” after the State Department’s own internal investigation, conducted by an Administrative Review Board (ARB) led by former State Department official Tom Pickering. Five months after he was told to clean out his desk and leave the building, Maxwell remains in professional and legal limbo, having been associated publicly with the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American for reasons that remain unclear.

      Maxwell, who served as deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs from August 2011 until his removal last December, following tours in Iraq and Syria, spoke publicly for the first time in an exclusive interview with The Daily Beast.

      “The overall goal is to restore my honor,” said Maxwell, who has now filed grievances regarding his treatment with the State Department’s human resources bureau and the American Foreign Service Association, which represents the interests of foreign-service officers. The other three officials placed on leave were in the diplomatic security bureau, leaving Maxwell as the only official in the bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), which had responsibility for Libya, to lose his job.

      I had no involvement to any degree with decisions on security and the funding of security at our diplomatic mission in Benghazi,” he said. …”

      • ” … The decision to place Maxwell on administrative leave was made by Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills, according to three State Department officials with direct knowledge of the events. On the day after the unclassified version of the ARB’s report was released in December, Mills called Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Beth Jones and directed her to have Maxwell leave his job immediately. …”

        Cheryl Mills!

  32. http://news.yahoo.com/former-irs-chief-cant-targeting-happened-145012244.html;_ylt=ApoyUplC8wxRwdHbykujcSUJVux_;_ylu=X3oDMTI5dGQ1NDczBG1pdANBVFQgMyBTdG9yeSBKdW1ib3Ryb24gSG9tZSBDYWNoZWQEcG9zAzkEc2VjA01lZGlhQXR0V2lkZ2V0cm9uQXNzZW1ibHk-;_ylg=X3oDMTFkcW51ZGliBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3BtaA–;_ylv=3

    Former IRS chief: Can’t say how targeting happened

    The man who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was giving extra scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status told Congress on Tuesday that he knew little about what was happening while he was still commissioner.

    Douglas Shulman, who vacated his position last November when his five-year term expired, told the Senate Finance Committee he didn’t learn all the facts until he read last week’s report by a Treasury inspector general confirming the targeting strategy.

    In his first public remarks since the story broke, Shulman said: “I agree this is an issue that when someone spotted it, they should have brought it up the chain. And they didn’t. I don’t know why.” …

    He said that at that time, he learned that IRS workers were using a list to help decide which groups seeking tax-exempt status should get special attention and knew the term “tea party” was on that list. But he said he didn’t know what other words were on that list or the scope and severity of the activity.

    He said he took what he thought were the proper steps — making sure the inspector general was looking into the situation.

    I was dismayed and I was saddened” to read the about the details of the targeting in the inspector general’s report, Shulman said. …

    For more than a year, from 2011 through the 2012 election, members of Congress repeatedly asked Shulman about complaints from tea party groups that they were being harassed by the IRS.

    Shulman’s responses, usually relayed by a deputy, did not acknowledge that agents had ever targeted tea party groups for special scrutiny. At a congressional hearing March 22, 2012, Shulman was adamant in his denials.

    There’s absolutely no targeting. This is the kind of back and forth that happens to people” who apply for tax-exempt status, Shulman said at the House Ways and Means subcommittee hearing. …”

    This is the pattern for this administration. They “adamantly” deny something and then later on, say they didn’t know the facts. If they don’t know, then how can they possibly adamantly deny what’s happening? Another case of implausible deniability. He didn’t WANT to know.

    So they all know “nussing.” That’s how it’s going to go.

    • Does not matter if he can say how it started — he did not reverse it; did not stop it; did not whistleblow it….all worse than the mere knowledge of who started it.

      • I know. He’s so phony. How can he say, with a straight face, that he didn’t know how serious it was? After all, they wrote him letters to complain and called him up to Congress to explain. You mean to say that they expect us to believe that before going to Congress to testify about something, they don’t first look into the FACTS of the situation? If not, then they’re all useless and incompetent and one wonders WHY we pay for ANY upper management people in Obama’s administration. Obviously, they do NOTHING except collect their bloated paychecks. If they’re NOT responsible for supervision and policy making, then what IS their job, exactly? Why do We the People PAY THEM?

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