Tag Archives: IRS scandal

Of Smidgens and Stool Pigeons

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Barack Obama on the IRS targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups for partisan political gain:

There were some bone-headed decisions. …

Not even mass corruption — not even a smidgen of corruption. [emphasis added to quotes]

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IRS Required by Federal Judge to Explain Under Oath Where Lois Lerner’s Email Went

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Is this the beginning of the unraveling of the IRS scandal?  Finally someone takes the side of the People.  The IRS must explain under oath how it “lost” Lois Lerner’s email. In addition, a federal judge has appointed a “federal magistrate” to investigate whether any of her email can be recovered. Continue reading

The IRS Is Not Off the Hook

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Acting IRS commissioner Danny Werfel, whose surname, quite appropriately, means “whirl” in German (my first thought was that it meant weasel) has engaged in an awful lot of whirling for the Obama administration recently.  As much as Werfel and whiteAfrican-American-who-identifies-as-black Barack Obama would like the IRS scandal to disappear, it’s not going anywhere, thanks to our representatives in Congress.

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IRSgate: Shuffling Off to Shame

© Miri WTPOTUS June 3, 2013

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There they are!  Our employees, doing the Cupid Shuffle.  The IRS reportedly spent $50 MILLION on 220 conferences between 2010 and 2012:  That’s a couple of conferences per week, averaging several thousand dollars per conference.  This, in a time of austerity, when critical employees like air traffic controllers are being furloughed to save money.  What hubris!  What waste!

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Our Geography Challenged President (Open Thread)

Is geography one of those subjects that’s getting short shrift in President Obama’s “Common Core” curriculum?  Obama himself needs a refresher course.  Continue reading

IRSgate: Nobody Knows Anything (Open Thread)

© Miri WTPOTUS May 22, 2013

Barack ObamaThe outrage at the IRS continues.  By now, nearly everyone knows that Tea Party, 9/12, “patriot”, and other conservative groups, including religious groups, were specifically targeted by the IRS, after Obama and his party were “shellacked” (by the Tea Party) in the 2010 election and after the Supreme Court issued the Citizens United decision, affirming that such groups have free speech rights under the U.S. Constitution.  Continue reading

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.  Continue reading