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Congressman Cummings Hated the IRS Before Obama, Suddenly He Loves It

June 29, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, IRS, Liberals, Maryland, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In a perfect example of the partisan lies uttered by Democrats, back in 1998 and ’99, Congressman Elijah Cummings (D, MD) was quoted ripping the IRS every way but Sunday. He hated the agency and thought it a corrupt mess. But now that Obama is in charge and his IRS is under suspicion of criminality, suddenly Cummings is singing the IRS’ praises.

Back in the 90s, Cummings was caught by the IRS with tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes. He was also mired in major financial improprieties.

Back in 1997, Cummings was telling the media that the agency was a threat to the people and said that the IRS was a “horror story” to the rest of us..
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Obama Gives IRS, Obamacare Employees BIG Raises While Americans Lose Jobs

April 23, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Capitalism, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, IRS, Jobs, Liberals, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

So, if you work for a federal agency that engages in illicit attacks on political opponents in obvious violation of the spirit of the U.S. Constitution or you work for the agency responsible for the disastrous rollout of the President’s take over of our national healthcare system, what do you get? Fired? A cut in pay? A stern letter of rebuke, even? Nope in Obamaland you get BIG raises!

Employees at both the IRS and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have been awarded huge raises driving up the payroll costs to the two departments by multiple millions of dollars. This despite the massive failures and crimes committed by these people.

In the case of the Obamacare workers, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is the department directly responsible for implementing the failed Obamacare system. Yet, despite months of failures and despite that the website still doesn’t work right, Obama was happy to give all his CMS folks big raises.
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‘Enemies of the State': Fox News to Air Repot on Gov’t Harassment

April 4, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Cable, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Fox News, Free Speech, Freedom, GOP, Government Corruption, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Liberty, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Regulation, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Without a doubt Obama’s government is constantly whipping up hatred for anyone who disagrees with the liberal line. So, at 10PM Eastern on Saturday, April 5, Fox is airing FOX News Reporting: Enemies of the State to expound on this anti-free speech crusade being perpetrated by people and entities ranging from President Obama, Senate Democrat leader Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, to the NSA and the IRS and others on the left-wing of the American political sphere.

The one-hour special will be hosted by FNC’s Jon Scott and will focus on Americans who have found themselves in the crosshairs of their own government. During the program, Scott will be joined by FNC senior national correspondent John Roberts and co-anchor of America’s News HQ Greg Jarrett to investigate four issues where private citizens found themselves in battles against the government.
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Catherine Engelbrecht’s Testimony at House of Representatives Hearing on IRS Targeting

February 9, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, IRS, Liberals, President, Progressives, Regulation, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Engelbrecht is the chief of True The Vote, a voter integrity project based in Houston, Texas.

Transcript

CATHERINE ENGELBRECHT, TRUE THE VOTE: Good morning Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee. My name is Catherine Engelbrecht. I am the Chairwoman of True the Vote, a nonprofit election integrity organization; the Founder of King Street Patriots, a citizen-led liberty group; and President of Engelbrecht Manufacturing.

Thank you for this opportunity to share my story with you today, though at the outset it must be said that it is a story with a central theme shared by countless thousands of other Americans who haven’t yet been heard from, though I pray they will be. It must be made publicly known that across this country citizens just like me are being targeted by an administration willing to take any action necessary to silence opposition.
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Obama’s IRS Is Now Targeting Sarah Palin’s Father, Old Media Ignores

January 16, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Censorship, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Regulation, Sarah Palin, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston


Sarah Palin’s Father Chuck Heath, Dr. (left) and brother Chuck Heath, Jr. (right).

Sarah Palin’s father, Chuck Heath, Sr., is being harassed by the IRS. And yet, the Old Media complex is not saying a word about this story. Imagine that.

On his Facebook page, Sarah’s brother, Chuck Heath, Jr., posted that his father is battling the IRS.

“Coincidence? You decide,” Mr. Heath writes.
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Sign Up for Obamacare or Go to Jail!!

January 7, 2014 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Insurance, IRS, Liberals, Obamacare, President, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Fox News’ Judge Napolitano recently had some important warnings about President Obama’s takeover of our national healthcare system. Firstly it isn’t healthcare, it’s a tax and secondly be prepared to go to jail if you don’t pay your Obamacare tax.

First of all–and it really isn’t noted enough–Obamacare was OKayed by the Supreme Court of the United States not because it is a “healthcare law” and not because it is “insurance,” but because Obama told the court it was a “tax.” So, Obamacre is not healthcare at all. It is merely just another big government tax hike.

Because Obamacare is a tax hike, it can be treated like any other tax. And who collects those taxes? The IRS? And what sort of power does the IRS have? It has the power to kick down your door with armed forces, it has the power to confiscate your bank accounts, it has the power to detain you, and it has the power to put you in jail if you do not do everything it tells you to do.
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Obama Claims There Was No IRS Scandal, It Was All a Media-Made Lie

December 8, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, IRS, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

After it was uncovered that hundreds of conservative groups were targeted for harassment by Obama and his IRS thugs, the president acted as if he was going to “look into” the crimes. Now, in his softball interview with slobbering fan Chris Matthews, Obama is ready to pronounce his stance on the harassment. There is no scandal, he says, nothing wrong was done.

In fact, not only was there nothing going on at the IRS but the whole scandal was a fiction drummed up by the media! Yeah, HIS slavish media was lying about him. If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you.
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Police State: EPA Raids in Alaska Exposes Heavily Armed Federal Agencies

September 19, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Congress, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, EPA, Ethics, FBI, Government, Guns, IRS, Liberals, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

We’ve talked about the police state that is being built right under our very noses many times. But a recent raid on Alaska mines by the EPA is proof once again that far too many government agencies have para-military, heavily armed divisions. And they need to be curtailed.

Did you know that 40 federals agencies have 120,000 full-time agents that are allowed to carry guns?

Did you know the Library of Congress and the Federal Reserve Board have armed divisions?

Why do librarians and bankers need to have SWAT-styled divisions with automatic rifles, body armor, and armored assault vehicles? They all do, you know?
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Obama Administration Now Harassing the American Legion With IRS Intimidation

September 2, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, IRS, Liberals, Military, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Veterans, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

The next evil patriotic American group that Obama is using the IRS to intimidate is that well-known, dangerous organization going by the nefarious name the American Legion, the veteran’s group that has been around since WWI.

The American Legion was founded in 1919 after the so-called “war to end all wars” (which sadly didn’t turn out to be what the sobriquet promised) by American veterans who returned from fighting “over there.” Its legion halls have for years served as a place of comfort for veterans, a place where they could go to feel welcome and associate with others who had been in the military–those who know what it’s like.

But, now Obama is targeting them like one would the sort of organization one would want to intimidate and destroy, just as he has with Tea Party groups and other conservatives.
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Democrats Want to Give the IRS Even More $$ in Budget!

July 30, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, IRS, Liberals, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Even after the IRS has proven to be a tool of the left-wing attack machine instead of merely being a non-partisan taxing agency like it should be, after we’ve all learned that the IRS is a giant bottomless pit of wasteful spending, and after we’ve learned that the IRS has essentially become a satellite office of the Obama perpetual campaign machine, NOW we fid out that the Democrats want to make the IRS budget even bigger!

Well, I guess it makes perfect sense since it is the Democrat Party using the IRS like a part of its war machine aimed against the business sector, Republicans and the Tea Party, right?

So, according to The Hill newspaper, Democrats are pushing a Financial Services subcommittee bill to raise IRS funding to $12.07 billion. This is an increase of 276.6 million buckaroos.
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WashPost’s Sargent: IRS Scandal is ‘Fever Swamp’ Stuff

June 26, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Newspapers, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston, Washington Post | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Greg Sargent of The Washington Post has decided that any worries over the IRS intimidation tactics that have gotten the county so riled up is nothing but “fever swamp” nonsense.

In his June 21 post at The Plum Line, Sargent has declared the IRS scandal over. In fact, it is nothing but Republican foolishness.

Despite the very fact that the IRS has admitted that it had, indeed, targeted Obama’s critics unfairly in a purely political action, despite disclaimers of coordination even though the heads of the IRS have visited the White House hundreds of times, and despite the reports from whistleblowers that the intimidation tactics and polices came from Washington, Sargent has declared it all a myth. Move along. Nothing to see here.
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Report: Top IRS Aides Visited White House 300 Times

June 24, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, IRS, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | 3 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Last month many were questioning why Internal Revenue Service chief Douglas Shulman had visited the White House so often. Now, despite claims that there was no coordination between the White House and the IRS, a new report indicates that Shulman’s top aide visited the President’s residence perhaps as often as 300 times.

In May after news broke that the IRS had intimidated conservative and Tea Party groups trying to obtain an official tax status, reporters began to look into the activities of IRS chief Douglas Shulman. It wasn’t long before news emerged that Shulman appears on the White House visitor logs nearly 200 times.

This high number of visits occurred despite that the fact that both Shulman and President Obama claimed to have no knowledge of the IRS intimidation tactics. Both also said there was no coordination between the IRS and the White House.

Officials at the IRS and President Obama still maintain that there was no coordination between the White House and the IRS, of course, but this latest revelation makes that still harder to believe.
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GAO: IRS Could Tax ‘Virtual Currencies’

June 21, 2013 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Inernet, IRS, Liberals, President, Taxes, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) warns that the Internal Revenue Service should do more to warn taxpayers that they could have some tax liability over their holdings in Internet-based “virtual currencies” like Linden Dollars or Bitcoins.

On May 15, the GAO released a report ordered by the Senate Committee on Finance entitled, “Virtual Economies and Currencies.”

“Transactions within virtual economies or using virtual currencies could produce taxable income in various ways, depending on the facts and circumstances of each transaction,” the report warns.

The GAO points out that online currencies that exist only within a certain program–like the “cash” used to buy weapons and items in video games–are not taxable if those currencies exist solely within their lone environment. But other online, “virtual currencies” are a bit less “virtual” in that they can be traded offline and used to purchase real things or can even be converted to U.S. dollars using various third party trading systems.

The latter, the GAO report states, could “pose various tax compliance risks.”
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Politico Uses Glenn Beck Against GOP On IRS Protest

June 20, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Glenn Beck, GOP, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

For Politico, the news about the hundreds of Tea Party protestors in Washington DC on Wednesday, June 19, wasn’t so much about why the protesters were upset, but how it affected the “bipartisan approach” to the House IRS probe. And Politico seemed to blame Glenn Beck for the strain.

Politico reported that hundreds of Tea Party supporters took to the U.S. Capitol lawn Wednesday to protest the IRS in a rally sponsored by conservative activist and radio host Glenn Beck, but the Internet newser quickly turned its attention away from the protests and to the House Ways and Means Committee’s IRS probe.

Politico reported that Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) was one of those invited by Beck to address the protest and this, they worried, would “upend the bipartisan approach” to the IRS probe.
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IRS To Hire ‘Diversity and Inclusion Specialist’ At $123,758 Salary

June 18, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, IRS, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

After repeated scandals, the IRS is looking to hire a new “Diversity and Inclusion Specialist” and is offering a generous $123,758 annual salary plus benefits.

The opening was announced on June 11 and will be advertised until June 24.

According to the description this “diversity” officer will “serve as a change agent to provide strategies, solutions, training, tools, resources and thought leadership on diversity and foster inclusion” as well as “build internal awareness” in the IRS.

This officer will be tasked with hearing and resolving complaints from employees and to “effect minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands.” The new position will also assist in creating employee training programs.
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Big Three Networks Have Stopped Reporting on IRS Scandal

June 17, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, ABC, Barack Obama, CBS, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, IRS, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, NBC, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Apparently the Big Three TV networks have decided that the IRS intimidation scandal is over and it seems that reporting on the issue has disappeared from the airwaves.

When the story first broke after IRS official Lois Lerner admitted that the taxing agency had unfairly targeted conservatives and Tea Party groups seeking a tax status, the Big Three jumped into the story with both feet. But now, only a month later, coverage of the matter has slowed to a trickle.

A new review by the Media Research Center of the first month of coverage of the IRS scandal shows that three quarters of the stories hit in the first two weeks after the news broke.

MRC analysts reviewed each of the morning and evening newscasts on ABC, CBS and NBC from May 10 through June 12 (ABC’s World News, Good Morning America, CBS’s Evening News and This Morning, and NBC’s Nightly News and Today show), and found 127 full stories, interviews or anchor briefs that focused on the IRS scandal. Analysts determined that 76 percent of the IRS stories were aired within the first two weeks, while 24 percent of the stories arrived in the latter period, a huge drop-off.

MRC found that CBS hit the story the most (49 stories), while NBC came in second (at 44), with ABC brining up the tail (with 34).

Finally, during the week of June 10, only one mention of the scandal was heard anywhere on network TV.
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Report: Obama Won’t Fire Holder

June 8, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Associated Press, Barack Obama, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Eric Holder, Ethics, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Calls have been coming from all across the political spectrum for President Obama to fire U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. But some reports now are presuming that Obama simply won’t do it and that AG Holder will weather yet another firestorm of controversy.

On June 5, The Hill noted that “dark skies” are getting brighter for Holder and that Holder will “survive the latest storm threatening his tenure.”

For evidence, the Washington-based paper pointed out the fact that Eric Holder was right there this week when President Obama put forth three new nominations for federal judgeships, a sort of thumb to the eye of Holders detractors. The White House also reiterated its support of the embattled Holder showing that there doesn’t seem to be any urgency to dump the AG.

The Hill’s analysis seems to echo what Politico wrote some weeks ago when they proclaimed Eric Holder to be untouchable.
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IRS Spent $50 Million in Two Years on ‘Conferences’

June 4, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, IRS, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A report to be released on Tuesday investigating expenditures by the Internal Revenue Service will reveal that $50 million was lavished on some 220 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012.

In one case alone, the report finds that the IRS spent $4 million on a conference for 2,600 IRS employees held in Anaheim, California in August of 2010.

According to Rep. Darrell Issa (R, CA) this is an “abuse of taxpayer dollars.”

The website of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee reports that, “contrary to established government contracting practices, the outside event planners did not negotiate lower room rates and instead focused on ‘perks’ for IRS employees. Several IRS employees stayed in presidential suites, which rate at $1,500-$3,500 per night. Moreover, 15 outside speakers were paid $135,000 – including one speaker who lectured on “leadership through art” for $17,000.”
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Obama Solutions: ‘Rogue IRS Agent’ Promoted

June 3, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, Government, IRS, Liberals, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Instead of being reprimanded, one of the so-called “rogue” operatives at the Cincinnati IRS office is getting a big promotion.

Expressing his “anger” in May when the IRS targeting scandal broke, President Obama promised to “hold the responsible parties accountable” at the IRS. On the heels of that claim, Obama’s IRS chief called the guilty IRS operatives “rogue” employees.

From such rhetoric one might expect heads to roll at the IRS.

Yet, now, one of those “rogue” IRS officials, Exempt Organization Specialist Stephen Seok , is getting a new job. Instead of a mere department specialist, now Seok is being promoted to “supervisor IRS agent.”
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Victims of Obama’s Government: Catherine’s Story

May 29, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, IRS, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Just another victim of Obama’s tyranny…


Propaganda: NPR Incorrectly Claims IRS Has Nothing to do With Obamacare

May 28, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Health, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, NPR, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

During the May 22 broadcast of National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation,” host Neil Conan repeatedly contradicted a guest by claiming that the IRS has nothing at all to do with Obamacare. NPR’s Conan is, of course, completely incorrect. The IRS is up to it’s Tea Party harassing neck in Obamacare.

The guest Conan contradicted was Kellyanne Conway, a Republican strategist and pollster. Conway was on to discuss the various scandals in which Obama is mired and close to the end of her segment she questioned how the American people can trust the IRS to implement Obamacare.

Conan initially pressed her on the claim saying that she must have “misspoken.”

“And I think you may have misspoken earlier, Kellyanne Conway, about the IRS and its role in health care,” the host claimed. “It is responsible for collecting the fine if somebody does not get healthcare, it’s not responsible whether somebody gets healthcare or not.”
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New York Times: IRS Scandal Ignored Because of Rush Limbaugh

May 25, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Ethics, Government, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, New York City, Newspapers, Policy, President, Progressives, Radio, Rush Limbaugh, Taxes, The New York Times, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

There has been much speculation in the media on why Obama’s current scandal of the IRS targeting conservative groups for attack didn’t come out last year when the initial flurry of reportage on the incident was seen. Well, The New York Times thinks it has the answer: it was Rush Limbaugh’s fault.

When the IRS finally admitted these last few weeks that it had, indeed, unfairly targeted conservative groups–most especially during the 2012 election cycle–many pointed out that this targeting was being complained about for some time. But why did the scandal just break big now, in May of 2013, when stories about it go back several years?

The paper of record pondered this very question in a May 21 piece by Michael D. Shear that places the blame on Limbaugh. It’s all because of “slutgate,” Shear claims.

The Times points out that in March of 2012, Representative Charles Boustany, Jr. (R, LA) held a hearing on the IRS targeting but the story got little traction. Shear quotes several parties to the effect that it was a “dog-bites-man story” in that the media wasn’t interested in talking about Tea Party groups complaining about the IRS.

So, what stories did hold the media’s attention during Boustany’s 2012 hearing? Rush Limbaugh’s media manufactured “slutgate.”

It was during the first week of March that Rush Limbaugh ridiculed abortion mill supporter Sandra Fluke for being a “slut” because she wanted the U.S. government to pay for her contraception.

The media, of course, went into a feeding frenzy on “slutgate” to the point that Rush eventually apologized for his over-the-top characterization of the abortionist. It was all the media could talk about at the time.
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Nancy Pelousie: An Example of the Stupidity & Lies One Must Perpetrate to be a Democrat

May 24, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, IRS, Liberals, Nancy Pelosi, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

There are dozens of examples every day of the lack of logic, ignorance of facts, downright dishonesty, and stupidity one must employ to be a Democrat in America, but today we must focus on a particular example of lunacy perpetrated upon the public by the loud-mouthed, dull witted former Speaker of the House, “San Fran” Nancy Pelosi.

This lying sack of botox was giving one of her signature pressers in which one gets lies, spin, and nonsense instead of information when she was asked about the current IRS scandal by one of the lapdog, left-wing media.

Curiously, the reporter asked San Fran Pelousie a real question:
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WaPo/ABC Poll: Obama Lying About Benghazi, IRS Targeting ‘Inappropriate,’ Media Still Distrusted

May 23, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, ABC, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Ethics, GOP, Government, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Libya, Media, Media Bias, Newspapers, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston, Washington Post | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A new poll conducted jointly by The Washington Post and ABC News revealed some interesting trends. Among other findings, more Americans feel that Obama and his administration are lying about Benghazi, a majority feel that the IRS acted inappropriately by targeting conservative groups, and the media is still distrusted with a majority feeling that the Justice Department’s seizure of the AP’s phone records was justified. Despite all this disapproval, Obama’s approval rating is still just over 50 percent positive.

An important metric in the ABC/WashPost poll was the question of whether or not government is doing more to protect or threaten our rights. 54% felt that the government had become a threat to our rights while only 34% said that the government was acting properly to protect our rights. The American people’s faith in government is at low ebb.

This distrust is echoed when the poll turned to the specific cases of Benghazi and the IRS.

55% said that they feel that Obama is trying to cover up what happened during the terror attacks on our facilities in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012. Only 33% felt he was honestly disclosing what he knew.
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The Conservative Hispanic Society: IRS Targeted Us Too

May 23, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Hispanics, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Race, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Conservative Hispanic Society has joined the growing list of conservative groups that feel that they, too, were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service in its recent campaign of harassment. In a statement, CHS is “expressing outrage” over what it feels is Obama’s “infiltration of every aspect of our government.”

In a statement the Conservative Hispanic Society, a group that represents “traditional Hispanic values,” expressed its outrage at the Obama administration’s targeting of conservative Hispanic groups.

CHS feels that they’ve been targeted for a slowed down approval process.
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Joe Scarborough: This IRS Scandal Sure Hurts My Anti-Gun, Let’s Trust Government Argument

May 19, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Founders, Government, Gun Control, Guns, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

MSNBC’s Morning Joe host, Joe Scarborough, is nearly apoplectic over the recent IRS admission that it used the power of its office to intimidate conservative groups throughout Obama’s presidency. Not necessarily because the IRS was acting so poorly, but because the scandal hurts his anti-gun argument.

During the recent debate over gun control in the Senate, Scarborough was a big booster of the Toomey/Manchin gun bill.

One of the arguments against the two Senators’ bill was that expanded background checks would likely lead to an un-Constitutional gun registry. Opponents maintained that the government wasn’t trustworthy enough not to misuse the information that would be gleaned from universal background checks.

In April Scarborough called anyone that opposed his support of the Toomey/Manchin bill an “extremist.”

This week, after the current IRS scandal hit the news, Scarborough is changing his tune albeit if only slightly.
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Fox News’ Eric Bolling: ‘I Was Audited by IRS’ After Criticizing Obama

May 18, 2013 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Fox News, Government, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

During the May 14 broadcast of Fox News’ “The Five,” panel member Eric Bolling announced that he feels he was audited by the IRS after criticizing President Obama.

As Bolling told the panel, “[In] 2011, I was pretty vocal against four more years of President Obama & I don t know if it s coincidence or not but I did get an IRS audit in 2012 for my 2011 tax returns. I m not sure if there’s any correlation.”

Andrea Tantaros chimed in saying, “It’s the Chicago way. [Obama] said he would change D.C. and the way they do business. Boy, has he ever.”

On Thursday, May 16, Obama demurred from appointing a special prosecutor to look into the growing IRS scandal saying that he thought the current internal investigations he’s proposed would suffice.

“I think it s going to be sufficient for us to work with Congress–they ve got a bunch of committees. Attorney General Holder announced a criminal investigation of what happened,” the President said during a joint press conference with Turkey s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoan.
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52 Media Orgs Sign Letter of Complaint to Eric Holder

May 17, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Associated Press, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Regulation, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The journalist group Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has penned a letter of complaint to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder after revelations that the Dept. of Justice obtained the phone records of some 100 reporters from the Associated Press.

The letter informs Holder that the group was “stunned” to learn of the DOJ’s actions against the Associated Press and notes that none of them could “remember an instance where such an overreaching dragnet for news gathering materials was deployed by the Department.”

“The scope of this action calls into question the very integrity of Department of Justice policies toward the press and its ability to balance, on its own, its police powers against the First Amendment rights of the news media and the public’s interest in reporting on all manner of government conduct, including matters touching on national security which lie at the heart of this case,” the letter states.

The letter continues to outline the legal implications, processes, and the law governing the DOJ’s requests for such records and ends by demanding that the Dept. of Justice “immediately return the telephone toll records obtained and destroy all copies” it holds.

The letter ends with a few final demands.
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John Yoo: Obama Created This ‘Leak-Happy’ Washington to Destroy Bush

May 17, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, George W. Bush, IRS, Liberals, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Former Bush operative John Yoo has said that President Obama is now reaping the whirlwind of a “leak-happy world” that he and his colleagues created to destroy George W. Bush’s administration and is ruefully amused that they are finding the whole thing suddenly distasteful.

In a statement, Yoo, who as the deputy assistant attorney general in Bush’s Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department, asserted that this most recent scandal of the Dept. of Justice secretly obtaining the phone records of scores of reporters at the Associated Press, “shows that this administration cares far more about power than political and civil liberty.”

“It has intruded on the freedom of the press in ways that the allegedly power-hungry Bush Administration would never have dreamed,” Yoo said.
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Obama Has ‘No Knowledge’ of ANY of These Scandals? What DOES He Know?

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under ABC, Anti-Americanism, Associated Press, Barack Obama, CBS, CNN, Congress, Conservatives, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Fox News, GOP, Government, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, NBC, NPR, President, Progressives, Reuters, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Obama and his flapping-mouthed flacks keep saying with each new scandal that President Obama had “no knowledge” of any of these scandals. They claim that others are responsible and he is innocent.

He didn’t know about Benghazi, he didn’t know about the IRS’ attacks on Tea Party groups, he didn’t know of the DOJ’s violation of freedom of the press, he didn’t know… well, apparently he didn’t know of anything.

So… then… what DOES he know? About ANYTHING?

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