The IRS Has Fudge Leaking From Their Mouth

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Your IRS hard at work

 

When my sons were younger we used to go to my sisters for Thanksgiving. Now, my sister would make some ass-kicking fudge for Thanksgiving. We looked forward to it. Aunt Kimmie’s fudge. Oh yeah.

So, this particular year, Josh, my oldest, about 3-4, talking pretty well, and we go to Aunt Kimmies. Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, we’re sitting in the living room watching TV, and Josh is missing. His Mom calls out for him, “Joshua, where are you?” So Josh comes walking into the living room, little pretty toe-head, and his checks are bulging. BULGING. His Mom asks him “Josh, have you been into the fudge?” He shakes his head “no” and murmurs “nuh-uh” without parting his lips. Meanwhile, fudge is starting to leak from the corners of his mouth. As we start to cover our mouths from laughing, his Mom says “Are you sure?” He shakes his head “yes,” murmurs “yuh-huh” while chocolate fudge is starting to stream from the corners of his mouth. His mom got up to take care of it and I rolled of the couch in full hysterical laughter, one of those situations where the comedy rolls over any discipline required.

So let’s just be clear, because it seems no one knows this. (Perhaps it’s because the media’s not reporting it?) There’s no question the IRS targeted conservative groups. If you’re not aware, read the Inspector General for Tax Administration Report” linked here. It’s not a debate, it happened. I’m still amazed how many people don’t know this. To me, that fact should make this issue non-political. The most powerful bureaucracy in the United States targeted groups based on political affiliation. Politicians, regardless of their side, should be willing to find out what happened in support of the American people. That ain’t happening. And if you don’t care about that simply because you belong in the other group, you’re an idiot with no clear idea about the United States. Stop reading and go back to your idiot life.

So, I watched CNN this morning to see how long it would take for them to mention the Senate hearings on the IRS scandal. After 45 minutes I had to stop and go to work. You know, pay taxes.

So I looked on their website to see if I could read about it. The only article they had was an editorial titled “Top IRS official beats back Republican barrage.” The IRS is cheating and lying, and CNN calls it a Republican barrage. Oh my God.

So, now the questions are; who did what? Who knew about it? How high did it go?

Well, the IRS has fudge leaking from their mouth. While they shake their head “no” fudge is pouring from the corners. Lerner takes the fifth, twice.

Ok, she can take the fifth, let’s just get her e-mail. When e-mails are requested, they gasp and say, “nuh-uh,” they’re gone. Oh, you’re naughty, you’ve got fudge streaming down your face.

Do you believe this? Are you ok with the IRS lying about what they’re doing? If you are you should be ashamed of yourself. Wrong is wrong, there comes a time when politics has to play backseat. Nixon had to go.

During Senate testimony, David Ferriero, Archivist of the U.S., said when pressed of the IRS “”They did not follow the law.” Which, to most people, means “They broke the law.”

In case you didn’t watch any of the Senate hearings, which I did, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen acted like a smarmy idiot who had no intention of answering any questions honestly. He told the committee “All the emails we have will be provided. I did not say I would provide you emails that disappeared. If you have a magical way for me to do that I’d be happy to know about it.” He added, “I never said I would provide you emails we didn’t have.”

In other words, he’s saying I’m not going to mention emails that have disappeared, these are the only ones we have. Apparently Koskinen went to the Clinton school of testimony. He’s a liar. He needed taken out, slapped around by the Macho Man, (RIP) and be told to go back in and try to tell the truth. You’ve got fudge running down your face, John. You’re a public servant, you ass. The IRS is supposed to be apolitical. This is about taxes and you’ve shown no effort to show any accountability. None. Unbelievable. (Koskinen, in case you’re wondering, is a Democrat who’s made huge donations to the Democratic party. I’m not sure whether you needed me to say that, but there it is).

Are you tracking with this? I’m not a lawyer, but I know liars when I see them.

The media, and Obama supporters, better wise up. This can’t stand. Fix it before it turns on you.

Regardless of your politics, the IRS is lying to us. One of the worst organizations that could lie to us, is lying to us.

 

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/06/23/watch-gowdy-slams-koskinen-for-claiming-no-criminal-actions-at-irs/

 

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/06/24/irs-commissioner-to-issa-i-did-not-say-i-would-provide-you-emails-that-disappeared/

 

 

Scandals? Nope, move along now, nothing to see here.

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Move along, now, nothing to see here. Gonna nip this in the bud!

There are a few issues going on in our country now. A whole lot, actually, but three big ones, specifically.  I’m sure you’ve heard of them.

  • Benghazi
  • The IRS scandal
  • The NSA Scandal and security leaks

These issues are not uncomplicated. Associated with these issues are reports of facts suppressed over the Benghazi incident and a continuing unraveling of the IRS scandal.  After it was initially reported that it only occurred in the Cincinnati office, it’s been tied back to Washington.

Regarding the NSA incident, James Clapper, the Director of the National Intelligence, recently apologized to Congress for giving a “clearly erroneous” answer to a question regarding the governments collecting data on Americans. To interpret, a “clearly erroneous” answer to a question is what my mother would have called a lie. Yep, I’m going to remember that “clearly erroneous” phrase.

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James “Clearly Erroneous” Clapper. That is not his sexting name.

This post is not about these issues, specifically, but about the administration’s current response to them.

However, um, in the words of Ron Burgundy, these things are “kind of a big deal.” Yet, apparently our current administration doesn’t think so.

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Let’s be clear. These issues are this big. Let’s get to the really important stuff, which is….something other than this.

In a press conference last week, and in a TV interview with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, Jay Carney said these issues were “Phony scandals” and “Fake scandals.”  When called out on those comments by Scarborough, Carney’s response was essentially, “The President has appointed someone to take care of it and we should move on.”

Apparently, this is going to be the administration’s response to how they are going to handle these issues that are plaguing their administration, and our country.

With everything that’s going on, Obama has decided to go on a campaign tour about the economy.   As part of his address, he said “”With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball.”  It’s honestly hard to believe that this is what he said.

The self-professed most transparent administration in history has decided “there’s nothing to see here.”

Jay Carney and Joe Scarborough

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qZdnV4oWNc

“Clearly Erroneous” Clapper

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/07/james-clapper-apologizes-to-congress-for-clearly-erroneous-testimony/

Obama comments on phony scandal

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/07/27/obama-i-wont-twiddle-my-thumbs-waiting-for-gop/?hpt=po_c1

Who are you and what did you do with our congress?

Shhh... or I'll introduce to some of my little friends.

Shhh… or I’ll introduce to some of my little friends.

What a difference a crisis makes.

As some of you may know I am a C-Spanaholic.  There are three glorious channels now.  The Senate is on C-Span, the House on C-Span 2, and any special committee meeting usually ends up on C-Span 3.  Zero commercials.  It’s freaking awesome.  Well, that might be an over-statement, but probably not.

Anyway, it was on C-Span 3 that our body of ineptitude, aka the Senate, showcased their inability to ask one meaningful or probing question during the throw down with Hillary Clinton over the events in Benghazi.  She then dashed over to C-Span 2 for a round with the gang who couldn’t shoot straight, aka the House of Representatives.  The regaled her with equal doses of false praise and righteous indignation.  I leave you to figure out which side dispensed which meaningless emotion.

S0 it was really for some amusing lunch theater that I turned on C-Span 3 to catch Congressman Darrell Issa (R) California, chair a bi-partisan committee meeting which would be looking into the IRS scandal Tony and I talked about on the last podcast.

At first I thought I had turned on the wrong channel.  Can’t be, it’s programed into my favorites.  Maybe a solar flare was messing with the channel lineup.  Whatever was going on, I could not find the usual clown car of American Politics that is our representative body.  Instead what I saw, what I heard, was representative after representative, republican and democrat, asking cogent, probing questions; civil in tone, laced with verbiage for quality follow up questions.

So stunned, I almost choked on my sarsaparilla, almost spat out my mint julep.

It really was hard to believe.  Especially given their history of mucking up things like this. I can only imagine they all watched the tape of Hill-Dogg kicking their asses up and down the Capital Building steps during the Benghazi hearings and they decided to bring their A games.  And truly they did.

When Lois Lerner, the director of the branch of the IRS accused of targeting groups because of political affiliation, decided to invoke her 5th amendment rights and not answer questions, Rep. Issa simply dismissed her.  And that was the right play even though his colleagues thought otherwise.  Issa had the former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman in his sights as well as J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general.  Those boys didn’t take the fifth, they just took a beating.  Issa didn’t need Lerner.  No reason to cause a lot of drama by forcing her to take the fifth to every single question for the cameras.  Thats what a lot of republicans wanted.  It looks like Issa is just after the truth. That’s smarts you can play with.  That’s how championships are won my friend.

Let me tell you neither IRS man had a friend in that room.  No democrat came to the rescue, no liberal would argue for them.  Elijah Cummings, (D) Maryland, actually scolded the two men, treated them like school children in the principals office.

James Rosen and the hit squad warrant, aka FBI.

James Rosen and the hit squad warrant, aka FBI.

This bodes bad for the President.  We are way past birth certificates and Reverend Wright.  The IRS investigation is just getting fired up, then the mater of the Department of Justice gathering the personal information, e-mails, texts, contacts, of a handful of Associated Press reporters.

Then comes the bizarre issue of the DoJ doing surveillance on and tagging as a flight risk, one James Rosen from FOX News.  It seems Rosen is being hounded by the Obama administration for doing his job.  In other words he reported on a story about North Korea and cited his sources in the State Department.  He may be charged with espionage or aiding and abetting espionage.  It truly is absurd.  And when I say hounded I mean having search warrants executed on his home and work computers, confiscation of his e-mails, etc…, being followed, not allowed to leave the country.   This isn’t just a threatening feeling like Bob Woodward had a few months back, this is an outright threat and harassment against a reporter who works for a network that criticizes Obama most of the time.

In other words this looks bad.  Now taken separately the Associated Press and the Rosen thing wouldn’t be a big deal, mostly because the American public tends to loathe reporters just slightly less than they do lawyers.  However add them to the IRS targeting Tea Party organizations and you have what looks like for all the world to be a political hit squad operating at the behest of the President.

What does this have to do with the aforementioned congress and their surprisingly good job during the start of the IRS investigation?  Good question.

As Tony mentioned in the last podcast, Nixon didn’t really order the break in at the Watergate building, but he failed to react fast enough there-by implying more involvement than may have been true.

Obama has not failed to react, he appears to be saying, “So what?”  Much like Nixon, it seems Obama has created this atmosphere in his administration that causes high level officials to believe the full weight of the federal government is there to be used against political enemies.

This is worse than Watergate.

And it appears the Senate and the House of Representatives have found their stride when it comes to investigative hearings and questioning.  They also taste blood in the water.

Obama better hope the good old Congress, the one that can’t even ask a simple question without stammering through meaningless diatribe, comes back soon.

That gang I saw doing the IRS investigation hearing will make Obama cry for his momma.

Take a good look O.  This might be you in a month.

Take a good look O. This might be you in a month.