April 9, 2014

“BREAKING: Emails Show Lois Lerner Fed True the Vote Tax Information to Democrat Elijah Cummings”

But don’t worry:  Obama says the partisan, leftist political nature of such behavior by IRS officials and staffers is a “phony” claim.  And he has a pen and a phone.

So.  Settled science!

(h/t Di)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 4:17pm
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Comments (22)

  1. I showed this to an old Twitterlocutor, @PoliticalAnt, who argued that VoterID was racist.

    #TrueTheVote has been rightly accused of harrassing minorities so I don’t care what was done to it. It’s the enemy.

  2. Boom!

  3. Tar. Feathers. Rail. Lamppost.

    Assembly instructions not required.

  4. Now we know the why behind the scene Cummings made.

    Why would his staff think they could have access to this information unless this is a common thing for Democrats?

  5. “Issa Accuses Cummings of Colluding with the IRS

    E-mails unearthed in the course of Issa’s investigation into the IRS’s inappropriate targeting of right-leaning groups show that in January 2013, a member of Cummings’s staff contacted the IRS asking for any publicly available information on True the Vote. The matter was discussed by IRS officials that included Lois Lerner, the former exempt-organizations chief who retired in the wake of the targeting scandal. One of Lerner’s deputies, Holly Paz, subsequently sent the organization’s 990 forms to Cummings and his staff — not an illegal disclosure of taxpayer information, though sources say the exchange of such information was not routine.

    Not illegal, just unusual. But this, below shows a tighter relationship.

    n February 2012, Engelbrecht’s True the Vote received a letter from the IRS requesting more information about the group; one of Cummings’s letters, which Engelbrecht received in October 2012, contained questions that closely mirrored those posed by the IRS. Issa details them in his letter, strongly implying that Cummings based his letter on the one Engelbrecht had already received from the agency: Both requested information about the software True the Vote was using for voter registration, about the process the group used to train its employees, and about the vendors it used to obtain voter lists.

  6. Dicentra: you and I are the enemy. Your twitterlocutor does not care what is done to us.

    And neither do those in power, which is why it *is* being done.

    They always do. It’s who they are.

  7. “I like Elijah Cummings very much personally.” — Trey Gowdy

  8. ““I like Elijah Cummings very much personally.””

    meh throw away line. i hate proggtards wouldn’t work.

  9. I suppose it goes without saying, that if a low-level H&R Block schulb did this, s/he’d be in prison now. The scary thing is that the current perps inside the Beltway feel that they are immune from justice meted out to everyone else.

  10. “I suppose it goes without saying, that if a low-level H&R Block schulb did this, s/he’d be in prison now.”

    for the feds. taking cattle in nevada

  11. “The scary thing is that the current perps inside the Beltway feel that they are immune from justice meted out to everyone else. ”

    Actually I don’t find the perps feelings scary, what’s scary is they ARE immune from justice meted out to everyone else.

    I think most people in the private sector would be shocked to discover what those employed by their local city hall from top to bottom get away with, without any fear of losing so much as a sick day. The further up the food chain you go, from town to city to county to state to Fed, the worse it is.

    I’m one of those of the opinion that the tipping point for our republic as passed, never to be regained without the tree of liberty being liberally watered. God help us.

  12. >I’m one of those of the opinion that the tipping point for our republic as passed, never to be regained<

    The Who Quadrophenia Full Album

    vaclav havel “green grocer” today

    The Rise Of The Same-Sex Marriage Dissidents

  13. The post-totalitarian system touches people at every step, but it does so with its ideological gloves on. This is why life in the system is so thoroughly permeated with hypocrisy and lies: government by bureaucracy is called popular government; the working class is enslaved in the name of the working class; the complete degradation of the individual is presented as his ultimate liberation; depriving people of information is called making it available; the use of power to manipulate is called the public control of power, and the arbitrary abuse of power is called observing the legal code; the repression of culture is called its development; the expansion of imperial influence is presented as support for the oppressed; the lack of free expression becomes the highest form of freedom; farcical elections become the highest form of democracy; banning independent thought becomes the most scientific of world views; military occupation becomes fraternal assistance. Because the regime is captive to its own lies, it must falsify everything. It falsifies the past. It falsifies the present, and it falsifies the future. It falsifies statistics. It pretends not to possess an omnipotent and unprincipled police apparatus. It pretends to respect human rights. It pretends to persecute no one. It pretends to fear nothing. It pretends to pretend nothing.

    {10}Individuals need not believe all these mystifications, but they must behave as though they did, or they must at least tolerate them in silence, or get along well with those who work with them. For this reason, however, they must live within a lie. They need not accept the lie. It is enough for them to have accepted their life with it and in it. For by this very fact, individuals confirm the system, fulfill the system, make the system, are the system.

    link

  14. @1979 let us do again

    The Clash – London Calling

  15. That Federalist essay by Mollie Hemingway newrouter linked is well worth the read.

  16. Tar. Feathers. Rail. Lamppost.

    Assembly instructions not required.

    I think you forgot the rope, but don’t worry: I’ve got plenty to spare.

  17. If we apply the tar just right, no rope required. But I see your point.

    Then again, “tar, feathers, rail, rope, lamppost.” sounds like Sheldon Cooper wanting to make a decision.

  18. Then again, “tar, feathers, rail, rope, lamppost.” sounds like Sheldon Cooper wanting to make a decision.

    You win the thread.

  19. Ah, another Big Bang Theory fan. I should have known.

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