President Barack Obama Dodges Question on Whether White House Knew of the IRS Scandal of Targeting Conservative & Pro-Israel Religious Groups
Barack Obama, The Dodger in Chief …
Presient Barack Obama was asked a simple question yesterday about whether he or anyone at the White House had known about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups? The response Obama replied with was a contorted, conglomeration of legally approved words, “Clintonian” parsing of words that resembled more the final 12 times edited Benghazi talking points than a proper answer to the question he was asked. Obama stated, “I can assure you that I certainly did not know anything about the IG report before the IG report had been leaked through the press.” HUH? That was not the question that was asked. First of all the question was anyone in the White House, meaning in the Obama administration, not just Barack Hussein Obama. I realize that Obama id a narcissists and believes it’s all about him, but he knew exactly what was being asked. Also, Obama was asked about whether anyone had knowledge of the IRS scandal of targeting Conservative groups as a practice, not the IG report. It is obvious that Obama had a prepared answer for the question and trying to say it came out so contorted and insincere.
Who really thinks that he is telling the truth? The governments credibility is on the line and Barack Obama can’t ask a simple question of what he knew and when. What happened to that transparency that Obama always talked about?
Obama Dodges Reporter’s Question on Whether White House Knew of IRS Wrongdoing
From The Blaze:
Instead, Obama said he hadn’t known anything in advance about an agency report on the matter — a question that was never posed to him. Obama was specifically asked, according to a White House transcript, “Can you assure the American people that nobody in the White House knew about the agency’s actions before your counsel’s office found out on April 22nd?” He responded: “… Let me make sure that I answer your specific question. I can assure you that I certainly did not know anything about the IG report before the IG report had been leaked through the press. Typically, the IG reports are not supposed to be widely distributed or shared. They tend to be a process that everybody is trying to protect the integrity of. But what I’m absolutely certain of is that the actions that were described in that IG report are unacceptable
Charles Krauthammer Shreds Obama … President Obama Has Been Parsing Words In a Way That Makes Clinton Look Unsophisticated
Obama, it all depends on what is, is … or iRs, is.
Tonight on Special Report, Charles Krauthammer shredded Barack Obama with a thoughtful, professional and intellectual analysis of President Obama’s parsing of words that makes former President Bill Clinton look unsophisticated. Krauthammer is 100% correct, the words that Obama used during his feigned outrage with the IRS scandal made anyone who was actually paying attention and listening take notice. Krauthammer said Obama was acting more “Clintonian” than “Nixonian”. Obama did not say that he did not know about the IRS actions, he said he didn’t know about the IG report. However, the most damning critique may have been when Krauthammer stated, “if his own counsel learns about this 3 weeks before, how can the counsel … his counsel hears about this and doesn’t tell the president for three weeks about what is obviously a massive scandal?”
“He says I didn’t know about the IG report. Well if he didn’t know about any of this, never heard any complaints, then he would have said I don’t know anything about this at all. The IG is a peculiar answer by a guy who I have now seen for weeks now, he and his spokesman have been parsing words in a way that make Clinton look unsophisticated.”
The fact of the matter is that Barack Obama has to contort the language in such a manner because if he told the truth and simple said the obvious … he would be impeached.
WTF … Sarah Hall Ingram , IRS Official in Charge of Tax-Exempt Organizations During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs IRS Obamacare Office
Barack Obama has just given the “Lying King” a whole new name … Can “We the People” collectively give one big WTF!!!
Could the news out of Washington, DC and the IRS scandal possible get any worse? President Barack Obama told us the other night, see VIDEO below, that the misconduct at the IRS was inexcusable and Americans had a right to be angry. Obama stated the he was angry. Barack Obama told us that he would not tolerate this type of behavior in any agency, but especially in the IRS. Given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives. Obama went on to say that the IRS has to operate with absolute integrity. President Obama told “We the People” that we were going to hold the responsible parties accountable. Sorry, I am going to have to call “BULL$IT” on this president. As reported by ABC News, Sarah Hall Ingram, who served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012, the very time that Tea Party, Conservative and pro-Israel organizations were targeted, is now in charge of … hold it … hold it … IRS’ Affordable Care Act office. That is correct, the very individual who was in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the very time that the IRS scandal is all about has moved on and now runs the IRS Obamacare office. ARE YOU FRIGGIN KIDDING ME!!! So the good little soldier who willfully and purposely targeted Conservative groups for political purposes and at the very same time fast-tarcked liberal tax-emplt organizations in the run up to the 2012 election was rewarded with the Obamacare IRS gig. As stated at Town Hall, you just can’t make this stuff up. WHY HASN’T THIS WOMAN BEEN FIRED???!!! Didn’t Obama say that those responsible parties shall be held accountable? How the hell much more responsible could one be that the very person who was in charge when the illegal acts took place? Instead, her successor, Joseph Grant, is taking the fall for her misdeeds. The Lonely Conservative has a recap of Obama’s faux-outrage and his lame response of tossing underlings under the bus and faux-firings/resignations of nobodies to such a horrific scandal as the vey individual in charge during the scandal uses it as a spring board for career advancement.
The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.
Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.
Her successor, Joseph Grant, is taking the fall for misdeeds at the scandal-plagued unit between 2010 and 2012. During at least part of that time, Grant served as deputy commissioner of the tax-exempt unit.
Grant announced today that he would retire June 3, despite being appointed as commissioner of the tax-exempt office May 8, a week ago.
As the House voted to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act Thursday evening, House Speaker John Boehner expressed “serious concerns” that the IRS is empowered as the law’s chief enforcer.
How is it possible that Barack Obama does not ask for this woman’s resignation? How can a person who headed the department that targeted Conservatives and the Tea Party be allowed to run the IRS Obamacare office? Fantastic, let’s have this same woman targeting Conservatives on their insurance and healthcare. Instead of being reprimanded or fired for her actions … IRS tax exemption/Obamacare exec got $103,390 in bonuses. They knew what she was doing and she was rewarded for her actions against Conservatives. Then given such a seal of approval, she was made head of the Obamacare implementation department. UNREAL!!! Under Sarah Hall Ingram, the IRS was asking for Conservative organizations donors, emails, postings and anyone involved with the non-profits. Now match that up with your healthcare records. Every American should not only be outraged, you should be afraid.
The IRS not only needs to be stripped of its power as an enforcer within Obamacare … We really need to take a good look once and for all to defund the IRS and abolish it.
Posted May 16, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Good Grief, Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) Tells Hugh Hewitt that Obama/Holder DOJ Also Recorded Phone Records of The House Of Representatives Cloak Room
If the following is true regarding the AP telephone record reporting scandal just got huge.
As Hot Air asks, “Would you believe that the [Obama] Administration Got Phone Records of The House Of Representatives? Those were the comments and revelations made by California Congressman Devin Nunes, who sits on the House Ways And Means Committee while being interviewed on the Hugh Hewitt’s Show Wednesday night. That is correct, Congressman Nunes said that the DOJ’s recording of AP telephone calls also included the House of Representative Cloak Room. Unbelievable, no separations of powers issue here, now is there?
America, are you starting to see a pattern of behavior by the Obama administration and a lack of caring of the US Constitution … First Amendment rights issues in IRS-gate of intimidating Americans, Freedom of Press issues with AP scandal, separation of powers issue with AP and flat out lying to “We the People” on Benghazi. And Barack Obama would have us believe, HE KNEW NOTHING.
Transcript from the Hugh Hewitt Show:
HH: The idea that this might be a Geithner-Axelrod plan, and by that, the sort of intimation, Henry II style, will no one rid me of this turbulent priest, will no one rid me of these turbulent Tea Parties, that might have just been a hint, a shift of an eyebrow, a change in the tone of voice. That’s going to take a long time to get to. I don’t trust the Department of Justice on this. Do you, Congressman Nunes?
DN: No, I absolutely do not, especially after this wiretapping incident, essentially, of the House of Representative. I don’t think people are focusing on the right thing when they talk about going after the AP reporters. The big problem that I see is that they actually tapped right where I’m sitting right now, the Cloak Room.
HH: Wait a minute, this is news to me.
DN: The Cloak Room in the House of Representatives.
HH: I have no idea what you’re talking about.
DN: So when they went after the AP reporters, right? Went after all of their phone records, they went after the phone records, including right up here in the House Gallery, right up from where I’m sitting right now. So you have a real separation of powers issue that did this really rise to the level that you would have to get phone records that would, that would most likely include members of Congress, because as you know…
DN: … members of Congress talk to the press all the time.
HH: I did not know that, and that is a stunner.
DN: Now that is a separation of powers issue here, Hugh.
DN: And it’s a freedom of press issue. And now you’ve got the IRS going after people. So these things are starting to cascade one upon the other, and you have the White House pretending like they’re in the clouds like it’s not their issue somehow.
UPDATE I: As Powerline states … THIS JUST GOT REAL.
I’ve been skeptical if not dismissive of all the loose talk that the multiple scandals piling up around Obama would be sufficient to bring about his impeachment–until this afternoon. Let’s remember that impeachment didn’t work out too well with Clinton, and the evidence of his bad behavior was a lot more direct than it is (so far) with Obama. In the case of Nixon, it will be recalled, it required a tape recording of his collaborating in the obstruction of justice to bring about the tipping point that doomed his presidency. But for that tape, he might have been able to tough it out as Clinton did.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Has Lost that Barack Obama ‘Thrill Up His Leg’ … “What Part of the Presidency does Obama Like?”
Wow, President Barack Obama is in deep trouble when MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has lost the “thrill up his leg.”
The scandals are even getting to Barack Obama’s biggest cheerleader, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. With the Obama Administration facing three scandals at once, Benghazi-gate, the IRS targeting Conservatives scandal and the secretly recording of AP phone records, has made Matthews question what part of the presidency does Obama like. It would appear that even Chris Matthews have become frustrated and disenchanted with Obama. That is saying a lot. Even liberals are seeing that either this president is disengaged or lying through his teeth. Every time a scandal arises Obama acts like the first time he has heard about it was n a news report. How is that possible that a president does not know what is going on in his administration? Has Matthews ‘Lost that Luvin Feeling’? It would seem that even Matthews is wondering whether Obama is en “epic failure”. The mental health professions best get ready because many Democrats, Liberals and Progressives are going to be headed off to therapy as they realize that Obama is not “The One” they had been waiting for.
“What part of the presidency does Obama like? He doesn’t like dealing with other politicians — that means his own cabinet, that means members of the congress, either party. He doesn’t particularly like the press…. He likes to write the speeches, likes to rewrite what Favreau and the others wrote for the first draft,” Matthews said.
“So what part does he like? He likes going on the road, campaigning, visiting businesses like he does every couple days somewhere in Ohio or somewhere,” Matthews continued. “But what part does he like? He doesn’t like lobbying for the bills he cares about. He doesn’t like selling to the press. He doesn’t like giving orders or giving somebody the power to give orders. He doesn’t seem to like being an executive.”
Weasel Zippers makes a great point … Did Chris Matthews just criticize Barack “The One” Obama? Does that now make Matthews a racist? According to Chris Matthews past comments it certainly does.
Posted May 16, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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During Obama IRS Scandal Presser … Announces IRS Commissioner Steven Miller Resigned, But Was Leaving in June … Obama Fires up the Bus
DRIP, DRIP, DRIP …Obama finally takes some action, although minor. And we are supposed to believe that Barack Obama just learned about all this last Friday when “We the People” learned it. Get ready Obama is firing up the Obama bus, minions get ready to be thrown under it. But how high does this really go?
This afternoon at an impromptu press conference regarding the IRS scandal, President Barack Obama announced that current IRS commissioner Steven Miller resigned. As reported at CNN, President Obama said that the “misconduct” detailed in a report about the IRS handling of requests from conservative groups is “inexcusable.” No Mr. President, IT IS ILLEGAL!!! However, despite Miller’s resignation, he is expected to testify Friday at a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee. That should be must see TV. This resignation represents the first person who has been thrown under the Obama bus for IRS-gate. It is not even nearly enough and Obama’s comments and feigned outrage was the bare minimum he could have done to quell the fires of the multi White House scandals.
The resignation (thrown under the bus) letter can be read HERE.
President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to hold accountable those at the Internal Revenue Service involved in the targeting of conservative groups applying for federal tax-exempt status, beginning with the resignation of the agency’s acting commissioner who was aware of the practice.
In a brief statement delivered to reporters at the East Room of the White House, the president announced that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had requested — and accepted — the resignation of acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller.
The president said the “misconduct” detailed in the IRS Inspector General’s report released Tuesday over the singling out of conservative groups is “inexcusable.”
“Americans have a right to be angry about, and I’m angry about it,” Obama said.
“It should not matter what political stripe you’re from. The fact of the matter is, the IRS has to operate with absolute integrity.”
UPDATE I: But wait, according to Daily Mail, he was leaving in June anyhow. So what did Obama really do, hasten the departure by a couple of weeks?Steven Miller is ousted but writes face-saving email announcing departure when his ‘assignment ends in early June.’
Under mounting pressure from tri-partisan demands of Republicans Democrats and the MSM … Obama Administration does late afternoon document dump of Benghazi emails.
As reported at CNN, the Obama Administration released more than 100 emails late Wednesday afternoon in an attempt to stop the political hemorrhaging. Obama and his minions have blinked. The AP, yes the same AP that Obama’s DOJ secretly obtained phone records sparking yet another scandal, reported that the White House had until now declined to make the documents public and had let congressional investigators review the documents without making copies. Some how the White House thinks that editing the emails to release a narrative on Benghazi to the point that the taking points became a complete fabricated lie is ok.
Jake Tapper discusses some of the releases emails with Wolf Blitzer
All of the emails can be read HERE (pdf.)
The White House released more than 100 pages of e-mails on Wednesday in a bid to quell critics who say President Barack Obama and his aides played politics with national security following the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.
The exchanges detailing discussions between top Obama administration officials from multiple agencies suggest the CIA took the lead in developing talking points to describe the attack last September 11 that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
Those talking points, which were requested by members of the House Intelligence Committee, were originally drafted by the CIA. The lawmakers had requested unclassified information they could use in media interviews. Following the original drafting of talking points, CIA analysts made a handful of significant changes, according to administration sources.
Isn’t it ironic that David Axelrod had stated that the Obama White House should release the Benghazi emails and puff, there they are after all this time. It is simply incredible that Democrats continue to make this political and about maintaining power rather than the deaths of four Americans who were put in harms way without the proper security and then left to die as no help came to save them. David Axelrod, Obama apologist , now turn Hillary Clinton defender, stated on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Republicans are trying to bully Hillary Clinton out of running for president by attacking her on Benghazi, Libya. For Democrats like Axelrod, politics is their religion and they will do and say anything to maintain their power, even when it is so obvious that the State Department made major errors that resulted in the death of four Americans, including Ambassador Stevens. For Democrats, its not about the truth, its not about learning from this so that it never happens again, its not about holding those accountable … its about protecting Hillary Clinton for 2016. Sad, truly sad as four brave Americans were left to die.
UPDATE I: From the PJ Tatler, “Well, the White House has just made things even worse. The released emails begin on September 14, three days after the attack. By then, both President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton had been blaming a movie for two days.”
GOP Speaker of the House John Boehner on IRS Scandal … “My Question Isn’t Who’s Going to Resign. My Question Is Who Is Going to Jail Over This Scandal”?
This morning the Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner made a statement regarding the IRS scandal where they have apologized and admitted to purposely and willfully targeting Conservative organizations. Speaker Boehner finally has grown a set and stated the following:
“In addition to this the IRS has admitted to targeting conservatives. Even if the White House happens to be stuck on the word “IF.” Well my question isn’t about who’s going to resign. My question is about who’s going to jail over this scandal.”
Speaker Boehner also provided a united Republican front with Eric Canter and … on what the Republicans look to do in the future. . The Speaker said that the GOP wants to help Americans get jobs through a common sense approach and Americans deserve accountability from their government. The House is working to provide both. Boehner also said the GOP is still committed to repealing Obamacare because of its incredible expense to the American people. The Speaker also spoke of Benghazi; however, the IRS scandal was the big one and the money line.
Dispicable … NAACP Leader Julian Bond Says IRS Was Legitimate to Target “Overtly Racist” Tea Party … the “Taliban Wing of American Politics”
Unbelievable comments from the NAACP … Welcome to Obama’s Hope and Change.
Watch the VIDEO below and hear NAACP Chair Emeritus Julian Bond’s outrageous, ignorant and bigoted comments. Bond said that it was legitimate for the IRS to target the “overtly racist” Tea Party since they are the “Taliban wing of American politics.” UNREAL. Bond stated, “I don’t think there’s a double standard at all,” Bond said. “I think it’s entirely legitimate to look at the tea party.” In typical liberal fashion though, Bond had a double standard when he said it was different when the NAACP was investigated by the IRS. Overtly racist? Because individuals disagree with a presidents polices and agenda, that makes them racist? Taliban wing? And we wonder why things have become so polarized in America? Barack Obama was supposed to bridge the divide between black and white when elected. All he has done is increase the divide. What a sad state of affairs.
It is not just Jay Carney who has lost all credibility under Barack Obama, add the NAACP to the list. It is truly sad that an organization that was founded on protecting the Civil Rights of individuals, is more worried about the “color of one’s skin” when it comes to a standard of how the IRS should target rather than “the content of one’s character”.
Julian Bond, chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, joined anchor Thomas Roberts on MSNBC on Tuesday where he said that he did not believe the federal government was complicit in any wrongdoing given the news that the Internal Revenue Service singled out conservative groups for added scrutiny. He said that it is right of the government to look into the Tea Party, which he called “overtly racist” and the “Taliban wing of American politics.”
Posted May 15, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Politico Reports Washington, DC Has Turned on Barack Obama … Rats Fleeing the S.S Obama … Obama Knows Nothing
Is it true, has DC turned on Barack Obama … Can You Say Watergate II? Are the rats jumping off the SS. Obama?
With the Obama administration facing three scandals simultaneously, Benghazi-gate, IRS-gate and AP-gate, the good ship Democrat S.S. Obama is looking more like the RMS Titanic these days. Barack Obama is beginning to make Richard Nixon look like a choir boy. But what did everyone expect, Obama’s “Chicago-style” politics has been taking place for years. It is only now that the MSM is being forced to cover it and Democrats are forced to acknowledge it. Democrats are fleeing the ship and the liberal MSM seems not far behind. So is as the Politico asks, has DC turned on Obama? I am not sure if I buy some of the Politico premise that the “establishment” Democrats and the MSM did not like Obama. Sorry, they have bent over backwards for this man and shoved legislation like Obamacare down the throats of Americans. The MSM has carried the water for this president and had they done their job, as they are being forced to now, Barack Obama may never have been elected in 2008 and definitely not in 2012. Democrats are fleeing Obama because “The One” is a lame duck, second term president with no more elections. However, Democrats who want to stay in power see Obama and his far too many scandals as an anchor. The MSM, after all the propaganda that they have spewed on to “We the People,” the AP scandal has forced them into a “come to Jesus” moment. Suddenly, the folks that made Obama have been slighted, more than normal by this administration. The MSM has suddenly realized that they have been defending Richard Milhous Nixon.
The one thing that rings most true in all of this is that Conservative and Tea Party folks have been vindicated in their complaints about President Barack Obama and his administration. The Left, Democrats and the MSM can no longer say their accusations are unwarranted and that they are just acting with partisan “sour grapes”. They were targeted and it is a fact … “NOT IF”. But suddenly Obama seems to have amnesia and has become Sgt. Schultz as he “knows nothing” of any of the scandals.
The town is turning on President Obama — and this is very bad news for this White House.
Republicans have waited five years for the moment to put the screws to Obama — and they have one-third of all congressional committees on the case now. Establishment Democrats, never big fans of this president to begin with, are starting to speak out. And reporters are tripping over themselves to condemn lies, bullying and shadiness in the Obama administration.
Buy-in from all three D.C. stakeholders is an essential ingredient for a good old-fashioned Washington pile-on — so get ready for bad stories and public scolding to pile up.
Vernon Jordan, a close adviser to President Bill Clinton through his darkest days, told us: “It’s never all right if you’re the president. There is no smooth sailing. So now he has the turbulence, and this is the ultimate test of his leadership.” Jordan says Obama needs to do something dramatic on the IRS, and quick: “He needs to fire somebody. He needs action, not conversation.”
Obama’s aloof mien and holier-than-thou rhetoric have left him with little reservoir of good will, even among Democrats. And the press, after years of being accused of being soft on Obama while being berated by West Wing aides on matters big and small, now has every incentive to be as ruthless as can be.
With Democrats and the MSM turning on Obama it should make for a good reality TV … ‘When Libs attack One Another.’ Gone is defending Obama and his agenda at all cost as it might just cost Democrat House and Senate politicians their political career. The 2014 and 2016 elections are not that far off and self-preservation is the name of the game in DC. To make matters worse for Democrats, the front-runner Hillary Clinton does not have clean hands either.
UPDATE I: More from Instapundit on President Barack Obama knowing nothing and doing his best imitation of ‘Hogan’s Hero’s’ Sgt. Schultz … As it turns out, that is exactly what Richard Nixon said as well. So what is worse, a president with three scandals he is complicit with, or a president that has no control of his administration and is completely over his head? Both are damning to America.