A Cancer On The Presidency: ObamaCare, The IRS, And The Need For Impeachment

Update III: What’s Daniel Schorr doing these days? Oh right. he’s dead. But the youngest guy on the Nixon enemies list is still alive and he has some very good advice for Republicans on Benghazi.

The guy that inspired the Tea Party to form, Rick Santelli, thinks like we do that the IRS scandal implicates ObamaCare:

“i personally think benghazi and the irs story will change health care. they will change obamacare. why? because it’s one thing to have all your receipts and be called on the carpet to hassle, and prove you’re innocent. it’s not thing like seinfeld when you walk in line and you need that stint and they say, no stint for you because you back this group, you have these thoughts, you live in this area. this is going to change the involvement of government and the irs enforcement originally designed in obamacare.”

For those who think we are too quick on the trigger with our article mentioning the “I” word – impeachment, we present for your amusement the latest Obama scandal breaking: DOJ secretly seized two months of Associated Press phone records? How will Big Media react now that their golden calf has been targeting them? It was amusing to Big Media when the Tea Party was the target but now the worm has turned.

Our favorite joke from the Nixon era came from the best Nixon impressionist of the time – David Frye. The joke was that Richard Nixon is offered a joint, a marijuana cigarette. Nixon is told to “turn on”. Nixon asks “Turn on whom?” Big Media is about to realize Obama cannot be trusted by friend nor foe and now the choom king has turned on – them.

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Update II: Latest laugh riot from Obama: I found out Friday that the IRS was targeting conservatives because I don’t know what is going on around me – I am not a crook and I am not a hands-on president – don’t blame me, blame Hillary or someone else. “Blame Republicans seeking the truth for political gain and don’t you dare remember what I said earlier”:



More video fun from the “I am not a crook” press conference:



“I know nothing.” “I know nothing about IRS intimidation of Romney supporters.” “I know nothing about what my top officials and campaign aides said or did.”

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Update: Today we saw Barack Obama’s “I am not a crook” press conference. Obama says he won’t tolerate what he has thus far encouraged. Tax cheat Tim Geithner was in charge of the IRS when the IRS targeted the Obama enemies list. Obama nominated Geithner so how can Obama complain now that the minions are as corrupt as the capo? Obama then went on to blame Republicans for the Benghazi circus of lies Obama is responsible for.

Unfortunately for Barack Obama, the scandals are too big to fail – or ignore. But we’re supposed to believe the corrupt Chicago crook White House: Well, the conduct “of a small number of IRS employees may have fallen short…” Yup, right, and the St. Valentine’s day massacre had nothing to do with Al Capone.

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ObamaCare just became more dangerous and deadly. A federal government which via the IRS can target political opponents utilizing their personal medical history is now no longer a paranoid’s delusion. It is all too real.

Years ago we began to utilize gangland references to describe ObamaCare:

“And remember this is no longer about health care, it is about health insurance and how to bring in more Americans into a bad system. The bad system is not targeted for “reform”. American taxpayers will be forced by Frank Nitti the IRS to tithe to the temples of crime for little to no benefits.”

Frank Nitti, the Al Capone gang’s brutal Chicago enforcer is a benevolent angelic figure compared to the dangers inherent in a politically corrupt Chicago gangland White House. American taxpayers under the heel of Obama will have to “report personal health ID” information to the IRS.

It will not be difficult at all for federal government officials at the IRS to gain information about herpes, AIDS, psychological illnesses of political opponents. Armed with medical histories of political opponents the federal government will not hesitate to use it for pernicious political purposes.

How easy is it for the IRS and the corrupt Chicago White House of Barack Obama to obtain medical information?:

“It contains a strong warning not in the earlier, 21-page draft: “I’m signing this application under penalty of perjury . . . I know that I may be subject to penalties under federal law if I provide false and or untrue information.” That threat may unsettle applicants already not sure they’re correctly answering complicated questions. If they don’t, the consequences could be costly. If an applicant understates his income and receives a larger health-insurance subsidy than he is eligible for, the money must be paid back. That may mean thousands of dollars.

Applicants may be further disturbed when they encounter, on the signature page, this message: “We’ll check your answers using information in our electronic databases and databases from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Social Security, the Department of Homeland Security, and/or a consumer reporting agency. If the information doesn’t match, we may ask you to send us proof.”

We now know that the IRS has and will target political enemies of the corrupt Chicago White House:

“The Internal Revenue Service’s scrutiny of conservative groups went beyond those with “tea party” or “patriot” in their names—as the agency admitted Friday—to also include ones worried about government spending, debt or taxes, and even ones that lobbied to “make America a better place to live,” according to new details of a government probe.”

There is a cancer growing. Both the cancer and the causes of the cancer must be removed from the body politic.



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The IRS does not yet have access to the medical records of American taxpayers or the growing ranks of its political opponents. But once such information is obtained the Chicago Obama White House will have a powerful weapon against its political opponents. The IRS already has been turned into a political weapon to protect Barack Obama in election year 2012.

Thus far we know very little about who ordered the IRS to attack. But attack Obama political opponents is exactly what the IRS has done:

“At various points over the past two years, Internal Revenue Service officials targeted nonprofit groups that criticized the government and sought to educate Americans about the U.S. Constitution, according to documents in an audit conducted by the agency’s inspector general. [snip]

But six months later, the IRS applied a new political test to groups that applied for tax-exempt status as “social welfare” groups, the document says. On Jan. 15, 2012 the agency decided to target “political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding Government, educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, social economic reform movement.,” according to the appendix in the IG report, which was requested by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and has yet to be released.

The new revelations are likely to intensify criticism of the IRS, which has been under fire since agency officials acknowledged they had deliberately targeted groups with “tea party” or “patriot” in their name for heightened scrutiny.”

This is a most dangerous development and threatens our very democracy. The revelations the IRS targeted conservatives as early as 2010: WSJ should make even Obama Hopium Guzzling liberals demand removal of this cancer. Presidents get impeached for this.


Resignation or Impeachment

Presidents get impeached for this corruption of our democracy:

“WILL: But they said a) it was inadvertent, just some odd underlings out in Cincinnati and who did this. And there was no political motive whatever involved. Now the question is, how stupid do they think we are? Just imagine, Donna Brazile, if the George W. Bush administration had IRS underlings, out in Cincinnati of course, saying, we’re going to target groups with the word “progressive” in their title. We would have all hell breaking loose.

May I read you something from an ancient document?

RADDATZ: Yes you may. I would be surprised if you didn’t.

WILL: This is the 40th anniversary of the Watergate summer here in Washington. “He has through his subordinates and agents endeavored to cause in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.” Section 1, Article 2, the Impeachment Articles of Richard Nixon. (This Week, May 12, 2013)”



This IRS corruption threatens something cataclysmic we have sometimes thought was about to happen but we are always disappointed because it has yet to happen. What is this cataclysmic event we have awaited? A schism in Big Media.

Jonathan Karl of ABC News and other Big Media outlets remember Watergate and are providing appropriate coverage of this latest Obama threat to our democracy. Other Big Media outlets such as Nancy Cook at National Journal belittle the cancer:

“IRS Blunder Gives Republicans Ammunition in Effort to Defund the Agency

The admission that the IRS improperly investigated conservative political groups only means more trouble for the roll-out of the health care law.

The Internal Revenue Service’s admission that it inappropriately targeted conservative political groups for special scrutiny during the 2012 presidential election only gives congressional Republicans more ammunition as they try to defund and weaken the agency. [snip]

But, more importantly, the IRS is also one of the key agencies that will implement the Affordable Care Act. Much of the funding stream for the incoming health care law, arguably the president’s signature legislative achievement, comes from two tax increases: a 3.8 percent hike on investment income for wealthy individuals, estates, and trusts, as well as an additional Medicare tax.

By stripping the IRS of money, the Republicans are indirectly trying to attack the roll-out of the health care law that begins in 2014.

Now, the news that rogue, low-level IRS agents in Ohio investigated conservative groups improperly just adds fuel to the Republicans’ bashing. The agents investigated these organizations to see if they had miscast themselves as tax-exempt groups while actually doing political work. About 75 groups were targeted, according to the Associated Press.”

According to Nancy Cook this is all just a “blunder” of “rogue agents” investigating evil groups illegally doing “political work”. Nancy Cook is not alone.

The Journolister in Chief, Ezra Klein sees the danger to Barack Obama and he is on duty protecting Barack Obama. The IRS, writes this corrupt Journolister, only erred in not attacking all 501(c)4 groups.

James Taranto at the Wall Street Journal takes note of how most in Big Media have responded to this latest corruption:

“The New Nixon

This time, the press cheered as the IRS investigated the president’s opponents.

The likelihood is that the political corruption is deeper than anyone yet knows and that in election year 2012 political donors to Mitt Romney were targeted with leaked IRS information. The extortion of money from private individuals by government official Kathleen Sibelius to save the ObamaCare abomination is another dangerous corruption which threatens our democracy and a clear violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act.

Jewish groups have been targeted as well by the IRS. The attacks on Jewish groups are ominous:

And at least one purely religious Jewish organization, one not focused on Israel, was the recipient of bizarre and highly inappropriate questions about Israel. Those questions also came from the same non-profit division of the IRS at issue for inappropriately targeting politically conservative groups. The IRS required that Jewish organization to state “whether [it] supports the existence of the land of Israel,” and also demanded the organization “[d]escribe [its] religious belief system toward the land of Israel.

The danger to our democracy is real. The response must be forceful. The House Ways and Means Committee is demanding answers. Tea Party groups are demanding justice. Darrell Issa is promising hearings on this in the Government Reform Committee. But none of this is enough.

The IRS and the Treasury Department cannot be trusted to investigate themselves. Congress is too unwieldy and political an institution to investigate these abominations. A special prosecutor is needed.

The House of Representatives as we recently advocated must organize a Watergate style select committee to investigate in the same way the Senate Select Committee on the White House horrors during Nixon’s presidency investigated.


Chicago Clown

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As in Watergate a select committee’s work will have to be followed by a Judiciary Committee committee inquiry into the possibility of impeachment and removal of the cancer on the presidency.

We know, and have warned in the past of overreach. Republicans must be careful in their use of this type of “impeachment” language. As we wrote, Republicans must be about fact gathering. But those of us who stand by constitutional government, the rule of law, must be prepared to overturn the majority in the United States Senate in next year’s elections and demand a full vetting of Barack Obama and the corruptions in the White House and the federal government.

The cancer on the presidency must be removed. The doctor, if necessary, must be impeachment and removal.

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133 thoughts on “A Cancer On The Presidency: ObamaCare, The IRS, And The Need For Impeachment

  1. Admin: no doubt in my mind where the push for this came from. It coincides precisely with Obama’s and big media’s political push to destroy the Tea Party. It has the mark of the black hand. But it is like the lament of every policeman: I know he is guilty. I just cannot prove it.

    There is a scene in The Night of The Generals where the French Inspector tells his German counterpart about the impending plot against Hitler. The worldly wise German inspector is underwhelmed by this news, which puzzles the French inspector. The German policeman responds: the generals were all in favor of Hitler while we were winning the war. Now that we are losing the war, they are looking to save their own hides.

    Sounds a lot like big media, to me at least.

  2. as posted in the last thread I just posted this on face book. the statement and the video support each other. this is all about swaying popular opinion…

    obama must be shaking in his boots to release the IRS information… can this be why?

    This is what really happened at Benghazi as told by a White House aide who was there serving Obama :

    “On that day Obama arrived at the White House at 5:40 pm and was met by several Generals and Cabinet members.
    They told him our Embassy in Benghazi was being attacked & showed him the desperate requests for help by Ambassador Stevens and other Embassy personnel.

    Calmly Obama went to the Situation Room with them sat down and saw the attack in real time; a drone was feeding the White House with real time video of the Benghazi attack.

    When AlQaida started using RPG’s the Ambassador made his last request for help. General Ham handed the note to Obama and said He could sent in the Marines…..Obama face became purple with anger and shouted :”Stand down General…Stand down” …There was silence in the room, the military were astounded at Obama’s treasonous lack of action to save Americans in peril.
    Minutes after the Ambassador was captured, raped and killed, the rest of the Americans were also raped and killed by the wild AlQaida mob..

    When the attack was over and the Ambassador was being dragged on the streets ….Obama calmly got up, smiled, left the room and went to bed. It was almost 3 am.

    The next day Obama jumped on Air Force 1 and left for Vegas to party with Beyonce and Jay-Z” hmmm

  3. There is a scene in The Night of The Generals where the French Inspector tells his German counterpart about the impending plot against Hitler. The worldly wise German inspector is underwhelmed by this news, which puzzles the French inspector. The German policeman responds: the generals were all in favor of Hitler while we were winning the war. Now that we are losing the war, they are looking to save their own hides.
    ^^^^^^^

    I love that movie! Peter O’Toole at his best. I’d love to watch it again, but it never plays on television – not even TCM – and it’s never been released on DVD. I don’t know why. I think it’s a great film.

  4. TODD: Why aren’t there more Democrats jumping on this? This is outrageous no matter what political party you are, that an arm of the government, maybe it’s a set of people just in one office but, mind you, that one office was put in charge of dealing with these 501c4s and things like that.

    SCARBOROUGH: Why didn’t the president say something on Friday afternoon?

    TODD: I don’t know. Maybe they were distracted by Benghazi. Maybe they made the decision they didn’t want it to be about healthcare. I raised this question – where is the sense of outrage? And the only pushback was, Jay Carney spoke about this at the press briefing and he was pretty strong. I have to say it didn’t sound very strong to me. I don’t know if the White House realizes. I think this story has more legs politically in 2014 than Benghazi.

  5. ObamaCare just became more dangerous and deadly. A federal government which via the IRS can target political opponents utilizing their personal medical history is now no longer a paranoid’s delusion. It is all too real.

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    This is the first thought that came into my mind when I heard about the IRS targeting Tea Party organizations. Everyone knows that the IRS has teeth and you can end up in jail if you don’t play by their rules.

    Carney the clown said the IRS was independent from the Government, where was he when they taught American Government in high school? If the IRS was a private entity, why would they be able to jack money straight out of our pockets and give it to the government? Idiots.

    Back to reading Admins post.

  6. “Industrial strength insane” or going where the truth leads. Michael Tomasky on impeachment:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05/12/the-coming-attempt-to-impeach-obama.html

    The Coming Attempt to Impeach Obama

    The idea of impeaching Obama is industrial-strength insane. Republicans will probably try anyway, predicts Michael Tomasky.

    When the histories of this administration are written, I hope fervently that last Friday, May 10, does not figure prominently in them. But I fear that it might: the double-barrel revelations that the White House hasn’t quite been telling the whole story on Benghazi and that some mid-level IRS people targeted some Tea Party groups for scrutiny are guaranteed to ramp up the crazy. But to what extent? I fear it could be considerable, and the people in the White House damn well better fear the same, or we’re going to be contemplating an extremely ugly situation come 2015, especially if the Republicans have held the House and captured the Senate in the by-elections.

  7. American taxpayers under the heel of Obama will have to “report personal health ID” information to the IRS.

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    What could they do if millions of American’s just refused to do this?

    I have medical insurance from where I work, but I want to give them the middle finger, they couldn’t fine me, because I have health insurance, nor put me in jail for a corrupt HellCare bait and switch….

    …could they?

  8. Shadowfax, you will have to report your medical ID information in tax forms to prove you have insurance. From there it is a hop and a skip for the IRS to find out all about your health history and situation.

  9. Obama’s most excellent response to Benghazi:

    “There’s no there there,” Obama said.

    Perhaps he was referring to himself.

  10. I do not know which is more symptomatic of the interesting times we live it:

    Obama fails to give the order to save American lives

    When asked about it, he says there is no there there.

    And when his supporters hear about it, they say, you would not be blaming him for this dereliction of duty, if he was not black.

    And after a week of this, plus the IRS scandal, what do the American People say? 51% approve of Obama’s job performance (today, Rasmussen)

    Moral: you can’t fix stupid. And, the Jefferson quote about the pernicious effect of a corrupt media.

  11. TODD: Why aren’t there more Democrats jumping on this?
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    My god Todd. You above all should know the answer to that one, since you have been promoting the charlatan forever. The reason democrats do not jump on board is because it could implicate Obama, and that would be heresy.

  12. Update: Today we saw Barack Obama’s “I am not a crook” press conference. Obama says he won’t tolerate what he has thus far encouraged. Tax cheat Tim Geithner was in charge of the IRS when the IRS targeted the Obama enemies list. Obama nominated Geithner so how can Obama complain now that the minions are as corrupt as the capo? Obama then went on to blame Republicans for the Benghazi circus of lies Obama is responsible for.

    Unfortunately for Barack Obama, the scandals are too big to fail – or ignore. But we’re supposed to believe the corrupt Chicago crook White House: Well, the conduct “of a small number of IRS employees may have fallen short…” Yup, right, and the St. Valentine’s day massacre had nothing to do with Al Capone.

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  13. Bob Casey pal coasting to US House victory in 2012 primary. TEA Party bashing fully accepted/promulgated at that time.

    …In unflinching terms, Democratic congressional candidate Matt Cartwright said tea party members serving in Congress “are hurting this country” and said he will “expose them” if elected. Tea party members are intent only on “gumming up the works” of the federal government, Mr. Cartwright told The Times-Tribune editorial board….
    http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/cartwright-rips-tea-party-for-damaging-nation-1.1299494

  14. ObamaCare just became more dangerous and deadly. A federal government which via the IRS can target political opponents utilizing their personal medical history is now no longer a paranoid’s delusion. It is all too real.
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    It will not be difficult at all for federal government officials at the IRS to gain information about herpes, AIDS, psychological illnesses of political opponents. Armed with medical histories of political opponents the federal government will not hesitate to use it for pernicious political purposes.
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    I have always had concerns about the electronic databasing of medical records that Obamacare requires. It’s a privacy nightmare. Besides the potential political hitjobs, there’s a concern about people being denied employment once insurance companies and employers get their hands on those records – and you know they will. A government employee could easily walk out the door with a few flashdrives full of data that would make him/her a very desirable consultant in the private sector.

  15. wbboei
    May 13, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Moral: you can’t fix stupid. And, the Jefferson quote about the pernicious effect of a corrupt media.
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    We are living in an idiocracy, and, unlike that movie with the same name, it did not take 500 years to get there.

  16. 1. “I just see a huge train wreck coming on Obamacare.” Senator Max Baucus (D-MT)

    a. comment: you knew this when you signed it. Is it too much to ask why you did so?

    2. “We have got millions of working class people who will be pushed into a regulatory coverage no man’s land by Obama care”. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)

    a. comment: yea, well, dulce et decorum est pro partia mori (sweet is it to die for one’s country).

    3. “Obamacare is the most complex piece of legislation ever enacted. It is beyond comprehension”. Senator Jay Rockafeller (D-WV

    a. comment: you would have known it at the time if you had read it,

    4. “Obamacare will cause the people to suffer and I want someone held accountable.” Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL)

    a. comment: good. You can set a positive example of accountability by resigning.

    5. “Insurance rates will go up BECAUSE OF OBAMACARE” Senator Charlie Schumer (D-NY)

    a. comment: nice to hear from you Charlie Grease Ball. The greatest threat to the public health is standing between you and a camera.

    6. “Obamacare is the greatest piece of social legislation since the Civil Rights Act of 1964” The New York Times

    a. comment: yes, each of them (except Wyden) is a Guiness Book hypocrite. Still, I decided to save the best for last.

  17. Damn it. I blew the punch line: NYT called Obamacare “the greatest CIVIL RIGHTS VICTORY” since 1964.”

  18. Update II: Latest laugh riot from Obama: I found out Friday that the IRS was targeting conservatives because I don’t know what is going on around me – I am not a crook and I am not a hands-on president – don’t blame me, blame Hillary or someone else. “Blame Republicans seeking the truth for political gain and don’t you dare remember what I said earlier”:



    More video fun from the “I am not a crook” press conference:



    “I know nothing.” “I know nothing about IRS intimidation of Romney supporters.” “I know nothing about what my top officials and campaign aides said or did.”

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  19. NYT: same outfit that sent a reporter down to Cuba, to tag along with a then obscure guerilla fighter and when that reporter returned they quickly pronounced that that leader was a true democrat, and would be a friend to his people and to the United States. His name of course was Fidel. Nunc pro tunc. Here they called Obama care the greatest civil rights victory since 1964. Frankly, we would be better off letting a monkey flip quarters, he would be right 50% of the time. Why then is NYT almost always wrong? Simple: they are so freighted with left wing ideology that wilful blindness sets in which renders them consistently wrong. To paraphrase Machiavelli: anyone who forsakes what is for what NYT says will surely learn something that will ruin him.

  20. admin
    May 13, 2013 at 2:27 pm
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    He is so sincere when he lies.

    But sincerity is a much overrated virtue.

  21. Gosnell and Obama have that same air of innocence about them. We know what the dumber than owl shit American electorate thinks of Obama–over half approve. Now we shall see what that jury thinks of Dr. Gosnell.

  22. Twin Scandals Sap Obama Credibility
    By Chris Stirewalt

    Power Play

    Published May 13, 2013

    FoxNews.com

    “…statements in the [group’s] case file criticize how the country is being run.”

    — One of the criteria used by IRS investigators to target small-government groups for special scrutiny, according to an agency audit provided to congressional investigators.

    Team Obama has always known how to make the most of critics in order to make the least of criticism.

    The best recipes for Lame Duck Soup call for a healthy scoop of scandal. Obama just got himself a double helping.

    During the 2008 campaign, it was “Stop the Smears,” an Obama effort to single out those who made claims about the candidate’s nativity, faith or personal conduct, rounding up the most slanderous and paranoiac claims, publicizing and then refuting them.

    Then when more credible individuals would get near the subject, the campaign could strike back. Recall Hillary Clinton back in March 2008 on CBS strenuously defending then-Sen. Barack Obama against claims that he was a Muslim but then leaving the door open just a bit by saying, “As far as I know.”

    Obamaland went on the attack over those five words, and Clinton paid dearly.

    And so it went in office. The best example was how much attention was paid to the small number of people focused on the idea that President Obama was born someplace other than Hawaii. They even had coffee mugs made with the president’s birth certificate.

    For weeks, as John Boehner or Mitch McConnell went out to talk about tax policy or spending, they would have to face questions about the president’s birth certificate. Before the GOPers could talk about their problems with Keynesian economics, righteous reporters would make Republicans first discuss Kenya.

    There was also the effort to elevate Rush Limbaugh as the de facto spokesman for the Republican Party, with the White House press secretary demanding that reporters inquire of Republican office holders whether they agreed with the conservative radio host who had said he hoped Obama would fail because the new president’s agenda was so destructive. The reporters did just that and much squirming was the result.

    Or how about the White House encouraging supporters to collect claims made online about what would become Obama’s 2010 health law? As the implementation of the law has shown, there was much reasonable cause for concern with the legislation. But that’s not what the White House was hunting for. Team Obama wanted the grainiest sediment from the bottom of the can of mixed nuts.

    Obama favors a similar technique in policy speeches, having built enough straw men over the years for every pumpkin patch in history.

    This approach has helped the president keep his personal approval ratings above those of his individual policies and allowed he and his political team to depict critics, even legitimate ones, as racist, xenophobic, kooky and stupid. The president’s credibility and reasonableness have been enhanced and his detractors have been delegitimized – enough so that Obama won what once looked like an improbable second term.

    So what happens when that stops working? We’re about to find out.

    Obama used the same playbook when defending himself against claims of ineptitude and cover-up concerning a September raid by Islamist militants on a U.S. diplomatic outpost. What might have been a disaster for the president was turned around in a neat bit of political jujitsu with the help of Candy Crowley and a tentative challenger.

    The line held for a long time, with the administration able to dismiss critics on the subject as obsessed conspiracy theorists or politically motivated phonies. But the evidence of hiding the facts from the public eventually became so great that Team Obama has had to begin a long, painful backward march.

    When an official is found to have scrubbed talking points about the attack expressly to deny Republicans the opportunity to criticize the administration, it becomes clear that Obama was wrong when he said his administration was being forthcoming. It also opens the door to the next round of questioning about whether Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were willfully misinformed or willfully spreading misinformation. Neither is good.

    With reporters plenty embarrassed by having been badly burned by Team Obama on the Benghazi attacks, a new scandal comes into view: the deliberate targeting of conservative groups by the IRS.

    The agency tried to get out ahead of the scandal by going public just before congressional investigators released their findings. The timing, though, is even worse for the White House.

    A government agency going after groups that oppose the president’s agenda and, most disconcertingly, support constitutional principles, would never be a good thing for an administration. But having the admission come at the exact moment the administration’s credibility is badly damaged for misleading the public on another subject is dire.

    Just a few months ago, claims of a Benghazi cover up and the government hassling and intimidating the president’s critics were dismissed as kooky. Now both have been revealed to be true, leaving the president’s team unable to use the old jujitsu and retreat to the old-school techniques of compartmentalization (“isolated incident in a single agency”) and insulation (“the president did not order…”).

    The best recipes for Lame Duck Soup call for a healthy scoop of scandal. Obama just got himself a double helping.

    Chris Stirewalt is digital politics editor for Fox News, and his POWER PLAY column appears Monday-Friday on FoxNews.com. Catch Chris Live online daily at 11:30amET at http:live.foxnews.com.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/13/twin-scandals-sap-obama-credibility/#ixzz2TCSbrB00

  23. If Hillaryland does not attack soon, then they run the risk of being outmaneuvered again by the Obama people. I cannot believe that those emails which sought to implicate Hillary were not hygraded by Obama people before they were shown to Republicans who treated them with the same degree of restraint as Pavlov’s dog. If she has some damning evidence against Obama, it had better get out there fast.

  24. Paraphrasing something President said in first video at Update II, he does not have time for [political games?] or some such foolishness. But he does have a full day today. After Cameron and the I am not a crook stuff, he was on his way to NYC:
    JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press
    11:45 a.m. EDT, May 13, 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is heading to New York City to raise campaign cash for Democrats.
    Obama will attend two fundraisers at private homes for the Democratic National Committee, including one hosted by film producer Harvey Weinstein. About 60 people are expected at each event, with tickets starting at $16,200. The DNC is still paying off debt it incurred during Obama’s re-election.
    Obama is also appearing at a joint fundraiser for the Democratic campaign committees in the House and Senate. About 140 people are expected at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, where donors can pay $7,500 to attend or $32,400 to chair the dinner. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will attend.
    Democratic officials say Obama has committed to at least 20 fundraisers in and out of Washington ahead of the 2014 elections.
    http://www.dailyamerican.com/news/sns-ap-us-obama-fundraising-20130513,0,2308820.story

  25. With reporters plenty embarrassed by having been badly burned by Team Obama on the Benghazi attacks, a new scandal comes into view: the deliberate targeting of conservative groups by the IRS.
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    They have no cause to be embarrassed. Not when they lied to get him twice elected. Badly burned? Bullshit. He just gave them a taste of the betrayal they have been serving up to their audiences ever since 2007. When it comes to corruption he is no longer the story. His corruption is a known fact, and a proven one. The new story is the corruption of big media, and there is no way they can out run it.

  26. sirmrks
    May 13, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    as posted in the last thread I just posted this on face book. the statement and the video support each other. this is all about swaying popular opinion…

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    If this video is true, Barry’s ass is cooked. Anyone that got the stand down order from Obama, before he tucked his skinny ass into bed for his Vegas trip, needs to come forward. He should be impeached and jailed for this.

  27. Tea party groups on Monday are threatening to sue the Internal Revenue Service after the agency admitted last week that it wrongly targeted conservative groups applying for nonprofit status.

    “We are looking at it pretty seriously,” said Dan Backer, a lawyer who represents a half dozen conservative groups targeted by the IRS, including Combat Veterans Training Group and TheTeaParty.net. “Given the sheer scope of maleficence at the IRS, there may be a legal recourse.”

    Backer said the IRS asked some of his clients for donor lists and extensive information from their Facebook pages.

    Politico

  28. admin
    May 13, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    “Guilty of 1st-degree murder for 3 of 4 babies”
    —–

    Off with his head!

  29. [snip]

    A top GOP critic pushed back Sunday on charges that Republican efforts to investigate last year’s Benghazi attack are designed to inflict political damage on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    “Hillary Clinton’s not a target,” said House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa on NBC’s Meet the Press. “President Obama is not a target.”

    [snip]

    While Hillary Clinton has stated publicly that she was not involved in that editing process, criticism of the former State Department chief and much-discussed possible presidential candidate has been a strong subtext of the Benghazi debate.

    Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, said on Meet the Press that Issa’s panel has deliberately put Clinton’s ambitions in its crosshairs.

    “My concern is when Hillary Clinton’s name is mentioned 32 times in a hearing, then the point of the hearing is to discredit the Secretary of State, who has very high popularity and may well be a candidate for president,” Feinstein said.

    Likely 2016 Republican candidate Sen. Rand Paul excoriated Clinton in a speech Friday in key campaign state Iowa, saying her role in the Benghazi episode “should preclude her from holding higher office.”

    “I think that’s nonsense,” Feinstein said of Paul’s claim. “And I think the American people will think that’s nonsense.”

    http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/12/18209616-on-benghazi-probe-gops-issa-says-hillary-clintons-not-a-target?lite

  30. The Three Whistleblowers at the Benghazi hearing spoke softly, but with the emotional wallop of The Three Tenors. They told the truth, and it blasted like thunder through Obama’s tissue palace of lies.

    Listening to these strong, solemn men, I heard the sound of old America: a place of hardworking people who love their country and believe in something bigger than their own power.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/05/the_bloody_hands_of_barack_obama.html#ixzz2TCozkHWX
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  31. Traveler from Saudi Arabia arrested at Detroit Metro with pressure cooker

    [snip]

    During the baggage exam, officers found a pressure cooker.

    Al Khawahir said he brought the pressure cooker for his nephew because the devices are not sold in the United States, according to the complaint.

    Later, he changed his story and admitted that his nephew had purchased a pressure cooker in the U.S. but it was cheap and broken.

  32. Thanks Foxyladi14 for that Brietbart story by Patrick Caddell (who does not like Hillary Clinton). Caddell makes sense which upsets the E/I crowd. Here are excerpts from the link you posted:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/05/13/Don-t-Blow-It-on-Benghazi-The-Focus-Must-Be-Barack-Obama-NOT-Hillary%20Clinton

    America could be on the cusp of a great victory–a victory for accountability and truth. The Benghazi debacle is, at last, breaking into the public consciousness. Indeed, in its outlines, finally visible as the coverup unravels, Benghazi is starting to look like a scandal, bringing up memories of an earlier scandal, Watergate.

    Yet the Republicans could still blow it, not only for themselves, but much more importantly, for the country. They could blow it, that is, if they make the terrible mistake of turning an honest and necessary inquiry about the events of 2012 and 2013 into a contrived exercise in political positioning for 2016.

    Yes, I am looking at you, Karl Rove. After your abysmal campaign performance in 2012, it’s painfully evident that your too-clever-by-half tricks in 2013–injecting your presidential-campaign-style attack spot into the Benghazi investigation–could undercut your own party yet again.

    We’ll get back to Rove in the third installment, but first, let’s assess where we are on Benghazi.

    As we all know by now, the Obama administration bungled everything about Benghazi on September 11, 2012, leading to the tragic death of our ambassador and three more brave Americans. Yet at the same time, we must admit that the administration was successful in covering up its own fecklessness–at least well enough to get through last year’s presidential election.

    Yet in the last few days, that coverup has been uncovered, as all Americans can now see. [snip]

    Speaking of coverups and the obstruction of justice, I might add that for me, as someone who experienced Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal firsthand back in the 70s, the memories of that sordid mess have all come flooding back as I think on this new sordid mess.

    The cliché of scandals is that it’s usually not the incident itself that’s so serious, but rather, the cover-up of the incident. That was certainly true of Watergate; yes, it was a criminal conspiracy from the outset–a conspiracy to rig the re-election of Richard Nixon–but it’s not clear that Nixon knew about it in advance. Yet he did know soon after the June 17, 1972 break-in, and instead of cleaning house, he helped to cover it up. That’s what turned Watergate from a election scandal into an impeachment scandal. [snip]

    But of course, then Obama would have had to cancel his campaign events, hunker down in the White House, and prove himself to be a real commander-in-chief. [snip]

    It never seems to have occurred to Obama, or anyone else in his administration, that the Benghazi tragedy required some sort of midcourse correction, away from campaigning and toward governing. No, the campaign strategy had been set in Chicago long before: The Obama re-election campaign was predicated on the idea that the 44th President had killed Osama Bin Laden and won the war on terror.

    So Obama’s team was all assembled for that famous photo in the White House Situation Room as they awaited the news of the Bin Laden raid in Pakistan on May 1, 2011. But then, more than a year later, a new attack by Al Qaeda on a new 9/11 simply wasn’t part of the carefully laid out campaign script. And since campaigning was paramount, the Al Qaeda role in the Benghazi attack had to be airbrushed out by the White House–with the aid, of course, of an adoring media.

    Thus the terrorist assassins became, in the Obama narrative, just an unruly mob, fired up by some dumb Mohammed video made in California. Once that cover story was settled upon, that was the beginning of the cover-up of Benghazi.

    As the rubble in Benghazi was still smoldering, the President declared, on September 12, 2012, “We will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people.” And then he was aboard Air Force One, off to Las Vegas, for a rally and fundraiser.

    The immediate question, of course, is what Obama left behind in Washington D.C. that day. Increasingly, it appears that he left his underlings in Washington to work out the new and dishonest Benghazi narrative–the cover-up. The goal was to insulate the President from all this bad news–he had nothing to do with it. Isn’t it interesting, for example, that no photos were ever released of the President working on the Benghazi crisis on the night of the attacks? Nope, with the November election just six weeks away, the White House strategy was clear: The President was to kept far, far away from anything that might make the votes wonder if they had the right commander-in-chief.

    Thus we come to the more important question–the ultimate question: What did the President know?

    Everything else, in the long run, flows from that. Obama might not know it or think it, but he is, as JFK said more than a half-century ago, “the responsible officer of this government.” That is, the President is primary in the Benghazi saga; inquiries into the role of anyone else–including the former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton–are decidedly secondary or even tertiary. In an investigation such as this, we shouldn’t be looking to the capillaries, or even the arteries; we should be going right to the heart–Obama. If others wish to obscure his role, well, we must seek to clarify his role.

    Yet even as we keep our focus on the President, we still have to understand how his men and women acted on his behalf.

    The first document of the cover-up, of course, were those dozen-times rewritten Benghazi talking points, the ones that Susan Rice used to mislead the nation on September 16, 2012–five ways to Sunday, one might say. We might immediately note that the Mohammed video never appears in those “talkers.” It was only in the days to come that the blame-the-video narrative was repeated by not only the President, but also the Vice President, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, and everyone else in the administration. So there’s a mystery to be unraveled? Who dropped the Mohammed video argument into the national dialogue?

    So who was ultimately in charge of those talking points? Not Hillary Clinton, nor her State Department. Instead, the buck seems to have stopped at the White House–but nowhere near the President, of course.

    Instead, it was a second-tier functionary at the National Security Council who took the lead. The key figure seems to be one Ben Rhodes, whose title is deputy national security adviser for strategic communications and speechwriting–which should be translated to, “spinning and talking-point massaging.” He was the main rewrite guy.

    But here’s where the cover-up gets even more interesting. How so? Because, after all, Rhodes is not in charge of the NSC. And if the actual head of the NSC doesn’t leap to mind, well, that’s proof that the plan is working. What plan? The plan to keep Tom Donilon out of the news and out of the line of fire.

    The Benghazi cover-up at the White House was, in fact, a double cover-up. As we have seen, the President was to be insulated from Benghazi. But so, too, was someone else. That someone else is Thomas E. Donilon, the national security adviser at the White House, who is, of course, Ben Rhodes’ boss at the National Security Council. So if Rhodes is doing something as vital as managing the Benghazi message, we can be reaonably sure that Donilon was all over it. We can be reasonably sure of it, that it, but what we can’t actually see it, because Donilon has chosen to become politically invisible. Yes, if you and I haven’t heard much of Donilon lately, that’s not an accident; even though he is very ambitious, he has always been a behind-the-scenes player. And he’s been very behind-the-scenes for these past eight months.

    I consider Donilon to be the greatest spinner and string-puller working in Washington today, and those talents have been good for his career. He started out as a political hack who then parlayed those talents into a gig that made him millions at Fannie Mae . And while the Fannie scandal has destroyed many Beltway careers, and deservedly so, Donilon managed to worm his way up into the highest rung of US national-security policymaking.

    Yet not surprisingly, Donilon’s rise has been terrible for the country. I have warned about Donilon extensively in the past, noting, in particular, his skill as a master-leaker and news master-manipulator. In particular, Donilon has been in the middle of the Stuxnet leaks from last year–the leaks designed to make the Obama administration look tough against Iran. And although many Washington leaders, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein(D-CA) were forthright in expressing their concerns about the leaks, and in suggesting that the White House was involved, nothing happened to anyone in the White House–certainly not Donilon. So perhaps that’s how Donilon developed the hubristic arrogance to think that he could leak and spin anything, even Benghazi.

    As an aside, to see Donilon in action, we might take another look at that famous Sit Room photo from May 1, 2011. Look closely at the picture: Who’s the dominant figure? It’s not Obama; he’s hunched down on the side. No, the alpha male in the shot is the bluff fellow in the blue-green shirt, his arms sternly folded across his chest–Tom Donilon. These things don’t happen by accident; it’s Donilon, not the others, who runs the Sit Room, and he is smart enough to know where to stand. Does that seem petty? Sure it does. Is it petty? Sure it is. Welcome to Washington.

    However, Donilon’s skills seem to have stopped there, with his ability to look commanding in a photo. By contrast, his command of American foreign policy and national security is considerably weaker–more like atrocious.

    Donilon could have gone to the President after Benghazi and suggested that course-correction. Donilon could have said, “Mr. President, the situation has changed. You must face up to the challenge of terror and confront it head on.” Once again, not only would such a new and resolute course of action have been the right thing to do, but it would have proven to be, as a residual result, good politics for Obama, as well. Yet Donilon, whom I have known for 35 years, isn’t that smart. If he ever knew that JFK had said, in the wake of the Bay of Pigs back in 1961, “I am the responsible officer,” he obviously failed to grasp the positive impact of forthright candor.

    Lacking any larger vision of his own job, Donilon just defaulted to what he knew best–conniving and cover-upping. And conniving and cover-upping not only for Obama, but also for himself. Instead, he was the offstage orchestra conductor, and the maestro; he orchestrated a campaign to of minimize, marginalize, misdirect, and mislead the country.

    Yet even Donilon could also see that the Benghazi cover-story effort was not going to be a particularly happy experience for anyone. And so Donilon himself went underground–a hard feat for a national security adviser. Yet Donilon, the “invisible man” when he wants to be–and with the help of a dependent and subservient press–has so far gotten away with it. Thus it’s Ben Rhodes getting kicked around, not his boss.

    If the only issue were who is getting credit when things are good (Donilon and Bin Laden), and discredit when things bad (Rhodes and Benghazi), then West Wing power games would be, well, a somewhat amusing little game.

    However, as we know, the stakes are much higher than any mere game, In fact, the echoes between Benghazi and Watergate are eerie, indeed. Yet the stakes are, in fact, much higher because they go to not only the credibility of the presidency, but also to the security of the country.

    Yet as we learned in Watergate–or should have learned, anyway–a complicated cover-up conspiracy cannot succeed. So Tom Donilon and his tactics are not only a cancer on the presidency, but they are also, by now, a threat to Obama’s credibility and legacy.

    Most of all, though, Donilon and his ways, now metastasized across the federal government, are a threat to the United States of America.
    ***

    Next: The Eerie Parallels Between Benghazi and Watergate

    Hopefully the “blame Hillary” crowd will read this comment and understand it. We also suggest they read the many articles we have written about Hillary hater extraordinaire Tom Donilon and the specific attacks he has made against Hillary Clinton which we have discussed. An understanding of Donilon and his Hillary hate will begin to open up some eyes.

  33. Admin states above:

    ObamaCare just became more dangerous and deadly. A federal government which via the IRS can target political opponents utilizing their personal medical history is now no longer a paranoid’s delusion. It is all too real.

    Years ago we began to utilize gangland references to describe ObamaCare:

    “And remember this is no longer about health care, it is about health insurance and how to bring in more Americans into a bad system. The bad system is not targeted for “reform”. American taxpayers will be forced by Frank Nitti the IRS to tithe to the temples of crime for little to no benefits.”

    Frank Nitti, the Al Capone gang’s brutal Chicago enforcer is a benevolent angelic figure compared to the dangers inherent in a politically corrupt Chicago gangland White House. American taxpayers under the heel of Obama will have to “report personal health ID” information to the IRS.

    It will not be difficult at all for federal government officials at the IRS to gain information about herpes, AIDS, psychological illnesses of political opponents. Armed with medical histories of political opponents the federal government will not hesitate to use it for pernicious political purposes.

    How easy is it for the IRS and the corrupt Chicago White House of Barack Obama to obtain medical information?:

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    what amazes me is that people could not see all this outrageous personal intrusion coming the second the IRS was designated in charge of O’care…

    …if the people of this country do not find a way to put a stop to this…it really is the beginning of the end…as we know it…

    O…and his cohorts…and obviously not the IRS…cannot be trusted by anyone…period…

  34. Santelli agrees with us that this is in great part an ObamaCare story. The paragraphless transcript is below, the video can be found Here: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000168091

    welcome back to squawk on the street. first santelli exchange of the week. you talk about a weekend really since thursday, just boatloads of important stories we’re all supposed to be in tune with. the first one is easy. you know, it’s easier to connect the dots now. john hilsenrath story really in many ways all of this hitting at the same time the dollar/yen went through 100. i thought it was odd that such a move would have such big repercussions on rising rates here. it seems as though that story with regard when the exit is was true. but i go back to all the experiments we’ve already had with exit strategies before it was the purchase program, it was interest rates or positions on widening holdings. no matter how you slice it, we can knock this one off. the easy answer is, talking about a door and using a door are two different things. as far as the bloomberg story. there are so many levels of issues here, i will tell you, you know, many of the producers at cnbc wanted me to do my job and i did. talk to people that use bloombergs. and jim cramer, myself have come from lives where it was in to grow in the business. many people are still enamored with the emotion that it’s a great wealth of historic information. this story is is disturbing but i don’t want to deal in circumstantial evidence. i think that the irs story to me really hits home. let’s put a couple of quotes on the screen to get into this the way i get into this. some very famous leg minds. first is oliver wednesdayle holmes, for my part i think it is less evil that some criminals should escape than the government should play an ignomo part. or william blackstone. better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer. why are these appropriate? because these questions are really a truth to power question. most of america are good. they’re people that do good things. unfortunately when you are good you assume everybody is good. that isn’t the case. the issue is where it’s the irs or benghazi. it’s very much the same. it’s truth to power that we cannot assume because somebody says they’re fair and honest as a politician or the fact that this is a day and age of information, of cameras, of databank, of profiles. there’s people at your bank that call you up and try to sell you productses becow you have extra cash laying around. everybody is getting into your information. but the government is different. i personally think benghazi and the irs story will change health care. they will change obamacare. why? because it’s one thing to have all your receipts and be called on the carpet to hassle, and prove you’re innocent. it’s not thing like seinfeld when you walk in line and you need that stint and they say, no stint for you because you back this group, you have these thoughts, you live in this area. this is going to change the involvement of government and the irs enforcement originally designed in obamacare. that’s my thought for the day. carl, back to you. we’re going to find out in a little bit here, rick, potentially if the president takes a question on the story. thanks very much, rick santelli.

  35. All the news is pouring out now!
    ***

    Govt obtains wide AP phone records in probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) ­ The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.

    The records obtained by the Justice Department listed incoming and outgoing calls, and the duration of each call, for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and the main number for AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP.

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/govt-obtains-wide-ap-phone-records-probe

  36. Leonora, you scamp, you beat us to the latest scandal. Let’s see how Big Media reacts to Big Media getting bugged. Shades of Watergate indeed. 🙂 And…. we’re lovin’ it.

  37. 3rd!!! :>(

    “WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.”
    (snip)

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/govt-obtains-wide-ap-phone-records-probe

    Boo…fucking…hoo…What’s the saying about lying down with snakes and fleas???? Most corrupt President in US history and the fellow travelers at AP are shocked that they don’t have immunity!!

  38. And People thought Nixon and his “Germans”were paraniod:

    “The Obama administration has aggressively investigated disclosures of classified information to the media and has brought six cases against people suspected of leaking classified information, more than under all previous presidents combined.”
    ****
    The May 7, 2012, AP story that disclosed details of the CIA operation in Yemen to stop an airliner bomb plot occurred around the one-year anniversary of the May 2, 2011, killing of Osama bin Laden.

    The plot was significant because the White House had told the public it had “no credible information that terrorist organizations, including al-Qaida, are plotting attacks in the U.S. to coincide with the (May 2) anniversary of bin Laden’s death.”
    ***

    http://news.yahoo.com/govt-obtains-wide-ap-phone-records-probe-202010831.html

    The AP had the audacity to expose another Obama lie and got the “treatment”. Next up will be an indictment of some news stenographers under the Espionage Act.

  39. Update III: What’s Daniel Schorr doing these days? Oh right. he’s dead. But the youngest guy on the Nixon enemies list is still alive and he has some very good advice for Republicans on Benghazi.

    The guy that inspired the Tea Party to form, Rick Santelli, thinks like we do that the IRS scandal implicates ObamaCare:

    “i personally think benghazi and the irs story will change health care. they will change obamacare. why? because it’s one thing to have all your receipts and be called on the carpet to hassle, and prove you’re innocent. it’s not thing like seinfeld when you walk in line and you need that stint and they say, no stint for you because you back this group, you have these thoughts, you live in this area. this is going to change the involvement of government and the irs enforcement originally designed in obamacare.”

    For those who think we are too quick on the trigger with our article mentioning the “I” word – impeachment, we present for your amusement the latest Obama scandal breaking: DOJ secretly seized two months of Associated Press phone records? How will Big Media react now that their golden calf has been targeting them? It was amusing to Big Media when the Tea Party was the target but now the worm has turned.

    Our favorite joke from the Nixon era came from the best Nixon impressionist of the time – David Frye. The joke was that Richard Nixon is offered a joint, a marijuana cigarette. Nixon is told to “turn on”. Nixon asks “Turn on whom?” Big Media is about to realize Obama cannot be trusted by friend nor foe and now the choom king has turned on – them.

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  40. Alright, who wants to post the latest bombshell in the IRS story? Yeah, the one that references Karl Rove. Anyone? Do we get the honor? We’re kinda busy laughing ourselves silly so we don’t want to do it. Anyone?

  41. Foxyladi14, Michelle Bachmann’s comments are idiotic – and we are being kind. That’s like saying the captain of the Titanic rammed his ship into the iceberg in order to hide the fact he stole $5 from petty cash.

    The IRS story is the most important story, followed by the AP story, followed by the Benghazi story. Why? Because the IRS story is the story that is most understood by the public and will generate the most opposition from the public to Obama. Then the AP story because it continues to break the united Big Media protection of Obama. Benghazi is the least understood by the public and the most complex of the three even though in terms of death and national security it is the most important. But Obama fears the IRS story the most.

    The logic of her comments are just plain stupid, and again we are being kind to her. Bachmann must not know that the IRS information was not released voluntarily. This was a forced confession. We can’t make any sense of her stupid reference that the IRS story was released on Friday because that is a news dump day. What????

    If the attempt was to bury the Benghazi scandal with the IRS revelations why do it on a news dump Friday? The reason news is dumped on Friday is to hide it. But Bachmann says the IRS scandal is an attempt to bury Benghazi and that is why it was done on a Friday. This is not only stupid it contradicts itself.

  42. Admin,

    Been at work all w/e so I couldn’t respond to comments which appear directed at myself and a few others regarding Hillary and her role in Benghazigate. I think my comment on the previous post is very similar in part as Brietbart’s take.
    ************************

    admin
    May 13, 2013 at 4:36 pm
    Thanks Foxyladi14 for that Brietbart story by Patrick Caddell (who does not like Hillary Clinton). Caddell makes sense which upsets the E/I crowd. Here are excerpts from the link you posted:
    **********************************
    gonzotx
    May 12, 2013 at 2:47 am

    Hillary is not “innocent” here, regardless of the responsibility or not ( not being a CIA cover up ), leading up to the attack not withstanding, she went along with the cover up, it’s always the cover up that will get you in the end.

    No rose smelling here.

    Ultimately, the Fraud is the leader of the pack, the buck stops here, only one with authority to tell the military to stand down.

    Will America stand up is the question and rid itself of this festering wound…
    *****************

    Hillary is a word smith. She chose her words poorly in the cover up and was often too forceful repeating it IMHO. She repeated the ridiculous story line to a father of a slain Hero.

    She will be forever attached to the Fraud in this horrible debacle, just as the crowd that surrounded Nixon.

    So ya, I get it. It has always been about where the buck stops.

    I however have little faith that the Fraud will be impeached. Too much at stake for the puppet masters to cut their puppet strings.

  43. Looks like Black Jesus, Ms. Lube Rack (Poopsie Pelousy) and Mr. Peepers (Hairy Reed) have really screwed the pooch on this health care debacle when they shoved through the greatest civil rights victory since 1964. The internal problems, including but not limited to huge cost increases, big cost overruns, declining quality of coverage, death panels, bunker bomb for the deficit are one thing. But wait there is more:

    It seems that their central assumption of a health care cost crisis was wrong. Yes all those straight line projections which Obama care was supposed to bend in a positive direction were bullshit. And the reason that is important is because that was the justification for Obamacare.

    But sleep well kiddies. Obama has assured us that he and his family will have the best health care which the taxpayers can buy for him in a well deserved retirement. And when he and his lovely wife were asked where this left the middle class, Lady Bountiful was heard to say, you mean the Chick Fillet crowd (which as Jim Garraty explained is their code for the white middle class)? Let them eat cake. Whereupon, Lube Rack jumped in and screamed that is my line.

    Then, suddenly, just when you thought it could not get worse for those orphans in the storm, along comes WSJ to rain on their parade.
    ———————————————————————————————-

    “American health-care spending appears to be slowing down. The health growth rate has flattened out at about 3.9% over the last three years—a record low since the 1960s and down from the old normal of 6.2% to 9.7% in the 2000s.

    This is rare good economic news, given that health cost growth sends federal entitlement spending soaring and erodes middle-class wage increases. Can this trend last? Maybe, though not with the Affordable Care Act looming to quash any progress.

    Dr. Cutler estimates entitlement spending will be $770 billion lower over a decade if the current slowdown holds—and it is another reminder of what a squandered opportunity “health-care reform” was.

    It increasingly looks as if ObamaCare passed amid a national correction in the health markets that no one in Congress or the White House understood, much less noticed, so naturally Washington moved to create new problems when the old ones were starting to fix themselves.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323744604578470752468155518.html

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    But Poopsie, she is not worried. No sir. She has got an ace in the hole. Hollywood is considering doing a remake of Sunset Boulevard, and Nannie Poopie is type cast for the role of the deranged ex starlet (well Lube Rack was hardly that, however . . .) Norma Desmond. George Miller would be perfect for the role of Max–he exudes that gothic boy Eric Von Strolheim sort of charm.

  44. admin

    Alright, who wants to post the latest bombshell in the IRS story? Yeah, the one that references Karl Rove. Anyone? Do we get the honor? We’re kinda busy laughing ourselves silly so we don’t want to do it. Anyone?
    *******************************

    Only have time to skim through tonight. Did we miss this?

  45. May 13, 2013
    Volume 1, Issue 1
    energycommerce.house.gov
    U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE
    CHAIRMAN FRED UPTON
    The
    Oversight
    Series
    Accountability to the American People
    The Looming Premium Rate Shock

    “Conclusion
    The internal documents provided by the insurance industry confirm many of the concerns voiced
    over PPACA: despite promises that the law will lower costs, the PPACA will in fact cause the
    premiums
    of many Americans to spike substantially. The broken promises are numerous, and the
    data reveals that many Americans, from recent college graduates to older adults, will not be able
    to afford the law’s higher costs. One of the nation’s leading insurance c
    ompanies that insures
    millions of Americans predicts premiums will nearly double for individuals getting a new plan,
    those keeping their insurance will see an average increase of 73 percent, and some individuals
    could see increases of as much as 413 percen
    t. These figures forecast looming financial
    hardships when the law takes effect on January 1, 2014.”

    http://energycommerce.house.gov/sites/republicans.energycommerce.house.gov/files/analysis/insurancepremiums/FinalReport.pdf

  46. Grab you hankies. Obooberama is sad and upset:

    http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=79682F98-F804-43DF-8862-324715BFC2E3

    President Barack Obama genuinely believed he could buck the second-term curse of fecklessness and scandal that afflicted the last three two-term presidents, even if history — and his adversaries — suggested otherwise.

    The combination of clever and determined Republican resistance on nearly every front, bad luck, Obama’s overconfidence in his capacity to leverage a decisive reelection victory into legislative clout and his own administration’s past mistakes have left the president feeling deeply frustrated, even angry — and eager to find a way to recapture the offensive.

    The mood around 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. isn’t gloomy, but it’s a far cry from the optimism of his triumphant inaugural address just four months ago.

    “I don’t think morale is the highest it’s ever been,” said an Obama veteran. “It’s been a hell of a way to start a second term. … The gun vote was infuriating, depressing. … Then you went from Boston to North Korea to Syria to Benghazi to the IRS” — referring to last week’s revelations that federal revenue agents singled out tea party groups for special scrutiny.

    “Plus, you know, there have been a fair share of f—-ups on our side of the ball,” the person said. [snip]

    In the days just after the reelection, one senior aide to the president joked that the door jambs at the White House “might need to be widened a bit” to accommodate the boss’s laurel-laden cranium.

    That’s been replaced by a sober realization that the West Wing is probably in for years of endless partisan warfare with the Hill GOP, nonstop congressional investigations, obstruction of nominees, and the infuriating plague of self-inflicted mistakes that seems to afflict presidencies as they grow longer in the tooth, people close to Obama tell POLITICO.

    Despite his reputation for unflappability, Obama is a moody political performer who finds it hard to conceal disappointment or frustration. People close to Obama noticed two telltale signs he’s been a little down — his low-energy April 30 news conference, during which he bristled at the notion that he had lost his “juice,” and his demand for more campaign-style road trips, which has always been Obama’s favorite way to regain momentum and improve his own head space. [snip]

    “People may be starting to use the I-word before too long,” said Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), referring to “impeachment” during a discussion of the Benghazi “cover-up” Friday on a conservative talk radio show. [snip]

    “There are so many questions that are unanswered. We need a select committee,” McCain said. [snip]

    The main threat is disruption — pushing Obama off-message, forcing key aides to lawyer up or leave the administration, creating a siege mentality that robs the administration of its second-term initiative.

  47. Sorry Southern Born, sorry Tony Stark, it’s bigger, but it does involve Karl Rove and it is part of the IRS scandal.

  48. As the song says: “Unrequited Love’s a Bore”:

    1. AP President Dean Singleton Slobbers Over Obama in Gushing Speech

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    Although it doesn’t get a lot of attention in the blogosphere, the Associated Press is, quite arguably, the most important news outlet in the world with its content appearing in tens of thousands of newspapers and websites around the world. Judging from a gushing speech by AP president Dean Singleton, the wire service is making no bones about being firmly in the camp of President Obama.

    Dean was obsequious in his praise for Obama, telling an audience for the AP’s annual luncheon that the president had “pushed through Congress the biggest economic recovery plan in history and led a government reorganization of two of the Big Three American auto manufacturers to save them from oblivion.”

    Never mind that the “recovery plan” has produced the worst post-recession economic growth in history and that GM and Chrysler could easily have been reconstituted had normal bankruptcy procedures been followed, that was far from the only fulsome praise that Singleton had for Obama. As Washington Times columnist Charles Hurt noted, the former newspaper magnate was beside himself, acting like a “newshound in heat.”

    But for the assembled “news” hounds — the most vaunted gathering of news executives from around the country — it was all very serious swooning. They were like a bunch of dogs in heat.

    Dean Singleton, chairman of the AP board, introduced Mr. Obama. No, actually, it was more like he proposed to him. Sang him an icky love song in which he reminisced about all their hot dates and then pledged his undying love forever.

    The only way you know that the White House didn’t actually write the introduction as they often do when the president speaks is simply that Mr. Singleton’s Valentine essay was so over-the-top fawning that even they were probably embarrassed — if that is possible.

    He began by sweetly recalling their first encounter, when Mr. Obama was just a junior senator and invited to the august luncheon to share “his vision for America.” Mr. Singleton recalled their first lover’s quarrel over mispronouncing Mr. Obama’s name and “his genteel way” of correcting him.

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-sheffield/2012/04/03/ap-president-dean-singleton-slobbers-over-obama-gushing-speech#ixzz2TEEGQcsd

    2. The Obama Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.

    The records obtained by the Justice Department listed incoming and outgoing calls, and the duration of each call, for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and the main number for AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP.

    In all, the government seized those records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown but more than 100 journalists work in the offices whose phone records were targeted on a wide array of stories about government and other matters

  49. The IRS may be/likely is just the tip of the iceberg headed for Obama. The fact that people who were called crazy paranoids were proven correct will likely allow more people to speak up about Obama thuggery.

    “Engelbrecht’s application with the IRS for non-profit status allegedly triggered aggressive audits of one of her family’s personal businesses as well. The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) began a series of inquiries about her and her group; the BATF (Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms) began demanding to see her family’s firearms in surprise audits of her and her husband’s small gun dealership–which had done less than $200 in sales; OSHA (Occupational Safety Hazards Administration) began a surprise audit of their small family manufacturing business; and the EPA-affiliated TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environment Quality) did a surprise visit and audit due to “a complaint being called in.”

    The Democratic Party of Texas filed a lawsuit against her, as did an ACORN affiliated group. Both the FBI and the BATF continued to poke around her life, the lives of people in her Tea Party group, and her businesses.”

  50. WTF else does the left need to wake up?

    IRS spying and singling out Americans…if they can do it to conservatives, with a party change they can do it to anyone…and these same idiots want to turn over the most private and personal aspects of our life to the IRS…

    NOW the DOJ has been spying on the AP for months without their knowledge…they have taped their work, home and cell phones…OMG…where do they get off doing that…all the private conversations just listened to…

    the Benghazi cover up…even hearing O cheerleaders starting to say the WH and O don’t want us to listen to our own hearing or see what our own lying eyes are telling us…

    What does it take to stop this madness?

    Please…please let there be some heros out there to put a stop to this…stop the IRS…stop the DOJ…stop the O’care debacle about to fall upon us…

    *******************

    and what do i read while all this corruption and deception is going on…

    http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/obama-harvey-weinsteins-fundraiser-dnc-nyc/

    UPDATE: 3:24 PM: Just over two weeks after breaking bread at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Barack Obama and Harvey Weinstein were back together today. This time it was at the producer and his wife Georgina Chapman’s Manhattan home for a fundraiser.

    Unlike the big bucks, Weinstein raised directly for Obama during last year’s election, Monday afternoon’s event (read the edited Pool report below) was for the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee 2014 midterm war chests.

    The President began his remarks thanking “Harvey and Georgina” for “their friendship and support, and for the amazing movies that they’ve made.” Throwing red meat to his Blue State crowd, Obama in his remarks also blamed the GOP for being too “concerned what Rush Limbaugh might say about them” to break the gridlock in Washington. The President will also be attending two other midterm fundraisers Monday while in NYC before returning to the White House tonight.

    Obama arrived at Weinstein and Chapman’s home in the West Villiage around 1 PM after flying up from D.C. He left at about 2:19 PM. There was approximately 65 guests paying between $16,200 and $20,000 a ticket at today’s event.

    The White House Pool report identified Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel in the room among the guests. While this isn’t the first midterm fundraiser that Obama has done this year it is the first one with Hollywood hosts. It won’t be the last. The President is due out in LA next month for a lunch event at Peter Chernin’s house on June 7.

    Tickets for that fundraiser range from $10,000 to $32,400 if you want to be a co-chair. With Hollywood a solid source of cash for the Democrats, Obama will likely head out West again. The President will be headlining at least eight more House and Senate midterm fundraisers this year, according to the White House.

    Read an edited and condensed version of the White House Pool report and official WH Press Office remarks from the fundraiser at the Weinstein’s here:

    Pool was ushered into Harvey Weinstein’s 5 story West Village town home for POTUS’s remarks to the assembled donors. The ground floor room contained 8 tables of 8, covered in white linen with roses as a centerpiece. Several White House staffers were seated at the tables including Dan Pfeiffer and Jay Carney. Patrick Gaspard was standing in the right side of the room (POTUS’s) right.

    Co-pooler David Nakamura spotted SEO favorites Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were seated near Mr. Weinstein. We are also reliably informed that Tommy Hilfiger was in the room. NOTE: Pooler saw Timberlake wearing trendy glasses with thick black plastic frames and his hair was parted on the side and slicked back.

    POTUS spoke for about 9 minutes.

    snip

    ****************************************************************

    the party never ends for this guy…

  51. S
    Have no fear, the prancing unicorns are grabbing their blinders and stuffing toilet paper in their ears to continue the denial phase of this O’meltdown. But just you wait until these folks don’t get free health care like their free cell phone, and end up getting slapped with a fine that will grow over the years if they don’t pony up and pay for their hellCare. They all have a big mouth and pass out praise to their dear leader, they bought the bs, hook line and sinker. When reality hits that they have been duped,they may start burning down their towns like it’s Rodney King day.

    This is just the beginning of the reality check to Obama supporters. It won’t become real until it hits them in the wallet.

  52. Just a century ago the “Entertainment Industry” was pretty much held as whores, thieve’s and charlatan’s. ( may still be a definition of many! )

    Now they appear to be major players in the very direction and story line of American politics…with their influence, I don’t see a happy ending.

  53. My premiums went up 100% this year. I won’t be able to afford 413%.

    But we must insure all the illegal aliens!

  54. clever and determined Republican resistance
    ———————-
    What have these Politico assholes been smoking????????

    Feckless, rudderless, cowardly and stupid is more like it–those Republicans.

    The wound Obama is suffering from now, IF ANY, is entirely self-inflicted.

    He believed he was invincible so naturally he overreached.

    To credit the Republicans for his demise

    Is a fairy tale

  55. S
    May 13, 2013 at 10:56 pm
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    When the going gets tough for him this is how he hides. No tough questions from the audience, just candle light and violins. He took a beating last week, and it is apt to continue.

  56. Finally, we get the real story, courtesy of retired from special ops. And, suddenly, it all makes sense. No conspiracy. No there there. Just a simple, straightforward explanation of what happened:

    When Ben Rhodes at the White House called a weekend Deputies meeting to ensure that State Dept equities were protected in the talking points before they gave them to Susan Rice, do you think that when all of the references to terrorism were removed that Mike Morrell went back to Agency Hqs and shifted the responsibility for Benghazi from the Counterterroristm Center (CTC) to the Countervideo Center (CVC)? I had heard that the CVC people were quite miffed that they weren’t consulted by CTC on the talking points, especially when it was clear from the beginning that Benghazi resulted from spontaneous outrage over a video instead of terrorist action. The CVC people knew all along that it was the video that had done it, and that the actual attacks had been conducted by Ansar al DVD, not Ansar al Sharia. Hell, even the DCM told State that “We’re under attack from a shitty video made by a Coptic Christian” as the attack was underway. Then SecDef Panetta admitted that “No countervideo response forces could’ve made it to Bengahzi in time to save the Consulate, er, I mean, miscellaneaous diplomatic facility. Our rapid video response forces in Hollywood had already been deployed to Las Vegas for the fundraiser, uh, I mean to Annex of the Playboy Mansion, uh, oh, they’re classified and I can’t talk about it.”

  57. http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/mitch-mcconnell-irs-flap-a-big-thing-91275.html?hp=l1

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told one of the most conservative sites on the internet the IRS’ targeting of conservative organizations was “just the beginning of the story” of how President Barack Obama’s administration deals with political enemies.

    “This is no little thing,” McConnell told Breitbart News on Monday. “This is a big thing. The good news about it is they finally got caught. They finally messed with an agency everybody fully understands. When they try to quiet the critics through other agencies, it doesn’t get attention. This does. Everybody understands the IRS and how powerful they are. This is just one example of an administration-wide effort to silence critics.”

  58. One thing I do not blame Obama for is thinking that this lie would matter to the American People. He made a cool hand luke assessment of their total stupidity–meaning the 52% who voted for him and decided let it rip–“I can make them believe anything I want them too.” And, by Jupiter, he is right.

  59. Admin,

    The bigger part is the HUGE wake-up call for most Americans that the IRS is in charge of enforcing Obamacare. Even the most die-hard protecters of Obama are reporting this story of the IRS intimidation.

    IRS has always been the non-partisan boogeyman.

  60. “The Next Scapegoat”
    by David Brooks

    Twenty years ago, when she was a young Foreign Service officer in Moscow, Victoria Nuland gave me a dazzling briefing on the diverse factions inside the Russian parliament. Now she is a friend I typically see a couple times a year, at various functions, and I have watched her rise, working with everybody from Dick Cheney to Hillary Clinton, serving as ambassador to NATO, and now as a spokeswoman at the State Department.

    Over the past few weeks, the spotlight has turned on Nuland. The charge is that intelligence officers prepared accurate talking points after the attack in Benghazi, Libya, and that Nuland, serving her political masters, watered them down.

    The charges come from two quarters, from Republicans critical of the Obama administration’s handling of Benghazi and intelligence officials shifting blame for Benghazi onto the State Department.

    It’s always odd watching someone you know get turned into a political cartoon on the cable talk shows. But this case is particularly disturbing because Nuland did nothing wrong.

    [….]

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/opinion/brooks-the-next-scapegoat.html?src=un&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fjson8.nytimes.com%2Fpages%2Fopinion%2Findex.jsonp

  61. Obama is throwing Holder under the bus? I don’t think this is going to work.
    **

    Holder Tossed Under Bus: White House Says They Knew Nothing of AP Phone Record Seizure

    The White House on Monday distanced President Obama from the Department of Justice’s seizure of Associated Press telephone records.

    “Other than press reports, we have no knowledge of any attempt by the Justice Department to seek phone records of the AP,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.

    Carney said the White House had no involvement in the Justice effort.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/05/holder-tossed-under-bus-obama-white-house-says-they-knew-nothing-of-ap-phone-record-seizure/

  62. Congressmen Frank Wolf (VA-10) and Tom Rooney (FL-17) led the intense questioning of AG Eric Holder during US House budget/Fort Hood hearing last month. And Wolf especially is involved in this effort.
    GOP defies Boehner on special Benghazi panel By Molly K. Hooper – 05/14/13
    House Republican members are defying Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and five committee chairmen by endorsing a measure that would set up a special panel to investigate the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya. A growing number of members on the committees with jurisdiction over the Benghazi matter — Intelligence, Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services and Foreign Affairs — have signed onto Rep. Frank Wolf’s (R-Va.) resolution. Boehner and the chairmen of those committees do not support the legislation. Instead, they have worked together to investigate the Obama administration’s handling of the Sept. 11, 2012 assault. Despite that resistance, Wolf has garnered a sizable majority of the GOP Conference as co-sponsors since introducing the measure in January. It has 146 GOP co-sponsors, with more than 80 Republicans backing it over the last month.
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has also embraced a special committee and attempted to pry the GOP-led House to schedule a vote. That would put pressure, McCain has pointed out, on the Senate to act. According to a review of the House co-sponsors, a majority of GOP lawmakers on the Armed Services, Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees and half of the GOP lawmakers on the Foreign Affairs panel have endorsed the Wolf resolution.
    Former Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) signed on to the resolution Monday, while former Homeland Security Committee Chairman Pete King (R-N.Y.) endorsed it during a television interview. Late last week, former Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) became a co-sponsor. Two of the Intelligence Committee’s 12 GOP lawmakers, Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) and Tom Rooney (Fla.), have signed on.
    Not one Democrat has co-sponsored the Wolf resolution.
    President Obama on Monday dismissed GOP charges that his administration covered up the truth about the attacks in Benghazi, calling them a politically motivated “sideshow” that does “dishonor” to the nation’s diplomats…Wolf told The Hill in an interview, “I think you want to bring together the very best minds, you want to focus like a laser beam … bring an outside counsel to coordinate, direct and unify … bring it together in 90 days.”
    Should Boehner not seek a vote on Wolf’s resolution, the Virginia congressman revealed he might have several opportunities to offer the measure as an amendment on the House floor during the appropriations bill process in June.
    “I would look for a way to offer an amendment on the floor. Appropriations bills are coming. There will be opportunities,” Wolf explained. Detractors say that creating a select committee would be counterproductive to the work that has already been undertaken by the five committees of jurisdiction.
    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/299485-gop-defies-boehner-on-libya-panel

  63. Tea party leader: Heads must roll over IRS scandal
    …During an appearance on C-Span’s “Washington Journal” program, Jenny Beth Martin said that acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller and Lois Lerner, who heads the agency’s tax-exempt unit, need to be removed from their jobs to set an example… Until heads roll, Ms. Martin said, the American people justifiably won’t trust the IRS. “The IRS and these unelected bureaucrats who are supposed to be public servants … abused their power, they abused their authority,” she said. “When you abuse your authority and you abuse your power, the people in the country quit trusting you. They brought this on themselves.”

    Despite filing its applications for tax-exempt status in 2010, Tea Party Patriots has yet to receive a decision from the IRS, Ms. Martin said.
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/14/tea-party-leader-heads-must-roll-over-irs-scandal/

  64. “The Next Scapegoat”
    by David Brooks
    ——————–
    This is a faux conservative mouthpiece of NYT who has been an Obama mouthpiece from the very beginning. Also, to reach this conclusion he is forced to impugn the credibility of everyone else, which is a rather dubious proposition. Also, to cover this he throws around the loaded word scapegoats to dismiss a mountain of testimony and emails. And, finally, he has a past practice of covering any news about the Obama administration for personal reasons, and because if the mountain of evidence being amassed against them at this time, which flows from all the stories his newspaper effectively censored, then they will be made to look like the fools they are. In that respect, he and his handlers would do well to realize that just because they get the invites to the White House parties, etc. does not mean they are really part of the ruling class. Rather, they are targets of this administration, even more so than the ordinary citizens whom, like Obama, they hold in contempt. The fact that Obama would use the Internal Revenue Service to monitor big media should be a wake up call that contrary to their firm belief, they are not the chose people, unless their name happens to be Axelrod. In sum, among discerning people, the opinions of David Brooks do not carry much weight.

  65. wbboei May 14, 2013 at 9:44 am
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    Some good news there for we can look forward to more of Sharyl’s excellent work.

    As to the WashTimes IRS article I just put up, the fact that TPP is STILL waiting for tax exempt status will make stunning headlines. You can count on me to put it on Twitterdom.

  66. Obama said this. 🙄

    The whole issue of talking points, frankly, throughout this process has been a sideshow. What we have been very clear about throughout was that immediately after this event happened we were not clear who exactly had carried it out, how it had occurred, what the motivations were.

    You know what this is: stop looking at what I did, and start looking at the people accusing me of wrongdoing. We’ve seen this tactic before: “The vast right-wing conspiracy.”

    http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/348230/mask-ripped-hope-and-change

  67. Boston Heral sounding like admin here:
    Obama knee-deep in Nixon-esque scandal
    …Republicans could not even have scripted this one. The agency most hated by voters, the Internal Revenue Service, admits to going on a Nixonian witch hunt against Tea Party and conservative groups during the re-election campaign. This is a story even the most partisan Massachusetts liberal cannot defend. It’s so bad that even Ed Markey is calling for heads to roll….
    http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/joe_battenfeld/2013/05/obama_knee_deep_in_nixon_esque_scandal

  68. foxy – omg. I have housework that must be done. Cannot vegetate at computer today. damn.

  69. The ignored DOJ scandal — anti-free speech codes on campuses
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    Amidst all the scandals exposed these past two weeks, one is being ignored by the mainstream media and most of the conservative media as well — the actions of the Department of Justice and Department of Education to force colleges and universities to impose anti-free speech codes.

    We wrote about this on Friday, The FIRE: “The government has mandated speech codes on all campuses”:

    The FIRE is not an organization prone to hyperbole.

    So when I received this email late this afternoon from FIRE Senior Vice President Robert Shibley, it got my attention:

    THIS. IS. OUTRAGEOUS. The government has mandated speech codes on all campuses. I hoped I would never see this day, but I feared I would.

    This press release was linked in the email:

    FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MANDATES UNCONSTITUTIONAL SPEECH CODES AT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES NATIONWIDE….

    This is a continuation of the reign of politically correct terror on campuses, in which conservatives and men inevitably will be the ones singled out, a point we made in Kangaroo courts for men on campus….

    Now everything is a speech crime on campus, and the administrators get to pick and choose who is guilty.

    There is a related article about the scandal at Minding The Campus, authored by noted liberal civil libertarian Harvey Silverglate, a co-founder of The FIRE, and Juliana DeVries of The FIRE, The Feds Mandate Abolition of Free Speech on Campus:

    In a breathtakingly bold move, the civil rights offices of both the Department of Education and the Department of Justice have mandated the effective abolition of free speech on college campuses, as well as the almost certain conviction of large numbers of students, many of whom will be innocent, of “harassment.” Neither justice nor education will be well served.…

    The inevitable result of this seemingly innocuous, or at least hyper-technical, rule is that all students would arguably be guilty of harassment several times a day. According to ED/DOJ standards, even playing uncensored rap music at a college party, posting something controversial on Facebook, or defending former U.S. Representative Todd Akin in class could now constitute “harassment.” (And engaging in satire or parody is just inviting expulsion!) It is now up to “victims” – presumably the more oversensitive or even neurotic members of the student community – to decide when unwelcome words constitute actionable harassment. In other words, in a hypothetical 500-person lecture on gender disparities in the workplace, the one person who takes offense to slide five has the power to silence the professor, and to keep the 499 other students from hearing the speech in question. The Supreme Court some time ago referred to this tactic as “burning the house to roast the pig,” and has consistently ruled it unconstitutional.…

    The picture looks bleak, unless the bureaucrats have gone so far this time that those who value preserving our nation’s universities and a free society’s values will finally be galvanized to do something.

    It’s understandable that the Benghazi cover up and lies, the IRS-Tea Party targeting scandal, and now the secret grabbing of AP phone records, all have consumed the media attention.

    But the DOJ/DOE assault on free speech on campuses is in many ways more pernicious, it expanding a reign of campus speech code terror which targets individual students on campuses who do not have the resources or support mechanisms of organized groups seeking 501(c)(4) status.

    Based on the history of campus speech codes, we can be certain that the DOJ/DOE assault on campus speech will be used almost exclusively against Tea Party-supporting, conservative and libertarian students who already are isolated on campuses, and who already struggle to have their voices heard.

    If you value free speech on campuses, regardless of your political leanings, you need to be paying attention to and writing about this ignored DOJ scandal

  70. Some good news there for we can look forward to more of Sharyl’s excellent work.
    ———————
    Absolutely. We have two members of big media, one of whom I trust, and the other I do not. If Sharyl says she is not being harrassed then I accept that without reservation, and dismiss all contrary evidence. If Brooks says that the evidence against Neuland amounts to nothing more than scapegoating, because he knows her and she is a nice person, I say why would I ever accept the opinion of Brooks? Is this really scapegoating? Can 50 million Frenchmen be wrong? Is he prepared to refute the evidence which has been presented? Is he saying Hicks is a liar? Lets get real specific here. Has he been a supporter of Obama ab inition–from the beginning? Has his newspaper been supporters? Have they doctored the news in order to protect him? Would it be helpful or hurtful to their reputation if Obama was shown to be what he really is, a fraud who is destroying our country? The answers to these questions are self evident and are just cause to reject what he says. And that is the fundamental difference between Sharyl Atkission and David Brooks. One is believeable, even when she says something I do not wish to hear given the prior position I have taken. The other, Brooks, is a man who never let a little thing like the truth stand in the way of a good story. Given his track record, he will be one of those who builds a defensive perimeter around Obama, as the flames from the IRS scandal surround him. I have no respect for someone like this, who masquerades as a journalist, much less a conservative journalist.

  71. When I went to school, we were admonished to argue the merits, but to avoid the ad hominum attack. During the forty years which have passed the wheels have come off that cart entirely. Now everything we see from big media is directly, or by implication an ad hominum attack upon republicans, conservatives, the American People. Therefore, it is hardly surprising that it would simultaneously corrupt the public mind, especially young impressionable ones.

  72. holdthemaccountable
    May 14, 2013 at 10:18 am

    foxy – omg. I have housework that must be done. Cannot vegetate at computer today. damn.
    ______________________________________:lol: Me too but this is so much Fun!! 🙂

  73. Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, said in a statement Monday evening that the phone records story was purely a DOJ affair. White House officials didn’t even know about it until they read press accounts Monday afternoon, Carney said.

    “Other than press reports, we have no knowledge of any attempt by the Justice Department to seek phone records of the AP. We are not involved in decisions made in connection with criminal investigations, as those matters are handled independently by the Justice Department,” Carney said in a statement given to the press pool traveling along with President Obama on fundraising trips to New York

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/white-house-distances-itself-from-ap-phone-records-scandal

  74. When you have federal control over our health care system, monitoring of journalists, IRS targeting conservative groups, speech codes imposed on campus, the cover-up of Benghazi, et. al. someone like David Brooks will not see a pattern, but objective people will. And what is that pattern? Simple: It is what Representative John Dingell, a close Obama supporter said four years ago: “it will take us awhile to get control of the American People”. The question of for whom and to what end remains unanswered. My answer, which is based partly on fact, and partly on speculation is this: beyond the quest for money and perpetual power which are the grist of politicians, there is a plan in progress here by people like Soros to move toward World Government, similar to the debacle we now have in Europe, which dilutes the voice of the people and elevates the control of a new race of bureaucrats. It is a future where the public becomes passive sheep who live for only two things: bread and circuses. Hang on to your hats kiddies, because on the odds, that is where we are heading. And 52% of the electorate will be on board. If you say my prediction leaves no room for the possibility that the public will wake up to the threat and resist, then you would be right. But so am I.

  75. You are correct that the IRS as enforcer of healthcare as a tool to “get control of the American people” is just coming into view. Access to the medical records of opponents is only part of it. Coupled with the review boards for approval of medical treatment, IRS directing who can and cannot access medical insurance and at what cost, and the tracking of political discourse and affiliations, you see a populace cowering at who lives and dies according to what you said, thought, contributed to and voted years before affecting who gets medical intervention. It is a horror show.

  76. My growing sense of where this train is headed was confirmed to me a few months back by a trial lawyer who went to work for the State of Washington in 1972, left in 1992, and now does a land office buiness suing the State of Washington when it violates the rights of its citizens. He told me two things which are worth keeping in mind as this super government of the future takes form:

    1. First, “when I went into government as a lawyer I was told that my client was the public was my client. When I left government I was told that my client was NOT the public, but the bureaucrat down the hall.”

    2. Second, “when I went into government as a lawyer, the prevailing practice was to spend a few years in government to gain experience, and then enter the private sector. When I left government, it was just the opposite. You stayed in government, and you brought in your family as well. Suddenly, government lawyers became yet another constituency which government was there to serve–at the expense of the public.

    The experience of Gates and Microsoft is not altogether different. When they were sued for anti trust, Gates said I thought it was enough to simply to satisfy your customer, but I now realize that if you do not get friends in government they will eat you alive–or words to that effect. Now he does, and now he can use those friends both defensively and offensively, for business leverage. From the public standpoint, that is not a good thing/

  77. Lastly, I find confirmation for my theory in the writings of Nial Ferguson:

    The third driver of change — nearly always overlooked by political scientists — is the tendency of even the best systems to degenerate as rent-seeking special interests grow on the body politic like barnacles on a ship’s hull, and civic virtue yields to human frailty. Westerners are justly proud of their various democratic systems, and Americans in particular regard their Constitution as the world’s best. Yet every comparative study of institutional quality — from the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index to the World Bank’s Worldwide Governance Indicators — tells the same depressing story. In many Western countries there has been a perceptible decline in the rule of law. Among the worst cases are South European “cradles of democracy,” Greece and Italy, which receive shockingly bad scores from the World Economic Forum. In the United States, meanwhile, the World Bank reports marked declines since 2000 in the control of corruption, regulatory quality, accountability and government effectiveness.

    This “great degeneration” helps explain the slowdown in growth and productivity we have witnessed in the West in the past decade. We cannot blame it solely on the financial crisis, nor on the fact that (as the economist Robert Gordon recently argued) the information technology revolution has delivered much less than its own hype led us to expect. The world is changing not just because the Rest have got better, but also because — quite independently — the West has got worse. Indeed, much of the developed world today reminds me of what Adam Smith said about China in “The Wealth of Nations”: It has reached a “stationary” state in which growth is near zero and prosperity is enjoyed only by a corrupt bureaucratic elite.

    http://www.niallferguson.com/journalism/history/turning-points

  78. My point is not that there are no fine people in government. My point goes to the role they play in an economic system. They are pie cutters and border markers, not value creators. At their best, they can restrain the excesses of capitalism. At their worst they can kill capitalism altogether. The democrat party, as currently constituted, comes perilously close to the latter. And that is why our economy has not recovered/

  79. President Know-Nothing

    To recap: Obama claims he didn’t know about the Benghazi whistleblowers being intimidated by his administration to try to silence them. Obama claims he had no idea about the IRS targeting conservative groups. Obama claims he had no clue that his administration was running guns across the border to Mexican gun cartels. Obama claims he had no knowledge that his Department of Justice, led by his good friend Eric Holder, was seizing the work and home phone records of reporters and editors at the Associated Press. Obama claims he’s got nothing to do with the crappy economy and is always wishin’ n’ hopin’ that jobs would come but gosh golly, they just don’t. The list of Obama “know-nothingness” goes on.

    Obama is either lying through his teeth…or he’s the most incompetent boob to ever be president. After all, we pay the president to KNOW STUFF.

    I know which I believe. After all, the “most brilliant man to ever run for the presidency” back in 2008 didn’t suddenly turn into a big dope.

    http://monicamemo.typepad.com/weblog/2013/05/president-know-nothing.html

  80. What kind of a leader of the free world sees no evil, hears no evil, speaks no evil…

    …and has no clue what is going on in his own administration…the adminstration he claims to be in charge of…

    Benghazi attack – four Americans killed – O goes to sleep and gets up early the next day to go Las Vegas fundraiser/rally (hello press, where were you?)

    IRS – targeting Conservative groups – O tells us yesterday he just heard about it Friday on CNN…insider Washington officials have known about this since 2010

    Did this same IRS target and investigate ‘Media Matters’ of Priorities USA? Did he mention that?

    DOJ has been spying on the AP and 20 of their phone lines, work – home – cell and has listened in on about 100 reporters and their sources without their knowledge for over two months…

    …other well known, high profile Romney supporters were audited during the build up to the election and O tells us he knew nothing about any of it…

    O claims he has no idea what is DOJ is up to…along with Fast and Furious, etc…he has been too busy entertaining at WH, meeting up with sports athletes and out golfing with Tiger

    What kind of a leader is this? a distracted, see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil…begins with ‘L’ – – -!

    …this kind of figurehead leadership in name only is showing its true colors…and how extemely dangerous it is…

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    as for the remaining brainwashed O defenders/supporters…or the ones that don’t care because they are part of the elite and removed from O’s folly…

    …when they continue to defend O and his absurd leadership…and laugh off the IRS scandal…

    …just continue to educate them that if they like the work the IRS is doing so well…they will be happy to know that the IRS is coming for them…and they will be in very close, personal communication with the IRS very soon and for the rest of their lives…thanks to O

  81. RidUsOfZero
    May 14, 2013 at 12:38 pm

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    we are all on the same wavelength…the facade is splintering for all too see…
    …can only play dumb for so long and it gets old when you are the Prez

  82. IMPEACH! White House new email bombshell — Obama’s Benghazi Lies Reflect Fear of “Messaging Ramifications”

    I can’t believe CNN broke this. I wonder how long Tapper will last there desecrating the holiest of O-liest.

    CNN exclusive: White House email contradicts Benghazi leaks Updated 12:15 PM EDT, Tue May 14, 2013 By Jake Tapper, CNN

    CNN has obtained an email sent by a top aide to President Barack Obama, in which the aide discusses the Obama administration reaction to the attack on the U.S. posts in Benghazi, Libya. The actual email differs from how sources inaccurately quoted and paraphrased it in previous accounts to different media organizations.

    The significance of the email seems to be that whomever leaked the inaccurate information earlier this month did so in a way that made it appear that the White House – specifically deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes – was more interested in the State Department’s desire to remove mentions to specific terrorist groups and warnings about these groups so as to not bring criticism to the Department than Rhodes’ email actually stated.

    Read More Here: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2013/05/impeach-white-house-new-email-bombshell-obamas-benghazi-lies-reflect-fear-of-messaging-ramifications.html

  83. Remember I have mentioned this before about the CIA. 🙂

    Now here’s the thing about CIA. Those boys don’t play nice. You sh*t on them, they shove a size 12 so far up your ass you can tie the laces with your teeth. Jarrett don’t quite know that world, and she’s way overplayed her one real card in all of this. Now she’s trying to call in favors within the party, but the party don’t much care for her. Never has. Feared her plenty. Never liked her though. Most of them ain’t calling her back.

  84. Thanks for posting the White House Insiders thread. So good, I have to post the whole thing here.

    WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: “For the first time – Barack Obama truly fears American public opinion”

    by Ulsterman on May 13, 2013

    A brief but very much appreciated update received today from perhaps the most colorful and politically intelligent figure I have ever had the pleasure to call both friend and enemy – White House Insider. The update focuses on just one subject – the all out attempt by a few key figures within the Obama White House to insulate the president from the damage now coming over the Benghazi Massacre and subsequent cover up, and certain operatives’ plans to prevent that from happening.

    (“I think at this point it’s the first time since he’s been president that Barack Obama truly fears American public opinion.” -WHI)

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    My boy my boy my boy. We are finally seeing some real deal dynamics coming out to play on this Benghazi situation. In case you might not know, there’s been some Republicans who have had at least some of this information for several weeks. Not sure the game they are trying to play, or if they can even play it right. Or get off their ass and onto the f*cking field. I already told you it’s the CIA’s turn next and it looks like that part is about to develop. Now here’s the thing about CIA. Those boys don’t play nice. You sh*t on them, they shove a size 12 so far up your ass you can tie the laces with your teeth. Jarrett don’t quite know that world, and she’s way overplayed her one real card in all of this. Now she’s trying to call in favors within the party, but the party don’t much care for her. Never has. Feared her plenty. Never liked her though. Most of them ain’t calling her back.

    She’s gotKerry running interference inside State, but he’s an incompetent and will f*ck that up soon enough. Carney is just about as used up as a two dollar hooker during shore leave. Poor dumb bastard. Got him walking the plank every time he goes out there now. He’s got that Mike McCurry “why did I ever take this job” look to him. I know that look well. I actually don’t mind Carney so much. He’s in way over his head now though and he knows it.

    Now I don’t want you getting your hopes up too much just yet. Lots of sh*t can go wrong here. First, we’re talking the Republican leadership, right? That bunch of flatulent dimwits could always manage to learn new ways of being stupid. See McCain doing his same old “don’t jump to conclusions” bullsh*t on Benghazi while at the same time pushing for more resources to go to the revolution in Syria? The guy has more than a touch of the simple these days. Traitorous lying old f*ck. Give him a camera and he’ll be there in a second. Give him a way to defeat Obama and he backs off at the last minute because he still ain’t over his personal dislike of the Republican candidate. Never seen that kind of sh*t from Republicans before but it’s pretty much what they’re all about these days.

    Now what is going on inside the WH is just a few people circling the wagons to insulate the president. At this point they know they are going to take a beating on this Benghazi stuff. They just don’t know how much will get out, what the Republicans actually know, who is willing to deal, and who, if anyone, is willing to run this thing all the way into the end zone if they have the chance. Seen this before. A White House in crisis mode. I think at this point it’s the first time since he’s been president that Barack Obama truly fears American public opinion. See the presser? That look in his eyes? Guy was sh*tting himself.

    You are asking what I know as far as people doing what, who is involved etc. Here is what I can tell you. Not what I know. What I can tell you. Hope you understand given my unique position in this thing right now. My own fault on that I know. But what was I supposed to do?

    Anyways, as far as negotiations. Communications Office at the WH is going down. To what degree I’m not sure yet. This connects to State and CIA. It’s kind of like a three headed monster which they do on purpose to protect the president. Make everyone involved and nobody involved but most importantly, keep pushing the idea that the president never really knew because if he did, well by God he sure would have done something about it. He’s Barack f*cking Obama, right? He loves everyone and God Bless America. Amen.

    Republicans don’t have a blue dress, but they got a pretty pissed off CIA and at least one more person in State who is ready and willing to deal on this thing. But again, we can’t count on the Republicans not to f*ck it up. That’s where all of you come into play. I got to admit something here, if it wasn’t for this secondary media thing, I don’t believe we would have had that latest Benghazi hearing. People are saying ABC set that up, but it was already set up and ABC came in and confirmed it, but it was regular people calling and emailing and all that other stuff they do these days who really made the difference.

    I should also let you know you won’t be hearing from -deleted- (R.I) for a bit. He’s so far in this thing now he can’t afford to be doing the other stuff. Keeping them in it to win is no easy task with this group. If we had another 20 people like Cruz about a third of the administration would be heading for the exits by now and Obama would be getting pressure to step down. Give me a guy or gal who just speaks their damn mind these days. We don’t have those kind of people though, so like they say, you hunt with the dog you got even if they’re half blind and smell like an Arkansas summer outhouse.

    Now I got at least three Dems ready to break from the pack here on Benghazi and one other issue. Can I trust them anymore than those three Republicans who left my ass hanging in October of last year? Maybe. Probably not. Of course this time around, they have to trust me just as much as I trust them, so when we’re playing that game, I got the leverage son. Obama won’t be president forever, and somebody else will. And that’s leverage and I aim to use it this time around a whole lot better than the f*ckuppery we got into last time. Lesson learned, right? This has been a slow play like it should have been done before. Good intentions but bad execution makes for they win and we lose. Well we ain’t losing this time. No sir.

    So I’m hearing “by Friday.” Heard that from more than a few people I’ve been working on getting information out of including -deleted- (RI). So watch for the next phase to hit by then. That’s a sign things are going as planned.

    P.S. Bill’s pissed.

    Volcano eruption.

    That can be good and that can be bad.

    Don’t ask me what it will be this time because I got no idea. Haven’t seen him this mad in a looooong time.

    -WHI

  85. WBB, Brooks is a snake, to be sure. I was just wondering how his comments would play out with the WH, since BO (& CIA) are trying to pin Benghazi on the State Dept. (i.e. Hillary). If Nuland is a scapegoat then what does that make Hillary — innocent too or guilty?

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