Update III: To know what is going on today it might be a good idea to read something we wrote in February. It was about Hillary Clinton 2016, Bob Woodward, and Lanny Davis. Yeah, Lanny Davis.
The public hearings on the IRS scandal will grab the headlines today, but the spotlight belongs on… Lanny Davis. Yup, Lanny Davis. Lanny Davis: Did WH counsel know IRS was targeting conservatives?:
“The story itself would be huge — making a connection earlier than the IG report’s first leak, which came from Lois Lerner herself at the IRS. Don’t forget that Obama yesterday parsed his response very carefully when it came to knowing about the targeting at the IRS. He would only say that he first became aware of the IG report last Friday; he left open the question of when he first knew about the targeting.
If Ruemmler knew about it earlier than that, it becomes a much bigger problem for Obama. First, just as with the IRS chief counsel’s briefing on the matter in August 2011, it’s almost impossible to believe that the lawyers wouldn’t immediately tell their bosses what was going on, unless they had good reason to believe their bosses already knew about it. If Obama found out a few weeks before the IG report came out, why didn’t he act then to clean house at the IRS? And it then also prompts the Watergate-ish question: What did the President know, and when did he know it?“
“I’ve been told today by several reporters that President Obama’s White House counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler, knew for several days — perhaps weeks —that some Internal Revenue Service officials were engaging in political targeting of conservative groups, and that she did not tell the president as soon as she knew even partial reports about the story.
With all due respect to someone who has impeccable legal credentials, if she did have such foreknowledge and didn’t inform the president immediately, I respectfully suggest Ms. Ruemmler is in the wrong job and that she should resign. [snip]
If Ms. Ruemmler did know about this IRS story and didn’t inform the president immediately, then, respectfully, that must mean she didn’t appreciate fully the mammoth legal and political implications for the U.S. government as well as the American people of a story involving IRS officials abusing power and possibly violating criminal laws.
It is also hard to understand why some people in the media who apparently knew about this foreknowledge by the White House counsel and her failure to tell the president missed this story and its significance.“
Lanny Davis is lighting the path, with blazing torches, for investigators – right into the Oval Office. Lanny knows exactly what he is doing. No one believes that a White House counsel would know about criminal activity in the IRS and not tell the president. As to Big Media knowing about criminal activity and keeping quiet in order to protect Barack Obama?
Update II: Would you eat from a kitchen run by Jeffrey Dahmer? Think about ObamaCare run by the woman who targeted Tea Party groups – will you willingly provide her with information as to your health so that information can be used against you to suppress your free speech rights or even economic rights? For her malevolent efforts to target “Tea Party, evangelical and pro-Israel groups for harassment” this tainted bureaucrat received over $100,000 in bonuses from 2009 through 2012.” That Barack Obama bonus was for a job well done – it got Obama reelected and neutralized the Tea Party.
Today is step one in cleansing the IRS from the clutches of Barack Obama. Today is step one in breaking the dirty hands of the IRS from control of the health care of Americans. Today there are public live hearings by the prestigious House Ways and Means Committee. The eyes of Americans who respect the rule of law will be on the House Ways and Means Committee today. Open thread: IRS hearings open on Capitol Hill – with Acting IRS Commissioner Steve Miller (the guy Obama supposedly forced to resign but then it turns out his job was ending anyway – score another Obama lie) and a “hero” in our constitutional drama, the Treasury Department’s Inspector General for Tax Administration, Russell George.
The Big Test today will not be about the IRS however. Today the test will be on Obama Dimocrats and whether they continue to distract and distort as they have been doing at any and all hearings that seek to get at the truth of Barack Obama’s time in the White House. As we write below – All the recent government scandals have been in the service of Barack Obama’s reelection.
Chairman Camp started the hearings on the right foot by taking the unusual step of putting the witnesses under oath. We are still going to need special prosecutors and select committees to wash the Mud House clean again and return it to a beautiful White House.
Our tweet was inspired not by our article from a few days ago titled “A Cancer On The Presidency: ObamaCare, The IRS, And The Need For Impeachment“. No, the inspiration for our tweet is the latest Drudge headlined ABC News report, “IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office” . Yes you read that right “IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office“:
“IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office
The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.
Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.
Her successor, Joseph Grant, is taking the fall for misdeeds at the scandal-plagued unit between 2010 and 2012. During at least part of that time, Grant served as deputy commissioner of the tax-exempt unit.”
We thought the story of the day was “Obama Evades Question on When He Knew of IRS Actions“. Instead, “ObamaCare has all the honesty, care, and love you expect from the IRS” is the topper of the day.
Barack Obama is supposed to answer questions at noon today with the Turkish Prime Minister by his side. It’s a follow-up to last night’s publicity stunt. The questions will not be about the important Turkey-America relationship even as Barack Obama has screwed that up as well – screwed up enough to be categorized as a policy scandal.
The questions will be about the growing cancer on the presidency. The questions will be what Barack Obama knows and when did he know it. For us that won’t be enough.
From here on out we will have one standard to determine whether Big Media is holding Barack Obama to account. There is one question, one “theory of the case” for us which Big Media must publicly recognize if we are to hold Barack Obama to account.
What Big Media must ask, the dots that need to be connected, are clear to those that want to see and are not willfully blind. All the scandals erupting now have one common theme and that is the reelection of Barack Obama. Every recent crime, “lapse of judgment”, “ethically questionable action” committed has been done to reelect Barack Obama.
Richard Nixon did not need to use dirty tricks or White House Horrors to destroy his political opponents but he could not help himself. It was in his nature. The boy that signed letters to his mother as “your faithful dog” had Richard III type insecurity humps which led to his downfall. Likewise Obama. We’ve discussed the Obama sperm donor dad that rejected little Barry and the trampy mother that wandered the world and dumped little Barry in Hawaii with what Barack describes as a “racist” grandmother although it is clear that she was a loving woman and Barack smeared her under a bus to get elected in 2008. Little Barry learned to get along by becoming a flim-flam man. His career was born in filth, smearing opponents.
Barack Obama has a history of dirty tricks and filth flinging to win elections. Richard Nixon had CREEP (Committee to Re-Elect the President) and Barack Obama has his OAFs (now Organizing For Action for which we employ a more accurate anagram). If Big Media wants even a hair’s-width of credibility it is necessary to tie Barack Obama’s most recent scandals to Barack Obama’s reelection.
It is well past time for an army of special prosecutors to investigate the thugs from Chicago. It is well past time to dig deep and deeper into every aspect of Barack Obama’s criminal gangland. Big Media will attempt to focus all attention on the woes the man they have protected for so long now inflicts on their AP colleagues.
But Benghazi lies and coverups must be blown up, Pigford must not be forgotten, Solyndra, Fast and Furious must not be forgotten — and we will never forget Antoin “Tony” Rezko – the man who was at the primordial pig swamps when Barack Obama was politically born.
Since 2007 we have noted that when caught either digging up the sex lives of opponents or assorted dirty tricks Barack Obama blames the staff. Barack, on matters large and small, always blames someone else. Barack’s autobiography was a load of crap and he was called out by those who had worked with him. But Big Media protected Barack. Hazel Johnson never got to tell her story in the Big Media spotlight because her testimony, like that of others, would have written a different story about Barack than the choom hallucinations in Obama’s false history autobiographies.
Unlike in 2008 things have somewhat changed as we can see in this video: IRS scapegoats not exactly taking it lying down. Tell the truth!
They did what their “bosses ordered” in order to cripple the Tea Party and re-elect Barack Obama. The return of CREEP to help reelect a creep.
The abuses of power will not end until the cancer on the presidency is removed. The cancer growing on the presidency is Barack Obama.