Of course they were. Why everyone is so surprised at these revelations is beyond me. For years now, if not for Obama’s entire political career, no one has held that man, or his craven friends and supporters, to account. When there have never been any repercussions for bad or corrupt behavior, the perpetrators become even more brazen.

After all, here is a man whose political career began in the living room of a domestic terrorist and whose father fuigure/spiritual advisor prayed for God to damn American. And we elect him anyway because the media refused to seriously look at what was being thrust upon us, and the Republicans were too afraid to be called names. The Benghazi and IRS corruption and coverups are not new–they’re simply two symptoms of an administration that has never been held to account. Perhaps now is the time.

Make no mistake–the activities of the IRS are a direct result of the policies and attitudes of the Obama regime, just as are the DOJ (Fast & Furious) and the State Department (Benghazi). All agencies seem now to be simple reflections of the malignanct narcisissm and corruption at the root of the Obama administration. We have been pointing to this for years. It’s a shame we had to be proven right.

Via Washington Post.

Internal Revenue Service officials in Washington and at least two other offices were involved in the targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, making clear the effort reached well beyond the branch in Cincinnati that was initially blamed, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.

IRS officials at the agency’s Washington headquarters sent queries to conservative groups asking about their donors and other aspects of their operations, while officials in the El Monte and Laguna Niguel offices in California sent similar questionnaires to tea party-affiliated groups.

IRS employees in Cincinnati also told conservatives seeking the status of “social welfare” groups that a task force in Washington was overseeing their applications, according to interviews with the activists.

Lois G. Lerner, who oversees tax-exempt groups for the IRS, told reporters on Friday the “absolutely inappropriate” actions were undertaken by “front-line people” working in Cincinnati to target groups with “tea party,” “patriot” or “9/12” in their names.

In one instance, however, Ron Bell, an IRS employee, informed an attorney representing a conservative group focused on voter fraud that the application was under review in Washington. On several other occasions, IRS officials in D.C. and California sent detailed questionaires to conservative groups asking more than a dozen questions about their voter outreach and other activities, according to the documents.

“For the IRS to say it was some low-level group in Cincinnati is simply false,” said Cleta Mitchell, a partner in the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP who sought to communicate with IRS headquarters about the delay in granting tax-exempt status to True the Vote.

Moreover, details of the IRS’s efforts to target conservative groups reached the highest levels of the agency in May 2012, far earlier than has been disclosed, according to Republican congressional aides briefed by the IRS and the Treasury Inspector for Tax Administration on the details of their reviews.

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  1. Shifra says:

    **Breaking** Obama is shocked, *shocked* (!) that there is gambling going on in Rick’s Cafe!

    And I am so relieved that Obama is going to get to the bottom of this.

    Oh wait. Isn’t that what Ted Kennedy said when asked about Chappaquiddick ?

  2. Alain41 says:

    I think back to the revision of NASA from manned space flight to Muslim outreach. I’d always thought, huh what’s that about. And now my conclusion is, Obama shut down NASA because it couldn’t be used against the American people. It seems like every Obama federal agency at some point does something against Americans, We the People, or at least hands out benefits to get people hooked on gov’t. DOJ, ICE, ATF, CIA, State, DOL, HHS, military rules of engagement, DHS, IRS, Treasury et al. Obama gov’t is to control the people not work for them. So the first step before an enemies list, is a list of what weapons do we have, eliminate those that aren’t weapons.

  3. Los2000 says:

    Obviously the DB never saw that Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids episode about not telling lies (How many of y’all 40-somethings remember that from when we were kids?). It’s on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uweb9kL1pco. Maybe we should start a twitter campaing to flood his twitter box with that link. He just might learn something…and if he doesn’t, it will at least make his narcissistic head explode.

  4. Mary says:

    Remember when Mitt’s Tax info and his off shore holdings were being leaked somehow to the press? Congress?

    Don’t forget that a few of Mitt’s donors came out saying they suddenly were being investigated and audited after they had been outed as Mitt’s supporters.

  5. jmm says:

    Ummmm all very interesting. I volunteer for a 501c3 organization. We have been waiting for reinstatement of our 501c3 since October and have been told by low level IRS clerks that it will be 1year plus before we receive reinstatement. We were also told that the IRS was backed up and we were 1of over 200,000 waiting to be processed. Bottom line this means that donations are not tax deductible.

    The administration came under fire early on when there was a threat of taking away the tax deductible benefit to those who donate. So their solution is to do nothing and make charities suffer through their orchestrated delay.

    Oh. I forgot to mention that my 501c3 is located in Texas! Bring it on IRS!

  6. Alain41 says:

    In other federal agency news of targeting citizens, Mona Charen’s recent column:

    “…In a letter from the Department of Education and the Department of Justice addressed to the University of Montana but explicitly intended as a “blueprint for colleges and universities throughout the country,” the government has altered the legal meaning of the term “sexual harassment.” The new rule directly contravenes Supreme Court decisions and previous rulings from OCR that harassment “must include something beyond the mere expression of views, words, symbols, or thoughts that some person finds offensive.” … The reasonable-person standard is now gone. The new definition of sexual harassment decreed by the Obama administration is “any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature” including “verbal conduct.”…”

    Obviously I’m not sure why Obama is doing this, but one reason could be, it can result in increased reports of sexual harassment, eg, conservative war on women, you need Democrats to save you. From a larger strategic (but somewhat out there) sense, could be part of initiative to argue for 1) increased federal funding of college and 2) federal takeover of college education. Cradle to grave, federal control of education.

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