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Mon May 13, 2013, 02:11 PM

The last thing the Republicans want is an investigation of the IRS.

Why?

Because the Commissioner of the IRS was appointed by George W Bush and has gone out of his way to look past the tax laws with regard to conservative 501c3's and 4's. The last thing they want is to bring some of these out into the public eye. They have opened a can of worms and it will take them until about tomorrow to figure it out.

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Reply The last thing the Republicans want is an investigation of the IRS. (Original post)
kentuck May 2013 OP
denverbill May 2013 #1
WhaTHellsgoingonhere May 2013 #2
blm May 2013 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2013 #4
truebluegreen May 2013 #6
Life Long Dem May 2013 #5

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2013, 02:20 PM

1. Mainstream Republickers have no love for the Teabaggers.

It would not surprise me if a Bush appointee investigated the Teabaggers. It sounds like this was all low-level decision makers anyway though.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2013, 02:24 PM

2. if they have any exposure, there won't be...

...an investigation. In the meantime, they get to put another public beatdown on Obama.

They win again!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2013, 02:30 PM

3. GOP lawmakers targeted Tea Party primary challengers as tax cheats

as I recall. And let's not forget that GOP lawmakers are the ones who fear Tea Party challenges the most. WE Dems LOVE Tea Party activists challenging GOP senators and congressmen.


Mitch McConnell Had Previously Floated Karl Rove Idea To Target Weak Tea Party Candidates

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/09/mitch-mcconnell-karl-rove_n_2652927.html
WASHINGTON -- A firestorm on the right has greeted a new Karl Rove-backed super PAC aimed at knocking off weak conservative Senate candidates and protecting strong incumbents in GOP primaries, but the new PAC may well prove to be a plus in the eyes of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

That’s not surprising: The model for the new super PAC, dubbed the Conservative Victory Project, is akin to one that McConnell has touted the need for at GOP events in recent years, two GOP fundraisers with good ties to the senator told Huffington Post. Both asked for anonymity to speak candidly about private events and discussions.

The two fundraisers explained that McConnell has several times lamented that, in the last two elections, weaker and unelectable Tea Party candidates have been winning more GOP primary battles, often with hefty financing from right-leaning groups like the Club for Growth. In some cases, the weaker candidates have also been backed by Democratic groups seeking to boost their own party’s prospects in the fall elections.

And the result wasn’t pretty for the GOP in either cycle. In 2012, two GOP Senate candidates with Tea Party backing lost their races last fall in Missouri and Indiana, helping Democrats expand their Senate majority. In the case of Missouri, McConnell strongly condemned Tea Party favorite Todd Akin for his incendiary comments about “legitimate rape,” and sent signals that Akin should consider dropping out before a candidate deadline passed last fall to avoid a debacle on Election Day. In 2010, Tea Party candidates in Delaware and Nevada lost races that more moderate Republicans may have been able to take.>>>

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2013, 02:33 PM

4. They might not want this can of worms to be opened

because we might discover how the IRS does absolutely nothing about the evangelical churches that blatantly advocate for candidates and therefore should have their tax-exempt status revoked but never do.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Mon May 13, 2013, 03:14 PM

6. Ditto for Catholic churches

and so-called non-profits, like kkkKarl Rove's

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2013, 02:43 PM

5. Michele Bachmann thinks the IRS story was purposely dumped to throw off the Bengahzi hearings

 

Bachmann, who chairs the House Tea Party caucus, said it’s the Benghazi scandal.

“There’s no doubt this was not a coincidence that they dumped this story today, a Friday dump day,” Bachmann told WND. “This is when they put their negative stories out.”


http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/why-obama-released-embarrassing-irs-bombshell/

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