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  •  Which of the LEFT-leaning "targeted" (0+ / 0-)

    groups were "political rivals" of the administration, imbecile? Surely, since you hock up that irrational canard with such practiced ease, you must have a supporting link... other than FOXSnooze.

    Fascinating that you'll buy a flimsy narrative, no matter how illogical and discredited by the known facts, that feeds your neurosis.

    Roger Ailes built a whole network to entertain low-information assholes who'll swallow anything.

    Bon appétit, moron.

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    ... er, fucking moron.

    Buzz off. Do it now, and make it permanent.

    •  The IRS admitted wrongdoing. (0+ / 0-)
      A federal official who has been briefed on the matter said the investigation could focus on potential violations of civil rights law, including targeting groups based on political affiliation and infringing free speech. The official, who is not authorized to comment publicly, said authorities could consider possible violations of the Hatch Act, which restricts political activities of government workers.

      The IRS inspector general, in an audit issued Tuesday, said the agency used "inappropriate criteria that identified Tea Party and other organizations applying for tax-exempt status based upon their names or policy positions" instead of evidence of political activity.

      http://www.usatoday.com/...

      You want to make this about the politics of the Tea Party. But the issue here is corruption. Thus, your copy and paste rants are just red herrings. It doesn't matter that Roger Ailes is a right-wing asshole. That's irrelevant here. That is, unless you're in favor of corruption. I get the feeling that you're favor in corruption if it's your guys doing it.

      If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

      by HairyTrueMan on Tue Jul 01, 2014 at 06:24:16 AM PDT

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    •  And if left wing groups were also targeted... (0+ / 0-)

      Why aren't you angry about it?

      I think we both know the reason. Or are you going to pretend that 100% of Tea Party applications were not audited and delayed?

      If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

      by HairyTrueMan on Tue Jul 01, 2014 at 06:29:51 AM PDT

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      •  Faint signals from the reality-based universe: (0+ / 0-)

        Beep-beep-beep...

        Dit-dah-dit-dah...

        Click-click-click...

        Crackle-buzz-crackle...

        ZZZ-zzz-zzz...

        At this point, you're in a delusional swoon, pulling insinuations and irrational assertions right out through your puckered rectum.

        ... and I notice you've taken to cutting-and-pasting after self-righteously denouncing the practice. Startin' to lose it, are ya', Cletus?

        My suspicion? Undiagnosed brain damage or chronic alcohol abuse.

        ... and you still haven't addressed the screaming fact that there's been nothing — NOTHING! — by left-leaning 501(c)(4)s even approaching the in-your-face, across-the-board, direct involvement in campaigns by self-identified 'Tea Party' groups with 501(c)(4)s.

        In your foggy delirium, reality is a fuckin' conspiracy.

        WHERE'S THE "CORRUPTION", dickwad?

        ... other than in your fevered, sweaty nightmares and Darrell Issa's soiled Jockey shorts?

        SHOW ME THE FUCKIN' "CORRUPTION"!

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        JERK!

        •  Debunked (0+ / 0-)
          Brazile said the IRS was "looking at everybody" including liberal groups and progressive groups. Yes, some progressive groups did have their tax-exempt status applications flagged as the IRS reviewed whether nonprofit groups were engaging in political activities.

          But it wasn’t to the same degree as tea party and other conservative groups, nor did it result in the same actions. The list targeting tea party groups resulted in delayed processing that in some cases lasted almost three years and inquiries into their donors. Further, the inspector general found tea party groups were systematically singled out as part of an office-wide effort, while progressive groups were not.

          http://www.politifact.com/...

          If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

          by HairyTrueMan on Tue Jul 01, 2014 at 10:33:10 AM PDT

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