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The IRS investigation is MY investigation!
No it's not Darrell!
Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) is having none of the B.S. and hypocrisy that is coming out of Darrell Issa and particularly House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp.

In fact, he's getting pretty fired up, arguing that the culture of intimidation is coming from Darrell Issa and the GOP:

http://redalertpolitics.com/...

New York Rep. Joe Crowley went on the attack during Thursday’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing, alleging that House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa had the Inspector General responsible for writing the report on the Internal Revenue Service’s improper targeting of conservative organizations bias it in favor of the California Republican’s “personal ideology.”

The comments came after news broke this week that some progressive organizations had also been improperly targeted by the government’s tax-collecting agency, and was hearing testimony from Daniel Werfel, the principal deputy commissioner and deputy commissioner for services and enforcement at the IRS, when Crowley made his accusations.

“We know for a fact that there has been targeting of both Tea Party and progressive groups by the IRS, but this is not divulged by the Treasury IG in his audit of the IRS,” Crowley, a Democrat, said. “The IG didn’t even give us a hint that progressive groups were targeted until committee Democrats dug further and deeper into this investigation. My fear is that the IG – an appointee of George W. Bush and a former committee staffer of the Oversight Committee chaired by Darrell Issa drafted a report that suited Chairman Issa’s personal ideology, and not the fact of the case.”

Furthermore:
“We also demand that the Republican ‘Culture of Intimidation’ stop so progressive groups will feel comfortable testifying before us here,” Crowley said. “But right now they are not comfortable coming before this committee – and the chairman’s continued silence or excusing of the abuse of progressive groups makes it hard for these groups to come before us.”

In fact, things became so heated that Camp – while cutting Crowley’s tirade off at the five-minute mark – had to politely remind him who’s in charge of things in the committee.

“You’ve had your five minutes, you referred to me by name as the Chairman and I’m gonna respond,” the Chairman said.

Well, we know Darrell Issa and Dave Camp won't budge so as I've continued to emphasize, targeting them for re-election would be the best thing at this point.  We can't change 'em and we can't work with 'em.

Make sure you mark down this information and pass it on to others for firing up the base in California's 49th Congressional District:

San Diego County Democratic Party Website:  http://www.sddemocrats.org/
Address:  8340 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, Suite 10 San Diego, CA 92111
Phone:  (858) 277-3367
Fax:    (858) 571-0275
E-mail:  info@sddemocrats.org
Contact Form:  http://www.sddemocrats.org/...

While you're at it, you might as well make a visit or mount a protest in front of Darrell Issa's Vista, CA office at the following address:

1800 Thibodo Rd
Vista, CA 92081

As for Dave Camp, the tool he is, here's the necessary information to get fired up so he can be held accountable:

Roscommon County Democratic Party Facebook Page Website:  https://www.facebook.com/...

Democratic Club of Mecosta Countyy
Website:  http://www.democratic-club-mecosta.org/
E-mail:  contactus@democratic-club-mecosta.org

Osceola County Democratic Party
Website:  http://www.osceolacountydems.com/
Contact/Volunteer:  http://www.osceolacountydems.com/...

Ogemaw County Democratic Party
Website:  http://ogemawdems.blogspot.com/...
Contact:  http://ogemawdems.blogspot.com/...
Dale Sheltron, Chairman, (989) 345-8707

Isabella County Democratic Party
Website:  https://sites.google.com/...
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/...

(for any other County Democratic Parties in MI-4, I can't find websites)

Alternatively, you can contact the Michigan Democratic Party:

Website:  http://www.michigandems.com/
Contact:  http://www.michigandems.com/...
Phone: (517) 371-5410
Fax: (517) 371-2056
Email: midemparty@michigandems.com

Originally posted to pipsorcle on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 03:38 PM PDT.

Also republished by California politics.

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