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Eric Holder does not know about IRS but does secretive Obama? Abuse of power round-up and great video

by | 16th, May 2013

US Attorney General Eric Holder sat before the House Judiciary Committee and told them all the things he does not know. Does he know about the politicising of the Internal Revenue Service? Organisations with “Tea-Party” and “Patriot”  in their names were vetted more than others. The IRS   asked groups to identify their donors and provide print outs of their tweets and Facebook posts.

Does he know why the State subpoenaed phone records of Associated Press reporters? He just doesn’t know .

Dans Milbank:

“In a sense, the two topics that dogged Holder most on Wednesday — the AP phone records and the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups — were one and the same. In both cases, Americans are being punished and intimidated for exercising their right of free expression — by the taxing authorities, in the conservatives’ case, and by federal prosecutors, in the reporters’ case.”

Jim Treacher:

“I stopped watching The Daily Show the day after the ’04 election, because Jon Stewart’s open grief was too much to bear. (I was a different person then.) Plus, once I saw through his Clown Nose Off/Clown Nose On routine — ‘You should listen to me because what I’m saying is important, but I’ll brush off your rebuttal by insisting I’m just a comedian’ — it was like the optical illusion with the cows. It might take you a minute to see it, but once you do, you can’t unsee it. Which just makes this all the more delicious.”

NFL  player Evan Mathis, of the Philadelphia Eagles posted a picure of himself pissing on the IRS building.

Evan Mathis IRS

James Bovard:

“The IRS has usually done an excellent job of stifling investigations of its practices. A 1991 survey of 800 IRS executives and managers by the nonprofit Josephson Institute of Ethics revealed that three out of four respondents felt entitled to deceive or lie when testifying before a congressional committee. The agency also has a long history of seeking to intimidate congressional critics.”

 

Bryan Preston :

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