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The devil made me do it

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POSTED: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 4:01pm

UPDATED: Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 3:49pm

I think there was a reason Lois Lerner of the IRS plead the Fifth Amendment.

The following is from the Washington Times this week:

"IRS employees were "acutely" aware in 2010 that President Obama wanted to crack down on conservative organizations. They say there were egged into targeting Tea Party groups by press reports mocking the emerging movement.This is according to an interim report being circulated Tuesday by House investigators.The report, by staffers for Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, quoted two Internal Revenue Service officials saying the tea party applications were singled out in the targeting program that has the agency under investigation because "they were likely to attract media attention."

In the report, the investigators do not find evidence that IRS employees received orders from politicians to target the Tea Party, and agency officials deny overt bias or political motives.

But, the report says the IRS was at least taking cues from political leaders and designed special policies to review Tea Party applications, including dispatching some of them to Washington to be vetted by headquarters.

Remember that old saw from the 1960's on the Flip Wilson show. Wilson would play a character by the name of Geraldine and would do some bad things, but she'd always say "the devil made me do it."

To me, this is what this sounds like. The times says in one of the key findings, investigators said negative press coverage of the Tea Party was one reason why the IRS gave the groups special scrutiny.

This sounds like the golden rule here. Those with the gold make the rules.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can e-mail at at pov@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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Anyone out there willing to chip in a few bucks to fly Sheila back to the planet she came from? Do you hear voices in your head, or feel radiation surging through your body just like the shooter in Washington last week, Sheila? I know it is like chasing windmills to post opposing viewpoints on this site, but really, Sheila, with the paranoid issues and hatred of voting machinery and anyone who doesn't buy your tripe, you seriously need professional help! Can you possibly get anymore crazy, lady?

Not many people realize that Ted Cruz's wife works for Goldman Sachs. Your right about the money Shelia they raised $8 billion in donations in the last election cycle. That buys a lot of politicians! Big business owns both dogs in the fight.

Though there's no evidence to indicate Obama's involvement in this, I can't help but wonder if Kerry know he'll be the scapegoat when Syria goes bad.

This nation did not elect Obama, not even once?......LMAO...shila you are some smart individual...LMFAO

Don, you may think I'm funny too, but I think what Sheila say's fits the hypocrisy of the different administrations. It sure does explain how Obama can be all for not increasing the debt limit when he isn't president then all about increasing the limit when he is president. And then of course she is right about all being Goldman-Sachs sponsored. What she says shouldn't be taken so lightly.

So obummer made Ms Lerner do what she did, explains a lot!!!

Not only the IRS, but FBI, DOJ, who knows how many of the government 'alphabet' departments all were ordered to suppress the vote by interfering with activities of individuals and groups.

Add to that the illegal voting done by no ID being required to vote and you can see how such a nit-wit as Obama got elected.

This nation did not elect Obama, not even once. The proof of this is in two parts; the programmable electronic voting machine which has been outlawed in nine western democracies, and the media, which provides a narrative for results well in advance of the election. We the people, no more elect presidents then do any peoples living in a third world dictatorship, and yes, our democracy is an illusion. Did you ever notice how voter ID is an important issue, but the integrity of the ballot box is ..

ignored? Just as in Iraq when we conducted their elections after removing Sadam Hussein much emphasis was placed on voter integrity where an inked thumb was assurance of one vote per person, the programmable voting machine was ignored, and for good reason, we were not about to give away our costly efforts in a "free" election. Ever notice how in this country both candidates come from the same financial backers, Goldman-Sachs ? Did you ever see that you were provided a selection?

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