Obama: The IRS Scandal Was a Lie Made Up by the Media
Earlier this year, it was revealed that the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had specifically targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. In the process of trying to obtain 501(c)(4) status, a large number of Tea Party groups received lengthy delays and excessive questioning from the IRS.
Most of the targeted conservative groups had the words “Tea Party” in their names.
Lois Lerner, director of tax exempt organizations for the IRS, even admitted that such targeting had happened. Lerner said, “They did pick the cases by names and that’s absolutely inappropriate and not the way we should do things.”
Despite this admission, President Obama denied that the IRS scandal ever happened this Thursday during his interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. The President insisted that the “scandal” was merely nonsense created by the media.
“If on the other hand, you’ve got an office in Cincinnati, an IRS office, that I think for bureaucratic reasons, is trying to streamline a difficult law to begin with, and interpret whether a non-profit is a political organization, deserves a tax exempt agency, and they’ve got a list. Suddenly, everyone’s outraged… And, I’ll point out that there are some so-called progressives and perceived to be liberal commentators during that week that were just outraged at the possibility that these folks had in some way been discriminated against. And, that is what gets news.”
Watch the video at BenSwann.com
Related: Two men speak out against Obamacare, receive IRS notices on same day
When conservative organizations claimed that they were targeted by the IRS, the one-third or so of the nation who still trust this president may actually question whether the dots connect to prove it. But what if two people speak out against Obamacare, working together publicly on an Obamacare-related problem, and then receive threatening letters from the IRS — on the same day?
Illinois health insurance broker C. Steven Tucker and South Carolina cancer patient Bill Elliott both received letters from the IRS on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013…
Update: Barack Obama’s Open Subversion Of Ongoing DOJ Investigation at The Ulsterman Report.
…Pretend you’re a career DOJ investigator who is trying to take the probe seriously, and you’re attemptng to find out if there was criminal behavior as IRS agents zeroed in on the tax status of groups opposed to the reelection of the president of the United States.
Well, the boss just gave you your answer. So please, do stand down…
7 Dec 2013
Exactly 72 years ago today, Japan launched more than 350 fighters, bombers, and torpedo planes against the U.S. naval base in Hawaii–a “date which will live in infamy,” in the words of President Franklin Roosevelt. In fact, that Sunday morning is so seared into America’s memory that the tumult of the weeks and months afterward is often overlooked. Here, on the 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor, LIFE.com presents rare and unpublished photos from Hawaii and the mainland, chronicling a nation’s answer to an unprecedented act of war…
The article continues at Big Peace.
In this U.S. Navy file photo, a small boat rescues a USS West Virginia crew member from the water after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941 during World War II. Two men can be seen on the superstructure, upper center. The mast of the USS Tennessee is beyond the burning West Virginia. On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese Imperial Navy navigator Takeshi Maeda guided his Kate bomber to Pearl Harbor and fired a torpedo that helped sink the USS West Virginia. (AP Photo, File)
Not published in LIFE. The exposed wreckage of the battleship USS Arizona. Bob Landry—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Update: Barack Obama Marks Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day With A Picture Of . . . Barack Obama…
Roger L. Simon
…in the wake of the serial lies about Obamacare, Benghazi, the IRS, Fast and Furious, media surveillance, the NSA, Syria, Iran, etc., etc., I’m now prepared to believe many things of which I might initially have been at least somewhat skeptical.
To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me.
Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal he received financial preferences, scholarships and/or loans, as a foreign student. They probably also reveal academic mediocrity, but that’s par for the course for many of our politicians (except it becomes embarrassing in Obama’s case where he has the reputation of being brilliant).
But that’s only one area of accusation. What if they were all true — or, if not all, say thirty, forty or even fifty percent? What if this were actually demonstrated while he was still in office to the degree that the standard spin that all politician lie no longer applied? What if we could prove that it had gone well beyond that, beyond Nixon and Clinton far into the realm of an invented man? What would that mean, exactly? …
Read the entire article at PJ Media.
Related: Obama’s wretchedly convoluted presidency
One definition of a pathological liar is someone who lies where the truth would serve just as well…
via Yahoo! News
Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Thursday defended his nuclear diplomacy with Iran before an audience of Israeli diplomats and senior members of the US Jewish community and officials.
At a White House Hanukkah reception, Obama said that it was important for the United States to test Iran’s intentions, and pledged to keep working for a comprehensive deal to deprive Tehran of a nuclear weapon.
“For the first time in a decade we have halted progress of Iran’s nuclear program,” Obama said.
“Key parts of the program will be rolled back even though the toughest of our sanctions remain in place.
“That is good for the world, that is good for Israel,” Obama said, vowing to keep striving for a final deal with Iran over the coming months that takes care of the “threat of Iran’s nuclear weapons once and for all.”…
The article continues, with a photo gallery, at Yahoo! News.
US President Barack Obama watches as Martin Weiss, a Holocaust survivor, lights a Menorah during a Hanukkah reception in the Grand Foyer of the White House December 5, 2013. (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)
H/T BizPac Review