‘This is the administration which will not profile terrorists but profile patriots?’

Gingrich: Obamacare Has ‘Huge Problem’ Because of Reliance on IRS

The Washington Free Beacon



Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said President Obama had a “huge problem” with the fallout of the IRS targeting scandal, since Obamacare relies so heavily on that government agency.

The IRS apologized Friday for what it called “inappropriate” targeting of conservative political groups with “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their name during the 2012 election to allegedly see if they were violating tax-exempt status, but a Wall Street Journal article Monday reported it also purposely scrutinized ones worried about government spending, debt or taxes, and those that lobbied to “make America a better place to live,” according to new details of a government probe….


The article continues at The Washington Free Beacon


Also at the site, Chilling Effect: Groups wary of talking about how they were targeted by IRS


Also, Under Pressure: Democratic senator pressured IRS to investigate nonprofits

Sen. Carl Levin (D., Mich.) repeatedly pressed the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the tax-exempt status of specific conservative nonprofit organizations in letters to then-IRS commissioner Doug Shulman and director Lois Lerner in 2012.


Related: ABC Says White House Authorized IRS-Gate Political Scandal 

The Benghazi lies/scandal should alone be enough to initiate significant pressure on Congress to deal with Obama via their constitutional process of impeachment. The IRS scandal, however, should seal the deal. Especially if the following is true.

Trey Hardin: “I will tell you this on the IRS front. I’ve worked in this town for over 20 years in the White House and on Capitol Hill and I can say with a very strong sense of certainty that there are people very close to this president that not only knew what the IRS were doing but authorized it. It simply just does not happen at an agency level like that without political advisers likely in the West Wing certainly connected to the president’s ongoing campaign organization.”…



 Update:  WAPO’s David Ignatius: “IRS Scandal what we Most Fear in our Country. Hearkens back to the Worst of Watergate” 


Scandal Widens: Rev. Franklin Graham Sends Letter to President Obama Saying He believes IRS Targeted Billy Graham Ministries due to Conservative Views


BREAKING: Speaker John Boehner on IRS Scandal: “My Question Is Who Is Going to Jail?” 


FLASHBACK: Top Obama Official Illegally Revealed Conservative Group’s Tax Status in 2010


At Weasel Zippers this morning:


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