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Keep waving the right wing flag, Spock. You're making my point for me.
Do I think The President of the United States knows everything that goes on in the Cincinnati IRS office? No. You''d have to be a complete moron to assume that.
Now, I've answered you/re question, answer mine. Shall we meet, or are you going to keep being a cowardly little troll? And don't give me some BS about meeting in a strip club.
I'll be glad to make sure someone's there, Spock, so you can feel more comfortable. Shall we reschedule? Or are you going to keep being a scared little bitch?
LOL. The perfect conservative keeps showing what the movement's all about.
Want to reschedule that meeting, Spock? You know, the one you missed because you're afraid to talk your smack and call me a coward in person?
The surprising admission by a high-ranking Internal Revenue Service official that the agency targeted tea party and other conservative groups could be seen as a tactical move designed to stave off a deeper investigation of the scandal.
You realize this makes no sense at all, right? Or maybe you don't. Someone who actually reads Newsmax and takes it seriously will believe anything. You continue to be the perfect representative for conservative "thought."
America hating lying Socialist!
And you wonder why no one takes you seriously.
According to a Gallup report released Thursday, “The amount of attention Americans are paying to the I.R.S. and the Benghazi situations is well below the average for news stories Gallup has tracked over the years.”
Republicans have exhibited a near-pathological need to say anything, no matter how outlandish, that would invalidate the Obama presidency. This has left them with little credibility now
that there may be legitimate problems. This is the story of the political party that cried “Kenyan.”
Even former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warned Republicans against overreaching. In an NPR interview that aired Friday, Gingrich, referring to the impeachment of President Clinton, said, “I think we overreached in ’98 — how’s that for a quote you can use?”
He continued, advising his party to be “calm and factual.” Ha! That’s too rich, and too late. Republicans are already invoking the I-word.
Republicans are their own worst enemies at times like these, unable to leave well-enough alone, and missing chances to honestly engage the public as they race off the cliff in the supercharged outrage machine.
IRS Sent Same Letter to Democrats That Fed Tea Party Row
One of those groups, Emerge America, saw its tax-exempt status denied, forcing it to disclose its donors and pay some taxes. None of the Republican groups have said their applications were rejected.
Progress Texas, another of the organizations, faced the same lines of questioning as the Tea Party groups from the same IRS office that issued letters to the Republican-friendly applicants. A third group, Clean Elections Texas, which supports public funding of campaigns, also received IRS inquiries.
In a statement late yesterday, the tax agency said it had pooled together the politically active nonpartisan applicants -- including a “minority” that were identified because of their names. “It is also important to understand that the group of centralized cases included organizations of all political views,” the IRS said in its statement.
Nate Silver takes Ms. Noonan to school:
Opinionators be on notice: When you venture into the realm of the quantitative — even when you may not realize it — there’s a number-crunching ombudsman waiting to audit you. Nate Silver, the biggest winner of the 2012 presidential election, saw an opportunity to use numbers in fact-checking Noonan’s representations about this “second part” of the IRS scandal.
His conclusion? Uh, Noonan needs some more data if she’s going to corroborate her contention:
[E]ven with no political targeting at all, hundreds of thousands of conservative voters would have been chosen for audits in the I.R.S.’s normal course of business. Among these hundreds of thousands of voters, thousands would undoubtedly have gone beyond merely voting to become political activists.
The fact that Ms. Noonan has identified four conservatives from that group of thousands provides no evidence at all toward her hypothesis. Nor would it tell us very much if dozens or even hundreds of conservative activists disclosed that they had been audited. This is exactly what you would expect in a country where there are 1.5 million audits every year.
At the end of his post, Silver does a bit of knife-twisting, writing that some folks last year engaged in similar quantitative atrocities in concluding that Mitt Romney was likely to win the presidential election, “while dismissing polls that collectively surveyed hundreds of thousands of voters in swing states and largely showed Mr. Obama ahead.”
And in case you've forgotten, in predicting the outcome of the last election, Nate Silver was right, and Noonan was wrong. And so were you.
Peggy Noonan? LOL.
How could coward like DR even show his face on here?
Hey, Spock, I challenged you to meet me and talk your trash in person, and you pussed out like a little bitch. So thanks for proving once again what paper tigers conservatives are. You're their perfect representative. I'm glad you're here.
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