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Tea Party On

Patriot groups see vindication, new energy in IRS harassment and a recent slew of scandals troubling Obama administration

May 20, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa — Is the tea party getting its groove back? Shouts of vindication from around the country suggest the movement’s leaders certainly think so....

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SpankysLastDance

May-20-13 2:21 AM

Huh! I wonder if the lofty professor, the hater who penned the infamous "Smear Strategy a Failure" article, sleeps well knowing that his fellow adoring fans are 1)Liars 2)turncoats 3) general scum who think nothing of walking all over the constitution? A

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wvhoopie

May-20-13 6:34 AM

Isn't it interesting to see the poll numbers on Pres. Obama are going UP! Yes, these manufactured crisis's are going nowhere with the people. Just like the election last fall, if you jump up and down and keep yelling you're winning doesn't mean you are. Reality and make believe have definite lines and the extremists are jumping up and down again in their alternate universe. Fox Noise loves these manufactured crisis for ratings from the right! LOL

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Wvcoffee

May-20-13 7:01 AM

Another great biased headline. Wow. What a surprise. Now if you can just get everyone to believe Michele Bachmann is not crazy.

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LogHog

May-20-13 8:42 AM

I am not and have never been a member of the Tea Party. But soon will be. It's time for it. It' time for all real Americans to speak up or loose our country to the loony left. And to think. I was once a member of the Democrat party. Young and dumb gave way to growing up and Thinking for myself.

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TrollSlayer

May-20-13 8:57 AM

The families of those murdered by terrorists in Obama’s fatal Benghazi failures, or the shameful Obama cover-up of that debacle, do not consider the latest sorry episode in the Obama regime’s ongoing abuses of power to be a “manufactured crisis.” Same for those private citizens harassed by Obama’s IRS goon squad, or those AP reporters harassed by Obama’s DOJ thugs. But as Barry Benghazi’s Secretary of State Hillary “Sniper Fire” Clinton says, “what difference, at this point, does it make?” Freedom isn’t important when you’re in the lucrative business of “spreading the wealth around.”

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Thebudman

May-20-13 11:16 AM

Loghog, I was once a dem as well. Even supported Teddy when he came to Wheeling when he ran against Jimmy.

Tea Party meeting next Thursday where I live now.

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Thebudman

May-20-13 11:30 AM

He said the "I" word, lol:

Representative Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, says President Barack Obama may face impeachment over his administration’s response to the Benghazi attack.

“They purposefully and willfully misled the American people, and that’s unacceptable,” Chaffetz tells me. “It’s part of a pattern of deception.”

Behind the scenes, he says, House Republicans are frustrated by the White House’s evasiveness, and the calls for impeachment will likely increase.

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Quasar

May-20-13 12:14 PM

I just don't get it why this tea party bunch has to continually try to stand in the way of the greatest president in American history. The American people elected him, get out his way and let him transform America. What's wrong with you people? Fortunately the majority of Americans do get it, Obama's approval numbers are steady well over 50% even after all the negative press the last few weeks.

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Quasar

May-20-13 12:24 PM

One final thought, the people in power are much smarter that your average tea party yaywho. On any issue they are two, three, four steps ahead of you. That's why you tea party types are continually spinning your wheels.

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daWraith

May-20-13 1:07 PM

Quasar lying sack of crap, Obama got 50.49% of the popular, hardly a mandate.

Ronald Reagan got 62%, THAT was MANDATE.

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty percent (50%) now disapprove.

Today’s figures include 26% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -13.

That's MORE DISAPPROVE than APPROVE you feeble idiot.

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daWraith

May-20-13 1:10 PM

Here is an interesting question: since CLEARLY the IRS was inhibiting the organization of the teaparty, it means their FUNDRAISING ABILITY in the last election was SEVERELY LIMITED by lack of a tax exempt status.

Doesn't that mean that with only 50.49% of the popular for Obama, the ELECTION may have gone to ROMENY if it were NOT for the IRS.

In short, did 2012 see a FRAUDULENT PRESIDENT ELECTED???

Add up the PROVEN voter fraud in places like Cleveland where MORE voted for OBAMA than there are PEOPLE to vote, maybe the election results would have changed???

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TrollSlayer

May-20-13 1:14 PM

Quasar has a good point. The 47% majority who support Obama have figured out how to pay zero in federal taxes, and how to live on Government handouts. They’re clearly WAY smarter than you conservative rubes doing all the hard labor and then paying all the progressive income taxes and FICA taxes and business taxes and property taxes and Obamacare taxes and...

Wise up and get on the gravy train, tea party dinosaurs. Come on, what part of “free stuff!” don’t you working stiffs understand?

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daWraith

May-20-13 1:19 PM

"A detailed fact-check published Monday tore into an IRS official's claim that the agency's scrutiny of conservative groups started in response to an influx of nonprofit applications, showing the practice started well before the forms started flooding in.

The piece in The Washington Post disputed a central claim that Lois Lerner, head of the exempt organizations division, and other IRS officials made as they admitted to targeting conservative groups for additional scrutiny as they sought tax-exempt status.

Lerner claimed they did so in response to a "very big uptick" between 2010 and 2012 in the number of applications for a status known as 501(c)(4). Indeed, there was an uptick recorded in that time period. But, as the Post wrote, "it was relatively small." "The real jump did not come until 2011, long after the targeting of conservative groups had been implemented," the Post wrote.

The LIES just KEEP ON COMING from the Scandal Laden Obama

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Quasar

May-20-13 1:25 PM

@trollslayer you are so correct and don't forget that we have 11 to 20 million undocumented workers who are living in the shadows. These good hard working people deserve a legitimate job, an education, heath care and everything else the mainstream citizens enjoy. Let's bring them into the fold, there is plenty to go around, they deserve to live the American dream too. How can Obama get this done with the tea party throwing continuous road blocs in front of him.

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Quasar

May-20-13 1:29 PM

You are so right daWrath, we all know that every administration uses the IRS to bring pressue on their political enemies, that's what the IRS is for, it keeps these subversive groups honest. If it helps Obama complete his agenda, then I'm all for using the IRS to the fullest extent possible.

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wonderwhy

May-20-13 1:30 PM

Toolplayer still talks out of both sides of his mouth. WHile supporting large corporations such as Walmart, their workers now cannot be paid for overtime, and most workers do qualify for govt assistance. Toolplayer is against any labor unions because those people make a medium wage and have benefits. Yea, he drools out of both sids too.

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wonderwhy

May-20-13 1:31 PM

Google "when the IRS targets Liberals". Gee wonderwhy there was no outrage then? perhaps that could be labeled hypocrisy!

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wonderwhy

May-20-13 1:47 PM

Gee, I hope those tea partiers don't take any entitlements from the government! LOL

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Thebudman

May-20-13 2:38 PM

Liberal like this group?

"News reports from the time indicate the now-chief counsel of the IRS, William Wilkins, helped a church connected to President Barack Obama’s friend Rev. Jeremiah Wright get out of an IRS probe in 2008 while working as a private attorney."

Fact Check it

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Thebudman

May-20-13 2:43 PM

This is Ok, right:

Wayne Allyn Root, classmate of Obama at Columbia talks to Bill Cunningham on his Sunday Night national program. He tells the story of how he was recently audited twice and gives details of how he believes it came directly from the top, the WH. Root, like a lot of others who have been critical of Obama, especially on a national level, have been targeted no doubt deliberately for political reasons by this administration. He discusses with Bill how an IRS agent called him on the phone and says the agent knew exactly who he was and that he guest hosted a radio show. Root then drops another bombshell, telling Cunningham that he personally knows of at least 15 people who wrote big checks to Romney in election 2012 and were audited within 90 days.

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wonderwhy

May-20-13 3:45 PM

guess ole budboy doesn't know how much the Mormon church plays politics! Supporting Romney, while the 'church' uses their money to promote their agendas. wonderwhy?

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daWraith

May-20-13 4:18 PM

Get some FACT wonderliar, stop your drooling mouth:

'When Jeff Cohen's left-leaning Action for a Progressive Future applied for an IRS tax exemption, the process was too long and too slow, he says. But it was much easier for him than it was for tea party groups.

Cohen answered nine IRS questions, many of them about the politics of his website, but he was approved after 18 months.

By contrast, tea party groups faced dozens of questions and many are still waiting for approval after two-and-a-half years."

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daWraith

May-20-13 4:19 PM

Obama's half brother got his organization approved in about 30 days.

I wonderwhy?

{ . . . . . crickets . . . . . .}

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Wvcoffee

May-20-13 4:33 PM

Toolsayer and daMoron showing stupid again. 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates. So how would a TeaBagger fundraiser influence an election? Please tell me how to LEGALLY do this? Geez.

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Thebudman

May-20-13 6:51 PM

I believe we are talking about 501(4)'s and NOT 501(3)'s.

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