President Obama Demands Justice For "Intolerable And Inexcusable" IRS Behavior

Tyler Durden's picture

We can picture the scene of abject horror at the revelations the President read about the actions undertaken by what must surely have been a rogue element in the IRS. However, as the AP (ironically) reports, Obama believes some IRS employees failed to apply the law fairly and impartially. The blame, it would seem, is being laid at "lax managers'" feet for allowing this practice to continue for 18 months. Jack Lew has been asked to hold those renegades responsible and to ensure it never happens again - or else. Where's Fabrice Tourre when you need him?

 

White House Statement:

The White House

 

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
May 14, 2013
Statement by the President

 

I have now had the opportunity to review the Treasury Department watchdog’s report on its investigation of IRS personnel who improperly targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.  And the report’s findings are intolerable and inexcusable.  The federal government must conduct itself in a way that’s worthy of the public’s trust, and that’s especially true for the IRS.  The IRS must apply the law in a fair and impartial way, and its employees must act with utmost integrity.  This report shows that some of its employees failed that test.

 

I’ve directed Secretary Lew to hold those responsible for these failures accountable, and to make sure that each of the Inspector General’s recommendations are implemented quickly, so that such conduct never happens again.  But regardless of how this conduct was allowed to take place, the bottom line is, it was wrong.  Public service is a solemn privilege.  I expect everyone who serves in the federal government to hold themselves to the highest ethical and moral standards.  So do the American people.  And as President, I intend to make sure our public servants live up to those standards every day.

Via AP,

President Barack Obama says a government watchdog's report shows intolerable and inexcusable behavior by the Internal Revenue Service in targeting tea party groups.

 

Obama says in a statement that some IRS employees failed to apply the law fairly and impartially.

 

Obama says he's asked Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to hold accountable those responsible and to ensure it never happens again. He says regardless of how it happened, it was wrong.

 

The report from the Treasury inspector general for tax administration blames ineffective IRS management for allowing agents to improperly target tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt status. It says lax managers allowed the practice to continue for 18 months.

 

The IRS apologized for the practice Friday. The Justice Department is also investigating.

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Dr. Engali's picture

Screw you, and jack off Lew too! You damn lying bastard!

markovchainey's picture

"I expect everyone who serves in the federal government to hold themselves to the highest ethical and moral standards."

Really?  'Cause I expect them to be total douchebags.  Lying douchebags.  I think you prove me right Obama.

The Thunder Child's picture

WHERE ARE THE OBAMA GIRLFRIENDS?

I hadn't thought about this - but where are Obama's past girlfriends - surely he had at least one? No past girl friends popping up anywhere?

Strange - strange to the point of being downright weird!

OK, this is just plain old common sense, no political agendas for either side. Just common knowledge for citizens of a country, especially American citizens, who know every little tidbit about every other president (and their wives) that even know that Andrew Jackson's wife smoked a corn cob pipe and was accused of adultery, or that Lincoln never went to school or Kennedy wore a back brace, or Truman played the piano.

Our media vets these things out! We are known for our humanitarian interests and caring for our 'fellow man.' We care, but none of us know one single humanizing fact about the history of our own president. Honestly, and this is a personal thing... but it's bugged me for years that no one who ever dated him ever showed up. Taken his charisma, which caused the women to be drawn to him so obviously during his campaign, looks like some lady would not have missed the opportunity.

We all know about JFK's magnetism, McCain was no monk, Palin's courtship and even her athletic prowess were probed. Biden's aneurisms are no secret. Look at Cheney and Clinton-we all know about their heart problems. How could I have left out Wild Bill before or during the White House?

Nope... not one lady has stepped up and said, "He was soooo shy," or "What a great dancer!" Now look at the rest of what we know... no classmates, not even the recorder for the Columbia class notes ever heard of him. Who was the best man at his wedding? Start there. Check for groomsmen. Then get the footage of the graduation ceremony.

Has anyone talked to the professors? Isn't it odd that no one is bragging that they knew him or taught him or lived with him. When did he meet Michele and how? Are there photos? Every president provides the public with all their photos, etc. for their library. What has he released? Nada - other than what was in this so-called biography! And experts who study writing styles etc. claim it was not O's own words or typical of his speech patterns, etc.

Does this make any of you wonder?

Ever wonder why no one ever came forward from Obama's past, saying they knew him, attended school with him, was his friend, etc? Not one person has ever come forward from his past. This should really be a cause for great concern. Did you see the movie titled, The Manchurian Candidate?

Let's face it. As insignificant as we all are... someone whom we went to school with remembers our name or face... someone remembers we were the clown or the dork or the brain or the quiet one or the bully or something about us. George Stephanopoulos, ABC News said the same thing during the 2008 campaign. Even George questions why no one has acknowledged that the president was in their classroom or ate in the same cafeteria or made impromptu speeches on campus.

Stephanopoulos was a classmate of Obama at Columbia-class of 1984. He says he never had a single class with him. Since he is such a great orator, why doesn't anyone in Obama's college class remember him? And, why won't he allow Columbia to release his records? Do you like millions of others, simply assume all this is explainable - even though no one can?

NOBODY REMEMBERS OBAMA AT COLUMBIA

Looking for evidence of Obama's past, Fox News contacted 400 Columbia University students from the period when Obama claims to have been there, but not one remembers him. For example, Wayne Allyn Root was (like Obama) a political science major at Columbia, who graduated in 1983. In 2008, Root says of Obama, "I don't know a single person at Columbia that knew him, and they all know me. I don't have a single classmate who ever knew Barack Obama at Columbia ... EVER!

Nobody recalls him.

Root adds that he was, "Class of '83 political science, pre-law" and says, "You don't get more exact or closer than that.. Never met him in my life, don't know anyone who ever met him." At our 20th class reunion five years ago, who was asked to be the speaker of the class? Me. No one ever heard of Barack! And five years ago, nobody even knew who he was. The guy who writes the class notes, who's kind of the, as we say in New York , 'the macha' who knows everybody, has yet to find a person, a human who ever met him."

Obama's photograph does not appear in the school's yearbook, and Obama consistently declines requests to talk about his years at Columbia, provide school records, or provide the name of any former classmates or friendswhile at Columbia.

How can this be?

NOTE: Wayne Allyn Root can easily be verified. He graduated valedictorian from his high school, Thornton-Donovan School, then graduated from Columbia University in 1983 as a Political Science major in the same '83 class in which Barack Hussein Obama states he was.

Some other interesting questions.

Why was Obama's law license inactivated in 2002?

Why was Michelle's law license inactivated by court order?

According to the U.S. Census, there is only one Barack Obama - but 27 Social Security numbers and over 80 aliases..

WHAT!?

The Social Security number he uses now originated in Connecticut where he is never reported to have lived.

No wonder all his records are sealed! One of the biggest CONS this country has ever seen, and getting away with it.

Dr. Engali's picture

The father of lies has no girlfriends.

sansnobel's picture

That's right he packs Bernanke and Krugman's Fudge

tsx500's picture

He did have a 'girlfriend' early on in his political career...her name was Larry Sinclair !     gurgle gurlgle mmmmmslurpmmmmm

James_Cole's picture

The federal government must conduct itself in a way that’s worthy of the public’s trust

Fuck trust, transparency is the only thing that matters.

Precious's picture

You need to start looking for girlfriends with names like "Reggie".

johngaltfla's picture

Yeah, trust. Funny thing is one man keeps escaping right as every scandal blows up.....

 

The Rat Who Keeps Escaping Every Scandal

Steel Magnolia's picture

Larry claims that Barry liked back seats in limo's & all things blow... He was ridiculed & dismissed... Too much work went into the installation of Barry..

zhandax's picture

Hard to remember someone who drove around smoking dope all day and never attended class.  Oh, wait, half of the class of 1980 did that and they are still remembered.

fourchan's picture

someone should remind our manchurian candidate,the irs falls under his branch of government.

Chuck Walla's picture

Smokin' choom in the boy's room.

FORWARD SOVIET!

InTheLandOfTheBlind's picture

dont forget  holder's dick broom

Colonel Klink's picture

Holder and Obama lie with every word from their cock sucker.

RSloane's picture

Good morning Doc! He has no past, girlfriends or not. Obama's personal history is one of total fabrication.

fonzannoon's picture

Where you been RSloane? Good to see you!

RSloane's picture

Fonz!!!

/hugs

I've been super busy but its great to be back.

Dr. Engali's picture

Holy crap! Where have you been? I thought you were swept off to a FEMA camp or something. It's good to see you back in the fold. Good morning by the way.

Chupacabra-322's picture

The Criminal pot calling the Criminal kettle black.

Element's picture

Reading shit like that ... Orwellian USSA ... it could happen.

palmereldritch's picture

The Postman Always Rings Twice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bubRDdQl64I

@3:29 ...speechless indeed

What the Mailman Knows about Ayers and Obama ~ The Hulton Affidavit
Element's picture

Curious ... it hinges on the definition of 'foreign', in her mind (he claims from an old memory), and of it being the same person, which he can't really be certain that it is, but he thinks it most probably is.

palmereldritch's picture

That characterization of the 'foreign student' ultimately is irrelevant because it is the ID issue of the postman (excellent observers, community chroniclers and police witnesses by traditional investigational standards) and his recollection of BHO and young Obama's statements that are the main issue. 

Strange that you would focus on such a minor footnote.  The issue is not so much the birth certificate/'foreign' aspect which appears to be a red herring vis a vis his birth. But the birth certificate issue does potentially cover the possibly that the father, Obama Sr., was not the actual birth father and that it was instead Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party USA propagandistas suggested and effectively argued here:

http://www.infowars.com/filmmaker-joel-gilbert-obamas-real-father-exposed/

Element's picture

That is the essence of his statement, the essential crux of it, it all hinges on him being the "young black", "foreign student", with a "strange name", and whether that student was Obama, or not. (sorry, that isn't a minor footnote) Why would I not think this is by far the most significant aspect of that video, if I'm assessing its content and evidence? Because if that is not so, then that video would contain nothing of veracity to suggest that he's talking about Obama, as being the "foreign student". The old guy says he doesn't know, that he is presuming it is the same person - but he doesn't know.

The only other interesting part of that video I see is this couple, who assisted the black guy he talked to in the street, with his education, whom he says he's positive was in fact Obama.

Gotta say, the emotive music score does not lend to its credibility, so I ignored it and focused just on the content. I fucking hate how people put such music on videos, because you immediately know someone put it there as a post-production processing device specifically to suck you in and draw emotional conclusions. You'd be amazed how many people would watch that, and not notice the music is even there and fucking with them. It tries to be subliminal, to elicit what the producer wants viewers to think, because it is a filtered "Production" that you're watching, when such music is present.

I see in your link the video comes from a documentary. Did you assume I already knew about the video, and its context? Never heard of it before.

But that's my take on what it contains.

Element's picture

Thanks Doc,

"Lt. Col. Jay Folds announced the action in an e-mail sent to the unit, in which he pledged to “crush any rules violators” and said that “we are, in fact, in a crisis right now.”

That's a particularly interesting comment coming from a Lieutenant Colonel ... on an RT site too ... by which he means a nuclear crisis.

DPRK, Russia, China, Paki

Looks to me like USAF and thus Joint Chiefs are making sure the US is 100% ready to Launch-on-Warning, which means they're at an elevated nuclear alert level.

Also wondering how RT got hold of that email.

palmereldritch's picture

 The only other interesting part of that video I see is this couple, who assisted the black guy he talked to in the street, with his education,

They were the parents of Bill Ayers.  You do know who he is don't you?

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2169

http://www.infowars.com/obama-mentor-wanted-americans-put-in-re-educatio...

http://katenews2day.com/2013/04/08/bill-ayers-confirms-he-launched-obama...

In 2008, Obama’s spokesman Robert Gibbs, a guest at Chris Matthews’ show at MSNBC, denied that the 1960s domestic terrorist Weather Underground  Bill Ayers held a fundraiser in his living room for Barack Obama.  Obama was a neophyte Chicago outsider who wanted to enter Chicago politics and was appointed by Alice Palmer  as her successor for state senate while she run for Congress. Last week, Bill Ayers told in an interview  for the left-wing Daily Beast about his relationship with Obama. He confirmed that he and Obama were “friendly”, “both served two boards together “ 

BigInJapan's picture

I don't like the guy any more tha you do, but come on, ever seen Obama's half brothers in Kenya?

They look like him and they didn't have Obama's white mother.

Frank Marshall Davis isn't Obama's father - look at Obama's half brothers in Kenya and work it out for yourself.

palmereldritch's picture

I don't like or dislike the guy.  Nothing personal.

I do dislike fraud and lack of transparency in systems that appear to undermine constitutional freedoms and economic plurality. And if he is a contributor to such falsity, he should be exposed.  Simple reps and warranties.

And I'm not convinced completely about the Frank Marshall Davis angle either though the evidence is compelling and the story fantastic.

Check out this comparison and look at FMD's and BHO's eye shape, upper lip cleavage and propensity for large moles in both then compare with Barack Sr.'s son's image in the upper right hand corner.

http://wheresobamasbirthcertificate.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/...

Things that make you go...hmmmmmm

kchrisc's picture

Easy: he's gay; his father is frank Marshall, a communist that somehow "turned" by the FBI and used to infiltrate commie and left wing groups; his mother and grand parents are CIA; somewhere and somehow he is given a new SSN and his Selective Service records are modified (Mmm" what org could and would do that?!); he was probably placed and used to infiltrate left wing groups while "attending" Occidental; he did so well at Occidental that he was "promoted" to Columbia but then was sent overseas or into training (who knows); his first post-Columbia job was at a known CIA front firm on Wall St.; we are supposed to believe that this narcissist was "awakened" and went off to south Chicago to organize poor blacks (rightttt!); looks like he was really a CIA plant being used to infiltrate the left and "machine" of Chicago; he did so well that the Chicago left and "machine" sent him off to law school at Harward; someone, had a Saudi prince donate a million dollars to Harvard and viola, the non-writing law student is the first black Law Review editor, and he still doesn't write even as editor; next he's back in Chicago and getting conveniently "married"; he moves up through the political "machine" of Illinois and Chicago due to the efforts and sponsorship of BOTH his "machine" and CIA handlers (can't lose); next thing one knows he's running for POTUS and three of his boyfriends are shot execution style and the Chicago police and "media" don"t even blink; now he is a supposed left wing POTUS that just happens to do fascist and right-wing things.

Go figure. hujel

Jim in MN's picture

And then there was that guy with the pipe bomb standing right next to him after the Waco bomb/splosion acting all concerned and such?  Isn't that kind of a funny little story to be NEVER MENTIONED AGAIN by the MSM?!?

The Thunder Child's picture

Also worth noting he worked for Acorn and SEIU, both communist organizations.

hannah's picture

wait til they have to build his library and create a bio...that will be a hoot.

Jim in MN's picture

A jet black reflecting pool of obsidian might be appropriate.  Suitable for narcissism.

akak's picture

Better make it half-black.

With obsidian from Hawaii ...... maybe.

McMolotov's picture

The Obama Library will be shaped like a giant Predator drone and filled with copies of Dreams From My Father. There will be a court yard paved with EBT cards, and his official bio will be a print-out of a Wikipedia entry and selected tweets from his most fervent admirers.

The presidential statue will be an enormous bronze teleprompter, and loudspeakers will play a looped dubstep remix of the Obamaphone Lady's rant.

James_Cole's picture

The Obama Library will be shaped like a giant Predator drone and filled with copies of Dreams From My Father

That's brilliant! Someone needs to do an architectural mock-up of that. 

Steel Magnolia's picture

The Obama Library will be sealed tight! Everything about his life is sealed, Fort Knox tight..

Why hasn't Obama had a family reunion at the White House? Why hasn't he had a class reunion at the White House to brag? Romney had home movies in his campaign.. Obama has one wedding picture they show over & over.. Who was in their wedding? Where are the home movies of the kids when they were babies? These questions needed to be asked 6 yrs ago.. We have been sold out.. The enemy is within..

GoinFawr's picture

" And five years ago, nobody even knew who he was."

Uh, I don't want to rain on your 'parade', but it looks like these people knew him 22 years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz3qShugQ9I

Probably faked though, right?

The Thunder Child's picture

"Probably faked though, right?"

Tells me everything I need to know about you.

GoinFawr's picture

Really? I wish I was like you: easily amused.

GetZeeGold's picture

 

 

Yeah....he's a radical. Well that's some good news.

 

Please release anything else you've got cause America hardly knows this guy.

GoinFawr's picture

... that was elected POTUS, twice. That's tragically comic, R Crumb level.

Dr. Engali's picture

Your video does not do anything to answer any of Thunder Child's questions. Big deal, he was on Harvard's campus in 1990. So tell us big shot why are all of his records sealed? Why is it that he gets a pass on the anal probe that most public figures get?

GoinFawr's picture

Actually, it is quite plain that the video speaks directly to the quote above the link.

"Why is it that he gets a pass on the anal probe that most public figures get?"

Are you fucking kidding me? Whatever it takes they all get walked, if they play ball.

Dr. Engali's picture

Stumble all over yourself apologizing for this criminal all you want. Your video still does nothing to answer any of his questions. I've seen dozens of people give speeches on campus, but that doesn't mean I know who the hell they are. As for your response to the anal probe question, I'm sure that EVERY administration in the past tried the same game , yet we heard about every sultry detail of their past. Every administration that is except this one.

GoinFawr's picture

Oh so now I am an Obomologist am I?

Sadly, kneejerkedly, you've mistaken me for a fan simply because I dared to question your belief by presenting a contrary fact.

You might want to reevaluate your criteria for what you consider knowledge.

"I'm sure that EVERY administration in the past tried the same game.."

And which particular Demoblican game of Manifest Doctrine Monroe Sharp Knife Genocidal Destiny of Find Waldo's WMD was that?

"...yet we heard about every sultry detail of their past."

which you lot fucking ignored, cheered, or made excuses for while touting their 'advantages'; whichever suited your jingoistic purposes. Time and time again.

"Every administration except this one". Oh please, Pull the other one.

Dr. Engali's picture

Don't pretend like you know what I cheered and didn't cheer. I despised Bush and his criminal regime almost as much as this one. So spare me your sanctimonious sophistry and go back to defending the one. It's what you seem to do best.