Obama Makes Statement On "Situation Regarding The IRS" - Live Webcast

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With the president so busy with teleprompted appearances, one is almost reminded of the presidential campaign when this was an hourly event, although since that is not the case and since the president is engaged in now seemingly endless damage control, one wonders if Ben Bernanke is able to govern the country entirely on his own. So far so good, if the country is just the Stalingrad & Poor 500 of course. As for Obama, he will next speak, following a customary delay, on the "situation regarding the internal  [and less than impartial] revenue service." Let's listen in.

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Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:04 | 3566650 francis_sawyer
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I'm not a crook!

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:08 | 3566669 McMolotov
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But he plays one on TV. And convincingly, too.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:09 | 3566675 nope-1004
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"Now listen to me carefully.  I never had sexual relations with Ms. Lewinsky.  Not once.  Not ever."


Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:16 | 3566703 smlbizman
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this has to take the cake

its kinda funny....when you run a private sector busi.....you seem to know every little detail...it surprises the staff how on the ball you are....now lets have the top job in the land....and your only answer ever is...."watcha talkin 'bout willis"...

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:17 | 3566721 GetZeeGold
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PRESIDENT OBAMA: Oh...uh, John, good, I'm glad you're here...I want you to get down on your knees, John, and pray for me...I'm up shit creek without a paddle. I've got the damn %*$ press on me like a "kick me" sign taped to my ass.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:21 | 3566742 FL_Conservative
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Listening to one of his "pressers" is worse than getting water-boarded.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:23 | 3566752 notbot
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I just can't take the lies anymore. I really can't. 

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:23 | 3566758 ACP
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First the resignation, now comes the pardon...

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:26 | 3566783 knukles
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This is another campaign donation stump job, no?

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:38 | 3566850 Say What Again
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My favorite quote from all of this is; "I learned about it from CNN, just like all of you guys."

Really?  No really ...  CNN? (not FOX)

Maybe you should fire the directors of the CIA, FBI, all of your staff, and while you're at it, get rid of the Bernank -- PLEASE.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 19:03 | 3566988 ACP
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I notice you said "fire" those guys, but "get rid of" the Bernank.

I 2nd that.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 19:13 | 3567034 Say What Again
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Well that was an interesting observation.  I would be happy, if he just retired in the Hamptons as long as he was out of the Fed.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 19:18 | 3567053 MisterMousePotato
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Almost clicked play. I really was tempted for a change, but just couldn't quite do it in the end.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 19:59 | 3567234 MsCreant
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Catch or pitch? Apparently that matters.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:24 | 3566765 smlbizman
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and i would love to hate him with a pinch of the r word...but i know better....

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:24 | 3566768 General Decline
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I didn't watch this but I'm guessing he sounded like a total duchebag. Am I correct?

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:28 | 3566788 smlbizman
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well you mssed the acting commish resigned....but im sure he will be re-appointed higher up the food chain...and stop insulting douchebags, they make things smell better....he just makes things smel like stench....like a fridge that has not been opened for 6 mos. without electric. to it

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:28 | 3566790 dick cheneys ghost
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You know why they call him OBummer.................


Cause 'Fuck you' was already taken!

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:22 | 3566747 AlaricBalth
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This IRS scandal has Valerie Jarrett's fingerprints all over it.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:38 | 3568379 XitSam
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Valerie Jarrett has no fingerprints.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:16 | 3566718 johngaltfla
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Whoops.Obama is late because his Imam took longer than he thought it would with this Sura....

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:30 | 3566802 General Decline
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I didn't know satanists had imams.

Can I say that with the new racial policy in place?

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:49 | 3566891 francis_sawyer
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"Now listen to me carefully.  I never had sexual relations with Ms. Lewinsky.  Not once.  Not ever."

That all depends on what the definition of what 'JIZZ'... 'IZ'...

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 19:34 | 3567118 takeaction
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Did I already miss it??? Where is he???

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:27 | 3566784 Uinta
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Gee yesterday the IRS was independent, and there was nuthin Obama could do. Today he finds out he can fire someone.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:08 | 3566672 frankthomaswhite59
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You won't have me to

kick around anymore.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:13 | 3566702 McMolotov
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Can we smack him around instead?

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:24 | 3566763 francis_sawyer
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"He's a Tricky Dick" according to the gay Chicago bathhouses...

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:27 | 3566787 Go Tribe
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With a fuckin' Louisville Slugger?

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:46 | 3566882 francis_sawyer
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Can't say I blame the guy...


I mean when 'waterboard' torture becomes holding your mug, by the back of the skull, in direct confrontation of the steaming twat of Chewbacca... I think francis_sawyer might cave in under that situation as well...

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:35 | 3566761 Jekyll_n_Hyde_Island
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Doesn't Barry remind you of that guy that offered you a backrub at a rave back in '99?

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:09 | 3566652 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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And a reminder that the Oreo is probably directly involved in this somehow. I'm sure like everything else he was in the dark about what his re-election campaign chairmen were doing and since the Oreo has a track record of being a hands off anti-control freak which is the case here.


One of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign co-chairmen used a leaked document from the IRS to attack GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the 2012 election, according to the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).

NOM, a pro-traditional marriage organization, claims the IRS leaked their 2008 confidential financial documents to the rival Human Rights Campaign. Those NOM documents were published on the Huffington Post on March 30, 2012. At that time, Joe Solmonese, a left-wing activist and Huffington Post contributor, was the president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Solmonese was also a 2012 Obama campaign co-chairman.

Both the Huffington Post's Sam Stein and HRC described the leak as coming from a “whistleblower.” The Huffington Post used the document to write a story questioning former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s support for traditional marriage. The document showed Romney donated $10,000 to NOM. HRC went a step further than the Huffington Post in its criticism of Romney and accused him of using “racially divisive tactics” in a press release.

Solmonese, then still the HRC’s president, said in the release he felt Romney’s “funding of a hate-filled campaign designed to drive a wedge between Americans is beyond despicable.”

“Not only has Romney signed NOM’s radical marriage pledge, now we know he’s one of the donors that NOM has been so desperate to keep secret all these years,” Solmonese added.

Solmonese resigned his position at HRC the next day and took up a position as an Obama campaign co-chair. He had announced the then-pending resignation from HRC the previous autumn.

NOM announced Tuesday that it will sue the IRS for this alleged leak. Under immense political pressure, Attorney General Eric Holder launched a criminal investigation into the IRS's actions. Congress will conduct ts own investigation.

In early April 2012, NOM published documents which it said showed this leaked confidential information did not come from a “whistleblower” but “came directly from the Internal Revenue Service and was provided to NOM's political opponents, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).” 

NOM discovered that when HRC published its confidential financial documents, it failed to conceal the source of the documents. “After software removed the layers obscuring the document, it is shown that the document came from the Internal Revenue Service,” NOM asserted in its April 2012 release.

“The top of each page says, ‘THIS IS A COPY OF A LIVE RETURN FROM SMIPS. OFFICIAL USE ONLY,’" the statement continues. "On each page of the return is stamped a document ID of ‘100560209.’ Only the IRS would have the Form 990 with ‘Official Use’ information."

NOM president Brian Brown argued in that April 2012 release that the leak was made to benefit President Obama’s re-election campaign against Romney, his GOP challenger. “The American people are entitled to know how a confidential tax return containing private donor information filed exclusively with the Internal Revenue Service has been given to our political opponents whose leader also happens to be co-chairing President Obama's reelection committee,” Brown said. 

“It is shocking that a political ally of President Obama's would come to possess and then publicly release a confidential tax return that came directly from the Internal Revenue Service," he declared. "We demand to know who is responsible for this criminal act and what the Administration is going to do to get to the bottom of it.”

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:21 | 3566744 HowardBeale
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Haven't you heard? "They" don't tell the black guys (Obama and Holder) anything! If Obama and Holder were cast on Hogan's Heros, they would have made Schultz look like a walking encylopedia.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:45 | 3566883 Say What Again
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Damn!  That's a long post!   Did you type that all in?

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:05 | 3566653 McMolotov
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One of these days he'll toddle on out and mumble, "I love lamp," thus confirming once and for all that he is clinically retarded.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:06 | 3566659 buzzsaw99
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imo he's just another banker sucking moron

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:06 | 3566660 bidaskspread
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Why call a press conference at 6 when you are always late. Maybe make it 610 if you are planning to drop the kids off at the pool.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:10 | 3566681 McMolotov
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"He's never early, he's always late. First thing you learn is you always gotta wait."

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:14 | 3566699 JustObserving
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Perhaps, he's on Kenyan time. 

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:29 | 3566793 knukles
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Hey, it's after 4:20 or 7:14 some where 24/7/365

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:06 | 3566663 JustObserving
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"I take responsibility for this appalling abuse of power and I resign."

Dream on.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:22 | 3566754 Rahm
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That's the end game goal, hopefully coming sooner than later...

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:07 | 3566666 machineh
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'One wonders if Ben Bernanke is able to govern the country entirely on his own.'

When you've only got one lever to push, it's so simple even a lab rat can do it.

Go, GO! ... Benny B. Goode ...

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:07 | 3566667 observer007
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Ten Things We Learned From the IRS-Inspector General…

'My Question Is Who's Going to Jail?'

all the latest on IRS:


Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:08 | 3566670 Winston Smith 2009
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"A senior official at the Internal Revenue Service has told congressional investigators that two IRS employees have been disciplined in relation to the special scrutiny applied to conservative groups, Congressional sources told NBC News on Wednesday."

"Disciplined" probably meaning being take into the office and told, "Hey, don't do that and if you ever do that again, at least don't get caught!", then given a month off with pay.

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:17 | 3566723 Whoa Dammit
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Nah, being disciplined means they have to actually go into their office instead of the usual trick of having one of their buddies leave today's paper and a half empty cup of coffee on their desks. 

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:30 | 3566807 knukles
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And no more using the SEC's servers for free midget disabled tranny porn

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:10 | 3566671 yogibear
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That still shot makes his gestures resemble Adolph Hitler's.

Time to fire the minister of propaganda,  heir Obamler! 


Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:09 | 3566673 GMadScientist
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Well at least they weren't racially profiling.


Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:11 | 3566689 SandiaMan
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Fucking Late POS

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