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Illinois Dem Tells PJM How the IRS Scandal Is Like the Bible

"I’m sure the president was dumbfounded," Rep. Danny Davis said.

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May 24, 2013 - 5:47 am
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Illinois Democratic Rep. Danny K. Davis told PJ Media that there should have been a “reporting chain” that alerted President Obama of the IRS singling out conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status, likening the scandal to the Bible.

“The efforts to somehow or another link this to higher-ups in the administration just has not come through and I think one of the reasons that it ended up being the way that it is is that these guys weren’t talking to anybody else. They weren’t relating to anybody else,” said Davis, a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

“They weren’t even reporting to the deputy in Treasury who was their direct link to upper management. They acted as if they were an agency unto themselves and had no reporting responsibility and I think that’s where they got themselves in trouble.”

Davis then related the controversy to the Parable of Talents in the Bible.

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O: I’m shocked, shocked to find targeted IRS investigations going on here!

Jarrett: Your election victory, sir.

O: Oh, thank you very much.
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I would posit that it's more akin to the Old Testament account of Moses confronting Aaron about the Golden Calf Worship and Orgy Party going on.

Yo, Aaron? 'Sup with all this, bro?

Well, you see, it was the PEOPLE's fault, THEY wanted it. Besides all of that gold just sort of formed itself into that golden calf you see there. It wasn't my fault, I had nothing to do with it, and I don't know how in the world it happened until I read about it in this morning's issue of the Wilderness Papyrus.
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"I’m sure the president was dumbfounded," Rep. Danny Davis said.
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Yeah - dumbfounded - that his lapdog MSM would ever report on this scandal. As for being 'dumbfounded' for the reasons you outline - ha! The Obama administration - AKA 'The Campaign' - probably thought this up in some midnight brainstorming session as a means of voter suppression on the conservative side. It certainly was a successful effort to suppress conservative 'get out the vote' organizations. Not many of them had the money to operate without that tax exempt status for long.

I'm a patient man though - lets get the special prosecutor up and running and see where all this leads.

I'd be dumbfounded if it didn't lead right to 'The Campaign' - AKA the Obama administration. This style of voter suppression is right up their ally. Its what 'community organizers' do - isn't it?
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There is nothing these vile people will not corrupt. By using this parable, he is portraying Obama as blameless. His minions, however, let him down. It is they who are at fault.

This is nonsense, of course, because Obama did not go away for a great time, only to come back to find such fraud and abuse. He was here the whole time.

Besides, the parable is a metaphor of why there are unequal results. God gives us each gifts, and He rewards us commensurately with our efforts. Do you nothing with your gifts, you will be left with nothing at all, not even what he originally gave you.

In this parable, God is the Master, and He is without flaw. Thus, the servants get judged by Him. Obama is not God. He is not flawless, so his works, as one of those servants*, must be judged. He does not get a pass.

By likening Obama to God, Davis violates the 1st Commandment. "Thou shalt have no other gods before me!"

*The word, 'slave', had a far different meaning back then, from how we in America conceive of it, today. Slaves had rights under the law, then. They could own property, even hold high office, depending on the culture. Today, we understand slaves as having no rights at all. We understand it as very cruel oppression. God does not view us his slaves, not as we understand the term, today.
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----- "I’m sure the president was dumbfounded," Rep. Danny Davis said.

Of course he was, Congressman. Utterly dumbfounded. Oh look! Nursie has brought you your nice pudding cup. Yummy yummy. And it's your favorite: chocolate!
1 year ago
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"It's not like Watergate?" Obviously he doesn't know what Watergate was about. All he knows is that it involved corruption and Republicans.

"Watergate" was about a burglary of DNC offices in the Watergate office complex that was carried out of a small group of people working for the Nixon campaign. It was not ordered or even known about by President Nixon or the White House until the burglars were arrested.

The scandal was that when it did become known to them, they opted to cover it up.

Which gave rise to the saying about it not being the crime that was the problem but the coverup.

So as far as the scandals at the IRS and State Dept go....it is not the crime (if it even is a crime) but it most certainly is the coverup.

And that makes it like Watergate
1 year ago
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Wow. He quotes paraphrases mentions a Bible passage. He must be a good guy and all he is saying must be true. I'm a Conservative so I'm gullible that way.

Give me a break.

In the ancient world, a talent was a measurement of gold or silver. Over the centuries and in various countries its value changed somewhat. One talents was usually about 20 to 70 pounds (8-32 kg) of gold or silver.
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I just love it when democrats try and quote the Bible and inevitably fail. Democrats think that gun magazines are one-use only, the IRS is just like one of Jesus' parables, and they think that islands can capsize. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. You can't fix stupid.
1 year ago
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"The President didn't know anything about it"? "Isolated"? This is Joesph Goebbels level lying, but without Joseph Goebbels level intelligence. This Davis must have an IQ south of 75.
1 year ago
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In the audio, Davis sounds like he is stone drunk.
1 year ago
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Liar Danny K. Davis defends Obama by, in effect, claiming he is Sgt. Schultz. Does he think everyone in America is totally stupid enough to believe this malarkey? What a POS.
1 year ago
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The Honorable Liar Danny K. Davis. He is a member of the House of Mis-Representation.
1 year ago
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Anyone but a total moron knows that Obama at least implicitly ordered the IRS to punish his enemies. He didn't have to know, or care to know, the details of every citizen who had his rights trampled on. This Danny K. Davis is either a liar or dumber than a box of rocks.
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Take a real look at the IRS deal and understand the issues.
ObamaCare is the issue and the money earned from managing ObamaCare is very significant to the IRS.
The IRS is a private Corporation registered in Delaware and like all corporations has owners.
These people were already informed by Obama, in his first term, that they are the implementation arm of ObamaCare. This is millioins of dollars to this private corporation which is already under contract to the U.S. Treasury and now it will be in charge of another part of the government. We are speaking of a 'big fu*king deal' in the words of the Vice President.
Now comes the new election and if Obama does not win and Romney is elected instead, and Romney dumps ObamaCare as it should be dumped. Now the IRS loses this great 'big fu*king deal'.
Hmmm, do you think that there were some conversations between the administration and the IRS, maybe some strategy sessions to make sure that Obama is re-elected so the apple cart keeps providing the apples to the right people? Or am I just too suspiciious of crooked Chicago Pols?
Wake up people, the IRS were told to go after all of those people who were against Obama in the election or they sure as h*ll would not get the ObamaCare Contract.... This is Chicago Politics.....
In order to get to the bottom of this sea of slime we must immunize all witnesses from prosecution as long as they tell the truth. If we do not make deals with those who know the game, then we will never arrive to the truth of the matter, and maybe we will have even give them witness protection for the rest of their lives. This, as the VP said is a 'Big Fu*king Deal' and it is going to take some work to get through it.
Benghazi is the same Obama story, and you can bet that it was a Sham Kidnapping to trade Stevens for the Blind Shiek and it all went to h*ll when the exSeals refused to 'Stand Down'.
Let the investigation begin and understand that we are working with thieves who have been on the government teat for the last 100 years. I am talking about the Federal Reserve System and the IRS, both are Closed Privately owned Corporation and both are owned by lying crooked thieves.....
In fact our entire government is under the thumb of these two corporations, think about it. All of this was put in place by Senator Nelson Aldrich and the Rockefeller Clan with backing from Rothschild..... Wake up America, you are bing gamed.....
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