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June 3, 2013 - 4:46 am

Trey Hardin on KABC’s McIntyre in the Morning:

I will tell you this on the IRS front. I’ve worked in this town for over 20 years in the White House and on Capitol Hill and I can say with a very strong sense of certainty that there are people very close to this president that not only knew what the IRS were doing but authorized it.

It simply just does not happen at an agency level like that without political advisers likely in the West Wing certainly connected to the president’s ongoing campaign organization that didn’t know about it.

Add this to this morning’s little tiff between David Plouffe and the late 1970s version of Darrell Issa, and the White House is already having a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day.

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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Wow, Stephen Green, you have a real fan club of lefty useful idiots! Don't normally see any but our two or three regular lefty punks. Ploufe, Axelrod, or somebody must have spun up the useful idiot slime machine which means somebody is drawing blood with all the scandal reporting. There must be something really awful about Benghazi that they're hiding to make them leak the IRS stuff themselves to draw attention away from Benghazi.
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It’s time for the Internal Revenue Service to go. This should never happen again. Go to a flat tax system with no loopholes and no deductions. Everyone and I mean everyone pays.
46 weeks ago
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Obama: "Plouffe...the magic's draggin'!!!"
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fuel for a civil war!
46 weeks ago
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Two words...Valerie Jarrett.
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Valerie Jarrett: "After we win this election, it's our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don't forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay!"
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You better read it again no one knew anything for positive and didn't give one name.
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Knowing that you are a reporter you would never say anything without proof checked twice with two different sources or you could be considered a liar or just full of s--t. What was your name Larry or Darrell or Darrell??
46 weeks ago
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Of course they knew! And condoned the illegal targeting by the IRS. Just another day in Chicago - land.
46 weeks ago
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Just follow that yellow brick road which leads to the front door of the white house where everything is being controlled and cavorted. Must be a Democrate
46 weeks ago
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Let me ask a question - should political organizations be granted non-profit status? Looking for rationale why anyone has issue with the IRS doing its job to ensure proper use of a 501c designation. And from what I have seen so far - the only groups denied were considered progressive - all the TP / Conservative groups were granted status after exhaustive checking.

I dont agree with the "targeting" - every group who asks for that status should be put under a fine tooth comb - regardless of where their roots lie. All churches who preach politics, organizations who put out political "issue ads" should have their status revoked immediately. Only those groups who truly have a charitable component and stay out of the political fray should be given 501c exemptions.

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Nice act Mick, but I don't think Obama is looking for a replacement for Carney just yet. But when he does, I'm sure he'll remember your ability to deliver the message with a straight face.
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Mick, are you a glutton for punishment? Wow! Name one lefty group that was denied, just one. One the other hand I would like your reaction to this. It is an excerpt from far left MoveOn.Org's official website:

"Contribute to MoveOn

Together, we can change who has influence in politics — from a few big-money donors to millions of small donors. Make a contribution to help take back our democracy from corporate special interests, build a progressive economy to restore the American Dream, elect progressive leaders, and fight on critical issues for our country. You can also make a monthly contribution or contribute by check, or you can donate to MoveOn.org Civic Action, our 501(c)4 affiliate."

Now what do you have to say for yourself??
46 weeks ago
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Glutton for punishment or someone who does not wear right or left tainted colored glasses.

If you read my post - you would see that I am not in favor of any organization - including MoveOn, Crossroads - left, center, or right getting protected tax status.

See my other post for progressive groups denied.

And since simpletons have a tough time reading - ill state it again - I am not happy with what the IRS has done and I am sure facts will come out and people will be dealt with. But the bigger issue to me is why we pretend to be ok with political organizations requesting tax status.
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Your 'other post' is bereft of any facts concerning progressive groups denied 501 C status. Your saying it doesn't make it so...
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"And from what I have seen so far - the only groups denied were considered progressive"

Name one.
46 weeks ago
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Three chapters of Emerge America - a democratic group that trains women to run for office.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/21/business/advocacy-groups-denied-tax-exempt-status-are-named.html?_r=0

Now I will ask you the same - please give me the name of One conservative group that was denied status?
46 weeks ago
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From the letter that informed them of their denial:
"“You are not operated primarily to promote social welfare because your activities are primarily for the benefit of a political party and a private group of individuals, rather than the community as a whole,”

The denial in this case, allowed them to re-emerge as a 527 group, which names its donors. What is happening to the conservative groups, however, is that they have been put into a state of limbo, being neither approved or denied.

Here is one example of a group that has been targeted:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/05/24/irs-non-profit-column/2355925/
46 weeks ago
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Wow, Stephen Green, you have a real fan club of lefty useful idiots! Don't normally see any but our two or three regular lefty punks. Ploufe, Axelrod, or somebody must have spun up the useful idiot slime machine which means somebody is drawing blood with all the scandal reporting. There must be something really awful about Benghazi that they're hiding to make them leak the IRS stuff themselves to draw attention away from Benghazi.
46 weeks ago
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Be nice if you Obamarrhoids were willing to look at the evidence that already exists.
46 weeks ago
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Be nice if you anti-Obama folks would offer some hard evidence to support your wild accusations.
46 weeks ago
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If you haven't noticed the evidence of corruption at the IRS, the EPA, the DOJ and State, then you're clearly not paying attention.
46 weeks ago
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I believe it was Bush who put the head of the IRS in the job.
46 weeks ago
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This was a compromise candidate for Bush, suggested by Max Bauccus.
Remember, he used to work with the Dems and not vilify them.
46 weeks ago
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So? What does that have to do with illegally profiling conservative groups?
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