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June 20, 2014 - 9:20 am
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[From Digitas Daily]

In Friday’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing about Lois Lerner’s missing emails, Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) compared the investigation to other famous conspiracy theories like Area 51, Obama’s birth certificate … and the murder of four Americans in Benghazi. He said it was not a serious investigation and wondered how IRS Commissioner Koskinen could take it seriously.

Well, that’s not completely true. Rep. Doggett thinks there is something very important worth investigating. “I believe this is a serious matter,” Doggett said. “The use of secret money is a problem enough. But the determination to have that money be taxpayer subsidized in social welfare organizations, in some cases headed by individuals who never had any interest in social welfare until they could claim it for themselves to pollute our democracy, that is a serious problem,” Doggett charged.

So it’s not the targeting of conservative groups or the missing emails and crashed hard drive or the cover-up at the IRS that Democrats are interested in investigating. Doggett and other Democrats on the committee actually want to continue to target conservative organizations.

Democrats were in lockstep during Friday’s hearing, calling the investigation a “witch hunt” and trying to turn Commissioner Koskinen into a victim who was being abused by Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee. Democrat after Democrat also referred to “dark money” that (apparently only) Republicans use to further their political causes through “social welfare groups” that receive tax breaks, with several of them referring to the trumped up investigation into Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s campaign.

But the Republican side of the investigation is nothing more the conspiracy theories, according to Doggett, and he’d rather go after the real villains (in his mind).

“I’m pleased you’re going to be coming forward with anything else that you can find because, though this is not a serious investigation, but the endless pursuit — the obsession with conspiracy and conspiracies — we do need to have every bit of information, every shred of information that you can find, even though the people I talk about in Texas who have legitimate issues before the IRS are collateral damage in the process,” Doggett said.  He then got to the heart of what the Democrats really want to look into during the course of this investigation: “But then I guess Mr. Rove and some of his colleagues never much cared about collateral damage in other contexts anyways.”

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In addition to writing for PJ Tatler and PJ Lifestyle, Paula also writes for Ohio Conservative Review, and RedState. She is co-author of a new Ebook called, Homeschooling: Fighting for My Children’s Future. She is a member of the Wayne County Executive Committee. Paula describes herself as a Christian first, conservative second, and Republican third.

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If anyone would know about "dark" money, it would be Lloyd Dogget. When he arrived in D.C. as a freshman member of Congress, he didn't have two nickels to rub together. Now he's a multi-millionaire.
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I still waiting for an investigation of the Republican FBI files the Clintons stole in the 1990s.
Waiting...
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"Dark money" and "Scott Walker investigation" must have been briefed to all the dems in the talking points prior to the hearing. Ever wonder how they all manage to use the same language, the precise same words, even though no use of dark money has ever been demonstrated and even though Walker has been cleared of any wrongdoing twice. Obfuscate and distract. That will help America get to the bottom of the weaponized IRS.
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When, oh when are Repiblicans gonna *STOP* using the adjective "Deomcratic" before a noun like Senator?

The correct word is *Democrat".

Nit-picky? Pehaps. Fitting though. Words have meanings.
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Lloyd Doggett, the liberal from Austin. Perhaps he is the typical Democrat - undergrad and law degree from University of Texas, multi millionaire worth from $12 to $32 million with most of it made in oil and gas stocks. An opponent of the industry that made him rich, supports killing babies and talks nonsense.

He apparently supports an administration that manages to get evidence destroyed so a congressional committee is stymied in attempting to investigate their lies and illegal activities. Yep, a disgrace to the the Great State of Texas, but a typical Democrat.
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If Rep. Dogget believes tax exceptions for social welfare groups is problematic then he should bring forth legislation for debate and vote. He won't though. He only wants conservative social welfare groups to lose tax exemptions. By the by, what he calls "secret money" is what most people call "private money the government is not entitled to control".
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HO - HUM

That "birth certificate" or those birth certificates, along with the IRS and Benghazi events of which we have been informed to date dismissed as conspiracy theories. WITHOUT apparently any examination of the material facts available for evaluation.

WHICH OF THESE has been disinterestedly examined by the authoritative agencies with the remit to UPHOLD AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION?

Among which duties we must suppose to assure the proof that the holder of "The Office of President" is "legally eligible" in compliance with the LEGAL strictures of the FUNDAMENTAL law of the USA?

To date NOBODY in authoritative bodies mandated to UPHOLD AND DEFEND the Constitution has shown the slightest interest in determining the facts about any of these "conspiracies".

Instead dismissing any examination as in any way relevant or pertinent to their duties as guardians of that FUNDAMENTAL Law. AS IF their lordly dismissal of the questions are adequate to "cover up" their refusal to do their job.

Just because conspiracy is "theorised", doesn't mean there is no conspiracy. OR conspiracies.
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We wouldn't have this problem if PJM covered 0bama's irrefutably forged documents or Sheriff Arpaio's investigation...

PJM motto, "Truth is secondary!"

Thanks for nothing PJM, ya bunch of cowards!
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So let's see... Doggett believes it is ridiculous to claim that the IRS has targeted politically-inspired investigations against conservative organizations, but he insists it is necessary for the IRS to investigate conservative organizations for their political activity. Is this guy even trying to make sense?
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If we are going to study the use of "Dark Money," may I suggest the Tides Foundation, George Soros, Tom Steyer, Michael Moore, et all, etc.?
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If anyone would know about "dark" money, it would be Lloyd Dogget. When he arrived in D.C. as a freshman member of Congress, he didn't have two nickels to rub together. Now he's a multi-millionaire.
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Considering there really is an Area 51, what is the guy trying to say? He approves of the investigation? Maybe he and Joe Biden should take an unmarked car and try to get on the base.
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He showed his ass saying Area 51 was in New Mexico.
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Have you seen the layered, phoney Birth Certificate the POTUS put online? You'd think it was a hoax or rope-a-dope to drive the right nuts.
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I still waiting for an investigation of the Republican FBI files the Clintons stole in the 1990s.
Waiting...
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