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June 23, 2014 - 2:22 pm

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen looks like he got the job atop the taxman agency the old fashioned way: He bought it.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, Koskinen has donated about $100,000 to Democrat candidates and committees since his first donation in 1979. His donor recipients include Gary Hart, the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic nominee in each presidential campaign since 1980 (which would even include Walter Mondale, who stood no chance of beating President Ronald Reagan in 1984), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s campaigns. He most recently donated $2,500 to Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) in 2013.

He has given no money to Republicans. The taxman is a partisan Democrat.

When President Obama appointed Koskinen to take over the IRS, that decision came at the time the IRS was already under scrutiny for its partisan attacks on conservative groups.

Sen. Orin Hatch said that the appointment left him “more than a little mystified.”

There was nothing mystifying about it. President Obama had already declared that there was not a “smidgen of corruption” in the IRS scandal.

Appointing a partisan Democrat to head the IRS ensured that such smigdens would never get out. It was also an in-your-face move against Republicans, daring them to oppose the nomination.

Based on what — his partisan political donations?

Exactly. Had congressional Republicans jumped to oppose Koskinen on that basis, the medialeft would have called them out Alinsky-style for being hypocrites.

By the way, it appears that Koskinen may have lied under oath to Congress in last week’s hearings — once here, once here – both on the subject of the “lost” Lerner emails.

As if that’s anything unusual for Obama appointees. As long as there aren’t any consequences for lying under oath, Obama’s henchmen will keep doing it.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Trey Gowdy eviscerated Koskinen in the hearing today. Brought tears of joy to my eyes.
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Would be nicer to see Libs circling the bowl.
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Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!
It is notable that Judy Woodruff, commenting on "Fox News Sunday", bent over backwards to defend Koskinen as a "man of integrity." Right.
Time for Libs to circle the wagons.
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BDS Duke University for naming their lacrosse stadium for this scoundrel.
Of course, the faculty is ok with it. They are sticklers for due process.
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People need to go to jail. Since impeachment is out of the question I say we go after the Kings enforcers.
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this is a feature not a bug for the Obamites.
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Why the wait? When the IRS first started stonewalling about turning over the Lerner emails, the GOP should've demanded the hard drives. By drawing this out, the IRS got all the time it needed to destroy the evidence, as well as time to create their false narrative.
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I would have liked it if the Chairman had told Koskinen that the next time he shows up and stonewalls, he had better bring a toothbrush.
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Trey Gowdy eviscerated Koskinen in the hearing today. Brought tears of joy to my eyes.
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In Chairman Issa's concluding remarks about interogatories, I detected a bit of his disappointment that the IRS has not taken this matter seriously - OMG, they couldn't get the key players together over a weekend to hash out a proper response - and that the hearing is not adjourned, but in recess.
If Koskinen doesn't get his act together in a timely manner, I would expect a Contempt of Congress citation.
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Picture Sean Connery: "Its tha Chicaco way."
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Bribery is one thing democrats do well.
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I might have been able to forgive him for his generosity to various Democrat candidates, and even his extreme generosity to Emperor Obama, but the article goes on to identify him as President of the U.S. Soccer Foundation, which pretty much pegs him as a Communist.

Just tweakin' ya Bryan.

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