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Normally a traitor is considered to have turned against one’s government.

Turning against one’s own people, and in favor of a ruling government, is quite another thing – but no less contemptible.

Congress may have recently held former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt for not testifying about her role in IRS targeting of conservative Americans. But a freedom-loving people should find her in even greater contempt, for refusing to come clean about allegations she and other Obama operatives turned on their fellow Americans in an attempt to punish them for their political views.

It doesn’t get any more un-American than that. This country was born of the God-given right to free speech, free association and equal protection under the law. This woman and her ilk stand justifiably accused of trampling on those rights by using the awesome power of government to chill, delay and ultimately prevent the spread of ideas the current administration opposes.

We find the allegations deeply sickening, and her refusal to be forthright the height of cowardice. Anyone capable of doing what she is accused of doing is a greater threat to America than any external enemy.

If it goes unpunished, there will be, officially, no accountability in our government – and no freedoms left safe.

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gaflyboy
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gaflyboy 05/11/14 - 11:26 pm
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The House

has held her in contempt, but John Boehner says she will not go to jail.

Typical Congress ... throws out words ... without action ... rendering the words meaningless.

I wonder if it's too late to grant her immunity so they can get to the bigger fish in this dangerous debacle?

carcraft
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carcraft 05/12/14 - 04:31 am
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Gaflyboy I wish they would

Gaflyboy I wish they would prosecute her to the fullest extent of the law!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/12/14 - 04:44 am
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What If Your Employee Invoked the 5th?

Only the Attorney General Eric Holder can prosecute her and that’s not going to happen we all know. Congress could temporarily jail her, but not for long. The whole matter is astounding. She is an employee of the federal government, yet invokes the 5th when questioned by the same government. Rep. Cummings yells about her being persecuted, but come to find out he was illegally asking her for information about conservative groups. Liberals have lost their common sense if they don’t see the wrong doing here.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 05/12/14 - 05:28 am
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Political groups illegally

Political groups illegally applying as "social welfare organizations". Looks like the IRS was trying to do their job until stopped by the right wing that's trying to slip dark money into political races. Release the names of the donors and where the money was spent and let's see how much "social welfare" vs. "political spending" there was. That's the only way we'll be able to tell if they were legimate "social welfare organization" or just covers for millions of dollars for political spending. When the head of one of the groups somehow gets rid of $700,000 in back taxes in a couple of years, jets around the country, and pays for cronies to do the same, while pleading for money saying they're in dire need, it makes it look like the only "social welfare" she's looking after is her own.

carcraft
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carcraft 05/12/14 - 05:51 am
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Bod give it a rest, liberal

Bod give it a rest, liberal groups do EXACTLY the same thing and they didn't go through the same BS.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/12/14 - 06:17 am
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Good Idea What Happened

Bod, the key is she won't talk. She didn't say they examined all groups equally, she won't tell us anything I have a good idea what went on. You probably do, too. This is going to have Cummings' name all over it before it's over.

deestafford
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deestafford 05/12/14 - 07:43 am
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The person from DOJ whose department ...

The person from DOJ whose department is in charge of the Lois Lerner investigation was testifying before the House the other day the other day and he didn't even know who in his department had been assigned as the head investigator.

Any prosecution of her or investigation into her actions will never see the light of day under the decadent, America-hating Holder.

Darby
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Darby 05/12/14 - 11:07 am
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"Political groups illegally applying as "social welfare

organizations".

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Bod SO FUNNY!

Guess he/she is talking about groups like Planned Parenthood, ACORN and so many other Democrat front groups.

Way to go, Bod for exposing rampant hypocrisy on the left.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 05/12/14 - 02:41 pm
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"...America-hating Holder." I

"...America-hating Holder."

I characterize elected congressmen who shutdown the government and threatened the collapse of the total US credit the real America haters. How you guys can continue your drum beat about Eric Holder hating America, yet give a pass to Republicans responsible for the shutdown, speaks volume about you, not Eric Holder.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 05/12/14 - 02:51 pm
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This AG and POTUS have been

This AG and POTUS have been targeted by the RW since day one. It is shameful how dirty the GOP is. To their base that is okay, but heaven forbid the IRS tries to enforce ambiguous regulations.

The GOP and conservatives have had a 6 year temper tantrum because they did not win the presidency. Had they the grace and love for country that Al Gore had when the SCOTUS GAVE the election to Bush, they would accept the election of 2008 and 2012 and govern as they are paid to do. This country would be in a better place. The attitude of some conservatives validates what many believe, if they can't run the country, dang it, nobody else will because they will tear it up first before they join in.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 05/12/14 - 02:57 pm
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GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY?
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AC...are you kidding? Government takes our money without asking, gives it to do nothings who do nothing but take and produce more do nothings. Government tells us to "live within your means or we'll make you declare bankruptcy." but continues to spend more than it takes in. Government spies on us, but lectures us to respect others privacy. Government tells us to respect the law, but when presidents like Bill Clinton are caught breaking the law by committing perjury, government excuses it. Government tells us to pay our taxes to the IRS or we'll be violating the law, but when IRS officials are caught breaking the law themselves and hiding behind the 5th, they are allowed to retire on a government pension. AC...WAKE UP...THERE IS NO GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY!!

edcushman
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edcushman 05/12/14 - 04:23 pm
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" How you guys can continue
Unpublished

" How you guys can continue your drum beat about Eric Holder hating America, yet give a pass to Republicans responsible for the shutdown, speaks volume about you, not Eric Holder."
TM, I am not fond of the GOP but was pleased when they shut the non-essential part of the fed gov't down. The lying, racist, communist piece of garbage in the WH shutdown many things, like the WH tours, just to punish the average folks. The racist Holder don't hate all of America just the white part.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/12/14 - 04:22 pm
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A local conservative media

A local conservative media guy has said he was audited. How did that turn out? Anyone know?

Darby
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Darby 05/12/14 - 04:55 pm
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The GOP is dirty only because

Truth Matters says it is.

"Had they the grace and love for country that Al Gore had when the SCOTUS GAVE the election to Bush....."

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Don't know where you were in 2001 Truth, but the "truth" is, Gore lost the election because he wan't allowed to recount ONLY Democrat precincts. That being the case, he forced the decision into the Courts. The Dem State Supremes ruled with Gore. Then Bush, as he was entitled to by law, appealed to SCOTUS.

If you had a logical bone anywhere in your body, you'd accept the fact (Because truth should really matter) that Gore, in his desperation was the architect of his own demise.

And one more little thing that all you Dems seem to want to overlook in your search for YOUR OWN version of the TRUTH.... If the left leaning media had not called the election for Gore before the highly conservative Panhandle had voted, (they are in a different time zone) Gore would have lost by several thousands of votes and......

there would NOT HAVE EVEN BEEN A RECOUNT!

Was it love for the country that prompted Gore to declare that the Constitution is a living breathing document to be reinterpreted constantly as social values change?

America sure dodged a bullet when that twit lost the election.

carcraft
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carcraft 05/12/14 - 06:06 pm
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Darby, you also failed to

Darby, you also failed to mention that EVER RECOUNT GAVE THE ELECTION IN FLORIDA TO BUSH!

harley_52
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harley_52 05/12/14 - 07:32 pm
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"yet give a pass to Republicans responsible for the shutdown"

One person and one person only has the ability to "shut down" the Government.

The President.

Blaming Republicans in Congress only demonstrates ignorance of the process, or maybe just a political agenda that can only be furthered by deceit.

Darby
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Darby 05/12/14 - 11:14 pm
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No response from the "truth" crowd other

than the inevitable "thumbs down". They just can't seem to handle facts they way they can unfounded allegations and the dexterity with with they cut and paste unfounded and unproven links to left leaning web sites.

bubbasauce
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bubbasauce 05/17/14 - 11:42 pm
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Some people, the more they

Some people, the more they talk and defend this God awful President the more they show others how uninformed they are, and by the way that was put nicely so I won't get my hand spanked!

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