Behavior is inexcusable

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All through my life and education, from grade school to my master’s degree preparation, I would be called on to answer questions about situations I found myself in, or lessons I should have completed. I still am required to know and prepare for the work I am to do.

I have listened to Attorney General Eric Holder, in charge of the Justice Department of the U.S. government, sit and appear as ignorant as possible, unable to answer simple questions about situations of which he should have knowledge. A day or so later, the head of the Internal Revenue Service was questioned and could not answer simple questions about another situation in which he should have been knowledgeable.

If I am questioned by the Justice Department, I will be required to answer simple questions about the situation at hand, or I may feel the full weight of the government crushing me. If I am audited by the IRS, I had better be able to have the records and answer the IRS’s agents’ questions, or I face fines and jail time.

Please explain to me why those in charge of these agencies are given a pass on things of which they are in charge, while simple grade-school children would know to prepare and are required to prepare. If I appeared as ignorant and helpless as these folks, I wouldn’t have my job for long and probably couldn’t get another job ever! I would face jail time if I responded to their agents the same way they responded to the people’s representatives in Congress!

Please, no excuses – it is inexcusable!

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jkline
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jkline 05/22/13 - 03:58 am
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Easy Question

Quis custodiet ipsos custodies? They watch us. Who watches them? In principle, "We the People." If one is not satisfied with the watchfulness of "We the People," then who is to blame?

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 05/22/13 - 05:26 am
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Would this be over the report

Would this be over the report that Congressman Issa was aware of since last July? He should be the one answering questions about it since he was informed of the investigation before most of the people he's interrogating. It turns out I was right all along. Fake outrage about a report the GOP knew was coming out for almost a year. Another witch hunt to add to the continuous attacks against Obama since the birth certificate bull. It's time to start looking after the country and doing the county's business GOP. The scam of political theater is wearing thin. The good news is the more the GOP plays, the higher Obama's approval rating. Maybe they should keep wasting time.

myfather15
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myfather15 05/22/13 - 05:28 am
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Sorry;

But there is no rational explanation. My personal belief if that their plan is working perfectly. Confuse the people to the point they can't distinguish a clear line between right and wrong; label the "whistleblowers" a bunch of conspiracy crazies, demean and discredit them by calling them names and branding them things, NOONE wants to be branded. Removing their spines where they can't STAND up against it.

Well, it has now brought us to where we are. Anyone with the slightest shred of common sense knows there is something going on; something bad. But according to people in this administration "Theres nothing to see here." As a law enforcement officer of 16+ years; I can tell you that if a deputy says "there is nothinig to see here." what it means is "There is DEFINATELY something to see here; but we think it's too gruesome for the general public to see."

When these guys are playing dumb and saying nothing is going on; you can bet something terrible is going on. But American's won't hold them accountable, watch and see. American's seem to have lost their spine quite a few years ago. We should be physically throwing these bums out on their butts; but it won't happen. So no, there is no explanation for this; besides American's have had their spines removed with over half a century of lying propaganda and rhetoric. Very sad!!

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 05/22/13 - 06:24 am
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bodhisatt--nothing ..you got

bodhisatt--nothing ..you got to be kidding ...we have listed again and again the wrong doings of this administration..the list is endless..and you blame the GOP..irs for one apologized for wrong doings..yet its the GOP. . either the obumler administration is 110 per cent corrupt or OBUMLER is just plain detached and doesnt care..PROBABLY BOTH, HE has all the fluff of the office just what he wants...no it aint the bogey man its a corrupt govt.that has run on the arrogance that starts from the very top..PERIOD...

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carcraft 05/22/13 - 06:41 am
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How many pay to have thier

How many pay to have thier taxes done so the IRS won't bother them. This part of the government directly costs you money. Even if Issa knew he can't do much until all the facts are in correct Bod? Isn't that Obama's excuse? If Issa really knew this was going on in July wouldn't he have started an investigation to embarrass the administrationbefore the election?

justthefacts
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justthefacts 05/22/13 - 07:29 am
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Obama's Approval Rate

Obama's approval rate is steady because the man on the street is ignorant. The MSM refuses to report the growing number of scandals. Interviews with the "man on the street" in NYC resulted with something like one in eight saying they had heard on Benhgazi. So, you have stupid people, people who live in denial, ideologues who don't care, and, of course, the moochers.

myfather15
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myfather15 05/22/13 - 07:30 am
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Discredit and divert; just another strategy by the left!!

Discredit the story; implying "There is nothing to see here"; and then divert the peoples attention to the "important" issues. As they say, we need to start "looking after the Country". There certainly isn't any way we could actually hold people accountable AND look after the Country, is there? Discredit and Divert!! Discredit and Divert!! Stick to the talking points and the story will go away, is what they are hoping. Well, I hope it doesn't and people are held accountable. But, as the left would say; it's just more fake outrage at a made up story.........

americafirst
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americafirst 05/22/13 - 07:32 am
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Let's see. The administration

Let's see. The administration ignores threats in Libya, refuse desperate pleas for security from our embassy, do nothing to help when they are attacked, lie about it, put some idiot film maker in fed. prison as a scapegoat: provide hundreds of automatic weapons to Mexican drug cartels, lose track of them resulting in hundreds of deaths including a border patrol officer and then lie about it and cover it up; the IRS is harassing and intimidating conservative groups applying for tax exempt status asking questions impossible to answer that have nothing to do with tax exempt status and threatening them with perjury charges for any inaccurate info while at the same time rubber stamping any application from liberal groups including Obama's group that spent millions on his re-election campaign and then lied about it and covered it up; spied on and intimidated AP reporters as well as one Fox reporter who they have threatened with imprisonment. Now it comes out that the EPA was engaging in similiar disparate treatment of conservative groups as opposed to liberal groups. This has been the M.O. of this administration since day one starting with the administration forcing the car companies to close dealerships and most of them were profitable dealerships coincidently owned by republicans. And the Republicans are the bad guys for bringing all this to light and wanting to investigate it? You just can't make this stuff up. Unbelievable. Some liberals are finally getting it. I wish the rest of them would just take off their rose-colored glasses. No one is so blind as one who refuses to see.

myfather15
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myfather15 05/22/13 - 07:35 am
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So, Issa knew but the Leader

So, Issa knew but the Leader of Country didn't? How is it that people are so ignorant they will believe this? Do you not realize there is NOTHING the President isn't briefed about? Especially something that can bring harse public criticism. It's astounding that people actually believe the President of the United States did NOT know this was going on. With the THOUSANDS of people working for this man and looking out for him, you honestly don't believe SOMEONE, ANYONE told him about this?

carcraft
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carcraft 05/22/13 - 07:38 am
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I read Cal Thomas's editorial

I read Cal Thomas's editorial today, He stated that the Inspectetor General for the IRS knew of this in June, so what is his excuse Bodhisattva! I know we just need more government workers right?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/22/13 - 07:49 am
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Regarding behavior, Look

Regarding behavior,

Look around look at the Moral decay, It's my thing tolerate it attitude, the go for it at any cost to others culture, the you can't object to my behavior PC police on our backs. all points
Body piercings, almost nude dress, pants so full of manure they
sag, teens that are raised on video war or zombie killing games and tv.

This is crop of Range free teens we have running wild in the streets now, they will be our future politicians and leaders that make decisions on the elderly care and well being of others.

How's that for a wake up call?

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 05/22/13 - 07:53 am
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Let's see. A fire breaks out

Let's see. A fire breaks out right after you remove all files and computers containing your clients' information and you just quadrupled your fire insurance. Oh, and the fire department says the fire had suspicious burn patterns that dodged areas with sprinkler systems. And then there's the multiple car theft charges. That's the guy leading the witch hunt, excuse me, inquiry. Sounds like a guy you can trust, right?

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 05/22/13 - 07:53 am
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Good LTE

I have stated this many times before, "I voted for Obama twice." These 3 scandals are beginning to resemble The Nixon Administration more and more with each passing day !! If Obama is truly "not guilty" of knowing these matters, then he should immediately fire the heads of The DOJ, and some members of The State Department. I hope, and still think, that Obama may not have been in the loop about these matters.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 05/22/13 - 07:56 am
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Nothing the President isn't

Nothing the President isn't briefed about? Bush wasn't briefed about the WMD info being bogus. Reagan wasn't briefed about all the comings and goings in Iran-Contra. So, all in, or all out. Take your pick.

carcraft
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carcraft 05/22/13 - 07:57 am
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My Father 15, It is easy to

My Father 15, It is easy to believe Obama didn't know what was going on if it didn't envolve golf, parting, or campaign trips he simply didn' t care!

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 05/22/13 - 07:59 am
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Bodhisattva @ 5:26

"It's time to start looking after the country and doing the county's business GOP. The scam of political theater is wearing thin. The good news is the more the GOP plays, the higher Obama's approval rating. Maybe they should keep wasting time."

Good point Bodhisattva !! The work of the people MUST move forward !

justthefacts
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justthefacts 05/22/13 - 08:26 am
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7:56

More deflection. Out of necessity, it has become an art form for some.

grouse
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grouse 05/22/13 - 08:27 am
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Let's say you're the
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Let's say you're the president of GM. Are you to be expected to know about everything that each employee does in your 100+ factories across the world? Now think about how many agencies with all the government employees and consider how the appointed temporary heads can know everything about what each employee is doing, much less the President.

allhans
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allhans 05/22/13 - 08:42 am
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Maddow (MSNBC) made mention

Maddow (MSNBC) made mention that an article appeared in some publication in October and therefore it was well known that an investigation was taking place. I didn't hang around long enough to get her point but it SHOULD have been directed at Obama, he who said that he only only learned about it 2 weeks ago when he read it in the paper just like the rest of us.

allhans
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allhans 05/22/13 - 08:46 am
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Some posters might want to

Some posters might want to look at the make-up of Congress. Members of different committees hold hearings, the remaining congressional members are conducting business as usual.

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deestafford 05/22/13 - 08:52 am
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Let's face it:

What we have in the White House is a radical, left wing, Chicago thug who brought his cronies and Chicago way of settling things to the national level.

obama did not need to pick up a phone and tell the underlings what to do because he has had a megaphone. Look at his prepared graduation speeches, his state of the union speech where he chastised the Supreme Court about the Citizens United case, and his saying organizations like the NRA and Citizens for Life are bad for the country among other actions.

The leader of an organization, no matter what size it maybe sends messages to his subordinates by his actions, off hand remarks, and the things he says. He does not have to give directives to get things done because the underlings want to please the boss and will do the things they believe the boss wants done based on his actions and remarks in the past.

You couple this with him having only two people, his wife and Valerie Jarrett, who can bring him negative information and he is clueless about the detriment he and his policies are doing to the country. These are also two leftists and the others around him are hero worshipers. His lack of previous leadership experience allows this situation to develop and fester.

By the way bod, there were WMDs in Iraq. Some were used against his own people and the others were transferred to Syria prior to our freedom invasion. Why Bush didn't let that word out is beyond me. I've talked to people who saw the WMD remnants.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 05/22/13 - 09:05 am
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"Would this be over the
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"Would this be over the report that Congressman Issa was aware of since last July? He should be the one answering questions about it since he was informed of the investigation before most of the people he's interrogating."

Once again, like clockwork, Bodhisattva, instead of addressing the issue, points to someone else's bad behavior in an attempt to rationalize or divert from the issue at hand. How many times will the liberals do this, and when will they EVER just man up and accept responsibility?

Also. You claim Issa knew all about it, the GOP knew, the IRS admitted to knowing, the WH COS knew......but somehow the President and Attorney General knew nothing. That makes sense.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 05/22/13 - 09:09 am
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"That's the guy leading the
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"That's the guy leading the witch hunt, excuse me, inquiry."

And again....more diversionary rationalizing...... It never ends. Why not address what the IRS ADMITTED and APOLOGIZED for. I guess it's just easier to point to someone else's bad behavior. I don't expect you to change now, but I WILL point it out when you do it.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 05/22/13 - 09:16 am
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"Bush wasn't briefed about
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"Bush wasn't briefed about the WMD info being bogus."

First, tell us who knew and didn't tell him. Back it up with proof.
Second, WMD's WERE found in Iraq, so how could it all be bogus?

http://www.defense.gov/News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=15918

I guess if you repeat a lie enough times (no WMD's in Iraq) then people start to believe it.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 05/22/13 - 09:32 am
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The President would do well
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The President would do well to read this quote.

"Responsibility is a unique concept... You may share it with others, but your portion is not diminished. You may delegate it, but it is still with you... If responsibility is rightfully yours, no evasion, or ignorance or passing the blame can shift the burden to someone else. Unless you can point your finger at the man who is responsible when something goes wrong, then you have never had anyone really responsible."

Hyman Rickover

KSL
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KSL 05/22/13 - 09:30 am
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Gee bod

If Bush wasn't briefed about no WMD being in Iraq, how the heck can it be claimed that he lied?

By the way, it has long been known they were shipped out prior to the war.

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Humble Angela 05/22/13 - 09:32 am
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Very good point, KSL..... You
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Very good point, KSL..... You can't have it both ways, can you?

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 05/22/13 - 09:48 am
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iraq also used WMD on the

iraq also used WMD on the KURDS...or doesnt that count..what has the OBUMLER done that is the people business.. what a freakin joke..do you mean the economic council on jobs or what ever he called it that meet only once for a photo op..all the green jobs that went broke using tax payer money...ignoring federal laws that they dont like...what work must goe forward???

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KSL 05/22/13 - 10:11 am
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myfather15
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myfather15 05/22/13 - 10:35 am
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@Bodhisattva

Of course President Bush was briefed about the BAD information; just received the same information as these democrats that VOTED FOR the war.

Gary Ackerman, Rob Andrews, Jim Barcia, Ken Bentsen, Shelley Berkley, Howard Berman, Marion Berry, Sanford Bishop, Rod Blagojevich, Bob Borski, Leonard Boswell, Rick Boucher, Allen Boyd, Brad Carson, Bob Clement, Bud Cramer, Joseph Crowley, Jim Davis, Peter Deutsch, Norm Dicks, Cal Dooley, Chet Edwards, Eliot Engel, Bob Etheridge, Harold Ford, Martin Frost, Dick Gephardt, Bart Gordon, Gene Green, Ralph Hall, Jane Harman, Baron Hill, Joe Hoeffel, Tim Holden, Steny Hoyer, Steve Israel, William Jefferson, Chris John, Paul Kanjorski, Patrick Kennedy, Ron Kind, Nicholas Lampson, Tom Lantos, Nita Lowey, Ken Lucas, Bill Luther, Stephen Lynch, Carolyn Maloney, Edward Markey, Frank Mascara, Jim Matheson, Carolyn McCarthy, Mike McIntyre, Michael McNulty, Martin Meehan, Dennis Moore, John Murtha, Bill Pascrell, Collin Peterson, David Phelps, Earl Pomeroy, Tim Roemer, Mike Ross, Steven Rothman, Max Sandlin, Adam Schiff, Brad Sherman, Ronnie Shows, Ike Skelton, Adam Smith, John Spratt, Charles Stenholm, John Tanner, Ellen Tauscher, Gene Taylor, Karen Thurman, Jim Turner, Henry Waxman, Anthony Weiner, Robert Wexler, Al Wynn.

But, as usual with LP's, give your own a pass on responsibility and BLAME BUSH. Even to this day this man is being blame for everything bad in the Country; whiile LP's try to claim credit for EVERYTHING good.

If you look at Senators that voted yes; that list would include Dianne Feinstein, Christopher Dodd, JOE BIDEN, Mary Landrieu, John Kerry, Max Baucus, Ben Nelson, HARRY REID, HILLARY CLINTON, Charles Schumer, John Edwards, Jay Rockefeller and MANY MORE.

But hey, lets not divert our attention to these pesky little FACTS; G.W. Bush is still completely at fault!!

AND, let us continue to focus on and believe that in over a year, not a single person informed the President of the United States that a scandal might come up at some point. Why yes, I can see that happening.

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