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According to news reports, Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Senator Rand Paul (KY) has claimed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had a “written policy” saying agency officials were “targeting people who were opposed to the president.”
“And when that comes forward, we need to know who wrote the policy and who approved the policy,” the Senator told CNN.
When asked for details, the junior Kentucky senator revealed he actually had no evidence of this memo, and he’d only “heard” about it. Of course, I’m not sure the voices in your head actually count in Congressional hearings as evidence or even leads.
“Well, we keep hearing the reports and we have several specifically worded items saying who was being targeted. In fact, one of the bullet points says those who are critical of the president,” Paul said. “So I don’t know if that comes from a policy, but that’s what’s being reported in the press and reported orally. I haven’t seen a policy statement, but I think we need to see that.”
The Senator’s Brain Captain later confirmed Paul’s been conducting a very hush-hush “in depth” investigation with the White Rabbit and Godzilla, and that they’re going to get to the bottom of all this.
With all due respect the very junior Senator from Kentucky is an idiot who’s trying to make a name for himself with the uber-right to position himself for 2016; please run Senator Rand, please run.
Republican Tea Party (GOTP) darling and frontrunner for the party’s 2016 presidential nod is proving – yet again – how he’s not ready for prime time. While trying to demonstrate how tough he is, and how much he’s “on top of things”, Senator Marco Rubio’s reportedly sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew strongly urging Lew, and President Obama, to “demand the IRS Commissioner’s resignation, effectively immediately.” There’s just one problem, there is no IRS Commissioner.
Fact is the last IRS commissioner, Douglas Shulman, was appointed by President George W. Bush in March of 2008 and resigned in November, and furthermore, considering the rate at which the GOTP has stonewalled everything in the Senate it’s very unlikely the President could get anyone appointed to the position, perhaps that’s why he hasn’t even tried?
Poor Marco, so clueless; is he really so misinformed that he didn’t know, or is the Senator’s staff so full of misanthropic misfits that no one bothered to check before making their boss look like a moron? At any rate, the junior senator from Florida signed the letter, and, as Harry Truman might say, “The buck stops there.”
According to a recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, nearly 30% of Americans polled believe an armed rebellion will soon be necessary; of course, the poll also found almost 25 percent of these geniuses believe the American public’s being lied to about the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting by people seeking to promote a political agenda.
The poll was conducted between 22-28 April surveying 863 randomly selected registered voters across the country and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.
One doesn’t have to go far to determine why a quarter of Americans polled think the second American Revolution is near, a recent Public Policy Polling poll reported 34% of Americans think FOX News is the network they trust the most; coincidence? I think not.
When a network makes its money by proffering up a non-stop litany of doom, gloom and conspiracy the natural result would be it would start to stick; problem is these are the same yahoos showing up at Tea Party rallies brandishing assault rifles and carrying signs declaring the need to “water the tree of liberty”. What used to be the staple of short wave radio is now the red meat of the far-right, and is portrayed on FOX as news. The mantra “we report, you decide” is fast becoming “we fabricate, you believe”.