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Jim McDermott To IRS Victims: ‘You Asked For It’

From Breitbart:

Dem. Rep. Lashes Out at Targeted Witnesses: You Asked For It

By Tony Lee | June 4, 2013

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) not only blamed the victims of the IRS’s targeting on Tuesday–he also implied the IRS would have been justified targeting conservative and Tea Party groups if the agency did so based on what the groups stood for instead of on the words in their names.

At a House Ways and Means hearing in which six leaders of organizations the IRS had targeted were testifying, McDermott said the "mistake here was the staff used the names of the organizations instead of the work they do."

McDermott lashed out at the witnesses, saying "each of your groups are highly political" and said that Tea Party and conservative groups that were essentially asking for "a tax break" were trying to game the system and should have been scrutinized for submitting applications for tax-exempt status. He continued by saying taxpayers should know "which side you fall on" and whether groups were interested in finding voters who vote without IDs or doing things like promoting Communist views.

If a Republican blamed the victims of some crime, it would be played on an endless loop 24/7 for a week. But since this was done by a Democrat (in fact, one of several), it will be ignored by the non-Fox News media.

In any case, what did these Tea Party groups do wrong? They were just trying to exercise their constitutional right to free speech and their right to assemble and petition the government. These groups were certainly no more political than MoveOn.Org or Organizing For America (which is Obama’s campaign staff) or even Planned Parenthood, which is actual subsidized by the US taxpayer.

He called the hearings a "circus" and "political theatre" and accused Republicans for looking for a "conspiracy" that did not exist.

And never mind that what the IRS did here was illegal. But, lest we forget, Jim McDermott is the one who somehow got a hold of the illegal wiretap of Newt Gingrich’s cell phone, by that elderly Florida couple who just happened to be recording their car radio. Meaning, at the very least McDermott aided and abetted criminals. So it’s only natural he would applaud the IRS’s illegal activities here.

(By the way, Jim McDermott is also the nutjob who once sent Laura Bush a Christmas tree ornament with his impeach Bush resolution written on it.)

He suggested the law should be rewritten to prevent groups that engage in political activity from getting tax-exempt status.

Unless they are liberal groups.

He also then went on a rant against George W. Bush and accused the Bush administration of targeting liberal groups "without any concern."

For which he was unable to provide any examples.

An exasperated Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), who was the next to question, told the witnesses, "so you’re to blame …I guess that’s the message." Ryan noted that he asked ousted acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller whether the agency targeted groups that had names affiliated with progressive groups in their application, and Miller replied those groups were not targeted.


This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Jim McDermott To IRS Victims: ‘You Asked For It’”

  1. captstubby says:

    America is a One Party Government.

    so remember kids,

    any political dissent or free speech not following The Party Agenda,
    is not allowed.

    the Government belongs to the Democrats.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    Republicans have no spine

    • captstubby says:

      “The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.”
      G. K. Chesterton

    • GetBackJack says:

      Cat Be Right

      “Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. 
While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another, 
they both march in the same direction.”
– Paul Proctor 

  3. canary says:

    Rep Jim McDermott leaked illegally recorded telephone calls for political reasons on taxpayers dollars and ignored a judge telling him it was illegal and it could not be used, leaked it media outlets and most would be in prison for doing it.

    Born in Chicago Ill (the most notorious political corrupt city in US History and present)

    “Rep Jim McDermott attacked God and Christians when on April 28, 2004, Congressman McDermott omitted the phrase “under God” while leading the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in support of atheist Michael Newdow.” on taxpayers time for personal political reasons.

    He get’s paid by taxpayers to rob them and that’s a lot worse than any organization that is tax exempt.

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