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Expected -- big story today conservative columnist George will is now calling out the Obama administration after the IRS admitted that they had targeted groups.
With the words Tea Party.
-- -- -- In their tax forms and a number of other phrases like -- constitution.
And people who want to make America a better place that was a big red flag apparently in this program.
George will asked Democrats to consider one simple question and that's serious on Sunday Asia's.
-- the question is how stupid do they think we park just imagine Donna Brazil.
If the George W Bush Administration heads and IRS under things out of Cincinnati of course.
Saying we're gonna target groups of the word progressive movement title we would have all know breaking this.
-- -- List -- Karl Rove former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to president George W.
Bush also co-founder of American crossroads -- a Fox News contributor Carl.
Good morning is George will write about that.
Hope god -- just the when he said it's -- -- came up and down my spine I mean we have the every major liberal newspaper in America calling for a investigation handing an impeachment to be leading the evening news we -- have every.
Groups that ahead that -- liberal or progressive tendencies.
Demanding answers and marching on the White House and leaders of congress Democrats in congress CO demanding to have answers -- media.
It be a nightmare at the I was at the bush White House had this been done on our -- Do you believe that this came this directive came from to search for these words came from low level employees as as has been stated by leadership -- the IRS.
Well I think it depends on what you mean by low level I think it came from people inside this office in Cincinnati.
That's charged with.
Proving these tax forms for 501 C four groups.
I don't think he came from -- central headquarters we now know that people in the central headquarters in new.
In mid 2011.
But apparently they didn't inform the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service -- he testified in march of 2012 that.
No such activity was under -- -- it now turns out that excellent piece of reporting this morning on Wall Street Journal that.
That that people at the headquarters did know in 2011 that this was going on.
That -- two levels here just in terms of the basic integrity of the system.
I mean we all pair taxes you have to that you they require so much.
Integrity in that operation and you know that has been a question from for many years but what what is the responsibility of the president of the United States in this situation to come out at 1115 today.
And what does he need to say and what does he need to do what actions seem to be taken to prove to the American people.
That this situation is gonna be righted and and that heads -- overall frankly.
Him well indeed needs to do exactly that because look the internal did the powered attacks is the power to destroy and the use of the end of the tax system.
To go after political enemies to go against -- -- political opponents.
It's -- -- -- American no matter where you are on the political spectrum it was bad when Richard Nixon did it it was bad when Lyndon Johnson did it.
It would be bad if some bureaucrat in Cincinnati did -- the president ought to put the full weight the moral authority of his office behind and say.
This was wrong we're gonna hold people responsible people lose their jobs and and look there are there are penalties for this kind of thing in the law in those penalties.
Ought to be applied.
You know and it it also brings to mind issues that we talked about here before.
That groups and with more left leaning philosophy is like PBS for example like Planned Parenthood for example a lot of folks have questioned whether or not they deserve to have tax exempt status which is the -- which is where all of this was getting caught up these groups were applying for tax exempt status and they were shot down.
What does it say about that -- sort of picking and choosing of who deserves that kind of tax exempt status in this country.
Well it says something about to bureaucrats in Cincinnati of the bureaucrats inside the Internal Revenue Service.
That whoever was in charge this is clearly left wing and they're clearly liberal late.
State they picked out not to groups that are 501 C fours that are liberal but the conservative groups that.
Groups that wanted to be that had patriot or freedom or constitution in their name.
And they were -- -- -- China and Iran which had to -- it discourage people from participating the American system but taken people who may disagree with politically.
An angle on after that is -- Wrong wrong wrong it coming if you were just arrived from Mars -- -- heard that people are getting tripped up because they have the word constitution or patriot in an application for tax exempt status as you would.
Ray is Symantec has so to speak.
Yeah this this is what happens in countries that are run by colonels in mirrored sunglasses.
Not in the United States of America.
-- -- -- -- About that let let let's take a look at this sad because this is an -- that was put out by the group that you -- American crossroads and it also -- raised the -- Some folks including broke -- crystal over the weekend let's play a little bit of the ad and and hear what you think about that.
Secretary of state Hillary Clinton is -- to win yeah.
Ambassadors to yeah it -- Acts of terrorism by briefed her on developments yet two days later Secretary Clinton and others blamed protesters for and there's an awful.
Internet video than we had nothing to do it.
So the charges that Benghazi should not be used for political purposes and that this -- does that what say you Colorado.
Well I sort of inexplicable because this is the six -- that crossroads -- put out.
In order to drive loads of public discussion about this as you saw -- very factual straight forward.
Takes the footage of great -- testimony contrasts it with what Hillary Clinton said after he briefed her.
And the object here is to draw public attention to it and continue to.
Tentative the public dialogue about this it's a six at -- that at a crossroads has put out sort like of -- if you will visual news release to sort of tie things together.
And you know it's -- look I understand that it criticism of the Obama administration is going to.
Immediately have Democrats senior politicize and it's all politics I'm surprised -- Bill Kristol who's magazine has been critical of the Obama administration.
Would join in that core -- course it's consists of you know Jay Carney and people and a Democrat leadership.
And it's a little bit inexplicable.
I just say this this this knew this was appropriate we we need to.
Help the American people -- this it's if you will a visual representation taking hicks.
Testimony and then.
Secretary Clinton's comments and asking the question of why is the administration covering up.
How we arrived at their policy their decision to to.
-- alive and that's an entirely appropriate comment I'm going to get a chance to react to that at -- gonna say one more thing Martha what I say more quick thing yes.
-- more people have seen this dad.
Then subscribe to the weekly standard which has been however hospitals are all -- -- say boy it's.
Suing least there's -- I don't see anything stories out of it does is allows -- you guys take that outside they get out.
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