Paul L. Caron
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Friday, November 14, 2014

The IRS Scandal, Day 554

IRS Logo 2Breitbart, The IRS-Benghazi Congress:

Benghazi and the IRS dominated the news this year thanks to Judicial Watch’s work in exposing smoking gun documents in both scandals – work that left Congress and much of the other media looking feeble. JW’s work can change history. Our intent is to get the truth, and we spared neither party from criticism. But voters were outraged at our findings and the scandals were a major factor in the election. 

Almost half, 49 percent, said the results of the 2012 presidential election would have been different if the public knew the facts then that it knows now about the Obama administration’s initial, misleading story about what happened in Benghazi and the targeting of conservative groups through the IRS. 

In no small way, this new Congress is the Benghazi-IRS Congress. The expanded House majority, which has a historic number of Republican members, and the massive wave that led to the Republican takeover of the Senate were the result of voter concerns about Obama’s IRS abuse and the Benghazi deaths and cover-up. 48 percent of voters said the IRS scandal influenced their vote, and of those concerned Americans, 71 percent voted for Republicans to take over the Senate. The numbers are similar for Benghazi; 39 percent said the scandal influenced their vote and 64 percent who were concerned about the terrorist attack this president lied about to get reelected say they voted for Republicans in the Senate. ...

The new Congress has a strong mandate to pursue Obama’s abuse of power in the IRS scandal, hold him accountable for the Benghazi lies, protect our borders, close the door on amnesty, end Obamacare, confront government secrecy, and ensure the integrity of our elections. Judicial Watch has been happy to do the job of Congress, the establishment media, and the Justice Department for six years. Again, this election shows that Americans want Congress to follow our lead and get Washington back under the rule of law.

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Comments

Wow. I had no idea that “Benghazi and IRS dominated the news this year,” and I thought I was paying attention. If “Benghazi and IRS dominated the news this year,” then why is the right-wing media–including Breitbart and Fox–constantly whining that the MSM is ignoring Benghazi and IRS? BTW, on Nov. 6, 2014, Judicial Watch's motion for limited discovery was denied because, according to the court, Judicial Watch had failed to pursue discovery in good faith.

Posted by: Publius Novus | Nov 14, 2014 8:15:15 AM

Good faith? What's that got to do with pursuing the right's paranoid fantasies coupled with political ambitions? (Sometimes it is hard to distinguish the two, but neither is the pursuit of truth and justice.)

Posted by: Jack Townsend | Nov 14, 2014 10:05:54 AM

" 48 percent of voters said the IRS scandal influenced their vote, and of those concerned Americans, 71 percent voted for Republicans "

So 29% of the people motivated to vote by the IRS scandal voted in favor of political persecution. Keep it classy Democrats.

Posted by: wodun | Nov 14, 2014 1:25:02 PM