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Stephanie Cutter Attended WH Meetings With IRS

 

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” An interesting factoid emerges from a look at a transcript of last Friday’s edition of “The Lead With Jake Tapper”Stephanie Cutter was in on the White House meetings that IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman attended. 

Cutter insists that Shulman was simply meeting about implementation of ObamaCare — and in fairness, one of her responsibilities was managing communications strategy for the unpopular law.  But as everyone knows, Stephanie Cutter’s expertise is not primarily in the policy area; it is in the realm of politics: Political strategy and communications.  She has been described by the Daily Beast as a partisan “pit bull.”  Her job isn’t the nuts and bolts of governing.  She is a political fixer.  That’s why she was a Deputy Campaign manager for the President’s re-election.”

 

 

Nothing political to see here . Now move along .

 

 

” Consider the following timeline:

May 2009 – Cutter moves to White House from Treasury Department

January 2010 – Citizens United is handed down; Democrats are hysterical

March 2010 – IRS begins targeting Tea Party and other conservative groups

April 2010 – Cutter assigned to sell health care reform; if meetings with Shulman didn’t occur before, presumably they did so afterwards.” 

 

 

   Stephanie Cutter is the poster girl for all things political . Having her involved with the Shulman IRS meetings stinks to high heavens . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lois Lerner Defense

 

” We have the president of the United States’ word as a gentleman that he knew nothing about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of his enemies until he “learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people learned about this.”

Furthermore, although the commissioner of the IRS, Douglas Shulman, visited Obama’s White House no fewer than 157 times, which is 156 times more than his predecessor Mark Everson ever visited the White House, we know that this was for legitimate Easter-egg rolls, as he testified to Congress, and meetings to discuss Obamacare. The Easter Bunny, one should note, visits the White House two to four times as often as the average IRS commissioner did before Mr. Shulman came along. But you can’t make a health-care omelet without breaking Easter eggs: It is one of the many distinctive features of Obama-style “health” “care” “reform” that, while it has not led to the hiring of a single additional doctor, nurse, or hospital janitor, it did require the biggest expansion of the IRS since the Second World War. So, when he wasn’t rolling Easter eggs and advising the moppets on whether they needed to declare the luxury Belgian white chocolate balls with praline filling, he was participating in vital meetings on how many extra SWAT teams he was going to need to enforce the new colonoscopy non-compliance penalty.”

 

 

 

 

As always , read the whole thing

 

 

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Former IRS Head Douglas Shulman Visited White House 118 Times

 

 

 

 

” Investigating the IRS scandal has become something like an Easter egg hunt as Congressional committee members question IRS officials and get blank stares and varied phrasing of “I don’t know.” According to a May 22 report on the Wall Street Journal Market Watch, former IRS head Douglas Shulman couldn’t remember much of anything that he discussed in his 118 visits to the White House, but he did recall the White House Easter egg roll.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE TENSE EXCHANGE BETWEEN REP. TREY GOWDY AND THE FORMER IRS HEAD YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR…AND IT DOESN’T DISAPPOINT

 

 

 

” South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy showed up to Wednesday’s House hearing on the Internal Revue Service scandal in a fighting mood (as noted here on TheBlaze) and he only became more fired up as the day wore on.

“If there’s inappropriate conduct being done on your watch in the IRS,” Rep. Gowdy said, “then that inappropriate conduct can last as long as the inspector general’s investigation lasts.”

The congressman’s remarks were in response to former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman saying he didn’t stop the agency’s political targeting of conservative groups because the IG was looking into it.”

Damage Control For Dummies

 

 

 

 

” Writing a column on the recent IRS abuses is a hazardous undertaking. The scandal is expanding so quickly that it’s hard to get a paragraph on paper without having to revise it with new, shocking details. As I write this, an unctuous-looking former IRS commissioner by the name of Douglas Shulman is telling the Senate Finance Committee that he knows nothing, to the consternation of Senator Max Baucus. A Democratic senator angry at a Bush-appointed bureaucrat over the targeting of Tea Party groups—strange times on Capitol Hill.

But even in post-scandal Washington, some things always stay the same. One of them is the inclination of many progressives to defend the president at all costs, no matter what the accusation. Some of these arguments—with their logical contortions and obstinate immunity to new facts—have been downright impressive. Media Matters, head to the job fair. America has a hack surplus.

Let’s take a look at six of these rationalizations that have been circulating on the left.”

 

 

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These right-wingers are just upset that the IRS is doing its job.