Obama IRS enemies list targeted Hispanic Republicans

Ted Cruz - wikipediaMay 17, 2013

By John Seiler

As I pointed out in an earlier post, the Obama IRS enemies list against conservatives and libertarians discredits his so-called 2012 election “victory.”

And remember how we were told, ceaselessly, that Republicans had to do more to win Hispanic votes, because Obama got 72 percent, Romney 28 percent?

It turns out that a big reason for GOP failure is the Obama IRS enemies list also targeted Hispanic Republican groups:

“The Internal Revenue Service scandal involving the apparently unjustified targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups has also hit home with the Hispanic community.

“George Rodriguez, former president of the San Antonio Tea Party, said that when the organization applied for non-profit status, leaders were intimidated by IRS workers with excessive paperwork and meddling questions.

“’They asked us all sorts of things that were out of the norm,’ Rodriguez, now head of the conservative South Texas Alliance, told Fox News Latino. ‘We knew these questions were not the norm and we had our suspicions about them.’

“The complaint from the San Antonio group is just one of many nationwide leveled against the federal agency, which surfaced last Friday when Lois G. Lerner director of the IRS’s exempt-organizations division, let slip  that low-level IRS staffers had given extra scrutiny to conservative groups with words such as ‘tea party’ or ‘patriot’ in their names.

“The public slip started a furor among conservative groups and pundits and forced U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to announce that the Justice Department would open a criminal investigation into the matter. 

“Rodriguez said the group received a questionnaire from the IRS with ‘well over 50 questions,’ including inquiries into who the group met with, where they held their meetings, who was in attendance and what the subject of their internal emails were.

“’They should have been worried about the numbers, not who we were meeting with,’ he added. ‘It was flat-out dirty politics.’”

Dirty politics. Dirty election. Dirty IRS.

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I didn’t want Mitt Romney as president, and I don’t want to re-run the 2012 election.

And certainly Republicans need to do more to attract Hispanic voters. Despite the Obama IRS enemies list harassment of Republican Hispanics, especially Hispanic Tea Party groups, in recent years the party still managed to elect Sen. Ted Cruz (pictured above), Sen. Marco Rubio, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. Except for Rubio, who seems to me to be a Dan Quayle-type lightweight, the others are serious politicians and even presidential material.

But it’s hard to present your case when the dirty IRS is breathing down your neck. If the GOP doesn’t now turn this to its advantage, the way Democrats turned Watergate to their advantage in 1974 and 1976, then the party should shuffle off to the elephant graveyard.


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  1. Queeg
    Queeg 16 May, 2013, 16:57

    No mas!

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  2. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 16 May, 2013, 18:49

    “If the GOP doesn’t now turn this to its advantage, the way Democrats turned Watergate to their advantage in 1974 and 1976, then the party should shuffle off to the elephant graveyard.”

    Exactly. One of the many reasons I am not a Republican is the pervasive political incompetence and cowardice on the part of GOP leadership. Democrats are the party of dumb as a stump voters but Republicans are the party of dumb as a stump politicians. It’s hard to have any respect for a party run by empty suit apparatchiks with no strongly held beliefs and no stomach for partisan confrontation. When I contemplate the reality that the feckless GOP mealy mouths are the only thing standing between me and the ruthless Chicago style Corruptocrats I can’t help but despair of The Republic.

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  3. Hondo
    Hondo 16 May, 2013, 19:10

    I’ll be honest here. Obama and his troops continue to bitch slap the rupublicans all over the country. Obama only cared that he won the election by any means possible. After he won, he can spin all the crimes committed to re elect him, as he is doing now. A couple rouge agents harrassed over 500 groups and hundreds more individuals, is the story. They must be the hardest working people in the govt.
    It was the union that gave them cover to perform these crimes. That, and I’m guessing that the people who did these things have their 25 years in and their pensions were secured. The will be ‘forced’ to retire.
    The IRS won’t stop committing crimes till it is shut down.
    To my liberal friends here, do you trust this IRS with your daughters medical records. Say, you won’t participate in some illegal govt scheme. Then a packet arrives at your door with a copy or your daughters medical records. In it it shows she has herpes or some other VD. Either you keep your mouth shut or your daughters medical records are scattered all over town.
    You don’t think that will happen. Think again.
    Obama is slaughtering the republicans because he and his henchmen have no problem using any means to win.
    The end result is the old soviet union or north Korea.

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  4. stolson
    stolson 17 May, 2013, 08:02

    The end result is the old soviet union or north Korea.

    Barry Soetero Baracka Obama has European handlers who have envisioned a weaker USA for the merging of Canada, USA and Mexico arena into one block of the new world order. Brussels via Bilderberg grp(can u also say Soros and Strong) have been planning this as well as the Arab Caliphate and a united Europe with one Bank and one currency. However, this grandiose and bad plan has now been disrupted as China has formed the BRICS and it is gaining steam.
    The Arab countries are in fighting and the Muslim Brotherhood is having to defend itself. Pipelanistan (war over Syria) is not going as planned.
    The world is tired of Israel and its act of deception for wars to gain territories using the money of US citizens. Barry has to enact a police state to achieve what he is told to do via any method possible. Stalin’s tactics come to mind. Believe me, unions and govt workers will be on the chopping block too–they don’t realize this. There will be the elites and non elites. I do think a revolution is not a far fetched idea. Some were hoping the flag officers in this country and members of the Pentagon and DOD would do a coup. However, there are purges going on within to prevent this.
    We are facing sinister times as to freedoms and paychecks.
    Defunding the United Nations would be a start–have it moved out of the USA to Brussels . Give it less muscle over us. Then the terroristic IRS needs to be replaced with a flat tax or sales tax. Nobamascare will probably wake up many low information types. I agree not to count on the wobbly GOP for much, as they probably get too many perks from special interest grps and orders from CFR.

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  5. double l
    double l 17 May, 2013, 10:03

    Holder to investigate the IRS? Sounds like fox gets to guard the hen house again.

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  6. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 17 May, 2013, 18:50

    Who reads epistles….boring…..yawn.

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  7. Tim from Texas
    Tim from Texas 17 May, 2013, 19:06

    Ok you lost me when you dogged Rubio, that guy is the best thing going for the GOP

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  8. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 18 May, 2013, 08:48

    Rubio will build a bridge to Cuba…….Don’t be naive…this guy is a amenesty shill!

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