When the going gets tough, Obama gives a speech – Live Blog

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Live from the White House at 3:00 pm Klown time.

I wasn’t gonna start drinking this early but if Obama’s giving a speech then I’m getting drunk.

How much you want to bet he says he takes responsibility and won’t rest until he gets to the bottom of the IRS scandal?

The drinking game words are “accountable” and “inappropriate”.


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85 Responses to When the going gets tough, Obama gives a speech – Live Blog

  1. myiq2xu says:

    “Look! Squirrel!!!”

  2. elliesmom says:

    I’m waiting for “I am not a crook”.

  3. myiq2xu says:

    I was gonna go mow the lawn but for once I want to see Obama read a speech.

  4. HELENK says:

    the dance marathon in DC continues today.
    vote for the best twist and turn jive

    backtrack

    holder

    carney

  5. myiq2xu says:
  6. myiq2xu says:
  7. HEEEE’S HEEEEER! Swoon…….

  8. elliesmom says:

    Did I miss it?

  9. myiq2xu says:

    There he is finally.

  10. myiq2xu says:

    He has reviewed the IG report. He is pissed and won’t tolerate this.

  11. myiq2xu says:

    Accountable! Drink!

  12. myiq2xu says:

    Acting IRS director is gone.

  13. myiq2xu says:

    Obama is holding parties responsible! We’re saved!!

  14. lyn says:

    Hope he resigns. Well … a girl’s gotta hope!

  15. He sounds like he is scolding children. Now he will run back in and watch himself on the snooze.

  16. Mary says:

    All he did was pass the buck to Jack Lew. That’s still in-house, with this administration “cleaning up” this administraton.

    Bad choice, Obie. it’s crap.

  17. lyn says:

    It is so much fun reading the comments and not watching the sociopath.

    • Anthony says:

      Agree. The minute I saw him skip up to the podium like a 6 year old, I went downstairs and started a load of wash

  18. yttik says:

    Meh, Obama doesn’t even live in the same universe as Bill Clinton. That man could lie to your face and make you enjoy it. All Obama ever does is read empty words off a teleprompter.

  19. myiq2xu says:
  20. myiq2xu says:

    Okay, I got some stuff to do before the SF Giants game starts.

  21. Somebody says:

    So the acting commissioner fell on his sword, since he was allowed to resign I assume that basically means he retired. However it could mean he just went back to his old job which was as the deputy commissioner for services and enforcement. As part of his duties guess what he was tasked with??? If you guessed tax exempt entities you win a gold star!

    http://www.irs.gov/uac/Acting-Commissioner-of-Internal-Revenue-Steven-T.-Miller

    • Mary says:

      But wasn’t it Ms. Lerner (I think that’s her name) that actually the managed the special unit dealing with these entities?

      • Somebody says:

        Yes it was and the chain of command would be that she answered to Mr. Miller who then answered to the commissioner (before he was the acting commissioner) and the next step in the chain of command would be the Treasury Secretary and then POTUS

        • Mary says:

          Ok, thanks! So, Miller is fired, but Lerner is still in place. As of right now—who knows what comes next, huh? Thanks

        • Mary says:

          Correction: Miller’s not actually fired. He’s retiring in June anyway.

          Another day, another Obama lie.

        • Lulu says:

          Did he get to be Interim Commissioner because of his “special services” to the administration? There are two deputy commissioners. The other one is for operations support. Did this stint jack up his pension before he retired?

        • Somebody says:

          Lulu his stint as acting commissioner wasn’t really long enough to have much impact on his pension. His pension will be based on his high 3 years of earnings. He only became acting in November 2012. So it raised his pension a little bit but not much.

    • votermom says:

      • Somebody says:

        That means he’s retiring and that he’s CSRS. He’s waiting to go within the first 4 days of June just like my husband.

        I guarantee you he has NOT been fired he is retiring and he probably has a nice cush consultant job already lined up.

        • votermom says:

          Chic ‏@Nayrue 31m
          This IS NOT a resignation RT@seanspicer …Miller letter: “I will be departing from the IRS as my acting assignment ends in early June.”

        • HELENK says:

          did he have to have 120 days in for vacation time?

  22. Mary says:

    OT: You know those 100 pages of emails the WH released today to be “transparent?”

    They don’t even begin until 9/14, THREE days after the attack. The TP’s had already been massaged and changed by then.

    Grrrrrrr…..

  23. Lulu says:

    Obama administration investigating itself didn’t work with Benghazi either. I made meatballs instead of watching his insanity (doing the same thing over and over again). He is a one trick pony. Boehner has to appoint a special select committee now and Issa thanks Obama for the error.

  24. HELENK says:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/05/14/flashback-obama-targeted-gibson-boeing

    remember these stories???
    wonder where the thought that it is ok to target groups or people for their political differences?

    • Somebody says:

      Not only those companies, but one of the companies a bottled water company hired a film crew to reenact a raid that took place on his company. The raid was orchestrated by the IRS if I remember correctly. Now would be a good time to make that go viral along……strike while the iron is hot.

  25. votermom says:

    OT Gutfield now writing for Breitbart.com

    Check out his article on city-billies

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/05/15/Gut-Check-Intervention

    • Somebody says:

      I saw that and to be quite honest the direction to do this may well have come senate or house dems and not from the WH.

      I mean let’s be honest here who did the tea party do the most damage to??? The dems lost control of the house, the tea party started to rise up to challenge obamacare and who wrote and pushed that???

      Congresscritters or Senators poking around dropping hints is completely believable.

      I know within my husband’s own agency they listen up when one of the committee members that holds their purse strings comes calling.

  26. votermom says:

    http://watchdog.org/84833/white-house-irs-staff-showed-sudden-interest-in-watchdog-in-january/

    President Barack Obama’s executive staff reviewed Watchdog’s news website in record numbers at precisely the moment when Internal Revenue Service visits to the same site spiked, Watchdog.org’s analytics show.

    A similar report reveals that the Executive Office of the President and IRS were the source of a similar December traffic spike on the website of Watchdog.org, the online news network of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity. (Updated: an earlier version of this incorrectly reported that traffic spiked in January.)

  27. votermom says:

  28. HELENK says:

    http://www.knowthelies.com/node/8922

    at least 100 backtrack scandals

  29. insanelysane says:

    I endured 8 years of W. It was hard and I grew ever more cynical and we all know how attractive that is.
    In 2007 there emerged a candidate that inspired me and 18 million others and I felt my cynicism reduce and my hope begin to sprout.
    2008 came and went as if there was nothing wrong with the process by which we elect the most powerful person.

    And we know how that ended.
    So , now, another 8 years I have to endure.

    I built a chicken coop, got a flock of layers, doubled the size of my veggie garden, and added a half dozen new fruit trees and some blue berry bushes. That amount of gardening will keep me out of the house and out of earshot of the blarney that passes as a government in this sadly deluded country.

    I feel like we are evolving backwards.

    • swanspirit says:

      I wish I had a chicken coop , my HOA doesn’t allow anything cool like that , they are so stupid

      • East coast authoritarianism. I saw it first hand when I visited. I don’t mean to offend you, but you couldn’t pay me to live there. I resent the creeping authoritarianism of it in the midwest, as evidenced by the new “toll roads” here. Utter bullshit urbanity.

    • Erica says:

      Way to go. I’ve got 9 fruit trees, grapes, rhubarb, blueberries and blackberries on a city lot. Plus kitchen garden. Spent the weekend out there getting the summer veg in and cleaning up the worm bin. It’s good for the soul. I’m out voted on chickens, but a girl can dream. Eggs, and that good fertilizer to boot. It’s part of my sanity plan too. I agree the country feels more regressive since 0 took office.

  30. 1539days says:

    In five years, the vile progs will unashamedly argue that the government should leak the medical records of “family values” Republicans with venereal diseases or pro-life candidates whose daughters had abortion since Obamacare will make medical information government property. There is no moral limit at this point.

    • As a pro-choice, radical feminist who thinks republican family values are a crock of shit, and is not surprised when repub politicians are caught with their pants down in airport men’s rooms, I could not agree with you MORE.

      This IRS scandal is unforgivable, impeachable, and until there are criminal investigations and impeachment hearings underway I won’t be willing to trust the government with anything.

      Miller was out in 2 weeks anyway. obama’s damage control is sickeningly inadequate, like most everything about him.

    • swanspirit says:

      Yes they are that scary and that fascist .

  31. Definition of “bird in the hand.” AKA, how the GOP has ensnared Obama.

      • HELENK says:

        The scope of the Justice Department subpoenas is what gives David Schultz, a lawyer for AP, pause.

        “It was a very large number of records that were obtained, including phone records from Hartford, New York, Washington, from the U.S. House of Representatives and elsewhere where AP has bureaus. It included home and cellphone numbers from a number of AP reporters,” Schulz says.

    • Somebody says:

      The headline on that is kind of misleading, but it is what the Congressman actually said. If you read the article which includes the pertinent part of the transcript he calls it wiretapping, but what he really means is that the phone numbers from the cloak room came up on the AP phone records sweep.

      If in fact the justice department did bug the cloak room then I would think the house would move to immediately impeach Holder. I don’t get that from this article, like I said Congressional phone numbers were caught up in the records obtained by justice.

  32. Somebody says:

    So I was digging around on the IRS website. Mr. Miller was the deputy director over the tax exempt division as well as other divisions. When he became acting commissioner a guy named Joseph H. Grant became acting deputy in Miller’s old job.

    Prior to being acting deputy guess what Joseph H. Grant did? He headed up the Tax Exempt and Government Entities division, hmm. He was put in that position in late 2007.

    Prior to that he was director of EP (pensions and such). Mr. Grant came to the IRS in 2005 after a long stint at Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. PBGC if you don’t know is a government owned corporation that basically takes over private pensions for various reasons usually as part of bankruptcy.

    Before Joseph H. Grant was at PBGC guess what he did? He was a Congressional staffer. I know he was a staffer on the oversight and social security committees back at least in the 80’s. I’m not sure how long he was a staffer or if he worked for any particular Congresscritter but it’s not for lack of trying to find out. I’m pretty curious who he worked for meow.

    My point being Mr. Grant is not your typical civil servant that worked his way up the ranks. This man clearly has some deep connections. Hell I’m curious why he left as director of PBGC for what was clearly a lesser position at IRS……odd. Standard board members of PBGC include Treasury Secretary, Commerce Secretary and Labor Secretary although they don’t always attend, also several of those cabinet members immediate underlings.

    I just found all of that interesting, maybe it’s just me.

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