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So....according to the piece, the targeting is STILL GOING ON.

Okay....so who not immediately call for each and every non-profit that feels they have been targeted unfairly to report to a certain email address and/or phone number so that the applications can be processed with no bias?

Common sense...... :shrug:
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Article 2 of Nixon Impeachment was abuse of IRS. It is worth a read, to compare with today's issues and ongoing cover up.

I am NOT advocating impeachment, but politically the democrats should be made to pay a price for Obama's misdeeds, and for their support of his cover up.

http://watergate.info/impeachment/articles-of-impeachment
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Let's just post it here for convenience sake!


    Article 2

    Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, or contravening the laws governing agencies of the executive branch and the purposed of these agencies.

    This conduct has included one or more of the following:

        He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavoured to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposed not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be intitiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.

        He misused the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secret Service, and other executive personnel, in violation or disregard of the constitutional rights of citizens, by directing or authorizing such agencies or personnel to conduct or continue electronic surveillance or other investigations for purposes unrelated to national security, the enforcement of laws, or any other lawful function of his office; he did direct, authorize, or permit the use of information obtained thereby for purposes unrelated to national security, the enforcement of laws, or any other lawful function of his office; and he did direct the concealment of certain records made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of electronic surveillance.

        He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, in violation or disregard of the constitutional rights of citizens, authorized and permitted to be maintained a secret investigative unit within the office of the President, financed in part with money derived from campaign contributions, which unlawfully utilized the resources of the Central Intelligence Agency, engaged in covert and unlawful activities, and attempted to prejudice the constitutional right of an accused to a fair trial.

        He has failed to take care that the laws were faithfully executed by failing to act when he knew or had reason to know that his close subordinates endeavoured to impede and frustrate lawful inquiries by duly constituted executive, judicial and legislative entities concerning the unlawful entry into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, and the cover-up thereof, and concerning other unlawful activities including those relating to the confirmation of Richard Kleindienst as Attorney General of the United States, the electronic surveillance of private citizens, the break-in into the offices of Dr. Lewis Fielding, and the campaign financing practices of the Committee to Re-elect the President.

        In disregard of the rule of law, he knowingly misused the executive power by interfering with agencies of the executive branch, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Criminal Division, and the Office of Watergate Special Prosecution Force, of the Department of Justice, and the Central Intelligence Agency, in violation of his duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

    In all of this, Richard M. Nixon has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

    Wherefore Richard M. Nixon, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.

    Adopted 28-10 by the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives.

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Obama's defense is/will be "he didn't know" and "didn't authorize" misdeeds or cover ups.

Long gone is the idea of "the buck stops here" when it comes to government and political people.

Concepts of authority and responsibility go hand in hand, derived from civilian management and military rules.

I learned you can delegate "authority" but you can't delegate "responsibility." Meaning you can't get out from under your own overall responsibility by claiming it was your subordinate.

Your subordinate was acting by using the authority you delegated to him, and you are responsible for everything you know he does, or should know he does.

That is part of why managers hold staff meetings, progress reports, project management meetings, etc. IOW find out what your subordinates are accomplishing, and doing with the authority you gave them, to act on your behalf.

Military and civilian organizations go to great effort, to create and maintain tables of these authorities and delegations. In the Army Part of it is called a TO & E, or Table of Equipment and Organization, covering equipment and manpower. From there flow manuals with detailed rules for expenditure levels, movements of personnel and equipment, etc.

In the United States government, it flows down from the Potus, through civilian cabinet organizations, etc.

Ultimately certain actions require signatures. The entire "deniability" can fall apart. The drama of avoidance of responsibility makes you wonder why the particular people were ever considered for the roles, as they are such total bureaucrat liars.

Somewhere in the bowels of these agencies, may reside an employee who "whistleblows" as with Nixon. Dean, Butterfield, etc.

Here's an interesting article, and comments which follow. I did not investigate the lady. Looks quite legit and non-partisan. People outraged by abuse of power, cover ups, etc. Comparing Obama to Nixon and Bush II--I think the lady had a beef with Bush II, but now claims Obama is far worse. Comments are good. Disillusioned.

http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2011/05/16/when-it-comes-to-whistleblowers-obama-worse-than-nixon-far-worse-than-bush/

Obama and his cadre of enforcers will likely get crossed up, in their cover ups, of their cover ups.
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Article 2 of Nixon Impeachment was abuse of IRS. It is worth a read, to compare with today's issues and ongoing cover up.

I am NOT advocating impeachment, but politically the democrats should be made to pay a price for Obama's misdeeds, and for their support of his cover up.

http://watergate.info/impeachment/articles-of-impeachment

Agreed.  Impeachment - unless it comes from the democrats themselves - would be an utterly insane idea.  But swearing off of impeachment does not mean going soft on what's been happening.


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