Senator Schumer Calls For WEAPONIZING the IRS to Curtail Tea Party Activitiesby Voice of Reason
I want it to be known how hard I am going to have to restrain myself from saying God awful VIAL things about this [COUGH] man we call one of our elected officials. Chuck Schumer has gone full on Nazi mode, and he doesn’t care who knows it. He is now, OPENLY calling for the WEAPONIZING of the I.R.S. to go after Tea Party groups to finally get rid of them. You have GOT to be f’n kidding me.
You took an oath… sir [COUGH]. I find I am using the term “sir” VERY loosely. Your OATH, sir [COUGH], it mentioned this little known thing in YOUR circles that the REST OF US refer to as the Constitution. We have laws in this country, sir [COUGH]. You and the rest of your liberal ilk are like an infectious disease that is spreading. I can’t believe I am actually going to give Obama credit for something here: Chuck, at least Obama had the brains to LIE to us and SAY he was “outraged” when it was OBAMA who was the one who called for this whole ILLEGAL operation to begin with. Now, here you are today, OPENLY CALLING for a GESTAPO to attack because a group has a difference of opinion. Isn’t debate the FOUNDATION of this republic, sir [COUGH]?
Senator Schumer, like most infectious DISEASES have coming for them, I hope the Karma Train comes to ERADICATE YOU! Even my hands are trembling as I type this I am so disgusted by you. Frankly, I don’t care if it’s by subway train, by a long walk off a short pier, or maybe you get “accidentally” caught in the gears of a MOVING GREYHOUND BUS, but I hope the Karma Train comes for you soon. I mean that. With this behavior, you have brought a new low to your party, to Washington, and to this once proud and mighty nation. You are a disgusting excuse for a human being, and I use that term loosely as well. May you, AND your family, ROT IN HELL for what you are doing to the next generation of this country.
PLEASE, BOARD THE TRAIN ASSHOLE.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) proposed using the Internal Revenue Service to curtail Tea Party group funding during a speech on how to “exploit” and “weaken” the movement at the Center for American Progress on Thursday.
Arguing that Tea Party groups have a financial advantage after the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, Schumer said the Obama administration should bypass Congress and institute new campaign finance rules through the IRS.
“It is clear that we will not pass anything legislatively as long as the House of Representatives is in Republican control, but there are many things that can be done administratively by the IRS and other government agencies—we must redouble those efforts immediately,” Schumer said.
“One of the great advantages the Tea Party has is the huge holes in our campaign finance laws created [by] the ill advised decision [Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission],” Schumer said. “Obviously the Tea Party elites gained extraordinary influence by being able to funnel millions of dollars into campaigns with ads that distort the truth and attack government.”
The Obama administration proposed new IRS restrictions on campaign related activity by tax-exempt groups last November. The rules would crack down on “candidate-related political activity,” which includes advocacy “for a clearly identified political candidate or candidates of a political party” and communications that are “made within 60 days of a general election (or within 30 days of a primary election) and clearly identify a candidate or political party.”
Last May, the IRS admitted to singling out Tea Party groups for increased scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. The scandal forced the resignations of IRS Commissioner Steven Miller and director of Tax Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner.
Schumer was one of several Democratic senators who sent a letter in 2012 calling on the IRS to investigate tax-exempt groups for allegedly engaging in political campaign activity. He was also the architect of the 2010 DISCLOSE Act, legislation targeting the Citizens United ruling that failed to pass Congress. Senate Democrats introduced a similar bill in 2012.
Schumer also proposed electoral reform in his speech. “Our very electoral structure has been rigged to favor Tea Party candidates in Republican primaries,” he said.
He argued that this is due to the political makeup of primary voters and gerrymandering by Republicans who “draw districts where a Democrat could never be elected.”
Schumer recommended a primary system “where all voters, members of every party, can vote and the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, then enter a run-off.”
The senator claimed there was a divide between what he called “Tea Party elites”—namely, the Koch brothers—who support small government policies, and the “Tea Party followers,” who support government programs such as Medicare and public education.
He said the small government mantra espoused by Tea Party leaders is the “core weakness of the Tea Party, and one we can exploit to turn American politics around to the benefit of our nation.”
According to Schumer, many Tea Party supporters are drawn to the movement because of their concerns about a changing country that “white Anglo-Saxon men are not exclusively running” anymore.
“The Tea Party rank-and-file know it’s a different America,” said Schumer. “It looks different; it prays different; it works different. This is unsettling and angering to some.”
He also compared the Tea Party to the Prohibition movement, and argued that its policies were “the route of the Know-Nothings, Prohibitionists, Father Coughlins, and the Huey Longs, towards anger, negativity and even hatred.”
Schumer’s speech comes at a time when both the Tea Party and President Barack Obama are facing record-low approval ratings.
Just 30 percent of Americans view the Tea Party favorably, according to a Gallup poll released last month, while 51 percent view the movement unfavorably.
Meanwhile, President Obama’s job approval rating has plummeted to 43 percent on the heels of the botched Obamacare rollout, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average. His disapproval rating is also 51 percent.
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THE 2014 MIDTERM ELECTIONS ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!!!!