IRS Rep Told Dr. James Dobson They Wouldn’t Approve His Application Because He Had Been “Critical Of President”

Dr. James Dobson was a guest on the Hannity show Friday night to talk about the run-around his Christian, pro-family, group, Family Talk Action got from the IRS when they applied for a 501(c)(4), a process he said “went on and on and on” for 19 months.

When his lawyer called the IRS to find out what the problem was, an IRS rep named Medley told him, “we don’t think we’re going to approve your application.” And when he asked, “why not? She answered, because you’re a right wing organization, and you’re political, and you’ve been critical of the President and we don’t think you give other people an opportunity to express their views, and besides that – you’re not educational.” An answer Dr. Dobson took great umbrage at.

“Do you want to rewrite your application and resubmit it?” she asked.  He answered, “no, we’ll just have to litigate”, and about eight days later they gave them their 501(c)(4).

Obama definitely set the tone for these abuses. “Punish your my enemies”,  he ordered from on high. The only question is whether he was ever more explicit, or personally aware that his minions in the IRS was doing his bidding.

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AIM:  The IRS Targeted Conservative Media:

Of the IRS abuse cases that have recently come to light, the use of the IRS to enforce the defunct “Fairness Doctrine” on broadcasters is one of the most disturbing.

“I am alarmed by reports that suggest a federal official at the IRS instituting a de facto Fairness Doctrine,” National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright said in apress release. Wright was referring to long-time Christian radio host Dr. James Dobson revealing that his organization had to submit sample radio programs to the IRS, and that an IRS agent indicated that his criticism of President Obama would prevent his ministry from getting a certain form of non-profit status.

A press release about the controversy was issued under the headline, “IRS Subjects Dr. James Dobson and Family Talk Action to Viewpoint Discrimination.”

In other words, Dobson’s views were singled out by the IRS because they were conservative, Christian, and critical of President Obama.

The Right Scoop: MUST WATCH: Mega Romney donor says he was targeted by Obama campaign, then audited by IRS and Labor Dept

This is not my country. The Chicago thugocracy we have in the White House is every bit what Michelle Malkin has always said it was, using government to target and oppress political ‘enemies’.

In this segment, Frank Vandersloot tells BillO that after he gave Romney one million to help his campaign, he was then targeted by the Obama campaign on their official website along with seven others. Shortly after that he received a letter from the IRS saying he would be audited. And then on top of that, he also had the Labor Dept. come calling because they wanted to look at his books.

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July, 23, 2012

When Is The MSM Going to Condemn Obama’s Enemies List?

Just asking.

Because Obama does have an enemies list– literally.  His Orwellian “Truth Team”  lists on his campaign website  the names of some of Mitt Romney’s biggest donors.

While President Nixon kept his Enemies list secret, Obama’s list is right out in the open and designed to inspire scorn, rebuke and retribution from his minions.

The truth is,  anyone who runs as a Republican or donates to conservative causes can count on being targeted for intimidation by the organized left.

When did this become okay? When did it become okay for the President’s party to attack, insult, and slander private citizens for no other reason than they gave money to his opponent?

When did it become okay for a President to sic government agencies on private citizens who give to the “wrong” campaign?

Agreeing 100% With Michelle Malkin – Stop Saying Obama Is A “Nice Guy”

May, 10, 2012

When we all know he ain’t.

This has been a point of contention for me, too…Does the Republican establishment think that the American people can’t handle the truth? Why do they insist on raising the white flag in the battle for hearts and minds, by ceding to the left one of their weakest propaganda points?

It’s so easy to point out all of the things that make Obama a not-so-nice bully, yet the establishment doesn’t even try.

There is a reflexive desire among a certain species of moderate Republicans to be perceived as “civil” by liberal opponents who believe that the mere existence of free-market, limited-government conservatism is an indecent affront to humankind. All aboard the U.S.S. Lost Cause.

This disastrous, bend-over bipartisanship is a hard habit to break. In 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain rode the “Barack Obama is a nice guy, but vote for me” wave to crashing defeat. In 2012, McCain’s endorsee, Mitt Romney, has made “Barack Obama is a nice guy but in over his head” a standard stump-speech talking point.

Conservatives of good will who’ve watched President Obama brutalize his enemies have one question for the nice-guy niceties: Why, GOP, why?

Romney’s smarter-than-thou strategists explain that he can’t scare off independents and Democrats with straight talk about Obama’s thuggery. But he’s turning off the conservative base, on whom his hold is tenuous. More importantly, Romney’s McCain-lite impersonation is also writing off independents and Democrats who’ve come to realize what the myriad targets of White House bullying have learned the hard way over the past four years: Barack Obama is not a “nice guy.”

Ask Gerald Walpin, the former AmeriCorps inspector general who was pushed out of his job by the Obamas afterexposing fraud and corruption perpetrated by Democratic mayor of Sacramento and Obama friend Kevin Johnson. Walpin was unceremoniously fired and smeared by Team Obama. The White House baselessly questioned the veteran watchdog’s mental health and never apologized for slandering him.

Ask the family, friends and co-workers of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. They have been forced to sue the Obama administration to combat the Operation Fast and Furious cover-up of deadly policy decisions that led to their hero’s death. “I think they are liars, and I would tell them that,” Terry’s father, Kent, said of Obama’s henchmen.

As Townhall editor Katie Pavlich makes clear in her devastating new book, “Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up,” the president, his corrupt attorney general, Eric Holder, and their minions weren’t “in over their heads.” They knew exactly what they were doing and have obstructed investigations into the bloody consequences of their policies ever since.

That’s not “nice.” It’s rotten to the core.

9 thoughts on “IRS Rep Told Dr. James Dobson They Wouldn’t Approve His Application Because He Had Been “Critical Of President”

  1. Sheriff Slo Joe has been hauntingly absent from the news this week. I’d bet the administration put him on a two-inch leash and hid him from the public just to make sure they didn’t have to deal with any “Bidenisms” because they would be a distraction to themselves, not to the public. In other words, he’s under “house arrest” until Zero’s handlers figure all these “missteps” have blown over.

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  3. I made the same observation as Carlos a couple of days ago regarding “Plugs”. Where the hell has he been? The go to guy? The adult in the house? There are IED’s going off around the entire administration and no Joe? I’ve seen one story on him somewhere about him taking a second mortgage on his house in the last week. You’d think that since they’ve made the White House Marines the designated “umbrella boys”, they would have Ole Joe at the front door with his shotgun in hand guarding the entrance.

    Perhaps he is the “designated safe guy” for the administration, you know the one person that is secured during the State of the Union exercise every year. If that doesn’t exude all sorts of confidence in ya, nothing will.

    BTW, I don’t even think the “surface” has been scratched on these scandals, not even close. People who have been targeted by these thugs are going to start coming out of the woodwork, telling their stories. Grab a refreshment and some popcorn.

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  5. The biggest difference between this set of scandals and Watergate is that Watergate was front-page news for months, years on end. If all one reads or sees is the COAM, one would have to have known long ago (pre- 9/11/12) where Benghazi is or even that it’s in Libya, or that there might even be a problem with the IRS beyond their usual mafia strongarm tactics.

    And as long as the COAM directs attention away from the real scandals (I personally don’t consider the AP “scandal” as important at all, if it even IS a scandal) the public will never miss them dying away, and without the outrage of a vast majority of Americans, Obama will serve out the rest of his term unfettered. The “shiny-object-important-story” media is simply going to return to covering for all the abuses and constitution violations they have for the last 4-1/2 years.

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