Video: Krauthammer and Greta Van Susteren Discuss Federal Judge’s IRS Ruling

Counsel for the IRS appeared before a federal judge, Thursday morning, to explain why they failed to tell him thousands of IRS emails were lost, and why they filed a demonstrably false status report.

Today’s civil case was brought by Judicial Watch, the government watchdogs who been pursuing information about IRS targeting of conservative groups since last year.

The notoriously tough Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the IRS one month to explain under oath how it lost so many emails to and from Lois Lerner, a central figure in the controversy.

The AP report via Townhall:

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency a month to submit the explanation in writing. Sullivan issued the order Thursday as part of a freedom of information lawsuit by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group.

Greta Van Susteren had Charles Krauthammer on to talk about the latest developments. The two agreed that if not for the FOIA and tough, no-nonsense  judges, the IRS would still be successfully stonewalling.

Dr. K said, “you see this pattern of deception and concealment on the part of Lois Lerner and  the IRS consistently.”

He added later, “they’re playing a game – unless you ask us the absolute right question, we’re not going to answer you.”

Greta naively declared, “I think that president Obama should order Eric Holder – the Attorney General –  to appoint a Special Prosecutor, and if he won’t – he should get rid of him.”

I can’t imagine she really thinks Obama would get rid of the  firewall of protection Eric Holder provides him. The most corrupt Attorney General in American history will step down only when an equally corrupt collectivist is secured to take his place..

“The absurdity of all of this, is that all of this is being discovered through the Freedom of Information Act,” Krathammer continued. “This was never intended to uncover this kind of scandal – it was so that people would be transparent. But because the administration and the IRS have literally shown contempt for Congress —- the only way we’ve been discovering all these things is through the FOIA, and this tough judge on the Circuit court who is no nonsense.”

“But that’s nothing,” Greta chimed in. “If you think Judge Emmet Sullivan is making their heads spin over at the IRS, there’s another IRS hearing before Judge Reggie Walton who I’ve known for twenty years.”

“I’m tellin’ ya,” Greta continued, “get ready because Judge Reggie Walton is also not afraid and he’s tough.”

Excellent news.

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Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy commented  on the latest revelations in the IRS scandal and the judge’s ruling on The Kelly File.

He thinks –  like I do – that a Special Counsel is no panacea here, because the Regime gets to pick who that person would be – and it would assuredly be someone who is “controllable.”   That investigation would go dark because suddenly no one would be able to talk on advice of their lawyers, and the whole story would disappear from the news as a whitewash ensues. McCarthy  said he’s surprised they haven’t jumped at the chance of appointing one.

Maybe they haven’t found someone crooked enough? Nah – in Washington DC, there’s no shortage of corrupt lefties on the take.

The Bear Is Loose Through Crises and Scandals That Would Destroy Any Other Presidency

Preezy Obama is known for sleeping in late – and  being late in general – to press conferences, meetings, official events, etc.

Here’s a video from 2008 that highlights Obama’s slothful habits as Senator.

His daily schedule as president is notoriously light on work – heavy on photo-ops, fund-raisers, speeches, golf trips and vacations. His very favorite activity is self-promotion and he never tires of it. And you have to hand it to him – there are a lot of lofo drones out there who think the Preezy of the United Steezy is totally epic, you guyz , because he shoots hoops and plays pool with the regular “folks” – as he likes to call them in public – although in private he probably uses all sorts of other euphemisms for the American people  – “dupes” being one of them.

*Preezy understands how shallow his lo-info voters are – he admitted as much at a fundraiser for the conspicuously-absent Mark Udall (D-CO):

But one challenge that I always offered to Democrats is we do have one congenital disease, which is we’re not very good during off-year elections.

We don’t think it’s flashy enough — I don’t know. There aren’t enough celebrities involved? I mean, I don’t know what’s going on, but a lot of times we don’t vote at the same rates.

We don’t pay attention.

By “we”, he means you dumb S.O.B.s  being bamboozled by his boffo celebrity-in-chief act.

But credit where credit is due – the cult of personality stuff helped get him elected – twice. It certainly doesn’t speak well of the American people. But it speaks well of Obama’s awe-inspiring self-promotion skills.

After being down in the polls, Preezy got “his cool” back in 2012 by being a guest on every possible pop culture TV show in America, while dodging serious interviews and press conferences.

This year, he’s going with a new but painfully obvious PR stunt – #TheBearIsLoose – which his minions are pushing  on twitter. Some in the media are even playing along.

Look at this stupid shit.

Here’s the Bear cutting loose with one of the few Democrats willing to be seen in public with him, (the soon to not be)  Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper.

That is  the Bear in Chief doing his thaaaang.

Keith Koffler expressed his disgust at White House Dossier: “There’s a third-world style humanitarian crisis on our border. Terrorists have established their own state, a Caliphate, no less. Israel is on the cusp of war with the Palestinians. The economy cratered the first quarter of the year. And here is your president, joshing today in Denver after a night of billiards and pizza.”

Follow the link for a video of Preezy Obama soaking in the warm glow of adulation from his lo-info cultists in Denver. That’s what keeps Preezy going – the mindless adulation of grasping drones who swoon in appreciation when he sticks it to the nasty R-word tea-baggers.

That’s what the Obama presidency will be remembered for – ceaseless self-promotion,  dividing Americans, scandals, corruption, and abuse of power  – but he never gets around to actually doing anything constructive or useful to solve our problems…

 Random walks, meet with supposed random people who wrote him letters and pound beers back with gorilla statues — these are all things to help improve Obama, not the country.

These stunts solve absolutely zero problems ordinary Americans have with finances, job hunting, bill paying or schooling their kids. They do however solve Obama’s cabin fever and to the majority of still loyal hounds in network media, that’s all that’s needed to salvage what’s left of the guy they sold to the country in 2009.

Enabled by a desperate media, he can lament that Congress gets nothing done while simultaneously pounding microbrews, shooting nine ball and working on his handicap.

Obama doesn’t want anything to do with the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, Israel, Ukraine and more importantly, our own southern border, because he can’t talk his way through them. It would require putting down the pool cue and working with congressional leaders on how to formulate a solution together.

But President Preezy likes to tell his audiences he’s the hardest working man in Washington.

Look at this stupid shit:

 

And like clockwork, one of his fanbois in the media tweeted out excitedly that President Boyfriend made a cool movie reference to attack the GOP with.

Obama wants nearly $4 billion (!) to deal with the border crisis (of his own making.) And Republicans are expected to pony up or he and his praetorians in the MSM will gang up on them.

Senator Jeff Sessions wrote:

Today President Obama says he needs $3.7 billion from Congress to handle the crisis his lawless policies are creating. Amazingly, the funding request further advertises his administration’s amnesty efforts and our fraud-riddled asylum programs, while explicitly omitting any request for expedited deportation authority. The request is also not paid for. The administration wants to borrow every penny.

 

I’m glad that Republicans like John Boehner and Sessions aren’t allowing themselves to be emotionally blackmailed by this treacherous president. 

The damage wrought through the implementation of his absurd and impractical liberal “solutions” to national problems is readily evident.

When Barack Obama was inaugurated on January 20, 2009 the national debt of the United States was $10,626,877,048,913. As of Jun 26, 2014, the debt was $17,512,592,730,102.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2007 on the eve of the recession, there were 146.6 million Americans working. Today, after six years of the Obama Administration, there are 145.8 million Americans in jobs, 800,000 below the previous peak. Since Obama came into office in 2009, 7.2 million people have left the workforce, making the true unemployment rate 8.3 percent, not 6.1 percent. Median household income is down almost $2,300 from what it was when Obama took office. Real wages are lower than they were in 1999. Growth in the first quarter of this year was a negative 2.9%, the biggest downward revision from the agency’s second GDP estimate since records began in 1976.

In April, prior to the present massive and growing surge in illegal minor immigration, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said Obama has created an “open borders” situation by failing to enforce U.S. immigration law. One could fairly conclude that the current crisis was a deliberate policy decision because the Obama indicated that he would expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that offers amnesty for illegal immigrant children and provides an incentive for exactly the type of mass illegal invasion we are witnessing on our southern border.

There should be little doubt that Obama’s open borders policy is meant to fundamentally transform the country’s demographics, produce millions of additional Democratic voters and welfare recipients and permanently undermine the national security of the United States.

Obama’s “solutions” never seem to work, do they? But as long as the MSM remain willing dupes – so will too many of the American people.

…the liberal media remain willfully ignorant, will not report the truth and continue to protect Obama, regardless of the costs to the country.

Obama will survive in office until public awareness of his administration’s treachery matches its level of incompetence and exceeds the media’s capacity to tolerate corruption.

Jimmy Carter made mistakes. Barack Obama, a creator of crises, practices deceit and the willful betrayal of trust.

It does matter whether the damage inflicted upon our country results from ineptitude or premeditation.

It is ideology-induced treachery.

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AoSHQ: Our Petty, Psychologically Infirm President

*Editor’s Note: the “Preezy understands how shallow his lo-info voters are” paragraph was added after initial post.

Senator Sessions: Harry Reid Is Demeaning The Senate (Video)

Speaker Boehner wasn’t the only Republican who went into BeastMode, today.

After Harry Reid blocked a slew of  votes on gun rights  that could have been a politically awkward for Democrats seeking reelection, Senator Sessions took to the Senate floor and let Dingy have it.

“The reason the Majority Leader will not allow amendments is because he wants to protect his members from actually being held accountable by the voters of the United States of America… That’s what it’s all about. It’s gone on way too long. It’s demeaning this Senate, and he demeans the loyal opposition who are doing the only thing they have as a tool, which is refuse to move forward with a bill if the Majority Leader is going to use parliamentary maneuvers to block anybody’s amendment…

It’s not a question of time. It’s a question of control [and] domination of the Senate. The Majority Leader is not entitled to do that. He’s just not. It is not going to continue, and this is going to be broken sooner or later.”

Harry Reid used “Senate procedures to prevent votes on any amendments to a bipartisan measure expanding hunters’ access to public lands”

The bill was co-sponsored by 26 Republicans, 18 Democrats and one independent, a measure of bipartisan harmony rarely seen at a time of sharp divisions between the parties.

But Reid said he’d been unable to reach agreement with Republicans on “a reasonable list” of amendments, which he said has been an oft-repeated pattern.

“They want to kill the bill like they’ve tried to kill everything the last six years,” Reid said.

Republicans complained that Reid’s move was the latest in which he refused to let GOP senators offer amendments because he wanted to protect Democrats from difficult votes that might be used against them in their re-election campaigns.

Boehner Goes Nuclear On Obama: “When Is He Going To Take Responsibility For SOMETHING?!” (Video)

During a press conference, Thursday morning, House Speaker John Boehner exploded in response to a question from a reporter as to whether he was worried Republicans would get blamed if they don’t pass Obama’s emergency fund request to handle the influx of unaccompanied minors at the border.
“This is a problem of the president’s own making!” Boehner answered, his voice rising. “He’s been president for five and a half years! When’s he going to take responsibility for something?!”

 

Obama has telegraphed to his toadies in the media what the narrative on the border crisis is to be – (stingy, mean-spirited, racist Republicans don’t want to help the children) – and as Breitbart’s John Nolte reported, they are already prepping the battlefield to attack the GOP on it. I feel Boehner’s frustration at being asked by one of Obama’s little helpers if he’s afraid that the bad press they are about to give him, is worrying.

But Boehner reminded reporters Obama was responsible for the crisis.

“His actions gave false hope to children and their families that if they entered the country illegally they would be allowed to stay,” Boehner said.

“Our priorities are clear. Take care of these children, return them safely home – to their home countries, to their own families – and secure the border.”

Like Perry, the Speaker advocated sending in the National Guard, which he says he recommended to the president in a letter sent, last month.

Via Charlie Spiering, Breitbart News:

When he was asked about Republican support for President Obama’s emergency funding to handle the influx of unaccompanied minors, he demurred.

“We’re not giving President Obama a blank check,” he said.

Good to know.

UPDATE:

Via Washington Free Beacon.: The obligatory Beastmode!

Video: Perry Describes Meeting With Obama – Calls For National Guard On the Border

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 Texas Gov. Rick Perry met with the President Wednesday in a pair of meetings in Dallas to discuss border security, and immigration issues.

Obama described the meeting as “constructive,” but judging from the above photo it was not immediately clear if Governor Perry would agree with that assessment. He looks to be grimacing, while others around the table seem to be sharing a joke he’s not in on.

Via US News:

In the larger meeting, Perry focused on securing the border, once again urging the president to deploy National Guard troops to beef up security there, said Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, one of the participants. Obama said it would be more costly to put the National Guard there than to solve the problem, Johnson said.

The meetings were held as unaccompanied minors, mostly from Central America, continue to pour over Texas’ southern border with Mexico. More than 52,000 of the youth, mostly from Central America, have illegally crossed into the USA in the fiscal year that began in October — nearly four times the number two years ago.

It was the first face-to-face meeting between Obama and Perry, who has blasted the federal government for not doing enough to stem the flow of migrants, since the crisis erupted this summer.

Obama said afterward that Perry expressed concerns about the number of agents at the border, whether they are positioned to deter people entering rather than take them into custody, and how long it takes to process those who are apprehended and send home those who have no legal right to be in the United States.

Obama said, “There’s nothing that the governor indicated he’d like to see that I have a philosophical objection to.”

In a statement issued after their meeting, Perry said, “Five hundred miles south of here in the Rio Grande Valley, there is a humanitarian crisis unfolding that has been created by bad public policy, in particular the failure to secure the border. Securing the border is attainable, and the president needs to commit the resources necessary to get this done.”

Gov. Perry was On Hannity, Wednesday night to talk about the meeting, and how he thinks we can secure the border. And he pulled no punches on Obama, comparing the president’s  false bravado about the border being secure over the years, to his “al Qaeda is on the run” BS in 2012.

Perry says he told Obama he has the ability to stop the humanitarian crisis on the border by putting the National guard there. “Not a more powerful message can be sent to Central America than that.” He said, “we’re not interested in apprehension – we’re interested in prevention.”

Perry said Obama should come to the border to see the crisis for himself.

Perry told Hannity that he told Obama, “This is important for you to absorb as a father, but more importantly as the president of the United States, to see the humanitarian crisis.”

According to Perry, Obama thinks taking a trip along the border would be a political photo-op.

“It’s not,” Perry said. “It’s about real people, and real issues, a humanitarian crisis that he has the ability to stop.”

The Texas governor said he’s not interested in apprehension, he’s interested in prevention. He said that only 2 percent of the $3.7 billion supplemental that Obama has requested would go to border security.

The supplemental isn’t about securing the border,” he said. “The supplemental is about something else. You’ll have to get the president to tell you what he wants those dollars for.”

Perry said the president can unilaterally direct the DoD to use title 32 –  which is how the federal government would pay for it – to put the National Guard on the border and secure it, but – “he keeps going back to the Republicans won’t work with me and they have to fund this 3.7 billion dollar bill, and I said Mr. President – you can deal with this – you can unilaterally direct the Dept. of Defense to put those troops on the border to do that work, and he keeps talking about a philosophical issue he may or may not have with that. And we’re past that.”

“This isn’t a Democrat issue or a Republican issue, this is an American issue,” he said, stressing that there must be a bipartisan solution.

The president has repeatedly said through the years that the border is secure and made jokes about those who disagreed.

“That’s the same president that said al Qaeda’s on the run, and I don’t know whether he’s inept, or there’s something else going on, as I’ve said before. But the fact is the border is not secure. We have a humanitarian crisis on our hands now because the border’s not secure, and the president needs to understand that the single most important thing that he can do is put the National Guard on the border to coordinate with local law enforcement, with our state law enforcement, with the border patrol, and you can secure the border.”

Everything to the hyper-partisan ideologue Obama is about politics – the strategy, tactics, messaging, optics, etc. He’s not as interested in solving a humanitarian problem he caused, as he is in parlaying it into a way to pressure congress into giving him more money to spend as he pleases, and attacking the mean spirited, stingy Republicans if they don’t give him everything he wants.

Obama has telegraphed to his toadies in the media what the narrative is to be –  they are already prepping the battlefield to attack the GOP on the border crisis.

Governor Rick Perry is providing the GOP with some powerful ammo to hit them back with. If they’ll only listen.