Darrell Issa’s IRS conspiracy theory dies a quiet death

Posted: December 23, 2014 by watsonthethird in Conservative Hypocrisy, Conservative Idiocy, Conservative Shenanigans, Current Events, Politics
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So in his last days as chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Darrell Issa chose Christmas week to release the committee’s report regarding the so-called IRS scandal, which according to Issa was a conspiracy in the White House to punish conservatives. Well, no, it wasn’t.

In many ways, this has been such a delightful week. Gasoline prices are low. The economy is growing at the rate of five percent. The stock market is high. Darrell Issa admitted he’s a fraud. I’m just shocked that none of this has made it onto the conservative websites. Shocked, I tell ya.

Issa released a 226 page “report” that contained cherry-picked excerpts from interviews, guesses, assumptions, and conspiracy theories.

The big takeaway from the report is that Issa found no connection to the White House in the IRS scandal. Here is a sample of the kind of guesswork and assumptions that fill the report. On page 161, “Other documents suggest that the IRS may even have aided Democrat legislators in partisan policy initiatives. For example, as Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) engaged in a lengthy correspondence with the IRS about section 501(c)(4) organizations in 2012, IRS personnel assisted his staff by providing information for some of the letters. In one e-mail, with the subject “[w]orking on the next letter,” Senator Levin’s staff sought answers from the IRS about its treatment of six applications, including Crossroads GPS, American Action Network, and the Club for Growth.”

The documents suggest that maybe the IRS could have been working with Democrats.

Issa’s report is such a failure that the main takeaway from it is that California conspiracy theorist Republican couldn’t find any connection to the White House. The New York Times reported, “An 18-month congressional investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s mistreatment of conservative political groups seeking tax exemptions has failed to show coordination between agency officials and political operatives in the White House, according to a report released on Tuesday.”

In over 200 pages, the Republicans could not find one piece of concrete evidence that the White House had anything to do with IRS’s behavior. Issa rejected all evidence that progressive groups were also targeted, and he continues to ignore the reason that the IRS targeted the 501(c) groups. The conservative groups were breaking the law by asking to tax-exempt status despite the fact that they were engaging in partisan political activity.

The IRS should have been targeting the groups because they were trying to get out of paying taxes. Issa’s own report confirms that there was no White House conspiracy. Obama wasn’t using the IRS to hold down conservatives. Issa was lying. He refuses to release the full transcripts of the interviews. The full evidence reveals that there is nothing to the IRS conspiracy theory. That is why Darrell Issa refuses to make all of the interview transcripts public.

Darrell Issa spent two years as chairman of the Oversight Committee trying to get Obama. In the end, Issa fell flat on his face, and his years of conspiracy theory went up in flames.

  1. Cluster says:

    And here is another example of how deceitful liberals are. Liberals are never to be trusted ever again. You guys lie as easily as you breathe. You are hateful, spiteful, and have zero regard for truth or full reconciliation of any issue.


    The IRS probe began when Lois Lerner admitted wrong doing, then she spent the next four years pleading the Fifth and destroying emails and to this day, the DOJ and the IRS stonewall the investigation. Yet liberals now claim it to be over because of Issa’s inability to force the administration to comply before the end of his term. However now that Americans have finally grown tired of your petulance and deceit, a conservative led Senate and House will hopefully bring some maturity back to governing and resolution to some of the childish games liberals play.

  2. meursault1942 says:

    Hahaha! Issa’s such a loser. Which, of course, makes him quite the wingnut hero–“He’s fighting the liberals!” and all that good shit, never mind that he’s losing all the time and making an idiot of himself in the process.

    But as Cluster demonstrates, within the wingnut bubble, the fact that these investigations are all miserable failures that come up empty merely proves that the conspiracies are real! IRSGHAZIIIIIII!!11!12211!! Keep investigating, guys–it sure beats governing, right?

    By the way, Cluster, I loved this line: “zero regard for truth or full reconciliation of any issue.” Yes, conservatives are all about “truth and reconciliation,” never mind the fact that they lie constantly (seriously, still waiting for somebody to show me a conservative position that isn’t based on a lie) and have completely separated themselves from the world of facts (as Issa’s repeated, hilarious failures prove). It’s that conservative love for “truth and reconciliation” that made them SO ANGRY, YOU GUYS about a report detailing the widespread–and utterly useless–torture practiced by the Bush administration (which, by the way, lied its ass off about it) after spending the Bush years enthusiastically cheerleading said torture. See? Truth and full reconciliation.

    • rustybrown2012 says:

      Right you are, Meursault. For Cluster, the proof for his propaganda is either being suppressed or is right around the corner. The documented successes of the ACA, the mounting evidence for global warming, the manufactured partisan liberal “scandals” which amount to so many small hills of beans – all Republican positions will be vindicated……….next week!! What a rube.

      • I’m pretty sure Cluster thinks that if Lois Lerner’s hard drive had not crashed, we would have learned that then state senator Barack Obama was the actual brains behind the Bush administration torture program. Which of course would mean that torture = bad.

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