Lois Lerner is Not the Victim

Lois Lerner is Not the Victim
Despite admitting that the IRS under her leadership targeted and prevented Conservative and Religious groups from getting any kind of tax exempt status, an article appeared in Politico that seemed to cast Lois Lerner in the role of the victim.  Hard drive crashes aside, this is a slap on the face to the people who were targeted with personal, organization and business harassment.  Not only were these organizations prevented from fully participating in the 2012 election, preparing for audits is a time consuming and expensive proposition for those whose personal and business tax returns were audited.  I’m not sure why this translates into poor Lois, but apparently in the world of Politico it has.

Politico does weepy story about poor Lois Lerner

September 22, 2014

Do you feel sorry for Lois Lerner? A remarkable long feature article in Politico about the former high-ranking IRS official who pleaded the Fifth Amendment paints a remarkably sympathetic picture of her. The title of the piece by Rachel Bade tantalizingly suggests that some negotiations as to subject matter and tone might have taken place: “Exclusive: Lois Lerner breaks silence.” As Rick Moran pointed out to me, Lerner could have taken her exclusive to the New York Times or Washington Post, and almost certainly they would have been delighted to sit down and talk with her for two hours, as she did with Ms. Bade.The lead paragraph gives away the story:
Employers won’t hire her. She’s been berated with epithets like “dirty Jew.” Federal agents have guarded her house because of death threats. And she’s spent hundreds of thousands of dollars defending herself against accusations she orchestrated a coverup in a scandal that has come to represent everything Americans hate about the IRS.

The lead paragraph gives away the story:

Employers won’t hire her. She’s been berated with epithets like “dirty Jew.” Federal agents have guarded her house because of death threats. And she’s spent hundreds of thousands of dollars defending herself against accusations she orchestrated a coverup in a scandal that has come to represent everything Americans hate about the IRS.

I have followed the story fairly closely, and I had no idea what religion Ms. Lerner favored. But there you have it, eleven words into the piece: she’s the victim of anti-Semitism, doncha know. Strategically deployed two days before the Jewish High Holy Days begin.  Poor Lois!
Read more: http://americanthinker.com/blog/2014/09/politico_does_weepy_story_about_poor_lois_lerner.html#ixzz3EkhvcWvj

 

Response from Becky Gerritson of the Wetumpka Tea Party, one of the targeted groups:

September 23, 2014

So many things went through my mind as I read yesterday’s Politico article which clearly portrays Lois Lerner as innocent in the IRS scandal.  I see this article for what it is, a distraction, a puff piece to make her out as the “victim”.  I don’t care if she is a brownie-baking, puppy-lover; she needs to be held accountable for her crimes. I was surprised at the level of indignation that rose up in me as I read the article.  First of all, she had been planning her retirement for months before the scandal broke.  She lives in a $2.5 million dollar home, she draws a $100,000 pension, which is twice the median income in the US, yet we are supposed to feel sorry for her because she can’t land a job.  Oh please!

This article also tried to paint her as “apolitical”.  However, the truth is that she has a long history of targeting conservatives.  While at the IRS she targeted conservatives for 4 years (that we know about), by bullying them into sending her information that she was not legally entitled to.  She violated federal law by sending confidential donor information from her personal email account.  She lied to the public and blamed the scandal on “rouge agents” in Cincinnati.  There is a laundry list of actions that she and others committed that either violated IRS rules and regulations or broke the law.  You can view them in our lawsuit against the IRS.  She also referred to conservatives as “crazies” and “a##holes”.  But that wasn’t the beginning of her targeting.  You can go all the way back to 1996 while she was working for the Federal Elections Commission.  She brought a case against a conservative senate candidate from Illinois, Al Salvi.  She told him she would drop the case “Only if he would promise never to run for office again.” Of course, he refused.  When the judge dropped the case she hissed to Salvi, “We’ll get you!”

But I think what bothered me most was about this article was that Lois Lerner was willing to spend 2 hours with Politico talking about how she was “innocent” and how she is somehow the “victim” in this scandal.  While I do not condone death threats or hate mail, I get enough hate mail myself, and I don’t think anyone should have to put up with that.  But, if she truly is innocent and if she really was a woman of integrity, then why does she refuse to cooperate with Congressional investigators?  Why won’t she go on the record and tell what “really” happened?  There are two options; either she knows if she answers their questions that her guilt will be undeniable or someone at the top is threatening her not talk.

Becky Gerritson Wetumpka Tea Party

http://www.bornfreeamericanwoman.com/blog/

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