Obama Met IRS Union Pres Day Before Tea Party Targeting


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The propriety of the chief executive meeting privately with the head of the largest Federal union is already debatable. But the timeline makes it even more troubling.

According to the White House Visitors Log, provided here in searchable form by U.S. News and World Report, the president of the anti-Tea Party National Treasury Employees Union, Colleen Kelley, visited the White House at 12:30pm that Wednesday noon time of March 31st.

The White House lists the IRS union leader’s visit this way:  Kelley, Colleen Potus 03/31/2010 12:30. In White House language, “POTUS” stands for “President of the United States.”

The very next day after her White House meeting with the President, according to the Treasury Department’s Inspector General’s Report, IRS employees — the same employees who belong to the NTEU — set to work in earnest targeting the Tea Party and conservative groups around America. The IG report wrote it up this way:

“April 1-2, 2010: The new Acting Manager, Technical Unit, suggested the need for a Sensitive Case Report on the Tea Party cases. The Determinations Unit Program Manager Agreed.”

In short: the very day after the president of the quite publicly anti-Tea Party labor union — the union for IRS employees — met with President Obama, the manager of the IRS “Determinations Unit Program agreed” to open a “Sensitive Case report on the Tea party cases.

Moving something like this through the unions would allow for the kind of vertical avoidance of legitimate authority that Obama Inc. has thrived on. Federal officials can be subpoenaed and with enough pressure, usually spill the beans. However union leaders are part of a different political infrastructure and usually have to be dragged into court in order to talk. They are less invested in government than in their own union.

And the paper trail is much less.

  • truebearing

    This is all speculation…a witch hunt….an attack on honest, hardworking unions (LOL).

    What shock it is to find a connection between Tea Party persecution, Obama, and the IRS union. It fits like a glove. I'll bet the FBI will do its darndest to investigate this with the same intensity and integrity they displayed with the Boston bombers.

    Time for a special prosecutor and an impeachment….of course that should have been commenced a long time ago.

  • onecornpone

    I really don't believe the full ramifications of the uber-aggressiveness of the IRS against TEA Party and other conservative groups has sunk in with the American public. As a whole, we are in some strange state, a cross between denial and delusion.

    Sort'a like we continue to follow CO2 regs like sheep, even though the whole climate change fiasco has been proven to be bunk. WHY hasn't Congress repealed the economically destructive CO2 regs? They haven't even talked about it.

    What will Congress do about politically chilling IRS overreach? The same, because NO one in DC was pro-TEA… not Dems or Republicans. They both wanted grassroots political organization quelled. They threw a wet blanket on the TEA Party. It was classic community organizer obama… WHO will ask Republican Congressmen WHY they didn't act on behalf of TEA Party orgs?

    Beck's 'little' DC rally during the oCare vote chilled the Elite Ruling Class pols to their core. They NEVER want to see that happen again. Is it time to go back to shake our fists in their faces? If not now, WHEN?

  • jamboy3

    There is a movie from several years ago called 'Idiocracy'. It's a terrible movie but the social scenario in the movie is prophetic to our current voter IQ.
    I fear that the populace is too dumbed-down and too easily led to believe what the Progressives want them to believe.
    I think the two parties are too deeply entrenched to bring any meaningful change and halt on spending.
    I fear that we must completely collapse and then maybe in the rubble that is left, some young intelligent man or woman will find the writings of Thomas Sowell or Daniel Greenfield and the wisdom will take root.

  • Looking4Sanity

    Oh my. Wow. How much more has to come to light before we begin impeachment proceedings?

  • STEVE CHAVEZ

    COLLEEN, PACK YOUR TOOTHBRUSH HONEY! You are going to jail dear for a few years. I hope you have a few tattoos so you can fit in. I also hope you are a lesbian.

    UNLESS, you want to be a whistleblower and tell all about what Obama told you WHICH IS OBVIOUS!

    THE VOLCANO IS ABOUT TO BLOW!

  • Deerknocker

    I've lived in Chicago for more than half a century, and take my word, Obama is a practitioner of Chicago thug style politics. In Chicago the bureaucracy is a political weapon. Oppose City Hall and bad things happen. The street in front of your shop is blocked off for a six month repair. Your restaurant is shut down for some violation or other. Your factory is suddenly found to be in need of expensive repairs to bring it up to the fire code. Chicago isn't really a democracy. It is government by intimidation. This is Obama's contribution to American History. He shaped the federal bureaucracy into an instrument for the elimination of his political opposition. (Just a little side thought. In writing the foregoing comment, I realized that I MUST either attend the scheduled tea party protest at the Chicago IRS tomorrow, or quit bellyaching in these blogs. Commentary is fine, but boots on the ground is what makes the difference.)

    • STEVE CHAVEZ

      For decades, the Left are the ones that protested. When Glenn Beck had his DC rally, which was peaceful and clean, this showed that the silent majority is no longer going to be silent. Still, they did not protest and now with this Chicago protest, in the appropriate location, it shows that the American people are now on the march.

      You can also guarantee that our comments, traced to us, are being monitored while Moveon and Media Matters get a pass. Case in point: I had a flash drive with many documents, including comments that I write on Word and then copied to a comment section, were totally erased while unimportant documents are still there. Who could do that comrade?

      • guest

        You're so important; either that or paranoid. (As if it couldn't have been your own error.)

  • rodney stuckey

    you don't say

  • KS Thinker

    WHAT DOES IT MATTER! Colleen’s visit was just to say hello and let BHO know that he was a nice guy doing a good job of hosing American’s. BHO gave Colleen the Wink Wink, Nod Nod and she proceeded to give her masses the order to screw the Tea Party. This is the new aMeriKa where BHO can do what ever he wants ans it doesn’t really matter. Just remember WHAT DOES IT MATTER.

  • Paardestaart

    Didn't Joe the Plumber also get special IRS and union atttention after he crossed candidate Obama's peptalk on national TV?

  • ziggy zoggy

    Are you people starting to get it? Obama is reponsible for everything. All three scandals surrounding him and plenty more. He's much too stupid and inept to have come up with these schemes on his own but that's what his appointees are for. And his appointees help him place other operatives in key positions throughout the government.

    None of this happened because of a culyture of corruption. All the players answer to team Obama.

    • Cat K

      It is a culture of corruption and it is all his doing. Or we can also blame whoever controls him. But he is guilty. These are not isolated issues but a systematic attempt to have total – totalitarian – control and power. The media willingly propagandized for him. It's hard to believe that now they whine with any true sympathy for real victims ( Citizens, Tea Party, Jewish and Christian and Pro Life groups). They only care about THEIR power!
      All rotten. All unconstitutional. All corrupt.

  • kafir4life

    Anybody remember when President Stinky (BO) Benghazi said ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us'.

    Stinks is just keeping his promises. What's wrong with that?