McCain urged IRS to target conservatives

And you thought McCain had confined himself to purging conservative elected Precinct Committeemen from the Arizona Republican Party *

The Washington Examiner headlines, “Sens. McCain and Levin urged IRS to target Tea Party, conservative groups,”  and follows up with this blockbuster report. It’s doubtful you’ll find this revelation in the pages of the Arizona Republic newspaper.

Excerpted from the report:

According to Judicial Watch officials who obtained the latest batch of documents after a federal judge issued a court order in one of the Judicial Watch’s lawsuits about the IRS’ abuses, “A May 1, 2013, email exchange between Lois Lerner and other top IRS staffers revealed that 11 days prior to Lerner’s admission that the IRS had “inappropriately” targeted conservative groups, she met with select top staffers from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in a “marathon” meeting to discuss concerns raised by both Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) that the IRS was not reining in political advocacy groups in response to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Senator McCain had been the chief sponsor of the McCain-Feingold Act and called the Citizens United decision, which overturned portions of the Act, one of the ‘worst decisions I have ever seen.'”

 * McCain operatives have worked to eradicate conservative PC’s in a concerted effort to replace them with mavericky moderates after McCain was embarrassingly censured by elected Republican state committeemen in 2014. This year many committeeman booed McCain and others turned their backs to him as he addressed the gathering.


19 Responses to McCain urged IRS to target conservatives

  1. SmallGovt says:

    Good story, another reason for McCain to go. But he will never go quietly.

  2. freedom4fighters says:

    Wear the bright censure McCain sticker all around our great State of Arizona and the United States. Stand with us or don’t be surprised when the irs audits come for no reason. ie… shindlers list.

    • azgary says:

      “John McCain Courts Non-Republican Voters in GOP Primary, Seeks to Keep AZ Primaries Semi-Open
      Following the censure, McCain was cited as threatening he was “more seriously” considering a sixth run for Senate in retaliation.

      McCain stalwarts have been on the attack against the revealed power of the party base since the censure, aggressively knocking party leaders out in favor of McCain loyalists. “He was very unhappy with the censure and wanted to make sure it never happened again,” said Mike Hellon, McCain’s 2010 deputy campaign manager, according to Politico.

      McCain faithfuls Jon Seaton and Christian Ferry have reportedly been a part of the effort to unseat “unfriendly” precinct committeemen through a newly-formed Super PAC titled, Arizona Grassroots Action PAC. The largest donations came from a financier out of San Francisco, Gregory W. Wendt, and Colorado resident Gregory B Maffei, president of Liberty Media Corporation.

      Ousted District 30 GOP Chairman Timothy Schwartz said, “It’s very clear what’s going on,” he said. “Look, John McCain has prominence and money and influence and because of that he thinks he can ramrod us,” according to Politico.

      That report also noted the words of A.J. LaFaro, the Maricopa Party Chairman who accused McCain of party “ethnic cleansing” in an “all out war.” LaFaro said, “For John McCain to have been so vindictive in his actions… It’s just amazing.”

      Arizona Republican Party spokesman Tim Sifert emailed the Republic regarding a January party resolution to file paperwork to close the primary, “the resolution also called for the Legislature to pass legislation to close the primary.”

      McCain appears to be running scared following the crescendo of hard fundraising pushes that led to his re-election effort announcement. He also faces the power of potential McCain-challenger support from organizations like those that launched the immediate retaliation to the incumbent’s announcement.

      Noted widespread dissatisfaction with McCain, coupled with a strong potential contender, is shaping up to what could be one of the next epic battles for the soul of the Republican Party in 2016.”

      • azgary says:

        Oh and as an aside, a hearty Thank You and Shout Out to Timothy Schwartz for doing the right thing.

        forget the backstabbers who attacked you, you are the real deal.

  3. East Valley Conservative says:

    John McCain is a contemptible man who lies easily and does all he can to bring down conservatives. I voted for him once, early in his career, when he ran for the House seat previously held by the well respected Republican Congressional Minority Leader John Rhodes, who was retiring. I regret that vote to this day.

  4. Sparky says:

    wow doesn’t rate a WOW!! because it is not hard to believe!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. LD 23 PC says:

    I found this video on this site and saved it. It’s time to bring it out for a reminder of what we Arizonans been dealing with over the years. Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay knew the topic very well.

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      Tom DeLay reaffirms my scorn, no – hatred for McCain. The damage McCain has done makes it appropriate to ask: Is he a quisling? Anti-American? (He met with ISIS in Syria) He’s a white version of Obama in the most important areas of politics. You can’t count on him to see it the “Republican” way. You never know when he’ll go over to the other side. Yet, he gets away with it year after year. What in the world does it take to wake up the voters of this state.

      Plus – he’s using the IRS against Conservatives just like the man he half-heartedly ran against in 2008.

      Yep – I hate him.

      • Army Of One says:

        John McCain gets reelected by the senior citizens/retirees who buy into his hero stories that have repeatedly been shot through of holes by those who served with him.
        Newcomers to Arizona recognize his name and no other and vote for him. He is reviled by those who are familiar with him such as the elected precinct committeemen. Many of us wore the anti-McCain badges at the January Statutory meeting. They were prominently displayed and couldn’t be missed.

      • ZOO says:

        With the senior citizens/retirees, let’s not overlook the Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Lexus crowd with CoC license plates. They have dominated primaries, reinstalled McCain, installed Flake, sued Arizona over illegal immigration statutes, and worked to oust Russell Pearce, Tom Horne, Andrew Thomas, and hog tie Joe Arpaio. They and their national brethren are America’s public enemy #1.

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    • azgary says:

      I posted the link to this article on SRAZ on breitbart and weaselzippers.

      word of this needs to get out to as many places as possible.

      McCain is the worst.

      • Seeing Red AZ says:

        Thank you, azgary, for getting the message out. Judicial Watch has done a magnificent job.

        It’s critically important that those across the country know Arizona conservatives are being decimated by establishment RINOs exemplified by John McCain. He led the drive to remove elected conservative precinct committeemen and as a result, the elected state committeemen from their ranks, after he suffered the embarrassing censure vote.

        When news of the internal GOP censure showed up in numerous nationwide news reports, he fought back. The rumor held that recruiters were being paid for each conservative they could replace with new committeemen who would be more favorable to McCain. No conservatives, in Arizona or across the nation, are represented by John McCain.

  7. azgary says:

    and yet “republican” voters will still vote for scumbags like him, flake, the amnesty 5 etc…. as the lesser of two evils choice.

    until you all wake up and let (help) the scumbags lose, all we will ever get are scumbags who are against us and for the lobbyist

    • Weary Of Lies says:

      I’ve come around, azgary. As a longtime Republican Party activist, it’s been a difficult path for me, But we get nothing but the back of their hand from these congressional and senate frauds, who talk out of both sides of their mouths, pre and post election. I always said we had term limits at our fingertips in the “voting booth.” I no longer buy into that notion. The Founders could never have foreseen the blatant lies and the eagerness to turn the USA over to hordes of illegal invaders for the sole purpose of pumping up the Democrat party. What is even more mind boggling is that Republican office holders are endorsing the scheme so they appear “welcoming” or whatever b*ll sh*t word they come up with on any given day. We need to clean House and Senate. If no challenger steps up, I will withhold my vote. I doubt it will matter, but if enough of us do, they’ll get the message. Thanks for the prod and reprod.

      • azgary says:

        its sad that we have gotten to this point, but we really have no other options. “taking the party back” from the inside has resulted in republican wins, but democrat policies and punishment of conservatives.

        the party and the politicians must face the consequences for their betrayals or nothing will change

  8. jon jensen says:

    If juan mccain and juan valdez bush are the answer what is the question? This may be to long for a bumper sticker.

  9. PV PC says:

    If nothing else convinces Arizona voters that the arrogant and liberal John McCain personifies evil, this expose should do it. He needs to be replaced!

  10. Doc says:

    What mr. mcTraitor mccain needs is the same thing that happened to ?senator? reid…a piece of “exercise equipment” malfunctioning…

    & no…I DO NOT have ANY PITY for his pain & suffering. I hope it hurt so bad he was cryin’ for his momma…