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Text of Lois Lerner's email exchange

Former IRS official Lois Lerner had the following email exchange with a personal associate on Nov. 9, 2012. At the time, Lerner directed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status. She has since retired.

During the exchange, Lerner says she is traveling in Great Britain. The name of the person she is emailing with was blacked out.

Lerner: "I'm ready. Overheard some ladies talking about American today. According to them we've bankrupted ourselves and at through. We'll never be able to pay off our debt and are going down the tubes. They don't seem to see that they can't afford to keep up their welfare state either. Strange."

Other person: "Well, you should hear the whacko wing of the GOP. The US is through; too many foreigners sucking the teat; time to hunker down, buy ammo and food, and prepare for the end. The right wing radio shows are scary to listen to."

Lerner: "Great. Maybe we are through if there are that many assholes."

Other person: "And I'm talking about the hosts of the shows. The callers are rabid."

Lerner: "So we don't need to worry about alien teRrorists. It's our own crazies that will take us down."

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wongtpa July 30 2014 at 4:04 PM

Lerner will look good in stripes behind bars!

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tnana23boys wongtpa July 30 2014 at 4:39 PM

For what? DOING HER JOB!!!! Grow up, get your head out of your assssssssss and look at what was really happening. POLITICAL PAC's SHOULD NOT BE TAX EXEMPT. That is the REAL issue here.

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Stanley wongtpa July 30 2014 at 5:18 PM

Democrats believe only they should have tax exempt Super PACs.

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Stanley July 30 2014 at 5:18 PM

No wonder she took the 5th. Once they find the 30,000 emails so conveniently lost she'll go to jail.

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bnapoli July 30 2014 at 5:33 PM

Lerner didn't do what she did for her own benefit. follow the evidence. Only one reason to pull the crap she pulled. Chicago type corrupt political dirty tricks.

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jeanpoetpicard July 30 2014 at 5:21 PM

What everyone commenting seems to have missed is what the Euro's said in Lerners hearing. Even THEY know that the US is bankrupting itself. Lerner "wonders" that they can't see that their socialist programs are doing the same to them. MEANING....why can't the left see that Europe is falling apart...they know it...and they are wondering why we are following their failed model? The rest is really moot when you consider what she heard Europeans saying. They've lived under this crap a long, long time and they know it doesn't work.

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nedfarn25 July 30 2014 at 5:04 PM

Aericans that want a laugh--next time you pull up to a stop light and the car next to has an obama or other communists sticker on the car-roll down your window get their attention and say--since you believe in income distrubution can i have some gas money. thye usually look at you w 2 heads--then say as loud as you can--aren't you the fraud--cuz that's what they really are frauds--you can substitute any liberal mantra--i.e. how many illegals do you have living w you? great for laughs.

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markschupp July 30 2014 at 5:41 PM

I just hope she brings down this ******* Potus and his band of merrymen!

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tnana23boys July 30 2014 at 4:37 PM

Perceptive woman, too bad she was forced to retire for doing her job.......REMEMBER what this was all about, TAX EXEMPT STATUS for political PAC's. Think about it, do they really deserve to NOT PAY TAXES???? That is the real issue, all the bs about picking on poor little conservative pac's is just that BS, not one was stopped from doing what it was doing. The only PAC's that were denied tax exempt status were LIBERAL pac's. Just another shiny object for Issa to lure all the ill-informed in with. Wake-up, this isn't a scandal, it's a circus!!!! What the hell are our supposed lawmakers doing anyway.

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nedfarn25 July 30 2014 at 5:00 PM

everyone of you libtards that know how to read read the book-"decline and fall of the roman empire"--

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crotalus July 30 2014 at 4:09 PM

Wait a minute....how can these e-mails be believable. Didn't I just read about a "scandal" in which all of her e-mails were destroyed?

Can't have it both ways.

Plus, she didn't opine anything most of the rest of us don't agree with.

In fact, I think scaring the base into survival mode is the Republican campaign strategy. Other than instilling fear in the base, they aren't doing anything.

What is going to happen to the Republicans if they take the Senate and keep the House? They will actually have to GOVERN! They'll have to pass legislation which passes the "smell test".

Actually, they won't have to worry for at least two years, because they'll still have Obama who will probably veto the worst of their coming legislation. They'll have to COMPROMISE with him to get anything passed.

Should be both interesting and instructional.

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joshmc11 July 30 2014 at 4:25 PM

While she didn't say anything that isn't true, free speech is not allowed on government email. She should keep her opinions to herself in an official capacity, lest showing the appearance of favoritism. While I doubt she did anything illegal in terms of practice or policy, it sure makes her seem unprofessional.

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tnana23boys joshmc11 July 30 2014 at 4:41 PM

Who's leaking emails that don't exist? Funny isn't it. Smells like Issa, you know that gasoline and matches odor.

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jj2301 joshmc11 July 30 2014 at 7:06 PM

So, anyone who disagrees with you is an *******, rabid, a teRrorist or crazy?

I doubt it.

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