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Monday, December 9, 2013

Obama tells a whopper on IRS scandal -- By Joseph Curl, The Washington Times

Fact: The IRS targeted conservative and tea party groups requesting tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election. That's a fact.

Congress held hearings — embarrassing hearings. Three top Internal Revenue Service officials resigned. No heads rolled, but for the Obama administration, and the lawless Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., that amounted to a major scandal. Even White House spokesman Jay "Circus" Carney called the IRS' actions "inappropriate." Fact.

But President Obama, in an interview last week with sycophant Chris Matthews, now says the entire scandal was made up by the media.

"When we do things right, they don't get a lot of attention," the president said, no doubt sending a thrill up the MSNBC host's leg. "If we do something that is perceived at least initially as a screw-up, it will be on the nightly news for a week."

Like, say, deploying the nation's tax watchdog to target political opponents? Just a "screw-up."

You bet. Manufactured in the media.

"If, on the other hand," Mr. Obama said, " you've got an office in Cincinnati in the IRS office that, I think for bureaucratic reasons, is trying to streamline what is a difficult law to interpret about whether nonprofit is actually a political organization, deserves a tax exempt agency [sic], and they've got a list. Suddenly everyone is outraged.

"And I'll point out there are some so-called progressives and, you know, perceived to be liberal commentators who during that week just were outraged at the possibility that these folks, you know, had been at the direction of the Democratic Party, in some way discriminated against tea party folks. You know, that is what gets news. That's what gets attention."

Uh, yeah. That's what "gets news." In fact, that's also what gets presidents impeached (see Nixon, Richard re: Watergate).

Like Benghazi, when Obama officials like Susan E. Rice, Hillary Rodham Clinton — even the president himself — tried to make up a narrative that the attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound was spontaneous and only about some obscure YouTube video, the story that America's top officials tried to ply on the IRS scandal was that a few rogue workers had committed some transgressions. No scandal here, they said.

Of course, that was the red flag. No one knew? (Of course, that is the mantra of the Obama administration — no one ever knows anything. They had three years to build the Obamacare website, and when it didn't work, well ... No one knew! Sheesh, get off our backs!)

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