Saturday, December 7, 2013

Obama: There Was No IRS Scandal – It Was Just Made Up By the Media.


Obama: There Was No IRS Scandal – It Was Just Made Up By the Media. HT:  Gateway Pundit. Via InfidelBloggers.
The IRS Scandal involves:
Last night during his interview with Chris Matthews, Barack Obama denied there was a so-called IRS scandal and said it was just something sensationalized by the media.
“If on the other hand, you’ve got an office in Cincinnati, an IRS office, that I think for bureaucratic reasons, is trying to sreamline a difficult law to begin with, and interpret whether a non-profit is a political organization, deserves a tax exempt agenc, ant they’ve got a list. Suddenly, everyone’s outraged… And, I’ll point out that there are some so-called progressives and perceived to be liberal commentators during that week that were just outraged at the possibility that these folks had in some way been discriminated against. And, that is what gets news.”
When news of the scandal broke Obama promised to get to the bottom of it.
IRS investigators have still not interviewed one single Tea Party group.
There is evidence the White House and IRS exchanged confidential taxpayer information.


From White house reporter Keith Koffler comes this: 

I guess, at some point, the ignorance of the law and the Constitution becomes so brazen that people hardly notice anymore. And so the White House can pretty much start doing whatever it pleases.
Last night, President Obama subverted a Justice Department investigation. Yeah, he did.
During the back rub of an interview the president received from Chris Matthews Thursday night, Obama, while decrying the routine practice of journalism – it focuses on too many bad things, he whined – wandered into a declaration that the IRS targeted conservative groups for “bureaucratic reasons” – as opposed to a criminal reasons – and that agents weren’t intentionally singling out “Tea Party folks.”
If on the other hand, you’ve got an office in Cincinnati in the IRS office that I think for bureaucratic reasons is trying to streamline what a difficult law to interpret about whether non-profit is actually a political organization deserves a tax exempt agency , and they’ve got a list, suddenly everybody’s outraged.
By the way, Chris, I’ll point out that there are some called progressives perceived to be liberal commentators who during that week were just outraged at the possibility that these folks had been at the direction of the Democratic Party in some way discriminated against tea party folks. That is what gets news, what gets attention.
If this sounds like mere typical Obama indignation, let me remind you of something. The Justice Department is currently investigating whether crimes were committed by IRS officials in this affair.
Pretend you’re a career DOJ investigator who is trying to take the probe seriously, and you’re attemptng to find out if there was criminal behavior as IRS agents zeroed in on the tax status of groups opposed to the reelection of the president of the United States.
Well, the boss just gave you your answer. So please, do stand down.

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