Just A Coincidence, I’m Sure

The IRS harassment formally began the day after the president met with the head of the IRS union:

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.”

There’s a lot more to this. I suspect that last week just scratched the surface.

12 thoughts on “Just A Coincidence, I’m Sure

  1. wodun

    A union working with Democrats to break the law and intimidate political oponents? Never heard of this happening before…

  2. Jim

    That’s what they said about Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the New Black Panther Party, the birth certificate, and who knows how many other faux scandals that have had their right wing media moment in the sun.

    1. Alan K. Henderson

      Perhaps the NBPP non-prosecution convinced IRS agents that they can get away with anything – so they upped the ante.

      The State Department sent a diplomat into a war zone without the sort of protection one expects in a war zone. That’s the very least of what is wrong about the Benghazi situation.

      DoJ walked guns to Mexican cartels without providing a means of tracking the guns, and without notifying the Mexican government or (apparently) even our own State Department. DoJ isn’t supposed to engage in foreign policy. Since we have no real means to investigate such a scandal, each of the states should have the authority to investigate charges of Federal wrongdoing.

    2. danoso

      Yeah, it’s like walking into cathouse with $1000 and bragging about all the attention you get. It’s easy to dodge scandals when the press does all it can to suck the life out of them. Don’t be too proud partner.

      Oh, and eventually you run out of that cash – then you don’t look so hot. And it happens in a hurry.

      1. Rand Simberg Post author

        Especially when, after running out of cash, you start slapping the whores around.

        Once the press starts to cover Obama as if he were George Bush, or Mitt Romney, it’s going to get very ugly for the president, because he’s much worse then either, when it comes to things to cover for people looking for real scandals and criminality.

        1. Larry J

          For the Press to give Obama that kind of coverage, they’d have to admit they were wrong about him. They’d have to admit they’ve been giving Obama a pass his entire career. I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for them to come clean. The whores in this story are the Press.

    3. Mitch H.

      “Faux scandal” = “scandal which doesn’t matter, because it doesn’t affect a Republican or conservative”. He isn’t whistling, Rand, he’s *bragging*. He’s giddy that his political enemies are being persecuted by his political heroes. It’s life-affirming.

  3. ken anthony

    Faux scandals. Why french Jim. Do you have something against the English word false? Yes, I realize it’s your favorite alliteration to Fox.

    So they aren’t scandals? But of course they are. It’s not as if elements of them have not already been proved is it?

    One fact that stands out above all others. The Obamas and the Clintons are liars. You are defending these liars. This does not reflect well on you.

  4. Gregg

    We new have new whistleblowers appearing. We might be on a cascade now.

    If Jim really believed the scandals were over he wouldn’t bother to say so. But he knows better. Fast and Furious was buried for a time, by a compliant press. Things have changed and we just got news of a smear campaign by a US Attorney on a F&F whistle blower.

    I blame the Press almost as much as I blame Obama and his rancid, thuggish, administration. When it’s doing it’s job, the Press clobbers little peccadillos and scandals and misbegotten notions of the government right out of the gate. This puts curbs on the government, because they are on notice and sunshine disinfects. But as someone else wrote earlier, the government is like a child: no curbs and limits at the start and you’ll have a spoiled petulant, whiny, entitled Thug.

    Which is exactly what we have in the Oval Office.

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