Skip to comments.White House: Well, the conduct “of a small number of IRS employees may have fallen short…”
Posted on 05/13/2013 12:33:21 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
No need to be quite so modest here, White House — as to the most ‘recent media reports,’ we already learned this weekend that high-up agency leaders knew this tea-party targeting had been going on was going on for at least a couple of years now and certainly didn’t bother to stop it, and the fact that this was all performed by a relatively small number of employees in the workforce-hugeness of the IRS is really not a mitigating factor. Via ABC:
In a statement this morning White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the president is concerned the conduct of a few employees of the IRS has fallen short of the integrity expected of government officials. The President believes that the American people expect and deserve to have the very best public servants with the highest levels of integrity working in government agencies on their behalf. Based on recent media reports, he is concerned that the conduct of a small number of Internal Revenue Service employees may have fallen short of that standard. We understand that the matter is currently under review by the Inspector General. If the Inspector General finds that there were any rules broken or that conduct of government officials did not meet the standards required of them, the President expects that swift and appropriate steps will be taken to address any misconduct, Carney said in the statement.
President Obama also glossed over the issue during his press conference with British PM David Cameron just before noon, obligatorily agreeing that it’s “outrageous,” that the “IRS as an independent agency has to act with absolute integrity” and that “I’ve got no patience for it and I will not tolerate it,” but ultimately demurring: “The IG is conducting their investigation and I’m not going to comment prematurely.” …Hmm, waiting for the IG report to comment? As fond as President Obama is of that politically safe route (where have we heard that before recently?), the IRS had been caught red-handed in official wrongdoing here, and it doesn’t look like the forthcoming IG report is going to be helping their case by any stretch of the imagination.
On MSNBC this morning, Tom Brokaw asserted that the time for action from the president is already nigh — and as Chuck Todd added, “Why arent there more Democrats jumping on this? This is outrageous no matter what political party you are.” Via Mediaite:
So President Zero will can himself? You know Obama’s sleazy Chicagoland operation had something to do with this. The same folks that lied about Benghazi.
This needs to stick like a tar-baby...
A small number.
I’ll bet the top guy fires a few people as scapegoats and then the leftist/media complex takes the heat off him.
A Civil Rights Violation was admitted.
Who is going to prison?
Will Holder Prosecute or Defend?
I am amazed there aren’t more whistle blowers than there are.
Of course Obama is behind this.
The only folks who believe the Obamadork are those of even lower IQ....and we ain’t exactly talkin’ above HS level when we’re talkin’ the Obamadork.
Ya listening, MSM?
Lone wolf action. Nothing to see here. No evidence of a larger conspiracy...
This was ordered from the really high ups in government.
Yes, a very small number, indeed. Those at the top.
tar baby references, of course, are “racist”...
Strictly rhetorical, I assume.
Using the Whitehouse to Reality Transmogrifier: “HOLY CRAP!!! WE SCREWED THE POOCH ON THIS ONE!!!”
The Whitehut always understates when they are seriously wrong.
I'm guessing he'll do both... with the expected results.
Senator Max Baucus is leading the investigation into the IRS ,but he also urged the IRS to target conservative groups on 2010
The regime's track record on telling the truth isn't exactly sterling. Beginning evaluation on the premise they are lying through their teeth is therefore a valid position.
Baraq is already in full-fledged, full-on cover-up mode and peeling his lies off like the layers of an onion is going to make for marvelous entertainment.
White House: Well, the conduct of a small number of IRS employees may have fallen short
So, if you think we are that stupid, stuff it!
That’s the excuse for everything...don’t blame us, just low level employees that don’t matter to us anyhow, are to blame.
Can you imagine what the reaction would be if the NAACP were targeted by the IRS with a white preseident in office?
No different than how the rest of DC treated the Tea Party.
Pray for America to Wake Up
Maybe, but I no longer consider such antiquated epithets as having enough meaning to take seriously.
Yup, just the bosses who gave the orders they received from the White Hut.
Yup, that's the ticket.
Dirty, rotten, lying bastards.
But... but... dismissing someone as “racist” is far easier than defending leftist policy and ideology!
Q: What integrity? (and) Expected by whom?
A: None (and) Nobody.
“President Nixon was the victim of some over zealous White House Aides.” Sprio Agnew
The spin was that this only happen in Cincinnati, but I heard one of the commentors say that Cincinnati is the center that handled all of the groups in the country that filed 501(c)4 claims.
That's just it. He thinks the rest of the people are just as stupid as the low information voters that voted him in.
I GAR-UH-TEE the IRS was directed by someone on the Obama political staff. These people are vile. I am old enough to remember Nixon and his thugs...these people are worse. I think they would engage in murder if they thought it would help their political agenda.
As in, who shall receive what service and when?
If they already have it in for patriots now, just wait until you need a lifesaving procedure.
A press conference for a select few, where the selected reporter asked a selected question and received a selected answer from the selected one on news he just learned from the selective media.
Which boils down into this. “How the hell did know what was going on ? I was out playing golf.”
I think the Obama cult intends to use this issue as an argument for increasing the number of IRS employees. Either that, or by taking the high ground, Obama hopes to sooth fears about the IRS’s role in Obamacare.
Notice there is no one in an orange jump suit. We know WHAT the crime was. We know WHEN and HOW it was done. We also know WHO did it. Try robbing a bank and see how long it takes to get you own orange jump suit once all these facts are known.
As lower-level IRS ‘scapegoats’ are named, more “whistleblowers” to come out of the woodwork, methinks.
Well, if it’s only “a few”, then we can prosecute them and have them held criminally and civilly liable for their actions... unless, of course, they would like to finger someone higher up that told them to do it.
More liberal math like there are only a small few violent Muslims. When will a journalist ever challenge such a statement when it is made?
State your source Mr. pResident, for knowing that it was only a few?
No, there are no honest and real journalists thanks to a horrendous public school system and J schools filled with Communist professors who will not be challenged by youth who just received K-12 indoctrination.
We’re not stupid. This was done in your behalf and at your order. Everybody will lie for you because they’re ignorant...I would guess about 47%.
Of course it was. The list of groups to watch out for closely mirrors Napolitano's list defining who the terrorists are these days.
When it comes to private business, it is not accepted as an excuse that the CEO did not know about some wrongdoing. He (or she) takes the rap anyway.
But Obama — he seems to have no clue about what is done in the agencies of the Executive Branch of which he is the CEO, and no one seems to ask, “How come the CEO doesn’t have a clue what goes on?”.
So Obama admin basically said they have no control over what their underlings were doing. So move along.
Yep, it's the national office for tax exempt organizations. I helped organize a 501c3 here a few years ago and all correspondence went through Cincinnati.
Again, they are lying. True in the context of the IRS nationwide the people who did this were "few" - but the IRS employees who review 501c4 applications are "few."
A small number of IRS employees? If they know who, then publish pictures and names! They need to be hanged. Or at the very least, go to jail. For harassing good American citizens. My cousin is retired IRS, and I gave her a verbal tirade for voting for Obama. They all should be fired for being Obama-bots.
They really are SOB aren't they.
Haven't had time to check it out but the net seems to have been casted out ever further today.
Thought I heard as I was walking by the TV that the Washington Post is reporting that DC official knew about this.
Hell, I am sure they are the ones that ordered it.