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