Didn’t Homeland Security also brand those organizations as “hostile”? Perhaps the link is there and those dots need to be corrected.
Mistakes were made, but they were in no way due to any political or partisan motivation, he wrote.”
So thats the story your going with eh?......good luck with that.
“Mistakes were made” is an expression that is commonly used as a rhetorical device, whereby a speaker acknowledges that a situation was handled poorly or inappropriately but seeks to evade any direct admission or accusation of responsibility by using the passive voice, which allows for the deletion of the agent (the person who made the mistakes). The acknowledgement of “mistakes” is framed in an abstract sense, with no direct reference to who made the mistakes. An active voice construction might be along the lines of “I made mistakes” or “John Doe made mistakes.” The speaker neither accepts personal responsibility nor accuses anyone else. The word “mistakes” also does not imply intent.
Americans should just accept the “apology” and shut the hell up, right Stevie boy? We’re too stupid to understand all of this. It was done “for the children” right Stevie?
No, harassment by the government of Barack Milhouse Obama’s enemies has been documented. It is against the law and IRS employees should be tried for this crime. This is nothing that another lame “apology” by Big Government can fix.
Translation: "We got caught."
Millers head on a stick!
Passive voice is despised.
And.... mistakes my ass!! Does this guy really think we’re stupid enough to believe this was an accident, even though only conservative groups were targeted?
Right..”I am sorry your honor that I absent mindedly walked into the bank with a hood over my face and a gun accidently in my hands mistakenly demanding money from scared tellers. I deeply regret this. May I go now?”
Steve Miller, The Joker
Clearly we need to mount a campaign for “Political Intimidation Reform”
Shortcut? Okay. Let's see the list of left-wing groups who wound up getting 'shortcut'. And you can provide that information today, Mr. Miller.
Indeed. Doing something on purpose can’t by any stretch of the imagination be called a “mistake”!
That trivializes the criminal activity that they need to be prosecuted for. Someone needs to find the courage to start making heads roll in all these illegal activities that the Keystone Kops have been perpetrating since they got into office!
Just following orders from the big mistake in the White House.
Woah, not so quick there Steven! The facts are not all in just yet. Talking points need to be drafted up. Agency reviews need to be done. Equitable interdepartmental agency exposure needs to be considered. Phones need to be tapped. Some video producers who make TEA party videos need to be rounded up and incarcerated. Talk shows need to be booked.
Governing is not as simple as telling something to the public which is based on one man's truth.
It was a mistake to get caught.
Mr. Miller is about to take a bullet for the Don.
In the immortal words of Vice-President Biden, this is a “big f*cking deal”. Everyone has negative feelings about the IRS and the fact that they were abusing their authority for political purposes is not something people are going to forget anytime soon. Plus, unlike the Benghazi hearings, this has got the Democrats in Congress forced to act just as outraged as the Republicans are. This is something that will get hung around Obama’s neck for months to come and may well last into the 2014 elections.
Translation: OK, so what, I've got immunity, now leave me alone and go away.