First, he AGREE with what Fleisher said, which was a sweeping faith in government being undermined statement. Second, he said the liberal philosphy, the underpinning of it, is that government is good...
Looks to me like he said that faith in government is being undermined because of this one scandal.
He did not say that big government was bad.
And he did not say that "their entire (liberal) philsophy is wrong and ours is right?"
His message was more like, Obama and the IRS needs to get their big government azz in gear so that we continue on with the philosophy that "big government is good".
you are the one focused on the term “this one scandal” - what Begala let slip is that this scandal lends credence to the entire notion of government not being good. Besides, with the IRS running Obama Care, it is IMPOSSIBLE, as in let’s see....NOT POSSIBLE....as in “AINT GONNA HAPPEN - to isolate this as “one scandal.” That’s my point. There is no putting this genie back in the bottle.
Begala did not intend to validate that, but he did nonetheless. An IRS scandal by very definition is a scandal on the very nature of intrusive government. It cannot be isolated.