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.
Normal people think that an IRS scandal cannot be isolated. That scandal and big government go hand-in-hand.
That's not what Begala is saying.
*Begala is saying that in this case, the tea party fears are correct. Which means that he still thinks that in all other cases, tea party fears are incorrect.*
He is NOT admitting that the Big Government entire philsophy is wrong and ours is right. He is saying that we need to do Big Government better, else the people won't trust us and we won't get our Big Government utopia.
That is what these folks think when their Big Government doesn't work.