Skip to comments.Scandals drown out Obama’s message on economy
Posted on 05/15/2013 12:52:10 AM PDT by JohnHuang2Edited on 05/15/2013 12:57:08 AM PDT by Lead Moderator. [history]
Remember what President Obama said about the economy Thursday on his ballyhooed trip to Austin, Texas?
Dont worry. Hardly anybody else remembers, either.
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IRS-gate -- a truly massive and criminal Nixonian abuse of power . . . by the Tea Party! Why, here are these little innocent low-level IRS agents working diligently from their mothers' basements in Cincinnati being targeted for special scrutiny by these . . .
Whoops! Sorry, I was channeling the State Department's Talking Points Editing Division.
Obama alleged he was shocked, dismayed and outraged that his IRS had targeted groups he considers his avowed enemies. (It hit him like a ton of bricks!)
Obama blames the Tea partiers for causing the U.S.'s credit downgrade, the sequester 'calamities', threatening U.S solvency, manipulating tax law, destroying the Constitution, shooting Gabby Giffords, forming secret Tea Party terror cells to wage a war on women, so it's a real brainteaser why his IRS would target them.
Obama said he learned of his IRS scandal days ago in the media -- weeks after his White House got a heads-up.
Obama then added: "Suddenly, three days ago, this gets spun up as if there's something new to the story. There's no 'there' there."
Whoops! That's the Benghazi cover-up. So many scandals in the most transparent regime in history, hard to keep up.
In fact, late yesterday, even as Obama was denying having any improper relationships with Benghazi talking points and the IRS, yet another scandal broke. Eric Holder's DOJ, out of its love for freedom of the press, had obtained two months worth of cellular, home and office phone records belonging to reporters for the Associated Press as part of a leak probe. (Holder's alibi is that he recused himself because he was too busy at the time not knowing anything about Fast and Furious.)
The Justice Department defended its phone-records spying and Holder said he was "confident" the people who were doing the snooping "followed all of the appropriate Justice Department regulations" and guidelines, as laid down by Iran's Ahmadinejad.
Regarding the IRS, even Congressional Democrats claimed to be shocked and outraged that their favorite government agency had targeted conservative groups -- groups calling themselves "Tea party," "Patriot" and other downright unAmerican names.
All of this 'sincere' and 'heartfelt' shock and outrage comes a year after prominent Democrats were demanding an IRS crackdown, targeting conservative groups. Hysterical Democrats were flooding the IRS last year with letters demanding that groups like Crossroads GPS be harassed. Democrat Congressman Peter Welch, who sits on Darrell Issa's Oversight Committee, in a statement accompanying a letter to the IRS, demanded that the IRS "investigate whether nonprofit 501(c)(4) organizations affiliated with Super PACs -- such as Crossroads GPS, the Karl Rove group spending millions of dollars in campaigns across the country -- are in violation of federal law and IRS regulations," (Source: TheAtlantic.com, 5-13-2013).
Democrat Sen. Max Baucus vowed to get to the bottom of this IRS harassment, after demanding IRS harassment against conservative groups in a letter to the IRS commissioner back in 2010, (Source: TheAtlantic.com, 5-13-2013).
Many media libbies were also shocked and outraged mostly because this 'just feeds the Republican critics' of the pure and ethical Obama administration.
And that the story of what happened keeps getting revised. Democrat Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS Division Of Slow-Walking To Death Applications For Tax-Exempt Status By Tea Party Racist Critics Of Angelic Obama, claimed on Friday that all the harassment and targeting came only from low-level lone-wolf staffers in Cincinnati. But then it turns out that the Cincinnati office rogues had been joined by IRS office rogues at headquarters in Washington, and IRS office rogues in two other offices in California as well.
At first the harassment was all during the 2012 election. Then it was 2011 and 2012. Then it turns out that D.C. IRS officials were happily handing out long, harassing questionnaires as early as April 2010.
Holder recused himself from the spy scandal. Hillary recused herself from the Benghazi scandal. State Department recused itself from the talking points scandal. IRS recused itself from the IRS scandal. Obama recused himself from the presidency, assuming the role of stand-up comic instead. 'I was searching for the Sports page just the other day when -- whadda ya know? -- I came across this IRS story! Flipped the page, and -- lo and behold -- there was the talking points story!'
Next, this con-man will tell us ObamaCare lowers premiums. Oh, wait -- done.
Speaking of ObamaCare, ObamaCare calls for another 16,000 of these good government 'not politically motivated' IRS types on loan from its Cincinnati shop to properly put the hooks on you come implementation time, 2014. With the mile-high pile of scandal managing to pry even the media's lips from Obama's backside, it's going to be an interesting election year.
My Two Cents...
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The economy isn’t getting better anyway.
Obama is blowing the debt bubble up towards an eventual burst and the GOP only wants to do the same thing at a slower rate of speed.
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No big thing, all of Obama’s “messages” and talking are simply lies that are jumping off points for the next scandal.
There once was a little boy who could not tell the truth,, he would often yell “wolf! wolf!,,,,,”
People soon learned not to listen to him anymore.
Wall Street rocks. Main Street is still unemployed.
Hey Bozo Potemkin Village doesn't work on TV or the Internet!!!!
He's never had a message on the economy.
He can't even pass a d*** budget.
In fact, he can't even pass a d*** budget that doesn't balance.
I’m a new freeper. Do you have a ping that counts all of Obama’s lies for each day? Or would that list be too long?
Great article, but your two cents was even better. Thank you!
"I'm going to tax, spend, regulate, and persecute you into oblivion."
Barack Hussein Obama
Right on!—as usual, Mr. Huang2.
I look forward to your essays.....and this one is another winner!
Long time since I’ve seen your two cents.
These AP wiretaps and IRS audits ARE the coverup of Benghazi by deliberate distraction.
Think now, what if 0bama was a republican president...
John, good to see that you’re unlimbering that keyboard and bringing it to bear on multiple targets. You’ve got the range; fire for effect.
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