Miller was full of it and there was clearly targeting going on says…Chris Matthews?

posted at 8:01 pm on May 17, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

Prepare to have your world rocked.

“[I]t’s like he didn’t see what he knew people certainly right, left and center could see, that when you target particular groups, you’re targeting particular groups. I mean, if this were on the other foot, and this was a George W. administration, they were targeting groups that were calling themselves progressives, I would say it’s prima facie evidence of targeting. I don’t think it’s complicated.”

It was apparently too complicated for the story to get from Treasury officials over to the White House, as Allahpundit noted earlier today:

The Treasury Department’s inspector general told senior Treasury officials in June 2012 he was investigating allegations that the Internal Revenue Service had targeted conservative groups, disclosing for the first time on Friday that Obama administration officials were aware of the matter during the presidential campaign year.

At the first Congressional hearing into the I.R.S. scandal, J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration, told members of the House Ways and Means Committee that he informed the Treasury’s general counsel of his investigation on June 4, and Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin “shortly thereafter.” The new information came as part of a routine briefing of the investigations that the inspector general would be conducting in the coming year, and he did not tell the officials of his conclusions that the targeting had been improper, he said.

And, it may have been too complicated for Treasury Sec. Jack Lew to tell the White House when he found out about the investigation in March:

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew learned in March that an inspector general was investigating the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, but he did not know the details until last Friday.

Lew said in an interview with Bloomberg TV today that he met with the inspector general closely after assuming his post, but he was presented only with a list of ongoing investigations, not specific details of the audit on conservative groups.

“I didn’t know any of the details of it until last Friday,” Lew said.

The fact that there was an investigation going on was on the IG website as of fall, 2012, according to the same Lew interview with Bloomberg today. “The heads-up that I got was something that was a matter of public knowledge. It was posted on the IG’s website in the fall of 2012,” Lew said. “I was not aware of any details. My deputy was not aware of any details until it became a matter of public knowledge.”

Jim Geraghty:

While the inspector general’s report was still ongoing, anyone at the highest level of the Treasury Department could see that the IG had been investigating the topic for several months. And yet no one in the entire Treasury Department felt the president should be notified?

Here’s to another good week, Jay.


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Matthews catches on quick, doesn’t he?

VorDaj on May 17, 2013 at 8:03 PM

For the Love of Sumptin, Save the Party!

can_con on May 17, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Even a retarded squirrel finds a nut once in a blue moon.

squint on May 17, 2013 at 8:03 PM

The Obama Administration is a crime syndicate – La Obama Nostra. Now though the FBI works for them.

VorDaj on May 17, 2013 at 8:04 PM

tinkle* (sic) gone chrissy

*I know it was tingle, but tingle seemed so, hmmm just fitting for that smug sob.

RealMc on May 17, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Yikes! Somebody must have taken the bottle away.

viking01 on May 17, 2013 at 8:04 PM

I guess Matthews will have to find another leg to hump.

VorDaj on May 17, 2013 at 8:05 PM

The thrill is gone, Baby!

kingsjester on May 17, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Considering that the NYT is reporting Treasury heads knew about this in JUN 2012, why WOULDN’T TurboTax Tim tell Obama about it THEN?

He is one of the few of the Cabinet he actually bothers to meet with on a frequent basis.

Is Geithner so incapable of running Treasury that he didn’t actually know that his JOB is to tell the President about these things?

I foresee a summer of Congressional hearings just like with Nixon, save that there will be multiple venues this summer. And probably more than one Special Prosecutor, considering it involves at least: Treasury, DoJ and State Dept.

ajacksonian on May 17, 2013 at 8:07 PM

There was a time when the FBI investigated crime syndicates. Now the FBI investigates for a crime syndicate.

VorDaj on May 17, 2013 at 8:07 PM

The thrill tingle is gone, Baby!

kingsjester on May 17, 2013 at 8:07 PM

FIFY

viking01 on May 17, 2013 at 8:08 PM

OT:

Anyone else following the story about ex-Romney campaign finance co-chair Frank Vandersloot who was listed on an Obama web site enemies list along with 7 other MR supporters in 2012 and then audited 3 times???????

wyntre9 on May 17, 2013 at 8:09 PM

I came all this way for the thrill, and all I got was a wet spot on my pants.

BobMbx on May 17, 2013 at 8:10 PM

If this isnt the strongest evidence to date that the congress and the government is fleecing the American public with this stunt than I dont know what is.

paulsur on May 17, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Did Matthews just out himself as a racist?

de rigueur on May 17, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Miller’s gone in two weeks anyway. Why not try to blame all problems from the IRS scandal on him? Matthews knows he has no long-term investment in the guy.

jon1979 on May 17, 2013 at 8:12 PM

“The Sgt Shultz Administration”.

And these were the “adults”, we were told, who were going to run the country properly, now that “Cowboy Bush” was gone.

GarandFan on May 17, 2013 at 8:13 PM

It pains me to say that that bumbling fool, Sander Levin allegedly represents my state. No proof of outside influence??????? What a moron and that idiot continues to be elected by the brain trust in Southeast Michigan.

flytier on May 17, 2013 at 8:15 PM

I keep hearing the Republicans are politicizing these scandals.You can’t politicize something that no one knows anything about.

docflash on May 17, 2013 at 8:17 PM

I see… so the Inspector General said there was no politics in this so there couldn’t be any… Good to know.

So in the future, all we need is an inspector general to conclude whatever we want and that because official gospel… Right?

I think not. These guys are pathetic. That they’d back the administration even in THIS.

If they want to to distance Obama from this IRS thing then Obama needs to disavow it… not just in words but in deeds. Stop protecting them. Get away from it. Stop sending your hatchetmen on this issue. Back off and let it play out.

If you can’t do that then you’re going to be associated with it. Point blank.

Karmashock on May 17, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Rev. Jim’s a congress critter? ‘Splains a lot.

Laura in Maryland on May 17, 2013 at 8:20 PM

White supremacy isn’t what it used to be…two or three days ago.

Dack Thrombosis on May 17, 2013 at 8:20 PM

I predict a number of Dems deciding that this might be a good time to retire and not run in 2014.

kurtzz3 on May 17, 2013 at 8:20 PM

wyntre9 on May 17, 2013 at 8:09 PM

He has been on Cavuto’s show recently and again just now on O’Reilly.

Criminal what they did to him. But he does have resources. What about the little guys targeted by the IRS.

esr1951 on May 17, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew learned in March that an inspector general was investigating the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, but he did not know the details until last Friday.

Lew said in an interview with Bloomberg TV today that he met with the inspector general closely after assuming his post, but he was presented only with a list of ongoing investigations, not specific details of the audit on conservative groups.

“I didn’t know any of the details of it until last Friday,” Lew said.

Let’s just go ahead and dub the Obama Administration the “Sgt. Schultz Administration”. They all have one story and they’re sticking to it: I KNOW NOTHING!!

Bitter Clinger on May 17, 2013 at 8:22 PM

It pains me to say that that bumbling fool, Sander Levin allegedly represents my state.

He parsed his words carefully though, saying there was no testimony that said the lower level IRS employees had a political motivation. “No evidence” and “lower level” being the key words. They were just carrying out the orders/wishes of high level people who obviously DID have a political motivation, as even Chrissie can see.

Not to mention the coincidence that it happened during an election year.

Mayday on May 17, 2013 at 8:22 PM

GarandFan on May 17, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Bitter Clinger on May 17, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Beat me to it.

Bitter Clinger on May 17, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Cue “The Thrill is Gone”.

TXUS on May 17, 2013 at 8:23 PM

I guess Matthews will have to find another leg to hump.

VorDaj on May 17, 2013 at 8:05 PM

.
What a mental picture …..

listens2glenn on May 17, 2013 at 8:24 PM

The administration must be crushed that they were not able to put this scandal ….er opportunity…. by having a smug arrogant guy like Miller essentially say that there were no problems at the IRS. Ever.

That’s why the rat-eared coward is outraged? That’s why the Congress is holding hearings and politicians of all stripes are angry? Because the IRS is the model efficiency and integrity?

I was angry before but now I am honestly truly pissed off.

Happy Nomad on May 17, 2013 at 8:25 PM

And then Sandy Levin jumps in to say it was just some low-level fuds, that the administration had absolutely NOTHING to do with it period, end of story, done.

Bishop on May 17, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Don’t forget that there is another investigation that is going on in the Treasury. IG George was very adamant and careful to point out that his report on motivation and targeting, etc, only reflected what had been determined in one particular investigation and was not a final determination.

Resist We Much on May 17, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Perhaps when went on air sober today?

jawkneemusic on May 17, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Somebody remind me why Oblamer railroaded that Inspector General back in 2009?

viking01 on May 17, 2013 at 8:29 PM

If Boehner had any tes…errr…intestinal fortitude, he would be hollering loud and long for 3 Special Prosecutors.

kingsjester on May 17, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Matthews catches on quick, doesn’t he?

VorDaj on May 17, 2013 at 8:03 PM

But don’t blame barky! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

VegasRick on May 17, 2013 at 8:32 PM

wyntre9 on May 17, 2013 at 8:09 PM

I don’t think he was part of Romney’s campaign. Just a large donor.

He was on Cuvuto’s show last year when it happened, even before the election.

Barred on May 17, 2013 at 8:33 PM

A Texas tea party group said the Internal Revenue Service asked about its involvement in verifying signatures provided in the effort to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker, of Wisconsin.

http://www.khou.com/news/national/207848411.html

davidk on May 17, 2013 at 8:34 PM

CNN’s Banfield: ‘Take Me Off the Ledge’ and Tell Me IRS Audits Weren’t Political

ASHLEIGH BANFIELD: So we’re talking what’s legal, and we’re also talking what’s political. Can we separate the two for a moment and have you weigh in on both of these issues, legal and political?

CANDY CROWLEY: I think you’re better qualified to weigh in on the legal, and we’ll see what the Justice Department has to say and what was actually done. But politically, this is tough. You sit there and you listen to them, and both these gentlemen – and certainly the former acting director says well no, it wasn’t political, it was just a way of sorting it out. This is a really tough sell. This just – the idea that you would say, okay, anybody that has “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their name, pull them out, we’ll give them extra scrutiny before we give them their tax-exempt status. Then sit before a committee and say no, it really wasn’t political. It might – maybe there’s some way to explain that, but they’ve got a lot more explaining to do. It’s just not going to pass muster.

BANFIELD: I think if I heard correctly, Mr. Miller saying this was triage at the beginning. And then as it settled through the process, things became more intricate in terms of how they analyzed the applications. Candy, please, take me off the ledge here. Isn’t this exactly what they’re supposed to do is find the political names and weed out the sleazeballs that are trying to get special status and not disclose who their donors are?

CROWLEY: And the only sleazeballs have “Tea Party” in their name or “patriot”? What about “progressive”?

BANFIELD: That’s the wrong part. Didn’t they also do that, and I’m just curious because I do not know the numbers. Didn’t they also do that with other names that sounded progressive? I think I’ve heard three groups already say they suffered the same consequences.

CROWLEY: Apparently not in this targeted way. Now again, you and I know we’re both kind of at the beginning of this. These sorts of stories are pulling a string on a sweater. We are barely at the waistband here. It’s going to take a while. So I don’t know. But apparently it was not as focused as this was. And it was a very small number that might have come up, you know, because something else flagged in the — they had various hot spots in these applications. And so the progressive group may have shown up hot in something that took more examination, but not because progressive was in the name. So it’s just a hard sell. They may be able to sell it. I’m just saying they didn’t do it today.

BANFIELD: Yeah, well, I think you’re right. And it might just be extraordinarily stupid, too. I think we definitely think stupid is part of all of this.

CROWLEY: Well I think they actually pretty much have admitted to that.

‘Please, Candy, please, throw me a bone. Please tell me that my Lord and Saviour’s administration didn’t do something so grossly political and extraordinarily stupid. Candy, please!!! I just can’t bear seeing any tarnish on the Hopenchange Halo!’

Resist We Much on May 17, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Let’s just go ahead and dub the Obama Administration the “Sgt. Schultz Administration”. They all have one story and they’re sticking to it: I KNOW NOTHING!!

Bitter Clinger on May 17, 2013 at 8:22 PM


‘Toons of the Day: The Sergeant Schultz Administration

Resist We Much on May 17, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Rotten to the core. It’s time for prosecution.

Philly on May 17, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Lemme see if I got this right. Jun 2012 IG tells Senior Treas. counsel and within a month or two notifies the number two under Turbo Timmy. Nobody does shit and fu Lew finds out in Mar 2013 and nobody still does shit. Impressive.

arnold ziffel on May 17, 2013 at 8:38 PM

I am dissatisfied with the level of outrage.

Levin pretended the REpublicans were to blame…

This country is never going to recover from this administration.

petunia on May 17, 2013 at 8:39 PM

The Treasury Department’s inspector general told senior Treasury officials in June 2012 he was investigating allegations that the Internal Revenue Service had targeted conservative groups, disclosing for the first time on Friday that Obama administration officials were aware of the matter during the presidential campaign year.

So, the best case for the Administration is that they aren’t corrupt, they are just terribly inefficient. It takes over nine months for mid-level information to reach upper levels as in the case of the IRS targeting, and in the case of Benghazi to get information out,and how much time for Holder to find out about the AP phone probe?

Extending this further, leads us to conclude that Pelosi lied when she said we have to pass the bill in order to find out what is in the bill. It clearly will take years to find out what is in that bill as it isn’t even fully implemented until 2014.

Obama can’t even meet his own deadlines for submitting budgets or even showing up on time for pressers.

MOST TARDY ADMINISTRATION EVAH!

parke on May 17, 2013 at 8:40 PM

There really isn’t much payoff in targeting Tea Party types, but there is a lot of payoff targeting Democrat types. Paybacks are a bitch, and they want to take all chance of payback off the table. They have to pretend to be opposed to the IRS targeting of conservatives because they can’t say “serves them right” and have anything to complain about when the tables are turned, which it certainly will be if any worthwhile Republican becomes president.

This is why it’s absolutely necessary to impeach Obama over the IRS scandal. If a Democrat votes not to impeach, then he is voting for ideological targeting by the next Republican administration against Democrats. It’s just fine if every Democrat votes in favor of targeting by voting no on impeachment. It’s actually the preferable outcome.

Buddahpundit on May 17, 2013 at 8:41 PM

ASHLEIGH BANFIELD: So we’re talking what’s legal, and we’re also talking what’s political. Can we separate the two for a moment and have you weigh in

CANDY CROWLEY: I think you’re better qualified to weigh in

Hate to break it to ya, Candy, but you really are better qualified to “weigh” in.

msupertas on May 17, 2013 at 8:46 PM

MOST TUARDY ADMINISTRATION EVAH!

parke on May 17, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Fixed

VegasRick on May 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Let’s just go ahead and dub the Obama Administration the “Sgt. Schultz Administration”. They all have one story and they’re sticking to it: I KNOW NOTHING!!

Bitter Clinger on May 17, 2013 at 8:22 PM

‘Toons of the Day: The Sergeant Schultz Administration

Resist We Much on May 17, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Note the fruit of being prepared, people.

Axe on May 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM

What was the quote from Ogabe’s / Ayer’s book that if worse came to worst he would side with the Muslims?

Anytime soon?

viking01 on May 17, 2013 at 8:49 PM

This old scandal may be brought back to life as a result of the IRS: Congressmen: Were Conservative Car Dealers Targeted for GM Closures?

You know they did.

slickwillie2001 on May 17, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Hate to break it to ya, Candy, but you really are better qualified to “weigh” in.

msupertas on May 17, 2013 at 8:46 PM

nobody ever wanted to play with her on the teeter totter as a kid. :(

arnold ziffel on May 17, 2013 at 8:50 PM

I wouldn’t read anything into this. As soon as he gets his knee pads out of the cleaners, he will be his old self again.

Alabama Infidel on May 17, 2013 at 8:51 PM

http://www.unitedliberty.org/articles/13690-senate-democrats-block-resolution-calling-for-irs-investigation

davidk on May 17, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Amazingly enough the ‘rats also voted to massacre themselves in 2014, they simply weren’t aware of it.

Bishop on May 17, 2013 at 8:52 PM

CANDY CROWLEY: I think you’re better qualified to weigh in

Hate to break it to ya, Candy, but you really are better qualified to “weigh” in.

msupertas on May 17, 2013 at 8:46 PM

In the debate sham she sure did her best to tip the scales for Oblamer.

viking01 on May 17, 2013 at 8:54 PM

nobody ever wanted to play with her on the teeter totter as a kid. :(

arnold ziffel on May 17, 2013 at 8:50 PM

The one kid who dared was last seen in orbit.

viking01 on May 17, 2013 at 8:55 PM

wyntre9 on May 17, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Dennis Prager was talking about it this morning.

Unbelievable.

Hill60 on May 17, 2013 at 9:00 PM

If Charlie Rangel had not subliminally signaled Chrissy that it was okay to criticize IRS thuggery in this case he’d be screaming “racism”. Rangel is not fond of the IRS.

farsighted on May 17, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Why is DNCBC reporting on this?

How does this help 0bama, I know it does in their minds, but how?

jukin3 on May 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Funny how much going after the media will change their attitude towards you.

rightmind on May 17, 2013 at 9:11 PM

In the debate sham she sure did her best to tip the scales for Oblamer.

viking01 on May 17, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Sure would have been nice for Romney to ask Obama—”What, is she your coach or Tim Donaghy?”

arnold ziffel on May 17, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Why is DNCBC reporting on this?

How does this help 0bama, I know it does in their minds, but how?

jukin3 on May 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Of the three scandals this is the one that will resonate most in voters minds.

So the socialist drones at MSDNC must say something about it. But they haven’t figure out yet exactly how to cover it. Because the Socialist-in-Chief hasn’t figured that out yet either.

They know they must make some noise about it, and some of it must condemn the IRS. But beyond that they don’t know yet what they are supposed to say. And that creates a problem when you must say something.

So what they say is the equivalent of a Soviet era Pravda report that “serious mistakes were made by our comrades managing the tractor factory”.

Comrade O, please tell the MSDNC talking heads what they are supposed to say.

farsighted on May 17, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Chris Mathews is an obvious racist.

thgrant on May 17, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Wait, wait – per Tingles’ own ideology, this makes him a racist, yes?

Midas on May 17, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Come on. This was Hillary’s IRS hit man. He left during the investigation then. How he snuck back in is also a story that needs to be told. The trail will end at Hillary’s desk.

pat on May 17, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Hey! He sobered up!!

kim roy on May 17, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Chris Mathews is an obvious racist.

thgrant on May 17, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Mathews lives in a gated all white community and has lived in a white community his entire life.

pat on May 17, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Matthew’s passing will be an extraordinary event.

tom daschle concerned on May 17, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Chris Matthews is clearly being racist. Just listen to all of those “dog whistles”.

Oxymoron on May 17, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Where’s lester?

Del Dolemonte on May 17, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Everybody is in awe about how much an Ivy League education costs. Looks like all these Harvard, Princton, etc grads should ask for a refund.

Herb on May 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Indeed no one tells the President anything.

Not about Benghazi, not IRS

This frees the President for more important work, and a lot of golf

One would think Obama would be curious about what is happening but if he was too loaded with details, he might forget to bring his U.S. Marine umbrella carriers and that would never do

Sigh – Obama had his Marines to hold a parasol over his head, but the Benghazi slaughter victims couldn’t get a one

Luckily, Obama didnt know about the slaughter, so he could fly refreshed and bright eyed to his fundraiser the very next day

entagor on May 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM

nobody ever wanted to play with her on the teeter totter as a kid. :(

arnold ziffel on May 17, 2013 at 8:50 PM

The one kid who dared was last seen in orbit.

viking01 on May 17, 2013 at 8:55 PM

The seat from her bicycle hasn’t been seen since 1971.

slickwillie2001 on May 17, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Hate to break it to ya, Candy, but you really are better qualified to “weigh” in.

msupertas on May 17, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Has Candy ever debated Christie Creme on the same stage?

I don’t think that they have… there would have been reports of major structural damage at the CNN Center.

Myron Falwell on May 17, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Mathews lives in a gated all white community and has lived in a white community his entire life.

pat on May 17, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Yeah but he worries about the raw deal all them darkies is getting at the hand of the man.

arnold ziffel on May 17, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Forget about the 3 AM phone call. Obama isn’t even picking up the 11:30 am phone calls.

Obama is our first 24/7 vacationing President.

portlandon on May 17, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Mathews lives in a gated all white community and has lived in a white community his entire life.

pat on May 17, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Yeah but he worries about the raw deal all them darkies is getting at the hand of the man.

arnold ziffel on May 17, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Yep, Chevy Chase MD, one of the whitest suburbs in the USA.

slickwillie2001 on May 17, 2013 at 10:42 PM

H e l l has … Frosted … over.

Whiterock on May 17, 2013 at 10:43 PM

I thought Miller was full of it, as well.

Albert Arthur on May 17, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Why would Miller think he could get away with a boldfaced lie Tingles? Because you MSMers have been covering for and making excuses for just such lies for years, thats why. I find it amusing that the MSM is actually doing their job for a change because of the AP wiretap. So its been fine to allow the most corrupt administration to get drunk on power while you so called reporters did nothing but when they targeted YOU then Katy bar the door! Actually not only did the MSM look the other way but they aided and abetted this admin. Who coined the term Teabagger? That would be Anderson Cooper of CNN. Who writes editorials and hit pieces demonizing Tea Party groups and conservatives? Chris Matthews is as guilty as this admin. He can rot in h–l!

neyney on May 17, 2013 at 11:39 PM

And yet no one in the entire Treasury Department felt the president should be notified?

Bwahahahahahahahahaha

It not like Barry was worried bout an election or anything !!!!

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

and da sheeple are Bah…bah…. bah…

Think KIDS…..

I gotta wonder…. who… BO… PO’ed…

ALL O a sudden da N LUV wit BARRY MEDIA…. turns?….. and over this kinda nonsense…. where’s the “it’s just them mean republicans”…. those people can’t stand see n a black man as president…. YOU know.. .. da standard media spew… they used to get him elected….to cover up for the incompetent PRESIDENT that they been use’n for the past 5 years…

What Gives !!!!!

Bwahahahahahaha

who ever is behind the curtain pulling da gubRmints strings is certainly not happy with Resident BARRY.

Maybe Barry was get’n uppity

roflmmfao

donabernathy on May 18, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Ya mean that wasn’t out takes for the Jerry Lundergaard character in FARGO 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNOgFUELHJY

roflmmfao

donabernathy on May 18, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Please keep Chris Tingles on the other side of the fence. His agreeing with anything remotely reasonable is a jinx, I’m sure of it. Remember the movie, The Cooler with William H. Macy? Keep Chrissy out of here. It will not turn out well!!

IndieDogg on May 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

I know HA is not a liberal hangout, but if the liberals ever wanted to actually know why we had a problem with all the vacations and golf outings the Pres had; it is because he couldn’t have been managing SH*T.

When the cats away, the mice will play.

barnone on May 18, 2013 at 12:47 AM

I don’t trust the media. They’ve lapped up worse than this. If they’re criticizing Obama, they’re up to something.

Cara C on May 18, 2013 at 12:52 AM

Screen graphic: “Scandal at theirs”… A bit ironic.

hungrymongo on May 18, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Oh, no! The idol has feet of clay. Or maybe they just feel free to dump on the IRS because they feel sure that Obama is pure in it all.

flataffect on May 18, 2013 at 1:42 AM

The saddest thing is there are millions of laid off Americans that are more than capable to handle the job. Handle it properly, professionally, and take the short walk over to the other building to get out the message.

We have one gift of awesome life, and politicians make us spend time paying attention to what they destroy, which distracts us from our wonderful lives.

Loathe them.

shar61 on May 18, 2013 at 2:02 AM

The same thing that happened with Fast and Furious will happen with the Benghazi/ IRS/ AP scandals.
Nothing.

justltl on May 18, 2013 at 2:16 AM

Next up: an IRS audit for Chrissy. By the way, why haven’t we heard from Biden the past couple of weeks?

HiJack on May 18, 2013 at 7:33 AM

Sandy Levin’s transmogrification to Larry Fine of the Three Stooges seems nearly complete.

Catahoula on May 18, 2013 at 7:41 AM

Next thing you know, Chrissy will have kind words to say about…Palin.

HiJack on May 18, 2013 at 7:47 AM

Say, Mr. Lew, didn’t Little Timmy Geithner clue you in that you were the fall guy back in FEB? Were you kept totally clueless on purpose and just now learning about the scandal which Timmy knew about in JUN 2012? Are you really going to take the fall for him to protect him? Because if you are, then you are dumber than a box of rocks.

ajacksonian on May 18, 2013 at 7:52 AM

Anybody ever hear of the term de facto? Back in the old days, when segregation existed because of reasons other than racism (such as economics or where the people wanted to live) it was called de facto segregation and the white community was brutalized by the courts. Now, regardless of what the political operatives push, we have de facto targeting of conservative, Jewish, and other religious groups. They don’t have to mean the targeting (fat chance) but it is still de facto targeting. Let’s make their lives miserable for a while.

Old Country Boy on May 18, 2013 at 8:06 AM

why haven’t we heard from Biden the past couple of weeks?

Somebody at the Naval Observatory left Slow Joe Biden’s leash untied again and he was last seen chasing and yelping at a Prius headed towards Georgetown.

I’d check the WaPo lost and found pets classifieds to see if anyone has found and taken him in. He shouldn’t go too many days without his mature formula science diet and routine plugs inspection. It’s important.

viking01 on May 18, 2013 at 8:10 AM

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