Videos: What do Americans think about the IRS and DOJ scandals?

posted at 8:01 pm on June 18, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

It’s been a slow day, so let’s round it out with a couple of fun videos from Jammie Wearing Fools and Campus Reform, respectively — although, when I say “fun,” I actually mean something more along the lines of intellectually horrifying more than anything else. I always have to fiercely remind myself that, while perhaps instructive in the demonstrating the orders of magnitude on the human scale of incomprehensible ignorance, these videos are obviously edited from a tiny pool of samples gathered in about as unscientific a manner as it gets. If that somehow wasn’t the case… I just don’t know what I would do with myself, friends.

First: What do random New York City residents think about the IRS’s targeting of conservative political groups? Well, if they think about it at all…

And secondly, this one is at least a little more comforting, given that we get to see an approximately equal number of young people who would rather prevent the government from spying on a news organization sans due process rather than the number of young people that would willingly allow the government a blanket authorization to… wait a minute. No. Not comforting. I take it all back.


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Videos no worky?

VegasRick on June 18, 2013 at 8:06 PM

It’s all good..
Obama said so..

Electrongod on June 18, 2013 at 8:07 PM

I Couldn’t finish watching the first video.

tbrickert on June 18, 2013 at 8:08 PM

I Couldn’t finish watching the first video.

tbrickert on June 18, 2013 at 8:08 PM

I can’t start it!

VegasRick on June 18, 2013 at 8:14 PM

OT
RIP Michael Hastings

Capitalist Hog on June 18, 2013 at 8:17 PM

At 3:14 in the first video…obviously a plant, no way that guy was real.

nextgen_repub on June 18, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Don’t worry ladies about all those video cameras in your dressing rooms. Nobody ever looks at any of the video. Trust me. You have my word on it.

VorDaj on June 18, 2013 at 8:21 PM

The politicians don’t and won’t care what We the People think.

Liam on June 18, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Before I form an opinion on the scandal I’ll have to speak with Kim Kardashian to find out what it is.

roflmmfao

donabernathy on June 18, 2013 at 8:29 PM

The “thinking” of many Americans is clouded, hobbled, and polluted by internalized political correctness, perhaps irreversibly, because we currently have the First Black President.

To illustrate, consider what would they be saying about these scandals if Richard J Daley was President. Or if it was GWB and liberal organizations and MSNBC “reporters” were targeted by the IRS and a DoJ headed by Ashcroft.

farsighted on June 18, 2013 at 8:30 PM

The departed lauded at all the usual leftist sites.

tom daschle concerned on June 18, 2013 at 8:35 PM

wow…ya know if GW was in the white house it would be quite a different story…. but with BARRY (GW on Crystal Meth) it’s just move along folks… Proving once again … for most Americans it ain’t the gubRmint thuggery they mind….. just as long as their guy is do’n da loot’n

roflmmfao

donabernathy on June 18, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Capitalist Hog on June 18, 2013 at 8:17 PM

That’s a shame. Such a young man. Prayers to his family and all that loved him.

Cindy Munford on June 18, 2013 at 8:39 PM

intellectually horrifying

You shouldn’t dis LFOD that way.

chemman on June 18, 2013 at 8:42 PM

The politicians don’t and won’t care what We the People think.

Liam on June 18, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Don’t blame them. Why care for a group that continues to lose national elections? These guys are in the business to get elected you know.

HotAirLib on June 18, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Capitalist Hog on June 18, 2013 at 8:17 PM

What makes you so abusive, so out to make yourself a willing and desirous outcast?

Was it mommy and daddy — something they did?

Liam on June 18, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Capitalist Hog on June 18, 2013 at 8:17 PM

That’s a shame. Such a young man. Prayers to his family and all that loved him.

Cindy Munford on June 18, 2013 at 8:39 PM

…ditto!…and for C H… showing he does have a heart!

KOOLAID2 on June 18, 2013 at 8:53 PM

…TOLLCOTT…the nob from the diCk family!

KOOLAID2 on June 18, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Let New York be taken over by the Norks.

losarkos on June 18, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Don’t blame them. Why care for a group that continues to lose national elections? These guys are in the business to get elected you know.

HotAirLib on June 18, 2013 at 8:51 PM

You’re kidding with that, right?

Not even a math scholar could dissect the convolutions of your play. And that’s all you do: play and tinker.

If you think you’re somehow the pinnacle of the liberal brand, you need to be replaced.

Your mouthwash just ain’t makin’ it.

Liam on June 18, 2013 at 8:57 PM

…TOLLCOTT…the nob from the diCk family!

KOOLAID2 on June 18, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Gimme a few minutes, Colleague. ~S~

You know, it’s comic: A troll says you’re ignored, while the trolls are the outcast interlopers.

You are of us, while the trolls are not.

Go figure, KOOL

Liam on June 18, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Wait, the headline says “what do Americans think…” Then we get a video of interviews on the Upper West Side of New York. Headline is misleading, needs a re-write immediately.

Athanasius on June 18, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Progressives have had 50 years – via public schools – to dumb down the population. They’re succeeding beyond their wildest expectations.

GarandFan on June 18, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Progressives have had 50 years – via public schools – to dumb down the population. They’re succeeding beyond their wildest expectations.

GarandFan on June 18, 2013 at 9:06 PM

But, in the human condition and to the betterment of Man, is that ‘progressive’?

Liam on June 18, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Good grief. These people are pathetic

bluegill on June 18, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Your mouthwash just ain’t makin’ it.

Liam on June 18, 2013 at 8:57 PM

HA HA HA HA……

CurtZHP on June 18, 2013 at 9:18 PM

…there’s a yeast infection too!

KOOLAID2 on June 18, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Erika, welcome to reality. The only way to restore any semblance of electoral order is to institute some kind of aptitude test. We’ve undereducated and miseducated people for 60 years. I don’t think this is fixable by introducing them to the history they missed or forgot, let alone the economics which actually requires a little math and financial understanding.

321mdl on June 18, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Was it mommy and daddy — something they did?

Liam on June 18, 2013 at 8:52 PM

A Jerry Whitman reference on Hot Air? Nicely done!

JimLennon on June 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM

With apologies to the few good folks on here, the first video shows why I’ll shed no tears the next time somebody flies a plane into that pathetic city.

gregbert on June 18, 2013 at 10:22 PM

What makes you so abusive, so out to make yourself a willing and desirous outcast?

Was it mommy and daddy — something they did?

Liam on June 18, 2013 at 8:52 PM

So let me get this straight, good Christian. You abuse me by calling me an abuser. Have I ever addressed you directly or are you just that needy? Too funny.

Since we can dismiss your query as stemming from genuine regard we can deduce that your preferred method of attack is passive/aggessive AKA cowardly. Is that what Mommy and milkman taught you? Did you learn math by counting cigarette burns in your couch?

You low rent, high-school dropout put your teeth back in so I can understand you better next time.

…ditto!…and for C H… showing he does have a heart!

KOOLAID2 on June 18, 2013 at 8:53 PM

That’s not heart. That’s respect for a kick-ass journalist. I have no heart and I mean that with all my cardiac-blood-pump.

Capitalist Hog on June 19, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Who cares about the IRS. Kim Kardashian just had a baby!!

The Notorious G.O.P on June 19, 2013 at 4:30 AM

Forget about it. Just go into Zabars and inhale!

Shy Guy on June 19, 2013 at 7:53 AM

At 3:14 in the first video…obviously a plant, no way that guy was real.

nextgen_repub on June 18, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Not to worry! He’s already been sent to reeducation summer camp!

Forget about it. Just go into Zabars and inhale!

Shy Guy on June 19, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Hah! Only now did I see the last few seconds of the video. Great minds…

Shy Guy on June 19, 2013 at 7:57 AM

You low rent, high-school dropout put your teeth back in so I can understand you better next time.

Capitalist Hog on June 19, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Ummmmmm…this is a blog, there are no “voices”, you may, just a suggestion, sit down with a professional and tell them about those voices you here when you post on HotAir.

You don’t know where I live do you?

right2bright on June 19, 2013 at 8:00 AM

The indoctrination is almost complete. God help us if we have to depend on the yutes to defend our freedoms.

bflat879 on June 19, 2013 at 8:04 AM

I’ve seen some street interviews where the person being asked doesn’t know anyone in govt beyond Oblamer. It’s a shame really cuz everyone has heard of the IRS and FBI. Next time ask those college students if they would like to have their parents read their texts and emails and listen in on their cell phone conversations. Then tie that in to it’s like having the govt listen in. Maybe they’ll make the connection.

Kissmygrits on June 19, 2013 at 9:27 AM

That’s not heart. That’s respect for a kick-ass journalist. I have no heart and I mean that with all my cardiac-blood-pump.

Capitalist Hog on June 19, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Or nuts…or spine. Typical northeast, mouthy, pvsssy. There is a reason terrorist always target your region of NeoAmerika. Soft targets. Soft. Now go back to fist pumping and puffing out your shaved chest.

ClassicCon on June 19, 2013 at 9:30 AM

These people run our country. It’s horrifying.

exliberal on June 19, 2013 at 10:16 AM