Saturday, December 07, 2013

Obama was one of the ‘outraged’ about targeting before he wasn’t

Obama was one of the ‘outraged’ about targeting before he wasn’t
Orwell called it “doublespeak”

The president’s sudden reversal of tone over the IRS audit scandal.
When the IRS scandal first reached the public eye, President Obama expressed anger and outrage at the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

THIS WAS THEN: “If in fact IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that’s outrageous. And there’s no place for it,” Obama said in May.

“Americans have a right to be angry about it, and I’m angry about it,” Obama added days later when he announced the resignation of acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller, due to the controversy, days later.

THIS IS NOW:  Thursday night however, Obama was more frustrated with the people who expressed outrage at the targeting during an interview with MSNBC host Chris Matthews. (Related: ‘Suddenly Everybody’s Outraged’ Obama dismisses IRS targeting of conservatives, which he called ‘outrageous’ in May)

“If, on the other hand, you’ve got an office in Cincinnati, in the IRS office that — I think, for bureaucratic reasons, is trying to streamline what is a difficult law to interpret about whether a nonprofit is actually a political organization deserves a tax exempt agency. And they’ve got a list, and suddenly everybody’s outraged,” Obama said, going on to express dismay that even “so-called progressives” were “outraged at the possibility” of targeting.

All reports show Cincinnati IRS bureaucrats got their orders from IRS Washington and actually from political appointee who met almost daily with Obama.  What chutzpah, what contempt Obama has for the intelligence of the American people.
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