I only saw a couple of bits and pieces of President Obama’s interview with Tingles Matthews. I can only take either one of them in small doses. So I missed the massive whopper Obama told about the IRS scandal. Not to long he was outraged over the tax agency targeting his political opponents. Now he says it was a controversy made up by the media.
Fact: The IRS targeted conservative and tea party groups requesting tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election. That’s a fact.
Congress held hearings — embarrassing hearings. Three top Internal Revenue Service officials resigned. No heads rolled, but for the Obama administration, and the lawless Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., that amounted to a major scandal. Even White House spokesman Jay “Circus” Carney called the IRS‘ actions “inappropriate.” Fact.
But President Obama, in an interview last week with sycophant Chris Matthews, now says the entire scandal was made up by the media.
“When we do things right, they don’t get a lot of attention,” the president said, no doubt sending a thrill up the MSNBC host’s leg. “If we do something that is perceived at least initially as a screw-up, it will be on the nightly news for a week.”
Like, say, deploying the nation’s tax watchdog to target political opponents? Just a “screw-up.”
You bet. Manufactured in the media. . . .
So, why would he lie about this now? It could be that he’s planning to continue to use the IRS to do his bidding. The left loves these tax exempt political groups – they dominated the field for years. But the conservatives caught on, and, well, we can’t have that now, can we?
Anyway, back to the question of why Obama decided to totally rewrite history. (Besides the fact that rewriting history is what the left is so good at.)
As we keep noticing, Obama only cares about the next news cycle. He says what he has to say to get on the news for the next news cycle. He wants to be seen saying the right things for that news cycle. Then, when interest dies down a bit, he attempts a new tack.
But he never gets called on how his Early News Cycle Management Bullshit is wholly contradictory to his Slightly Later News Cycle Management Bullshit. The media never asks him What new information was presented to you to change your opinion on the IRS scandal from “outrageous” to “phony scandal”?
Was it high-ranking partisan IRS official Lois Lerner repeatedly invoking the Fifth Amendment to avoid confessing a criminal act in a Congressional hearing?
Was it learning that a White House lawyer, William Wilkins, coordinated directly with the self-avowedly-at-criminal-risk Lois Lerner, and then testified 80 times that he couldn’t remember key details about communications with the Treasury Department about the scandal?
These facts would suggest any evolution should move in the opposite direction — from outrage to even more outraged.
Instead, when Obama learns that his high-ranking ministers are invoking the Fifth Amendment and clamming up like mobsters, he becomes less outraged, and, apparently, begins to think this is all a “distraction.” (Read More)
I suppose he’s just following the script of “Obama, the Movie” and figures guys like Tingles would never in a million years call him on his outrageous lies. It’s not in the script.
H/T The Other McCain