Media Politics

President Obama Makes Light of IRS Scandal

President Obama went to MSNBC this week to face the hard-hitting journalists that reside there. The man who drew the short straw was none other than Chris “thrill-up-his-leg” Matthews, who spent his time drooling over the President and tossing softballs meant to make the President appear Presidential. One of the more disgusting moments came when Matthews asked the President about the fallout from the IRS scandal, and how most Americans seem to have lost their trust in government.

“When we do things right, they don’t get a lot of attention, that’s not — that’s not something that’s reported about. 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.

And by the way, Chris, I’ll point out that there are some so-called progressives and, you know, perceived to be liberal commentators who during that week were just as outraged at the possibility that these folks, you know, had — had been, you know, at the direction of — the Democratic Party, in some way — discriminated against these folks.”

IRS and FECOf course, we shouldn’t have expected anything else from the Democrat’s official media arm at MSNBC. But the entire discourse is completely self-serving. Even as you read this, Congress is still investigating what happened within the IRS that allowed them to target conservatives and pressure them in an unfair manner. Just recently Representative Darrell Issa went so far as to say that now the FBI had involved itself in the scandal and was stonewalling Congress’ investigation. So for the President to go on national television and act like the story is over and done with is disrespectful and sad.

Here’s the truth.

All of those Democrat talking points about “one office in Cincinnati” trying to streamline what they’re doing by using filter words, has been completely debunked. There is a reason that officials in Washington have lost their jobs, been caught lying and even taken the 5th. The malfeasance at the IRS is more widespread than one office, and conservative groups were unfairly targeted for political oppression. The evidence is there in the emails and illegal activity of the IRS, the FEC and now the FBI.

Watching our President treat the political oppression of American citizens so dismissively, almost as if it were a non-issue, is disgusting and speaks volumes to the character of the man residing in the White House.

2016 can’t come soon enough.

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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