Thursday, May 16, 2013

IRS Quote Of The Day!

By Jeff Simpson

The fake selective outrage of the right is very tiresome, especially in this fake IRS issue.  When Karl Rove and the Bush Administration was actually using the IRS for political purposes we got a collective yawn.  

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Monday called for any investigation into the IRS not only under President Barack Obama but stretching back to the George W. Bush administration, while he also saying Obama should fire any staffers involved in inappropriately targeting conservative groups.

“If the IRS was selectively enforcing the law, then, yeah, absolutely heads need to roll,” Schiff said on MSNBC. “I wish there was more GOP interest when I raised the same issue during the Bush administration, where they audited a progressive church in my district in what look liked a very selective way. I found only one Republican, [Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C)], that would join me in calling for an investigation during the Bush administration. I’m glad now that the GOP has found interest in this issue and it ought to be a bipartisan concern. The IRS absolutely should not be picking winners and losers or picking political ideology. It ought to neutrally enforce regulations.”
The one good thing about having a Democrat in the White house is, after taking 8 years completely off, the republicans finally care about issues like dead Americans and privacy.     



  1. I see the author of this does not care about our constitution. Or maybe it's only relevant if transgressions are only on one side of the political aisle.

    Leadership changes. Hope you're up to the challenge when it happens.

    1. It looks like the current IRS scandal is about a bureaucratic screw-up by low-level employees at a branch office of the IRS. During the Bush administration, liberal organizations were actively targeted to investigation, probably at the instigation of top-level White House operatives (we'll never know for sure, because those actions were never investigated).

      Chris Liebenthal says that if targeting the Tea Party is a scandal, targeting the NAACP is one, too. Anonymous seems to be saying that only Republicans have the right to free speech. Who is the one who "does not care about our constitution?"

    2. Correction: Jeff Simpson, not Chris Liebenthal.