Many moons ago, an old college professor of mine told me that Bullet Points make it easier for people to remember what you say. And since I think the following is kinda’ important, I’ll give his advice a shot.
- Gee, the IRS was used for political purposes, and against Conservatives & Tea Party groups, no less? Hmmm, that’s odd: I seem to recall the NY Times looked into this last year and, after checking into the original complaints from various Tea Party groups, the Times reported roughly along these lines: “Ahhhh, quit yer’ whining, you crazy patriotic wing nuts!!“
- Predictably, the Administration immediately “blamed low-level employees, saying no high-level officials were aware.” Whoa…, now THERE’s a TOTALLY NEW EXCUSE….
- Also predictably, the IRS is very, very, very, very sorry. Really. They are. Unspecified is exactly what they’re sorry about: the “inappropriate actions” themselves, or being caught….
- Keep in mind, it’s not as if the IRS is a model of operational efficiency as it is.
- ABC News wants to be sure to remind us that the IRS was, during this time, being run by the previous Administration’s appointee. Translation: this is actually Bush’s fault, so don’t even consider for a second that it may have something to do with the guy who’s occupied the Oval Office for the past five years, whom shall of course remain nameless.
- ‘Course, Dubya never made jokes about siccing the IRS on institutions which publicly ‘dissed’ him. That’d be someone else….
- Mitch McConnnell says he wants the White House to investigate this whole IRS debacle. Yeah, that’s a stupendous idea. While they do that, I’ll go grab a team of Mice to investigate my missing Cheese….
- And lastly, this whole episode has me asking one, teensy-weensy question: if this is going on now, in an out-of-control, politically motivated Federal Government agency that is already far too powerful as it is… would someone fill me in again why we’re handing the enforcement of Obamacare over to this bunch?