There is very little I can add to this video clip (below) without using four-letter words, but I’ll do my best.
I’m actually a little shocked that this guy is being allowed to run free by the Democrats, ’cause this level of high-handedness, belittling and raw condescension doesn’t play well with anyone, other than the most hardcore Leftists.
In his previous diatribe and throughout this interview, what Representative McDermott refused to acknowledge (as we pointed out yesterday) is Tea Party and Conservative groups were targeted due to their views and beliefs. Yet, liberal/progressive groups were not explicitly targeted by the IRS, which is probably why none were brought to testify before the Ways and Means committee.
Based on that (and on the IRS’ own admissions), McDermott’s deliberate attempt to paint these aggrieved parties as “guilty until proven innocent” smacks of pure, belligerent, arrogant partisanship.
I’d practice some deep breathing before you click ‘play’.
All ready? Here ya’ go:
***UPDATE: 6-6-2013 at 10:40am –
Ed over at HotAir backs me up with regards to McDermott’s performances and his (lack of ) rationale:
“Oh, and as for the Jim McDermott et al strategy of blaming the victims, the poll also finds that only 26% of respondents think that the IRS did nothing wrong.
Good luck trying to win elections with that demographic alone.”