May 13, 2013

FOD

On Friday, news dump day, we learned that the IRS has been specifically targeting groups with horrifying words like "patriot" in their names.  They targeted groups who listed threatening activities such as trying to "make America a better place to live".  Groups that targeted government debt, spending, taxes, and education were also under the IRS microscope.

It shouldn't escape notice that each of these groups was legally formed and filing tax returns.

It also shouldn't escape notice that the IRS is the agency charged with enforcing Obamacare.

As I alluded to at the top of this post, I concur with the theory that the IRS story was dumped on Friday as a distraction tactic to take the focus off of the Benghazi hearings.  I have no guess as to the level of administration trying to control the puppet strings right now, but think that things might be unraveling a bit around the Oval.  Jay Carney's skewering during Friday's press brief, to me, seemed to be a scared little man's last ditch effort to show his allegiance to a failing idol.  Somewhere I read it characterized as Carney doubling down on denial.

And I also read this bit from Joseph Curl, which I loved:
Mr. Obama has only a few trusted aides, and occasional leaks from the West Wing show a paranoid president suspicious of nearly everyone around him. Supremely confident, convinced by the fawning minions at his feet that he is untouchable, the president dismisses all controversy as partisan attacks by an overzealous opposition. A pliant press corps of stenographers follows in lockstep.

Except that the press corps is starting to turn on him.  The blinders aren't quite coming off, but they have opened them a bit wider.

1 comment:

InsomniacSeeker said...

I have no faith that anything will bring this guy down.