“Horrible customer service.” That’s what the newly fired IRS commissioner averred was the agency’s only sin in singling out conservative political groups for discriminatory treatment, writes Charles Krauthammer.
In such grim proceedings one should be grateful for unintended humor. Horrible customer service is when every patron in a restaurant finds a fly in his soup. But when the maitre d’ screens patrons for their politics and only conservatives find flies paddle wheeling through their consommé, the problem is not poor service. It is harassment and invidious discrimination.
President Obama on Wednesday demanded and accepted the resignation of the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Steven T. Miller, as part of a multi-pronged effort to quell controversies that threaten to dominate his second term.
The action was Obama’s first substantive step to address a political uproar stemming from the IRS’s disclosure that it had targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. It capped a day when the White House tried to dampen two other furors that had put Obama on the defensive — the Justice Department’s seizure of Associated Press phone records and the administration’s editing of talking points about the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, last year.
In a brief but fiery evening statement in the East Room of the White House, Obama labeled the IRS’s actions “inexcusable.” Had any member of this organization would have asked and vehemently so – which transgression is “inexcusable.”
Considering all that has happened in a relatively short period of time – Benghazi-gate started literally on September 11-12, 2012 which is yet a mere 255 days ago. Now our contention with this man and his administration is how does a person or many people get straight into an IRS ethics violation and the Justice Department’s obscene seizure of constitutionally protected material regarding AP’s phone records and members of the press.
Notwithstanding the President is once again pointing whilst not addressing those fingers that point directly at him. This person in so many pathological ways finds it easy to assess someone else’s wrongdoing; however, when it clearly comes to his own we believe that he would use anything from videotapes to “I don’t know…” to try to convince the public he has done no wrong.
Listening to Kimberly Guilfoyle last evening on FNC’s The Fives, she had the kind of reasoned anger that any civilized person should have and she put it out so wonderfully saying, “…the people [Steven Miller, Shulman, and Lois Lerner of the IRS] are paid public servants…and they are on television with indignant attitudes because the people (who pay their salaries) want to know why these organizations were targeted…”
Talk about eloquence – that wonderful lady could tell anyone to go straight to Hades and have them say “thank you.” However our point is that how do these people – including the worst offender of them all (POTUS) justify one saying that what they’ve done is inexcusable while at the same time the atrocities they are committing are worse.