IRS Targeting Conservative Groups Baffling
A “small” problem in what President Barack Obama is saying about the IRS targeting conservative groups is baffling. According to Dick Morris, a well-known pundit, “Why else would IRS Commissioner Douglas Schulman have visited the White House at least once a week?
“Once a week” adds up to 118 visits? Who visited more, the mother-in-law?
“The incredible frequency of the White House visits, essentially weekly, indicate that Obama must have been deeply involved with the inner workings of the audits and harassment of conservative groups,” Morris said.
The president’s now familiar alibi?
Obama was following the IRS actions with an “obsessive, personal involvement.”
The Citizens United made Obama produce something of an excuse. Everything was “so deeply into his psyche that he was determined personally to supervise the castration of the wealthy people and groups whose access to the political system was opened wide by the (U.S. Supreme) Court.”
“The scandal is not one of a rogue agency,” Dick Morris (political commentator) says, but one of a rogue president using the agency for his personal purposes. An instrument of vengeance, or self-defense, and of political influence.
Are We Ready for Another Watergate?
Nixon tried this route when the public finally realized that his own paranoia had infected his entire administration.
As Morrris write, “When Chuck Colson led the plumbers unit to investigate leaks and to use the IRS to terrify and intimidate his enemies; we realized that he was operating as Nixon’s man doing Nixon’s bidding based on the needs of Nixon’s psyche.”
Is this country ready for another Watergate?