Paul L. Caron

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 833

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Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., recently claimed there was nothing nefarious about the Obama Internal Revenue Service's 2010-12 scrutiny of conservative groups. Referencing a report from the Senate Finance Committee — of which he is ranking member — Sen. Wyden said, "The results of this in-depth, bipartisan investigation showcase pure bureaucratic mismanagement without any evidence of political interference."

The senator is dishonest or delusional. The facts of "IRSgate" leave no doubt there was intentional, systematic harassment. Indeed, the affair constitutes one of President Obama's biggest betrayals of Americans who bought the "hope" and "change" lines from 2008.

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There has been presented no evidence that anyone intentionally targeted conservative groups, only that they had difficulty with groups (both liberal and conservative) that were trying, due to Citizens United, to obtain exempt status when they probably did not deserve it.

Posted by: gator | Aug 21, 2015 7:07:31 AM

Disgusted at the continued lack of MSM interest in what is one of the biggest political scandals in our history. Imagine if a Republican administration even tried this? Oh wait, Nixon did...and it was an article on his bill of impeachment. I am old enough to remember the outrage of Cronkite, Chancellor, and the NY Times at Nixon's mere attempt to force IRS to get his enemies. What has happened to our media? Are they protecting an ideological soul mate? Or maybe they are scared of losing access...or maybe having the IRS come after them. What a country we are turning into.

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Aug 20, 2015 10:21:08 AM

Wyden may have a case of confirmation bias, but he's not dishonest or delusional.

Posted by: AMT buff | Aug 20, 2015 10:13:57 AM

This wasn't a betrayal of people who voted for Obama, they approve of the persecution. This was a betrayal of the American dream and non-Democrats.

Posted by: wodun | Aug 20, 2015 9:45:01 AM