The IRS Merely Followed Through on Policies the Constitution Constrains Obama from Implementing Himself
Except when his lies catch up with him.
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Now, folks, this IRS business. The things that we went back in our archives and found, as usual, Obama’s trying to make it look like he knew nothing about it. He had no knowledge of it. It’s reprehensible. It’s outrageous. He’s gonna get to the bottom of it. He’s gonna find out who did this — if they did it. He’s gonna take appropriate action. How come he didn’t issue a statement over the weekend? I’m telling you, everybody involved here had to be dragged kicking and screaming.
In fact, the New York Times knew about what the IRS was doing back in March of 2012, over a year ago. The New York Times knew about this, and guess what? They were applauding it. There’s an editorial in the New York Times, “The IRS Does Its Job.” March 7th, 2012. From the editorial: “Taxpayers should be encouraged by complaints from Tea Party chapters applying for nonprofit tax status at being asked by the Internal Revenue Service to prove they are ‘social welfare’ organizations and not the political activists they so obviously are.
“Such IRS inquiries are long overdue, should be applied across the board to the growing number of organizations allied with major political parties that are also ludicrously posing as social welfare groups.” Now, you note the New York Times never writes things like that about such groups as Media Matters, which there’s not. There’s no way Media Matters qualifies as a nonpartisan, tax-exempt group. But the New York Times knew about this in March of 2012.
They knew about it because Tea Party people were complaining about it, and the New York Times was encouraging the IRS in this. “Chief among these groups…” This is, again, from the New York Times editorial 2012. “Chief among these groups are American Crossroads, the campaign machine created by Republican guru Karl Rove and Priorities USA, the Democratic counterpart founded by former White House aides, now openly encouraged by Obama as he runs for reelection.”