The very arrogance of now former acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller yesterday spoke loudly of two things: 1) the Internal Revenue Service should be abolished; 2) Hair Club for Men is not for everyone.
During a House Ways and Means Committee hearing today, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., grilled outgoing IRS commissioner Steven Miller about the IRS targeting a pro-life group in Iowa.
“Their question, specifically asked from the IRS to the Coalition for Life of Iowa: ‘Please detail the content of the members of your organization’s prayers,’” Schock declared.
“Would that be an inappropriate question to a 501 (c) (3) applicant?” asked Schock. “The content of one’s prayers?”
“It pains me to say I can’t speak to that one either,” Miller replied.
Of course it didn’t pain him at all. Except perhaps that Miller is used to asking questions and getting answers, not the other way around. Something tells me this a**hole would not draw the line at stoning Christians.
What was it Aunt Esther said on Sanford and Son all those years ago? God will smite thee! But I can’t wait, Fred, let’s beat hell outta him!
This goes higher, folks.
Ever see a guy for the first time and have the urge to b*tch slap him? No discernable reason, he hasn’t spoken a word but he royally pisses you off? Okay, I’m not talking to you guys who curl your pinky finger when you sip your orange juice in the morning.
For me that man is former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
The Wall Street Journal had this yesterday. (Our emphasis).
The Internal Revenue Service’s watchdog told top Treasury officials around June 2012 he was investigating allegations the tax agency had targeted conservative groups, for the first time indicating that Obama administration officials were aware of the explosive matter in the midst of the president’s re-election campaign.
The disclosure to the Treasury general counsel and the deputy secretary was a cursory one, according to J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. [Read]
You knew this was coming, right? If the T-men knew, Geithner knew, and if Geithner knew…
We are seeing a bit of a sea change here in the way liberals are speaking about this publically, though.
The recent spate of Washington scandals has some liberals finally confessing in public what many of them have said privately for a long time. The Obama administration is arrogant, insular, prone to intimidation of adversaries, and slovenly when it comes to seeing that rules are followed. Indeed, the Obama White House is a strange place, and it’s good that its operational model is now likely to be finally dissected by the media.
Joe Klein of Time magazine laments Obama’s “unwillingness to concentrate.”
…Comedian Jon Stewart says Obama’s government lacks real “managerial competence” and that the president is either Nixonian if he knew about the scandals in advance or a Mr. Magoo–style incompetent if he didn’t.… [A Good Read]
Even Candy Crowley took a break from her from her Oreos and milk to note that this might be a serious breach of public trust.
After Friday’s IRS testimony before Congress, CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield begged CNN host Candy Crowley to “take me off the ledge” and explain that the agency was simply doing its job looking for “sleazeballs that are trying to get special status.”
Crowley shot down Banfield’s astoundingly ignorant plea. “And the only sleazeballs have ‘Tea Party’ in their name or ‘patriot’? What about ‘progressive’?” Crowley asked of the agency’s double standard in investigating Tea Party groups while approving liberal groups more quickly. [More]
You remember Candy, right, chair of the Obama For God campaign? Actually Candy is two chairs… Okay, okay, that was un-PC and totally uncalled for etc. etc. etc.
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