The Way It Is, Like It Or Not...
Bloomberg reports on Carney’s outright lie and points out that the current story is different from the original story.
Carney said Ruemmler was informed by the Treasury Department’s General Counsel’s office April 24 that the Inspector General for Tax Administration was completing a report that found that IRS employees improperly scrutinized political organizations seeking tax exempt status by searching their applications for words including “Tea Party” and “patriot.”
The previous week, on April 16, Ruemmler had learned more generally that there were a number of Inspector General reports being finalized and an IRS investigation was among those investigations, Carney said.
Carney’s comments today are at odds with what he told reporters last week, when he said the White House counsel “only found out about the review being conducted and coming to conclusion by the inspector general.”
Carney insisted the two statements aren’t in conflict and today he just provided additional information.
Of course he insisted he didn’t change his story. Doesn’t mean it’s true.
Turns out it’s a fairly swift sojourn from a president pushing to “delegitimize” a news organization to threatening criminal prosecution for journalistic activity by a Fox News reporter, James Rosen, to spying on Associated Press reporters. In between, the Obama administration found time to relentlessly persecute government whistleblowers and publicly harass and condemn a private American citizen for expressing his constitutionally protected speech in the form of an anti-Islam YouTube video.
Where were the media when all this began happening? With a few exceptions, they were acting as quiet enablers."
"Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted."
~ Barack Obama Not bad; especially coming from the President who declared May 1st to be “Loyalty Day.” It’s particularly ironic that his state-worshipping is increasing and increasing as he tries to discredit those who would warn against tyranny.
Not bad; especially coming from the President who declared May 1st to be “Loyalty Day.” It’s particularly ironic that his state-worshipping is increasing and increasing as he tries to discredit those who would warn against tyranny.
"Back in February, President Obama warned that the federal spending reductions included in the sequester would deal a “huge blow to middle-class families and our economy as a whole.” A month later, the $85 billion package of budget trims kicked in. But as The Wall Street Journal notes, today’s jobs report suggests that, at least so far, the economy hasn’t exactly taken a beating as a result."
"Five years ago. Barack Obama was running for president for the first time. George W. Bush was president, and Obama was running as the anti-Bush. Everything about his pitch to voters was essentially, “Bush has messed everything up, so I’m going to give you hope and change by doing everything differently.” Five years later, what’s really different?"
"President Obama has canceled plans to deliver a keynote address at Planned Parenthood’s annual fundraising dinner Thursday night after critics decried his high-profile role at the abortion rights group amid new concerns about the brutality of illegal forms of abortion."
"According to the report, although David Petraeus (at the time, CIA director) briefed a House intelligence committee on September 14th, noting five previous attacks in Benghazi since April 2012 and potential links to al Qaeda, as well as information that extremists participated in the attack, this information was then selectively removed."