Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Why Ask Why?

President Obama says he didn't find out about the IRS targeting conservative groups until he himself saw it on the news, exactly like the way he claimed to have found out about the Fast and Furious gun running scandal and when a low flying plane scared thousands of New Yorkers back in April of 2009.

For a "leader" who supposedly is on top of everything around him and is the "most intelligent president ever," he sure isn't to informed about a lot of important things now is he?  I was glad to see Jon Stewart finally rip on the president for such transparent remarks.  Stewart said mockingly that he was surprised that Obama didn't find out about the Osama bin Laden raid until he saw himself announcing it on television.  That was a good one.

Now the president apparently didn't even bother asking his staff why the IRS kept him in the dark.  This is becoming a theme for him.  Why wouldn't he?  You would think something of this magnitude would at least peak his interest, especially if it has to do with an abuse of power charge, if he is found through a senatorial investigation to have done so.  At his point there is no evidence that Obama knew about the IRS's dealings, nor that he initiated any sort of cover-up.  But then again, Richard Nixon had nothing to do with the Watergate break-ins, but he ruined his presidency by covering for his friends that were involved.  So you would think he Obama would have some interest in keeping tabs on things.

But to say he had absolutely no knowledge of such things is a little hard to swallow given that the IRS reports all findings and investigations to the Treasury Department, who in turn reports those findings to the president.
It comes down to the question that unfortunately has been asked all too many times during the last 40 years or so, "what did the president know and when did he know it?"

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