Yeah, it is only 157 times more than the previous Commissioner visited with President Bush in his last 4 years. And of course Obama learned about the targeting from the media.
Seriously, if you don’t see the problem then you are part of the problem. Even if this was the only scandal in the Obama administration it would be worthy of impeachment.
But again, remember that the biggest issues we should emphasize here aren’t Obama’s incompetence, maliciousness, lying and law-breaking. The issues to emphasize are the dangers of expecting government to solve all of our problems and trusting it to be better than the free market to choose winners and losers. Point to the doctrine of original sin and how giving unchecked power to anyone is a bad idea.
Even though we know at least two Senators pushed the IRS to target the left’s political enemies, and despite the fact that White House council knew about it weeks – maybe months – before it appeared in the papers, the official line is that Obama learned of the IRS scandal only when it appeared in the media. He’s a busy guy and, since the agents involved were just “low-level rogues,” it was impossible for the President to hear about the targeted auditing of Tea Party groups.
It’s not like he’s being directly briefed by the head of the IRS on a regular basis. He has no time for that.
Except, for some reason, former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman was spending a staggering amount of time at the White House. According to a Daily Caller analysis of public records, he visited at least a whopping 157 times.
To put that in perspective, he enjoyed more White House visits that Secretaries of State Clinton and Kerry combined. He was there three times as often as Kathleen Sebelius, the HHS secretary who’s been instrumental in the Obamacare fiasco. Heck, it’s more than twice the number of appearances made by our resident gun-runner, Eric Holder.