HART: IRS says it lost Lois Lerner’s emails. Right

Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 17:23 PM.

I can just see the members of this administration sitting around a table discussing how to handle the inquiry into the IRS targeting of its opponents. David Axelrod says, “Just how dumb do I think Americans are? I say we just tell them we lost two years worth of emails around the time of the conservative groups targeting.”

Obama was so incensed about the IRS scandal that he ordered his Benghazi investigator to look into it. Then he said, “There’s not a smidgen of corruption in the IRS.” Case closed.

We are viewed by this administration as a nation riding the short bus it drives.

So far, the cost of not providing pertinent emails has been $10 million, 250 IRS employees’ time and, they say, 120,000 man hours. Do not kid yourself; the time spent was on covering up and circling the wagons, not complying with Congress.

This month is the anniversary of Watergate, where Nixon recorded himself with all the forethought of Donald Sterling. The IRS loses two years of damaging emails versus Watergate’s 18 minutes of lost Nixon tapes. No scandal here.

For the young people out there, the early 70’s were different. We were in a costly, unwinnable and poorly thought-out war about which our government lied. There were cover-ups and selective enforcements. The administration spied on reporters and used the IRS to go after opponents. Yep, I am glad Nixonian days are behind us.

The difference is that the media did not have Nixon’s back. The IRS scandal, Benghazi , NSA spying, wiretaps, ObamaCare, etc., are all stories that go away quickly. Only two major news channels covered the IRS email loss story. If Joe Namath had the offensive line protection the media give Obama, he could have played 30 years in the NFL.



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