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Barack Obama is Still Denying the IRS Targeted Conservatives

On his final appearance on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, President Obama still…..STILL…. denies that the IRS was unfairly targeting tea party and liberty groups across the country. Even Stewart himself (an outspoken liberal) made some comments implying that Obama had officially checked out from reality in his last year in office.

The Washington Examiner reports:

President Obama in a taped appearance with the Daily’s Shows Jon Stewart Tuesday denied that IRS targeted conservatives, an assertion that Stewart then appeared to ridicule him for making. During a more serious exchange during an appearance that alternated between jokes and straighter policy discussions, Stewart roughed Obama up a bit by stating that the president had come to office promising reform but “couldn’t do it after five years.”

Obama defended himself, arguing that “government works better now than it ever has given what we ask it do.”

He then held up an odd example, noting that Stewart and others had jumped on a story that employees had been targeting conservatives.

“It turns out,” Obama said, that wasn’t true. He said Congress “passed a crummy law” that provided vague guidance to the people who worked at the IRS. And he said that employees implemented the law “poorly and stupidly.”

“Boy, you really do have only a year left,” Stewart interjected.

But Obama jumped back in, blaming Congress for not providing enough funds for both the IRS and the Department of Veterans Affairs to work properly.

Mentioning the IRS scandal at the top of the list for things the government does “right” is very telling, coming from Obama. It’s a hat tip to the growth in executive branch authority since Obama entered the Oval Office, and a classic example of his administration’s “when in doubt, blame Congress” attitude. In liberal’s eyes, government failure is never the regulation or the law’s fault, so long as it was written with good intentions that are in line with their agenda.

It’s always the fault of someone else, usually the people who don’t “use the law correctly.” Unintended consequences are a foreign concept for academics like Obama, who spent their careers playing thought games in political theory, rather than reality.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a contributor to Conservative Review and is a TV and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for ConservativeReview.com, The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax magazine. Dr. Borelli is also a regular political panelist on NewsmaxTV and i24 News he also co-hosts radio programs on SiriusXM Patriot with his wife Deneen Borelli. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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