Obama’s Second Biggest Lie of the Year: The New IRS Chief Won’t Target Conservative Groups

Paging Politifact.

This one should get a crapload of ‘Pants on Fire’.

Incoming Internal Revenue Service commissioner John Koskinen won’t target conservative groups for inappropriate review: That’s the subtext of a statement from Obama assuring Americans that the new head of the agency is an honest broker.

“Throughout his career, John has always acted with the absolute integrity Americans demand from those in public service, and his strong leadership and unquestioned expertise make him the right person to lead the IRS,” Obama said Friday after the Senate confirmed Koskinen to the new post. “I want to thank Daniel Werfel for his outstanding service as principal deputy commissioner of the IRS, and I look forward to working with John as he takes on this new role.”

Obama’s praise for Koskinen echoes the praise he offered Werfel, who took over the IRS after the targeting scandal broke.

……Obama said in May that he was angry about the IRS’s targeting of conservatives.

“This is pretty straightforward,” he told reporters during a press conference. “If, in fact, IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that is outrageous, and there is no place for it, and they have to be held fully accountable, because the IRS as an independent agency requires absolute integrity and people have to have confidence that they are applying the laws in a non-partisan way. You should feel that way regardless of party.”

Except that Obama explicitly directed the IRS to flag Tea Party and conservative groups during the 2012 campaign, and he met with top IRS official William Wilkins before the targeting began.  As a matter of fact, a Cincinnati IRS employee testified that it was quite clear the orders came from D.C.

By the way: Koskinen wholeheartedly supported the targeting of Tea Party groups and has donated thousands of dollars to Dem candidates, Obama included.

Sorry pal, we don’t believe you. The midterms are coming up next year and your Dem comrades are in deep shit over the multitude of scandals, not to mention the ObamaCare train wreck.  No violations of the Bill of Rights will be spared to help them any way you can.


Related post:


1 thought on “Obama’s Second Biggest Lie of the Year: The New IRS Chief Won’t Target Conservative Groups”

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com
Wordpress Social Share Plugin powered by Ultimatelysocial