Patterico's Pontifications


More Evidence that the IRS Targeting of Tea Party Groups Was Guided by D.C.

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:13 pm

Daily Mail:

Interviews with IRS employees have established that the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service was engaged in targeting tea party groups and other conservative organizations for unfair levels of scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status.

Rep. Darrel[l] lssa, chairman of powerful House Committee of Oversight and Government Reform, made that startling announcement on CNN Sunday morning.

‘As late as last week,’ he said, ‘the [Obama] administration was still trying to say the [IRS targeting scandal] was from a few rogue agents in Cincinnati, when in fact the indication is that they were directly being ordered from Washington.’

Issa also has called Jay Carney a “paid liar,” which sounds apt.

Bill Clinton: Obama Is Incompetent!

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:10 pm

Well, at least according to some anonymous sources quoted by the New York Post:

President Obama made a secret deal to support Hillary Clinton when she runs for president in 2016, campaign sources say, payback for the support her husband gave him in 2012.

Bill Clinton’s animosity toward Obama is legendary. A year before the last election, he was urging Hillary to challenge the sitting president for the nomination — a move she rejected.

According to two people who attended that meeting in Chappaqua, Bill Clinton then went on a rant against Obama.

“I’ve heard more from Bush, asking for my advice, than I’ve heard from Obama,” my sources quoted Clinton as saying. “I have no relationship with the president — none whatsoever. Obama doesn’t know how to be president. He doesn’t know how the world works. He’s incompetent. He’s an amateur!”

Heh. This all has to be taken with a grain of salt (probably a whole bunch of grains) because the sources are anonymous, but it’s funny.

And the assessment, whether it was really uttered by Clinton or not . . . is true.

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