“Mr. Obama now professes shock and outrage that bureaucrats at the IRS did exactly what the president of the United States said was the right and honorable thing to do. ‘He put a target on our backs, and he’s now going to blame the people who are shooting at us?’ asks Idaho businessman and longtime Republican donor Frank VanderSloot,” writes Kimberley Strassel at The Wall Street Journal.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney cut-off a reporter’s question as “preposterous” that the president “wanted the IRS to be looking and scrutinizing those…”
“Preposterous because, according to Mr. Obama, he is ‘outraged’ and ‘angry’ that the IRS looked into the very groups and individuals that he spent years claiming were shady, undemocratic, even lawbreaking. After all, he expects the IRS to ‘operate with absolute integrity.’ Even when he does not,” concludes Strassel.