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May 15, 2013 - 4:21 pm

Steven Miller, the now resigned acting commissioner of the IRS, is telling staff that the abuse scandal is not the reason he’s leaving.

It is with regret that I will be departing from the IRS as my acting assignment ends in early June,’ Miller wrote. “This has been an incredibly difficult time for the IRS given the events of the past few days, and there is a strong and immediate need to restore public trust in the nation’s tax agency.”

Basically, he’s saying that he’s just leaving a couple weeks early, no big deal. Incredible.

The president’s big statement today was a big nothing as far as accountability goes. The only head that has rolled was already scheduled to roll even if the scandal had never come up. It now looks like Obama came out with that statement for two reasons: To look like he was doing something useful, and to bully Republicans not to aggressively pursue the scandal.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Hearing Obama, Hillary, Holder, Carney, etcf, all saying they know absolutely nothing about what their corrupt/incompetant underlyings are doing reminds me of Sgt Shultz from Hogans Heroes, saying "I see nothING, I know nothING, I hear nothING, I do nothING!". Competant executives are supposed to know something, incompetant/corrupt ones do not.
48 weeks ago
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Obama could have said "He is scheduled to leave next month but I asked him to step down immediately" and everyone would have been okay with that (as a first step), but he had to make it appear it was himself being tough.

Obama seems compelled to lie even when it's absolutely NOT necessary.
48 weeks ago
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He'll get recycled, if not sooner than later.
48 weeks ago
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And while the furor only grows, Susan Rice is about to become National Security Advisor.
Perhaps after a brief hiatus, Mr. Miller can step into a more influential position as a reward for his stellar service. That seems to be the pattern - the more of a fabricator you are, the higher you ascend. Greater bonuses for haughtiness are also granted.
48 weeks ago
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So she was too much of a dupe and yes woman to get confirmed as secretary of state, but national security advisor is OK, typical of Obama.
48 weeks ago
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While the death panels aren't the ideal situation to get The One's enemies out of the way it beats the likes of Auschwitz or Treblinka - a 'solution' I'm sure the progressives can admire.
49 weeks ago
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How this comment ended up here I have no idea. It was posted as a reply to this post:


EscapeVelocity
Perhaps the Death Panels will target Tea Partiers, like the IRS.
49 minutes ago Wed May 15 17:53:05 PDT 2013 1
49 weeks ago
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Tacit approval and ideological fellow traveling will ensure that the undesirables are treated accordingly.
49 weeks ago
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All those old racist white people are in the way of the Fundamental Transformation, the New Dawn of Progressivism.
49 weeks ago
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Act 6 of the WH comedy hour...err - amateur hour.

Great dog and pony show there Baaarrroookkk! Tossing a guy out a door that he was already more than half way out of.

But wait! - he's still on the job till June. Same June as when was already slated to leave anyway. And even though he's been 'sacked' he's going to leave as originally planned - in June.

So let me get this straight Baaarrroookkk, your little presser this afternoon was for explaining to us how mean and bad you are when it comes to rooting out corruption?

Wait! I think I hear Chicago laughing --- uncontrollably.

You're killin em Mr. President...
For real!
49 weeks ago
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In Newspeak, "Hope and Change" means "Corruption and Intimidation." All brought to you by the Ministry of Race and Gender Whining, also known as history's last place teams finally having a league of their own, a swing of the bat, and a moment in the sun.

Before reality drags them back to Earth.
49 weeks ago
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along with everybody else.

Finished your sentence for you.
49 weeks ago
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Pretty good trick when you can get a guy to actually run under the bus FOR YOU. Miller, I hope you suffer a terrible fate at the hands of a syphilitic dwarf.
49 weeks ago
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Oh and Charles Krauthammer said the one minute speech bought The Whine 12 hours. It only bought him one hour.
49 weeks ago
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and The Hammer forgot to mention that most people will be asleep for most of those 12 hours.
49 weeks ago
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rbj did you TM The Whine? I love it.
49 weeks ago
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Don't know what TM means, but yeah, it's my riff on Oprah's "The One." Especially as he does whine a lot. Feel free to use it.
49 weeks ago
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Pat in Colorado is correct, sorry for not being clearer. That it was a riff on "The One" flowed with out need for explanation.

He seems to think that stern talk can substitute for rule of law, when behind the scene action willfully taken is its' opposite.
49 weeks ago
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I'm guessing TM = Trademark
49 weeks ago
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So Dear Liar tries to throw Miller under the bus, and Miller returns the favor. Heh.
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