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May 19, 2013 - 8:37 am

Bystander Obama sets the tone. In the IRS scandal, he has claimed to be outraged that the most feared civilian agency in the United States has abused the president’s critics, but his body language and his actions do not show real outrage or even surprise. No one has really been fired; the fake-fired acting commissioner was already on his way out. The officer who was in charge of the office that abused patriots has been promoted and will now oversee the implementation of ObamaCare. Obama pledged to fix the problem, but has actually done nothing to fix anything at all.

That tone that Bystander Barack Obama has set has manifested itself in his senior aide, Dan Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer appeared on Face the Nation today, and downplayed the significance of the IRS scandal.

“What would be an actual real scandal in Washington would be if the president had been involved or had interfered in an IRS investigation,” Pfeiffer  said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

An actual real scandal is the IRS abusing groups similar to those that had handed him a “shellacking” in the 2010 election. That’s what happened.

Pfeiffer’s dismissal of the systemic abuse was not a one-off. It’s the White House’s new message.

Pfeiffer said the White House is remaining focused and will not going to let Republicans “drag Washington into a swamp of partisan fishing expeditions, trumped up hearings and false allegations.”

The IRS abused Americans for years for their political and religious beliefs and that abuse impeded the president’s critics as he sought re-election. Bystander Obama doesn’t seem to think that it’s his problem.

Flashback: Jay Carney gaslit last week and claimed that the Obama scandals don’t exist. Obama sets the tone…

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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Have you not been paying attention? Both Jewish and Christian groups have also been singled out.
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OBAMA'S TRAIL OF TEARS

After the Supreme Court decided Worcester v. Georgia, Andrew Jackson supposedly said: "John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!". Later, Jackson got his revenge on the ruling -- and disgraced the country -- with the forced relocation of Indian tribes, which the Court had declared sovereign nations.

Similarly, President Obama hated the Citizens United ruling, which he thought would unduly benefit Republicans by allowing corporations to be involved in funding political campaigns. He went so far as to rebuke the Supreme Court publicly at his first inauguration and has said: "I can't think of anything more devastating to the public interest".

However, Obama made sure Citizens United would have no negative effect on his re-election. How? By having the IRS block conservative groups from becoming non-profit corporations and, thus, preventing those who donate from receiving a charitable tax deduction.

The 'tears' that come from obstructing free speech and circumventing the Supreme Court are easy to see -- especially when they are done to win an election. The 'trail' to the President disgracing his office is much harder to prove.
47 weeks ago
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i'm pretty sure that We the People get to decide what we consider a scandal.
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In Obamas world ONLY what he, the King says is real
47 weeks ago
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Maybe so; but the king still has no clothes !
47 weeks ago
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http://pjmedia.com/blog/the-eighteenth-brumaire-of-barack-obama posted by Abraham H. Miller on March 25,2013 established in a most profound manner an analyses of revolution leading up to and including, in a sense, the presidency of Barack Obama.
"There is a move now in leftist Democratic circles to have the Obama administration implement similar policies (Peron like Hugo Chavez sought to expand power and seize wealth)"
47 weeks ago
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What I don't understand is why, how and when the Republicans "forgot" how to fight?! Instead of "trying" to link aitch (obama) to the IRS debacle - which will happen anyway if they investigate properly - or arguing whether it happened just in Cincy, if it has happened to other groups before, etc. etc., they should be in full assualt mode.
What I haven't heard from the Congressional Hearings is that it isn't just the IRS! Vandersloot was investigated by the Dept of Labor along with his audit. Another Tea Party planner who makes gun parts had a visit from ATF following their IRS Audit. (The AFT made them open their safe and give them - ATF - all the serial numbers of legally owned firearms and parts.
The stench of corruption in this admin goes WAAAAAAY beyond the IRS. But the House is so zeroed in on tagging aitch, they are ignoring the invasive bullying of the other agencies.
GET ON IT, Congress! What the h*ll are you waiting for?!
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Obama did not have to be "involved or interfere" in an IRS investigation.
His speeches, his mere mood and tone invite the IRS bureaucrats and other
'government' departments to break the law.
Obama may not have had sex in the Oval Office, but he did establish an
atmosphere for his cronies, czars and the MSM to lie, deceive and insult
the intelligence of the American people.
This is a scandal, Mr. Pfeiffer, and of the worst kind......tyrannical.
47 weeks ago
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Shades of Æthelred the Unready, Batman!
47 weeks ago
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Chris Plant was running the Pfeiffer quote "The law is irrelevant" almost on a loop. I want a t-shirt that says that!
47 weeks ago
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We here and in various other forums and Net Sites have known that this guy could not go 8 years without 'SomeThing' oozing out and puddling into the light.
Well, it is here and 'Now', can the Sunshine Patriots who seemed to be missing in the 2012 elections please get on the stick and renew their determination to enact Round #2 of ** The Shellacking ** ? ?
You're never going to get a better chance, and Barry's handed you all the ammo you could ever need.
If this seeming momentum sputters out and is ground into the dirt, we will know that this country has lost it's proverbial mind [in a manner of speaking] and if All isn't seen as 'being lost', it sure is going to be 'hard to locate'..........
47 weeks ago
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Sort of like not being "rape rape". After all it depends on what your definition of "is" is, now doesn't it?
47 weeks ago
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Yup, and Uhbama's 2-22 b-ball shooting the other month only shows Uhbama 'wanted to miss' 20 of 22 shots. Whereas 91% of the time the ball 'did what he wanted it to do'.

Hey.. his troglodyte-like press/ sycophants have the same train of thought with respect to Uhbama's supposed, 'athleticism, intellect, talent, diplomacy/bi-partisanship, speaking, pro-Christianity, pro-Western, pro-Capitalist construct, rule of law, respectful and upholds the Federalist Papers-Constitution & BoR, earned his collegiate admissions and associated successes..' ad infinitum.

Uhbama's 1 of the most empty vessel-pols come down the pike in some time.

The cover run for this shallow man and his near-daily gaffes, temper tantrums and empty-headed scoldings via tired teleprompter readings counters reasoning, sanity & REAL resolve pertaining to our nation's, the West's safety and prosperity.
47 weeks ago
47 weeks ago Link To Comment
OBAMA'S TRAIL OF TEARS

After the Supreme Court decided Worcester v. Georgia, Andrew Jackson supposedly said: "John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!". Later, Jackson got his revenge on the ruling -- and disgraced the country -- with the forced relocation of Indian tribes, which the Court had declared sovereign nations.

Similarly, President Obama hated the Citizens United ruling, which he thought would unduly benefit Republicans by allowing corporations to be involved in funding political campaigns. He went so far as to rebuke the Supreme Court publicly at his first inauguration and has said: "I can't think of anything more devastating to the public interest".

However, Obama made sure Citizens United would have no negative effect on his re-election. How? By having the IRS block conservative groups from becoming non-profit corporations and, thus, preventing those who donate from receiving a charitable tax deduction.

The 'tears' that come from obstructing free speech and circumventing the Supreme Court are easy to see -- especially when they are done to win an election. The 'trail' to the President disgracing his office is much harder to prove.
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CORRECTION: Only giving money to charities is tax deductible. Giving money to social welfare tax-exempt organizations as per Citizens United is not tax deductible.
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