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June 16, 2014 - 10:55 am

No one is buying the IRS’ excuse that it “lost” the critical two years of Lois Lerner’s emails. On CNN today, the network’s John King, AP’s Julie Pace and Politico’s Manu Raju all express skepticism over the tale.

King opens with a flippant question set: “Do you believe in the Easter Bunny? Do you believe in Santa Claus? Do you believe that Lois Lerner’s emails suddenly went poof?”

None of the three believe that. Pace says, “There is nothing good about the way this had been handled?”

None of the three reporters express outrage that the administration is lying to them and the rest of us. They seem bemused, if anything.

Pace is wrong that there is nothing good in the way the email scandal piled on top of the IRS scandal has been handled. The depends on one’s point of view. Lerner is at the center of the targeting scandal. She may well have been its point person. President Obama has said that there isn’t any evidence of corruption. That’s an interesting word to use, isn’t it?

The Obama administration delayed and delayed and bought itself a year to track down Lerner’s emails to anyone outside the IRS and destroy them. It also had a year to get to anyone in a position to know and make them offers they could not refuse in exchange for their silence. Or just make sure that they’re loyal Democrats. Now that those jobs are done, the IRS tells Congress, “Sorry about the hard drive crash!”

The emails were never subject to a local hard drive crash. Redundant copies of them were kept on servers at multiple federal agencies. That excuse is transparently dishonest and cynical.

This criminal administration has handled itself like seasoned criminal professionals. For them, it’s all going fairly well. They will ride this delaying tactic all the way out to January 2017.

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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It's been handled *perfectly*. This is the template. Control release of each element of a damning scandal, giving the MSM spin control teams time to degrade each one into a "made up scandal only important to the far-right racistsexisthomophobickicks".

The administration released the original story. They have controlled the rollout of each element with stalling. Now we will have about six months of the dog ate my homework until we are all exhausted, and then will come the next revelation, like indisputable lists of republican supporters of Romney and recorded conversations of Lois Learner ordering their audit.

Each of these elements is survivable, the key is to not allow the telling of the real story, the meeting between Holder, Obama, Jarrett and a couple of others where they organized the total weaponization of the bureaucracy to guarantee that no Democrat can ever lose an Executive election...
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Oh-ha-ha-ha. Those darn White House and IRS government scamps. Put another one over. The Media and Congress won't do anything - per usual.
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I think even we conservatives have this vestigial belief that the old media still has a "watchdog" function.

They don't. Their only function is to be propagandist for their fellow wannabee-feudalists.

The minute we understand this we can stop wasting our time in trying to work with them and start looking for ways to marginalize them as they do us and ultimately bypass them.
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Lerner's damning e-mails are not lost, they are in the same drawer that Bam keeps his college transcripts and birth certificate!
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Do you believe the moon is made of cheese?
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Gangsta!!
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"Why isn't the media outraged?"
Surely you jest.
They're cheering her for escaping discovery of her deeds implicating OBAMA.
SILLY QUESTION.
14 weeks ago
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It's been handled *perfectly*. This is the template. Control release of each element of a damning scandal, giving the MSM spin control teams time to degrade each one into a "made up scandal only important to the far-right racistsexisthomophobickicks".

The administration released the original story. They have controlled the rollout of each element with stalling. Now we will have about six months of the dog ate my homework until we are all exhausted, and then will come the next revelation, like indisputable lists of republican supporters of Romney and recorded conversations of Lois Learner ordering their audit.

Each of these elements is survivable, the key is to not allow the telling of the real story, the meeting between Holder, Obama, Jarrett and a couple of others where they organized the total weaponization of the bureaucracy to guarantee that no Democrat can ever lose an Executive election...
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The story has too much attention, so they had to say something. Laughing about it as if it is just some schoolboy prank is to minimize how big a scandal it ought to be. Nixon did less.
So they mention fluff parts of the story in disjointed bits, spinning, ridiculing, defending as needed until some new story grabs people's attention.
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The Administration is OUT OF CONTROL.
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The Administration is OUT OF CONTROL ... of the People.

It's being very well controlled vis-à-vis Progressive goals and aspirations. Ol' Saul A. would be proud.

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The MSM media is obedience-trained now to ignore anything but Cummings quotes on how irrelevant the IRS scandal is, which is why he was now chosen for Benghazi. If these emails had been uncovered a year ago, the media would have little choice but to be calling for Cummings' head, as well as even some in the DOJ.
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Weeks ago communications by Cummings to the IRS calling on them to go after a Tea Party group were revealed. The same Cummings who, as minority leader on Issa's committee, constantly and theatrically ridiculed the investigation as a baseless witch hunt, and reveled himself as a corrupt partisan liar.

Now, I read that Pelosi chose Cummings to be on the Benghazi special committee. Proven liar and obstructionist appointed to prevent the American people from learning the truth. I am beyond anger.
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