Obama now dismissing IRS targeting conservatives: ‘Suddenly everybody’s outraged’

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President Obama on Thursday contradicted his original angry reaction to the news that the IRS was targeting conservative groups, seeming bewildered that “suddenly everybody’s outraged” over the flap.

An interview with MSNBC host Chris Matthews was supposed to be an Obamacare infomercial, conducted at American University to convince young people to embrace the deeply-flawed program, according to The Daily Caller.

But the pair drifted off the Obamacare script when Matthews wondered why Americans were becoming wary of government. Obama blamed a media industry that’s all too ready to report government’s failings, but “when we do things right, they don’t get a lot of attention.”

Then the president brought up the IRS’s habit of targeting conservative groups.

“If, on the other hand, you’ve got an office in Cincinnati, in the IRS office that, I think for bureaucratic reasons, is trying to streamline what is a difficult law to interpret about whether a nonprofit is actually a political organization deserves a tax exempt agency,” he said. “And they’ve got a list, and suddenly everybody’s outraged.”

Watch the exchange here:

And yet, in May, the president appeared genuinely angry about the practice. Instead of suggesting the IRS was trying to streamline a hazy law, he called the agency’s actions “inexcusable,” according to CNN.

“Americans have a right to be angry about it, and I’m angry about it,” Obama said. “It should not matter what political stripe you’re from. The fact of the matter is, the IRS has to operate with absolute integrity.”

This flip-flopping is typical of Obama’s administration.

The president has expressed outrage and a commitment to get to the bottom of Fast and Furious, Benghazi, widespread snooping by the National Security Agency and the Justice Department’s targeting of Associated Press and Fox News reporters. A week later, they’re tossed into the dustbin of phony scandals.

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  • C King

    Can’t even listen to this crap any more

  • Kathy

    Does anyone even watch when he’s on anymore? It’s all lies and BS!!!

  • Ken Reid

    How much longer must we endure this “failure by any measure”?

  • Jo

    Wonder how many watched watched this last night. Sound of Music was on with Carrie Underwood.at the same time. I watched Sound of Music.

    • Doug

      She’s very hot and talented too.

  • janice

    Bullshit, bullshit.

  • aliswell

    I tried to watch this but was too distracted by Chris’ screaming orgasm during his date with Barry.

  • Kcg

    He is a pathological liar…I can’t stand it anymore! Does he really think nobody notices???

  • lildebrarae

    Obama can ‘dismiss’ anything he wants. But he can’t change the testimony of the IRS official who said their orders ‘to’ target the Conservative Groups in fact came from DC!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/02/darrell-issa-irs-_n_3374592.html

    http://965kvki.com/irs-workers-say-orders-came-from-washington-to-target-tea-party/

  • Rob

    The Clown-in-Chief is at it again; Wake up America!!

  • OldmanRick

    The narcissistic brat is either lost within his fog of lies or within that land of OZ residing in his drug altered consciousness.

    “The Truth About Narcissism

    Narcissists cut a wide, swashbuckling figure through the world. At one end of the self-loving spectrum is the charismatic leader with an excess of charm, whose only vice may be his or her inflated amour-propre. At the far end of the spectrum reside individuals with narcissistic personality disorder, whose grandiosity soars to such heights that they are manipulative and easily angered, especially when they don’t receive the attention they consider their birthright.
    Here’s how to figure out whether the big talker in your office really believes his own hype.”

    http://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/narcissism

    Boy oh boy, that “at the far end of the spectrum” pretty much describes the brat.