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Published: Monday, May 20 2013 4:31 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

What a great bunch he has surrounding him. Speaks volumes about their leader as well.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Barack didn't know of the report but it is hard to believe he knew nothing about conservative groups being targeted by the IRS. The man is corrupt - plain and simple and every new scandal proves it.

peter
Alpine, UT

The buck stops with obama.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

So there will either be a mass firing or a mass cover-up; let's see which it is.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Perhaps if Barack quit campaigning and began working in the job he was elected to he would be more aware of what is going on?

MapleDon
Springville, UT

So, according to the White House and the adoring press, Pres Obama is clueless. Yeah. Sure, Right.

IRS targeting and intimidating conservative groups, administration lying about what really happened in Benghazi (and continues to keep in prison that individual who created the anti-Muslim video), and the AP is wiretapped. And oh, the president never knew anything about these scandals until he watched the 6 o'clock news.

Boy, I'm convinced.

Mainly Me
Werribee, 00

Yeah, and if you believe this one, I've got some beach front property in Arizona for sale. Obama has consistently lied to the country and is only concerned with power and his "legacy."

worf
Mcallen, TX

How blind can people be?

Badger55
Nibley, Ut

The "people around me knew, but I did not" line is getting a bit old. Fast and Furious, Benghazi and now the IRS. Come on, people can't be buying the notion that everytime a scandal comes up, Obama is the only one that did not know about it. He is the POTUS for crying out loud. It is his job to know. His aides are there for that particular reason, to keep him informed.

Joan Watson
TWIN FALLS, ID

Re-listening to Pres Obama's 2012 campaign remarks concerning Mitt Romney's donnors, and the conservative tea party, one would think conservatives being targeted by the IRS would be music to his ears. Are we to beleive that his advisors knew concerning the IRS scandal - but, because they wanted to insulate his tender feeling from such bad news, they did'nt inform their boss? Marvelous!

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

So you all really expect the President(CEO) of the country to keep taps on the daily behaviors of his 100,000's of employees and to know everything that happens in the small moving parts of the government away from the white house? Please tell me any CEO of any company even approaching the size of the federal government that knows everything that happens in every department of his company across the country?

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

Ok liberals, we now know that people close to Obama knew of the IRS acting out of line.

Knowing that it shows that either Obama is lying about what he knows or else is very incompetent. Either way, why support somebody that will like to use or else is so incompetent that he doesn't know what is going on around him?

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@redshirt

"why support somebody that will like to use or else is so incompetent that he doesn't know what is going on around him?"

Or there may be at least one other possible reason besides your false dichotomy. The CEO of the country does not keep taps on the daily behaviors of his 1,000's of employees and does not know everything that happens in the small moving parts of the government away from the white house. Please tell me any CEO of any company even approaching the size of the federal government that knows everything that happens in every department of his company across the country.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

@tolstoy
Please...really? You honestly don't think Obama knew anything about these BIG issues he's faced with right now. As a CEO you BETTER know the bigger issues facing your company, or update your resume (the buck stops wih you). If only Obama were one of the millions unemployed having to update his resume right now...but one simple word sums up the difference between the CEO of a private company vs our government and public leaders...ACCOUNTABILITY. If the fed gov was a private corp and Obama the CEO, he would have been fired no more than two years into his first term, and his excuses regarding the previous "CEO" would have fallen on deaf ears.

Phranc
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

@cougsndawg
The President (CEO) of the country does not keep taps on the daily behaviors of his 100,000's of employees and does not know everything that happens in the small moving parts of the government away from the white house. Please tell me any CEO of any company even approaching the size of the federal government that knows everything that happens in every department of his company across the country. Did Obama place to much trust in the wrong people? possibly but that would be the worst anyone has proven to date.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "Tolstoy" that is wrong. Just look at Apple. Read "Apple Drops Chinese Supplier For Using Underage Labor" at ABC News. If a CEO at apple knew about underage laborers, then Obama could get briefed by apparently a high ranking official that knew about the impending scandal.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

@Phranc
I wasn't suggesting a CEO should know all the "small moving parts". I was suggesting that Benghazi, the IRS, and DOJ issues are not small moving parts. They are major parts of his government that have had some serious issues that any good CEO would know about. So the question remains, is Obama an incompetent "CEO" or a lying deceiving one? Don't try and convince Americans that these issues are small potatoes and nothing to worry about. Maybe if it were one issue I would agree, but when multiple issues are beginning to point to deceit at worst and incompetence at best you start to pay attention and use some healthy skepticism. I believe taking the position that Obama knew nothing about any of these major issues is a naive one.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@cougsndawgs
the issues are not small potato but at what point hte CEO would be made aware of them is far less clear then you would like to pretend.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Every American should study the creation of the KGB, and Gestapo. How was it used to implement government policies, and control.

Compare, and contrast to how the IRS will be used to implement the thousands of pages of Obama Care.

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