I suppose I should be more outraged, but I remember back in the Clinton Era a
similar allegation was made against the IRS targeting political oponents of the
Clinton's political agendae. I remember at the time, they specifically
targeted churches threatening their tax-exempt status because of their political
activities, and they were all conservative based. I honestly thought this was
something that unethical presidencies did.
The President wouldn't be apologizing if there wasn't some truth to
the reporting 2 years after it happened. They didn't want to report it
before the election to skew the results of the pontification man.
Did the IRS target Romney's various groups to use that information to help
Obama's campaign?Watergate required a physical break-in to a
location. However, the IRS could gather data on Romney and use that for the
Obama advantage. I remember Senator Reid mentioning something about
Romney's taxes. However, Reid didn't come forth coming with that
Since the IRS is the most procedural driven agency in government, their apology
is critical because it claimed that the malfeasance was restricted to low-level
employees who were acting in good faith, and that no high-ranking employees are
aware. They don't do anything that is not authorized through their
procedures, especially without higher level or even the highest levels knowing
of the deviation or exception to the policies. They even have to have public
hearings on some processes that extend beyond their normal purview. This administration doesn't want to have a Benghazi. For 2 years, what
have they compromised of people's privacy and those of the people that
donated their funds to groups that the IRS considered conservative. Even
conservatives can't define all the areas they are conservative in. So what
groups were considered conservative? There are plenty of people in Utah that
belong to conservative groups of a variety in nature and scope. What about the
officers of those organizations and people that have contributed to those groups
in time or money? Have we become a nation of KGB and PRAVDA where
anything is game for the government to peruse in your life?
The IRS shouldn't be apologizing for auditing these extremist groups who
are being funded by the Koch brothers. I doubt very much that t-party funding is
on the level.