Multiple Romney Supporters Were Targeted by the IRS — But Don’t Blame Obama, He’s Just a Bystander
May 15, 2013
RUSH: Now, I mentioned earlier that the theme in Washington amongst many, not all, but many in the Washington press corps is, “Man, this guy, Obama, he couldn’t possibly have been involved ’cause he’s not involved. This guy, he’s lazy, he’s disengaged. The government’s too big. He can’t control it all. His fingerprints are not possible to be found on these events ’cause it’s too big, it’s too massive, Obama can’t control this.” That was David Axelrod’s excuse. “It’s just too big.” Which is why the Tea Party exists, by the way. But that’s another story. He says it’s unmanageable. And Obama is called President Passerby, by Dana Milbank.
So this job, president, is so beneath Obama. His talents are so much larger than just this office, and he really is not that interested anymore. That’s how they’re attempting to convince people, be it Benghazi or the AP phone scandal or the IRS scandal, it couldn’t have been Obama. Why, I mean, he’s just sitting around watching all this stuff just like you. This morning on the Today Show. The cohost, Savannah Guthrie just talked to David Gregory, the host of Meet the Depressed. And Guthrie said, “We have three scandals at a boil right now, David. Which is the most potentially dangerous to the administration in the long term?”
GREGORY: This IRS story is the most politically toxic. We are not necessarily at the end of this by a long shot. And there is a passivity about the president and the White House that even his aides that allies on the outside acknowledge is a problem, why there has not been a faster, more stringent response. What they say on the inside is they’re frustrated, too, by the practical limitations on the president’s power. He can’t, after all, just dismiss his acting head of the IRS without cause, because the IRS has insulation from the executive branch precisely out of fear of political interference.
RUSH: Yeah, you see? Obama couldn’t have had anything to do with this. There’s insulation. These people at the IRS, there’s no way Obama can control them. He just can’t fire the IRS guy, because that isn’t gonna solve anything. He just can’t dismiss the guy over there without cause. I mean, the IRS has insulation from the executive branch. The executive branch can’t tell the IRS to do anything. Tell that to Frank VanderSloot. “Billionaire businessman Frank VanderSloot, a major Mitt Romney super PAC donor who was subjected to three federal agency audits after being slimed by the Obama campaign, says he isnÂ’t the only one of his peers who was audited after donating to Romney.
“VanderSloot, who was also national co-chair of the Romney campaignÂ’s finance committee, was described in an April 2012 Obama campaign Web posting as one of eight ‘wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records.’ Shortly after the post appeared, VanderSloot was subjected to two Internal Revenue Service audits — one focusing on his personal finances, the other related to his business interests — and a Labor Department audit of one of his businesses.”
Sheldon Adelson, another major GOP donor, was scrutinized by the IRS. Franklin Graham, the IRS went after Billy Graham, too, his son charged yesterday in a letter to President Obama. But Obama, there’s insulation. Obama can’t do any of that. See, his fingerprints can’t be on that. There’s insulation, as David Gregory said. Besides, he’s so passive he couldn’t possibly. It’s just so frustrating. It’s just too big for Obama to control.
RUSH: “Barack Hussein Obama! Mmm! Mmm! Mmm!”, the nation’s number one community organizer, hasn’t the foggiest idea what’s going on in his own regime. He’s the best organizer there’s ever been, this guy’s hands, he knows what to do, organizing. “It’s too big, Rush. The administration, the government, is too big. Obama couldn’t possibly know what was going on.” Now, George Bush, that’s another matter. Abu Ghraib, Bush, I mean, he may as well have been over there in that picture himself. And Bush may as well have been down at Club Gitmo and flushing the Koran down the toilet. I know it didn’t happen, but nevertheless. You have Bush, weapons of mass destruction, he put ’em there and then he took ’em back, and he’s hid ’em somewhere.
But Obama, he doesn’t know anything. Eric Holder, attorney general, “I’m not involved,” he’s telling a House committee right now. “I didn’t do it. I’m not involved.” He just looks at ’em and says, “I’m not involved.” Jason Chaffetz, member of Congress from Utah, said, “Well, you know, impeachment, it’s not off the table.” Yes, it is. Folks, let me tell you something. This is what Eric Holder knows. It’s what Obama knows. No matter what, African-American officeholders are not gonna be removed in America in 2013. Nobody is going to kick Eric Holder out, no matter what. They’re not gonna impeach him, censor him, ditto Obama. It isn’t going to happen. Nobody will even make the first move towards it. Nobody.