Am I Supposed to Believe that Lois Lerner Never Had It In for Conservatives?

 

I’ll try to believe that, as I would like to think the best of people. But I have to admit that it’s going to be difficult:

Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the agency’s Tea Party controversy, mentioned potentially getting a job at an offshoot of President Obama’s campaign, according to newly released documents.

Lerner, discussing Organizing for Action with colleagues on email in 2013, said “Oh–maybe I can get the DC office job!”

It’s unclear whether Lerner was joking, but one of her colleagues, Sharon Light, then asked another, Holly Paz, if Lerner was considering retirement.

Organizing for Action is a political advocacy group that was formed from the remnants of Obama’s reelection campaign.

For a moment, let’s assume the existence of an alternative universe, one in which Lois Lerner is a Republican, who might have sought a job with the Romney campaign. In this alternative universe, let us further assume that the IRS was accused of harassing and denying tax-exempt status to port-side political groups. Does anyone for one moment believe that, in this alternative universe, Democrats would have been sanguine and blasé about Lerner’s attempts—however serious or half-serious they may have been—to get a job with the Romney campaign?

Me neither. So in this universe, why should I not care?

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  1. Tuck Inactive
    Tuck
    @Tuck

    “So in this universe, why should I not care?”

    Because the President has told us that there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” at the IRS.

    Would he lie?

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  2. user_82762 Thatcher
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    @JamesGawron

    Pej,

    You know Obama has had the physicists looking for the worm holes in the Universe all along.  First, he wanted to send Krugman through the worm hole to see if we could borrow more money in the next Universe.  Of course, we had already borrowed all the money in this Universe.

    Now he wants to send Jay Carney through the worm hole.  He wants Carney to do a survey to see if there is anybody in the next Universe who doesn’t believe Obama’s a liar.  Everyone in this Universe already knows that you can’t trust BHO.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  3. user_250947 Inactive
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    @lakelylane

    I just told my uncle he is a smidgen…he was insulted sounded awful to him until I mentioned  the “tax man”, he now wears a t shirt with “I am a Smidgen and not proud of it”.

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