Gee, you mean that absurd claim he read about his massive IRS scandal in the papers was total bullshit?
Almost half of Americans say President Barack Obama isn’t telling the truth when he says he didn’t know the Internal Revenue Service was giving extra scrutiny to the applications of small government groups seeking tax-exempt status.
Forty-seven percent of Americans say they don’t believe Obama compared with 40 percent who say he is being truthful, according to a Bloomberg National Poll of 1,002 adults conducted May 31 through June 3.
More than half of political independents — 53 percent — say Obama’s explanation that he learned it from media reports is untrue, while 34 percent say they believe him.
So he’s down to only 34% who still slurp the Koolaid? It’s progress, at least. They’re also the same idiots who mouth the tired “they all do it” nonsense whenever they can no longer defend such corruption.
“How could he not know?” said poll respondent June Wilshusen, 50, of Yuma, Colorado, a political independent and a stay-at-home wife married to a machinist. “I think any president has to know what’s going on with our government. I think they’re very aware of the IRS.”
The doubts about Obama’s credibility come as a series of scandals have dominated news coverage, helping to diminish a post-election surge in the president’s popularity and optimism about the direction of the country. Obama’s job approval rating declined six percentage points since the last Bloomberg poll in February, to 49 percent from 55 percent, returning to its lowest level since last September.
It would be far worse if all his scandals were properly covered. The latest series of scandals has somewhat overshadowed Benghazi but in some respect it appears the IRS targeting of innocent Americans will have legs. After the powerful Congressional testimony Tuesday and the childish theatrics of Democrat stooges like Jim McDermott, you can’t help but feel sympathetic towards the IRS victims. Compound that with the outrageous reports of lavish conferences and expenditures by IRS honchos and there will be few left to defend this rogue outfit. Meanwhile, a slew of other polls portend a rocky road ahead for this failed administration.