Majority Thinks Obama’s Lying That He Learned About His IRS Scandal in the Media: “How could he not know?”

Posted by on Jun 05, 2013 at 7:29 am

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.

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6 Responses to “Majority Thinks Obama’s Lying That He Learned About His IRS Scandal in the Media: “How could he not know?””

  1. Eric on 5/05/13 at 9:54 am

    The IRS thing absolutely has legs. This is a scandal that every tax payer in America can wrap their head around. Most other scandals tend to be too complex for the average person to get so it is very hard to get the public to focus.

    But the IRS targetting average Americans. That is a fear that every tax payer has.

  2. Mitch on 5/05/13 at 10:02 am

    No one in the WH will tell Obama any of this. They’ll just nod and say, “Yessir, everyone believes every lucid word gifted to them by your oratory.”

    The rest of us who have always known he was a king-size bullshitter will continue harping on his idiocy.

  3. Lightwave on 5/05/13 at 10:47 am

    The question of “How you want to leave the White House, through the door or the window?” is coming. Resignation or impeachment?

    Given 54 straight months of scandals, from Tony Rezko and Jeremiah Wright to the stimulus slush fund payouts to Fast and Furious to Benghazi to wiretapping the press to now the IRS hit jobs on conservative groups, it’s only a matter of time before the rest of the country turns on him.

    Once Obameecare kicks in and 50 million people lose their health insurance, that should seal the deal.

  4. Blue Hen on 5/05/13 at 11:37 am

    Pound the 34% with this question: “This guy is supposed to be the Chief Executive and the smartest guy on the planet. And yet, you believe him when he says that he was so clueless as to what was going on, he only found out through the papers. And he still wants to reward this mob by expanding it and giving them the health care system. Can you reconcile this? How?

  5. Tlaloc on 5/05/13 at 2:17 pm

    Jammie should really learn the difference between a majority and a plurality. 43% is not a majority. A big hint was the title of the linked article:

    “*Almost* Half of Americans Say Obama Untruthful About IRS”

    (emphasis added)