Obama’s attempt at damage control laughable

Posted by on May 16, 2013 at 7:20 am

Nice try, Mr. President.

Feigning anger, firing an unknown bureaucrat and fleeing the podium won’t cut it with voters, or stop the hemorrhaging of the scandals that have spawned a Watergate-like feel around the Obama administration.

There was a certain panicky look about the way the president quickly delivered a rare evening White House statement to try to quell the growing outrage over the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups. The move showed how damaging the scandal has become to Obama’s second term and maybe even his presidency.

But Obama took no questions and, more importantly, no responsibility for the ugly episode of the federal government abusing its power for political reasons. This was just political theater designed to distance Obama from something that happened on his watch. Obama sounded a lot angrier scolding Republicans for blocking his gun control bill than he did standing at the podium last night in a belated attempt at damage control.

Even worse, Obama had the gall to warn any critics in Congress to “treat (the IRS) with the responsibility it deserves and in a way that doesn’t smack of politics or partisan agendas.”

In other words, Republicans, don’t use it against him.

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2 Responses to “Obama’s attempt at damage control laughable”

  1. it's those darn kids. on 16/16/13 at 12:47 pm

    “treat the IRS with the responsibility it deserves…”
    What the heck is THAT?

    It doesn’t deserve any, jackass. The IRS broke the law 8 ways to Sunday (in my poor estimation).

    Obama is a limp, limp fish. He couldn’t get it up because his teleprompter didn’t have the proper “emote” notes embedded.

    Eastwood’s empty chair, now more than ever…

  2. mike191 on 16/16/13 at 4:48 pm

    Corrupt ness and ineptitude is on full display by “team Obama”.

    This is the moment of ,The emperor has no clothes”,for all to see.The vaunted “fourth estate” lives and/or dies in the next week.