Chris Matthews Gets Obama To Tell Us What He Really Thinks Of IRS Harassment Of His Enemies

The Daily Caller makes a great point today that Obama’s sweetheart interview with Chris Matthews did have a revealing moment.

Obama noted that the media never seems interested in government success stories. “When we do things right, they don’t get a lot of attention,” he said.

OBAMA: That’s not — that’s not something that’s reported about. If, on the other hand, you’ve got an office in Cincinnati, in the IRS office that — I think, for bureaucratic reasons, is trying to streamline what is a difficult law to interpret about whether a nonprofit is actually a political organization deserves a tax exempt agency. And they’ve got a list, and suddenly everybody’s outraged.

MATTHEWS: 501(c)(4) is tricky to begin with, how to define it.

OBAMA: To begin with.

The Daily Caller also pointed out that Obama seemed upset that liberal columnists were making such a big deal of the IRS targeting groups with words like “Constitution” in their name.

The excuse Obama makes, and that the panting Chris Matthews is overjoyed to support, is so entirely lame. As if “a list” explains why the IRS visited Ben Carson after he dared speak against The One. Or exempts the IRS from guilt when they explicitly targeted Christian groups.

This interview shows how much a poser Obama is. When the IRS scandal first broke, Obama didn’t say that the media was overreacting and that the people in the IRS had a hard job so it was understandable that they had “a list.” No. He said, “This is something I think people are properly concerned [about].” He said, if the accusations proved true, “that’s outrageous, it is contrary to our traditions, people have to be held accountable and it has got to be fixed… I’ve got no patience with it.”

But now it all comes out. What the IRS did was totally understandable and “suddenly everybody’s outraged.”

This is the man you want to be ultimately responsible for addressing your complaints and problems with how the government operates your healthcare? He doesn’t seem like one prone to take sides against the bureaucracy.

I thought Obama was going to use Chris Matthews as a chance to recover his reputation. So why this sudden change of attitude about the IRS? He would have been better off ignoring the issue. Either he actually planned to reveal his duplicitous posturing on the IRS scandal or else it was just the spontaneous statement of someone who has been frustrated with having to hide his true feelings.

Either way, this shows us that the Obama Party really does not know how to escape the trap of their own actions. They are just thrashing.